Quotes from the Masters
On Courage

"The systematic, deliberate development of courage is essential to the achievement of success.  Fear is the greatest single obstacle to achievement." -– Brian Tracy  

"To dream anything that you want to dream.  That is the beauty of the human mind.  To do anything that you want to do.  That is the strength of the human will.  To trust yourself to test your limits.  That is the courage to succeed." -– Bernard Edmonds  

"Courage is not the towering oak that sees storms come and go; it is the fragile blossom that opens in the snow." -- Alice Mackenzie Swaim  

"Courage is fear that has said its prayers." -- Dorothy Bernard

"Courage is your willingness to take action with no guarantee of results." -– Brian Tracy  

"Courage is sometimes frail as hope is frail: a fragile shoot between two stones that grows brave toward the sun though warmth and brightness fail, striving and faith the only strength it knows." -- Frances Rodman

"The brave man is not he who feels no fear, 
For that were stupid and irrational;
But he whose noble soul its fears subdues,
And bravely dares the danger nature shrinks from." 
-- Joanna Baillie

"Never grow a wishbone, daughter, where your backbone ought to be." -- Clementine Paddelford  

"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm." -- Winston Churchill  

"The only thing we have to fear is fear itself." -- Franklin D. Roosevelt  

"It takes as much courage to have tried and failed as it does to have tried and succeeded." -- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

"To keep our faces toward change, and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate, is strength undefeatable." -- Helen Keller  

"The greatest heroic feats in history cannot hold a candle to the courage it takes to raise one child." -– Rick Beneteau  

"Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear -- not absence of fear.  Except a creature be part coward it is not a compliment to say it is brave." -- Mark Twain  

"The comfort zone is the great enemy of courage and confidence." -– Brian Tracy

"Courage is not limited to the battlefield or the Indianapolis 500 or bravely catching a thief in your house.  The real tests of courage are much quieter.  They are the inner tests, like remaining faithful when nobody's looking, like enduring pain when the room is empty, like standing alone when you're misunderstood." -– Charles Swindoll  

"There is true courage in the acts of every day living." -– Rick Beneteau  

"Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow that talent to the dark place where it leads." -- Erica Jong  

"The difference between a hero and a coward is one step sideways." -– Gene Hackman

Provided courtesy of  Jim Rohn International