Courage Quotes

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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
Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I will not forget you.
William Arthur Ward
Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.
Andr Gide
If you will protest courageously, and yet with dignity and Christian love, when the history books are written in future generations, the historians will have to pause and say, There lived a great people - A black people - who injected new meaning and dignity into the veins of civilization.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

The most essential factor is persistence - The determination never to allow your energy or enthusiasm to be dampened by the discouragement that must inevitably come.
James Whitcomb Riley
William shakespeare, king john, ii. i - courage mounteth with occasion....
Anxiety is a thin stream of fear trickling through the mind. If encouraged, it cuts a channel into which all other thoughts are drained.
Robert Albert Bloch
God, give us grace to accept with serenity the things that cannot be changed, courage to change the things which should be changed, and the wisdom to distinguish the one from the other.
Reinhold Niebuhr, in a sermon in 1943
Courage may be taught as a child is taught to speak.
Euripides
Learn the art of patience. Apply discipline to your thoughts when they become anxious over the outcome of a goal. Impatience breeds anxiety, fear, discouragement and failure. Patience creates confidence, decisiveness, and a rational outlook, which eventually leads to success.
Brian Adams
Courage consists not in blindly overlooking danger, but in seeing it, and conquering it.
Jean Paul Friedrich Richte
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.
Ambrose Redmoon
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.
Anatole France
Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.
Billy Graham
It is especially important to encourage unorthodox thinking when the situation is critical At such moments every new word and fresh thought is more precious than gold. Indeed, people must not be deprived of the right to think their own thoughts.
Boris Nikolayevich Yeltsin
To see what is right and not to do it, is want of courage.
Confucius Analects
Without courage you cannot practice any of the other virtues.
Maya Angelou
This is the art of courage to see things as they are and still believe that the victory lies not with those who avoid the bad, but those who taste, in living awareness, every drop of the good.
Victoria Lincoln
The only courage that matters is the kind that gets you from one moment to the next.
Mignon McLaughlin
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - Not absence of fear. Except a creature be part coward it is not a compliment to say it is brave.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
But wherefore thou alone Wherefore with theeCame not all hell broke loose Is pain to themLess pain, less to be fled, or thou than theyLess hardy to endure Courageous chief, The first in flight from pain, hadst thou allegedTo thy deserted host this cause of flight, Thou surely hadst not come sole fugitive.
John Milton
Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress.
Lloyd Alexande
Courage consists of the power of self - Recovery.
Julie Arabi
The world is not respectable; it is mortal, tormented, confused, deluded forever; but it is shot through with beauty, with love, with glints of courage and laughter; and in these, the spirit blooms timidly, and struggles to the light amid the thorns.
George Santayana
The weak in courage is strong in cunning.
William Blake
America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination, and unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.
Harry S Truman
Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.
Raymond Lindquist
We can gain no lasting peace if we approach it with suspicion and mistrust or with fear. We can gain it only if we proceed with the understanding, the confidence, and the courage which flow from conviction.
Franklin D. Roosevelt, Fourth Inaugural Address, Jan. 20, 1945
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.
Albert Einstein
Every great work, every great accomplishment, has been brought into manifestation through holding to the vision, and often just before the big achievement, comes apparent failure and discouragement.
Florence Scovel Shinn
Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.
John Quincy Adams
Courage changes things for the better... With courage you can stay with something long enough to succeed at it, realizing that it usually takes two, three or four times as long to succeed as you thought or hoped.
Earl Nightingale
All of our dreams can come true - - If we have the courage to pursue them.
Walt Disney
No man has the right to dictate what other men should perceive, create or produce, but all should be encouraged to reveal themselves, their perceptions and emotions, and to build confidence in the creative spirit.
Ansel Adams
People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.
Eleanor Roosevelt, My Day
Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence.
Albert Einstein
The courage to imagine the otherwise is our greatest resource, adding color and suspense to all our life.
Daniel Boorstin
I believe that whoever tries to think things through honestly will soon recognize how unworthy and even fatal is the traditional bias against Negroes. What can the man of good will do to combat this deeply rooted prejudice? He must have the courage to set an example by words and deed, and must watch lest his children become influenced by racial bias.
Albert Einstein