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Essay, Paragraph or Speech on “Fortune Favours The Brave” Complete Essay, Speech for Class 10, Class 12 and Graduation and other classes.

Fortune Favours The Brave

Essay No. 01

We live in a part of the world where we are trained to be respectful (and fearful), where we are inspired and encouraged to take our tow on life’s security queue. In our school days we are encouraged to be the best, to lead and be first! We are encouraged to wake up early and work hard. All this to get a good job (by definition, a good paying job) and be safe and secure all the days of our lives. While this is good, it rids us of pushing our way into the world and daring! Unfortunately we have been trained to be lily livered, accept the status quo and not go against the norms.

Why is it that even though our educational system is reputed to be so poor, our less than average colleagues go out to the west and excel! One should also wonder that if this proved that there is quality within our people that transcends the systems, why does Africa not have “many’, inventions to boast of My summary is that despite the fact that we have great talent around us, our systems have made us timid, earn as you go security seekers!

“Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you’re scared to death!” said Earl Wilson.

Courage is not the absence of fear; it’s the suspension of fear! It’s like public speaking…even the best of the best get shivers up their spine from time to time, but the real expert is one who is so gifted he uses the shivers to advantage. One of the strongest paralyzes of initiatives is fear. Fear binds. Those who have no fear of death live life to the fullest. Whatever fears you have, face it and move despite of it! I’m not advocating brainless motion, no! I’m only saying you need to boldly confront your fears and prove yourself right or wrong. Like Winston Churchill said, courage is the act of moving from failure to failure without loosing enthusiasm. Courage is being able to answer the question what is the worst that can happen and facing those consequences with the conviction of securing the best!

“The important thing is this: To be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become” said Charles Dubois. I should would could …This is the snapshot of those who refused to live life to its fullest. We only have one shot at life! One miserable possible event in life is to be at the brink of death and to  wonder, “what if?” It takes courage to confront our “what if’s?”, and answer them. What would happen if you go for the job you truly love? What would happen if you do the business you are passionate about? What would happen if you ask for that salary increase, ask that girl out, or stand up and speak your mind in that meeting? What would happen?

Courage is being able to sacrifice what is for what could be! While we all find success stories interesting, have we ever wondered what would have happened if the key actors in that story of success didn’t act? Imagine the world without Bill Gates courage of dropping out of Harvard to pursue his dream, imagine that Michael Jordan stopped playing basketball after missing so many shots (6000), imagine Thomas Edison not trying the light bulb so many times. Imagine how different the world will be today if some men/women did not sacrifice what they had secured for what they could have? There is no taking on any new thing without letting go of the old. What is in your hand?

“When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers” quoted Ralph Waldo Emerson.

“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage” said Anais Nin.

 It’s been said that fortune favours the bold! That we are like air and will fill any container we give ourselves. Our lives are limited by the limitations we place on ourselves. You don’t need a job, you need courage, you don’t need money, you need courage. It was once said by Winston Churchill, that courage is the greatest of all virtues, because it takes courage to practice all others.

Dare to act!!! Fortune will smile on you!


Essay No. 02

Fortune Favours the Brave

The greatest heights in life are attained by those who have the daring to get these. Success is not a free gift that falls into anyone’s lap if he just wishes for it. He must work hard, and be courageous enough to face and overcome danger, if necessary in order to succeed. What we call fortune or good luck is nothing but a matter of persistence and hard work.

The great discoverers of old would never have succeeded if they did not venture forth into the unknown, regardless of any perils that might confront them. Christopher Columbus, Cortez, Sir Waiter Raleigh, Dr. Livingstone, and countless others made all their geographical discoveries because they were brave enough to face danger and uncertainty to discover the unknown and extend the frontiers of human knowledge.

In our own age, who has not heard of the bravery of the astronauts who have risked their lives to travel to a distant destination like the moon? They have won universal acclaim because of their outstanding courage.

There have been numerous scientists who have devoted all their time and energy to the conquest of disease. They have even risked their own lives to become human guinea-pigs on which they tried their own remedies. Humanity remembers them with affection and gratitude for their selfless, courageous attitude. If they succeeded in their relentless efforts to conquer disease, it was because of their heroic courage and persistence.

Some of the bravest people in the world are those who are physically handicapped. There are several of them who, having lost the use of their limbs or eyes or hearing, have never given way to despair. They have courageously overcome all the obstacles in their path to make a success of their lives. For instance, late Helen Keller who died recently, was deaf, dumb and blind. Yet she managed to educate herself and became a world famous personality. Of course, she had to work hard for it, but it was well worth the effort. Peter Spencer, a pilot who fought in the British Air Force in World War II, lost the use of both his arms before he was twenty-one. He taught himself to do things with his mouth and legs instead of his hands. Today he is a well-known Mouth and Foot Artist. If good fortune favoured him, it was because he was brave enough to conquer every difficulty that confronted him.

Yet another instance of fortune favouring the brave is that of Eleanor Roosevelt. From an awkward, diffident child, she grew up to be a self-confident First Lady of America who had mastered various skills by sheer determination and hard work. Hence all these examples prove that fortune favours the brave.


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