Values Quotes – Robert Louis Stevenson on Courage
Today’s quote is from Robert Louis Stevenson, the renowned Scottish novelist and travel writer who wrote a number of the most well read books today, including Treasure Island.
One of Stevenson’s great quotes was:
“Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.”
Robert Louis Stevenson understood the value of courage. Just read his biography and how he travelled extensively, in spite of persistent health challenges.
Courage is a great value. It means a characteristic of confidence; not easily intimidated; fearless; and brave.
When Stevenson suggests we should keep our fears to ourselves, he’s right. People don’t need to know what you are afraid of. And you won’t inspire anyone if you tell them your fears.
Instead, follow Steven’s suggestion to “share your courage with others.” You’ll not only inspire others, you might also find you’ll inspire yourself!