Wednesday Quote: Courage

Moby Dick final chase

“‘I will have no man in my boat,’ said Starbuck, ‘who is not afraid of a whale.’ By this, he seemed to mean, not only that the most reliable and useful courage was that which arises from the fair estimation of the encountered peril, but that an utterly fearless man is a far more dangerous comrade than a coward.”

Over the years, I’ve collected various quotes about or related to courage (it is probably my favorite subject for quotes).Β  This bit of wisdom from Starbuck is something in particular I’ve carried with me, I suppose subconsciously.Β  At work, for example, I have some worries and personal insecurities, and instead of trying to ignore them, I’ve found it’s best to acknowledge, think through, then address them, in that order.Β  Fortunately, my job is worlds easier than Starbuck’s…

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