By John Belthoff / In Blog / Posted Nov 17, 2007

Nothing ventured nothing gained. Two wrongs don't make a right. I won't give up without a fight. To keep me going I've selected these as mars appears to move backwards in the sky. Feel free to add some of your own.

Baltasar Gracian:

Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.

John Quincy Admas:

Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.

Marian Wright Edelman:

Whoever said anybody has a right to give up?

Ralph Waldo Emerson:

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.

Robert Frost:

The best way out is always through. (As a side note, this is one of my favorites!)

Winston Churchill:

Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.

Peter Ustinov:

Courage is often lack of insight, whereas cowardice in many cases is based on good information.

Mary Anne Radmacher:

Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I'll try again tomorrow.

To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee:

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 see it through no matter what.