The Bedrock Virtue of Courage

February 9, 2022 pwm1

Courage is the greatest of all virtues, because if you haven’t courage, you may not have an opportunity to use any of the others.

—Samuel Johnson (Image licensed by Penn Wealth)
Hanging bridge in Ai-Petri, Crimea.

Sometimes courage amounts to the simple act of standing up and facing the day, overcoming a dark emotional state in the process. Other times it means holding true to one’s principles despite what others may think. Fortunately, courage is not something which must be instinctive in nature; it is a force which can be developed and sharpened on a daily basis, and one which grows stronger with use. 

—Mike Hazell

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