Courage, by Michael MamasEver since I was a little boy I have loved reading quotes. They provide inspiration without manhandling the mind. The other day I came across the following quote about courage:

“A lot of things can happen if you have the will and courage to do it.”

So many people have had the courage to stand together and help me create Mount Soma. Without their courage to stand beside me and face the wind together, Mount Soma would have remained only a dream. I am eternally grateful for their stepping forward and facing any fear to support what we believe in. May none of us ever give in to cowardice. May we always move forward, forward, alway forward.

I understand the quote above was said by a Macedonian resistance fighter during WWII. While unsuccessfully trying to find the source of this quote, I came across many quotes about courage. Perhaps it is somehow more fitting that i could not find his name. If anyone knows, please provide it in a comment. Here are several quotes about courage I found in my search:

  • We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear. ~ Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Courage is fear holding on a minute longer. ~ George Patton
  • Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen. ~ Winston Churchill
  • Valor grows by daring; fear by holding back. ~ Publilius Syrus
  • Courage is the capacity to confront what can be imagined. ~ Leo Rosten
  • The only true measure of courage is perseverance under pressure. ~ K.H. LeMoyne
  • Courage is an angel which makes the difference between a good life and a great life. ~ Kate Reed
  • Courage results when one’s convictions are bigger than one’s fears.~ Orrin Woodward
  • All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. ~ Walt Disney
  • Have the courage to act instead of react. ~  Oliver Wendell Holmes
  • Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go. ~ T. S. Eliot
  • Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction. ~ John F. Kennedy
  • Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm. ~ Winston Churchill
  • Trying and getting hurt can’t possibly be worse for you than being stuck. ~ Eliezer Yudkowsky
  • Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim. ~ Nora Ephron
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