Do what you fear and the death of fear is certain.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
No great thing comes to any man unless he has courage.
— Cardinal Gibbons
Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the difficult place where it leads.
— Erica Jong
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.
— Anaïs Nin
Leadership means having the courage to make decisions not for easy headlines in ten days, but for a better country in ten years.
— Brian Mulroney
When you have confidence, you can have a lot of fun; and when you have fun, you can do amazing things.
— Joe Namath
To be a champion, you have to believe in yourself when nobody else will.
— Sugar Ray Robinson
Confidence is the sexiest thing a woman can have.
— Aimee Mullins
No one could ever win if you had to win before you could win. So you have to win in your mind. That’s what we’re talking about when we’re talking about confidence.
— Dr. Bob Rotella
Somehow I can’t believe that there are any heights that can’t be scaled by a man who knows the secret of making dreams come true. This special secret, it seems to me, can be summarized in four c’s. They are curiosity, confidence, courage and constancy, and the greatest of these is confidence.
— Walt Disney
To fear the unknown is to never know the wonder of newfound things.
— Gary Player
The habit of doing one’s duty drives out fear.
— Charles Baudelaire
Many of our fears are tissue-paper-thin, and a single courageous step would carry us clear through them.
— Brendan Francis
Daniel looked into the face of his God, and would not fear the face of a lion.
— Charles Haddon Spurgeon
There’s only one way I know to overcome fear, and that is to stare your fear in the face and keep moving in the direction of your dream – no matter how much your heart may be pounding, your knees shaking or your brain telling you to turn back.
— Pat Williams
Courage means putting at risk your immediate self-interest for what you believe is right.
— Derrick Bell
Courage is like a muscle; it’s strengthened by use.
He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.
— Muhammad Ali
I don’t think anything is unrealistic if you believe you can do it.
— Mike Ditka
Abraham Lincoln did not go to Gettysburg having commissioned a poll to find out what would sell at Gettysburg. There were no people with percentages for him, cautioning him about this group or that group or what they found in exit polls a year earlier. When will we have the courage of Lincoln?
— Robert Coles
I have become more courageous by doing the very things I needed to be courageous for – first, a little, and badly. Then, bit by bit, more and better.
— Andre Lorde
All courage comes from daring to begin.
— Eugene Ware
Courage is an inner resolution to go forward in spite of obstacles and frightening situations; cowardice is a submissive surrender to circumstance.
— Martin Luther King, Jr.
This is what I found out about religion; it gives you courage to make the decisions you must make in a crisis, and then the confidence to leave the result to a higher power. Only by trust in God can a man carrying responsibility find repose.
— Dwight D. Eisenhower
The true meaning of courage is to be afraid, and then, with your knees knocking and your heart racing, to step out anyway – even when that step makes sense to nobody but you.
— Oprah Winfrey
Learning from the wise sayings of great men is like riding to success on the shoulders of giants.
— Elbert Hubbard
Fire your ambition and courage by studying the priceless advice in the proverbs and wise sayings. They’re the shortest road to wisdom you’ll ever find.
— Alexander Graham Bell
Wise sayings are lamps that light our way, from darkness to the light of day.
— Henry Ward Beecher
Every man like myself, who never went to college, can largely make up for that lack by reading the wise sayings of the great men of the past, who gladly left their wisdom and experience in proverbs for us who follow them.
— Sir Winston Churchill
When you cannot make up your mind between two evenly balanced courses of action, choose the bolder.
— W.J. Slim
Wherever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision.
— Peter Drucker
Soon after a hard decision, something inevitably occurs to cast doubt. Holding steady against that doubt usually proves the decision.
— R.I. Fitzhenry
Since wisdom is God’s specialty, it’s important that we seek it prior to every major decision.
— Charles Swindoll
One of the common misconceptions regarding great leaders is that they are instantaneous decision makers. In fact, it is often a mistake to charge into action as soon as you finish gathering information. Take the time to reflect and test the validity of what you have heard. Deliberative, thoughtful action is a mark of wisdom.
— Blythe McGarvie