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Courage is resistance to fear

18 August 2012

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear. Except a creature be part coward, it is not a compliment to say it is brave.

Mark Twain


6 Comments to “Courage is resistance to fear”

  1. Courage is the ability to act in the presence of fear.

    Cowardliness is the unwillingness to act knowing the width and breath of a danger.

  2. Wonderful statement. So true.

  3. Have you been reading my book…

  4. It is not brave to do something you’re not afraid of. Courage is being terrified and following through anyway.

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