The only thing that beats an adventure of a lifetime is a lifetime of adventure.
-Gideon Lasco, www.pinoymountaineer.com

“The only question in life is whether or not you are going to answer a hearty ‘YES!’ to your adventure.”
— Joseph Campbell

“When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go.”
– T.S Eliot

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
— Mark Twain

“Always remember, it’s simply not an adventure worth telling if there aren’t any dragons.”
-Sarah Ban Breathnach

“A man practices the art of adventure when he breaks the chain of routine and renews his life through reading new books, traveling to new places, making new friends, taking up new hobbies and adopting new viewpoints.”
— Wilfred Peterson

“And the day came when the wish to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”
— Anais Nin

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Adventure isn’t hanging on a rope off the side of a mountain. Adventure is an attitude that we must apply to the day to day obstacles of life.”
— John Amatt


Quotes: On Courage

“Courage is not the absence of fear. Rather, the judgment that something is more important than fear. The brave may not live forever, but the cautious do not live at all.”

“A ship in a harbour is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.”
–William Shedd

“The important thing is not to be bitter over life’s difficulties. Learn to let go of the past and recognize that everyday won’t be sunny. And when you find yourself lost in blackness and despair, remember: It is only in the black of night that you see stars and those stars will lead you back home. So don’t be afraid to make mistakes, to stumble, to fall. Because most of the time, the greatest rewards come from doing things that scare you the most.”

“Courage is the discovery that you may not win, and trying when you know you can lose.”

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts.”
-Winston Churchill

“When the going gets tough, the tough gets going.”
-Author Unknown

“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” — Anais Nin

“It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog that matters.”
–Francis Kong

“Courage is not about taking a life; it’s but knowing when to spare one.”
-Gandalf, The Hobbit (An Unexpected Journey)

“A warrior of light, once he has done his duty and transformed his intention into gesture, need fear nothing else: He has done what he should have done. He did not allow himself to be paralyzed by fear. Even if the arrow failed to hit the target, he will have another opportunity, because he did not give in to cowardice.”
–Paulo Coelho, The Way of the Bow, Like A Flowing River

“It’s not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.”
-Edmund Hillar, the first to climb Mount Everest

“Courage is doing what you’re afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you’re scared.”
– Eddie Rickenbacker