It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies, but even more to stand up to your friends. (J. K. Rowling, British author)
Courage is not the absence of fear. Rather, it’s the strength and willingness to face danger in spite of the fear. Many of us have never had to face a physical enemy, but sometimes we’ve had to confront a friend whether because of our failure or theirs. In any case, that can be a really tough situation. But good friends will try to resolve conflicts courageously.
The words of the wise are like cattle prods—painful but helpful. (Ecclesiastes 12:11)
If you listen to constructive criticism, you will be at home among the wise. (Proverbs 15:31)