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Courage has never been a virtue that I thought I possessed, much to my chagrin. But maybe I'm a little more courageous than I thought. Earl Shorris is certainly right in this: being courageous improves all the other virtues that you might have.

Sometimes, yes, I've learned, it's important just to soldier on even through the worst anxieties. "Anxieties." Did anyone with real courage ever use that word?

Earl Shorris on The National Character, in Harper's.


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Brilliant, thought provoking quote from Harper's. And absolutely dead on.

Richardson/Obama in 2008 !!

I remember hearing courage being defined as being scared sh..less of doing something and then doing it anyway.

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