Explore the value of Courage
Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
Sir Winston Churchill
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
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
If we study the lives of great men and women carefully and unemotionally we find that, invariably, greatness was developed, tested and revealed through the darker periods of their lives. One of the largest tributaries of the River of Greatness is always the Stream of Adversity.
This is the art of courage: to see things as they are and still believe that the victory lies not with those who avoid the bad, but those who taste, in living awareness, every drop of the good.
You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.' You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
George R. Gissing
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.
Courage is not the towering oak that see storms come and go; it is the fragile blossom that opens in the snow.
Alice Mackenzie Swaim
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Personal Stories About ‘Courage’
Family Always Comes FirstSubmitted by Alan
Family Always Comes First When my friends knock on my door, they always ask me if I could fix their speakers or install the speakers to their car. Whenever I do this, it always reminds me of my dad fixing my uncle house when he asked my dad if he could fix his house when his family was moving to another...
Extend YourselfSubmitted by Anonymous
My mother died twice in August 2005-- once on her 75th birthday at a crowded restaurant, surrounded by her closest family members-- and finally, the next day at a hospital. Eight months later, I began to come out of the fog of grief and depression to find a new purpose for my life. Like many of my generation,...
Almost ThereSubmitted by Anonymous
I grew up in a single parent family. My father left us when I was three and my mother was forced to work for the first time in her life. She had to leave us with our grandmother and travel from our small town call Bentong in Malaysia to Singapore to earn a living. In those days it took her 12 hours to travel to...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Courage’
Glenda MSubmitted by Scott
My hero is my mother who always knows what to do and makes everyone happy. She is very friendly and nice to people. Everyone that knows her loves her sense of humor. She makes everyone laugh and feel good. And that is why she is my hero.
My StudentsSubmitted by Meredith Lincoln
Each day, I have the privileged of witnessing heroic efforts. I am a special educator for preschoolers on the autism spectrum. I start each day knowing that I will learn more than I teach. That I will get more than I give. That I will have more questions than answers. The learners in my class need to fight a...
Brenda Lovelady-SpahnSubmitted by Jeanne Carreker
In 2004, Brenda Lovelady Spahn was allowed by Alabama Department of Corrections to take several hardened female convicts into her own home to teach how to live a normal life, and never return to crime and drugs – or prison. When the number grew to 40 women living in her home, the neighbors were up in arms, and...
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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.