We don't develop courage by being happy every day. We develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.
We need to find the courage to say no to the things and people that are not serving us if we want to rediscover ourselves and live our lives with authenticity.
It takes some courage to write fiction about politically controversial topics. The dread is you'll be labeled a political writer.
Readers of fiction read, I think, for a deeper embrace of the world, of reality. And that's brave. I never get over being thankful for that - for the courage of my readers.
Some of the greatest survivors have been women. Look at the courage so many women have shown after surviving earthquakes in the rubble for days on end.
One of the greatest gifts my father gave me - unintentionally - was witnessing the courage with which he bore adversity. We had a bit of a rollercoaster life with some really challenging financial periods. He was always unshaken, completely tranquil, the same ebullient, laughing, jovial man.
One of the greatest gifts my father gave me - unintentionally - was witnessing the courage with which he bore adversity.
War alone brings up to their highest tension all human energies and imposes the stamp of nobility upon the peoples who have the courage to make it.
Presumption should never make us neglect that which appears easy to us, nor despair make us lose courage at the sight of difficulties.
You will find as you grow older that courage is the rarest of all qualities to be found in public life.