“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.”
“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. Ant that is why I succeed.”
“Fear keeps us focused on the past or worried about the future. If we can acknowledge our fear, we can realize that right now we are okay. Right now, today, we are still alive, and our bodies are working marvelously. Our eyes can still see the beautiful sky. Our ears can still hear the voices of our loved ones.”
“Heroes need monsters to establish their heroic credentials. You need something scary to overcome.”
When the will defies fear, when duty throws the gauntlet down to fate, when honor scorns to compromise with death – that is heroism.
– Robert Green Ingersoll
Rosa Parks was the queen mother of a movement whose single act of heroism sparked the movement for freedom, justice and equality. Her greatest contribution is that she told us a regular person can make a difference.
– Marc Morial
“Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you’re scared to death.”
– Harold Wilson