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

The courage to imagine the otherwise is our greatest resource, adding color and suspense to all our life.
Daniel Boorstin

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 the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others.
Aristotle

Necessity does the work of courage.
Nicholas Murray Butler

It takes courage to push things forward.
Mo Mowlam

Life is to entered upon with courage.
Tocqueville

Optimism is the foundation of courage.
Nicholas Murray Butler

Courage is adversity's lamp.
Luc De Vauvanargues

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

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

Take the obvious, add a cupful of brains, a generous pinch of imagination, a bucketful of courage and daring, stir well and bring to a boil.
Bernard Baruch

Courage is found in unlikely places.
J R R Tolkien

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

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

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

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

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

Success is that old ABC - ability, breaks, and courage
Charles Luckman

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

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

Part of courage is simple consistency.
Peggy Noonan

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

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

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

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

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

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 fear holding on a minute longer.
George Patton

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

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

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

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

He that fails in his endeavors after wealth or power will not long retain either honesty or courage.
Samuel Johnson

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

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

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

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

In Israel, free men and women are every day demonstrating the power of courage and faith. Back in 1948 when Israel was founded, pundits claimed the new country could never survive. Today, no one questions that. Israel is a land of stability and democracy in a region of tryanny and unrest.
Ronald Reagan

Leaders come in many forms, with many styles and diverse qualities. There are quiet leaders and leaders one can hear in the next county. Some find strength in eloquence, some in judgment, some in courage.
John Gardner

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

Life without the courage for death is slavery.
Seneca

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

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

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

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

We must have courage to bet on our ideas, to take the calculated risk, and to act. Everyday living requires courage if life is to be effective and bring happiness.
Maxwell Maltz

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



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