Courage Quotes

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Clear thinking requires courage rather than intelligence.
Thomas Szasz

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

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

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

A team is where a boy can prove his courage on his own. A gang is where a coward goes to hide.
Mickey Mantle

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

The Christian life is not a constant high. I have my moments of deep discouragement. I have to go to God in prayer with tears in my eyes, and say, 'O God, forgive me,' or 'Help me.'
Billy Graham

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

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

It feels good to show some courage.
Joe Namath

Whenever a taboo is broken, something good happens, something vitalizing. Taboos after all are only hangovers, the product of diseased minds, you might say, of fearsome people who hadn't the courage to live and who under the guise of morality and religion have imposed these things upon us.
Henry Miller

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

Leaders come in many forms, with many styles and diverse qualities. There are quiet leaders and leaders one can hear in the next county. Some find strength in eloquence, some in judgment, some in courage.
John Gardner

Courage is one step ahead of fear
Coleman Young

True courage is not the brutal force of vulgar heroes, but the firm resolve of virtue and reason.
Alfred North Whitehead

The aim of flattery is to soothe and encourage us by assuring us of the truth of an opinion we have already formed about ourselves.
Dame Edith Sitwell

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

Courage is fear that has said its prayers.
Dorothy Bernard

Time is neutral and does not change things. With courage and initiative, leaders change things.
Jesse Jackson

'Courage! I have shown it for years; think you I shall lose it at the moment when my sufferings are to end?'
Marie Antoinette

Attachment is forbidden. Possession is forbidden. Compassion, which I would define as unconditional love, is essential to a Jedi's life. So, you might say that we are encouraged to love. [on loving Padme Amidala]
Anakin Skywalker

There are high spots in all of our lives, and most of them come about through encouragement from someone else.
George Adams

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

She worked hard to be as inclusive as possible and encouraged those who were at the edge of society and politics to become involved to change things for the better [on Mo Mowlam]
Peter Hain

The first virtue in a soldier is endurance of fatigue; courage is only the second virtue.
Napoleon Bonaparte

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

All of us have moments in out lives that test our courage. Taking children into a house with a white carpet is one of them.
Erma Bombeck

Courage is never to let your actions be influenced by your fears.
Arthur Koestler

Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities - because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
Joseph Chamberlain

Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.
Billy Graham

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

What is more mortifying than to feel that you have missed the plum for want of courage to shake the tree
Logan Pearsall Smith

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

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

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

Courage is the price that Life exacts for granting peace.
Amelia Earhart

A spirit of national masochism prevails, encouraged by an effete corps of impudent snobs who characterize themselves as intellectuals.
Spiro Agnew

Part of courage is simple consistency.
Peggy Noonan

Being involved in the production wasn’t supposed to be that way but Paul encouraged me and it just worked out that way.
Duncan James

Optimism is the foundation of courage.
Nicholas Murray Butler

It's only in innocence you find any kind of magic, any kind of courage.
Sean Penn

To bathe a cat takes brute force, perseverance, courage of conviction - and a cat. The last ingredient is usually hardest to come by.
Stephen Baker

Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.Courageous, untroubled, mocking and violent-that is what Wisdom wants us to be. Wisdom is a woman, and loves only a warrior.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Remember that when you meet your antagonist, to do everything in a mild agreeable manner. Let your courage be keen, but, at the same time, as polished as your sword.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan

The red badge of courage.
Stephan Crane

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

It takes courage to push things forward.
Mo Mowlam

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

I've been through it all, baby, I'm mother courage.
Elizabeth Taylor

'You know, a dream like this seems kind of vaguely ludicrous and completely unattainable. But this moment is directly connected to those childhood imaginings. And for anybody who's on the down side of advantage and relying purely on courage, it's possible.'
Russell Crowe



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