Even the smallest victory is never to be taken for granted.
Each victory must be applauded,
because it is so easy not to battle at all,
to just accept and call that acceptance inevitable.
He who is not courageous enough to take risks
will accomplish nothing in life.
...And the trouble is, if you don't risk anything,
you risk even more.
Only those who dare to fail greatly
can ever achieve greatly.
--John F. Kennedy, Jr.
If there is no struggle, there is no progress.
Lose not courage,
lose not faith,
You must do the thing
you think you cannot do.
You can't be brave
if you've only had
wonderful things happen to you.
--Mary Tyler Moore
Man cannot discover new oceans until
he has courage to lose sight of the shore.
We fear things in proportion
to our ignorance of them.
--Titus Livius Livy
Everyone has talent;
what is rare is the courage to follow the talent
to the dark place where it leads.
What does not destroy me
makes me strong.
Courage is resistance to fear,
mastery of fear,
not absence of fear.
Should you yield the canyons from the windstorms,
you would not see the beauty of their carvings.
Make voyages. Attempt them.
There's nothing else.
Where life is more terrible than death,
it is then the truest valor to dare to live.
Loyalty to petrified opinion never yet broke a chain
or freed a human soul.
Courage is the price that life exacts
for granting peace with yourself.