Courage builds fortitude: Fortitude is the key ingredient to a life of accomplishment. Fortitude means the strength of mind to endure adversity. Another word for adversity is called life.

Courage is in the doing: A decision isn’t considered courageous until it leaves the mind and manifests itself through our body. That's when courage gets counted.

There is courage in restraint: A decision to not act when one's impulses begin bubbling can also be viewed as an act of courage. In fact, sometimes the most courageous thing we can do is nothing, i.e. not a thing.

There is no courage without fear: If you’re not afraid, then you’re probably not acting courageously. John Wayne put it best: “Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway.