Courage is the quality of mind or spirit that enables a person to face difficult situations.
“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
Stories About Courage
Rescue In The Pacific
Submitted by Amy Basso
On another lazy Humboldt afternoon, thanks was given for the rescue of a young woman from the extremely dangerous and cold...
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...
The Hero Among Heroes
Submitted by Erica K.
My great-grandfather was always the lighthouse of the family. He helped us when we were lost, and provided support like no...
Everyday Hero Stories
Will Cobe C
My hero is my dad. He travels all over the USA.
He served in the Navy for 2 years and earned three medals.
I miss him when...
My name is Brianna and I want to tell you about my best friend, Jes. Jes Metzger was a member of the US Air Force and was...
Arnold is my grandfather who I always called Papa.
He served in Vietnam, was abused as a child, and lost a son, but he still...
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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