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Courage is not simply one of the virtues but the form of every virtue at the testing point, which means at the point of highest reality.

Author: C. S. Lewis (1898-1963)

Profession: British Academic, Writer, Christian Apologist

Pugnacity is a form of courage, but a very bad form.

Author: Sinclair Lewis (1885-1951)

Profession: First American Novelist to win the Nobel Prize for literature

It takes as much courage to have tried and failed as it does to have tried and succeeded.

Author: Anne Morrow Lindbergh (1906)

Profession: American Author

Is he alone who has courage on his right hand and faith on his left hand?

Author: Charles A. Lindbergh (1902-1974)

Profession: American Pilot, Made The First Flight From New York To Paris

Write on your doors the saying wise and old. ''Be bold!'' and everywhere -- ''Be bold; Be not too bold!'' Yet better the excess Than the defect; better the more than less sustaineth him and the steadiness of his mind beareth him out.

Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1819-1892)

Profession: American Poet

Courage is the ladder on which all the other virtues mount.

Author: Clare Boothe Luce (1903-1987)

Profession: American Diplomat, Writer

The brave don't live forever, but the cautious don't live at all. Here's to the brave!

Author: Timothy Luce

Profession:

Here I stand; I can do no other. God help me. Amen!

Author: Martin Luther (1483-1546)

Profession: German Leader of the Protestant Reformation

Last, but by no means least, courage-moral courage, the courage of one's convictions, the courage to see things through. The world ;is in a constant conspiracy against the brave. It's the age-old struggle-the roar of the crowd on one side and the voice of your ;conscience on the other.

Author: Douglas MacArthur (1880-1964)

Profession: American Army General in WW II

Courage brother, do not stumble, though thy path be dark as night: There is a star to guide the humble, Trust in God, and do the right. Let the road be dark and dreary and its end far out of sight. Face it bravely, strong or weary. Trust in God, and do the right.

Author: Norman Macleod

Profession:

Stand up to crises. Don't let them throw you! Fight to stay calm... even surmount the crisis completely and turn it into an opportunity. Refuse to renounce your self-image. No matter what happens, you must keep your good opinion of yourself. No matter what happens, you must hold your past successes in your imagination, ready for showing in the motion picture screen of your mind. No matter what happens, no matter what you lose, no matter what failures you must endure, you must keep faith in yourself. Then you can stand up to crises, with calm and courage, refusing to buckle; then you will not fall through the floor. You will be able to support yourself.

Author: Maxwell Maltz

Profession: American Plastic Surgeon, Author of "Psycho-Cybernetics"

To do anything truly worth doing, I must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger, but jump in with gusto and scramble through as well as I can.

Author: Og Mandino (1923-1996)

Profession: American Motivational Author, Speaker

Be larger than your task.

Author: Orison Swett Marden (1850-1924)

Profession: American Author, Founder of Success Magazine

This is the test of your manhood: How much is there left in you after you have lost everything outside of yourself?

Author: Orison Swett Marden (1850-1924)

Profession: American Author, Founder of Success Magazine

The acorn becomes an oak by means of automatic growth; no commitment is necessary. The kitten similarly becomes a cat on the basis of instinct. Nature and being are identical in creatures like them. But a man or woman becomes fully human only by his or her choices and his or her commitment to them. People attain worth and dignity by the multitude of decisions they make from day by day. These decisions require courage.

Author: Rollo May

Profession: American Psychologist