Everyone has talent. What's rare is the courage to follow it to the dark places where it leads. 

It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. 

For what it’s worth: it’s never too late or, too early to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle (surprise, amaze) you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the courage to start all over again. 

Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can't practice any other virtue consistently. 

Be the hero of your life, not the victim. 

You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore. 

Don't be afraid of your fears. They're not there to scare you. They're there to let you know that something is worth it. 

Confront the dark parts of yourself, and work to banish (remove) them with illumination and forgiveness. Your willingness to wrestle with your demons (anxieties) will cause your angels to sing. 

Don't be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth. 

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

A ship is safe in harbor, but that's not what ships are for. 

Live the Life of Your Dreams: Be brave enough to live the life of your dreams according to your vision and purpose instead of the expectations and opinions of others. 

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

Scared is what you're feeling. Brave is what you're doing. 

There are so many ways to be brave in this world. Sometimes bravery involves laying down your life for something bigger than yourself, or for someone else. Sometimes it involves giving up everything you have ever known, or everyone you have ever loved, for the sake of something greater. But sometimes it doesn't. 

Sometimes it is nothing more than gritting (grinding) your teeth through pain, and the work of every day, the slow walk toward a better life. 

That is the sort of bravery I must have now. 

Courage is found in unlikely places. 

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. 

The two hardest tests on the spiritual road are the patience to wait for the right moment and the courage not to be disappointed with what we encounter. 

All happiness depends on courage and work. 

With enough courage, you can do without a reputation. 

We can't be afraid of change. You may feel very secure in the pond that you are in, but if you never venture out of it, you will never know that there is such a thing as an ocean, a sea. Holding onto something that is good for you now, may be the very reason why you don't have something better. 

There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate (scare) me. 

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. 

It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends. 

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. 

When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not yet ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back. A week is more than enough time for us to decide whether or not to accept our destiny. 

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