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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.
George Patton

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

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

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

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

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

The coward and the courageous alike must die
Lucanus

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

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

Courage is one step ahead of fear
Coleman Young

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

Part of courage is simple consistency.
Peggy Noonan

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

There are high spots in all of our lives, and most of them come about through encouragement from someone else.
George Adams

You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honour.
James Allen

Remember that when you meet your antagonist, to do everything in a mild agreeable manner. Let your courage be keen, but, at the same time, as polished as your sword.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan

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

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

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

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

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

By only half-sacking the deputy prime minister at the reshuffle, Tony Blair created this mess by not having the courage or conviction to finish the job
Vince Cable

What is more mortifying than to feel that you have missed the plum for want of courage to shake the tree
Logan Pearsall Smith

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Seeds of faith are always within us; sometimes it takes a crisis to nourish and encourage their growth.
Susan Taylor

Again and again, I've seen Bush turn a blind eye as his henchmen have leveled zealous attacks against his political enemies - assaults which the president himself has sometimes directly encouraged.
Paul Begala

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

Life without the courage for death is slavery.
Seneca

When women are encouraged to be competitive, too many of them become disagreeable.
Benjamin Spock

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



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