The courage to be one's own natural self is quite a rare thing.
From eXtreme Programming explained
Communication supports courage because it opens the possibility for more high-risk, high-reward experiments...
Simplicity supports courage because you can afford to be much more courageous with a simple system.
Concrete feedback supports courage because you feel much safer trying radical surgery on the code if you can push a button and see tests turn green at the end (or not, in which case you can throw the code away).
From The Road Less Travelled and Beyond
One thing that never ceases to amaze me is how relatively few people understand what courage is. The absence of fear is not courage; the absence of fear is some kind of brain damage. Courage is the capacity to go ahead in spite of fear, or in spite of pain.
From Quality Software Management. Vol 4. Anticipating Change
Ultimately what helps you most in managing system size is courage and realism.
From The Tao of Pooh
From caring comes courage.
From The Alchemist
"I had to test your courage," the stranger said. "Courage is the quality most essential to understanding the Language of the World."
From We Seven
Looking back on it now, it sounds a bit silly. But it takes little moments like that to build up a person's tolerance of fear and his ability to face the unknown. [Malcomn Scott Carpenter]
From The Teachings of Don Juan
There is nothing wrong with being afraid. When you fear, you see things in a different way.
Fear is the first natural enemy a man must overcome on his path to knowledge.
From The Conquest of Happiness
Every kind of fear grows worse by not being looked at.
The courage of a master is measured by his or her willingness to surrender. This means surrendering to your teacher and to the demands of your discipline. It also means surrendering your own hard-won proficiency from time to time in order to reach a higher or different level of proficiency.
From Stuka Pilot
Little by little I discover all the tricks. Skill is often the result of getting hurt.
From Existentialism and humanism
What produces cowardice is the act of giving up.
From Zen Bow, Zen Arrow
Gratitude will make you brave.