The ultimate measure of a man
is not where he stands in moments
of comfort and convenience,
but where he stands
at times of challenge and controversy.
You gain strength,
courage, and confidence
by every experience in which you
really stop to look fear in the face.
You must do the thing
which you think you cannot do.
Life shrinks or expands
in proportion to one’s courage.
Courage is not the absence of fear,
but rather the judgment that something else
is more important than fear.
Anything I’ve ever done
that ultimately was worthwhile
initially scared me to death.
Fear is that little darkroom
where negatives are developed.
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
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.
It often requires more courage
to dare to do right
than to fear to do wrong.
I’m not afraid of storms,
for I’m learning how to sail my ship.
Fortune favors the bold.
A hero is no braver than an ordinary man,
but he is brave five minutes longer.
Courage is doing what you are afraid to do.
There can be no courage unless you’re scared.
To see what is right and not to do it,
is want of courage.
It is not because things are difficult
that we do not dare,
it is because we do not dare
that things are difficult.