n. The state or quality of mind or spirit that enables
one to face danger, fear, or vicissitudes with self-
possession, confidence, and resolution; bravery.
In my eyes: Courage gives you the strength to
stand up for what you believe in, even when
your all alone; to shout out at the top of your
lungs when all others remain silent.
Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live.
– Dorothy Thompson
Boo Radley in To Kill a Mockingbird had the courage to face his
fears of society to go outside and save Scout and Jem from
It takes courage and strength to make a jump into the unknown.
Risking your life and giving your time for the better
of others, even when it may put you in harms way.
“Conscience is the root of all true courage; if a man would be
brave let him obey his conscience.”
-James Freeman Clark
It is sometimes difficult to do the
right thing, because others may
persuade you differently.
“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
you see it through no matter
what. You rarely win, but
sometimes you do.”
- Atticus Fitch, To Kill a
Mockingbird, Chapter 11
It takes courage to say no,
especially to a friend.
Be content to stand in the light, and let the shadow
fall where it will.
- Mary W. Stewart
In 1989 the people of China protested the communist government. On
the June fourth incident of Tiananmen Square one man stood up in the
face of death for what he believed in.
I’ve learned there are many different types of courage, and I
have displayed only a few. Most people think of courage as
being able to jump off cliffs. Experiences like those need
physical courage. Moral courage is the ability to act correctly
even in the face of discouragement, which to me seems like
the more amazing of the two. Basically, moral courage is
“doing the right thing.”
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