In the beginning of a change patriot

In the beginning of a change, the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned.  When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot.  ~Mark Twain, Notebook, 1935LCD

Courage is resistance to fear mastery of

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, Pudd’nhead Wilson’s Calendar, 1894MHC; MBT

Courage doesnt always roar sometimes courage is

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(Name) mary anne radmacher (Message) thank you for including my writing on courage in your collection of outstanding quotes. i am honored to be among such writers as you have collected. my name, i thought you would want to know, is now – mary anne mbl radmacher. no hershey. thank yo

Courage is the knowledge of how to

Courage is… the knowledge of how to fear what ought to be feared and how not to fear what ought not to be feared.  ~David Ben-Gurion

Valor is a gift those having it

Valor is a gift.  Those having it never know for sure if they have it till the test comes.  And those having it in one test never know for sure if they will have it when the next test comes.  ~Carl Sandburg

To him that waits all things reveal

To him that waits all things reveal themselves, provided that he has the courage not to deny, in the darkness, what he has seen in the light.  ~Coventry PatmoreCUL

I have no fear what is in

I have no fear! what is in store for me
Shall find me self-reliant, undismayed.
God grant my only cowardice may be:
Afraid to be afraid!
~Everard Jack Appleton, quoted in Journal of Education, vol. 81, Boston University, 1915TPV reprinted version

No one has yet computed how many

No one has yet computed how many imaginary triumphs are silently celebrated by people each year to keep up their courage.  ~Henry S. HaskinsCUL