Courage Quotes

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

Samuel Langhorne Clemens

Today, having come far in our own historical journey, we must decide: Will we turn back, or finish well? Before history is written down in books, it is written in courage. Like Americans before us, we will show that courage and we will finish well. We will lead freedom's advance. We will compete and excel in the global economy. We will renew the defining moral commitments of this land. And so we move forward optimistic about our country, faithful to its cause, and confident of victories to come.

George Walker Bush

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

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

Lao Tzu

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

Hugo Chavez

Of courtesy it is much less Than courage of heart or holiness Yet in my walks it seems to me That the Grace of God is in courtesy.

Joseph Hilaire Pierre Ren Belloc

For as long as this nation has known war, we have embraced the heroes it has produced. Americans have rightfully noted the honor and nobility of courage under hostile fire and thanked those who perished in their defense.

James T. Walsh
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