Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.
I was always attracted not by some quantifiable, external beauty, but by something deep down, something absolute. Just as some people have a secret love for rainstorms, earthquakes, or blackouts, I liked that certain undefinable something.
James Guthrie (1859-1930), Candlelight, 1890. Pastel. 16.73 x 20.28 (42.5 x 51.5 cm)
You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.