Courage Quotes

When you have no choice, mobilize the spirit of courage

Jewish Proverb

If you lose hope, somehow you lose the vitality that keeps life moving, you lose that courage to be, that quality that helps you go on in spite of it all. And so today I still have a dream.The Trumpet of Conscience.

Martin Luther King Jr

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

Reinhold Niebuhr

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

In my view, only those who have had the courage to work through Lacan's anti-philosophy without faltering deserve to be called 'contemporary philosophers'.

Alain Badiou

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?


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
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