Courage 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

When you find your path, you must not be afraid. You need to have sufficient courage to make mistakes. Disappointment, defeat, and despair are the tools God uses to show us the way.

Paulo Coelho

Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities, because, as has been said, 'it is the quality which guarantees all others.'

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill

There is only one thing that it requires real courage to say, and that is a truism.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

I have not seen the Himalayas. But I have seen Sheikh Mujib. In personality and in courage, this man is the Himalayas. I have thus had the experience of witnessing the Himalayas.

Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz

A leader must have the courage to act against an expert's advice.

Leonard James Callaghan

Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.

John Wayne

Those of you who go along to get along have no backbone and destroy the foundation of courage. You are the enablers of those who are guilty of misconduct. You are just as guilty as those who break the code of ethics and oath you swore.

Christopher Jordan Dorner

I lived a good life and though not a religious man I always stuck to my own personal code of ethics, ethos and always stuck to my shoreline and true North. I didnt need the US Navy to instill Honor, Courage, and Commitment in me but I thank them for re-enforcing it. Its in my DNA.

Christopher Jordan Dorner

Men of courage, men of sense, and men of letters are frequent; but a true gentleman is what one seldom sees.

Sir Richard Steele

Ofttimes the test of courage becomes rather to live than to die.

Mohamed Abdel Moneim Fayed

When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back. A week is more than enough time for us to decide whether or not to accept our destiny.

Paulo Coelho

It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world, and moral courage so rare.

Samuel Langhorne Clemens

The Senate and the country need Senators of courage who are prepared to make their mark on history by standing with past profiles in courage, and defending not party, not partisanship, but defending principle and democracy itself.

John Kerry

The work we desire and prize is not the courage to die decently, but to live manfully.

Thomas Carlyle

There is always a philosophy for lack of courage.

Albert Camus

Each of us has an inner dream that we can unfold if we will just have the courage to admit what it is. And the faith to trust our own admission. The admitting is often very difficult.

Julia Cameron

Courage cannot be counterfeited. It is one virtue that escapes hypocrisy.

Napoleon Bonaparte

The best protection any woman can have . . . is courage.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Clear thinking requires courage rather than intelligence.

Thomas S. Szasz

Simulated disorder postulates perfect discipline; simulated fear postulates courage; simulated weakness postulates strength.

Lao Tzu

Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.

Andre Gide

It is a victory of shit and our defeat. Call it a defeat, but of courage, value and dignity.

Hugo Chavez

Nothing is given to man on earth - struggle is built into the nature of life, and conflict is possible - a villain but a hero. What we honor about the cowboy of the Old West is his willingness to stand up to evil and to do it alone, if necessary. The cowboy is a symbol of the crucial virtues of courage and independence.

Andrew Bernstein
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