Courage Quotes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

With Adelaide bursting at the seams with England supporters - many of whom are on the trip of a lifetime - there will be no shortage of animated encouragement for Andrew Flintoff’s men over the next five days. But the question is whether or not the team can deliver.
Jonathan Agnew

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

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

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

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

Life is mainly froth and bubble
Two things stand like stone -
Kindness in another's trouble.
Courage in your own.
Adam Lindsay Gordon

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

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
Eleanor Roosevelt

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

'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

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

It takes a certain courage and a certain greatness to be truly base.
Jean Anouilh

I got well by talking. Death could not get a word in edgewise, grew discouraged, and travelled on.
Louise Erdrich

True courage is a result of reasoning.
Jeremy Collier

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

Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. As a peacemaker the lawyer has superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough.
Abraham Lincoln

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

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

Patience, that blending of moral courage with physical timidity.
Thomas Hardy

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

Fortunately, my parents always encouraged me to be grateful that I was healthy, and stand up and be proud and carry myself with dignity.
Susan Anton

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

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

Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.
George Patton

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

The boats are streamlined, advertisement splattered, potential coffins, and are controlled on a knife-edge balance of courage and sense.
Simon Barnes

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

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

I don't like people who drain my time and energy. If you've seen the Harry Potter films, we use the term 'dementors' - people who can draw the life out of you in terms of your energy. So we eradicate the 'dementors', encourage the positive people, and that spreads around to create the team spirit we have here
Alan Pardew

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

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



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