|I remembered that the real world was wide, and that a varied field of hopes and fears, of sensations and excitements, awaited those who had courage to go forth into its expanse, to seek real knowledge of life amidst its perils.
|Why do they always teach us that it's easy and evil to do what we want and that we need discipline to restrain ourselves? It's the hardest thing in the world—to do what we want. And it takes the greatest kind of courage. I mean, what we really want.
|I am wise enough to know that there are some perils from which a man must flee.
||J. R. R. Tolkien
||The Two Towers|
|"Come when they may, they shall not find us skulking and hiding, as if we feared to take our portion of the light of day, and left it all to them."
|Courage is fire, and bullying is smoke.
||Count Alarcos: A Tragedy|
|Resignation brings a curious large courage--when there is nothing more to lose. The soul takes risks, and dares. Is it a curious short-cut sometimes to the heights?
||The Man Whom the Trees Loved|
|The Sun himself is weak when he first rises, and gathers strength and courage as the day gets on.
||The Old Curiosity Shop|
|"I doubt there is any true courage," said he, "in squabbling for money."
|"You have plenty of courage, I am sure," answered Oz. "All you need is confidence in yourself. There is no living thing that is not afraid when it faces danger. The true courage is in facing danger when you are afraid, and that kind of courage you have in plenty."
||L. Frank Baum
||The Wonderful Wizard of Oz|
|"God bless you for saying that!" cried Miss Harrison. "If we keep our courage and our patience the truth must come out."
||Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
||The Naval Treaty|