Posts tagged ‘courage’

2013

courage

Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die.

G.K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy (1909)

Thank you to all our veterans. God bless and keep you all.

2013

when the wind comes

The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.

William Ward, Fountains of Faith (1970)

2013

keep on

I keep on making what I can’t do yet in order to learn to be able to do it.

Vincent van Gogh, letter to Theo (1885)

2013

happiness

All happiness depends on courage and work.

Honoré de Balzac, letter to M. Laurent-Jan (1849)

2013

courage

The brave die never, though they sleep in dust:
Their courage nerves a thousand living men.

Minot Judson Savage, “Decorating the Soldiers’ Graves” (1882?)

2013

steady

Laura felt a warmth inside her. It was very small, but it was strong. It was steady, like a tiny light in the dark, and it burned very low but no winds could make it flicker because it would not give up.

Laura Ingalls Wilder,  The Long Winter (1940)

2012

heroism

The opportunities for heroism are limited in this kind of world: the most people can do is sometimes not to be as weak as they’ve been at other times.

Angus Wilson, interview in Writers at Work: The Paris Review Interviews (1958)

2012

look stupid

If you’re not prepared to look stupid, then nothing great is ever going to happen.

Matt Witten and David Shore (creator), House MD, Season 2, Episode 14 (2006)

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