The reward goes to him who plods along unruffled, refusing to become angry with himself or the results of his efforts.
— Bobby Jones
They say the breaks even up in the long run, and the trick is to be a long distance runner.
— Chuck Knox
Success is not measured by what a man accomplishes, but by the opposition he has encountered, and the courage with which he has maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds.
— Charles Lindbergh
The rewards for those who persevere far exceed the pain that precedes the victory.
— Karen Livingston
It’s the people who stop to consider their hurt and heartache who usually fall short of their goals. Some even drop out altogether just because they experience a little disappointment or sorrow. You’ve got to play through your pain if you want to make it where you’re going.
— George Foreman
You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, “I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.”
— Eleanor Roosevelt
We must constantly build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear.
— Martin Luther King, Jr.
Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.
— Raymond Lindquist
God rarely makes our fear disappear. Instead, He asks us to be strong and take courage. What is courage? It is not the absence of fear; rather, it’s choosing to act in spite of the fear.
— Bruce Wilkinson
Never ask for victory, ask only for courage. For if you endure the struggle, you bring honor to yourself. But more important, you bring honor to us all.
— Bill Mallon
Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.
— General George Patton
God grant me the courage not to give up what I think is right, even though I think it is hopeless.
— Admiral Chester Nimitz
A great deal of talent is lost to the world for the want of a little courage.
— Sydney Smith
Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are stiffened.
— Billy Graham
The measure of an enthusiasm must be taken between interesting events. It is between bites that the lukewarm angler loses heart.
— Edwin Teale
It’s important to keep trying to do what you think is right no matter how hard it is or how often you fail.
— John Wooden
You learn you can do your best even when it’s hard, even when you’re tired and maybe hurting a little bit. It feels good to show some courage.
— Joe Namath
As long as a person doesn’t admit he is defeated, he is not defeated – he’s just a little behind, and isn’t through fighting.
— Darrell Royal
Now if you are going to win any battle you have to do one thing. You have to make the mind run the body. The body will always give up. It is always tired morning, noon and night. But the body is never tired if the mind is not tired. When you were younger the mind could make you dance all night, and the body was never tired. You’ve always got to make the mind take over and keep going.
— General George Patton
Following through with your plans, your commitments, your dreams – even when everyone else is saying you can’t do it – that’s courage.
— Mike Krzyzewski
Courage is rarely reckless or foolish. It usually involves a highly realistic estimate of the odds that must be faced.
— Margaret Truman
It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.
— e.e. cummings
Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes it is a quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow.”
What is courage? Courage means being afraid to do something and still going ahead and doing it. If a man has character, the right kind of energy – mental ability – he will learn that fear is something to overcome and not to run away from.
— Knute Rockne
I consider the most enviable of titles the character of an honest man.
— George Washington
When the truth is in your way, you are on the wrong road.
— Josh Billings
Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters.
— Albert Einstein
If you get a reputation for being honest, you have 95 percent of the competition already beat.
— John Kenneth Galbraith
It is a good idea to share with your children personal anecdotes of how you practiced honesty and courage. Your children will profit from both the moral of the anecdote and your willingness to share these experiences with them.
— Dr. Ruth Sharon
People who chase their dreams do what they love and they go for greatness. Those kinds of dreams, the dreams that fill their minds with purposeful energy, are the most potent source of motivation I know.
— Dr. Bob Rotella
If you don’t daydream and plan things out in your imagination, you never get there. So you have to start someplace.
— Robert Duvall
Those who learn to recognize the promptings of their heart and then find the courage to follow them are the ones who win races, rule nations and create masterpieces.
— Richard Chang
At least once a day, allow yourself the freedom to think and dream for yourself.
— Albert Einstein
That impossible dream you dreamed when you were young but got talked out of, the one you thought you outgrew, might be the key to awakening your genius. That special talent you never followed through on might be an important source of delight, the one you should commit to. That old dream might be the one thing that will bring the magic of meaning to your life.
— Mark Hansen and Barbara Nichols