„Courage is defined as: the ability to face danger, difficulty, uncertainty, or pain without being overcome by fear or being deflected from a chosen course of action. Many of today’s world leaders have great courage: I wonder… would we be better off with cowardice?“

Courage, www.blogspot.com http://spunkymonky.blogspot.com/2004/09/courage.html,

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