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Courage quotes (82)

The beauty of the soul shines out when a man bears with composure one heavy mischance after another not because he does not feel them but because he is a man of high and heroic temper.
Aristotle   Category: Courage

Courage consists not in hazarding without fear But being resolutely minded in a just cause.
Plutarch   Category: Courage

One man with courage makes a majority.
Andrew Jackson   Category: Courage

No man in the world has more courage than the man who can stop after eating one peanut.
Channing Pollock   Category: Courage

It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.
e. e. cummings   Category: Courage

Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once. Of all the wonders that I yet have heard It seems to me most strange that men should fear; Seeing that death a necessary end Will come when it will come.
William Shakespeare   Category: Courage

Courage is the capacity to confirm what you can be imagined ...
Leo Calvin Rosten   Category: Courage

Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy   Category: Courage

Perfect courage is to do without witnesses what one would be capable of doing with the world looking on.
François Duc de La Rochefoucauld   Category: Courage

Courage is doing what youre afraid to do. There can be no courage unless youre scared.
Eddie Rickenbacker   Category: Courage

Courage is like love it must have hope to nourish it.
Napoleon Bonaparte   Category: Courage

It takes courage to grow up and turn out to be who you really are.
Unknown   Category: Courage

Courage is not simply one of the virtues but the form of every virtue at the testing point which means at the point of highest reality.
Clive Staples (Jack) Lewis   Category: Courage

The secret of Happiness is Freedom And the secret of Freedom Courage.
Thucydides   Category: Courage

Courage is the price that Life exacts for granting peace.
Amelia Earhart   Category: Courage

Far better it is to dare mighty things to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much because they live in the grey twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.
Theodore Roosevelt   Category: Courage

Courage is a special kind of knowledge; the knowledge of how to fear what ought to be feared and how not to fear what ought not to be feared.
David Ben-Gurion   Category: Courage

You will never be able to discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.
Hannah Whitall Smith   Category: Courage

I wanted you to see what real courage is instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. Its when you know youre licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what.
Harper Lee   Category: Courage

Since fear is mostly about ignorance the best part is that it's as temporary as you choose.
Christine Comaford   Category: Courage

It is an error to suppose that courage means courage in everything. Most people are brave only in the dangers to which they accustom themselves either in imagination or practice.
Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton   Category: Courage

Courage is not the absence of fear but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.
Ambrose Redmoon   Category: Courage

Tell a man he is brave and you help him to become so.
Thomas Carlyle   Category: Courage

It is not who is right but what is right that is important.
Thomas Henry Huxley   Category: Courage

Courage is the ladder on which all other virtues mount.
Clare Booth Luce   Category: Courage

The test of tolerance comes when we are in a majority; the test of courage comes when we are in a minority.
Ralph W. Sockman D.D.   Category: Courage

The only kind of courage that matters is the kind that gets you from one minute to the next.
Mignon McLaughlin   Category: Courage

Courage is simply the willingness to be afraid and act anyway.
Dr. Robert Anthony   Category: Courage

You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.
James L. Allen   Category: Courage

I love the man that can smile in trouble that can gather strength from distress and grow brave by reflection. Tis the business of little minds to shrink but he whose heart is firm and whose conscience approves his conduct will pursue his principles unto death.
Thomas Paine   Category: Courage

Courage is resistance to fear mastery of fear not absence of fear.
Mark Twain   Category: Courage

To live is not to die to die is to not have lived.
Alix Pasterick   Category: Courage

Hope like faith is nothing if it is not courageous; it is nothing if it is not ridiculous.
Thornton Niven Wilder   Category: Courage

Whatever enlarges hope will also exalt courage.
Samuel Johnson   Category: Courage

Pugnacity is a form of courage but a very bad form.
Sinclair Lewis   Category: Courage

Often the real test of courage is not to die but to live.
Conte Vittorio Alfieri   Category: Courage

Keep your fears to yourself but share your inspiration with others.
Robert Louis Stevenson   Category: Courage

Id rather give my life than be afraid to give it.
Lyndon Baines Johnson   Category: Courage

To know what is right and not to do it is the worst cowardice.
Kung Fu-tzu Confucius   Category: Courage

His resolve is not to seem but to be the best.
Aeschylus   Category: Courage

There is a certain blend of courage integrity character and principle which has no satisfactory dictionary name but has been called different things at different times in different countries. Our American name for it is guts.
Louis Adamic   Category: Courage

If courage wasnt a standard result of aging it meant that the young could somehow acquire it as well.
Lawana Blackwell   Category: Courage

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to ones courage.
Anaïs Nin   Category: Courage

Courage consists not in blindly overlooking danger But in seeing it and conquering it.
Jean Paul Richter   Category: Courage

Running away will never make you free.
Kenny Loggins   Category: Courage

There can be no failure to a man who has not lost his courage his character his self-respect or his self-confidence. He is still a king.
Orison Swett Marden   Category: Courage

It takes vision and courage to create it takes faith and courage to prove.
Owen D. Young   Category: Courage

Courage is a quality so necessary for maintaining virtue that it is always respected even when it is associated with vice.
Dr. Samuel Johnson   Category: Courage

Tony is one of the most courageous people Ive ever met. Describing his student Tony Brown wrestling competitively at 105 lbs a year after having both legs amputated following an accident.
Steve Komac   Category: Courage

The ideals which have lighted my way and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully have been kindness beauty and truth.
Albert Einstein   Category: Courage

If you cant stand the heat get out of the kitchen.
Harry S. Truman   Category: Courage

Whether you be man or woman you will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.
James Lane Allen   Category: Courage

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 Saavedra   Category: Courage

Brave men were living before Agamemnon.
Quintus Horatius Flaccus Horace   Category: Courage

Because a fellow has failed once or twice or a dozen times you don't want to set him down as a failure till hes dead or loses his courage and thats the same thing.
George Horace Lorimer   Category: Courage

Success is not final failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
Sir Winston Churchill   Category: Courage

Courage is as often the outcome of despair as of hope; in the one case we have nothing to lose in the other everything to gain.
Dianne de Poitiers   Category: Courage

Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.
John Quincy Adams   Category: Courage

Bravery never goes out of fashion.
William Makepeace Thackeray   Category: Courage

Have the courage to live. Anyone can die.
Robert Cody   Category: Courage

Courage is being scared to deathand saddling up anyway.
John Wayne   Category: Courage

No matter how desperate the predicament is Im always very much in earnest about clutching my cane straightening my derby hat and fixing my tie even though I have just landed on my head.
Charlie Chaplin   Category: Courage

True courage is like a kite; a contrary wind raises it higher.
John Petit-Senn   Category: Courage

Tisnt life that matters! Tis the courage you bring to it.
Sir Hugh Walpole   Category: Courage

There is nothing in the world so much admired as a man who knows how to bear unhappiness with courage.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca   Category: Courage

Most affections are habits or duties we lack the courage to end.
Henry Millon De Montherlant   Category: Courage

The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart.
Robert Green Ingersoll   Category: Courage

You take a number of small steps which you believe are right thinking maybe tomorrow somebody will treat this as a dangerous provocation. And then you wait. If there is no reaction you take another step: courage is only an accumulation of small steps.
George Konrad   Category: Courage

The bravest thing you can do when you are not brave is to profess courage and act accordingly.
Corra Harris   Category: Courage

Support the strong give courage to the timid remind the indifferent and warn the opposed.
Whitney M. Young Jr.   Category: Courage

Until the day of his death no man can be sure of his courage.
Jean Anouilh   Category: Courage

Where life is more terrible than death it is then the truest valor to dare to live.
Sir Thomas Browne   Category: Courage

Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.
George S. Patton   Category: Courage

To bear other peoples afflictions everyone has courage and enough to spare.
Benjamin Franklin   Category: Courage

The only service a friend can really render is to keep up your courage by holding up to you a mirror in which you can see a noble image of yourself.
George Bernard Shaw   Category: Courage

The price paid for intellectual pacification is the sacrifice of the entire moral courage of the human mind.
John Stuart Mill   Category: Courage

Courage is not the towering oak that sees storms come and go; it is the fragile blossom that opens in the snow.
Alice Mackenzie Swaim   Category: Courage

What a new face courage puts on everything!
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Courage

Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; when you have laboriously accomplished your daily tasks go to sleep in peace. God is awake.
Victor Hugo   Category: Courage

One isnt necessarily born with courage but one is born with potential. Without courage we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We cant be kind true merciful generous or honest.
Maya Angelou   Category: Courage

One man with courage is a majority.
Thomas Jefferson   Category: Courage

Courage that grows from constitution often forsakes a man when he has occasion for it; courage which arises from a sense of duty acts in a uniform manner.
Joseph Addison   Category: Courage