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All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.

Success is not final failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.

Courage without conscience is a wild beast.

Have enough courage to trust love one more time. And always one more time.

I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies, for the hardest victory is over self.

It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world, and moral courage so rare.

Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.

Each time we face our fear, we gain strength, courage and confidence in the doing.

Since it is so likely that children will meet cruel enemies, let them at least have heard of brave knights and heroic courage.

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.


Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength while loving someone deeply gives you courage.

Lao Tzu

To see what is right and not do it is want of courage or of principle.

We can't be brave without fear.

Despair gives courage to a coward.

He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.

Muhammad Ali

When you find your path, you must not be afraid. You need to have sufficient courage to make mistakes. Disappointment, defeat, and despair are the tools God uses to show us the way.

There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me.

We could never learn to be brave and patient if there were only joy in the world.

People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.

The valiant never taste of death but once.

Just as courage imperils life, fear protects it.

If you’re brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello.

Your time is limited so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.

America was indebted to immigration for her settlement and prosperity. That part of America which had encouraged them most, had advanced most rapidly in population, agriculture and the arts.

There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty that makes human nature rise above itself in acts of bravery and heroism.

Courage stands halfway between cowardice and rashness, one of which is a lack, the other an excess of courage.

The skillful employer of men will employ the wise man, the brave man, the covetous man, and the stupid man.

Sun Tzu

Courage is like love, it must have hope for nourishment.

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.

If we take the generally accepted definition of bravery as a quality which knows no fear, I have never seen a brave man. All men are frightened. The more intelligent they are, the more they are frightened.

George S. Patton

Live as brave men, and if fortune is adverse, front its blows with brave hearts.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

No one is so brave that he is not disturbed by something unexpected.

The pressure of adversity does not affect the mind of the brave man... It is more powerful than external circumstances.

I'm not funny. What I am is brave.

Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.

You'll never do a whole lot unless you're brave enough to try.

It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.

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... a lot of people don't have the courage to do it.

The approach of liberty makes even an old man brave.

It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things.

There is an amazing something in the American psyche which speaks about courage and it says 'Yes I can '... Yes we will overcome it all because we have the spirit to do so.

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.

Even cowards can endure hardship, only the brave can endure suspense.

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.'

Elections should be held on April 16th- the day after we pay our income taxes. That is one of the few things that might discourage politicians from being big spenders.

Thomas Sowell

Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. As a peacemaker the lawyer has superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough.

Abraham Lincoln

Without a sign, his sword the brave man draws, and asks no omen but his country's cause.

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.

Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.

Danger - if you meet it promptly and without flinching - you will reduce the danger by half. Never run away from anything. Never!

Since new developments are the products of a creative mind, we must therefore stimulate and encourage that type of mind in every way possible.

George Washington Carver

I have a hat. It is graceful and feminine and give me a certain dignity as if I were attending a state funeral or something. Someday I may get up enough courage to wear it instead of carrying it.

Courage allows the successful woman to fail, and learn powerful lessons from the failure, so that in the end she didn't fail at all.

Maya Angelou

Let us not pray to be sheltered from dangers but to be fearless when facing them.

Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die.

I was not encouraged to follow the career of a writer, because my parents thought that I was going to starve to death. They thought nobody can make a living from being a writer in Brazil. They were not wrong.

When the blandishments of life are gone, the coward creeps to death - the brave lives on.

Marcus Aurelius

A coward is incapable of exhibiting love, it is the prerogative of the brave.

Mahatma Gandhi

There are no easy answers' but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right.

It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.

The brave man inattentive to his duty is worth little more to his country than the coward who deserts in the hour of danger.

How few there are who have courage enough to own their faults or resolution enough to mend them.

Benjamin Franklin

He is a man of courage who does not run away, but remains at his post and fights against the enemy.

You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.


Courage and willingness to just go for it, whether it is a conversation or a spontaneous trip, or trying new things that are scary - it is a really attractive quality.

If we survive danger, it steels our courage more than anything else.

Reinhold Niebuhr

The man of wisdom has no perplexity, the man of humanity has no worry, the man of courage has no fear.


The principal act of courage is to endure and withstand dangers doggedly rather than to attack them.

Courage enlarges cowardice, diminishes resources. In desperate straits the fears of the timid aggravate the dangers that imperil the brave.

All of us have moments in our lives that test our courage. Taking children into a house with a white carpet is one of them.

Boldness is a child of ignorance

Keep your fears to yourself but share your courage with others.

When their adventures do not succeed, however, they run away, but it was the mark of a brave man to face things that are and seem terrible for a man, because it is noble to do so and disgraceful not to do so.


The world is in a constant conspiracy against the brave. It's the age-old struggle: the roar of the crowd on the one side and the voice of your conscience on the other.

A timid person is frightened before a danger, a coward during the time, and a courageous person afterward.

Danger gleams, like sunshine, to a brave man's eyes.

It is vain for the coward to flee, death follows close behind, it is only by defying it that the brave escape.


History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.

You can't be consistently fair, consistently generous, consistently just, or consistently merciful. You can be anything erratically, but to be that thing time after time after time you have to have courage.

The way of the superior person is threefold, virtuous they are free from anxieties, wise they are free from perplexities, and bold they are free from fear.

It is better to meet danger than to wait for it. He that is on a lee shore and foresees a hurricane, stands out to sea and encounters a storm to avoid a shipwreck.

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.

Victor Hugo

A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer.

Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold.

It is courage, courage, courage, that raises the blood of life to crimson splendor. Live bravely and present a brave front to adversity.


Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.

The amount of eccentricity in a society has generally been proportional to the amount of genius mental vigor and moral courage it contained. That so few now dare to be eccentric marks the chief danger of the time.

To persevere trusting in what hopes he has, is courage in a man.

Every day begins with an act of courage and hope: getting out of bed.

Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting a particular way. You become just by performing just actions, temperate by performing temperate actions brave by performing brave actions.


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.

Courage consists not in blindly overlooking danger, but in seeing it and conquering it.

Only selfless service can encourage a person to reach the higher state of humanity.

If you are brave too often people will come to expect it of you.

Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.

You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.

Oprah Winfrey

The great courageous act that we must all do, is to have the courage to step out of our history and past, so that we can live our dreams.

Oprah Winfrey

All through my life, I have been tested. My will has been tested, my courage has been tested, my strength has been tested. Now my patience and endurance are being tested.

Muhammad Ali

America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination, and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.

The two hardest tests on the spiritual road are the patience to wait for the right moment and the courage not to be disappointed with what we encounter.

Neither a wise man, nor a brave man, lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Faced with what is right, to leave it undone shows a lack of courage.

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.

That man is not truly brave who is afraid either to seem or to be, when it suits him, a coward.

Virtue is bold and goodness never fearful.

Nine tenths of education is encouragement.

Selfless service alone gives the needed strength and courage to awaken the sleeping humanity in one's heart.

Believers look up - take courage. The angels are nearer than you think.

We are all born brave, trusting and greedy, and most of us remain greedy.

The only use of an obstacle is to be overcome. All that an obstacle does with brave men is not to frighten them, but to challenge them.

Woodrow Wilson

Boldness is ever blind, for it sees not dangers and inconveniences; whence it is bad in council though good in execution.

Wisdom, compassion and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men.


In a false quarrel there is no true valor.

Boldness be my friend.

Mark what a generosity and courage a dog will put on when he finds himself maintained by a man who, to him, is instead of a God

Francis Bacon

Without courage we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous or honest.

Maya Angelou

The bravest sight in the world is to see a great man struggling against adversity.

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.

Maya Angelou

Let us all be brave enough to die the death of a martyr, but let no one lust for martyrdom.

Quite often good things have hurtful consequences. There are instances of men who have been ruined by their money, or killed by their courage.


He that fails in his endeavors after wealth or power will not long retain either honesty or courage.

The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress and grows brave by reflection.

Pretend inferiority and encourage his arrogance.

Sun Tzu

The courage of very ordinary people is all that stands between us and the dark.

Pam Brown

Is he alone who has courage on his right hand and faith on his left hand?

Charles Lindbergh

Courage is fire and bullying is smoke.

Virtues are acquired through endeavor Which rests wholly upon yourself. So to praise others for their virtues Can but encourage one's own efforts.

Religion, in its humility, restores man to his only dignity, the courage to live by grace.

How can I tolerate the slightest inconvenience to them the women the children the sick the aged the blind the decrepit that come for counsel consolation courage and cure?

Nearly every man who develops an idea works it up to the point where it looks impossible and then he gets discouraged. That's not the place to become discouraged.

Thomas A. Edison

My message especially to young people is to have courage to think differently courage to invent to travel the unexplored path courage to discover the impossible and to conquer the problems and succeed. These are great qualities that they must work towards. This is my message to the young people.

Abdul Kalam

Men make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.

Harry S. Truman

I have had a wonderful life. I have never regretted what I did. I regret things I didn't do. All my life I've done things at a moment's notice. Those are the things I remember.

Ingrid Bergman

Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.

Trouble has no necessary connection with discouragement. Discouragement has a germ of its own as different from trouble as arthritis is different from a stiff joint.

Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity.

W. Clement Stone

The weak in courage is strong in cunning.

William Blake

Untutored courage is useless in the face of educated bullets.

George S. Patton

Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities... because it is the quality which guarantees all others.

Most folks want to believe in Armstrong in the credibility of his courage in the veracity of his inspiration in the purity of his Tour de France titles. Most want to believe but does everyone dare? We've been suckers for hearts-and-flowers icons before.

Lance Armstrong

Courage is the greatest of all virtues because if you haven't courage you may not have an opportunity to use any of the others.

See in everyone the Lord Himself moving in that form. Do not talk evil of others, see only good in them. Welcome every chance to help others to console others and to encourage others along the spiritual path.

Without courage all virtues lose their meaning.

It is a blessed thing that in every age some one has had the individuality enough and courage enough to stand by his own convictions.

And I love that even in the toughest moments when we're all sweating it - when we're worried that the bill won't pass and it seems like all is lost - Barack never lets himself get distracted by the chatter and the noise. Just like his grandmother he just keeps getting up and moving forward... with patience and wisdom and courage and grace.

Michelle Obama

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.

Dale Carnegie

Original Experience has not been interpreted for you and so you

Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed we possessed.

Political courage is not political suicide.

Simulated disorder postulates perfect discipline, simulated fear postulates courage, simulated weakness postulates strength.

Flatter me and I may not believe you. Criticize me and I may not like you. Ignore me and I may not forgive you. Encourage me and I will not forget you. Love me and I may be forced to love you.

William Arthur Ward

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.

I've been through it all baby, I'm mother courage.

Without courage wisdom bears no fruit.

Baltasar Gracian

Today we affirm a new commitment to live out our nation's promise through civility courage compassion and character.

I have always been one to encourage perseverance.

Just remaining quietly in the presence of God listening to Him being attentive to Him requires a lot of courage and know-how.

Thomas Merton

So we know that it's not enough for us to simply encourage more people to study abroad. We also need to make sure that they can actually afford it.

Michelle Obama

It Takes Courage To Do What You Want

The inherent purpose of American government is let people seek their own goals and to encourage them to be responsible on the various adventures they have on their way to those goals good bad and otherwise.

The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.

Clime of the unforgotten brave! Whose land from plain to mountain-cave, Was Freedom's home or Glory's grave!

Success is never final failure is never fatal. It's courage that counts.

Courage is a kind of salvation.

Edison failed 10 000 times before he made the electric light. Do not be discouraged if you fail a few times.

Courage is rightly considered the foremost of the virtues for upon it all others depend.

God rewards according to the manner in which He is conceived or approached He grants you consolation and courage Once you have cleansed yourself by tears.

Sai Baba

Listen to the desires of your children. Encourage them and then give them the autonomy to make their own decision.

Every man has his own courage and is betrayed because he seeks in himself the courage of other persons.

I never thought much of the courage of a lion tamer. Inside the cage he is at least safe from people.

If human beings had genuine courage they'd wear their costumes every day of the year not just on Halloween.

There's much to be said for feeling numb. Time passes more quickly. You eat less and because numbness encourages laziness you do fewer things good or bad and the world's probably a better place for it.

In fact, my courage and my bravery at a young age was the thing I was bullied for a kind of 'Who do you think you are?'

Courage means to keep working a relationship, to continue seeking solutions to difficult problems, and to stay focused during stressful periods.

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.

I don't encourage people to choose any sort of sexuality.

Courage conquers all things: it even gives strength to the body.

Life is to be entered upon with courage.

You will find as you grow older that courage is the rarest of all qualities to be found in public life.

A man of great common sense and good taste - meaning thereby a man without originality or moral courage.

A man of courage is also full of faith.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

The first virtue in a soldier is endurance of fatigue, courage is only the second virtue.

Real nobility is based on scorn courage and profound indifference.

One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn' t pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself.

Lucille Ball

Most of our pocket wisdom is conceived for the use of mediocre people to discourage them from ambitious attempts and generally console them in their mediocrity.

Our duty is to encourage every one in his struggle to live up to his own highest idea and strive at the same time to make the ideal as near as possible to the Truth.

Swami Vivekananda

The courage we desire and prize is not the courage to die decently but to live manfully.

Who could refrain that had a heart to love, and in that heart courage to make love known?

In the Soviet army it takes more courage to retreat than advance.

Mistakes are always forgivable if one has the courage to admit them.

He's a man of great common sense and good taste - meaning thereby a man without originality or moral courage.

I have seen in the Halls of Congress more idealism more humanness more compassion more profiles of courage than in any other institution that I have ever known.

Have the courage to act instead of react.

The courage to face the trials and to bring... possibilities into the field of interpreted experience for other people to experience that is the hero's deed. We have only to follow the heros path and where we had thought to find abomination we shall find a God. And where we had thought to slay another we shall slay ourselves... Where we had thought to travel outward we will come to the center of our own existence. And where we had thought to be alone we will be with all the world.

Joseph Campbell

People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.

Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.

George S. Patton

As he was valiant I honour him. But as he was ambitious I slew him.

Permanence perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacle s discouragement s and impossibilities: It is this that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak.

Thomas Carlyle

If you lift the hand to serve to help to console to encourage another man you are lifting it for God because in every man is God.

Sai Baba

From caring comes courage.

In South Africa we could not have achieved our freedom and just peace without the help of people around the world who through the use of non-violent means such as boycotts and divestment encouraged their governments and other corporate actors to reverse decades-long support for the Apartheid regime.

Desmond Tutu

When we all walked in you could feel their spirits being uplifted like they felt very encouraged and happy that we were there. It was just real cool to see that. To be able to go back (to New Orleans) play a game there and be able to uplift them again that's special.

Leaders in all spheres who are living with HIV should be encouraged not coerced to lead by example and disclose their HIV status.

It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.

Erma Bombeck

Courageous people do not fear forgiving for the sake of peace.

Nelson Mandela

Courage is found in unlikely places.

Great tragedy has come to us and we are meeting it with the best that is in our country, with courage and concern for others because this is America. This is who we are.

George W. Bush

There are pretenders to piety as well as to courage.

No man has the right to dictate what other men should perceive create or produce but all should be encouraged to reveal themselves their perceptions and emotions and to build confidence in the creative spirit.

Leaders come in many forms with many styles and diverse qualities. There are quiet leaders and leaders one can hear in the next county. Some find strength in eloquence some in judgment some in courage.

John W. Gardner

It requires more courage to suffer than to die.

God give us grace to accept with serenity the things that cannot be changed courage to change the things which should be changed and the wisdom to distinguish the one from the other.

Reinhold Niebuhr

Happy are those who dare courageously to defend what they love.

Excellence encourages one about life generally, it shows the spiritual wealth of the world.

Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand the spines of others are often stiffened.

Women encourage men to be childish then scold them.

Courage can't see around corners but goes around them anyway.

The law of sacrifice is uniform throughout the world. To be effective it demands the sacrifice of the bravest and the most spotless.

We need men with moral courage to speak and write their real thoughts and to stand by their convictions even to the very death.

Many a man will have the courage to die gallantly but will not have the courage to say or even to think that the cause for which he is asked to die is an unworthy one.

What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?

Devotional singing induces in you a desire for experiencing the truth, to glimpse the beauty that is God, to taste the bliss that is the Self. It encourages man to dive into himself and be genuinely his real Self.

Sai Baba

We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear.

Because of a great love one is courageous.

Lao Tzu

In spite of everything I shall rise again: I will take up my pencil which I have forsaken in my great discouragement and I will go on with my drawing.

Vincent Van Gogh

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

One man with courage is a majority.

One ought never to turn one's back on a threatened danger and try to run away from it. If you do that you will double the danger. But if you meet it promptly and without flinching you will reduce the danger by half. Never run away from anything. Never!

Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.

I believe that we parents must encourage our children to become educated, so they can get into a good college that we cannot afford.

Dave Barry

The courage of life is often a less dramatic spectacle than the courage of a final moment, but it is no less a magnificent mixture of triumph and tragedy.

You will never do anything worthwhile in this world without courage

Remember always give your best. Never get discouraged. Never be petty. Always remember others may hate you. But those who hate you don't win unless you hate them. And then you destroy yourself.

Peace comes when you talk to the guy you most hate. And that's where the courage of a leader comes, because when you sit down with your enemy, you as a leader must already have very considerable confidence from your own constituency.

Desmond Tutu

Courage is being scared to death... and saddling up anyway.

In strife who inquires whether stratagem or courage was used?

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!

Thomas A. Edison

Generosity pleasing address courage and propriety of conduct are not acquired but are inbred qualities.

Don't Make Assumptions. Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings sadness and drama. With just this one agreement you can completely transform your life.

Miguel Angel Ruiz

Heroes may not be braver than anyone else. They're just braver five minutes longer.

The strangest most generous and proudest of all virtues is true courage.

Why should we honour those that die upon the field of battle? A man may show as reckless a courage in entering into the abyss of himself.

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.

There is nothing in the world so much admired as a man who knows how to bear unhappiness with courage.

The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.

There's something about Marxism that brings out warts, the only kind of growth this economic system encourages.

The more wit the less courage.

Either life entails courage or it ceases to be life.

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.

People think I have courage. The courage in my family are my wife Pam my three daughters here Nicole Jamie LeeAnn my mom who's right here too.

Jim Valvano

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.

Charles Caleb Colton

Courage consists not in hazarding without fear, but being resolutely minded in a just cause.

Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others.

Let both sides seek to invoke the wonders of science instead of its terrors. Together let us explore the stars conquer the deserts eradicate disease tap the ocean depths and encourage the arts and commerce.

Original Experience has not been interpreted for you and so you Joseph Campbell

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.

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.

Perfect courage is to do without witnesses what one would be capable of doing with the world looking on.

The spirited horse which will try to win the race of its own accord will run even faster if encouraged.

A man can get discouraged many times but he is not a failure until he begins to blame somebody else and stops trying.

Courage is grace under pressure.

Do you really think it is weakness that yields to temptation? I tell you that there are terrible temptations which it requires strength, strength and courage, to yield to.

The only courage that matters is the kind that gets you from one moment to the next.

Correction does much but encouragement does more.

Courtesy is as much a mark of a gentleman as courage.

We are very much what others think of us. The reception our observations meet with gives us courage to proceed or damps our efforts.

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

Robert Green Ingersoll

The Christian life is not a constant high. I have my moments of deep discouragement. I have to go to God in prayer with tears in my eyes and say 'O God forgive me ' or 'Help me.'

Billy Graham

One man with courage makes a majority.

Courage and grace are a formidable mixture. The only place to see it is in the bullring.

To have courage for whatever comes in life - everything lies in that.

This soul or life within us by no means agrees with the life outside us. If one has the courage to ask her what she thinks she is always saying the very opposite to what other people say.

We gain nothing by being with such as ourselves. We encourage one another in mediocrity. I am always longing to be with men more excellent than myself.

Those who lack the courage will always find a philosophy to justify it.

You don't develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.


There is something more - the spirit or the soul. I think that that quality encourages our courtesy and care and our minds. And mercy and identity.

Maya Angelou

Valor is stability not of legs and arms but of courage and the soul.

In this country it is a good thing to kill an admiral from time to time to encourage the others.


Electric communication will never be a substitute for the face of someone who with their soul encourages another person to be brave and true.

Charles Dickens

Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.

You have no reason to feel proud when you are able to help another for your skill or wealth or strength or courage or official position that gave you the chance to serve was the gift of God whether you recognize it or not. You are only offering this God's gift to another God's gift namely the poor the illiterate the weak the diseased the grieving the broken-hearted who seek your help.

Sai Baba

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

Reinhold Niebuhr

Death has a tendency to encourage a depressing view of war.

Donald Rumsfeld

As soon as men know that they can kill without fear of punishment or blame they kill, or at least they encourage killers with approving smiles.

Simone Weil

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak, courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.

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.

Eccentricity has always abounded when and where strength of character had abounded, and the amount of eccentricity in a society has generally been proportional to the amount of genius mental vigor and courage which it contained.

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

There is in true beauty as in courage something which narrow souls cannot dare to admire.

William Congreve

The coward calls the brave man rash, the rash man calls him a coward.


All you need is the plan the road map and the courage to press on to your destination.

Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.

If I had permitted my failures or what seemed to me at the time a lack of success to discourage me I cannot see any way in which I would ever have made progress.

A great part of courage is the courage of having done the thing before.

You have to accept whatever comes and the only important thing is that you meet it with courage and with the best that you have to give.

Nay number itself in armies importeth not much where the people is of weak courage, for as Virgil saith "It never troubles the wolf how many the sheep be

Francis Bacon

Give us grace and strength to forbear and to persevere. Give us courage and gaiety and the quiet mind spare to us our friends soften to us our enemies.

He who does not prevent a crime when he can encourages it.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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