Courage Quotes

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

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

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

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

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

The coward and the courageous alike must die
Lucanus

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

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

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

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

Courage is one step ahead of fear
Coleman Young

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

Wherever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision.
Peter F Drucker

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

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

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

Life without the courage for death is slavery.
Seneca

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

The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton

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

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

Courage, brother! do not stumble,
Though thy path be dark as night. [Hymn]
Norman Macleod

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

Optimism is the foundation of courage.
Nicholas Murray Butler

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

Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton

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

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

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

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 grace under pressure.
Ernest Hemingway

The red badge of courage.
Stephan Crane

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

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

Courage can't see around corners but goes around them anyway.
Mignon McLaughlin

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

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

Because of a great love, one is courageous.
Lao Tzu

Courage is fear that has said its prayers.
Dorothy Bernard

You're going to see a million people here who have the courage to come and not let terrorists win, and that's exactly what we should all do.
Michael Bloomberg

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

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

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

From the true antagonist, illimitable courage is transmitted to you
Franz Kafka

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

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

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

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

The only courage that matters is the kind that gets you from one moment to the next.
Mignon McLaughlin



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