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.
- Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird
"Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear."
Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.
I was once told that the word 'courage' comes from the Old French, corage which means 'heart and spirit' or 'love'. This comes from the Latin cor, meaning heart or divine centre. Etymologically it means to have the ability to stand by one's heart or one's core. I love the thought that courage is related to how much heart or love we have... That 'quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow".'