Courage Quotes

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You're going to see a million people here who have the courage to come and not let terrorists win, and that's exactly what we should all do.
Michael Bloomberg

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

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

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 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

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 adversity's lamp.
Luc De Vauvanargues

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

She displayed great courage and deep humanity both in her public life in politics and privately coping with her prolonged medical condition [Mo Mowlam]
Charles Kennedy

Courage that grows from constitution often forsakes a man when he has occasion for it; courage which arises from a sense of duty acts; in a uniform manner.
Joseph Addison

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Clear thinking requires courage rather than intelligence.
Thomas Szasz

He who loses wealth loses much; he who loses a friend loses more; but he that loses his courage loses all.
Miguel De Cervantes

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

Pretend inferiority and encourage his arrogance.
Sun Tzu

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

Men make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.
Harry S Truman

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

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

Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.
George Patton

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

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

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

What you'll need most is courage. It is not an easy path that you've set your foot upon.
Larry Wall

The story of Pope John Paul II is that of a man of immense faith and conviction and, in latter years, great personal courage.

He engaged with human culture and civilisation in every aspect and in every corner of the world.
Mary McAleese

Have the courage to live. Anyone can die. [Profound words, but easier said than done!]
Robert Cody

The red badge of courage.
Stephan Crane

'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

Courage is one step ahead of fear
Coleman Young

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

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

Courage is just fear, plus prayers, plus understanding.
Edward Albert

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'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



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