Quotes of the Day for 6 December 2000 – Courage
This is day two of our little three-part series on ethics and success in business. Yesterday's quotes were on Honesty, today we look at Courage - the two ethical factors I consider sufficient for business. Tomorrow we wrap up with Commitment.
Courage is the most important of all virtues, because without it we can't practice any other virtue with consistency.
- Maya Angelou
Because a fellow has failed once or twice, or a dozen times, you don't want to set him down as a failure till he's dead or loses his courage - and that's the same thing.
- George Lorimer
Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires some of the same courage that a soldier needs. Peace has its victories, but it takes brave men and women to win them.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Good ideas are not adopted automatically. They must be driven into practice with courageous patience.
- Hyman G. Rickover
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