Another test [of character] is courage.  How does it happen that some people go on and on in the face of difficulty while others with as much or more natural ability give up and become a burden to society?  If they had no ability, it would be unjust to lay complaint against them.  But do they just “give up” in the presence of difficulty?  If so, they have no fight in them.  Who wants to be tied to this sort of person?  It is tragic to see an ambitious and energetic and brave woman married to a listless, lazy, unimaginative man.  What can she do?  It is like hitching a spirited horse to a stump.  He cannot move it.  Progress is impossible.

One man with courage is a majority. – Andrew Jackson

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

True courage is like a kite; a contrary wind raises it higher. – J. Petit-Senn

Last, but no means least, courage–moral courage, the courage of one’s convictions, the courage to see things through.  The world is in a constant conspiracy against the brave.  It’s the age-old struggle–the roar of the crowd on one side and the voice of your conscience on the other. – General Douglas MacArthur


An excerpt from my book “Life’s Fundamental Choices”

–Pastor Ward Clinton

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