Courage Quotes

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You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.
Roosevelt, Eleano
The essential support and encouragement comes from within, arising out of the mad notion that your society needs to know what only you can tell it.
John Updike
Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.
Carl Sandburg
Courage consists not in blindly overlooking danger, but in seeing it, and conquering it.
Jean Paul Friedrich Richte

This is courage in a man to bear unflinchingly what heaven sends.
Euripides
Martin luther king jr. - courage is the power of the mind to overcome fear....
To bear failure with courage is the best proof of character that anyone can give.
W. Somerset Maugham
The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself, in spite of being unacceptable.
Paul Tillich
Few men are willing to brave the disapproval of their fellows, the censure of their colleagues, the wrath of their society. Moral courage is a rarer commodity than bravery in battle or great intelligence. Yet it is the one essential, vital quality for those who seek to change a world which yields most painfully to change.
Robert F. Kennedy, 1966 speech
People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.
Eleanor Roosevelt, My Day
In this country England it is well to kill from time to time an admiral to encourage the others.
Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire
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
An intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius - - And a lot of courage - - To move in the opposite direction.
Hoshang N. Akhta
To see what is right, and not to do it, is want of courage or of principle.
Confucius
Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress.
Lloyd Alexande
Democracy encourages the majority to decide things about which the majority is ignorant.
John Simon
Courage does not always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, I will try again tomorrow.
Mary Anne Radmache
Disobedience, the rarest and most courageous of the virtues, is seldom distinguished from neglect, the laziest and commonest of the vices.
George Bernard Shaw
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
Lord 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.
Saint Francis of Assisi
Correction does much, but encouragement does more.
Johann von Goethe
Courageous risks are life - Giving, they help you grow, make you brave, and better than you think you are.
Joan L. Curcio
The man who has the courage of his platitudes is always a successful man.
Van Wyck Brooks
What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything.
Vincent Van Gogh
It often requires more courage to dare to do right than to fear to do wrong.
Abraham Lincoln
He who does not have the courage to speak up for his rights cannot earn the respect of others.
Ren G. Torres
The highest courage is to dare to appear to be what one is.
John Lancaster Spalding
I do not ask to walk smooth paths nor bear an easy load. I pray for strength and fortitude to climb the rock strewn road. Give me such courage and I can scale the hardest peaks alone, And transform every stumbling block into a stepping stone.
Gale Brook Burket
The best weapons against the infamies of life are courage, wilfulness and patience. Courage strenthens, wilfulness is fun and patience provides tranquility.
Hermann Hesse
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.
Joseph Conrad
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. God is awake.
Victor Hugo
Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.
Baltasar Gracian
Failure is only postponed success as long as courage coaches ambition. The habit of persistence is the habit of victory.
Herbert Kaufman
Men make history, and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.
Harry S Truman
Love is the most difficult and dangerous form of courage. Courage is the most desperate, admirable and noble kind of love.
Delmore Schwartz
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
Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to the end, requires some of the same courage which a soldier needs.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Courage is of no value unless accompanied by justice; yet if all men became just, there would be no need for courage.
Agesilaus the Second