Courage Quotes

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

Nothing gives a fearful man more courage than another's fear.
Umberto Eco

We are all strong-willed, forceful personalities and the President encourages vigorous debate. [On whether they were all 'yes men' and women to the President]
Karen Hughes

Virtues are acquired through endeavour, Which rests wholly upon yourself. So, to praise others for their virtues Can but encourage one's own efforts.
Nagarjuna

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

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

There will be many stories of our times written, many forgotten, but they are nonetheless courageous for it.
Crazy Horse

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

I have the courage of my opinions, but I have not the temerity to give a political blank cheque to Lord Salisbury.
George Joachim

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

Life without the courage for death is slavery.
Seneca

Untutored courage is useless in the face of educated bullets.
George Patton

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

He who loses wealth loses much; he who loses a friend loses more; but he that loses his courage loses all.
Miguel De Cervantes

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

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

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

Good ideas are not adopted automatically. They must be driven into practice with courageous patience.
Hyman Rickover

Success is that old ABC - ability, breaks, and courage
Charles Luckman

Success is not measured by what you accomplish, but by the opposition you have encountered, and the courage with which you have maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds.
Orison Swett Marden

Courage is found in unlikely places.
J R R Tolkien

'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

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

Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.
George Patton

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

One man scorned and covered with scars still strove with his last ounce of courage to reach the unreachable stars; and the world was better for this.
Don Quixote

Optimism is the foundation of courage.
Nicholas Murray Butler

It feels good to show some courage.
Joe Namath

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

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 and grace are a formidable mixture. The only place to see it is in the bullring.
Marlene Dietrich

To him that waits all things reveal themselves, provided that he has the courage not to deny, in the darkness, what he has seen in the light
Coventry Patmore

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

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 world land speed record requires the minimum of skill, and the maximum of courage.
Tommy Wisdom

It takes far less courage to kill yourself than it takes to make yourself wake up one more time. It's harder to stay where you are than to get out.
Judith Rossner

Suffering! We owe to it all that is good in us, all that gives value to life; we owe to it pity, we owe to it courage, we owe to it all the virtues.
Anatole France

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

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

Courage is adversity's lamp.
Luc De Vauvanargues

The most essential factor is persistence - the determination never to allow your energy or enthusiasm to be dampened by the discouragement that must inevitably come.
James Whitcomb Riley

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

Part of courage is simple consistency.
Peggy Noonan

True courage is a result of reasoning.
Jeremy Collier

We simply do not understand our place in the universe and have not the courage to admit it.
Barry Lopez

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

Cowardice and courage are never without a measure of affectation. Nor is love. Feelings are never true. They play with their mirrors.
Jean Baudrillard

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

Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake.
Victor Hugo

Morality may consist solely in the courage of making a choice.
Leon Blum



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