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  • The guts to stand up to something you are afraid of. Courage is the ability to take the first step against a fear.
  • I'll quote the old standard definition: "Knowing you're afraid but doing what needs to be done anyway." Seems pretty accurate to me : )
  • To put yourself in physical, emotional or other harms way to defend someone else or an ethic.
  • A type of beer here in the UK
  • I think of it as doing what you must, regardless of how your peers will react or what physical risk is involved.
  • I would say overcoming fear with the intent of doing what is right. For example, it is upholding what we believe to be morally right, regardless of the fear we have of the possible consequences. It is reckless when the fear we overcome, has nothing to do with our ideals of morality.
  • quality of being brave: the ability to face danger, difficulty, uncertainty, or pain without being overcome by fear or being deflected from a chosen course of action http://encarta.msn.com/encnet/features/dictionary/DictionaryResults.aspx?refid=1861600857 the ability to control fear and to be willing to deal with something that is dangerous, difficult, or unpleasant http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=courage*1+0&dict=A the quality of will that enables a person to confront fear or danger regardless of the consequences; bravery. http://www.wordsmyth.net/live/home.php?script=search&matchent=courage&matchtype=exact 1 the ability to do something that frightens one. 2 strength in the face of pain or grief. — PHRASES have the courage of one’s convictions act on one’s beliefs despite danger or disapproval. take one’s courage in both hands nerve oneself to do something that frightens one. http://www.askoxford.com/concise_oed/courage?view=uk 1. the quality of mind or spirit that enables a person to face difficulty, danger, pain, etc., without fear; bravery. 2. Obs.the heart as the source of emotion. 3. "have the courage of one's convictions", to act in accordance with one's beliefs, esp. in spite of criticism. http://www.infoplease.com/dictionary/courage Etymology: Middle English corage, from Anglo-French curage, from quer, coer heart, from Latin cor : mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty synonyms COURAGE, METTLE, SPIRIT, RESOLUTION, TENACITY mean mental or moral strength to resist opposition, danger, or hardship. COURAGE implies firmness of mind and will in the face of danger or extreme difficulty <the courage to support unpopular causes>. METTLE suggests an ingrained capacity for meeting strain or difficulty with fortitude and resilience <a challenge that will test your mettle>. SPIRIT also suggests a quality of temperament enabling one to hold one's own or keep up one's morale when opposed or threatened <her spirit was unbroken by failure>. RESOLUTION stresses firm determination to achieve one's ends <the resolution of pioneer women>. TENACITY adds to RESOLUTION implications of stubborn persistence and unwillingness to admit defeat <held to their beliefs with great tenacity>. http://www.m-w.com/cgi-bin/dictionary?book=Dictionary&va=courage
  • &quot;Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear."
  • courage is the strength not previously found within to face a challenge
  • The ability to say "No! I will not have large fries with my happy meal"
  • The quality of being strong, bold, daring, valiant. Courage is the opposite of fear, timidity, and cowardice.
  • Courage is not the absence of fear but proceeding forward regardless.

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