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.


Be honest, and encourage others to do the same.


Be the first to apologize.


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


Give people the benefit of the doubt.

Stories About Courage

A Simple Life Project

Submitted by Anonymous

In 9th grade I was assigned a "Life Project." During this project we had to interview a person whom we hoped to be like later...

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Golden Wings

Submitted by Taylor

When my mother went back to college when I was eight, both my grandparents stepped in to help out. Being raise by four...

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Impossible Things

Submitted by Anonymous

During a particularly bad moment I emailed my old high school religion teacher that I was in the middle of a crisis of faith...

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Everyday Hero Stories

Joseph A

Joe was a 19 year old hero, who put everyone in front of his own needs. I know this because I'm his Mom!! Joe fought leukemia...

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Andrew J

My hero is Andrew Johnson, he is a leader. He has a good work ethic. He works long hours from the day into the night. He is...

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Darleen W

"You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must...

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Recent Comments

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

Courage is the foundation of most of the stories I read in because amazing people show up in unlikely circumstances, in situations we need to be courageous decision not to fear anything.
Anderson, Colatina Es, Brasil

Courage is confidence!
Bryeana , Home

Courage is using your body to shield others.
Rodrigo, Clawson, Mi

Words I live by from Amelia Earhart - Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace. The soul that knows it not, knows no relief from little things, knows not the livid loneliness of fear, nor mountain heights where bitter joy can hear the sound of wings. When did you last feel joy?
Diane, Usa

Courage is my character.
Brytan Lord, Callander, On