Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.
Oration at Plymouth (December 22, 1802)
Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others.
You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.
Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.
The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.
To acquire true self power you have to feel beneath no one, be immune to criticism and be fearless.
Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men.
This is what I found out about religion: It gives you courage to make the decisions you must make in a crisis, and then the confidence to leave the result to a higher Power. Only by trust in God can a man carrying responsibility find repose.
The future does not belong to those who are content with today, apathetic toward common problems and their fellow man alike, timid and fearful in the face of bold projects and new ideas. Rather, it will belong to those who can blend passion, reason and courage in a personal commitment to the great enterprises and ideals of American society.
The price paid for intellectual pacification is the sacrifice of the entire moral courage of the human mind.
Five minutes, just before going to sleep, given to a bit of directed imagination regarding achievement possibilities of the morrow, will steadily and increasingly bear fruit, particularly if all ideas of difficulty, worry or fear are resolutely ruled out and replaced by those of accomplishment and smiling courage.
Our Unconscious Mind and how to Use it (1922)
As the essence of courage is to stake one’s life on a possibility, so the essence of faith is to believe that the possibility exists.
Success means having the courage, the determination, and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be.