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

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

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.


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

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

Bill Purdin

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.


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

I beg you take courage; the brave soul can mend even disaster.

Catherine the Great

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.


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
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