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

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

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

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

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 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

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

We gain nothing by being with such as ourselves. We encourage one another in mediocrity. I am always longing to be with men more excellent than myself.
Charles Lamb

'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 adversity's lamp.
Luc De Vauvanargues

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

It requires greater courage to preserve inner freedom, to move on in one's inward journey into new realms, than to stand defiantly for outer freedom. It is often easier to play the martyr, as it is to be rash in battle.
Rollo May

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

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

The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart.
Robert G Ingersoll

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

Peace is the most powerful weapon of mankind. It takes more courage to take a blow than give one. It takes more courage to try and talk things through than to start a war.
Mahatma Gandhi

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'm just so blessed to be able to do what I just love and have loved since I was a teenager, since I first found it, and to be encouraged by others for it
Angela Bassett

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

Have the courage to do something which deserves transportation if you want to be somebody
Juvenal

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Life is to entered upon with courage.
Tocqueville

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

Clear thinking requires courage rather than intelligence.
Thomas Szasz

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

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

Have the courage to be ignorant of a great number of things, in order to avoid the calamity of being ignorant of everything.
Sydney Smith

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

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

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

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

Hope, like faith, is nothing if it is not courageous; it is nothing if it is not ridiculous.
Thornton Wilder

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

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

'Tisn't life that matters! 'Tis the courage you bring to it (Fortitude)
Sir Hugh Walpole

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

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

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

My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return.
Maya Angelou

America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.
Harry S Truman

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



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