About The Double-Daring Book for Girls


Courage isn’t about not feeling fear. It’s about feeling fear and doing the right thing anyway. Courage comes into play in all kinds of situations, big and small, from facing down a fast kick as the goalie of a soccer game, to being the first among your friends to try something new, to speaking your mind about something that matters. Many famous people have pondered the true meaning of courage. Here are some of their thoughts.

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
—Eleanor Roosevelt

Courage does not always roar. Sometimes it is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow.”
—Mary Anne Radmacher

Act boldly and unseen forces will come to your aid.
—Dorothea Brande

One isn’t necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency.
—Maya Angelou

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
—Robert F. Kennedy

Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.
—Marie Curie

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
—Helen Keller

He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.
—Muhammad Ali

Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.
—John Quincy Adams

I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship.
—Louisa May Alcott

There are three friends in life: courage, sense, and insight.
—Hausa proverb

All serious daring starts from within.
—Eudora Welty

If you hear a voice within you say “you cannot paint,” then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.
—Vincent Van Gogh

A smooth sea never made a skilled mariner.
—English proverb

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

When you have confidence, you can have a lot of fun. And when you have fun, you can do amazing things.
—Joe Namath