Fearlessness is the first requisite of spirituality. Cowards can never be moral.
The scariest thing in the world is thinking someone you love is going to die.
Bravery is feeling fear but doing the thing anyway.
—Jennifer Donnelly in The Wild Rose
Death twitches my ear. "Live," he says. "I am coming.
Nothing worse could happen to one than to be completely understood.
Some have been thought brave because they were afraid to run away.
You always have two choices: your commitment versus your fear.
Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.
The weirdest thing of all is that it feels so right. I suppose it's true what they say, you never know it's right until it is, although I'm really scared of saying that out loud just in case he turns out to be a bastard, but somehow I don't think he will.
—Jane Green in Mr. Maybe
Courage is more exhilarating than fear, and in the long run it is easier. We do not have to become heroes overnight. Just a step at a time, meeting each thing that comes up, seeing it is not as dreadful as it appeared, discovering we have the strength to stare it down.