We have collected the best Courage Quotes by famous authors including Plato, Joyce Meyer, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, Kirk Cameron, Andre Malraux and many others, we hope that among them you will find the right thought.
Courage is a kind of salvation.
The eagle has no fear of adversity. We need to be like the eagle and have a fearless spirit of a conqueror!
If one suffers we all suffer. Togetherness is strength. Courage.
If the anti-Christian agenda will say, ‘Here’s your identity, you’re an evolved amoeba who ought to just go do whatever you want and don’t let anybody tell you different,’ then they can get you to throw your faith, your character, your courage, and your liberty right out the window.
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.
I love actors that are brave, that are courageous. And courage to me is not the absence of fear, it’s the presence of fear, and they go to places that really scare them, because as an audience, that’s where you feel danger.
Courage is doing what you are afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you are scared.
What I do know is that writing is the thing I am best at, and I don’t have the stomach, the ability, the strength or the courage to enter the political arena. And I think writing can be a political act, if only to let those people accountable know they are being watched. Literature can be a conscience.
Let us not pray to be sheltered from dangers but to be fearless when facing them.
Remarkable contributions are typically spawned by a passionate commitment to transcendent values such as beauty, truth, wisdom, justice, charity, fidelity, joy, courage and honor.
So much inspires me. People living their lives with courage, beauty of all kinds, nature in all its aspects, people I love and people I hardly know, and, of course, other poets.
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.
Muhammad Ali Jinnah
It takes a certain amount of courage to not be pessimistic. I’d like to believe there is good in everyone.
How few there are who have courage enough to own their faults, or resolution enough to mend them.
Healing takes courage, and we all have courage, even if we have to dig a little to find it.
Courage is the ladder on which all the other virtues mount.
Clare Boothe Luce
You can do anything if you set your mind to it. Look out for kids, help them dream and be inspired. We teach calculus in schools, but I believe the most important formula is courage plus dreams equals success.
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 himself.
Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.
Ultimately, the forces of dictatorship and extremism robbed me of my mother, but she lives on as a symbol of hope, a role model for women across the world. She proved beyond a doubt, with her life and relentless courage, that women can certainly do everything.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari
The truth is: Belonging starts with self-acceptance. Your level of belonging, in fact, can never be greater than your level of self-acceptance, because believing that you’re enough is what gives you the courage to be authentic, vulnerable and imperfect.
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.
There is nothing in the world so much admired as a man who knows how to bear unhappiness with courage.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
It’s easy to give up, and that’s the one thing we cannot do. That’s what gives me a reason for working: to leave people with a little more courage, with a little hope that has been nourished. Even if, of course, it’s going to disappear, whatever touches one isn’t lost forever.
Nothing gives a fearful man more courage than another’s fear.
Courage is… the knowledge of how to fear what ought to be feared and how not to fear what ought not to be feared.
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.
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.
My late father Rev. James Thomas McGlowan was the inspiration behind ‘Bamboozled.’ My father admired Frederick Douglass’ courage and his bravery in the face of adversity.
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.
The Adequate Protest demands far more than protests. It calls for Great and Daring Leaps of Integrity and Courage to See.
Let us answer the terrorists by living our values with courage.
Valor lies just halfway between rashness and cowardice.
Miguel de Cervantes
He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.
The power of youth is the common wealth for the entire world. The faces of young people are the faces of our past, our present and our future. No segment in the society can match with the power, idealism, enthusiasm and courage of the young people.
Part of courage is simple consistency.
It takes a lot of courage to stay in power, but I am pledging to you to have the courage to continue moving forward.
God grant me the courage not to give up what I think is right even though I think it is hopeless.
Chester W. Nimitz
The trials on the road to world harmony are no greater than the courage of those who accept the challenge.
He who loses wealth loses much; he who loses a friend loses more; but he that loses his courage loses all.
Miguel de Cervantes
To persevere, trusting in what hopes he has, is courage in a man.
Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
How few there are who have courage enough to own their faults, or resolution enough to mend them.
Courage is willingness to take the risk once you know the odds. Optimistic overconfidence means you are taking the risk because you don’t know the odds. It’s a big difference.
You will always be fond of me. I represent to you all the sins you have never had the courage to commit.
Remember that the good angels do what they can to preserve men from sin and obtain God’s honor. But they do not lose courage when men fail.
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.
I’m grateful to God for His bountiful gifts… He gave me courage and faith in myself.
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.
Thomas a Kempis
Courage is a peculiar kind of fear.
Decision is a risk rooted in the courage of being free.
We are in the midst of a momentous catastrophe of world history, of a transformation of all aspects of life and of the entire inner human being This is perhaps fortunate for the artistic person, if he is strong enough to bear the consequences, because what we need is the courage to have inner experience.
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.
For the men and women of the FBI, bravery is reflected not only in the physical courage often necessary in the job. It can be seen in the courage of conviction, in the courage to act with wisdom in the face of fear, and in the courage it takes to admit mistakes and move forward.
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.
Courage, sacrifice, determination, commitment, toughness, heart, talent, guts. That’s what little girls are made of.
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.
Josefina Vazquez Mota
We all strive for balance, often moving to extremes to find ourselves somewhere in the middle where we can sustainably exist in optimal inspiration. Working toward balance takes a lot of ingredients. We need courage, reflection, attention, action, and a push-and-pull relationship between effort and relaxation.
Courage is always rewarded.
Some people have a hard time getting rid of stuff. If that’s you, pray for God to give you the courage to get rid of things you don’t really need or things He wants you to give away. This will help keep your surroundings organized and clutter-free.
Keep courage. Whatever you do, do not feel sorry for yourself. You will win in a great age of opportunity.
Richard L. Evans
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 the Arctic.
Bravery is the capacity to perform properly even when scared half to death.
Omar N. Bradley
Valor is stability, not of legs and arms, but of courage and the soul.
Michel de Montaigne
The courage of the Syrian protesters is remarkable, for they face prison, torture, or death every time they lift a banner.
True courage is being afraid, and going ahead and doing your job anyhow, that’s what courage is.
Whether you be man or woman you will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.
James Lane Allen
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.
Portia de Rossi
One of the marks of a gift is to have the courage of it.
Katherine Anne Porter
No matter what you think about the Iraq war, there is one thing we can all agree on for the next days – we have to salute the courage and bravery of those who are risking their lives to vote and those brave Iraqi and American soldiers fighting to protect their right to vote.
Traits like humility, courage, and empathy are easily overlooked – but it’s immensely important to find them in your closest relationships.
In the South, there was absence of any leadership corresponding in breadth and courage to that of Abraham Lincoln.
W. E. B. Du Bois
Falsehood is cowardice, the truth courage.
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.
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.
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.
The more wit the less courage.
It takes courage to love yourself when you’ve been told your whole life that you’re ugly, or dirty, or a terrorist.
I don’t know what kind of courage it took thousands of years ago, but I know how courageous women need to be today.
It takes courage to know when you ought to be afraid.
James A. Michener
I admire the courage and self-reliance it takes to start your own business and make it succeed.
I wish that the Indians believed me a god, for upon the report of an enemy’s valor oftentimes depends the success of a battle, and false reports have many times done as great things as true courage and resolution.
Alexander the Great
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 and act on it.
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.
I tend to think you’re fearless when you recognize why you should be scared of things, but do them anyway.
I think we need people with stronger ideals than John Kerry or Bill Clinton. I think we need people with more courage and vision.
Octavia E. Butler
When I was younger, I was kind of fearless. I think it takes more courage to do things when you know more. I was completely naive, and I was like, ‘Why can’t I do anything I want to do?’
Hope lies in dreams, in imagination, and in the courage of those who dare to make dreams into reality.
I have too much respect for people to try to control them. But they are estranged from love, afraid to reach out and touch one another. We’re afraid to appear sentimental or speak in platitudes because people will say, ‘What a jerk!’ It takes courage in our culture to be a lover.
Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.
George S. Patton
The principles of living greatly include the capacity to face trouble with courage, disappointment with cheerfulness, and trial with humility.
Thomas S. Monson
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.
My education was dominated by modernist thinkers and artists who taught me that the supreme imperative was courage to face the awful truth, to scorn the soft-minded optimism of religious and secular romantics as well as the corrupt optimism of governments, advertisers, and mechanistic or manipulative revolutionaries.
I’ve always been independent. I’ve always had courage. But I didn’t always own my diabetes.
Mary Tyler Moore
Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads.
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.
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.
Courage, above all things, is the first quality of a warrior.
Carl von Clausewitz
Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.
Robert Louis Stevenson
The path from dreams to success does exist. May you have the vision to find it, the courage to get on to it, and the perseverance to follow it.
Greatness, in the last analysis, is largely bravery – courage in escaping from old ideas and old standards and respectable ways of doing things.
James Harvey Robinson
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.
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.
The thing is, when I feel like I have to lose weight, the opposite happens. I remember stuffing loads of chocolate on the plane to the shoot, and I thought, ‘Why don’t you have the courage to show up in a body that’s natural, not overly worked out?’
Courage: Great Russian word, fit for the songs of our children’s children, pure on their tongues, and free.
Courage is always the surest wisdom.
It shouldn’t take extreme courage and a willingness to go to prison for decades or even life to blow the whistle on bad government acts done in secret. But it does. And that is an immense problem for democracy, one that all journalists should be united in fighting.
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.
The one man other than my father who made the most lasting impression was an uncle, Serge B. Benson. He taught me in three different classes – but above all, he taught me lessons in moral, physical, and intellectual courage that I have tried to apply in later life.
Ezra Taft Benson
What happened in the missile crisis in October 1962 has been prettified to make it look as if acts of courage and thoughtfulness abounded. The truth is that the whole episode was almost insane.
Every man of courage is a man of his word.
Being a leader for me is about having the courage to speak the truth, and live the truth, despite attempts to silence our thoughts, feelings, and past experiences.
If we can understand that death is not the end but is really a transition into the next life, the great part of life, that frees us up into receiving God’s courage and his help.
Darwin gives courage to the rest of science that we shall end up understanding literally everything, springing from almost nothing – a thought extremely hard to comprehend and believe.
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.
Art, it seems to me, doesn’t need freedom so much as it needs courage and love – some would call it ‘soul’ or ‘Eros.’
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.
Courage is found in unlikely places.
J. R. R. Tolkien
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.
California is a place of invention, a place of courage, a place of vision, a place of the future. People who made California what it is were willing to take risks, think outside convention and build.
If you can find the courage, if you have in your heart even the slightest bit of rebellion against injustice, maybe you can channel that and become a leader.
Courage is found in unlikely places.
J. R. R. Tolkien
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.
Carol P. Christ
My hope for this country is that we remain a people who value freedom, who have the courage to face the realities with faithful hearts instead of anxious ones.
For millions, Roger Ebert will be remembered as a writer and television personality who brought a sense of passion and excellence to his craft. For me, he is a man who fused joy and courage as few others ever have. My life was enriched by having such a friend; it is poorer for losing such a friend.
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.
Carl von Clausewitz
That’s what acting is – it’s about… having the courage to allow your audience into the private moments of your characters’ lives.
But courage which goes against military expediency is stupidity, or, if it is insisted upon by a commander, irresponsibility.
We live in a world in which courage is in less supply than genius.
Moral courage is higher and a rarer virtue than physical courage.
When you really believe in God, it gives you a courage, a confidence that enables you to meet the things coming.
We all live in the same house, we all must be part of the effort to hold down our little house. When you see something that is not right, not fair, not just… do something about it. Say something. Have the courage. Have the backbone. Get in the way. Walk with the wind. It’s all going to work out.
I beg you take courage; the brave soul can mend even disaster.
Catherine the Great
Courage to continue comes from deeper sources than outward results.
Kenneth L. Pike
The test of courage comes when we are in the minority. The test of tolerance comes when we are in the majority.
Ralph W. Sockman
For a long time, it was like I was part of some special forces unit: I’d land, meet everyone, five minutes later I’d have to do some amazing work, then – boom! – I’m out again. You know, playing supporting parts takes courage.
John C. Reilly
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.
When everything goes wrong, what a joy to test your soul and see if it has endurance and courage. An invisible and all-powerful enemy – some call him God, others the Devil, seem to rush upon us to destroy us; but we are not destroyed.
During the course of 1989, more and more East Germans lost their fears of the state’s repression and chicanery and went out on the streets. There was no turning back then. It is thanks to their courage the Wall was opened.
When I was at Brown, I wanted to write the great American novel, but I was too scared to take a creative course. I signed up for one, got in, and just didn’t have the courage to go. I was a tremendously shy person, almost pathologically shy. The thought of peers critiquing my work – oh, God.
I don’t know how to function without music. When I’m not making it, I’m listening to it. It gives me courage and takes care of my mind.
In the morning, I’m like the Antonioni movies. I’m little sad. I haven’t the courage to start the day. In the evenings, I’m happier, more alive – like the character I play in ‘An Almost Perfect Affair.’
Courage – a perfect sensibility of the measure of danger, and a mental willingness to endure it.
William Tecumseh Sherman
I’m sick of not having the courage to be an absolute nobody.
J. D. Salinger
True courage is not the brutal force of vulgar heroes, but the firm resolve of virtue and reason.
Alfred North Whitehead
The principal act of courage is to endure and withstand dangers doggedly rather than to attack them.
Confronting and undermining the narratives and ideas of extremism must therefore be one of our key tasks. To do this, we must retain the courage of our convictions in the face of extremism.
Jonas Gahr Store
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.
The courage of very ordinary people is all that stands between us and the dark.
It requires more courage to suffer than to die.
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.
Believers, look up – take courage. The angels are nearer than you think.
To dare to live alone is the rarest courage; since there are many who had rather meet their bitterest enemy in the field, than their own hearts in their closet.
Charles Caleb Colton
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.
Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men.
When I moved to the East Village in the late seventies, I wanted to be a street performer, so I practiced daily. I never did work up the skills or the courage to perform on the street, though.
Change will never happen when people lack the ability and courage to see themselves for who they are.
Bryant H. McGill
You have to do what you need to do as an artist. You have to have that courage.
Courage is what preserves our liberty, safety, life, and our homes and parents, our country and children. Courage comprises all things.
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.
Barbara De Angelis
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 on a life of its own.
True courage is a result of reasoning. A brave mind is always impregnable.
Stripped of its plot, the ‘Iliad’ is a scattering of names and biographies of ordinary soldiers: men who trip over their shields, lose their courage or miss their wives. In addition to these, there is a cast of anonymous people: the farmers, walkers, mothers, neighbours who inhabit its similes.
Just as courage is the danger of life, so is fear its safeguard.
Leonardo da Vinci
I cannot think of a greater symbol of human resistance and courage than our Nobel laureate colleague Andrei Sakharov.
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.
Discover your own style. Don’t try to repeat what has already been written – have the courage to do your own thing and don’t be afraid to do something different.
I have nothing but unreserved praise for our armed forces, paramilitary and internal security forces. Their sacrifices to preserve the integrity and unity of our country present a saga of unparalleled courage and discipline.
Ram Nath Kovind
Acting is really about having the courage to fail in front of people.
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.
Poetry gives us courage and sets us straight with the world. Poems are great companions and friends.
In 1984, showing extraordinary courage, a group of Guatemalan wives, mothers and other relatives of disappeared people banded together to form the Mutual Support Group for the Appearance Alive of Our Relatives.
Men create real miracles when they use their God-given courage and intelligence.
What you learn from studying acting is that you have to have the courage to just make strong choices.
A superhero represents infinite possibility. It represents the peak of aspiration and courage. And if you see yourself reflected as a superhero, you will give yourself permission to dream anything.
I know what real courage is, and I understand true compassion.
I would like to tell the young men and women before me not to lose hope and courage. Success can only come to you by courageous devotion to the task lying in front of you.
C. V. Raman
One of the greatest gifts my father gave me – unintentionally – was witnessing the courage with which he bore adversity.
My mother taught me that we all have the power to achieve our dreams. What I lacked was the courage.
On great teams – the kind where people trust each other, engage in open conflict, and then commit to decisions – team members have the courage and confidence to confront one another when they see something that isn’t serving the team.
Courage! I have shown it for years; think you I shall lose it at the moment when my sufferings are to end?
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.
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.
Failure is only postponed success as long as courage ‘coaches’ ambition. The habit of persistence is the habit of victory.
I have a lot of courage. I’m a realist.
The courage to be is rooted in the God who appears when God has disappeared in the anxiety of doubt.
From my youngest brother to immigrant women to black queer folks, those are the people who keep me going. When I think about their various acts of courage, it reminds me that I am not alone and that we can do even more, and we deserve more, so we have to keep going.
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.
Don’t Make Assumptions. Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life.
Don Miguel Ruiz
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.
It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things.
Time is neutral and does not change things. With courage and initiative, leaders change things.
In all the difficult decisions that I made through the course of running Loudcloud and Opsware, I never once felt brave. In fact, I often felt scared to death. I never lost those feelings, but after much practice, I learned to ignore them. That learning process might also be called the courage development process.
I think we judge talent wrong. What do we see as talent? I think I have made the same mistake myself. We judge talent by people’s ability to strike a cricket ball. The sweetness, the timing. That’s the only thing we see as talent. Things like determination, courage, discipline, temperament, these are also talent.
Courage is grace under pressure.
A leader must have the courage to act against an expert’s advice.
I never wanted to become a CA. My father was keen that I become one because he thought that was the right thing for me to do. I didn’t have the courage to tell him that I don’t want to do it. But now, I can’t thank him more for having put me through it.
Kumar Mangalam Birla
It takes someone with a vision of the possibilities to attain new levels of experience. Someone with the courage to live his dreams.
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.
Lydia M. Child
We must have the courage to confront dreadful views even in the people we love the most. But that’s difficult to do when we cast large segments of our fellow citizens into a basket to be condemned and disparaged, judging them even as we ignore that many of their deplorable traits exist in us, too.
J. D. Vance
When spirituality is the basis of your life, it gives you the strength, wisdom and courage to surmount the many storms of life that could destroy a weaker person who doesn’t have this foundation.
The only thing is, people have to develop courage. It is most important of all the virtues. Because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtues consistently.
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 coexistence.
Abdullah II of Jordan
It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.
We are very much what others think of us. The reception our observations meet with gives us courage to proceed, or damps our efforts.
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?’
It is a wise man who knows where courage ends and stupidity begins.
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.
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.
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
Be courageous. I have seen many depressions in business. Always America has emerged from these stronger and more prosperous. Be brave as your fathers before you. Have faith! Go forward!
Thomas A. Edison
Success is that old ABC – ability, breaks, and courage.
Courage makes victory possible.
So the brother in black offers to these United States the source of courage that endures, and laughter.
Zora Neale Hurston
You cannot build character and courage by taking away a man’s initiative and independence.
William J. H. Boetcker
Justice must be done in investigating the tragic death of Mr. Freddie Gray. His family deserves our deepest sympathy and respect for their loss, and our admiration for their courage in calling us, as a city, to act as our better selves.
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.
War is fear cloaked in courage.
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.
Courage is just fear plus prayers plus understanding.
Always be courageous and strong, and don’t fear.
Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.
Soros has taught me that when you have tremendous conviction on a trade, you have to go for the jugular. It takes courage to be a pig. It takes courage to ride a profit with huge leverage.
We can never intimidate and discourage the people who voice their words with courage. The essence of freedom rests precisely here – in the freedom of expression of the people. And we must protect it.
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 same ebullient, laughing, jovial man.
I adore themes of hope and courage and the ways we find meaning through suffering.
I believe the biggest challenge is just getting the courage to try something different or new. Try to forget the stereotype in your mind. Yoga is for everyone – children, athletes, moms, dads, accountants, truck drivers, even country stars.
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.
James T. Walsh
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.
Enthusiasm is a form of social courage.
I’ve always been inspired by artists who have shown musical and intellectual curiosity and the courage to take risks.
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 the face of helplessness, insignificance and uncertainty.
Courage means standing next to someone you don’t always agree with for the betterment of the country.
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.
Mercy Otis Warren
You can’t forgive without loving. And I don’t mean sentimentality. I don’t mean mush. I mean having enough courage to stand up and say, ‘I forgive. I’m finished with it.’
The truth won’t set us free – until we develop the skills and the habit and the talent and the moral courage to use it.
To bathe a cat takes brute force, perseverance, courage of conviction – and a cat. The last ingredient is usually hardest to come by.
Have the courage to be ignorant of a great number of things, in order to avoid the calamity of being ignorant of everything.
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.
Courage is heartworth making itself felt in deeds. It never waits for chances; it makes chances.
George Matthew Adams
We all know the dangers of sequels. Lightning doesn’t strike twice in the same place too often, and I think you’ve got to move beyond it, go the extra mile and have the courage not to just repeat the first one.
Hire sales people who are really smart problem solvers, but lack courage, hunger and competitiveness, and your company will go out of business.
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.
Emily Greene Balch
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.
War paralyzes your courage and deadens the spirit of true manhood.
We had the courage to face the superpowers that wanted a military triumph for each side they supported in Central America. We told them, ‘No,’ and presented a peace plan.
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.
Courage can’t see around corners but goes around them anyway.
A timid person is frightened before a danger, a coward during the time, and a courageous person afterward.
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.
The first thing out of Fidel Castro’s mouth to me, he looked me right in the eye and said, ‘You’re a man of great courage.’
You can’t test courage cautiously.
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.
Women have to summon up courage to fulfill dormant dreams.
He is a man of courage who does not run away, but remains at his post and fights against the enemy.
Nobody understands how the world will change. The only way you can plan for the future is to have scenarios. You have to have the courage to take a leap of faith on one of them.
All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination.
Maybe in the workplace I have more courage than other areas in my life.
Courage is on display every day, and only the courageous wring the most out of life.
Either you decide to stay in the shallow end of the pool or you go out in the ocean.
Real courage is knowing what faces you and knowing how to face it.
Buddhist practices offer a way of saying, ‘Hey, come back over here, reconnect.’ The only way that you’ll actually wake up and have some freedom is if you have the capacity and courage to stay with the vulnerability and the discomfort.
I wish we lived in a society that made it safe and provided the courage for everyone to come out.
We’re going to be OK because of the American people. They have more grit, determination and courage than you can imagine.
When we tackle obstacles, we find hidden reserves of courage and resilience we did not know we had. And it is only when we are faced with failure do we realise that these resources were always there within us. We only need to find them and move on with our lives.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Real nobility is based on scorn, courage, and profound indifference.
I think it is not just the U.N. speaking, but the concept of a third party, a third party to a conflict speaking out. You know, sometimes saying, ‘Stop, this is enough. This cannot be allowed to happen,’ gives the victims and the people who are caught in that situation courage, encouragement, support.
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.
Genius is talent set on fire by courage.
Henry Van Dyke
The right response to the non-problem of global warming is to have the courage to do nothing.
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.
Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.
There never is a good time for tough decisions. There will always be an election or something else. You have to pick courage and do it. Governance is about taking tough, even unpopular, decisions.
The difficult thing is that vulnerability is the first thing I look for in you and the last thing I’m willing to show you. In you, it’s courage and daring. In me, it’s weakness.
I’m not going to be bullied or pushed around by the group of the day. You’ve got to have political courage. You’ve got to have your own inner beliefs.
Madeleine M. Kunin
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.
If the City Council wants to hold the police accountable, it has the subpoena power and oversight responsibility to do so. They don’t have the courage to do it.
Caesar was a man of great common sense and good taste, meaning thereby a man without originality or moral courage.
George Bernard Shaw
When I wrap my hands, I do it for my family. I owe my courage to them and also my success. That’s why I fight.
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 integration of the two Germanys and Europe.
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.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
I used to be so intimidated by spin classes. I’d always go by and see people on their bikes looking so intense. But one day my sister and I worked up the courage to go in, and now we’re hooked!
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.
What separated Ed Murrow from the rest of the pack was courage.
Courage is fire, and bullying is smoke.
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.
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.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.
You have to really be courageous about your instincts and your ideas. Otherwise you’ll just knuckle under, and things that might have been memorable will be lost.
Francis Ford Coppola
You can always find a reason to say no. It’s the easiest vote. It’s also not exactly a red badge of courage.
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.
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.
Because we men have been physically stronger and more arrogant, we’ve influenced much of the cool stuff of the world, like basing the definition of courage on what we do on battlefields rather than on the patience or endurance or tolerance necessary for a sometimes painful daily grind that includes small children.
Good courage in a bad affair is half of the evil overcome.
Optimism is the foundation of courage.
Nicholas M. Butler
Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities… because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
It takes a certain amount of courage to tackle very hard problems in science, I now realise. You don’t know what the timescale of your work will be: decades or only a few years.
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.
You cannot build character and courage by destroying men’s initiative and independence.
William J. H. Boetcker
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.
Communism is a way of thinking. Socialism is wimpy communism. When you don’t have the courage to become a communist, you become a socialist.
Let us go forth with fear and courage and rage to save the world.
The minute a person whose word means a great deal to others dare to take the open-hearted and courageous way, many others follow.
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.
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.
The West needs leaders with the courage and the will to fight the scourge of radical Islam.
It takes courage to stay young, to make your enthusiasms work for you. Don’t let anyone drag you down.
People don’t follow titles, they follow courage.
William Wells Brown
Conscience is the root of all true courage; if a man would be brave let him obey his conscience.
James Freeman Clarke
Courage is often lack of insight, whereas cowardice in many cases is based on good information.
Having a superpower has nothing to do with the ability to fly or jump, or superhuman strength. The truest superpowers are the ones we all possess: willpower, integrity, and most importantly, courage.
Probably most dying patients, even when suffering greatly, would choose to live as long as possible. That courage and grace should be protected and honored, and we should put every effort into treating their symptoms.
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.
I believe that art has been a vehicle for me that’s been about enlightenment and expanding my own parameters, to give me courage to exercise the freedom that I have in life.
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.
Sun Myung Moon
People shouldn’t look at me and think life is one big piece of glamour. That’s the marketing, the spin. Life is challenging. But I have courage, strength, and enough good health to see the positive.
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 mysterious vengeance.
Hans Urs von Balthasar
Courage is knowing what not to fear.
Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
T. S. Eliot
We read our children stories starring elephants and monkeys and bears to teach them about nobility, curiosity and courage, to warn them against selfishness and stubbornness.
One individual can begin a movement that turns the tide of history. Martin Luther King in the civil rights movement, Mohandas Ganhi in India, Nelson Mandela in South Africa are examples of people standing up with courage and non-violence to bring about needed changes.
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.
Parents do not have the courage to say no to certain things that their children demand. They are rather scared of their children.
I think a lot of writers spend years just getting up the courage to write because it seems like such a fantasy of a profession. My dad saved me all that time by making me think, ‘Oh, anyone can be a writer. It’s like being a firefighter or a lawyer.’
B. J. Novak
Courage is like love; it must have hope for nourishment.
I know that war and mayhem run in our blood. I refuse to believe that they must dominate our lives. We humans are animals, too, but animals with amazing powers of rationality, morality, society. We can use our strength and courage not to savage each other, but to defend our highest purposes.
A military coup needs a sacrifice and courage that you can’t find in an army without morale.
Success means having the courage, the determination, and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be.
George A. Sheehan
I have huge respect for women who go out of their homes and have the courage to make their own destiny. And let me tell you, Indian women are doing a great job. There are those who work because they have no option but to earn, and then there are those who do it because they have the right talent. I respect both.
Courage stands halfway between cowardice and rashness, one of which is a lack, the other an excess of courage.
I think that music opens portals and doorways into unknown sectors that it takes courage to leap into. I always think that there’s a potential that we all have, and we can emerge, rise up to this potential, when necessary. We have to be fearless, courageous, and draw upon wisdom that we think we don’t have.
Courage is the essential element in any great public man or woman.
Know what’s important and what isn’t. Have the wisdom to know the right thing to do, the integrity to do it, the character to stand up to those who don’t, and the courage to stop those who won’t.
America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.
Harry S Truman
I see courage everywhere I go in Africa.
It takes a lot of courage as an actor to take time off for family. But family is everything.
The courage of the poet is to keep ajar the door that leads into madness.
Young men and young women, full of courage, originality, and genius, are everywhere to be met with.
The #MeToo movement doesn’t belong to Republicans or the Democrats. The #MeToo movement belongs to women who are having the courage to come forward and say this is wrong. People should be protected. We want that for all of our daughters and all of our sisters. We also want there to be rights for the accused.
Men who live valiantly and die nobly have a strength and a courage from the eternal Father.
Courage to be is the key to revelatory power of the feminist revolution.
I feel most alive, most electric with faith, breath, and courage, when I think of God as a current that runs through all that is. Not by will or by choice. Not as a benediction but because there are laws even God must obey.
Tracy K. Smith
I many times encountered courage, real courage. Undeniable courage. I’ve heard it said that that was the highest quality of the human animal. I encountered that many times, in unexpected places. And I have learned to recognize it when I see it.
In the Confederate Army, an officer was judged by stark courage alone, and this made it possible for the Confederacy to live four years.
Martin Luther King and Gandhi were not people who failed in self-respect. They were people of hope and great courage, and their courage was disciplined.
If you want to lose 40 pounds, you order salad instead of fries. If you want to be a better friend, you take the phone call instead of screening it. If you want to write a novel, you sit down and write a single paragraph. It’s scary to make major changes, but we usually have enough courage to take the next right step.
Unless a reviewer has the courage to give you unqualified praise, I say ignore the bastard.
In the military, you learn the essence of people. You see so many examples of self-sacrifice and moral courage. In the rest of life, you don’t get that many opportunities to be sure of your friends.
I love Joan Collins. She’s a wonderful lady. She has such courage. She’s such a good actress.
Pugnacity is a form of courage, but a very bad form.
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.
In men’s sports, people criticize coaches and managers all the time, call out teammates, too, and it’s not that huge of a deal. Often, the guy speaking out is even lauded for having the courage to tell the truth. When it happens in women’s sports, though, it always seems to be viewed as a nasty, claws-out cat fight.
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.
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.
It is courage, courage, courage, that raises the blood of life to crimson splendor. Live bravely and present a brave front to adversity.
I am always naturally drawn to heroines that have human flaws because I enjoy people that have lived their life with courage and make big successes and big failures.
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.
Just remaining quietly in the presence of God, listening to Him, being attentive to Him, requires a lot of courage and know-how.
The true legacy of 9-11 cannot be found among political leaders of the day, but in the citizen soldiers and public safety personnel who answered that day with courage and selflessness.
He that fails in his endeavors after wealth or power will not long retain either honesty or courage.
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.
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 courage and wisdom to see it through.
Abdullah II of Jordan
Freedom. And Justice. If you have those two, it covers everything. You must stick to those principles and have the courage of your convictions.
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.
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 and within.
Robert Dale Owen
My message, especially to young people is to have courage to think differently, courage to invent, to travel the unexplored path, courage to discover the impossible and to conquer the problems and succeed. These are great qualities that they must work towards. This is my message to the young people.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
I think we all have empathy. We may not have enough courage to display it.
When I was in graduate school, I became very interested in why some kids took on challenges and were able to bounce back from setbacks whereas others shy away from difficulty and really crumble when they hit failures. I became fascinated with people who had that kind of courage to take on challenges.
Carol S. Dweck
Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.
John F. Kennedy
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.
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.
Samuel E. Morison
Basically, discipline, effort, patience and courage are hugely important core values for kids to grow up embracing.
All art is political. Yes. Even the stuff that sounds like bubble-gum songs. I think all art is, by nature, intended to motivate society for change, and the only reason change doesn’t happen is because within the target population, courage is lacking.
Wadada Leo Smith
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.
For years, I’ve admired wrist tattoos, but I was always afraid that they would hurt – I’m kind of a weenie about pain. In fact, it’s why I wear so many bracelets on my left wrist. The bracelets represented the words or phrases I’d want to get tattooed but didn’t have the courage to.
At pivotal moments throughout history, there have always been grey areas, and there likely will be in the future. Courage now lies not in the black and white, as in the past, but in the grey.
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.
When I met Bono at the Cannes Film festival while I was there for the film ‘United 93,’ he said to me, ‘That’s a great film, brother. Thank you for your courage in making it.’ I plotzed.
David Alan Basche
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.
Having the courage to say no when all your friends are saying yes is one of the most difficult things you’ll ever have to do. Doing it, however, is one of the biggest charges you can ever make to your personal battery. I call this ‘won’t power.’
I have spent a great deal of my life being part of minorities. Some of the people I admire the most in the world have had the courage to defend, against wind and tide, minority viewpoints in those frightening times when any disagreement with universal conformity is identified as treason.
Antonio Munoz Molina
The courage of a soldier is heightened by his knowledge of his profession.
Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus
It often takes more courage to change one’s opinion than to keep it.
I feel like Obama in a way. His idea that hope means not shrinking from a fight; it’s the courage to reach for something. My music is that. Those are principles I try to embody.
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.
B. C. Forbes
One has to have the courage of one’s pessimism.
When you put on clothes that are fighting against something, you can feel your courage grow. Clothing can set you free.
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.
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.
Honestly, I would love to sing too but I don’t have the courage to sing on a professional level.
Before you can become a millionaire, you must learn to think like one. You must learn how to motivate yourself to counter fear with courage. Making critical decisions about your career, business, investments and other resources conjures up fear, fear that is part of the process of becoming a financial success.
Thomas J. Stanley
Have the courage to act instead of react.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.
If human beings had genuine courage, they’d wear their costumes every day of the year, not just on Halloween.
To see what is right and not to do it is want of courage, or of principle.
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.
Courage ought to have eyes as well as arms.
Henry George Bohn
We’ve let the blade of our innocence dull over time, and it’s only in innocence that you find any kind of magic, any kind of courage.
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.
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.
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.
Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.
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.
A mode of conduct, a standard of courage, discipline, fortitude and integrity can do a great deal to make a woman beautiful.
I had to find the courage to turn my life around.
Students teach all sorts of things but most importantly they make explicit the courage that it takes to be a learner, the courage it takes to open yourself to the transformative power of real learning and that courage I am exposed to almost every day at MIT and that I’m deeply grateful for.