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"The wicked flee when no one is pursuing, But the righteous are bold as a lion." - Proverbs 28:1 (NASB)

Courage is the virtue of persevering in a good course of action despite one's fears

  • "In premodern times, the courage of a leader often had to be physical. In the last 500 years it is more often moral. Moral courage is the ability to do what's right even when it is deeply unpopular, even dangerous. Courage is only found where there is the genuine possibility of loss -- loss of friends, reputation, status, power, possessions or, at the extremes, freedom or life." [1]
  • "... when you have the courage to stand up for what is right, it gives other people courage, and if they know they are not going to be standing alone, when they see you standing up, others will take courage and join you."[2]

Building courage


Sermons on courage

Overcoming and facing fears

The Bible is the best-selling book of all time.[3]

Between 5 to 7 billion Bibles have been published.

Bible verses on fear and anxiety

Overcoming a fear of social rejection

See also: Social rejection

Social rejection occurs when an individual is intentionally excluded from social relationships/interactions and can involve ignoring another person's presence to actively expelling an individual.[4]


Sales and rejection related articles

Courage quotes

"Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can't practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage." - Maya Angelou

"You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor." - Aristotle

"Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy." - Dale Carnegie

"Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore." - Andre Gide

"Courage is grace under pressure." - Ernest Hemingway

"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

"Courage is knowing what not to fear." - Plato

"Courage, above all things, is the first quality of a warrior." - Carl von Clausewitz

"It requires more courage to suffer than to die." - Napoleon Bonaparte

"He is a man of courage who does not run away, but remains at his post and fights against the enemy." - Socrates

"Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity." - W. Clement Stone

"There are no easy answers, but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right." - [[Ronald Reagan]

"Fate loves the fearless." - James Russell Lowell

"We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

Courage quotes web pages


A Man or a Mouse by Sunday Adelaja. Golden Truth Publishing (August 15, 2018)

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