Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality, which guarantees the others.
Courage is the mental or moral strength to confront fear, pain, danger, uncertainty, or intimidation. For every individual, courage manifests itself in different ways. It might require some to be honest about themselves; others to endure suffering; some to speak up for what they believe, and others to remain quiet and allow others to pursue their own path.
It takes tremendous courage to resist acting things out in our rage, and instead to figure out what actions would be most effective in the pursuit of fairness.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
~Martin Luther King, Jr.
by Alison Poulsen, PhD