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Courage

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Courage is the ability to confront fear in the face of pain, danger, uncertainty or intimidation. As a virtue, courage is covered extensively in Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics, its vice of deficiency being cowardice, and its vice of excess being recklessness.

The precise view of what constitutes courage not only varies among cultures, but among individuals. For instance, some define courage as lacking fear in a situation that would normally generate it. Others, in contrast, hold that courage requires one to have fear and then overcome it.

There are also more subtle distinctions in the definition of courage. For example, some distinguish between courage and foolhardiness in that a courageous person overcomes a justifiable fear for an even more noble purpose. If the fear is not justifiable or the purpose not noble, then the courage is either false, or foolhardy.

See also


Also Courage is the brand name of a British brewery company


Courage is also the name of a Roman Catholic organization dedicated to encouraging those with homosexual feelings to live chaste lives in accord with the teachings of the Church.[1] (http://www.couragerc.org/)


Courage may also refer to the animated cartoon character, Courage the Cowardly Dog Template:Wikiquote


Courageous is also the name of an America's Cup 12-meter class sailing yacht, that won the cup in 1977, skippered by Ted Turner.de:Tapferkeit pl:Kuraż

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