• The thing that makes a creative person is to be creative and that is all there is to it.

  • Cowards falter, but danger is often overcome by those who nobly dare.

  • There is a courtesy of the heart; it is allied to love. From its springs the purest courtesy in the outward behavior.

  • Courage is not the absence of fear, but the conquest of it.

  • True courage is not the brutal force of vulgar heroes, but the firm resolve of virtue and reason.

  • There is nothing in the world so much admired as a man who knows how to bear unhappiness with courage.

  • Courage in danger is half the battle.

  • All of the significant battles are waged within the self.

  • Courage is a special kind of knowledge; the knowledge of how to fear what ought to be feared and how not to fear what ought not to be feared.

  • Conscience is the root of all true courage; if a man would be brave let him obey his conscience.