Courage Quotes

 A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. Eventually, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public Treasury, with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy. The world's greatest civilizations have progressed through this sequence: from bondage to spiritual faith; from spiritual faith to great courage; from great courage to liberty; from liberty to abundance; from abundance to selfishness; from selfishness to complacency; from complacency to apathy; from apathy to dependence; from dependency back again to bondage. 
Author: Andrew Tyler Fraser
Nationality:    
 A great deal of talent is lost to the world for the want of a little courage. 
Author: Sydney Smith
Nationality: English
b. 3 June 1771  - d. 22 February 1845
  
 A man of courage is also full of faith. 
Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero
Nationality: Roman
b. 3 January 106  - d. 7 December 43
  
 A timid person is frightened before a danger, a coward during the time, and a courageous person afterwards. 
Author: Jean Paul Richter
Nationality: German
b. 21 March 1763  - d. 14 December 1825
  
 All great and honorable actions are accompanied with great difficulties and must be both enterprised and overcome with answerable courages. 
Author: William Bradford
Nationality: English
b. 19 March 1590  - d. 09 May 1657
  
 Americanism means the virtues of courage, honor, justice, truth, sincerity, and hardihood-the virtues that made America. The things that will destroy America are prosperity-at-any-price, peace-at-any-price, safety-first instead of duty-first, the love of soft living and the get-rich-quick theory of life. 
Author: Teddy Roosevelt
Nationality: American
b. 27 October 1858  - d. 6 January 1919
  
 Among the virtues some are primary, and some are subordinate to these. The following are the primary: Wisdom, courage, justice, temperance. 
Author: Zeno of Citium
Nationality: Greek
b. December 334  - d.  December 262
  
 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. 
Author: Albert Einstein
Nationality: American
b. 14 March 1879  - d. 18 April 1955
  
 Be courageous. I have seen many depressions in business. Always America has emerged from these stronger and more prosperous. Be brave as your fathers before you. Have faith! Go forward! 
Author: Thomas Alva Edison
Nationality: American
b. 11 February 1847  - d. 18 October 1931
  
 Because of their courage and daring and idealism, we will miss them all the more. 
Author: George W. Bush
Nationality: American
b. 6 July 1946
  
 Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength while loving someone deeply gives you courage. 
Author: Laozi
Nationality: Chinese
b. December 604  - d.  December 531
  
 But screw your courage to the sticking-place, And we'll not fail. 
Author: William Shakespeare
Nationality: English
b. December 1564  - d. 23 April 1616
  
 Count your blessings. Once you realize how valuable you are and how much you have going for you, the smiles will return, the sun will break out, the music will play, and you will finally be able to move forward the life that God intended for you with grace, strength, courage, and confidence. 
Author: Og Mandino
Nationality: American
b. December 1923  - d.  December 1996
  
 Courage and modesty are the most unequivocal of virtues, for they are of a kind that hypocrisy cannot imitate; they too have this quality in common, that they are expressed by the same color. 
Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Nationality: German
b. 28 August 1749  - d. 22 March 1832
  
 Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air. 
Author: John Quincy Adams
Nationality: American
b. 11 July 1767  - d. 23 February 1848
  
 Courage conquers all things: it even gives strength to the body. 
Author: Ovid
Nationality: Roman
b. December 43  - d.  December 17
  
 Courage consists not in blindly overlooking danger, But in seeing it, and conquering it. 
Author: Jean Paul Richter
Nationality: German
b. 21 March 1763  - d. 14 December 1825
  
 Courage consists not in hazarding without fear, But being resolutely minded in a just cause. 
Author: Archimedes
Nationality: Greek
b. December 287  - d.  December 212
  
 Courage consists of the power of self-recovery. 
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nationality: American
b. 25 May 1803  - d. 27 April 1882
  
 Courage enlarges, cowardice diminishes resources. In desperate straits the fears of the timid aggravate the dangers that imperil the brave. 
Author: Christian Nestell Bovee
Nationality: American
b. December 1820  - d.  December 1904
  
 Courage from hearts and not from numbers grows. 
Author: John Dryden
Nationality: English
b. 19 August 1631  - d. 12 May 1700
  
 Courage in danger is half the battle. 
Author: Titus Maccius Plautus
Nationality: Roman
b. December 254  - d.  December 184
  
 Courage is almost a contradiction in terms: it means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die. 
Author: G. K. Chesterton
Nationality: English
b. 29 May 1874  - d. 16 June 1936
  
 Courage is doing what you're afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you're scared. 
Author: Edward Rickenbacker
Nationality: American
b. 8 October 1890  - d. 27 July 1973
  
 Courage is fear holding on a minute longer. 
Author: George Smith Patton
Nationality: American
b. 11 November 1885  - d. 21 December 1945
  
 Courage is fear that has said its prayers. 
Author: Dorothy Bernard
Nationality: American
b. 25 July 1890  - d. 14 December 1955
  
 Courage is fire, and bullying is smoke. 
Author: Benjamin Disraeli
Nationality: British
b. 21 December 1804  - d. 19 April 1881
  
 Courage is like love, it must have hope for nourishment. 
Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
Nationality: French
b. 15 August 1769  - d. 5 May 1821
  
 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. 
Author: C. S. Lewis
Nationality: English
b. 29 November 1898  - d. 22 November 1963
  
 Courage is of no value unless accompanied by justice; yet if all men became just, there would be no need for courage. 
Author: Agesilaus II
Nationality: Spartan
b. December 444  - d.  December 360
  
 Courage is poorly housed that dwells in numbers; the lion never counts the herd that are about him, nor weighs how many flocks he has to scatter. 
Author: Aaron Hill
Nationality: English
b. 10 February 1685  - d. 8 February 1750
  
 Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear. 
Author: Mark Twain
Nationality: American
b. 30 November 1835  - d. 21 April 1910
  
 Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others. 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 Courage is the ladder on which all the other virtues mount. 
Author: Clare Boothe Luce
Nationality: American
b. 10 April 1903  - d. 9 October 1987
  
 Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace. The soul that knows it not, knows no release from little things. 
Author: Amelia Earhart
Nationality: American
b. 24 July 1897  - d. 02 July 1937
  
 Courage is to feel the daily daggers of relentless steel and keep on living 
Author: Douglas Malloch
Nationality: American   
 Courage isn't the absence of fear, it's wetting your pants, and doing it anyway. 
Author: Cynthia S. Ronan
Nationality: American   
 Courage leads to heaven; fear, to death. 
Author: Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Nationality: Roman
b. December 4  - d.  December 65
  
 Courage stands halfway between cowardice and rashness, one of which is a lack, the other an excess, of courage. 
Author: Archimedes
Nationality: Greek
b. December 287  - d.  December 212
  
 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. 
Author: Joseph Addison
Nationality: English
b. 1 May 1672  - d. 17 June 1719
  
 Courage, brother! do not stumble, Though thy path be dark as night. 
Author: Norman MacLeod
Nationality: Scottish
b. December 1812  - d.  December 1872
  
 Courage, sacrifice, determination, commitment, toughness, heart, talent, guts.That's what little girls are made of; the hell with sugar and spice. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: Scottish   
 Courage: Grace under pressure. 
Author: Ernest Hemingway
Nationality: American
b. 21 July 1899  - d. 2 July 1961
  
 Definition of courage: 'Grace under pressure.' 
Author: Ernest Hemingway
Nationality: American
b. 21 July 1899  - d. 2 July 1961
  
 Don't work for my happiness, my brothers - show me yours - show me that it possible - show me your achievement - and the knowledge will give me courage for mine. 
Author: Ayn Rand
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1905  - d. 6 March 1982
  
 Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction. 
Author: John F. Kennedy
Nationality: American
b. 29 May 1917  - d. 22 November 1963
  
 Enlightenment is man's emergence from his self-imposed immaturity. Immaturity is the inability to use one's understanding without guidance from another. This immaturity is self-imposed when its cause lies not in the lack of understanding, but in the lack of resolve and courage to use it without guidance from another. Have courage to use your own understanding! 
Author: Immanuel Kant
Nationality: German
b. 22 April 1724  - d. 12 February 1804
  
 Every human being on this earth is born with a tragedy, and it isn't original sin. He's born with the tragedy that he has to grow up. That he has to leave the nest, the security, and go out to do battle. He has to lose everything that is lovely and fight for a new loveliness of his own making, and it's a tragedy. A lot of people don't have the courage to do it. 
Author: Helen Hayes
Nationality: American
b. 10 October 1900  - d. 17 March 1993
  
 Everyone has a talent. What is rare is the courage to follow that talent to the dark place where it leads. 
Author: Erica Jong
Nationality: American
b. 26 March 1942
  
 Evil is a fact not to be explained away, but to be accepted; and accepted not to be endured, but to be conquered. It is a challenge neither to our reason nor to our patience, but to our courage. 
Author: John Andrew Holmes
Nationality: American
b. December 1874
  
 Falsehood is cowardice, - truth is courage. 
Author: Hosea Ballou II
Nationality: American
b. December 1796  - d.  December 1861
  
 Fear comes from uncertainty. When we are absolutely certain, whether of our worth or worthlessness, we are Almost impervious to fear. Thus a feeling of utter unworthiness can be a source of courage. 
Author: Eric Hoffer
Nationality: American
b. 25 July 1902  - d. 21 May 1983
  
 For without belittling the courage with which men have died, we should not forget those acts of courage with which men have lived. 
Author: John F. Kennedy
Nationality: American
b. 29 May 1917  - d. 22 November 1963
  
 Fortune can take away riches, but not courage. 
Author: Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Nationality: Roman
b. December 4  - d.  December 65
  
 Freedom is the sure possession of those alone who have the courage to defend it. 
Author: Pericles
Nationality: Athenian
b. December 495  - d.  December 429
  
 Gather up your courage, and act. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: Athenian   
 Give the people not hell, but hope and courage. 
Author: John Murray
Nationality: American
b. December 1741  - d.  December 1815
  
 God give me the serenity to accept things which cannot be changed; Give me courage to change things which must be changed; And the wisdom to distinguish one from the other. 
Author: Reinhold Niebuhr
Nationality: American
b. 21 June 1892  - d. 1 June 1971
  
 Good ideas are not adopted automatically. They must be driven into practice with courageous patience. 
Author: Admiral Hyman Rickover
Nationality: American
b. 27 January 1900  - d. 8 July 1986
  
 Great spirits have always encountered opposition from mediocre minds. The mediocre mind is incapable of understanding the man who refuses to bow blindly to conventional prejudices and chooses instead to express his opinions courageously and honestly. 
Author: Albert Einstein
Nationality: American
b. 14 March 1879  - d. 18 April 1955
  
 Had we lived, I should have had a tale to tell of the hardihood, endurance, and courage of my companions which would have stirred the heart of every Englishman. These rough notes and our dead bodies must tell the tale. 
Author: Robert Falcon Scott
Nationality: English
b. December 1868  - d.  December 1912
  
 Half a man's wisdom goes with his courage. 
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nationality: American
b. 25 May 1803  - d. 27 April 1882
  
 Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake. 
Author: Victor Hugo
Nationality: French
b. December 1802  - d.  December 1885
  
 Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections, but instantly set about remedying them - every day begin the task anew. 
Author: Saint Francis de Sales
Nationality: French
b. 21 August 1567  - d. 28 December 1622
  
 Have the courage to be ignorant of a great number of things, in order to avoid the calamity of being ignorant of everything. 
Author: Sydney Smith
Nationality: English
b. 3 June 1771  - d. 22 February 1845
  
 He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life. 
Author: Muhammad Ali
Nationality: American
b. 17 January 1942
  
 He who loses wealth loses much; He who loses a friend loses more; But he that loses his courage loses all. 
Author: Miguel de Cervantes
Nationality: Spanish
b. 29 September 1547  - d. 23 April 1616
  
 I am personally convinced that one person can be a change catalyst, a 'transformer' in any situation, any organization. Such an individual is yeast that can leaven an entire loaf. It requires vision, initiative, patience, respect, persistence, courage, and faith to be a transforming leader. 
Author: Stephen R. Covey
Nationality: American
b. 24 October 1932
  
 I decline to accept the end of man. It is the writer's privilege to help man endure by lifting his heart, bey reminding him of the courage and honor and hope and pride and compassion and pity and sacrifice which have been the glory of his past. 
Author: William Faulkner
Nationality: American
b. 25 September 1897  - d. 06 July 1962
  
 I pray we are still a young and courageous nation, that we have not grown so old and so fat and so prosperous that all we can think about is to sit back with our arms around our money bags. If we choose to do that I have no doubt that the smoldering fires will burst into flame and consume us - dollars and all. 
Author: J. Robert Oppenheimer
Nationality: American
b. 22 April 1904  - d. 18 February 1967
  
 I regard the earth as a courageous global experiment that failed. 
Author: Quentin Crisp
Nationality: English
b. 25 December 1908  - d. 21 November 1999
  
 If courage wasn't a standard result of aging, it meant that the young could somehow acquire it as well. 
Author: Lawana Blackwell
Nationality: English   
 If we survive danger it steels our courage more than anything else. 
Author: Reinhold Niebuhr
Nationality: American
b. 21 June 1892  - d. 1 June 1971
  
 If you will protest courageously, and yet with dignity and Christian love, when the history books are written in future generations, the historians will have to pause and say, There lived a great people-a black people-who injected new meaning and dignity into the veins of civilization. 
Author: Martin Luther
Nationality: German
b. 10 November 1483  - d. 18 February 1546
  
 Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy. 
Author: Dale Carnegie
Nationality: American
b. 24 November 1888  - d. 1 November 1955
  
 It is a blessed thing that in every age someone has had the individuality enough and courage enough to stand by his own convictions. 
Author: Robert G. Ingersoll
Nationality: American
b. 11 August 1833  - d. 21 July 1899
  
 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. 
Author: Edward George Bulwer-Lytton
Nationality: English
b. 25 May 1803  - d. 18 January 1873
  
 It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare. 
Author: Mark Twain
Nationality: American
b. 30 November 1835  - d. 21 April 1910
  
 It is dangerous to abandon one's self to the luxury of grief; it deprives one of courage and even of the wish for recovery. 
Author: Henri-Frédéric Amiel
Nationality: Swiss
b. 27 September 1821  - d. 11 May 1881
  
 It is easy enough to praise men for the courage of their convictions. I wish I could teach the sad young men of this mealy generation the courage of their confusion. 
Author: John Ciardi
Nationality: American
b. 24 June 1916  - d. 30 March 1986
  
 It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance. 
Author: Robert F. Kennedy
Nationality: American
b. 20 November 1925  - d. 6 June 1968
  
 It is in great dangers that we see great courage. 
Author: Jean-François Regnard
Nationality: French
b. 7 February 1655  - d. 4 September 1709
  
 It is one of the happy incidents of the federal system that a single courageous State may, if its citizens choose, serve as a laboratory; and try novel social and economic experiments without risk to the rest of the country. 
Author: Louis Brandeis
Nationality: American
b. 13 November 1856  - d. 5 October 1941
  
 It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things. 
Author: Teddy Roosevelt
Nationality: American
b. 27 October 1858  - d. 6 January 1919
  
 It requires courage not to surrender oneself to the ingenious or compassionate counsels of despair that would induce a man to eliminate himself from the ranks of the living; but it does not follow from this that every huckster who is fattened and nourished in self-confidence has more courage than the man who yielded to despair. 
Author: Soren Kierkegaard
Nationality: Danish
b. 5 May 1813  - d. 11 November 1855
  
 It requires more courage to suffer than to die. 
Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
Nationality: French
b. 15 August 1769  - d. 5 May 1821
  
 It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else. 
Author: Erma Bombeck
Nationality: American
b. 21 February 1927  - d. 22 April 1996
  
 It takes courage to grow up and turn out to be who you really are. 
Author: E. E. Cummings
Nationality: American
b. December 1894  - d.  December 1962
  
 It takes vision and courage to create - it takes faith and courage to prove. 
Author: Owen D. Young
Nationality: American
b. 27 October 1874  - d. 11 June 1962
  
 It's all very well for you to talk about 'good form' and acting like a 'gentleman.' To me that's a very estimable form of suicidal stupidity and credulity. You admit that the people who sacrifice the troops are callous blighters... If you had real courage you wouldn't acquiesce as you do. 
Author: Siegfried Loraine Sassoon
Nationality: English
b. 08 September 1886  - d. 01 September 1967
  
 Just as courage imperils life, fear protects it. 
Author: Leonardo da Vinci
Nationality: Italian
b. 15 April 1452  - d. 02 May 1519
  
 Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others. 
Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Nationality: Scottish
b. 13 November 1850  - d. 3 December 1894
  
 Last, but by no means least, courage - moral courage, the courage of one's convictions, the courage to see things through. The world is in a constant conspiracy against the brave. It's the age-old struggle - the roar of the crowd on one side and the voice of your conscience on the other. 
Author: Douglas MacArthur
Nationality: American
b. 26 January 1880  - d. 5 April 1964
  
 Life is mostly froth and bubble; Two things stand like stone: Kindness in another's trouble, Courage in our own. 
Author: Adam Lindsay Gordon
Nationality: Australian
b. 19 October 1833  - d. 24 June 1870
  
 Life is not meant to be easy, my child, But take courage, It can be delightful. 
Author: George Bernard Shaw
Nationality: British
b. 28 July 1856  - d. 2 November 1950
  
 Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage. 
Author: Anais Nin
Nationality: American
b. 21 February 1903  - d. 14 January 1977
  
 Lose this day loitering, 'Twill be the same story Tomorrow - and the next more dilatory. Then indecision brings its own delays, and days are lost lamenting overdays! Are you ernest? Seize this very minute! What you can do, or dream you can - begin it! Courage has genius, power and magic in it. Only engage, and the mind grows heated. Begin it, and the work will be completed. 
Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Nationality: German
b. 28 August 1749  - d. 22 March 1832
  
 Love is swift, sincere, pious, joyful, generous, strong, patient, faithful, prudent, long-suffering, courageous, and never seeking its own; for wheresoever a person seeketh his own, there he falleth from love. 
Author: Thomas à Kempis
Nationality: German
b. December 1380  - d.  December 1471
  
 Love is the most difficult and dangerous form of courage. Courage is the most desperate, admirable and noble kind of love. 
Author: Delmore Schwartz
Nationality: American
b. 08 December 1913  - d. 11 July 1966
  
 Many of our fears are tissuepaper-thin, and a single courageous step would carry us through them. 
Author: Brendan Francis
Nationality: American   
 Many would be cowards if they had courage enough. 
Author: Thomas Fuller
Nationality: English
b. December 1608  - d. 16 August 1661
  
 Men lie, who lack courage to tell truth - the cowards! 
Author: Joaquin Miller
Nationality: American
b. December 1841  - d.  December 1913
  
 Men often bear little grievances with less courage than they do large misfortunes. 
Author: Aesop
Nationality: Greek
b. December 620  - d.  December 560
  
 Most men have more courage than even they themselves think they have. 
Author: Fulke Greville
Nationality: English
b. 03 October 1554  - d. 30 September 1628
  
 Nature reacts not only to physical disease, but also to moral weakness; when the danger increases; she gives us greater courage 
Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Nationality: German
b. 28 August 1749  - d. 22 March 1832
  
 Never ask the gods for life set free from grief, But ask for courage that endureth long. 
Author: Menander
Nationality: Greek
b. December 342  - d.  December 291
  
 No man in the world has more courage than the man who can stop after eating one peanut. 
Author: Channing Pollock
Nationality: American
b. 4 March 1880  - d. 17 August 1946
  
 Not one of us knows what effect his life produces, and what he gives to others; that is hidden from us and must remain so, though we are often allowed to see some little fraction of it, so that we may not lose courage. The way in which power works is a mystery. 
Author: Albert Schweitzer
Nationality: French
b. 14 January 1875  - d. 4 September 1965
  
 O God, give us serenity to accept what cannot be changed; courage to change what should be changed, And wisdom to distinguish one from the other. 
Author: Reinhold Niebuhr
Nationality: American
b. 21 June 1892  - d. 1 June 1971
  
 On his blue-collar patients: I lived among these people. I knew them and saw the essential qualities, courage, the humor, the basic tragedy of their lives, and the importance of it. 
Author: Dr. William Carlos Williams
Nationality: American
b. December 1883  - d.  December 1863
  
 One man with courage makes a majority. 
Author: Andrew Jackson
Nationality: American
b. 15 March 1767  - d. 8 June 1845
  
 People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built. 
Author: Eleanor Roosevelt
Nationality: American
b. 10 October 1884  - d. 7 November 1962
  
 Personal courage is really a very subordinate virtue... in which we are surpassed by the lower animals. 
Author: Arthur Schopenhauer
Nationality: German
b. 22 February 1788  - d. 21 September 1860
  
 Personal mastery teaches us to choose. Choosing is a courageous act: picking the results and actions which you will make into your destiny. 
Author: Peter M. Senge
Nationality: American
b. December 1947
  
 Presence of mind, and courage in distress, Are more than armies to procure success. 
Author: John Dryden
Nationality: English
b. 19 August 1631  - d. 12 May 1700
  
 Resignation is the courage of Christian sorrow. 
Author: Alexandre Rodolphe Vinet
Nationality: Swiss
b. December 1797  - d.  December 1874
  
 Set me free from evil passions, and heal my heart of all inordinate affections; that being inwardly cured and thoroughly cleansed, I may be made fit to love, courageous to suffer, steady to persevere. 
Author: Thomas à Kempis
Nationality: German
b. December 1380  - d.  December 1471
  
 Should we feel at times disheartened and discouraged, a confiding thought, a simple movement of heart towards God will renew our powers. Whatever He may demand of us, He will give us at the moment the strength and the courage that we need. 
Author: François Fénelon
Nationality: French
b. 6 August 1651  - d. 7 January 1715
  
 Sometimes even to live is an act of courage. 
Author: Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Nationality: Roman
b. December 4  - d.  December 65
  
 Stand up to crises. Don't let them throw you! Fight to stay calm... even surmount the crisis completely and turn it into an opportunity. Refuse to renounce your self-image. No matter what happens, you must keep your good opinion of yourself. No matter what happens, you must hold your past successes in your imagination, ready for showing in the motion picture screen of your mind. No matter what happens, no matter what you lose, no matter what failures you must endure, you must keep faith in yourself. Then you can stand up to crises, with calm and courage, refusing to buckle; then you will not fall through the floor. You will be able to support yourself. 
Author: Maxwell Maltz
Nationality: American
b. 10 March 1899  - d. 07 April 1975
  
 Strength and courage aren't always measured in medals and victories. They are measured in the struggles they overcome. The strongest people aren't always the people who win, but the people who don't give up when they lose. 
Author: Ashley Hodgeson
Nationality: American   
 Success is not measured by what a man accomplishes, but by the opposition he has encountered and the courage with which he has maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds. 
Author: Charles Lindbergh
Nationality: American
b. 04 February 1902  - d. 26 August 1972
  
 Success is not measured by what you accomplish, but by the opposition you have encountered, and the courage with which you have maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds. 
Author: Orison S. Marden
Nationality: American
b. December 1850  - d.  December 1924
  
 Suffering! We owe to it all that is good in us, all that gives value to life; we owe to it pity, we owe to it courage, we owe to it all the virtues. 
Author: Anatole France
Nationality: French
b. 16 April 1844  - d. 12 October 1924
  
 Support the strong, give courage to the timid, remind the indifferent, and warn the opposed. 
Author: Whitney Young Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 31 July 1921  - d. 11 March 1971
  
 Taste: a quality possessed by persons without originality or moral courage. 
Author: George Bernard Shaw
Nationality: British
b. 28 July 1856  - d. 2 November 1950
  
 Temperance is love surrendering itself wholly to Him who is its object; courage is love bearing all things gladly for the sake of Him who is its object; justice is love serving only Him who is its object, and therefore rightly ruling; prudence is love making wise distinction between what hinders and what helps itself. 
Author: Saint Augustine
Nationality: Numidian
b. 13 November 354  - d. 28 August 430
  
 The bravest thing you can do when you are not brave is to profess courage - and act accordingly. 
Author: Corra Harris
Nationality: American
b. December 1869  - d.  December 1935
  
 The courage of a soldier is found to be the cheapest and most common quality of human nature.Truth, naked, unblushing truth, the first virtue of all serious history, must be the sole recommendation of this personal narrative. 
Author: Edward Gibbon
Nationality: English
b. 27 April 1737  - d. 16 January 1794
  
 The courage of life is often a less dramatic spectacle than the courage of the final moment; but it is no less a magnificent mixture of triumph and tragedy A man does what he must-in spite of personal consequences; in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures-and that is the basis of all morality. 
Author: John F. Kennedy
Nationality: American
b. 29 May 1917  - d. 22 November 1963
  
 The courage we desire and prize is not the courage to die decently, but to live manfully. 
Author: Thomas Carlyle
Nationality: Scottish
b. 4 December 1795  - d. 5 September 1881
  
 The future has many names: For the weak, it means the unattainable. For the fearful, it means the unknown. For the courageous, it means opportunity. 
Author: Victor Hugo
Nationality: French
b. December 1802  - d.  December 1885
  
 The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart.  
Author: Robert G. Ingersoll
Nationality: American
b. 11 August 1833  - d. 21 July 1899
  
 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. The trite subjects of human efforts, possessions, outward success, luxury have always seemed to me contemptible. 
Author: Albert Einstein
Nationality: American
b. 14 March 1879  - d. 18 April 1955
  
 The man who calls for caution, a close assessment of consequences, an effort to understand the opposing point of view and who proposes concessions, must have great courage. He is a real hero and rare. 
Author: J. K. Galbraith
Nationality: American
b. December 1908
  
 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. 
Author: Teddy Roosevelt
Nationality: American
b. 27 October 1858  - d. 6 January 1919
  
 The more wit the less courage. 
Author: Thomas Fuller
Nationality: English
b. December 1608  - d. 16 August 1661
  
 The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life in order to keep it. 
Author: G. K. Chesterton
Nationality: English
b. 29 May 1874  - d. 16 June 1936
  
 The professors laugh at themselves, they laugh at life; they long ago abjured the bitch-goddess Success, and the best of them will fight for his scholastic ideals with a courage and persistence that would shame a soldier. The professor is not afraid of words like truth; in fact he is not afraid of words at all. 
Author: Catherine Drinker Bowen
Nationality: American
b. 01 January 1897  - d. 01 November 1973
  
 The qualities of courage and compassion that we strive for in America also determine our conduct abroad. Our founders dedicated this country to the cause of human dignity, the rights of every person and the possibilities of every life. This conviction leads us into the world to help the afflicted, and defend the peace, and confound the designs of evil men. 
Author: George W. Bush
Nationality: American
b. 6 July 1946
  
 The secret of Happiness is Freedom, And the secret of Freedom, Courage. 
Author: Thucydides
Nationality: Greek
b. December 460  - d.  December 395
  
 The test of courage comes when we are in the minority; the test of tolerance comes when we are in the majority. 
Author: Ralph Washington Sockman
Nationality: American
b. 01 October 1889  - d. 29 August 1970
  
 The weak in courage is strong in cunning. 
Author: William Blake
Nationality: English
b. 28 November 1757  - d. 12 August 1827
  
 The wise person knows it is not so much the outcome of the choices, but the courage to make choices at all that really matters. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: English   
 The world is full of fools and faint hearts; and yet everyone has courage enough to bear the misfortunes, and wisdom enough to manage the affairs, of his neighbor. 
Author: Benjamin Franklin
Nationality: American
b. 17 January 1706  - d. 17 April 1790
  
 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. 
Author: Orison S. Marden
Nationality: American
b. December 1850  - d.  December 1924
  
 There can be no great courage where there is no confidence or assurance, and half the battle is in the conviction that we can do what we undertake. 
Author: Orison S. Marden
Nationality: American
b. December 1850  - d.  December 1924
  
 There is a strength of quiet endurance as significant of courage as the most daring feats of prowess. 
Author: Henry Theodore Tuckerman
Nationality: American
b. 20 April 1813  - d. 17 December 1871
  
 There is a wide difference between true courage and a mere contempt of life. 
Author: Marcus Porcius Cato the Elder
Nationality: Roman
b. December 234  - d.  December 149
  
 There is nothing in the world so much admired as a man who knows how to bear unhappiness with courage. 
Author: Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Nationality: Roman
b. December 4  - d.  December 65
  
 This country was not built by men who relied on somebody else to take care of them. It was built by men who relied on themselves, who dared to shape their own lives, who had enough courage to blaze new trails - enough confidence themselves to take the necessary risks. 
Author: J. Ollie Edmunds
Nationality: Roman   
 To be brave is to love someone unconditionally, without expecting anything in return. To just give. That takes courage, because we don't want to fall on our faces or leave ourselves open to hurt. 
Author: Madonna
Nationality: American
b. 16 August 1958
  
 To bear other people's afflictions, everyone has courage and enough to spare. 
Author: Benjamin Franklin
Nationality: American
b. 17 January 1706  - d. 17 April 1790
  
 To dare to live alone is the rarest courage; since there are many who had rather meet their bitterest enemy in the field, than their own hearts in their closet. 
Author: Charles Caleb Colton
Nationality: English
b. December 1780  - d.  December 1832
  
 To dream anything that you want to dream, that is the beauty of the human mind. To do anything that you want to do, that is the strength of the human will. To trust yourself, to test your limits, that is the courage to succeed. 
Author: Bernard Edmonds
Nationality: English   
 To have courage for whatever comes in life-everything lies in that. 
Author: Mother Teresa
Nationality: Indian
b. 26 August 1910  - d. 5 September 1997
  
 To live we must conquer incessantly, we must have the courage to be happy. 
Author: Henri-Frédéric Amiel
Nationality: Swiss
b. 27 September 1821  - d. 11 May 1881
  
 To persevere, trusting in what hopes he has is courage in a man. The coward despairs. 
Author: Euripides
Nationality: Greek
b. December 480  - d.  December 406
  
 To see what is right, and not do it, is want of courage, or of principle. 
Author: Confucius
Nationality: Chinese
b. 28 September 551  - d.  December 479
  
 To take the difficulties, setback and sorrows of life as a challenge which to overcome makes us stronger rather than unjust punishment which should not happen to us requires faith and courage. 
Author: Erich Fromm
Nationality: American
b. 23 March 1900  - d. 18 March 1980
  
 True courage is cool and calm. The bravest of men have the least of a brutal, bullying insolence, and in the very time of danger are found the most serene and free. 
Author: Anthony Ashley-Cooper
Nationality: English
b. 26 February 1671  - d. 4 February 1713
  
 True courage is like a kite; a contrary wind raises it higher. 
Author: John Petit-Senn
Nationality: French
b. December 1792  - d.  December 1870
  
 Two of the most searing quotes of the 'war' have emerged this week from the fog of deceit that has laid over everything the Bush White House has manipulated in ousting the Saddam regime. One was the courageous statement of Dr. Ameer Ali, the president of the Australian Federation of Islamic Councils: 'The Muslim people of Iraq are fodder for the war machines of America'. Nothing has been truer. 
Author: Alan Ramsey
Nationality: Australian
b. 03 January 1938
  
 We are face to face with our destiny and we must meet it with a high and resolute courage. For us is the life of action, of strenuous performance of duty; let us live in the harness, striving mightily; let us rather run the risk of wearing out than rusting out. 
Author: Teddy Roosevelt
Nationality: American
b. 27 October 1858  - d. 6 January 1919
  
 We are the carriers of health and disease-either the divine health of courage and nobility or the demonic diseases of hate and anxiety. 
Author: Joshua Loth Liebman
Nationality: American   
 We are very much what others think of us. The reception our observations meet with gives us courage to proceed, or damps our efforts. 
Author: William Hazlitt
Nationality: English
b. 10 April 1778  - d. 18 September 1830
  
 We can never be certain of our courage until we have faced danger. 
Author: François de La Rochefoucauld
Nationality: French
b. 15 September 1613  - d. 17 March 1680
  
 We must believe in ourselves or no one else will believe in us; we must match our aspirations with the competence, courage and determination to succeed. 
Author: Rosalyn Sussman Yalow
Nationality: American
b. 19 July 1921
  
 We must have courage to bet on our ideas, to take the calculated risk, and to act. 
Author: Maxwell Maltz
Nationality: American
b. 10 March 1899  - d. 07 April 1975
  
 We should do by our cunning as we do by our courage, Always have it ready to defend ourselves, never to offend others. 
Author: Fulke Greville
Nationality: English
b. 03 October 1554  - d. 30 September 1628
  
 What a new face courage puts on everything! 
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nationality: American
b. 25 May 1803  - d. 27 April 1882
  
 What though the field be lost? All is not lost; the unconquerable will, And study of revenge, immortal hate, And courage never to submit or yield. 
Author: John Milton
Nationality: English
b. 9 December 1608  - d. 8 November 1674
  
 What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything? 
Author: Vincent Willem van Gogh
Nationality: Dutch
b. 30 March 1853  - d. 29 July 1890
  
 Whatever enlarges hope will also exalt courage. 
Author: Dr. Johnson
Nationality: English
b. December 1709  - d.  December 1784
  
 Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires some of the same courage that a soldier needs. Peace has its victories, but it takes brave men and women to win them. 
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nationality: American
b. 25 May 1803  - d. 27 April 1882
  
 When a man you like switches from what he said a year ago, or 4 years ago, he is a broad-minded person who has courage enough to change his mind with changing conditions. When a man you don't like does it, he is a liar who has broken his promises. 
Author: Franklin Pierce Adams
Nationality: American
b. 15 November 1881  - d. 23 March 1960
  
 When I did have time to worry... it was about the peculiar dynamics of the White House crisis meeting. This has the truly terrible tendancy always to favour the most reckless position, for that is the position that requires the least moral courage. 
Author: J. K. Galbraith
Nationality: American
b. December 1908
  
 When you meet your antagonist, do everything in a mild and agreeable manner. Let your courage be as keen, but at the same time as polished, as your sword. 
Author: Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Nationality: Irish
b. 30 October 1751  - d. 7 July 1816
  
 Wherever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision. 
Author: Peter F. Drucker
Nationality: American
b. 19 November 1909  - d. 11 November 2005
  
 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. 
Author: James L. Allen
Nationality: American
b. December 1849  - d.  December 1925
  
 Without justice, courage is weak. 
Author: Benjamin Franklin
Nationality: American
b. 17 January 1706  - d. 17 April 1790
  
 Women? I love women. Life would have been virtually zero without them. Journalism? I really feel like I am a journalist ... And courage? I had a boat named Courageous. 
Author: Ted Turner
Nationality: American
b. 19 November 1938
  
 Yes, the world belongs to the courageous. God helps him. 
Author: Adolf Hitler
Nationality: German
b. 20 April 1889  - d. 30 April 1945
  
 You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself 'I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.' You must do the thing you think you cannot do. 
Author: Eleanor Roosevelt
Nationality: American
b. 10 October 1884  - d. 7 November 1962
  
 You should always learn, with life comes wisdom and with wisdom comes the courage to live your life selflessly. The more you learn about yourself and the experiences surrounding your life the more opportunities you have to make your life better and more fulfilling. 
Author: Amy Candy
Nationality: American   
 You will never do anything in this world without courage.It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor. 
Author: James L. Allen
Nationality: American
b. December 1849  - d.  December 1925
  
 To him that waits all things reveal themselves, provided that he has the courage not to deny, in the darkness, what he has seen in the light.  
Author: Coventry Patmore
Nationality: English
b. 23 July 1823  - d. 26 November 1896
  
 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. 
Author: David Seabury
Nationality: American   
 Morale is a state of mind. It is steadfastness and courage and hope.  
Author: Louis L. Mann
Nationality: American   
 Courage can't see around corners but goes around them anyway. 
Author: Mignon McLaughlin
Nationality: American
b. 6 June 1913  - d. 20 December 1983
  
 The only courage that matters is the kind that gets you from one moment to the next. 
Author: Mignon McLaughlin
Nationality: American
b. 6 June 1913  - d. 20 December 1983
  
 He was in much anxiety at not being able to afford any assistance in this case, but says that it somewhat quieted his apprehensions to know that Martin Alonzo Pinzon, Captain of the Pinta, was a man of courage and capacity. 
Author: Christopher Columbus
Nationality: Italian
b. 25 August 1451  - d. 20 May 1506
  
 He who loses wealth loses much; he who loses a friend loses more; but he that loses his courage loses all. 
Author: Miguel de Cervantes
Nationality: Spanish
b. 29 September 1547  - d. 23 April 1616
  
 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. 
Author: Miguel de Cervantes
Nationality: Spanish
b. 29 September 1547  - d. 23 April 1616
  
 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. 
Author: Barbara de Angelis
Nationality: American   
 Honest conviction is my courage; the Constitution is my guide. 
Author: Andrew Johnson
Nationality: American
b. 29 December 1808  - d.  December 1875
  
 Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed we possessed. 
Author: Dale Carnegie
Nationality: American
b. 24 November 1888  - d. 1 November 1955
  
 Basically, you just have to have courage. You have to have the courage of your convictions to be a good executive. 
Author: John Frederick Milius
Nationality: American
b. 11 April 1944
  
 Most of the good executives do pretty well. Because to be a good executive you have to be strong, and you have to have a simple attribute that people have forgotten about - courage. 
Author: John Frederick Milius
Nationality: American
b. 11 April 1944
  
 The strangest, most generous, and proudest of all virtues is true courage. 
Author: Michel de Montaigne
Nationality: French
b. 28 February 1533  - d. 13 September 1592
  
 Valor is stability, not of legs and arms, but of courage and the soul. 
Author: Michel de Montaigne
Nationality: French
b. 28 February 1533  - d. 13 September 1592
  
 It takes a certain courage and a certain greatness to be truly base. 
Author: Jean Anouilh
Nationality: French
b. 23 June 1910  - d. 3 October 1987
  
 Until the day of his death, no man can be sure of his courage. 
Author: Jean Anouilh
Nationality: French
b. 23 June 1910  - d. 3 October 1987
  
 The shrewd guess, the fertile hypothesis, the courageous leap to a tentative conclusion - these are the most valuable coins of the thinker at work. But in most schools guessing is heavily penalized and is associated somehow with laziness. 
Author: Jerome Seymour Bruner
Nationality: American
b. 01 October 1915
  
 TV is so different from the movies. It takes a lot of stamina because you work such long hours. It is really challenging. You are learning the next day's lines while you are shooting today's scenes. I found courage I never realised I had. I hope to do more. 
Author: Sharon Stone
Nationality: American
b. 10 March 1958
  
 Courage is often lack of insight, whereas cowardice in many cases is based on good information. 
Author: Peter Ustinov
Nationality: English
b. 16 April 1921  - d. 28 March 2004
  
 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. 
Author: Andre Malraux
Nationality: French
b. 3 November 1901  - d. 23 November 1976
  
 Audacity augments courage; hesitation, fear. 
Author: Publilius Syrus
Nationality: Syrian
b. December 85  - d.  December 43
  
 Men was formed for society, and is neither capable of living alone, nor has the courage to do it. 
Author: Sir William Blackstone
Nationality: English
b. 10 July 1723  - d. 14 February 1780
  
 Real nobility is based on scorn, courage, and profound indifference. 
Author: Albert Camus
Nationality: French
b. 7 November 1913  - d. 4 January 1960
  
 Those who lack the courage will always find a philosophy to justify it. 
Author: Albert Camus
Nationality: French
b. 7 November 1913  - d. 4 January 1960
  
 I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman. 
Author: Anais Nin
Nationality: American
b. 21 February 1903  - d. 14 January 1977
  
 Courage without conscience is a wild beast. 
Author: Robert G. Ingersoll
Nationality: American
b. 11 August 1833  - d. 21 July 1899
  
 Genius is talent set on fire by courage. 
Author: Henry van Dyke
Nationality: American
b. December 1852  - d.  December 1933
  
 Courage is the fear of being thought a coward. 
Author: Horace Smith
Nationality: English
b. 31 December 1799  - d. 12 July 1849
  
 This religion takes away the courage of thinking of unusual things and prohibits self-examination above all as the most egregious of sins.... It is one step away from protestantism. 
Author: Marie Stendhal
Nationality: French
b. 23 January 1783  - d. 23 March 1842
  
 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. 
Author: Archilochus
Nationality: Greek
b. December 680  - d.  December 645
  
 Men create real miracles when they use their God-given courage and intelligence. 
Author: Jean Anouilh
Nationality: French
b. 23 June 1910  - d. 3 October 1987
  
 Earth teach me to forget myself as melted snow forgets its life. Earth teach me resignation as the leaves which die in the fall. Earth teach me courage as the tree which stands all alone. Earth teach me regeneration as the seed which rises in the spring. 
Author: William Alexander
Nationality: Scottish
b. December 1570  - d.  December 1640
  
 Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections. 
Author: Saint Francis de Sales
Nationality: French
b. 21 August 1567  - d. 28 December 1622
  
 The schoolboy, with his satchel in his hand, Whistling aloud to bear his courage up. 
Author: Robert Blair
Nationality: Scottish
b. December 1699  - d. 4 February 1746
  
 True courage is a result of reasoning. A brave mind is always impregnable. 
Author: Jeremy Collier
Nationality: English
b. 23 September 1650  - d. 26 April 1726
  
 History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again. 
Author: Maya Angelou
Nationality: American
b. 4 April 1928
  
 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. 
Author: Maya Angelou
Nationality: American
b. 4 April 1928
  
 My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return. 
Author: Maya Angelou
Nationality: American
b. 4 April 1928
  
 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. 
Author: Maya Angelou
Nationality: American
b. 4 April 1928
  
 Courage! I have shown it for years; think you I shall lose it at the moment when my sufferings are to end? 
Author: Marie Antoinette
Nationality: French
b. 2 November 1755  - d. 16 October 1793
  
 Meg Ryan is a beautiful and courageous woman. I grieve the loss of her companionship but I've not lost the friendship. We talk all the time and that was what our connection was about. She has a wonderful mind and we just like a chat. 
Author: Russell Crowe
Nationality: New Zealander
b. 7 April 1964
  
 How few there are who have courage enough to own their faults, or resolution enough to mend them. 
Author: Benjamin Franklin
Nationality: American
b. 17 January 1706  - d. 17 April 1790
  
 Physical courage, which despises all danger, will make a man brave in one way; and moral courage, which despises all opinion, will make a man brave in another. 
Author: Charles Caleb Colton
Nationality: English
b. December 1780  - d.  December 1832
  
 Party honesty is party duty, and party courage is party expediency. 
Author: Grover Cleveland
Nationality: American
b. 18 March 1837  - d. 24 June 1908
  
 You have to really be courageous about your instincts and your ideas. Otherwise you'll just knuckle under, and things that might have been memorable will be lost. 
Author: Francis Ford Coppola
Nationality: American
b. 7 April 1939
  
 Every day begins with an act of courage and hope: getting out of bed. 
Author: Mason Cooley
Nationality: American
b. December 1927  - d. 25 July 2002
  
 Even within the last three or four years, I have a greater ability to communicate, I think. I have more courage to show the stuff. And it does take courage. 
Author: Barbara Cook
Nationality: American
b. 25 October 1927
  
 I've made a connection with the television audience by being a proud Latino man. I am passionate for what I do, courageous in the face of peril, honest and straightforward.  
Author: Geraldo Rivera
Nationality: American
b. 4 July 1943
  
 The courage in journalism is sticking up for the unpopular, not the popular. 
Author: Geraldo Rivera
Nationality: American
b. 4 July 1943
  
 A statesman wants courage and a statesman wants vision; but believe me, after six months' experience, he wants first, second, third and all the time - patience. 
Author: Stanley Baldwin
Nationality: British
b. 3 August 1867  - d. 14 December 1947
  
 No matter what you think about the Iraq war, there is one thing we can all agree on for the next days - we have to salute the courage and bravery of those who are risking their lives to vote and those brave Iraqi and American soldiers fighting to protect their right to vote.  
Author: Hilary Clinton
Nationality: American
b. 26 October 1947
  
 I've been through it all, baby, I'm mother courage. 
Author: Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor
Nationality: American
b. 27 February 1932  - d. 23 March 2011
  
 A mode of conduct, a standard of courage, discipline, fortitude and integrity can do a great deal to make a woman beautiful. 
Author: Jacqueline Bisset
Nationality: English
b. 13 September 1944
  
 Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades. A mode of conduct, a standard of courage, discipline, fortitude, and integrity can do a great deal to make a woman beautiful. 
Author: Jacqueline Bisset
Nationality: English
b. 13 September 1944
  
 Way down deep, we're all motivated by the same urges. Cats have the courage to live by them. 
Author: Jim Robert Davis
Nationality: American
b. 28 July 1945
  
 A man of courage never needs weapons, but he may need bail. 
Author: Lewis Mumford
Nationality: American
b. 19 October 1895  - d. 26 January 1990
  
 Love bravely, live bravely, be courageous, there's really nothing to lose. There's no wrong you can't make right again, so be kinder to yourself, you know, have fun, take chances. There's no bounds. 
Author: Jewel
Nationality: American
b. 23 May 1974
  
 If you are lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it. 
Author: John Irving
Nationality: American
b. 2 March 1942
  
 Necessity does the work of courage. 
Author: Nicholas Murray Butler
Nationality: American
b. 2 April 1862  - d. 7 December 1947
  
 Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress. 
Author: Nicholas Murray Butler
Nationality: American
b. 2 April 1862  - d. 7 December 1947
  
 We often have need of a profound philosophy to restore to our feelings their original state of innocence, to find our way out of the rubble of things alien to us, to begin to feel for ourselves and to speak ourselves, and I might almost say to exist ourselves. Even if my philosophy does not extend to discovering anything new, it does nevertheless possess the courage to regard as questionable what has long been thought true. 
Author: Georg Cristoph Lichtenberg
Nationality: German
b. 1 July 1742  - d. 24 February 1799
  
 Courage, garrulousness and the mob are on our side. What more do we want? 
Author: Georg Cristoph Lichtenberg
Nationality: German
b. 1 July 1742  - d. 24 February 1799
  
 Never undertake anything for which you wouldn't have the courage to ask the blessing of heaven. 
Author: Georg Cristoph Lichtenberg
Nationality: German
b. 1 July 1742  - d. 24 February 1799
  
 Just remaining quietly in the presence of God, listening to Him, being attentive to Him, requires a lot of courage and know-how. 
Author: Thomas Merton
Nationality: American
b. 31 January 1915  - d. 10 December 1968
  
 For a man to strike any women is most brutal, and I, as well as everyone else, think this far worse than any attempt to shoot, which, wicked as it is, is at least more comprehensible and more courageous. 
Author: Queen Victoria
Nationality: British
b. 22 May 1819  - d. 22 January 1901
  
 He who has faith has an inward reservoir of courage, hope, confidence, calmness, and assuring trust that all will come out well - even though to the world it may appear to come out most badly. 
Author: B. C. Forbes
Nationality: Scottish
b. 14 May 1880  - d. 6 May 1954
  
 Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties. 
Author: Erich Fromm
Nationality: American
b. 23 March 1900  - d. 18 March 1980
  
 Perfect courage is to do without witnesses what one would be capable of doing with the world looking on. 
Author: François de La Rochefoucauld
Nationality: French
b. 15 September 1613  - d. 17 March 1680
  
 Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities - because it is the quality which guarantees all others. 
Author: Joseph Chamberlain
Nationality: English
b. 8 July 1836  - d. 2 July 1914
  
 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 no to be feared.  
Author: David Ben-Gurion
Nationality: Israeli
b. 16 October 1886  - d. 1 December 1973
  
 Near this Spot are deposited the Remains of one who possessed Beauty without Vanity, Strength without Insolence, Courage without Ferosity, and all the Virtues of Man without his Vices. This praise, which would be unmeaning Flattery if inscribed over human Ashes, is but a just tribute to the Memory of BOATSWAIN, a DOG, who was born in Newfoundland May 1803, and died at Newstead Nov.r 18th, 1808. 
Author: Lord George Byron
Nationality: English
b. 22 January 1788  - d. 19 April 1824
  
 Laughter rises out of tragedy, when you need it the most, and rewards you for your courage. 
Author: Erma Bombeck
Nationality: American
b. 21 February 1927  - d. 22 April 1996
  
 Courage and grace are a formidable mixture. The only place to see it is in the bullring. 
Author: Marlene Dietrich
Nationality: German
b. 27 December 1901  - d. 6 May 1992
  
 Courage is very important. Like a muscle, it is strengthened by use. 
Author: Ruth Gordon
Nationality: American
b. 30 October 1896  - d. 28 August 1985
  
 The Filipino, it seems, has lost his soul, his dignity, and his courage. 
Author: Ferdinand Marcos
Nationality: Filipino
b. 11 September 1917  - d. 28 September 1989
  
 War alone brings up to their highest tension all human energies and imposes the stamp of nobility upon the peoples who have the courage to make it. 
Author: Benito Mussolini
Nationality: Italian
b. 29 July 1883  - d. 28 April 1945
  
 But after this natural burst of indignation, no man of sense, courage, or prudence will waste his time or his strength in retrospective reproaches or repinings. 
Author: Robert Peel
Nationality: English
b. 5 February 1788  - d. 2 July 1850
  
 Grave was the man in years, in looks, in word, his locks were grey, yet was his courage green. 
Author: Torquato Tasso
Nationality: Italian
b. 11 March 1544  - d. 25 April 1595
  
 People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest. 
Author: Hermann Hesse
Nationality: Swiss
b. 2 July 1877  - d. 9 August 1962
  
 In truth, I am nothing but a plodding mediocrity - please observe, a plodding mediocrity - for a mere mediocrity does not go very far, but a plodding one gets quite a distance. There is joy in that success, and a distinction can come from courage, fidelity and industry. 
Author: Benjamin Nathan Cardozo
Nationality: American
b. 24 May 1870  - d. 9 July 1938
  
 Our republic and its press will rise or fall together. An able, disinterested, public-spirited press, with trained intelligence to know the right and courage to do it, can preserve that public virtue without which popular government is a sham and a mockery. A cynical, mercenary, demagogic press will produce in time a people as base as itself. The power to mould the future of the Republic will be in the hands of the journalism of future generations. 
Author: Joseph Pulitzer
Nationality: American
b. 10 April 1847  - d. 29 October 1911
  
 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. 
Author: Dorothy Thompson
Nationality: American
b. 9 July 1893  - d. 30 January 1961
  
 A man of great common sense and good taste - meaning thereby a man without originality or moral courage. 
Author: George Bernard Shaw
Nationality: British
b. 28 July 1856  - d. 2 November 1950
  
 He's a man of great common sense and good taste - meaning thereby a man without originality or moral courage. 
Author: George Bernard Shaw
Nationality: British
b. 28 July 1856  - d. 2 November 1950
  
 I never thought much of the courage of a lion tamer. Inside the cage he is at least safe from people.  
Author: George Bernard Shaw
Nationality: British
b. 28 July 1856  - d. 2 November 1950
  
 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. 
Author: George Bernard Shaw
Nationality: British
b. 28 July 1856  - d. 2 November 1950
  
 When I was straight, I had the courage and energy to become an actress. I owe my career to my will to stop using.  
Author: Kirsty Alley
Nationality: American
b. 12 January 51
  
 A man of courage flees forward, in the midst of new things. 
Author: Jacques Maritain
Nationality: French
b. 18 November 1882  - d. 28 April 1973
  
 Remember that when you meet your antagonist, to do everything in a mild agreeable manner. Let your courage be keen, but, at the same time, as polished as your sword. 
Author: Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Nationality: Irish
b. 30 October 1751  - d. 7 July 1816
  
 There is in true beauty, as in courage, something which narrow souls cannot dare to admire. 
Author: William Congreve
Nationality: English
b. 24 January 1670  - d. 19 January 1729
  
 Every man of courage is a man of his word. 
Author: Pierre Corneille
Nationality: French
b. 6 June 1606  - d. 1 October 1684
  
 A large nose is in fact the sign of an affable man, good, courteous, witty, liberal, courageous, such as I am. 
Author: Edmond Eugène Alexis Rostand
Nationality: French
b. 1 April 1868  - d. 2 December 1918
  
 And whoever is happy will make others happy too. He who has courage and faith will never perish in misery! 
Author: Anne Frank
Nationality: German
b. 12 June 1929  - d.  March 1945
  
 Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed possible. 
Author: Dale Carnegie
Nationality: American
b. 24 November 1888  - d. 1 November 1955
  
 Self-knowledge is no guarantee of happiness, but it is on the side of happiness and can supply the courage to fight for it. Psychiatrists have told me that they give The Second Sex to their women patients to read, and not merely to intellectual women but to lower-middle-class women, to office workers and women working in factories. 'Your book was a great help to me. Your book saved me,' are the words I have read in letters from women of all ages and all walks of life. If my book has helped women, it is because it expressed them, and they in their turn gave it its truth. Thanks to them, it is no longer a matter for scandal and concern. During these last ten years the myths that men created have crumbled, and many women writers have gone beyond me and have been far more daring than I. Too many of them for my taste take sexuality as their only theme; but at least when they write about it they now present themselves as the eye-that-looks, as subject, consciousness, freedom. 
Author: Simone de Beauvoir
Nationality: French
b. 9 January 1908  - d. 14 April 1986
  
 Though Hitler was indeed racist and anti-Semitic to the core, a man who without compunction could commit murder and genocide, he was also an individual of great courage, a soldier's soldier in the Great War, a political organizer of the first rank, a leader steeped in the history of Europe, who possessed oratorical powers that could awe even those who despised him. Hitler's success was not based on his extraordinary gifts alone. His genius was an intuitive sense of the mushiness, the character flaws, the weakness masquerading as morality that was in the hearts of the statesmen who stood in his path. 
Author: Patrick J. Buchanan
Nationality: American
b. 2 November 1938
  
 There was nothing immoral, or unwise, about the isolationists' position of 1940-41. Because of the courageous efforts of Lindbergh and America First, the United States stayed out of the war until Hitler threw the full force of his war machine against Stalin. Thus, the Soviet Union, not America's young, bore the brunt of defeating Nazi Germany. 
Author: Patrick J. Buchanan
Nationality: American
b. 2 November 1938
  
 So far no one had had enough courage and intelligence to reveal me to my dear Germans. My problems are new, my psychological horizon frighteningly comprehensive, my language bold and clear; there may well be no books written in German which are richer in ideas and more independent than mine. 
Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
Nationality: German
b. 15 October 1844  - d. 25 August 1900
  
 We hardly need to be reminded that we are living in an age of confusion - a lot of us have traded in our beliefs for bitterness and cynicism or for a heavy package of despair, or even a quivering portion of hysteria. Opinions can be picked up cheap in the market place while such commodities as courage and fortitude and faith are in alarmingly short supply. 
Author: Ed Murrow
Nationality: American
b. 25 April 1908  - d. 27 April 1965
  
 The work we desire and prize is not the courage to die decently, but to live manfully. 
Author: Thomas Carlyle
Nationality: Scottish
b. 4 December 1795  - d. 5 September 1881
  
 The warmth of zeal is not perhaps the most dangerous rock that we have to avoid; but rather that languour which ease produces and a distrust of our own courage. 
Author: Maximilien François Marie Isidore de Robespierre
Nationality: French
b. 6 May 1758  - d. 28 July 1794
  
 'No, not one little song,' replied the Rat firmly, though his heart bled as he noticed the trembling lip of the poor disappointed Toad. 'It's no good, Toady; you know well that your songs are all conceit and boasting and vanity; and your speeches are all self-praise and - and - well, and gross exaggeration and - and - ' 'And gas,' put in the Badger, in his common way. All the animals cheered when he entered, and crowded round to congratulate him and say nice things about his courage, and his cleverness, and his fighting qualities; but Toad only smiled faintly, and murmured, 'Not at all!' Or, sometimes, for a change, 'On the contrary!' 
Author: Kenneth Graham
Nationality: Scottish
b. 20 July 1859  - d. 6 July 1932
  
 So debated Doremus, like some hundreds of thousands of other craftsmen, teachers, lawyers, what-not, in some dozens of countries under a dictatorship, who were aware enough to resent the tyranny, conscientious enough not to take its bribes cynically, yet not so abnormally courageous as to go willingly to exile or dungeon or chopping-block - particularly when they "had wives and families to support.' 
Author: Sinclair Lewis
Nationality: American
b. 7 February 1885  - d. 10 January 1951
  
 A village in a country which is taking pains to become altogether standardized and pure, which aspires to succeed Victorian England as the chief mediocrity of the world, is no longer merely provincial, no longer downy and restful in its leaf-shadowed ignorance. It is a force seeking to conquer the earth. Sure of itself, it bullies other civilizations, as a traveling salesman in a brown derby conquers the wisdom of China and tacks advertisements of cigarettes over arches for centuries dedicate to the sayings of Confucius. Such a society functions admirably in the production of cheap automobiles, dollar watches, and safety razors. But it is not satisfied until the entire world also admits that the end and joyous purpose of living is to ride in flivvers, to make advertising-pictures of dollar watches, and in the twilight to sit talking not of love and courage but of the convenience of safety razors. 
Author: Sinclair Lewis
Nationality: American
b. 7 February 1885  - d. 10 January 1951
  
 Pugnacity is a form of courage, but a very bad form. 
Author: Sinclair Lewis
Nationality: American
b. 7 February 1885  - d. 10 January 1951
  
 Somehow I can't believe that there are any heights that can't be scaled by a man who knows the secret of making dreams come rue. This special secret, it seems to me, can be summarised in Four c's. They are Curiosity, Confidence, Courage and Constancy, and the greatest of these is confidence. When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicityly and unquestionably. 
Author: Walt Disney
Nationality: American
b. 5 December 1901  - d. 15 December 1966
  
 Courage is the main quality of leadership, in my opinion, no matter where it is exercised. Usually it implies some risk - especially in new undertakings. Courage to initiate something and to keep it going, pioneering and adventurous spirit to blaze new ways, often, in our land of opportunity. 
Author: Walt Disney
Nationality: American
b. 5 December 1901  - d. 15 December 1966
  
 All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. 
Author: Walt Disney
Nationality: American
b. 5 December 1901  - d. 15 December 1966
  
 The true Vedantic spirit does not start out with a system of preconceived ideas. It possesses absolute liberty and unrivalled courage among religions with regard to the facts to be observed and the diverse hypotheses it has laid down for their coordination. Never having been hampered by a priestly order, each man has been entirely free to search wherever he pleased for the spiritual explanation of the spectacle of the universe. 
Author: Romain Rolland
Nationality: French
b. 29 January 1866  - d. 30 December 1944
  
 Moral courage is higher and a rarer virtue than physical courage. 
Author: William J. Slim
Nationality: British
b. 6 August 1891  - d. 14 December 1970
  
 What is it that makes a man risk his life for others? What is it about Trooper Mark Donaldson, Australia's first Victoria Cross winner in 40 years, that made him fight alone and so courageously for two hours in southern Afghanistan on September 2, after his convoy was ambushed? 
Author: Miranda Devine
Nationality: Australian   
 I believe we must live with courage and will. I must do so because, regardless of any difficulties I face, when the time comes for me to lose my life, I would at least have done my best. 
Author: King Hussein
Nationality: Jordanian
b. 14 November 1935  - d. 7 February 1999
  
 On the cue 'five aunts' I had given at the knees a trifle, for the thought of being confronted with such a solid gaggle of aunts, even if those of another, was an unnerving one. Reminding myself that in this life it is not aunts that matter, but the courage that one brings to them, I pulled myself together. 
Author: P. G. Wodehouse
Nationality: American
b. 15 October 1881  - d. 14 February 1975
  
 21 Suggestions for Success - 1. Marry the right person. This one decision will determine 90% of your happiness or misery. 2. Work at something you enjoy and that's worthy of your time and talent. 3. Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully. 4. Become the most positive and enthusiastic person you know. 5. Be forgiving of yourself and others. 6. Be generous. 7. Have a grateful heart. 8. Persistence, persistence, persistence. 9. Discipline yourself to save money on even the most modest salary. 10 Treat everyone you meet like you want to be treated. 11. Commit yourself to constant improvement. 12. Commit yourself to quality. 13. Understand that happiness is not based on possessions, power or prestige, but on relationships with people you love and respect. 14. Be loyal. 15. Be honest. 16. Be a self-starter. 17. Be decisive even if it means you'll sometimes be wrong. 18. Stop blaming others. Take responsibility for every area of your life. 19. Be bold and courageous. When you look back on your life, you'll regret the things you didn't do more than the ones you did. 20. Take good care of those you love. 21. Don't do anything that wouldn't make your Mom proud. 
Author: H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Nationality: American   
 Look at the world of animals and birds. They have all that is necessary for defense, protection and daily life, including strengths, courage and appropriate tools- organs - Some of these organs are real weapons, For example, horns-spear, teeth and claws-knife and needle, feet and hoofs-cudgel. The thorns and needles of some animals are similar to arrows. Animals that have no other means of defense (as the gazelle and fox) protect themselves with the help of flight and cunning. Some of them, for example, bees, ants and some bird species, have united in communities in order to protect themselves and help each other. 
Author: Nas?r al-D?n al-T?s?
Nationality: Persian
b. 18 February 1201  - d. 26 June 1274
  
 Spend the years of learning squandering Courage for the years of wandering Through a world politely turning From the loutishness of learning. 
Author: Samuel Beckett
Nationality: Irish
b. 13 March 1906  - d. 22 December 1989
  
 The memory came faint and cold of the story I might have told, a story in the likeness of my life, I mean without the courage to end or the strength to go on. 
Author: Samuel Beckett
Nationality: Irish
b. 13 March 1906  - d. 22 December 1989
  
 In the Soviet army it takes more courage to retreat than advance. 
Author: Joseph Stalin
Nationality: Russian
b. 21 December 1879  - d. 5 March 1953
  
 Life is a beautiful, magnificent thing, even to a jellyfish. The trouble is you won't fight. You've given up. But there's something just as inevitable as death. And that's life. Think of the power of the universe - turning the Earth, growing the trees. That's the same power within you - if you'll only have the courage and the will to use it. 
Author: Charlie Chaplin
Nationality: British
b. 16 April 1889  - d. 25 December 1977
  
 The same reign of terror that occurred under Robespierre and Hitler occurred back then in the fifties, as it occurs now. You must realize that there is very little actual courage in this world. It's pretty easy to bend people around. It doesn't take much to shut people up, it really doesn't. In the fifties all I had to do was call a guy up on the telephone and say, "Well, I think your wife would like to know about your mistress.: 
Author: Ronald DeWolf
Nationality: American
b. 7 May 1934
  
 I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear. 
Author: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Nationality: South African
b. 18 July 1918
  
 It requires more courage to suffer than to die. 
Author: Emperor Napoleon I
Nationality: French
b. 15 August 1769  - d. 5 May 1821
  
 Courage - a perfect sensibility of the measure of danger, and a mental willingness to endure it. 
Author: William Tecumseh Sherman
Nationality: American
b. 08 February 1820  - d. 14 February 1891
  
 Nothing gives a fearful man more courage than another's fear. 
Author: Umberto Eco
Nationality: Italian
b. 05 January 1932
  
 For lost courage there is no remedy. It cannot be recovered. The mind succumbs to an apathy against which nothing avails. 
Author: Giacomo Casanova
Nationality: Italian
b. 25 April 1725  - d. 04 June 1798
  
 Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more, Or close the wall up with our English dead In peace there's nothing so becomes a man As modest stillness and humility But when the blast of war blows in our ears, Then imitate the action of the tiger Stiffen the sinews, Summon up the blood. Full Speech: Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more; Or close the wall up with our English dead. In peace there's nothing so becomes a man As modest stillness and humility: But when the blast of war blows in our ears, Then imitate the action of the tiger; Stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood, Disguise fair nature with hard-favour'd rage; Then lend the eye a terrible aspect; Let pry through the portage of the head Like the brass cannon; let the brow o'erwhelm it As fearfully as doth a galled rock O'erhang and jutty his confounded base, Swill'd with the wild and wasteful ocean. Now set the teeth and stretch the nostril wide, Hold hard the breath and bend up every spirit To his full height. On, on, you noblest English. Whose blood is fet from fathers of war-proof! Fathers that, like so many Alexanders, Have in these parts from morn till even fought And sheathed their swords for lack of argument: Dishonour not your mothers; now attest That those whom you call'd fathers did beget you. Be copy now to men of grosser blood, And teach them how to war. And you, good yeoman, Whose limbs were made in England, show us here The mettle of your pasture; let us swear That you are worth your breeding; which I doubt not; For there is none of you so mean and base, That hath not noble lustre in your eyes. I see you stand like greyhounds in the slips, Straining upon the start. The game's afoot: Follow your spirit, and upon this charge Cry 'God for Harry, England, and Saint George!' 
Author: William Shakespeare
Nationality: English
b. December 1564  - d. 23 April 1616
  




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