“The secret to happiness is freedom… And the secret to freedom is courage.”
“Courage, sacrifice, determination, commitment, toughness, heart, talent, guts. That’s what little girls are made of.”
“It isn’t for the moment you are struck that you need courage, but for that long uphill climb back to sanity and faith and security.”
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
“Risk anything! Care no more for the opinion of others … Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the truth.”
“We must have courage to bet on our ideas, to take the calculated risk, and to act. Everyday living requires courage if life is to be effective and bring happiness.”
“And only weaklings…who lack courage and the power to feel they’re right when the whole world says they’re wrong, ever lose.”
“It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to your enemies, but a great deal more to stand up to your friends.”
Dumbledore, Harry Potter
“That’s what courage is. Taking your disappointments and your failures, your guilt and your shame, all the wounds received and inflicted, and sinking them in the past. Starting again. Damning yesterday and facing tomorrow with your head held high. Times change. It’s those that see it coming, and plan for it, and change themselves to suit, that prosper.”
“There are times of hardship when people forget the courage they need to keep fighting, and survive. But I think as long as we have something to believe in – to keep close in our hearts – courage will never truly leave us. We only have to reach deep in our heart to find it.”
“When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change. At such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not yet ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back. A week is more than enough time for us to decide whether or not to accept our destiny.”
“I am not a courageous person by nature. I have simply discovered that, at certain key moments in this life, you must find courage in yourself, in order to move forward and live. It is like a muscle and it must be exercised, first a little, and then more and more. All the really exciting things possible during the course of a lifetime require a little more courage than we currently have. A deep breath and a leap.”
John Patrick Shanley
“It takes a lot of courage to face up to things you can’t do because we feed ourselves so much denial.”
“Love and peace of mind do protect us. They allow us to overcome the problems that life hands us. They teach us to survive… to live now… to have the courage to confront each day.”
“She was beginning to realize people could survive most things. Not because they were brave or strong, but because there wasn’t any choice.”
“The brave may not live forever, but the cautious don’t live at all.”
“There’s only one requirement of any of us, and that is to be courageous. Because courage, as you might know, defines all other human behavior. And, I believe – because I’ve done a little of this myself – pretending to be courageous is just as good as the real thing.”
“Don’t make assumptions. Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life.”
Miguel Angel Ruiz
“You can build walls all the way to the sky and I will find a way to fly above them. You can try to pin me down with a hundred thousand arms, but I will find a way to resist. And there are many of us out there, more than you think. People who refuse to stop believing. People who refuse to come to earth. People who love in a world without walls. People who love into hate, into refusal, against hope, and without fear.”
“At least three times every day take a moment and ask yourself what is really important. Have the wisdom and the courage to build your life around your answer.”
Age is opportunity no less than youth itself.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,
poet and educator
Buy less, choose well.
“Abstinence is as easy to me as temperance would be difficult.”
Just as we outgrow a pair of trousers, we outgrow acquaintances, libraries, principles, etc., at times before they’re worn out and at times — and this is the worst of all — before we have new ones.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg,
True beauty is to of the body or of the face, no it is a thing of the soul – of fire and air, breath and spirit, something brave and unafraid.
And suddenly, you know…it’s time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings.
If you tell the truth, it becomes a part of your past. If you tell a lie, it becomes part of your future.
Once you need less, you will have more.