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 the first to apologize.


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


Give people the benefit of the doubt.


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


Be honest, and encourage others to do the same.

Stories About Courage

A Child's Strength

Submitted by Phyllis Roberts

My daughter, Amy was diagnosed with Juvenile Diabetes at the age of eight. She was hospitalized immediately to get her blood...

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I Didnt Want To Do The Talent Show

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i didnt want to do my school talent show. i would feel embarassed. but i had to do it. so one day at home i decided to to it....

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Submitted by Don Lubov

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

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Andrew H

Andrew is my father. He was in the army on active duty. When I was in 1st grade he was deployed to Iraq. He was there for a...

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R. John A

My father R. Jon died suddenly on March 25, 2005 of a brain aneurysm. He graduated from the University of Texas — Austin. He...

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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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