We all have a little voice inside us...Walk the talk, plus Courage quotes.
"I think we all have a little voice inside us that will guide us...if we shut out all the noise and clutter from our lives and listen to that voice, it will tell us the right thing to do."
Christopher Reeve said these words, and his quote captures the essence of what our beautiful gift book, Walk the Talk with FREE DVD is all about.
It reminds us that having values is important, but living them is much more important...that words without deeds are nothing!
Best-selling authors, Eric Harvey and Steve Ventura, have written a wonderful, thought-provoking book, and I'd like to share their chapter on courage. Enjoy!
An excerpt from
Walk the Talk with FREE DVD
by Eric Harvey and Steve Ventura
QUESTION: What does "courage" have to do with being a person of good character...with someone who stays true to their principles and their values?
You see, being values-driven means two things:
Doing what's right - following our conscience; refusing to compromise our principles, despite pressures and temptations to the contrary, and
Taking a stand against what's wrong - speaking out, whenever we see others do things that are incorrect or inappropriate.
Unquestionably, both of those require guts and fortitude...they require courage.
Following your conscience instead of "following the crowd".
Refusing to take part in hurtful or disrespectful behaviors.
Sacrificing personal gain for the benefit of others.
Speaking your mind even though others don't agree.
Taking complete responsibility for your actions...and your mistakes.
Following the rules - and insisting that others do the same.
Challenging the status quo in search of better ways.
Doing what you know is right - regardless of the risks and potential consequences.
I'd like to share the "Cadet Prayer" that is repeated during chapel services at the U.S. Military Academy:
"Make us to choose the harder right instead of the easier wrong, and never to be content with a half truth when the whole truth can be won. Endow us with the courage that is born of loyalty to all that is noble and worthy, that scorns to compromise with vice and injustice and knows no fear when truth and right are in jeopardy."
That is truly the essence of courage.
•Walk the Talk with FREE DVD is loaded with nuggets of wisdom for any person, or any organization, to help make sure that your values are consistent with your dreams.
•Trust, Integrity, Commitment, Respect - are all just words unless we choose to live by them.
•Everyone from mothers, educators and business people will benefit from the life-changing lessons in this powerful book.
•An excellent leadership development book - promote a culture of integrity in your business or organization.
From family and faith, to sports and politics, to our jobs and our communities we all need to learn to "Walk the Talk". This beautifully written gift book reminds us all that having values is very important, but it's much more important to live them. "Walking the talk" is always one of our greatest challenges.
Best selling authors, Eric Harvey and Steve Ventura have written an enlightening book that is filled with inspirational and life changing insights.Walk the Talk with FREE DVD is organized around 5 principles:
1.Words to live by are just words unless you actually live by them.
2.You are what you do.
3.Everything you do counts.
4.The "Golden Rule" is still pure gold.
5.Character is the key.
Walk the Talk with FREE DVD is loaded with nuggets of wisdom for any person, or any organization, to help make sure that your values are consistent with your dreams.
Having values is important, but it is even more important, to live the values, from family and faith, to sports and politics, to our jobs and our communities we all need to learn to "Walk the Talk".
Quotations about Courage
Courage is reckoned the greatest of all virtues; because, unless a man has that virtue, he has no security for preserving any other. ~Samuel Johnson (Thanks, Frank Lynch)
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear. ~Ambrose Redmoon
Every man has his own courage, and is betrayed because he seeks in himself the courage of other persons. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Every day you either see a scar or courage. Where you dwell will define your struggle. ~Dodinsky, www.dodinsky.com
Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen. ~Winston Churchill
Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I'll try again tomorrow. ~Mary Anne Radmacher
It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare. ~Mark Twain
People are made of flesh and blood and a miracle fibre called courage. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960
Sometimes even to live is an act of courage. ~Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Letters to Lucilius
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, Pudd'nhead Wilson's Calendar, 1894
It was times like these when I thought my father, who hated guns and had never been to any wars, was the bravest man who ever lived. ~Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird
Courage is being afraid but going on anyhow. ~Dan Rather
Courage is doing what you're afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you're scared. ~Edward Vernon Rickenbacker
A coward is a hero with a wife, kids, and a mortgage. ~Marvin Kitman
Coward: A man in whom the instinct of self-preservation acts normally. ~Sultana Zoraya
Bravery is being the only one who knows you're afraid. ~Franklin P. Jones
Courage can't see around corners, but goes around them anyway. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960
If God wanted us to be brave, why did He give us legs? ~Marvin Kitman
Coward: One who, in a perilous emergency, thinks with his legs. ~Ambrose Bierce
Sometimes the biggest act of courage is a small one. ~Lauren Raffo
Cowardice, as distinguished from panic, is almost always simply a lack of ability to suspend the functioning of the imagination. ~Ernest Hemingway, Men at War, 1942
Some have been thought brave because they were afraid to run away. ~Thomas Fuller
Fear and courage are brothers. ~Proverb
Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. ~C.S. Lewis
The courage of life is often a less dramatic spectacle than the courage of a final moment; but it is no less a magnificent mixture of triumph and tragedy. ~John F. Kennedy
One man with courage makes a majority. ~Andrew Jackson
Courage is the power to let go of the familiar. ~Raymond Lindquist
Valor is stability, not of legs and arms, but of courage and the soul. ~Michel de Montaigne
When we are afraid we ought not to occupy ourselves with endeavoring to prove that there is no danger, but in strengthening ourselves to go on in spite of the danger. ~Mark Rutherford
Courage is tiny pieces of fear all glued together. ~Terri Guillemets
True courage is not the brutal force of vulgar heroes, but the firm resolve of virtue and reason. ~Alfred North Whitehead
Courage, in the final analysis, is nothing but an affirmative answer to the shocks of existence. ~Kurt Goldstein
To live with fear and not be afraid is the final test of maturity. ~Edward Weeks
A man of courage never wants weapons. ~Author Unknown
It is easy to be brave from a safe distance. ~Aesop
A brave arm makes a short sword long. ~Author Unknown
No one has yet computed how many imaginary triumphs are silently celebrated by people each year to keep up their courage. ~Henry S. Haskins
There is no such thing as bravery; only degrees of fear. ~John Wainwright
Look at hopelessness in the face and say: "We are simply not meant to be together." Hold courage's hand and walk away. ~Dodinsky, www.dodinsky.com
I'm not funny. What I am is brave. ~Lucille Ball
Courage is a peculiar kind of fear. ~Charles Kennedy
For without belittling the courage with which men have died, we should not forget those acts of courage with which men have lived. ~John F. Kennedy
Courage is fear that has said its prayers. ~Dorothy Bernard
Courage is fear holding on a minute longer. ~George Smith Patton
Courage is... the knowledge of how to fear what ought to be feared and how not to fear what ought not to be feared. ~David Ben-Gurion
Courage is knowing what not to fear. ~Plato
Optimism is the foundation of courage. ~Nicholas Murray Butler
Courage is as often the outcome of despair as of hope; in the one case we have nothing to lose, in the other everything to gain. ~Diane de Poitiers
To him that waits all things reveal themselves, provided that he has the courage not to deny, in the darkness, what he has seen in the light. ~Coventry Patmore
Courage is being scared to death... and saddling up anyway. ~John Wayne
Necessity does the work of courage. ~Nicholas Murray Butler
Perfect courage means doing unwitnessed what we would be capable of with the world looking on. ~François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld, Maxims, 1678
Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die. ~G.K. Chesterton
Courage is the fear of being thought a coward. ~Horace Smith
Courage is to feel the daily daggers of relentless steel and keep on living. ~Douglas Malloch
The only real progress lies in learning to be wrong all alone. ~Albert Camus
Courage is nine-tenths context. What is courageous in one setting can be foolhardy in another and even cowardly in a third. ~Joseph Epstein
A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Courage is never to let your actions be influenced by your fears. ~Arthur Koestler
Courage is a kind of salvation. ~Plato
Valor is a gift. Those having it never know for sure if they have it till the test comes. And those having it in one test never know for sure if they will have it when the next test comes. ~Carl Sandburg
Courage ought to have eyes as well as arms. ~H.G. Bohn
You can't test courage cautiously. ~Anne Dillard
The only courage that matters is the kind that gets you from one moment to the next. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966
In the beginning of a change, the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot. ~Mark Twain, Notebook, 1935
I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It's when you know you're licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what. You rarely win, but sometimes you do. ~Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird
I believe that courage is the sum of strength and wisdom. You take away wisdom from the equation - courage may turn to rage. ~Dodinsky, www.dodinsky.com
A timid person is frightened before a danger, a coward during the time, and a courageous person afterward. ~Jean Paul Richter
Have the courage to live. Anyone can die. ~Robert Cody
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