Courage Quotes

Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.

Redmoon

Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress.

Nicholas Murray Butler

Our physical organs are animal forces, which will quite naturally obey a man who is prepared to command them. They are there to serve him, not to enslave him. But the ego is so lazy that it makes him quite glad to abdicate this power in return for the secret satisfaction of pitying his own sufferings, or attracting attention to his pathetic case. Most of our pathological conditions are aggravated by this unconfessed indulgence. The same applies to our personal dramas and daily worries; we should have the courage to admit that they feed largely on the pity of others, and on our own. In most cases, what would be left of them if we passed them over in total silence?

Isha De Lubicz

Often the difference between a successful person and a failure is not one has better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on one's ideas, to take a calculated risk - and to act.

Andre Malraux

One man with courage makes a majority.

Andrew Jackson

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

You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.

Aristotle

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.

Winston Churchill

You don't develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.

Epicurus

One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.

Maya Angelou

Courage, it would seem, is nothing less than the power to overcome danger, misfortune, fear, injustice, while continuing to affirm inwardly that life with all its sorrows is good; that everything is meaningful even if in a sense beyond our understanding; and that there is always tomorrow.

Dorothy Thompson

Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.

Raymond Lindquist

Courage, in the final analysis, is nothing but an affirmative answer to the shocks of existence.

Kurt Goldstein

Courage is never to let your actions be influenced by your fears.

Arthur Koestler

Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can't practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage.

Maya Angelou

Courage is more exhilarating than fear and in the long run it is easier. We do not have to become heroes over night. Just a step at a time, meeting each thing that comes up, seeing it is not as dreadful as it appeared, discovering we have the strength to stare it down.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Morale is the state of mind. It is steadfastness and courage and hope. It is confidence and zeal and loyalty. It is Član, esprit de corps and determination.

George Marshall

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

Chester W. Nimitz

Abraham Lincoln did not go to Gettysburg having commissioned a poll to find out what would sell in Gettysburg. There were no people with percentages for him, cautioning him about this group or that group or what they found in exit polls a year earlier. When will we have the courage of Lincoln?

Robert Coles

Time is neutral and does not change things. With courage and initiative, leaders change things.

Jesse Jackson

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex... It takes a touch of genius --- and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.

Albert Einstein

Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.

Winston Churchill

Decision is a risk rooted in the courage of being free.

Paul Tillich

The men and women who have the right ideals ... are those who have the courage to strive for the happiness which comes only with labor and effort and self-sacrifice, and those whose joy in life springs in part from power of work and sense of duty.

Theodore Roosevelt
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