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One of the most courageous things you can do is identify yourself, know who you are, what you believe in and where you want to go.-Sheila Murray Bethel.

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2 One of the most courageous things you can do is identify yourself, know who you are, what you believe in and where you want to go.-Sheila Murray Bethel Thoughts on Courage Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.--- Dr. Seuss ♫ Turn your speakers on! ♫

3 Don't let your pride or a lack of courage stand in the way of saying you're sorry to people you may have offended.--Sean Covey Build upon strengths, and weaknesses will gradually take care of themselves.--- Joyce C. Lock

4 Courage is about doing what you're afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you're scared.---Eddie Rickenbacker Find something you truly believe in...and everything else will have meaning as well. Melt the icy fingers of fear...With the sunshine of hope.

5 Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. -Dr. Seuss What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.- Oliver Wendell Holmes

6 I'm scared today, but when comes tomorrow, my heart will not know sorrow. I will not know fear, and cry no tears, tomorrow I am stronger. ---Jennifer Hiykel Life is inherently risky. There is only one big risk you should avoid at all costs, and that is the risk of doing nothing.-Denis Waitley

7 The probability that we may fail in the struggle, ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just.-Abraham Lincoln Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live – Norman Cousins

8 Courage isn't having the strength to go on - it is going on when you don't have strength.- Napoleon Bonaparte Courage is never to let your actions be influenced by your fears.Arthur Koestler

9 Our lives improve only when we take chances and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves.- Walter Anderson We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

10 A true hero does what needs to be done and needs no other reason.-- Unknown f you believe in your heart that you are right, you must fight with all your might to do it your way.--Linda Ellerbee

11 The biggest mistake you can make is to continually fearing that you will make one.-- Unknown It takes chances to make changes. --Danielle Ballentine

12 Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that 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.

13 Consult not your fears but your hopes and dreams Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what is still possible for you to do.--- Pope John XXIII The impossible is often untried.-- Unknown

14 As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.- Marianne Williamson If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced. -Vincent Van Gogh

15 The greatest change will happen when you stop believing that you need to change. It takes chances to make changes. -Danielle Ballentine To get something you never had, you have to do something you never did.

16 Courage is the discovery that you may not win, and trying even when you know you can lose. Resolve to be thyself; and know that he who finds himself loses his misery.-Matthew Arnold

17 Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life and when it comes, hold your head high, look it squarely in the eye and say, 'I will be bigger than you. You cannot defeat me.--Ann Landers Above all, challenge yourself. You may well surprise yourself at what strengths you have, what you can accomplish.---Cecile Springer

18 I will not follow where the path may lead, but I will go where there is no path, and I will leave a trail. - Muriel Strade Great occasions do not make heroes or cowards; they simply unveil them to the eyes of men.

19 The definition of courage is: "That quality of mind which enables one to encounter danger and difficulties with firmness, or without fear, or fainting of heart; valor; boldness; resolution." The test of courage comes when we are in the minority.-Ralph Sockman

20 Sadly, that seems to be the shape of things in today's world. People seem to be content to follow the crowd instead of standing for something and making a difference. It takes courage to hold to your convictions, to go where no one else is going, to do what no one else is doing.

21 Stop and think about what you're doing with your life, and how you can change for the better. Yes, it takes courage, it take determination, and it takes sacrifice. But the rewards are well worth it.

22 Though my soul may set in darkness, it will rise in perfect light I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.---Sarah Williams

23 Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore. So, try something new today, step out and live! –Andre Gide We make progress in society only if we stop cursing and complaining about its shortcomings and have the courage to do something about them. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

24 The man of wisdom is never of two minds; the man of benevolence never worries; the man of courage is never afraid. -Confucius The secret of happiness is freedom. The secret of freedom is courage.-Thucydides

25 You cannot be truthful if you are not courageous. You cannot be loving if you are not courageous. You cannot be trusting if you are not courageous. You cannot enter into reality if you are not courageous. Hence courage comes first... and everything else follows.- Osho, 1931-1990

26 Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Often the real test of courage is not to die, but to live.-Conte Vittorio Alfieri Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love. -Rainer Maria Rilke

27 Don't wish me happiness. I don't expect to be happy all the time...It's gotten beyond that somehow. Wish me courage and strength and a sense of humor. I will need them all.- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

28 A wretched soul, bruised with adversity, we bid be quiet, when we hear it cry; but were we burdened with like weight of pain, as much, or more, we should ourselves complain. -William Shakespeare They can because they think they can. -Virgil

29 And the day came when the risk it took to remain tight inside the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. -Anais Nin Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.- Ambrose Redmoon

30 The journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.-Lao Tzu Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.- Henry Ford Our greatest glory consists not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. - Oliver Goldsmith

31 Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake. -Victor Hugo We hope you have enjoyed this presentation. Visit us online at For more inspiring slides, visit --Tim Pedrosa

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