Wednesday’s Word

Brave

Some thoughts as I consider life with a chronic disease.

The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection. Thomas Paine
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I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death. Leonardo da Vinci
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I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear. Nelson Mandela
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Take chances, make mistakes. That’s how you grow. Pain nourishes your courage. You have to fail in order to practice being brave. Mary Tyler Moore
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Build me a son, O Lord, who will be strong enough to know when he is weak, and brave enough to face himself when he is afraid, one who will be proud and unbending in honest defeat, and humble and gentle in victory. Douglas MacArthur
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A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer. Ralph Waldo Emerson
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10 thoughts on “Wednesday’s Word

  1. I had never heard the quotes from Nelson Mandela or Ralph Waldo Emerson. What strong quotes they are. My cancer isn’t chronic, but as my doctors say, “it’s not IF it will come back, but WHEN.” I need this, Jo Ann. Thanks so much.

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