112 Courage Quotes

A good seat on a horse steals away your opponents courage and your onlookers heart—what reason is there to attack? Sit like one who has conquered?. ~Friedrich Nietzsche

A great part of courage is the courage of having done the thing before. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

A man of great common sense and good taste—meaning thereby a man without originality or moral courage. ~George Bernard Shaw

A mind absent in courage is being in darkness without light. ~Daya Nandan

All of us are great achievers; yet we tend to forget our own accomplishments. Many have got over their strong attachments- be it hashish, cannabis; cigarette; tobacco or even afternoon siesta- which, for years, had looked like elixir of life one could not think of living without. To live without them was like overcoming an impregnable obstacle. Yet we did. The courage in us that made it possible should be made to grow rather than wilt. That courage is the essence of our life and needs to be nourished to make us overcome many temptations, life, unfortunately, offers. We could make a beginning with a resolution i shall not seek favour from anyone. ~Prasanna Mishra

As to moral courage, i have rarely met with two oclock in the morning courage; i mean instantaneous courage. ~Napoleon Bonaparte

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 women beautiful. ~Jacqueline Bisset

Conservatism is affluent and openhanded, but there is a cunning juggle in riches. I observe that they take somewhat for everything they give. I look bigger, but am less; i have more clothes, but am nit so warm; more armor, but less courage; more books, but less wit. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Courage and grace is a formidable mixture. The only place to see it is the bullring. ~Marlene Dietrich

Courage charms us, because it indicates that a man loves an idea better than all things in the world, that he is thinking neither of his bed, nor his dinner, nor his money, but will venture all to put in act the invisible thought of his mind. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Courage is a mean with regard to fear and confidence. ~Aristotle

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; it is merely a loose application of the word. Consider the flea!—incomparably the bravest of all the creatures of god, if ignorance of fear were courage. ~Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens]

Courage is the essence of the human soul. ~Daya Nandan

Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you cant practice any other virtue consistently. . ~Maya Angelou

Courage is the price of success! . ~Sweta Leena Panda

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and speak. ~Tayam Mourad

Courage overrides self-doubt, but does not end it. ~Mason Cooley

Courage shall be, when fear not and wise to be. ~Dr.Mohammed Alrazak

Courage without conscience is a wild beast. ~Robert Green Ingersoll

Courage x action x believe = success. ~Anthony Kirui

Courage, determination, and hard work are all very nice, but not so nice as an oil well in the back yard. ~Mason Cooley

Courage, then, for the end draws near! A few more years of persistent, faithful work and the women of the united states will be recognized as the legal equals of men. ~Mary A Livermore

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

Did you all not know that agony and sufferings are the path that is paved to paradise? Did you all not know that every tear shed upon the earth shall be transformed into an eternal crown of glory? Have the courage to feel your pain, and an infinity of definitive happiness shall be your reward forever. ~John Lars Zwerenz

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

Either life entails courage, or it ceases to be life. ~E.M. (Edward Morgan) Forster

Even the bravest among us rarely possesses the courage for what he really knows. ~Friedrich Nietzsche

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

Everyone has feelings, its just a matter of if they have the courage to step up and show them. ~Caleb Harbach

Fear hurries on my tongue through want of courage. ~Aeschylus

Fear of anything, of any kind, from any source makes man kneel before the god. Fear is an integral part of all living systems. Other animals wont conceal their fear whereas mans false pride, ego and belief in psudo-science and fake theories (like atheism) make him wear a thin veneer of courage which blows off in real, testing situations. ~Sathya Narayana

Fiction never exceeds the reach of the writers courage. ~Dorothy Allison

Get it into your head once and for all, my simple and very fainthearted fellow, that what fools call humaneness is nothing but a weakness born of fear and egoism; that this chimerical virtue, enslaving only weak men, is unknown to those whose character is formed by stoicism, courage, and philosophy. ~Marquis De Sade

God gave me the strength to accept the things i cant change, the courage to change the things i can, and the wisdom to know the difference. ~Anya Nikolaevna

Hes nice enough not to want to be associated with a nasty remark but not nice enough not to make it. Lacking the courage of ones nastiness does not make one nice. ~Michael Kinsley

I admire the courage and wisdom of socrates in everything he did, said—and did not say. ~Friedrich Nietzsche

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

I am a career woman. I consider the people around me as my courage. I get inspiration from what i set my mind on. My weakness is love. My strength is family. ~Monica Rupazo

I discovered that i could take a risk and survive. I could march in Philadelphia. I could go out in the street and be gay even in a dress or a skirt without getting shot. Each victory gave me courage for the next one. ~Martha Shelley

I have seen in the halls of congress more idealism, more humaneness, more compassion, more profiles of courage than in any other institution that i have ever known. ~Hubert H Humphrey

I just want to portray the beauty when one is able to survive after a heavy storm in life. As mortals, we are always on the threshold of joy and sorrow, of ups and downs, but to have courage to overcome the storms in life makes life ever more beautiful and worthwhile to live for... ~Elizabeth Padillo Olesen

I know that if id had to go and take an exam for acting, i wouldnt have got anywhere. You dont take exams for acting, you take your courage. ~Dame Edith Evans

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. ~Nelson Mandela

I look upon england today as an old gentleman who is travelling with a great deal of baggage, trumpery which has accumulated from long housekeeping, which he has not the courage to burn. ~Henry David Thoreau

I never saw love as luck, as that gift from the gods which put everything else in place, and allowed you to succeed. No, i saw love as reward. One could find it only after ones virtue, or ones courage, or self-sacrifice, or generosity, or loss, has succeeded in stirring the power of creation. ~Norman Mailer

I was taught that love conquers all, but learned that few have the courage to let it take over. ~Kim Aouad

If one has the courage and endurance of being a dustbin he has the possibility to have a life divine. ~Ramakrushna Sahu

If you want to succeed, succeed with pride & courage. ~Srinjoy Roy

Ill know how to die with courage; that is easier than living. ~Georg Büchner

In america, the traditional routes to black identity have hardly been normal. Suicide (disappearance by imitation, or willed extinction), violence (hysterical religiosity, crime, armed revolt), and exemplary moral courage; none of these is normal. ~June Jordan

In spite of the six thousand manuals on child raising in the bookstores, child raising is still a dark continent and no one really knows anything. You just need a lot of love and luck—and, of course, courage. ~Bill Cosby

Insolent youth rides, now, in the whirlwind. For those modern iconoclasts who are without culture possess, apparently, all the courage. ~Ellen Glasgow

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

It is stupidity rather than courage to refuse to recognize danger when it is close upon you. ~Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

It is, i think, that we are all so alone in what lies deepest in our souls, so unable to find the words, and perhaps the courage to speak with unlocked hearts, that we dont know at all that it is the same with others. ~Sheldon Vanauken

It takes a certain courage and a certain greatness to be truly base. ~Jean Anouilh

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. ~Stephen Leacock

It takes no courage to fight an enemy but much strength to stand against a friend. ~Cecelia Weir

Lack of courage attacks courage. ~Dexsta Ray

Lay a beam between these two towers of such width as we need to walk on: there is no philosophical wisdom of such great firmness that it can give us courage to walk on it as we should if it were on the ground. ~Michel De Montaigne

Less in haste better than more, and most in courage better than all. ~Dr.Mohammed Alrazak

Let no one say that taking action is hard. Action is aided by courage, by the moment, by impulse, and the hardest thing in the world is making a decision. ~Franz Grillparzer

Liberate yourself from doubt, lift your soul above the ground for you have the wings of courage and are not meant to be bound. ~Daya Nandan

Life is not meant to be easy, my child; but take courage: it can be delightful. ~George Bernard Shaw

Like all men who are napoleonic in their ambitions ... He has instincts about the nature of growth, a lovers sense of the moment of crisis, and he knew ... How costly is defeat when it is not soothed by greater consciousness, and how wasteful is the profit of victory when there is not the courage to employ it. ~Norman Mailer

Marching is when the pulse of the hero beats in unison with the pulse of nature, and he steps to the measure of the universe; then there is true courage and invincible strength. ~Henry David Thoreau

Men disappoint me so, i disappoint myself so, yet courage, patience, shuffle the cards ... ~Margaret Fuller

Men especially need to communicate. To tell people years after the fact that they were the priority is the cowards way. If men can muster the courage to fire an employee, tell off a boss, or assume financial risk, they can dig deep and say the three little words their wives and children need to hear. ~Fred G Gosman

Miracle happens when your power of love win over your hate & your courage win over your fear. ~Sweta Leena Panda

My great hope is to laugh as much as i cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return. ~Maya Angelou

No matter what life throws at us. We have the strength to dust ourselves off and forge into the unknown with courage. ~Annalee Hopkins Somerville

No phallic hero, no matter what he does to himself or to another to prove his courage, ever matches the solitary, existential courage of the woman who gives birth. ~Andrea Dworkin

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

Nothing gives a fearful man more courage than anothers fear. ~Umberto Eco

One has to have the courage of ones pessimism. ~Ian Mcewan

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. That is all true. But it is only fair, too, to let them know that the garments of the deity are filthy and that some of her influences debase and befoul a people. ~Rebecca Harding Davis

Party honesty is party duty, and party courage is party expediency. ~Grover Cleveland

Patience, that blending of moral courage with physical timidity. ~Thomas Hardy

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

Simulated disorder postulates perfect discipline; simulated fear postulates courage; simulated weakness postulates strength. ~Sun Tzu

So the brother in black offers to these united states the source of courage that endures, and laughter. ~Zora Neale Hurston

Sometimes our courage shows what we are. ~Sweta Leena Panda

That way of life against which my generation rebelled had given us grim courage, fortitude, self-discipline, a sense of individual responsibility, and a capacity for relentless hard work. ~Rose Wilder Lane

Thats what an army is—a mob; they dont fight with courage thats born in them, but with courage thats borrowed from their mass, and from their officers. ~Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens]

The courage of a great many men, and the virtue of a great many women, are the effect of vanity, shame, and especially a suitable temperament. ~Duc De La Rochefoucauld

The first element of greatness is fundamental humbleness (this should not be confused with servility); the second is freedom from self; the third is intrepid courage, which, taken in its widest interpretation, generally goes with truth; and the fourth—the power to love—although i have put it last, is the rarest. ~Margot Asquith

The genuine is born within us with the courage to cut all strings and fly freedom in the horizons of our own skies. ~Terence G. Craddock (Afterglows Echoes Of Starlight)

The great epochs of our lives occur when we gain the courage to rechristen what is evil in us as what is best. ~Friedrich Nietzsche

The heart of courage, the courage to live a life that is inexpensive. ~Ronjoy Brahma

The needs of a society determine its ethics, and in the black american ghettos the hero is that man who is offered only the crumbs from his countrys table but by ingenuity and courage is able to take for himself a lucullan feast. Hence the janitor who lives in one room but sports a robins-egg-blue cadillac is not laughed at but admired, and the domestic who buys forty-dollar shoes is not criticized but is appreciated. We know that they have put to use their full mental and physical powers. Each single gain feeds into the gains of the body collective. ~Maya Angelou

The only book that is worth writing is the one we don’t have the courage or strength to write. The book that hurts us (we who are writing), that makes us tremble, redden, bleed. ~Hélène Cixous

The only rule is, do what you really, impulsively, wish to do. But always act on your own responsibility, sincerely. And have the courage of your own strong emotion. ~D.H. (David Herbert) Lawrence

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. ~Joseph Conrad

The weak in courage is strong in cunning. ~William Blake

There are good points about all such wars. People forget self. The virtues of magnanimity, courage, patriotism, etc., etc., are called into life. People are more generous, more sympathetic, better, than when engaged in the more selfish pursuits of peace. ~Rutherford Birchard Hayes

There can be a fundamental gulf of gracelessness in a human heart which neither our love nor our courage can bridge. ~Mrs Campbell

There is one expanding horror in american life. It is that our long odyssey toward liberty, democracy and freedom-for-all may be achieved in such a way that utopia remains forever closed, and we live in freedom and hell, debased of style, not individual from one another, void of courage, our fear rationalized away. ~Norman Mailer

This religion takes away the courage of thinking of unusual things and prohibits self-examination above all as the most egregious of sins.... It is one step away from protestantism. ~Stendhal [Marie Henri Beyle]

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. ~Virginia Woolf

To be successful you must have to have a dream then the courage to follow your dreams. ~Alisha Castle

Today, as you know, i am famous and very rich. But when i am alone with myself, i havent the courage to consider myself an artist, in the great and ancient sense of that word ... I am only a public entertainer, who understands his age. ~Pablo Picasso

Triumph and courage often come side by side. ~Daya Nandan

Trust the courage within and let it be the wings you spread, to pierce the stratosphere and charge towards the hurdles ahead. ~Daya Nandan

Unless a reviewer has the courage to give you unqualified praise, i say ignore the bastard. ~John Steinbeck

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

We are all so alone in what lies deepest in our souls, so unable to find the words and perhaps the courage to speak with unlocked hearts, that we do not know at all that it is the same with others. ~Sheldon Vanauken

Whatever may be the situation, if one can discover a drop of love in the system, one can feel comfortable and develop the courage to face it. ~Kishore Kumar Das

When an indian is burned, his body may be broiled, it may be no more than a beefsteak. What of that? They may broil his heart, but they do not therefore broil his courage,—his principles. Be of good courage! That is the main thing. ~Henry David Thoreau

With courage comes triumph. ~Andrew Pelletier

You cant use up courage. The more you use, the more you have. ~Daya Nandan

You lack the courage to be consumed in flames and to become ashes: so you will never become new, and never young again!. ~Friedrich Nietzsche

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. ~George Konrád

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