„You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.“
Source: You Learn by Living (1960), p. 29–30
Context: You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, "I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along." … You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
Source: Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End
„We can gain no lasting peace if we approach it with suspicion and mistrust or with fear. We can gain it only if we proceed with the understanding, the confidence, and the courage which flow from conviction.“
— Franklin D. Roosevelt 32nd President of the United States 1882 - 1945
1940s, Fourth inaugural address (1945)
— Jonas Salk Inventor of polio vaccine 1914 - 1995
On testing his vaccine against polio on himself, his wife, and his three sons (9 May 1955)
Sir Robert Chiltern, Act III
An Ideal Husband (1895)
— Yukteswar Giri Indian yogi and guru 1855 - 1936
Autobiography of a Yogi (1946)
„Life in District 12 isn’t really so different from life in the arena. At some point, you have to stop running and turn around and face whoever wants you dead. The hard thing is finding the courage to do it.“
Katniss, p. 118
Source: The Hunger Games trilogy, Catching Fire (2009)
„I don’t really want to become normal, average, standard. I want merely to gain in strength, in the courage to live out my life more fully, enjoy more, experience more. I want to develop even more original and more unconventional traits“
— Anaïs Nin writer of novels, short stories, and erotica 1903 - 1977
Source: The Diary of Anaïs Nin, Vol. 1: 1931-1934
— Muhammad Ali Jinnah Founder and 1st Governor General of Pakistan 1876 - 1948
Eid-ul-Azha Message to the Nation (24 October 1947)
Context: My message to you all is of hope, courage and confidence. Let us mobilize all our resources in a systematic and organized way and tackle the grave issues that confront us with grim determination and discipline worthy of a great nation.
„Do you have doubts about life? Are you unsure if it is really worth the trouble? Look at the sky: that is for you. Look at each person's face as you pass them on the street: those faces are for you.“
— Miranda July American performance artist, musician and writer 1974
The Shared Patio (2005)
Context: Do you have doubts about life? Are you unsure if it is really worth the trouble? Look at the sky: that is for you. Look at each person's face as you pass them on the street: those faces are for you. And the street itself, and the ground under the street, and the ball of fire underneath the ground: all these things are for you. They are as much for you as they are for other people. Remember this when you wake up in the morning and think you have nothing. Stand up and face the east. Now praise the sky and praise the light within each person under the sky. It's okay to be unsure. But praise, praise, praise.
— Prevale Italian DJ and producer 1983
Original: Coraggio, forza e valore di una persona si misurano dalla capacità di affrontare le difficoltà.
— Epictetus philosopher from Ancient Greece 50 - 138
Golden Sayings of Epictetus
— Theodore Roosevelt American politician, 26th president of the United States 1858 - 1919
— Eleanor Clift American journalist 1940
Farewell to Hollywood's Great White House Romance (2016)
Context: It took her husband's long illness and her grace in caring for him to show her critics what she was made of. Rarely did she spend more than an hour or two away from him, and during the decade of his decline, she guarded his image, his legacy, and his dignity. As his cognitive powers slipped away, eldest son Michael reminded him that he used to be president. "How did I do?" Reagan replied, his characteristic humor and humility intact. In the 1994 letter to the American people in which the former president revealed his illness, he wrote, "I only wish there was some way I could spare Nancy from this painful experience. When the time comes I am confident that with your help she will face it with faith and courage." In their life together, Ronald Reagan never worried about anything; Nancy worried about everything, carrying a burden few appreciated until the end. She didn't have his gift for storytelling, but she made sure all the parts were in place, and by honoring him, she was true to herself, a woman for all times.