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

  • Courage muhammad ali
  • Courage firefighter
  • “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

Teen Dating Violence

Submitted by Jimmy Waldal

My wife Elin is a survivor of teen dating violence—which means she was in a relationship with someone very controlling....

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My Life

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I used to be mental, weird and dumb, with weird love and a small heart never handed work on time, always got phone calls...

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Life Choices

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“When facing a decision; which of the two will bring you more peace; make a choice and the rest will fall into...

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Everyday Hero Stories

Cambi B

She is my hero because she survived heart surgery. She overcame it by slowing down. Now she works two jobs, one is Subway at...

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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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Brenda Lovelady Spahn

In 2004, Brenda Lovelady Spahn was allowed by Alabama Department of Corrections to take several hardened female convicts into...

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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.
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

Courage does not always roar. It is the still small voice at the end of the day that murmurs,I will try again tomorrow.
JuJuman, Kansas

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.
Ty, CA