Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Quotes of Courage

One of my hobbies is collecting quotes and proverbs on various subject. Here are a few I have found on courage.

It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes short again and again, who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause, who at best knows achievement and who at the worst if he fails at least fails while daring greatly so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.
~Theodore Roosevelt
From a speech given in Paris at the Sorbonne in 1910

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak, Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
~Sir Winston Churchill

Never give in--never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.
~Sir Winston Churchill

Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm
~Sir Winston Churchill

One ought never to turn one's back on a threatened danger and try to run away from it. If you do that, you will double the danger. But if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half.
~Sir Winston Churchill

And here are a few that I copied off a friend's blog. :P

A Professional Soldier understands that war means killing people, war means maiming people, war means families left without fathers and mothers...Any soldier worth his salt should be anti-war. And still there are things worth fighting for.
~General H Norman Schwarzkopf (Gulf War I)

But the bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them,glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding, go out to meet it.

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.

Though still insightful, that last one is sadly ironic, as this man never saw the Great Light that was the Light of men.

Sunday, June 22, 2008


I was given a challenge today twice on prayer. To pray without ceasing. Prayer should be a constant guard on our lips, hearts, and minds. To help us to meditate on God day and night. Prayer is a powerful way to fight battles, to help others, to learn Christ's way; it should not be used as a last resort.
In Exodus 17 Moses fought a battle by holding up his hands to heaven. Two other men of God assisted him when he grew weary.

I am so thankful for my family and friends who have come along side me when ever I have been struggling, discouraged, or hurting. Through you God has been working in me.

Phi 1:3-4 I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making request with joy,