Courage Quotes

One man scorned and covered with scars still strove with his last ounce of courage to reach the unreachable stars; and the world will be better for this.

Miguel de Cervantes

If I had believed in a God of rewards and punishments, I might have lost courage in battle

Napoleon Bonaparte

True courage is not the brutal force of vulgar heroes, but the firm resolve of virtue and reason

Alfred North Whitehead

We need to find the courage to say NO to the things and people that are not serving us if we want to rediscover ourselves and live our lives with authenticity.

Barbara De Angelis

Fearlessness may be a gift but perhaps more precious is the courage acquired through endeavour, courage that comes from cultivating the habit of refusing to let fear dictate one's actions, courage that could be described as "grace under pressure" grace which is renewed repeatedly in the face of harsh, unremitting pressure.

Aung San Suu Kyi

Change will never happen when people lack the ability and courage to see themselves for who they are.

Bryant McGill

Have the courage to face a difficulty lest it kick you harder than you bargain for.

Stanislaus I

Let who will boast their courage in the field, I find but little safety from my shield. Nature's, not honour's, law we must obey: This made me cast my useless shield away, And by a prudent flight and cunning save A life, which valour could not, from the grave. A better buckler I can soon regain; But who can get another life again?

Archilochus

To excite opposition and inflame malevolence is the unhappy privilege of courage made arrogant by consciousness of strength

Samuel Johnson

We simply do not understand our place in the universe and have not the courage to admit it

Barry Lopez

Gaiety that sweetens existence and makes it wholesome - a sense of humor, a zest of enjoyment - this is the accompaniment of courage which gives it a supreme value. Something of the high laughter of a Cyrano de Bergerac - the world needs it.

Dr. Herbert Hichen

Association with one's fellows is essential to the renewal of the zest for life and is indispensable to the maintenance of the courage to fight those battles consequent upon the ascent to the higher levels of human living

Midwayer Commission

Courage is an everyday thing. When we look reality squarely in the eye and refuse to back away from our awareness, we are living courage.

Samuel

Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.

General George S. Patton

Wine fills the heart with courage.

Plato

If we have the courage and tenacity of our forebears, who stood firmly like a rock against the lash of slavery, we shall find a way to do for our day what they did for theirs.

Mary McLeod Bethune

A man writes to throw off the poison which he has accumulated because of his false way of life. He is trying to recapture his innocence, yet all he succeeds in doing (by writing) is to inoculate the world with a virus of his disillusionment. No man would set a word down on paper if he had the courage to live out what he believed in.

Henry Miller

Courage is the most beautiful kind of madness.

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The courage of the poet is to keep ajar the door that leads into madness.

Christopher Morley

Courage and conviction are powerful weapons against an enemy who depends only on fists or guns. Animals know when you are afraid; a coward knows when you are not

David Seabury

Above all, we must realize that no arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women. It is a weapon our adversaries in today's world do not have

Ronald Regan

The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart.

Robert Green Ingersoll

Defeat should never be a source of courage, but rather a fresh stimulant.

Robert South

We've begun to raise daughters more like sons... but few have the courage to raise our sons more like our daughters.

Gloria Steinem
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