Courage

“People often think of Christian morality as a kind of bargain in which God says, ‘If you keep a lot of rules, I’ll reward you, and if you don’t, I’ll do other things.’ I do not think that this is the best way of looking at it. I would much rather say that every time you make a choice, you are turning the central part of you, the part of you that chooses, into something a little different from what it was before. And taking your life as a whole, with all your innumerable choices, all your life long you are slowly turning this central thing either into a heavenly creature or into a hellish creature.”

CS Lewis  |  Mere Christianity

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“Decisions of character are made by remembering the right order of the first and second great commandments.”

Lynn G. Robbins

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“Courage is the form of every virtue at the testing point. Pilate was merciful until it became risky.”

CS Lewis  |  "The Screwtape Letters"

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“A few of the basic attributes needed to become a lifelong learner are courage, faithful desire, humility, patience, curiosity, and a willingness to communicate and share the knowledge that we gain…. Lifelong learning is essential to the vitality of the human mind, body, and soul. It enhances self-worth and self-actuation. Lifelong learning is invigorating mentally and is a great defense against aging, depression, and self-doubt.”

Elder Robert D. Hales  |  "The Journey of Lifelong Learning," in Brigham Young University 2008-2009 Speeches [2009], 2, 8-9

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The greatest need in the world today is faith in God and courage to do his will.

David O. McKay  |  Teachings of Presidents of the Church: David O. McKay, p. 171

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“Courage is not just one of the virtues, it is the form of every virtue at the testing place.”

CS Lewis  |  The Screwtape Letters

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“Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.”

Raymond Lindquist

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Thomas S. Monson

“Let us have the courage to defy the consensus, the courage to stand for principle. Courage, not compromise, brings the smile of God’s approval. Courage becomes a living and an attractive virtue when it is regarded not only as a willingness to die manfully, but also as a determination to live decently. A moral coward is one who is afraid to do what he thinks is right because others will disapprove or laugh. Remember that all men have their fears, but those who face their fears with dignity have courage as well.”

Thomas S. Monson  |  The Call for Courage

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You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.

William Faulkner

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“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

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