A wise person knows that life requires courage. Use these quotes on courage as guides.
Why quotes on courage? It's because courage can be developed.
Sallust said, "Necessity makes even the timid brave." By understanding the need for courage, and practicing it in your life you can defeat timidity and push it into a very small corner where it belongs.
Let's get started.
Of all quotes on courage, our favorite is this quote by Goethe.
Until one is committed, there is hesitancy,
the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness.
Concerning all acts of initiative there is one elementary truth,
the ignorance of which kills
countless ideas and endless plans;
That the moment one definitely commits oneself,
then providence moves too.
All sorts of things occur to help one
that would never otherwise have occurred.
A whole stream of events issues from the decision,
raising in one's favor all manner of
unforseen incidents and meetings and
material assistance which no man
could have dreamed would come his way.
Whatever you can do or
dream you can, begin it!
Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.
More thoughts on the above quote:
The best proof I have ever seen of courage and commitment is a video on youtube.com where a boy, blind since the age of two, can see in a most remarkable way. You have to watch this video. If he can develop a skill that is so remarkable, we all can work on ourselves to develop our courage and skills. He leaves us no excuses.
"If I were asked to give what I consider the single most useful bit of advice for all humanity it would be this: Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life and when it comes, hold your head high, look it squarely in the eye and say, 'I will be bigger than you. You cannot defeat me.'"
Life is not easy at times. Decide to rise to the challenges of life.
Sir Winston Churchill
"Courage is the first of the human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all the others."
You really have no choice on this. Life requires you to develop your courage. And if you do so, you'll find yourself feeling better about yourself. The final result will be a rise in your self-esteem.
Another consequence as you develop your courage - that which you fear will lose its power over you and your energy level will grow.