The wise man does not expose himself needlessly to danger, since there are few things for which he cares sufficiently; but he is willing, in great crises, to give even his life - knowing that under certain conditions it is not worthwhile to live.
A word does not frighten the man who, in acting, feels no fear.
The crowd, still shouting, gives way before us. We plough our way through. Women hold their aprons over their faces and go stumbling away. A roar of fury goes up. A wounded man is being carried off.
Courage is knowing what not to fear.
You cannot build character and courage by taking away a man's initiative and independence.
A man who fears suffering is already suffering from what he fears.
Catholic theology believes that God gave man free will, and you can't give somebody free will and then send in a play from the sidelines.
Send forth the child and childish man together, and blush for the pride that libels our own old happy state, and gives its title to an ugly and distorted image.
It is the strange fate of man, that even in the greatest of evils the fear of the worst continues to haunt him.
Men ought either to be indulged or utterly destroyed, for if you merely offend them they take vengeance, but if you injure them greatly they are unable to retaliate, so that the injury done to a man ought to be such that vengeance cannot be feared.
What life half gives a man, posterity gives entirely.
Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.
Man is the only creature that consumes without producing. He does not give milk, he does not lay eggs, he is too weak to pull the plough, he cannot run fast enough to catch rabbits. Yet he is lord of all the animals.
Unless a reviewer has the courage to give you unqualified praise, I say ignore the bastard.
The fully matured man has no fear, no defense; he is psychologically completely open and vulnerable.
Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.
Give a man a free hand and he'll run it all over you.
To have a great man for an intimate friend seems pleasant to those who have never tried it; those who have, fear it.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.
Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace. The soul that knows it not, knows no release from little things; knows not the livid loneliness of fear.
To have a great man for a friend seems pleasant to those who have never tried it; those who have, fear it.
Suffering! We owe to it all that is good in us, all that gives value to life; we owe to it pity, we owe to it courage, we owe to it all the virtues.
Courage is a mean with regard to fear and confidence.
The only failure a man ought to fear is failure in cleaving to the purpose he sees to be best.
One man scorned and covered with scars still strove with his last ounce of courage to reach the unreachable stars; and the world will be better for this.