The Importance of Courage

One isn’t necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can’t be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.

Maya Angelou (born Marguerite Ann Johnson), African American writer and poet, best known for her autobiographical novel I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1969) and her poem “On the Pulse of Morning” written for President Bill Clinton’s inauguration (1993) quoted in USA Today (March 1988).

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