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Enlightened Courage A Commentary on the Seven Point Mind Training



Courage: In ethical discussions courage is usually regarded as a virtue (it is one of the traditional cardinal virtues), and either enjoined as a duty or praised as an excellence. When thus regarded as a virtue, courage is generally said to be a disposition, not merely instinctive, to exhibit a certain firmness, stopping short of rashness, in the face of danger, threat, temptation, pain, public opinion, etc. (thus including "moral" as well as physical courage, and passive courage or "fortitude" as well as active courage); which disposition, if it is to be a virtue, must, it is thought, be exhibited in the course of what the bearer knows or believes to be his duty, or at least in the support of some cause to which one is seriously committed or which is generally regarded as worthwhile. -- W.K.F.

courage ::: n. --> The heart; spirit; temper; disposition.
Heart; inclination; desire; will.
That quality of mind which enables one to encounter danger and difficulties with firmness, or without fear, or fainting of heart; valor; boldness; resolution.

courageous ::: a. --> Possessing, or characterized by, courage; brave; bold.

courageously ::: adv. --> In a courageous manner.

courageousness ::: n. --> The quality of being courageous; courage.

courage ::: the state or quality of mind or spirit that enables one to face danger, fear, or vicissitudes with self-possession, confidence, and resolution; bravery.


  5. A courage undaunted in every emergency, even by peril to life;

abet ::: v. t. --> To instigate or encourage by aid or countenance; -- used in a bad sense of persons and acts; as, to abet an ill-doer; to abet one in his wicked courses; to abet vice; to abet an insurrection.
To support, uphold, or aid; to maintain; -- in a good sense.
To contribute, as an assistant or instigator, to the commission of an offense.

abhaya (abhaya; abhayam) ::: fearlessness; passive courage, "freedom from fear which with a bold calmness meets and receives every menace of danger and shock of misfortune", an attribute of the ks.atriya.

accourage ::: v. t. --> To encourage.

achievement ::: something accomplished, esp. by superior ability, special effort, great courage, etc. achievements.

adj. 1. Lacking in colour or brightness, vividness, clearness, loudness, strength, etc. 2. Indistinct, ill-defined; dim; faded; slight. 3. Feeble through hunger, fear, exhaustion, etc. 4. Inclined to ‘faint" or swoon. faintest, faint-foot. v. 5. To lose strength, brightness, colour, courage etc.; to fade. 6. To grow weak. 7. To feel weak, dizzy or exhausted; falter; about to lose consciousness. 8. To weaken in purpose or spirit. faints, fainted, fainting.

adventurous ::: n. --> Inclined to adventure; willing to incur hazard; prone to embark in hazardous enterprise; rashly daring; -- applied to persons.
Full of hazard; attended with risk; exposing to danger; requiring courage; rash; -- applied to acts; as, an adventurous undertaking, deed, song.

ALPS "language" 1. An interpreted {algebraic language} for the {Bendix G15} developed by Dr. Richard V. Andree (? - 1987), Joel C. Ewing and others of the {University of Oklahoma} from Spring 1966 (possibly 1965). Dale Peters "" reports that in the summer of 1966 he attended the second year of an {NSF}-sponsored summer institute in mathematics and computing at the University of Oklahoma. Dr. Andree's computing class mostly used the language GO-GO, later renamed ALPS. The language changed frequently during the class, which was occasionally disorienting. Dale believes it was also used in Summer 1965 and that it was about this time that {John G. Kemeny} (one of the designers of {Dartmouth BASIC}, 1963) saw it during a visit. Dr. Andree's January 1967 class mimeo notes on ALPS begin: "ALPS is a new programming language designed and perfected by Mr. Harold Bradbury, Mr. Joel Ewing and Mr. Harold Wiebe, members of the O.U. Mathematics Computer Consultants Group under the direction of Dr. Richard V. Andree. ALPS is designed to be used with a minimum of training to solve numerical problems on a computer with typewriter stations and using man-computer cooperation by persons who have little familiarity with advanced mathematics." The initial version of what evolved into ALPS was designed and implemented by Joel Ewing (a pre-senior undergrad) in G15 {machine language} out of frustration with the lack of applications to use the G15's dual-case alphanumeric I/O capabilities. Harold Wiebe also worked on the code. Others, including Ralph Howenstine, a member of the O.U. Math Computer Consultants Group, contributed to the design of extensions and Dr. Andree authored all the instructional materials, made the outside world aware of the language and encouraged work on the language. (2006-10-10) 2. A parallel {logic language}. ["Synchronization and Scheduling in ALPS Objects", P. Vishnubhotia, Proc 8th Intl Conf Distrib Com Sys, IEEE 1988, pp. 256-264]. (1994-11-24)

ALPS ::: (language) 1. An interpreted algebraic language for the Bendix G15 developed by Dr. Richard V. Andree (? - 1987), Joel C. Ewing and others of the University of Oklahoma from Spring 1966 (possibly 1965).Dale Peters reports that in the summer of 1966 he attended the second year of an NSF-sponsored summer institute in mathematics and used in Summer 1965 and that it was about this time that John G. Kemeny (one of the designers of Dartmouth BASIC, 1963) saw it during a visit.Dr. Andree's January 1967 class mimeo notes on ALPS begin: ALPS is a new programming language designed and perfected by Mr. Harold Bradbury, Mr. Joel typewriter stations and using man-computer cooperation by persons who have little familiarity with advanced mathematics.The initial version of what evolved into ALPS was designed and implemented by Joel Ewing (a pre-senior undergrad) in G15 machine language out of frustration materials, made the outside world aware of the language and encouraged work on the language.(2006-10-10)2. A parallel logic language.[Synchronization and Scheduling in ALPS Objects, P. Vishnubhotia, Proc 8th Intl Conf Distrib Com Sys, IEEE 1988, pp. 256-264]. (1994-11-24)

Amal: “the sirens are those beings whose songs used to lure away mariners. And when they answered the call, they were killed. There was a foreknowledge of what was to happen to Savitri so there was discouragement to venture out. . . so there is a plea to spare this being from suffering the same fate.”

animosity ::: v. t. --> Mere spiritedness or courage.
Violent hatred leading to active opposition; active enmity; energetic dislike.

  A person engaged or experienced in warfare; soldier. 2. One who shows or has shown great vigour, courage, etc. (Sri Aurobindo also employs the word as an adj.) warriors.

appall ::: a. --> To make pale; to blanch.
To weaken; to enfeeble; to reduce; as, an old appalled wight.
To depress or discourage with fear; to impress with fear in such a manner that the mind shrinks, or loses its firmness; to overcome with sudden terror or horror; to dismay; as, the sight appalled the stoutest heart.

appalled ::: filled or overcome with horror, consternation, or fear, resulting in the loss of courage in the face of something dreadful.

ARRESTS IN SADHANA. ::: A difficulty comes or an arrest in some movement which you have begun or have been carrying on for some time. Such arrests are inevitably frequent enough; one might almost say that every step forward is followed by an arrest. It is to be dealt with by becoming always more quiet, more firm in the will to go through, by opening oneself more and more so that any obstructing non-receptivity in the nature may diminish or disappear, by an affirmation of faith even in the midst of obscurity, faith in the presence of a Power that is working behind the cloud and the veil, in the guidance of the Guru, by an observation of oneself to find any cause of the arrest, not in a spirit of depression or discouragement but with the will to find out and remove it. This is the only right attitude and, if one is persistent in taking it, the periods of arrest are not abolished, - for that cannot be at this stage, - but greatly shortened and lightened in their incidence. Sometimes these arrests are periods, long or short, of assimilation or unseen preparation, their appearance of sterile immobility is deceptive ::: in that case, with the right attitude, one can after a time, by opening, by observation, by accumulated experience, begin to feel, to get some inkling of what is being prepared or done. Sometimes it is a period of true obstruction in which the Power at work has to deal with the obstacles in the way, obstacles in oneself, obstacles of the opposing cosmic forces or any other or of all together, and this kind of arrest may be long or short according to the magnitude or obstinacy or complexity of the impediments that are met. But here, too, the right attitude can alleviate or shorten and, if persistently taken, help to a more radical removal of the difficulties and greatly diminish the necessity of complete arrests hereafter.
On the contrary, an attitude of depression or unfaith in the help or the guidance or in the certitude of the victory of the guiding Power, a shutting up of yourself in the sense of the difficulties, helps the obstructions to recur with force instead of progressively diminishing in their incidence.

art union ::: --> An association for promoting art (esp. the arts of design), and giving encouragement to artists.

a-saurya (a-shaurya) ::: lack of heroism or courage (saurya), perhaps a-saurya referring to a deficiency of abhaya and sahasa, two attributes of the ks.atriya.

Ashmogh (Pahlavi) Demon with disheveled hair of the race of wrath; Ahriman’s disciple who encourages Azhi-Dahak (Bevar-Aspa) to rise up in order to destroy mankind and shouts: “Now it is nine thousand years that Fereydun is not living; why do you not rise up, although thy fetters are not removed, when this world is full of people and they have brought them the enclosure which Yima formed?” (SBE 5:234).

Assassins [from Arab hashshashin hashish eaters; or from proper name Hassan] Originally an order founded in Persia and Syria during the 11th century by Hassan ben Sabbah, an offshoot of the Ismaelites of the Shiite division of Islam. They taught the esoteric doctrines of Islam, encouraged mathematics and philosophy, and are said to have used hashish as a means of obtaining celestial visions. They held that creation began with the intellectual world, moved to the soul and then the rest of creation. The human soul, imprisoned in the body to carry out the teacher’s orders, rejoins the universal soul at death. The usual accounts state that they sanctioned the employment of secret assassination against all enemies.

assurance ::: n. --> The act of assuring; a declaration tending to inspire full confidence; that which is designed to give confidence.
The state of being assured; firm persuasion; full confidence or trust; freedom from doubt; certainty.
Firmness of mind; undoubting, steadiness; intrepidity; courage; confidence; self-reliance.
Excess of boldness; impudence; audacity; as, his assurance is intolerable.

atmaslagha (atmaslagha; atma slagha) ::: self-affirmation, "the high atmaslagha self-confidence of power, capacity, character and courage indispensable to the man of action", an attribute of the ks.atriya.

ATM Forum ::: (networking, body) An international non-profit arganisation aiming to encourage the user of Asynchronous Transfer Mode through interoperability specifications and to promote cooperation and awareness.The ATM Forum consists of a worldwide Technical Committee, three Marketing Committees for North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific as well as the User Committee, through which ATM end-users participate.Worldwide Headquarters: 2570 West El Camino Real, Suite 304 Mountain View, CA 94040-1313 USA.Telephone: +1 (650) 949 6700.E-mail: ATM Forum . . (1999-06-14)

ATM Forum "networking, body" An international non-profit arganisation aiming to encourage the user of {Asynchronous Transfer Mode} through {interoperability} specifications and to promote cooperation and awareness. The ATM Forum consists of a worldwide Technical Committee, three Marketing Committees for North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific as well as the User Committee, through which ATM end-users participate. Worldwide Headquarters: 2570 West El Camino Real, Suite 304 Mountain View, CA 94040-1313 USA. Telephone: +1 (650) 949 6700. E-mail: ATM Forum "". {(}. (1999-06-14)

Aufklärung: In general, this German word and its English equivalent Enlightenment denote the self-emancipation of man from mere authority, prejudice, convention and tradition, with an insistence on freer thinking about problems uncritically referred to these other agencies. According to Kant's famous definition "Enlightenment is the liberation of man from his self-caused state of minority, which is the incapacity of using one's understanding without the direction of another. This state of minority is caused when its source lies not in the lack of understanding, but in the lack of determination and courage to use it without the assistance of another" (Was ist Aufklärung? 1784). In its historical perspective, the Aufklärung refers to the cultural atmosphere and contrlbutions of the 18th century, especially in Germany, France and England [which affected also American thought with B. Franklin, T. Paine and the leaders of the Revolution]. It crystallized tendencies emphasized by the Renaissance, and quickened by modern scepticism and empiricism, and by the great scientific discoveries of the 17th century. This movement, which was represented by men of varying tendencies, gave an impetus to general learning, a more popular philosophy, empirical science, scriptural criticism, social and political thought. More especially, the word Aufklärung is applied to the German contributions to 18th century culture. In philosophy, its principal representatives are G. E. Lessing (1729-81) who believed in free speech and in a methodical criticism of religion, without being a free-thinker; H. S. Reimarus (1694-1768) who expounded a naturalistic philosophy and denied the supernatural origin of Christianity; Moses Mendelssohn (1729-86) who endeavoured to mitigate prejudices and developed a popular common-sense philosophy; Chr. Wolff (1679-1754), J. A. Eberhard (1739-1809) who followed the Leibnizian rationalism and criticized unsuccessfully Kant and Fichte; and J. G. Herder (1744-1803) who was best as an interpreter of others, but whose intuitional suggestions have borne fruit in the organic correlation of the sciences, and in questions of language in relation to human nature and to national character. The works of Kant and Goethe mark the culmination of the German Enlightenment. Cf. J. G. Hibben, Philosophy of the Enlightenment, 1910. --T.G. Augustinianism: The thought of St. Augustine of Hippo, and of his followers. Born in 354 at Tagaste in N. Africa, A. studied rhetoric in Carthage, taught that subject there and in Rome and Milan. Attracted successively to Manicheanism, Scepticism, and Neo-Platontsm, A. eventually found intellectual and moral peace with his conversion to Christianity in his thirty-fourth year. Returning to Africa, he established numerous monasteries, became a priest in 391, Bishop of Hippo in 395. Augustine wrote much: On Free Choice, Confessions, Literal Commentary on Genesis, On the Trinity, and City of God, are his most noted works. He died in 430.   St. Augustine's characteristic method, an inward empiricism which has little in common with later variants, starts from things without, proceeds within to the self, and moves upwards to God. These three poles of the Augustinian dialectic are polarized by his doctrine of moderate illuminism. An ontological illumination is required to explain the metaphysical structure of things. The truth of judgment demands a noetic illumination. A moral illumination is necessary in the order of willing; and so, too, an lllumination of art in the aesthetic order. Other illuminations which transcend the natural order do not come within the scope of philosophy; they provide the wisdoms of theology and mysticism. Every being is illuminated ontologically by number, form, unity and its derivatives, and order. A thing is what it is, in so far as it is more or less flooded by the light of these ontological constituents.   Sensation is necessary in order to know material substances. There is certainly an action of the external object on the body and a corresponding passion of the body, but, as the soul is superior to the body and can suffer nothing from its inferior, sensation must be an action, not a passion, of the soul. Sensation takes place only when the observing soul, dynamically on guard throughout the body, is vitally attentive to the changes suffered by the body. However, an adequate basis for the knowledge of intellectual truth is not found in sensation alone. In order to know, for example, that a body is multiple, the idea of unity must be present already, otherwise its multiplicity could not be recognized. If numbers are not drawn in by the bodily senses which perceive only the contingent and passing, is the mind the source of the unchanging and necessary truth of numbers? The mind of man is also contingent and mutable, and cannot give what it does not possess. As ideas are not innate, nor remembered from a previous existence of the soul, they can be accounted for only by an immutable source higher than the soul. In so far as man is endowed with an intellect, he is a being naturally illuminated by God, Who may be compared to an intelligible sun. The human intellect does not create the laws of thought; it finds them and submits to them. The immediate intuition of these normative rules does not carry any content, thus any trace of ontologism is avoided.   Things have forms because they have numbers, and they have being in so far as they possess form. The sufficient explanation of all formable, and hence changeable, things is an immutable and eternal form which is unrestricted in time and space. The forms or ideas of all things actually existing in the world are in the things themselves (as rationes seminales) and in the Divine Mind (as rationes aeternae). Nothing could exist without unity, for to be is no other than to be one. There is a unity proper to each level of being, a unity of the material individual and species, of the soul, and of that union of souls in the love of the same good, which union constitutes the city. Order, also, is ontologically imbibed by all beings. To tend to being is to tend to order; order secures being, disorder leads to non-being. Order is the distribution which allots things equal and unequal each to its own place and integrates an ensemble of parts in accordance with an end. Hence, peace is defined as the tranquillity of order. Just as things have their being from their forms, the order of parts, and their numerical relations, so too their beauty is not something superadded, but the shining out of all their intelligible co-ingredients.   S. Aurelii Augustini, Opera Omnia, Migne, PL 32-47; (a critical edition of some works will be found in the Corpus Scriptorum Ecclesiasticorum Latinorum, Vienna). Gilson, E., Introd. a l'etude de s. Augustin, (Paris, 1931) contains very good bibliography up to 1927, pp. 309-331. Pope, H., St. Augustine of Hippo, (London, 1937). Chapman, E., St. Augustine's Philos. of Beauty, (N. Y., 1939). Figgis, J. N., The Political Aspects of St. Augustine's "City of God", (London, 1921). --E.C. Authenticity: In a general sense, genuineness, truth according to its title. It involves sometimes a direct and personal characteristic (Whitehead speaks of "authentic feelings").   This word also refers to problems of fundamental criticism involving title, tradition, authorship and evidence. These problems are vital in theology, and basic in scholarship with regard to the interpretation of texts and doctrines. --T.G. Authoritarianism: That theory of knowledge which maintains that the truth of any proposition is determined by the fact of its having been asserted by a certain esteemed individual or group of individuals. Cf. H. Newman, Grammar of Assent; C. S. Peirce, "Fixation of Belief," in Chance, Love and Logic, ed. M. R. Cohen. --A.C.B. Autistic thinking: Absorption in fanciful or wishful thinking without proper control by objective or factual material; day dreaming; undisciplined imagination. --A.C.B. Automaton Theory: Theory that a living organism may be considered a mere machine. See Automatism. Automatism: (Gr. automatos, self-moving) (a) In metaphysics: Theory that animal and human organisms are automata, that is to say, are machines governed by the laws of physics and mechanics. Automatism, as propounded by Descartes, considered the lower animals to be pure automata (Letter to Henry More, 1649) and man a machine controlled by a rational soul (Treatise on Man). Pure automatism for man as well as animals is advocated by La Mettrie (Man, a Machine, 1748). During the Nineteenth century, automatism, combined with epiphenomenalism, was advanced by Hodgson, Huxley and Clifford. (Cf. W. James, The Principles of Psychology, Vol. I, ch. V.) Behaviorism, of the extreme sort, is the most recent version of automatism (See Behaviorism).   (b) In psychology: Psychological automatism is the performance of apparently purposeful actions, like automatic writing without the superintendence of the conscious mind. L. C. Rosenfield, From Beast Machine to Man Machine, N. Y., 1941. --L.W. Automatism, Conscious: The automatism of Hodgson, Huxley, and Clifford which considers man a machine to which mind or consciousness is superadded; the mind of man is, however, causally ineffectual. See Automatism; Epiphenomenalism. --L.W. Autonomy: (Gr. autonomia, independence) Freedom consisting in self-determination and independence of all external constraint. See Freedom. Kant defines autonomy of the will as subjection of the will to its own law, the categorical imperative, in contrast to heteronomy, its subjection to a law or end outside the rational will. (Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysics of Morals, § 2.) --L.W. Autonomy of ethics: A doctrine, usually propounded by intuitionists, that ethics is not a part of, and cannot be derived from, either metaphysics or any of the natural or social sciences. See Intuitionism, Metaphysical ethics, Naturalistic ethics. --W.K.F. Autonomy of the will: (in Kant's ethics) The freedom of the rational will to legislate to itself, which constitutes the basis for the autonomy of the moral law. --P.A.S. Autonymy: In the terminology introduced by Carnap, a word (phrase, symbol, expression) is autonymous if it is used as a name for itself --for the geometric shape, sound, etc. which it exemplifies, or for the word as a historical and grammatical unit. Autonymy is thus the same as the Scholastic suppositio matertalis (q. v.), although the viewpoint is different. --A.C. Autotelic: (from Gr. autos, self, and telos, end) Said of any absorbing activity engaged in for its own sake (cf. German Selbstzweck), such as higher mathematics, chess, etc. In aesthetics, applied to creative art and play which lack any conscious reference to the accomplishment of something useful. In the view of some, it may constitute something beneficent in itself of which the person following his art impulse (q.v.) or playing is unaware, thus approaching a heterotelic (q.v.) conception. --K.F.L. Avenarius, Richard: (1843-1896) German philosopher who expressed his thought in an elaborate and novel terminology in the hope of constructing a symbolic language for philosophy, like that of mathematics --the consequence of his Spinoza studies. As the most influential apostle of pure experience, the posltivistic motive reaches in him an extreme position. Insisting on the biologic and economic function of thought, he thought the true method of science is to cure speculative excesses by a return to pure experience devoid of all assumptions. Philosophy is the scientific effort to exclude from knowledge all ideas not included in the given. Its task is to expel all extraneous elements in the given. His uncritical use of the category of the given and the nominalistic view that logical relations are created rather than discovered by thought, leads him to banish not only animism but also all of the categories, substance, causality, etc., as inventions of the mind. Explaining the evolution and devolution of the problematization and deproblematization of numerous ideas, and aiming to give the natural history of problems, Avenarius sought to show physiologically, psychologically and historically under what conditions they emerge, are challenged and are solved. He hypothesized a System C, a bodily and central nervous system upon which consciousness depends. R-values are the stimuli received from the world of objects. E-values are the statements of experience. The brain changes that continually oscillate about an ideal point of balance are termed Vitalerhaltungsmaximum. The E-values are differentiated into elements, to which the sense-perceptions or the content of experience belong, and characters, to which belongs everything which psychology describes as feelings and attitudes. Avenarius describes in symbolic form a series of states from balance to balance, termed vital series, all describing a series of changes in System C. Inequalities in the vital balance give rise to vital differences. According to his theory there are two vital series. It assumes a series of brain changes because parallel series of conscious states can be observed. The independent vital series are physical, and the dependent vital series are psychological. The two together are practically covariants. In the case of a process as a dependent vital series three stages can be noted: first, the appearance of the problem, expressed as strain, restlessness, desire, fear, doubt, pain, repentance, delusion; the second, the continued effort and struggle to solve the problem; and finally, the appearance of the solution, characterized by abating anxiety, a feeling of triumph and enjoyment.   Corresponding to these three stages of the dependent series are three stages of the independent series: the appearance of the vital difference and a departure from balance in the System C, the continuance with an approximate vital difference, and lastly, the reduction of the vital difference to zero, the return to stability. By making room for dependent and independent experiences, he showed that physics regards experience as independent of the experiencing indlvidual, and psychology views experience as dependent upon the individual. He greatly influenced Mach and James (q.v.). See Avenarius, Empirio-criticism, Experience, pure. Main works: Kritik der reinen Erfahrung; Der menschliche Weltbegriff. --H.H. Averroes: (Mohammed ibn Roshd) Known to the Scholastics as The Commentator, and mentioned as the author of il gran commento by Dante (Inf. IV. 68) he was born 1126 at Cordova (Spain), studied theology, law, medicine, mathematics, and philosophy, became after having been judge in Sevilla and Cordova, physician to the khalifah Jaqub Jusuf, and charged with writing a commentary on the works of Aristotle. Al-mansur, Jusuf's successor, deprived him of his place because of accusations of unorthodoxy. He died 1198 in Morocco. Averroes is not so much an original philosopher as the author of a minute commentary on the whole works of Aristotle. His procedure was imitated later by Aquinas. In his interpretation of Aristotelian metaphysics Averroes teaches the coeternity of a universe created ex nihilo. This doctrine formed together with the notion of a numerical unity of the active intellect became one of the controversial points in the discussions between the followers of Albert-Thomas and the Latin Averroists. Averroes assumed that man possesses only a disposition for receiving the intellect coming from without; he identifies this disposition with the possible intellect which thus is not truly intellectual by nature. The notion of one intellect common to all men does away with the doctrine of personal immortality. Another doctrine which probably was emphasized more by the Latin Averroists (and by the adversaries among Averroes' contemporaries) is the famous statement about "two-fold truth", viz. that a proposition may be theologically true and philosophically false and vice versa. Averroes taught that religion expresses the (higher) philosophical truth by means of religious imagery; the "two-truth notion" came apparently into the Latin text through a misinterpretation on the part of the translators. The works of Averroes were one of the main sources of medieval Aristotelianlsm, before and even after the original texts had been translated. The interpretation the Latin Averroists found in their texts of the "Commentator" spread in spite of opposition and condemnation. See Averroism, Latin. Averroes, Opera, Venetiis, 1553. M. Horten, Die Metaphysik des Averroes, 1912. P. Mandonnet, Siger de Brabant et l'Averroisme Latin, 2d ed., Louvain, 1911. --R.A. Averroism, Latin: The commentaries on Aristotle written by Averroes (Ibn Roshd) in the 12th century became known to the Western scholars in translations by Michael Scottus, Hermannus Alemannus, and others at the beginning of the 13th century. Many works of Aristotle were also known first by such translations from Arabian texts, though there existed translations from the Greek originals at the same time (Grabmann). The Averroistic interpretation of Aristotle was held to be the true one by many; but already Albert the Great pointed out several notions which he felt to be incompatible with the principles of Christian philosophy, although he relied for the rest on the "Commentator" and apparently hardly used any other text. Aquinas, basing his studies mostly on a translation from the Greek texts, procured for him by William of Moerbecke, criticized the Averroistic interpretation in many points. But the teachings of the Commentator became the foundation for a whole school of philosophers, represented first by the Faculty of Arts at Paris. The most prominent of these scholars was Siger of Brabant. The philosophy of these men was condemned on March 7th, 1277 by Stephen Tempier, Bishop of Paris, after a first condemnation of Aristotelianism in 1210 had gradually come to be neglected. The 219 theses condemned in 1277, however, contain also some of Aquinas which later were generally recognized an orthodox. The Averroistic propositions which aroused the criticism of the ecclesiastic authorities and which had been opposed with great energy by Albert and Thomas refer mostly to the following points: The co-eternity of the created word; the numerical identity of the intellect in all men, the so-called two-fold-truth theory stating that a proposition may be philosophically true although theologically false. Regarding the first point Thomas argued that there is no philosophical proof, either for the co-eternity or against it; creation is an article of faith. The unity of intellect was rejected as incompatible with the true notion of person and with personal immortality. It is doubtful whether Averroes himself held the two-truths theory; it was, however, taught by the Latin Averroists who, notwithstanding the opposition of the Church and the Thomistic philosophers, gained a great influence and soon dominated many universities, especially in Italy. Thomas and his followers were convinced that they interpreted Aristotle correctly and that the Averroists were wrong; one has, however, to admit that certain passages in Aristotle allow for the Averroistic interpretation, especially in regard to the theory of intellect.   Lit.: P. Mandonnet, Siger de Brabant et l'Averroisme Latin au XIIIe Siecle, 2d. ed. Louvain, 1911; M. Grabmann, Forschungen über die lateinischen Aristotelesübersetzungen des XIII. Jahrhunderts, Münster 1916 (Beitr. z. Gesch. Phil. d. MA. Vol. 17, H. 5-6). --R.A. Avesta: See Zendavesta. Avicehron: (or Avencebrol, Salomon ibn Gabirol) The first Jewish philosopher in Spain, born in Malaga 1020, died about 1070, poet, philosopher, and moralist. His main work, Fons vitae, became influential and was much quoted by the Scholastics. It has been preserved only in the Latin translation by Gundissalinus. His doctrine of a spiritual substance individualizing also the pure spirits or separate forms was opposed by Aquinas already in his first treatise De ente, but found favor with the medieval Augustinians also later in the 13th century. He also teaches the necessity of a mediator between God and the created world; such a mediator he finds in the Divine Will proceeding from God and creating, conserving, and moving the world. His cosmogony shows a definitely Neo-Platonic shade and assumes a series of emanations. Cl. Baeumker, Avencebrolis Fons vitae. Beitr. z. Gesch. d. Philos. d. MA. 1892-1895, Vol. I. Joh. Wittman, Die Stellung des hl. Thomas von Aquino zu Avencebrol, ibid. 1900. Vol. III. --R.A. Avicenna: (Abu Ali al Hosain ibn Abdallah ibn Sina) Born 980 in the country of Bocchara, began to write in young years, left more than 100 works, taught in Ispahan, was physician to several Persian princes, and died at Hamadan in 1037. His fame as physician survived his influence as philosopher in the Occident. His medical works were printed still in the 17th century. His philosophy is contained in 18 vols. of a comprehensive encyclopedia, following the tradition of Al Kindi and Al Farabi. Logic, Physics, Mathematics and Metaphysics form the parts of this work. His philosophy is Aristotelian with noticeable Neo-Platonic influences. His doctrine of the universal existing ante res in God, in rebus as the universal nature of the particulars, and post res in the human mind by way of abstraction became a fundamental thesis of medieval Aristotelianism. He sharply distinguished between the logical and the ontological universal, denying to the latter the true nature of form in the composite. The principle of individuation is matter, eternally existent. Latin translations attributed to Avicenna the notion that existence is an accident to essence (see e.g. Guilelmus Parisiensis, De Universo). The process adopted by Avicenna was one of paraphrasis of the Aristotelian texts with many original thoughts interspersed. His works were translated into Latin by Dominicus Gundissalinus (Gondisalvi) with the assistance of Avendeath ibn Daud. This translation started, when it became more generally known, the "revival of Aristotle" at the end of the 12th and the beginning of the 13th century. Albert the Great and Aquinas professed, notwithstanding their critical attitude, a great admiration for Avicenna whom the Arabs used to call the "third Aristotle". But in the Orient, Avicenna's influence declined soon, overcome by the opposition of the orthodox theologians. Avicenna, Opera, Venetiis, 1495; l508; 1546. M. Horten, Das Buch der Genesung der Seele, eine philosophische Enzyklopaedie Avicenna's; XIII. Teil: Die Metaphysik. Halle a. S. 1907-1909. R. de Vaux, Notes et textes sur l'Avicennisme Latin, Bibl. Thomiste XX, Paris, 1934. --R.A. Avidya: (Skr.) Nescience; ignorance; the state of mind unaware of true reality; an equivalent of maya (q.v.); also a condition of pure awareness prior to the universal process of evolution through gradual differentiation into the elements and factors of knowledge. --K.F.L. Avyakta: (Skr.) "Unmanifest", descriptive of or standing for brahman (q.v.) in one of its or "his" aspects, symbolizing the superabundance of the creative principle, or designating the condition of the universe not yet become phenomenal (aja, unborn). --K.F.L. Awareness: Consciousness considered in its aspect of act; an act of attentive awareness such as the sensing of a color patch or the feeling of pain is distinguished from the content attended to, the sensed color patch, the felt pain. The psychologlcal theory of intentional act was advanced by F. Brentano (Psychologie vom empirischen Standpunkte) and received its epistemological development by Meinong, Husserl, Moore, Laird and Broad. See Intentionalism. --L.W. Axiological: (Ger. axiologisch) In Husserl: Of or pertaining to value or theory of value (the latter term understood as including disvalue and value-indifference). --D.C. Axiological ethics: Any ethics which makes the theory of obligation entirely dependent on the theory of value, by making the determination of the rightness of an action wholly dependent on a consideration of the value or goodness of something, e.g. the action itself, its motive, or its consequences, actual or probable. Opposed to deontological ethics. See also teleological ethics. --W.K.F. Axiologic Realism: In metaphysics, theory that value as well as logic, qualities as well as relations, have their being and exist external to the mind and independently of it. Applicable to the philosophy of many though not all realists in the history of philosophy, from Plato to G. E. Moore, A. N. Whitehead, and N, Hartmann. --J.K.F. Axiology: (Gr. axios, of like value, worthy, and logos, account, reason, theory). Modern term for theory of value (the desired, preferred, good), investigation of its nature, criteria, and metaphysical status. Had its rise in Plato's theory of Forms or Ideas (Idea of the Good); was developed in Aristotle's Organon, Ethics, Poetics, and Metaphysics (Book Lambda). Stoics and Epicureans investigated the summum bonum. Christian philosophy (St. Thomas) built on Aristotle's identification of highest value with final cause in God as "a living being, eternal, most good."   In modern thought, apart from scholasticism and the system of Spinoza (Ethica, 1677), in which values are metaphysically grounded, the various values were investigated in separate sciences, until Kant's Critiques, in which the relations of knowledge to moral, aesthetic, and religious values were examined. In Hegel's idealism, morality, art, religion, and philosophy were made the capstone of his dialectic. R. H. Lotze "sought in that which should be the ground of that which is" (Metaphysik, 1879). Nineteenth century evolutionary theory, anthropology, sociology, psychology, and economics subjected value experience to empirical analysis, and stress was again laid on the diversity and relativity of value phenomena rather than on their unity and metaphysical nature. F. Nietzsche's Also Sprach Zarathustra (1883-1885) and Zur Genealogie der Moral (1887) aroused new interest in the nature of value. F. Brentano, Vom Ursprung sittlicher Erkenntnis (1889), identified value with love.   In the twentieth century the term axiology was apparently first applied by Paul Lapie (Logique de la volonte, 1902) and E. von Hartmann (Grundriss der Axiologie, 1908). Stimulated by Ehrenfels (System der Werttheorie, 1897), Meinong (Psychologisch-ethische Untersuchungen zur Werttheorie, 1894-1899), and Simmel (Philosophie des Geldes, 1900). W. M. Urban wrote the first systematic treatment of axiology in English (Valuation, 1909), phenomenological in method under J. M. Baldwin's influence. Meanwhile H. Münsterberg wrote a neo-Fichtean system of values (The Eternal Values, 1909).   Among important recent contributions are: B. Bosanquet, The Principle of Individuality and Value (1912), a free reinterpretation of Hegelianism; W. R. Sorley, Moral Values and the Idea of God (1918, 1921), defending a metaphysical theism; S. Alexander, Space, Time, and Deity (1920), realistic and naturalistic; N. Hartmann, Ethik (1926), detailed analysis of types and laws of value; R. B. Perry's magnum opus, General Theory of Value (1926), "its meaning and basic principles construed in terms of interest"; and J. Laird, The Idea of Value (1929), noteworthy for historical exposition. A naturalistic theory has been developed by J. Dewey (Theory of Valuation, 1939), for which "not only is science itself a value . . . but it is the supreme means of the valid determination of all valuations." A. J. Ayer, Language, Truth and Logic (1936) expounds the view of logical positivism that value is "nonsense." J. Hessen, Wertphilosophie (1937), provides an account of recent German axiology from a neo-scholastic standpoint.   The problems of axiology fall into four main groups, namely, those concerning (1) the nature of value, (2) the types of value, (3) the criterion of value, and (4) the metaphysical status of value.   (1) The nature of value experience. Is valuation fulfillment of desire (voluntarism: Spinoza, Ehrenfels), pleasure (hedonism: Epicurus, Bentham, Meinong), interest (Perry), preference (Martineau), pure rational will (formalism: Stoics, Kant, Royce), apprehension of tertiary qualities (Santayana), synoptic experience of the unity of personality (personalism: T. H. Green, Bowne), any experience that contributes to enhanced life (evolutionism: Nietzsche), or "the relation of things as means to the end or consequence actually reached" (pragmatism, instrumentalism: Dewey).   (2) The types of value. Most axiologists distinguish between intrinsic (consummatory) values (ends), prized for their own sake, and instrumental (contributory) values (means), which are causes (whether as economic goods or as natural events) of intrinsic values. Most intrinsic values are also instrumental to further value experience; some instrumental values are neutral or even disvaluable intrinsically. Commonly recognized as intrinsic values are the (morally) good, the true, the beautiful, and the holy. Values of play, of work, of association, and of bodily well-being are also acknowledged. Some (with Montague) question whether the true is properly to be regarded as a value, since some truth is disvaluable, some neutral; but love of truth, regardless of consequences, seems to establish the value of truth. There is disagreement about whether the holy (religious value) is a unique type (Schleiermacher, Otto), or an attitude toward other values (Kant, Höffding), or a combination of the two (Hocking). There is also disagreement about whether the variety of values is irreducible (pluralism) or whether all values are rationally related in a hierarchy or system (Plato, Hegel, Sorley), in which values interpenetrate or coalesce into a total experience.   (3) The criterion of value. The standard for testing values is influenced by both psychological and logical theory. Hedonists find the standard in the quantity of pleasure derived by the individual (Aristippus) or society (Bentham). Intuitionists appeal to an ultimate insight into preference (Martineau, Brentano). Some idealists recognize an objective system of rational norms or ideals as criterion (Plato, Windelband), while others lay more stress on rational wholeness and coherence (Hegel, Bosanquet, Paton) or inclusiveness (T. H. Green). Naturalists find biological survival or adjustment (Dewey) to be the standard. Despite differences, there is much in common in the results of the application of these criteria.   (4) The metaphysical status of value. What is the relation of values to the facts investigated by natural science (Koehler), of Sein to Sollen (Lotze, Rickert), of human experience of value to reality independent of man (Hegel, Pringle-Pattlson, Spaulding)? There are three main answers:   subjectivism (value is entirely dependent on and relative to human experience of it: so most hedonists, naturalists, positivists);   logical objectivism (values are logical essences or subsistences, independent of their being known, yet with no existential status or action in reality);   metaphysical objectivism (values   --or norms or ideals   --are integral, objective, and active constituents of the metaphysically real: so theists, absolutists, and certain realists and naturalists like S. Alexander and Wieman). --E.S.B. Axiom: See Mathematics. Axiomatic method: That method of constructing a deductive system consisting of deducing by specified rules all statements of the system save a given few from those given few, which are regarded as axioms or postulates of the system. See Mathematics. --C.A.B. Ayam atma brahma: (Skr.) "This self is brahman", famous quotation from Brhadaranyaka Upanishad 2.5.19, one of many alluding to the central theme of the Upanishads, i.e., the identity of the human and divine or cosmic. --K.F.L.

backset ::: n. --> A check; a relapse; a discouragement; a setback.
Whatever is thrown back in its course, as water. ::: v. i. --> To plow again, in the fall; -- said of prairie land broken up in the spring.

Balarama (Balarama; Balaram) ::: the aspect of the fourfold isvara Balarama whose sakti is Mahakali, corresponding to the ks.atriya who represents the cosmic principle of Power in the symbolism of the caturvarn.ya; his qualities include "strength, grandeur, rushing impetuosity, overbearing courage" and he is identified with Rudra2.Balar Balarama-Aniruddha

BASIC "language" Beginner's All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code. A simple language originally designed for ease of programming by students and beginners. Many dialects exist, and BASIC is popular on {microcomputers} with sound and graphics support. Most micro versions are {interactive} and {interpreted}. BASIC has become the leading cause of brain-damage in proto-hackers. This is another case (like {Pascal}) of the cascading lossage that happens when a language deliberately designed as an educational toy gets taken too seriously. A novice can write short BASIC programs (on the order of 10-20 lines) very easily; writing anything longer is painful and encourages bad habits that will make it harder to use more powerful languages. This wouldn't be so bad if historical accidents hadn't made BASIC so common on low-end micros. As it is, it ruins thousands of potential wizards a year. Originally, all references to code, both {GOTO} and GOSUB (subroutine call) referred to the destination by its line number. This allowed for very simple editing in the days before {text editors} were considered essential. Just typing the line number deleted the line and to edit a line you just typed the new line with the same number. Programs were typically numbered in steps of ten to allow for insertions. Later versions, such as {BASIC V}, allow {GOTO}-less {structured programming} with named {procedures} and {functions}, IF-THEN-ELSE
IF constructs and {WHILE} loops etc. Early BASICs had no graphic operations except with graphic characters. In the 1970s BASIC {interpreters} became standard features in {mainframes} and {minicomputers}. Some versions included {matrix} operations as language {primitives}. A {public domain} {interpreter} for a mixture of {DEC}'s {MU-Basic} and {Microsoft Basic} is {here (}. A {yacc} {parser} and {interpreter} were in the comp.sources.unix archives volume 2. See also {ANSI Minimal BASIC}, {bournebasic}, {bwBASIC}, {ubasic}, {Visual Basic}. [{Jargon File}] (1995-03-15)

Courage: In ethical discussions courage is usually regarded as a virtue (it is one of the traditional cardinal virtues), and either enjoined as a duty or praised as an excellence. When thus regarded as a virtue, courage is generally said to be a disposition, not merely instinctive, to exhibit a certain firmness, stopping short of rashness, in the face of danger, threat, temptation, pain, public opinion, etc. (thus including "moral" as well as physical courage, and passive courage or "fortitude" as well as active courage); which disposition, if it is to be a virtue, must, it is thought, be exhibited in the course of what the bearer knows or believes to be his duty, or at least in the support of some cause to which one is seriously committed or which is generally regarded as worthwhile. -- W.K.F.

BitTorrent "networking" A popular, distributed form of {peer-to-peer} {file sharing} that enables a {client} program to fetch different parts of a file (a "torrent") from different sources in parallel. The system is designed to encourage users to make downloaded data available for others to upload. This is aided by a scheme for exchanging unique identifiers, commonly stored in ".torrent" files. A downloader who does not serve data to others is called a "leech". A "seed" is a computer that has a complete copy of a file, possibly the original. The site claims there are over 100 million users as of 2007-03-24. Most of the data is copyright material like films or commercial software. {(}. (2007-03-27)

bleak ::: 1. Exposed to the elements; unsheltered and barren; desolate; cold and cutting; raw, windswept. 2. Offering little or no hope or encouragement.

blench ::: v. i. --> To shrink; to start back; to draw back, from lack of courage or resolution; to flinch; to quail.
To fly off; to turn aside. ::: v. t. --> To baffle; to disconcert; to turn away; -- also, to obstruct; to hinder.

boast ::: v. i. --> To vaunt one&

bold ::: 1. Fearless and daring; courageous. 2. Clear and distinct to the eye.

bolden ::: v. t. --> To make bold; to encourage; to embolden.

boldness or determination in facing great danger, esp. in battle; heroic courage; bravery.

bold ::: n. --> Forward to meet danger; venturesome; daring; not timorous or shrinking from risk; brave; courageous.
Exhibiting or requiring spirit and contempt of danger; planned with courage; daring; vigorous.
In a bad sense, too forward; taking undue liberties; over assuming or confident; lacking proper modesty or restraint; rude; impudent.
Somewhat overstepping usual bounds, or conventional rules, as

bounty ::: n. --> Goodness, kindness; virtue; worth.
Liberality in bestowing gifts or favors; gracious or liberal giving; generosity; munificence.
That which is given generously or liberally.
A premium offered or given to induce men to enlist into the public service; or to encourage any branch of industry, as husbandry or manufactures.

Boycott Apple "legal" Some time before 1989, {Apple Computer, Inc.} started a lawsuit against {Hewlett-Packard} and {Microsoft}, claiming they had breeched Apple's {copyright} on the {look and feel} of the {Macintosh user interface}. In December 1989, {Xerox} failed to sue {Apple Computer}, claiming that the software for Apple's {Lisa} computer and {Macintosh} {Finder}, both copyrighted in 1987, were derived from two {Xerox} programs: {Smalltalk}, developed in the mid-1970s and {Star}, copyrighted in 1981. Apple wanted to stop people from writing any program that worked even vaguely like a {Macintosh}. If such {look and feel} lawsuits succeed they could put an end to {free software} that could substitute for commercial software. In the weeks after the suit was filed, {Usenet} reverberated with condemnation for Apple. {GNU} supporters {Richard Stallman}, {John Gilmore} and Paul Rubin decided to take action against Apple. Apple's reputation as a force for progress came from having made better computers; but The {League for Programming Freedom} believed that Apple wanted to make all non-Apple computers worse. They therefore campaigned to discourage people from using Apple products or working for Apple or any other company threatening similar obstructionist tactics (e.g. {Lotus} and {Xerox}). Because of this boycott the {Free Software Foundation} for a long time didn't support {Macintosh} {Unix} in their software. In 1995, the LPF and the FSF decided to end the boycott. [Dates? Other events? Why did Xerox's case against Apple fail?] (1995-04-18)

brag ::: v. i. --> To talk about one&

bravely ::: adv. --> In a brave manner; courageously; gallantly; valiantly; splendidly; nobly.
Finely; gaudily; gayly; showily.
Well; thrivingly; prosperously.

brave ::: possessing or exhibiting courage or courageous endurance. 2. *Archaic. Excellent; fine; admirable*.

brave ::: superl. --> Bold; courageous; daring; intrepid; -- opposed to cowardly; as, a brave man; a brave act.
Having any sort of superiority or excellence; -- especially such as in conspicuous.
Making a fine show or display. ::: n.

broken ::: 1. Forcibly separated into two or more pieces; fractured. 2. Crushed in spirit or temper; discouraged; overcome. 3. Incomplete. 4. Interrupted disturbed; disconnected. 5. Torn; ruptured. (Also pp. of break.)

brute force and ignorance "jargon" (BFI) A popular design technique at many software houses - {brute force} coding unrelieved by any knowledge of how problems have been previously solved in elegant ways. Dogmatic adherence to design methods tends to encourage this sort of thing. Characteristic of early {larval stage} programming; unfortunately, many never outgrow it. Also encountered in the variants BFMI - brute force and massive ignorance, and BFBI - brute force and bloody ignorance. "Gak, they used a {bubble sort}! That's strictly BFI." Compare {bogosity}. [{Jargon File}] (1996-06-12)

bulldog ::: n. --> A variety of dog, of remarkable ferocity, courage, and tenacity of grip; -- so named, probably, from being formerly employed in baiting bulls.
A refractory material used as a furnace lining, obtained by calcining the cinder or slag from the puddling furnace of a rolling mill. ::: a.

bully ::: n. --> A noisy, blustering fellow, more insolent than courageous; one who is threatening and quarrelsome; an insolent, tyrannical fellow.
A brisk, dashing fellow. ::: a. --> Jovial and blustering; dashing.
Fine; excellent; as, a bully horse.

"But our more difficult problem is to liberate the true Person and attain to a divine manhood which shall be the pure vessel of a divine force and the perfect instrument of a divine action. Step after step has to be firmly taken; difficulty after difficulty has to be entirely experienced and entirely mastered. Only the Divine Wisdom and Power can do this for us and it will do all if we yield to it in an entire faith and follow and assent to its workings with a constant courage and patience.” The Synthesis of Yoga

“But our more difficult problem is to liberate the true Person and attain to a divine manhood which shall be the pure vessel of a divine force and the perfect instrument of a divine action. Step after step has to be firmly taken; difficulty after difficulty has to be entirely experienced and entirely mastered. Only the Divine Wisdom and Power can do this for us and it will do all if we yield to it in an entire faith and follow and assent to its workings with a constant courage and patience.” The Synthesis of Yoga

Call-Level Interface ::: (database, standard) (SQL/CLI) A programming interface designed to support SQL access to databases from shrink-wrapped application programs.CLI was originally created by a subcommittee of the SQL Access Group (SAG). The SAG/CLI specification was published as the Microsoft Open DataBase Connectivity (ODBC) specification in 1992. In 1993, SAG submitted the CLI to the ANSI and ISO SQL committees.SQL/CLI provides an international standard implementation-independent CLI to access SQL databases. Client-server tools can easily access databases through dynamic link libraries. It supports and encourages a rich set of client-server tools.SQL/CLI is an addendum to 1992 SQL standard (SQL-92). It was completed as ISO standard ISO/IEC 9075-3:1995 Information technology -- Database languages -- SQL -- Part 3: Call-Level Interface (SQL/CLI). The current SQL/CLI effort is adding support for SQL3. . (1996-10-27)

Call-Level Interface "database, standard" (SQL/CLI) A programming interface designed to support {SQL} access to {databases} from shrink-wrapped {application programs}. CLI was originally created by a subcommittee of the {SQL Access Group} (SAG). The SAG/CLI specification was published as the {Microsoft} {Open DataBase Connectivity} (ODBC) specification in 1992. In 1993, SAG submitted the CLI to the {ANSI} and {ISO} SQL committees. SQL/CLI provides an international standard implementation-independent CLI to access SQL databases. {Client-server} tools can easily access databases through {dynamic link libraries}. It supports and encourages a rich set of client-server tools. SQL/CLI is an addendum to 1992 SQL standard (SQL-92). It was completed as ISO standard ISO/IEC 9075-3:1995 Information technology -- Database languages -- SQL -- Part 3: Call-Level Interface (SQL/CLI). The current SQL/CLI effort is adding support for {SQL3}. {(}. (1996-10-27)

Cardinal virtues: The cardinal virtues for a given culture are those which it regards as primary, the others being regarded either as derived from them or as relatively unimportant. Thus the Greeks had four: wisdom, courage, temperance, and justice; to which the Christians added three: faith, hope, and love or charity.

Cardinal virtues: The cardinal virtues for a given culture are those which it regards as primary, the others being regarded either as derived from them or as relatively unimportant. Thus the Greeks had four, wisdom, courage, temperance, and justice, to which the Christians added three, faith, hope, and love or charity. -- W.K.S.

chapfallen ::: a. --> Having the lower chap or jaw drooping, -- an indication of humiliation and dejection; crestfallen; discouraged. See Chopfallen.

cheeringly ::: adv. --> In a manner to cheer or encourage.

cherishment ::: n. --> Encouragement; comfort.

cherish ::: v. t. --> To treat with tenderness and affection; to nurture with care; to protect and aid.
To hold dear; to embrace with interest; to indulge; to encourage; to foster; to promote; as, to cherish religious principle.

chill ::: adj. 1. Cold, often unpleasantly so; numbing. 2. Discouraging; dispiriting. 3. Unduly formal; unfriendly; unfeeling. v. 4. To lower in temperature; cool; make cold. 5. Fig. To depress (enthusiasm, etc.); discourage. chilled, chilling.

chill ::: n. --> A moderate but disagreeable degree of cold; a disagreeable sensation of coolness, accompanied with shivering.
A sensation of cold with convulsive shaking of the body, pinched face, pale skin, and blue lips, caused by undue cooling of the body or by nervous excitement, or forming the precursor of some constitutional disturbance, as of a fever.
A check to enthusiasm or warmth of feeling; discouragement; as, a chill comes over an assembly.

comfort ::: v. t. --> To make strong; to invigorate; to fortify; to corroborate.
To assist or help; to aid.
To impart strength and hope to; to encourage; to relieve; to console; to cheer. ::: n.

Commercial Internet eXchange "networking, body" (CIX) The CIX is a non-profit, 501(c)6, trade association coordinating {Internet} services. Its member organisations provide {TCP/IP} or {OSI} data {internetwork} services to the general public. The CIX gives them unrestricted access to other worldwide networks. It also takes an interest in the development and future direction of the {Internet}. The CIX provides a neutral forum to exchange ideas, information, and experimental projects among suppliers of internetworking services. The CIX broadens the base of national and international cooperation and coordination among member networks. Together, the membership may develop consensus positions on legislative and policy issues of mutual interest. The CIX encourages technical research and development for the mutual benefit of suppliers and customers of data communications internetworking services. It assists its member networks in the establishment of, and adherence to, operational, technical, and administrative policies and standards necessary to ensure fair, open, and competitive operations and communication among member networks. CIX policies are formulated by a member-elected board of directors. {(}. (1995-01-13)

Compact Disc Rewritable "storage" (CD-RW) A rewritable version of {CD-ROM}. A CD-RW drive can write about 650 {megabytes} of data to CD-RW media an unlimited number of times. Most CD-RW drives can also write once to {CD-R} media. CD-RW media cannot be read by CD-ROM drives built prior to 1997 due to the reduced reflectivity (15% compared to 70%) of CD-RW media. CD-RW drives and media are currently (1999) more expensive than {CD-R} drives and media. CD-R is sometimes considered a better technology for archival purposes as the data cannot be accidentally modified or tampered with, and encourages better archival practices. Standard prerecorded CDs have their information permanently stamped into an aluminium reflecting layer. CD-WR discs have a phase-change recording layer and an additional silver (aluminium) reflecting layer. A laser beam can melt crystals in the recording layer into a non-crystalline amorphous phase or anneal them slowly at a lower temperature back to the crystalline state. The different reflectance of the areas make them appear as the 'pits' and 'lands' of a standard CD. {Phillips: New Technologies (}. See also {CD-R} and {DVD-RAM}. (1999-08-01)

CONCENTRATION ::: Fixing the consciousness in one place or on one object and in a single condition.

A gathering together of the consciousness and either centralising at one point or turning on a single object, e.g. the Divine; there can also be a gathered condition throughout the whole being, not at a point.

Concentration is necessary, first to turn the whole will and mind from the discursive divagation natural to them, following a dispersed movement of the thoughts, running after many-branching desires, led away in the track of the senses and the outward mental response to phenomena; we have to fix the will and the thought on the eternal and real behind all, and this demands an immense effort, a one-pointed concentration. Secondly, it is necessary in order to break down the veil which is erected by our ordinary mentality between ourselves and the truth; for outer knowledge can be picked up by the way, by ordinary attention and reception, but the inner, hidden and higher truth can only be seized by an absolute concentration of the mind on its object, an absolute concentration of the will to attain it and, once attained, to hold it habitually and securely unite oneself with it.

Centre of Concentration: The two main places where one can centre the consciousness for yoga are in the head and in the heart - the mind-centre and the soul-centre.

Brain concentration is always a tapasyā and necessarily brings a strain. It is only if one is lifted out of the brain mind altogether that the strain of mental concentration disappears.

At the top of the head or above it is the right place for yogic concentration in reading or thinking.

In whatever centre the concentration takes place, the yoga force generated extends to the others and produces concentration or workings there.

Modes of Concentration: There is no harm in concentrating sometimes in the heart and sometimes above the head. But concentration in either place does not mean keeping the attention fixed on a particular spot; you have to take your station of consciousness in either place and concentrate there not on the place, but on the Divine. This can be done with eyes shut or with eyes open, according as it best suits.

If one concentrates on a thought or a word, one has to dwell on the essential idea contained in the word with the aspiration to feel the thing which it expresses.

There is no method in this yoga except to concentrate, preferably in the heart, and call the presence and power of the Mother to take up the being and by the workings of her force to transform the consciousness; one can concentrate also in the head or between the eye-brows, but for many this is a too difficult opening. When the mind falls quiet and the concentration becomes strong and the aspiration intense, then there is a beginning of experience. The more the faith, the more rapid the result is likely to be.

Powers (three) of Concentration ::: By concentration on anything whatsoever we are able to know that thing, to make it deliver up its concealed secrets; we must use this power to know not things, but the one Thing-in-itself. By concentration again the whole will can be gathered up for the acquisition of that which is still ungrasped, still beyond us; this power, if it is sufficiently trained, sufficiently single-minded, sufficiently sincere, sure of itself, faithful to itself alone, absolute in faith, we can use for the acquisition of any object whatsoever; but we ought to use it not for the acquisition of the many objects which the world offers to us, but to grasp spiritually that one object worthy of pursuit which is also the one subject worthy of knowledge. By concentration of our whole being on one status of itself we can become whatever we choose ; we can become, for instance, even if we were before a mass of weaknesses and fears, a mass instead of strength and courage, or we can become all a great purity, holiness and peace or a single universal soul of Love ; but we ought, it is said, to use this power to become not even these things, high as they may be in comparison with what we now are, but rather to become that which is above all things and free from all action and attributes, the pure and absolute Being. All else, all other concentration can only be valuable for preparation, for previous steps, for a gradual training of the dissolute and self-dissipating thought, will and being towards their grand and unique object.

Stages in Concentration (Rajayogic) ::: that in which the object is seized, that in which it is held, that in which the mind is lost in the status which the object represents or to which the concentration leads.

Concentration and Meditation ::: Concentration means fixing the consciousness in one place or one object and in a single condition Meditation can be diffusive,e.g. thinking about the Divine, receiving impressions and discriminating, watching what goes on in the nature and acting upon it etc. Meditation is when the inner mind is looking at things to get the right knowledge.

vide Dhyāna.

corage ::: n. --> See Courage

couage ::: v. t. --> To inspire with courage.

countenance ::: v. t. --> To encourage; to favor; to approve; to aid; to abet.
To make a show of; to pretend.

counttenance ::: n. --> Appearance or expression of the face; look; aspect; mien.
The face; the features.
Approving or encouraging aspect of face; hence, favor, good will, support; aid; encouragement.
Superficial appearance; show; pretense.

courage ::: n. --> The heart; spirit; temper; disposition.
Heart; inclination; desire; will.
That quality of mind which enables one to encounter danger and difficulties with firmness, or without fear, or fainting of heart; valor; boldness; resolution.

courageous ::: a. --> Possessing, or characterized by, courage; brave; bold.

courageously ::: adv. --> In a courageous manner.

courageousness ::: n. --> The quality of being courageous; courage.

courage ::: the state or quality of mind or spirit that enables one to face danger, fear, or vicissitudes with self-possession, confidence, and resolution; bravery.

coward ::: a. --> Borne in the escutcheon with his tail doubled between his legs; -- said of a lion.
Destitute of courage; timid; cowardly.
Belonging to a coward; proceeding from, or expressive of, base fear or timidity. ::: n.

cowardice ::: n. --> Want of courage to face danger; extreme timidity; pusillanimity; base fear of danger or hurt; lack of spirit.

cowardly ::: a. --> Wanting courage; basely or weakly timid or fearful; pusillanimous; spiritless.
Proceeding from fear of danger or other consequences; befitting a coward; dastardly; base; as, cowardly malignity. ::: adv. --> In the manner of a coward.

cruncha cruncha cruncha "jargon" /kruhn'ch* kruhn'ch* kruhn'ch*/ An encouragement sometimes muttered to a machine bogged down in a serious {grovel}. Also describes a notional sound made by grovelling hardware. See {grind} (sense 3). (2003-06-02)

dare ::: 1. To have the boldness and courage to try; venture; hazard; risk. 2. To meet defiantly; face courageously. dares, dared, daring.

dare ::: v. i. --> To have adequate or sufficient courage for any purpose; to be bold or venturesome; not to be afraid; to venture.
To lurk; to lie hid. ::: v. t. --> To have courage for; to attempt courageously; to venture to do or to undertake.

daring ::: n. 1. Adventurous courage; boldness. daring"s. adj. 2. Bold or courageous; fearless or intrepid; adventurous.

dastardize ::: v. t. --> To make cowardly; to intimidate; to dispirit; as, to dastardize my courage.

daunt ::: v. t. --> To overcome; to conquer.
To repress or subdue the courage of; to check by fear of danger; to cow; to intimidate; to dishearten.

defectionist ::: n. --> One who advocates or encourages defection.

deject ::: v. t. --> To cast down.
To cast down the spirits of; to dispirit; to discourage; to dishearten. ::: a. --> Dejected.

demoralization ::: n. --> The act of corrupting or subverting morals. Especially: The act of corrupting or subverting discipline, courage, hope, etc., or the state of being corrupted or subverted in discipline, courage, etc.; as, the demoralization of an army or navy.

demoralize ::: v. t. --> To corrupt or undermine in morals; to destroy or lessen the effect of moral principles on; to render corrupt or untrustworthy in morals, in discipline, in courage, spirit, etc.; to weaken in spirit or efficiency.

despondency ::: n. --> The state of desponding; loss of hope and cessation of effort; discouragement; depression or dejection of the mind.

despond ::: v. i. --> To give up, the will, courage, or spirit; to be thoroughly disheartened; to lose all courage; to become dispirited or depressed; to take an unhopeful view. ::: n. --> Despondency.

dhira. ::: steadfast; strong; bold; courageous

disanimation ::: n. --> Privation of life.
The state of being disanimated or discouraged; depression of spirits.

discomfort ::: v. t. --> To discourage; to deject.
To destroy or disturb the comfort of; to deprive o/ quiet enjoyment; to make uneasy; to pain; as, a smoky chimney discomforts a family.
Want of comfort; uneasiness, mental or physical; disturbance of peace; inquietude; pain; distress; sorrow.

discountenance ::: v. t. --> To ruffle or discompose the countenance of; to put of countenance; to put to shame; to abash.
To refuse to countenance, or give the support of one&

discourageable ::: a. --> Capable of being discouraged; easily disheartened.

discouraged ::: 1. Deprived of courage, hope, or confidence; disheartened; dispirited. 2. Obstructed by opposition or difficulty; hindered. discouraging.

discouraged ::: imp. & p. p. --> of Discourage

discouragement ::: n. --> The act of discouraging, or the state of being discouraged; depression or weakening of confidence; dejection.
That which discourages; that which deters, or tends to deter, from an undertaking, or from the prosecution of anything; a determent; as, the revolution was commenced under every possible discouragement.

discourager ::: n. --> One who discourages.

discourage ::: v. t. --> To extinguish the courage of; to dishearten; to depress the spirits of; to deprive of confidence; to deject; -- the opposite of encourage; as, he was discouraged in his undertaking; he need not be discouraged from a like attempt.
To dishearten one with respect to; to discountenance; to seek to check by disfavoring; to deter one from; as, they discouraged his efforts.

discouraging ::: p. pr. & vb. n. --> of Discourage ::: a. --> Causing or indicating discouragement.

disencouragement ::: n. --> Discouragement.

disheartenment ::: n. --> Discouragement; dejection; depression of spirits.

dishearten ::: v. t. --> To discourage; to deprive of courage and hope; to depress the spirits of; to deject.

Dis (Icelandic) Sister; in Norse myths an attendant spirit or constant companion. Possibly the astral double of a living entity for when one’s dis is absent, it presages death. Another companion entity, superior to the dis, is the hamingja, the higher self or guardian angel which protects and encourages the evolving soul, making the human monad in effect an asmegir — a god-maker or potential ase.

dismayedness ::: n. --> A state of being dismayed; dejection of courage; dispiritedness.

dismay ::: v. i. --> To disable with alarm or apprehensions; to depress the spirits or courage of; to deprive or firmness and energy through fear; to daunt; to appall; to terrify.
To render lifeless; to subdue; to disquiet.
To take dismay or fright; to be filled with dismay. ::: v. t.

dispiritment ::: n. --> Depression of spirits; discouragement.

dispirit ::: v. t. --> To deprive of cheerful spirits; to depress the spirits of; to dishearten; to discourage.
To distill or infuse the spirit of.

drawback ::: n. --> A loss of advantage, or deduction from profit, value, success, etc.; a discouragement or hindrance; objectionable feature.
Money paid back or remitted; especially, a certain amount of duties or customs, sometimes the whole, and sometimes only a part, remitted or paid back by the government, on the exportation of the commodities on which they were levied.

DRY PERIOD. ::: There is a long stage of preparation neces- sary in order to arrive at the moer psychologic^ condition in which the doors of experience can open and one can walk from vista to vista — though even then new gates may present them- selves and refuse to open until all is ready. This period can be dry and desert-like unless one has the ardour of self-introspec- tion and self-conquest and finds every step of the effort and struggle interesting or unless one has or gets the secret of trust and self-giving which secs the hand of the Divine in every step of the path and even in the difficulty the grace or the guidance.

Such interval periods come to all and cannot be avoided.

The main thing is to meet them with quietude and not become restless, depressed or despondent. A constant fire can be there only when a certain stage has been reached, that is when one is always inside consciously living in the psychic being, but for that all this preparation of the mind, vital, physical is necessary.

For this fire belongs to the psychic and one cannot command it always merely by the mind's effort. The psychic has to be fully liberated and that is what the Force is working to make fully possible.

The difficulty comes when either the vital with its desires or the physical with its past habitual movements comes in — as they do with almost everyone. It is then that the dryness and difficulty of spontaneous aspiration come. This dryness is a well- known obstacle in all sadhana. But one has to persist and not be discouraged. If one keep? the will fixed even in these barren periods, they pass and after their passage a greater force of aspiration and experience becomes possible.

Dryness comes usually when the vital dislikes a movement or' condition or the refusal of its desires and starts non-co-operation.

But sometimes it is a condition that has to be crossed through, e.g. the neutral or dry quietude which sometimes comes when the ordinary movements have been thrown out but nothing positive has yet come to take their place, i.e, peace, joy, a higher know- ledge or force or action.

duck typing "programming" A term coined by Dave Thomas for a kind of {dynamic typing} typical of some programming languages, such as {Smalltalk}, {Ruby} or {Visual FoxPro}, where a {variable}'s {run-time} value determines the operations that can be performed on it. The term comes from the "duck test": if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it must be a duck. Duck typing considers the {methods} to which a value responds and the {attributes} it posesses rather than its relationship to a type hierarchy. This encourages greater {polymorphism} because types are enforced as late as possible. {(}. (2006-09-13)

ELISP 1. "language" A {Lisp} variant originally implemented for {DEC-20s} by Chuck Hedrick of Rutgers. 2. "language" A common abbreviation for {Emacs Lisp}. Use of this abbreviation is discouraged because "Elisp" is or was a trademark. [Still a trademark? Whose?] (1995-04-04)

embodiment ::: n. --> The act of embodying; the state of being embodied.
That which embodies or is embodied; representation in a physical body; a completely organized system, like the body; as, the embodiment of courage, or of courtesy; the embodiment of true piety.

embolden ::: v. t. --> To give boldness or courage to; to encourage.

encouraged ::: imp. & p. p. --> of Encourage

encouraged ::: stimulated; urged; induced.

encouragement ::: n. --> The act of encouraging; incitement to action or to practice; as, the encouragement of youth in generosity.
That which serves to incite, support, promote, or advance, as favor, countenance, reward, etc.; incentive; increase of confidence; as, the fine arts find little encouragement among a rude people.

encourager ::: n. --> One who encourages, incites, or helps forward; a favorer.

encourage ::: v. t. --> To give courage to; to inspire with courage, spirit, or hope; to raise, or to increase, the confidence of; to animate; enhearten; to incite; to help forward; -- the opposite of discourage.

encouraging ::: p. pr. & vb. n. --> of Encourage ::: a. --> Furnishing ground to hope; inspiriting; favoring.

enervate ::: v. t. --> To deprive of nerve, force, strength, or courage; to render feeble or impotent; to make effeminate; to impair the moral powers of. ::: a. --> Weakened; weak; without strength of force.

enhearten ::: v. t. --> To give heart to; to fill with courage; to embolden.

enhort ::: v. t. --> To encourage.

enterprise ::: n. --> That which is undertaken; something attempted to be performed; a work projected which involves activity, courage, energy, and the like; a bold, arduous, or hazardous attempt; an undertaking; as, a manly enterprise; a warlike enterprise.
Willingness or eagerness to engage in labor which requires boldness, promptness, energy, and like qualities; as, a man of great enterprise.

Epictetus Greek Stoic philosopher, a freed slave who taught philosophy in Rome until 90 AD, when Domitian expelled all philosophers. He left no writings, and his philosophy is known through the Discourses and Enchiridion of his pupil Flavius Arrian. Like other Stoics, he held that each person has at the root of his or her being a spark of the Logos, so that all people are brothers and relationships with others must be respected. Inner harmony could be attained by correct perceptions and attitudes, differentiating between what is “ours” and thus under our control, and what is “not ours” and therefore beyond our control. He encouraged making new habits of thought and action through constant practice and self-discipline and by acting deliberately.

erection ::: n. --> The act of erecting, or raising upright; the act of constructing, as a building or a wall, or of fitting together the parts of, as a machine; the act of founding or establishing, as a commonwealth or an office; also, the act of rousing to excitement or courage.
The state of being erected, lifted up, built, established, or founded; exaltation of feelings or purposes.
State of being stretched to stiffness; tension.

errorist ::: n. --> One who encourages and propagates error; one who holds to error.

Eucken, Rudolf: (1846-1926) Being a writer of wide popularity, winner of the Nobel Prize for literature in 1908, Eucken defends a spiritualistic-idealistic metaphysics against materialistic naturalism, positivism and mechanism. Spiritual life, not being an oppositionless experience, is a struggle, a self-asserting action by resistance, a matter of great alternatives, either-ors between the natural and the spiritual, a matter of vital choice. Thus all significant oppositions are, within spiritual life itself, at once created and overcome. Immanence and transcendence, personalism and absolutism are the two native spiritual oppositions that agitate Eucken's system. Reconciliation between the vital dualities therefore depends not on mere intellectual insight, but on personal effort, courageous, heroic, militant and devoted action. He handles the basic oppositions of experience in harmony with the activist tenor of liberal Protestantism. Eucken sought to replace the prevailing intellectualistic idealism by an activistic idealism, founded on a comprehensive and historical consideration of culture at large. He sought to interpret the spiritual content of historical movements. He conceived of historical facts as being so many systematized wholes of life, for which he coined the term syntagma. His distinctive historical method consists of the reductive and the noological aspects. The former considers the parts directly in relation to an inward whole. The latter is an inner dialectic and immanent criticism of the inward principles of great minds, embracing the cosmologicnl and psychological ways of philosophical construction and transcending by the concept of spiritual life the opposition of the world and the individual soul. Preaching the need of a cultural renewal, not a few of his popularized ideas found their more articulated form in the philosophical sociology of his most eminent pupil, Max Scheler, in the cultural psychology of both Spranger and Spengler. His philosophy is essentially a call to arms against the deadening influences of modern life. -- H.H.

exhortation ::: n. --> The act of practice of exhorting; the act of inciting to laudable deeds; incitement to that which is good or commendable.
Language intended to incite and encourage; advice; counsel; admonition.

fainthearted ::: a. --> Wanting in courage; depressed by fear; easily discouraged or frightened; cowardly; timorous; dejected.

faint ::: superl. --> Lacking strength; weak; languid; inclined to swoon; as, faint with fatigue, hunger, or thirst.
Wanting in courage, spirit, or energy; timorous; cowardly; dejected; depressed; as, "Faint heart ne&

fearful ::: a. --> Full of fear, apprehension, or alarm; afraid; frightened.
inclined to fear; easily frightened; without courage; timid.
Indicating, or caused by, fear.
Inspiring fear or awe; exciting apprehension or terror; terrible; frightful; dreadful.

feats ::: notable acts or deeds, especially acts of courage; exploits.

feeder ::: n. --> One who, or that which, gives food or supplies nourishment; steward.
One who furnishes incentives; an encourager.
One who eats or feeds; specifically, an animal to be fed or fattened.
One who fattens cattle for slaughter.
A stream that flows into another body of water; a tributary; specifically (Hydraulic Engin.), a water course which

fomentation ::: n. --> The act of fomenting; the application of warm, soft, medicinal substances, as for the purpose of easing pain, by relaxing the skin, or of discussing tumors.
The lotion applied to a diseased part.
Excitation; instigation; encouragement.

fomenter ::: n. --> One who foments; one who encourages or instigates; as, a fomenter of sedition.

foment ::: v. t. --> To apply a warm lotion to; to bathe with a cloth or sponge wet with warm water or medicated liquid.
To cherish with heat; to foster.
To nurse to life or activity; to cherish and promote by excitements; to encourage; to abet; to instigate; -- used often in a bad sense; as, to foment ill humors.

foolhardiness ::: n. --> Courage without sense or judgment; foolish rashness; recklessness.

fortitude ::: n. --> Power to resist attack; strength; firmness.
That strength or firmness of mind which enables a person to encounter danger with coolness and courage, or to bear pain or adversity without murmuring, depression, or despondency; passive courage; resolute endurance; firmness in confronting or bearing up against danger or enduring trouble.

fortitudinous ::: a. --> Having fortitude; courageous.

foster ::: v. t. --> To feed; to nourish; to support; to bring up.
To cherish; to promote the growth of; to encourage; to sustain and promote; as, to foster genius.
Relating to nourishment; affording, receiving, or sharing nourishment or nurture; -- applied to father, mother, child, brother, etc., to indicate that the person so called stands in the relation of parent, child, brother, etc., as regards sustenance and nurture, but not by tie of blood.

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FRIENDSHIP. ::: Friendship or affection is not excluded fron the yoga. Friendship with the Divine is a recognised relation in the snd/ianii. Friendships between the sddhakas exist and are encouraged. Only, we seek to found them on a surer basis than that on which the bulk of human friendships are insecurely founded. It is precisely because we hold friendship, brotherhood, love to be sacred things that we want this change. We want them rooted in the soul, founded on the rock of the Divine.

From almost the beginning, two scholars encouraged and sustained me; also, on occasion, rescued

frosty ::: a. --> Attended with, or producing, frost; having power to congeal water; cold; freezing; as, a frosty night.
Covered with frost; as, the grass is frosty.
Chill in affection; without warmth of affection or courage.
Appearing as if covered with hoarfrost; white; gray-haired; as, a frosty head.

full-hearted ::: a. --> Full of courage or confidence.

functional language "language" A language that supports and encourages {functional programming}. (1995-11-08)

functional programming language "language" A language that supports and encourages {functional programming}. (1995-11-08)

gallant ::: a. --> Showy; splendid; magnificent; gay; well-dressed.
Noble in bearing or spirit; brave; high-spirited; courageous; heroic; magnanimous; as, a gallant youth; a gallant officer.
Polite and attentive to ladies; courteous to women; chivalrous. ::: n.

game fowl ::: --> A handsome breed of the common fowl, remarkable for the great courage and pugnacity of the males.

generous ::: a. --> Of honorable birth or origin; highborn.
Exhibiting those qualities which are popularly reregarded as belonging to high birth; noble; honorable; magnanimous; spirited; courageous.
Open-handed; free to give; not close or niggardly; munificent; as, a generous friend or father.
Characterized by generosity; abundant; overflowing; as, a generous table.

gentility ::: n. --> Good extraction; dignity of birth.
The quality or qualities appropriate to those who are well born, as self-respect, dignity, courage, courtesy, politeness of manner, a graceful and easy mien and behavior, etc.; good breeding.
The class in society who are, or are expected to be, genteel; the gentry.
Paganism; heathenism.

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goshawk ::: n. --> Any large hawk of the genus Astur, of which many species and varieties are known. The European (Astur palumbarius) and the American (A. atricapillus) are the best known species. They are noted for their powerful flight, activity, and courage. The Australian goshawk (A. Novae-Hollandiae) is pure white.

hair [back-formation from {hairy}] The complications that make something hairy. "Decoding {TECO} commands requires a certain amount of hair." Often seen in the phrase "infinite hair", which connotes extreme complexity. Also in "hairiferous" (tending to promote hair growth): "GNUMACS elisp encourages {lusers} to write complex editing modes." "Yeah, it's pretty hairiferous all right." (Or just: "Hair squared!")

half-hearted ::: a. --> Wanting in heart or spirit; ungenerous; unkind.
Lacking zeal or courage; lukewarm.

halloo ::: n. --> A loud exclamation; a call to invite attention or to incite a person or an animal; a shout.
An exclamation to call attention or to encourage one. ::: v. i. --> To cry out; to exclaim with a loud voice; to call to a person, as by the word halloo.

hardiment ::: n. --> Hardihood; boldness; courage; energetic action.

harten ::: v. t. --> To hearten; to encourage; to incite.

hearten ::: v. t. --> To encourage; to animate; to incite or stimulate the courage of; to embolden.
To restore fertility or strength to, as to land.

heartless ::: a. --> Without a heart.
Destitute of courage; spiritless; despodent.
Destitute of feeling or affection; unsympathetic; cruel.

heart ::: n. --> A hollow, muscular organ, which, by contracting rhythmically, keeps up the circulation of the blood.
The seat of the affections or sensibilities, collectively or separately, as love, hate, joy, grief, courage, and the like; rarely, the seat of the understanding or will; -- usually in a good sense, when no epithet is expressed; the better or lovelier part of our nature; the spring of all our actions and purposes; the seat of moral life and character; the moral affections and character itself; the individual

heart-whole ::: a. --> Having the heart or affections free; not in love.
With unbroken courage; undismayed.
Of a single and sincere heart.

HELPFUL FORCES. ::: If there are always forces around which are concerned to depress and discourage, there are always forces above and around us which we can draw upon, — draw into our- selves to restore, to fill up again with strength and faith and joy

Hermod (Icelandic) [from her host, army + mod might, courage] A son of Odin in Norse mythology, equivalent to Hermes or Mercury, messenger of the gods. Best known for his memorable journey to the kingdom of Hel on behalf of the gods, when he was sent to entreat the queen of death to give up the sun god Balder whose death at the hands of his blind brother Hoder had been brought about by Loki (in some versions Odin himself undertakes the errand).

hero ::: 1. One who is distinguished by exceptional courage, nobility, fortitude, etc. 2. A person noted for feats of courage or nobility of purpose, especially one who has risked or sacrificed his or her life (Sri Aurobindo also employs the word as an adj.) hero"s, heroes.

heroic ::: having, displaying, or characteristic of the qualities appropriate to a hero, such as bravery and courageousness.

heroism ::: n. --> The qualities characteristic of a hero, as courage, bravery, fortitude, unselfishness, etc.; the display of such qualities.

hey ::: a. --> High. ::: interj. --> An exclamation of joy, surprise, or encouragement.
A cry to set dogs on.

high-hearted ::: a. --> Full of courage or nobleness; high-souled.

high-spirited ::: a. --> Full of spirit or natural fire; haughty; courageous; impetuous; not brooking restraint or opposition.

honor ::: n. --> Esteem due or paid to worth; high estimation; respect; consideration; reverence; veneration; manifestation of respect or reverence.
That which rightfully attracts esteem, respect, or consideration; self-respect; dignity; courage; fidelity; especially, excellence of character; high moral worth; virtue; nobleness; specif., in men, integrity; uprightness; trustworthness; in women, purity; chastity.

Hugin (Icelandic) [from hug mind] One of two ravens which fly daily over the battlefield earth (Vigridsslatten) and report back to Allfather Odin. The word hug connotes thought and thinking, mood, courage, wish, opinion, desire, foreboding; in addition it is used in numerous combinations, such as strength of mind, peace of mind, etc.

Human nature is shot through in all its stuff with the thread of the ego ; even when one tries to get away from it, it is in front or could be behind all the thoughts and actions like a shadow. To see that is the first step, to discern the falsity and absurdity of the ego-movements is the second, to discourage and refuse it at each step is the third ; but it goes entirely only when one sees, experiences and lives the One in everything and equally everywhere.

hurra ::: interj. --> A word used as a shout of joy, triumph, applause, encouragement, or welcome.

huzza ::: interj. --> A word used as a shout of joy, exultation, approbation, or encouragement. ::: n. --> A shout of huzza; a cheer; a hurrah. ::: v. i.

If there is nothing in the waking consciousness to encourage

"I have started writing about doubt, but even in doing so I am afflicted by the ‘doubt" whether any amount of writing or of anything else can ever persuade the eternal doubt in man which is the penalty of his native ignorance. In the first place, to write adequately would mean anything from 60 to 600 pages, but not even 6000 convincing pages would convince doubt. For doubt exists for its own sake; its very function is to doubt always and, even when convinced, to go on doubting still; it is only to persuade its entertainer to give it board and lodging that it pretends to be an honest truth-seeker. This is a lesson I have learnt from the experience both of my own mind and of the minds of others; the only way to get rid of doubt is to take discrimination as one"s detector of truth and falsehood and under its guard to open the door freely and courageously to experience.” Letters on Yoga

I have started writing about doubt, but even in doing so I am afflicted by the ‘doubt’ whether any amount of writing or of anything else can ever persuade the eternal doubt in man which is the penalty of his native ignorance. In the first place, to write adequately would mean anything from 60 to 600 pages, but not even 6000 convincing pages would convince doubt. For doubt exists for its own sake; its very function is to doubt always and, even when convinced, to go on doubting still; it is only to persuade its entertainer to give it board and lodging that it pretends to be an honest truth-seeker. This is a lesson I have learnt from the experience both of my own mind and of the minds of others; the only way to get rid of doubt is to take discrimination as one’s detector of truth and falsehood and under its guard to open the door freely and courageously to experience.” Letters on Yoga

income ::: n. --> A coming in; entrance; admittance; ingress; infusion.
That which is caused to enter; inspiration; influence; hence, courage or zeal imparted.
That gain which proceeds from labor, business, property, or capital of any kind, as the produce of a farm, the rent of houses, the proceeds of professional business, the profits of commerce or of occupation, or the interest of money or stock in funds, etc.; revenue; receipts; salary; especially, the annual receipts of a private person,

indomitable ::: a. --> Not to be subdued; untamable; invincible; as, an indomitable will, courage, animal.

innerve ::: v. t. --> To give nervous energy or power to; to give increased energy,force,or courage to; to invigorate; to stimulate.

inspirational; offering or providing hope, encouragement, salvation, etc.

inspirit ::: v. t. --> To infuse new life or spirit into; to animate; to encourage; to invigorate.

INTEGRAL YOGA ::: This yoga accepts the value of cosmic existence and holds it to be a reality; its object is to enter into a higher Truth-Consciousness or Divine Supramental Consciousness in which action and creation are the expression not of ignorance and imperfection, but of the Truth, the Light, the Divine Ānanda. But for that, the surrender of the mortal mind, life and body to the Higher Consciousnessis indispensable, since it is too difficult for the mortal human being to pass by its own effort beyond mind to a Supramental Consciousness in which the dynamism is no longer mental but of quite another power. Only those who can accept the call to such a change should enter into this yoga.

Aim of the Integral Yoga ::: It is not merely to rise out of the ordinary ignorant world-consciousness into the divine consciousness, but to bring the supramental power of that divine consciousness down into the ignorance of mind, life and body, to transform them, to manifest the Divine here and create a divine life in Matter.

Conditions of the Integral Yoga ::: This yoga can only be done to the end by those who are in total earnest about it and ready to abolish their little human ego and its demands in order to find themselves in the Divine. It cannot be done in a spirit of levity or laxity; the work is too high and difficult, the adverse powers in the lower Nature too ready to take advantage of the least sanction or the smallest opening, the aspiration and tapasyā needed too constant and intense.

Method in the Integral Yoga ::: To concentrate, preferably in the heart and call the presence and power of the Mother to take up the being and by the workings of her force transform the consciousness. One can concentrate also in the head or between the eye-brows, but for many this is a too difficult opening. When the mind falls quiet and the concentration becomes strong and the aspiration intense, then there is the beginning of experience. The more the faith, the more rapid the result is likely to be. For the rest one must not depend on one’s own efforts only, but succeed in establishing a contact with the Divine and a receptivity to the Mother’s Power and Presence.

Integral method ::: The method we have to pursue is to put our whole conscious being into relation and contact with the Divine and to call Him in to transform Our entire being into His, so that in a sense God Himself, the real Person in us, becomes the sādhaka of the sādhana* as well as the Master of the Yoga by whom the lower personality is used as the centre of a divine transfiguration and the instrument of its own perfection. In effect, the pressure of the Tapas, the force of consciousness in us dwelling in the Idea of the divine Nature upon that which we are in our entirety, produces its own realisation. The divine and all-knowing and all-effecting descends upon the limited and obscure, progressively illumines and energises the whole lower nature and substitutes its own action for all the terms of the inferior human light and mortal activity.

In psychological fact this method translates itself into the progressive surrender of the ego with its whole field and all its apparatus to the Beyond-ego with its vast and incalculable but always inevitable workings. Certainly, this is no short cut or easy sādhana. It requires a colossal faith, an absolute courage and above all an unflinching patience. For it implies three stages of which only the last can be wholly blissful or rapid, - the attempt of the ego to enter into contact with the Divine, the wide, full and therefore laborious preparation of the whole lower Nature by the divine working to receive and become the higher Nature, and the eventual transformation. In fact, however, the divine strength, often unobserved and behind the veil, substitutes itself for the weakness and supports us through all our failings of faith, courage and patience. It” makes the blind to see and the lame to stride over the hills.” The intellect becomes aware of a Law that beneficently insists and a Succour that upholds; the heart speaks of a Master of all things and Friend of man or a universal Mother who upholds through all stumblings. Therefore this path is at once the most difficult imaginable and yet in comparison with the magnitude of its effort and object, the most easy and sure of all.

There are three outstanding features of this action of the higher when it works integrally on the lower nature. In the first place, it does not act according to a fixed system and succession as in the specialised methods of Yoga, but with a sort of free, scattered and yet gradually intensive and purposeful working determined by the temperament of the individual in whom it operates, the helpful materials which his nature offers and the obstacles which it presents to purification and perfection. In a sense, therefore, each man in this path has his own method of Yoga. Yet are there certain broad lines of working common to all which enable us to construct not indeed a routine system, but yet some kind of Shastra or scientific method of the synthetic Yoga.

Secondly, the process, being integral, accepts our nature such as it stands organised by our past evolution and without rejecting anything essential compels all to undergo a divine change. Everything in us is seized by the hands of a mighty Artificer and transformed into a clear image of that which it now seeks confusedly to present. In that ever-progressive experience we begin to perceive how this lower manifestation is constituted and that everything in it, however seemingly deformed or petty or vile, is the more or less distorted or imperfect figure of some elements or action in the harmony of the divine Nature. We begin to understand what the Vedic Rishis meant when they spoke of the human forefathers fashioning the gods as a smith forges the crude material in his smithy.

Thirdly, the divine Power in us uses all life as the means of this integral Yoga. Every experience and outer contact with our world-environment, however trifling or however disastrous, is used for the work, and every inner experience, even to the most repellent suffering or the most humiliating fall, becomes a step on the path to perfection. And we recognise in ourselves with opened eyes the method of God in the world, His purpose of light in the obscure, of might in the weak and fallen, of delight in what is grievous and miserable. We see the divine method to be the same in the lower and in the higher working; only in the one it is pursued tardily and obscurely through the subconscious in Nature, in the other it becomes swift and selfconscious and the instrument confesses the hand of the Master. All life is a Yoga of Nature seeking to manifest God within itself. Yoga marks the stage at which this effort becomes capable of self-awareness and therefore of right completion in the individual. It is a gathering up and concentration of the movements dispersed and loosely combined in the lower evolution.

Key-methods ::: The way to devotion and surrender. It is the psychic movement that brings the constant and pure devotion and the removal of the ego that makes it possible to surrender.

The way to knowledge. Meditation in the head by which there comes the opening above, the quietude or silence of the mind and the descent of peace etc. of the higher consciousness generally till it envelops the being and fills the body and begins to take up all the movements.
Yoga by works ::: Separation of the Purusha from the Prakriti, the inner silent being from the outer active one, so that one has two consciousnesses or a double consciousness, one behind watching and observing and finally controlling and changing the other which is active in front. The other way of beginning the yoga of works is by doing them for the Divine, for the Mother, and not for oneself, consecrating and dedicating them till one concretely feels the Divine Force taking up the activities and doing them for one.

Object of the Integral Yoga is to enter into and be possessed by the Divine Presence and Consciousness, to love the Divine for the Divine’s sake alone, to be tuned in our nature into the nature of the Divine, and in our will and works and life to be the instrument of the Divine.

Principle of the Integral Yoga ::: The whole principle of Integral Yoga is to give oneself entirely to the Divine alone and to nobody else, and to bring down into ourselves by union with the Divine Mother all the transcendent light, power, wideness, peace, purity, truth-consciousness and Ānanda of the Supramental Divine.

Central purpose of the Integral Yoga ::: Transformation of our superficial, narrow and fragmentary human way of thinking, seeing, feeling and being into a deep and wide spiritual consciousness and an integrated inner and outer existence and of our ordinary human living into the divine way of life.

Fundamental realisations of the Integral Yoga ::: The psychic change so that a complete devotion can be the main motive of the heart and the ruler of thought, life and action in constant union with the Mother and in her Presence. The descent of the Peace, Power, Light etc. of the Higher Consciousness through the head and heart into the whole being, occupying the very cells of the body. The perception of the One and Divine infinitely everywhere, the Mother everywhere and living in that infinite consciousness.

Results ::: First, an integral realisation of Divine Being; not only a realisation of the One in its indistinguishable unity, but also in its multitude of aspects which are also necessary to the complete knowledge of it by the relative consciousness; not only realisation of unity in the Self, but of unity in the infinite diversity of activities, worlds and creatures.

Therefore, also, an integral liberation. Not only the freedom born of unbroken contact of the individual being in all its parts with the Divine, sāyujya mukti, by which it becomes free even in its separation, even in the duality; not only the sālokya mukti by which the whole conscious existence dwells in the same status of being as the Divine, in the state of Sachchidananda ; but also the acquisition of the divine nature by the transformation of this lower being into the human image of the divine, sādharmya mukti, and the complete and final release of all, the liberation of the consciousness from the transitory mould of the ego and its unification with the One Being, universal both in the world and the individual and transcendentally one both in the world and beyond all universe.

By this integral realisation and liberation, the perfect harmony of the results of Knowledge, Love and Works. For there is attained the complete release from ego and identification in being with the One in all and beyond all. But since the attaining consciousness is not limited by its attainment, we win also the unity in Beatitude and the harmonised diversity in Love, so that all relations of the play remain possible to us even while we retain on the heights of our being the eternal oneness with the Beloved. And by a similar wideness, being capable of a freedom in spirit that embraces life and does not depend upon withdrawal from life, we are able to become without egoism, bondage or reaction the channel in our mind and body for a divine action poured out freely upon the world.

The divine existence is of the nature not only of freedom, but of purity, beatitude and perfection. In integral purity which shall enable on the one hand the perfect reflection of the divine Being in ourselves and on the other the perfect outpouring of its Truth and Law in us in the terms of life and through the right functioning of the complex instrument we are in our outer parts, is the condition of an integral liberty. Its result is an integral beatitude, in which there becomes possible at once the Ānanda of all that is in the world seen as symbols of the Divine and the Ānanda of that which is not-world. And it prepares the integral perfection of our humanity as a type of the Divine in the conditions of the human manifestation, a perfection founded on a certain free universality of being, of love and joy, of play of knowledge and of play of will in power and will in unegoistic action. This integrality also can be attained by the integral Yoga.

Sādhanā of the Integral Yoga does not proceed through any set mental teaching or prescribed forms of meditation, mantras or others, but by aspiration, by a self-concentration inwards or upwards, by a self-opening to an Influence, to the Divine Power above us and its workings, to the Divine Presence in the heart and by the rejection of all that is foreign to these things. It is only by faith, aspiration and surrender that this self-opening can come.

The yoga does not proceed by upadeśa but by inner influence.

Integral Yoga and Gita ::: The Gita’s Yoga consists in the offering of one’s work as a sacrifice to the Divine, the conquest of desire, egoless and desireless action, bhakti for the Divine, an entering into the cosmic consciousness, the sense of unity with all creatures, oneness with the Divine. This yoga adds the bringing down of the supramental Light and Force (its ultimate aim) and the transformation of the nature.

Our yoga is not identical with the yoga of the Gita although it contains all that is essential in the Gita’s yoga. In our yoga we begin with the idea, the will, the aspiration of the complete surrender; but at the same time we have to reject the lower nature, deliver our consciousness from it, deliver the self involved in the lower nature by the self rising to freedom in the higher nature. If we do not do this double movement, we are in danger of making a tamasic and therefore unreal surrender, making no effort, no tapas and therefore no progress ; or else we make a rajasic surrender not to the Divine but to some self-made false idea or image of the Divine which masks our rajasic ego or something still worse.

Integral Yoga, Gita and Tantra ::: The Gita follows the Vedantic tradition which leans entirely on the Ishvara aspect of the Divine and speaks little of the Divine Mother because its object is to draw back from world-nature and arrive at the supreme realisation beyond it.

The Tantric tradition leans on the Shakti or Ishvari aspect and makes all depend on the Divine Mother because its object is to possess and dominate the world-nature and arrive at the supreme realisation through it.

This yoga insists on both the aspects; the surrender to the Divine Mother is essential, for without it there is no fulfilment of the object of the yoga.

Integral Yoga and Hatha-Raja Yogas ::: For an integral yoga the special methods of Rajayoga and Hathayoga may be useful at times in certain stages of the progress, but are not indispensable. Their principal aims must be included in the integrality of the yoga; but they can be brought about by other means. For the methods of the integral yoga must be mainly spiritual, and dependence on physical methods or fixed psychic or psychophysical processes on a large scale would be the substitution of a lower for a higher action. Integral Yoga and Kundalini Yoga: There is a feeling of waves surging up, mounting to the head, which brings an outer unconsciousness and an inner waking. It is the ascending of the lower consciousness in the ādhāra to meet the greater consciousness above. It is a movement analogous to that on which so much stress is laid in the Tantric process, the awakening of the Kundalini, the Energy coiled up and latent in the body and its mounting through the spinal cord and the centres (cakras) and the Brahmarandhra to meet the Divine above. In our yoga it is not a specialised process, but a spontaneous upnish of the whole lower consciousness sometimes in currents or waves, sometimes in a less concrete motion, and on the other side a descent of the Divine Consciousness and its Force into the body.

Integral Yoga and other Yogas ::: The old yogas reach Sachchidananda through the spiritualised mind and depart into the eternally static oneness of Sachchidananda or rather pure Sat (Existence), absolute and eternal or else a pure Non-exist- ence, absolute and eternal. Ours having realised Sachchidananda in the spiritualised mind plane proceeds to realise it in the Supramcntal plane.

The suprcfhe supra-cosmic Sachchidananda is above all. Supermind may be described as its power of self-awareness and W’orld- awareness, the world being known as within itself and not out- side. So to live consciously in the supreme Sachchidananda one must pass through the Supermind.

Distinction ::: The realisation of Self and of the Cosmic being (without which the realisation of the Self is incomplete) are essential steps in our yoga ; it is the end of other yogas, but it is, as it were, the beginning of outs, that is to say, the point where its own characteristic realisation can commence.

It is new as compared with the old yogas (1) Because it aims not at a departure out of world and life into Heaven and Nir- vana, but at a change of life and existence, not as something subordinate or incidental, but as a distinct and central object.

If there is a descent in other yogas, yet it is only an incident on the way or resulting from the ascent — the ascent is the real thing. Here the ascent is the first step, but it is a means for the descent. It is the descent of the new coosdousness attain- ed by the ascent that is the stamp and seal of the sadhana. Even the Tantra and Vaishnavism end in the release from life ; here the object is the divine fulfilment of life.

(2) Because the object sought after is not an individual achievement of divine realisation for the sake of the individual, but something to be gained for the earth-consciousness here, a cosmic, not solely a supra-cosmic acbievement. The thing to be gained also is the bringing of a Power of consciousness (the Supramental) not yet organised or active directly in earth-nature, even in the spiritual life, but yet to be organised and made directly active.

(3) Because a method has been preconized for achieving this purpose which is as total and integral as the aim set before it, viz., the total and integral change of the consciousness and nature, taking up old methods, but only as a part action and present aid to others that are distinctive.

Integral Yoga and Patanjali Yoga ::: Cilia is the stuff of mixed mental-vital-physical consciousness out of which arise the movements of thought, emotion, sensation, impulse etc.

It is these that in the Patanjali system have to be stilled altogether so that the consciousness may be immobile and go into Samadhi.

Our yoga has a different function. The movements of the ordinary consciousness have to be quieted and into the quietude there has to be brought down a higher consciousness and its powers which will transform the nature.

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In the Ethics these basic principles are applied to the solution of the question of human good. The good for man is an actualization, or active exercise, of those faculties distinctive of man, that is the faculties of the rational, as distinct from the vegetative and sensitive souls. But human excellence thus defined shows itself in two forms, In the habitual subordination of sensitive and appetitive tendencies to rational rule and principle, and in the exercise of reason in the search for and contemplation of truth. The former type of excellence is expressed in the moral virtues, the latter in the dianoetic or intellectual virtues. A memorable feature of Aristotle's treatment of the moral virtues is his theory that each of them may be regarded as a mean between excess and defect; courage, for example, is a mean between cowardice and rashness, liberality a mean between stinginess and prodigality. In the Politics Aristotle sets forth the importance of the political community as the source and sustainer of the typically human life. But for Aristotle the highest good for man is found not in the political life, nor in any other form of practical activity, but in theoretical inquiry and contemplation of truth. This alone brings complete and continuous happiness, because it is the activity of the highest part of man's complex nature, and of that part which is least dependent upon externals, viz. the intuitive reason, or nous. In the contemplation of the first principles of knowledge and being man participates in that activity of pure thought which constitutes the eternal perfection of the divine nature.

intrepid ::: a. --> Not trembling or shaking with fear; fearless; bold; brave; undaunted; courageous; as, an intrepid soldier; intrepid spirit.

intrepidity ::: n. --> The quality or state of being intrepid; fearless bravery; courage; resoluteness; valor.

intrepidly ::: adv. --> In an intrepid manner; courageously; resolutely.

invite ::: 1. To attract, allure, entice, or tempt. 2. Fig. To bring on or call forth (something) or encourage (it) to come. inviting.

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It is only the ordinaiy vital emotions which waste the energy and disturb the concentration and peace that have to be dis- couraged. Emotion itself is not a bad thing ; it is a necessary part of nature and psychic emoiion is one of the most powerful helps to the sadhana. Psychic emotion, bringing tears of love for the Divine or tears of Ananda, ought not to be suppressed ::: it is only a vital mixture that brings disturbance in the sadhana.

kingbird ::: n. --> A small American bird (Tyrannus tyrannus, or T. Carolinensis), noted for its courage in attacking larger birds, even hawks and eagles, especially when they approach its nest in the breeding season. It is a typical tyrant flycatcher, taking various insects upon the wing. It is dark ash above, and blackish on the head and tail. The quills and wing coverts are whitish at the edges. It is white beneath, with a white terminal band on the tail. The feathers on the head of the adults show a bright orange basal spot when erected.

Lightweight Directory Access Protocol "protocol" (LDAP) A {protocol} for accessing on-line {directory services}. LDAP was defined by the {IETF} in order to encourage adoption of {X.500} directories. The {Directory Access Protocol} (DAP) was seen as too complex for simple {internet clients} to use. LDAP defines a relatively simple protocol for updating and searching directories running over {TCP/IP}. LDAP is gaining support from vendors such as {Netscape}, {Novell}, {Sun}, {HP}, {IBM}/Lotus, {SGI}, {AT&T}, and {Banyan} An LDAP directory entry is a collection of attributes with a name, called a distinguished name (DN). The DN refers to the entry unambiguously. Each of the entry's attributes has a {type} and one or more values. The types are typically mnemonic strings, like "cn" for common name, or "mail" for {e-mail address}. The values depend on the type. For example, a mail attribute might contain the value "". A jpegPhoto attribute would contain a photograph in binary {JPEG}/{JFIF} format. LDAP directory entries are arranged in a {hierarchical} structure that reflects political, geographic, and/or organisational boundaries. Entries representing countries appear at the top of the tree. Below them are entries representing states or national organisations. Below them might be entries representing people, organisational units, printers, documents, or just about anything else. {RFC 1777}, {RFC 1778}, {RFC 1959}, {RFC 1960}, {RFC 1823}. {LDAP v3 (}. [Difference v1, v2, v3?] (2003-09-27)

lines of code "programming, unit" (LOC) A common measure of the size or progress of a programming project. For example, one can describe a completed project as consisting of 100,000 LOC; or one can characterise a week's progress as 5000 LOC. Using LOC as a metric of progress encourages programmers to {reinvent the wheel} or split their code into lots of short lines. (2001-05-28)

Lion In Christian mystical thought one of the four sacred animals of the Bible, associated with the evangelist Mark and, as in the mystical thought of other peoples, representing intense energy, sometimes undaunted courage, and occasionally the solar fire. The lion was a favorite symbol with the ancients, for instance with the Chaldeans, and as a leitmotif of Chaldean art is found extensively. It is also found frequently on Gnostic gems and as emblem and as symbol among the ancient Mithraists, where the lion was one of the stages of instruction and initiation.

LION, indicates force and courage, and strength and power.

Lion ::: Vital force, strength, courage and power.

low-spirited ::: a. --> Deficient in animation and courage; dejected; depressed; not sprightly.

macdink /mak'dink/ To make many incremental and unnecessary cosmetic changes to a program or file. Often the subject of the macdinking would be better off without them. The {Macintosh} is said to encourage such behaviour. See also {fritterware}, {window shopping}. [{Jargon File}] (1994-11-22)

macro A name (possibly followed by a {formal argument} list) that is equated to a text or symbolic expression to which it is to be expanded (possibly with the substitution of {actual arguments}) by a macro expander. The term "macro" originated in early {assemblers}, which encouraged the use of macros as a structuring and information-hiding device. During the early 1970s, macro assemblers became ubiquitous, and sometimes quite as powerful and expensive as {HLLs}, only to fall from favour as improving {compiler} technology marginalised {assembly language} programming (see {languages of choice}). Nowadays the term is most often used in connection with the {C preprocessor}, {Lisp}, or one of several special-purpose languages built around a macro-expansion facility (such as {TeX} or {Unix}'s {troff} suite). Indeed, the meaning has drifted enough that the collective "macros" is now sometimes used for code in any special-purpose application control language (whether or not the language is actually translated by text expansion), and for macro-like entities such as the "keyboard macros" supported in some text editors (and {PC} {TSRs} or {Macintosh} INIT/CDEV keyboard enhancers). (1994-12-06)

magnanimous ::: a. --> Great of mind; elevated in soul or in sentiment; raised above what is low, mean, or ungenerous; of lofty and courageous spirit; as, a magnanimous character; a magnanimous conqueror.
Dictated by or exhibiting nobleness of soul; honorable; noble; not selfish.

male-spirited ::: a. --> Having the spirit of a male; vigorous; courageous.

Manduka Yoga (Sanskrit) Maṇḍūka-yoga [from maṇḍūka frog] A “particular kind of abstract meditation in which an ascetic sits motionless like a frog” (Monier-Williams). However, all true yoga practice involves complete mental abstraction from exterior concerns and the outer environment, so that all yogis, while practicing yoga sit motionless “like a frog.” It is not a particularly high kind of yoga, in any case, for true spiritual yoga is the yoga of the inner man, implying intense intellectual and spiritual concentration on affairs and subjects of spiritual character, and need not necessarily involve any sitting in yoga whatsoever. The true disciple may be doing his master’s business and going about in pursuit of his duties from day to day, and yet be practicing this spiritual yoga without a moment’s intermission. All forms of yoga practice which involve postures, sittings or similar things in which the physical body is active or inactive, technically belong to one of the various kinds of hatha yoga and are to be discouraged.

manful ::: a. --> Showing manliness, or manly spirit; hence, brave, courageous, resolute, noble.

manhood ::: n. --> The state of being man as a human being, or man as distinguished from a child or a woman.
Manly quality; courage; bravery; resolution.

manly ::: superl. --> Having qualities becoming to a man; not childish or womanish; manlike, esp. brave, courageous, resolute, noble. ::: adv. --> In a manly manner; with the courage and fortitude of a manly man; as, to act manly.

marcian ::: a. --> Under the influence of Mars; courageous; bold.

mastiff ::: n. --> A breed of large dogs noted for strength and courage. There are various strains, differing in form and color, and characteristic of different countries.

MECHANICAL REPETITION. ::: The principle of mechani- cal repetition is very strong in the material nature, so strong that it makes one easily think that it is incurable. That, however, is only a trick of the forces of (his material inconscicnce ; it is fay creating this impression that they try to endure. If on the contrary, you remain firm, refuse to be depressed or discouraged and, even in the moment of attack, a^irm the certainty of cventuar victory, the victory itself will come much more easily and sooner.

Medical treatment is sometimes a necessity. If one can cure by the Force it is the best ; but if for some reason the body is not able to respond to the Force (e.g. owing to doubt, lassitude or discouragement or for inability to react against the disease), then the aid of medical treatment becomes necessary. It is not that the Force ceases to act and leaves all to the medicines, — it will continue to act through the consciousness but take the support of the Irealntent so as to act directly on the resistance in the body, which responds more readily to physical means in its ordinary consciousness. ‘

metecorn ::: n. --> A quantity of corn formerly given by the lord to his customary tenants, as an encouragement to, or reward for, labor and faithful service.

mettle ::: n. --> Substance or quality of temperament; spirit, esp. as regards honor, courage, fortitude, ardor, etc.; disposition; -- usually in a good sense.

mighty ::: n. --> Possessing might; having great power or authority.
Accomplished by might; hence, extraordinary; wonderful.
Denoting and extraordinary degree or quality in respect of size, character, importance, consequences, etc.
A warrior of great force and courage. ::: adv.

misgive ::: v. t. --> To give or grant amiss.
Specifically: To give doubt and apprehension to, instead of confidence and courage; to impart fear to; to make irresolute; -- usually said of the mind or heart, and followed by the objective personal pronoun.
To suspect; to dread. ::: v. i.

moxie ::: n. --> energy; pep.
courage, determination.
Know-how, expertise.

Multimedia Personal Computer "multimedia" (MPC) A specification published by the Multimedia PC Marketing Council in 1990 to encourage the adoption of a standard {multimedia} computing platform. In May 1993, the MPC Marketing Council published a new specification called {MPC Level 2 Specification} as an enhanced multimedia computer standard. The original MPC specification, now also known as the {MPC Level 1 Specification}, continues in full effect. The appearance of the MPC or MPC2 certification mark on a computer system or upgrade kit indicates that the {hardware} meets the corresponding (Level 1 or Level 2) MPC Marketing Council specification. Software bearing the Multimedia PC mark has been designed to work on Multimedia PC licensed hardware. By establishing a standard platform, certifying hardware compliance and providing inter-operability between software and hardware for the consumer, the MPC Marketing Council is encouraging widespread use of multimedia applications and hardware. (1997-01-19)

nerveless ::: a. --> Destitute of nerves.
Destitute of strength or of courage; wanting vigor; weak; powerless.

nerve ::: n. --> One of the whitish and elastic bundles of fibers, with the accompanying tissues, which transmit nervous impulses between nerve centers and various parts of the animal body.
A sinew or a tendon.
Physical force or steadiness; muscular power and control; constitutional vigor.
Steadiness and firmness of mind; self-command in personal danger, or under suffering; unshaken courage and endurance; coolness;

nourish ::: v. t. --> To feed and cause to grow; to supply with matter which increases bulk or supplies waste, and promotes health; to furnish with nutriment.
To support; to maintain.
To supply the means of support and increase to; to encourage; to foster; as, to nourish rebellion; to nourish the virtues.
To cherish; to comfort.
To educate; to instruct; to bring up; to nurture; to

nurser ::: n. --> One who nurses; a nurse; one who cherishes or encourages growth.

  One who is distinguished by exceptional courage, nobility, fortitude, etc. 2. A person noted for feats of courage or nobility of purpose, especially one who has risked or sacrificed his or her life (Sri Aurobindo also employs the word as an adj.) hero’s, heroes.

ooze ::: n. --> Soft mud or slime; earth so wet as to flow gently, or easily yield to pressure.
Soft flow; spring.
The liquor of a tan vat.
To flow gently; to percolate, as a liquid through the pores of a substance or through small openings.
Fig.: To leak (out) or escape slowly; as, the secret oozed out; his courage oozed out.

open source "philosophy, legal" A method and philosophy for software licensing and distribution designed to encourage use and improvement of software written by volunteers by ensuring that anyone can copy the {source code} and modify it freely. The term "open source" is now more widely used than the earlier term "{free software}" (promoted by the {Free Software Foundation}) but has broadly the same meaning - free of distribution restrictions, not necessarily free of charge. There are various {open source licenses} available. Programmers can choose an appropriate license to use when distributing their programs. The {Open Source Initiative} promotes the {Open Source Definition}. {The Cathedral and the Bazaar (}. was a seminal paper describing the open source phenomenon. {Open Sources - O'Reilly book with full text online (}. {Articles from ZDNet (}. (1999-12-29)

outbrave ::: v. t. --> To excel in bravery o/ in insolence; to defy with superior courage or audacity
To excel in magnificence or comeliness.

outdare ::: v. t. --> To surpass in daring; to overcome by courage; to brave.

outlaugh ::: v. t. --> To surpass or outdo in laughing.
To laugh (one) out of a purpose, principle, etc.; to discourage or discomfit by laughing; to laugh down.

Parkinson's Law of Data "Data expands to fill the space available for storage"; buying more memory encourages the use of more memory-intensive techniques. It has been observed over the last 10 years that the memory usage of evolving systems tends to double roughly once every 18 months. Fortunately, memory density available for constant dollars also tends to double about once every 12 months (see {Moore's Law}); unfortunately, the laws of physics guarantee that the latter cannot continue indefinitely. [{Jargon File}]

patronage ::: n. --> Special countenance or support; favor, encouragement, or aid, afforded to a person or a work; as, the patronage of letters; patronage given to an author.
Business custom.
Guardianship, as of a saint; tutelary care.
The right of nomination to political office; also, the offices, contracts, honors, etc., which a public officer may bestow by favor.

patron ::: n. --> One who protects, supports, or countenances; a defender.
A master who had freed his slave, but still retained some paternal rights over him.
A man of distinction under whose protection another person placed himself.
An advocate or pleader.
One who encourages or helps a person, a cause, or a work; a furtherer; a promoter; as, a patron of art.

PEEK The command in most {microcomputer} {BASICs} for reading memory contents (a byte) at an absolute address. POKE is the corresponding command to write a value to an absolute address. This is often extended to mean the corresponding constructs in any {High Level Language}. Much hacking on small {microcomputers} without {MMUs} consists of "peek"ing around memory, more or less at random, to find the location where the system keeps interesting stuff. Long (and variably accurate) lists of such addresses for various computers circulate (see {interrupt list}). The results of "poke"s at these addresses may be highly useful, mildly amusing, useless but neat, or total {lossage} (see {killer poke}). Since a {real operating system} provides useful, higher-level services for the tasks commonly performed with peeks and pokes on micros, and real languages tend not to encourage low-level memory groveling, a question like "How do I do a peek in C?" is diagnostic of the {newbie}. Of course, {operating system} {kernels} often have to do exactly this; a real {C} hacker would unhesitatingly, if unportably, assign an absolute address to a pointer variable and indirect through it. [{Jargon File}] (1995-01-31)

pencil and paper An archaic information storage and transmission device that works by depositing smears of graphite on bleached wood pulp. More recent developments in paper-based technology include improved "write-once" update devices which use tiny rolling heads similar to mouse balls to deposit coloured pigment. All these devices require an operator skilled at so-called "handwriting" technique. These technologies are ubiquitous outside hackerdom, but nearly forgotten inside it. Most hackers had terrible handwriting to begin with, and years of keyboarding tend to have encouraged it to degrade further. Perhaps for this reason, hackers deprecate pencil-and-paper technology and often resist using it in any but the most trivial contexts. [{Jargon File}] (1994-12-06)

persevered ::: persisted in or remained constant to a purpose, idea, or task in the face of obstacles or discouragement.

persevere ::: v. i. --> To persist in any business or enterprise undertaken; to pursue steadily any project or course begun; to maintain a purpose in spite of counter influences, opposition, or discouragement; not to give or abandon what is undertaken.

Personal Computer Memory Card International Association "body, hardware, standard" (PCMCIA, or "PC Card") An international trade association and the {standards} they have developed for devicies, such as {modems} and external {hard disk} drives, that can be plugged into {notebook computers}. A PCMCIA card is about the size of a credit card. For some unfathomable reason, around 1995(?) they decided to rename PCMCIA cards "PC Cards", perhaps to encourage sales to confused purchasers. {(}. Address: PCMCIA Administration, 1030 East Duane Avenue, Suite G, Sunnyvale, CA 94086 USA. Telephone: +1 (408) 720 0107. Fax: +1 (408) 720 9416. BBS: +1 (408) 720 9388. (1996-10-16)

Platonism as a political philosophy finds its best known exposition in the theory of the ideal state in the Republic. There, Plato described a city in which social justice would be fully realized. Three classes of men are distinguished: the philosopher kings, apparently a very small group whose education has been alluded to above, who would be the rulers because by nature and by training they were the best men for the job. They must excel particularly in their rational abilities: their special virtue is philosophic wisdom; the soldiers, or guardians of the state, constitute the second class; their souls must be remarkable for the development of the spirited, warlike element, under the control of the virtue of courage; the lowest class is made up of the acquisitive group, the workers of every sort whose characteristic virtue is temperance. For the two upper classes, Plato suggested a form of community life which would entail the abolition of monogamous marriage, family life, and of private property. It is to be noted that this form of semi-communism was suggested for a minority of the citizens only (Repub. III and V) and it is held to be a practical impossibility in the Laws (V, 739-40), though Plato continued to think that some form of community life is theoretically best for man. In Book VIII of the Republic, we find the famous classification of five types of political organization, ranging from aristocracy which is the rule of the best men, timocracy, in which the rulers are motivated by a love of honor, oligarchy, in which the rulers seek wealth, democracy, the rule of the masses who are unfit for the task, to tyranny, which is the rule of one man who may have started as the champion of the people but who governs solely for the advancement of his own, selfish interests.

Plato's theory of knowledge can hardly be discussed apart from his theory of reality. Through sense perception man comes to know the changeable world of bodies. This is the realm of opinion (doxa), such cognition may be more or less clear but it never rises to the level of true knowledge, for its objects are impermanent and do not provide a stable foundation for science. It is through intellectual, or rational, cognition that man discovers another world, that of immutable essences, intelligible realities, Forms or Ideas. This is the level of scientific knowledge (episteme); it is reached in mathematics and especially in philosophy (Repub. VI, 510). The world of intelligible Ideas contains the ultimate realities from which the world of sensible things has been patterned. Plato experienced much difficulty in regard to the sort of existence to be attributed to his Ideas. Obviously it is not the crude existence of physical things, nor can it be merely the mental existence of logical constructs. Interpretations have varied from the theory of the Christian Fathers (which was certainly not that of Plato himself) viz , that the Ideas are exemplary Causes in God's Mind, to the suggestion of Aristotle (Metaphysics, I) that they are realized, in a sense, in the world of individual things, but are apprehended only by the intellect The Ideas appear, however, particularly in the dialogues of the middle period, to be objective essences, independent of human minds, providing not only the foundation for the truth of human knowledge but afso the ontological bases for the shadowy things of the sense world. Within the world of Forms, there is a certain hierarchy. At the top, the most noble of all, is the Idea of the Good (Repub. VII), it dominates the other Ideas and they participate in it. Beauty, symmetry and truth are high-ranking Ideas; at times they are placed almost on a par with the Good (Philebus 65; also Sympos. and Phaedrus passim). There are, below, these, other Ideas, such as those of the major virtues (wisdom, temperance, courage, justice and piety) and mathematical terms and relations, such as equality, likeness, unlikeness and proportion. Each type or class of being is represented by its perfect Form in the sphere of Ideas, there is an ideal Form of man, dog, willow tree, of every kind of natural object and even of artificial things like beds (Repub. 596). The relationship of the "many" objects, belonging to a certain class of things in the sense world, to the "One", i.e. the single Idea which is their archetype, is another great source of difficulty to Plato. Three solutions, which are not mutually exclusive, are suggested in the dialogues (1) that the many participate imperfectly in the perfect nature of their Idea, (2) that the many are made in imitation of the One, and (3) that the many are composed of a mixture of the Limit (Idea) with the Unlimited (matter).

plucked ::: imp. & p. p. --> of Pluck ::: a. --> Having courage and spirit.

plucky ::: superl. --> Having pluck or courage; characterized by pluck; displaying pluck; courageous; spirited; as, a plucky race.

pot-valiant ::: a. --> Having the courage given by drink.

prelatize ::: v. t. --> To bring under the influence of prelacy. ::: v. i. --> To uphold or encourage prelacy; to exercise prelatical functions.

promoter ::: n. --> One who, or that which, forwards, advances, or promotes; an encourager; as, a promoter of charity or philosophy.
Specifically, one who sets on foot, and takes the preliminary steps in, a scheme for the organization of a corporation, a joint-stock company, or the like.
One who excites; as, a promoter of sedition.
An informer; a makebate.

promote ::: v. t. --> To contribute to the growth, enlargement, or prosperity of (any process or thing that is in course); to forward; to further; to encourage; to advance; to excite; as, to promote learning; to promote disorder; to promote a business venture.
To exalt in station, rank, or honor; to elevate; to raise; to prefer; to advance; as, to promote an officer. ::: v. i.

promotive ::: a. --> Tending to advance, promote, or encourage.

promottion ::: n. --> The act of promoting, advancing, or encouraging; the act of exalting in rank or honor; also, the condition of being advanced, encouraged, or exalted in honor; preferment.

prow ::: n. --> The fore part of a vessel; the bow; the stem; hence, the vessel itself.
See Proa. ::: superl. --> Valiant; brave; gallant; courageous.

pusillanimous ::: a. --> Destitute of a manly or courageous strength and firmness of mind; of weak spirit; mean-spirited; spiritless; cowardly; -- said of persons, as, a pussillanimous prince.
Evincing, or characterized by, weakness of mind, and want of courage; feeble; as, pusillanimous counsels.

Queen Mary and Westfield College (QMW) One of the largest of the multi-faculty schools of the {University of London}. QMW has some 6000 students and over 600 teaching and research staff organised into seven faculties. QMW was one of the first colleges in the University of London to develop fully the course-unit, or modular, approach to degree programmes. Cross faculty courses are encouraged and the physical proximity of all the College buildings is a major factor in enabling students to adopt an interdisciplinary approach to their studies. {(}. (1995-01-25)

questmonger ::: n. --> One who lays informations, and encourages petty lawsuits.

Real Programmers Don't Use Pascal "humour" Back in the good old days - the "Golden Era" of computers, it was easy to separate the men from the boys (sometimes called "Real Men" and "Quiche Eaters" in the literature). During this period, the Real Men were the ones that understood computer programming, and the Quiche Eaters were the ones that didn't. A real computer programmer said things like "DO 10 I=1,10" and "ABEND" (they actually talked in capital letters, you understand), and the rest of the world said things like "computers are too complicated for me" and "I can't relate to computers - they're so impersonal". (A previous work [1] points out that Real Men don't "relate" to anything, and aren't afraid of being impersonal.) But, as usual, times change. We are faced today with a world in which little old ladies can get computers in their microwave ovens, 12-year-old kids can blow Real Men out of the water playing Asteroids and Pac-Man, and anyone can buy and even understand their very own Personal Computer. The Real Programmer is in danger of becoming extinct, of being replaced by high-school students with {TRASH-80s}. There is a clear need to point out the differences between the typical high-school junior Pac-Man player and a Real Programmer. If this difference is made clear, it will give these kids something to aspire to -- a role model, a Father Figure. It will also help explain to the employers of Real Programmers why it would be a mistake to replace the Real Programmers on their staff with 12-year-old Pac-Man players (at a considerable salary savings). LANGUAGES The easiest way to tell a Real Programmer from the crowd is by the programming language he (or she) uses. Real Programmers use {Fortran}. Quiche Eaters use {Pascal}. Nicklaus Wirth, the designer of Pascal, gave a talk once at which he was asked how to pronounce his name. He replied, "You can either call me by name, pronouncing it 'Veert', or call me by value, 'Worth'." One can tell immediately from this comment that Nicklaus Wirth is a Quiche Eater. The only parameter passing mechanism endorsed by Real Programmers is call-by-value-return, as implemented in the {IBM 370} {Fortran-G} and H compilers. Real programmers don't need all these abstract concepts to get their jobs done - they are perfectly happy with a {keypunch}, a {Fortran IV} {compiler}, and a beer. Real Programmers do List Processing in Fortran. Real Programmers do String Manipulation in Fortran. Real Programmers do Accounting (if they do it at all) in Fortran. Real Programmers do {Artificial Intelligence} programs in Fortran. If you can't do it in Fortran, do it in {assembly language}. If you can't do it in assembly language, it isn't worth doing. STRUCTURED PROGRAMMING The academics in computer science have gotten into the "structured programming" rut over the past several years. They claim that programs are more easily understood if the programmer uses some special language constructs and techniques. They don't all agree on exactly which constructs, of course, and the examples they use to show their particular point of view invariably fit on a single page of some obscure journal or another - clearly not enough of an example to convince anyone. When I got out of school, I thought I was the best programmer in the world. I could write an unbeatable tic-tac-toe program, use five different computer languages, and create 1000-line programs that WORKED. (Really!) Then I got out into the Real World. My first task in the Real World was to read and understand a 200,000-line Fortran program, then speed it up by a factor of two. Any Real Programmer will tell you that all the Structured Coding in the world won't help you solve a problem like that - it takes actual talent. Some quick observations on Real Programmers and Structured Programming: Real Programmers aren't afraid to use {GOTOs}. Real Programmers can write five-page-long DO loops without getting confused. Real Programmers like Arithmetic IF statements - they make the code more interesting. Real Programmers write self-modifying code, especially if they can save 20 {nanoseconds} in the middle of a tight loop. Real Programmers don't need comments - the code is obvious. Since Fortran doesn't have a structured IF, REPEAT ... UNTIL, or CASE statement, Real Programmers don't have to worry about not using them. Besides, they can be simulated when necessary using {assigned GOTOs}. Data Structures have also gotten a lot of press lately. Abstract Data Types, Structures, Pointers, Lists, and Strings have become popular in certain circles. Wirth (the above-mentioned Quiche Eater) actually wrote an entire book [2] contending that you could write a program based on data structures, instead of the other way around. As all Real Programmers know, the only useful data structure is the Array. Strings, lists, structures, sets - these are all special cases of arrays and can be treated that way just as easily without messing up your programing language with all sorts of complications. The worst thing about fancy data types is that you have to declare them, and Real Programming Languages, as we all know, have implicit typing based on the first letter of the (six character) variable name. OPERATING SYSTEMS What kind of operating system is used by a Real Programmer? CP/M? God forbid - CP/M, after all, is basically a toy operating system. Even little old ladies and grade school students can understand and use CP/M. Unix is a lot more complicated of course - the typical Unix hacker never can remember what the PRINT command is called this week - but when it gets right down to it, Unix is a glorified video game. People don't do Serious Work on Unix systems: they send jokes around the world on {UUCP}-net and write adventure games and research papers. No, your Real Programmer uses OS 370. A good programmer can find and understand the description of the IJK305I error he just got in his JCL manual. A great programmer can write JCL without referring to the manual at all. A truly outstanding programmer can find bugs buried in a 6 megabyte {core dump} without using a hex calculator. (I have actually seen this done.) OS is a truly remarkable operating system. It's possible to destroy days of work with a single misplaced space, so alertness in the programming staff is encouraged. The best way to approach the system is through a keypunch. Some people claim there is a Time Sharing system that runs on OS 370, but after careful study I have come to the conclusion that they were mistaken. PROGRAMMING TOOLS What kind of tools does a Real Programmer use? In theory, a Real Programmer could run his programs by keying them into the front panel of the computer. Back in the days when computers had front panels, this was actually done occasionally. Your typical Real Programmer knew the entire bootstrap loader by memory in hex, and toggled it in whenever it got destroyed by his program. (Back then, memory was memory - it didn't go away when the power went off. Today, memory either forgets things when you don't want it to, or remembers things long after they're better forgotten.) Legend has it that {Seymore Cray}, inventor of the Cray I supercomputer and most of Control Data's computers, actually toggled the first operating system for the CDC7600 in on the front panel from memory when it was first powered on. Seymore, needless to say, is a Real Programmer. One of my favorite Real Programmers was a systems programmer for Texas Instruments. One day he got a long distance call from a user whose system had crashed in the middle of saving some important work. Jim was able to repair the damage over the phone, getting the user to toggle in disk I/O instructions at the front panel, repairing system tables in hex, reading register contents back over the phone. The moral of this story: while a Real Programmer usually includes a keypunch and lineprinter in his toolkit, he can get along with just a front panel and a telephone in emergencies. In some companies, text editing no longer consists of ten engineers standing in line to use an 029 keypunch. In fact, the building I work in doesn't contain a single keypunch. The Real Programmer in this situation has to do his work with a "text editor" program. Most systems supply several text editors to select from, and the Real Programmer must be careful to pick one that reflects his personal style. Many people believe that the best text editors in the world were written at Xerox Palo Alto Research Center for use on their Alto and Dorado computers [3]. Unfortunately, no Real Programmer would ever use a computer whose operating system is called SmallTalk, and would certainly not talk to the computer with a mouse. Some of the concepts in these Xerox editors have been incorporated into editors running on more reasonably named operating systems - {Emacs} and {VI} being two. The problem with these editors is that Real Programmers consider "what you see is what you get" to be just as bad a concept in Text Editors as it is in women. No the Real Programmer wants a "you asked for it, you got it" text editor - complicated, cryptic, powerful, unforgiving, dangerous. TECO, to be precise. It has been observed that a TECO command sequence more closely resembles transmission line noise than readable text [4]. One of the more entertaining games to play with TECO is to type your name in as a command line and try to guess what it does. Just about any possible typing error while talking with TECO will probably destroy your program, or even worse - introduce subtle and mysterious bugs in a once working subroutine. For this reason, Real Programmers are reluctant to actually edit a program that is close to working. They find it much easier to just patch the binary {object code} directly, using a wonderful program called SUPERZAP (or its equivalent on non-IBM machines). This works so well that many working programs on IBM systems bear no relation to the original Fortran code. In many cases, the original source code is no longer available. When it comes time to fix a program like this, no manager would even think of sending anything less than a Real Programmer to do the job - no Quiche Eating structured programmer would even know where to start. This is called "job security". Some programming tools NOT used by Real Programmers: Fortran preprocessors like {MORTRAN} and {RATFOR}. The Cuisinarts of programming - great for making Quiche. See comments above on structured programming. Source language debuggers. Real Programmers can read core dumps. Compilers with array bounds checking. They stifle creativity, destroy most of the interesting uses for EQUIVALENCE, and make it impossible to modify the operating system code with negative subscripts. Worst of all, bounds checking is inefficient. Source code maintenance systems. A Real Programmer keeps his code locked up in a card file, because it implies that its owner cannot leave his important programs unguarded [5]. THE REAL PROGRAMMER AT WORK Where does the typical Real Programmer work? What kind of programs are worthy of the efforts of so talented an individual? You can be sure that no Real Programmer would be caught dead writing accounts-receivable programs in {COBOL}, or sorting {mailing lists} for People magazine. A Real Programmer wants tasks of earth-shaking importance (literally!). Real Programmers work for Los Alamos National Laboratory, writing atomic bomb simulations to run on Cray I supercomputers. Real Programmers work for the National Security Agency, decoding Russian transmissions. It was largely due to the efforts of thousands of Real Programmers working for NASA that our boys got to the moon and back before the Russkies. Real Programmers are at work for Boeing designing the operating systems for cruise missiles. Some of the most awesome Real Programmers of all work at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California. Many of them know the entire operating system of the Pioneer and Voyager spacecraft by heart. With a combination of large ground-based Fortran programs and small spacecraft-based assembly language programs, they are able to do incredible feats of navigation and improvisation - hitting ten-kilometer wide windows at Saturn after six years in space, repairing or bypassing damaged sensor platforms, radios, and batteries. Allegedly, one Real Programmer managed to tuck a pattern-matching program into a few hundred bytes of unused memory in a Voyager spacecraft that searched for, located, and photographed a new moon of Jupiter. The current plan for the Galileo spacecraft is to use a gravity assist trajectory past Mars on the way to Jupiter. This trajectory passes within 80 +/-3 kilometers of the surface of Mars. Nobody is going to trust a Pascal program (or a Pascal programmer) for navigation to these tolerances. As you can tell, many of the world's Real Programmers work for the U.S. Government - mainly the Defense Department. This is as it should be. Recently, however, a black cloud has formed on the Real Programmer horizon. It seems that some highly placed Quiche Eaters at the Defense Department decided that all Defense programs should be written in some grand unified language called "ADA" ((C), DoD). For a while, it seemed that ADA was destined to become a language that went against all the precepts of Real Programming - a language with structure, a language with data types, {strong typing}, and semicolons. In short, a language designed to cripple the creativity of the typical Real Programmer. Fortunately, the language adopted by DoD has enough interesting features to make it approachable -- it's incredibly complex, includes methods for messing with the operating system and rearranging memory, and Edsgar Dijkstra doesn't like it [6]. (Dijkstra, as I'm sure you know, was the author of "GoTos Considered Harmful" - a landmark work in programming methodology, applauded by Pascal programmers and Quiche Eaters alike.) Besides, the determined Real Programmer can write Fortran programs in any language. The Real Programmer might compromise his principles and work on something slightly more trivial than the destruction of life as we know it, providing there's enough money in it. There are several Real Programmers building video games at Atari, for example. (But not playing them - a Real Programmer knows how to beat the machine every time: no challenge in that.) Everyone working at LucasFilm is a Real Programmer. (It would be crazy to turn down the money of fifty million Star Trek fans.) The proportion of Real Programmers in Computer Graphics is somewhat lower than the norm, mostly because nobody has found a use for computer graphics yet. On the other hand, all computer graphics is done in Fortran, so there are a fair number of people doing graphics in order to avoid having to write COBOL programs. THE REAL PROGRAMMER AT PLAY Generally, the Real Programmer plays the same way he works - with computers. He is constantly amazed that his employer actually pays him to do what he would be doing for fun anyway (although he is careful not to express this opinion out loud). Occasionally, the Real Programmer does step out of the office for a breath of fresh air and a beer or two. Some tips on recognizing Real Programmers away from the computer room: At a party, the Real Programmers are the ones in the corner talking about operating system security and how to get around it. At a football game, the Real Programmer is the one comparing the plays against his simulations printed on 11 by 14 fanfold paper. At the beach, the Real Programmer is the one drawing flowcharts in the sand. At a funeral, the Real Programmer is the one saying "Poor George, he almost had the sort routine working before the coronary." In a grocery store, the Real Programmer is the one who insists on running the cans past the laser checkout scanner himself, because he never could trust keypunch operators to get it right the first time. THE REAL PROGRAMMER'S NATURAL HABITAT What sort of environment does the Real Programmer function best in? This is an important question for the managers of Real Programmers. Considering the amount of money it costs to keep one on the staff, it's best to put him (or her) in an environment where he can get his work done. The typical Real Programmer lives in front of a computer terminal. Surrounding this terminal are: Listings of all programs the Real Programmer has ever worked on, piled in roughly chronological order on every flat surface in the office. Some half-dozen or so partly filled cups of cold coffee. Occasionally, there will be cigarette butts floating in the coffee. In some cases, the cups will contain Orange Crush. Unless he is very good, there will be copies of the OS JCL manual and the Principles of Operation open to some particularly interesting pages. Taped to the wall is a line-printer Snoopy calendar for the year 1969. Strewn about the floor are several wrappers for peanut butter filled cheese bars - the type that are made pre-stale at the bakery so they can't get any worse while waiting in the vending machine. Hiding in the top left-hand drawer of the desk is a stash of double-stuff Oreos for special occasions. Underneath the Oreos is a flowcharting template, left there by the previous occupant of the office. (Real Programmers write programs, not documentation. Leave that to the maintenance people.) The Real Programmer is capable of working 30, 40, even 50 hours at a stretch, under intense pressure. In fact, he prefers it that way. Bad response time doesn't bother the Real Programmer - it gives him a chance to catch a little sleep between compiles. If there is not enough schedule pressure on the Real Programmer, he tends to make things more challenging by working on some small but interesting part of the problem for the first nine weeks, then finishing the rest in the last week, in two or three 50-hour marathons. This not only impresses the hell out of his manager, who was despairing of ever getting the project done on time, but creates a convenient excuse for not doing the documentation. In general: No Real Programmer works 9 to 5 (unless it's the ones at night). Real Programmers don't wear neckties. Real Programmers don't wear high-heeled shoes. Real Programmers arrive at work in time for lunch [9]. A Real Programmer might or might not know his wife's name. He does, however, know the entire {ASCII} (or EBCDIC) code table. Real Programmers don't know how to cook. Grocery stores aren't open at three in the morning. Real Programmers survive on Twinkies and coffee. THE FUTURE What of the future? It is a matter of some concern to Real Programmers that the latest generation of computer programmers are not being brought up with the same outlook on life as their elders. Many of them have never seen a computer with a front panel. Hardly anyone graduating from school these days can do hex arithmetic without a calculator. College graduates these days are soft - protected from the realities of programming by source level debuggers, text editors that count parentheses, and "user friendly" operating systems. Worst of all, some of these alleged "computer scientists" manage to get degrees without ever learning Fortran! Are we destined to become an industry of Unix hackers and Pascal programmers? From my experience, I can only report that the future is bright for Real Programmers everywhere. Neither OS 370 nor Fortran show any signs of dying out, despite all the efforts of Pascal programmers the world over. Even more subtle tricks, like adding structured coding constructs to Fortran have failed. Oh sure, some computer vendors have come out with Fortran 77 compilers, but every one of them has a way of converting itself back into a Fortran 66 compiler at the drop of an option card - to compile DO loops like God meant them to be. Even Unix might not be as bad on Real Programmers as it once was. The latest release of Unix has the potential of an operating system worthy of any Real Programmer - two different and subtly incompatible user interfaces, an arcane and complicated teletype driver, virtual memory. If you ignore the fact that it's "structured", even 'C' programming can be appreciated by the Real Programmer: after all, there's no type checking, variable names are seven (ten? eight?) characters long, and the added bonus of the Pointer data type is thrown in - like having the best parts of Fortran and assembly language in one place. (Not to mention some of the more creative uses for

reanimate ::: v. t. --> To animate anew; to restore to animation or life; to infuse new life, vigor, spirit, or courage into; to revive; to reinvigorate; as, to reanimate a drowned person; to reanimate disheartened troops; to reanimate languid spirits.

Rechaka(Recaka, Sanskrit) ::: One of the practices used in the hatha yoga system for the regulation of the breath.The breath is expelled or expired from one of the nostrils while the other nostril is held closed with thefinger, and then the operation isrepeated with the other nostril. These operations, as observed under Kumbhaka, are extremely dangerousto health and mental balance, and cannot be encouraged. Indeed, they should be unequivocallydiscouraged.

reencourage ::: v. t. --> To encourage again.

Ritschlianism: A celebrated school of 19th century Christian thought inaugurated by Albrecht Ritschl (1822-89). This school argued for God upon the basis of what is called the religious value-judgment. Two kinds of judgments are said to characterize man's reaction to his world of experience: (1) dependent or concomitant, those dependent upon perceived facts, such as the natural sciences; (2) independent or religious those which affirm man's superior worth independent of the limitations of the finite world and man's dependence upon a superhuman order of reality, God. God is not reached by speculation, nor by the "evidences" in nature, nor by intuitions or mystic experience, nor by a rational a priori or intimate feeling. God is implied in the religious value judgment: "though he slay me will I trust him." That man needs God as a deliverer from his bonds is the assertion of the independent religious value-judgment; the consequences following this judgment of need and worth sustain him with courage and victory over every obstacl.e Ritschlianism is notable in the emphasis it placed upon the category of value, an emphasis which has grown stronger in contemporary theistic belief. -- V.F.

sahasam ::: active courage and daring; hardihood.

sahasa (sahasa; sahasam) ::: boldness, "active courage and daring sahasa which shrinks from no enterprise however difficult or perilous", an attribute of the ks.atriya.

sanction ::: n. 1. Authoritative permission or approval, as for an action. 2. Something that supports or encourages, gives approval to. v. 3. To authorize, approve or allow. sanctions, sanctioned, sanctioning.

Sather "language" /Say-ther/ (Named after the Sather Tower at {UCB}, as opposed to the Eiffel Tower). An interactive {object-oriented} language designed by Steve M. Omohundro at {ICSI} in 1991. Sather has simple {syntax}, similar to {Eiffel}, but it is non-proprietary and faster. Sather 0.2 was nearly a subset of Eiffel 2.0, but Sather 1.0 adds many distinctive features: parameterised {class}es, {multiple inheritance}, statically-checked {strong typing}, {garbage collection}. The compiler generates {C} as an {intermediate language}. There are versions for most {workstations}. Sather attempts to retain much of {Eiffel}'s theoretical cleanliness and simplicity while achieving the efficiency of {C++}. The compiler generates efficient and portable C code which is easily integrated with existing code. A variety of development tools including a debugger and {browser} based on {gdb} and a {GNU Emacs} development environment have also been written. There is also a {class library} with several hundred classes that implement a variety of basic data structures and numerical, geometric, connectionist, statistical, and graphical abstractions. The authors would like to encourage contributions to the library and hope to build a large collection of efficient, well-written, well-tested classes in a variety of areas of computer science. Sather runs on {Sun-4}, {HP9000}/300, {Decstation} 5000, {MIPS}, {Sony News} 3000, {Sequent}/{Dynix}, {SCO} {SysV}R3.2, {NeXT}, {Linux}. See also {dpSather}, {pSather}, {Sather-K}. {(}. E-mail: "". Mailing list: (1995-04-26)

saurya (shaurya; sauryam) ::: heroism, courage, might; an element of Mahakali bhava or Can.d.ibhava.

scourage ::: n. --> Refuse water after scouring.

self-mettle ::: n. --> Inborn mettle or courage; one&

snail mail "messaging" (Or "snailmail", "smail" from "US Mail" via "USnail"; "paper mail"). Bits of {dead tree} sent via the postal service as opposed to {electronic mail}. One's postal address is, correspondingly, a "snail (mail) address". There have even been parody USnail posters and stamps made. The variant "paper-net" is a hackish way of referring to the postal service, comparing it to a very slow, low-reliability {network}. {Sig blocks} sometimes include a "Paper-Net:" header just before the sender's postal address; common variants of this are "Papernet" and "P-Net". Note that the standard {netiquette} guidelines discourage this practice as a waste of bandwidth, since netters are quite unlikely to casually use postal addresses and if they really wanted your {snail mail} address they could always ask for it by e-mail. Compare {voice-net}, {sneakernet}, {P-mail}. (1995-01-31)

sneaking ::: p. pr. & vb. n. --> of Sneak ::: a. --> Marked by cowardly concealment; deficient in openness and courage; underhand; mean; crouching.

Software in the Public Interest, Inc. "company" (SPI) A non-profit corporation which helps organisations develop and distribute {open hardware} and {open software}. SPI's goals are: * to create, form and establish an organization to formulate and provide software systems for use by the general public without charge; * to teach and train individuals regarding the use and application of such systems; * to hold classes, seminars and workshops concerning the proper use and application of computers and computer systems; * to endeavor to monitor and improve the quality of currently existing publicly available software; * to support, encourage and promote the creation and development of software available to the general public; * to provide information and education regarding the proper use of the Internet; * to organize, hold and conduct meetings, discussions and forums on contemporary issues concerning the use of computers and computer software; * to foster, promote and increase access to software systems available to the general public; * to solicit, collect and otherwise raise money and to expend such funds in furtherance of the goals and activities of the corporation; * to aid, assist, cooperate, co-sponsor and otherwise engage in concerted action with private, educational and governmental organisations and associations on all issues and matters concerning the use of computers and computer software and; * generally to endeavor to promote, foster and advance interest in computers and computer software by all available means and methods. SPI currently supports {Berlin}, {Debian}, {GNOME}, {LSB}, {Open Source}. {SPI Home (}. (2002-04-14)

software theft "legal" Unauthorised duplication and/or use of computer {software}. This usually means unauthorised copying, either by individuals for use by themselves or their friends or by companies who then sell the illegal copies to users. Many kinds of {software protection} have been invented to try to reduce software theft but, with sufficient effort, it is always possible to bypass or "crack" the protection, and {software protection} is often annoying for legitimate users. Software theft in 1994 was estimated to have cost $15 billion in worldwide lost revenues to software publishers. It is an offence in the UK under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, which states that "The owner of the copyright has the exclusive right to copy the work." It is estimated that European software houses alone lose $6 billion per year through the unlawful copying and distribution of software, with much of this loss being through business users rather than "basement hackers". One Italian pirating operation employed over 100 staff and had a turnover of $10M. It is illegal to: 1. Copy or distribute software or its documentation without the permission or licence of the copyright owner. 2. Run purchased software on two or more computers simultaneously unless the licence specifically allows it. 3. Knowingly or unknowingly allow, encourage or pressure employees to make or use illegal copies sources within the organisation. 4. Infringe laws against unauthorised software copying because someone compels or requests it. 5. Loan software in order that a copy be made of it. When software is upgraded it is generally the case that the licence accompanying the new version revokes the old version. This means that it is illegal to run both the old and new versions as only the new version is licensed. Both individuals and companies may be convicted of piracy offences. Officers of a company are also liable to conviction if the offences were carried out by the company with their consent. On conviction, the guilty party can face imprisonment for up to two years (five in USA), an unlimited fine or both as well as being sued for copyright infringement (with no limit) by the copyright owner. Because copying software is easy, some think that it is less wrong than, say, stealing it from a shop. In fact, both deprive software producers of income. Software theft should be reported to the {Federation Against Software Theft} (FAST). See also {Business Software Alliance}, {software audit}, {software law}. (2003-06-17)

Sometimes called the sacred animals of the Bible, they have been associated by Christians with the four evangelists. In this connection, “each represents one of the four lower classes of worlds or planes, into the similitude of which each personality is cast. Thus the Eagle (associated with St. John) represents cosmic Spirit or Ether, the all-piercing Eye of the Seer; the Bull of St. Luke, the waters of Life, the all-generating element and cosmic strength; the Lion of St. Mark, fierce energy, undaunted courage and cosmic fire; while the human Head or the Angel, which stands near St. Matthew is the synthesis of all three combined in the higher Intellect of man, and in cosmic Spirituality. . . . The Eagle, Bull and Lion-headed gods are plentiful, and all represented the same idea, whether in the Egyptian, Chaldean, Indian or Jewish religions, but beginning with the Astral body they went no higher than the cosmic Spirit or the Higher Manas — Atma-Buddhi, or Absolute Spirit and Spiritual Soul its vehicle, being incapable of being symbolised by concrete images” (TG 121).

spaghetti inheritance "humour, programming" A term used by users of {object-oriented} languages with inheritance, such as {Smalltalk} for a convoluted {class}-subclass graph, often resulting from carelessly deriving subclasses from other classes just for the sake of reusing their code. Coined to discourage such practice, through guilt-by-association with {spaghetti code}. [{Jargon File}] (2013-07-31)

spartan ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to Sparta, especially to ancient Sparta; hence, hardy; undaunted; as, Spartan souls; Spartan bravey. ::: n. --> A native or inhabitant of Sparta; figuratively, a person of great courage and fortitude.

SPECmark89 "benchmark" An old {SPECmark} {benchmark} result derived from a set of {floating-point} and integer {benchmarks}. It is the {geometric mean} of ten {SPEC ratios} of the outdated 1989 {SPEC} benchmark suite. The use of SPECmark89 is strongly discouraged, having been superseded by {CINT92} and {CFP92}. (1994-11-29)

spiritless ::: a. --> Destitute of spirit; wanting animation; wanting cheerfulness; dejected; depressed.
Destitute of vigor; wanting life, courage, or fire.
Having no breath; extinct; dead.

Sri Aurobindo: "The Unknown is not the Unknowable; it need not remain the unknown for us, unless we choose ignorance or persist in our first limitations. For to all things that are not unknowable, all things in the universe, there correspond in that universe faculties which can take cognisance of them, and in man, the microcosm, these faculties are always existent and at a certain stage capable of development. We may choose not to develop them; where they are partially developed, we may discourage and impose on them a kind of atrophy. But, fundamentally, all possible knowledge is knowledge within the power of humanity.” *The Life Divine

stout-hearted ::: a. --> Having a brave heart; courageous.

strengthen ::: v. t. --> To make strong or stronger; to add strength to; as, to strengthen a limb, a bridge, an army; to strengthen an obligation; to strengthen authority.
To animate; to encourage; to fix in resolution. ::: v. i. --> To grow strong or stronger.

Surrender of the nature is not an easy thing and may take a long lime ; surrender of the self, if one can do it, is easier and once that is done, that of the nature will come about sooner or later. For that it is necessary to detach oneself from the action of the Prakriti and see oneself as separate. To observe the movements as a witness without being discouraged or disturbed is the best way to cfTccl the necessary detachment and separation.

svadesi (Swadeshi) ::: [of the svadesa, indigenous; goods produced indigenously as opposed to those imported; Indian Nationalism generally, especially in its encouragement of indigenous industries and boycott of foreign (especially British) goods].

tall ::: superl. --> High in stature; having a considerable, or an unusual, extension upward; long and comparatively slender; having the diameter or lateral extent small in proportion to the height; as, a tall person, tree, or mast.
Brave; bold; courageous.
Fine; splendid; excellent; also, extravagant; excessive.

test-driven development "programming, testing" (TDD) An iterative {software development} process where each iteration consists of the developer writing an automated {test case} for an unimplemented improvement or function, then producing code to pass that test and finally {refactoring} the code to acceptable standards. {Kent Beck}, who is credited with having developed or "rediscovered" the technique, stated in 2003 that TDD encourages simple designs and inspires confidence. TDD is related to the humourous definition of programming as the process of {debugging an empty file}. (2012-05-01)

te: Universally recognized moral qualities of man, namely, wisdom (chih), moral chiracter (jen), and courage (yung). (Confucianism). -- W.T.C.

The astral light is itself divided into subordinate planes; the lower regions teem with gross emanations from the earth, including psychic remnants from deceased beings, which exert a negative influence on the living, especially when intercourse with these remnants is encouraged by moral and physical weakness or by ignorant experiments.

The human soul is considered by Plato to be an immaterial agent, superior in nature to the body and somewhat hindered by the body in the performance of the higher, psychic functions of human life. The tripartite division of the soul becomes an essential teaching of Platonic psychology from the Republic onward. The rational part is highest and is pictured as the ruler of the psychological organism in the well-regulated man. Next in importance is the "spirited" element of the soul, which is the source of action and the seat of the virtue of courage. The lowest part is the concupiscent or acquisitive element, which may be brought under control by the virtue of temperancc The latter two are often combined and called irrational in contrast to the highest part. Sensation is an active function of the soul, by which the soul "feels" the objects of sense through the instrumentality of the body. Particularly in the young, sensation is a necessary prelude to the knowledge of Ideas, but the mature and developed soul must learn to rise above sense perception and must strive for a more direct intuition of intelligible essences. That the soul exists before the body (related to the Pythagorean and, possibly, Orphic doctrine of transmigration) and knows the world of Ideas immediately in this anterior condition, is the foundation of the Platonic theory of reminiscence (Meno, Phaedo, Republic, Phaedrus). Thus the soul is born with true knowledge in it, but the soul, due to the encrustation of bodily cares and interests, cannot easily recall the truths innately, and we might say now, subconsciously present in it. Sometimes sense perceptions aid the soul in the process of reminiscence, and again, as in the famous demonstration of the Pythagorean theorem by the slave boy of the Meno, the questions and suggestions of a teacher provide the necessary stimuli for recollection. The personal immortality of the soul is very clearly taught by Plato in the tale of Er (Repub. X) and, with various attempts at logical demonstration, in the Phaedo. Empirical and physiological psychology is not stressed in Platonism, but there is an approach to it in the descriptions of sense organs and their media in the Timaeus 42 ff.

::: "The Lord of Beings is that which is conscious in the conscious being, but he is also the Conscious in inconscient things, the One who is master and in control of the many that are passive in the hands of Force-Nature. He is the Timeless and Time; he is Space and all that is in Space; he is Causality and the cause and the effect: He is the thinker and his thought, the warrior and his courage, the gambler and his dice-throw. All realities and all aspects and all semblances are the Brahman; Brahman is the Absolute, the transcendent and incommunicable, the Supracosmic Existence that sustains the cosmos, the Cosmic Self that upholds all beings, but It is too the self of each individual: the soul or psychic entity is an eternal portion of the Ishwara; it is his supreme Nature or Consciousness-Force that has become the living being in a world of living beings. The Brahman alone is, and because of It all are, for all are the Brahman; this Reality is the reality of everything that we see in Self and Nature. Brahman, the Ishwara, is all this by his Yoga-Maya, by the power of his Consciousness-Force put out in self-manifestation: he is the Conscious Being, Soul, Spirit, Purusha, and it is by his Nature, the force of his conscious self-existence that he is all things; he is the Ishwara, the omniscient and omnipotent All-ruler, and it is by his Shakti, his conscious Power, that he manifests himself in Time and governs the universe.” The Life Divine*

“The Lord of Beings is that which is conscious in the conscious being, but he is also the Conscious in inconscient things, the One who is master and in control of the many that are passive in the hands of Force-Nature. He is the Timeless and Time; he is Space and all that is in Space; he is Causality and the cause and the effect: He is the thinker and his thought, the warrior and his courage, the gambler and his dice-throw. All realities and all aspects and all semblances are the Brahman; Brahman is the Absolute, the transcendent and incommunicable, the Supracosmic Existence that sustains the cosmos, the Cosmic Self that upholds all beings, but It is too the self of each individual: the soul or psychic entity is an eternal portion of the Ishwara; it is his supreme Nature or Consciousness-Force that has become the living being in a world of living beings. The Brahman alone is, and because of It all are, for all are the Brahman; this Reality is the reality of everything that we see in Self and Nature. Brahman, the Ishwara, is all this by his Yoga-Maya, by the power of his Consciousness-Force put out in self-manifestation: he is the Conscious Being, Soul, Spirit, Purusha, and it is by his Nature, the force of his conscious self-existence that he is all things; he is the Ishwara, the omniscient and omnipotent All-ruler, and it is by his Shakti, his conscious Power, that he manifests himself in Time and governs the universe.” The Life Divine

The power needed in yoga is the power to go through elTort, difficulty or trouble without getting fatigued, depressed, dis- couraged or impatient and without breaking off the effort or giwng up one’s aim or resolution.

The power to go through ctTort. difilculty or trouble without getting fatigued, depressed, discouraged or impatient and with- out breaking off the effort or giving up one's aim or resolution.

..the release from subconscient ignorance and from disease, duration of life at will, and a change in the functioning of the body must be among the ultimate results of a supramental change.
   Ref: CWSA Vol. 35, Page: 330 ::: .Supraphysical Worlds ::: This organisation includes, as on our earth, the existence of beings who have or take forms, manifest themselves or are naturally manifested in an embodying substance, but a substance other than ours, a subtle substance tangible only to subtle sense, a supraphysical form-matter. These worlds and beings may have nothing to do with ourselves and our life, they may exercise no action upon us; but often also they enter into secret communication with earth-existence, obey or embody and are the intermediaries and instruments of the cosmic powers and influences of which we have a subjective experience, or themselves act by their own initiation upon the terrestrial world’s life and motives and happenings. It is possible to receive help or guidance or harm or misguidance from these beings; it is possible even to become subject to their influence, to be possessed by their invasion or domination, to be instrumentalised by them for their good or evil purpose. At times the progress of earthly life seems to be a vast field of battle between supraphysical Forces of either character, those that strive to uplift, encourage and illumine and those that strive to deflect, depress or prevent or even shatter our upward evolution or the soul’s self-expression in the material universe. Some of these Beings, Powers or Forces are such that we think of them as divine; they are luminous, benignant or powerfully helpful: there are others that are Titanic, gigantic or demoniac, inordinate Influences, instigators or creators often of vast and formidable inner upheavals or of actions that overpass the normal human measure. There may also be an awareness of influences, presences, beings that do not seem to belong to other worlds beyond us but are here as a hidden element behind the veil in terrestrial nature. As contact with the supraphysical is possible, a contact can also take place subjective or objective—or at least objectivised— between our own consciousness and the consciousness of other once embodied beings who have passed into a supraphysical status in these other regions of existence. It is possible also to pass beyond a subjective contact or a subtle-sense perception and, in certain subliminal states of consciousness, to enter actually into other worlds and know something of their secrets. It is the more objective order of other-worldly experience that seized most the imagination of mankind in the past, but it was put by popular belief into a gross-objective statement which unduly assimilated these phenomena to those of the physical world with which we are familiar; for it is the normal tendency of our mind to turn everything into forms or symbols proper to its own kind and terms of experience.
   Ref: CWSA Vol. 21-22 Page: 806-07

The six, seven, or ten paramitas have reference to the three fundamental grades of training in discipleship: six for the beginner, seven for the one who is more advanced, and ten which are practiced by the adept. A faithful following of these virtues is incumbent upon every disciple, and fidelity and perseverance in performance mark progress along the mystic way. The other three paramitas, making ten, are adhishthana (inflexible courage) that goes forward to meet danger or difficulty; upeksha (discrimination) which seeks and finds the right way of applying the paramitas; and prabodha (awakened inner consciousness) or sambuddhi (complete or perfect illumination).

the trait of lacking boldness and courage.

This would be the source of that wanting to get back to some- thing interesting and enthralling which accompanies the desire to fall into sleep. But this must not be encouraged in waking hours, it should be kept for hours set apart for sleep where it gets its natural field, Othenvisc there may be an unbalancing, a tendency to live more and too much in the visions of the supraphysical realms and a decrease of the hold on outer realities.

thoroughbred ::: a. --> Bred from the best blood through a long line; pure-blooded; -- said of stock, as horses. Hence, having the characteristics of such breeding; mettlesome; courageous; of elegant form, or the like. ::: n. --> A thoroughbred animal, especially a horse.

timid ::: a. --> Wanting courage to meet danger; easily frightened; timorous; not bold; fearful; shy.

timorous ::: a. --> Fearful of danger; timid; deficient in courage.
Indicating, or caused by, fear; as, timorous doubts.

To be always observing faults and wrong mo>’ements brings depression and discourages faith. Turn your eyes more to the incoming light and less to any immediate darkness.

uddiyana bandha. ::: a lower abdominal lock often described as bringing the navel to the base of the spine; most important bandha as it supports the breathing and encourages the development of strong core muscles

unbacked ::: a. --> Never mounted by a rider; unbroken.
Not supported or encouraged; not countenanced; unaided.

uncommon ::: a. --> Not common; unusual; infrequent; rare; hence, remarkable; strange; as, an uncommon season; an uncommon degree of cold or heat; uncommon courage.

undaunted ::: undismayed; not discouraged; not forced to abandon purpose or effort.

Universal Serial Bus "hardware, standard" (USB) An external {peripheral} interface {standard} for communication between a computer and external {peripherals} over an inexpensive cable using {biserial} transmission. USB is intended to replace existing {serial ports}, {parallel ports}, {keyboard}, and {monitor} connectors and be used with {keyboards}, {mice}, {monitors}, {printers}, and possibly some low-speed {scanners} and removable {hard drives}. For faster devices existing {IDE}, {SCSI}, or emerging {FC-AL} or {FireWire} interfaces can be used. USB works at 12 Mbps with specific consideration for low cost peripherals. It supports up to 127 devices and both {isochronous} and {asynchronous} data transfers. Cables can be up to five metres long and it includes built-in power distribution for low power devices. It supports {daisy chaining} through a tiered star multidrop topology. A USB cable has a rectangular "Type A" plug at the computer end and a square "Type B" plug at the peripheral end. Before March 1996 Intel started to integrate the necessary logic into {PC} {chip sets} and encourage other manufacturers to do likewise. It was widely available by 1997. Later versions of {Windows 95} included support for it. It was standard on {Macintosh} computers in 1999. The USB 2.0 specification was released in 2000 to allow USB to compete with {Firewire} etc. USB 2.0 is backward compatible with USB 1.1 but works at 480 Mbps. { (}. (2004-01-31)

unknown ::: “The Unknown is not the Unknowable; it need not remain the unknown for us, unless we choose ignorance or persist in our first limitations. For to all things that are not unknowable, all things in the universe, there correspond in that universe faculties which can take cognisance of them, and in man, the microcosm, these faculties are always existent and at a certain stage capable of development. We may choose not to develop them; where they are partially developed, we may discourage and impose on them a kind of atrophy. But, fundamentally, all possible knowledge is knowledge within the power of humanity.” The Life Divine

unmanned ::: a. --> Deprived of manly qualities; deficient in vigor, strength, courage, etc.; weak; effeminate.
Not tamed; not made familiar with, or subject to, man; -- also used figuratively.
Not furnished with men; as, an unmanned ship.

unman ::: v. t. --> To deprive of the distinctive qualities of a human being, as reason, or the like.
To emasculate; to deprive of virility.
To deprive of the courage and fortitude of a man; to break or subdue the manly spirit in; to cause to despond; to dishearten; to make womanish.
To deprive of men; as, to unman a ship.

uphold ::: v. t. --> To hold up; to lift on high; to elevate.
To keep erect; to support; to sustain; to keep from falling; to maintain.
To aid by approval or encouragement; to countenance; as, to uphold a person in wrongdoing.

valiant ::: a. --> Vigorous in body; strong; powerful; as, a valiant fencer.
Intrepid in danger; courageous; brave.
Performed with valor or bravery; heroic.

valor ::: n. --> Value; worth.
Strength of mind in regard to danger; that quality which enables a man to encounter danger with firmness; personal bravery; courage; prowess; intrepidity.
A brave man; a man of valor.

valorous ::: a. --> Possessing or exhibiting valor; brave; courageous; valiant; intrepid.

vassalage ::: n. --> The state of being a vassal, or feudatory.
Political servitude; dependence; subjection; slavery; as, the Greeks were held in vassalage by the Turks.
A territory held in vassalage.
Vassals, collectively; vassalry.
Valorous service, such as that performed by a vassal; valor; prowess; courage.

Vedas, the drink and the plant refer to the same entity, and is perceived as a giver of immortality, a healthy and long life, offspring, happiness, courage, strength, victory over enemies, wisdom, understanding and creativity

Vicarious Atonement In Christian theology, the idea that God accepted the sacrifice of Jesus Christ as a substitution for the guilt incurred by man at the Fall, and that mankind will consequently escape punishment, provided that they accept by faith Jesus Christ’s sacrifice. The idea that by an atoning for evil done or sin committed, one undoes the past — broadened by Christian theology to include the doctrine of the vicarious atonement by some great spiritual being for the sins of others — is a theory rejected by the theosophic philosophy. To those who believe the Christian doctrine that every person was born into this world burdened with inevitable doom through Adam’s sin, such a compensatory doctrine seems to be necessary; but it discourages people’s faith in their own innate divinity and in their power thereby to effect their own spiritual and moral salvation, and violates our sense of justice by offering a way of avoiding the consequences of our own bad actions — which avoidance of sin already incurred is distinctly denied in several places in the New Testament where the ancient theosophical doctrine of karma is taught that as a man sows, that (and not something else) must he invariably reap. Vicarious atonement may be a distorted doctrine of reconciliation, in Christian notion reconciliation between God and man; also of the idea that the spiritual monad in man takes on itself the consequences for actions or “sins” committed by the less evolved human monad. Every human being is raised by the sacrifice made by the Christos within himself, so that whoever believes in and conforms his acts to his own spiritual nature, is “saved.”

virago ::: n. --> A woman of extraordinary stature, strength, and courage; a woman who has the robust body and masculine mind of a man; a female warrior.
Hence, a mannish woman; a bold, turbulent woman; a termagant; a vixen.

virtue ::: n. --> Manly strength or courage; bravery; daring; spirit; valor.
Active quality or power; capacity or power adequate to the production of a given effect; energy; strength; potency; efficacy; as, the virtue of a medicine.
Energy or influence operating without contact of the material or sensible substance.
Excellence; value; merit; meritoriousness; worth.
Specifically, moral excellence; integrity of character;

virtuous ::: a. --> Possessing or exhibiting virtue.
Exhibiting manly courage and strength; valorous; valiant; brave.
Having power or efficacy; powerfully operative; efficacious; potent.
Having moral excellence; characterized by morality; upright; righteous; pure; as, a virtuous action.
Chaste; pure; -- applied especially to women.

virya. ::: creative power or might; strength; energy; courage

Vital plane ::: On the vital plane ( 1 ) never allow any fear to etilcc into you. Face all you meet and see in this world with detachment and courage. (2) Ask for protection before you sleep or meditate. Use our names when you are attacked or templed. (3) Do not indulge in this world in any kind of sym- pathy. (4) Do not allow any foreign personality to enter into you .

warrior ::: 1. A person engaged or experienced in warfare; soldier. 2. One who shows or has shown great vigour, courage, etc. (Sri Aurobindo also employs the word as an adj.) warriors.

WASTE. ::: Wanton waste, careless spoiling of physical things in an incredibly short time, loose disorder, misuse of service and materials due either to vital grasping or to tamasic inertia are baneful to prosperity and tend to drive away or discourage the

weak-hearted ::: a. --> Having little courage; of feeble spirit; dispirited; faint-hearted.

what ::: pron., a., & adv. --> As an interrogative pronoun, used in asking questions regarding either persons or things; as, what is this? what did you say? what poem is this? what child is lost?
As an exclamatory word: -- (a) Used absolutely or independently; -- often with a question following.
Used adjectively, meaning how remarkable, or how great; as, what folly! what eloquence! what courage!
Sometimes prefixed to adjectives in an

whet ::: v. t. --> To rub or on with some substance, as a piece of stone, for the purpose of sharpening; to sharpen by attrition; as, to whet a knife.
To make sharp, keen, or eager; to excite; to stimulate; as, to whet the appetite or the courage. ::: n.

wiki "web" Any collaborative {website} that users can easily modify via the web, often without restriction. A wiki allows anyone, using a {web browser}, to create, edit or delete content that has been placed on the site, including the work of other authors. Text is entered using some simple {mark-up language} which is then rendered as {HTML}. A feature common to many of the different implementations is that any word in mixed case LikeThis (a "wikiword") is rendered as a link to a page of that name, which may or may not exist. Wikis work surprisingly well. The most famous example, {Wikipedia} (referred to as "wiki" by some), is one of the most visited sites on the web. Contributors tend to be more numerous and more persistent than vandals, and old versions of pages are always available. Like many simple concepts, open editing has profound effects on usage. Allowing everyday users to create and edit any page encourages democratic use of the web and promotes content composition by nontechnical users. In contrast, a {web log}, typically authored by an individual, does not allow visitors to change the original posted material, only add comments. Wiki wiki means "quick" in Hawaiian. The first wiki was created by {Ward Cunningham} in 1995. { (}. (2014-10-12)

yoicks ::: interj. --> A cry of encouragement to foxhounds.

Yung: Courage, one of the universally recognized moral qualities of man (ta te), especially of the superior man. -- W.T.C.

zulus ::: n. pl. --> The most important tribe belonging to the Kaffir race. They inhabit a region on the southeast coast of Africa, but formerly occupied a much more extensive country. They are noted for their warlike disposition, courage, and military skill.

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1:Courage is a sign of soul's nobility.
   ~ The Mother?,
2:Genius is talent set on fire by courage. ~ Henry Van Dyke,
3:Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.
   ~ Baltasar Gracian,
4:Sometimes even to live is an act of courage ~ Lucius Annaeus Seneca,
5:But in the end one needs more courage to live than to kill himself.
   ~ Albert Camus,
6:Be strong and of a good courage. ~ Joshua I. 9, the Eternal Wisdom
7:The more fear you confront and conquer, the greater the courage you will possess.
   ~ Chin-Ning Chu,
8:Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. ~ Laozi,
9:Greatness is the courage to overcome obstacles.
   ~ David R Hawkins, Letting Go: The Pathway of Surrender,
10:Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. ~ Lao Tzu,
11:Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts." ~ Winston Churchill,
12:Meditation and spiritual practices give you the power and the courage to smile at death. ~ MATA AMRITANANDAMAYI,
13:It takes a lot of courage to be the same person on the outside that you are on the inside." ~ Barbara De Angelis,
14:You will always be fond of me. I represent to you all the sins you never had the courage to commit. ~ Oscar Wilde,
15:Be strong and of a good courage; fear not. ~ Deuteronomy XXXI. 6, the Eternal Wisdom
16:In true courage there is no impatience and no rashness. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II,
17:Have the courage to be completely frank with the Divine. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II,
18:No matter what suffering may befall you now, do not give in to it but develop courage again and again. ~ Padmasambhava,
19:Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the Lord.
   ~ Anonymous, The Bible, Psalms, 31:24,
20:There is no greater courage than to be always truthful
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II, Courage.,
21:It is only the coward who appeals always to destiny and never to courage. ~ Ramayana, the Eternal Wisdom
22:Kali the Mother, is the killer of darkness, the punisher of evil-doers. She represents the necessary moral vigour and courage. ~ SISTER NIVEDITA,
23:Keep courage in spite of all difficulties. You are sure to reach the goal, and the more you keep confidence, the quicker it will come. ~ Mother Mirra,
24: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,
25:There is no greater courage than that of recognising ones own mistakes With my blessings
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II,
26:Letting go takes a lot of courage sometimes. But once you let go, happiness comes very quickly. You won't have to go around search for it." ~ Thich Nhat Hanh,
27:The tyranny exercised over us by despondency is a strong one. We need great courage if we are to persevere in resisting this emotion. ~ Saint John Chrysostom,
28:The ideals which have lighted my way, and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully have been kindness, beauty, and truth ~ Albert Einstein,
29:Advance our standards, set upon our foes;
Our ancient word of courage, fair Saint George,
Inspire us with the spleen of fiery dragons!
~ William Shakespeare,
30:Say to the fainthearted. Take courage, and fear not. . . God himself will come and will save you" ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Is. 35:4).,
31:Steady abidance in the Self, looking at all with an equal eye, unshakable courage at all times, in all circumstances. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
32:The will of a single hero can breathe courage into the hearts of a million cowards. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Early Cultural Writings, The Real Difficulty,
33:Faith and courage are the true attitude to keep in life and work always and in the spiritual experience also. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - II, Faith,
34:Just as there are for the body wounds and medicines, so for the soul are sins and repentance. However, sin has the shame and repentance possesses the courage. ~ Saint John Chrysostom,
35:Statesmanship is not summed up in the words prudence and caution, it has a place for strength and courage. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Karmayogin, Opinion and Comments,
36:Be fearless! Courage! Courage! Do not allow even the thought of defeat to enter your mind. Realization of the Goal, or let the body fall ! - let this be your Mantra. ~ SWAMI VIRAJANANDA,
37:A divine strength and courage and a divine compassion and helpfulness are the very stuff of that which he would be. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga: Renunciation
38:The three elements of creativity are thus: loving, knowing, and doing - or heart, mind, and hands - or, as Zen Buddhist teaching has it; great faith, great question, and great courage." ~ Eric Maisel,
39:If thy first endeavour to find the Eternal bears no fruit, lose not courage. Persevere and at last thou shalt obtain the divine grace. ~ Ramakrishna, the Eternal Wisdom
40:The speed and distance that you travel on the path is determined by the level of your courage to go in the opposite direction from what you have been doing since beginningless time. ~ Chamtrul Rinpoche,
41:The Twelve Powers of the Mother manifested for Her Work: Sincerity, Peace, Equality, Generosity, Goodness, Courage, Progress, Receptivity, Aspiration, Perserverance, Gratitude, Humility
   ~ The Mother?,
42:If thou hast attempted and failed, O indomitable warrior, yet lose not courage; fight and return to the charge still and always. ~ Book of Golden Precepts, the Eternal Wisdom
43:O my God, fill my soul with holy joy, courage and strength to serve You. Enkindle Your love in me and then walk with me along the next stretch of road before me." ~ Saint Benedicta of the Cross, (Edith Stein),
44:When we trust in the Divine's Grace we get an unfailing courage. 15 May 1954
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II, Faith and the Divine Grace, TRUST IN THE DIVINE GRACE AND HELP [92],
45:Have strength. Have courage, no matter what may come before you. Overcome all weakness by the strength of purity. Move onward boldly, having real faith in the Lord. He will always protect you. ~ SWAMI PARAMANANDA,
46:In a good life, prudence is like the eye, which directs a person; and courage is like the feet, which support and carry him ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Commentary on Colossians, ch. 3).,
47:Have courage and do not fear the assaults of the Devil. Remember this forever; it is a healthy sign if the devil shouts and roars around your conscience, since this shows that he is not inside your will. ~ Saint Padre Pio,
48:Pay attention carefully. After the sin comes the shame; courage follows repentance. Did you pay attention to what I said? Satan upsets the order; he gives the courage to sin and the shame to repentance. ~ Saint John Chrystotom,
49:Always a few will be left whom the threatenings of Fate cannot conquer,
Always souls are born whose courage waits not on fortune ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems, Ilion,
50:One sole oracle helps, still armoured in courage and prudence
Patient and heedful to toil at the work that is near in the daylight. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems, Ilion,
51:The very first lesson in this Yoga is to face life and its trials with a quiet mind, a firm courage and an entire reliance on the Divine Shakti. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - II, Patience and Perseverance,
52:I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naïve or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman. ~ Anaïs Nin,
53:Try your utmost never to succumb to anyone's influence. In order to become firm, calm, deeply serious, full of courage, with one's personality wholly intact, pure and holy out of one's own strength, one has to be centered in God. ~ SRI ANANDAMAYI MA,
54:Holding in my hand the rein of courage, Clad in the armor of patience, And the helmet of endurance on my head, I started on my journey to the land of love." ~ Hazrat Inayat Khan, (1882 - 1927) founder of the Sufi Order in the West in 1914, Wikipedia.,
55:Be not forgetful of prayer. Every time you pray, if your prayer is sincere, there will be new feeling and new meaning in it, which will give you fresh courage, and you will understand that prayer is an education. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Brothers Karamazov,
56:And if it is a play of the All-Existence, then we may well consent to play out our part in it with grace and courage, well take delight in the game along with our divine Playmate. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, Renunciation,
57:One who has not the courage to face patiently and firmly life and its difficulties will never be able to go through the still greater inner difficulties of the sadhana. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - II, Patience and Perseverance,
58:What honor I have, and my bit of courage, I inherit from the little creature [the child I used to be], so mysterious to me now, scuttling through the September rain across streaming meadows, his heart heavy at the thought of going back to school. ~ George Bernanos,
59:Feed the hungry, ransom captives, give strength to the weak and courage to the faint-hearted. Let all peoples come to know that you alone are God, that Jesus Christ is your son, and that we are your people and the sheep of your flock. ~ Clement I to the Corinthians,
60:Buddhism teaches that joy and happiness arise from letting go. Please sit down and take an inventory of your life. There are things you've been hanging on to that really are not useful and deprive you of your freedom. Find the courage to let them go." ~ Thich Nhat Hanh,
61:Summoning up the courage to take action is always the same regardless of how seemingly big or small the challenge. What may look like a small act of courage is courage nonetheless. The important thing is to be willing to take a step forward. ~ Nichiren,
62:But it is not only the martyrs who share in his passion by their glorious courage; the same is true, by faith, of all who are reborn through baptism. That is why we are to celebrate the Lord's paschal sacrifice with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. ~ Saint Leo the Great,
63:How to account for the fact that these men, who in Christ's lifetime did not stand up to the attacks by the Jews, set forth to do battle with the whole world once Christ was dead-if, as you claim, Christ did not rise and speak to them and rouse their courage? ~ Saint John Chrysostom,
64:Courage their armour, faith their sword, they must walk,
The hand ready to smite, the eye to scout,
Casting a javelin regard in front,
Heroes and soldiers of the army of Light. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Descent into Night,
65:A summons to faith, courage and energy in the face of death isn't a call to heroics for the ego. It is an invitation to attend, to be absorbed in value, depth and beauty not our own. ~ Rowan Williams,
66:You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.' You must do the thing you think you cannot do. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt,
67:Doing good to others is virtue; injuring other is sin. Strength & courage are virtue; weakness & cowardice are sin. Independence is virtue; dependence is sin. Loving others is virtue; hating others is sin. Faith in God is virtue; doubt is sin. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
68:Heaven-fire laughed in the corners of her eyes;
Her body a mass of courage and heavenly strength,
She menaced the triumph of the nether gods. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, 07.04 - The Triple Soul-Forces,
69:Do not test ur spiritual strength & purity when u are a beginner on the spiritual path. Do not rush into evil associations when u are a spiritual neophyte to show that u have the courage to face sin & impurity. It will be a serious mistake. You will be running into a grave danger~ Swami Sivananda Saraswati,
70:Fear is hidden consent. When you are afraid of something, it means that you admit its possibility and thus strengthen its hand. It can be said that it is a subconscient consent. Fear can be overcome in many ways. The ways of courage, faith, knowledge are some of them. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II, 243,
71:Only were safe who kept God in their hearts:
   Courage their armour, faith their sword, they must walk,
   The hand ready to smite, the eye to scout,
   Casting a javelin regard in front,
   Heroes and soldiers of the army of Light.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Descent into Night, [T5],
72:We make our world significant by the courage of our questions and by the depth of our answers.
   The truth may be puzzling. It may take some work to grapple with. It may be counterintuitive. It may contradict deeply held prejudices. It may not be consonant with what we desperately want to be true. But our preferences do not determine what's true. ~ Carl Sagan,
73:We fear our highest possibilities. We are generally afraid to become that which we can glimpse in our most perfect moments, under conditions of great courage. We enjoy and even thrill to godlike possibilities we see in ourselves in such peak moments. And yet we simultaneously shiver with weakness, awe, and fear before these very same possibilities. ~ Abraham Maslow,
74:In fact, however, the divine Strength, often unobserved and behind the veil, substitutes itself for our weakness and supports us through all our failings of faith, courage and patience. It makes the blind to see and the lame to stride over the hills.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, The Conditions of the Synthesis, The Synthesis of the Systems, 46,
75:All the earth is no more than a great tomb and there is nothing on its surface which is not hidden in the tomb, under earth...All are hastening to bury themselves in the depths of the ocean of infinity. But be of good courage.. .The sun is cradled in darkness and the need of the night is to reveal the splendour of the stars. ~ Totaku-ko-Nozagual (Lopok. Mexico.), the Eternal Wisdom
76:It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance. ~ Robert F. Kennedy, do the integral yoga one must first resolve to surrender entirely to the Divine, there is no other way, this is the way. But after that one must have the five psychological virtues, five psychological perfections and we say that the perfections are 1.Sincerity or Transparency 2.Faith or Trust (Trust in the Divine) 3.Devotion or Gratitude 4.Courage or Inspiration 5.Endurance or Perseverance
   ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1956,
78:At all times, do not lose courage in your inner awareness; uplift yourself, while assuming a humble position in your outer demeanor. Follow the example of the life and complete liberation of previous accomplished masters. Do not blame your past karma; instead, be someone who purely and flawlessly practices the dharma. Do not blame temporary negative circumstances; instead, be someone who remains steadfast in the face of whatever circumstances may arise. ~ Dudjom Rinpoche,
79:The faith in which I was brought up assured me that I was better than other people; I was saved, they were damned ...Our hymns were loaded with arrogance -- self-congratulation on how cozy we were with the Almighty and what a high opinion he had of us, what hell everybody else would catch come Judgment Day.
   ~ Robert Heinlein, from Laurence J. Peter, Peter's Quotations: Ideas for Our Time, also James A. Haught, ed., 2000 Years Of Disbelief, Famous People with the Courage to Doubt.Quotes About Priests,
80:The centre of the Mother's symbol represent the Divine Consciousness, the Supreme Mother, the Mahashakti.
   The four petals of the Mother's symbol represent the four Aspects or Personalities of the Mother; Maheshwari (Wisdom), Mahalakshmi(Harmony), Mahakali(Strength) and Mahasaraswati (Perfection).
   The twelve petals of the Mother's symbol represent; Sincerity, Humility, Gratitude, Perseverance, Aspiration, Receptivity, Progress, Courage, Goodness, Generosity, Equality, Peace.
   ~ ?,, [T5],
81:Enthusiasm and Straightforwardness
Joyous enthusiasm: the best way of facing life.
True enthusiasm is full of a peaceful endurance.
Our courage and endurance must be as great as our hope and
our hope has no limits. 2 August 1954
A steady hope helps much on the way. 15 August 1954
Our hopes are never too great for manifestation.
We cannot conceive of any thing that cannot be. 22 August 1954
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Straightforwardness shows itself as it is, without compromising. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II,
82:Narrow minds devoid of imagination. Intolerance, theories cut off from reality, empty terminology, usurped ideals, inflexible systems. Those are the things that really frighten me. What I absolutely fear and loathe. Of course it's important to know what's right and what's wrong. Individual errors in judgment can usually be corrected. As long as you have the courage to admit mistakes, things can be turned around. But intolerant, narrow minds with no imagination are like parasites that transform the host, change form and continue to thrive. They're a lost cause. ~ Haruki Murakami,
83:... Poor sorrowful Earth, remember that I am present in thee and lose not hope; each effort, each grief, each joy and each pang, each call of thy heart, each aspiration of thy soul, each renewel of thy seasons, all, all without exception, what seems ugly and what seems to thee beautiful, all infallibly lead thee towards me, who am endless Peace, shadowless Light, perfect Harmony, Certitude, Rest and Supreme Blessedness.
   Hearken, O Earth, to the sublime voice that arises,
   Hearken and take new courage!
   ~ The Mother, Prayers And Meditations, February 5th 1913,
84:Everybody has certain ideals which determine the direction of his endeavors and his judgments. In this sense I have never looked upon ease and happiness as ends in themselves - such an ethical basis I call more proper for a herd of swine. The ideals which have lighted me on my way and time after time given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been Truth, Goodness, and Beauty. Without the sense of fellowship with men of like mind, of preoccupation with the objective, the eternally unattainable in the field of art and scientific research, life would have seemed to me empty. ~ Albert Einstein,
85:People pontificate, Suicide is selfishness. Career churchmen like Pater go a step further and call in a cowardly assault on the living. Oafs argue this specious line for varying reason: to evade fingers of blame, to impress one's audience with one's mental fiber, to vent anger, or just because one lacks the necessary suffering to sympathize. Cowardice is nothing to do with it - suicide takes considerable courage. Japanese have the right idea. No, what's selfish is to demand another to endure an intolerable existence, just to spare families, friends, and enemies a bit of soul-searching.
   ~ David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas,
86:Arguably, the best advice for a serious student is to read a few hundred carefully selected books. An orgy of reading 30 or 40 first-rate books in a month ranks at the top of the usual list of human pleasures. If you wish, as an undergraduate, you could do it. You have time and energy, and with luck, you have the curiosity and courage to risk a month or two. Read Plato, Aristotle, Aquinas, Descartes, Pascal, Voltaire, Berkeley, Hegel, Marx, and Kanetz. Or you could just play Frisbee on the Plaza of the Americas. Life is choice and there is much to learn. Not making a choice is a choice. ~ Dr Robert A Hatch, How to Study,
87:The ego cannot see where it is being led; it revolts against the leading, loses confidence, loses courage. These failings would not matter; for the divine Guide within is not offended by our revolt, not discouraged by our want of faith or repelled by our weakness; he has the entire love of the mother and the entire patience of the teacher. But by withdrawing our assent from the guidance we lose the consciousness, though not all the actuality-not, in any case, the eventuality -of its benefit. And we withdraw our assent because we fail to distinguish our higher Self from the lower through which he is preparing his self-revelation.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, The Four Aids, 64,
88:The surest way towards this integral fulfilment is to find the Master of the secret who dwells within us, open ourselves constantly to the divine Power which is also the divine Wisdom and Love and trust to it to effect the conversion. But it is difficult for the egoistic consciousness to do this at all at the beginning. And, if done at all, it is still difficult to do it perfectly and in every strand of our nature. It is difficult at first because our egoistic habits of thought, of sensation, of feeling block up the avenues by which we can arrive at the perception that is needed. It is difficult afterwards because the faith, the surrender, the courage requisite in this path are not easy to the ego-clouded soul.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, [63] [T7],
89:Certainly we have had our Napoleons and our Hitlers, but we have also had Jesus and Buddha. We have had tyrants, but also great humanitarians. We have had corrupt politicians, but also noble rulers. Even in the most selfish of times, the world has brought forth idealists, philanthropists, great artists, musicians, and poets. If we have inherited ages of feuding and intolerance, we have also inherited the magnificence of Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo. For each tyrant who has profaned the pages of history, there have been thousands, even millions, of gentle people who have lived unhonored and unknown, keeping principles and living convictions under the most difficult situations. To see this good, and to know it, is to find a new courage and a new faith. ~ Manly P Hall, PRS Journal Summer 1961, p.7,
90:You have spoken much today of my self-sacrifice and devotion to my country. I have heard that kind of speech ever since I came out of jail, but I hear it with embarrassment, with something of pain. For I know my weakness, I am a prey to my own faults and backslidings. I was not blind to them before and when they all rose up against me in seclusion, I felt them utterly. I knew them that I the man was a man of weakness, a faulty and imperfect instrument, strong only when a higher strength entered into me. Then I found myself among these young men and in many of them I discovered a mighty courage, a power of self-effacement in comparison with which I was simply nothing. I saw one or two who were not only superior to me in force and character, - very many were that, - but in the promise of that intellectual ability on which I prided myself. ~ ?,
91:We have no reason to harbor any mistrust against our world, for it is not against us. If it has terrors, they are our terrors; if it has abysses, these abysses belong to us; if there are dangers, we must try to love them. And if only we arrange our life in accordance with the principle which tells us that we must always trust in the difficult, then what now appears to us as the most alien will become our most intimate and trusted experience. How could we forget those ancient myths that stand at the beginning of all races, the myths about dragons that at the last moment are transformed into princesses? Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love. ~ Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet,
92:Spirit comes from the Latin word to breathe. What we breathe is air, which is certainly matter, however thin. Despite usage to the contrary, there is no necessary implication in the word spiritual that we are talking of anything other than matter (including the matter of which the brain is made), or anything outside the realm of science. On occasion, I will feel free to use the word. Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality. When we recognize our place in an immensity of light years and in the passage of ages, when we grasp the intricacy, beauty and subtlety of life, then that soaring feeling, that sense of elation and humility combined, is surely spiritual. So are our emotions in the presence of great art or music or literature, or of acts of exemplary selfless courage such as those of Mohandas Gandhi or Martin Luther King Jr. The notion that science and spirituality are somehow mutually exclusive does a disservice to both. ~ Carl Sagan,
93:4. Crossing the First Threshold:With the personifications of his destiny to guide and aid him, the hero goes forward in his adventure until he comes to the 'threshold guardian' at the entrance to the zone of magnified power. Such custodians bound the world in four directions-also up and down-standing for the limits of the hero's present sphere, or life horizon. Beyond them is darkness, the unknown and danger; just as beyond the parental watch is danger to the infant and beyond the protection of his society danger to the members of the tribe. The usual person is more than content, he is even proud, to remain within the indicated bounds, and popular belief gives him every reason to fear so much as the first step into the unexplored. The adventure is always and everywhere a passage beyond the veil of the known into the unknown; the powers that watch at the boundary are dangerous; to deal with them is risky; yet for anyone with competence and courage the danger fades. ~ Joseph Campbell,
Defeat, my Defeat, my solitude and my aloofness;
You are dearer to me than a thousand triumphs,
And sweeter to my heart than all world-glory.
Defeat, my Defeat, my self-knowledge and my defiance,
Through you I know that I am yet young and swift of foot
And not to be trapped by withering laurels.
And in you I have found aloneness
And the joy of being shunned and scorned.
Defeat, my Defeat, my shining sword and shield,
In your eyes I have read
That to be enthroned is to be enslaved,
And to be understood is to be leveled down,
And to be grasped is but to reach one's fullness
And like a ripe fruit to fall and be consumed.
Defeat, my Defeat, my bold companion,
You shall hear my songs and my cries and my silences,
And none but you shall speak to me of the beating of wings,
And urging of seas,
And of mountains that burn in the night,
And you alone shall climb my steep and rocky soul.
Defeat, my Defeat, my deathless courage,
You and I shall laugh together with the storm,
And together we shall dig graves for all that die in us,
And we shall stand in the sun with a will,
And we shall be dangerous. ~ Kahlil Gibran,
95:Raise Your Standards
Any time you sincerely want to make a change, the first thing you must do is to raise your standards. When people ask me what really changed my life eight years ago, I tell them that absolutely the most important thing was changing what I demanded of myself. I wrote down all the things I would no longer accept in my life, all the things I would no longer tolerate, and all the things that I aspired to becoming.
Think of the far-reaching consequences set in motion by men and women who raised their standards and acted in accordance with them, deciding they would tolerate no less. History chronicles the inspiring examples of people like Leonardo da Vinci, Abraham Lincoln, Helen Keller, Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, Albeit Einstein, Cesar Chavez, Soichiro Honda, and many others who took the magnificently powerful step of raising their standards. The same power that was available to them is available to you, if you have the courage to claim it. Changing an organization, acompany, a country-or a world-begins with the simple step of changing yourself.


Change Your Limiting Beliefs ~ Anthony Robbins, How to take Immediate Control of Your Mental Emotional Physical and Financial Destiny,
96:Many are God's forms by which he grows in man;
   They stamp his thoughts and deeds with divinity,
   Uplift the stature of the human clay
   Or slowly transmute it into heavens gold.
   He is the Good for which men fight and die,
   He is the war of Right with Titan wrong;
   He is Freedom rising deathless from her pyre;
   He is Valour guarding still the desperate pass
   Or lone and erect on the shattered barricade
   Or a sentinel in the dangerous echoing Night.
   He is the crown of the martyr burned in flame
   And the glad resignation of the saint
   And courage indifferent to the wounds of Time
   And the heros might wrestling with death and fate.
   He is Wisdom incarnate on a glorious throne
   And the calm autocracy of the sages rule.
   He is the high and solitary Thought
   Aloof above the ignorant multitude:
   He is the prophets voice, the sight of the seer.
   He is Beauty, nectar of the passionate soul,
   He is the Truth by which the spirit lives.
   He is the riches of the spiritual Vast
   Poured out in healing streams on indigent Life;
   He is Eternity lured from hour to hour,
   He is infinity in a little space:
   He is immortality in the arms of death.
   These powers I am and at my call they come.
   Thus slowly I lift mans soul nearer the Light.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, 07.04 - The Triple Soul-Forces,
97:the powers of concentration :::
   By concentration on anything whatsoever we are able to know that thing, to make it deliver up its concealed secrets; we must use this power to know not things, but the one Thing-in-itself. By concentration again the whole will can be gathered up for the acquisition of that which is still ungrasped, still beyond us; this power, if it is sufficiently trained, sufficiently single-minded, sufficiently sincere, sure of itself, faithful to itself alone, absolute in faith, we can use for the acquisition of any object whatsoever; but we ought to use it not for the acquisition of the many objects which the world offers to us, but to grasp spiritually that one object worthy of pursuit which is also the one subject worthy of knowledge. By concentration of our whole being on one status of itself, we can become whatever we choose; we can become, for instance, even if we were before a mass of weaknesses and fear, a mass instead of strength and courage, or we can become all a great purity, holiness and peace or a single universal soul of Love; but we ought, it is said, to use this power to become not even these things, high as they may be in comparison with what we now are, but rather to become that which is above all things and free from all action and attributes, the pure and absolute Being. All else, all other concentration can only be valuable for preparation, for previous steps, for a gradual training of the dissolute and self-dissipating thought, will and being towards their grand and unique object.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, Concentration, [318],
98:And therefore, all of those for whom authentic transformation has deeply unseated their souls must, I believe, wrestle with the profound moral obligation to shout form the heart-perhaps quietly and gently, with tears of reluctance; perhaps with fierce fire and angry wisdom; perhaps with slow and careful analysis; perhaps by unshakable public example-but authentically always and absolutely carries a a demand and duty: you must speak out, to the best of your ability, and shake the spiritual tree, and shine your headlights into the eyes of the complacent. You must let that radical realization rumble through your veins and rattle those around you.
   Alas, if you fail to do so, you are betraying your own authenticity. You are hiding your true estate. You don't want to upset others because you don't want to upset your self. You are acting in bad faith, the taste of a bad infinity.
   Because, you see, the alarming fact is that any realization of depth carries a terrible burden: those who are allowed to see are simultaneously saddled with the obligation to communicate that vision in no uncertain terms: that is the bargain. You were allowed to see the truth under the agreement that you would communicate it to others (that is the ultimate meaning of the bodhisattva vow). And therefore, if you have seen, you simply must speak out. Speak out with compassion, or speak out with angry wisdom, or speak out with skillful means, but speak out you must.
   And this is truly a terrible burden, a horrible burden, because in any case there is no room for timidity. The fact that you might be wrong is simply no excuse: You might be right in your communication, and you might be wrong, but that doesn't matter. What does matter, as Kierkegaard so rudely reminded us, is that only by investing and speaking your vision with passion, can the truth, one way or another, finally penetrate the reluctance of the world. If you are right, or if you are wrong, it is only your passion that will force either to be discovered. It is your duty to promote that discovery-either way-and therefore it is your duty to speak your truth with whatever passion and courage you can find in your heart. You must shout, in whatever way you can. ~ Ken Wilber, One Taste,
99:I have seen the truth; I have seen and I know that people can be beautiful and happy without losing the power of living on earth. I will not and cannot believe that evil is the normal condition of mankind. And it is just this faith of mine that they laugh at. But how can I help believing it? I have seen the truth ~ it is not as though I had invented it with my mind, I have seen it, seen it, and the living image of it has filled my soul for ever. I have seen it in such full perfection that I cannot believe that it is impossible for people to have it. And so how can I go wrong? I shall make some slips no doubt, and shall perhaps talk in second-hand language, but not for long: the living image of what I saw will always be with me and will always correct and guide me. Oh, I am full of courage and freshness, and I will go on and on if it were for a thousand years! Do you know, at first I meant to conceal the fact that I corrupted them, but that was a mistake ~ that was my first mistake! But truth whispered to me that I was lying, and preserved me and corrected me. But how establish paradise ~ I don't know, because I do not know how to put it into words. After my dream I lost command of words. All the chief words, anyway, the most necessary ones. But never mind, I shall go and I shall keep talking, I won't leave off, for anyway I have seen it with my own eyes, though I cannot describe what I saw. But the scoffers do not understand that. It was a dream, they say, delirium, hallucination. Oh! As though that meant so much! And they are so proud! A dream! What is a dream? And is not our life a dream? I will say more. Suppose that this paradise will never come to pass (that I understand), yet I shall go on preaching it. And yet how simple it is: in one day, in one hour everything could be arranged at once! The chief thing is to love others like yourself, that's the chief thing, and that's everything; nothing else is wanted ~ you will find out at once how to arrange it all. And yet it's an old truth which has been told and retold a billion times ~ but it has not formed part of our lives! The consciousness of life is higher than life, the knowledge of the laws of happiness is higher than happiness ~ that is what one must contend against. And I shall. If only everyone wants it, it can be arranged at once. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky in The Dream of a Ridiculous Man,
100:Sri Aurobindo tells us that surrender is the first and absolute condition for doing the yoga. Therefore it is not merely one of the required qualities, it is the very first indispensable attitude for commencing the yoga.

If you are not decided to make a total surrender, you cannot begin. But to make your surrender total, all the other qualities are necessary: sincerity, faith, devotion and aspiration.

And I add another one : endurance. Because if you are not able to face difficulties without getting discouraged, without giving up under the pretext that it is too difficult, if you are not able to receive blows and continue all the same, to "pocket" them, as it is said,—you receive blows because of your defects : you put them into your pocket and continue to march on without faltering; if you cannot do that with endurance, you will not go very far; at the first turning, when you lose sight of the little habitual life, you despair and give up the game.

The most material form of endurance is perseverance. Unless you are resolved to begin the same thing over again a thousand times if needed, you will arrive nowhere.

People come to me in despair : "But I thought it had been done, and I have to begin again !" And if they are told, "But it is nothing, you have to begin probably a hundred times, two hundred times, a thousand times", they lose all courage.

You take one step forward and you believe you are solid, but there will be always something that will bring about the same difficulty a little farther ahead.

You believe you have solved the problem, but will have to solve it again, it will present itself with just a little difference in its appearance, but it will be the same problem.

Thus there are people who have a fine experience and they exclaim, "Now, it is done !" Then things settle down, begin to fade, go behind a veil, and all on a sudden, something quite unexpected, a thing absolutely commonplace, that appears to be of no interest at all, comes before them and closes up the road. Then you lament: "Of what use is this progress that I have made, if I am to begin again !

Why is it so? I made an effort, I succeeded, I arrived at something and now it is as if I had done nothing. It is hopeless". This is because there is still the "I" and this "I" has no endurance.

If you have endurance, you say : "All right, I will begin again and again as long as necessary, a thousand times, ten thousand times, a million times, if necessary, but I will go to the end and nothing can stop me on the way".

That is very necessary.

Now, to sum up, we will put at the head of our list surrender. That is to say, we accept the fact that one must, in order to do the integral yoga, take the resolution of surrendering oneself wholly to the Divine. There is no other way, it is the way. ~ The Mother,
101:The supreme Truth aspect which thus manifests itself to us is an eternal and infinite and absolute self-existence, self-awareness, self-delight of being; this bounds all things and secretly supports and pervades all things. This Self-existence reveals itself again in three terms of its essential nature,-self, conscious being or spirit, and God or the Divine Being. The Indian terms are more satisfactory,-Brahman the Reality is Atman, Purusha, Ishwara; for these terms grew from a root of Intuition and, while they have a comprehensive preciseness, are capable of a plastic application which avoids both vagueness in the use and the rigid snare of a too limiting intellectual concept. The Supreme Brahman is that which in Western metaphysics is called the Absolute: but Brahman is at the same time the omnipresent Reality in which all that is relative exists as its forms or its movements; this is an Absolute which takes all relativities in its embrace. [...] Brahman is the Consciousness that knows itself in all that exists; Brahman is the force that sustains the power of God and Titan and Demon, the Force that acts in man and animal and the forms and energies of Nature; Brahman is the Ananda, the secret Bliss of existence which is the ether of our being and without which none could breathe or live. Brahman is the inner Soul in all; it has taken a form in correspondence with each created form which it inhabits. The Lord of Beings is that which is conscious in the conscious being, but he is also the Conscious in inconscient things, the One who is master and in control of the many that are passive in the hands of Force-Nature. He is the Timeless and Time; He is Space and all that is in Space; He is Causality and the cause and the effect: He is the thinker and his thought, the warrior and his courage, the gambler and his dice-throw. All realities and all aspects and all semblances are the Brahman; Brahman is the Absolute, the Transcendent and incommunicable, the Supracosmic Existence that sustains the cosmos, the Cosmic Self that upholds all beings, but It is too the self of each individual: the soul or psychic entity is an eternal portion of the Ishwara; it is his supreme Nature or Consciousness-Force that has become the living being in a world of living beings. The Brahman alone is, and because of It all are, for all are the Brahman; this Reality is the reality of everything that we see in Self and Nature. Brahman, the Ishwara, is all this by his Yoga-Maya, by the power of his Consciousness-Force put out in self-manifestation: he is the Conscious Being, Soul, Spirit, Purusha, and it is by his Nature, the force of his conscious self-existence that he is all things; he is the Ishwara, the omniscient and omnipotent All-ruler, and it is by his Shakti, his conscious Power, that he manifests himself in Time and governs the universe. These and similar statements taken together are all-comprehensive: it is possible for the mind to cut and select, to build a closed system and explain away all that does not fit within it; but it is on the complete and many-sided statement that we must take our stand if we have to acquire an integral knowledge.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine, Book 02: The Knowledge and the Ignorance - The Spiritual Evolution, Part I, The Infinite Consciousness and the Ignorance Brahman, Purusha, Ishwara - Maya, Prakriti, Shakti [336-337],
   THE Magical Will is in its essence twofold, for it presupposes a beginning and an end; to will to be a thing is to admit that you are not that thing.
   Hence to will anything but the supreme thing, is to wander still further from it - any will but that to give up the self to the Beloved is Black Magick - yet this surrender is so simple an act that to our complex minds it is the most difficult of all acts; and hence training is necessary. Further, the Self surrendered must not be less than the All-Self; one must not come before the altar of the Most High with an impure or an imperfect offering. As it is written in Liber LXV, "To await Thee is the end, not the beginning."
   This training may lead through all sorts of complications, varying according to the nature of the student, and hence it may be necessary for him at any moment to will all sorts of things which to others might seem unconnected with the goal. Thus it is not "a priori" obvious why a billiard player should need a file.
   Since, then, we may want "anything," let us see to it that our will is strong enough to obtain anything we want without loss of time.
   It is therefore necessary to develop the will to its highest point, even though the last task but one is the total surrender of this will. Partial surrender of an imperfect will is of no account in Magick.
   The will being a lever, a fulcrum is necessary; this fulcrum is the main aspiration of the student to attain. All wills which are not dependent upon this principal will are so many leakages; they are like fat to the athlete.
   The majority of the people in this world are ataxic; they cannot coordinate their mental muscles to make a purposed movement. They have no real will, only a set of wishes, many of which contradict others. The victim wobbles from one to the other (and it is no less wobbling because the movements may occasionally be very violent) and at the end of life the movements cancel each other out. Nothing has been achieved; except the one thing of which the victim is not conscious: the destruction of his own character, the confirming of indecision. Such an one is torn limb from limb by Choronzon.
   How then is the will to be trained? All these wishes, whims, caprices, inclinations, tendencies, appetites, must be detected, examined, judged by the standard of whether they help or hinder the main purpose, and treated accordingly.
   Vigilance and courage are obviously required. I was about to add self-denial, in deference to conventional speech; but how could I call that self-denial which is merely denial of those things which hamper the self? It is not suicide to kill the germs of malaria in one's blood.
   Now there are very great difficulties to be overcome in the training of the mind. Perhaps the greatest is forgetfulness, which is probably the worst form of what the Buddhists call ignorance. Special practices for training the memory may be of some use as a preliminary for persons whose memory is naturally poor. In any case the Magical Record prescribed for Probationers of the A.'.A.'. is useful and necessary.
   Above all the practices of Liber III must be done again and again, for these practices develop not only vigilance but those inhibiting centres in the brain which are, according to some psychologists, the mainspring of the mechanism by which civilized man has raised himself above the savage.
   So far it has been spoken, as it were, in the negative. Aaron's rod has become a serpent, and swallowed the serpents of the other Magicians; it is now necessary to turn it once more into a rod.
   ~ Aleister Crowley, Liber ABA, Book 4, The Wand,

THE EDUCATION of a human being should begin at birth and continue throughout his life.

   Indeed, if we want this education to have its maximum result, it should begin even before birth; in this case it is the mother herself who proceeds with this education by means of a twofold action: first, upon herself for her own improvement, and secondly, upon the child whom she is forming physically. For it is certain that the nature of the child to be born depends very much upon the mother who forms it, upon her aspiration and will as well as upon the material surroundings in which she lives. To see that her thoughts are always beautiful and pure, her feelings always noble and fine, her material surroundings as harmonious as possible and full of a great simplicity - this is the part of education which should apply to the mother herself. And if she has in addition a conscious and definite will to form the child according to the highest ideal she can conceive, then the very best conditions will be realised so that the child can come into the world with his utmost potentialities. How many difficult efforts and useless complications would be avoided in this way!

   Education to be complete must have five principal aspects corresponding to the five principal activities of the human being: the physical, the vital, the mental, the psychic and the spiritual. Usually, these phases of education follow chronologically the growth of the individual; this, however, does not mean that one of them should replace another, but that all must continue, completing one another until the end of his life.

   We propose to study these five aspects of education one by one and also their interrelationships. But before we enter into the details of the subject, I wish to make a recommendation to parents. Most parents, for various reasons, give very little thought to the true education which should be imparted to children. When they have brought a child into the world, provided him with food, satisfied his various material needs and looked after his health more or less carefully, they think they have fully discharged their duty. Later on, they will send him to school and hand over to the teachers the responsibility for his education.

   There are other parents who know that their children must be educated and who try to do what they can. But very few, even among those who are most serious and sincere, know that the first thing to do, in order to be able to educate a child, is to educate oneself, to become conscious and master of oneself so that one never sets a bad example to one's child. For it is above all through example that education becomes effective. To speak good words and to give wise advice to a child has very little effect if one does not oneself give him an example of what one teaches. Sincerity, honesty, straightforwardness, courage, disinterestedness, unselfishness, patience, endurance, perseverance, peace, calm, self-control are all things that are taught infinitely better by example than by beautiful speeches. Parents, have a high ideal and always act in accordance with it and you will see that little by little your child will reflect this ideal in himself and spontaneously manifest the qualities you would like to see expressed in his nature. Quite naturally a child has respect and admiration for his parents; unless they are quite unworthy, they will always appear to their child as demigods whom he will try to imitate as best he can.

   With very few exceptions, parents are not aware of the disastrous influence that their own defects, impulses, weaknesses and lack of self-control have on their children. If you wish to be respected by a child, have respect for yourself and be worthy of respect at every moment. Never be authoritarian, despotic, impatient or ill-tempered. When your child asks you a question, do not give him a stupid or silly answer under the pretext that he cannot understand you. You can always make yourself understood if you take enough trouble; and in spite of the popular saying that it is not always good to tell the truth, I affirm that it is always good to tell the truth, but that the art consists in telling it in such a way as to make it accessible to the mind of the hearer. In early life, until he is twelve or fourteen, the child's mind is hardly open to abstract notions and general ideas. And yet you can train it to understand these things by using concrete images, symbols or parables. Up to quite an advanced age and for some who mentally always remain children, a narrative, a story, a tale well told teach much more than any number of theoretical explanations.

   Another pitfall to avoid: do not scold your child without good reason and only when it is quite indispensable. A child who is too often scolded gets hardened to rebuke and no longer attaches much importance to words or severity of tone. And above all, take good care never to scold him for a fault which you yourself commit. Children are very keen and clear-sighted observers; they soon find out your weaknesses and note them without pity.

   When a child has done something wrong, see that he confesses it to you spontaneously and frankly; and when he has confessed, with kindness and affection make him understand what was wrong in his movement so that he will not repeat it, but never scold him; a fault confessed must always be forgiven. You should not allow any fear to come between you and your child; fear is a pernicious means of education: it invariably gives birth to deceit and lying. Only a discerning affection that is firm yet gentle and an adequate practical knowledge will create the bonds of trust that are indispensable for you to be able to educate your child effectively. And do not forget that you have to control yourself constantly in order to be equal to your task and truly fulfil the duty which you owe your child by the mere fact of having brought him into the world.

   Bulletin, February 1951

   ~ The Mother, On Education,
   The whole question.

The whole question? And now, do you understand?... Not quite? I told you that you did not understand because it was muddled up; in one question three different ideas were included. So naturally it created a confusion. But taken separately they are what I explained to you just now, most probably; that is to say, one has this altogether ignorant and obliterated consciousness and is convinced that he is the cause and effect, the origin and result of himself, separate from all others, separate with a limited power to act upon others and a little greater capacity to be set in movement by others or to react to others' influence. That is how people think usually, something like that, isn't that so? How do you feel, you? What effect do you have upon yourself? And you? And you?... You have never thought about it? You have never looked into yourself to see what effect you exercise upon yourself? Never thought over it? No? How do you feel? Nobody will tell me? Come, you tell me that. Never tried to understand how you feel? Yes? No? How strange! Never sought to understand how, for example, decisions take place in you? From where do they come? What makes you decide one thing rather than another? And what is the relation between a decision of yours and your action? And to what extent do you have the freedom of choice between one thing and another? And how far do you feel you are able to, you are free to do this or that or that other or nothing at all?... You have pondered over that? Yes? Is there any one among the students who has thought over it? No? Nobody put the question to himself? You? You?...

Even if one thinks over it, perhaps one is not able to answer!

One cannot explain?


It is difficult to explain? Even this simple little thing, to see where in your consciousness the wills that come from outside meet your will (which you call yours, which comes from within), at what place the two join together and to what extent the one from outside acts upon that from within and the one from within acts upon that from outside? You have never tried to find this out? It has never seemed to you unbearable that a will from outside should have an action upon your will? No?

I do not know.

Oh! I am putting very difficult problems! But, my children, I was preoccupied with that when I was a child of five!... So I thought you must have been preoccupied with it since a long time. In oneself, there are contradictory wills. Yes, many. That is one of the very first discoveries. There is one part which wants things this way; and then at another moment, another way, and a third time, one wants still another thing! Besides, there is even this: something that wants and another which says no. So? But it is exactly that which has to be found if you wish in the least to organise yourself. Why not project yourself upon a screen, as in the cinema, and then look at yourself moving on it? How interesting it is!

This is the first step.

You project yourself on the screen and then observe and see all that is moving there and how it moves and what happens. You make a little diagram, it becomes so interesting then. And then, after a while, when you are quite accustomed to seeing, you can go one step further and take a decision. Or even a still greater step: you organise - arrange, take up all that, put each thing in its place, organise in such a way that you begin to have a straight movement with an inner meaning. And then you become conscious of your direction and are able to say: "Very well, it will be thus; my life will develop in that way, because that is the logic of my being. Now, I have arranged all that within me, each thing has been put in its place, and so naturally a central orientation is forming. I am following this orientation. One step more and I know what will happen to me for I myself am deciding it...." I do not know, I am telling you this; to me it seemed terribly interesting, the most interesting thing in the world. There was nothing, no other thing that interested me more than that.

This happened to me.... I was five or six or seven years old (at seven the thing became quite serious) and I had a father who loved the circus, and he came and told me: "Come with me, I am going to the circus on Sunday." I said: "No, I am doing something much more interesting than going to the circus!" Or again, young friends invited me to attend a meeting where we were to play together, enjoy together: "No, I enjoy here much more...." And it was quite sincere. It was not a pose: for me, it was like this, it was true. There was nothing in the world more enjoyable than that.

And I am so convinced that anybody who does it in that way, with the same freshness and sincerity, will obtain most interesting results.... To put all that on a screen in front of yourself and look at what is happening. And the first step is to know all that is happening and then you must not try to shut your eyes when something does not appear pleasant to you! You must keep them wide open and put each thing in that way before the screen. Then you make quite an interesting discovery. And then the next step is to start telling yourself: "Since all that is happening within me, why should I not put this thing in this way and then that thing in that way and then this other in this way and thus wouldn't I be doing something logical that has a meaning? Why should I not remove that thing which stands obstructing the way, these conflicting wills? Why? And what does that represent in the being? Why is it there? If it were put there, would it not help instead of harming me?" And so on.

And little by little, little by little, you see clearer and then you see why you are made like that, what is the thing you have got to do - that for which you are born. And then, quite naturally, since all is organised for this thing to happen, the path becomes straight and you can say beforehand: "It is in this way that it will happen." And when things come from outside to try and upset all that, you are able to say: "No, I accept this, for it helps; I reject that, for that harms." And then, after a few years, you curb yourself as you curb a horse: you do whatever you like, in the way you like and you go wherever you like.

It seems to me this is worth the trouble. I believe it is the most interesting thing.


You must have a great deal of sincerity, a little courage and perseverance and then a sort of mental curiosity, you understand, curious, seeking to know, interested, wanting to learn. To love to learn: that, one must have in one's nature. To find it impossible to stand before something grey, all hazy, in which nothing is seen clearly and which gives you quite an unpleasant feeling, for you do not know where you begin and where you end, what is yours and what is not yours and what is settled and what is not settled - what is this pulp-like thing you call yourself in which things get intermingled and act upon one another without even your being aware of it? You ask yourself: "But why have I done this?" You know nothing about it. "And why have I felt that?" You don't know that, either. And then, you are thrown into a world outside that is only fog and you are thrown into a world inside that is also for you another kind of fog, still more impenetrable, in which you live, like a cork thrown upon the waters and the waves carry it away or cast it into the air, and it drops and rolls on. That is quite an unpleasant state. I do not know, but to me it appears unpleasant.

To see clearly, to see one's way, where one is going, why one is going there, how one is to go there and what one is going to do and what is the kind of relation with others... But that is a problem so wonderfully interesting - it is interesting - and you can always discover things every minute! One's work is never finished.

There is a time, there is a certain state of consciousness when you have the feeling that you are in that condition with all the weight of the world lying heavy upon you and besides you are going in blinkers and do not know where you are going, but there is something which is pushing you. And that is truly a very unpleasant condition. And there is another moment when one draws oneself up and is able to see what is there above, and one becomes it; then one looks at the world as though from the top of a very very high mountain and one sees all that is happening below; then one can choose one's way and follow it. That is a more pleasant condition. This then is truly the truth, you are upon earth for that, surely. All individual beings and all the little concentrations of consciousness were created to do this work. It is the very reason for existence: to be able to become fully conscious of a certain sum of vibrations representing an individual being and put order there and find one's way and follow it.

And so, as men do not know it and do not do it, life comes and gives them a blow here: "Oh! that hurts", then a blow there: "Ah! that's hurting me." And the thing goes on like that and all the time it is like that. And all the time they are getting pain somewhere. They suffer, they cry, they groan. But it is simply due to that reason, there is no other: it is that they have not done that little work. If, when they were quite young, there had been someone to teach them to do the work and they had done it without losing time, they could have gone through life gloriously and instead of suffering they would have been all-powerful masters of their destiny.

This is not to say that necessarily all things would become pleasant. It is not at all that. But your reaction towards things becomes the true reaction and instead of suffering, you learn; instead of being miserable, you go forward and progress. After all, I believe it is for this that you are here - so that there is someone who can tell you: "There, well, try that. It is worth trying." ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1953, 199,
105:The Supreme Discovery
   IF WE want to progress integrally, we must build within our conscious being a strong and pure mental synthesis which can serve us as a protection against temptations from outside, as a landmark to prevent us from going astray, as a beacon to light our way across the moving ocean of life.
   Each individual should build up this mental synthesis according to his own tendencies and affinities and aspirations. But if we want it to be truly living and luminous, it must be centred on the idea that is the intellectual representation symbolising That which is at the centre of our being, That which is our life and our light.
   This idea, expressed in sublime words, has been taught in various forms by all the great Instructors in all lands and all ages.
   The Self of each one and the great universal Self are one. Since all that is exists from all eternity in its essence and principle, why make a distinction between the being and its origin, between ourselves and what we place at the beginning?
   The ancient traditions rightly said:
   "Our origin and ourselves, our God and ourselves are one."
   And this oneness should not be understood merely as a more or less close and intimate relationship of union, but as a true identity.
   Thus, when a man who seeks the Divine attempts to reascend by degrees towards the inaccessible, he forgets that all his knowledge and all his intuition cannot take him one step forward in this infinite; neither does he know that what he wants to attain, what he believes to be so far from him, is within him.
   For how could he know anything of the origin until he becomes conscious of this origin in himself?
   It is by understanding himself, by learning to know himself, that he can make the supreme discovery and cry out in wonder like the patriarch in the Bible, "The house of God is here and I knew it not."
   That is why we must express that sublime thought, creatrix of the material worlds, and make known to all the word that fills the heavens and the earth, "I am in all things and all beings."When all shall know this, the promised day of great transfigurations will be at hand. When in each atom of Matter men shall recognise the indwelling thought of God, when in each living creature they shall perceive some hint of a gesture of God, when each man can see God in his brother, then dawn will break, dispelling the darkness, the falsehood, the ignorance, the error and suffering that weigh upon all Nature. For, "all Nature suffers and laments as she awaits the revelation of the Sons of God."
   This indeed is the central thought epitomising all others, the thought which should be ever present to our remembrance as the sun that illumines all life.
   That is why I remind you of it today. For if we follow our path bearing this thought in our hearts like the rarest jewel, the most precious treasure, if we allow it to do its work of illumination and transfiguration within us, we shall know that it lives in the centre of all beings and all things, and in it we shall feel the marvellous oneness of the universe.
   Then we shall understand the vanity and childishness of our meagre satisfactions, our foolish quarrels, our petty passions, our blind indignations. We shall see the dissolution of our little faults, the crumbling of the last entrenchments of our limited personality and our obtuse egoism. We shall feel ourselves being swept along by this sublime current of true spirituality which will deliver us from our narrow limits and bounds.
   The individual Self and the universal Self are one; in every world, in every being, in every thing, in every atom is the Divine Presence, and man's mission is to manifest it.
   In order to do that, he must become conscious of this Divine Presence within him. Some individuals must undergo a real apprenticeship in order to achieve this: their egoistic being is too all-absorbing, too rigid, too conservative, and their struggles against it are long and painful. Others, on the contrary, who are more impersonal, more plastic, more spiritualised, come easily into contact with the inexhaustible divine source of their being.But let us not forget that they too should devote themselves daily, constantly, to a methodical effort of adaptation and transformation, so that nothing within them may ever again obscure the radiance of that pure light.
   But how greatly the standpoint changes once we attain this deeper consciousness! How understanding widens, how compassion grows!
   On this a sage has said:
   "I would like each one of us to come to the point where he perceives the inner God who dwells even in the vilest of human beings; instead of condemning him we would say, 'Arise, O resplendent Being, thou who art ever pure, who knowest neither birth nor death; arise, Almighty One, and manifest thy nature.'"
   Let us live by this beautiful utterance and we shall see everything around us transformed as if by miracle.
   This is the attitude of true, conscious and discerning love, the love which knows how to see behind appearances, understand in spite of words, and which, amid all obstacles, is in constant communion with the depths.
   What value have our impulses and our desires, our anguish and our violence, our sufferings and our struggles, all these inner vicissitudes unduly dramatised by our unruly imagination - what value do they have before this great, this sublime and divine love bending over us from the innermost depths of our being, bearing with our weaknesses, rectifying our errors, healing our wounds, bathing our whole being with its regenerating streams?
   For the inner Godhead never imposes herself, she neither demands nor threatens; she offers and gives herself, conceals and forgets herself in the heart of all beings and things; she never accuses, she neither judges nor curses nor condemns, but works unceasingly to perfect without constraint, to mend without reproach, to encourage without impatience, to enrich each one with all the wealth he can receive; she is the mother whose love bears fruit and nourishes, guards and protects, counsels and consoles; because she understands everything, she can endure everything, excuse and pardon everything, hope and prepare for everything; bearing everything within herself, she owns nothing that does not belong to all, and because she reigns over all, she is the servant of all; that is why all, great and small, who want to be kings with her and gods in her, become, like her, not despots but servitors among their brethren.
   How beautiful is this humble role of servant, the role of all who have been revealers and heralds of the God who is within all, of the Divine Love that animates all things....
   And until we can follow their example and become true servants even as they, let us allow ourselves to be penetrated and transformed by this Divine Love; let us offer Him, without reserve, this marvellous instrument, our physical organism. He shall make it yield its utmost on every plane of activity.
   To achieve this total self-consecration, all means are good, all methods have their value. The one thing needful is to persevere in our will to attain this goal. For then everything we study, every action we perform, every human being we meet, all come to bring us an indication, a help, a light to guide us on the path.
   Before I close, I shall add a few pages for those who have already made apparently fruitless efforts, for those who have encountered the pitfalls on the way and seen the measure of their weakness, for those who are in danger of losing their self-confidence and courage. These pages, intended to rekindle hope in the hearts of those who suffer, were written by a spiritual worker at a time when ordeals of every kind were sweeping down on him like purifying flames.
   You who are weary, downcast and bruised, you who fall, who think perhaps that you are defeated, hear the voice of a friend. He knows your sorrows, he has shared them, he has suffered like you from the ills of the earth; like you he has crossed many deserts under the burden of the day, he has known thirst and hunger, solitude and abandonment, and the cruellest of all wants, the destitution of the heart. Alas! he has known too the hours of doubt, the errors, the faults, the failings, every weakness.
   But he tells you: Courage! Hearken to the lesson that the rising sun brings to the earth with its first rays each morning. It is a lesson of hope, a message of solace.
   You who weep, who suffer and tremble, who dare not expect an end to your ills, an issue to your pangs, behold: there is no night without dawn and the day is about to break when darkness is thickest; there is no mist that the sun does not dispel, no cloud that it does not gild, no tear that it will not dry one day, no storm that is not followed by its shining triumphant bow; there is no snow that it does not melt, nor winter that it does not change into radiant spring.
   And for you too, there is no affliction which does not bring its measure of glory, no distress which cannot be transformed into joy, nor defeat into victory, nor downfall into higher ascension, nor solitude into radiating centre of life, nor discord into harmony - sometimes it is a misunderstanding between two minds that compels two hearts to open to mutual communion; lastly, there is no infinite weakness that cannot be changed into strength. And it is even in supreme weakness that almightiness chooses to reveal itself!
   Listen, my little child, you who today feel so broken, so fallen perhaps, who have nothing left, nothing to cover your misery and foster your pride: never before have you been so great! How close to the summits is he who awakens in the depths, for the deeper the abyss, the more the heights reveal themselves!
   Do you not know this, that the most sublime forces of the vasts seek to array themselves in the most opaque veils of Matter? Oh, the sublime nuptials of sovereign love with the obscurest plasticities, of the shadow's yearning with the most royal light!
   If ordeal or fault has cast you down, if you have sunk into the nether depths of suffering, do not grieve - for there indeed the divine love and the supreme blessing can reach you! Because you have passed through the crucible of purifying sorrows, the glorious ascents are yours.
   You are in the wilderness: then listen to the voices of the silence. The clamour of flattering words and outer applause has gladdened your ears, but the voices of the silence will gladden your soul and awaken within you the echo of the depths, the chant of divine harmonies!
   You are walking in the depths of night: then gather the priceless treasures of the night. In bright sunshine, the ways of intelligence are lit, but in the white luminosities of the night lie the hidden paths of perfection, the secret of spiritual riches.
   You are being stripped of everything: that is the way towards plenitude. When you have nothing left, everything will be given to you. Because for those who are sincere and true, from the worst always comes the best.
   Every grain that is sown in the earth produces a thousand. Every wing-beat of sorrow can be a soaring towards glory.
   And when the adversary pursues man relentlessly, everything he does to destroy him only makes him greater.
   Hear the story of the worlds, look: the great enemy seems to triumph. He casts the beings of light into the night, and the night is filled with stars. He rages against the cosmic working, he assails the integrity of the empire of the sphere, shatters its harmony, divides and subdivides it, scatters its dust to the four winds of infinity, and lo! the dust is changed into a golden seed, fertilising the infinite and peopling it with worlds which now gravitate around their eternal centre in the larger orbit of space - so that even division creates a richer and deeper unity, and by multiplying the surfaces of the material universe, enlarges the empire that it set out to destroy.
   Beautiful indeed was the song of the primordial sphere cradled in the bosom of immensity, but how much more beautiful and triumphant is the symphony of the constellations, the music of the spheres, the immense choir that fills the heavens with an eternal hymn of victory!
   Hear again: no state was ever more precarious than that of man when he was separated on earth from his divine origin. Above him stretched the hostile borders of the usurper, and at his horizon's gates watched jailers armed with flaming swords. Then, since he could climb no more to the source of life, the source arose within him; since he could no more receive the light from above, the light shone forth at the very centre of his being; since he could commune no more with the transcendent love, that love offered itself in a holocaust and chose each terrestrial being, each human self as its dwelling-place and sanctuary.
   That is how, in this despised and desolate but fruitful and blessed Matter, each atom contains a divine thought, each being carries within him the Divine Inhabitant. And if no being in all the universe is as frail as man, neither is any as divine as he!
   In truth, in truth, in humiliation lies the cradle of glory! 28 April 1912 ~ The Mother, Words Of Long Ago, The Supreme Discovery,
106:One little picture in this book, the Magic Locket, was drawn by 'Miss Alice Havers.' I did not state this on the title-page, since it seemed only due, to the artist of all these (to my mind) wonderful pictures, that his name should stand there alone.
The descriptions, of Sunday as spent by children of the last generation, are quoted verbatim from a speech made to me by a child-friend and a letter written to me by a lady-friend.
The Chapters, headed 'Fairy Sylvie' and 'Bruno's Revenge,' are a reprint, with a few alterations, of a little fairy-tale which I wrote in the year 1867, at the request of the late Mrs. Gatty, for 'Aunt Judy's Magazine,' which she was then editing.
It was in 1874, I believe, that the idea first occurred to me of making it the nucleus of a longer story.
As the years went on, I jotted down, at odd moments, all sorts of odd ideas, and fragments of dialogue, that occurred to me--who knows how?--with a transitory suddenness that left me no choice but either to record them then and there, or to abandon them to oblivion. Sometimes one could trace to their source these random flashes of thought--as being suggested by the book one was reading, or struck out from the 'flint' of one's own mind by the 'steel' of a friend's chance remark but they had also a way of their own, of occurring, a propos of nothing --specimens of that hopelessly illogical phenomenon, 'an effect without a cause.' Such, for example, was the last line of 'The Hunting of the Snark,' which came into my head (as I have already related in 'The Theatre' for April, 1887) quite suddenly, during a solitary walk: and such, again, have been passages which occurred in dreams, and which I cannot trace to any antecedent cause whatever. There are at least two instances of such dream-suggestions in this book--one, my Lady's remark, 'it often runs in families, just as a love for pastry does', the other, Eric Lindon's badinage about having been in domestic service.

And thus it came to pass that I found myself at last in possession of a huge unwieldy mass of litterature--if the reader will kindly excuse the spelling --which only needed stringing together, upon the thread of a consecutive story, to constitute the book I hoped to write. Only! The task, at first, seemed absolutely hopeless, and gave me a far clearer idea, than I ever had before, of the meaning of the word 'chaos': and I think it must have been ten years, or more, before I had succeeded in classifying these odds-and-ends sufficiently to see what sort of a story they indicated: for the story had to grow out of the incidents, not the incidents out of the story I am telling all this, in no spirit of egoism, but because I really believe that some of my readers will be interested in these details of the 'genesis' of a book, which looks so simple and straight-forward a matter, when completed, that they might suppose it to have been written straight off, page by page, as one would write a letter, beginning at the beginning; and ending at the end.

It is, no doubt, possible to write a story in that way: and, if it be not vanity to say so, I believe that I could, myself,--if I were in the unfortunate position (for I do hold it to be a real misfortune) of being obliged to produce a given amount of fiction in a given time,--that I could 'fulfil my task,' and produce my 'tale of bricks,' as other slaves have done. One thing, at any rate, I could guarantee as to the story so produced--that it should be utterly commonplace, should contain no new ideas whatever, and should be very very weary reading!
This species of literature has received the very appropriate name of 'padding' which might fitly be defined as 'that which all can write and none can read.' That the present volume contains no such writing I dare not avow: sometimes, in order to bring a picture into its proper place, it has been necessary to eke out a page with two or three extra lines : but I can honestly say I have put in no more than I was absolutely compelled to do.
My readers may perhaps like to amuse themselves by trying to detect, in a given passage, the one piece of 'padding' it contains. While arranging the 'slips' into pages, I found that the passage was 3 lines too short. I supplied the deficiency, not by interpolating a word here and a word there, but by writing in 3 consecutive lines. Now can my readers guess which they are?

A harder puzzle if a harder be desired would be to determine, as to the Gardener's Song, in which cases (if any) the stanza was adapted to the surrounding text, and in which (if any) the text was adapted to the stanza.
Perhaps the hardest thing in all literature--at least I have found it so: by no voluntary effort can I accomplish it: I have to take it as it come's is to write anything original. And perhaps the easiest is, when once an original line has been struck out, to follow it up, and to write any amount more to the same tune. I do not know if 'Alice in Wonderland' was an original story--I was, at least, no conscious imitator in writing it--but I do know that, since it came out, something like a dozen storybooks have appeared, on identically the same pattern. The path I timidly explored believing myself to be 'the first that ever burst into that silent sea'--is now a beaten high-road: all the way-side flowers have long ago been trampled into the dust: and it would be courting disaster for me to attempt that style again.

Hence it is that, in 'Sylvie and Bruno,' I have striven with I know not what success to strike out yet another new path: be it bad or good, it is the best I can do. It is written, not for money, and not for fame, but in the hope of supplying, for the children whom I love, some thoughts that may suit those hours of innocent merriment which are the very life of Childhood; and also in the hope of suggesting, to them and to others, some thoughts that may prove, I would fain hope, not wholly out of harmony with the graver cadences of Life.
If I have not already exhausted the patience of my readers, I would like to seize this opportunity perhaps the last I shall have of addressing so many friends at once of putting on record some ideas that have occurred to me, as to books desirable to be written--which I should much like to attempt, but may not ever have the time or power to carry through--in the hope that, if I should fail (and the years are gliding away very fast) to finish the task I have set myself, other hands may take it up.
First, a Child's Bible. The only real essentials of this would be, carefully selected passages, suitable for a child's reading, and pictures. One principle of selection, which I would adopt, would be that Religion should be put before a child as a revelation of love--no need to pain and puzzle the young mind with the history of crime and punishment. (On such a principle I should, for example, omit the history of the Flood.) The supplying of the pictures would involve no great difficulty: no new ones would be needed : hundreds of excellent pictures already exist, the copyright of which has long ago expired, and which simply need photo-zincography, or some similar process, for their successful reproduction. The book should be handy in size with a pretty attractive looking cover--in a clear legible type--and, above all, with abundance of pictures, pictures, pictures!
Secondly, a book of pieces selected from the Bible--not single texts, but passages of from 10 to 20 verses each--to be committed to memory. Such passages would be found useful, to repeat to one's self and to ponder over, on many occasions when reading is difficult, if not impossible: for instance, when lying awake at night--on a railway-journey --when taking a solitary walk-in old age, when eyesight is failing or wholly lost--and, best of all, when illness, while incapacitating us for reading or any other occupation, condemns us to lie awake through many weary silent hours: at such a time how keenly one may realise the truth of David's rapturous cry "O how sweet are thy words unto my throat: yea, sweeter than honey unto my mouth!"
I have said 'passages,' rather than single texts, because we have no means of recalling single texts: memory needs links, and here are none: one may have a hundred texts stored in the memory, and not be able to recall, at will, more than half-a-dozen--and those by mere chance: whereas, once get hold of any portion of a chapter that has been committed to memory, and the whole can be recovered: all hangs together.
Thirdly, a collection of passages, both prose and verse, from books other than the Bible. There is not perhaps much, in what is called 'un-inspired' literature (a misnomer, I hold: if Shakespeare was not inspired, one may well doubt if any man ever was), that will bear the process of being pondered over, a hundred times: still there are such passages--enough, I think, to make a goodly store for the memory.
These two books of sacred, and secular, passages for memory--will serve other good purposes besides merely occupying vacant hours: they will help to keep at bay many anxious thoughts, worrying thoughts, uncharitable thoughts, unholy thoughts. Let me say this, in better words than my own, by copying a passage from that most interesting book, Robertson's Lectures on the Epistles to the Corinthians, Lecture XLIX. "If a man finds himself haunted by evil desires and unholy images, which will generally be at periodical hours, let him commit to memory passages of Scripture, or passages from the best writers in verse or prose. Let him store his mind with these, as safeguards to repeat when he lies awake in some restless night, or when despairing imaginations, or gloomy, suicidal thoughts, beset him. Let these be to him the sword, turning everywhere to keep the way of the Garden of Life from the intrusion of profaner footsteps."
Fourthly, a "Shakespeare" for girls: that is, an edition in which everything, not suitable for the perusal of girls of (say) from 10 to 17, should be omitted. Few children under 10 would be likely to understand or enjoy the greatest of poets: and those, who have passed out of girlhood, may safely be left to read Shakespeare, in any edition, 'expurgated' or not, that they may prefer: but it seems a pity that so many children, in the intermediate stage, should be debarred from a great pleasure for want of an edition suitable to them. Neither Bowdler's, Chambers's, Brandram's, nor Cundell's 'Boudoir' Shakespeare, seems to me to meet the want: they are not sufficiently 'expurgated.' Bowdler's is the most extraordinary of all: looking through it, I am filled with a deep sense of wonder, considering what he has left in, that he should have cut anything out! Besides relentlessly erasing all that is unsuitable on the score of reverence or decency, I should be inclined to omit also all that seems too difficult, or not likely to interest young readers. The resulting book might be slightly fragmentary: but it would be a real treasure to all British maidens who have any taste for poetry.
If it be needful to apologize to any one for the new departure I have taken in this story--by introducing, along with what will, I hope, prove to be acceptable nonsense for children, some of the graver thoughts of human life--it must be to one who has learned the Art of keeping such thoughts wholly at a distance in hours of mirth and careless ease. To him such a mixture will seem, no doubt, ill-judged and repulsive. And that such an Art exists I do not dispute: with youth, good health, and sufficient money, it seems quite possible to lead, for years together, a life of unmixed gaiety--with the exception of one solemn fact, with which we are liable to be confronted at any moment, even in the midst of the most brilliant company or the most sparkling entertainment. A man may fix his own times for admitting serious thought, for attending public worship, for prayer, for reading the Bible: all such matters he can defer to that 'convenient season', which is so apt never to occur at all: but he cannot defer, for one single moment, the necessity of attending to a message, which may come before he has finished reading this page,' this night shalt thy soul be required of thee.'
The ever-present sense of this grim possibility has been, in all ages, 1 an incubus that men have striven to shake off. Few more interesting subjects of enquiry could be found, by a student of history, than the various weapons that have been used against this shadowy foe. Saddest of all must have been the thoughts of those who saw indeed an existence beyond the grave, but an existence far more terrible than annihilation--an existence as filmy, impalpable, all but invisible spectres, drifting about, through endless ages, in a world of shadows, with nothing to do, nothing to hope for, nothing to love! In the midst of the gay verses of that genial 'bon vivant' Horace, there stands one dreary word whose utter sadness goes to one's heart. It is the word 'exilium' in the well-known passage

Omnes eodem cogimur, omnium
Versatur urna serius ocius
Sors exitura et nos in aeternum
Exilium impositura cymbae.

Yes, to him this present life--spite of all its weariness and all its sorrow--was the only life worth having: all else was 'exile'! Does it not seem almost incredible that one, holding such a creed, should ever have smiled?
And many in this day, I fear, even though believing in an existence beyond the grave far more real than Horace ever dreamed of, yet regard it as a sort of 'exile' from all the joys of life, and so adopt Horace's theory, and say 'let us eat and drink, for to-morrow we die.'
We go to entertainments, such as the theatre--I say 'we', for I also go to the play, whenever I get a chance of seeing a really good one and keep at arm's length, if possible, the thought that we may not return alive. Yet how do you know--dear friend, whose patience has carried you through this garrulous preface that it may not be your lot, when mirth is fastest and most furious, to feel the sharp pang, or the deadly faintness, which heralds the final crisis--to see, with vague wonder, anxious friends bending over you to hear their troubled whispers perhaps yourself to shape the question, with trembling lips, "Is it serious?", and to be told "Yes: the end is near" (and oh, how different all Life will look when those words are said!)--how do you know, I say, that all this may not happen to you, this night?
And dare you, knowing this, say to yourself "Well, perhaps it is an immoral play: perhaps the situations are a little too 'risky', the dialogue a little too strong, the 'business' a little too suggestive.
I don't say that conscience is quite easy: but the piece is so clever, I must see it this once! I'll begin a stricter life to-morrow." To-morrow, and to-morrow, and tomorrow!

"Who sins in hope, who, sinning, says,
'Sorrow for sin God's judgement stays!'
Against God's Spirit he lies; quite stops Mercy with insult; dares, and drops,
Like a scorch'd fly, that spins in vain
Upon the axis of its pain,
Then takes its doom, to limp and crawl,
Blind and forgot, from fall to fall."

Let me pause for a moment to say that I believe this thought, of the possibility of death--if calmly realised, and steadily faced would be one of the best possible tests as to our going to any scene of amusement being right or wrong. If the thought of sudden death acquires, for you, a special horror when imagined as happening in a theatre, then be very sure the theatre is harmful for you, however harmless it may be for others; and that you are incurring a deadly peril in going. Be sure the safest rule is that we should not dare to live in any scene in which we dare not die.
But, once realise what the true object is in life--that it is not pleasure, not knowledge, not even fame itself, 'that last infirmity of noble minds'--but that it is the development of character, the rising to a higher, nobler, purer standard, the building-up of the perfect Man--and then, so long as we feel that this is going on, and will (we trust) go on for evermore, death has for us no terror; it is not a shadow, but a light; not an end, but a beginning!
One other matter may perhaps seem to call for apology--that I should have treated with such entire want of sympathy the British passion for 'Sport', which no doubt has been in by-gone days, and is still, in some forms of it, an excellent school for hardihood and for coolness in moments of danger.
But I am not entirely without sympathy for genuine 'Sport': I can heartily admire the courage of the man who, with severe bodily toil, and at the risk of his life, hunts down some 'man-eating' tiger: and I can heartily sympathize with him when he exults in the glorious excitement of the chase and the hand-to-hand struggle with the monster brought to bay. But I can but look with deep wonder and sorrow on the hunter who, at his ease and in safety, can find pleasure in what involves, for some defenceless creature, wild terror and a death of agony: deeper, if the hunter be one who has pledged himself to preach to men the Religion of universal Love: deepest of all, if it be one of those 'tender and delicate' beings, whose very name serves as a symbol of Love--'thy love to me was wonderful, passing the love of women'--whose mission here is surely to help and comfort all that are in pain or sorrow!

'Farewell, farewell! but this I tell
To thee, thou Wedding-Guest!
He prayeth well, who loveth well
Both man and bird and beast.
He prayeth best, who loveth best
All things both great and small;
For the dear God who loveth us,
He made and loveth all.' ~ Lewis Carroll, Sylvie and Bruno,


1:Courage conquers all things. ~ ovid, @wisdomtrove
2:From caring comes courage. ~ lao-tzu, @wisdomtrove
3:Courage is fear that prays. ~ paulo-coelho, @wisdomtrove
4:Courage is exhilarating. ~ eleanor-roosevelt, @wisdomtrove
5:Courage is knowing what not to fear. ~ plato, @wisdomtrove
6:courage is the gift of character ~ euripedes, @wisdomtrove
7:Art is a personal act of courage. ~ seth-godin, @wisdomtrove
8:A coward's courage is in his tongue. ~ edmund-burke, @wisdomtrove
9:Courage is grace under pressure. ~ ernest-hemingway, @wisdomtrove
10:Courage is found in unlikely places. ~ j-r-r-tolkien, @wisdomtrove
11:Courage is the foundation of integrity. ~ mark-twain, @wisdomtrove
12:The French courage proceeds from vanity ~ lord-byron, @wisdomtrove
13:Courage and fear were one thing too. ~ john-steinbeck, @wisdomtrove
14:Have the courage to face the truth. ~ w-clement-stone, @wisdomtrove
15:Take courage; pain's extremity soon ends. ~ aeschylus, @wisdomtrove
16:Without justice, courage is weak. ~ benjamin-franklin, @wisdomtrove
17:Be bold, take courage... and be strong of soul ~ ovid, @wisdomtrove
18:Another word for creativity is courage. ~ henri-matisse, @wisdomtrove
19:Effort + the courage to show up = enough. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
20:Any dream is possible, if you have courage. ~ walt-disney, @wisdomtrove
21:The weak in courage is strong in cunning. ~ william-blake, @wisdomtrove
22:Adventure is the child of courage. ~ jonathan-lockwood-huie, @wisdomtrove
23:Courage is fire, and bullying is smoke. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
24:Having courage does not mean we are unafraid. ~ maya-angelou, @wisdomtrove
25:Perhaps it takes courage to raise children. ~ john-steinbeck, @wisdomtrove
26:We must substitute courage for caution. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
27:Courage from hearts and not from numbers grows. ~ john-dryden, @wisdomtrove
28:The courage to receive time's mightiest dream. ~ e-e-cummings, @wisdomtrove
29:What is genius or courage without a heart? ~ oliver-goldsmith, @wisdomtrove
30:Wine gives courage and makes men more apt for passion. ~ ovid, @wisdomtrove
31:Courage faces fear and thereby masters it ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
32:Fear hurries on my tongue through want of courage. ~ aeschylus, @wisdomtrove
33:Love always requires courage and involves risk. ~ m-scott-peck, @wisdomtrove
34:Obedience is the highest practical courage. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
35:The best leaders blend courage with compassion. ~ robin-sharma, @wisdomtrove
36:There are pretenders to piety as well as to courage. ~ moliere, @wisdomtrove
37:Nothing is lost as long as courage remains ~ napoleon-bonaparte, @wisdomtrove
38:You have the courage and power to live your dreams. ~ les-brown, @wisdomtrove
39:Courage may be taught as a child us taught to speak. ~ euripedes, @wisdomtrove
40:Whatever enlarges hope will also exalt courage. ~ samuel-johnson, @wisdomtrove
41:Courage is a mean with regard to fear and confidence. ~ aristotle, @wisdomtrove
42:From a real antagonist one gains boundless courage. ~ franz-kafka, @wisdomtrove
43:I have the courage to be mistaken. ~ georg-wilhelm-friedrich-hegel, @wisdomtrove
44:Either life entails courage, or it ceases to be life. ~ e-m-forster, @wisdomtrove
45:Faith is the courage to face reality with hope. ~ robert-h-schuller, @wisdomtrove
46:Hope has two lovely daughters, anger and courage. ~ saint-augustine, @wisdomtrove
47:I breathe in my courage. I exhale my fear. ~ jonathan-lockwood-huie, @wisdomtrove
48:Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage. ~ anais-nin, @wisdomtrove
49:Your life unfolds in proportion to your courage. ~ danielle-laporte, @wisdomtrove
50:Have the courage to act instead of react. ~ oliver-wendell-holmes-sr, @wisdomtrove
51:It requires more courage to suffer than to die. ~ napoleon-bonaparte, @wisdomtrove
52:One thing it takes to accomplish something is courage. ~ walt-disney, @wisdomtrove
53:A good conscience is eight parts of courage. ~ robert-louis-stevenson, @wisdomtrove
54:Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
55:Injustice makes the rules, and courage breaks them. ~ ursula-k-le-guin, @wisdomtrove
56:Women have to summon courage to fulfill dormant dreams. ~ alice-walker, @wisdomtrove
57:Your real courage shows best in the hour of adversity. ~ napoleon-hill, @wisdomtrove
58:Courage conquers all things: it even gives strength to the body. ~ ovid, @wisdomtrove
59:Courage is the power of the mind to overcome fear. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
60:Courage! Suffering, when it climbs highest, lasts not long. ~ aeschylus, @wisdomtrove
61:I do not lack the courage to think a thought whole. ~ soren-kierkegaard, @wisdomtrove
62:Whatever God has brought about Is to be borne with courage. ~ sophocles, @wisdomtrove
63:There are calumnies against which even innocence loses courage. ~ horace, @wisdomtrove
64:Vulnerability is our most accurate measurement of courage. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
65:It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. ~ e-e-cummings, @wisdomtrove
66:Courage is telling our story, not being immune to criticism. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
67:Courtesy is as much a mark of a gentleman as courage. ~ theodore-roosevelt, @wisdomtrove
68:my courage always rises with every attempt to intimidate me. ~ jane-austen, @wisdomtrove
69:Courage comes from acting courageously on a day-to-day basis. ~ brian-tracy, @wisdomtrove
70:Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
71:Great crisis produce great men and great deeds of courage. ~ john-f-kennedy, @wisdomtrove
72:The greater part of courage is having done it before. ~ ralph-waldo-emerson, @wisdomtrove
73:We are not born with courage, but neither are we born with fear. ~ jim-rohn, @wisdomtrove
74:Cash combined with courage in a time of crisis is priceless. ~ warren-buffet, @wisdomtrove
75:Great crises produce great men, and great deeds of courage. ~ john-f-kennedy, @wisdomtrove
76:No argument, no matter how convincing, will give courage to a coward ~ aesop, @wisdomtrove
77:The comfort zone is the great enemy of courage and confidence. ~ brian-tracy, @wisdomtrove
78:Without courage you cannot practice any of the other virtues. ~ maya-angelou, @wisdomtrove
79:Courage combined with integrity is the foundation of character. ~ brian-tracy, @wisdomtrove
80:Courage is like love; it must have hope for nourishment. ~ napoleon-bonaparte, @wisdomtrove
81:Give us courage and gaiety and the quient mind . . . ~ robert-louis-stevenson, @wisdomtrove
82:If you see what is right and fail to act on it, you lack courage. ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
83:I hated you when it would have taken less courage to love. ~ charles-bukowski, @wisdomtrove
84:It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else. ~ erma-bombeck, @wisdomtrove
85:Maturity is having the courage to use one's own intelligence! ~ immanuel-kant, @wisdomtrove
86:To persevere, trusting in what hopes he has, is courage in a man. ~ euripedes, @wisdomtrove
87:You can't get to courage without walking through vulnerability. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
88:But courage, child: we are all between the paws of the true Aslan. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
89:Courage is the first virtue that makes all other virtues possible. ~ aristotle, @wisdomtrove
90:Each body is a lion of courage, something precious of the earth. ~ mary-oliver, @wisdomtrove
91:Loving and accepting ourselves are the ultimate acts of courage. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
92:This is courage in a man: to bear unflinchingly what heaven sends. ~ euripedes, @wisdomtrove
93:Courage - To tell the story of who you are with your whole heart. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
94:Dare to go forward. Courage is the mark of greatness in leadership ~ brian-tracy, @wisdomtrove
95:Have courage and a little willingness to venture and be defeated. ~ robert-frost, @wisdomtrove
96:The great virtue of those who seek the spiritual path is courage. ~ paulo-coelho, @wisdomtrove
97:Effort and courage are not enough without purpose and direction. ~ john-f-kennedy, @wisdomtrove
98:Faced with what is right, to leave it undone shows a lack of courage. ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
99:From the true antagonist illimitable courage is transmitted to you. ~ franz-kafka, @wisdomtrove
100:Humility is courage, the open acceptance of your own perfection. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
101:It is courage that vanquishes in war, and not good weapons. ~ miguel-de-cervantes, @wisdomtrove
102:Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them. ~ bruce-lee, @wisdomtrove
103:Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear. ~ mark-twain, @wisdomtrove
104:Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction. ~ john-f-kennedy, @wisdomtrove
105:We can have courage or we can have comfort, but we cannot have both. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
106:All your dreams can come true if you have the courage to pursue them. ~ walt-disney, @wisdomtrove
107:Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed we possessed. ~ dale-carnegie, @wisdomtrove
108:People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest. ~ hermann-hesse, @wisdomtrove
109:Real nobility is based on scorn, courage, and profound indifference. ~ albert-camus, @wisdomtrove
110:Revolutions are good times for soldiers of talent and courage. ~ napoleon-bonaparte, @wisdomtrove
111:We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
112:We must have courage, faith, and lunch together sometime soon. ~ ashleigh-brilliant, @wisdomtrove
113:Discipline is built by consistently performing small acts of courage. ~ robin-sharma, @wisdomtrove
114:Having the courage to live within one's means is respectability. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
115:Just as courage is the danger of life, so is fear its safeguard. ~ leonardo-da-vinci, @wisdomtrove
116:When confronted with a stranger's unimaginable pain... choose courage. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
117:Without courage we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. ~ maya-angelou, @wisdomtrove
118:Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. ~ dale-carnegie, @wisdomtrove
119:Show me your achievement, and the knowledge will give me courage for mine. ~ ayn-rand, @wisdomtrove
120:The place where failure happens is also the place where courage lives. ~ robin-sharma, @wisdomtrove
121:Courage originally meant "To speak one's mind by telling all one's heart ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
122:Courage, the footstool of the Virtues, upon which they stand. ~ robert-louis-stevenson, @wisdomtrove
123:Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself. ~ charlie-chaplan, @wisdomtrove
124:If we survive danger it steels our courage more than anything else. ~ reinhold-niebuhr, @wisdomtrove
125:To see what is right and not to do it is want of courage, or of principle. ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
126:Believers, look up - take courage. The angels are nearer than you think. ~ billy-graham, @wisdomtrove
127:Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm. ~ winston-churchill, @wisdomtrove
128:Failure is not having the courage to try, nothing more and nothing less. ~ robin-sharma, @wisdomtrove
129:Faith can give us courage to face the uncertainties of the future. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
130:If there's one thing the American people aren't lacking, it is courage. ~ ronald-reagan, @wisdomtrove
131:To have courage for whatever comes in life - everything lies in that. ~ teresa-of-avila, @wisdomtrove
132:True courage consists in being courageous precisely when when we're not. ~ jules-renard, @wisdomtrove
133:Be strong and of good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed. ~ john-f-kennedy, @wisdomtrove
134:Courage is summoning the inner strength to take action in spite of fear. ~ steve-pavlina, @wisdomtrove
135:Courage is the dividing line between weakness and strength of character. ~ steve-pavlina, @wisdomtrove
136:Courage means to keep making forward progress while you still feel afraid! ~ joyce-meyer, @wisdomtrove
137:Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time. ~ maya-angelou, @wisdomtrove
138:You can choose courage or you can choose comfort, but you can't have both. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
139:Believing that you're enough is what gives you the courage to be authentic. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
140:Courage is fear that has said its prayers and decided to go forward anyway. ~ joyce-meyer, @wisdomtrove
141:Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others. ~ robert-louis-stevenson, @wisdomtrove
142:With courage you can stay with something long enough to succeed at it. ~ earl-nightingale, @wisdomtrove
143:Honesty first; then courage; then brains - and all are indispensable. ~ theodore-roosevelt, @wisdomtrove
144:Men often bear little grievances with less courage than they do large misfortunes. ~ aesop, @wisdomtrove
145:True courage lies in the middle, between cowardice and recklessness. ~ miguel-de-cervantes, @wisdomtrove
146:It takes courage to live through suffering; and it takes honesty to observe it. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
147:When we're defined by what people think we lose the courage to be vulnerable. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
148:A man with outward courage dares to die; a man with inner courage dares to live.   ~ lao-tzu, @wisdomtrove
149:A great part of courage is the courage of having done the thing before. ~ ralph-waldo-emerson, @wisdomtrove
150:Take courage and work on. Patience and steady work- this is the only way. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
151:True courage is about knowing not when to take a life, but when to spare one. ~ j-r-r-tolkien, @wisdomtrove
152:Valour is stability, not of legs and arms, but of courage and the soul. ~ michel-de-montaigne, @wisdomtrove
153:Courage cannot be counterfeited. It is one virtue that escapes hypocrisy. ~ napoleon-bonaparte, @wisdomtrove
154:Courage is more exhilarating than fear, and in the long run, it is easier. ~ eleanor-roosevelt, @wisdomtrove
155:Love begets courage, moderation creates abundance and humility generates power ~ b-k-s-iyengar, @wisdomtrove
156:The four Cs as secret of my success-curiosity, confidence,courage and constancy. ~ walt-disney, @wisdomtrove
157:Courage is of the heart by derivation, And great it is. But fear is of the soul. ~ robert-frost, @wisdomtrove
158:It takes moral courage to grieve; it requires religious courage to rejoice. ~ soren-kierkegaard, @wisdomtrove
159:There is plenty of courage among us for the abstract, but not for the concrete. ~ hellen-keller, @wisdomtrove
160:To make the future demands courage. It demands work. But it also demands faith. ~ peter-drucker, @wisdomtrove
161:Courage is indispensible because in politics not life but the world is at stake. ~ hannah-arendt, @wisdomtrove
162:Every hero must have the courage to be alone, to take the journey for himself. ~ joseph-campbell, @wisdomtrove
163:The strangest, most generous, and proudest of all virtues is true courage. ~ michel-de-montaigne, @wisdomtrove
164:As long as you have the courage to admit mistakes, things can be turned around. ~ haruki-murakami, @wisdomtrove
165:Courage is on display every day, and only the courageous wring the most out of life. ~ zig-ziglar, @wisdomtrove
166:Courage is the commitment to begin without any guarantee of success. ~ johann-wolfgang-von-goethe, @wisdomtrove
167:Humility means that you have the courage to accept that you are eternity itself. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
168:It is not until you have the courage to engage in human relationships that you grow. ~ gary-zukav, @wisdomtrove
169:Presence of mind and courage in distress, Are more than arrives to procure success? ~ john-dryden, @wisdomtrove
170:To bear other people's afflictions, everyone has courage and enough to spare. ~ benjamin-franklin, @wisdomtrove
171:when I am feeling low all i have to do is watch my cats and my courage returns ~ charles-bukowski, @wisdomtrove
172:You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage. ~ maya-angelou, @wisdomtrove
173:You develop courage by acting courageously whenever you feel like acting otherwise. ~ brian-tracy, @wisdomtrove
174:Courage is in the air in bracing whiffs Better than all the stalemate an's and ifs. ~ robert-frost, @wisdomtrove
175:May you respond to the call of your gift, and find the courage to follow its path. ~ john-odonohue, @wisdomtrove
176:Success comes when you have the trust on self, passion to transcend, and courage to do. ~ amit-ray, @wisdomtrove
177:Take Courage! Whatever you decide to do, it will probably be the wrong thing. ~ ashleigh-brilliant, @wisdomtrove
178:The four Cs of making dreams come true: Curiosity, Courage, Consistency, Confidence. ~ walt-disney, @wisdomtrove
179:You have to have courage to love somebody. Because you risk everything. Everything. ~ maya-angelou, @wisdomtrove
180:Those who have a strong sense of love and belonging have the courage to be imperfect. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
181:A good man will certainly also possess courage; but a brave man is not necessarily good. ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
182:The courage of the truth is the first condition of philosophic study. ~ georg-wilhelm-friedrich-hegel, @wisdomtrove
183:Nothing gives us courage more readily than the desire to avoid looking like a damn fool. ~ dean-koontz, @wisdomtrove
184:You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore. ~ william-faulkner, @wisdomtrove
185:Art is a personal act of courage, something one human does that creates change in another. ~ seth-godin, @wisdomtrove
186:Courage consists not in hazarding without fear; but being resolutely minded in a just cause. ~ plutarch, @wisdomtrove
187:Fear and fatigue block the mind. Face both, then courage and confidence flows into you. ~ b-k-s-iyengar, @wisdomtrove
188:Moral courage is more a rare commodity than bravery in a battle or great intelligence. ~ john-f-kennedy, @wisdomtrove
189:we make our world significant by the courage of our questions and the depth of our answers ~ carl-sagan, @wisdomtrove
190:Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
191:Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men. ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
192:Courage is the hallmark of spirituality. Courage comes when you love yourself for who you are. ~ amit-ray, @wisdomtrove
193:Embodied courage chooses not to wait until illness or notice of death demands attention. ~ jack-kornfield, @wisdomtrove
194:Laughter rises out of tragedy when you need it the most, and rewards you for your courage. ~ erma-bombeck, @wisdomtrove
195:The first level of practice is illuminated by the qualities of courage and renunciation. ~ jack-kornfield, @wisdomtrove
196:The first step to getting what you want is to have the courage to get rid of what you don't. ~ zig-ziglar, @wisdomtrove
197:The main quality of leadership... ... ... .is courage ! If you can dream it, you can do it! ~ walt-disney, @wisdomtrove
198:There is, in addition to a courage with which men die; a courage by which men must live. ~ john-f-kennedy, @wisdomtrove
199:Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. ~ lao-tzu, @wisdomtrove
200:Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others. ~ aristotle, @wisdomtrove
201:Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. ~ winston-churchill, @wisdomtrove
202:The courage we desire and prize is not the courage to die decently, but to live manfully. ~ thomas-carlyle, @wisdomtrove
203:The great virtue in life is real courage that knows how to face facts and live beyond them. ~ d-h-lawrence, @wisdomtrove
204:To call war the soil of courage and virtue is like calling debauchery the soil of love. ~ george-santayana, @wisdomtrove
205:All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination. ~ earl-nightingale, @wisdomtrove
206:No man would set a word down on paper if he had the courage to live out what he believed in. ~ henry-miller, @wisdomtrove
207:Religion in its humility restores man to his only dignity, the courage to live by grace. ~ george-santayana, @wisdomtrove
208:We can choose courage or we can choose comfort, but we can’t have both. Not at the same time. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
209:It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare. ~ mark-twain, @wisdomtrove
210:To bear failure with courage is the best proof of character that anyone can give. ~ william-somerset-maugham, @wisdomtrove
211:Unless a reviewer has the courage to give you unqualified praise, I say ignore the bastard. ~ john-steinbeck, @wisdomtrove
212:Let him who has courage in his mind and love in his heart come with me. I want none else. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
213:When you choose to view your stress response as helpful, you create the biology of courage. ~ kelly-mcgonigal, @wisdomtrove
214:Courage isn't having the strength to go on - it is going on when you don't have strength. ~ napoleon-bonaparte, @wisdomtrove
215:The first virtue in a soldier is endurance of fatigue; courage is only the second virtue. ~ napoleon-bonaparte, @wisdomtrove
216:A man of great common sense and good taste is a man without originality or moral courage. ~ george-bernard-shaw, @wisdomtrove
217:Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened. ~ billy-graham, @wisdomtrove
218:We are face to face with our destiny and we must meet it with a high and resolute courage. ~ theodore-roosevelt, @wisdomtrove
219:Develop enough courage so that you can stand up for yourself and then stand up for somebody else. ~ maya-angelou, @wisdomtrove
220:Fear is a poison produced by the mind, and courage is the antidote stored always ready in the soul ~ dean-koontz, @wisdomtrove
221:Happiness is not found in things you possess, but in what you have the courage to release. ~ nathaniel-hawthorne, @wisdomtrove
222:Incorrect assumptions lie at the root of every failure. Have the courage to test your assumptions. ~ brian-tracy, @wisdomtrove
223:It's the hardest thing in the world - to do what we want. And it takes the greatest kinds of courage. ~ ayn-rand, @wisdomtrove
224:You build your &
225:But what courage can withstand the ever-during and all-besetting terrors of a woman's tongue? ~ washington-irving, @wisdomtrove
226:Shall I tell you what you have that other men don't?... . It's the courage of your own tenderness. ~ d-h-lawrence, @wisdomtrove
227:Courage is forged in pain, but not in all pain. Pain that is denied or ignored becomes fear or hate. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
228:Your fears are not walls, but hurdles. Courage is not the absence of fear, but the conquering of it. ~ dan-millman, @wisdomtrove
229:Courage, hard work, self-mastery, and intelligent effort are all essential to successful life. ~ theodore-roosevelt, @wisdomtrove
230:... find the courage to break those agreements that are fear-based and claim your personal power. ~ don-miguel-ruiz, @wisdomtrove
231:In the bottle discontent seeks for comfort, cowardice for courage, and bashfulness for confidence. ~ samuel-johnson, @wisdomtrove
232:That's what courage is. If she weren't scared, she wouldn't need courage in the first place." -Jo ~ nicholas-sparks, @wisdomtrove
233:There is no intimacy without vulnerability. Yet another powerful example of vulnerability as courage. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
234:The sun himself is weak when he first rises, and gathers strength and courage as the day gets on. ~ charles-dickens, @wisdomtrove
235:This country was founded and built by people with great dreams and the courage to take great risks. ~ ronald-reagan, @wisdomtrove
236:The functions of intellect are insufficient without courage, love, friendship, compassion and empathy. ~ dean-koontz, @wisdomtrove
237:The principal act of courage is to endure and withstand dangers doggedly rather than to attack them. ~ denis-diderot, @wisdomtrove
238:How few there are who have courage enough to own their faults, or resolution enough to mend them. ~ benjamin-franklin, @wisdomtrove
239:In time of revolution, with perseverance and courage, a soldier should think nothing impossible. ~ napoleon-bonaparte, @wisdomtrove
240:Is it courage in a dying man to go, in weakness and in agony, to affront an almighty and eternal God? ~ blaise-pascal, @wisdomtrove
241:Power is given only to him who dares to stoop and take it ... one must have the courage to dare. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
242:The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it. ~ g-k-chesterton, @wisdomtrove
243:The principal act of courage is to endure and withstand dangers doggedly rather than to attack them. ~ thomas-aquinas, @wisdomtrove
244:Courage will now be your best defence against the storm that is at hand-that and such hope as I bring. ~ j-r-r-tolkien, @wisdomtrove
245:I want to grow old without facelifts. I want to have the courage to be loyal to the face I have made. ~ marilyn-monroe, @wisdomtrove
246:Our strength will continue if we allow ourselves the courage to feel scared, weak, and vulnerable... ~ melody-beattie, @wisdomtrove
247:All daring and courage, all iron endurance of misfortune-make for a finer, nobler type of manhood. ~ theodore-roosevelt, @wisdomtrove
248:Courage faces fear and thereby masters it. Cowardice represses fear and is thereby mastered by it. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
249:It takes courage to do what you want. Other people have a lot of plans for you... Follow your bliss. ~ joseph-campbell, @wisdomtrove
250:Apparent confusion is a product of good order; apparent cowardice, of courage; apparent weakness, of strength. ~ sun-tzu, @wisdomtrove
251:Food is good for the nerves and the spirit. Courage comes from the belly – all else is desperation. ~ charles-bukowski, @wisdomtrove
252:I now see how gifts like courage, compassion, and connection only work when they are exercised. Every day. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
253:The deepest courage we can exercise is continuing to believe in our dreams until we make them come true. ~ oprah-winfrey, @wisdomtrove
254:Courage stands halfway between cowardice and rashness, one of which is a lack, the other an excess of courage. ~ plutarch, @wisdomtrove
255:The courage it took to get out of bed each morning to face the same things over and over was enormous. ~ charles-bukowski, @wisdomtrove
256:Courage does not panic; it prays. Courage does not bemoan; it believes. Courage does not languish; it listens ~ max-lucado, @wisdomtrove
257:Do you have the courage for it? Do you have the love? If you have enough of one, you will develop the other. ~ dan-millman, @wisdomtrove
258:Gradual change does not take you to a new level of conscious being. You need courage to let go. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
259:Having the courage to take the steps we always wanted to take is the only way to show that we trust in God. ~ paulo-coelho, @wisdomtrove
260:History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again. ~ maya-angelou, @wisdomtrove
261:Nothing fosters courage like a clear grasp of grace... & nothing fosters fear like an ignorance of mercy ~ max-lucado, @wisdomtrove
262:To have true integrity, poise, and courage is to be attuned to the silent and invisible nature within you. ~ john-odonohue, @wisdomtrove
263:Find yourself for courage and confidence are as easy as breathing to the person who really knows who he is. ~ vernon-howard, @wisdomtrove
264:I never thought much of the courage of a lion tamer. Inside the cage he is at least safe from people. ~ george-bernard-shaw, @wisdomtrove
265:Let us be very sincere in our dealings with each other and have the courage to accept each other as we are. ~ mother-teresa, @wisdomtrove
266:Pathos, piety, courage, they exist, but are identical, and so is filth. Everything exists, nothing has value. ~ e-m-forster, @wisdomtrove
267:Wisdom, humanity & courage, these three are universal virtues. The way by which they are practiced are one. ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
268:You will find as you grow older that courage is the rarest of all qualities to be found in public life. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
269:You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor. ~ aristotle, @wisdomtrove
270:Courage is a learned mental skill that you must condition, just as weight training strengthens your muscles. ~ steve-pavlina, @wisdomtrove
271:I found something! Courage&
272:Prison, blood, death, create enthusiasts and martyrs, and bring forth courage and desperate resolution. ~ napoleon-bonaparte, @wisdomtrove
273:Daring to set boundaries is about having the courage to love ourselves, even when we risk disappointing others. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
274:Every man has his own courage, and is betrayed because he seeks in himself the courage of other persons. ~ ralph-waldo-emerson, @wisdomtrove
275:Imagination does not become great until human beings, given the courage and the strength, use it to create. ~ maria-montessori, @wisdomtrove
276:It is the courage to make a clean breast of it in the face of every question that makes the philosopher. ~ arthur-schopenhauer, @wisdomtrove
277:It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure in order to embrace the new & unknown. ~ alan-cohen, @wisdomtrove
278:Possessed of courage but devoid of morality, a superior man will make trouble while a small man will be a brigand. ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
279:The man of wisdom is never of two minds; the man of benevolence never worries; the man of courage is never afraid. ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
280:Have the courage to be selfless in a world were such qualities are not admired. Dare to be differnt. Be crazy! ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
281:In every crisis, doubt or confusion, take the higher path - the path of compassion, courage, understanding and love. ~ amit-ray, @wisdomtrove
282:It takes courage to love, but pain through love is the purifying fire which those who love generously know. ~ eleanor-roosevelt, @wisdomtrove
283:The price paid for intellectual pacification is the sacrifice of the entire moral courage of the human mind. ~ john-stuart-mill, @wisdomtrove
284:What such a man needs is not courage but nerve control, cool headedness. This he can get only by practice. ~ theodore-roosevelt, @wisdomtrove
285:He who loses wealth loses much; he who loses a friend loses more; but he that loses his courage loses all. ~ miguel-de-cervantes, @wisdomtrove
286:Life can be wonderful if you're not afraid of it. All it takes is courage, imagination ... and a little dough ~ charlie-chaplan, @wisdomtrove
287:Pleasure and distress, fear and courage, desire and aversion, where have these affections and experiences their seat? ~ plotinus, @wisdomtrove
288:Less gossiping, more learning. Less complaining, more excelling. Less walls, more bridges. Less fear, more courage ~ robin-sharma, @wisdomtrove
289:The Spirit goes ahead of us when we witness - preparing the way, giving us the words, and granting us courage. ~ billy-graham, @wisdomtrove
290:Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die. ~ g-k-chesterton, @wisdomtrove
291:Vulnerability is not about winning, and it's not about losing. It's about having the courage to show up and be seen. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
292:To be what I term a &
293:Let's fill our minds with thoughts of peace, courage, health, and hope, for "our life is what our thoughts make it." ~ dale-carnegie, @wisdomtrove
294:Courage is what you earn when you've been through the tough times and you discover they aren't so tough after all. ~ malcolm-gladwell, @wisdomtrove
295:People who bring transformative change have courage, know how to re-frame the problem and have a sense of urgency. ~ malcolm-gladwell, @wisdomtrove
296:Courage and wisdom are, indeed, rarities amongst men, but of all that is good, a just man it would seem is the most scarce. ~ plutarch, @wisdomtrove
297:Simulated disorder postulates perfect discipline; simulated fear postulates courage; simulated weakness postulates strength. ~ lao-tzu, @wisdomtrove
298:There are no easy answers' but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right. ~ ronald-reagan, @wisdomtrove
299:Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities... because it is the quality which guarantees all others. ~ winston-churchill, @wisdomtrove
300:Creation of effective public opinion depends on the cultivation of true courage, born of truthfulness and nonviolence. ~ mahatma-gandhi, @wisdomtrove
301:To open deeply, as genuine spiritual life requires, we need tremendous courage and strength, a kind of warrior spirit. ~ jack-kornfield, @wisdomtrove
302:When you have decided what you believe, what you feel must be done, have the courage to stand alone and be counted. ~ eleanor-roosevelt, @wisdomtrove
303:Courage is an inner resolution to go forward despite obstacles; Cowardice is submissive surrender to circumstances. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
304:Implement your plans with courage and persistence. Have complete faith in your ability to succeed and never, ever give up. ~ brian-tracy, @wisdomtrove
305:It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things. ~ theodore-roosevelt, @wisdomtrove
306:All of us have moments in our lives that test our courage. Taking children into a house with a white carpet is one of them. ~ erma-bombeck, @wisdomtrove
307:Deal honestly and objectively with yourself; intellectual honesty and personal courage are the hallmarks of great character. ~ brian-tracy, @wisdomtrove
308:Friends create the world anew each day. Without their loving care, courage would not suffice to keep heartsstrong for life. ~ hellen-keller, @wisdomtrove
309:It is in the expectations of happiness that much of happiness itself is found. And it takes courage to expect happiness. ~ earl-nightingale, @wisdomtrove
310:The two basic stories of all times are Cinderella and Jack the Giant Killer-the charm of women and the courage of men. ~ f-scott-fitzgerald, @wisdomtrove
311:Leadership is not only having a vision, but also having the courage, the discipline, and the resources to get you there. ~ george-washington, @wisdomtrove
312:That one man scorned and covered with scars Still strove with his last ounce of courage To reach the unreachable star. ~ miguel-de-cervantes, @wisdomtrove
313:I was once afraid of people saying, "Who does she think she is?" Now I have the courage to stand and say, "This is who I am.” ~ oprah-winfrey, @wisdomtrove
314:Standing in the inspiring vision of my future, I boldly take every step - large and small - with courage and intent. ~ jonathan-lockwood-huie, @wisdomtrove
315:The thing is to become a master and in your old age to acquire the courage to do what children did when they knew nothing. ~ ernest-hemingway, @wisdomtrove
316:The word courage comes from the French word &
317:To excite opposition and inflame malevolence is the unhappy privilege of courage made arrogant by consciousness of strength. ~ samuel-johnson, @wisdomtrove
318:Faith is the courage to live your life as if everything that happens does so for your highest good and learning. Like it or not. ~ dan-millman, @wisdomtrove
319:Toil and risk are the price of glory, but it is a lovely thing to live with courage and die leaving an everlasting fame. ~ alexander-the-great, @wisdomtrove
320:Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren't always comfortable, but they're never weakness. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
321:Americanism means the virtues of courage, honor, justice, truth, sincerity, and hardihood - the virtues that made America. ~ theodore-roosevelt, @wisdomtrove
322:Each struggle, each defeat, sharpens your skills and strengths, your courage and your endurance, your ability and your confidence. ~ og-mandino, @wisdomtrove
323:I admire and respect the tenacity, courage, and patience of the unenlightened in the face of so much overwhelming evidence ~ jiddu-krishnamurti, @wisdomtrove
324:It is courage, courage, courage, that raises the blood of life to crimson splendor. Live bravely and present a brave front to adversity ~ horace, @wisdomtrove
325:It takes someone with a vision of the possibilities to attain new levels of experience. Someone with the courage to live his dreams. ~ les-brown, @wisdomtrove
326:Just remaining quietly in the presence of God, listening to Him, being attentive to Him, requires a lot of courage and know-how. ~ thomas-merton, @wisdomtrove
327:The quality an artist must have is objectivity in judging his work, plus the honesty and courage not to kid himself about it. ~ william-faulkner, @wisdomtrove
328:Act with purpose, courage, confidence, competence and intelligence until these qualities &
329:Meet everybody and every circumstance on the battlefield of life with the courage of a hero and the smile of a conqueror. ~ paramahansa-yogananda, @wisdomtrove
330: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, @wisdomtrove
331:We need energy, commitment, and courage not to run from our life nor to cover it over with any philosophy‚îmaterial or spiritual. ~ jack-kornfield, @wisdomtrove
332:What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything? Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
334:But there was no need to be ashamed of tears, for tears bore witness that a man had the greatest of courage, the courage to suffer. ~ viktor-frankl, @wisdomtrove
335:For without belittling the courage with which men have died, we should not forget those acts of courage with which men have lived. ~ john-f-kennedy, @wisdomtrove
336:We are for ever trying to make our weakness look like strength, our sentiment like love, our cowardice like courage, and so on. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
337:Who has courage to say no again and again to desires, to despise the objects of ambition, who is a whole in himself, smoothed and rounded. ~ horace, @wisdomtrove
338:By courage I mean the ability to face down those imaginary fears and reclaim the far more powerful life that you've denied yourself. ~ steve-pavlina, @wisdomtrove
339:Everyday courage has few witnesses. But yours is no less noble because no drum beats for you and no crowds shout your name. ~ robert-louis-stevenson, @wisdomtrove
340:If there is anything that links the human to the divine, it is the courage to stand by a principle when everybody else rejects it. ~ abraham-lincoln, @wisdomtrove
341:Like a fellow running from or toward a gun ain't got time to worry whether the word for what he is doing is courage or cowardice. ~ william-faulkner, @wisdomtrove
342:My prayer for you is that you come to understand and have the courage to answer Jesus' call to you with the simple word &
343:Courage is the human virtue that counts most-courage to act on limited knowledge and insufficient evidence. That's all any of us have. ~ robert-frost, @wisdomtrove
344:No subject is terrible if the story is true, if the prose is clean and honest, and if it affirms courage and grace under pressure. ~ ernest-hemingway, @wisdomtrove
345:Suffering is a great favor. Remember that everything soon comes to an end . . . and take courage. Think of how our gain is eternal. ~ teresa-of-avila, @wisdomtrove
346:The poet and the politician have this in common: their greatness depends on the courage with which they face the challenges of life. ~ john-f-kennedy, @wisdomtrove
347:There is only one courage and that is the courage to go on dying to the past, not to collect it, not to accumulate it, not to cling to it. ~ rajneesh, @wisdomtrove
348:My hope is that the description of God's love in my life will give you the freedom and the courage to discover... God's love in yours. ~ henri-nouwen, @wisdomtrove
349:Guilt is just as powerful, but its influence is positive, while shame's is destructive. Shame erodes our courage and fuels disengagement. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
350:The formula of life is simple. It is the formula of giving - giving courage, attention, peace, love and comfort to yourself and the society. ~ amit-ray, @wisdomtrove
351:The qualities of a great man are vision, integrity, courage, understanding, the power of articulation, and profundity of character. ~ dwight-eisenhower, @wisdomtrove
352:Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary. ~ steve-jobs, @wisdomtrove
353:It took great courage to ask a beautiful young woman to marry me. Believe me, it is easier to play the whole Petrushka on the piano. ~ arthur-rubinstein, @wisdomtrove
354:Order or disorder depends on organisation and direction; courage or cowardice on circumstances; strength or weakness on tactical dispositions. ~ sun-tzu, @wisdomtrove
355:Courage allows the successful woman to fail - and to learn powerful lessons from the failure - so that in the end, she didn't fail at all. ~ maya-angelou, @wisdomtrove
356:I've always been impressed that we are here, surviving, because of the indomitable courage of quite small people against impossible odds. ~ j-r-r-tolkien, @wisdomtrove
357:Face your path with courage, don't be scared of people's criticism. And, above all, don't let yourself get paralyzed by your own criticism. ~ paulo-coelho, @wisdomtrove
358:My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return. ~ maya-angelou, @wisdomtrove
359:You don't develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity. ~ epicurus, @wisdomtrove
360:Faith does not rely on knowing anything with certainty. It requires only the courage to accept that whatever happens is for the highest good. ~ dan-millman, @wisdomtrove
361:The courage to be vulnerable is not about winning or losing, it’s about the courage to show up when you can’t predict or control the outcome. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
362:The poet, as a rule, is a half-man - a sissy, not a real person, and he is in no shape to lead real men in matters of blood, or courage. ~ charles-bukowski, @wisdomtrove
363:The sun will stand as your best man and whistle when you have found the courage to marry forgiveness when you have found the courage to marry Love. ~ hafez, @wisdomtrove
364:Faith is a place of mystery, where we find the courage to believe in what we cannot see and the strength to let go of our fear of uncertainty. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
365:Seeking to understand takes consideration, seeking to be understood takes courage.  Effectiveness lies in balancing or blending the two.   ~ stephen-r-covey, @wisdomtrove
366:With each investment you make, you should have the courage and the conviction to place at least ten per cent of your net worth in that stock ~ warren-buffet, @wisdomtrove
367:You have to accept whatever comes and the only important thing is that you meet it with courage and with the best that you have to give. ~ eleanor-roosevelt, @wisdomtrove
368:A Catholic is a person who has plucked up courage to face the incredible and inconceivable idea that something else may be wiser than he is. ~ g-k-chesterton, @wisdomtrove
369:Serenity comes from the ability to say “Yes” to existence. Courage comes from the ability to say “No” to the wrong choices made by others. ~ ayn-rand, @wisdomtrove
370:There is nothing more majestic than the determined courage of individuals willing to suffer and sacrifice for their freedom and dignity. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
371:Courage - you develop courage by doing small things like just as if you wouldn't want to pick up a 100-pound weight without preparing yourself. ~ maya-angelou, @wisdomtrove
372:Have the courage to follow your passion – and if you don’t know what it is, realize that one reason for your existence on earth is to find it. ~ oprah-winfrey, @wisdomtrove
373:It seemed incredible to me, that physical courage should be so commonplace and revered, while moral courage . . . is so rare and despised. ~ albert-schweitzer, @wisdomtrove
374:Americans rouse - be unanimous, be virtuous, be firm, exert your courage, trust in Heaven, and nobly defy the enemies both of God and man! ~ alexander-hamilton, @wisdomtrove
375:In order to access a warrior's courage, we must explore why we are so committed to our story and what we are afraid will happen if we give it up. ~ debbie-ford, @wisdomtrove
376:Courage means to keep working a relationship, to continue seeking solutions to difficult problems, and to stay focused during stressful periods. ~ denis-waitley, @wisdomtrove
377:Hatred and fear blind us. We no longer see each other. We see only the faces of monsters, and that gives us the courage to destroy each other. ~ thich-nhat-hanh, @wisdomtrove
378:God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. ~ reinhold-niebuhr, @wisdomtrove
379:Most people believe vulnerability is weakness. But really vulnerability is Courage. We must ask ourselves... are we willing to show up and be seen. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
380:Now the only moral value is courage, which is useful here for judging the puppets and chatterboxes who pretend to speak in the name of the people. ~ albert-camus, @wisdomtrove
381:Someone praising a man for his foolhardy bravery, Cato, the elder, said, "There is a wide difference between true courage and a mere contempt of life. ~ plutarch, @wisdomtrove
382:There can be no failure to a man who has not lost his courage, his character, his self respect, or his self-confidence. He is still a King. ~ orison-swett-marden, @wisdomtrove
383:Terror itself, when once grown transcendental, becomes a kind of courage; as frost sufficiently intense, according to the poet Milton, will burn. ~ thomas-carlyle, @wisdomtrove
384:God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. ~ sonja-lyubomirsky, @wisdomtrove
385:My hope is that we develop enough courage to develop courage. To try to have, try to learn to treat each other fairly, with generosity and kindness. ~ maya-angelou, @wisdomtrove
386:Religion is fundamentally opposed to everything I hold in veneration - courage, clear thinking, honesty, fairness, and, above all, love of the truth. ~ h-l-mencken, @wisdomtrove
387:Ability is of little account without opportunity. I have very rarely met with two o'clock in the morning courage: I mean instantaneous courage. ~ napoleon-bonaparte, @wisdomtrove
388:The greatest act of courage is to be and to ownall of who you are - without apology, without excuses, without masks to cover the truth of who you are. ~ debbie-ford, @wisdomtrove
389:True love is love that causes us pain, that hurts, and yet brings us joy. That is why we must pray to God and ask Him to give us the courage to love ~ mother-teresa, @wisdomtrove
390:The ideals which have lighted me on my way and time after time given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been Truth, Goodness, and Beauty. ~ albert-einstein, @wisdomtrove
391:There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me. ~ jane-austen, @wisdomtrove
392:Those who in this world have the courage to try and solve in their own lives new problems of life, are the ones who raise society to greatness. ~ rabindranath-tagore, @wisdomtrove
393:Now is wanted intense Karma-Yoga with unbounded courage and indomitable strength in the heart. Then only will the people of the country be roused. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
394:The fate of unborn millions will now depend, under God, on the courage and conduct of this army. We have, therefore, to resolve to conquer or die. ~ george-washington, @wisdomtrove
395:A loving and kindly approach works between individuals, it works between groups and it would work between nations if nations had the courage to try it. ~ peace-pilgrim, @wisdomtrove
396:Having the courage to make decisions and take action. Never be afraid to fail. You have nothing to fear if you have prepared to the best of your ability. ~ john-wooden, @wisdomtrove
397:Many people fail in life, not for lack of ability or brains or even courage but simply because they have never organized their energies around a goal. ~ elbert-hubbard, @wisdomtrove
398:The two hardest tests on the spiritual road are the patience to wait for the right moment and the courage not to be disappointed with what we encounter. ~ paulo-coelho, @wisdomtrove
399:Courage is like—it’s a habitus, a habit, a virtue: You get it by courageous acts. It’s like you learn to swim by swimming. You learn courage by couraging. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
400:I define a leader as anyone who takes responsibility for finding the potential in people and processes, and who has the courage to develop that potential. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
401:Any fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage - to move in the opposite direction. ~ albert-einstein, @wisdomtrove
402:There can be no great courage where there is no confidence or assurance, and half the battle is in the conviction that we can do what we undertake. ~ orison-swett-marden, @wisdomtrove
403:We can judge our progress by the courage of our questions and the depth of our answers, our willingness to embrace what is true rather than what feels good. ~ carl-sagan, @wisdomtrove
404:Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. ~ victor-hugo, @wisdomtrove
405:Hope has two beautiful daughters; their names are Anger and Courage. Anger at the way things are, and Courage to see that they do not remain as they are. ~ saint-augustine, @wisdomtrove
406:Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy. ~ dale-carnegie, @wisdomtrove
407:The courage of life is often a less dramatic spectacle than the courage of a final moment; but it is no less a magnificent mixture of triumph and tragedy. ~ john-f-kennedy, @wisdomtrove
408:The most important experiences a man can have are those that take him to the very limit; that is the only way we learn, because it requires all our courage. ~ paulo-coelho, @wisdomtrove
409:To get to this place of a warrior’s courage, we must give up the stories that have ruled our lives and shatter the self-image we created to affirm our story. ~ debbie-ford, @wisdomtrove
410:If you are driven by fear, anger or pride nature will force you to compete. If you are guided by courage, awareness, tranquility and peace nature will serve you. ~ amit-ray, @wisdomtrove
411:In my experience, getting rich takes focus, courage, knowledge, expertise, 100 percent of your effort, a never-give-up attitude and of course a rich mind-set. ~ t-harv-eker, @wisdomtrove
412:I wish I had the courage not to fight and doubt everything... I wish, just once, I could say, &
413:Only choices made in love are compassionate. There are no exceptions. Do you have the courage to act with an empowered heart without attachment to the outcome? ~ gary-zukav, @wisdomtrove
414:The best weapons against the infamies of life are courage, wilfulness and patience. Courage strenthens, wilfulness is fun and patience provides tranquility. ~ hermann-hesse, @wisdomtrove
415:The world lies in the hands of those who have the courage to dream and who take the risk of living out their dreams - each according to his or her own talent. ~ paulo-coelho, @wisdomtrove
416: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, @wisdomtrove
417:Unless you have courage, a courage that keeps you going, always going, no matter what happens, there is no  certainty of success. It is really an endurance race. ~ henry-ford, @wisdomtrove
418:... in all the woods and forests, God did not create a single leaf the same as any other… People go against nature because they lack the courage to be different. ~ paulo-coelho, @wisdomtrove
419:Every time we choose courage, we make everyone around us a little better and the world a little braver. And our world could stand to be a little kinder and braver. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
420:I believe that courage is morally neutral. I can well imagine wicked people being brave and good people being timid or afraid. I don't consider it a moral virtue. ~ susan-sontag, @wisdomtrove
421:It hurts to love someone and not be loved in return, but what is the most painful is to love someone and never find the courage to let the person know how you feel. ~ gary-zukav, @wisdomtrove
422:People who lack the clarity, courage, or determination to follow their own dreams will often find ways to discourage yours. Live your truth and don't EVER stop! ~ steve-maraboli, @wisdomtrove
423:Spiritual maturity is measured not by the sophistication of a person's opinions, but by their genuineness and the courage necessary to express and maintain them. ~ caroline-myss, @wisdomtrove
424:To live with courage, purpose, and connection - to be the person whom we long to be - we must again be vulnerable. We must ... show up, and let ourselves be seen. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
425:Give us grace and strength to forbear and to persevere. Give us courage and gaiety and the quiet mind, spare to us our friends, soften to us our enemies. ~ robert-louis-stevenson, @wisdomtrove
426:I speak for those children who cannot speak for themselves, children who have absolutely nothing but their courage and their smiles, their wits and their dreams. ~ audrey-hepburn, @wisdomtrove
427:The challenge of statesmanship is to have the vision to dream of a better, safer world and the courage, persistence, and patience to turn that dream into reality. ~ ronald-reagan, @wisdomtrove
428:The secret of making dreams come true can be summarized in four C's.They are Curiosity, Confidence, Courage, and Constancy; and the greatest of these is Confidence. ~ walt-disney, @wisdomtrove
429:Authenticity is also about the courage and the vulnerability to say, "Yeah, I'll try it. I feel pretty uncomfortable and I feel a little vulnerable, but I'll try it!" ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
430:It is not executive ability; it is not a great mentality; it is not kindliness, nor courage, nor a sense of humor, though each of these is of tremendous importance. ~ dale-carnegie, @wisdomtrove
431:It often requires more courage to suffer in silence than to rebel, more courage not to strike back than to retaliate, more courage to be silent than to speak. ~ booker-t-washington, @wisdomtrove
432:The only rule is, do what you really, impulsively, wish to do. But always act on your own responsibility, sincerely. And have the courage of your own strong emotion. ~ d-h-lawrence, @wisdomtrove
433:The stories of past courage... can offer hope, they can provide inspiration. But they cannot supply courage itself. For this each man must look into his own soul. ~ john-f-kennedy, @wisdomtrove
434:Most people spend most of their time on low-priority busywork because it requires no additional knowledge, skills, or imagination-or courage. In a word, it's easier. ~ denis-waitley, @wisdomtrove
435:The first quality of courage is the willingness to launch with no guarantees. The second quality of courage is the ability to endure when there is no success in sight. ~ brian-tracy, @wisdomtrove
436:Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity. ~ w-clement-stone, @wisdomtrove
437:Is she not more self-sacrificing, has she not greater courage? Without her, man would not be. If nonviolence is to be the law of our being, the future is with women. ~ mahatma-gandhi, @wisdomtrove
438:May I have the courage today to live the life I would love ... to postpone my dream no longer. But do at last what I came here for and waste my heart on fear no more. ~ john-odonohue, @wisdomtrove
439:The world is full of fools and faint hearts; and yet everyone has courage enough to bear the misfortunes, and wisdom enough to manage the affairs, of his neighbor. ~ benjamin-franklin, @wisdomtrove
440:It takes courage... to endure the sharp pains of self discovery rather than choose to take the dull pain of unconsciousness that would last the rest of our lives. ~ marianne-williamson, @wisdomtrove
441:Judgement to distinguish right and wrong, vision to see the truth, and courage to act upon it, dedication to that which is good, integrity to stand by the good at any price. ~ ayn-rand, @wisdomtrove
442:Nothing on earth is so well-suited to make the sad merry, the merry sad, to give courage to the despairing, to make the proud humble, to lessen envy and hate, as music. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
443:Spiritual maturity is measured not by the sophistication of a person's opinions, but by their genuineness and the courage necessary to express and maintain them. ~ norman-vincent-peale, @wisdomtrove
444:Every president has taken comfort and courage when told... that the Lord "will be with thee. He will not fail thee nor forsake thee. Fear not-neither be thou dismayed." ~ john-f-kennedy, @wisdomtrove
445:Integrity is choosing courage over comfort; choosing what is right over what is fun, fast, or easy; and choosing to practice our values rather than simply professing them. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
446:Nonviolence is only for the brave men and women of the world because it requires courage – courage to love the beauty of life, beauty of humanity and the beauty of the world. ~ amit-ray, @wisdomtrove
447:People talk of the courage of convictions, but in actual life a man's duty to his family may make a rigid course seem a selfish indulgence of his own righteousness. ~ f-scott-fitzgerald, @wisdomtrove
448:This is in the end the only kind of courage that is required of us: the courage to face the strangest, most unusual, most inexplicable experiences that can meet us. ~ rainer-maria-rilke, @wisdomtrove
449:We each need to make our lion's roar - to persevere with unshakable courage when faced with all manner of doubts and sorrows and fears - to declare our right to awaken. ~ jack-kornfield, @wisdomtrove
450:Having courage does not mean that we are unafraid. Having courage and showing courage mean we face our fears. We are able to say, &
451:To live a spiritual life we must first find the courage to enter into the desert of loneliness and to change it by gentle and persistent efforts into a garden of solitude. ~ henri-nouwen, @wisdomtrove
452:Today is your day to paint life in bold colors; set today's rhythm with your heart-drum; walk today's march with courage; create today as your celebration of life. ~ jonathan-lockwood-huie, @wisdomtrove
453:Daring greatly means the courage to be vulnerable. It means to show up and be seen. To ask for what you need. To talk about how you're feeling. To have the hard conversations. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
454:My generation of radicals and breakers-down never found anything to take the place of the old virtues of work and courage and the old graces of courtesy and politeness. ~ f-scott-fitzgerald, @wisdomtrove
455:The first quality of a soldier is constancy in enduring fatigue and hardship. Courage is only the second. Poverty privation and want are the school of the good soldier. ~ napoleon-bonaparte, @wisdomtrove
456:We differ, blind and seeing, one from another, not in our senses, but in the use we make of them, in the imagination and courage with which we seek wisdom beyond all senses. ~ hellen-keller, @wisdomtrove
457:What a new face courage puts on everything. - Ralph Waldo Emerson To be seventy years young is sometimes far more cheerful and hopeful than to be forty years old. ~ oliver-wendell-holmes-jr, @wisdomtrove
458:If we can understand that death is not the end but is really a transition into the next life, the great part of life, that frees us up into receiving God's courage and his help. ~ max-lucado, @wisdomtrove
459:Those with the courage to explore the weave and structure of the Cosmos, even where it differs profoundly from their wishes and prejudices, will penetrate its deepest mysteries. ~ carl-sagan, @wisdomtrove
460:when pain is to be born, a little courage helps more than much knowledge, a little human sympathy more than much courage, and the least tincture of the love of God more than all. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
461:She'd been acutely aware that terror, betrayal, and cruelty had a human face, but she had not sufficiently appreciated that courage, kindness, and love had a human face as well. ~ dean-koontz, @wisdomtrove
462:The difficult thing is that vulnerability is the first thing I look for in you and the last thing I'm willing to show you. In you, it's courage and daring. In me, it's weakness. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
463:Wanted, a man who will not lose his individuality in a crowd, a man who has the courage of his convictions, who is not afraid to say "No," though all the world say "Yes. ~ orison-swett-marden, @wisdomtrove
464:You can't forgive without loving. And I don't mean sentimentality. I don't mean mush. I mean having enough courage to stand up and say, &
465:To be a virtuous person is to display, by acts of will, all or at least most of the six ubiquitous virtues: wisdom, courage, humanity, justice, temperance, and transcendence. ~ martin-seligman, @wisdomtrove
466:Strong women- precious jewels all- their humanness is evident in their accessibility. We are able to enter into the spirit of these women and rejoice in their warmth and courage. ~ maya-angelou, @wisdomtrove
467:There were many words that you could not stand to hear and finally only the names of places had dignity. Abstract words such as glory, honor, courage, or hallow were obscene. ~ ernest-hemingway, @wisdomtrove
468:Makes sense to me. Sometimes starting over is exactly what a person needs. And I think it's admirable. A lot of people don't have the courage it takes to do something like that. ~ nicholas-sparks, @wisdomtrove
469:The forces that tend for evil are great and terrible, but the forces of truth and love and courage and honesty and generosity and sympathy are also stronger than ever before. ~ theodore-roosevelt, @wisdomtrove
470:An unbelieved truth can hurt a man much more than a lie. It takes great courage to back truth unacceptable to our times. There's a punishment for it, and it's usually crucifixion. ~ john-steinbeck, @wisdomtrove
471:When you find your path, you must not be afraid. You need to have sufficient courage to make mistakes. Disappointment, defeat, and despair are the tools God uses to show us the way. ~ paulo-coelho, @wisdomtrove
472:Integrate these principles and habits deep within your nature; into your basic character: integrity, humility, fidelity, temperance, courage, justice, patience, simplicity, modesty. ~ stephen-r-covey, @wisdomtrove
473:Success is not measured by what you accomplish, but by the opposition you have encountered, and the courage with which you have maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds. ~ orison-swett-marden, @wisdomtrove
474:Think neither fear nor courage saves us. Unnatural vices are fathered by our heroism. Virtues are forced upon us by our impudent crimes. These tears are shaken from the wrath-bearing tree. ~ t-s-eliot, @wisdomtrove
475:To ignite your confidence and reclaim your courage, you must step into the highest vision of who you are. The only way to do this is to make the journey back into the arms of the Divine. ~ debbie-ford, @wisdomtrove
476:True courage comes not just from feeling confident and strong, but from being the honest, authentic expression in yourself. Think about how audacious it is to really believe in yourself. ~ debbie-ford, @wisdomtrove
477:God, help me to see others not as enemies or as ungodly but rather as thirsty people. And give me the courage and compassion to offer your Living Water, which alone quenches deep thirst. ~ henri-nouwen, @wisdomtrove
478:It is yin and yang. Light is the left hand of darkness ... how did it go? Light, dark. Fear, courage. Cold, warmth. Female, male. It is yourself ... both and one. A shadow on snow. ~ ursula-k-le-guin, @wisdomtrove
479:The Hobbits are just rustic English people, made small in size because it reflects the generally small reach of their imagination - not the small reach of their courage or latent power. ~ j-r-r-tolkien, @wisdomtrove
480:For the wise man delights in establishing his merit, the brave man likes to show his courage in action, the covetous man is quick at seizing advantages, and the stupid man has no fear of death. ~ sun-tzu, @wisdomtrove
481:The effort to see things without distortion takes something like courage and this courage is essential to the artist, who has to look at everything as though he saw it for the first time. ~ henri-matisse, @wisdomtrove
482:Drive away and try to keep smiling. Get a little rock and roll on the radio and go toward life with all the courage you can find and all the belief you can muster. Be true, be brave, stand. ~ stephen-king, @wisdomtrove
483:Since it is so likely that (children) will meet cruel enemies, let them at least have heard of brave knights and heroic courage. Otherwise you are making their destiny not brighter but darker. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
484:If you lose hope, somehow you lose the vitality that keeps moving, you lose that courage to be, that quality that helps you go on in spite of it all. And so today I still have a dream. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
485:In times of danger large groups rise to the highest pitch of enthusiasm, courage and sacrifice . . . Mankind will be refashioned and history rewritten when this law is understood and obeyed. ~ hellen-keller, @wisdomtrove
486:Life is as complex as we are. Sometimes our vulnerability is our strength, our fear develops our courage, and our woundedness is the road to our integrity. It is not an either/or world. ~ rachel-naomi-remen, @wisdomtrove
487:Not less strong than the will to truth must be the will to sincerity. Only an age, which can show the courage of sincerity, can possess truth, which works as a spiritual force within it. ~ albert-schweitzer, @wisdomtrove
488:This soul, or life within us, by no means agrees with the life outside us. If one has the courage to ask her what she thinks, she is always saying the very opposite to what other people say. ~ virginia-woolf, @wisdomtrove
489:It takes great courage and personal strength to hold on to our center during times of great hurt. It takes wisdom to understand that our reactiveness only fans the flames of false drama. ~ marianne-williamson, @wisdomtrove
490:No matter what identity we cling to, it takes great courage to step out of the old masks we wear and the old scripts that we live by, and open ourselves to the mysterious inner core of our being. ~ adyashanti, @wisdomtrove
491:Abstract words such as glory, honor, courage, or hallow were obscene beside the concrete names of villages, the numbers of roads, the names of rivers, the numbers of regiments and the dates. ~ ernest-hemingway, @wisdomtrove
492:Sailing has given me some of the most pleasant and exciting moments of my life. It also has taught me something of the courage, resourcefulness, and strength of men who sail the seas in ships. ~ john-f-kennedy, @wisdomtrove
493:The Guru is there forgiving you courage because of his experience and success. But only what you discover through your own awareness, your own effort, will be of permanent use to you. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
494:The journey to wholeness requires that you look honestly, openly, and with courage into yourself, into the dynamics that lie behind what you feel, what you perceive, what you value, and how you act. ~ gary-zukav, @wisdomtrove
495:Vulnerability is not winning or losing; it’s having the courage to show up and be seen when we have no control over the outcome. Vulnerability is not weakness; it’s our greatest measure of courage. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
496:We fear our highest possibilities.  We are generally afraid to become that which we can glimpse in our most perfect moments, under the most perfect conditions, under conditions of great courage. ~ abraham-maslow, @wisdomtrove
497:The gentleman holds justice to be of highest importance. If a gentleman has courage but neglects justice, he becomes insurgent. If an inferior man has courage but neglects justice, he becomes a thief. ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
498:Courage is a value. My faith is the organizing principle in my life and what underpins my faith is courage and love, and so I have to be in the arena if I'm going to live in alignment with my values. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
499:We have to confront ourselves. Do we like what we see in the mirror? And, according to our light, according to our understanding, according to our courage, we will have to say yea or nay - and rise! ~ maya-angelou, @wisdomtrove
500:What is morality, she asked. Judgement to distinguish right and wrong, vision to see the truth, and courage to act upon it, dedication to that which is good, integrity to stand by the good at any price. ~ ayn-rand, @wisdomtrove

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1:Courage has no age. ~ Anne Fortier,
2:From caring comes courage. ~ Laozi,
3:Courage conquers all things. ~ Ovid,
4:Courage conquers all things: ~ Ovid,
5:Courage is contagious ~ Jean Sasson,
6:Courage is no good: ~ Philip Larkin,
7:Fear out. Courage in. ~ C J Redwine,
8:Have courage and be kind. ~ Unknown,
9:Andrew or courage. ~ Neville Goddard,
10:Courage is its own reward. ~ Plautus,
11:Courage, Seph. ~ Cinda Williams Chima,
12:Courage to win ~ Lois Walfrid Johnson,
13:Have courage, dear heart. ~ C S Lewis,
14:The Courage to Teach, ~ John C Maxwell,
15:Courage is a kind of salvation. ~ Plato,
16:Have Courage and Be Kind. ~ Jacob Grimm,
17:choose courage over comfort ~ Bren Brown,
18:Courage! Do not fall back. ~ Joan of Arc,
19:Courage is contagious. ~ Glenn Greenwald,
20:Courage is knowing what to fear. ~ Plato,
21:courage to say the word, ~ Lucinda Riley,
22:Creativity takes courage ~ Henri Matisse,
23:Choose courage over comfort. ~ Bren Brown,
24:Creativity takes courage. ~ Henri Matisse,
25:Love is an act of courage. ~ Paulo Freire,
26:Courage has a brutal core. ~ Ciaran Carson,
27:Courage is fear that prays. ~ Paulo Coelho,
28:Courage is morally neutral. ~ Susan Sontag,
29:Have courage, take heart. ~ Holly Ringland,
30:The thing of courage ~ William Shakespeare,
31:We, unaccustomed to courage ~ Maya Angelou,
32:Wine fills the heart with courage. ~ Plato,
33:Courage encourages courage. ~ Mark Buchanan,
34:Courage is always rewarded. ~ Kenny Loggins,
35:Courage is not fearlessness. ~ Shannon Hale,
36:Courage isn’t a feeling that ~ Jill Briscoe,
37:Have enough courage to love. ~ Maya Angelou,
38:Anger is a prelude to courage. ~ Eric Hoffer,
39:Courage does not always roar, ~ Tomi Adeyemi,
40:Courage is a mutual thing. ~ Keith Olbermann,
41:Courage is exhilarating. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt,
42:Courage is knowing what not to fear. ~ Plato,
43:courage is the gift of character ~ Euripides,
44:Courage is the goal of cowards. ~ Alan Watts,
45:it takes courage to stand alone. ~ Anonymous,
46:One Child's courage to survive ~ Dave Pelzer,
47:The secret of freedom, courage. ~ Thucydides,
48:Courage is a kind of salvation, ~ Kami Garcia,
49:Courage is fear on its knees. ~ Beverly Lewis,
50:Courage is how bad you want it. ~ Joe Frazier,
51:My courage rises while I write. ~ Jane Austen,
52:Anger is the prelude to courage. ~ Eric Hoffer,
53:Art is a personal act of courage. ~ Seth Godin,
54:Be strong and of a good courage. ~ Joshua I. 9,
Sacrifice. ~ Rick Riordan,
56:Courage is adversity's lamp. ~ Luc de Clapiers,
57:Love fostered courage. ~ Jennifer L Armentrout,
58:Stress is not...a badge of courage ~ Kris Carr,
59:The more wit the less courage. ~ Thomas Fuller,
60:And with courage came freedom. ~ Danielle Steel,
61:Courage in danger is half the battle. ~ Plautus,
62:Courage never to submit of yield. ~ John Milton,
63:Courage refuses frontiers! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
64:Lipstick is the red badge of courage. ~ Man Ray,
65:A man with courage has every blessing. ~ Plautus,
66:But desperate people find courage. ~ Ken Follett,
67:Courage Is a Love Affair with the Unknown ~ Osho,
68:She had not the courage for pain. ~ Jodi Daynard,
69:The Keys to Courage and Confidence ~ Brian Tracy,
70:With this life I give you courage, ~ Erin Hunter,
71:Courage easily finds its own eloquence. ~ Plautus,
72:Courage is a love affair with the unknown. ~ Osho,
73:Everything is a matter of courage. ~ Paulo Coelho,
74:Have the courage of your desire. ~ George Gissing,
75:Have the courage to make a mistake. ~ Abraham Low,
76:Sometimes it take courage to leave. ~ Ann Rinaldi,
77:The essence of sport is courage. ~ Thomas McGuane,
78:Acting with fear is called courage. ~ Ronda Rousey,
79:Better to know defeat from courage ~ Leila Meacham,
80:Courage doesn't always roar. ~ Mary Anne Radmacher,
81:Courage doesn’t mean you aren’t scared. ~ J R Ward,
82:Courage is ignoring your fear. ~ Tamara Ecclestone,
83:Courage is just dreams with shoes on. ~ Reba Riley,
84:Despair gives courage to a coward. ~ Thomas Fuller,
85:Happiness is a form of courage. ~ Holbrook Jackson,
86:He now radiates courage and magnetism. ~ Anonymous,
87:It takes greater courage to live. ~ Gail Tsukiyama,
88:La couleur du courage, c'est le brun ~ Mary Gentle,
89:Physical courage is a great test. ~ Oriana Fallaci,
90:The man with courage is a majority. ~ Andrew Young,
91:Treason seldom dwells with courage. ~ Walter Scott,
92:You can't test courage cautiously. ~ Annie Dillard,
93:A coward's courage is in his tongue. ~ Edmund Burke,
94:Courage is grace under pressure. ~ Ernest Hemingway,
95:Courage is life's only measure. ~ S ren Kierkegaard,
96:Got to have fear to have courage, ~ Joe Abercrombie,
97:Great dreams require great courage. ~ Erwin McManus,
98:Living with faith and courage is ~ Kathryn Kuhlman,
99:Sans peur, il n’y a pas de courage. ~ Marissa Meyer,
100:What you call pride, I call courage. ~ Jeff Zentner,
101:Courage Is a Love Affair with the Unknown ~ Rajneesh,
102:... courage is as contagious as fear. ~ Susan Sontag,
103:Courage is found in unlikely places. ~ J R R Tolkien,
104:Courage is the only Magic worth having. ~ Erica Jong,
105:He recollected his courage. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson,
106:It needs courage to be afraid. ~ Michel de Montaigne,
107:It takes courage to push things forward. ~ Mo Mowlam,
108:I would kiss you, had I the courage. ~ Edouard Manet,
109:Real courage is risking one's clichés. ~ Tom Robbins,
110:The French courage proceeds from vanity ~ Lord Byron,
111:truth is a letter from courage! ~ Zora Neale Hurston,
112:You give me courage I never knew I had. ~ Kim Holden,
113:Be bold, take courage... and be strong of soul ~ Ovid,
114:Courage and fear were one thing too. ~ John Steinbeck,
115:Courage is a peculiar kind of fear. ~ Charles Kennedy,
116:Courage is ignoring your fear. ~ Tamara Rose Blodgett,
117:Courage is of the heart by derivation, ~ Robert Frost,
118:Courage makes the things easier! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
119:Courage mounteth with occasion. ~ William Shakespeare,
120:Freedom is a system based on courage. ~ Charles Peguy,
121:No arguments will give courage to the coward. ~ Aesop,
122:Nothing but courage can guide life. ~ Luc de Clapiers,
123:Part of courage is simple consistency. ~ Peggy Noonan,
124:sometimes courage is just showing up. ~ Crystal Paine,
125:Sometimes even to live is an act of courage. ~ Seneca,
126:Take courage; pain's extremity soon ends. ~ Aeschylus,
127:What is fear but courage's shadow? ~ Jacqueline Carey,
128:Without justice, courage is weak. ~ Benjamin Franklin,
129:175. "Have courage for whatever comes. ~ Mother Teresa,
130:Be bold, take courage... and be strong of soul. ~ Ovid,
131:Courage is a sign of soul's nobility.
   ~ The Mother?,
132:Courage is in the air in bracing whiffs ~ Robert Frost,
133:Forget yourself! Think courage. ~ Norman Vincent Peale,
134:Motherhood is always an act of courage. ~ Stacy Schiff,
135:One man with courage is a majority. ~ Thomas Jefferson,
136:Remember, we show courage in many ways. ~ Jody Hedlund,
137:Sometimes, even to live is an act of courage. ~ Seneca,
138:War is fear cloaked in courage. ~ William Westmoreland,
139:What is fear, but courage’s shadow? ~ Jacqueline Carey,
140:Another word for creativity is courage. ~ Henri Matisse,
141:Be strong, and let your heart take courage, ~ Anonymous,
142:Courage is endurance for one moment more ~ Chelle Bliss,
143:Courage is not the absence of fear... ~ Richard Stengel,
144:Effort + the courage to show up = enough. ~ Brene Brown,
145:Giving up also takes courage. ~ Joanne Crisner Alcayaga,
146:God will give you courage when you need it. ~ Anonymous,
147:Have courage! Get up; He's calling for you. ~ Anonymous,
148:How could courage be so utterly useless? ~ Ralph Peters,
149:I have the courage of my convictions. ~ Brigitte Bardot,
150:It takes courage to lead a life. Any life. ~ Erica Jong,
151:Living takes courage. So does dying. ~ Juliet Blackwell,
152:loves that produce our courage. ~ Gregory David Roberts,
153:Presence of mind and courage in distress, ~ John Dryden,
154:Terror is just the cousin of courage. ~ Sebastian Barry,
155:You need to have the courage to fail. ~ Robert Kiyosaki,
156:Courage delayed is cowardice. Courage is a ~ Brent Weeks,
157:Courage is being afraid but going on anyhow ~ Dan Rather,
158:Courage is fear that has said its prayers. ~ Anne Lamott,
159:Courage is not a man with a gun in his hand ~ Harper Lee,
160:Courage is the rarest of all good traits ~ Dennis Prager,
161:Desperate courage makes One a majority. ~ Andrew Jackson,
162:Enthusiasm is a form of social courage. ~ Gretchen Rubin,
163:Fear is a reaction. Courage is a decision. ~ Sibel Hodge,
164:have the courage to face your faults. ~ David J Schwartz,
165:Knowledge without courage is sterile. ~ Baltasar Gracian,
166:Knowledge without courage is sterile. ~ Baltasar Graci n,
167:L’excès de la lâcheté a aussi son courage. ~ Victor Hugo,
168:screwed her courage to the sticking place ~ Lynsay Sands,
169:Whatever you do, you need courage. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
170:You have to have fear to have courage. ~ Joe Abercrombie,
171:Any dream is possible, if you have courage. ~ Walt Disney,
172:Courage can be just as infectious as fear. ~ Alice Miller,
173:Courage is being afraid but going on anyhow. ~ Dan Rather,
174:Courage is fear that has said its prayers. ~ Regina Brett,
175:courage is simply fear that has said it's prayers! ~ Zane,
176:Courage is the antidote to danger. ~ Erle Stanley Gardner,
177:Courage only counts when you can count. ~ Suzanne Collins,
178:Falsehood is cowardice, the truth courage. ~ Hosea Ballou,
179:Genius is talent set on fire by courage. ~ Henry Van Dyke,
180:It takes a lot of courage to be a performer. ~ Lola Kirke,
181:Life is slavery if the courage to die is absent. ~ Seneca,
182:No arguments will give courage to the coward. ~ Anonymous,
183:No arguments will give courage to the coward. The ~ Aesop,
184:The weak in courage is strong in cunning. ~ William Blake,
185:Until then we must carry on and have courage. ~ Jan Moran,
186:Waiting feeds fear. Courage comes with deeds. ~ Garth Nix,
187:Were Guilt is, Rage and Courage doth abound. ~ Ben Jonson,
188:What you call pride is what I call courage ~ Jeff Zentner,
189:Change of any sort requires courage. ~ Mary Anne Radmacher,
190:Courage - and shuffle the cards. ~ George MacDonald Fraser,
191:Courage is for the lean. I am wiser. ~ Stephen R Donaldson,
192:Courage was simply a form of moving forward. ~ Dave Eggers,
193:Fear is met and destroyed with courage. ~ James F Bell III,
194:Genius is talent set on fire by courage. ~ Henry Van Dyke,
195:Guilt and true courage are incompatible... ~ Matthew Lewis,
196:Knowledge without courage is sterile. v ~ Baltasar Graci n,
197:Magic is overrated. Courage is what matters. ~ Chloe Neill,
198:One day I took my courage in both hands ~ Jacqueline Carey,
199:the false courage of association with a crowd. ~ Zane Grey,
200:Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit. ~ Baltasar Gracian,
201:Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit. ~ Baltasar Graci n,
202:Being a man is easy. Being the man takes courage. ~ Kim Law,
203:Courage and clemency are equal virtues. ~ Delarivier Manley,
204:Courage is fire, and bullying is smoke. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
205:Courage is simply fear that trusts in God ~ Shannon L Alder,
206:He was very famous for his bravery and courage. ~ Anonymous,
207:In this way, courage establishes leadership. ~ Andy Stanley,
208:I think laughter may be a form of courage. ~ Linda Ellerbee,
209:Our courage comes from the courage of others. ~ Simon Sinek,
210:the scars were commentary to his courage, ~ Deanna Raybourn,
211:To create one's own world takes courage. ~ Georgia O Keeffe,
212:Truthfulness is composed of justice and courage. ~ Ibn Hazm,
213:Without fear there cannot be courage. ~ Christopher Paolini,
214:All happiness depends on courage and work. ~ Honor de Balzac,
215:A noblest courage is to recognise one's faults. ~ The Mother,
216:Courage is grace under pressure.’” “Hemingway! ~ Roxy Sloane,
217:Courage is not a feeling. Courage is an action. ~ Liz Tolsma,
218:Courage is the most fundamental of all virtues. ~ Max Anders,
219:Embrace the void and have the courage to exist. ~ Dan Howell,
220:Having courage does not mean we are unafraid. ~ Maya Angelou,
221:He who faces no calamity gains no courage. ~ Rudyard Kipling,
222:One has to have the courage of one's pessimism. ~ Ian Mcewan,
223:Perhaps it takes courage to raise children. ~ John Steinbeck,
224:Somewhere a man answers courage with courage ~ Anne Michaels,
225:The only security is courage. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld,
226:There's courage involved if you want to become Truth. ~ Rumi,
227:All happiness depends on courage and work. ~ Honore de Balzac,
228:Courage, Alexander.....
Courage, Tatiana ~ Paullina Simons,
229:Courage, determination, perseverance, dedication. ~ Anonymous,
230:Courage from hearts and not from numbers grows. ~ John Dryden,
231:courage is demanded not to attack when afraid, ~ Mohsin Hamid,
232:Courage is fear holding on a minute longer. ~ George S Patton,
233:Courage is fear that has said its prayers.”5 ~ Dan B Allender,
234:Courage is not how you feel. It’s what you do. ~ Beth Trissel,
235:Courage leads starward, fear toward death. ~ Seneca the Elder,
236:Every man of courage is a man of his word. ~ Pierre Corneille,
237:He who whets his steel, whets his courage ~ Steven Pressfield,
238:Lose not courage, lose not faith, go forward. ~ Marcus Garvey,
239:Men of integrity and courage are rare these days. ~ Greg Iles,
240:Perhaps it takes courage to raise children.. ~ John Steinbeck,
241:Stay calm, have courage, and watch for signs. ~ Craig Johnson,
242:The courage to receive time's mightiest dream. ~ e e cummings,
243:Travel is not about money, it's about courage. ~ Paulo Coelho,
244:What is genius or courage without a heart? ~ Oliver Goldsmith,
245:what we regret most are our failures of courage, ~ Bren Brown,
246:Wine gives courage and makes men more apt for passion. ~ Ovid,
247:Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.
   ~ Baltasar Gracian,
248:Worth, courage, honor, these indeed ~ Edmund Clarence Stedman,
249:Yes, you must have the courage of being free. ~ Jose Carreras,
250:A man of faith is also full of courage ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero,
251:Audacity augments courage; hesitation, fear. ~ Publilius Syrus,
252:Fear hurries on my tongue through want of courage. ~ Aeschylus,
253:Fear is a reaction. Courage is a decision. ~ Winston Churchill,
254:Fear is religion, courage is science. ~ Robert Green Ingersoll,
255:Genius is talent exercised with courage. ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein,
256:He who whets his steel, whets his courage. ~ Steven Pressfield,
257:I had to find the courage to turn my life around. ~ Nikki Sixx,
258:It takes courage to make a fool of yourself. ~ Charlie Chaplin,
259:Love always requires courage and involves risk. ~ M Scott Peck,
260:Obedience is the highest practical courage. ~ Charles Spurgeon,
261:One should have the courage of one's loneliness. ~ Ngaio Marsh,
262:Screw your courage to the sticking-place ~ William Shakespeare,
263:screw your courage to the sticking place ~ William Shakespeare,
264:shortest route to courage is absolute ignorance. ~ Dan Simmons,
265:Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.”   Anger ~ Seneca,
266:Stay lifted in courage and patient with love. ~ Alexandra Elle,
267:The best leaders blend courage with compassion. ~ Robin Sharma,
268:The courage to be yourself is the essence of hip hop ~ KRS One,
269:There are pretenders to piety as well as to courage. ~ Moliere,
270:To a coward, courage always looks like stupidity. ~ Bill Maher,
272:Without courage, all other virtues are useless. ~ Edward Abbey,
273:Without fear, there cannot be true courage ~ Loreth Anne White,
274:You have to have fear in order to have courage. ~ Ronda Rousey,
275:A man of courage is also full of faith, ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero,
276:A man of courage is also full of faith. ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero,
278:Courage is only an accumulation of small steps. ~ Gyorgy Konrad,
279:Courage is the ability to suspend the imagination. ~ Tim Dorsey,
280:Courage is the most important spiritual quality. ~ Paulo Coelho,
281:Did I have the courage to forge a path ~ Terry Tempest Williams,
282:Nothing is lost as long as courage remains ~ Napoleon Bonaparte,
283:Nothing is lost as long as courage remains ~ Napol on Bonaparte,
284:Selfish is easy. It's sharing that takes courage. ~ Simon Sinek,
285:The more comfort the less courage there is. ~ Alexander Suvorov,
286:There is always a philosophy for lack of courage ~ Albert Camus,
287:Too few have the courage of my convictions. ~ Robert M Hutchins,
288:Travel is never a matter of money but of courage ~ Paulo Coelho,
289:We must substitute courage for caution. ~ Martin Luther King Jr,
290:Why, courage then! what cannot be avoided ~ William Shakespeare,
291:A kind fundamentally a life of courage. ~ Wayne Muller,
292:A noblest courage is to recognise one's own faults. ~ The Mother,
293:Another leadership quality is courage. Children ~ Hannah Raybans,
294:Be strong and of a good courage; fear not. ~ Deuteronomy XXXI. 6,
295:Courage and comfort, all shall yet go well ~ William Shakespeare,
296:Courage is essentially competitive and imitative. ~ Max Hastings,
297:Courage... is fear holding on just a bit longer. ~ Kathryn Lasky,
298:Courage is feeling the fear and doing it anyway. ~ Oprah Winfrey,
299:Courage is like a muscle. We strengthen it by use. ~ Ruth Gordon,
300:courage is walking through your fear with faith. ~ Maria Shriver,
301:Courage may be taught as a child us taught to speak. ~ Euripides,
302:Courage without conscience is a wild beast. ~ Robert G Ingersoll,
303:Fear is a reaction. Courage is a decision. ~ Winston S Churchill,
304:For courage, there must be something at stake. ~ Khaled Hosseini,
305:Half a man's wisdom goes with his courage. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
306:Have the courage to write a lousy first draft. ~ Mark Rubinstein,
307:He alone had the courage to do what was right. ~ Jennifer L Holm,
308:I got up the courage to ask, "What is my destiny? ~ Rick Riordan,
309:It takes courage to stand for what you believe in. ~ James Jones,
310:It takes strength and courage to admit the truth. ~ Rick Riordan,
311:Life is to be entered upon with courage. ~ Alexis de Tocqueville,
312:Life without the courage to die is slavery. ~ Seneca the Younger,
313:My courage does not depend on the weather. ~ Mary Anne Radmacher,
314:Real thought takes courage more than intelligence. ~ Osamu Dazai,
315:There is always a philosophy for lack of courage. ~ Albert Camus,
316:To heal our wounds, we need courage to face them. ~ Paulo Coelho,
317:Travel is never a matter of money but of courage. ~ Paulo Coelho,
318:troubles. Lord Ransley had enough courage and ~ Kathleen Baldwin,
319:We ought to face our destiny with courage. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
320:Whatever enlarges hope will also exalt courage. ~ Samuel Johnson,
321:What good are wings without the courage to fly? ~ Atticus Poetry,
322:Courage faces fear and thereby masters it ~ Martin Luther King Jr,
323:Courage is a mean with regard to fear and confidence. ~ Aristotle,
324:Courage is the fairest adornment of youth. ~ Erich Maria Remarque,
325:Courage overrides self-doubt, but does not end it. ~ Mason Cooley,
326:Fate gave to man the courage of endurance. ~ Ludwig van Beethoven,
327:From a real antagonist one gains boundless courage. ~ Franz Kafka,
328:Greatness is the courage to overcome obstacles. ~ David R Hawkins,
329:Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. ~ Steve Jobs,
330:Human dignity demands courage to defend oneself. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
331:Ideas combined with courage can change the world. ~ David Litwack,
332:Knowledge and courage take turns at greatness. ~ Baltasar Gracian,
333:Many would be cowards if they had courage enough. ~ Thomas Fuller,
334:Nothing fosters courage like a clear grasp of grace. ~ Max Lucado,
335:Resignation is the courage of Christian sorrow. ~ Alexandre Vinet,
336:Sometimes it takes courage to give into temptation. ~ Oscar Wilde,
337:Travel is never a matter of money, but of courage. ~ Paulo Coelho,
338:What a new face courage puts on everything! ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
339:You have far more courage than you think you do. ~ Alison Goodman,
340:Conscience is the root of all true courage. ~ James Freeman Clarke,
341:Courage is temperamental, scientific, ideal. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
342:Courage is walking naked through a cannibal village ~ Sam Levenson,
343:Courage leads to heaven; fear leads to death. ~ Seneca the Younger,
344:Courage was not a given; it was acquired, earned. ~ Cornelia Funke,
345:Courage would be impossible in a world without pain. ~ Lee Strobel,
346:Either life entails courage or it ceases to be life. ~ E M Forster,
347:Fear is slavery, work is liberty, courage is victory. ~ The Mother,
348:Fortify courage with the true rampart of patience. ~ Philip Sidney,
349:How often is immense sadness mistaken for courage? ~ Anthony Marra,
350:I have the courage to be mistaken. ~ Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel,
351:I never realized that courage was so terrifying. ~ Marieke Nijkamp,
352:Intimacy requires courage because risk is inescapable. ~ Rollo May,
353:It is glorious to see such courage in one so young. ~ Robert E Lee,
354:Just as anxiety can feed on itself, so can courage. ~ John J Ratey,
355:Moral courage is the highest expression of humanity. ~ Ralph Nader,
356:No courage is needed if there is no fear, after all, ~ Mary Balogh,
357:The fantasy gives you the courage to feel things. ~ Andrew Dominik,
358:The shortest route to courage is absolute ignorance. ~ Dan Simmons,
359:Anyone can stay the same. It takes courage to change ~ John Assaraf,
360:Beauty takes courage. Courage itself takes courage. ~ Carol Shields,
361:Caution is good, but sometimes courage is better. ~ Sally MacKenzie,
362:Courage faces fear and thereby masters it. ~ Martin Luther King Jr,
363:Courage is being afraid - and going ahead, anyway. ~ Heather Graham,
364:Courage is the only virtue you cannot fake. ~ Nassim Nicholas Taleb,
365:Courage is the resolution to face the unforeseen. ~ Agatha Christie,
366:Courage is the willingness to act in spite of fear. ~ Michael Hyatt,
367:Courage is to walk hand in hand with the fear! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
368:Either life entails courage, or it ceases to be life. ~ E M Forster,
369:Fortune can take away riches, but not courage. ~ Seneca the Younger,
370:Hope has two lovely daughters, anger and courage. ~ Saint Augustine,
371:I should have the courage of my lack of convictions. ~ Tom Stoppard,
372:It requires more courage to suffer than to die ~ Napol on Bonaparte,
373:It sometimes requires courage to fly from danger. ~ Maria Edgeworth,
374:Life involves passions, faiths, doubts, and courage. ~ Josiah Royce,
375:Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage. ~ Anais Nin,
376:Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage. ~ Ana s Nin,
377:Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage. ~ Ana s Nin,
378:Life without the courage for death is slavery. ~ Seneca the Younger,
379:Only a true weakling is capable of true courage. ~ Gichin Funakoshi,
380:Political courage is not political suicide. ~ Arnold Schwarzenegger,
381:Sometimes all you need is 20 seconds of insane courage ~ Matt Damon,
382:Sometimes it takes a lot of courage to be who you are. ~ Joan Bauer,
383:Success is less rare than the courage to attempt it. ~ Terry Rossio,
384:There is no greater courage than to be always truthful ~ The Mother,
385:True strength is the courage to admit our weaknesses. ~ Simon Sinek,
386:We must train ourselves in courage and generosity. ~ Roger Caillois,
387:Your life unfolds in proportion to your courage. ~ Danielle LaPorte,
388:All men would be cowards if they only had the courage. ~ Johnny Depp,
389:Celebrate those who have the courage to be second. ~ Chelsea Clinton,
390:Courage and folly are cousins, or so I’ve heard. ~ George R R Martin,
391:Courage is merely fear that’s said its prayers, ~ Mindy Starns Clark,
392:Courage isn’t contagious; fear is, of course. ~ Jos Eduardo Agualusa,
393:Courage without conscience is a wild beast. ~ Robert Green Ingersoll,
394:Good courage in a bad affair is half of the evil overcome. ~ Plautus,
395:Have the courage to act instead of react. ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr,
396:It requires more courage to suffer than to die. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte,
397:It requires more courage to suffer than to die. ~ Napol on Bonaparte,
398:Just as courage imperils life, fear protects it. ~ Leonardo da Vinci,
399:loss of hope and courage can have a deadly effect. ~ Viktor E Frankl,
400:One thing it takes to accomplish something is courage. ~ Walt Disney,
401:Remember—sometimes even to live is an act of courage. ~ Jeff Wheeler,
402:Sometimes even to live is an act of courage ~ Lucius Annaeus Seneca,
403:There is nobody who totally lacks the courage to change. ~ Rollo May,
404:True courage is in facing damger when you are afraid. ~ L Frank Baum,
405:True courage is in facing danger when you are afraid. ~ L Frank Baum,
406:vulnerability and love are the truest marks of courage. ~ Bren Brown,
407:Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. ~ Bren Brown,
408:Whatever you do in life, do it with courage, ~ Gregory David Roberts,
409:Yes! it takes courage to act upon your dreams. ~ Mary Anne Radmacher,
410:You have to have courage to stand up to your critics. ~ Enzo Ferrari,
411:A good conscience is eight parts of courage. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson,
412:Anyone can die. It's living that requires courage. ~ Nobuhiro Watsuki,
413:Bad films gave me the courage to try making a movie ~ Stanley Kubrick,
414:Courage has been described as “grace under pressure". ~ Joe Schreiber,
415:Courage is a scorner of things which inspire fear. ~ Seneca the Elder,
416:Courage is being scared to death and standing up anyway. ~ John Wayne,
417:Courage is necessary to make being and becoming possible. ~ Rollo May,
418:Courage is the most important attribute of a lawyer. ~ Robert Kennedy,
419:Have the courage to be completely frank with the Divine. ~ The Mother,
420:I loved Gore Vidal's Burr. That book gave me courage. ~ Hilary Mantel,
421:Injustice makes the rules and courage breaks them. ~ Ursula K Le Guin,
422:It takes courage and skill to be unambiguous and clear. ~ Peter Senge,
423:It was necessary to be afraid in order to have courage. ~ Sarah Perry,
424:Limit to courage? There is no limit to courage. ~ Gabriele d Annunzio,
425:Moral courage is the highest expression of humanity ... ~ Ralph Nader,
426:Pray not for things, but for wisdom and courage. ~ H Jackson Brown Jr,
427:Pugnacity is a form of courage, but a very bad form. ~ Sinclair Lewis,
428:Take a stand. Be known for your courage and confidence. ~ Indra Nooyi,
429:Talent is luck. The important thing in life is courage. ~ Woody Allen,
430:To have courage. To have honor. Is very beautiful. ~ James A Michener,
431:To set and work toward any goal is an act of courage. ~ Stephen Covey,
432:Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. ~ Brene Brown,
433:Will you have the courage to obey the voice of God? ~ Craig Groeschel,
434:You get in life what you have the courage to ask for. ~ Oprah Winfrey,
435:”Ariel Sharon is a man of courage and a man of peace.” ~ George W Bush,
436:Bravado may stir the crowd, but courage needs no audience. ~ T F Hodge,
437:Closed minds do not inspire faith, courage, and belief ~ Napoleon Hill,
438:Courage comes from a heart that is CONVINCED it is loved. ~ Beth Moore,
439:Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway. ~ John Wayne,
440:Courage of the mind far surpasses that of the body. ~ Stephen Richards,
441:Decision is a risk rooted in the courage of being free. ~ Paul Tillich,
442:Education is an act of love, and thus an act of courage ~ Paulo Freire,
443:Imagination takes humility, love and great courage. ~ Carson McCullers,
444:Injustice makes the rules, and courage breaks them. ~ Ursula K Le Guin,
445:In strife who inquires whether stratagem or courage was used? ~ Virgil,
446:It takes a lot of courage to be a true slave, Jaime, ~ Claire Thompson,
447:I've been through it all, baby, I'm mother courage. ~ Elizabeth Taylor,
448:Just thinking of your laughter gives me courage. . . ~ Rosamund Lupton,
449:Live. Have courage. Be a good friend. Always be grateful. ~ Amy Harmon,
450:Love requires a different kind of courage, Andromache. ~ David Gemmell,
451:Men lie, who lack courage to tell truth--the cowards! ~ Joaquin Miller,
452:She [Hillary Clinton] had the courage to stand up. ~ Jennifer Palmieri,
453:So many things talked if you had the courage to listen. ~ Debora Geary,
454:Sorrow spoken lends a little courage to the speaker. ~ Walter Wangerin,
455:The first of all qualities of a general is courage. ~ David McCullough,
456:The future awaits those with the courage to create it. ~ Erwin McManus,
457:they were wild-eyed and terrified even in their courage. ~ Naomi Novik,
458:True courage is in facing danger when you are afraid... ~ L Frank Baum,
459:Unless you have courage, a courage that keeps you going, ~ Henry Ford,
460:Vulnerability + Action + Positive Thinking = Courage ~ Shannon L Alder,
461:We need courage if we are to be faithful to the Gospel. ~ Pope Francis,
462:What I write about is not war but the courage of man. ~ Cornelius Ryan,
463:Women have to summon courage to fulfill dormant dreams. ~ Alice Walker,
464:Your real courage shows best in the hour of adversity. ~ Napoleon Hill,
465:At times the greatest courage of all is to live. ~ David Clement Davies,
466:Courage is just fear, plus prayers, plus understanding. ~ Edward Albert,
467:Courage is not the absence of fear, but the mastery of it. ~ Mark Twain,
468:Courage is the most common and vulgar of the virtues. ~ Herman Melville,
469:Courage leads you to win battles everyone may lose. ~ Israelmore Ayivor,
470:Courage! Suffering, when it climbs highest, lasts not long. ~ Aeschylus,
471:Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties. ~ Erich Fromm,
472:Fate often enough will spare a man if his courage holds. ~ John Gardner,
473:Fear is a fire to temper courage and resolve. Use it so. ~ Terry Brooks,
474:I do not lack the courage to think a thought whole. ~ Soren Kierkegaard,
475:I know what real courage is, and I understand true compassion. ~ Mo Yan,
476:It [is] that courage that Africa most desperately needs. ~ Barack Obama,
477:Just thinking of your laughter gives me courage. . . ~ Rosamund Lupton,
478:MUTTER COURAGE Mir scheint, ich hab zu lang gehandelt. ~ Bertolt Brecht,
479:Often the test of courage is not to die but to live. ~ Vittorio Alfieri,
480:Our poetry is courage, audacity and revolt. ~ Filippo Tommaso Marinetti,
481:Risking vulnerability and love is what takes courage. ~ Ian Morgan Cron,
482:The courage to soar to great heights is inside all of us. ~ Kerri Strug,
483:Vulnerability is our most accurate measurement of courage. ~ Bren Brown,
484:We should impart our courage and not our despair. ~ Henry David Thoreau,
485:Whatever God has brought about Is to be borne with courage. ~ Sophocles,
486:With tears came solace and surrender, pardon and courage. ~ Andr Aciman,
487:At times, the greatest courage of all is to live. ~ David Clement Davies,
488:Be ready. Be seated. See what courage sounds like. See. ~ Paul Kalanithi,
489:Clear thinking requires courage rather than intelligence. ~ Thomas Szasz,
490:Courage, Alexander,” she whispered. “Courage, Tatiana. ~ Paullina Simons,
491:Courage comes from the belly-all else is desperation. ~ Charles Bukowski,
492:Courage comes from the belly—all else is desperation. ~ Charles Bukowski,
493:Courage is easy, when the alternative is getting killed. ~ Justin Cronin,
494:courage is not a matter of age, but true-made spirits. ~ Madeline Miller,
495:Courage is to take hard knocks like a man when occasion calls. ~ Plautus,
496:Give me courage.
Give me heart.
Flash. ~ Chuck Palahniuk,
497:Have courage” therefore means “Let your center speak. ~ Henri J M Nouwen,
498:How little imagination and courage we show in our hatreds. ~ Amor Towles,
499:I have no physical courage, I've asked for a double. ~ Catherine Deneuve,
500:Il y a un extrême courage à courir à la mort en la redoutant. ~ Voltaire,
501:Intimacy requires courage because risk is inescapable. ~ Ann Christopher,
502:I want to thank the Academy for its courage and generosity. ~ Elia Kazan,
503:Loving requires so much courage and so little expectation. ~ Nina George,
504:Peacemaking calls for courage, much more so than warfare. ~ Pope Francis,
505:There are calumnies against which even innocence loses courage. ~ Horace,
506:The True courage is in facing danger when you are afraid, ~ L Frank Baum,
507:True courage is born only when it is accompanied by justice. ~ Mas Oyama,
508:Vulnerability is our most accurate measurement of courage. ~ Brene Brown,
509:Among wellborn spirits courage does not depend on age. ~ Pierre Corneille,
510:And no-one has ever questioned the courage of the Dwarves. ~ Markus Heitz,
511:Courage does not always roar. Valor does not always shine. ~ Tomi Adeyemi,
512:Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway. ~ RaeAnne Thayne,
513:Courage is not an absence of fear; courage is fear walking. ~ Susan David,
514:Courage is telling our story, not being immune to criticism. ~ Bren Brown,
515:Courage of the soldier awakes the courage of woman. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
516:courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. ~ J S Scott,
517:Defense involves three things: courage, energy, intelligence. ~ Don Meyer,
518:Everyones got dreams, find the courage to follow your own. ~ Cody Simpson,
519:for my life is simply unbearable without a bit of courage. ~ L Frank Baum,
520:Have courage. We still have our clan. There is always hope. ~ Erin Hunter,
521:Her courage was her crown, and she wore it like a Queen. ~ Atticus Poetry,
522:He who dies before many witnesses always does so with courage. ~ Voltaire,
523:How much more courage it took to be kind than to be cruel. ~ Louise Penny,
524:I just had to find the courage to take that first step. ~ Kirsten Hubbard,
525:It is in great dangers that we see great courage. ~ Jean Francois Regnard,
526:It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. ~ E E Cummings,
527:It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. ~ e e cummings,
528:La vie se rétracte ou se dilate à proportion de notre courage ~ Ana s Nin,
529:Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage. ~ Timothy Ferriss,
530:My courage always rises with every attempt to intimidate me ~ Jane Austen,
531:Nothing inspires people more than reckless acts of courage. ~ Bear Grylls,
532:Sorrow spoken lends a little courage to the speaker. ~ Walter Wangerin Jr,
533:The greater a man's fear, the greater his potential courage ~ Tim O Brien,
534:The Warrior knows the value of persistence and of courage. ~ Paulo Coelho,
535:To succeed in life, you must have the courage to be hated. ~ Paulo Coelho,
536:We need moral leadership and courage in our world. ~ Jacqueline Novogratz,
537:With enough courage, you can do without a reputation. ~ Margaret Mitchell,
538:Without courage all other virtues lose their meaning. ~ Winston Churchill,
539:Courage comes from the belly - all else is desperation. ~ Charles Bukowski,
540:Courage in the path is what makes the path manifest itself. ~ Paulo Coelho,
541:Courage is a strange thing: One can never be sure of it ~ Raymond Chandler,
542:Courage is not the lack of fear. It is acting in spite of it. ~ Mark Twain,
543:Courage is telling our story, not being immune to criticism. ~ Brene Brown,
544:Courage is the power of the mind to overcome fear. ~ Martin Luther King Jr,
545:Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace. ~ Amelia Earhart,
546:Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen. ~ Bren Brown,
547:Courtesy is as much a mark of a gentleman as courage. ~ Theodore Roosevelt,
548:Fear is just a flashlight that helps you find your courage ~ Natalie Lloyd,
549:Fear is the opportunity for courage, not proof of cowardice. ~ John McCain,
550:Fortune may rob us of our wealth, not of our courage. ~ Seneca the Younger,
551:Great things happen when you have the courage to be yourself ~ Michael Sam,
552:Have courage. It clears the way for things that need to be. ~ Laura Fitton,
553:I’m sick of not having the courage to be an absolute nobody. ~ David Sheff,
554:Investing in courage and determination was an easy decision ~ Ben Horowitz,
555:I promise loyalty. I promise secrecy. And I promise courage. ~ Chuck Dixon,
556:It does not take courage to kill. It takes courage to live. ~ Ren e Ahdieh,
557:lies such as love, guilt, hate, courage, loyalty, and honor. ~ Dean Koontz,
558:Morality may consist solely in the courage of making a choice. ~ Leon Blum,
559:my courage always rises with every attempt to intimidate me. ~ Jane Austen,
560:So I took courage because I was strengthened by Yahweh my God, ~ Anonymous,
561:Stupidity can be mistaken for courage. Weakness, as well. ~ Tony Bertauski,
562:The greater a man’s fear, the greater his potential courage. ~ Tim O Brien,
563:There is such a thing as the courage in remaining baffled. ~ Donald Antrim,
564:Those who have courage and faith shall never perish in misery ~ Anne Frank,
565:To be afraid and to be brave is the best courage of all. ~ Alice Dalgliesh,
566:To create one's world in any of the arts takes courage. ~ Georgia O Keeffe,
567:A man of courage never needs weapons, but he may need bail. ~ Lewis Mumford, times, the greatest courage of all is to live. ~ David Clement Davies,
569:Courage comes by being brave; fear comes by holding back. ~ Publilius Syrus,
570:Courage, friends! Do not despair, for soon you will be free. ~ L Frank Baum,
571:Courage isn’t the absence of fear. It’s victory over fear. ~ Jonathan Yanez,
572:Courage is the ladder on which all other virtues mount. ~ Clare Boothe Luce,
573:Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen. ~ Brene Brown,
574:Daniel Ellsberg showed tremendous courage back in the 70s. ~ Barton Gellman,
575:Every possibility begins with the courage to imagine. ~ Mary Anne Radmacher,
576:Give me the courage to stand the pain to get the grace. ~ Flannery O Connor,
577:Great crisis produce great men and great deeds of courage. ~ John F Kennedy,
578:He says that courage is a capital sum reduced by expenditure. ~ Ian Fleming,
579:I lacked the courage or the knowledge to invent a self, ~ Patricia Lockwood,
580:I'm sick of not having the courage to be an absolute nobody. ~ J D Salinger,
581:Maturity is the balance between courage and consideration ~ Stephen R Covey,
582:Nonviolence requires more courage than the soldier of war. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
583:Nothing gives a fearful man more courage than another's fear. ~ Umberto Eco,
584:Pain and suffering are the soil of strength and courage. ~ Lurlene McDaniel,
585:Sometimes it takes more courage to stay in place than to move. ~ A G Howard,
586:Strength, courage &'s been inside of me all along. ~ India Arie,
587:The hope of being relieved gives him the courage to suffer. ~ Marcel Proust,
588:The only way to vanquish cowardice is to brandish courage. ~ Charles M Blow,
589:The opposite of courage is not cowardice, it is conformity. ~ Jim Hightower,
590:The rarest of the good qualities in human beings is courage ~ Dennis Prager,
591:We are not born with courage, but neither are we born with fear. ~ Jim Rohn,
592:Without courage all other virtues lose their meaning. ~ Winston S Churchill,
593:You must be the person you have never had the courage to be. ~ Paulo Coelho,
594:Amish proverb: Courage is fear that has said its prayers. ~ Karen Anna Vogel,
595:Courage consists in equality to the problem before us. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
596:Courage is a kind of salvation. Courage is knowing what not to fear. ~ Plato,
597:Courage is one thing that no one can ever take away from you. ~ Chris Colfer,
598:Courage is the first spiritual quality that you need to have. ~ Paulo Coelho,
599:Cynicism is what passes for insight when courage is lacking. ~ Anita Roddick,
600:Dare to know! Have the courage to use your own intelligence! ~ Immanuel Kant,
601:fear is the raw material from which courage is manufactured. ~ Martha N Beck,
602:For all the courage that we never had, I'm just about glad. ~ Elvis Costello,
603:Great crises produce great men, and great deeds of courage. ~ John F Kennedy,
604:If a Piglet demonstrates courage...
Is he still a Piglet? ~ Jos N Harris,
605:it promotes charity, courage, contentment, and many other evils. ~ C S Lewis,
606:It takes courage to die for a cause, but also to live for one. ~ Azar Nafisi,
607:It takes courage to look up. Courage just to want something, ~ Robert Dunbar,
608:It took courage to let things fall apart so beautifully. ~ Jeffrey Eugenides,
609:Maturity is the balance between courage and consideration. ~ Stephen R Covey,
610:My adventures are a constant struggle between fear and courage. ~ Zak Bagans,
611:My message to you all is hope, courage and confidence. ~ Muhammad Ali Jinnah,
612:No argument, no matter how convincing, will give courage to a coward ~ Aesop,
613:Patience is the courage of virtue. ~ Jacques Henri Bernardin de Saint Pierre,
614:Screw your courage to the sticking place." - Lady MacBeth ~ Abraham Verghese,
615:The devotion of one man had given strength and courage to all. ~ Victor Hugo,
616:Until the day of his death no man can be sure of his courage. ~ Jean Anouilh,
617:virtue begins with understanding and is fulfilled by courage. ~ Ryan Holiday,
618:Wait for the LORD; i be strong, and let your heart take courage; ~ Anonymous,
619:What separated Ed Murrow from the rest of the pack was courage. ~ Dan Rather,
620:Without courage you cannot practice any of the other virtues. ~ Maya Angelou,
621:A great man once told me there can be no courage without fear ~ David Gemmell,
622:A man of courage flees forward in the midst of new things. ~ Jacques Maritain,
623:Cash combined with courage in a time of crisis is priceless. ~ Warren Buffett,
624:Courage is about the most useful thing in an artist's outfit. ~ Edith Wharton,
625:Courage is like love; it must have hope for nourishment. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte,
626:Courage is like love, it must have hope for nourishment. ~ Napol on Bonaparte,
627:Courage is not the absence of fear, it is the conquest of it. ~ Frank Bettger,
628:Courage is not the lack of fear, it is fear plus action. ~ Laura Schlessinger,
629:Courage is virtue which champions the cause of right. ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero,
630:Courage, Laches responds, “is a certain endurance of the soul. ~ Atul Gawande,
631:Courage. Whatever the storm, we must remain invincible. ~ Susan Wittig Albert,
632:Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections. ~ Francis de Sales,
633:Fear is the opportunity for courage, not proof of cowardice. ~ Paul S Boynton,
634:Give us courage and gaiety and the quient mind . . . ~ Robert Louis Stevenson,
635:I hated you when it would have taken less courage to love. ~ Charles Bukowski,
636:It often takes more courage to be a passenger than a driver. ~ E L Konigsburg,
637:It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else. ~ Erma Bombeck,
638:Maturity is having the courage to use one's own intelligence! ~ Immanuel Kant,
639:My longing for you keeps me in this moment My passion gives me courage ~ Rumi,
640:Need to put footstep of courage into stirrup of patience. ~ Ernest Shackleton,
641:The opposite of courage is not so much fear as it is conformity. ~ Wayne Dyer,
642:To persevere, trusting in what hopes he has, is courage in a man. ~ Euripides,
643:When the curtain rises, the only thing that speaks is courage. ~ Maria Callas,
644:When we trust in the Divine’s Grace we get an unfailing courage. ~ The Mother,
645:When you have chosen a path, you must walk it with courage. ~ Intisar Khanani,
646:Wisdom and courage make mutual contributions to greatness. ~ Baltasar Gracian,
647:You can't get to courage without walking through vulnerability. ~ Brene Brown,
648:But courage, child: we are all between the paws of the true Aslan. ~ C S Lewis,
649:Courage, Alexan­der,” she whis­pered.
Courage, Ta­tiana. ~ Paullina Simons,
650:Courage is being true to yourself, true to a sense of integrity. ~ Cornel West,
651:Courage is not the absence of fear; it is the absence of self. ~ Erwin McManus,
652:Courage is the first virtue that makes all other virtues possible. ~ Aristotle,
653:Courage is the most important virtue because it is the hardest. ~ David Brooks,
654:Courage without discipline is nearer beastliness than manhood. ~ Philip Sidney,
655:Each body is a lion of courage, something precious of the earth. ~ Mary Oliver,
656:He gets his courage from the can, it makes him feel like a man. ~ Jack Johnson,
657:If there was no fear, how could there be comfort? Or courage? ~ Veronica Rossi,
658:Loving and accepting ourselves are the ultimate acts of courage. ~ Brene Brown,
659:Making art is an act of courage. Do you know who said that? ~ Steve Guttenberg,
660:Maturity is the balance between courage and consideration. I ~ Stephen R Covey,
661:Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit it ~ Bruce Lee,
662:Never mistake rashness for courage,nor indifference for patience. ~ The Mother,
663:The best protection any woman can have... is courage. ~ Elizabeth Cady Stanton,
664:The courage of children and beasts is a function of innocence. ~ Annie Dillard,
665:The future awaits those with the courage to create it. ~ Erwin Raphael McManus,
666:There is a courage of happiness as well as a courage of sorrow. ~ Alfred Adler,
667:This is courage in a man: to bear unflinchingly what heaven sends. ~ Euripides,
668:With this life, I give you courage. You will know how to use it. ~ Erin Hunter,
669:Because life constantly poses challenges, living demands courage ~ Manuel Neuer,
670:Confidence is directness and courage in meeting the facts of life. ~ John Dewey,
671:Courage and confidence are what decision making is all about. ~ Mike Krzyzewski,
672:Courage is impulsive; it is narcissism tempered with nihilism. ~ Ayelet Waldman,
673:Courage is the ladder on which all the other virtues mount. ~ Clare Boothe Luce,
674:Courage, my friends; 'tis not too late to build a better world. ~ Tommy Douglas,
675:Courage - To tell the story of who you are with your whole heart. ~ Brene Brown,
676:Daring greatly is not about winning or losing. It’s about courage. ~ Bren Brown,
677:Do you think Oz could give me courage?" asked the Cowardly Lion. ~ L Frank Baum,
678:Eleven pages— this is a letter! Have courage. I'm going to stop. ~ Jean Webster,
679:Honest conviction is my courage; the Constitution is my guide. ~ Andrew Johnson,
680:I almost kissed her then, but lost my courage. Boys can be dopes ~ Stephen King,
681:If you want courage, kill fear and blindfold ignorance ~ Ernest Agyemang Yeboah,
682:industry, compassion, humility, patience, honesty and courage. ~ Robin S Sharma,
683:it is only courage on the path itself that makes the path appear ~ Paulo Coelho,
684:It takes a great deal of courage to follow another person's lead. ~ Bill Hybels,
685:It takes courage to raise a child; it also takes courage to be one. ~ Anonymous,
686:Let us go forth with fear and courage and rage to save the world. ~ Grace Paley,
687:Never mistake rashness for courage, nor indifference for patience. ~ The Mother,
688:Nothing gives a fearful man more courage than another's fear.”" - ~ Umberto Eco,
689:The high courage of a single man is an army all by itself! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
690:There was courage in no disguising the animal you happened to be. ~ J K Rowling,
691:Untutored courage is useless in the face of educated bullets. ~ George S Patton,
692:What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything? ~ Vincent Van Gogh,
693:What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything? ~ Vincent van Gogh,
694:Courage and endurance are useless if they are never tested ~ Penelope Fitzgerald,
695:Courage is being the only only one who knows how terrified you are. ~ Tom Clancy,
696:Courage is taking action in the presence of risk, in spite of fear. ~ Sean Platt,
697:Courage what is within is more important than what is without. ~ Cressida Cowell,
698:For the ocean is big and my boat is small. Find the courage. ~ Alanis Morissette,
699:Have courage and a little willingness to venture and be defeated. ~ Robert Frost,
700:Having a soft heart
in a cruel world
is courage not
weakness ~ Unknown,
701:I can make a virtue of slapdash. Slapdash can give you courage. ~ Sally Phillips,
702:If there's no feeling of fear then there's no need for courage. ~ David Levithan,
703:If you have the courage to start, you have the courage to succeed. ~ Mel Robbins,
704:I hated you when it would have taken less courage
to love. ~ Charles Bukowski,
705:Il n'y a rien comme l'amour pour donner du courage aux jeunes gens. ~ mile Zola,
706:Improvisation is the courage to move from one note to the next. ~ Bobby McFerrin,
707:It takes courage to seek God, and courage to wait for His reply. ~ John Eldredge,
708:It takes great courage to back truth unacceptable to our times. ~ John Steinbeck,
709:Kudos to the Imperial Guard for having stupid amounts of courage. ~ Rick Riordan,
710:My message to you all is of hope, courage, and confidence. ~ Muhammad Ali Jinnah,
711:Only the difference between truth and lies, courage and cowardice, ~ J K Rowling,
712:Only the difference between truth and lies, courage and cowardice. ~ J K Rowling,
713:The courage to be is the most difficult thing for any human being. ~ Cornel West,
714:The first is the courage to confront the reality of mortality—the ~ Atul Gawande,
715:The great virtue of those who seek the spiritual path is courage. ~ Paulo Coelho,
716:The leader is the one who has the courage to act on what he sees. ~ Andy Stanley,
717:There was courage in not disguising the animal you happened to be. ~ J K Rowling,
718:Those who have courage to love should have courage to suffer. ~ Anthony Trollope,
719:We need the courage to learn from our past and not live in it. ~ Sharon Salzberg,
720:What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything? ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
721:Without a vision the people perish, but without courage dreams die. ~ Rosa Parks,
722:Without courage you can't practice any other virtue consistently. ~ Maya Angelou,
723:You become courageous by doing courageous acts...Courage is a habit. ~ Mary Daly,
724:But I have no sense of humor and not enough courage to be cynical. ~ Albert Memmi,
725:Courage and endurance are useless if they are never tested. ~ Penelope Fitzgerald,
726:Courage can't see around corners but goes around them anyway. ~ Mignon McLaughlin,
727:Courage frees us from the fears that would rob us of life itself. ~ Erwin McManus,
728:Courage is a virtue only so far as it is directed by prudence. ~ Francois Fenelon,
729:Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear. ~ Mark Twain,
730:Courage is simply doing whatever is needed in pursuit of the vision ~ Peter Senge,
731:Courage is the essential element in any great public man or woman. ~ Paul Johnson,
732:Effort and courage are not enough without purpose and direction. ~ John F Kennedy,
733:Exile is courage. True exile is the true measure of each writer. ~ Roberto Bola o,
734:Faced with what is right, to leave it undone shows a lack of courage. ~ Confucius,
735:Fear is far more painful to cowardice than death to true courage. ~ Philip Sidney,
736:From the true antagonist illimitable courage is transmitted to you. ~ Franz Kafka,
737:Gratefulness has the courage to trust and so overcomes fear. ~ David Steindl Rast,
738:He hated dishonesty-- or lack of courage-- more than anything. ~ Elizabeth Strout,
739:Humility is courage, the open acceptance of your own perfection. ~ Frederick Lenz,
740:I intend to bring you strength, joy, courage, perspicacity, defiance. ~ Andr Gide,
741:In the Soviet army it takes more courage to retreat than advance. ~ Joseph Stalin,
742:It is courage that vanquishes in war, and not good weapons. ~ Miguel de Cervantes,
743:It is the courage, the insistence, the ruthless force of youth. ~ Agatha Christie,
744:It takes courage for a fruit to fall far from her tree. ~ C lestine Hitiura Vaite,
745:It takes courage to grow up and turn out to be who you really are. ~ E E Cummings,
746:It takes courage to recognize the real as opposed to the convenient. ~ Judi Dench,
747:I was the balance to his unsteadiness. He was the courage to my fear ~ Vi Keeland,
748:Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage. ANAÏS NIN ~ Julia Cameron,
749:Love is not for the weak, my heart. You must have courage. ~ Chelsea Quinn Yarbro,
750:Love trumps hate. Courage loves fear. Right always trumps wrong. ~ George Clooney,
751:Maybe sometimes it takes more courage not to fight.

-Makino ~ Eiichiro Oda,
752:Maybe the hardest part of life is just having the courage to try. ~ Rachel Hollis,
753:Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them. ~ Bruce Lee,
754:Never lose hope, and if you can, find the courage to love again. ~ Danielle Steel,
755:Only those who have the courage to fail greatly achieve greatly. ~ Robert Kennedy,
756:Rashness is oftener the resort of cowardice than of courage. ~ Duke of Wellington,
757:The courage of all one really knows comes but late in life. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
758:Vulnerability is not weakness; it’s our greatest measure of courage. ~ Bren Brown,
759:We were scared, but our fear was not as strong as our courage. ~ Malala Yousafzai,
760:Before history is written down in books, it is written in courage. ~ George W Bush,
761:But in the end one needs more courage to live than to kill himself. ~ Albert Camus,
762:But sometimes it takes more courage to live than to shoot yourself. ~ Albert Camus,
763:Courage can't see around corners, but goes around them anyway. ~ Mignon McLaughlin,
764:courage insists that I honor it by choosing my voice over my comfort. ~ Bren Brown,
765:Courage is feeling justly afraid and yet still doing what is right. ~ Shannon Hale,
766:Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear. ~ Mark Twain,
767:Courage is very important. Like a muscle, it is strengthened by use. ~ Ruth Gordon,
768:Courage to strengthen, fire to blind, music to daze, iron to bind. ~ Robert Jordan,
769:Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction. ~ John F Kennedy,
770:Fear is the strongest prison and courage is the only way out! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
771:I find it remarkable how often amateurs confuse courage with idiocy. ~ Jim Butcher,
772:If you have the courage to begin, you have the courage to succeed. ~ David Viscott,
773:If you want to develop courage, do the thing you fear and keep on ~ Dale Carnegie,
774:I intend to bring you strength, joy, courage, perspicacity, defiance. ~ Andre Gide,
775:Investing in courage and determination was an easy decision for me. ~ Ben Horowitz,
776:It takes true courage and real humility to say NO or YES! ~ Ernest Agyemang Yeboah,
777:I was the balance to his unsteadiness. He was the courage to my fear. ~ Vi Keeland,
778:Men don't need linguistic talent; they just need courage and words. ~ Helen Fisher,
779:New opportunities abound if we but have the courage to face them. ~ John Lescroart,
780:Next to courage, willpower is the most important thing in politics. ~ Paul Johnson,
781:No great thing comes to any person unless that person has courage. ~ James Gibbons,
782:Our world expands or shrinks in direct proportion to our courage, ~ Vincent Zandri,
783:The great courage is to stare as squarely at the light as at death. ~ Albert Camus,
784:There can be no courage in men unless God supports them by his Word. ~ John Calvin,
785:There is no way to counterfeit courage; we either have it or we do not ~ T F Hodge,
786:To be afraid and to be brave is the best kind of courage of all. ~ Alice Dalgliesh,
787:We can have courage or we can have comfort, but we cannot have both. ~ Brene Brown,
788:We have all this courage as writers, but then there's this fear. ~ Sandra Cisneros,
789:Whatever may happen, it must be of new hope or of new courage to me! ~ Bram Stoker,
790:Acting is really about having the courage to fail in front of people. ~ Adam Driver,
791:A leader must have the courage to act against an expert's advice. ~ James Callaghan,
792:All your dreams can come true if you have the courage to pursue them. ~ Walt Disney,
793:Courage, above all things, is the first quality of a warrior. ~ Carl von Clausewitz,
794:Courage comes through achievement, but also through the attempt. ~ Chris Guillebeau,
795:Courage is being afraid, but then doing what you have to do anyway. ~ Rudy Giuliani,
796:Courage is never to let your actions be influenced by your fears. ~ Arthur Koestler,
797:Courage is simply doing whatever is needed in pursuit of the vision ~ Peter M Senge,
798:Courage is to never let your actions be influenced by your fears. ~ Arthur Koestler,
799:Daughters get either their courage or their fear from their mothers. ~ Naima Coster,
800:Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections. ~ Saint Francis de Sales,
801:Exercises cultivated self-reliance - the foundation of courage. ~ Alexander Suvorov,
802:Funny thing about love, real love—it filled every soul with courage. ~ Rachel Hauck,
803:Grant me courage to serve others; For in service there is true life. ~ Cesar Chavez,
804:If you do not have the courage to be yourself, what will you be? ~ The Silver Elves,
805:I had the courage to look backward
The ghosts of my days ~ Guillaume Apollinaire,
806:In the spiritual life, the opposite of fear is not courage, but trust. ~ Peter Enns,
807:It's courage, not luck, that takes us through to the end of the road. ~ Ruskin Bond,
808:It's only in innocence you find any kind of magic, any kind of courage. ~ Sean Penn,
809:It takes courage to speak or react way slower than you think. ~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana,
810:It takes great personal courage to let yourself appear weak. ~ David Foster Wallace,
811:it takes more courage to heal the world’s hurts than to inflict them. ~ Ann Aguirre,
812:Life shrinks and expands in proportion to one’s courage.” - Anais Nin ~ Mark Manson,
813:Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed we possessed. ~ Dale Carnegie,
814:Ofttimes the test of courage becomes rather to live than to die. ~ Vittorio Alfieri,
815:[On Denmark:] ... that little country of cottage cheese and courage. ~ Bette Midler,
816:One person's courage will help the other person to be equally brave. ~ Paulo Coelho,
817:People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest. ~ Hermann Hesse,
818:Real courage is knowing what faces you and knowing how to face it. ~ Timothy Dalton,
819:Revolutions are good times for soldiers of talent and courage. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte,
820:Scientific progress is measured in units of courage, not intelligence. ~ Paul Dirac,
821:The key ingredient to building trust is not time. It is courage. ~ Patrick Lencioni,
822:True courage is to stand against evil, even when we stand alone. ~ Richard C Edgley,
823:Truly, spiritual courage is on the endangered character-quality list. ~ Bill Hybels,
824:Apparently alcohol increases charm and courage by at least ten points. ~ John Corwin,
825:Courage is a finite resource, it is exhausted by the terrors we face. ~ Derrick Bell,
826:Courage is not an occasional act, but a trait of choice and will. ~ Brendon Burchard,
827:Courage results when one's convictions are bigger than one's fears. ~ Orrin Woodward,
828:Courage to be is the key to revelatory power of the feminist revolution. ~ Mary Daly,
829:Discipline is built by consistently performing small acts of courage. ~ Robin Sharma,
830:Every day begins with an act of courage and hope: getting out of bed. ~ Mason Cooley,
831:Faith is not certainty. It is the courage to live with uncertainty. ~ Jonathan Sacks,
832:For the shallow delights of matrimony and opera I have no courage. ~ Johannes Brahms,
833:Give us courage for your easy burden, so to live untaxed lives. ~ Walter Brueggemann,
834:Have the courage of your convictions once you have made a decision. ~ Walter Schloss,
835:Having the courage to live within one's means is respectability. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
836:I beg you take courage; the brave soul can mend even disaster. ~ Catherine the Great,
837:It is only the coward who appeals always to destiny and never to courage. ~ Ramayana,
838:it's easy to stand in the crowd but it takes courage to stand alone ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
839:It's like you learn to swim by swimming. You learn courage by couraging. ~ Mary Daly,
840:It takes a lot of courage to be true to yourself, true to your heart. ~ Jandy Nelson,
841:Just as courage is the danger of life, so is fear its safeguard. ~ Leonardo da Vinci,
842:Living isn't courage, knowing that you're living, that's courage ~ Clarice Lispector,
843:Never had the courage to win her, only ever the fear of losing her. ~ Benedict Wells,
844:One man with courage makes a majority.” —Andrew Jackson ~ Bathroom Readers Institute,
845:People with courage and character always seem weird to other people. ~ Hermann Hesse,
846:Screw your courage to the sticking place and we will not fail. ~ William Shakespeare,
847:She said fear is just a flashlight that helps you find your courage. ~ Natalie Lloyd,
848:Some temptations are so great it takes great courage to yield to them. ~ Oscar Wilde,
849:Telling the truth after proper investigation is the height of courage. ~ Wafa Sultan,
850:The greatest test of courage is to bear defeat without losing heart. ~ James Maxwell,
851:The secret of happiness is freedom, the secret of freedom is courage. ~ Carrie Jones,
852:The strength of walls depends on the courage of those who guard them. ~ Genghis Khan,
853:The treasures of the earth were movement, courage, laughter and love. ~ Mark Helprin,
854:To have courage for whatever comes in life– everything lies in that ~ Teresa of vila,
855:We can choose courage or we can choose comfort, but we can't have both. ~ Bren Brown,
856:We can choose courage or we can choose comfort, but we can’t have both. ~ Bren Brown,
857:We must generate courage equal to the size of the difficulties we face. ~ Dalai Lama,
858:Whatever aspect of life you apply it to, making change takes courage. ~ Gloria Feldt,
859:Without courage we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. ~ Maya Angelou,
860:Anger is a perversion of courage, as lust is a perversion of love. ~ Gregory of Nyssa,
861:A trusty companion halves the journey and doubles the courage. ~ Edward Bulwer Lytton,
862:But in the end one needs more courage to live than to kill himself.
   ~ Albert Camus,
863:but it took a little Hootie and three beers to throw me some courage. ~ Tarryn Fisher,
864:Courage is not the absence of fear, but the ability to act despite it. ~ Desmond Tutu,
865:Courage isn't about knowing the path, it's about taking the first step. ~ Katie Davis,
866:Courage means going against majority opinion in the name of the truth. ~ Vaclav Havel,
867:...each body a lion of courage, and something
precious to the earth. ~ Mary Oliver,
868:Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself ~ Charlie Chaplin,
869:Few persons have courage enough to appear as good as they really are. ~ Augustus Hare,
870:He who says patience, says courage, endurance, strength. ~ Marie von Ebner Eschenbach,
871:Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. ~ Dale Carnegie,
872:Inaction breeds fear and doubt. Action breeds confidence and courage. ~ Dale Carnegie,
873:In his own mind, it was never a matter of courage. But courage it was. ~ Carl Hiaasen,
874:In the Soviet Union, it's takes more courage to retreat than advance. ~ Joseph Stalin,
875:It's too bad we only had the courage to live our lives fully in dreams. ~ Kim Stanley,
876:It wasn’t really, he knew, about less fear. It was about more courage. ~ Louise Penny,
877:Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” –Anaïs Nin ~ Timothy Ferriss,
878:Olive had great courage. Perhaps it takes courage to raise children. ~ John Steinbeck,
879:Show me your achievement, and the knowledge will give me courage for mine. ~ Ayn Rand,
880:The courage to care about your people, your clients, and your career. ~ David Maister,
881:The opposite of courage in our society is not cowardice, it's conformity. ~ Rollo May,
882:The place where failure happens is also the place where courage lives. ~ Robin Sharma,
883:The secret of happiness is freedom and the secret of freedom is courage. ~ Thucydides,
884:The word courage - God, I love that word. Words are so important to me. ~ Peter Fonda,
885:To have courage for whatever comes in life
– everything lies in that ~ Teresa of vila,
886:To understand truth, one must find courage to seek light in the darkness. ~ K K Allen,
887:We conquer fear with courage, and so through courage we gain our faith ~ Misty Moncur,
888:...we have the power to transform anything we have the courage to face. ~ Alyson Noel,
889:we live in a world in which courage is in far shorter supply than genius. ~ Anonymous,
890:you can choose courage or you can choose comfort but you can't have both ~ Bren Brown,
891:Any fool can start a fight. It takes real courage to walk away from one. ~ Hanna Peach,
892:Be brave. Courage is one thing that no one can ever take away from you. ~ Chris Colfer,
893:Be brave, courage is one thing that no one else can take away from you. ~ Chris Colfer,
894:Courage and initiative come when you understand your purpose in life. ~ John C Maxwell,
895:courage doesn’t wander. It is with you always, you just need to find it. ~ Lola St Vil,
896:Courage, enthusiasm, awareness -- if only one can keep these to the end. ~ Ruth Draper,
897:Courage is not how a man stands or falls, but how he gets back up again ~ John L Lewis,
898:Courage isn’t the absence of fear; it’s forging ahead despite that fear. ~ Lissa Bryan,
899:Courage is the greatest virtue because it guarantees all the rest. ~ Winston Churchill,
900:Courage originally meant "To speak one's mind by telling all one's heart. ~ Bren Brown,
901:Courage originally meant “To speak one’s mind by telling all one’s heart. ~ Bren Brown,
902:Courage originally meant "To speak one's mind by telling all one's heart ~ Brene Brown,
903:Courage, the footstool of the Virtues, upon which they stand. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson,
904:Courage to continue comes from deeper sources than outward results. ~ Kenneth Lee Pike,
905:Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself. ~ Charlie Chaplin,
906:Focus not on reducing your fear, but on building your courage—because, ~ Eric Greitens,
907:Her courage, after all, was only a determination to survive. The ~ Penelope Fitzgerald,
908:If we survive danger it steels our courage more than anything else. ~ Reinhold Niebuhr,
909:If you don't have courage, you can't practice any of the other virtues. ~ Tavis Smiley,
910:It takes courage to speak your heart, when others do not want you to. ~ David Baldacci,
911:Loving someone gives you courage; being loved back gives you strength. ~ Brandon Shire,
912:May the New Year bring you courage to break your resolutions early! ~ Aleister Crowley,
913:Poets have the courage to follow the echoes of the eloquence within. ~ Joseph Campbell,
914:Take courage, Mortal... Death cannot banish you from the Universe. ~ Benjamin Franklin,
915:Take Courage, Mortal; Death can't banish thee out of the Universe. ~ Benjamin Franklin,
916:The human spirit is courage incarnate, overcoming the impossible. ~ Angel M B Chadwick,
917:The opposite of courage in our society is not cowardice, it is conformity. ~ Rollo May,
918:Those who lack the courage will always find a philosophy to justify it. ~ Albert Camus,
919:To see what is right and not to do it is want of courage, or of principle. ~ Confucius,
920:Unless you have the courage to doubt you will never come to know the truth. ~ Rajneesh,
921:War paralyzes your courage and deadens the spirit of true manhood. ~ Alexander Berkman,
922:We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear. ~ Martin Luther King Jr,
923:Believers, look up - take courage. The angels are nearer than you think. ~ Billy Graham,
924:But screw your courage to the sticking place, and we'll not fail. ~ William Shakespeare,
925:Courage, energy and patience are the virtues which appeal to my heart. ~ Fritz Kreisler,
926:Courage in a strategic moment can change the playing field dramatically. ~ Andy Stanley,
927:Courage is not being fearless - it is created by overcoming your fears. ~ Courtney Cole,
928:Courage, my friend, it's not too late to make the world a better place. ~ Tommy Douglas,
929:Dorothy Bernard says that courage is just fear that has said its prayers. ~ Dave Ramsey,
930:Failure is not having the courage to try, nothing more and nothing less. ~ Robin Sharma,
931:Henry did not lack for physical courage; his was a moral cowardice. ~ Sharon Kay Penman,
932:If there's one thing the American people aren't lacking, it is courage. ~ Ronald Reagan,
933:I must take action of some sort whilst the courage of the day is upon me. ~ Bram Stoker,
934:it takes courage to look life in the eye and say yes to the messy glory ~ Deborah Wiles,
935:Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.   Anais Nin ~ William Bernhardt,
936:Most affections are habits or duties we lack the courage to end. ~ Henry de Montherlant,
937:One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. ~ Maya Angelou,
938:Pride is nothing more than false courage without long term solutions. ~ Shannon L Alder,
939:Respect, Honesty, Courage, Rectitude, Loyalty, Honour, Benevolence ~ Yamamoto Tsunetomo,
940:Sometimes it takes courage, you know, and a long time, to be honest. ~ Alex Michaelides,
941:That is why we need a great deal of courage to challenge our own beliefs. ~ Miguel Ruiz,
942:The first spiritual quality we need to have is not faith; it is courage. ~ Paulo Coelho,
943:The real courage is in living and suffering for what you believe. ~ Christopher Paolini,
944:The real courage is living and suffering for what you believe in. ~ Christopher Paolini,
945:The truth is liberating—but only when you have the courage to live it. ~ David Schnarch,
946:Three of the gravest failings, want of sense, of courage, or of vigilance. ~ Thucydides,
947:To age with dignity and with courage cuts close to what it is to be a man. ~ Roger Kahn,
948:To live in relationship and yet remain independent, that is what courage is. ~ Rajneesh,
949:True courage consists in being courageous precisely when when we're not. ~ Jules Renard,
950:We learn to fly not by being fearless, but by the daily practice of courage. ~ Sam Keen,
951:Whatever you do in life, do it with courage, and you won't go far wrong ... ~ Anonymous,
952:...with a strong strong glow of courage, drank off the potion. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson,
953:Yes it is" Eragon said before his courage left him "just like you ~ Christopher Paolini,
954:Your life expands in proportion to your courage. Fear limits a leader. ~ John C Maxwell,
955:All the evil in the world is powerless against intelligence and courage. ~ Derek Raymond,
956:Be strong and of good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed. ~ John F Kennedy,
957:Courage calls to courage everywhere, and its voice cannot be denied. ~ Millicent Fawcett,
958:Courage is a greater virtue than love. At best, it takes courage to love. ~ Paul Tillich,
959:Courage is an inner resolution to go forward despite obstacles; ~ Martin Luther King Jr,
960:Courtesy is as much a mark of a gentleman as courage.” —THEODORE ROOSEVELT ~ Brett McKay,
961:Disorder came from order, fear came from courage, weakness came from strength. ~ Sun Tzu,
962:Do you know what courage is? It's being afraid and doing it anyway. ~ Lynda Mullaly Hunt,
963:Failure is not having the courage to try, nothing more an nothing less. ~ Robin S Sharma,
964:Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time. ~ Maya Angelou,
965:It don't matter what happens, if you're only srong and have great courage. ~ Lois Lenski,
966:It takes a certain courage and a certain greatness even to be truly base. ~ Jean Anouilh,
967:It takes courage to begin something, but it can take even more to end it. ~ Marie Forleo,
968:It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. —E.E. CUMMINGS ~ Jandy Nelson,
969:It takes great courage to break with one's past history and stand alone ~ Marion Woodman,
970:More courage is required to forgive than is required to take up arms. ~ Jose Ramos Horta,
971:takes great courage to wear kindness as if one had never been hurt. ~ Richard Paul Evans,
972:The freedom to think involves the courage to stumble upon our demons". ~ Alain de Botton,
973:Three of the greatest failings, want of sense, of courage, or of vigilance. ~ Thucydides,
974:Tom's cowardice was as huge as his courage, as it must be in great men. ~ John Steinbeck,
975:Victory is not final. Defeat is not failure. It's all about courage. ~ Winston Churchill,
976:You can choose courage or you can choose comfort, but you can't have both. ~ Brene Brown,
977:Believing that you're enough is what gives you the courage to be authentic. ~ Brene Brown,
978:Courage does not consist in the absence of fear, but in the conquest of it. ~ Brett McKay,
979:Courage is contagious. If a leader shows courage, others get the idea. ~ David McCullough,
980:Courage is fear that has said its prayers and decided to go forward anyway. ~ Joyce Meyer,
981:Courage is the ability to go from failure to failure with enthusiasm. ~ Winston Churchill,
982:Death must be fought with life, and that means courage and that means joy, ~ Nancy Farmer,
983:Don't yield! Keep up your courage! The same sun looks down on all of us! ~ Eiji Yoshikawa,
984:Failure is not having the courage to try, nothing more and nothing less. ~ Robin S Sharma,
985:Fear is not the opposite of courage. Fear is the catalyst of courage. ~ Joan D Chittister,
986:God gave us memories that we might have roses in December. ~ J. M. Barrie, Courage, 1922.,
987:Have the courage "to swim against the tide". Have the courage to be happy. ~ Pope Francis,
988:I admire King Hussein his courage in leading his country for a long time. ~ Yitzhak Rabin,
989:If one suffers we all suffer. Togetherness is strength. Courage. ~ Jean Bertrand Aristide,
990:If you believe in a dream and have the courage to try, anything is possible ~ Rick Hansen,
991:If you could get up the courage to begin, you have the courage to succeed ~ David Viscott,
992:I lived like a man who wanted to die but who had no courage to do it himself. ~ Anne Rice,
993:I think we all have empathy. We may not have enough courage to display it. ~ Maya Angelou,
994:It takes courage for people to listen to their own goodness and act on it. ~ Pablo Casals,
995:It takes great courage to break with one's past history and stand alone. ~ Marion Woodman,
996:Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson,
997:Knowing you might not make it... in that knowledge courage is born. ~ William S Burroughs,
998:Knowledge is courage; understanding brings calmness and humility ~ Ernest Agyemang Yeboah,
999:May I deal with honour
May I act with courage
May I achieve humility ~ Dick Francis,
1000:Mental clarity is the child of courage, not the other way around. ~ Nassim Nicholas Taleb,
1001:Serenity, courage, and wisdom are at the heart of temporal integration. ~ Daniel J Siegel,
1002:The courage to charge for what you do comes from charging for what you do. ~ Marie Forleo,
1003:The greatest test of courage is to bear defeat without losing heart. ~ Robert G Ingersoll,
1004:The most important quality on the spiritual path is courage,” said Gandhi. ~ Paulo Coelho,
1005:There was a world out there, if only he had the courage to go and look for it. ~ Jean Ure,
1006:To be a Bond girl you need courage, charm, determination and feistiness. ~ Olga Kurylenko,
1007:Without courage, it doesn't matter how good the leader's intentions are. ~ Orrin Woodward,
1008:You get strength and courage, when you stop to look fear in the face. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt,
1009:All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. ~ Walt Disney Company,
1010:A man with outward courage dares to die; a man with inner courage dares to live. ~ Lao Tzu,
1011:......And she's courageous but scared to death But that's what courage means ~ Raine Maida,
1012:At the same time, I would add that the American people have a lot of courage. ~ Tadao Ando,
1013:Because it takes more courage to heal the worlds hurts than to inflict them. ~ Ann Aguirre,
1014:Better to know defeat from courage than safety through chickenheartedness. ~ Leila Meacham,
1015:Carlston, at least, believed she had courage. She could not let him down. ~ Alison Goodman,
1016:could one make up for lack of moral courage by proving physical bravery? ~ Arthur C Clarke,
1017:…courage and devotion always stir generous hearts, and win admiration… ~ Louisa May Alcott,
1018:Courage isn't something you can conjure, it's either in you or it's not. ~ Vikki Wakefield,
1019:Courage is the facing of a challenge with a healthy fear, not being fearless. ~ Les Stroud,
1020:Discouragement is not the absence of adequacy but the absence of courage. ~ Neal A Maxwell,
1021:Even the bravest only rarely have courage for what they really know. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
1022:Failure is only postponed success as long as courage 'coaches' ambition. ~ Albert Einstein,
1023:Faith can give us courage to face the uncertainties of the future. ~ Martin Luther King Jr,
1024:Honesty first; then courage; then brains - and all are indispensable. ~ Theodore Roosevelt,
1025:If we have the courage to decide ourselves for peace we will have peace. ~ Albert Einstein,
1026:If your courage holds in the small battles, it will hold in the great ones. ~ Cliff Graham,
1027:It is necessary to any originality to have the courage to be an amateur. ~ Wallace Stevens,
1028:It's not ugly. It's a mark of courage. Of survival. I think you're beautiful. ~ Maya Banks,
1029:It takes enormous trust and courage to allow yourself to remember. ~ Bessel A van der Kolk,
1030:It would be sad if we lost our instinct and our courage to love and protect. ~ Emeli Sande,
1031:Look at the blank pages before you with courage. Now fill them with beauty. ~ Blaine Hogan,
1032:Men often bear little grievances with less courage than they do large misfortunes. ~ Aesop,
1033:Morale is the state of mind. It is steadfastness and courage and hope. ~ George C Marshall,
1034:Most courage comes from being too tired and hungry to be afraid anymore. ~ Ysabeau S Wilce,
1035:One way to develop courage is to consider what will happen if we fail to act. ~ Ben Carson,
1036:Successful leaders have the courage to take action while others hesitate. ~ John C Maxwell,
1037:The prime role of a leader is to offer an example of courage and sacrifice. ~ Regis Debray,
1038:There's no work-life balance without making decisions and without courage. ~ Michael Hyatt,
1039:True courage lies in the middle, between cowardice and recklessness. ~ Miguel de Cervantes,
1040:Wanting to live, but accepting death to save others: that was courage. ~ Maggie Stiefvater,
1041:Who has the courage to set right those misperceptions that bring us love? ~ Joseph O Neill,
1042:You have the courage and will to overcome your fear and do what's required. ~ Henry H Neff,
1043:Action requires courage,” Thomas said. “Inaction only requires excuses. ~ John Twelve Hawks,
1044:An ounce of courage will go farther with women than a pound of timidity. ~ Honore de Balzac,
1045:Because it takes more courage to heal the world's hurts than to inflict them. ~ Ann Aguirre,
1046:Courage is the key to creativity and to any relinquishing of ego structure. ~ Timothy Leary,
1047:Determination, courage and self-confidence are the key factors for success ~ Dalai Lama XIV,
1048:Even in the most bold and daring acts, courage is a matter of the heart. ~ Catherine Martin,
1049:Freedom is the sure possession of those alone who have the courage to defend it. ~ Pericles,
1050:I believe faith is not certainty but the courage to live with uncertainty. ~ Jonathan Sacks,
1051:If we had the courage to love we would not so value these acts of war. ~ Jeanette Winterson,
1052:I lived like a man who wanted to die but who had no courage to do it himself. I ~ Anne Rice,
1053:"It takes courage to accept life fully, to say yes to our life." ~ Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche,
1054:It takes courage to live through suffering; and it takes honesty to observe it. ~ C S Lewis,
1055:It takes great courage to wear kindness as if one had never been hurt. ~ Richard Paul Evans,
1056:Life will either shrink or expand based on your decision to have courage. ~ Shannon L Alder,
1057:Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has courage to lose sight of the shore ~ Andr Gide,
1058:Sometimes it takes more courage to be the passenger than to be the driver. ~ E L Konigsburg,
1059:The rightness of a thing isn't determined by the amount of courage it takes. ~ Mary Renault,
1060:Valor is stability, not of legs and arms, but of courage and the soul ~ Michel de Montaigne,
1061:We all have wings, but it is up to each one of us to have the courage to fly ~ Miranda Kerr,
1062:We don't move with our legs and arms, but with courage and will power. ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
1063:What counts is not the enormity of the task, but the size of the courage. ~ Matthieu Ricard,
1064:When we're defined by what people think we lose the courage to be vulnerable. ~ Brene Brown,
1065:“A man with outward courage dares to die; a man with inner courage dares to live.” ~ Lao Tzu,
1066:Bravely overcoming one small fear gives you the courage to take on the next. ~ Daisaku Ikeda,
1067:Brilliant thinking is rare, but courage is in even shorter supply than genius. ~ Peter Thiel,
1068:But somehow the small red-painted sled had become a symbol of courage and hope. ~ Lois Lowry,
1069:[Courage] arises in a great measure from the consciousness of strength . . . ~ Edward Gibbon,
1070:Courage comes when you match your beliefs and values with your actions and words. ~ Amit Ray,
1071:Courage is a strange thing. The more you use it, the more it consumes you. ~ Rachel Robinson,
1072:Courage is defined by how we meet unfortunat circumstances - inevitable or not. ~ Kate Quinn,
1073:Courage is not the absence of fear but the ability to carry on in spite of it. ~ Scott Turow,
1074:Courage is not the absence of fear, but the capacity to act despite our fears. ~ John McCain,
1075:Courage is the moment when an ordinary being becomes an extraordinary being. ~ Brian Jacques,
1076:Courage, real bravery, is being afraid and doing what you need to do anyway. ~ Jack Campbell,
1077:Develop a capacity for things like purpose, love, wonder, courage, and grace. ~ John Jantsch,
1078:Draw your sword with honour, sheathe it with courage.
- Shatai-kaj motto ~ Laura Resnick,
1079:Everything is dangerous, and one must decide whether to live in fear, or courage ~ Emma Hamm,
1080:Have the courage to use your own reason- That is the motto of enlightenment. ~ Immanuel Kant,
1081:"It is by practicing vulnerability of the heart that we discover courage." ~ Chögyam Trungpa,
1082:It is indeed possible for those who have the will, courage and faith. ~ Norman Vincent Peale,
1083:It took vulnerability to forge strength, the way true courage required fear. ~ Martina Boone,
1084:Le courage est le don le plus important pour qui cherche le langage du monde. ~ Paulo Coelho,
1085:Love of justice is for most men only the courage to suffer injustice. ~ Comte de Lautr amont,
1086:Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has courage to lose sight of the shore. ~ Anonymous,
1087:Overcoming difficulties leads to courage, self-respect, and knowing yourself. ~ Alfred Adler,
1088:Success is never final; failure is never fatal. It’s courage that counts. ~ Angela Duckworth,
1089:Surely all of us are nerved by one another, catch courage from one another. ~ Barbara Deming,
1090:The courage to dream always precedes the capital needed to finance the dream. ~ Andy Stanley,
1091:There is no act of love that is not an act of work or courage. No exceptions. ~ M Scott Peck,
1092:The wages of courage is death, lad, but it's the wages of everything else, too. ~ Tim Powers,
1093:Use your fear... it can take you to the place where you store your courage. ~ Amelia Earhart,
1094:Valor is stability, not of legs and arms, but of courage and the soul. ~ Michel de Montaigne,
1095:We grow our courage muscles like we grow our physical muscles, by using them. ~ Gloria Feldt,
1096:What is courage?" I ask. "Bearing witness. That is a form of courage." (137) ~ Jessica Stern,
1097:yet it may serve to show that courage is often nothing but inverted weakness. ~ Stefan Zweig,
1098:You can choose COURAGE or you can choose COMFORT, but you cannot choose BOTH! ~ Brene Brown,
1099:You can choose Courage or you can choose Comfort, but you cannot choose Both. ~ Brene Brown,
1100:You have to fight, you have to have courage for what you really want ~ Arnold Schwarzenegger,
1101:A great part of courage is the courage of having done the thing before. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
1102:A man without courage is a boat in a frozen lake! Get rid of your fears! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
1103:Are you coming to me for wisdom?
Gansey shook his head head. ‘Courage. ~ Maggie Stiefvater,
1104:Be fearless. Have the courage to take risks. Go where there are no guarantees. ~ Katie Couric,
1105:Brilliant thinking is rare, but courage is in even shorter supply than genius. ~ Reid Hoffman,
1106:Courage does not consist in calculation, but in fighting against chances. ~ John Henry Newman,
1107:Courage doesn't know what's around the corner, but goes around it anyway. ~ Mignon McLaughlin,
1108:Education must award self-confidence, the courage to depend on one's own strength. ~ Sai Baba,
1109:Faith looks back and draws courage; hope looks ahead, and keeps desire alive. ~ John Eldredge,
1110:How much courage does it take for Dean to throw red meat to the party faithful? ~ Howard Dean,
1111:If a warrior lacked wisdom, courage alone would not keep him alive for long. ~ Larry McMurtry,
1112:If I have courage, it is because I have faith in the knowledge of my ancestors. ~ Mau Piailug,
1113:I have always had the courage for the new things that life sometimes offers. ~ Wallis Simpson,
1114:I have gained self-confidence, courage and the support of my people. ~ Velupillai Prabhakaran,
1115:In true courage there is no impatience and no rashness. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II,
1116:Is he alone who has courage on his right hand and faith on his left hand? ~ Charles Lindbergh,
1117:I sit there thinking about how much courage it takes to live an ordinary life. ~ Colum McCann,
1118:It takes courage to be yourself when everyone expects you to be someone else. ~ Camille Pag n,
1119:Lawyers, ah yes, they have courage. But only when it is time to send the bill. ~ J P Donleavy,
1120:Life had been hard on this girl, Jacob, but she had enough courage for an army. ~ Dean Koontz,
1121:One isn't born with courage. One develops it by doing small courageous things. ~ Maya Angelou,
1122:People with courage and character are always called peculiar by other people. ~ Hermann Hesse,
1123:Sheer obstinacy is far more durable than courage, though it’s not as pretty. ~ Lionel Shriver,
1124:Success is never final. Failure is never fatal. It s courage that counts. ~ Vince Lombardi Jr,
1125:Take courage and work on. Patience and steady work- this is the only way. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1126:The courage in journalism is sticking up for the unpopular, not the popular. ~ Geraldo Rivera,
1127:The definition of courage is going from defeat to defeat with enthusiasm. ~ Winston Churchill,
1128:the heaviest anguish often precedes a return tide of joy and courage. ~ Harriet Beecher Stowe,
1129:There is a wide difference between true courage and a mere contempt of life. ~ Cato the Elder,
1130:They said my heart's desire aloud, giving me the courage to acknowledge it. ~ Donna Jo Napoli,
1131:To have courage for whatever comes in life - everything lies in that. ~ Saint Teresa of Avila,
1132:Too much control can stunt a girl, sap her of courage, and render her weak. ~ Elizabeth Letts,
1133:True courage is about knowing not when to take a life, but when to spare one. ~ J R R Tolkien,
1134:You can always die. It's living that takes real courage." - Himura Kenshin ~ Nobuhiro Watsuki,
1135:A cottage in the middle of nowhere is a courage in the middle of nowhere! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
1136:Age only slows down those who never had the courage to walk at their own pace.. ~ Paulo Coelho,
1137:Believing in the sovereignty of God injects courage in the act of desire. ~ Jen Pollock Michel,
1138:Be strong, and let your heart take courage,         all you who wait for the LORD! ~ Anonymous,
1139:Courage cannot be counterfeited. It is one virtue that escapes hypocrisy. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte,
1140:Courage cannot be counterfeited. It is one virtue that escapes hypocrisy. ~ Napol on Bonaparte,
1141:Courage is more exhilarating than fear, and in the long run, it is easier. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt,
1142:Courage is not the absence of fear — it s inspiring others to move beyond it. ~ Nelson Mandela,
1143:Courage is, on all hands, considered as an essential of high character. ~ James Anthony Froude,
1144:Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear—not absence of fear. —MARK TWAIN ~ Jack Kilborn,
1145:God makes me strong. He gives me courage. He gives me peace. He gives me purpose. ~ Amy Harmon,
1146:Have the courage to be completely frank with the Divine. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II,
1147:I do not think that the only way to show courage is to face the world alone. ~ Charlotte Rogan,
1148:I find that complete trust and subsequent courage galvanizing and inspiring. ~ Michael Lomenda,
1149:If you have the courage and you have the heart, that hero just might be you. ~ Waylon Jennings,
1150:Is it the damned fool, who, at that dark moment, laughs courage right into you. ~ Jack Kerouac,
1151:It is ... courage to choose not what will make us happy, but what is precious. ~ Sofia Samatar,
1152:It often requires more courage to dare to do right than to fear to do wrong. ~ Abraham Lincoln,
1153:It often takes more courage to change one's opinion than to stick to it. ~ Georg C Lichtenberg,
1154:It’s too bad we only had the courage to live our lives fully in dreams. ~ Kim Stanley Robinson,
1155:Le courage, c’est savoir que tu pars battu, mais d’agir quand même sans s’arrêter ~ Harper Lee,
1156:Love begets courage, moderation creates abundance and humility generates power ~ B K S Iyengar,
1157:Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them. - Bruce Lee ~ K Langston,
1158:Seneca, the Roman philosopher. Sometimes, even to live is an act of courage. ~ Janet Evanovich,
1159:Sometimes it takes more courage to know when to retreat than to keep fighting. ~ Richelle Mead,
1160:Success is never found. Failure is never fatal. Courage is the only thing. ~ Winston Churchill,
1161:success is not final,failure is not fatal; it is the courage to cintinue that counts ~ Unknown,
1162:The courage of the poet is to keep ajar the door that leads into madness. ~ Christopher Morley,
1163:The four Cs as secret of my success-curiosity, confidence,courage and constancy. ~ Walt Disney,
1164:There is plenty of courage among us for the abstract, but not for the concrete. ~ Helen Keller,
1165:Though I often run out of courage and good sense, stubbornness keeps me going. ~ Simon R Green,
1166:Weakness, fear and hopelessness died. Strength, power and courage was born. ~ Malala Yousafzai,
1167:Who hath not courage to revenge will never find generosity to forgive. ~ Henry Home Lord Kames,
1168:You are a woman, and must begin to live like one. By which I mean: have courage. ~ Sarah Perry,
1169:Act with courage and dignity; stick to the ideals that give meaning to life. ~ Jawaharlal Nehru,
1170:Always do the things you fear the most. Courage is an acquired taste, like caviar. ~ Erica Jong,
1171:And whoever is patient and forgiving, these most surely are actions due to courage. ~ Anonymous,
1172:Courage can't exist without action. Anything else is a lion without his roar. ~ Shannon L Alder,
1173:Courage, garrulousness and the mob are on our side. What more do we want? ~ Georg C Lichtenberg,
1174:Courage is not the absence of fear; it is the making of action in spite of fear. ~ M Scott Peck,
1175:Disbelief is easy, Kane. It’s faith that takes courage, and character. ~ Michael Marshall Smith,
1176:I am bravery. I am courage. I am valor. I am daring. I am holding a thesaurus. ~ Demetri Martin,
1177:I can shake off everything as I write; my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn. ~ Anne Frank,
1178:Is he alone who has courage on his right hand and faith on his left hand? ~ Charles A Lindbergh,
1179:I think leadership's always been about two main things: imagination and courage. ~ Paul Keating,
1180:It is mercy, not justice or courage or even heroism, that alone can defeat evil. ~ Peter Kreeft,
1181:It takes far less courage to cling to the past than it does to face the future". ~ Sandra Brown,
1182:It takes moral courage to grieve; it requires religious courage to rejoice. ~ Soren Kierkegaard,
1183:It was a debt that Peter could never fully repay: the debt of borrowed courage. ~ Justin Cronin,
1184:Le courage, monsieur Krausmann, le courage tout court, c'est de croire en soi. ~ Yasmina Khadra,
1185:Love begets courage, moderation creates abundance and humility generates power. ~ B K S Iyengar,
1186:Loving someone gives you courage; being loved back gives you strength. -Lao Tzu ~ Brandon Shire,
1187:Men create real miracles when they use their God-given courage and intelligence. ~ Jean Anouilh,
1188:No man knows courage,” his father had told him, “who has not known fear. ~ James Conroyd Martin,
1189:Our courage and endurance must be as great as our hope and our hope has no limits. ~ The Mother,
1190:Summon your inner courage to ensure you strive unhindered - toward your chosen goals. ~ Eleesha,
1191:The difference between courage and stupidity is measured by success and survival. ~ Evan Currie,
1192:The opposite of courage in our society is not cowardice... it is conformity. ~ Earl Nightingale,
1193:There is always a road back. If we have the courage to look for it, and take it. ~ Louise Penny,
1194:There is too much animal courage in society and not sufficient moral courage. ~ Mary Baker Eddy,
1195:To make the future demands courage. It demands work. But it also demands faith. ~ Peter Drucker,
1196:What matters is attitude and courage to really do what your heart tells you to. ~ Preeti Shenoy,
1197:What will you reach for to give you hope, courage, and a reason to continue? ~ Paul David Tripp,
1198:Willingly taking a dive headfirst into the unknown takes some serious courage. ~ Colleen Hoover,
1199:You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore ~ Andr Gide,
1200:You can't test courage cautiously, so I ran hard and waved my arms hard, happy. ~ Annie Dillard,
1201:You gain courage and confidence from doing the things you think you cannot do. ~ Lois P Frankel,
1202:Your courage to do what's right has to be greater than your fear of getting hurt ~ Hasan Minhaj,
1203:Be brave, children. Courage is one thing that no one can ever take away from you. ~ Chris Colfer,
1204:Be strong, and let your heart take courage,           all you who wait for the LORD. ~ Anonymous,
1205:But courage is only fear that has said its prayers. And we are going to pray. ~ Janet W Ferguson,
1206:Courage, cheerfulness, and a desire to work depends mostly on good nutrition. ~ Jacob Moleschott,
1207:Courage is a self-inflicted quality that gains momentum every time you try it. ~ Jeffrey Gitomer,
1208:Courage is being afraid but going on anyhow. ~ Mark Victor HansenDan Rather ~ Mark Victor Hansen,
1209:Courage is indispensible because in politics not life but the world is at stake. ~ Hannah Arendt,
1210:Courage isn't the absence of fear but the ability to move forward despite the fear. ~ Kasie West,
1211:Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear – not absence of fear. – Mark Twain ~ Dean Koontz,
1212:Courage is the commitment to begin without any guarantee of success ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
1213:Courage is the quality most essential to understanding the Language of the World. ~ Paulo Coelho,
1214:Courage is the quality most essential to understanding the language of the world. ~ Paulo Coelho,
1215:Days of Dutch courage, just three French letters, and a German sense of humour. ~ Elvis Costello,
1216:Every hero must have the courage to be alone, to take the journey for himself. ~ Joseph Campbell,
1217:Have the courage to build your life around what is really most important to you. ~ Joshua Becker,
1218:Have the courage to take your own thoughts seriously, for they will shape you. ~ Albert Einstein,
1219:If you are going to flip something, you must have the courage of your convictions. ~ Julia Child,
1220:Just as we need the courage to be happy, we also need the courage to live simply. ~ Pope Francis,
1221:Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore. ~ Andr Gide,
1222:N'écoutant que son courage, qui ne lui disait rien, il se garda bien d'intervenir ~ Jules Renard,
1223:One cannot choose how one's life begins but one can choose to face the end with courage ~ Jet Li,
1224:Only evil grows of itself, while for goodness we want effort and courage. ~ Henri Frederic Amiel,
1225:Softness is not weakness. It takes courage to stay delicate in a world this cruel. ~ Beau Taplin,
1226:Sometimes it takes courage—maybe all the courage you’ve got—to just live life. ~ Douglas Preston,
1227:Take courage. We walk in the wilderness today and in the Promised Land tomorrow ~ Dwight L Moody,
1228:The courage of husbands is directly proportionate to the proximity of the wife. ~ Steven Erikson,
1229:The greatest need in the world today is faith in God and courage to do His will. ~ David O McKay,
1230:The mark of the true male is courage, but to have courage the man must take heart. ~ Th un Mares,
1231:The only courage you will need is the courage to live the life you are meant to. ~ Oprah Winfrey,
1232:The opportunity for greater courage comes in the most ordinary of moments. ~ Mary Anne Radmacher,
1233:The path to big, systemic change is collective action. That takes Sister Courage. ~ Gloria Feldt,
1234:The strangest, most generous, and proudest of all virtues is true courage. ~ Michel de Montaigne,
1235:we must constantly build dykes of courage to hold back the flood of fear ~ Martin Luther King Jr,
1236:Without courage we will simply accumulate a collection of good ideas and regrets. ~ Andy Stanley,
1237:woman. Courage like a mountain lion. All of that is inside you, Tori Burton, ~ Loreth Anne White,
1238:Your feelings will guide you if you have the courage to tap into them and listen. ~ Marie Forleo,
1239:Admitting your weaknesses does not diminish your strengths: it shows your courage. ~ Erin Andrews,
1240:A good surgeon needs courage for which a good pair of balls is a prerequisite, ~ Abraham Verghese,
1241:A great leader's courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position. ~ John C Maxwell,
1242:As ever, Morpurgo's warmth and humanity suffuse a story of courage, love and hope. ~ Amanda Craig,
1243:As long as you have the courage to admit mistakes, things can be turned around. ~ Haruki Murakami,
1244:Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD. ~ Anonymous,
1245:Courage is not the absence of fear, he taught me. It’s learning to overcome it. ~ Richard Stengel,
1246:Courage is not the absence of fear or despair, but the strength to conquer them. ~ Danielle Steel,
1247:Courage isn’t knowing you can do something; it’s only being willing to try … ~ Jennifer A Nielsen,
1248:Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear—not absence of fear. —MARK TWAIN ~ Virginia Prodan,
1249:Courage is the commitment to begin without any guarantee of success. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
1250:Fear lives in the head. And courage lives in the heart. The job is to get from one ~ Louise Penny,
1251:His cheeks, and his courage apparently, had been warmed by whiskey’s sweet embrace. ~ Alyssa Cole,
1252:Humility means that you have the courage to accept that you are eternity itself. ~ Frederick Lenz,
1253:I'd like to somehow find the courage to be on the outside who I am on the inside. ~ Katie McGarry,
1254:It is not until you have the courage to engage in human relationships that you grow. ~ Gary Zukav,
1255:Mastery is a journey, and that the master must have the courage to risk failure. ~ George Leonard,
1256:Men have courage-one knows that...but they are more easily deceived than women. ~ Agatha Christie,
1257:...not all great acts of courage are obvious to those looking in from the outside. ~ Mia Sheridan,
1258:Not knowing yourself is inevitable, and not knowing yourself demands courage. ~ Clarice Lispector,
1259:Our destinies are our own, if we have the courage to take control of them. ~ David Clement Davies,
1260:Real courage embraces the twin realities of current difficulty and ultimate triumph. ~ Max Lucado,
1261:The only wrong thing, perhaps, is permanently hesitating on the verge of courage. ~ Sue Monk Kidd,
1262:There is such beauty in the fight to live. We must all find the courage to go on. ~ Kathryn Craft,
1263:To bear other people's afflictions, everyone has courage and enough to spare. ~ Benjamin Franklin,
1264:To live we must conquer incessantly, we must have the courage to be happy. ~ Henri Frederic Amiel,
1265:To me, there is no greater act of courage than being the one who kisses first. ~ Janeane Garofalo,
1266:To pluck up the courage and open your heart, and embrace someone else's heart is difficult. ~ Min,
1267:To reach your goal, remember that courage is the only antidote for danger. ~ Erle Stanley Gardner,
1268:Wait for the Lord; Be strong and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for the Lord. ~ Anonymous,
1269:We can never be certain of our courage until we have faced danger. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld,
1270:What courage and patience are wanted for every life that aims to produce anything! ~ George Eliot,
1271:What value did courage have, without a free and challenging mind to direct it? ~ John Christopher,
1272:when I am feeling low all i have to do is watch my cats and my courage returns ~ Charles Bukowski,
1273:When you truly have the courage to dream, you have the courage to act as well. ~ Alberto Villoldo,
1274:You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage. ~ Maya Angelou,
1275:All of the goodness in the world doesn't amount to a hill of beans without courage ~ Dennis Prager,
1276:Be of good courage, my son, and remember that the best men always make themselves. ~ Patrick Henry,
1277:But that was the thing about courage. Sometimes you had to fake it to feel it. ~ Lisa Tawn Bergren,
1278:By finding the courage to be ourselves, we gain the power to make a difference. ~ Lindsey Stirling,
1279:Courage doesn't mean we're not afraid. Courage means we refuse to be mastered by fear. ~ Mark Hart,
1280:Courage is an imaginary construct that people have made to hide their inferiority. ~ Rakesh Satyal,
1281:Courage is not absence of fear; it is control of fear, mastery of fear.” —MARK TWAIN ~ Brian Tracy,
1282:Courage: The lovely virtue-the rib of Himself that God sent down to His children. ~ James M Barrie,
1283:Don't be so afraid all the time. We never know where our courage is coming from. ~ Shirley Jackson,
1284:dreams weren’t built on fear. They were built on the courage you used to get over it. ~ Max Monroe,
1285:For courage, there must be something at stake. I come here with nothing to lose. ~ Khaled Hosseini,
1286:He who falls obstinate in his courage, if he falls he fights from his knees. ~ Michel de Montaigne,
1287:Human beings are made up of flesh and blood, and a miracle fiber called courage. ~ George S Patton,
1288:Increasingly, the mathematics will demand the courage to face its implications. ~ Michael Crichton,
1289:It takes great courage to write great books. Find your courage and find your voice. ~ Kristen Lamb,
1290:I've always thought an agnostic is an atheist without the courage of his convictions. ~ Carl Sagan,
1291:Nothing can replace courage, a resounding motivation and that little bit of luck. ~ Edmund Hillary,
1292:One cannot answer for his courage when he has never been in danger. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld,
1293:One cannot answer for his courage when he has never been in danger. ~ Fran ois de La Rochefoucauld,
1294:Our objective is to transform fear into hope and courage, hatred into love and respect. ~ Amit Ray,
1295:Reading is a stouthearted activity, disporting courage, keenness, stick-to-it-ness. ~ Irving Stone,
1296:Replacing fear with courage is one of the key components of being unfuckwithable ~ Vishen Lakhiani,
1297:Saying yes . . . saying yes is courage. Saying yes is the sun. Saying yes is life. ~ Shonda Rhimes,
1298:Somebody ought to have the courage to tell the truth. These people are terrorists. ~ Newt Gingrich,
1299:Success comes when you have the trust on self, passion to transcend, and courage to do. ~ Amit Ray,
1300:The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself, in spite of being unacceptable. ~ Paul Tillich,
1301:The four Cs of making dreams come true: Curiosity, Courage, Consistency, Confidence. ~ Walt Disney,
1302:The moment of near despair is quite often the moment that precedes courage. ~ Christopher Hitchens,
1303:The proud heart feels not terror nor turns to run and it is his own courage that kills him ~ Homer,
1304:There is a vast difference between positive thinking and existential courage. ~ Barbara Ehrenreich,
1305:Those who have a strong sense of love and belonging have the courage to be imperfect. ~ Bren Brown,
1306:To look at something as though we had never seen it before requires great courage. ~ Henri Matisse,
1307:We make all sorts of assumptions because we don’t have the courage to ask questions. ~ Miguel Ruiz,
1308:What an old maid I'm getting to be. lacking the courage to be in love with death! ~ Arthur Rimbaud,
1309:You have to have courage to love somebody. Because you risk everything. Everything. ~ Maya Angelou,
1310:Be confident and courageous when you are about to make a start. Courage is key! ~ Israelmore Ayivor,
1311:Courage does not consist in calculation, but in fighting against chances. ~ Saint John Henry Newman,
1312:Courage is like a strain of yoghurt culture, if you have some you can have some more. ~ Ruth Gordon,
1313:Courage isn't absenct of fear, it is the awareness that something else is important ~ Stephen Covey,
1314:Design is the courage and brilliance to cover an original and make it different. ~ John Hockenberry,
1315:Do you have the courage to bring forth the treasures that are hidden within you ~ Elizabeth Gilbert,
1316:for few men's courage is proof against protracted meditation unrelieved by action ~ Herman Melville,
1317:Have the courage to take your own thoughts
seriously, for they will shape you. ~ Albert Einstein,
1318:It's not just a matter of saying you have to have courage, because you learn courage. ~ Linda Seger,
1319:It takes courage not to laugh at your boss’s joke, especially if it is funny. ~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana,
1320:Man is but mortal; and there is a point beyond which human courage cannot extend. ~ Charles Dickens,
1321:Moral courage further demands that you assume the responsibility for your own acts. ~ Napoleon Hill,
1322:Never ask the Gods for life set free from grief, but ask for courage that endureth long. ~ Menander,
1323:tears bore witness that a man had the greatest of courage, the courage to suffer. ~ Viktor E Frankl,
1324:The gods only go with you if you put yourself in their path. And that takes courage. ~ Mary Stewart,
1325:The moment you let your courage leave you, you turn to an abandoned old house! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
1326:There's nothing gives you so much courage as good reasons," continued the sailor; ~ Alexandre Dumas,
1327:Those who have a strong sense of love and belonging have the courage to be imperfect. ~ Brene Brown,
1328:We who live forever can know no courage, nor do we love enough to give our lives. ~ Katherine Arden,
1329:Whatever you are doing in life, do it with courage; or else, don’t ever do it! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
1330:Without dreams, there can be no courage. And without courage, there can be no action. ~ Wim Wenders,
1331:You just have to believe it and be willing to use it. It takes courage and strength, ~ Debbie Corso,
1332:14 Wait for the Lord; Be strong and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for the Lord. ~ Anonymous,
1333:24 Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD. ~ Anonymous,
1334:A good man will certainly also possess courage; but a brave man is not necessarily good. ~ Confucius,
1335:All art requires is courage and the commitment to eat lots of biscuits. D Ellis / 2016 ~ David Ellis,
1336:But courage was not lacking in her heart, though it might be foolhardy and unwise. ~ Guy Gavriel Kay,
1337:Change requires courage, but the failure to change does not signify the lack of it. ~ Harriet Lerner,
1338:Courage consists not in blindly overlooking danger, but in seeing it, and conquering it. ~ Jean Paul,
1339:Courage isn't the absence of fear. Courage is moving forward even when you're afraid. ~ Jeff Wheeler,
1340:Courage isn’t the absence of fear—it’s the strength to keep going when you are scared. ~ Richard Fox,
1341:Courage is the basic virtue for everyone so long as he continues to grow, to move ahead. ~ Rollo May,
1342:Courage to be who you are is the cousin of loving the Divine, yourself and others. ~ Robert V Taylor,
1343:Daylight was coming outside, but it was not only that: courage cast its own light. ~ Guy Gavriel Kay,
1344:Do not just envisage your own hopes, dreams — but, have the courage to strive toward them. ~ Eleesha,
1345:Do you have the courage to bring forth the treasures that are hidden within you? ~ Elizabeth Gilbert,
1346:Have the courage to do something which deserves transportation if you want to be somebody. ~ Juvenal,
1347:If Gwyn could face death unafraid, how could I face life with any less courage? ~ Elizabeth A Reeves,
1348:I hope you build up the courage to leave behind anyone who restricts you from being happy. ~ R H Sin,
1349:Is it better to speak or die?” I’d never even have the courage to ask such a question. ~ Andr Aciman,
1350:Love, understanding, courage, and acceptance are expressions of the life of Jesus, ~ Thich Nhat Hanh,
1351:Now is not about gathering courage, it's about staying one step ahead of my fear. ~ Courtney Summers,
1352:Some things suck; they hurt bad. The question is, Do you have the courage to let them? ~ Ethan Hawke,
1353:That's what courage is you know: being afraid and doing what you have to do anyway. ~ Jasinda Wilder,
1354:The butterfly is the totem of transformation and change and a symbol of courage. ~ Mary Alice Monroe,
1355:The courage to go deeper is found by letting your desire grow larger than your fear. ~ Oriah Dreamer,
1356:The difference between courage and stupidity is measured only by success and survival, ~ Evan Currie,
1357:The more fear you confront and conquer, the greater the courage you will possess.
   ~ Chin-Ning Chu,
1358:Therefore, Your servant has found the courage to pray this prayer to You. 2 Samuel 7:27 ~ Beth Moore,
1359:24. Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the Lord. ~ Anonymous,
1360:A name to fill strong men with fear or courage, depending on which side they stand. ~ Joe Abercrombie,
1361:Courage is instinct, and heroes are born in the moment. Trust yourself to be great, I do! ~ D C Akers,
1362:Courage isn't absenct of fear, it is the awareness that something else is important ~ Stephen R Covey,
1363:Courage isn't knowing you can do something; it's only being willing to try . . . ~ Jennifer A Nielsen,
1364:Courage is saying maybe what I'm doing isn't working, maybe I should try something else. ~ Anna Lappe,
1365:Drink up your false courage and move forward. It’s the only direction a man can move in. ~ Robin Hobb,
1366:Even the pluckiest among us has but seldom the courage of what he really knows. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
1367:Give responsibility to persons of character and courage; and watch them change the world. ~ Anonymous,
1368:Hell, you don’t even get to be born unless your mother has the courage to have you. ~ Timothy Ferriss,
1369:He longed for the oblivion at the end of it, but lacked the courage to face the fall ~ Melvin Burgess,
1370:Hot coffee is like a warm-blooded man. They both give you the courage to face a new day. ~ Xiaolu Guo,
1371:…I noticed a woman whose face was a sea voyage I had not the courage to attempt. ~ Jeanette Winterson,
1372:I think that’s what courage is, being scared and doing what needs to be done, anyway. ~ Sherryl Woods,
1373:It is courage based on confidence, not daring, and it is confidence based on experience. ~ Jonas Salk,
1374:It's not the magnitude of the task that matters, it's the magnitude of our courage. ~ Matthieu Ricard,
1375:It’s very easy to stay down when you’re already there. It takes courage to get back up. ~ Lola St Vil,
1376:I would love to be a Franciscan brother. Im just not sure I have the courage to do it. ~ Rich Mullins,
1377:Leadership requires the courage to make decisions that will benefit the next generation. ~ Alan Autry,
1378:Leadership simply begins with the courage to be yourself. So everyone else can be, too. ~ Umair Haque,
1379:Life is not meant to be easy, my child; but take courage: it can be delightful. ~ George Bernard Shaw,
1380:Men demonstrate their courage far more often in little things than in great. ~ Baldassare Castiglione,
1381:She ate the apple and gave it also to Adam who had not the moral courage to resist her. ~ James Joyce,
1382:Sometimes courage is carried by a roar—sometimes it is hidden within a wavering voice. ~ Scott Sigler,
1383:That’s what courage is—doing something that needs to be done even though you’re afraid ~ Pamela Clare,
1384:The courage of the truth is the first condition of philosophic study. ~ Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel,
1385:The gods only go with you if you put yourself in their path. And that takes courage. I ~ Mary Stewart,
1386:There is no prose as inspiring as a single human being with the courage to live well. ~ Iain S Thomas,
1387:They do not destroy orthodoxy; they only destroy political courage and common sense. ~ G K Chesterton,
1388:To love someone deeply gives you strength. Being loved by someone deeply gives you courage. ~ Lao Tzu,
1389:True courage, in the face of almost certain death, is the rarest quality on earth. ~ Christopher Pike,
1390:When you walk in the company of your courage, nothing & no one - can stand in your way. ~ Eleesha,
1391:Without courage there cannot be truth, and without truth there can be no other virtue. ~ Walter Scott,
1392:27 But Jesus spoke to them at once. “Don’t be afraid,” he said. “Take courage. I am here!* ~ Anonymous,
1393:Always providing you have enough courage—or money—you can do without a reputation. ~ Margaret Mitchell,
1394:Bad governments always lie because telling the truth requires honour and courage! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
1395:Being ourselves means sometimes having to find the courage to stand alone, totally alone. ~ Bren Brown,
1396:But courage wasn't an absence of fear; it was fighting despite the knot in your stomach. ~ Ann Aguirre,
1397:But courage wasn’t an absence of fear; it was fighting despite the knot in your stomach. ~ Ann Aguirre,
1398:Courage never takes away fear; courage simply redistributes fear to get the job done. ~ Dan B Allender,
1399:Courage sometimes skips a generation. Thank you for bringing it back to our family. ~ Kathryn Stockett,
1400:Courage wasn't lack of fear - it was doing what needed doing in the face of it. ~ Cinda Williams Chima,
1401:Fidelity to the law of your own being is an act of high courage flung in the face of life. ~ Carl Jung,
1402:Have the courage to use your own understanding!" - that is the motto of enlightenment. ~ Immanuel Kant,
1403:How powerful prayer is! May we never lose the courage to say: Lord, give us your peace. ~ Pope Francis,
1404:It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction. ~ Albert Einstein,
1405:It takes less courage to criticize the decisions of others than to stand by your own. ~ Attila the Hun,
1406:Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.” —MATTHEW 14:27 ~ Sarah Young,
1407:Leadership is a matter of intelligence, trustworthiness, humaneness, courage, and sternness. ~ Sun Tzu,
1408:Moral courage is the most valuable and usually the most absent characteristic in men ~ George S Patton,
1409:Nothing gives us courage more readily than the desire to avoid looking like a damn fool. ~ Dean Koontz,
1410:Show me, too. Show me your courage and your passion. Show me how strong you are.” In ~ Claire Thompson,
1411:Sometimes, courage is really just cowardice. Sometimes the bravest thing is to let go. ~ Miguel Syjuco,
1412:Taking in another’s criticism, even when it’s offered out of love, requires courage. ~ Sharon Salzberg,
1413:The best leaders operate in four dimensions: vision, reality, ethics, and courage. ~ Peter Koestenbaum,
1414:The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart. ~ Robert Green Ingersoll,
1415:The main quality of courage ! If you can dream it, you can do it! ~ Walt Disney,
1416:There is a certain degree of satisfaction in having the courage to admit one's errors. ~ Dale Carnegie,
1417:The trick is to learn from your mistakes, and have the courage to be true to your heart. ~ Erin Hunter,
1418:The ways in which we are able to express courage also depend on the hand life deals us. ~ Chris Cleave,
1419:they are but men huddling together and shouting to give themselves courage in the dark. ~ Alan W Watts,
1420:Those who dare risk death have courage;
but those who death cannot destroy are immortal. ~ Lao Tzu,
1421:To bear failure with courage is the best proof of character that anyone can give. ~ W Somerset Maugham,
1422:What I was lacking wasn't thinner thighs or a flatter stomach. It was courage. ~ Jennifer L Armentrout,
1423:What makes you a man is not the ability to make a child, it's the courage to raise one. ~ Barack Obama,
1424:You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore. ~ William Faulkner,
1425:Art is a personal act of courage, something one human does that creates change in another. ~ Seth Godin,
1426:But if our mornings are faced with courage and wisdom, the past need not be lived again. ~ Andy Andrews,
1427:Courage and grace is a formidable mixture. The only place to see it is the bullring. ~ Marlene Dietrich,
1428:Courage consists not in hazarding without fear; but being resolutely minded in a just cause. ~ Plutarch,
1429:Courage doesn't mean you don't get afraid. Courage means you don't let fear stop you ~ Bethany Hamilton,
1430:Courage is the most important of all the virtues, without it, you can practice no other. ~ Maya Angelou,
1431:Daring to me is having courage; it's a daily meditation to take breath and find strength. ~ Uma Thurman,
1432:Fear and fatigue block the mind. Face both, then courage and confidence flows into you. ~ B K S Iyengar,
1433:Fear is leaden. Courage is golden. Let go of the weight of the world, and you will fly. ~ Dean F Wilson,
1434:For me a simple message, to think and act with courage, independence and imagination. ~ Albert Einstein,
1435:Healing takes courage, and we all have courage, even if we have to dig a little to find it. ~ Tori Amos,
1436:Her courage seemed to collapse around her ankles like an old pair of elastic undies ~ Julie Anne Grasso,
1437:If we want to create a different future, we must have the courage to look at the past. ~ Dan B Allender,
1438:If you want to discover new oceans, you must first have the courage to leave shore. ~ Winston Churchill,
1439:It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. ~ Robert Kennedy,
1440:It's about having the courage to do something, to take a risk, when it matters most. ~ Lindsay Cummings,
1441:It takes great courage to be vulnerable. It takes enormous strength to be a real woman. ~ John Eldredge,
1442:I will survive, Tracy thought. I face mine enemies naked, and my courage is my shield. ~ Sidney Sheldon,
1443:Let your passion and courage swell in you until you can no longer be contained by fear. ~ Bryant McGill,
1444:Moral courage is more a rare commodity than bravery in a battle or great intelligence. ~ John F Kennedy,
1445:Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good. ~ Pope Leo XIII,
1446:Only boys and fools think men are first in courage. We do not bear children. ~ Katherine Arden,
1447:Perfect courage and utter cowardice are two extremes which rarely occur. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld,
1448:Sometimes all you need is 20 seconds of insane courage. 20 seconds of embarrassing bravery. ~ Anonymous,
1449:Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. ~ Hourly History,
1450:the world was in the hands of those who had courage to dream and to realize their dreams ~ Paulo Coelho,
1451:To those with the courage to stay on course, and those with the imagination to wander. ~ Sulari Gentill,
1452:we make our world significant by the courage of our questions and the depth of our answers ~ Carl Sagan,
1453:We should not be much concerned about faults we have the courage to own. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld,
1454:When you flip anything, you really you just have to have the courage of your convictions. ~ Julia Child,
1455:work with heavy heart and feel oh so lonely when I want all help and courage that may be! ~ Bram Stoker,
1456:You don’t walk with your feet; you walk with your courage! No courage, no walking! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
1457:You made her apologize for sickness. For her courage. You made her feel sorry for dying. ~ M T Anderson,
1458:You're always being led to your highest good, as long as you have the courage to listen. ~ Marie Forleo,
1459:Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. ~ Laozi,
1460:Courage doesn't mean you don't get afraid. Courage means you don't let fear stop you. ~ Bethany Hamilton,
1461:Courage is confused with picking up arms and cowardness is confused with laying them down. ~ Mitch Albom,
1462:Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. ~ C S Lewis,
1463:Courage is the enforcing virtue, the one that makes possible all the other virtues common ~ John McCain,
1464:Doubt increases emptiness; full faith keeps the body heavy and full of courage! ~ Ernest Agyemang Yeboah,
1465:Each time we face our fear, we gain strength, courage, and confidence in the doing. ~ Theodore Roosevelt,
1466:I don't understand why people say that I am full of courage. I feel terribly nervous. ~ Aung San Suu Kyi,
1467:It is an act of courage to acknowledge our own uncertainty and sit with it for a while. ~ Harriet Lerner,
1468:It took strength and courage to know when you were at the outside of what you could handle. ~ Laura Kaye,
1469:Mad fearlessness is not courage. The only requirement for courage is a good heart. ~ Richelle E Goodrich,
1470:oh. It's an E.E. Cummings quote: 'It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are ~ Laura Kaye,
1471:Pure religion is having the courage to do what is right and let the consequence follow. ~ Neal A Maxwell,
1472:Rise up; this matter is in your hands. We will support you, so take courage and do it! ~ Karen Kingsbury,
1473:The best way to accomplish something is to just do it, and then find the courage afterwards. ~ Anonymous,
1474:The first and finest lesson that parents can teach their children is faith and courage. ~ Smiley Blanton,
1475:The only courage that matters is the kind that gets you from one moment to the next. ~ Mignon McLaughlin,
1476:There is no greater courage than to be always truthful
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II, Courage.,
1477:There will always be fear; do it anyway. Let your courage inspire the world around you. ~ Steve Maraboli,
1478:The Ska huffed and puffed but could not quite blow down Maddox’s last shred of courage. ~ Vaughn Heppner,
1479:The three-o'-clock in the morning courage, which Bonaparte thought was the rarest. ~ Henry David Thoreau,
1480:Way down deep, we're all motivated by the same urges. Cats have the courage to live by them. ~ Jim Davis,
1481:We make all sorts of assumptions because we don't have the courage to ask questions. ~ Miguel Angel Ruiz,
1482:Where there's hope, there's life. It fills us with fresh courage and makes us strong again. ~ Anne Frank,
1483:Where was my own courage and belief that I was entitled to a thorough knowledge of the truth? ~ Jan Hahn,
1484:Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of man. ~ Confucius,
1485:Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men. ~ Confucius,
1486:Courage is the hallmark of spirituality. Courage comes when you love yourself for who you are. ~ Amit Ray,
1487:Courage overcomes, but does not replace, fear. Joy overcomes, but does not replace, pain. ~ Eric Greitens,
1488:Embodied courage chooses not to wait until illness or notice of death demands attention. ~ Jack Kornfield,
1489:Give me courage.
Give me tolerance.
Give me wisdom.
Flash. ~ Chuck Palahniuk,
1490:had renounced my father’s world, I had never quite found the courage to live in this one. ~ Tara Westover,
1491:I tell people that we must have the courage to share what we feel, but no one follows me. ~ Tadashi Yanai,
1492:It is courage, courage, courage, that raises the blood of life to crimson splendor. ~ George Bernard Shaw,
1493:It is only necessary to have courage, for strength without self-confidence is useless. ~ Giacomo Casanova,
1494:It takes courage not only to make decisions, but to live with those decisions afterward ~ Mike Krzyzewski,
1495:Laughter rises out of tragedy when you need it the most, and rewards you for your courage. ~ Erma Bombeck,
1496:Love is a risk. It always is. None of us is guaranteed a long life. But love takes courage. ~ Amy Andrews,
1497:May they have the love and courage they need; may they have the will to die and be reborn. ~ Sandy Nathan,
1498:Money is not the issue. Having the courage to give your highest gift is the issue. ~ Neale Donald Walsch,
1499:Sometimes we must take the smallest step before finding the courage to leap.” “Frances, ~ Christine Nolfi,
1500:The Christian life is one of spiritual courage and determination lived out in our flesh ~ Oswald Chambers,

IN CHAPTERS [300/571]

  206 Integral Yoga
  121 Poetry
   48 Philosophy
   34 Fiction
   33 Occultism
   25 Christianity
   16 Psychology
   12 Yoga
   12 Mythology
   8 Mysticism
   6 Education
   4 Philsophy
   3 Science
   3 Integral Theory
   3 Hinduism
   3 Buddhism
   2 Islam
   2 Baha i Faith
   1 Thelema
   1 Alchemy

  118 The Mother
  102 Sri Aurobindo
   54 Satprem
   40 Nolini Kanta Gupta
   24 H P Lovecraft
   19 Friedrich Nietzsche
   18 William Wordsworth
   18 Aleister Crowley
   13 Saint John of Climacus
   12 Sri Ramakrishna
   12 Plotinus
   11 Percy Bysshe Shelley
   10 Walt Whitman
   10 Ovid
   10 Carl Jung
   9 Plato
   9 Friedrich Schiller
   8 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
   7 William Butler Yeats
   7 Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
   7 James George Frazer
   5 Jordan Peterson
   5 Aldous Huxley
   4 Sri Ramana Maharshi
   4 Saint Teresa of Avila
   4 Robert Browning
   4 Ralph Waldo Emerson
   3 George Van Vrekhem
   3 Bokar Rinpoche
   3 A B Purani
   2 Vyasa
   2 Saint Augustine of Hippo
   2 Rudolf Steiner
   2 Nirodbaran
   2 Muhammad
   2 Joseph Campbell
   2 Jorge Luis Borges
   2 Jorge Luis Borges
   2 Henry David Thoreau
   2 Baha u llah
   2 Anonymous

   24 The Synthesis Of Yoga
   24 Lovecraft - Poems
   18 Wordsworth - Poems
   13 Thus Spoke Zarathustra
   13 The Ladder of Divine Ascent
   13 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 07
   12 Words Of Long Ago
   11 The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
   11 Shelley - Poems
   11 Letters On Yoga IV
   10 Whitman - Poems
   10 Prayers And Meditations
   10 Metamorphoses
   10 Magick Without Tears
   9 Schiller - Poems
   9 Questions And Answers 1957-1958
   9 Collected Poems
   8 On Thoughts And Aphorisms
   8 On Education
   8 Essays In Philosophy And Yoga
   8 5.1.01 - Ilion
   7 Yeats - Poems
   7 The Golden Bough
   7 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03
   7 Agenda Vol 10
   6 Twilight of the Idols
   6 The Life Divine
   6 Some Answers From The Mother
   6 Liber ABA
   6 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02
   6 Agenda Vol 03
   5 Words Of The Mother II
   5 The Perennial Philosophy
   5 The Human Cycle
   5 Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness
   5 Savitri
   5 Questions And Answers 1954
   5 Questions And Answers 1953
   5 Questions And Answers 1950-1951
   5 Plotinus - Complete Works Vol 04
   5 Maps of Meaning
   5 Goethe - Poems
   5 Agenda Vol 09
   4 The Way of Perfection
   4 The Bible
   4 Talks
   4 Questions And Answers 1956
   4 Mysterium Coniunctionis
   4 Letters On Yoga II
   4 Labyrinths
   4 Essays On The Gita
   4 Essays Divine And Human
   4 Emerson - Poems
   4 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04
   4 Browning - Poems
   4 Agenda Vol 13
   4 Agenda Vol 12
   4 Agenda Vol 06
   4 Agenda Vol 05
   4 Agenda Vol 01
   3 The Practice of Psycho therapy
   3 The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
   3 Tara - The Feminine Divine
   3 Questions And Answers 1955
   3 Preparing for the Miraculous
   3 Plotinus - Complete Works Vol 01
   3 Faust
   3 Evening Talks With Sri Aurobindo
   3 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 06
   3 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01
   3 Agenda Vol 08
   3 Agenda Vol 02
   2 Walden
   2 Vishnu Purana
   2 Twelve Years With Sri Aurobindo
   2 The Secret Doctrine
   2 The Phenomenon of Man
   2 The Mother With Letters On The Mother
   2 The Lotus Sutra
   2 The Hero with a Thousand Faces
   2 The Future of Man
   2 The Divine Comedy
   2 The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious
   2 Symposium
   2 Selected Fictions
   2 Quran
   2 Questions And Answers 1929-1931
   2 Plotinus - Complete Works Vol 03
   2 Plotinus - Complete Works Vol 02
   2 Knowledge of the Higher Worlds
   2 Isha Upanishad
   2 Hymn of the Universe
   2 Crowley - Poems
   2 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 08
   2 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 05
   2 Agenda Vol 07
   2 Agenda Vol 04

0 0.01 - Introduction, #Agenda Vol 1, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  - and it is terribly disturbing for all those who still climb trees in the old, millennial way. Perhaps it is even a heresy. Unless it is some cerebral disorder? A first man in his little clearing had to have a great deal of Courage. Even this little clearing was no longer so sure. A first man is a perpetual question. What am I, then, in the midst of all that? And where is my law? What is the law? And what if there were no more laws? ... It is terrifying. Mathematics - out of order. Astronomy and biology, too, are beginning to respond to mysterious influences. A tiny point huddled in the center of the world's great clearing. But what is all this, what if I were 'mad'? And then, claws all around, a lot of claws against this uncommon creature. A first man ... is very much alone. He is quite unbearable for the pre-human 'reason.' And the surrounding tribes growled like red monkies in the twilight of Guiana.
  One day, we were like this first man in the great, stridulant night of the Oyapock. Our heart was beating with the rediscovery of a very ancient mystery - suddenly, it was absolutely new to be a man amidst the diorite cascades and the pretty red and black coral snakes slithering beneath the leaves. It was even more extraordinary to be a man than our old confirmed tribes, with their infallible equations and imprescriptible biologies, could ever have dreamed. It was an absolutely uncertain 'quantum' that delightfully eluded whatever one thought of it, including perhaps what even the scholars thought of it. It flowed otherwise, it felt otherwise. It lived in a kind of flawless continuity with the sap of the giant balata trees, the cry of the macaws and the scintillating water of a little fountain. It 'understood' in a very different way. To understand was to be in everything. Just a quiver, and one was in the skin of a little iguana in distress. The skin of the world was very vast.
  Sri Aurobindo! They would be fossils. The truth is always on the move. It is with those who dare, who have Courage, and above all the Courage to shatter all the effigies, to de-mystify, and to go
  TRULY to the conquest of the new. The 'new' is painful, discouraging, it resembles nothing we know! We cannot hoist the flag of an unconquered country - but this is what is so marvelous: it does not yet exist. We must MAKE IT EXIST. The adventure has not been carved out: it is to be carved out. Truth is not entrapped and fossilized, 'spiritualized': it is to be discovered. We are in a nothing that we must force to become a something. We are in the adventure of the new species. A new species is obviously contradictory to the old species and to the little flags of the alreadyknown. It has nothing in common with the spiritual summits of the old world, nor even with its abysms - which might be delightfully tempting for those who have had enough of the summits, but everything is the same, in black or white, it is fraternal above and below. SOMETHING ELSE is needed.

00.03 - Upanishadic Symbolism, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   We have, in modern times, a movement towards a more conscious and Courageous, knowledge of things that were taboo to puritan ages. Not to shut one's eyes to the lower, darker and hidden strands of our nature, but to bring them out into the light of day and to face them is the best way of dealing with such elements, which otherwise, if they are repressed, exert an unhealthy influence on the mind and nature. The Upanishadic view runs on the same lines, but, with the unveiling and the natural and not merely naturalisticdelineation of these under-worlds (concerning sex and food), it endows them with a perspective sub specie aeternitatis. The sexual function, for example, is easily equated to the double movement of ascent and descent that is secreted in nature, or to the combined action of Purusha and Prakriti in the cosmic Play, or again to the hidden fount of Delight that holds and moves the universe. In this view there is nothing merely secular and profane, but all is woven into the cosmic spiritual whole; and man is taught to consider and to mould all his movementsof soul and mind and bodyin the light and rhythm of that integral Reality.11
   The central secret of the transfigured consciousness lies, as we have already indicated, in the mystic rite or law of Sacrifice. It is the one basic, fundamental, universal Law that upholds and explains the cosmic movement, conformity to which brings to the thrice-bound human being release and freedom. Sacrifice consists essentially of two elements or processes: (i) The offering or self giving of the lower reality to the higher, and, as a consequence, an answering movement of (ii) the descent of the higher into the lower. The lower offered to the higher means the lower sublimated and integrated into the higher; and the descent of the higher into the lower means the incarnation of the former and the fulfilment of the latter. The Gita elaborates the same idea when it says that by Sacrifice men increase the gods and the gods increase men and by so increasing each other they attain the supreme Good. Nothing is, nothing is done, for its own sake, for an egocentric satisfaction; all, even movements relating to food and to sex should be dedicated to the Cosmic BeingVisva Purusha and that alone received which comes from Him.

0.00 - INTRODUCTION, #The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
   At that time there lived in Calcutta a rich widow named Rani Rasmani, belonging to the sudra caste, and known far and wide not only for her business ability, Courage, and intelligence, but also for her largeness of heart, piety, and devotion to God. She was assisted in the management of her vast property by her son-in-law Mathur Mohan.
   In 1847 the Rani purchased twenty acres of land at Dakshineswar, a village about four miles north of Calcutta. Here she created a temple garden and constructed several temples. Her Ishta, or Chosen Ideal, was the Divine Mother, Kali.
   Narendra was born in Calcutta on January 12, 1863, of an aristocratic kayastha family. His mother was steeped in the great Hindu epics, and his father, a distinguished attorney of the Calcutta High Court, was an agnostic about religion, a friend of the poor, and a mocker at social conventions. Even in his boyhood and youth Narendra possessed great physical Courage and presence of mind, a vivid imagination, deep power of thought, keen intelligence, an extraordinary memory, a love of truth, a passion for purity, a spirit of independence, and a tender heart. An expert musician, he also acquired proficiency in physics, astronomy, mathematics, philosophy, history, and literature. He grew up into an extremely handsome young man. Even as a child he practised meditation and showed great power of concentration. Though free and passionate in word and action, he took the vow of austere religious chastity and never allowed the fire of purity to be extinguished by the slightest defilement of body or soul.
   As he read in college the rationalistic Western philosophers of the nineteenth century, his boyhood faith in God and religion was unsettled. He would not accept religion on mere faith; he wanted demonstration of God. But very soon his passionate nature discovered that mere Universal Reason was cold and bloodless. His emotional nature, dissatisfied with a mere abstraction, required a concrete support to help him in the hours of temptation. He wanted an external power, a guru, who by embodying perfection in the flesh would still the commotion of his soul. Attracted by the magnetic personality of Keshab, he joined the Brahmo Samaj and became a singer in its choir. But in the Samaj he did not find the guru who could say that he had seen God.

0.00 - The Book of Lies Text, #The Book of Lies, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
    men of Courage. The plea that "love is sorrow", because
    its ecstasies are only transitory, is contemptible.

0.00 - THE GOSPEL PREFACE, #The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
  He was one of the earliest of the disciples to visit Kamarpukur, the birthplace of the Master, in the latter's lifetime itself; for he wished to practise contemplation on the Master's early life in its true original setting. His experience there is described as follows by Swami Nityatmananda: "By the grace of the Master, he saw the entire Kamarpukur as a holy place bathed in an effulgent Light. Trees and creepers, beasts and birds and men all were made of effulgence. So he prostrated to all on the road. He saw a torn cat, which appeared to him luminous with the Light of Consciousness. Immediately he fell to the ground and saluted it" (M The Apostle and the Evangelist by Swami Nityatmananda vol. I. P. 40.) He had similar experience in Dakshineswar also. At the instance of the Master he also visited Puri, and in the words of Swami Nityatmananda, "with indomitable Courage, M. embraced the image of Jagannath out of season."
  The life of Sdhan and holy association that he started on at the feet of the Master, he continued all through his life. He has for this reason been most appropriately described as a Grihastha-Sannysi (householder-Sannysin). Though he was forbidden by the Master to become a Sannysin, his reverence for the Sannysa ideal was whole-hearted and was without any reservation. So after Sri Ramakrishna's passing away, while several of the Master's householder devotees considered the young Sannysin disciples of the Master as inexperienced and inconsequential, M. stood by them with the firm faith that the Master's life and message were going to be perpetuated only through them. Swami Vivekananda wrote from America in a letter to the inmates of the Math: "When Sri Thkur (Master) left the body, every one gave us up as a few unripe urchins. But M. and a few others did not leave us in the lurch. We cannot repay our debt to them." (Swami Raghavananda's article on M. in Prabuddha Bharata vol. XXX P. 442.)

0.01f - FOREWARD, #The Phenomenon of Man, #Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, #Christianity
  possible, and that the preservation of Courage and the joy of
  action in those of us who wish, and know how, to plumb the

0.03 - Letters to My little smile, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  You must not lose patience or Courage; everything will turn
  out all right.
  knew how to work with Courage and steadiness, and in this
  you were exceptional. But you have followed the example of
  You are a Courageous and energetic child.
  Tender love.

0.05 - Letters to a Child, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  how. I have no Courage.
  Do not distress yourself, it is the result of these last few days of
  energetic, Courageous, enduring and always good-tempered. I
  have no doubt that you can acquire these qualities.
  follows, success always comes to those who are strong, Courageous, enduring. And you know that here our force and our help
  are always available to you; you have only to learn to make use

0.05 - The Synthesis of the Systems, #The Synthesis Of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  In psychological fact this method translates itself into the progressive surrender of the ego with its whole field and all its apparatus to the Beyond-ego with its vast and incalculable but always inevitable workings. Certainly, this is no short cut or easy sadhana. It requires a colossal faith, an absolute Courage and above all an unflinching patience. For it implies three stages of which only the last can be wholly blissful or rapid, - the attempt of the ego to enter into contact with the Divine, the wide, full and therefore laborious preparation of the whole lower Nature by the divine working to receive and become the higher Nature, and the eventual transformation. In fact, however, the divine
  Strength, often unobserved and behind the veil, substitutes itself for our weakness and supports us through all our failings of faith, Courage and patience. It "makes the blind to see and the lame to stride over the hills." The intellect becomes aware of a Law that beneficently insists and a succour that upholds; the heart speaks of a Master of all things and Friend of man or a universal Mother who upholds through all stumblings. Therefore this path is at once the most difficult imaginable and yet, in comparison with the magnitude of its effort and object, the most easy and sure of all.
  There are three outstanding features of this action of the higher when it works integrally on the lower nature. In the first place it does not act according to a fixed system and succession as in the specialised methods of Yoga, but with a sort of free, scattered and yet gradually intensive and purposeful working determined by the temperament of the individual in whom it operates, the helpful materials which his nature offers and the obstacles which it presents to purification and perfection. In a sense, therefore, each man in this path has his own method of

0.06 - Letters to a Young Sadhak, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  Only the resolution to face Courageously, in the present existence, all the difficulties, and to overcome them, is the sure
  means of attaining the union you desire.
  Be Courageous and do not think of yourself so much. It is because
  you make your little ego the centre of your preoccupation that
  Surely those who have Courage must have some for those who
  have none.

01.01 - The Symbol Dawn, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Calm was her face and Courage kept her mute.

01.06 - Vivekananda, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   A personal reminiscence. A young man in prison, accused of conspiracy and waging war against the British Empire. If convicted he might have to suffer the extreme penalty, at least, transportation to the Andamans. The case is dragging on for long months. And the young man is in a solitary cell. He cannot always keep up his spirits high. Moments of sadness and gloom and despair come and almost overwhelm him. Who was there to console and cheer him up? Vivekananda. Vivekananda's speeches, From Colombo to Almora, came, as a godsend, into the hands of the young man. Invariably, when the period of despondency came he used to open the book, read a few pages, read them over again, and the cloud was there no longer. Instead there was hope and Courage and faith and future and light and air.
   Such is Vivekananda, the embodiment of Fearlessnessabh, the Upanishadic word, the mantra, he was so fond of. The life and vision of Vivekananda can be indeed summed up in the mighty phrase of the Upanishads, nyam tm balahnena labhya. 'This soul no weakling can attain.' Strength! More strength! Strength evermore! One remembers the motto of Danton, the famous leader in the French Revolution:De l'audance, encore de l'audace, toujours de l'audace!
   The gospel of strength that Vivekananda spread was very characteristic of the man. For it is not mere physical or nervous bravery, although that too is indispensable, and it is something more than moral Courage. In the speeches referred to, the subject-matter (as well as the manner to a large extent) is philosophical, metaphysical, even abstract in outlook and treatment: they are not a call to arms, like the French National Anthem, for example; they are not merely an ethical exhortation, a moral lesson either. They speak of the inner spirit, the divine in man, the supreme realities that lie beyond. And yet the words are permeated through and through with a vibration life-giving and heroic-not so much in the explicit and apparent meaning as in the style and manner and atmosphere: it is catching, even or precisely when he refers, for example, to these passages in the Vedas and the Upanishads, magnificent in their poetic beauty, sublime in their spiritual truth,nec plus ultra, one can say, in the grand style supreme:
   Yasyaite himavanto mahitv
   The consciousness that breathed out these mighty words, these heavenly sounds was in itself mighty and heavenly and it is that that touches you, penetrates you, vibrates in you a kindred chord, "awakening in you someone dead" till thenmrtam kcana bodhayant. More than the matter, the thing that was said, was the personality, the being who embodied the truth expressed, the living consciousness behind the words and the speech that set fire to your soul. Indeed it was the soul that Vivekananda could awaken and stir in you. Any orator, any speaker with some kind of belief, even if it is for the moment, in what he says, by the sheer force of assertion, can convince your mind and draw your acquiescence and adhesion. A leader of men, self-confident and bold and fiery, can carry you off your feet and make you do brave things. But that is a lower degree of character and nature, ephemeral and superficial, that is touched in you thereby. The spiritual leader, the Guide, goes straight to the spirit in youit is the call of the deep unto the deep. That was what Vivekananda meant when he said that Brahman is asleep in you, awaken it, you are the Brahman, awaken it, you are free and almighty. It is the spirit consciousness Sachchidananda that is the real man in you and that is supremely mighty and invincible and free absolutely. The Courage and fearlessness that Vivekananda gave you was the natural attribute of the lordship of your spiritual reality. Vivekananda spoke and roused the Atman in man.
   Vivekananda spoke to the Atman in man, he spoke to the Atman of the world, and he spoke specially to the Atman of India. India had a large place in Vivekananda's consciousness: for the future of humanity and the world is wedded to India's future. India has a great mission, it has a spiritual, rather the spiritual work to do. Here is India's work as Vivekananda conceived it in a nutshell:

0.10 - Letters to a Young Captain, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  afraid of snakes? Come, take Courage and walk through
  them. They will not harm you." I walked through them
  Each one acts according to his nature and if he (or she) Courageously and sincerely follows the law of that nature, he or she
  acts according to truth. Thus, it is impossible to judge and decide
  Yes, you must persevere with Courage and sincerity. You are sure
  to succeed one day.
  strong, severe with themselves, Courageous and enduring.
  But before trying to discipline one's whole life, one should
  Sincerity, Courage, discipline, endurance, absolute faith in the
  Divine work and unshakable trust in the Divine Grace. All

0.13 - Letters to a Student, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  take its place; cowardice is replaced by Courage and energy.
  Series Thirteen - To a Student

0.14 - Letters to a Sadhak, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  The first qualities needed are boldness, Courage and perseverance.
  And then to be conscious that one knows nothing compared

0 1958-11-14, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   Do not flee the difficulty, face it Courageously and carry home the victory.
   My love is with you.

0 1958-11-22, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   At that point, sometimes a great Courage is needed, sometimes a great endurance is needed, sometimes a true love is enough, sometimes, oh! if only faith were there, one thing, one tiny little thing is enough, and everything can be swept away. I have done it often; there are times when I have failed. But more often than not I have been able to remove it. But then, what is needed is a great, stoical Courage or a capacity to endure and to SEE IT THROUGH. The resistance (especially in cases of former suicide), the resistance to the temptation of renewing this stupidity creates a terrible formation. Or else this habit of fleeing when suffering comes: flee, flee, instead of absorbing the difficulty, holding on.
   But just this, a faith in the Grace, or an awareness of the Grace, or the intensity of the call, or else naturally the response the response, the thing that opens, that breaks the response to this marvelous love of the Grace.
   Oh, the most terrible of all is when one does not have the strength, the Courage, something indomitable! How many times do they come to tell me, I want to die, I want to flee, I want to die.I say, But die, then, die to yourself! No one is asking you to let your ego survive! Die to yourself since you want to die! Have that Courage, the true Courage, to die to your egoism.
   But because it is karma, one must, one must DO something oneself. Karma is the construction of the ego; the ego MUST DO something, everything cannot be done for it. This is it, THIS is the thing: karma is the result of the egos actions, and only when the ego abdicates is the karma dissolved. One can help it along, one can assist it, give it strength, bestow Courage upon it, but the ego must then make use of it.
   But I always had a presentiment of the true thing: that only a VERY CourageOUS act of self-giving could efface the thingnot Courageous or difficult from the material point of view, not that There is a certain zone of the vital in you, a mentalized vital but still very material, which is very much under the influence of circumstances and which very much believes in the effectiveness of outer measuresthis is what is resisting.
   That is all I know.

0 1959-04-07, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   With all my love, I envelope you, my child, and I tell you, Have Courage, the victory is certainnot a compromise or partial victory, but integral.
   Signed: Mother

0 1959-06-08, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   I should write you what X has revealed about my last three lives, but I have neither the Courage nor the desire to again speak of myself.
   Your child,

0 1961-02-18, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   So well see how long this is going to last. I understand why people have never tried to change it: stir up that quagmire? No! It takes a lot (laughing), a lot of Courage! Oh, its so easy to escape, so easy to say, None of that concerns me. I belong to higher spheres, it doesnt concern me.
   Anyway, its obvious that nobody has succeeded, so far not a single person and I understand! I understand. When you find yourself face to face with it, you wonder, How could anything possibly withstand this!

0 1961-04-07, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   But the indispensable foundation is truly an indomitable Courage and unflinching endurancefrom the most material cells of the body to the highest consciousness, from top to bottom, entirely. Without that, were pretty useless.
   And I am really in the most favorable conditions, because my body says yes. It says yes, yes, yesit doesnt complain. This may be the sense behind all this illness and difficulty. Not a single day of complaint.

0 1961-04-12, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   The first was with a boy who was a Sanskritist and had wanted to come to India with us. He was the son of a French ambassadoran old, noble family. But he learned that his lungs were bad, and so he joined the Army; he enlisted as an officer, just at the start of the 1914 war. And he had the Courage of those who no longer cling to life; when he received the order to advance on the enemy trenches (it was incredibly stupid, simply sending people to be slaughtered!), he didnt hesitate. He went. And he was hit between the two lines. For a long time, it was a no mans land; only after some days, when the other trench had been taken, could they go and collect the dead. All this came out in the newspapers AFTERWARDS. But on the day he was killed, of course, no one was aware of it.
   I had a nice photo of him with a Sanskrit dedication, placed on top of a kind of wardrobe in my bedroom. I open the door and the photo falls. (There was no draft or anything.) It fell and the glass broke into smithereens. Immediately I said, Oh! Something has happened to Fontenay. (That was his name: Charles de Fontenay.) After that I came back down from my room, and then I hear a miaowing at the door (the door opened onto a large garden courtyard1). I open the door: a cat bursts in and jumps on me, like that (Mother thumps her breast). I speak to him: What is it, whats the matter? He drops to the ground and looks at meFontenays eyes! Absolutely! No one elses. And he just stayed put, he didnt want to go. I said to myself, Fontenay is dead.

0 1962-01-21, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Actually, people have always taken themselves for victims hounded by adverse forces the Courageous fight back, the rest lament. But increasingly there has been a very concrete vision of the role the adverse forces play in the creation, of their almost absolute necessity as goads to make the creation progress and become its Origin again. And there was such a clear vision that one should accomplish ones own transformation thats what we must pray for, what we must work outrather than demand the conversion or abolition of the adverse forces.
   And this is all from the terrestrial, not the individual standpoint (for the individual standpoint, its quite clear): I am speaking from the terrestrial standpoint.

0 1962-01-27, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   He came to France and asked me. He absolutely insisted. He had read all Theons stuff and was well up on everything and very anxious to try. So I taught him how to do it; and whats more, I was there, he did it in my presence. And, mon petit, the moment he went out of his body, he was thrown into a panic! The man was no cowardhe was very Courageous but it absolutely terrified him! Sheer panic. So I said no, no, no.
   But for instance, I do exteriorize at night.

0 1962-02-27, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Ultimately, absolute sincerity is the great deciding factor for those who predict or foresee. Unfortunately, because of peoples curiosity, their insistence and the pressure they exert (which very few can resist), an almost involuntary mechanism of inner imagination comes to add just that small missing element to something not seen with precision or exactness. Thats what causes flaws in prediction. Very few have the Courage to say, Ah no, I dont know this, I dont see that, this eludes me. They dont even have the Courage to say it to themselves! So then, with a tiny drop of imagination, which acts almost subconsciously, the vision or information gets rounded outit can turn out to be anything at all! Very few people can resist this tendency. I have known many, many psychics, many extraordinarily gifted beings, and only a handful were able to stop just at the point where their knowledge stopped. Or else they embellish. Thats what gives these faculties their slightly dubious quality. One would have to be a great saint, a great sage, and completely free from other peoples influences (I dont speak of those who seek fame: they fall into the most flagrant traps); because even goodwillwanting to satisfy people, please them, help themis enough to distort the vision.
   (Smiling) Are you satisfied? Have I answered everything?

0 1962-07-21, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   In Bengal this weakness has gone to the extreme. The Bengali has a quick intelligence, emotional capacity and intuition. He is foremost in India in all these qualities. All of them are necessary but they do not suffice. If to these there were added depth of thought, calm strength, heroic Courage and a capacity for and pleasure in prolonged labor, the Bengali might be a leader not only of India, but of mankind. But he does not want that, he wants to get things done easily, to get knowledge without thinking, the fruits without labor, siddhi by an easy sadhana [discipline]. His stock is the excitement of the emotional mind. But excess of emotion, empty of knowledge, is the very symptom of the malady. In the end it brings about fatigue and inertia. The country has been constantly and gradually going down. The life-power has ebbed away. What has the Bengali come to in his own country? He cannot get enough food to eat or clothes to wear, there is lamentation on all sides, his wealth, his trade and commerce, his lands, his very agriculture have begun to pass into the hands of others. We have abandoned the sadhana of Shakti and Shakti has abandoned us. We do the sadhana of Love, but where Knowledge and Shakti are not, there Love does not remain, there narrowness and littleness come, and in a little and narrow mind there is no place for Love. Where is Love in Bengal? There is more quarreling, jealousy, mutual dislike, misunderstanding and faction there than anywhere else even in India which is so much afflicted by division.
   In the noble heroic age of the Aryan people4 there was not so much shouting and gesticulating, but the endeavor they undertook remained steadfast through many centuries. The Bengalis endeavor lasts only for a day or two.

0 1962-08-14, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   One of our children, V., a Courageous boy, went up there all by himself. In winter its completely isolated, theres nothing nearby. It was May and still frightfully cold, it seems, snow still covered the ground. And the man was sitting there stark naked as though it were perfectly natural! He even asked the boy, Do you want to spend the night here? That was a bit too much!
   Anyway, V. went there, sat down next to him, and after a while the man went into a sort of trance and began to tell V. about his life (the boys life, not his own!). So V. was interested and wanted to know more. Where do I come from? he asked. The man answered, Oh, from an ashram by the sea the sea is there. Then he began to speak (I must mention that outwardly he knew nothing about Sri Aurobindo or me or the Ashram, absolutely nothing at all), and he told V. that a great sage and the Mother were there, and that they wanted to do something on earth that had never been done before something very difficult. Then, I dont know whether he mentioned I was alone now (I have no idea), but he said, Oh, she has had to withdraw2 because the people around her dont understand and life there has become very difficult. It will be very difficult until 1964.

0 1962-11-03, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   We have to endure. And have Courage.
   Au revoir, petit.

0 1963-06-15, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Because do you know the story of that Romanian who was tortured by the Communists and had visions of Sri Aurobindo2 (he didnt see him as he is, in fact, he saw him according to his own conception: thin and ascetic), and finally the apparition told him, I am your soul, and so on? But he had never read Sri Aurobindos name, he only heard it, and he wrote it in a very odd way [Aurobin Dogos]. It SEEMS to be something of Sri Aurobindo. Anyhow it gave him the strength to go through all those torturesappalling tortures, unimaginable. And he was able to escape, somebody helped him escape (now he is safe in England). But before that, he suffered so much that he thought of letting himself die, and that voice, that apparition which came and spoke to him for hours, was what gave him Courage and told him that the soul NEVER gets dis Couraged, it has something to do, and you must endure. He endured thanks to that voice.
   Well, similar things may have happened elsewhere and some people may have received inspirationswe cannot say.

0 1963-10-05, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   It was a constructiona huge construction. It resembled one of those huge hotels they build nowadays, with inner courtyards and all sorts of things. And I had my room right at the top. (It called to my mind an old experience I had had. Do you remember that big hotel?1 It was somewhat like that.) And everyone there was APPARENTLY full of respect, of obedience, of thoughtfulness but everyone was going his own sweet way thats nothing new. At first, I was downstairs (my room was way upstairs, I dont know how many floors there were), and there I met some people, people whom I know. But each and every detail was so revealing, it was marvelous! And it was time for me to have my bath (I dont know what time it was!), so I wanted to go back upstairs to do so, but I needed someone to prepare the bath (its symbolic; I dont know yet, I havent yet understood the symbol of that bath, because it occurs very often; but there may be some meaning hidden in that symbol). But then one person was too old (someone who had offered to prepare the bath, but he was too old), another wasnt strong enough, anotherto be able to prepare the bath required VERY special qualities. It isnt the first time; it has happened two or three times before: to be able to prepare that bath took absolutely exceptional qualities of Courage, strength, physical power, endurance. And the people downstairs (gesture expressing incapacity). So I said to myself, All right, Ill go upstairs and see what happens.
   On the way, the same thing happened again: I went the usual wayplop! cut off, nothing left, I cant get through; I come back, start another wayplop! cut off, I cant get through. Yet I kept going up (how, I dont know). Then I reached a sort of square terrace-balcony, perfectly square, and ALL its doors were closed. There was no way of going farther: all the doors were closed. Then I see water rising, rising, rising in the ENTIRE building, except the places where the doors were closed. Downstairs (I dont know, I was very high up, maybe on the fourth or fifth floor) the doors were closed, so naturally water could not get in. All the courtyards (large, immense courtyards) were turned into swimming pools. What water! I kept watching it, admiring it; I said to myself, What wonderful water! So clear, so clear, clearer than any I ever saw. Water that was I cant say, it was transparent like like purity itself, it was marvelous. It was rising and rising and rising. I saw in one of the courtyards on my left (a very large courtyard: it had become an immense swimming pool!), I saw a person in a bathing suit come out of the water, as if he had taken his bath in it, and wrap himself up (a very tall person, very tall, who was neither a man nor a woman), he wrapped himself up in a bathrobe, then walked away on the water (!) I was watching this till suddenly I realized that the water was beginning to reach my feet. Then I KNEW: Ah, yes! Theyve decided to do this. I was a little upset: They really could have told me they were going to do this! I thought. Its something they must do regularly. Did they inform some people? (All this in my head, of course.)

0 1964-03-28, #Agenda Vol 05, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   You know, one minute of such an experience gives you Courage for yearsit lasted a few minutes, I was having my breakfast.
   Ultimately, thats also what I am waiting for: an experience in the body.

0 1964-04-08, #Agenda Vol 05, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   And this poor body says to the Lord, Tell me! Tell me. If I am to last, if I am to live, thats fine, but tell me so I may endure. I dont care about suffering and I am ready to suffer, as long as this suffering isnt a sign given me that I should prepare to go. Thats how it is, thats how the body is. Of course, it could be expressed with other words, but thats it. When you suffer, for instance, when the body suffers, it wonders why, it asks, Is there something I have to endure and overcome in order to be ready to continue my work, or is it a more or less roundabout way to tell me that I am coming undone and I am going to disappear? Because it rightly says, My attitude would be differentif I am to go, well, Ill completely stop bothering about myself, or about whats going on or anything; if I am to stay, I will have Courage and endurance, I wont budge.
   But it isnt even told that I havent yet been able to obtain a clear answer.

0 1964-11-12, #Agenda Vol 05, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   There is this phenomenon: as soon as the physical organism, with its crystallization and habits, is put in the presence of a new experience without being carefully forewarned (Now be careful, this is a new experience!), it is afraid. Its afraid, it panics, it worries. It depends on the person, but at the very least, in the most Courageous, in the most trusting, it creates an uneasinessit begins with a slight pain or a slight uneasiness. Some are afraid immediately; then its all over: the experience stops, it has to be started all over again; others (like those English people I was talking about, or like Z) hold on and observe, wait, and then the unpleasant effects, one may say, slowly die down, stop and turn into something else, and the experience begins to take on its own value or color.
   With those faintings of sorts I told you about the other day, I observed (it went on the whole day), and I saw (saw with the inner vision): it is like the travelat times as quick as a flash, at other times slow and very measuredof a force that starts from one point to reach another one. That force travels along a precise route, which isnt always the same and seems to include certain cells on its way: the starting point and the arrival point (Mother draws a curve in the air). If you arent on your guard, if you are taken by surprise, during the passage of the force (whether long or short) you feel the same sensation (you, meaning the body), the same sensation as before fainting: its the phenomenon that precedes fainting. But if you are attentive, if you stay still and look, you see that it starts from one point, reaches another point, and then its overwhat that force had to do has been done, and there is no APPARENT consequence in the rest of the body.

0 1964-11-25, #Agenda Vol 05, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Afterwards, for the rest of the day, it was as if the body were asking, or were en Couraged to ask (usually, it doesnt ask, it doesnt even ask for health or anything), and for the first time yesterday in the afternoon, it seemed to be saying, with a sort of aspiration almost not formulated in words, but with the feeling and impression: Am I not going to be ready for You to live in these cells? For these cells to be You? Words spoil it because they give a somewhat brutal and hard precision, but it was as if the cells were saying, Never will we have that marvelous Peace. It was a peace, but a peace full of creative power, and so rich, containing an infinite power, rich with joy; and it gave the body the Courage to say, We will be THAT only if You are here, and You alone.
   Sri Aurobindo wrote, Every event (like every moment of life) will be a marvel when it is the marvelous Whole that lives that lives in the body. This was really like the expression of what the body felt. And it is its ONLY raison dtrethere is no other, all the rest It went through every disgust, every disdain, every indifference, to the point where it asked, But how can we live? What for? Why, why do we exist, why were we created? Why? All that is nothing! And strangely, there was a sort of memory of the eons of time during which people lived in this ignorance of the why and in a sort of bewilderment. That so much time could have been spent to find the only thing the only thing that exists! And why all that, why? All that, centuries of absurd sensations. It was curious: like a slow memory of a futile and useless lifeabsurd and so painful! Why all that in order to find THAT?

0 1965-07-24, #Agenda Vol 06, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Yes, thats right. But Sri Aurobindo said it to me. I asked him several times how it was that people (who consciously, outwardly, would rather have pleasant things and favorable events) are constantly attracting and attracting unpleasant things, even terrible catastrophes. I know some women (men too, but they are fewer), women who spend their time imagining the worst: they have children they imagine that each of them will meet with the worst catastrophes; someone goes away by caroh, the car will have an accident; they take the trainoh, the train will derail; and so forth. Well, thats why. Thats what Sri Aurobindo explained so well: all those parts of the being are terribly tamasic and it is the violence of the shock that awakens something in them; and that is why they attract those things as though instinctively. The Chinese, for example, have an extremely tamasic vital and an insensate physical: its sensation is totally blunted they are the ones who invented the most frightful forms of torture. It is because they need something extreme in order to feel, otherwise they dont feel. There was a Chinese who had a sort of anthrax, I think, in the middle of the back (generally an extremely sensitive spot, it seems), and because of his heart they couldnt put him to sleep to operate on him, so they were a bit worried. They operated without anesthesiahe was awake, he didnt move, didnt shout, didnt say anything, they were filled with admiration for his Courage; then they asked him what he had felt: Oh, yes, I felt some scraping in my back! Thats how it is. Thats what creates the necessity of catastrophesof unexpected catastrophes: the thing that gives you a shock to wake you up.
   What you are saying here about those morbid and diseased imaginations, I said it myself not long ago: the imagination is instantly defeatist and catastrophic.

0 1965-08-07, #Agenda Vol 06, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   If they have some intelligence, they will publish it. If they publish it, it will be good for everyone. I havent told you this little story which resembles yours: some two years ago, The Illustrated Weekly asked questions on where India stood, and in their questionnaire they had asked for the answers to be put in as few words as possible. Very well. As for me, I answered with one word, two words, three words, because things can be put in very few words.2 They published it in a box in the middle of peoples answers, which were columns long! Mon petit, it seems it had more effect than all the rest. They said to themselves, It has forced us to think. It will be the same thing for you if you have the Courage to put just what has to be put, in as few words as possible: the thing as exact as possible.
   If they have the Courage to publish it, it will do a lot of good, a lot.3
   And it isnt a question of condensing, its not that: its a question of saying just the essentialof catching the essential behind all that and of saying it.
   And he tells us that just because we have invented a few rockets and cultivated a few cerebral pyramids, that does not mean we have done with being men. A still greater adventure awaits us, divine and superhuman, if only we have the Courage to get under way.
   And he gives us the means to do so.

0 1965-09-11, #Agenda Vol 06, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Will they [the Indians] have the Courage to hold out against the pressure from the Americans, the British, etc.? Thats the most difficult. The most difficult part isnt the military part, its politically to hold out against the pressures from all those people who say, You must make peace.
   But they arent sincere.

0 1965-09-25, #Agenda Vol 06, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Yes, because it isnt manifested, its outside the manifestation. But what Sri Aurobindo wants is for us to bring it down here. Thats just the difficulty. Thats it. And one must accept infirmity and the very appearance of stupidity and everything, and there isnt one being in fifty million (Sri Aurobindo told me I was the only one! [laughing] It may be so!) who has the Courage for that.
   Just yesterday I was looking at this body, and there were no the reactions that might be called personal were truly reduced to an imperceptible minimum, which means there was a sense I cant say a universal sense because its not certain that Matter in other universes follows the same law, I dont know (I dont know I once knew: there was a time when I was in contact with this and that and I could have said, but now I dont want to concern myself with it: I am concerned only with the earth). Because this is always there, too: the possibility of escaping by going elsewhere. Lots of people did that in fact: they went off elsewhere, into another, more or less subtle world. Of course, there are millions of ways to escape there is only one way to stay, and thats to truly have Courage and endurance, to accept all the appearance of infirmity, the appearance of powerlessness, the appearance of incomprehension, the appearance, yes, of a negation of the Truth. But if one doesnt accept all that, nothing will ever be changed! Those who want to remain great, luminous, strong, powerful and what have you, well, let them stay up there, they can do nothing for the earth.
   And its a very small thing (a very small thing because the consciousness is sufficient not to be affected in the least), but the incomprehension is so general and total! In other words, you receive abuse, expressions of contempt and all the rest, precisely because of what you do, because according to them (all the great intelligences of the earth), you have renounced your divinity. They dont say it like that, they say, What? You claim to have a divine consciousness, and then And this manifests in everyone and every circumstance. Now and then, someone for a moment has a flash, but thats quite exceptional, while Well, show your power!, thats everywhere.

0 1966-07-27, #Agenda Vol 07, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Its on this occasion, too, that I had an answer regarding death. I was told, But they all want to die! Because they dont have the Courage to be before That is manifested. And I saw I clearly saw it was like that.
   The power of Death is that they all want to die! Not like that in their active thought, but in the bodys deep feeling, because it doesnt have the Courage to be without Thatit takes great Courage.
   So they began with a complete ignorance and general stupidity, participating in all that this life is outwardly (as if it were something wonderful!). But as soon as they begin to grow a little wiser, it stops being wonderful. Its like what I said about this flower [the lotus]: when you know how to look at a flower, at the so spontaneous and, oh, uncomplicated expression of this marvelous Love, then you understand how long the way isall these attachments, all this importance we give to useless things, whereas there should be a spontaneous and natural beauty.
   If they knew too soon, if they were able to see the opposition between what is and what must be, they wouldnt have the Courage. One must one must truly be heroicheroic. I assure you, I see these cells, they are heroicheroic. As for them, they dont know in that mental way: its only their adoration that saves them. That is, What You will, Lord, what You will, what You will , with the simplicity of a childs ingenuous heart: What You will, what You will, what You will only what You will and nothing but what You will exists. Then its all right. But without that, its not possible. Its not possible to know what they know and to continue to be if That isnt there. You know, the feeling is, At Your service, what You will, what You will whatever You will , without discussion, without anything, without even a sensation, nothing: What You will, what You will.
   This is the only strength, there is no other.

0 1966-12-07, #Agenda Vol 07, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Basically, when we have reached the end (the end which is the beginning of something else), the end of this work of transformation, when it really is the transformation and we are settled in it, maybe well remember and derive a special pleasure from remembering having gone through this? In the higher spheres it has always been said that those who have the Courage to come for the preparation will have, when its done, superior assets and of a more intimate and deeper quality than those who will have quietly waited for others to do the work for them.
   It may be so.

0 1967-06-07, #Agenda Vol 08, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   All the countries live in falsehood. If only one country stood Courageously for truth, the world might be saved.

0 1967-06-14, #Agenda Vol 08, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   We think we are we think we are so great, so wise, so Oh, all the virtues we give ourselves! (Mother laughs) So Courageous, so enduring, so An act we put on for ourselves our whole life long.

0 1967-08-02, #Agenda Vol 08, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   But he must find the Courage to break off. Thats his problem.
   He hasnt once told me, I want to stop.

0 1968-02-20, #Agenda Vol 09, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   And its true, I have noticed it: at times when the Force comes with really all its might, its terrible! Even for those who are most used to it, even for the most Courageous its hard. So its always like that: it contains itself so as not to be unbearable.
   What do you have to tell me? Nothing? Its a pity. Im always the one who speaks!

0 1968-04-27, #Agenda Vol 09, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I think its the only thing hes asking for. Only, he doesnt have the strength to put his situation in the Vatican in order. He doesnt have the Courage to put his affairs in order.
   But the other fellow, Msgr. R., will do it for him: hell send him back.
   Yes, but P.L. wont have the Courage to say that hes quitting everything.

0 1968-06-22, #Agenda Vol 09, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   P. L. could be very, very useful if he wanted tovery useful. But theres a little something that resists, I dont know whatmaybe like a slight lack of Courage somewhere, I dont know what. When he is in front of difficulty, he is instantly tormented.
   Thats what bothers me. Because I have put on him enough force for him to pull through in any event, but if inwardly he starts vibrating, it cant work anymore.

0 1968-08-28, #Agenda Vol 09, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   That is to say, for a few minutes the body lost patience. And then it knew, this fool, a few minutes later, it knew it had simply refused to accept a more total experiencevery well. You see, the body hadnt had the necessary Courage or endurance or patience or faith to accept a more total experience.
   Would you imagine that suddenly, I dont know I must say it wasnt pleasant (!), something came from outside, like a malicious suggestion telling me, If you get cured now, when you have to die youll have to go through this again.4 It was hideous! I think that was the cause of the bodys outburst.

0 1968-12-04, #Agenda Vol 09, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Its the other side of his nature. There are many people who could kill if they had the Courage to.
   In their feelings, they do kill.

0 1969-01-04, #Agenda Vol 10, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   What Courage!
   So you must have a multitude of nephews and nieces?

0 1969-03-26, #Agenda Vol 10, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   The disciple who had the vision wanted me to ask you if you happen to carry Mothers symbol or something of her around your neck? Because he saw you with this symbol around your neck. He told me that the basilica where the photo of this Msgr. Z was taken had very much the vibration of a haunted place! Poor Church. You are indeed Courageous, dear P.L., and you are silently doing a great and good work for the world.

0 1969-04-02, #Agenda Vol 10, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   He has acted with great Courage.

0 1969-06-04, #Agenda Vol 10, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   My work is the same, there are difficulties in accepting my ideas. I am regarded as a crank (I think so, though no one has talked to me about it, for there is a force protecting me). Yet, things at the Vatican, at the center of the Church, are changing. The struggle of the new forces against the traditional ones is now very strong. If the Pope accepts (his entourage is against it) to go to Geneva on June 10 and take part in the Assembly of Protestant Churches, and asserts there that we are not the only ones to possess the truth, I believe that will be a great step forward. But will he have the Courage to accept that other religious movements too are seeking? Or will he remain rooted in the assertion that extra ecclesia non est salus,1 that the only depository of the Truth, the exclusive owner (!) of salvation is the Catholic Church? For the time being, I am on the list of those accompanying him. Mothers assistance will have to be strong on that day
   (after a silence)

0 1969-06-28, #Agenda Vol 10, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   In truth, this is the time of the Great Adventure. The world is closed, there are no more adventures outside: only robots go to the moon and our borders are guarded everywherein Rome or in Rangoon, the same functionaries of the great Machine are watching us, punching our cards, checking our faces and searching our pockets there is no more adventure outside! The Adventure is with inFreedom is within, Space is within, so is the transformation of our world by the power of the Spirit. Because, in truth, that Power was always there, supreme, all-powerful, prodding evolution on: it was the hidden Spirit growing to become the Spirit manifest upon earth, and if we have trust, if we want that supreme Power, if we have the Courage to descend into our hearts, everything is possible, for God is in us.
   Its unfortunate that there cant be another word than God.

0 1969-11-29, #Agenda Vol 10, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Knowledge, when it goes to the root of our troubles, has in itself a marvellous healing-power as it were. As soon as you touch the quick of the trouble, as soon as you, diving down and down, get at what really ails you, the pain disappears as though by a miracle. Unflinching Courage to reach true knowledge is therefore the very essence of yoga. No lasting superstructure can be erected except on a solid basis of true Knowledge.
   Thats just for A.R.! (Laughing) Youd think it was written for him!

0 1969-12-17, #Agenda Vol 10, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Then (Mother takes other notes) I am continuing the answers to the Aphorisms, and yesterday (those Aphorisms of Sri Aurobindo are extremely interesting, I had forgotten), yesterday T. asked me a question (because in those Aphorisms, Sri Aurobindo speaks of Courage and love, meanness and selfishness, nobleness and generosity1), so she asked me, Could you give me the definition of these words? At first, I thought it wouldnt come, but all of a sudden it came. So I noted it down, its interesting.
   (Mother reads)
   Courage is the total absence of fear in all its forms.
   It shouldnt be understood mentally, it should be understood like this (gesture above the head), because the words have a very vast meaning, as vast as possible, very universal.

0 1970-03-14, #Agenda Vol 11, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   We have to struggle on, we need patience, Courage, will, trust but things are no longer just the way they are. Its the old thing trying to hang on tighthideous! Hideous. But its not like that anymore. Its not like that anymore.

0 1971-01-16, #Agenda Vol 12, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   They have broadcast it. (Laughing) The first thing they did was to send it to Delhi. Instead of broadcasting it here, they sent it to Delhi. They made such a fuss about it. But its good, it gives people Courage.
   Yes, Mother, I dont know, but personally I have a strong feeling that its very close.

0 1971-03-31, #Agenda Vol 12, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   But India should have the Courage to intervene, Mother.
   (Mother goes deep within, then, after a long time, makes a gesture as if to say, What can be done? and goes back within)

0 1971-04-07, #Agenda Vol 12, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Lying is always the sign of a lack of Courage. A refusal to face the situation as it is.
   (Mother goes back within, long contemplation)

0 1971-05-15, #Agenda Vol 12, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   The Great History tells us that India must again be one, and that particular current of history is so imperative that twice already Destiny has managed to put India before the possibility of her reunification. The first time was in 1965 when Pakistans foolish aggressiveness enabled India to counterattack and carry the battle right into the suburbs of Lahore and up to Karachi had she but had the Courage to seize boldly her destiny. The hour was indeed for a decisive choice. The Mother declared categorically: India is fighting for the triumph of Truth, and She must fight until India and Pakistan become ONE again, for such is the truth of their being. At Tashkent, we yielded on the crest of a petty compromise which was to lead us into a second, more bloody and painful reef, Bangladesh. There too destiny graciously arranged to enable India to hasten to the aid of her massacred brethreneven the famous skyjacking incident of January4 was, as it were, arranged by the Grace so as to spare India from delaying her intervention until it was too late (or to spare her the shame of not intervening at all and allowing Pakistans planes to fly over her head loaded with weaponry and murderers to slaughter her brothers). But there again, yielding to the demands of the moment and to the small, shortsighted interests, we refused to accept the challenge of the Great Direction of our History, and we now find ourselves on the brink of a new compromise which will lead us inevitably to a third and even more disastrous and bloody reef. For one day India must inevitably face that which twice she has fled. Only each time the conditions are more disastrous for her and for the worldperhaps so disastrous that the whole earth will even be engulfed in another general conflict, while the whole story could have been resolved at the little symbolic point that is Bangladesh, at the right hour, with the right gesture and a minimum of suffering.
   For let there be no doubt about it, the Bangladesh affair is not an Indian event, it is a world event. The division of India is not a local incident, it is a terrestrial Falsehood which must disappear if the division of the world is to disappear. And here again we hear the voice of Sri Aurobindo, six months before his passing, referring to yet another phenomenon which then seemed of such slight importance, so remote, a trifling local affair at the other end of the world: the invasion of South Korea in 1950, twenty-one years ago. And yet that small Korean symbol, like the small symbol of Bangladesh (or the one of Czechoslovakia in 1938), contained in seed the whole fatal course which is still carrying the world toward a sinister destiny: The affair of Korea, wrote Sri Aurobindo, is the first move in the Communist plan of campaign to dominate and take possession first of these northern parts and then of South East Asia as a preliminary to their manoeuvres with regard to the rest of the continentin passing, Tibet as a gate opening to India. Now, twenty-one years later, we see that Tibet and the whole of South East Asia have been swallowed up and the gate into India has truly been opened wide by the wound of the Pakistani Falsehoodalready, or very shortly, the Chinese are, or will be, in Khulna, some eighty miles from Calcutta, to help Yahya Khan to pacify Bengal. And Sri Aurobindo added, If they succeed, there is no reason why domination of the whole world should not follow by steps until they are ready to deal with America.

0 1972-01-12, #Agenda Vol 13, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Then Courage. Then Prudence, Charity, Justice, Goodness, Patience, Sweetness, Thoughtfulness. And then Gratitude.
   And Courage.
   Perseverance came first, then Courage followed. Sincerity, Humility, Perseverance and Courage. That I remember. But there were twelve.
   Next you mention Prudence.
   Mother later ordered the list of the twelve powers or "qualities" in the following sequence: Sincerity, Humility, Gratitude, Perseverance, Aspiration, Receptivity, Progress, Courage, Goodness, Generosity, Equanimity, Peace.
   The experience of joining the vision of the whole together with the vision of all the details.

0 1972-01-19, #Agenda Vol 13, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   8) Courage
   9) Goodness

0 1972-03-29a, #Agenda Vol 13, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   In your reply to the Swedish magazine, you emphasize, The major obstacle to tolerance is not agnosticism but Manichaeism. That is also why religions will never be able to unite humanity, because they have remained Manichaean in their principle, because they are founded on morality, on a sense of good and evil, necessarily varying from one country to the next. Religions will not reconcile men with one another any more than they have reconciled men with themselves, or reconciled their aspiration to be with their need for action and for the same reasons, for in both cases they have dug an abyss between an ideal good, a being they have relegated to heaven, and an evil, a becoming, which reigns supreme in a world where all is vanity. I would like to quote here a passage from Sri Aurobindos Essays on the Gita which throws a clear light on the problem: To put away the responsibility for all that seems to us evil or terrible on the shoulders of a semi-omnipotent Devil, or to put it aside as part of Nature, making an unbridgeable opposition between world-nature and God-Nature, as if Nature were independent of God, or to throw the responsibility on man and his sins, as if he had a preponderant voice in the making of this world or could create anything against the will of God, are clumsily comfortable devices in which the religious thought of India has never taken refuge. We have to look Courageously in the face of the reality and see that it is God and none else who has made this world in his being and that so he has made it. We have to see that Nature devouring her children, Time eating up the lives of creatures, Death universal and ineluctable and the violence of the Rudra forces in man and Nature are also the supreme Godhead in one of his cosmic figures. We have to see that God the bountiful and prodigal creator, God the helpful, strong and benignant preserver is also God the devourer and destroyer. The torment of the couch of pain and evil on which we are racked is his touch as much as happiness and sweetness and pleasure. It is only when we see with the eye of the complete union and feel this truth in the depths of our being that we can entirely discover behind that mask too the calm and beautiful face of the all-blissful Godhead and in this touch that tests our imperfection the touch of the friend and builder of the spirit in man. The discords of the worlds are Gods discords and it is only by accepting and proceeding through them that we can arrive at the greater concords of his supreme harmony.2 I believe that the characters of your books would not be seeking sacrifice and death so intensely if they did not feel the side of light and joy behind the mask of darkness in which they so passionately lose themselves.
   Sri Aurobindo has constantly stressed that, through progressive evolutionary cycles, humanity must go beyond the purely ethical and religious stage, just as it must go beyond the infrarational and rational stage, in order to reach a new spiritual and suprarational ageotherwise we will simply remain doomed to the upheavals, conflicts and bloody sacrifices that shake our times, for living according to a code of morality is always a tragedy, as one of the characters in Hope notes.

0 1972-04-04, #Agenda Vol 13, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   No! Certainly not! No, no, I dont favor deliberately adding difficulties! I know they come for. But they shouldnt be invitedon the contrary. They shouldnt. Things should be made as easy as possible. Only, we shouldnt be ruffled by difficulty, thats the point. I am not at all saying that difficulties should be accepteddont invite them at all, at all, at all; life is difficult enough as it is! But when a difficulty comes, you must take heart and face it Courageously.
   We must strive for Order, Harmony, Beauty and collective aspirationall the things which for the moment are not there. We must you see, being the organizers, our task is to set the example of what we want others to do. We must rise above personal reactions, be exclusively attuned to the divine Will and be the docile instruments of the divine Willwe must be impersonal, without any personal reaction.

02.02 - Lines of the Descent of Consciousness, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Here also in the vital three ranges can be distinguished the lower becoming more and more turbid and turbulent and fierce or more and more self-centred and selfish. These levels can best be seen by their impact on our vital being and formations there. The first, the highest one, the meeting or confluence of the Mind and the Vital is the Heart, the centre of emotion, the knot of the external or instrumental vehicle, of the frontal consciousness, behind which is born and hides the true individualised consciousness, the psyche. The mid-region is the Higher Vital consisting of larger (egoistic) dynamisms, such as high ambition, great enterprise, heroic Courage, capacity for work, adventure, masterfulness, also such movements as sweeping violences, mighty hungers, and intense arrogances. The physical seat of this movement is, as perhaps the Tantras would say, the domain ranging between the heart and the navel. Lower down ranges the Lower Vital which consists of small desires, petty hankerings, blind cravingsall urges and impulses that are more or less linked up with the body and move to gross physical satisfactions.
   But always the Consciousness is driving towards a yet greater disintegration and fragmentation, obscuration and condensation of self-oblivion. The last step in the process of transmutation or involution is Matter where consciousness has wiped itself out or buried itself within so completely and thoroughly that it has become in its outward form totally dark, dense, hard, pulverised into mutually exclusive grains. The supreme luminous Will of Consciousness in its gradual descent and self obliteration finally ends in a rigid process of mere mechanised drive.

02.03 - An Aspect of Emergent Evolution, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Bertr and Russell made a move in the right direction with a happy suggestion which unhappily he had not the Courage to follow up. Mind (and Life), he says, are certainly emergents out of Matter; that is because the reality is neither, it is a neutral stuff out of which all emergents issue. The conclusion is logical and sensible. But as he was initially bound to his position of scientific scepticism, he could not further question or probe the neutral and stopped on the fence.
   The problem in reality, however, is simple enough, if we allow the facts to speak for themselves and do not hesitate to accept the conclusions to which they inevitably lead. After Matter came Life; that is to say, out of Matter came Life, and that can only be because Life was involved in Matter. And if such a conclusion makes of Matter a potentially living thing, we shall have to accept the position. In the same way, Mind that followed Life came out of Life, because Mind was involved in Life; and if that means endowing Life with a secret mentality, well, there is no help for it. And if, as a natural consequence of the two premises we have to admit the existence of some kind of mind or consciousness secreted in Mattera minimal psychic life, according to McDougall that would be but what the Upanishads always declared: Creation -is a vibration of consciousness, and all things and all kinds of existence are only forms and modalities of consciousness.

02.07 - The Descent into Night, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
     Courage their armour, faith their sword, they must walk,
    The hand ready to smite, the eye to scout,

02.08 - Jules Supervielle, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Pour reprendre Courage.
   Saisir quand tout me quitte,
   To give yourself Courage.
   Seize when all else fails me,

02.11 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Mind, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  The Courage and the strength death cannot touch
  Awake in limbs that are mortal, hearts that fail;

03.02 - Yogic Initiation and Aptitude, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Needless to say that these tests and ordeals are mere externals; at any rate, they have no place in our sadhana. Such or similar virtues many people possess or may possess, but that is no indication that they have an opening to the true spiritual life, to the life divine that we seek. Just as accomplishments on the mental plane,keen intellect, wide studies, profound scholarship even in the scriptures do not entitle a man to the possession of the spirit, even so capacities on the vital plane,mere self-control, patience and forbearance or endurance and perseverance do not create a claim to spiritual realisation, let alone physical austerities. In conformity with the Upanishadic standard, one may not be an unworthy son or an unworthy disciple, one may be strong, Courageous, patient, calm, self-possessed, one may even be a consummate master of the senses and be endowed with other great virtues. Yet all this is no assurance of one's success in spiritual sadhana. Even one may be, after Shankara, a mumuksu, that is to say, have an ardent yearning for liberation. Still it is doubtful if that alone can give him liberation into the divine life.
   What then is the indispensable and unfailing requisite? What is it that gives you the right of entrance into the divine life? What is the element, the factor in you that acts as the open sesame, as a magic solvent?

03.03 - Arjuna or the Ideal Disciple, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   All this, however, is not to say that Arjuna was in his external human nature, built of an inferior stuff; indeed, even from the human and profane standpoint Arjuna's was a heroic nature, if ever there was one. Still what one remarks in him is his representative character, that is to say, he is an average man, only the strengths and weaknesses are perhaps stressed and intensified in him. He is a hero, to be surewe must remember also the other condition that a spiritual aspirant is to fulfil, nyamtmbalahinena labhyaha2 but that did not immune him to the normal reactions of a normal man; on the contrary, the reactions were especially strong and violent, necessary indeed to bring out the whole implication of a spiritual crisis. Arjuna's doubts and depression, misgivings and questionings (Vishada Yoga) are what more or less every aspirant has to pass through when he arrives at the crucial point of his soul's journey and has either to choose the higher curve or follow the vicious circle. And at this threshold of the spiritual journey what is required of the true aspirant, the ideal disciple, is the resolution to face the situation, to go through to the end at the comm and and under the loving guidance of the Master. On this line Arjuna stands for us all and shows, by his example how we can take Courage and march out of the inferior nature into the peace and light and power of the higher divine nature.
   Nor by brain-power, nor by much learning of Scripture.Katha Upanishad, 1. 2. 23.

03.06 - The Pact and its Sanction, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   The whole difficulty centres upon the question: who rouses whom, and what is the principle that is meant to rouse. There is a slogan that incited the Red Terror of the French Revolution; there is the other one which inspired the Nazis; there is still another one rampant that had the seal and sanction of Stalin and his politburo. These have spread their dark wings and covered the saviour light. On the other hand, the voice of the Vedic Rishi that hymned the community of faith and speech and act, the kindly light that Buddha carried to suffering humanity, the love and sacrifice of Christ showing and embleming the way of redemption, the saints and sages in our own epoch who have visioned the ideal of human unity in a divine humanity, even secular leaders who labour for "one world", "a brave new world"all point to the other line of growth and development that man can follow and must and shall follow. The choice has to be made and the right direction given. In India today, there are these two voices put against each other and clear in their call: one asks for unity and harmony, wideness and truth, the other its contrary working for separativeness, disintegration, narrowness, and make-believe and falsehood. One must have the Courage and the sagacity to fix one's loyalty and adhesion.
   A true covenant there can be only between parties that work for the light, are inspired by the same divine purpose. Otherwise if there is a fundamental difference in the motive, in the soul-impulse, then it is no longer a pact between comrades, but a patchwork of irreconcilable elements. I have spoken of the threefold sanction of the covenant. The sanction from the top initiates, plans and supports, the sanction from the bottom establishes and furnishes the field, but it is the sanction from the mid-region that inspires, executes, makes a living reality of what is no more than an idea, a possibility. On one side are the Elders, the seasoned statesmen, the wise ones; on the other, the general body of mankind waiting to be moved and guided; in between is the army of young enthusiasts, enlightened or illumined (not necessarily young in age) who form the pra, the vital sheath of the body politic. Allby far the largest part of itdepends upon the dreams that the Prana has been initiated and trained to dream.

03.16 - The Tragic Spirit in Nature, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   There runs a pessimistic vein in Nature's movement. Due to the original Inconscience out of which she is built and also because of a habit formed through millenniums it is not possible for her to expect or envisage anything else than decay, death and frustration in the end or on the whole. To every rise there must be a fall, a crest must end in a trough. Nature has not the Courage nor the faculty to look for any kind of perfection upon earth. Not that within her realm one cannot or should not try for the good; the noble, even the perfect, but one must be ready to pay the price. Good there is and may be, but it is suffered only on payment of its Danegeld to Evil. That is the law of sacrifice that seems to be fundamental to Nature's governance.
   The Evil, we have said, is nothing else than the basis of unconsciousness or Inconscience in Nature. It is this which pulls the beingwhatever structure of consciousness can be reared upon itdown to decay and frustration. It is the force of gravitation or inertia. Matter is unconsciousness; the body, formed basically of matter, is unconsciousness too. The natural tendency of Matter is towards disintegration and dissolution; the body, therefore, is mortalbhasmntamidam arram. The scope and range of mortality is measured by the scope and range of unconsciousness. Matter is the most concrete and solid form of unconsciousness; but it casts its shadow upon the higher levels toolife and mind always lie in the penumbra of this original evil.

04.16 - To the Heights-XVI, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Faint Heart! Kindle your faith and take Courage!
   Stupendous obstacles block the way?

05.03 - Of Desire and Atonement, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Do not turn back seeing the desert in front. Traverse it with Courage and fortitude-for beyond is the promised land flowing with milk and honey.
   None is truly weak, not even any limb or element in him. One has only to open to the Universal Power, the Divine Mother; she is the origin and fountain-head of all strength and energy and she can make the mute speak and the lame leap over the mountains.

05.05 - In Quest of Reality, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Creation as a movement or expression of consciousness need not be dubbed a metaphysical jargon; it can be assumed as a scientific working hypothesis and seen how it affects our view, meets our problems and difficulties, whether it can give a satisfactory clue to some of the riddles of physical and psychical phenomena. A scientific supposition (or intuition) is held to be true if it can be applied invariably to facts of life and experience and if it can open up to our vision and perception new facts. The trend of scientific discoveries today is towards the positing of a background reality in Nature of which energy (radiant and electrical) is the first and overt form. We discarded ether, only to replace it by field and disposition. We have arrived at a point where the question is whether we cannot take Courage" in both hands and declare, as some have already done, that the substratum in Nature is consciousness-energy and on that hypothesis better explain certain movements of Matter and Life and Mind in a global unity. Orthodox and die-hard views will always protest and cry that it is a misalliance, a misjoinder to couple together Matter and Consciousness or even Life and Consciousness. But since the light has touched the higher mind even among a few of the positivist type, the few may very well be the precursor of the order of the day.
   After all, only one bold step is needed: to affirm unequivocally what is being suggested and implied and pointed to in a thousand indirect ways. And Science will be transformed. The scientist too, like the famous Saltimbanque (clown) of a French poet, may one day in turning a somersault, suddenly leap up and find himself rolling into the bosom of the stars.

05.06 - Physics or philosophy, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Jeans is not alone to have such a revolutionary and unorthodox view. He seems to take Courage from Dirac also. Dirac too cannot admit an annihilation of the material world. His proposal to save and salvage it follows a parallel line. He says that the world presented or pictured by physical science may not be and is not the actual world, but it posits a substratum of reality to which it conforms: the pattern presented by subjective laws is so composed because of a pressure, an impact from an analogous substratum. There is no chain of causal relation in the pattern itself, the relation of causality is between the substratum reality and the pattern that it bodies forth. Here again we find ourselves at the end of physical inquiry driving straight into the tenuous spaces of spiritual metaphysics. We have one more example of how a modern physicist is metamorphosed into a mystic. What Dirac says is tantamount to the very well-known spiritual experience that the world as it appears to us is a vesture or symbol of an inner order of reality out of which it has been broadcastsah paryagtand the true causes of things are not on the surface, the so-called antecedents, but behind in the subtler world called therefore the causal world, kraa jagat.
   Even Eddington is not so absurd or impossible as it may seem to some. He says, as we have seen, that all so-called laws of Nature can be discovered from within the mind itself, can be deduced logically from psychologically given premises: no empiricial observation or objective experimentation is necessary to arrive at them: they are found a priori in the subject. Now, mystic experience always lays stress on extra-sensory knowledge: it declares that such a knowledge is not only possible, but that this alone is the right and correct knowledge. All thingsmatter and mind and life and allbeing but vibrations of consciousness, even as the colours of a spectrum are vibrations, electro-magnetic waves of different frequency, mystic discipline enables one to enter into that condition in which one's consciousness mingles with all consciousness or with another particular consciousness (Patanjali's term is samyama), and one can have all knowledge that one wishes to have by this inner contact or concentration or identification, one discovers the knowledge within oneself, no external means of sense observation and experimental testing, no empirical inductive process is needed. We do not say that Eddington had in view anything of this kind, but that his attitude points in this direction.

05.26 - The Soul in Anguish, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   The being immersed in Prakriti, as normally it is, in relation and communion with others, may entertain as a pleasure and luxury, the illusion of its separateness and freedom: it can do so at ease, because it feels it has the secret support of its environment, it is Courageous because it feels itself in good company. But once it rises out of the environmental level and stands truly apart and outside itit is the mental being which can do so more or less successfully the first feeling is that of freedom, no doubt, but along with it there is also the uncanny sense of isolation, of heavy responsibility, also a certain impotence, a loss of bearings. The normal Cartesian Co-ordinates, as it were, are gone and the being does not know where to look for the higher multi-dimensional co-ordinates. That is the real meaning of the Anguish which suddenly invades a being at a certain stage of his ascending consciousness.
   The solution, the issue out is, of course, to go ahead. Instead of making the intermediary poise, however necessary it may be, a permanent character of the being and its destiny, as these philosophers tend to do, one should take another bold step, a jump upward. For the next stage, the stage when the true equilibrium, the inherent reconciliation is realised between oneself and others, between the inner soul and its outer nature is what the Upanishad describes as Vijnana, the Vast Knowledge.

06.02 - Darkness to Light, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   When you receive a blow, do not draw back or blink and sink down: hold up your head with Courage and fortitude and say to yourself, here is another opportunity given to take another step forward. The blow is a finger of light pointed towards a dark spot to be illumined, a weak link that has to be forged anew. In meeting and surmounting a difficulty you add another degree to your ascension, another sinew as it were to your muscle. Remember a difficulty is never out of proportion to your strength: it comes in the exact measure of your power to face it. It is your mind, your notion that makes the contrary suggestion, a kind of illusion possesses you that you are beyond your depth and must go adrift.
   You may not be able to do the ideal things at a given moment. You may not comm and the perfect gesture that is expected of you in a set of circumstances; the Divine may seem to be veiled from you and you do not hear the direct voice. But it does not matter. What is expected of you is to do your best, do the best' that you are capable of at that moment. That highest that is present to you, the summit available for the time and under the circumstances that should be the source and inspiration of your act. Act on the heights where you stand and aspire for still higher heights.

06.11 - The Steps of the Soul, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   The human individual is a very complex being: he is com-posed of innumerable elements, each one of which is an independent entity and has almost a personality. Not only so, the most contradictory elements are housed together. If there is a particular quality or capacity present, the very opposite of it, annulling it, as it were, will be also found along with it and embracing it.. I have seen a man brave, Courageous, heroic to the extreme, flinching from no danger, facing unperturbed the utmost peril, the bravest of the brave, truly; and yet I have seen the same man cowering in abject terror, like the last of poltroons, in the presence of certain circumstances. I have seen a most generous man, giving away largely, freely, not counting any expenditure or sacrifice, without the least care or reservation; the same person I have also found to be the vilest of misers in respect of certain other considerations. I have seen again the most intelligent person, with a clear mind, full of light and understanding, easily comprehending the logic and implication of a topic and yet I have seen him betraying the utmost stupidity of which even an ordinary man without education or intelligence would be incapable. These are not theoretical examples, but I have come across such persons actually in life.
   The complexity arises not only in extension, but also in depth. Man does not live on a single plane but on many planes at the same time. There is a scale of gradation in human consciousness: the higher one rises in the scale the greater the number of elements or personalities that one possesses. Whether one lives mostly or mainly on the physical or vital or mental plane or on any particular section of these planes or on planes above and beyond, there will be accordingly differences in the constitution or psycho-physical make-up of the individual personality. The higher one stands the richer the personality, because it lives not only on its own normal level, but also on all that are below and which it has transcended. The complete or integral man, some occultists say, possesses 365 personalities; indeed it may be much more. (The Vedas speak of the three and thirty-three and thirty-three hundred and thirty-three thousand gods that may be housed in the human vehicle the basic three being evidently the triple status or world of Body, Life and Mind).

07.04 - The Triple Soul-Forces, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Her body a mass of Courage and heavenly strength,
  She menaced the triumph of the nether gods.
  And Courage indifferent to the wounds of Time
  And the hero's might wrestling with death and fate.

08.17 - Psychological Perfection, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   We come to the next term. I spoke to you once of Courage; I said Courage means the taste for adventure, the supreme adventure. This taste for the supreme adventure is Aspirationaspiration that seizes you wholly and throws you without calculation or reserve, without the possibility of withdrawal, into the great adventure of the discovery of the Divine, the great adventure of meeting the Divine and the still greater adventure of realising the Divine. It means plunging into an unknown venture without looking backward, without asking even for a moment what is going to happen for if you ask where you are going to fall, you never start, you remain fixed where you are, both your feet firmly rooted on the spot, fearing lest you lose your balance. That is why I call the thing Courage. But truly it is aspiration. The two go together. True aspiration is something full of Courage.
   We have till now, then, four elements. The fifth one I wish to add is Endurance. For, if you are not capable of facing your difficulties without getting disheartened, without abandoning your effort because it is too difficult, and if you are not able to bear blows, pocket them and go on never minding for the blows come because of your faults and mistakesyou cannot go very far: at the first turning where you lose sight of your petty habitual life, you despair and give up the game.

08.23 - Sadhana Must be Done in the Body, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   To avoid a nightmare you have to be in your psychic consciousness; for when you are in that consciousness nothing troubles you or brings you anxiety. It is only when you are in a movement of ignorance that you do not have the Courage or the strength to face a danger.
   What is the source of cowardice?

08.30 - Dealing with a Wrong Movement, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   There is a great difference between pushing a thing away simply because you do not want it and changing the state of the consciousness so that the thing you do not want becomes completely foreign to your nature. Usually when you have a movement in you which you do not like, you drive it back and repel it, but you do not take the trouble of finding in yourself that which served and serves still as a support to the movement, the particular tendency, the turn of consciousness which enables the thing to enter into the consciousness. If, however, instead of a gesture of mere condemnation and suppression, you enter deep into your vital consciousness and find out the support, that is to say, the small vibration of a special kind embedded far in a corner, often a corner so dark that it is difficult to see it is there, if, in spite of all difficulty, you concentrate and follow on the track of the thing, the origin of the movement, then at the end you discover quite a small snake-like thing, coiled up, quite small, not bigger than a pea, but very black and embedded firmly. There are then two procedures: either to throw a light so intense, the light of the truth-consciousness, so strong upon the point that the thing is dissolved or to seize the little object as with a pair of pincers, pluck it out and place it before your consciousness. The first method is radical, but you have not always at your disposal the light of the Truth and you cannot make use of it whenever you like. So you have to take to the second method. You may follow it, but it will give you pain, a pain as great as when a tooth is being pulled out. I do not know if any of you had the experience, but it is painful. Usually, however, what you do in the presence of an undesirable movement is to try to wipe it offgently, I supposeor cover it up; thus things go on as before. You do not have the Courage and so things do not change. Yes, it gives you pain; the pain is usually here in the heart. But if you have the Courage, it is better to pull out the thing than to temporize with it; pull it out and put it in front of your gaze; it dissolves. That makes an end of it and you are cured. The thing will not come into you any more to trouble you. But the operation is radical and it has to be done as an operation.
   In the beginning you need a great perseverance in seeking out the thing. For normally when you are in search of these things, the mind comes in and deploys a thousand and one reasons and favourable explanations so that you may not pursue the enquiry. It tells you: "No, it is not your fault at all; it is the circumstances, it is the people, it is things coming from outside, it is this and it is that," all excellent excuses, and if you are not firm in your resolution, you let things go on and you remain where you were; the thing will come back to trouble you again and you have to begin all over once more. But if you have done the operation, everything is done with. Do not trust the mind and its explanations. It might inspire you to say: "Yes, yes, on other occasions it was like that, I admit, I was indeed in the wrong; but this time, I am sure, it is not my fault etc., etc." If you do not deal firmly with your adversary, it will be always there, hiding in the subconscient, lodged there comfortably, coming up any day you are off your guard. I have seen people cherishing the evil in this way for more than thirty-five years. And if one does not go about it in the right way, there is no reason why the things should not continue life after life. The only safe way then is to do the operation, cost what it may. For it gives you the final relief. I say, when you throw the beam of light upon the spot, it burns, it seres. But you must bear it. You must have the sincerity that does not allow you to draw back, to cover up the place and retire. You must instead throw it wide open, receive the blow straight upon you.

09.02 - The Journey in Eternal Night and the Voice of the Darkness, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  They have breathed a Courage that is met by death,
  They have given a wisdom that is mocked by night,
  Frail creature with the Courage that aspires,
  Forgetting thy bounds of thought, thy mortal role?

10.01 - A Dream, #Writings In Bengali and Sanskrit, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  At once Harimohon could see into the mans mind. He saw, as in an opulent city ravaged by a victorious enemy, innumerable terrible-looking demons and ogres who had entered into that brilliant intelligence, disturbing its peace and composure, plundering its happiness. The old man had quarrelled with his young son and turned him out; the sorrow of losing his beloved child had cowed down his spirit, but anger, pride and vanity had shut the door of his heart and were guarding it. Forgiveness had no entry there. Hearing calumnies against his own daughter he had driven her away and was lamenting over the cherished one he had lost. He knew that she was chaste but the fear of social censure and a feeling of shame coupled with his own arrogance and selfishness had put a curb on his affection. Frightened by the memory of a thousand sins the old man was trembling, but he did not have the Courage or the strength to mend his evil ways. Now and then thoughts of death and of the other world came to him and filled him with terror. Harimohon saw also that from behind these morbid thoughts the hideous messenger of death was constantly peeping out and knocking at the door. Whenever this happened, the old mans heart sank and he frantically screamed with fear.
  Horrified by this sight Harimohon looked at the boy and exclaimed, Why, Keshta! I used to think this man the happiest of all! The boy replied, Just there lies my power. Tell me now which of the two is mightierthis Tinkari Sheel or Sri Krishna, the master of Vaikuntha? Look, Harimohon, I too have the police, sentinels, government, law, justice, I too can play the game of being a king; do you like this game? No, my child, answered Harimohon, it is a very cruel game. Why, do you like it? The boy laughed and declared, I like all sorts of games; I like to whip as well as to be whipped. Then he continued. You see, Harimohon, people like you look at the outward appearance of things and have not yet cultivated the subtle power of looking inside. Therefore you grumble that you are miserable and Tinkari is happy. This man has no material want; still, compared to you, how much more this millionaire is suffering! Can you guess why? Happiness is a state of mind, misery also is a state of mind. Both are only mind-created. He Who possesses nothing, whose only possessions are difficulties, even he, if he wills, can be greatly happy. But just as you cannot find happiness after spending your days in dry piety, and as you are always dwelling upon your miseries so too this man who spends his days in sins which give him no real pleasure is now thinking only of his miseries. All this is the fleeting happiness of virtue and the fleeting misery of vice, or the fleeting misery of virtue and the fleeting happiness of vice. There is no joy in this conflict. The image of the abode of bliss is with me: he who comes to me, falls in love with me, wants me, lays his demands on me, torments mehe alone can succeed in getting my image of bliss. Harimohon went on eagerly listening to these words of Sri Krishna. The boy continued, And look here, Harimohon, dry piety has lost its charm for you, but in spite of that you cannot give it up, habit4 binds you to it; you cannot even conquer this petty vanity of being pious. This old man, on the other hand, gets no joy from his sins, yet he too cannot abandon them because he is habituated to them, and is suffering hells own agonies in this life. These are the bonds of virtue and vice; fixed and rigid notions, born of ignorance, are the ropes of these bonds. But the sufferings of that old man are indeed a happy sign. They will do him good and soon liberate him.

1.008 - The Spoils, #Quran, #unset, #Zen
  46. And obey God and His Messenger, and do not dispute, lest you falter and lose your Courage. And be steadfast. God is with the steadfast.
  47. And do not be like those who left their homes boastfully, showing off before the people, and barring others from the path of God. God comprehends what they do.

1.00a - Introduction, #Magick Without Tears, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
  It is impossible to exaggerate the importance of performing these small ceremonies regularly, and being as nearly accurate as possible with regard to the times. You must not mind stopping in the middle of a crowded thoroughfare lorries or no lorries and saying the Adorations; and you must not mind snubbing your guest or your host if he or she should prove ignorant of his or her share of the dialogue. It is perhaps because these matters are so petty and trivial in appearance that they afford so excellent a training. They teach you concentration, mindfulness, moral and social Courage, and a host of other virtues.
  Like a perfect lady, I have kept the tit bit to the last. It is absolutely essential to begin a magical diary, and keep it up daily. You begin by an account of your life, going back even before your birth to your ancestry. In conformity with the practice which you may perhaps choose to adopt later, given in Liber Thisarb, sub figura CMXIII, paragraphs 27-28, Magick, pp. 420-422, you must find an answer to the question: "How did I come to be in this place at this time, engaged in this particular work?" As you will see from the book, this will start you on the discovery of who you really are, and eventually lead you to your recovering the memory of previous incarnations.
  The reason for the relaxation of the rule was that it was thought better to help people along in the early stages of the work, even if there was no hope of their turning out first-class. But I should like you to realize that sooner or later, whether in this incarnation or another, it is put up to you to show perfect Courage in face of the completely unknown, and the power of rapid and irrevocable decision without without counting the cost.
  I think that it is altogether wrong to allow yourself to be worried by "psychological, moral, and artistic problems." It is no good your starting anything of any kind unless you can see clearly into the simplicity of truth. All this humming and hawing about things is moral poison. What is the use of being a woman if you have not got an intuition, an instinct enabling you to distinguish between the genuine and the sham?

1.00 - PREFACE - DESCENSUS AD INFERNOS, #Maps of Meaning, #Jordan Peterson, #Psychology
  All the things I believed were things I thought sounded good, admirable, respectable, Courageous.
  They werent my things, however I had stolen them. Most of them I had taken from books. Having

1.00 - PRELUDE AT THE THEATRE, #Faust, #Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, #Poetry
  With resolute, Courageous trust
  Seize every possible impression,

1.01 - Archetypes of the Collective Unconscious, #The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious, #Carl Jung, #Psychology
  44 This confrontation is the first test of Courage on the inner
  way, a test sufficient to frighten off most people, for the meeting

1.01 - Economy, #Walden, and On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience, #Henry David Thoreau, #Philosophy
  Even those who seem for a long while not to have any, if you inquire more narrowly you will find have some stored in somebodys barn. I look upon England to-day as an old gentleman who is travelling with a great deal of baggage, trumpery which has accumulated from long housekeeping, which he has not the Courage to burn; great trunk, little trunk, bandbox and bundle. Throw away the first three at least. It would surpass the powers of a well man nowadays to take up his bed and walk, and I should certainly advise a sick one to lay down his bed and run.
  When I have met an immigrant tottering under a bundle which contained his alllooking like an enormous wen which had grown out of the nape of his neck I have pitied him, not because that was his all, but because he had all _that_ to carry. If I have got to drag my trap, I will take care that it be a light one and do not nip me in a vital part. But perchance it would be wisest never to put ones paw into it.
  I would not subtract any thing from the praise that is due to philanthropy, but merely demand justice for all who by their lives and works are a blessing to mankind. I do not value chiefly a mans uprightness and benevolence, which are, as it were, his stem and leaves. Those plants of whose greenness withered we make herb tea for the sick, serve but a humble use, and are most employed by quacks. I want the flower and fruit of a man; that some fragrance be wafted over from him to me, and some ripeness flavor our intercourse. His goodness must not be a partial and transitory act, but a constant superfluity, which costs him nothing and of which he is unconscious. This is a charity that hides a multitude of sins. The philanthropist too often surrounds mankind with the remembrance of his own cast-off griefs as an atmosphere, and calls it sympathy. We should impart our Courage, and not our despair, our health and ease, and not our disease, and take care that this does not spread by contagion. From what southern plains comes up the voice of wailing? Under what latitudes reside the hea then to whom we would send light? Who is that intemperate and brutal man whom we would redeem? If any thing ail a man, so that he does not perform his functions, if he have a pain in his bowels even,for that is the seat of sympathy,he forthwith sets about reforming the world.
  Being a microcosm himself, he discovers, and it is a true discovery, and he is the man to make it,that the world has been eating green apples; to his eyes, in fact, the globe itself is a great green apple, which there is danger awful to think of that the children of men will nibble before it is ripe; and straightway his drastic philanthropy seeks out the Esquimaux and the Patagonian, and embraces the populous

1.01f - Introduction, #The Lotus Sutra, #Anonymous, #Various
  Persistent and Courageous,
  Going into remote mountains

1.01 - Introduction, #unset, #Arthur C Clarke, #Fiction
  On the knowledge that we attain of the supreme realities, depend all the steps that we shall take towards them, and on our Courageous self-orientation towards the highest point of truth of which we have caught a glimpse, whatever it may cost to our thought, depends our progressive conquest of the Light.
  It is the most disinterested effort that will bring us to the most considerable result; it is the steepest way that will permit us to ascend to the highest summit.

1.01 - MAXIMS AND MISSILES, #Twilight of the Idols, #Friedrich Nietzsche, #Philosophy
  Even the pluckiest among us has but seldom the Courage of what he
  really knows.

1.01 - On renunciation of the world, #The Ladder of Divine Ascent, #Saint John of Climacus, #unset
  Those who aim at ascending with the body to heaven, need violence indeed and constant suffering6 especially in the early stages of their renunciation, until our pleasure-loving dispositions and unfeeling hearts attain to love of God and chastity by visible sorrow. A great toil, very great indeed, with much unseen suffering, especially for those who live carelessly, until by simplicity, deep angerlessness and diligence, we make our mind, which is a greedy kitchen dog addicted to barking, a lover of chastity and watchfulness. But let us who are weak and passionate have the Courage to offer our infirmity and natural weakness to Christ with unhesitating faith, and confess it to Him; and we shall be certain to obtain His help, even beyond our merit, if only we unceasingly go right down to the depth of humility.
  All who enter upon the good fight, which is hard and narrow, but also easy, must realize that they must leap into the fire, if they really expect the celestial fire to dwell in them. But, let everyone examine himself, and so let him eat the bread of it with its bitter herbs, and let him drink the cup of it with its
  Let us charge into the good fight with joy and love without being afraid of our enemies. Though unseen themselves, they can look at the face of our soul, and if they see it altered by fear, they take up arms against us all the more fiercely. For the cunning creatures have observed that we are scared. So let us take up arms against them Courageously. No one will fight with a resolute fighter.
  The Lord designedly makes easy the battles of beginners so that they should not immediately return to the world at the outset. And so rejoice in the Lord always, all servants of His, detecting in this the first sign of the Masters love for us, and a sign that He Himself has called us. But when God sees Courageous souls, He has often been known to act in this way: He lets them have conflicts from the very beginning in order to crown them the sooner. But the Lord hides the difficulty4 of this contest from those in the world. For if they were to know, no one would renounce the world.
  Offer to Christ the labours of your youth, and in your old age you will rejoice in the wealth of dispassion. What is gathered in youth nourishes and comforts those who are tired out in old age. In our youth let us labour ardently and let us run vigilantly, for the hour of death is unknown. We have very evil and dangerous, cunning, unscrupulous foes, who hold fire in their hands and try to burn the temple of God with the flame that is in it. These foes are strong; they never sleep; they are incorporeal and invisible. Let no one when he is young listen to his enemies, the demons, when they say to him: Do not wear out your flesh lest you make it sick and weak. For you will scarcely find anyone, especially in the present generation, who is determined to mortify his flesh, although he might deprive

1.01 - Sets down the first line and begins to treat of the imperfections of beginners., #Dark Night of the Soul, #Saint John of the Cross, #Christianity
  Wherefore, to the end that we may the better understand and explain what night is this through which the soul passes, and for what cause God sets it therein, it will be well here to touch first of all upon certain characteristics of beginners (which, although we treat them with all possible brevity, will not fail to be of service likewise to the beginners themselves), in order that, realizing the weakness of the state wherein they are, they may take Courage, and may desire that God will bring them into this night, wherein the soul is streng thened and confirmed in the virtues, and made ready for the inestimable delights of the love of God. And, although we may tarry here for a time, it will not be for longer than is necessary, so that we may go on to speak at once of this dark night.
  2. It must be known, then, that the soul, after it has been definitely converted to the service of God, is, as a rule, spiritually nurtured and caressed by God, even as is the tender child by its loving mother, who warms it with the heat of her bosom and nurtures it with sweet milk and soft and pleasant food, and carries it and caresses it in her arms; but, as the child grows bigger, the mother gradually ceases caressing it, and, hiding her tender love, puts bitter aloes upon her sweet breast, sets down the child from her arms and makes it walk upon its feet, so that it may lose the habits of a child and betake itself to more important and substantial occupations. The loving mother is like the grace of God, for, as soon as the soul is regenerated by its new warmth and fervour for the service of God, He treats it in the same way; He makes it to find spiritual milk, sweet and delectable, in all the things of God, without any labour of its own, and also great pleasure in spiritual exercises, for here God is giving to it the breast of His tender love, even as to a tender child.

1.01 - Tara the Divine, #Tara - The Feminine Divine, #unset, #Zen
  Tara, the Swift and Courageous Daughter of the
  Worlds' Sovereign, has been benefiting beings during

1.01 - The Cycle of Society, #The Human Cycle, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  This typal stage creates the great social ideals which remain impressed upon the human mind even when the stage itself is passed. The principal active contri bution it leaves behind when it is dead is the idea of social honour; the honour of the Brahmin which resides in purity, in piety, in a high reverence for the things of the mind and spirit and a disinterested possession and exclusive pursuit of learning and knowledge; the honour of the Kshatriya which lives in Courage, chivalry, strength, a certain proud self-restraint and self-mastery, nobility of character and the obligations of that nobility; the honour of the Vaishya which maintains itself by rectitude of dealing, mercantile fidelity, sound production, order, liberality and philanthropy; the honour of the Shudra which gives itself in obedience, subordination, faithful service, a disinterested attachment. But these more and more cease to have a living root in the clear psychological idea or to spring naturally out of the inner life of the man; they become a convention, though the most noble of conventions. In the end they remain more as a tradition in the thought and on the lips than a reality of the life.
  For the typal passes naturally into the conventional stage. The conventional stage of human society is born when the external supports, the outward expressions of the spirit or the ideal become more important than the ideal, the body or even the clothes more important than the person. Thus in the evolution of caste, the outward supports of the ethical fourfold order,birth, economic function, religious ritual and sacrament, family custom,each began to exaggerate enormously its proportions and its importance in the scheme. At first, birth does not seem to have been of the first importance in the social order, for faculty and capacity prevailed; but afterwards, as the type fixed itself, its maintenance by education and tradition became necessary and education and tradition naturally fixed themselves in a hereditary groove. Thus the son of a Brahmin came always to be looked upon conventionally as a Brahmin; birth and profession were together the double bond of the hereditary convention at the time when it was most firm and faithful to its own character. This rigidity once established, the maintenance of the ethical type passed from the first place to a secondary or even a quite tertiary importance. Once the very basis of the system, it came now to be a not indispensable crown or pendent tassel, insisted upon indeed by the thinker and the ideal code-maker but not by the actual rule of society or its practice. Once ceasing to be indispensable, it came inevitably to be dispensed with except as an ornamental fiction. Finally, even the economic basis began to disintegrate; birth, family custom and remnants, deformations, new accretions of meaningless or fanciful religious sign and ritual, the very scarecrow and caricature of the old profound symbolism, became the riveting links of the system of caste in the iron age of the old society. In the full economic period of caste the priest and the Pundit masquerade under the name of the Brahmin, the aristocrat and feudal baron under the name of the Kshatriya, the trader and money-getter under the name of the Vaishya, the half-fed labourer and economic serf under the name of the Shudra. When the economic basis also breaks down, then the unclean and diseased decrepitude of the old system has begun; it has become a name, a shell, a sham and must either be dissolved in the crucible of an individualist period of society or else fatally affect with weakness and falsehood the system of life that clings to it. That in visible fact is the last and present state of the caste system in India.

1.01 - The Four Aids, #The Synthesis Of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  24:The surest way towards this integral fulfilment is to find the Master of the secret who dwells within us, open ourselves constantly to the divine Power which is also the divine Wisdom and Love and trust to it to effect the conversion. But it is difficult for the egoistic consciousness to do this at all at the beginning. And, if done at all, it is still difficult to do it perfectly and in every strand of our nature. It is difficult at first because our egoistic habits of thought, of sensation, of feeling block up the avenues by which we can arrive at the perception that is needed. It is difficult afterwards because the faith, the surrender, the Courage requisite in this path are not easy to the ego-clouded soul. The divine working is not the working which the egoistic mind desires or approves; for it uses error in order to arrive at truth, suffering in order to arrive at bliss, imperfection in order to arrive at perfection. The ego cannot see where it is being led; it revolts against the leading, loses confidence, loses Courage. These failings would not matter; for the divine Guide within is not offended by our revolt, not dis Couraged by our want of faith or repelled by our weakness; he has the entire love of the mother and the entire patience of the teacher. But by withdrawing our assent from the guidance we lose the consciousness, though not all the actuality-not, in any case, the eventuality -- of its benefit. And we withdraw our assent because we fail to distinguish our higher Self from the lower through which he is preparing his self-revelation. As in the world, so in ourselves, we cannot see God because of his workings and, especially, because he works in us through our nature and not by a succession of arbitrary miracles. Man demands miracles that he may have faith; he wishes to be dazzled in order that he may see. And this impatience, this ignorance may turn into a great danger and disaster if, in our revolt against the divine leading, we call in another distorting Force more satisfying to our impulses and desires and ask it to guide us and give it the Divine Name.
  25:But while it is difficult for man to believe in something unseen within himself, it is easy for him to believe in something which he can image as extraneous to himself. The spiritual progress of most human beings demands an extraneous support, an object of faith outside us. It needs an external image of God; or it needs a human representative, -- Incarnation, Prophet or Guru; or it demands both and receives them. For according to the need of the human soul the Divine manifests himself as deity, as human divine or in simple humanity, -- using that thick disguise, which so successfully conceals the Godhead, for a means of transmission of his guidance.

1.01 - The Science of Living, #On Education, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  may be frequent, but if a Courageous will is maintained, one is sure to triumph one day and see all difficulties
  melt and vanish before the radiance of the truth-consciousness.

1.027 - The Ant, #Quran, #unset, #Zen
  33. They said, “We are a people of might and great Courage, but the decision is yours, so consider what you wish to command.”
  34. She said, “When kings enter a city, they devastate it, and subjugate its dignified people. Thus they always do.

1.02 - Education, #On Education, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  There are other parents who know that their children must be educated and who try to do what they can. But very few, even among those who are most serious and sincere, know that the first thing to do, in order to be able to educate a child, is to educate oneself, to become conscious and master of oneself so that one never sets a bad example to ones child. For it is above all through example that education becomes effective. To speak good words and to give wise advice to a child has very little effect if one does not oneself give him an example of what one teaches. Sincerity, honesty, straightforwardness, Courage, disinterestedness, unselfishness, patience, endurance, perseverance, peace, calm, self-control are all things that are taught infinitely better by example than by beautiful speeches. Parents, have a high ideal and always act in accordance with it and you will see that little by little your child will reflect this ideal in himself and spontaneously manifest the qualities you would like to see expressed in his nature. Quite naturally a child has respect and admiration for his parents; unless they are quite unworthy, they will always appear to their child as demigods whom he will try to imitate as best he can.
  With very few exceptions, parents are not aware of the disastrous influence that their own defects, impulses, weaknesses and lack of self-control have on their children. If you wish to be respected by a child, have respect for yourself and be worthy of respect at every moment. Never be authoritarian, despotic, impatient or ill-tempered. When your child asks you a question, do not give him a stupid or silly answer under the pretext that he cannot understand you. You can always make yourself understood if you take enough trouble; and in spite of the popular saying that it is not always good to tell the truth, I affirm that it is always good to tell the truth, but that the art consists in telling it in such a way as to make it accessible to the mind of the hearer. In early life, until he is twelve or fourteen, the childs mind is hardly open to abstract notions and general ideas. And yet you can train it to understand these things by using concrete images, symbols or parables. Up to quite an advanced age and for some who mentally always remain children, a narrative, a story, a tale well told teach much more than any number of theoretical explanations.

1.02 - MAPS OF MEANING - THREE LEVELS OF ANALYSIS, #Maps of Meaning, #Jordan Peterson, #Psychology
  part of the human environment which demands active, voluntary and Courageous investigation. Finally,
  he must adapt to the presence of himself must face the endlessly tragic problem of the knower, the
  equally at odds: the little god of earth is also mortal worm, Courageous and craven, heroic and deceitful,
  possessed of great and dangerous potential, knowing good and evil. The unknown cannot be described, by
  the unknown (as Courageous approach eliminates anticipatory anxiety, and exploration makes the
  unexpected something valuable). So the indiscriminate categorization characterizing these passages has its
  recognized, or not); teaches the individual that the Courageous exploratory spirit can eternally prevail
  over threat. It is this mimetic identification and its abstracted equivalents and consequences that account for
  it is Courage and genius (and the grace of God) that determines which aspect dominates. The uncontrollable
  strength, sexuality and bloodlust of the bull is the power which, when domesticated, serves to foster,
  hero, divine son of the known and unknown, Courageously faces the unknown, unites with it creatively
  abandoning all pretence of pre-existent absolute knowledge garners new information, returns to the
  or without the Courage to voluntarily submit to the experience of negative emotion [including anxiety, guilt,
  and shame, as previously unconscious (implicit) faults and insufficiencies come to light]. The mythic
  hero of the story, is a simple tailor. He Courageously aids a wounded gypsy that is, acts humanely towards
  an outsider, a stranger, a personified emissary of chaos. In return, the gypsy provides him with

1.02 - Skillful Means, #The Lotus Sutra, #Anonymous, #Various
  None of the rvakas and pratyekabuddhas may be capable of understanding it. Why is this? The buddhas have closely attended innumerable hundreds of thousands of myriads of kois of other buddhas. They have exhaustively carried out practices with Courage and persistence under uncountable numbers of buddhas, their names becoming universally renowned. They have perfected this profound and unprecedented Dharma, and their intention in adapting their explanations to what is appropriate is difficult to understand.
  O riputra! After attaining buddhahood I expounded the teaching extensively with various explanations and illustrations, and with skillful means (upya) led sentient beings to rid themselves of their attachments.

1.02 - The Descent. Dante's Protest and Virgil's Appeal. The Intercession of the Three Ladies Benedight., #The Divine Comedy, #Dante Alighieri, #Christianity
  And such good Courage to my heart there coursed,
  That I began, like an intrepid person:

1.02 - THE PROBLEM OF SOCRATES, #Twilight of the Idols, #Friedrich Nietzsche, #Philosophy
  wisdom of his Courage before death. Socrates wished to die. Not Athens,
  but his own hand gave him the draught of hemlock; he drove Athens to

1.02 - The Stages of Initiation, #Knowledge of the Higher Worlds, #Rudolf Steiner, #Theosophy
   and perseverance before he can himself gain knowledge of his own progress. The teacher, as we know, can confer upon the pupil no powers which are not already latent within him, and his sole function is to assist in the awakening of slumbering faculties. But what he imparts out of his own experience is a pillar of strength for the one wishing to penetrate through darkness to light. Many abandon the path to higher knowledge soon after having set foot upon it, because their progress is not immediately apparent to them. And even when the first experiences begin to dawn upon the pupil, he is apt to regard them as illusions, because he had formed quite different conceptions of what he was going to experience. He loses Courage, either because he regards these first experiences as being of no value, or because they appear to him to be so insignificant that he cannot believe they will lead him to any appreciable results within a measurable time. Courage and self-confidence are two beacons which must never be extinguished on the path to higher knowledge. No one will ever travel far who cannot bring himself to repeat, over and over
   p. 59
  It is not surprising that all this appears to many as illusion. "What is the use of such visions," they ask, "and such hallucinations?" And many will thus fall away and abandon the path. But this is precisely the important point: not to confuse spiritual reality with imagination at this difficult stage of human evolution, and furthermore, to have the Courage to press onward and not become timorous and faint-hearted. On the other hand, however, the necessity must be emphasized of maintaining unimpaired and of perpetually cultivating that healthy sound sense which distinguishes truth from illusion. Fully conscious self-control must never be lost during all these exercises, and they must be accompanied by the same sane, sound thinking which is applied to the details of every-day life. To lapse into reveries would be fatal. The intellectual clarity, not to say the sobriety of thought, must never for a moment be dulled. The greatest mistake would be made if the student's mental balance
   p. 64
  The would-be initiate must bring with him a certain measure of Courage and fearlessness. He must positively go out of his way to find opportunities for developing these virtues. His training should provide for their systematic cultivation. In this respect, life itself is a good school-possibly the best school. The student must learn to look danger calmly in the face and try to overcome difficulties unswervingly. For instance, when in the presence of some peril, he must swiftly come to the conviction that fear is of no possible use; I must not feel afraid; I must only think of what is to be done. And he must improve to the extent of feeling, upon occasions which formerly inspired him with fear, that to be frightened, to be disheartened, are things that are out of the question as far as his own inmost self is concerned. By self-discipline in this direction, quite definite qualities are develop which are necessary for initiation into the higher mysteries. Just as man requires nervous force in his physical being in order to use his physical sense, so also he
   p. 75
   requires in his soul nature the force which is only developed in the Courageous and the fearless. For in penetrating to the higher mysteries he will see things which are concealed from ordinary humanity by the illusion of the senses. If the physical senses do not allow us to perceive the higher truth, they are for this very reason our benefactors. Things are thereby hidden from us which, if realized without due preparation, would throw us into unutterable consternation, and the sight of which would be unendurable. The student must be fit to endure this sight. He loses certain supports in the outer world which he owes to the very illusion surrounding him. It is truly and literally as if the attention of someone were called to a danger which had threatened him for a long time, but of which he knew nothing. Hitherto he felt no fear, but now that he knows, he is overcome by fear, though the danger has not been rendered greater by his knowing it.
  The forces at work in the world are both destructive and constructive; the destiny of manifested beings is birth and death. The seer is to behold the working of these forces and the march of destiny. The veil enshrouding the spiritual eyes
   in ordinary life is to be removed. But man is interwoven with these forces and with this destiny. His own nature harbors destructive and constructive forces. His own soul reveals itself to the seer as undisguised as the other objects. He must not lose strength in the face of this self-knowledge; but strength will fail him unless he brings a surplus on which to draw. For this purpose he must learn to maintain inner calm and steadiness in the face of difficult circumstances; he must cultivate a strong trust in the beneficent powers of existence. He must be prepared to find that many motives which had actuated him hitherto will do so no longer. He will have to recognize that previously he thought and acted in a certain way only because he was still in the throes of ignorance. Reasons that influenced him formerly will now disappear. He often acted out of vanity; he will now see how utterly futile all vanity is for the seer. He often acted out of greed; he will now become aware how destructive all greed is. He will have to develop quite new motives for his thoughts and actions, and it is just for this purpose that Courage and fearlessness are required.
   p. 77
  It is pre-eminently a question of cultivating this Courage and this fearlessness in the inmost depths of thought-life. The student must learn never to despair over failure. He must be equal to the thought: I shall forget that I have failed in this matter, and I shall try once more as though this had not happened. Thus he will struggle through to the firm conviction that the fountain-head of strength from which he may draw is inexhaustible. He struggles ever onward to the spirit which will uplift him and support him, however weak and impotent his earthly self may have proved. He must be capable of pressing on to the future undismayed by any experiences of the past. If the student has acquired these faculties up to a certain point, he is then ripe to hear the real names of things, which are the key to higher knowledge. For initiation consists in this very act of learning to call the things of the world by those names which they bear in the spirit of their divine authors. In these, their names, lies the mystery of things. It is for this reason that the initiates speak a different language from the uninitiated, for the former know the names by
   p. 78
   a wealth of experience, so that their self-confidence, Courage and fortitude have been greatly streng thened in a normal manner while learning to bear sorrow, disappointment and failure in their undertakings with greatness of soul, and especially with equanimity and unbroken strength. Thus they are often initiates without knowing it, and it then needs but little to unseal their spiritual hearing and sight so that they become clairvoyant. For it must be noted that a genuine fire-trial is not intended to satisfy the curiosity of the candidate. It is true that he learns many uncommon things of which others can have no inkling, but this acquisition of knowledge is not the end, but the means to the end; the end consists in the attainment, thanks to this knowledge of the higher worlds, of greater and truer self-confidence, a higher degree of Courage, and a magnanimity and perseverance such as cannot, as a rule, be acquired in the lower world.
  The candidate may always turn back after the fire-trial. He will then resume his life, streng thened in body and soul, and wait for a future incarnation to continue his initiation. In his present incarnation he will prove himself a more
   the ability to come quickly to terms with himself, for he must here find his higher self in the truest sense of the word. He must rapidly decide in all things to listen to the inspiration of the spirit. There is no time for doubt or hesitation. Every moment of hesitation would prove that he was still unfit. Whatever prevents him from listening to the voice of the spirit must be Courageously overcome. It is a question of showing presence of mind in this situation, and the training at this stage is concerned with the perfect development of this quality. All the accustomed inducements to act or even to think now cease. In order not to remain inactive he must not lose himself, for only within himself can he find the one central point of vantage where he can gain a firm hold. No one on reading this, without further acquaintance with these matters, should feel an antipathy for this principle of being thrown back on oneself, for success in this trial brings with it a moment of supreme happiness.
  At this stage, no less than at the others, ordinary life is itself an esoteric training for many. For anyone having reached the point of being able, when suddenly confronted with some task

1.02 - The Three European Worlds, #The Ever-Present Origin, #Jean Gebser, #Integral
  With Leonardo the perspectival means and techniques attain their perfection. His Trattatodella Pittura (a collection of his writings assembled by others after his death based on a mid-sixteenth-century compilation known as the Codex Vaticanus Urbinas 1270) is the first truly scientific and not merely theoretical description of all possible types of perspective. It is the first detailed discussion of light as the visible reality of our eyes and not, as was previously believed, as a symbol of the divine spirit. This emergent illumination dispels any remaining obscurities surrounding perspective, and reveals Leonardo as the Courageous discoverer of aerial and color, as opposed to linear, perspective. Whereas linear perspective created the perspectival illusion on a plane surface by the projections of technical drafting, aerial and color perspective achieve their comprehension and rendering of space by techniques of gradation of color and hue, by the use of shadow, and by the chromatic treatment of the horizon.
  Above and beyond this Leonardos establishment of the laws of perspective is significant in that it made technical drafting feasible and thereby initiated the technological age. This concluded a process which had required centuries before it entered human consciousness and effected a fundamental transformation of man's world. It is only after Leonardo that the unperspectival world finally passes out of its dream-like state, and the perspectival world definitely enters awareness. Having attempted to show the initial thrust toward awareness of space documented in Petrarch's letter, and to account for the process of painful withdrawal from traditional perceptions, we would here like to indicate the nature of Leonardos decisive development, for it was he who fully realized Petrarch's discovery.

1.02 - The Virtues, #Words Of Long Ago, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  Near to her, like two faithful guardians, stood Humility, at once respectful and proud, and Courage, lofty-browed, clear-eyed, his lips firm and smiling, with a calm and resolute air.
  Close beside Courage, her hand in his, stood a woman, completely veiled, of whom nothing could be seen but her searching eyes, shining through her veils. It was Prudence.
  Among them all, coming and going from one to another and yet seeming always to remain near to each one, Charity, at once vigilant and calm, active and yet discrete, left behind her as she passed through the groups a trail of soft white light. The light that she spreads and softens comes to her, through a radiance so subtle that it is invisible to most eyes, from her closest friend, her inseparable companion, her twin sister, Justice.

1.02 - What is Psycho therapy?, #The Practice of Psycho therapy, #Carl Jung, #Psychology
  peculiarities and have the Courage to stand by them. Only when a man lives
  in his own way is he responsible and capable of actiono therwise he is

1.03 - APPRENTICESHIP AND ENCULTURATION - ADOPTION OF A SHARED MAP, #Maps of Meaning, #Jordan Peterson, #Psychology
  This historically-determined cultural structure is constructed of Courageously engineered and creatively
  integrated responses to situations that arise typically in the course of human experience, arranged in terms

1.03 - BOOK THE THIRD, #Metamorphoses, #Ovid, #Poetry
  Thus quell your Courage; can the weak alarm
  Of women's yells those stubborn souls disarm,
  He fought the strong; do you his Courage show,
  And gain a conquest o'er a feeble foe.

1.03 - PERSONALITY, SANCTITY, DIVINE INCARNATION, #The Perennial Philosophy, #Aldous Huxley, #Philosophy
  Sometimes crisis alone, without any preparatory training, is sufficient to make a man forget to be his customary self and become, for the time being, something quite different. Thus the most unlikely people will, under the influence of disaster, temporarily turn into heroes, martyrs, selfless labourers for the good of their fellows. Very often, too, the proximity of death produces similar results. For example, Samuel Johnson behaved in one way during almost the whole of his life and in quite another way during his last illness. The fascinatingly complex personality, in which six generations of Boswellians have taken so much delight the learned boor and glutton, the kindhearted bully, the superstitious intellectual, the convinced Christian who was a fetishist, the Courageous man who was terrified of deathbecame, while he was actually dying, simple, single, serene and God-centred.
  Paradoxical as it may seem, it is, for very many persons, much easier to behave selflessly in time of crisis than it is when life is taking its normal course in undisturbed tranquillity. When the going is easy, there is nothing to make us forget our precious selfness, nothing (except our own will to mortification and the knowledge of God) to distract our minds from the distractions with which we have chosen to be identified; we are at perfect liberty to wallow in our personality to our hearts content. And how we wallow! It is for this reason that all the masters of the spiritual life insist so strongly upon the importance of little things.
  The saint is one who knows that every moment of our human life is a moment of crisis; for at every moment we are called upon to make an all-important decisionto choose between the way that leads to death and spiritual darkness and the way that leads towards light and life; between interests exclusively temporal and the eternal order; between our personal will, or the will of some projection of our personality, and the will of God. In order to fit himself to deal with the emergencies of his way of life, the saint undertakes appropriate training of mind and body, just as the solther does. But whereas the objectives of military training are limited and very simple, namely, to make men Courageous, cool-headed and co-operatively efficient in the business of killing other men, with whom, personally, they have no quarrel, the objectives of spiritual training are much less narrowly specialized. Here the aim is primarily to bring human beings to a state in which, because there are no longer any God-eclipsing obstacles between themselves and Reality, they are able to be aware continuously of the divine Ground of their own and all other beings; secondarily, as a means to this end, to meet all, even the most trivial circumstances of daily living without malice, greed, self-assertion or voluntary ignorance, but consistently with love and understanding. Because its objectives are not limited, because, for the lover of God, every moment is a moment of crisis, spiritual training is incomparably more difficult and searching than military training. There are many good solthers, few saints.
  We have seen that, in critical emergencies, solthers specifically trained to cope with that kind of thing tend to forget the inborn and acquired idiosyncrasies with which they normally identify their being and, transcending selfness, to behave in the same, one-pointed, better-than-personal way. What is true of solthers is also true of saints, but with this important difference that the aim of spiritual training is to make people become selfless in every circumstance of life, while the aim of military training is to make them selfless only in certain very special circumstances and in relation to only certain classes of human beings. This could not be otherwise; for all that we are and will and do depends, in the last analysis, upon what we believe the Nature of Things to be. The philosophy that rationalizes power politics and justifies war and military training is always (whatever the official religion of the politicians and war makers) some wildly unrealistic doctrine of national, racial or ideological idolatry, having, as its inevitable corollaries, the notions of Herrenvolk and the lesser breeds without the Law.

1.03 - Supernatural Aid, #The Hero with a Thousand Faces, #Joseph Campbell, #Mythology
  continuing to follow Courageously as the consequences unfold,
  the hero finds all the forces of the unconscious at his side.

1.03 - Sympathetic Magic, #The Golden Bough, #James George Frazer, #Occultism
  believe that by dancing they impart strength, Courage, and good
  fortune to their husbands; accordingly during such times they give

1.03 - Tara, Liberator from the Eight Dangers, #How to Free Your Mind - Tara the Liberator, #Thubten Chodron, #unset
  will have the Courage to let it go because we want to be happy. Miserliness
  impedes our spiritual progress, turns us into hypocrites, and perpetuates our

1.03 - The End of the Intellect, #Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness, #Satprem, #Integral Yoga
  as it were, or rather as an explorer who does not care about precautions and maps, and hence avoids many unnecessary detours simply because he has the Courage to forge straight ahead. Thus, it was not in seclusion or in the lotus position or under the guidance of an enlightened Master that Sri Aurobindo undertook the journey, but just as we might do it ourselves, without any special knowledge, right in the midst of everyday life a life as busy and hectic as ours can be and all alone. Sri Aurobindo's first secret is probably a persistent refusal to cut life in two action vs. meditation, inner vs. outer, and the whole range of our false divisions; from the day he thought of yoga, he put everything into it, high and low, inside and outside, and he set out without ever looking back. Sri Aurobindo does not come to demonstrate exceptional qualities in an exceptional environment; he comes to show us what is possible for man, and to prove that the exceptional is only a normal possibility not yet mastered, just as the supernatural, as he said, is that the nature of which we have not attained or do not yet know, or the means of which we have not yet conquered.20 Ultimately, everything in this world is a matter of proper concentration; there is nothing that will not finally yield to a wellapplied concentration.
  When he went ashore on the Apollo Bunder in Bombay, he was overtaken by a spontaneous spiritual experience, a vast calm; but he had more immediate concerns of food and survival. Sri Aurobindo was twenty. He found a position with the Maharaja of Baroda, as 20
  professor of French, then taught English at the state college, where he soon became vice-principal. He worked also as private secretary to the Prince. Between the court and the college he was busy enough, but in truth, it was the destiny of India that preoccupied him. He traveled many times to Calcutta, familiarizing himself with the political situation and writing several articles that created a scandal, for he didn't just refer to the Queen-Empress of India as an old lady so called by way of courtesy,21 but he urged his countrymen to shake off the British yoke, and attacked the mendicant policy in the Indian Congress party: no reforms, no collaboration. His aim was to gather and organize all the energies of the nation toward revolutionary action. This must have required some Courage, considering the year was 1893, when the British ruled over three-fourths of the world. But Sri Aurobindo had a very special way of dealing with the problem; he did not lay any blame on the English, but on the Indians themselves:
  Our actual enemy is not any force exterior to ourselves, but our own crying weaknesses, our cowardice, our purblind sentimentalism. 22

1.03 - The Syzygy - Anima and Animus, #Aion, #Carl Jung, #Psychology
  man, on his ardour, above all on his Courage and resolution
  when it comes to throwing his whole being into the scales. For

1.04 - A Leader, #Words Of Long Ago, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  However, without betraying our emotion, with great admiration for the Courage of his sincerity, we replied:
  Would you tell us how we could be of service to you?
  The collapse came, mowing us down like corn in a field; and misfortune compelled us to regain possession of ourselves, to think carefully. The best of us are lost. The most intelligent, those who were most able to guide and direct us paid for their Courageous self-sacrifice with exile or death. Consternation reigned in our ranks; at last I was able to make the others listen to what I thought, to what I felt.
  We are not strong enough to fight by force, for we are not united enough, not organised enough. We must develop our intelligence to understand better the deeper laws of Nature, and to learn better how to act in an orderly way, to co-ordinate our efforts. We must teach the people around us, we must train them to think for themselves and to reflect so that they can become aware of the precise aim we want to attain and thus become an effective help to us, instead of being the hindrance they most often are at the moment.
  Put no more weapons in the hands of your adversaries, be irreproachable before them, set them an example of Courageous patience, of uprightness and justice; then your triumph will be near at hand, for right will be on your side, integral right, in the means as in the goal.
  He had been listening to me carefully, occasionally nodding in agreement. After a silence full of thoughts, in which we could feel brooding around him all the painful hopes, all the burning aspirations of his companions in strife:
  I am happy, Madame, he said, turning towards me, to see a woman concerned with such matters. Women can do so much to hasten the coming of better days! There, in Russia, their services have been invaluable to us. Without them we would never have had so much Courage, energy and endurance. They move about among us, going from town to town, from group to group, uniting us to one another, comforting the disheartened, cheering the downcast, nursing the sick and everywhere bringing with them, in them, a hope, a confidence, an enthusiasm that never tire.
  So it was that a woman came to assist me in my work, when my eyes were overstrained by my long vigils spent writing by candle-light. For during the day I had to have some kind of occupation so as not to attract attention. It was only at night that I could prepare our plans, compose our propaganda leaflets and make numerous copies of them, draw up lists and do other work of the same kind. Little by little my eyes were burnt up. Now I can hardly see. So a young woman, out of devotion for the cause, became my secretary and writes to my dictation, as long as I wish, without ever showing the slightest trace of fatigue or boredom. And his expression softened and grew tender at the thought of this humble devotion, this proof of self-abnegation.
  She came with me to Paris and we work together every evening. It is thanks to her that I shall be able to write the pamphlet we have spoken of. You know, it is Courageous to link ones destiny with a man whose life is as precarious as mine. To retain my freedom, everywhere, I must hide as if I were an outlaw.
  At least you are safe in Paris?

1.04 - BOOK THE FOURTH, #Metamorphoses, #Ovid, #Poetry
  Then Courage takes, and full of vengeful ire
  He heaves the bellows, and blows fierce the fire:

1.04 - Descent into Future Hell, #The Red Book Liber Novus, #unset, #Zen
  They take aim at these and do not know that with these they mean themselves. They should sacrifice the hero in themselves, and because they do not know this, they kill their Courageous brother.
  The time is still not ripe. But through this blood sacrifice, it should ripen. So long as it is possible to murder the brother instead of oneself the time is not ripe. Frightful things must happen until men grow ripe. But anything else will not ripen humanity. Hence all this that takes place in these days must also be, so that the renewal can come. Since the source of blood that follows the shrouding of the sun is also the source of the new life. 96

1.04 - On blessed and ever-memorable obedience, #The Ladder of Divine Ascent, #Saint John of Climacus, #unset
  The fathers of that place told us of many triumphs of this most saintly Menas, and amongst others the following: Once the superior wanted to test his God-given patience. In the evening Menas came to the abbots cell, and having prostrated before the abbot, asked him as usual to give him instruction. But the abbot left him lying on the ground till the hour of the Office, and only then blessed him; and having rebuked him for being fond of self-display and for being impatient, he ordered him to get up. The holy man knew Menas would bear all this Courageously, and therefore he made this scene for the edification of all. A disciple of Saint Menas confirmed what was told us about his director, and added: I was inquisitive to know whether sleep overcame him while he lay prostrate before the abbot. But he assured me that while lying on the ground he had recited by heart the whole psalter.
  I must not fail to adorn the crown of this step with this emerald. Once I started a discussion on silence with some of the most experienced elders in the community. With a smile on their faces and in jovial mood they said to me in a friendly way: We, Father John, being material, live a material life, preferring to wage war according to the measure of our weakness, and considering it better to struggle with men, who are sometimes fierce and some times penitent, than with demons who are continually raging and up in arms against us!
  If anyone receives voluntarily some task from his father, and in doing it suffers a stumble, he should not ascribe the blame to the giver but to the receiver of the weapon. For he took the weapon for battle against the enemy, but has turned it against his own heart. But if he forced himself for the Lords sake to accept the task, though he previously explained his weakness to him who gave it, let him take Courage; for though he has fallen, he is not dead.
  I have forgotten to set before you, my friends, this sweet bread of virtue. I saw there men obedient in the Lord who subjected themselves to insults and dishonour for Gods sake, so that, having prepared themselves in this way, they might get used to not quailing before insults coming from others.
  It is not when we Courageously endure the derision of our father that we are judged patient, but when we endure it from all manner of men. For we bear with our father both out of respect and as a duty to him.
  Eagerly drink scorn and insult as the water of life from everyone who wants to give you the drink that cleanses from lust. Then a deep purity will dawn in your soul and the divine light will not grow dim in your heart.
  There was another, said John, in the same monastery in Asia who became a disciple of a certain meek, gentle and quiet monk. And seeing that the elder honoured and cared for him, he rightly judged that this would be fatal for many men, and he begged the elder to send him away. (As the elder had another disciple, this would not cause him much inconvenience.) And so he went away, and with a letter from his master he settled in a cenobitic monastery in Pontus. On the first night that he entered this monastery he saw in a dream his account being made out by someone, and after settling that awful account he was left a debtor to the sum of a hundred pounds of gold. When he woke up he began to reflect on what he had seen in his dream and said: Poor Antiochus (for this was his name), you certainly fall far short of your debt! And when, he continued, I had lived in this monastery for three years in unquestioning obedience, and was regarded by all with contempt and was insulted as the stranger (for there was no other strange monk there), then again I saw in a dream someone giving me a credit-note for the payment of ten pounds of my debt. And so when I woke up and had thought about my dream, I said: Still only ten! But when shall I pay the rest? After that I said to myself: Poor Antiochus! Still more toil and dishonour for you. From that time forward I began to pretend to be a blockhead, yet without in any way neglecting the service of all. But when the merciless fathers saw that I willingly served in that same condition, they gave me all the heavy work of the monastery. In such a way of life I spent thirteen years, when in a dream I saw those who had appeared to me before, and they gave me a receipt in complete settlement of my debt. So when the members of the monastery imposed upon me in any way, I remembered my debt and endured it Courageously. So you see, Father John, that wise John told me this as if it were about another person. And that was why he changed his name to Antiochus. But in actual fact it was he himself who so Courageously destroyed the handwriting1 by his patience and obedience.
  1 Cf. Colossians ii, 24.
  But do not boast or rejoice when you bear insults and indignities Courageously, but rather mourn that you have done something meriting your bad treatment and incensed the soul of your director against you. Do not be surprised at what I am going to say (for I have Moses to support me). It is better to sin against God than against our father; for when we anger God, our director can reconcile us; but when he is incensed against us, there is no one to propitiate him for us. But it seems to me that both cases amount to the same thing.
  Let us look carefully and make our decision and keep alert as to when we ought to endure thankfully and silently accusations made to our pastor, and when we ought to reassure him. It seems to me that in all cases when indignity is offered to us we should be silent; for it is our moment of profit. But in those cases where another person is involved, we should put up a defence so as to maintain the link of love and peace unbroken.

1.04 - SOME REFLECTIONS ON PROGRESS, #The Future of Man, #Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, #Christianity
  ture, I have said, depends on the Courage and resourcefulness
  which men display in overcoming the forces of isolationism, even

1.04 - Sounds, #Walden, and On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience, #Henry David Thoreau, #Philosophy
  What recommends commerce to me is its enterprise and bravery. It does not clasp its hands and pray to Jupiter. I see these men every day go about their business with more or less Courage and content, doing more even than they suspect, and perchance better employed than they could have consciously devised. I am less affected by their heroism who stood up for half an hour in the front line at Buena Vista, than by the steady and cheerful valor of the men who inhabit the snow-plough for their winter quarters; who have not merely the three-o-clock in the morning Courage, which Bonaparte thought was the rarest, but whose Courage does not go to rest so early, who go to sleep only when the storm sleeps or the sinews of their iron steed are frozen. On this morning of the Great Snow, perchance, which is still raging and chilling mens blood, I hear the muffled tone of their engine bell from out the fog bank of their chilled breath, which announces that the cars
  _are coming_, without long delay, notwithstanding the veto of a New
  I was also serenaded by a hooting owl. Near at hand you could fancy it the most melancholy sound in Nature, as if she meant by this to stereotype and make permanent in her choir the dying moans of a human being,some poor weak relic of mortality who has left hope behind, and howls like an animal, yet with human sobs, on entering the dark valley, made more awful by a certain gurgling melodiousness,I find myself beginning with the letters gl when I try to imitate it,expressive of a mind which has reached the gelatinous mildewy stage in the mortification of all healthy and Courageous thought. It reminded me of ghouls and idiots and insane howlings. But now one answers from far woods in a strain made really melodious by distance,_Hoo hoo hoo, hoorer hoo_; and indeed for the most part it suggested only pleasing associations, whether heard by day or night, summer or winter.
  I rejoice that there are owls. Let them do the idiotic and maniacal hooting for men. It is a sound admirably suited to swamps and twilight woods which no day illustrates, suggesting a vast and undeveloped nature which men have not recognized. They represent the stark twilight and unsatisfied thoughts which all have. All day the sun has shone on the surface of some savage swamp, where the single spruce stands hung with usnea lichens, and small hawks circulate above, and the chickadee lisps amid the evergreens, and the partridge and rabbit skulk beneath; but now a more dismal and fitting day dawns, and a different race of creatures awakes to express the meaning of Nature there.

1.04 - THE APPEARANCE OF ANOMALY - CHALLENGE TO THE SHARED MAP, #Maps of Meaning, #Jordan Peterson, #Psychology
  The revolutionary hero is the individual who decides voluntarily, Courageously, to face some aspect of
  the still-unknown and threatening. He may also be the only person who is presently capable of perceiving
  expand to meet it. Such belief faith provides the precondition for Courage. His act of voluntary
  transcendence re-exposes him to the brute force of the unknown (and to the anger of the social group), but

1.04 - The Crossing of the First Threshold, #The Hero with a Thousand Faces, #Joseph Campbell, #Mythology
  them is risky; yet for anyone with competence and Courage the
  danger fades.

1.04 - The Discovery of the Nation-Soul, #The Human Cycle, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  The great determining force has been the example and the aggression of Germany; the example, because no other nation has so self-consciously, so methodically, so intelligently, and from the external point of view so successfully sought to find, to dynamise, to live itself and make the most of its own power of being; its aggression, because the very nature and declared watchwords of the attack have tended to arouse a defensive self-consciousness in the assailed and forced them to perceive what was the source of this tremendous strength and to perceive too that they themselves must seek consciously an answering strength in the same deeper sources. Germany was for the time the most remarkable present instance of a nation preparing for the subjective stage because it had, in the first place, a certain kind of visionunfortunately intellectual rather than illuminated and the Courage to follow itunfortunately again a vital and intellectual rather than a spiritual hardihood,and, secondly, being master of its destinies, was able to order its own life so as to express its self-vision. We must not be misled by appearances into thinking that the strength of Germany was created by Bismarck or directed by the Kaiser Wilhelm II. Rather the appearance of Bismarck was in many respects a misfortune for the growing nation because his rude and powerful hand precipitated its subjectivity into form and action at too early a stage; a longer period of incubation might have produced results less disastrous to itself, if less violently stimulative to humanity. The real source of this great subjective force which has been so much disfigured in its objective action, was not in Germanys statesmen and soldiers for the most part poor enough types of men but came from her great philosophers, Kant, Hegel, Fichte, Nietzsche, from her great thinker and poet Goethe, from her great musicians, Beethoven and Wagner, and from all in the German soul and temperament which they represented. A nation whose master achievement has lain almost entirely in the two spheres of philosophy and music, is clearly predestined to lead in the turn to subjectivism and to produce a profound result for good or evil on the beginnings of a subjective age.
  This was one side of the predestination of Germany; the other is to be found in her scholars, educationists, scientists, organisers. It was the industry, the conscientious diligence, the fidelity to ideas, the honest and painstaking spirit of work for which the nation has been long famous. A people may be highly gifted in the subjective capacities, and yet if it neglects to cultivate this lower side of our complex nature, it will fail to build that bridge between the idea and imagination and the world of facts, between the vision and the force, which makes realisation possible; its higher powers may become a joy and inspiration to the world, but it will never take possession of its own world until it has learned the humbler lesson. In Germany the bridge was there, though it ran mostly through a dark tunnel with a gulf underneath; for there was no pure transmission from the subjective mind of the thinkers and singers to the objective mind of the scholars and organisers. The misapplication by Treitschke of the teaching of Nietzsche to national and international uses which would have profoundly disgusted the philosopher himself, is an example of this obscure transmission. But still a transmission there was. For more than a half-century Germany turned a deep eye of subjective introspection on herself and things and ideas in search of the truth of her own being and of the world, and for another half-century a patient eye of scientific research on the objective means for organising what she had or thought she had gained. And something was done, something indeed powerful and enormous, but also in certain directions, not in all, misshapen and disconcerting. Unfortunately, those directions were precisely the very central lines on which to go wrong is to miss the goal.

1.04 - The Divine Mother - This Is She, #Twelve Years With Sri Aurobindo, #Nirodbaran, #Integral Yoga
  I shall now give an example of the Mother's considerable Courage in taking up the charge of a patient suffering from throat cancer. This man, a devotee, arrived from outside. He had refused all medical aid and turned down all entreaties of his relatives for the accepted treatment. He wanted only to be cured by the Mother or to die here. He was very thin, of a nervous type and his general health was poor. I was asked to supervise the case and give daily reports to the Mother and Sri Aurobindo. We shall see in the chapter 'God Departs' another devotee seeking entire refuge in them and being cured of a mysterious illness that endangered her life. I must admit frankly that I was stunned by the Mother's boldness and could not have an unreserved faith. Either in this context or another, I had asked the Mother and Sri Aurobindo if they had cured cancer by their Force. The Mother replied firmly, "Not only cancer, other diseases too, pronounced incurable by the doctors. Isn't it so?" She asked Sri Aurobindo, as if looking for confirmation; he nodded. The Mother once said that there is hardly a disease that Yoga cannot cure. Sri Aurobindo also wrote, "Of course it [Yoga] can, but on condition of faith or openness or both. Even a mental suggestion can cure cancer with luck of course, as is shown by the case of the woman operated on unsuccessfully for cancer, but the doctors lied and told her it had succeeded. Result, cancer symptoms all ceased and she died many years afterwards of another illness altogether," Here was a patient, then, who came with faith in the Mother. I began to do my duty regularly. At first the patient came for Pranam to the Mother. I witnessed her intense concentration and preoccupation with the case. While listening to the report, she would suddenly go into a trance and Sri Aurobindo would intently watch over her. Once she was on the point of falling down. Sri Aurobindo stretched both his arms, exclaiming "Ah!" The Mother regained her control. Things seemed to be moving at a slow pace. If some symptoms improved, new ones appeared; the condition fluctuated from day to day. Some days passed in a comparative restfulness. Our help was mostly psychological: to give Courage and instil faith. If some progress was noticed, I would with a cheerful face report it to the Mother. She would just listen quietly. Meanwhile letters from the relatives urged the patient to return. When the Mother heard about it, she replied, "If I can't cure it, there is none who can." The fight continued, it was a grim encounter, indeed. As a result of the Mother's steady Force, things looked bright and I felt we had turned the corner. The Mother kept her vigil and wasted no words. After the February Darshan, however, the picture changed for no apparent reason. The patient went gradually down-hill and in a month or two, life petered out. The patient was brought before the Mother to have her last blessings. She came down and with her soothing touch and the balm of her divine smile wiped away all his distress and made his passage peaceful. Later when I asked Sri Aurobindo the reason for this unaccountable reversal, he replied, "After the Darshan his faith got shaken and he could not get it back." Cancer of the throat is a scourge; one cannot eat, drink or speak; breathing becomes difficult. Let us remember Sri Ramakrishna's classical example. To keep a steady faith needs a heroic will which how many can have? Besides, the family surroundings also were not very congenial.
  I remember Nishikanto, a sadhak-poet, who fell seriously ill after being cured of an equally serious illness. The Mother giving the occult reason told me that when he came to her on his birthday, she saw a definite crack in his faith. But a man of quite a different temperament, he pulled himself up, while the cancer-patient could not. "Why take up such a case at all?" one may ask. Well, it was the patient who made the choice; he had no faith in the usual medico-surgical treatment whose efficacy is at best doubtful. Here, he had at least the unique opportunity to live under the Mother's and Sri Aurobindo's direct care and supervision. For a bhakta, there cannot be a greater boon. If he lives, it will be glorious; if he dies, he will have a better life in the next birth.

1.04 - The Future of Man, #Let Me Explain, #Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, #Christianity
  'providentially' arising to sustain our Courage - the hope, the
  belief that some immense fulfilment lies ahead of us.

1.04 - The Paths, #A Garden of Pomegranates - An Outline of the Qabalah, #Israel Regardie, #Occultism
  Its Gods are Athena, insofar as she protected the State from its enemies ; and Shiva and Mars. Minerva is also an attri bution, for she was believed to have guided men in war, where victory was to be gained by prudence, Courage, and perseverance. The Egyptian Mentu is also a god of War, depicted with the head of a Hawk. The Scandinavian Tyr is an attri bution to this Path, for he is the most daring and intrepid of the Gods, and it is he who dispenses valour, Courage, and honour in the Wars.
  The Spear is the weapon appropriate ; the flower Ger- anium, and the jewel Ruby because of its colour.

1.04 - The Praise, #Tara - The Feminine Divine, #unset, #Zen
  the swift, the Courageous one.
  In front of you, who with TUTTARA dissipates all fears,
  Homage to the liberating one, swift and Courageous,
  Whose sight is like instant lightning,
   CourageOUS: Tara shows limitless Courage with no
  weakness to protect beings from suffering, whether in
   CourageOUS, her absence of fear and weakness in
  protecting beings from all dangers attests to her

1.04 - THE STUDY (The Compact), #Faust, #Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, #Poetry
  The Courage of the lion's breed,
  The wild stag's speed,
  Who comes to you with Courage good,
  Somewhat of cash, and healthy blood:

1.04 - What Arjuna Saw - the Dark Side of the Force, #Preparing for the Miraculous, #George Van Vrekhem, #Integral Yoga
  It is only a few religions which have had the Courage
  to say without any reserve, like the Indian, that this enig-
  We have to look Courageously in the face of the real-
  ity and see that it is God and none else who has made this
  Fighting, war, Courage and heroism are not among the
  favourite social occurences and virtues of the civilized mind
  grow into the Godhead. Courage, energy and strength are
  among the very first principles of the divine nature in ac-

1.05 - BOOK THE FIFTH, #Metamorphoses, #Ovid, #Poetry
  Raising a sprightly Courage in his heart:
  But Indian Athis took the weaker part,
  'Tis your cold Courage turns your hearts to stone.
  Come, follow me; fall on the stripling boy,

1.05 - CHARITY, #The Perennial Philosophy, #Aldous Huxley, #Philosophy
  Temperance is love surrendering itself wholly to Him who is its object; Courage is love bearing all things gladly for the sake of Him who is its object; justice is love serving only Him who is its object, and therefore rightly ruling; prudence is love making wise distinctions between what hinders and what helps itself.
  St. Augustine

1.05 - On painstaking and true repentance which constitute the life of the holy convicts; and about the prison., #The Ladder of Divine Ascent, #Saint John of Climacus, #unset
  I am full aware, my good friends, that the struggles I have described will seem to some incredible, to others hard to believe, and will seem to some to breed despair. But to the Courageous soul they will serve as a spur, and a shaft of fire; and he will go away carrying zeal in his heart. He who is not up to this will realize his infirmity, and having easily obtained humility by self- reproach, he will run after the former; and I do not know whether he may not even overtake him. But the careless man should leave my stories alone, lest he despair and squander even the little which he has accomplished, and thus correspond to the man of whom it was said: From him who is without alacrity or generosity even what he has will be taken away from him.2
  It is impossible for us who have fallen into the pit of iniquities ever to be drawn out of it, unless we sink into the abyss of the humility of the penitents.
  Do not be surprised that you fall every day; do not give up, but stand your ground Courageously. And assuredly the angel who guards you will honour your patience. While a wound is still fresh and warm it is easy to heal, but old, neglected and festering ones are hard to cure, and require for their care much treatment, cutting, plastering and cauterization. Many from long neglect become incurable. But with God all things are possible.3
  The demons say that God is merciful before our fall, but that He is inexorable after the fall.

1.05 - Some Results of Initiation, #Knowledge of the Higher Worlds, #Rudolf Steiner, #Theosophy
  If the student, before attaining insight into higher worlds, has learned by quiet and sincere self-observation to realized the qualities and the defects of his own character, he will then, at the moment when his own inner self confronts him as a mirrored image, find strength and Courage to conduct himself in the right way. People who have failed to test themselves in this way, and are insufficiently acquainted with their own inner self, will not recognize themselves in their own mirrored image and will mistake it for an alien reality. Or they may become alarmed at the vision
   p. 181

1.05 - The Ascent of the Sacrifice - The Psychic Being, #The Synthesis Of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
     But the most intimate character of the psychic is its pressure towards the Divine through a sacred love, joy and oneness. It is the divine Love that it seeks most, it is the love of the Divine that is its spur, its goal, its star of Truth shining over the luminous cave of the nascent or the still obscure cradle of the new-born godhead within us. In the first long stage of its growth and immature existence it has leaned on earthly love, affection, tenderness, goodwill, compassion, benevolence, on all beauty and gentleness and fineness and light and strength and Courage, on all that can help to refine and purify the grossness and commonness of human nature; but it knows how mixed are these human movements at their best and at their worst how fallen and stamped with the mark of ego and self-deceptive sentimental falsehood and the lower self profiting by the imitation of a soul movement. At once, emerging, it is ready and eager to break all the old ties and imperfect emotional activities and replace them by a greater spiritual Truth of love and oneness. It may still admit the human forms and movements, but on condition that they are turned towards the One alone. It accepts only the ties that are helpful, the heart's reverence for the Guru, the union of the God-seekers, a spiritual compassion for the ignorant human and animal world and its peoples, the joy and happiness and satisfaction of beauty that comes from the perception of the Divine everywhere. It plunges the nature inward towards its meeting with the immanent Divine in the heart's secret centre and, while that call is there, no reproach of egoism, no mere outward summons of altruism or duty or philanthropy or service will deceive or divert it from its sacred longing and its obedience to the attraction of the Divinity within it. It lifts the being towards a transcendent Ecstasy and is ready to shed all the downward pull of the world from its wings in its uprising to reach the One Highest; but it calls down also this transcendent Love and Beatitude to deliver and transform this world of hatred and strife and division and darkness and jarring Ignorance. It opens to a universal Divine Love, a vast compassion, an intense and immense will for the good of all, for the embrace of the World-Mother enveloping or gathering to her her children, the divine Passion that has plunged into the night for the redemption of the world from the universal Ignorance. It is not attracted or misled by mental imitations or any vital misuse of these great deep-seated Truths of existence; it exposes them with its detecting search-ray and calls down the entire truth of divine Love to heal these malformations, to deliver mental, vital, physical love from their insufficiencies or their perversions and reveal to them their abounding share of the intimacy and the oneness and the ascending ecstasy and the descending rapture.
     All true truths of Love and of the works of Love the psychic being accepts in their place; but its flame mounts always upward and it is eager to push the ascent from lesser to higher degrees of Truth, since it knows that only by the ascent to a highest Truth and the descent of that highest Truth can Love be delivered from the cross and placed upon the throne; for the cross is the sign of the Divine Descent barred and marred by the transversal line of a cosmic deformation which turns life into a state of suffering and misfortune. Only by the ascent to the original Truth can the deformation be healed and all the works of love, as too all the works of knowledge and of life, be restored to a divine significance and become part of an integral spiritual existence.

1.05 - THE HOSTILE BROTHERS - ARCHETYPES OF RESPONSE TO THE UNKNOWN, #Maps of Meaning, #Jordan Peterson, #Psychology
  addition and in consequence hatred of the virtuous and Courageous, precisely on account of their virtue
  and Courage. Evil is the desire to disseminate darkness, for the love of darkness, where there could be light.
  The spirit of evil underlies all actions that speed along the decrepitude of the world; underlies all actions
  adaptation in behavior. Such humility is, somewhat paradoxically, Courageous as admission of error and
  possibility for error constitutes the necessary precondition for confrontation with the unknown. This makes
  effortless nor automatic. Mediation of order and chaos requires Courage and work.
  Adoption of identity with the heroes of the past necessary, but with implicit pathological potential is
  pretends to be upright and Courageous, instead of acting morally and bravely. Truly Courageous actions
  might turn the group against him, and it is only identity with that group that keeps his head above water.
  endeavor. This is the necessary leap that makes Courageous and creative action possible; that makes
  religion something real. Humility means, therefore: I am not yet what I could be an adage both cautious
  by contrast in the spirit of ignorant humility, Courage disguised provides necessary precondition for
  heroism as goal to valuation of truth, Courage and love allows for re-incorporation and subsequent
  development of hitherto repressed, stunted, and pathologized possibilities:
  The great epochs of our lives come when we gain the Courage to rechristen our evil as what is best in
  faith in oneself and the benevolence of the world manifests itself as the Courage to risk everything in the
  pursuit of meaning. If the nature of the goal is shifted from desire for predictability to development of
  life. Voluntary participation in the heroic process, by contrast which means Courageous confrontation
  with the unknown makes worship a matter of true identification. This means that the true believer
  ritual model for emulation Good King, Wise Judge, man of Courage, of Action, of Art, of Thought.
  Insofar as he represents particular, specific patterns of action, however, he is the enemy of possibility, of
  to speak into the embodiment of Courageous, truthful individually unique existence:
  Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his
  The alchemist Courageously posited that the work of redemption held up as absolute by the Church was
  not yet complete or at least acted as if there was still work to be done. So he hoped to turn what was
  time, and in this solitary pursuit, his fantasy had free reign. Once he had the Courage to admit to his own
  ignorance, his own insufficiency, his investigations into matter took the form of contact with the
  redemptive possibility. Tales of the travelling sage, wandering magician or Courageous adventurer
  constitute recognition of the utility of such potential. From the perspective of such narratives, a totality of
  acceptance, expression and respect requires Courage in the absence of certainty, and discipline in the
  smallest matters.
  constitutionally unique, finds meaning in different pursuits, if he has the Courage to maintain his difference.
  Manifestation of individual diversity, transformed into knowledge that can be transferred socially, changes
  Christ, to aid, ritually (procedurally), in the incorporation of heroic faith and Courage. Frye states:
  I am a Courageous wild boar;
  I am a salmon in the water;

1.05 - True and False Subjectivism, #The Human Cycle, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  We need not suppose that all Germany thought in this strenuous fashion, as it was too long represented, or that the majority thought thus consciously; but it is sufficient that an energetic minority of thinkers and strong personalities should seize upon the national life and impress certain tendencies upon it for these to prevail practically or at the least to give a general trend subconsciously even where the thought itself is not actually proposed in the conscious mind. And the actual events of the present hour seem to show that it was this gospel that partly consciously, partly subconsciously or half articulately had taken possession of the collective German mind. It is easy to deride the rigidity of this terrible logic or riddle it with the ideas and truths it has ignored, and it is still easier to abhor, fear, hate and spew at it while practically following its principles in our own action with less openness, thoroughness and Courage. But it is more profitable to begin by seeing that behind it there was and is a tremendous sincerity which is the secret of its force, and a sort of perverse honesty in its errors; the sincerity which tries to look straight at ones own conduct and the facts of life and the honesty to proclaim the real principles of that conduct and notexcept as an occasional diplomacyprofess others with the lips while disregarding them in the practice. And if this ideal is to be defeated not merely for a time in the battle-field and in the collective person of the nation or nations professing it, as happened abortively in the War, but in the mind of man and in the life of the human race, an equal sincerity and a less perverse honesty has to be practised by those who have arrived at a better law.
  The German gospel has evidently two sides, the internal and the external, the cult of the State, nation or community and the cult of international egoism. In the first, Germany, even if for a time entirely crushed in the battle-field, seems to have already secured the victory in the moral sense of the human race. The unsparing compulsion as against the assistance of the individual by the State7for his and the common good, of course, but who professes to compel for harm?is almost everywhere either dominant or else growing into a strong and prevailing current of opinion; the champions of individual freedom are now a morally defeated and dwindling army who can only fight on in the hope of a future reaction or of saving something of their principle from the wreck. On the external side, the international, the battle of ideas still goes on, but there were from the beginning ominous signs;8 and now after the physical war with its first psychological results is well over, we are already able to see in which direction the tide is likely to flow. War is a dangerous teacher and physical victory leads often to a moral defeat. Germany, defeated in the war, has won in the after war; the German gospel rearisen in a sterner and fiercer avatar threatens to sweep over all Europe.

1.06 - Being Human and the Copernican Principle, #Preparing for the Miraculous, #George Van Vrekhem, #Integral Yoga
  gio, domani sar peggio! (Be Courageous, tomorrow will be
  worse!) ... The long-term future is bleak: entropy will con

1.06 - BOOK THE SIXTH, #Metamorphoses, #Ovid, #Poetry
  Orthomenos for men of Courage bold:
  Cleonae lying in the lowly dale,

1.06 - Dhyana, #Liber ABA, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
  26:Now the man who has experienced any of the more intense forms of Dhyana is thus liberated. The Universe is thus destroyed for him, and he for it. His will can therefore go on its way unhampered. One may imagine that in the case of Mohammed he had cherished for years a tremendous ambition, and never done anything because those qualities which were subsequently manifested as statesmanship warned him that he was impotent. His vision in the cave gave him that confidence which was required, the faith that moves mountains. There are a lot of solid-seeming things in this world which a child could push over; but not one has the Courage to push.
  27:Let us accept provisionally this explanation of greatness, and pass it by. Ambition has led us to this point; but we are now interested in the work for its own sake.

1.06 - Iconography, #Tara - The Feminine Divine, #unset, #Zen
  Perfect Courage; red.
  S arms, 2 hands above

1.06 - LIFE AND THE PLANETS, #The Future of Man, #Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, #Christianity
  "providentially 55 arising to sustain our Courage the hope, the belief
  that some immense fulfillment lies ahead of us.

1.06 - On Thought, #Words Of Long Ago, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  Let us be transparent so that the light within us may fully illumine the thoughts we want to observe, analyse, classify. Let us be impartial and Courageous so as to rise above our own little preferences and petty personal conveniences. Let us look at the thoughts in themselves, for themselves, without bias.
  And little by little, if we persevere in our work of classification, we shall see order and light take up their abode in our minds. But we should never forget that this order is but confusion compared with the order that we must realise in the future, that this light is but darkness compared with the light that we shall be able to receive after some time.

1.06 - Psychic Education, #On Education, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  The best qualities to develop in children are sincerity, honesty, straightforwardness, Courage, disinterestedness, unselfishness, patience, endurance, perseverance, peace, calm and self-control, and they are taught infinitely better by example than by speeches, however, beautiful.
  The role of the teacher is to put the child upon the right road to his own perfection and en Courage him to follow it watching, suggesting, helping, but not imposing or interfering. The best method of suggestion is by personal example, daily conversation, and books read from day-to-day.
  When a child makes a mistake, one must see that he confesses it to the teacher or the guardian spontaneously and frankly; and when he has confessed, he should be made to understand with kindness and affection what was wrong in the movement and precaution should be taken to see that he does not repeat it. A fault confessed must be forgiven. The child should be en Couraged to think of wrong impulses not as sins or offences but as symptoms of a curable disease, alterable by a steady and sustained effort of the will, - falsehood being rejected and replaced by truth, fear by Courage, selfishness by sacrifice, attachment by renunciation and malice by love.
  Due care should be taken to see that unformed virtues are not rejected as faults. The wildness and recklessness of many young natures are only the over-flowing of excessive strength, greatness and nobility. They should be purified and not dis Couraged.

1.06 - THE MASTER WITH THE BRAHMO DEVOTEES, #The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
  MASTER (to the Marwari devotees): "You see, the feeling of 'I' and 'mine' is the result of ignorance. But to say, 'O God, Thou art the Doer; all these belong to Thee' is the sign of Knowledge. How can you say such a thing as 'mine'? The superintendent of the garden says, 'This is my garden.' But if he is dismissed because of some misconduct, then he does not have the Courage to take away even such a worthless thing as his mango-wood box. Anger and lust cannot be destroyed. Turn them toward God. If you must feel desire and temptation, then desire to realize God, feel tempted by Him. Discriminate and turn the passions away from worldly objects. When the elephant is about to devour a plaintain-tree in someone's garden, the mahut strikes it with his iron-tipped goad.
  "You are merchants. You know how to improve your business gradually. Some of you start with a castor-oil factory. After making some money at that, you open a cloth shop. In the same way, one makes progress toward God. It may be that you go into solitude, now and then, and devote more time to prayer.

1.07 - BOOK THE SEVENTH, #Metamorphoses, #Ovid, #Poetry
  Their champion's Courage with inspiring praise.
  Embolden'd now, on fresh attempts he goes,

1.07 - On Dreams, #Words Of Long Ago, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  You will easily understand that rather than letting them live on unknown to us, it is better to bring them boldly and Courageously to the light, so as to force them to leave us for ever.
  We should therefore observe our dreams attentively; they are often useful instructors who can give us a powerful help on our way towards self-conquest.

1.07 - ON READING AND WRITING, #Thus Spoke Zarathustra, #Friedrich Nietzsche, #Philosophy
  goblins around me, for I am Courageous. Courage that
  puts ghosts to flight creates goblins for itself: Courage
  wants to laugh.

1.07 - The Ego and the Dualities, #The Life Divine, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  10:Yet the same law should hold throughout. The error of the practical reason is an excessive subjection to the apparent fact which it can immediately feel as real and an insufficient Courage in carrying profounder facts of potentiality to their logical conclusion. What is, is the realisation of an anterior potentiality; present potentiality is a clue to future realisation. And here potentiality exists; for the mastery of phenomena depends upon a knowledge of their causes and processes and if we know the causes of error, sorrow, pain, death, we may labour with some hope towards their elimination. For knowledge is power and mastery.
  11:In fact, we do pursue as an ideal, so far as we may, the elimination of all these negative or adverse phenomena. We seek constantly to minimise the causes of error, pain and suffering. Science, as its knowledge increases, dreams of regulating birth and of indefinitely prolonging life, if not of effecting the entire conquest of death. But because we envisage only external or secondary causes, we can only think of removing them to a distance and not of eliminating the actual roots of that against which we struggle. And we are thus limited because we strive towards secondary perceptions and not towards root-knowledge, because we know processes of things, but not their essence. We thus arrive at a more powerful manipulation of circumstances, but not at essential control. But if we could grasp the essential nature and the essential cause of error, suffering and death, we might hope to arrive at a mastery over them which should be not relative but entire. We might hope even to eliminate them altogether and justify the dominant instinct of our nature by the conquest of that absolute good, bliss, knowledge and immortality which our intuitions perceive as the true and ultimate condition of the human being.

1.07 - The Three Schools of Magick 2, #Magick Without Tears, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
  When the light of intelligence begins to dawn dimly through many fogs upon these savages, we reach a second stage. Bold spirits master Courage to assert that the evil which is so obvious, is, in some mysterious way, an illusion. They thus throw back the whole complexity of sorrow to a single cause; that is, the arising of the illusion aforesaid. The problem then assumes a final form: How is that illusion to be destroyed.
  A fairly pure example of the first stage of this type of thought is to be found in the Vedas, of the second stage, in the Upanishads. But the answer to the question, "How is the illusion of evil to be destroyed?", depends on another point of theory. We may postulate a Parabrahm infinitely good, etc. etc. etc., in which case we consider the destruction of the illusion of evil as the reuniting of the consciousness with Parabrahm. The unfortunate part of this scheme of things is that on seeking to define Parabrahm for the purpose of returning to Its purity, it is discovered sooner or later, that It possesses no qualities at all! In other words, as the farmer said, on being shown the elephant: There ain't no sich animile. It was Gautama Buddha who perceived the inutility of dragging in this imaginary pachyderm. Since our Parabrahm, he said to the Hindu philosophers, is actually nothing, why not stick to or original perception that everything is sorrow, and admit that the only way to escape from sorrow is to arrive at nothingness?
  The documents of the Black School of Magick have already been indicated. They are, for the most part, tedious to the last degree and repulsive to every wholesome-minded man; yet it can hardly be denied that such books as The Dhammapada and Ecclesiastes are masterpieces of literature. They represent the agony of human despair at its utmost degree of intensity, and the melancholy contemplation which is induced by their perusal is not favourable to the inception of that mood which should lead every truly Courageous intelligence to the determination to escape from the ferule of the Black Schoolmaster to the outstretched arms of the White Mistress of Life.
  Let us leave the sinister figure of Schopenhauer for the mysteriously radiant shape of Spinoza! This latter philosopher, in respect at least of his Pantheism, represents fairly enough the fundamental thesis of the White tradition. Almost the first observation that we have to make is that this White tradition is hardly discoverable outside Europe. It appears first of all in the legend of Dionysus. (In this connection read carefully Browning's Apollo and the Fates.)
  There is thus in this School no attempt to deny that Nature is, as Zoroaster said, "a fatal and evil force"; but Nature is, so to speak, "the First Matter of the Work", which is to be transmuted into gold. The joy is a function of our own part in this alchemy. For this reason we find the boldest and most skillful adepts deliberately seeking out the most repugnant elements of Nature that their triumph may be the greater. The formula is evidently one of dauntless Courage. It expresses the idea of vitality and manhood in its most dynamic sense.
  The only religion which corresponds to this School at all is that of ancient Egypt; possibly also that of Chaldea. This is because those religions are Magical religions in the strict technical sense; the religious component of them is negligible. So far as it exists, it exists only for the uninitiate.

1.08 - BOOK THE EIGHTH, #Metamorphoses, #Ovid, #Poetry
  But wou'd take Courage, and abandon shame?
  But wou'd, tho' ruin shou'd ensue, remove
  The virgin's fears decay, and Courage springs.
  The hour was come, when Man's o'er-labour'd breast

1.08 - Origin of Rudra: his becoming eight Rudras, #Vishnu Purana, #Vyasa, #Hinduism
  "Having thus spoken to his beloved spouse, the mighty Maheśvara created from his mouth a being like the fire of fate; a divine being, with a thousand heads, a thousand eyes, a thousand feet; wielding a thousand clubs, a thousand shafts; holding the shell, the discus, the mace, and bearing a blazing bow and battle-axe; fierce and terrific, shining with dreadful splendour, and decorated with the crescent moon; clothed in a tiger's skin, dripping with blood; having a capacious stomach, and a vast mouth, armed with formidable tusks: his ears were erect, his lips were pendulous, his tongue was lightning; his hand brandished the thunderbolt; flames streamed from his hair; a necklace of pearls wound round his neck; a garland of flame descended on his breast: radiant with lustre, he looked like the final fire that consumes the world. Four tremendous tusks projected from a mouth which extended from ear to ear: he was of vast bulk, vast strength, a mighty male and lord, the destroyer of the universe, and like a large fig-tree in circumference; shining like a hundred moons at once; fierce as the fire of love; having four heads, sharp white teeth, and of mighty fierceness, vigour, activity, and Courage; glowing with the blaze of a thousand fiery suns at the end of the world; like a thousand undimmed moons: in bulk like Himādri, Kailāsa, or Meru, or Mandara, with all its gleaming herbs; bright as the sun of destruction at the end of ages; of irresistible prowess, and beautiful aspect; irascible, with lowering eyes, and a countenance burning like fire; clothed in the hide of the elephant and lion, and girt round with snakes; wearing a turban on his head, a moon on his brow; sometimes savage, sometimes mild; having a chaplet of many flowers on his head, anointed with various unguents, and adorned with different ornaments and many sorts of jewels; wearing a garland of heavenly Karnikāra flowers, and rolling his eyes with rage. Sometimes he danced; sometimes he laughed aloud; sometimes he stood wrapt in meditation; sometimes he trampled upon the earth; sometimes he sang; sometimes he wept repeatedly: and he was endowed with the faculties of wisdom, dispassion, power, penance, truth, endurance, fortitude, dominion, and self-knowledge.
  "This being, then, knelt down upon the ground, and raising his hands respectfully to his head, said to Mahādeva, 'Sovereign of the gods, command what it is that I must do for thee.' To which Maheśvara replied, Spoil the sacrifice of Dakṣa.' Then the mighty Vīrabhadra, having heard the pleasure of his lord, bowed down his head to the feet of Prajāpati; and starting like a lion loosed from bonds, despoiled the sacrifice of Dakṣa, knowing that the had been created by the displeasure of Devī. She too in her wrath, as the fearful goddess Rudrakālī, accompanied him, with all her train, to witness his deeds. Vīrabhadra the fierce, abiding in the region of ghosts, is the minister of the anger of Devī. And he then created, from the pores of his skin, powerful demigods, the mighty attendants upon Rudra, of equal valour and strength, who started by hundreds and thousands into existence. Then a loud and confused clamour filled all the expanse of ether, and inspired the denizens of heaven with dread. The mountains tottered, and earth shook; the winds roared, and the depths of the sea were disturbed; the fires lost their radiance, and the sun grew pale; the planets of the firmament shone not, neither did the stars give light; the Ṛṣis ceased their hymns, and gods and demons were mute; and thick darkness eclipsed the chariots of the skies[5].

1.08 - RELIGION AND TEMPERAMENT, #The Perennial Philosophy, #Aldous Huxley, #Philosophy
  With endomorphic constitution is closely correlated a temperamental pattern, which Sheldon calls viscerotonia. Significant among the viscerotonic traits are love of food and, characteristically, love of eating in common; love of comfort and luxury; love of ceremoniousness; indiscriminate amiability and love of people as such; fear of solitude and craving for company; uninhibited expression of emotion; love of childhood, in the form of nostalgia towards ones own past and in an intense enjoyment of family life; craving for affection and social support, and need of people when in trouble. The temperament that is related to mesomorphy is called somatotonia. In this the dominating traits are love of muscular activity, aggressiveness and lust for power; indifference to pain; callousness in regard to other peoples feelings; a love of combat and competitiveness; a high degree of physical Courage; a nostalgic feeling, not for childhood, but for youth, the period of maximum muscular power; a need for activity when in trouble.
  From the foregoing descriptions it will be seen how inadequate is the Jungian conception of extraversion, as a simple antithesis to introversion. Extraversion is not simple; it is of two radically different kinds. There is the emotional, sociable extraversion of the viscerotonic endomorph the person who is always seeking company and telling everybody just what he feels. And there is the extraversion of the big-muscled somatotonic the person who looks outward on the world as a place where he can exercise power, where he can bend people to his will and shape things to his hearts desire. One is the genial extraversion of the salesman, the Rotarian good mixer, the liberal Protestant clergyman. The other is the extraversion of the engineer who works off his lust for power on things, of the sportsman and the professional blood-and-iron soldier, of the ambitious business executive and politician, of the dictator, whether in the home or at the head of a state.

1.08 - Sri Aurobindos Descent into Death, #Preparing for the Miraculous, #George Van Vrekhem, #Integral Yoga
  most a faint smile. ... One day taking Courage in both hands,
  Dr. Satyendra asked: Why are you so serious, Sir? Sri Au-
  Nirodbaran, gathering his Courage in both hands, ventured
  at last to ask him: Are you not using your force to cure

1.08 - THE MASTERS BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION AT DAKSHINESWAR, #The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
  "But it is a great deal to his credit if a householder utters the name of the Lord. Think of King Janaka. What Courage he had, indeed! He fenced with two swords, the one of Knowledge and the other of work. He possessed the perfect Knowledge of Brahman and also was devoted to the duties of the world. An unchaste woman attends to the minutest duties of the world, but her mind always dwells on her paramour.
  "The constant company of holy men is necessary. The holy man introduces one to God."

1.08 - The Supreme Discovery, #Words Of Long Ago, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  Before I close, I shall add a few pages for those who have already made apparently fruitless efforts, for those who have encountered the pitfalls on the way and seen the measure of their weakness, for those who are in danger of losing their self-confidence and Courage. These pages, intended to rekindle hope in the hearts of those who suffer, were written by a spiritual worker at a time when ordeals of every kind were sweeping down on him like purifying flames.
  You who are weary, downcast and bruised, you who fall, who think perhaps that you are defeated, hear the voice of a friend. He knows your sorrows, he has shared them, he has suffered like you from the ills of the earth; like you he has crossed many deserts under the burden of the day, he has known thirst and hunger, solitude and abandonment, and the cruellest of all wants, the destitution of the heart. Alas! he has known too the hours of doubt, the errors, the faults, the failings, every weakness.
  But he tells you: Courage! Hearken to the lesson that the rising sun brings to the earth with its first rays each morning. It is a lesson of hope, a message of solace.
  You who weep, who suffer and tremble, who dare not expect an end to your ills, an issue to your pangs, behold: there is no night without dawn and the day is about to break when darkness is thickest; there is no mist that the sun does not dispel, no cloud that it does not gild, no tear that it will not dry one day, no storm that is not followed by its shining triumphant bow; there is no snow that it does not melt, nor winter that it does not change into radiant spring.

1.08 - The Supreme Will, #The Synthesis Of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  1:IN THE light of this progressive manifestation of the Spirit, first apparently bound in the Ignorance, then free in the power and wisdom of the Infinite, we can better understand the great and crowning injunction of the Gita to the Karmayogin, "Abandoning all dharmas, all principles and laws and rules of conduct, take refuge in me alone." All standards and rules are temporary constructions founded upon the needs of the ego in its transition from Matter to Spirit. These makeshifts have a relative imperativeness so long as we rest satisfied in the stages of transition, content with the physical and vital life, attached to the mental movement, or even fixed in the ranges of the mental plane that are touched by the spiritual lustres. But beyond is the unwalled wideness of a supramental infinite consciousness and there all temporary structures cease. It is not possible to enter utterly into the spiritual truth of the Eternal and Infinite if we have not the faith and Courage to trust ourselves into the hands of the Lord of all things and the Friend of all creatures and leave utterly behind us our mental limits and measures. At one moment we must plunge without hesitation, reserve, fear or scruple into the ocean of the free, the infinite, the Absolute. After the Law, Liberty; after the personal, after the general, after the universal standards there is something greater, the impersonal plasticity, the divine freedom, the transcendent force and the supernal impulse. After the strait path of the ascent the wide plateaus on the summit.
  2:There are three stages of the ascent, - at the bottom the bodily life enslaved to the pressure of necessity and desire, in the middle the mental, higher emotional and psychic rule that feels after greater interests, aspirations, experiences, at the summits first a deeper psychic and spiritual state and then a supramental eternal consciousness in which all our aspirations and seekings discover their own intimate significance. In the bodily life first desire and need and then the practical good of the individual and the society are the governing consideration, the dominant force. In the mental life ideas and ideals rule, ideas that are halflights wearing the garb of Truth, ideals formed by the mind as a result of a growing but still imperfect intuition and experience. Whenever the mental life prevails and the bodily diminishes its brute insistence, man the mental being feels pushed by the urge of mental Nature to mould in the sense of the idea or the ideal the life of the individual, and in the end even the vaguer more complex life of the society is forced to undergo this subtle process. In the spiritual life, or when a higher power than Mind has manifested and taken possession of the nature, these limited motive-forces recede, dwindle, tend to disappear. The spiritual or supramental Self, the Divine Being, the supreme and immanent Reality, must be alone the Lord within us and shape freely our final development according to the highest, widest, most integral expression possible of the law of our nature. In the end that nature acts in the perfect Truth and its spontaneous freedom; for it obeys only the luminous power of the Eternal. The individual has nothing further to gain, no desire to fulfil; he has become a portion of the impersonality or the universal personality of the Eternal. No other object than the manifestation and play of the Divine Spirit in life and the maintenance and conduct of the world in its march towards the divine goal can move him to action. Mental ideas, opinions, constructions are his no more; for his mind has fallen into silence, it is only a channel for the Light and Truth of the divine knowledge. Ideals are too narrow for the vastness of his spirit; it is the ocean of the Infinite that flows through him and moves him for ever.

1.09 - Equality and the Annihilation of Ego, #The Synthesis Of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  8:This equality cannot come except by a protracted ordeal and patient self-discipline; so long as desire is strong, equality cannot come at all except in periods of quiescence and the fatigue of desire, and it is then more likely to be an inert indifference or desire's recoil from itself than the true calm and the positive spiritual oneness. Moreover, this discipline or this growth into equality of spirit has its necessary epochs and stages. Ordinarily we have to begin with a period of endurance; for we must learn to confront, to suffer and to assimilate all contacts. Each fibre in us must be taught not to wince away from that which pains and repels and not to run eagerly towards that which pleases and attracts, but rather to accept, to face, to bear and to conquer. All touches we must be strong to bear, not only those that are proper and personal to us but those born of our sympathy or our conflict with the worlds around, above or below us and with their peoples. We shall endure tranquilly the action and impact on us of men and things and forces, the pressure of the Gods and the assaults of Titans; we shall face and engulf in the unstirred seas of our spirit all that can possibly come to us down the ways of the soul's infinite experience. This is the stoical period of the preparation of equality, its most elementary and yet its heroic age. But this steadfast endurance of the flesh and heart and mind must be reinforced by a sustained sense of spiritual submission to a divine Will: this living clay must yield not only with a stern or Courageous acquiescence, but with knowledge or with resignation, even in suffering, to the touch of the divine Hand that is preparing its perfection. A sage, a devout or even a tender stoicism of the God-lover is possible, and these are better than the merely pagan self-reliant endurance which may lend itself to a too great hardening of the vessel of God: for this kind prepares the strength that is capable of wisdom and of love; its tranquillity is a deeply moved calm that passes easily into bliss. The gain of this period of resignation and endurance is the soul's strength equal to all shocks and contacts.
  9:There is next a period of high-seated impartiality and indifference in which the soul becomes free from exultation and depression and escapes from the snare of the eagerness of joy as from the dark net of the pangs of grief and suffering. All things and persons and forces, all thoughts and feelings and sensations and actions, one's own no less than those of others, are regarded from above by a spirit that remains intact and immutable and is not disturbed by these things. This is the philosophic period of the preparation of equality, a wide and august movement. But indifference must not settle into an inert turning away from action and experience; it must not be an aversion born of weariness, disgust and distaste, a recoil of disappointed or satiated desire, the sullenness of a baffled and dissatisfied egoism forced back from its passionate aims. These recoils come inevitably in the unripe soul and may in some way help the progress by a dis Couragement of the eager desire-driven vital nature, but they are not the perfection towards which we labour. The indifference or the impartiality that we must seek after is a calm superiority of the high-seated soul above the contacts of things;1 it regards and accepts or rejects them but is not moved in the rejection and is not subjected by the acceptance. It begins to feel itself near, kin to, one with a silent Self and Spirit self-existent and separate from the workings of Nature which it supports and makes possible, part of or merged in the motionless calm Reality that transcends the motion and action of the universe. The gain of this period of high transcendence is the soul's peace unrocked and unshaken by the pleasant ripplings or by the tempestuous waves and billows of the world's movement.

1.09 - Legend of Lakshmi, #Vishnu Purana, #Vyasa, #Hinduism
  Having thus spoken, the Brahman went his way; and the king of the gods, remounting his elephant, returned to his capital Amarāvati. Thenceforward, Maitreya, the three worlds and Śakra lost their vigour, and all vegetable products, plants, and herbs were withered and died; sacrifices were no longer offered; devout exercises no longer practised; men were no more addicted to charity, or any moral or religious obligation; all beings became devoid of steadiness[4]; all the faculties of sense were obstructed by cupidity; and men's desires were excited by frivolous objects. Where there is energy, there is prosperity; and upon prosperity energy depends. How can those abandoned by prosperity be possessed of energy; and without energy, where is excellence? Without excellence there can be no vigour nor heroism amongst men: he who has neither Courage nor strength, will be spurned by all: and he who is universally treated with disgrace, must suffer abasement of his intellectual faculties.
  The three regions being thus wholly divested of prosperity, and deprived of energy, the Dānavas and sons of Diti, the enemies of the gods, who were incapable of steadiness, and agitated by ambition, put forth their strength against the gods. They engaged in war with the feeble and unfortunate divinities; and Indra and the rest, being overcome in fight, fled for refuge to Brahmā, preceded by the god of flame (Hutāśana). When the great father of the universe had heard all that had come to pass, he said to the deities, "Repair for protection to the god of high and low; the tamer of the demons; the causeless cause of creation, preservation, and destruction; the progenitor of the progenitors; the immortal, unconquerable Viṣṇu; the cause of matter and spirit, of his unengendered products; the remover of the grief of all who humble themselves before him: he will give you aid." Having thus spoken to the deities, Brahmā proceeded along with them to the northern shore of the sea of milk; and with reverential words thus prayed to the supreme Hari:-

1.09 - SKIRMISHES IN A WAY WITH THE AGE, #Twilight of the Idols, #Friedrich Nietzsche, #Philosophy
  he has not the Courage even to acknowledge his _libertinage._ As a
  historian he has no philosophy, and lacks the power of philosophical
  the Courage of his own personality--he really does enjoy his own
  nature--he actually is a _master,_--In some respects he is a prototype
  The most intellectual men, provided they are also the most Courageous,
  experience the most excruciating tragedies: but on that very account
  something "ugly." His feeling of power, his will to power, his Courage
  and his pride--these things collapse at the sight of what is ugly, and
  communication A Courageous and free spirit, in the presence of a mighty
  foe, in the presence of a sublime misfortune, and face to face with a
  went so far as not only to express his admiration for the Courage
  displayed by my enterprise, but also to pretend to "understand" that

1.10 - BOOK THE TENTH, #Metamorphoses, #Ovid, #Poetry
  Thus far her Courage held, but here forsakes;
  Her faint knees knock at ev'ry step she makes.
  Which durst, ye youths, your well-tim'd Courage wrong.
  I knew not that the nymph, for whom you strove,

1.10 - Concentration - Its Practice, #Raja-Yoga, #Swami Vivkenanda, #unset
  When this knowledge comes; it will come, as it were, in seven grades, one after the other; and when one of these begins, we know that we are getting knowledge. The first to appear will be that we have known what is to be known. The mind will cease to