There is nothing in the world so much admired as a man who knows how to bear unhappiness with courage.
It takes far less courage to kill yourself than it takes to make yourself wake up one more time. It is harder to stay where you are than to get out.
Courage in danger is half the battle.
All of the significant battles are waged within the self.
Courage is a special kind of knowledge; the knowledge of how to fear what ought to be feared and how not to fear what ought not to be feared.
When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers.
Conscience is the root of all true courage; if a man would be brave let him obey his conscience.
Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside them was superior to circumstance
The ideal man bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace, making the best of circumstances.
My theology, briefly, is that the universe was dictated but not signed.