Contemplating Courage

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A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?

~ Vincent Van Gogh

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Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.

~ Anais Nin

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No coward soul is mine,

No trembler in the world’s
 storm-troubled sphere:

I see the Heaven’s
 glories shine,

And faith shines equal, arming me from fear.

~ Emily Bronte

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One with outward courage dares to die.  

One with inward courage dares to live.

~ Lao-Tzu

 

I do not ask to walk smooth paths, 
nor bear an easy load;

I pray for strength and fortitude
 to climb the rock-strewn road.

Give me such courage I can scale 
the hardest peaks alone,

And transform every stumbling block 
into a stepping stone.

~ Gail Brook Burket

Author: Gina Day

I enjoy gathering uplifting things for sharing, with hopes of brightening the day.

12 thoughts on “Contemplating Courage”

  1. The Emily Bronte quote is one that has always been close to my heart. Sometime ago I had the wonderful privilege of visiting Howarth and the parsonage there as well as the moors she loved so much. She was the epitome of courage. Great post. Loved the other quotes as well.Thank you, Gina.

    1. Hello Don. That is wonderful that you got to visit the places Emily Bronte enjoyed. The Bronte sisters were amazing, and remained strong through so much. Thank you kindly for your visit and this lovely comment. Blessings, Gina

    1. Thank you so much Cathy, and I like how you put that. Life is like two sides of a coin, and it’s up to us to be aware of what we are focusing on, isn’t it? Always wonderful to enjoy your comments.
      Hugs, Gina

  2. Thank you for your focus on Courage! One of my favorites has always been Amelia Earhart;s Quote
    “Courage is the price that Life exacts for granting peace,
    The soul that knows it not, knows no release,….” Love, Linda

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