“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


“Real courage is when you know you’re licked before you begin,
but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.”  
Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

Helsinki, Finland

“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

Kolkata (Calcutta), India

“All happiness depends on courage and work.”
– Honoré de Balzac

Peshawar, Pakistan

“Courage is found in unlikely places.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien

Kampala, Uganda


Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh, India



“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear – not absence of fear.”
– Mark Twain

Los Angeles, California, USA


New York City, New York, USA

“You do not need to know precisely what is happening, or exactly where it is all going.
What you need is to recognize the possibilities and
challenges offered by the present moment, and to

embrace them with courage, faith and hope.”  
– Thomas Merton

Los Angeles, California, USA

“Bran thought about it. ‘Can a man still be brave if he’s afraid?’
‘That is the only time a man can be brave,’ his father told him.”
― George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones



Hong Kong

“Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage,
you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.”

― Maya Angelou

Lourdes, France

“Courage is not the absence of fear; it is the conquest of it.”
– William Danforth

Herat, Afghanistan


Kabul, Afghanistan

“Courage is not having the strength to go on;
it is going on when you don’t have the strength.”
– Theodore Roosevelt

Chitral Valley, Pakistan

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal:
it is the courage to continue that counts.”

― Winston S. Churchill

Batticaloa, Sri Lanka



“What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?”
– Vincent van Gogh

Baluchistan, Pakistan

“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.”
― Anaïs Nin

New York City, New York, USA


“Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon,
there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always
difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right.
To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires some of the
same courage that a soldier needs.
Peace has its victories, but it takes brave men and women to win them.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson