Courage Quotes

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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 measured by what you accomplish, but by the opposition you have encountered, and the courage with which you have maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds.
Orison Swett Marden

Morale is the state of mind. It is steadfastness and courage and hope. It is confidence and zeal and loyalty. It is elan, esprit de corps and determination.
George Marshall

Clear thinking requires courage rather than intelligence.
Thomas Szasz

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

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

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

Champagne, if you are seeking the truth, is better than a lie detector. It encourages a man to be expansive, even reckless, while lie detectors are only a challenge to tell lies successfully.
Graham Greene

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

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

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

A large nose is in fact the sign of an affable man, good, courteous, witty, liberal, courageous, such as I am.
Edmond Rostand

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

Real courage is when you know you're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.
Harper Lee

Courage is found in unlikely places.
J R R Tolkien

It is especially important to encourage unorthodox thinking when the situation is critical
Boris Yeltsin

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

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

A spirit of national masochism prevails, encouraged by an effete corps of impudent snobs who characterize themselves as intellectuals.
Spiro Agnew

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

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

Courage consists not in blindly overlooking danger, but in seeing it, and conquering it.
Jean Paul Richter

It feels good to show some courage.
Joe Namath

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

Untutored courage is useless in the face of educated bullets.
George Patton

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

Courage is adversity's lamp.
Luc De Vauvanargues

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

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

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

Someone praising a man for his foolhardy bravery, Cato, the elder, said, 'There is a wide difference between true courage and a mere contempt of life'
Plutarch

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

Pretend inferiority and encourage his arrogance.
Sun Tzu

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

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 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 fear holding on a minute longer.
George Patton

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

Time is neutral and does not change things. With courage and initiative, leaders change things.
Jesse Jackson

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

True courage is not the brutal force of vulgar heroes, but the firm resolve of virtue and reason.
Alfred North Whitehead

Life without the courage for death is slavery.
Seneca

When moral courage feels that it is in the right, there is no personal daring of which it is incapable
Leigh Hunt

Necessity does the work of courage.
Nicholas Murray Butler

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

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

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

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

Courage is fear that has said its prayers.
Dorothy Bernard



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