Brave Quotes

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.

Nelson Mandela

To die in order to avoid the pains of poverty, love, or anything that is disagreeable, is not the part of a brave man, but of a coward.

Aristotle

The mutual confidence on which all else depends can be maintained only by an open mind and a brave reliance upon free discussion.

Billings Learned Hand

A sober man may become a drunkard through being a coward. A brave man may become a coward through being a drunkard.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

The brave man is not he who feels no fear,For that were stupid and irrational;But he, whose noble soul its fear subdues,And bravely dares the danger nature shrinks from.

Joanna Baillie

how brave men have been in destruction. How brave women have been in survival.

Pamela Dugdale

It is not righteousness to outragea brave man dead, not even though you hate him.

Sophocles

It is a brave act to despise death; but where life is more terrible than death, it is then the truest valor to dare to live.

Sir Thomas Browne

Even cowards can endure hardship; only the brave can endure suspense.

Mignon McLaughlin

Gold is tried by fire, brave men by adversity.

Seneca

Do routine things routinely well. Handle problems right now. Do something on every project every day. Be brave. Be kind. Be bold.

Bill Purdin

Never was a miser a brave soul.

George Herbert

Neither a wise man nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

I was born, I think, with the desire to make beautiful books brave books that would preserve the glories of the Dream untarnished, and would re-create them for battered people, and re-awaken joy and magnanimity.

James Branch Cabell

An Indian respects a brave man, but he despises a coward.

Chief Joseph, Nez Perces Tribe

Let us all be brave enough to die the death of a martyr, but let no one lust for martyrdom.

Mohandas Gandhi

It is vain for the coward to flee; death follows close behind; it is only by defying it that the brave escape.

Voltaire

I have done one brave thing - Than all the Worthies did; And yet a braver thence doth spring - Which is to keep that hid

John Donne

From vulgar bounds with brave disorder part, And snatch a grace beyond the reach of art.

Alexander Pope

Fortune is the rod of the weak, and the staff of the brave.

Lowell, James Russell

Behold a worthy sight, to which the God, turning his attention to his own work, may direct his gaze. Behold an equal thing, worthy of a God, a brave man matched in conflict with evil fortune.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

How sleep the brave, who sink to rest, By all their country's wishes blest!

William Collins

I know as actors our job is usually to shed our skins, but I think as people our job is to become who we really are and so I would like to salute the men and women who brave ostracism, alienation and a life lived on the margins to become who they really are.

Felicity Huffman

Sequoias, kings of their race, growing close together like grass in a meadow, poised their brave domes and spires in the sky three hundred feet above the ferns and lilies that enameled the ground; towering serene through the long centuries, preaching God's forestry fresh from heaven

John Muir
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