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Courage and Risk-Taking

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
       - Anais Nin

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.
       - Eleanor Roosevelt

With courage you will dare to take risks, have the strength to be compassionate, and the wisdom to be humble. Courage is the foundation of integrity.
      
- Keshavan Nair

a very decorated generalCourage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.
       - Ambrose Redmoon

Take a risk and you will get a reward, although it may not be a medal

Your current safe boundaries were once unknown frontiers.
       - Anonymous

One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.
       - Maya Angelou

A coward gets scared and quits. A hero gets scared, but still goes on.
    
   - Anonymous

When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers.
       - Ralph Waldo Emerson

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends, of most of the people you see every day, is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
        - Theodore H. White

Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.
        - Winston Churchill

To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself.
       - Soren Kierkegaard

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
       -Mark Twain

Unless a man undertakes more than he possibly can do, he will never do all that he can.
       –Henry Drummond

Firefighters, policemen, they all risk their lives every day. Won't you risk something once and a while?

If you want a guarantee, buy a toaster.
       -
Anonymous

One hundred percent of the shots you don't take don't go in.
       - Wayne Gretzky

To succeed... you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
       –Tony Dorsett

To win without risk is to triumph without glory.
       - Pierre Corneille

He who dares nothing need hope for nothing.
      - Anonymous

Courage faces fear and thereby masters it  
      -
Martin Luther King, Jr.

 My parents told me that I could do and be anything I really wanted. I believed them.
      - Molly McDonald

The hero is no braver than the ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer
      - Ralph Waldo Emerson

A man of courage is also full of faith                                                                                                 - Cicero

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