Winston Churchill popped into my brain this morning. Can you tell? 😉
And there are times when actually, the most courageous thing to do is to walk away, to give up, to say, “no more” but for everything else, there’s Winston:
Never give up on something that you can’t go a day without thinking about.
Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It’s the courage to continue that counts.
What is the use of living, if it be not to strive for noble causes and to make this muddled world a better place for those who will live in it after we are gone?
Never give in. Never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.
You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.
The bible has something to say about keeping on too. That was me saying that, by the way, not Winston 😉
Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go. (Joshua 1:9)
For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control. (2 Tim. 1:7)
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. (Isaiah 41:10)
Never, never, never give up.