Explore the value of Courage
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COURAGE QUOTATIONS
20210820 friday quote
“Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.”

Marie Curie

20180612 tuesday quote
“Most of our obstacles would melt away if, instead of cowering before them, we should make up our minds to walk boldly through them.”

Orison Swett Marden

20200416 thursday quote
“Courage is contagious. Every time we choose courage, we make everyone around us a little better and the world a little braver.”

Brené Brown

20160505 thursday quote
“Courage is grace under pressure.”

Ernest Hemingway

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“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.”

e. e. cummings

20180614 thursday quote
“To be courageous requires no exceptional qualifications, no magic formula. It's an opportunity that sooner or later is presented to us all and each person must look for that courage in their own soul. ”

John F. Kennedy

20200414 tuesday quote
“The greatest test of courage on the earth is to bear defeat without losing heart.”

Robert G. Ingersoll

Monday quote
“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 have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.' You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”

Eleanor Roosevelt

20180615 friday quote
“Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”

Reinhold Niebuhr

20200417 friday quote
“Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I'll try again tomorrow.”

Mary Anne Radmacher

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“I'm not afraid of storms, for I'm learning to sail my ship.”

Louisa May Alcott

20160506 friday quote
“With courage you will dare to take risks, have the strength to be compassionate, and the wisdom to be humble. Courage is the foundation of integrity.”

Keshavan Nair

Here are some stories about everyday heroes who show 'courage'.
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Jessica Watson My story is short, Jessica Watson is a 16 year old girl from Australia who just sailed around the world by herself. Her journey took 7 months during which, she faced severe storms and conditions. She made it home safe and sound and is definitely a huge inspiration!
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My Life I used to be mental, weird and dumb, with weird love and a small heart never handed work on time, always got phone calls home, always get in trouble, suspended and almost expelled! But , one day I saw something that changed my life...and I want to share it with u!!! I saw this Quote..."Live your life as an...
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Arnold L Arnold is my grandfather who I always called Papa. He served in Vietnam, was abused as a child, and lost a son, but he still really cared about people. When my mother was pregnant and needed a place to stay he not only took her in with open arms, he protected me from my fathers abuse in later years. He helped...
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Where did your values come from?

We've all had people in our lives who have made a positive impact on us. A parent or grandparent, a sibling who was there for us, or maybe even just a guy who shines shoes for a living? Whoever they are, tell us their story so they can inspire us even more.

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ACHIEVEMENT
AMBITION
APPRECIATING NATURE
APPRECIATION
BEING THERE
BELIEVE
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
BRAVERY
CARING
CHANGE
CHARACTER
CHARITY
CHEER
CIVILITY
CLASS AND GRACE
COMMITMENT
COMMON GROUND
COMMUNITY
COMPASSION
COMPLIMENTS
COMPROMISE
CONFIDENCE
CONNECTION
COURAGE
COURTESY
CREATIVITY
DEDICATION
DETERMINATION
DEVOTION
DO THY BEST
DO YOUR PART
DREAM
DRIVE
EDUCATION
EMPATHY
ENCOURAGEMENT
EQUALITY
EXCELLENCE
FAMILY
FITNESS
FORESIGHT
FORGIVENESS
FRIENDSHIP
GENEROSITY
GET ALONG
GET OUTSIDE
GIVING BACK
GOOD EXAMPLES
GOOD MANNERS
GOODNESS
GRATITUDE
GREAT MUSIC
GRIT
HARD WORK
HEALTH
HELPING OTHERS
HONESTY
HONOR
HOPE
HUMILITY
HUMOR
IMAGINE
INCLUDING OTHERS
INCLUSION
INGENUITY
INNOVATION
INSPIRATION
INTEGRITY
JOY
JUSTICE
KINDNESS
LAUGHTER
LEADERSHIP
LEARNING
LISTENING
LITERACY
LIVE LIFE
LIVE YOUR DREAMS
LOVE
LOYALTY
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
MENTORING
MINDFULNESS
MOTIVATION
OPPORTUNITY
OPTIMISM
OUR BEAUTIFUL WORLD
OVERCOMING
PARENTING
PASSION
PATIENCE
PEACE
PERSEVERANCE
PERSISTENCE
PIONEERING
PLEASE AND THANK YOU
PRACTICE
PREPARATION
PULL TOGETHER
PURPOSE
REACHING OUT
RESILIENCY
RESPECT
RESPONSIBILITY
RIGHT CHOICES
RISING ABOVE
SACRIFICE
SECOND CHANCES
SELF-CARE
SERVICE
SHARING
SMILE
SOUL
SPORTSMANSHIP
SPREAD YOUR WINGS
STEWARDSHIP
STRENGTH
TEACHING BY EXAMPLE
TEAMWORK
THANK YOU
TRUE BEAUTY
TRUE CHAMPION
TRUST
UNITY
VISION
VOLUNTEERING
WISDOM
WONDER
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Your Comments
breanna AUGUST 25, 2015
courage takes alot of effort the effort you can make

J from Seattle JUNE 18, 2014
Courage is doing the right thing when everyone else is afraid to do so.

Cheri from Kansas City MAY 23, 2014
Courage is fear that has said its prayers.

Lila from Curtis MI usa DECEMBER 10, 2013
courage is being able to stand up for what you believe in. to not let others bring you down because you are different, because you are a great person who can do great things no matter what others think. Believe in yourself

Ruby from california DECEMBER 10, 2013
Courage is not the absence of fear, but the strength to overcome it

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