Explore the value of Courage
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.
Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
John R. Wooden
With courage you will dare to take risks, have the strength to be compassionate, and the wisdom to be humble. Courage is the foundation of integrity.
Louisa May Alcott
Now the alternative to despair is courage. And human life can be viewed as a continuous struggle between these two options. Courage is the capacity to affirm one's life in spite of the elements which threaten it. The fact that courage usually predominates over despair in itself tells us something important about life. It tells you that the forces that affirm life are stronger than those that negate it.
Paul E. Pfuetze
e. e. cummings
Comedy is defiance. It's a snort of contempt in the face of fear and anxiety. And it's the laughter that allows hope to creep back on the inhale.
Most of our obstacles would melt away if, instead of cowering before them, we should make up our minds to walk boldly through them.
Orison Swett Marden
Sarah Patton Boyle
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Personal Stories About ‘Courage’
A Simple Life ProjectSubmitted 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 in life. Then we had to give an oral presentation to the class about how it went. I wanted to become an entertainment lawyer. Most of the students in my class really did not want to do...
Impossible ThingsSubmitted 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 and didn't really know how to carry on. His response was simple but so profound, "to believe in the face of it all - that is faith. Impossible things happen every day." I am a native of...
Fdny HeroSubmitted by Anonymous
Al F. was born in Guayaquil, Equidor in 1951. He emigrated to New York in 1960, he started in the 3rd grade and spoke no English. He was appointed to the New York City Fire Department in 1977 and assigned to Engine 1 in midtown Manhattan. He transferred to Ladder 24 and then Rescue 1 both in Manhattan. In 1986...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Courage’
Daniel TSubmitted by Beth Taft
Our Military men, women and their families are my true heroes. My son Daniel is serving in the Armed Forces and he is currently stationed in Kuwait. My nephew Adam also completed a tour in Iraq. The sacrifice our service men and women make everyday is commendable. It's not only our service men and women, but the...
MichalangeloSubmitted by Marco
My hero is my dad. This is his story. He was born in Italy. Then when he was four he moved to Japan where for the first few months he lived there he only ate cookies and milk. His first school in Japan was Saint Mreies. Then he got in to Stanford he moved to the US. Then he worked at Hewlet Packard, where he...
Richard WSubmitted by Matthew Comer
My hero was in the mini series Band of Brothers. He should have received the Congressional Medal of Honor for destroying four 105mm cannons on D-Day. He used machine guns to lay down covering fire while his men reached the trenches. This strategy is still taught at West Point today.
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courage takes alot of effort the effort you can make
Courage is doing the right thing when everyone else is afraid to do so.
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
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 values.com 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?
Courage is my character.
brytan lord, callander, ON
Courage does not always roar. It is the still small voice at the end of the day that murmurs,I will try again tomorrow.
courage is overcoming your fears and replace them with right attitude to overcome the challenging situations in life.
Emmanuel, Africa, uganda
courage is staring fear in the face and saying bring it on!
austin, toronto ontario
Responding to a need or situation
that is greater than myself
Jennifer K, Washington State
Courage is not the absence of fear, but the ability to overcome it.
Erin, New York
Courage is finding the strength to set aside your own fears, sorrows and disappointments, because there are others who's fears, sorrows and disappointments need your loving attention.
Deb H, Pittsburgh
Being in the U.S. Army it takes courage to go out and be willing to take a life in order to save your own life and others lives but the true courage is in walking up to the enimies and making peace with them.
Jonathan E. Martinez Reyes, Pheonix, Arizona
Courage is choosing to get out of bed every morning when you don't feel like facing the day.
Mary, Santa Monica, CA
Courage is taking a deep breath and diving in.