You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
You can never know everything, and part of what you know is always wrong. Perhaps even the most important part. A portion of wisdom lies in knowing that. A portion of courage lies in going on anyway.
Language is courage: the ability to conceive a thought, to speak it, and by doing so to make it true.
It was times like these when I thought my father, who hated guns and had never been to any wars, was the bravest man who ever lived.
IF YOU CARE ABOUT SOMETHING, YOU HAVE TO PROTECT IT—IF YOU’RE LUCKY ENOUGH TO FIND A WAY OF LIFE YOU LOVE, YOU HAVE TO FIND THE COURAGE TO LIVE IT.
You will always be fond of me. I represent to you all the sins you have never had the courage to commit.
What is your definition of a coward? A man who would think twice before fightng a lion with his bare hands. And what is your definition of a brave man? A man who doesn’t know what a lion is. Every man knows what a lion is. Every man assumes that he does. (The difference between a brave man and a coward is a coward thinks twice before jumping in the cage with a lion. The brave man doesn’t know what a lion is. He just thinks he does.)