“I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin,
but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.”
– Atticus Finch
― Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird
“Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.”
“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.”
― Anaïs Nin
For what it’s worth: it’s never too late or, in my case, 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 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.”
― Eric Roth, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Screenplay
“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 your teeth through pain,
and the work of every day, the slow walk toward a better life.
‘Have courage to use your own reason!’- that is the motto of enlightenment.”
“The simple step of a courageous individual is not to take part in the lie. One word of truth outweighs the world.”
― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
“We must substitute courage for caution.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.
We do not have to submit to fear. We can make no compromise, refuse to surrender, find a place we fit and do the best we can.
Peace ― Tim Flanagan