Courage Quotes

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We need men with moral courage to speak and write their real thoughts, and to stand by their convictions, even to the very death.
Robert G Ingersoll

Necessity does the work of courage.
Nicholas Murray Butler

The world has lost a religious leader who was revered across people of all faiths and none. He was an inspiration, a man of extraordinary faith, dignity and courage.

Throughout a hard and often difficult life, he stood for social justice and on the side of the oppressed, whether as a young man facing the Nazi occupation in Poland or later in challenging the Communist regime.

He never wavered, never flinched, in the struggle for what he thought was good and right.
[on Pope John Paul II]
Tony Blair

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
Winston Churchill

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

You didn't just pay lip service to the goal of overcoming the division of Europe and Germany... Rather, you put yourself at the forefront of those who encouraged us on the way to unity.
Helmut Kohl

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

Life is to entered upon with courage.
Tocqueville

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

Optimism is the foundation of courage.
Nicholas Murray Butler

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The red badge of courage.
Stephan Crane

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

Sometimes you have something that is so good, you never want to let go - it encourages you to get greedy!
Derek Jeter

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

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

Part of courage is simple consistency.
Peggy Noonan

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

'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

Eccentricity has always abounded when and where strength of character had abounded; and the amount of eccentricity in a society has generally been proportional to the amount of genius, mental vigor, and courage which it contained.
John Stuart Mill

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

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

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

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

Tennis doesn't encourage any kind of intellectual development.
Jim Courier

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

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

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

The Sovereign has, under a constitutional monarchy such as ours, three rights - the right to be consulted, the right to encourage, the right to warn.
Walter Bagehot

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



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