Courage Quotes

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Decision is a risk rooted in the courage of being free.
Paul Tillich

Necessity does the work of courage.
Nicholas Murray Butler

Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.
George Patton

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

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

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

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

Life without the courage for death is slavery.
Seneca

And here at our Anglican Consultative Council, we have many reports of growth and great encouragement.
George Carey

It is especially important to encourage unorthodox thinking when the situation is critical
Boris Yeltsin

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The red badge of courage.
Stephan Crane

Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.
Dale Carnegie

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

Courage consists not in blindly overlooking danger, but in seeing it, and conquering it.
Jean Paul Richter

Courage is a special kind of knowledge: the knowledge of how to fear what ought to be feared and how not to fear what ought no to be feared.
David Ben-Gurion

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

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

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

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

Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of oneself.
Charlie Chaplin

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

Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity.
W Clement Stone

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

Disobedience, the rarest and most courageous of the virtues, is seldom distinguished from neglect, the laziest and commonest of the vices.
George Bernard Shaw

Optimism is the foundation of courage.
Nicholas Murray Butler

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

True courage is a result of reasoning.
Jeremy Collier

To live we must conquer incessantly, we must have the courage to be happy.
Henri-Frederic Amiel

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

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

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

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

It takes courage to push things forward.
Mo Mowlam

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

A man of great common sense and good taste - meaning thereby a man without originality or moral courage.
George Bernard Shaw

Courage is grace under pressure.
Ernest Hemingway

To love someone deeply gives you strength. Being loved by someone deeply gives you courage.
Lao Tzu

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

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

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

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



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