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Courage is the quality of mind or spirit that enables a person to face difficult situations.

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  • “There is a courage of happiness as well as a courage of sorrow.”

    —Alfred Adler Psychiatrist

  • “I'm not afraid of storms, for I'm learning to sail my ship.”

    —Louisa May Alcott Novelist

  • “I may be compelled to face danger, but never fear it, and while our soldiers can stand and fight, I can stand and feed and nurse them.”

    —Clara Barton Teacher, Nurse, Humanitarian

  • “Courage is the ladder on which all the other virtues mount.”

    —Brandan Francis Behan Writer, Playwright

  • “Courage is a special kind of knowledge: the knowledge of how to fear what ought to be feared and how not to fear what ought not to be feared.”

    —David Ben-Gurion Prime Minister Of Israel

Value Ideas For Courage


Write down everything on your mind. Take a step back so you can take a fresh look.


Give people the benefit of the doubt.


Be the first to apologize.


Forgive someone for something you've been holding against them.


Be honest, and encourage others to do the same.

Stories About Courage

Almost There

Submitted by Anonymous

I grew up in a single parent family. My father left us when I was three and my mother was forced to work for the first time...

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Challenge Yourself

Submitted by Lissa

I recently went bungee jumping. So far the people I have showed the pictures and video of my jump to have looked at me with...

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Never Give Up On Love

Submitted by Andrea Horseman

The world is complicated, and people live in this fast moving world. Finding someone is easy, but finding the person you want...

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Everyday Hero Stories

Lawrence G

The hero in my eyes is my brother. He has been in the navy Reserve for eight years and has served two tours over seas. My...

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My Students

Each day, I have the privileged of witnessing heroic efforts. I am a special educator for preschoolers on the autism...

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Alan T

Al was an educator who believed the best in kids and families. He was a highly regarded (and award winning) elementary school...

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Courage is doing the right thing when everyone else is afraid to do so.
J, Seattle

Courage is fear that has said its prayers.
Cheri, Kansas City

courage is being able to stand up for what you believe in. to not let others bring you down because you are different, because you are a great person who can do great things no matter what others think. Believe in yourself
Lila, Curtis Mi Usa

Courage is not the absence of fear, but the strength to overcome it
Ruby, California

Courage is not all about how we face our problems but it is also how we tackle our problem
Manibha Thakur, India

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