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Author: Steve Jobs
'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 t'


Author: Eleanor Roosevelt
'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.''


Author: Nelson Mandela
'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: Winston Churchill
'Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.'


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


Author: Maya Angelou
'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: Ernest Hemingway
'Courage is grace under pressure.'


Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.
'We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear.'


Author: Mark Twain
'Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.'


Author: Muhammad Ali
'He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.'


Author: C. S. Lewis
'Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.'


Author: John Wayne
'Courage is being scared to death... and saddling up anyway.'


Author: Miguel Angel Ruiz
'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 lif'


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


Author: John F. Kennedy
'Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.'


Author: Thomas Jefferson
'One man with courage is a majority.'


Author: W. Clement Stone
'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.'


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


Author: Benjamin Franklin
'How few there are who have courage enough to own their faults, or resolution enough to mend them.'


Author: William Shakespeare
'Who could refrain that had a heart to love and in that heart courage to make love known?'


Author: Dale Carnegie
'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: Alan Cohen
'It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change'


Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
'A great part of courage is the courage of having done the thing before.'


Author: Victor Hugo
'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.'


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


Author: Lao Tzu
'From caring comes courage.'


Author: Anais Nin
'Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.'


Author: George Bernard Shaw
'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: Charlie Chaplin
'Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.'


Author: Harry S. Truman
'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.'


Author: Coco Chanel
'The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.'


Author: Albert Camus
'Those who lack the courage will always find a philosophy to justify it.'


Author: John Wooden
'Success is never final, failure is never fatal. It's courage that counts.'


Author: Billy Graham
'Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.'


Author: Thomas A. Edison
'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: Plato
'Courage is a kind of salvation.'


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


Author: Andre Gide
'Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.'


Author: Erich Fromm
'Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.'


Author: Vincent Van Gogh
'What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?'


Author: Reinhold Niebuhr
'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.'


Author: Benjamin Disraeli
'Courage is fire, and bullying is smoke.'


Author: Harry S. Truman
'America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.'


Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
'It requires more courage to suffer than to die.'


Author: J. R. R. Tolkien
'Courage is found in unlikely places.'


Author: Samuel Johnson
'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.'


Author: Saint Teresa of Avila
'To have courage for whatever comes in life - everything lies in that.'


Author: E. F. Schumacher
'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: Jim Hightower
'The opposite for courage is not cowardice, it is conformity. Even a dead fish can go with the flow.'


Author: Andrew Jackson
'One man with courage makes a majority.'


Author: Harper Lee
'Real courage is when you know you're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.'


Author: Loretta Young
'I'm grateful to God for His bountiful gifts... He gave me courage and faith in myself.'


Author: Sydney Smith
'A great deal of talent is lost to the world for want of a little courage. Every day sends to their graves obscure men whose timidity prevented them from making a first effort.'


Author: Thucydides
'The secret to happiness is freedom... And the secret to freedom is courage.'


Author: Les Brown
'A lot of people do not muster the courage to live their dreams because they are afraid to die.'


Author: Maxwell Maltz
'We must have courage to bet on our ideas, to take the calculated risk, and to act. Everyday living requires courage if life is to be effective and bring happiness.'


Author: Paul Tillich
'The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself, in spite of being unacceptable.'


Author: Joseph Smith, Jr.
'Never be discouraged. If I were sunk in the lowest pits of Nova Scotia, with the Rocky Mountains piled on me, I would hang on, exercise faith, and keep up good courage, and I would come out on top.'


Author: Giacomo Casanova
'It is only necessary to have courage, for strength without self-confidence is useless.'


Author: Mary McLeod Bethune
'We have a powerful potential in out youth, and we must have the courage to change old ideas and practices so that we may direct their power toward good ends.'


Author: William Tecumseh Sherman
'Courage - a perfect sensibility of the measure of danger, and a mental willingness to endure it.'


Author: John Irving
'If you are lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it.'


Author: Rollo May
'Courage is not the absence of despair it is, rather, the capacity to move ahead in spite of despair.'


Author: Dan Rather
'Courage is being afraid but going on anyhow.'


Author: Thomas Szasz
'Clear thinking requires courage rather than intelligence.'


Author: Hermann Hesse
'People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.'


Author: Saint Francis de Sales
'Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections.'


Author: Elizabeth Cady Stanton
'The best protection any woman can have... is courage.'


Author: Carl Lewis
'The trials on the road to world harmony are no greater than the courage of those who accept the challenge.'


Author: Lao Tzu
'Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.'


Author: Winston Churchill
'Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.'


Author: Eleanor Roosevelt
'We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot.'


Author: Walt Disney
'All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.'


Author: Reinhold Niebuhr
'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.'


Author: Bruce Lee
'Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.'


Author: Maya Angelou
'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: Anais Nin
'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: Eleanor Roosevelt
'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.'


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


Author: Maya Angelou
'History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.'


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


Author: Ronald Reagan
'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.'


Author: Mark Twain
'It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.'


Author: Confucius
'Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men.'


Author: Winston Churchill
'Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities... because it is the quality which guarantees all others.'


Author: John F. Kennedy
'A nation which has forgotten the quality of courage which in the past has been brought to public life is not as likely to insist upon or regard that quality in its chosen leaders today - and in fact we have forgotten.'


Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero
'A man of courage is also full of faith.'


Author: Orison Swett Marden
'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: Oscar Wilde
'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.'


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


Author: John F. Kennedy
'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.'


Author: B. C. Forbes
'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: Aristotle
'Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others.'


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


Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
'Every man has his own courage, and is betrayed because he seeks in himself the courage of other persons.'


Author: Michelle Obama
'You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world's problems at once but don't ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take '


Author: Thomas S. Monson
'The principles of living greatly include the capacity to face trouble with courage, disappointment with cheerfulness, and trial with humility.'


Author: Aristotle
'Courage is a mean with regard to fear and confidence.'


Author: Anne Morrow Lindbergh
'Don't wish me happiness - I don't expect to be happy it's gotten beyond that, somehow. Wish me courage and strength and a sense of humor - I will need them all.'


Author: Lao Tzu
'Simulated disorder postulates perfect discipline simulated fear postulates courage simulated weakness postulates strength.'


Author: Marilyn Monroe
'I want to grow old without facelifts. I want to have the courage to be loyal to the face I have made.'


Author: Abdul Kalam
'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 tow'


Author: George Bernard Shaw
'A man of great common sense and good taste - meaning thereby a man without originality or moral courage.'


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


Author: George Bernard Shaw
'I never thought much of the courage of a lion tamer. Inside the cage he is at least safe from people.'


Author: Norman Schwarzkopf
'True courage is being afraid, and going ahead and doing your job anyhow, that's what courage is.'


Author: Theodore Roosevelt
'Courtesy is as much a mark of a gentleman as courage.'


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


Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
'Courage is like love it must have hope for nourishment.'


Author: Plato
'Courage is knowing what not to fear.'


Author: Albert Camus
'Real nobility is based on scorn, courage, and profound indifference.'


Author: Erma Bombeck
'It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.'


Author: Muhammad Ali Jinnah
'My message to you all is of hope, courage and confidence. Let us mobilize all our resources in a systematic and organized way and tackle the grave issues that confront us with grim determination and discipline worthy of a great nation.'


Author: Billy Graham
'Believers, look up - take courage. The angels are nearer than you think.'


Author: Chester W. Nimitz
'God grant me the courage not to give up what I think is right even though I think it is hopeless.'


Author: Erma Bombeck
'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.'


Author: Bryant H. McGill
'Change will never happen when people lack the ability and courage to see themselves for who they are.'


Author: Jacqueline Bisset
'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
'A mode of conduct, a standard of courage, discipline, fortitude and integrity can do a great deal to make a woman beautiful.'


Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
'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.'


Author: Erma Bombeck
'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.'


Author: Carly Fiorina
'My mother taught me about the power of inspiration and courage, and she did it with a strength and a passion that I wish could be bottled.'


Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
'Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.'


Author: Dale Carnegie
'Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed we possessed.'


Author: Alexis de Tocqueville
'Life is to be entered upon with courage.'


Author: Helen Hayes
'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.'


Author: Elizabeth Taylor
'I've been through it all, baby, I'm mother courage.'


Author: Michelle Obama
'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 ju'


Author: Suze Orman
'A wise woman recognizes when her life is out of balance and summons the courage to act to correct it, she knows the meaning of true generosity, happiness is the reward for a life lived in harmony, with a courage and grace.'


Author: Barbara de Angelis
'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: George S. Patton
'Untutored courage is useless in the face of educated bullets.'


Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton
'Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die.'


Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
'The first virtue in a soldier is endurance of fatigue courage is only the second virtue.'


Author: Orison Swett Marden
'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: Karl Von Clausewitz
'Two qualities are indispensable: first, an intellect that, even in the darkest hour, retains some glimmerings of the inner light which leads to truth and second, the courage to follow this faint light wherever it may lead.'


Author: Bertrand Russell
'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.'


Author: Lucius Annaeus Seneca
'Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.'


Author: Tori Amos
'Healing takes courage, and we all have courage, even if we have to dig a little to find it.'


Author: Dennis Prager
'Goodness is about character - integrity, honesty, kindness, generosity, moral courage, and the like. More than anything else, it is about how we treat other people.'


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


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


Author: Hubert H. Humphrey
'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.'


Author: Marlene Dietrich
'Courage and grace are a formidable mixture. The only place to see it is in the bullring.'


Author: Hillary Clinton
'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 '


Author: Thomas Carlyle
'The courage we desire and prize is not the courage to die decently, but to live manfully.'


Author: Thomas Merton
'Just remaining quietly in the presence of God, listening to Him, being attentive to Him, requires a lot of courage and know-how.'


Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton
'The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.'


Author: Leonardo da Vinci
'Just as courage imperils life, fear protects it.'


Author: Orison Swett Marden
'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: Robert Green Ingersoll
'We need men with moral courage to speak and write their real thoughts, and to stand by their convictions, even to the very death.'


Author: William Blake
'The weak in courage is strong in cunning.'


Author: Pericles
'Freedom is the sure possession of those alone who have the courage to defend it.'


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


Author: Mason Cooley
'Every day begins with an act of courage and hope: getting out of bed.'


Author: Mickey Mantle
'A team is where a boy can prove his courage on his own. A gang is where a coward goes to hide.'


Author: Pablo Casals
'Each person has inside a basic decency and goodness. If he listens to it and acts on it, he is giving a great deal of what it is the world needs most. It is not complicated but it takes courage. It takes courage for a person to listen to his own goodness '


Author: Robert Green Ingersoll
'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.'


Author: Rollo May
'The opposite of courage in our society is not cowardice, it is conformity.'


Author: Francois de La Rochefoucauld
'Perfect courage is to do without witnesses what one would be capable of doing with the world looking on.'


Author: Mignon McLaughlin
'Courage can't see around corners but goes around them anyway.'


Author: Alanis Morissette
'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.'


Author: William Alexander
'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: Mignon McLaughlin
'The only courage that matters is the kind that gets you from one moment to the next.'


Author: David Cameron
'Half a century ago, the amazing courage of Rosa Parks, the visionary leadership of Martin Luther King, and the inspirational actions of the civil rights movement led politicians to write equality into the law and make real the promise of America for all h'


Author: John Quincy Adams
'Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.'


Author: Joseph Stalin
'In the Soviet army it takes more courage to retreat than advance.'


Author: Robert Green Ingersoll
'Courage without conscience is a wild beast.'


Author: John Stuart Mill
'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.'


Author: William Butler Yeats
'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.'


Author: Noel Coward
'Let's drink to the spirit of gallantry and courage that made a strange Heaven out of unbelievable Hell, and let's drink to the hope that one day this country of ours, which we love so much, will find dignity and greatness and peace again.'


Author: Charles Caleb Colton
'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: Laura Linney
'Traits like humility, courage, and empathy are easily overlooked - but it's immensely important to find them in your closest relationships.'


Author: Harry Emerson Fosdick
'He who knows no hardships will know no hardihood. He who faces no calamity will need no courage. Mysterious though it is, the characteristics in human nature which we love best grow in a soil with a strong mixture of troubles.'


Author: Michel de Montaigne
'Valor is stability, not of legs and arms, but of courage and the soul.'


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


Author: Earl Nightingale
'All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination.'


Author: Plutarch
'Courage consists not in hazarding without fear but being resolutely minded in a just cause.'


Author: Georgia O'Keeffe
'To create one's world in any of the arts takes courage.'


Author: Ruby Dee
'The kind of beauty I want most is the hard-to-get kind that comes from within - strength, courage, dignity.'


Author: Henry Van Dyke
'Genius is talent set on fire by courage.'


Author: Gloria Steinem
'We've begun to raise daughters more like sons... but few have the courage to raise our sons more like our daughters.'


Author: Thomas Fuller
'Despair gives courage to a coward.'


Author: Andrew Shue
'Life is the most exciting opportunity we have. But we have one shot. You graduate from college once, and that's it. You're going out of that nest. And you have to find that courage that's deep, deep, deep in there. Every step of the way.'


Author: Samuel Johnson
'He that fails in his endeavors after wealth or power will not long retain either honesty or courage.'


Author: E. M. Forster
'Either life entails courage, or it ceases to be life.'


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


Author: Erica Jong
'Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads.'


Author: Euripides
'To persevere, trusting in what hopes he has, is courage in a man.'


Author: Arnold Schwarzenegger
'Political courage is not political suicide.'


Author: Virginia Woolf
'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.'


Author: David Seabury
'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: John Steinbeck
'Unless a reviewer has the courage to give you unqualified praise, I say ignore the bastard.'


Author: Michel de Montaigne
'The strangest, most generous, and proudest of all virtues is true courage.'


Author: Karl Von Clausewitz
'Courage, above all things, is the first quality of a warrior.'


Author: John Stuart Mill
'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.'


Author: Catherine the Great
'I beg you take courage the brave soul can mend even disaster.'


Author: Thomas Fuller
'The more wit the less courage.'


Author: King Abdullah II
'I have the responsibility of over four million people, and I am in a position to do good, to be able to bring about a new life for my people, and I will continue to move in that direction. It's a burden, but it needs to be done, and you have to have the c'


Author: Howard Cosell
'Then there is a still higher type of courage - the courage to brave pain, to live with it, to never let others know of it and to still find joy in life to wake up in the morning with an enthusiasm for the day ahead.'


Author: Miguel de Cervantes
'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: Mary Tyler Moore
'Take chances, make mistakes. That's how you grow. Pain nourishes your courage. You have to fail in order to practice being brave.'


Author: Caroline Kennedy
'I think my mother... made it clear that you have to live life by your own terms and you have to not worry about what other people think and you have to have the courage to do the unexpected.'


Author: Thomas S. Monson
'Courage, not compromise, brings the smile of God's approval.'


Author: John W. Gardner
'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.'


Author: Margaret J. Wheatley
'Determination, energy, and courage appear spontaneously when we care deeply about something. We take risks that are unimaginable in any other context.'


Author: George W. Bush
'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.'


Author: Jim Davis
'Way down deep, we're all motivated by the same urges. Cats have the courage to live by them.'


Author: Anatole France
'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: Herbert Kaufman
'Failure is only postponed success as long as courage 'coaches' ambition. The habit of persistence is the habit of victory.'


Author: Anne Morrow Lindbergh
'It takes as much courage to have tried and failed as it does to have tried and succeeded.'


Author: George W. Bush
'Today we affirm a new commitment to live out our nation's promise through civility, courage, compassion and character.'


Author: Jean Paul
'Courage consists not in blindly overlooking danger, but in seeing it, and conquering it.'


Author: Henri Matisse
'Creativity takes courage.'


Author: Christian Nestell Bovee
'Courage enlarges, cowardice diminishes resources. In desperate straits the fears of the timid aggravate the dangers that imperil the brave.'


Author: Reinhold Niebuhr
'If we survive danger it steels our courage more than anything else.'


Author: Moliere
'There are pretenders to piety as well as to courage.'


Author: George Santayana
'Religion in its humility restores man to his only dignity, the courage to live by grace.'


Author: Joseph Addison
'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: Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.
'If we are to survive, we must have ideas, vision, and courage. These things are rarely produced by committees. Everything that matters in our intellectual and moral life begins with an individual confronting his own mind and conscience in a room by himsel'


Author: Charles Stanley
'When God speaks, oftentimes His voice will call for an act of courage on our part.'


Author: Desmond Tutu
'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.'


Author: William Hazlitt
'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: Les Brown
'It takes someone with a vision of the possibilities to attain new levels of experience. Someone with the courage to live his dreams.'


Author: Gary Oldman
'Rather like Batman, I embody the themes of the movie which are the values of family, courage and compassion and a sense of right and wrong, good and bad and justice.'


Author: Thomas Aquinas
'The principal act of courage is to endure and withstand dangers doggedly rather than to attack them.'


Author: Oliver Wendell Holmes
'Have the courage to act instead of react.'


Author: Jim Valvano
'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.'


Author: Jesse Jackson
'Time is neutral and does not change things. With courage and initiative, leaders change things.'


Author: Bill Rancic
'I'm a big fan of small business ownership. I think it's the backbone of American innovation. But to be successful, you first have to have the courage to go for it.'


Author: Charles Lindbergh
'Is he alone who has courage on his right hand and faith on his left hand?'


Author: Margaret Walker
'Let a new earth rise. Let another world be born. Let a bloody peace be written in the sky. Let a second generation full of courage issue forth let a people loving freedom come to growth.'


Author: Virgil
'In strife who inquires whether stratagem or courage was used?'


Author: Maxwell Maltz
'Often the difference between a successful man and a failure is not one's better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on his ideas, to take a calculated risk, and to act.'


Author: Lady Gaga
'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?''


Author: William Congreve
'There is in true beauty, as in courage, something which narrow souls cannot dare to admire.'


Author: Charles Caleb Colton
'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 Stanley
'You have to have courage to be obedient to God.'


Author: J. D. Salinger
'I'm sick of not having the courage to be an absolute nobody.'


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


Author: Amelia Earhart
'Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace.'


Author: Joseph Conrad
'The sea - this truth must be confessed - has no generosity. No display of manly qualities - courage, hardihood, endurance, faithfulness - has ever been known to touch its irresponsible consciousness of power.'


Author: Tommy Douglas
'Courage, my friends 'tis not too late to build a better world.'


Author: Eddie Rickenbacker
'Courage is doing what you are afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you are scared.'


Author: Plautus
'Courage is what preserves our liberty, safety, life, and our homes and parents, our country and children. Courage comprises all things.'


Author: Peter Ustinov
'Courage is often lack of insight, whereas cowardice in many cases is based on good information.'


Author: Christopher Morley
'The courage of the poet is to keep ajar the door that leads into madness.'


Author: Robert Anthony
'Courage is simply the willingness to be afraid and act anyway.'


Author: James Allen
'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: Baltasar Gracian
'Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.'


Author: Miguel de Cervantes
'He who loses wealth loses much he who loses a friend loses more but he that loses his courage loses all.'


Author: Alfred North Whitehead
'True courage is not the brutal force of vulgar heroes, but the firm resolve of virtue and reason.'


Author: Edwin Hubbel Chapin
'At the bottom of not a little of the bravery that appears in the world, there lurks a miserable cowardice. Men will face powder and steel because they have not the courage to face public opinion.'


Author: Wendell Phillips
'Physical bravery is an animal instinct moral bravery is much higher and truer courage.'


Author: Al Gore
'While President Bush likes to project an image of strength and courage, the real truth is that in the presence of his large financial contributors, he is a moral coward.'


Author: Jonas Salk
'Hope lies in dreams, in imagination, and in the courage of those who dare to make dreams into reality.'


Author: Charles Luckman
'Success is that old ABC - ability, breaks, and courage.'


Author: Publilius Syrus
'Audacity augments courage hesitation, fear.'


Author: Albert Claude
'For this equilibrium now in sight, let us trust that mankind, as it has occurred in the greatest periods of its past, will find for itself a new code of ethics, common to all, made of tolerance, of courage, and of faith in the Spirit of men.'


Author: Pam Brown
'The courage of very ordinary people is all that stands between us and the dark.'


Author: Henri Frederic Amiel
'To live we must conquer incessantly, we must have the courage to be happy.'


Author: Brigitte Bardot
'I have the courage of my convictions.'


Author: Suze Orman
'In all realms of life it takes courage to stretch your limits, express your power, and fulfill your potential... it's no different in the financial realm.'


Author: Suze Orman
'A wise woman knows how to summon her courage and do what is right, rather than what is easy.'


Author: Owen D. Young
'It takes vision and courage to create - it takes faith and courage to prove.'


Author: Paul Tillich
'Decision is a risk rooted in the courage of being free.'


Author: Paul Tillich
'The courage to be is rooted in the God who appears when God has disappeared in the anxiety of doubt.'


Author: John Keegan
'Soldiers, when committed to a task, can't compromise. It's unrelenting devotion to the standards of duty and courage, absolute loyalty to others, not letting the task go until it's been done.'


Author: Rick Perry
'America needs jobs, smaller government, less spending and a president with the courage to offer more than yet another speech.'


Author: Frances Wright
'If we bring not the good courage of minds covetous of truth, and truth only, prepared to hear all things, and decide upon all things, according to evidence, we should do more wisely to sit down contented in ignorance, than to bestir ourselves only to reap'


Author: Jessica Simpson
'I think there's a difference between ditzy and dumb. Dumb is just not knowing. Ditzy is having the courage to ask!'


Author: Laura Schlessinger
'Values are principles and ideas that bring meaning to the seemingly mundane experience of life. A meaningful life that ultimately brings happiness and pride requires you to respond to temptations as well as challenges with honor, dignity, and courage.'


Author: Ralph W. Sockman
'The test of courage comes when we are in the minority. The test of tolerance comes when we are in the majority.'


Author: Zora Neale Hurston
'So the brother in black offers to these United States the source of courage that endures, and laughter.'


Author: Rollo May
'It requires greater courage to preserve inner freedom, to move on in one's inward journey into new realms, than to stand defiantly for outer freedom. It is often easier to play the martyr, as it is to be rash in battle.'


Author: Terri Clark
'The best thing to do is stare it in the face and move on. We have to face our fears and plow through. I think taking chances takes a lot more courage than staying stagnant and doing what's safe and comfortable.'


Author: David Letterman
'There's only one requirement of any of us, and that is to be courageous. Because courage, as you might know, defines all other human behavior. And, I believe - because I've done a little of this myself - pretending to be courageous is just as good as the '


Author: Louis D. Brandeis
'Those who won our independence... valued liberty as an end and as a means. They believed liberty to be the secret of happiness and courage to be the secret of liberty.'


Author: Rick Perry
'And I think most people in this country want to see a president that's got the courage to say we're going to cut the tax burden, and reduce the regulatory climate, and we're going to get Americans working.'


Author: Catherine Deneuve
'I have no physical courage, I've asked for a double.'


Author: Scott Walker
'What has made America amazing has been the fact that throughout our history, throughout the more than 200 years of our history, there have been men and women of courage who stood up and decided it was more important to look out for the future of their chi'


Author: Andre Malraux
'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: Clare Boothe Luce
'Courage is the ladder on which all the other virtues mount.'


Author: Leo Rosten
'Courage is the capacity to confront what can be imagined.'


Author: Thomas Hardy
'Patience, that blending of moral courage with physical timidity.'


Author: Benito Mussolini
'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: Joseph Conrad
'The last thing a woman will consent to discover in a man whom she loves, or on whom she simply depends, is want of courage.'


Author: David Cameron
'Because with courage and conviction I believe we can deliver a more flexible, adaptable and open European Union in which the interests and ambitions of all its members can be met.'


Author: Plautus
'Courage in danger is half the battle.'


Author: Plautus
'Courage easily finds its own eloquence.'


Author: Plautus
'Good courage in a bad affair is half of the evil overcome.'


Author: Edward Gibbon
'The courage of a soldier is found to be the cheapest and most common quality of human nature.'


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


Author: Clay Aiken
'My mother taught me that we all have the power to achieve our dreams. What I lacked was the courage.'


Author: Pierre Corneille
'Every man of courage is a man of his word.'


Author: Lewis Mumford
'A man of courage never needs weapons, but he may need bail.'


Author: Andre Norton
'As for courage and will - we cannot measure how much of each lies within us, we can only trust there will be sufficient to carry through trials which may lie ahead.'


Author: Erwin Rommel
'But courage which goes against military expediency is stupidity, or, if it is insisted upon by a commander, irresponsibility.'


Author: Jean Baudrillard
'Cowardice and courage are never without a measure of affectation. Nor is love. Feelings are never true. They play with their mirrors.'


Author: Grace Paley
'Let us go forth with fear and courage and rage to save the world.'


Author: Ron Fournier
'Washington's answer to a self-inflicted financial crisis reminded Americans why they so deeply distrust the political class. The 'fiscal cliff' process was secretive and sloppy, and the nation's so-called leadership lacked the political courage to address'


Author: Ricky Williams
'When you make that crossover from life to real life, when you're not treated as a child anymore but as a man, and you are no longer given the benefit of the doubt, it takes some courage to face that.'


Author: Loretta Young
'Fashion should not be expected to serve in the stead of courage or character.'


Author: Joe Biden
'We're going to be OK because of the American people. They have more grit, determination and courage than you can imagine.'


Author: Tadao Ando
'At the same time, I would add that the American people have a lot of courage.'


Author: Zoe Saldana
'It takes a lot of courage to face up to things you can't do because we feed ourselves so much denial.'


Author: Georg C. Lichtenberg
'Never undertake anything for which you wouldn't have the courage to ask the blessings of heaven.'


Author: Andrew Johnson
'Honest conviction is my courage the Constitution is my guide.'


Author: Daniel J. Boorstin
'The courage to imagine the otherwise is our greatest resource, adding color and suspense to all our life.'


Author: Neal A. Maxwell
'Discouragement is not the absence of adequacy but the absence of courage.'


Author: James Freeman Clarke
'Conscience is the root of all true courage if a man would be brave let him obey his conscience.'


Author: August Strindberg
'I always disliked dogs, those protectors of cowards who lack the courage to fight an assailant themselves.'


Author: William J. H. Boetcker
'You cannot build character and courage by destroying men's initiative and independence.'


Author: Jonathan Sacks
'We are biological creatures. We are born, we live, we die. There is no transcendent purpose to existence. At best we are creatures of reason, and by using reason we can cure ourselves of emotional excess. Purged of both hope and fear, we find courage in t'


Author: Earl Wilson
'Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death.'


Author: Tom Brown, Jr.
'We learned to be patient observers like the owl. We learned cleverness from the crow, and courage from the jay, who will attack an owl ten times its size to drive it off its territory. But above all of them ranked the chickadee because of its indomitable '


Author: David Viscott
'If you could get up the courage to begin, you have the courage to succeed.'


Author: Daisaku Ikeda
'There are no greater treasures than the highest human qualities such as compassion, courage and hope. Not even tragic accident or disaster can destroy such treasures of the heart.'


Author: Dean Koontz
'Nothing gives us courage more readily than the desire to avoid looking like a damn fool.'


Author: Lech Walesa
'Lying at the root of the social agreements of 1980 are the courage, sense of responsibility, and the solidarity of the working people. Both sides have then recognized that an accord must be reached if bloodshed is to be prevented.'


Author: Sun Myung Moon
'A member must say that he is a member of the Unification Church and that he is the follower of Sun Myung Moon. If he doesn't have the courage to say it, he is not worthy of me.'


Author: Logan P. Smith
'What is more mortifying than to feel that you have missed the plum for want of courage to shake the tree?'


Author: Dick Cheney
'It's not just Bin Laden or just those that are involved in the counterterrorism effort. We've gotta cast the net broader than that. But I think it's a - very special tribute that we all owe to the bravery and courage of the men and women in the intelligen'


Author: Kenny Loggins
'Courage is always rewarded.'


Author: Carl Friedrich Gauss
'The enchanting charms of this sublime science reveal only to those who have the courage to go deeply into it.'


Author: Margaret Mitchell
'With enough courage, you can do without a reputation.'


Author: Rand Paul
'What I've always said is that I'm opposed to institutional racism, and I would've, had I've been alive at the time, I think, had the courage to march with Martin Luther King to overturn institutional racism, and I see no place in our society for instituti'


Author: Oriana Fallaci
'I have reached the conclusion that those who have physical courage also have moral courage. Physical courage is a great test.'


Author: Thomas a Kempis
'Wait for the Lord. Behave yourself manfully, and be of good courage. Do not be faithless, but stay in your place and do not turn back.'


Author: Stephen Leacock
'It takes a good deal of physical courage to ride a horse. This, however, I have. I get it at about forty cents a flask, and take it as required.'


Author: George A. Sheehan
'Success means having the courage, the determination, and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be.'


Author: Michael Kinsley
'He's nice enough not to want to be associated with a nasty remark but not nice enough not to make it. Lacking the courage of one's nastiness does not make one nice.'


Author: John Ciardi
'It is easy enough to praise men for the courage of their convictions. I wish I could teach the sad young of this mealy generation the courage of their confusions.'


Author: Lillian Hellman
'Unjust. How many times I've used that word, scolded myself with it. All I mean by it now is that I don't have the final courage to say that I refuse to preside over violations against myself, and to hell with justice.'


Author: Liz Phair
'You have to do what you need to do as an artist. You have to have that courage.'


Author: Aung San Suu Kyi
'I don't understand why people say that I am full of courage. I feel terribly nervous.'


Author: Stanley Baldwin
'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: King Abdullah II
'Prime Minister Sharon, Prime Minister Abbas, I urge you today to end the designs of those who seek destruction, annihilation and occupation, and I urge you to have the will and the courage to begin to realize our dreams of peace, prosperity and coexistenc'


Author: Mary Wesley
'Women's courage is rather different from men's. The fact that women have to bring up children and look after husbands makes them braver at facing long-term issues, such as illness. Men are more immediately courageous. Lots of people are brave in battle.'


Author: Portia de Rossi
'The most important thing for me was to never, ever, ever deny it. But I didn't really have the courage to talk about it. I was thinking, The people who need to know I'm gay know.'


Author: Jim DeMint
'I want to find the candidates who understand the principles of American exceptionalism and have the character, the courage, and the confidence to actually lead the greatest nation in the world.'


Author: Graham Greene
'People talk about the courage of condemned men walking to the place of execution: sometimes it needs as much courage to walk with any kind of bearing towards another person's habitual misery.'


Author: George Michael
'I went through a long period where I was afraid of doing things I wanted to do, and you get your courage back, which is what's important.'


Author: Angela Merkel
'Overcoming the Cold War required courage from the people of Central and Eastern Europe and what was then the German Democratic Republic, but it also required the steadfastness of Western partner over many decades when many had long lost hope of integratio'


Author: Bob Woodward
'Deep Throat's information, and in my view, courage, allowed the newspaper to use what he knew and suspected.'


Author: Marvin Olasky
'On sensitive issues, talk isn't cheap - it takes real courage to pry open topics nailed shut.'


Author: Della Reese
'When you really believe in God, it gives you a courage, a confidence that enables you to meet the things coming.'


Author: Rahm Emanuel
'Today, because of President Obama's courage, kids can stay on their parent's plan until they are 26. Insurers cannot kick you off your policy because you have hit your limit. They will not be able to deny you because you have a pre-existing condition.'


Author: Jean Anouilh
'Men create real miracles when they use their God-given courage and intelligence.'


Author: Elia Kazan
'I want to thank the Academy for its courage and generosity.'


Author: Elisabeth Rohm
'I have a lot of courage. I'm a realist.'


Author: Isabel Allende
'In times of conflict, war, poverty or religious fundamentalism, women and children are the first and most numerous victims. Women need all their courage today.'


Author: Jalal Talabani
'A military coup needs a sacrifice and courage that you can't find in an army without morale.'


Author: Aaron Hill
'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: Nicholas M. Butler
'Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress.'


Author: Robert Crumb
'Killing yourself is a major commitment, it takes a kind of courage. Most people just lead lives of cowardly desperation. It's kinda half suicide where you just dull yourself with substances.'


Author: Sarojini Naidu
'We want deeper sincerity of motive, a greater courage in speech and earnestness in action.'


Author: Maria Mitchell
'I was a little doubtful about the propriety of going to the Mammoth Cave without a gentleman escort, but if two ladies travel alone they must have the courage of men.'


Author: Hans Urs von Balthasar
'Our situation today shows that beauty demands for itself at least as much courage and decision as do truth and goodness, and she will not allow herself to be separated and banned from her two sisters without taking them along with herself in an act of mys'


Author: Annie Dillard
'You can't test courage cautiously.'


Author: Georg Brandes
'Being gifted needs courage.'


Author: Bear Grylls
'Some of the greatest survivors have been women. Look at the courage so many women have shown after surviving earthquakes in the rubble for days on end.'


Author: Gabriele D'Annunzio
'Limit to courage? There is no limit to courage.'


Author: Jonas Salk
'There is hope in dreams, imagination, and in the courage of those who wish to make those dreams a reality.'


Author: Muammar al-Gaddafi
'We are telling the American people to have patience, courage, resolve and determination.'


Author: Umberto Eco
'Nothing gives a fearful man more courage than another's fear.'


Author: Daniel Ellsberg
'There are two types of courage involved with what I did. When it comes to picking up a rifle, millions of people are capable of doing that, as we see in Iraq or Vietnam. But when it comes to risking their careers, or risking being invited to lunch by the '


Author: Sharon Stone
'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 mor'


Author: Jane Campion
'I think that the romantic impulse is in all of us and that sometimes we live it for a short time, but it's not part of a sensible way of living. It's a heroic path and it generally ends dangerously. I treasure it in the sense that I believe it's a path of'


Author: James Hillman
'The older people that one admires seem to be fearless. They go right out into the world. It's astounding. Maybe they can't see or they can't hear, but they walk out into the street and take life as it comes. They're models of courage, in a strange way.'


Author: Gerry Adams
'Your determination, selflessness and courage have brought the freedom struggle towards its fulfilment.'


Author: Timothy Dalton
'Real courage is knowing what faces you and knowing how to face it.'


Author: Ginnifer Goodwin
'It took me realizing that a broken heart has never actually killed anyone to find the courage to ask for what I want, in just about every situation. That was part of my own growing up.'


Author: Portia de Rossi
'You live with the fear people might find out. Then you actually have the courage to tell people and they go, I don't think you are gay. It's enough to drive you crazy.'


Author: Jeff Goodell
'Obama wants to be thought of as the president who freed us from foreign oil. But if he doesn't show some political courage, he may well be remembered as the president who cooked the planet.'


Author: Bill Frist
'The valor and courage of our young women and men in the armed services are a shining example to all of the world, and we owe them and their families our deepest respect.'


Author: John Petit-Senn
'True courage is like a kite a contrary wind raises it higher.'


Author: Marlon Brando
'The only reason I'm in Hollywood is that I don't have the moral courage to refuse the money.'


Author: Ben Okri
'One of the greatest gifts my father gave me - unintentionally - was witnessing the courage with which he bore adversity. We had a bit of a rollercoaster life with some really challenging financial periods. He was always unshaken, completely tranquil, the '


Author: Ian Mcewan
'One has to have the courage of one's pessimism.'


Author: Kathryn Bigelow
'Our film examines the heroism, courage and prowess of the Soviet submarine force in ways never seen before.'


Author: Scott Hamilton
'Without strength and courage it's really hard to perform at the highest levels of international figure skating, because you're alone on the ice and you only have seven minutes over two nights to prove yourself.'


Author: Jean Anouilh
'It takes a certain courage and a certain greatness to be truly base.'


Author: Jean Anouilh
'Until the day of his death, no man can be sure of his courage.'


Author: Hosea Ballou
'Falsehood is cowardice, the truth courage.'


Author: Sydney Smith
'Have the courage to be ignorant of a great number of things, in order to avoid the calamity of being ignorant of everything.'


Author: Michael Hutchence
'But we got up there and decided to stick to this mix of power chords and funk and that's where it really started for us. In having the courage to take that decision. To take a gamble not just with our music but our lives.'


Author: Tahar Ben Jelloun
'Intellectuals try to keep going. But their situation is very difficult. Those who have had the courage to voice their opposition have often paid a very high price.'


Author: Renee Fleming
'I've always been inspired by artists who have shown musical and intellectual curiosity and the courage to take risks.'


Author: Marie Antoinette
'Courage! I have shown it for years think you I shall lose it at the moment when my sufferings are to end?'


Author: Abu Bakar Bashir
'There is not a single Muslim leader today who has the courage and commitment to defend Islam and Muslims, they are all in awe of the United States and other Western powers, and are indebted to them.'


Author: Scott Walker
'What makes America amazing is that there have always been men and women of courage who were willing to think more about the future of their children and grandchildren than they did about their own political careers.'


Author: Eamon de Valera
'When we have done our best, we can, as a united people, take whatever may befall with calm courage and confidence that this old nation will survive and if death should come to many of us, death is not the end.'


Author: Ai Weiwei
'The 'Bird's Nest' National Stadium, which I helped to conceive, is designed to embody the Olympic spirit of 'fair competition.' It tells people that freedom is possible but needs fairness, courage and strength.'


Author: Frances Rodman
'Courage is sometimes frail as hope is frail: a fragile shoot between two stones that grows brave toward the sun though warmth and brightness fail, striving and faith the only strength it knows.'


Author: William Blackstone
'Men was formed for society, and is neither capable of living alone, nor has the courage to do it.'


Author: Kenneth Branagh
'One of the things that makes Hamlet unique among Shakespeare's characters is his courage to face up to the darker elements of his personality.'


Author: Emily Mortimer
'I'm still shy - I'm no good at my children's parent-teacher conferences, and I'm slowly learning how to ask for what I want. But I now know that I have a reserve of courage to draw upon when I really need it. There's nothing that I'm too scared to have a '


Author: Vittorio Alfieri
'Often the test of courage is not to die but to live.'


Author: Wallis Simpson
'I have always had the courage for the new things that life sometimes offers.'


Author: Oriana Fallaci
'Physical courage is a great test.'


Author: Oriana Fallaci
'In my old age, I have been thinking about this, and I have reached the conclusion that those who have physical courage also have moral courage.'


Author: Bianca Jagger
'Howard Dean has been successful because he was clear in his opposition to the war. People appreciate a politician with the courage to say, I oppose this war.'


Author: Ed Koch
'No, I am not a homosexual. If I were a homosexual, I would hope I would have the courage to say so. What's cruel is that you are forcing me to say I am not a homosexual. This means you are putting homosexuals down. I don't want to do that.'


Author: Bob Richards
'Ingenuity, plus courage, plus work, equals miracles.'


Author: Anna Held
'How many women have the courage to start properly with a cold, cold bath early in the morning? I jump in, throw the water, cold as ice, and after the first plunge I am happy.'


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


Author: Dan Lipinski
'With courage and character, American soldiers continue to put themselves on the line to defend our freedom, and so many have paid the ultimate sacrifice.'


Author: Tadao Ando
'I hope America can also be the cultural leader of the world, and use this frontier spirit to lead and show others that we need courage to go places where we have not gone before.'


Author: Kevin Rudd
'Australia is a nation of compassion. Courage and compassion. And the third of these great values: resilience.'


Author: Paul Robeson
'You want to shut up every Negro who has the courage to stand up and fight for the rights of his people, for the rights of workers, and I have been on many a picket line for the steelworkers too.'


Author: Lee Myung-bak
'I know that throughout their history, the people of the United States defended their freedom, their liberty, their justice, and their rights - if need be - with their lives. I think their courage is so admirable.'


Author: William Westmoreland
'War is fear cloaked in courage.'


Author: Juan Ruiz
'Love makes a subtle man out of a crude one, it gives eloquence to the mute, it gives courage the cowardly and makes the idle quick and sharp.'


Author: William Hurt
'Heroes to me are guys that sit in libraries. They absorb knowledge and then the risks they take are calculated on the basis of the courage it took to become replete with knowledge.'


Author: Publius Flavius Vegetius Renat
'The courage of a soldier is heightened by his knowledge of his profession.'


Author: Gerry Adams
'Such decisions will be far reaching and difficult. But you never lacked courage in the past. Your courage is now needed for the future.'


Author: Anna Akhmatova
'Courage: Great Russian word, fit for the songs of our children's children, pure on their tongues, and free.'


Author: Arthur Koestler
'Courage is never to let your actions be influenced by your fears.'


Author: Janeane Garofalo
'To me, there is no greater act of courage than being the one who kisses first.'


Author: Ann Bancroft
'A life lesson for me is, how do you muster the courage to take on a new risk? Whether it's starting up a business or taking on a new project or expedition. I think the risks that we take are all relative to the risk-taker.'


Author: Emile Hirsch
'Maybe you will be afraid and maybe you will fail, but the courage to take risks in any part of your life is, I feel, a very worthwhile way to live.'


Author: Kirstie Alley
'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: Carson Daly
'The one thing I learned the most about acting is it takes a tremendous amount of courage to go there and stand still. It takes courage and guts to step out of your mind frame and depict something.'


Author: Kenneth L. Pike
'Courage to continue comes from deeper sources than outward results.'


Author: Geraldine Brooks
'There are always a few who stand up in times of communal madness and have the courage to say that what unites us is greater than what divides us.'


Author: Geraldine Brooks
'September 11, 2001, revealed heroism in ordinary people who might have gone through their lives never called upon to demonstrate the extent of their courage.'


Author: Julia Cameron
'Each of us has an inner dream that we can unfold if we will just have the courage to admit what it is. And the faith to trust our own admission. The admitting is often very difficult.'


Author: Kenny Loggins
'You must have love as the core it takes courage to be willing to constantly tell the truth to each other and risk letting the relationship go.'


Author: Charles Kennedy
'Courage is a peculiar kind of fear.'


Author: Joseph Pulitzer
'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.'


Author: David Ben-Gurion
'Courage is... the knowledge of how to fear what ought to be feared and how not to fear what ought not to be feared.'


Author: Ray Comfort
'It takes both courage and talent to stand up in front of fellow human beings and make them crack a smile, and at the same time keep it clean.'


Author: Robert Dale Owen
'Wisdom, prudence, forethought, these are essential. But not second to these that noble courage which adventures the right, and leaves the consequences to God.'


Author: Major Taylor
'These rules may seem simple enough, but it will require great morale and physical courage to adhere to them. But if carried out in the strict sense of the word it will surely lead to a greater success than could otherwise be attained.'


Author: Richard L. Evans
'Keep courage. Whatever you do, do not feel sorry for yourself. You will win in a great age of opportunity.'


Author: Branch Rickey
'I find fault with my children because I like them and I want them to go places - uprightness and strength and courage and civil respect and anything that affects the probabilities of failure on the part of those that are closest to me, that concerns me - '


Author: Alan Autry
'Leadership requires the courage to make decisions that will benefit the next generation.'


Author: Tony Randall
'There's only one thing worse than a man who doesn't have strong likes and dislikes, and that's a man who has strong likes and dislikes without the courage to voice them.'


Author: Elias Hicks
'Therefore, don't let sinners take courage to think they will be favoured like the thief on the cross for we see on the other side, they may be like the hardened one, and reproach death itself.'


Author: Theodore Sturgeon
'Once I had all the facts in, I found I didn't have the immoral courage to pull the caper. So I wrote it as a story. As a teenager, I didn't have any skills for writing as such, so it came out in 1500 words.'


Author: Jose Carreras
'Everybody, even me, sometimes had to compromise on something, doing things we know to be wrong, and this happens doing whatever job in the world. But a singer must have the courage of saying no.'


Author: Peggy Noonan
'Part of courage is simple consistency.'


Author: James Lane Allen
'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: Harry Reid
'It has been my honor to support and work with President Barack Obama, a man who has brought courage and character to the presidency. President Obama's strength of character leads him to do the right thing, even when it isn't the easy thing.'


Author: Stokely Carmichael
'We had no more courage than Harriet Tubman or Marcus Garvey had in their times. We just had a more vulnerable enemy.'


Author: Sinclair Lewis
'Pugnacity is a form of courage, but a very bad form.'


Author: Townsend Harris
'The President regards the Japanese as a brave people but courage, though useful in time of war, is subordinate to knowledge of arts hence, courage without such knowledge is not to be highly esteemed.'


Author: George Weinberg
'The world will step aside for nearly anyone who has the courage of his of her opinions.'


Author: Jean-Bertrand Aristide
'If one suffers we all suffer. Togetherness is strength. Courage.'


Author: Marilyn Hacker
'I started to send my work to journals when I was 26, which was just a question of when I got the courage up. They were mostly journals I had been reading for the previous six or seven years.'


Author: Omar Bongo
'It is up to African leaders to show their will and political courage in order to assure that this new pan-African institution becomes an efficient instrument and not a place for endless discussions.'


Author: Robert Falcon Scott
'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: Valerie Jarrett
'We know the threats - from global terrorist networks to the spread of deadly weapons. Yet we also know that embedded in this time of danger is the promise of a new day, if we have the courage and commitment to work together.'


Author: Richard Brinsley Sheridan
'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: John F. Kerry
'I saw courage both in the Vietnam War and in the struggle to stop it. I learned that patriotism includes protest, not just military service.'


Author: Jenny Shipley
'Peace is a fragile thing. It takes courage to secure it. It takes wisdom to maintain it.'


Author: Ken Salazar
'President Obama and our all-of-the-above energy strategy is the real deal. We are proud of the fact that we are importing less oil than at any time in modern history, and it has been because of the president's vision and courage.'


Author: Torquato Tasso
'Grave was the man in years, in looks, in word, his locks were grey, yet was his courage green.'


Author: Nikki Haley
'The people of South Carolina support conservatives who are trying to push real change, and the people of South Carolina expect their presidential candidates to back them up when they show courage.'


Author: Georg Buchner
'I'll know how to die with courage that is easier than living.'


Author: Susana Martinez
'I fear some of our leaders today have lost the courage to stand up. What we have now are politicians. They won't offer real plans, and only stand up when they want to blame someone else.'


Author: Susana Martinez
'As the first Hispanic female governor in history, little girls often come up to me in the grocery store or the mall. They look and point, and when they get the courage, they ask 'Are you Susana?' and they run up and give me a hug.'


Author: James Callaghan
'A leader must have the courage to act against an expert's advice.'


Author: Bill Hybels
'It takes a great deal of courage to follow another person's lead.'


Author: Geraldo Rivera
'The courage in journalism is sticking up for the unpopular, not the popular.'


Author: Evander Holyfield
'Well, number one I like dancing. Number two I knew it would be challenging because I had never done this type of dance before. I always wanted to and I happened to have the courage to go out there and give it my best shot.'


Author: John Doolittle
'With his trademark courage and conviction, President Reagan led us out of the Cold War, spreading his vision of freedom, resulting in the release of millions of people from the yoke of communism.'


Author: Linda McCartney
'Paul persuaded me to join the band. I would never have had the courage otherwise. It was fun at the beginning. We were playing just for fun, with Paul's group.'


Author: Linda Ellerbee
'I think laughter may be a form of courage. As humans we sometimes stand tall and look into the sun and laugh, and I think we are never more brave than when we do that.'


Author: Sam Raimi
'When we read stories of heroes, we identify with them. We take the journey with them. We see how the obstacles almost overcome them. We see how they grow as human beings or gain qualities or show great qualities of strength and courage and with them, we g'


Author: John Bunyan
'My sword I give to him that shall succeed me in my pilgrimage, and my courage and skill to him that can get it.'


Author: George Gissing
'Have the courage of your desire.'


Author: Judith Light
'I wish we lived in a society that made it safe and provided the courage for everyone to come out.'


Author: Mira Sorvino
'Now that I've got some films under my belt, I have the courage of my convictions regarding acting. It gives me a leg to stand on.'


Author: Nick Clooney
'The quality that defines us as Americans is the courage to respond to being hit. The courage to root out and destroy the killers. And, most importantly, the courage to hold on to our values and protect our hard-won freedoms while doing it.'


Author: Ruth Gordon
'Courage is very important. Like a muscle, it is strengthened by use.'


Author: Delmore Schwartz
'Love is the most difficult and dangerous form of courage. Courage is the most desperate, admirable and noble kind of love.'


Author: Robert Wagner
'I love Joan Collins. She's a wonderful lady. She has such courage. She's such a good actress.'


Author: Joe Scarborough
'I have three favorite politicians: Reagan, Truman, and Bobby Kennedy - Bobby for showing remarkable political courage despite being loathed by many on both sides.'


Author: James Thomson
'More firm and sure the hand of courage strikes, when it obeys the watchful eye of caution.'


Author: Kerry Washington
'That's what acting is - it's about... having the courage to allow your audience into the private moments of your characters' lives.'


Author: Dianne Feinstein
'The criteria for serving one's country should be competence, courage and willingness to serve. When we deny people the chance to serve because of their sexual orientation, we deprive them of their rights of citizenship, and we deprive our armed forces the'


Author: Guy Laliberte
'We had every problems starting a big top could have. The tent fell down on the first day. We had problems getting people into the shows. It was only with the courage and arrogance of youth that we survived.'


Author: Peter Fonda
'The word courage - God, I love that word. Words are so important to me.'


Author: Bill Frist
'Just two weeks ago, millions of Iraqis defied the threats of terrorists and went to the polls to determine their own future. I congratulate the Iraqi people for the courage they've shown in making these elections so successful.'


Author: Benjamin Banneker
'Presumption should never make us neglect that which appears easy to us, nor despair make us lose courage at the sight of difficulties.'


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


Author: Kitty Kelley
'I admired Eugene McCarthy's courage and although I left his Senate staff after four years to accept a job as the researcher on the editorial page of the 'Washington Post,' I remained an admirer.'


Author: Jacques Maritain
'A man of courage flees forward, in the midst of new things.'


Author: John Carpenter
'When somebody who makes movies for a living - either as an actor, writer, producer or director - lives to be a certain age, you have to admire them. It is an act of courage to make a film - a courage for which you are not prepared in the rest of life. It '


Author: Jerry Costello
'With faith and courage, generations of Armenians have overcome great suffering and proudly preserved their culture, traditions, and religion and have told the story of the genocide to an often indifferent world.'


Author: Chris Bell
'I think that people need to have the courage of their convictions and not be trying to fool people into thinking that they've changed overnight.'


Author: Rebecca Harding Davis
'Our young people have come to look upon war as a kind of beneficent deity, which not only adds to the national honor but uplifts a nation and develops patriotism and courage.'


Author: Paul Keating
'Well, I think that - I think leadership's always been about two main things: imagination and courage.'


Author: Julianna Baggott
'I'm a writer of faith who worries about the intolerance of religion. I look at the past and fear we haven't learned from it. I believe that humanity is capable of evil as well as great acts of courage and goodness. I have hope. Deep down, I believe in the'


Author: John Milius
'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: Ian Smith
'Freedom. And Justice. If you have those two, it covers everything. You must stick to those principles and have the courage of your convictions.'


Author: Kevin Patterson
'Because at bottom, I'm interested in fear, and in courage and cowardice and these are easier to get at through fiction, where you can enter people's heads.'


Author: Zach Wamp
'Before I begin talking about the threats we face, the vulnerabilities that we have, and frankly the courage of the men and women in uniform that stand in harm's way on behalf of a very grateful Nation, let me first honor the sacrifices of September 11.'


Author: Emily Greene Balch
'Those who are rooted in the depths that are eternal and unchangeable and who rely on unshakeable principles, face change full of courage, courage based on faith.'


Author: Carol P. Christ
'Throughout the years, many Christian women have told me of their great respect for the bravery and courage evident in my work, perhaps even gesturing to their own Isis earrings or a Nile River Goddess pendants.'


Author: Robert Dale Owen
'There is a measure needing courage to adopt and enforce it, which I believe to be of virtue sufficient to redeem the nation in this its darkest hour: one only I know of no other to which we may rationally trust for relief from impending dangers without an'


Author: Major Taylor
'I pray they will carry on in spite of that dreadful monster prejudice, and with patience, courage, fortitude and perseverance achieve success for themselves.'


Author: James A. Michener
'It takes courage to know when you ought to be afraid.'


Author: James T. Walsh
'For as long as this nation has known war, we have embraced the heroes it has produced. Americans have rightfully noted the honor and nobility of courage under hostile fire and thanked those who perished in their defense.'


Author: Bart Starr
'Anyone can support a team that is winning - it takes no courage. But to stand behind a team to defend a team when it is down and really needs you, that takes a lot of courage.'


Author: Michael D. Higgins
'Through the inspiration of Vaclav's words, the courage of his dissidence and the integrity of his leadership, Czechoslovakia successfully transitioned from an authoritarian state to a free democracy at the heart of Europe.'


Author: Frances Perkins
'Most of man's problems upon this planet, in the long history of the race, have been met and solved either partially or as a whole by experiment based on common sense and carried out with courage.'


Author: Mike Ferguson
'Although the war in which you fought took place more than half-a-century ago, your courage, your sacrifice and your patriotism reaches through the decades and inspires us today.'


Author: Nicholas M. Butler
'Optimism is the foundation of courage.'


Author: Cynthia McKinney
'Americans are gathering the courage to just say no. We are saying no to addictive consumer lifestyles. We are saying no to wars and corporate takeover and the IMF loans that gobble up people and their resources.'


Author: Antony Sher
'As a gay Jewish white South African, I belong to quite a lot of minority groups. You constantly have to question who you are, what you are and whether you have the courage to be who you are.'


Author: Dale Murphy
'To go to hospitals and see people fight and overcome cystic fibrosis or cancer or any number of illnesses is to see courage that is humbling. And athletes constantly need to be humbled.'


Author: Mercy Otis Warren
'The British were indeed very far superior to the Americans in every respect necessary to military operations, except the revivified courage and resolution, the result of sudden success after despair.'


Author: Jose Carreras
'Yes, you must have the courage of being free.'


Author: John M. McHugh
'Throughout the history of our young nation, we have seen our military go bravely into battle, armed with courage and willing to make the ultimate sacrifice.'


Author: Carol Leifer
'I think what I would say to my younger self, and probably to younger, just starting-out writers is that a lot of times you're just afraid to put yourself out there, and it's uncomfortable because it's working up the courage to do something, to push yourse'


Author: Bob Filner
'Rosa Parks' courage, determination, and tenacity continue to be an inspiration to all those committed to non-violent protest and change nearly half a century later.'


Author: James Keller
'It is so often true that whether a person carries with him an atmosphere of gloom and depression or one of confidence and courage depends on his individual outlook.'


Author: Kong Fu Zi
'To see what is right and not to do it is want of courage, or of principle.'


Author: Boutros Boutros-Ghali
'The problem is when you are writing something in retrospective, it needs a lot of courage not to change, or you will forget a certain reality, and you will just take in consideration your view today.'


Author: Bryan Miller
'The qualities of an exceptional cook are akin to those of a successful tightrope walker: an abiding passion for the task, courage to go out on a limb and an impeccable sense of balance.'


Author: Daniel Dennett
'In short, we need to recover the courage we celebrate in our heroes, and in particular, the courage to tolerate, for the sake of a free society, a level of risk we hardly ever imagined in the past.'


Author: Jerome Cady
'It is a wise man who knows where courage ends and stupidity begins.'


Author: Jeff Koons
'I try to be a truthful artist and I try to show a level of courage. I enjoy that. I'm a messenger.'


Author: Horace Smith
'Courage is the fear of being thought a coward.'


Author: Christopher Monckton
'The right response to the non-problem of global warming is to have the courage to do nothing.'


Author: Michael Servetus
'In the inhalation and exhalation there is an energy and a lively divine spirit, since He, through his spirit supports the breath of life, giving courage to the people who are in the earth and spirit to those who walk on it.'


Author: Tom Lantos
'Let me start with Yahoo. As we meet today, a Chinese citizen who had the courage to speak his mind on the Internet is in prison because Yahoo chose to share his name and address with the Chinese Government.'


Author: Jeff Rich
'Courage is action, not talk.'


Author: Prescott Bush
'It is our conduct, our patriotism and belief in our American way of life, our courage that will win the final battle.'


Author: Don Young
'Remember in 1973 the same science chatter said that the coming Ice Age is going to occur, we're going to lose millions of people. And the politicians knew how to solve it, they just didn't have the courage to solve it they were going to put coal dust on t'


Author: Archilochus
'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: Mary Gordon
'It was actually a women's writing group I belonged to in graduate school that gave me the courage to move from poetry to fiction.'


Author: Bob Schaffer
'As long as the opposition believes the world will stand with Ukraine's democrat reformers, they will have the leverage and the courage to establish a legitimate republic under the leadership of Viktor Yushchenko.'


Author: Emeli Sande
'It would be sad if we lost our instinct and our courage to love and protect.'


Author: John Slattery
'I think the moments that are difficult for anybody are when you see what your life could be, if only you had the courage to take the steps needed.'


Author: Jaclyn Smith
'Farrah Fawcett had courage, she had strength, and she had faith.'


Author: Peter Carey
'I have written a memoir here and there, and that takes its own form of selfishness and courage. However, generally speaking, I have no interest in writing about my own life or intruding in the privacy of those around me.'


Author: Mo Yan
'I know what real courage is, and I understand true compassion.'


Author: Peter Paul Rubens
'My talent is such that no undertaking, however vast in size... has ever surpassed my courage.'


Author: Rene Cassin
'And as a child I was filled with passionate admiration for acts of civic courage I had seen performed by an elderly military doctor, who was a friend of my family.'


Author: Rene Cassin
'The single outstanding exception was the broad yet precise mandate communicated by the General Assembly in 1946 to prepare as soon as possible the Charter of Human Rights which the San Francisco Conference had not had the time or the courage to draw up.'


Author: Willy Brandt
'It often takes more courage to change one's opinion than to keep it.'


Author: Brian Sandoval
'We must remind Americans that the promise of opportunity remains unbroken - that every person in this great nation can succeed through hard work, courage and personal responsibility.'


Author: Wilfred Grenfell
'Courage is always the surest wisdom.'


Author: Katherine Anne Porter
'One of the marks of a gift is to have the courage of it.'


Author: Robert Peel
'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: Paul Bremer
'I think the Iraqi people have shown extraordinary patience and courage in the last few months. They have really put a political system on the way to success, to a real democracy here.'


Author: Charles Peguy
'Freedom is a system based on courage.'


Author: John Burns
'In this work I have received the opposition of a number of men who only advocate the unobtainable because the immediately possible is beyond their moral courage, administrative ability, and their political prescience.'


Author: Samuel E. Morison
'With honesty of purpose, balance, a respect for tradition, courage, and, above all, a philosophy of life, any young person who embraces the historical profession will find it rich in rewards and durable in satisfaction.'


Author: Edouard Manet
'I would kiss you, had I the courage.'


Author: Josefina Vazquez Mota
'One of the hardest questions I have been asked is 'How will you manage the army if you are having menstrual cramps?' I have also been asked if I will have the courage to face criminals. My answer is that courage is not a matter of gender.'


Author: Giraldus Cambrensis
'It is remarkable that this people, though unarmed, dares attack an armed foe the infantry defy the cavalry, and by their activity and courage generally prove victors.'


Author: Jeff Ament
'With Pearl Jam, everybody is so good at what they do, it's hard to get up the courage to say, Can I sing this part, or, I want to play guitar. I feel like I have more courage to do that.'


Author: Mark McGrath
'I'm not a fighter, but I would love to be a boxer because I love the courage and toughness. I mean, there can be nothing more terrifying than walking into an arena and looking at Mike Tyson in the ring.'


Author: Ray Stannard Baker
'But steel bars have never yet kept out a mob it takes something a good deal stronger: human courage backed up by the consciousness of being right.'


Author: Xi Jinping
'During the long process of history, by relying on our own diligence, courage and wisdom, Chinese people have opened up a good and beautiful home where all ethnic groups live in harmony and fostered an excellent culture that never fades.'


Author: Tammy Baldwin
'I've decided to run for the U.S. Senate because I believe Wisconsin families need a senator who will work hard to deliver results for the middle class - a leader with the courage to do what's right, no matter how tough the odds or how powerful the special'


Author: Vittorio Alfieri
'Ofttimes the test of courage becomes rather to live than to die.'


Author: Blanka Vlasic
'I like so much wearing heels, legs look so much better, everything looks better. But it's only recently I've had the courage to do that.'


Author: Edward Albert
'Courage is just fear, plus prayers, plus understanding.'


Author: William L. Jenkins
'Ronald Reagan's well documented final battles with Alzheimer's disease were fought with the same conviction and courage that his many public battles were fought.'


Author: Van Wyck Brooks
'The man who has the courage of his platitudes is always a successful man.'


Author: Frank Capra
'In our film profession you may have Gable's looks, Tracy's art, Marlene's legs or Liz's violet eyes, but they don't mean a thing without that swinging thing called courage.'


Author: George Crabbe
'To show the world what long experience gains, requires not courage, though it calls for pains but at life's outset to inform mankind is a bold effort of a valiant mind.'


Author: Alexander Berkman
'War paralyzes your courage and deadens the spirit of true manhood.'


Author: Lydia M. Child
'None speak of the bravery, the might, or the intellect of Jesus but the devil is always imagined as a being of acute intellect, political cunning, and the fiercest courage. These universal and instinctive tendencies of the human mind reveal much.'


Author: Josephus Daniels
'Men who live valiantly and die nobly have a strength and a courage from the eternal Father.'


Author: Jeremy Collier
'True courage is a result of reasoning. A brave mind is always impregnable.'


Author: Helen Slater
'It may not be the most popular but there is a place for it. I think about the kind of music I love, acoustic, melodic, and I guess it kind of took a bit of courage on my part to think I could be one of those songwriters.'


Author: Mark Pryor
'Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a time to honor the greatest champion of racial equality who taught a nation - through compassion and courage - about democracy, nonviolence and racial justice.'


Author: Judith Rossner
'It takes far less courage to kill yourself than it takes to make yourself wake up one more time. It's harder to stay where you are than to get out. For everyone but you, that is.'


Author: Silvia Cartwright
'There is no glory in war, yet from the blackness of its history, there emerge vivid colours of human character and courage. Those who risked their lives to help their friends.'


Author: Mary Daly
'Courage to be is the key to revelatory power of the feminist revolution.'


Author: Julie Doucet
'I took my courage in both hands and went to the Laundromat to do my washing. I had to use three machines.'


Author: Richard Hatch
'I love revolutionaries who have the courage to stand up against the status quo. They're always misunderstood, but they're the ones who are standing up for human rights.'


Author: Stephen Baker
'To bathe a cat takes brute force, perseverance, courage of conviction - and a cat. The last ingredient is usually hardest to come by.'


Author: Alexandra Fuller
'The memoirs that have come out of Africa are sometimes startlingly beautiful, often urgent, and essentially life-affirming, but they are all performances of courage and honesty.'


Author: John Murray
'Give the people not hell, but hope and courage.'


Author: H. G. Bohn
'Courage ought to have eyes as well as arms.'


Author: William Samuel Johnson
'Whatever enlarges hope will also exalt courage.'


Author: Walter Lord
'Someone once told me the one thread that runs through them all is a premium on personal courage - not intellectual courage, but just plain physical courage.'


Author: Donald O'Connor
'They put me in a harness, like a horse, to learn the back somersault. It was weird up there when I put on that harness for the first time. The courage came with practice.'


Author: Alfred P. Sloan
'There has to be this pioneer, the individual who has the courage, the ambition to overcome the obstacles that always develop when one tries to do something worthwhile, especially when it is new and different.'


Author: Jeff Flake
'If we can't have the courage to tell our constituents, hey, we've got to cut back, then if we can point to something and say, I would like to vote for more benefits for you, but this balanced budget amendment or statutory spending cap or whatever the devi'


Author: Brian Baird
'If you set as your goal to roll back the size of government, you have an obligation to answer the tough questions and show real courage, not just appeal to ideology. Treat the voters like adults.'


Author: Dean Smith
'The presidents of colleges have to have some courage to step forward. You can't limit alcohol in college sports, you have to get rid of it.'


Author: Eddie Marsan
'What I love about the East End is that there's a great perseverance, determination and courage. What I dislike about it is that there is sometimes a celebration of ignorance.'


Author: Leon Blum
'Morality may consist solely in the courage of making a choice.'


Author: Nicholas M. Butler
'Necessity does the work of courage.'


Author: Barbara Cook
'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: Joseph Chamberlain
'Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities - because it is the quality which guarantees all others.'


Author: Charles Wilson
'A man of character in peace is a man of courage in war.'


Author: Jenna Jameson
'My definition of courage is never letting anyone define you.'


Author: Romeo LeBlanc
'If I am to be known for anything, I would like it to be for encouraging Canadians, for knowing a little bit about their daily, extraordinary courage. And for wanting that courage to be recognized.'


Author: Barry Lopez
'We simply do not understand our place in the universe and have not the courage to admit it.'


Author: Ben Gazzara
'It's up to the courage of the filmmakers to make art in cinema, not just business. John was rejected by studios, he borrowed money and did movies with his own money. You're either courageous or not. You have to find a way.'


Author: Nancy Keenan
'I know this president. And I can tell you that he cares deeply about the next generation of young women in this country - his daughters, and everyone's daughters. President Obama had the courage to stand with Sandra Fluke. Without hesitation, he defended '


Author: William Wells Brown
'People don't follow titles, they follow courage.'


Author: William Slim
'Moral courage is higher and a rarer virtue than physical courage.'


Author: Whitney M. Young
'Support the strong, give courage to the timid, remind the indifferent, and warn the opposed.'


Author: James Robinson
'Greatness, in the last analysis, is largely bravery - courage in escaping from old ideas and old standards and respectable ways of doing things.'


Author: Prescott Bush
'I emphasize... that the Harrimans showed great courage and loyalty and confidence in us, because three or four of us were really running the business, the day to day business.'


Author: Stanislaus I
'Have the courage to face a difficulty lest it kick you harder than you bargain for.'


Author: Coventry Patmore
'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: Bill Hunter
'There's no mystique to acting. It's only common sense - and a bit of courage.'


Author: Alexandre Vinet
'Resignation is the courage of Christian sorrow.'


Author: Patrick Campbell
'There can be a fundamental gulf of gracelessness in a human heart which neither our love nor our courage can bridge.'


Author: Dame Edith Evans
'I know that if I'd had to go and take an exam for acting, I wouldn't have got anywhere. You don't take exams for acting, you take your courage.'


Author: William Boetcker
'You cannot build character and courage by taking away a man's initiative and independence.'


Author: Megawati Sukarnoputri
'I want to encourage our people, to educate our people to have the courage to understand and fight for their rights.'

 

 

 

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