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Quotations about facing your fears and standing up for yourself and others.
Aesop: "It is easy to be brave from a safe distance."
African Proverb: "Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors."
Angelou, Maya:"Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage, you can't practice any other virtue consistently."
Ball, Lucille: "I'm not funny. What I am is brave."
Chanel, Coco: "In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different."
Churchill, Winston: "Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen."
Churchill, Winston: "You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life."
Conant, James Bryant: "Behold the turtle. He only makes progress when he sticks his neck out."
Doyle Melton, Glennon:"If you can't beat fear, just do it scared."
Emerson, Ralph Waldo: "Insist on yourself; never imitate... Every great man is unique."
Gandhi, Mohandas: "We must become the change we wish to see in the world."
Gretzky, Wayne: "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take."
Hill, Napoleon: "Don't wait. The time will never be just right."
Hudler, Rex: "Be a fountain, not a drain."
Jackson, Andrew: "One man with courage makes a majority."
Kaggwa, Stephen: "Try and fail, but don't fail to try."
Keller, Helen: "We could never learn to be brave and patient if there were only joy in the world."
King, Jr., Martin Luther: "The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."
Lappe, Anna: "Courage is saying, "Maybe what I'm doing isn't working; maybe I should try something else."
Lincoln, Abraham: "Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."
Locke, William J.: "I believe half the unhappiness in life comes from people being afraid to go straight at things."
MacArthur, Douglas: "It is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it."
Mandela, Nelson: "I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear."
Maurois, Andre: "Above all things, never be afraid. The enemy who forces you to retreat is himself afraid of you at that very moment."
Morrison, Jim: "Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free."
Ovid: "Happy the man who ventures boldly to defend what he holds dear."
Palmer, Arnold: "Concentration comes out of a combination of confidence and hunger."
Plato: "Courage is knowing what not to fear."
Radmacher, Mary Anne: "Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I'll try again tomorrow."
Rowling, J.K.: "It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies, but a great deal more to stand up to your friends."
Ruth, Babe: "Don't let the fear of striking out hold you back."
Shakespeare, William: "Be not afraid of greatness: some men are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them."
Stark, Freya Madeline:"There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do."
Thoreau, Henry David: "However mean your life is, meet it and live it; do not shun it and call it hard names."
Twain, Mark: "Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear."
Van Dyke, Henry: "Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best."
von Goethe, Johann Wolfgang: "Plunge boldly into the thick of life, and seize it where you will, it is always interesting."
von Schiller, J.C.F.: "He that is overcautious will accomplish little."
Woolf, Virginia: "Arrange whatever pieces come your way."
Maltz, Maxwell: "Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your handbrake on."
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James, Henry:"I don't want everyone to like me; I should think less of myself if some people did."
Mead, Margaret:"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."
Buddha, Gautama:"You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and attention."
Lorde, Audre:"You cannot use someone else's fire; you can only use your own. And in order to do that, you must first be willing to believe you have it."
Kennedy, John F.: "Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other."
Hamilton, Alexander: "A promise must never be broken."
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