What happened in the missile crisis in October 1962 has been prettified to make it look as if acts of courage and thoughtfulness abounded. The truth is that the whole episode was almost insane.
On sensitive issues, talk isn’t cheap – it takes real courage to pry open topics nailed shut.
Necessity does the work of courage.
Courage is a kind of salvation.
Peace comes when you talk to the guy you most hate. And that’s where the courage of a leader comes, because when you sit down with your enemy, you as a leader must already have very considerable confidence from your own constituency.
The courage of a soldier is found to be the cheapest and most common quality of human nature.
I’m fascinated how often and with what whole-heartedness people will risk their lives to perform acts of courage, sacrifice, and compassion for total strangers.
It requires more courage to suffer than to die.
Courage stands halfway between cowardice and rashness, one of which is a lack, the other an excess of courage.
We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear.