Courage Quotes

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You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honour.
James Allen

It feels good to show some courage.
Joe Namath

We have little or nothing to do or say about when, where, or how we are born and reared - up to the age of reason. After that, we have a great deal to say about when, where, and how we live and die; all we need is the courage to make decisions - even if they are frightening
John A Marshall

The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Real courage is knowing what faces you and knowing how to face it.
Timothy Dalton

The two policies that Ken Clarke is most famous for are his opposition to the Iraq war and being a very defensible and quite courageous pro-European. These are both policies he shares with us.
Vince Cable

Eccentricity has always abounded when and where strength of character had abounded; and the amount of eccentricity in a society has generally been proportional to the amount of genius, mental vigor, and courage which it contained.
John Stuart Mill

You need to be aware of what others are doing, applaud their efforts, acknowledge their successes, and encourage them in their pursuits. When we all help one another, everybody wins.
Jim Stovall

The courage to imagine the otherwise is our greatest resource, adding color and suspense to all our life.
Daniel Boorstin

Above all, we must realize that no arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women. It is a weapon our adversaries in today's world do not have.
Ronald Reagan

Every child comes with the message that God is not yet discouraged of man.
Rabindranath Tagore

I consider my ability to arouse enthusiasm among men the greatest asset I possess. The way to develop the best that is in a man is by appreciation and encouragement.
Charles Schwab

Sir, I salute your courage, your strength, and your indefatigability [to Saddam Hussein]
George Galloway

This act is a rallying call to people of all faiths and none, to encourage them to feel that there is something that can be done [on camping in York Minster]
John Sentamu

The courage of a soldier is found to be the cheapest and most common quality of human nature.
Edward Gibbon

I can't say enough about how I'm against drugs. Be smart, think about it, look at what it does to people, look at how much you have to experience in life and be courageous enough to do everything you want to without that chemical help.
Erika Christensen

A true friend... adventures boldly, takes all things patiently, defends courageously, and continues a friend unchangeably.
William Penn

The world has lost a religious leader who was revered across people of all faiths and none. He was an inspiration, a man of extraordinary faith, dignity and courage.

Throughout a hard and often difficult life, he stood for social justice and on the side of the oppressed, whether as a young man facing the Nazi occupation in Poland or later in challenging the Communist regime.

He never wavered, never flinched, in the struggle for what he thought was good and right.
[on Pope John Paul II]
Tony Blair

You're going to see a million people here who have the courage to come and not let terrorists win, and that's exactly what we should all do.
Michael Bloomberg

Morale is the state of mind. It is steadfastness and courage and hope. It is confidence and zeal and loyalty. It is elan, esprit de corps and determination.
George Marshall

Often the difference between a successful man and a failure is not one's better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on his ideas, to take a calculated risk, and to act.
Maxwell Maltz

God, give us grace to accept with serenity the things that cannot be changed, courage to change the things which should be changed and the wisdom to distinguish the one from the other.
Reinhold Niebuhr

The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.
Coco Chanel

Learn the art of patience. Apply discipline to your thoughts when they become anxious over the outcome of a goal. Impatience breeds anxiety, fear, discouragement and
Brian Adams

Have the courage to live. Anyone can die. [Profound words, but easier said than done!]
Robert Cody

Courage is fear that has said its prayers.
Dorothy Bernard

Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.
Robert Louis Stevenson

It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.
Erma Bombeck

Give us grace and strength to forbear and to persevere. Give us courage and gaiety and the quiet mind, spare to us our friends, soften to us our enemies.
Robert Louis Stevenson

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength; loving someone deeply gives you courage.
Lao Tzu

Men lie, who lack courage to tell truth - the cowards!
Joaquin Miller

Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can't practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage.
Maya Angelou

Necessity does the work of courage.
Nicholas Murray Butler

We must have courage to bet on our ideas, to take the calculated risk, and to act. Everyday living requires courage if life is to be effective and bring happiness.
Maxwell Maltz

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Someone praising a man for his foolhardy bravery, Cato, the elder, said, 'There is a wide difference between true courage and a mere contempt of life'
Plutarch

The only courage that matters is the kind that gets you from one moment to the next.
Mignon McLaughlin

Real courage is when you know you're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.
Harper Lee

Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway.
John Wayne

Courage is just fear, plus prayers, plus understanding.
Edward Albert

Courage, above all things, is the first quality of a warrior.
Karl Von Clausewitz

The amount of eccentricity in a society has generally been proportional to the amount of genius, mental vigor, and moral courage it contained. That so few now dare to be eccentric marks the chief danger of the time.
John Stuart Mill

Courage that grows from constitution often forsakes a man when he has occasion for it; courage which arises from a sense of duty acts; in a uniform manner.
Joseph Addison

Those who are lifting the world upward and onward are those who encourage more than criticise.
Elizabeth Harrison

It takes a good deal of physical courage to ride a horse. This, however, I have. I get it at about forty cents a flask, and take it as required.
Stephen Butler Leacock

Pugnacity is a form of courage, but a very bad form
Sinclair Lewis

Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others.
Aristotle

Tennis doesn't encourage any kind of intellectual development.
Jim Courier

We are bound no longer by the straightjacket of the past [and] nowhere is the change greater than in our profession of arms. What, you may well ask, will be the end of all of this? I would not know! But I would hope that our beloved country will drink deep from the chalice of courage.
Douglas Macarthur



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