Showing posts with label courage. Show all posts
Showing posts with label courage. Show all posts

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Post #2314

If we survive danger it steels our courage more than anything else.
—Reinhold Niebuhr

Monday, April 27, 2015

Post #1801

By strength of heart the sailor fights roaring seas.
—William Wordsworth

Saturday, November 02, 2013

Post #1392

Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities...because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
—Winston Churchill

Friday, June 21, 2013

Post #1281

Courage, brother, do not stumble,
Though thy path be dark as night;
There’s a star to guide the humble:
Trust in God and do the right.
—Norman Macleod

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Post #1203

All men are afraid in battle. The coward is the one who lets his fear overcome his sense of duty. Duty is the essence of manhood.
—General George S. Patton

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Post #1198

Without courage, all other virtues lose their meaning.
—Sir Winston Churchill

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Post #1056

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

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Post #1031

Courage is a perfect sensibility of the measure of danger, and a mental willingness to endure it.
—General William T. Sherman

Monday, April 09, 2012

Post #916

Courage is not simply one of the virtues but the form of every virtue at the testing point.
—C.S. Lewis

Sunday, January 01, 2012

Post #818

Courage is sustained by calling up anew the vision of the goal.
—A.G. Sertillanges

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Post #771

Be courageous! I have seen many depressions in business. Always America has come out stronger and more prosperous. Be as brave as your fathers before you. Have faith! Go forward.
—Thomas A. Edison

Friday, September 23, 2011

Post #719

I have a long journey to take, and must bid the company farewell.
—Sir Walter Raleigh

Monday, July 18, 2011

Post #653

Whoever is happy will make others happy too. He who has courage and faith will never perish in misery.
—Anne Frank

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Post #641

Knowledge without courage is sterile.
—Baltasar Gracian

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Post #566

Valor is a gift. Those having it never know for sure if they have it till the test comes. And those having it in one test never know for sure if they will have it when the next test comes.
—Carl Sandburg

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Post #541

Only those are fit to live who are not afraid to die.
—General Douglas MacArthrur

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Post #489

I am not afraid of a fight; I have to do my duty, come what may.
—Thérèse of Lisieux

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Post #446

I'd rather give my life than be afraid to give it.
—Lyndon B. Johnson

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Post #440

Necessity makes even the timid brave.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Post #407

God grant me the courage not to give up what I think is right, even though I think it's hopeless.
—Admiral Chester W. Nimitz

The Penalty of Leadership

In every field of human endeavor, he that is first must perpetually live in the white light of publicity. Whether the leadership be vested in a man or in a manufactured product, emulation and envy are ever at work. In art, in literature, in music, in industry, the reward and the punishment are always the same. The reward is widespread recognition; the punishment, fierce denial and detraction. When a man’s work becomes a standard for the whole world, it also becomes a target for the shafts of the envious few. If his work be mediocre, he will be left severely alone – if he achieve a masterpiece, it will set a million tongues a -wagging. Jealousy does not protrude its forked tongue at the artist who produces a commonplace painting. Whatsoever you write, or paint, or play, or sing, or build, no one will strive to surpass or to slander you unless your work be stamped with the seal of genius. Long, long after a great work or a good work has been done, those who are disappointed or envious, continue to cry out that it cannot be done. Spiteful little voices in the domain of art were raised against our own Whistler as a mountebank, long after the big world had acclaimed him its greatest artistic genius. Multitudes flocked to Bayreuth to worship at the musical shrine of Wagner, while the little group of those whom he had dethroned and displaced argued angrily that he was no musician at all. The little world continued to protest that Fulton could never build a steamboat, while the big world flocked to the river banks to see his boat steam by. The leader is assailed because he is a leader, and the effort to equal him is merely added proof of that leadership. Failing to equal or to excel, the follower seeks to depreciate and to destroy – but only confirms once more the superiority of that which he strives to supplant. There is nothing new in this. It is as old as the world and as old as human passions – envy, fear, greed, ambition, and the desire to surpass. And it all avails nothing. If the leader truly leads, he remains – the leader. Master-poet, master-painter, master-workman, each in his turn is assailed, and each holds his laurels through the ages. That which is good or great makes itself known, no matter how loud the clamor of denial. That which deserves to live — lives.
written by Theodore F. MacManus

A deadly viper once bit a hole snipe's hide; But 'twas the viper, not the snipe, that died.

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