Ambrose Hollingworth Redmoon on courage

Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than one’s fear. The timid presume it is lack of fear that allows the brave to act when the timid do not. But to take action when one is not afraid is easy. To refrain when afraid is also easy. To take action regardless of fear is brave.
Ambrose Hollingworth Redmoon (James Neil Hollingworth) in his article “No Peaceful Warriors!” in Gnosis: A Journal of the Western Inner Traditions, Volume 21, “Holy War”, (San Francisco, California: Lumen Foundation, Fall 1991), p. 40. Cited in part by Lee Graves in private email (January 2, 2008).

Ambrose Hollingworth Redmoon Posted on behalf of Ambrose Hollingworth Redmoon on Friday, September 3rd, 2010 under Quotations.

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