We all have ups and downs and feel discouraged or hopeless every once in a while. And in those moments, when you feel like your whole world is crumbling down, you need courage above all else. Courage to see things through, courage to follow your heart, courage to carry on.
We hope these bits of wisdom and hope will encourage you to see the good in your life.
1. Ring the bells that still can ring. Forget your perfect offering. There is a crack, a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in. Leonard Cohen
2. Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow. Mary Anne Radmacher
3. Courage is grace under pressure. Ernest Hemingway
4. True courage is like a kite; a contrary wind raises it higher. John Petit-Senn
5. The person who risks nothing does nothing, has nothing, is nothing, and becomes nothing. He may avoid suffering and sorrow, but he simply cannot learn and feel and change and grow and love and live. Leo Buscaglia
6. When you walk to the edge of all the light you have and take that first step into the darkness of the unknown, you must believe that one of two things will happen: There will be something solid for you to stand upon, or you will be taught how to fly. Patrick Overton
7. You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life. Steve Jobs
8. Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. Lao Tzu
9. You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ Eleanor Roosevelt
10. The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart. Robert Green Ingersoll
11.We don’t develop courage by being happy every day. We develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity. Barbara De Angelis
12.I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear. Nelson Mandela
Please share these with your loved ones!