Courage Quotes

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

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

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

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength; loving someone deeply gives you courage.
Lao Tzu

The red badge of courage.
Stephan Crane

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

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

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

To him that waits all things reveal themselves, provided that he has the courage not to deny, in the darkness, what he has seen in the light
Coventry Patmore

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

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

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 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

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

Optimism is the foundation of courage.
Nicholas Murray Butler

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

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

Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.
Billy Graham

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

Morality may consist solely in the courage of making a choice.
Leon Blum

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

True courage is a result of reasoning.
Jeremy Collier

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

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

Cowardice and courage are never without a measure of affectation. Nor is love. Feelings are never true. They play with their mirrors.
Jean Baudrillard

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

A true friend... adventures boldly, takes all things patiently, defends courageously, and continues a friend unchangeably.
William Penn

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

Men lie, who lack courage to tell truth - the cowards!
Joaquin Miller

Real courage is knowing what faces you and knowing how to face it.
Timothy Dalton

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

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

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 popularity of the paranormal, oddly enough, might even be grounds for encouragement. I think that the appetite for mystery, the enthusiasm for that which we do not understand, is healthy and to be fostered. It is the same appetite which drives the best of true science, and it is an appetite which true science is best qualified to satisfy
Richard Dawkins

One man scorned and covered with scars still strove with his last ounce of courage to reach the unreachable stars; and the world was better for this.
Don Quixote

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

Necessity does the work of courage.
Nicholas Murray Butler

Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of oneself.
Charlie Chaplin

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

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

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

God grant me the courage not to give up what I think is right even though I think it is hopeless.
Chester W Nimitz

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

Courage is one step ahead of fear
Coleman Young

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

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

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

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

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

It feels good to show some courage.
Joe Namath



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