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Courage Is The Most Important
Of All The Virtues

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“Courage is the most important of all the virtues,
because without courage you can't practice
any other virtue consistently.”
~Maya Angelou

“You don't develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.”
― Epicurus

Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.”
C. S. Lewis


You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.”


What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?”
Vincent Van Gogh



Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can't practice any other virtue consistently.”
Maya Angelou



A ship is safe in harbor, but that's not what ships are for.”
― William G.T. Shedd



“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.”
― Mark Twain



Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.”
― Meg Cabot



You can't be brave if you've only had wonderful things happen to you.”
― Mary Tyler Moore



There is nothing in the world so much admired as a man who knows how to bear unhappiness with courage.”
Lucius Annaeus Seneca



“Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.”
― John Quincy Adams



Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities... because it is the quality which guarantees all others.”
Winston Churchill



Make voyages. Attempt them. There's nothing else.”
― Tennessee Williams



“It's the heart afraid of breaking that never learns to dance.”
― Xiaolu Gu



“All happiness depends on courage and work.”
― Honoré de Balzac


Every man has his own courage, and is betrayed because he seeks in himself the courage of other persons.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson



“The secret to success is learning to go from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.”
― Winston S. Churchill



“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.”
Winston Churchill



Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”
Winston Churchill



Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity.”
W. Clement Stone



The secret of happiness is freedom, the secret of freedom is courage.”
― Carrie Jones, Need



We have to be braver than we think we can be, because God is constantly calling us to be more than we are.”
― Madeleine L'Engle



“Just because you fail once doesn't mean you're gonna fail at everything.”
― Marilyn Monroe



“It takes as much courage to have tried and failed as it does to have tried and succeed.”
― Anne Morrow Lindbergh



“Never interrupt someone doing something you said couldn't be done.”
― Amelia Earhart



“Courage can't see around corners but goes around them anyway.”
Mignon McLaughlin



Courage isn't having the strength to go on - it is going on when you don't have strength.”
― Napoleon Bonaparte



“Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.”
― Robert Louis Stevenson



“Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I'll try again tomorrow.”
― Mary Anne Radmacher



One cannot answer for his courage when he has never been in danger.”
― François de La Rochefoucauld



Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton


Courage is the greatest of all virtues, because if you haven't courage, you may not have an opportunity to use any of the others.”
Samuel Johnson



He that fails in his endeavors after wealth or power will not long retain either honesty or courage.”
Samuel Johnson



Sometimes, making the wrong choice is better than making no choice. You have the courage to go forward, that is rare. A person who stands at the fork, unable to pick, will never get anywhere.”
― Terry Goodkind



Whatever course you decide upon there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires....courage.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson



Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex... It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.”
Albert Einstein



“Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others.”



“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”
―   Lao Tzu


“You have to accept whatever comes and the only important thing is that you meet it with courage and with the best that you have to give.”
―   Eleanor Roosevelt



“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 lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.”
―   Eleanor Roosevelt



“Life is mostly froth and bubble, but two things stand like stone,
kindness in anothers trouble and courage in your own.”
― Princess Diana



“One's dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but it can never be taken away unless it is surrendered.”
― Michael J. Fox



“Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.”
―   Bruce Lee



“You cannot build character and courage by taking away a man's initiative and independence.”
 ― Abraham Lincoln



“We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear.”
―   Martin Luther King, Jr.



Who could refrain that had a heart to love and in that heart courage to make love known?”
―   William Shakespeare



How few there are who have courage enough to own their faults, or resolution enough to mend them.”
―   Benjamin Franklin



One man with courage is a majority.”
―   Thomas Jefferson



Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.”
―   John F. Kennedy



“There are no easy answers' but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right.”
―   Ronald Reagan



“History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.”
―   Maya Angelou

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