Courage Quotes

Quotations
Quote of the Day | Members | Quote books
Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway.
John Wayne

God grant me the courage not to give up what I think is right even though I think it is hopeless.
Chester W Nimitz

I'm not sure Americans are hesitant to do this again - to fight another war, because it looked to them like a courageous and terrific endeavour.
Ashleigh Banfield

It doesn't comfort man. On the contrary, it encourages him in his folly, it transports him to the supreme regions where he is. [On the effects of alcohol]
Marguerite Duras

When moral courage feels that it is in the right, there is no personal daring of which it is incapable
Leigh Hunt

Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.
George Patton

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

The popularity of the paranormal, oddly enough, might even be grounds for encouragement. I think that the appetite for mystery, the enthusiasm for that which we do not understand, is healthy and to be fostered. It is the same appetite which drives the best of true science, and it is an appetite which true science is best qualified to satisfy
Richard Dawkins

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

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

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

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

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

It feels good to show some courage.
Joe Namath

If you want to encourage the next generation of actors and players then you need to give them the right sort of inspiration.
Sara Gilbert

Patrick [Swayze] was a rare and beautiful combination of raw masculinity and amazing grace. Gorgeous and strong, he was a real cowboy with a tender heart. He was fearless and insisted on always doing his own stunts, so it was not surprising to me that the war he waged on his cancer was so courageous and dignified
Jennifer Grey

America is neither free nor brave, but a land of tight, iron-clanking little wills, everybody trying to put it over everybody else, and a land of men absolutely devoid of the real courage of trust, trust in life's sacred spontaneity. They can't trust life until they can control it.
D H Lawrence

Men make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.
Harry S Truman

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

War paralyzes your courage and deadens the spirit of true manhood.
Alexander Berkman

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

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

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

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

Neurosis is the way of avoiding non-being by avoiding being (The Courage To Be)
Paul Tillich

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

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

When women are encouraged to be competitive, too many of them become disagreeable.
Benjamin Spock

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

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

Necessity does the work of courage.
Nicholas Murray Butler

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

Each person has inside a basic decency and goodness. If he listens to it and acts on it, he is giving a great deal of what it is the world needs most. It is not complicated but it takes courage.
Pablo Casals

Again and again, I've seen Bush turn a blind eye as his henchmen have leveled zealous attacks against his political enemies - assaults which the president himself has sometimes directly encouraged.
Paul Begala

The qualities of an exceptional cook are akin to those of a successful tightrope walker: an abiding passion for the task, courage to go out on a limb and an impeccable sense of balance.
Bryan Miller

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

There's only one thing worse than a man who doesn't have strong likes and dislikes, and that's a man who has strong likes and dislikes without the courage to voice them.
Tony Randall

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

All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.
Walt Disney

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

Bart, having never received any words of encouragement myself, I'm not sure how they're supposed to sound. But here goes: I believe in you.
Lisa Simpson

Golf is an open exhibition of overweening ambition, courage deflated by stupidity, skill soured by a whiff of arrogance.
Alistair Cooke

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

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

What you'll need most is courage. It is not an easy path that you've set your foot upon.
Larry Wall

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

A timid person is frightened before a danger, a coward during the time, and a courageous person afterward.
Jean Paul Richter

Optimism is the foundation of courage.
Nicholas Murray Butler

The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself, in spite of being unacceptable.
Paul Tillich

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



  Pick another category
© Know the Web Ltd 2002-2015  |   Help  |   Advertise  |   Links  |  Home  |  Content Management System by: Clarity Media   |   Contact Us

Quotes & Authors

Author Quotes (A - Z) Popular Authors
Funny quotes Celebrity quotes Business quotes Sports quotes Famous quotes Political quotes Inspiring quotes Movie quotes Silly quotes Insurance quotes
Lists Anagrams General Election Quotes Browse Search Literature Quotes Best Quotes Fictional Characters Popular Quotes Favorite Quotes By Event Research Quotes Job / Occupation Keywords Topics Song Lyrics Favourite Celebrity Proverbs Phrase Finder
Wordy Puzzle - Word Puzzles Online