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


Be honest, and encourage others to do the same.


Be the first to apologize.


Give people the benefit of the doubt.


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


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

Stories About Courage


Submitted by Don Lubov

These aphorisms were written by me over a 40-year period...starting in 1971.

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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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Mama, Why Didn't He Visit Me?

Submitted by Judy Goligoski

A young man was speeding down the street that summer day in 1917.There were children near a fruit wagon, one of which was 5...

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Everyday Hero Stories

Al P

My hero is my unrelated uncle, Al. He suffered cancer two times and died in 2006. Before he died, he gave me a bear and I...

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Wallace W

My father is my hero because he is always there for me and never judgmental. It seems as though my father knows how to do or...

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David N

The hero is my older brother. He was 14 years at the time of the heroic action. My youngest sister was 5 years old. The place...

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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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