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. – Martin Luther King Jr.
You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life. – Winston Churchill
It is the image of God reflected in you that so enrages hell; it is this at which the demons hurl their mightiest weapons. – William Gurnall
It takes courage to not only accept our limitations but embrace our potential. – Erwin Raphael McManus, The Artisan Soul
If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward. – Martin Luther King Jr.
Champions are not those who never fail, but those who never quit.
Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities... because it is the quality which guarantees all others. – Winston Churchill
Winners are just ex-losers who got mad.
Be, and not seem. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
God’s instructions are to go, live life, take risks, move forward, advance. – Erwin Raphael McManus
Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God. – Corrie Ten Boom
To laugh is to risk appearing the fool.
To weep is to risk appearing sentimental.
To reach out for another is to risk involvement.
To expose feelings is to risk exposing our true self.
To place your ideas, your dreams, before the crowd is to risk loss.
To love is to risk not being loved in return.
To live is to risk dying.
To hope is to risk despair.
To try at all is to risk failure.
But risk we must, because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.
The man, the woman who risks nothing does nothing, has nothing, is nothing. – Mother Teresa
Lord, the task is impossible for me but not for Thee. Lead the way and I will follow. Why should I fear? I am on a Royal Mission. I am in the service of the King of Kings. – Mary Slessor, beginning her remarkable missionary career in Calabar (now part of modern Nigeria)
I am immortal until my work is done. – John Wesley
The door we fear going through the most may be the very one where we will meet God most profoundly. – Erwin Raphael McManus
Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. – C.S. Lewis
One man with courage is a majority. – Thomas Jefferson
He who loses wealth loses much; he who loses friends loses more; but he who loses his courage loses all. – Miguel de Cervantes
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear—not absence of fear. – Mark Twain
Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened. – Billy Graham
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do. – Eleanor Roosevelt
Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace. The soul that knows it not, knows no release from little things; Knows not the livid loneliness of fear. – Amelia Earhart
A conqueror nullifies the purpose of his enemy; one who is more than a conqueror makes the enemy serve his own purposes. A conqueror strikes down his foe; one who is more than a conqueror makes his foe his slave. – John Piper
Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live, taking the form of a readiness to die. – G.K. Chesterton
But God doesn't call us to be comfortable. He calls us to trust Him so completely that we are unafraid to put ourselves in situations where we will be in trouble if He doesn't come through. – Francis Chan
At the beginning of every act of faith, there is often a seed of fear. For great acts of faith are seldom born out of calm calculation. – Max L. Lucado
Moments of greatness are far more appealing than a lifetime of faithfulness, but it is only though a lifetime of faithfulness—a lifetime of integrity, in which we have chosen to be strong and courageous—that we will look back and realize that our lives have become masterpieces. – Erwin Raphael McManus, The Artisan Soul
Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen. – Winston Churchill
If you lose hope, somehow you lose the vitality that keeps life moving, you lose that courage to be, that quality that helps you to go on in spite of all. And so today I still have a dream. – Martin Luther King Jr.
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. 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
The past will be our future until we have the courage to create a new one. – Erwin Raphael McManus, The Artisan Soul
Here is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. Don't be afraid. – Frederick Buechner
"...All your alternative plans need to be oriented toward the future and not stuck in the past. It's not that those who settle for less don't want more for their lives; it's that they want the 'more' where they are and are not willing to go where the 'more' is waiting for them.” – Erwin Raphael McManus, The Last Arrow
No power on earth or in hell can conquer the Spirit of God living within the human spirit; it creates an inner invincibility. – Oswald Chambers