In playing ball, or in life, a person occasionally gets the opportunity to do something great. When that time comes, only two things matter: Being prepared to seize the moment and having the courage to take your best swing. -- Hank Aaron

The essence of courage is not that your heart should not quake, but that nobody else knows that it does. - E. B. Benson

Courage means to keep working on a relationship, to continue seeking solutions to difficult problems, and to stay focused during stressful periods. - Denis Waitley

Dare to go forward. Courage is the mark of greatness in leadership. - Brian Tracy

Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others. - Robert Louis Stevenson

Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow that talent to the dark place where it leads. - Erica Jong

Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires some of the same courage that a soldier needs. Peace has its victories, but it takes brave men and women to win them. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

With a bit of courage and a dash of self-discipline, a small talent can go a long way. - Kitty Carlisle Hart

The Wright brothers flew right through the smoke screen of impossibility.

Unless you walk out into the unknown, the odds of making a profound difference in your life are pretty low.

Courage is not the absence of fear. It is merely a weapon with which to fight against it.

The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart.

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear. - Mark Twain

Courage is fear that has said its prayers. - American Proverb

Courage is the finest of human qualities because it guarantees all the others. - Winston Churchill

Courage is very important. Like a muscle, it is strengthened by use. - Ruth Gordon

Courage is fear holding on a minute longer. - George S. Patton

Courage is nine-tenths context. What is courageous in one setting can be foolhardy in another and even cowardly in a third. - Joseph Epstein

Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace. - Amelia Earhart

It takes as much courage to have tried and failed as it does to have tried and succeeded. - Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore. - Andre Gide

Courage is doing what you're afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you're scared. - Eddie Rickenbacker

Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air. - John Quincy Adams

Courage is not the towering oak that sees storms come and go; it is the fragile blossom that opens in the snow. - Alice Mackenzie Swaim

To have courage for whatever comes in life -- everything lies in that. - St. Teresa of Avila

A man of courage flees forward in the midst of new things. - Jacques Maritain

People who pray for courage, for strength to bear the unbearable, for the grace to remember what they have left instead of what they have lost, very often find their prayers answered. - Harold S. Kushner

Asking for support from the right people at the right time helps you summon the courage to show more of who you are to the world. - Rhonda Britten

Grant me the courage not to give up even though I think it is hopeless. - Chester W. Nimitz

Ingenuity, plus courage, plus work, equals miracles. - Bob Richards

What would life be like if we had no courage to attempt anything? - Vincent van Gogh

One man with courage makes a majority. - Andrew Jackson

There is true courage in the acts of every day living. - Rick Beneteau