I‘ve often been told that I am courageous. For living and facing life with a disability etcetera. I’ve always disagreed. Courage is, to me, the same as it is to Eddie Rickenbaker:
Courage is doing what you’re afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you’re scared.
I’m certainly not scared of life. Nor of living it, disability or otherwise.
What does courage mean to you? Do you have any stories you’d like to share? Some quotes of your own? While you ponder it, I’ll leave you with a further nine quotes I’ve found along the way.
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.
~ Anais Nin
Courage is the ladder on which all the other virtues mount.
~ Clare Booth Luce
A timid person is frightened before a danger, a coward during the time, and a courageous person afterward.
~ Jean Paul Richter
Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.
~ John Quincy Adams
Courage is being scared to death – but saddling up anyway.
~ John Wayne
Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.
~ Robert Louis Stevenson
Courage is the price that Life exacts for granting peace.
~ Amelia Earhart
And my personal favourites:
It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear – not absence of fear.
~ Mark Twain