Cornerstones

Courage

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Courage is not the absence of fear; it is the conquest of it.
WILLIAM DANFORTH

Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.
DEUTERONOMY 31:6 (KJV)

Courage is being scared to death -- but saddling up anyway.
JOHN WAYNE

Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities ... because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
WINSTON CHURCHILL

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Cowards die many times before their death.
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.
MAYA ANGELOU

Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.
BALTASAR GRACIÁN

The best way out is always through.
ROBERT FROST

I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflections.
THOMAS PAINE

The encouraging thing is that every time you meet a situation, though you may think at the impossibility and you go through the tortures of the damned, once you have met it and lived through it you find that forever after you are freer than you ever were before. If you can live through that you can live through anything.
ELEANOR ROOSEVELT

The greatest test of courage on the earth is to bear defeat without losing heart.
Robert G. INGERSOLL

What cannot be cured must be endured.
EDMUND SPENSER

To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself.
SØREN KIERKEGAARD

Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law which Moses my servant commanded thee ...
JOSHUA 1:7 (KJV)

Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON

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