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Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Courage Quotes

Quotes about Courage
  • It should be your care, therefore, and mine, to elevate the minds of our children and exalt their courage; to accelerate and animate their industry and activity; to excite in them an habitual contempt of meanness, abhorrence of injustice and inhumanity, and an ambition to excel in every capacity, faculty, and virtue. If we suffer their minds to grovel and creep in infancy, they will grovel all their lives.  --John Adams, Dissertation on the Canon and Feudal Law, 1756

  • Anger is a prelude to courage. Eric Hoffer (1902-1983)
  • Courage does not always roar. Sometimes, it is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow.
  • Courage is being afraid but going on anyhow. Dan Rather
  • Courage is fear holding on a minute longer. unknown
  • Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear. Ambrose Redmoon
  • 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
  • Courage is taking a step forward into an area of difficulty without a solution in mind, trusting that whatever help you need will become available. unknown
  • Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death. Earl Wilson
  • Courage is the ladder on which all the other virtues mount. Clare Booth Luce (1903 - 1987)
  • Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace. The soul that knows it not, knows no release from little things. Amelia Earhart
  • Courage is very important. Life a muscle, it is strengthened by use. Ruth Gordon
  • Courage to start and willingness to keep everlasting at it are the requisites for success. Alonzo Newton Benn
  • Don't forget to pack your courage for your journey to greatness. Dave Weinbaum
  • Every man has an obscure respect for courage in others, especially if it is moral courage, the rarest and most difficult sort of bravery... It makes the very brute understand that this man is more than a man. Passage from Life of Christ 
  • For those who are on the downside of advantage, and relying solely on courage- there is hope. Russell Crowe
  • Hard things are put in our way, not to stop us, but to call out our courage and strength. Anonymous
  • Have the courage to act instead of react. Earlene Larson Jenks
  • Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition - they somehow already know what you truly want to become. Steve Jobs
  • He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life. Muhammad Ali
  • I gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which I must stop and look fear in the face...I say to myself, I've lived through this and can take the next thing that comes along. Eleanor Roosevelt 
  • If you have the courage to begin, you have the courage to succeed. David Viscott
  • It takes as much courage to have tried and failed as it does to have tried and succeeded. Anne Morrow Lindbergh
  • It takes courage to show your dreams to someone else. Erma Bombeck
  • It takes more courage to reveal insecurities than to hide them, more strength to relate to people than to dominate them, more 'manhood' to abide by thought-out principles rather than blind reflex. Toughness is in the soul and spirit, not in muscle.
  • It takes strength to stand alone; It takes courage to lean on others. unknown
  • Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage. Anais Nin (1903 - 1977)
  • Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore. Andre Gide
  • Many of our fears are tissue paper thin, and a single courageous step would carry us clear through them. Brendan Francis [Behan] (1923-1964) Irish Author
  • Never undertake anything for which you wouldn't have the courage to ask the blessing of heaven. G. C. Lichtenberg
  • Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress. Nicholas Murray Butler
  • Pain nourishes courage. You can't be brave if you've only had wonderful things happen to you. Mary Tyler Moore 
  • Success means having the courage, the determination, and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be. George Sheehan
  • The most effective way to ensure the value of the future is to confront the present courageously and constructively. Rollo Way
  • The only courage that matters is the kind that gets you from one moment to the next. Mignon McLaughlin,
  • 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 (1856-1950) Irish Playwright
  • To do the useful thing, to say the courageous thing, to contemplate the beautiful thing: that is enough for one man's life. T. S. Eliot (1888-1965) American Poet
  • Unswerving loyalty to duty, constant devotion to truth, and a clear conscience will overcome every discouragement and surely lead the way to usefulness and high achievement. Grover Cleveland
  • We learn to fly not by becoming fearless, But by the daily practice of courage. Sam Keen
  • What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything? Vincent Van Gogh
  • Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires...courage. Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803-1882, Poet and Essayist
  • 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 (1849-1925) American Author
  • You can't test courage cautiously. Annie Dillard
  • You don't develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity. unknown
  • You gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face. You must do that which we think we cannot. Eleanor Roosevelt
  • You learn you can do your best even when its hard, even when you're tired and maybe hurting a little bit. It feels good to show some courage. Joe Namath
  • Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.   — Winston Churchill
  • Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.   — Anais Nin
  • Sometimes our best is simply not enough.... We have to do what is required. ~ Sir Winston Churchill



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