Quotations on Bravery

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The opposite of bravery is not cowardice but conformity.
- Robert Anthony
(Keywords: Bravery, Conformity, Cowardice)

Before the trip began we mapped out three primary goals: 1) to see and meet with our American troops, and thank them for their bravery and sacrifice; 2) to assess the security situation in Iraq; and 3) to give our support to Iraq's national unity government.
- John Boehner
(Keywords: Government, Sacrifice, American, Bravery, Iraq, Security, Support, Troops, Unity)

There is a story which is not being told strongly enough of the Afghan employees of the UN inside the country who are saving hundreds of thousands of lives everyday by their bravery and nobody talks of them.
- Lakhdar Brahimi
(Keywords: Being, Bravery, Country, Employees)

The bitterest creature under heaven is the wife who discovers that her husband's bravery is only bravado, that his strength is only a uniform, that his power is but a gun in the hands of a fool.
- Pearl S. Buck
(Keywords: Power, Wife, Husband, Strength, Bravery, Fool, Heaven)

The zeal, bravery, and good behavior of the officers and men on the night of June 30, and during July 1, was commendable in the extreme.
- John Buford
(Keywords: Men, Behavior, Bravery, Extreme, July, June, Night, Zeal)

At the bottom of not a little of the bravery that appears in the world, there lurks a miserable cowardice. Men will face powder and steel because they have not the courage to face public opinion.
- Edwin Hubbel Chapin
(Keywords: Men, Courage, Bravery, Cowardice, Opinion, Public, Public opinion, Will, World)

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
(Keywords: Courage, Being, Bravery, Cunning, Devil, Intellect, Mind)

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
(Keywords: Women, Work, Courage, Christian, Bravery, Respect, Years)

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.
- Hillary Clinton
(Keywords: War, Courage, American, Bravery, Fighting, Iraq, Right, Soldiers, Vote)

I still when I wake up hit the ground running; and having an illness, I'm only one of hundreds of thousands of people that live with an illness, and I'm just in awe of the bravery and dignity of the people I see at the hospital.
- Karen Duffy
(Keywords: People, Bravery, Dignity, Illness, Running)

All Americans owe a debt of gratitude to Dr. King for his bravery and commitment to civil rights and nonviolence that changed this nation - and world - for the better.
- Eliot Engel
(Keywords: Gratitude, Americans, Bravery, Civil rights, Commitment, Debt, Nation, Nonviolence, World)

I don't think that bravery is about skin. Bravery is about a willingness to show emotional need.
- Richard Gere
(Keywords: Bravery, Skin)

There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism.
- Alexander Hamilton
(Keywords: Nature, Enthusiasm, Bravery, Heroism, Human nature, Liberty)

Curiosity is one of the forms of feminine bravery.
- Victor Hugo
(Keywords: Bravery, Curiosity)

The Southern whites are in many respects a great people. Looked at from a certain point of view, they are picturesque. If one will put oneself in a romantic frame of mind, one can admire their notions of chivalry and bravery and justice.
- James Weldon Johnson
(Keywords: People, Bravery, Chivalry, Justice, Mind, Romantic, Will)

But this Veterans Day, I believe we should do more than sing the praises of the bravery and patriotism that our veterans have embodied in the past. We should take this opportunity to re-evaluate how we are treating our veterans in the present.
- Nick Lampson
(Keywords: Patriotism, Opportunity, Bravery, Day, Past, Present, Veterans)

My bravery however was the effect of assurance for could I have believed the current report, I should have fled as fast as any man, no man can possibly have a greater reluctance to an intimacy with Sir William Howe than my Self.
- Henry Laurens
(Keywords: Bravery, Effect, Intimacy, Man, Self)

Let bravery be thy choice, but not bravado.
- Menander
(Keywords: Bravery, Choice)

The dangers which threaten us are twofold: First, from the Confederate forces, composed of men whose earnest convictions and reckless bravery it is idle to deny.
- Robert Dale Owen
(Keywords: Men, Bravery, First)

If we take the generally accepted definition of bravery as a quality which knows no fear, I have never seen a brave man. All men are frightened. The more intelligent they are, the more they are frightened.
- George S. Patton
(Keywords: Men, Quality, Fear, Bravery, Man)

History has taught us over and over again that freedom is not free. When push comes to shove, the ultimate protectors of freedom and liberty are the brave men and women in our armed forces. Throughout our history, they've answered the call in bravery and sacrifice.
- Timothy Pawlenty
(Keywords: History, Men, Women, Sacrifice, Bravery, Freedom, Liberty)

Physical bravery is an animal instinct; moral bravery is much higher and truer courage.
- Wendell Phillips
(Keywords: Courage, Bravery, Instinct)

Like timidity, bravery is also contagious.
- Munshi Premchand
(Keywords: Bravery, Timidity)

Greatness, in the last analysis, is largely bravery - courage in escaping from old ideas and old standards and respectable ways of doing things.
- James Robinson
(Keywords: Ideas, Courage, Greatness, Bravery, Old)

It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.
- J. K. Rowling
(Keywords: Bravery, Enemies, Friends)

Now I have the bravery to do fine things.
- Gabriela Sabatini
(Keywords: Bravery, Now)

In battle it is the cowards who run the most risk; bravery is a rampart of defense.
- Sallust
(Keywords: Battle, Bravery, Cowards, Defense, Risk)

You want to do something, you want to have the bravery to do something original. And there will always be people who are like, the classicists who are like, 'No, but it's got to have this.' In life, there are people like that attached to every single thing that there is. These are the same people that are like, still playing vinyl.
- Peter Sarsgaard
(Keywords: Life, People, Bravery, Want, Will)

A true knight is fuller of bravery in the midst, than in the beginning of danger.
- Philip Sidney
(Keywords: Beginning, Bravery, Danger, Knight)

I'm not so sure that younger people today really appreciate the enormous bravery that went into the creation and production of that film, or how important a film at the time it really was.
- Rod Steiger
(Keywords: Time, People, Bravery, Creation, Film, Production, Today)

Curiosity will conquer fear even more than bravery will.
- James Stephens
(Keywords: Fear, Bravery, Curiosity, Will)

Many have left their families to defend our freedom. We salute their bravery; we express our appreciation and support to their families. And we pray for their safe return.
- Bob Taft
(Keywords: Appreciation, Bravery, Freedom, Support)

Bravery never goes out of fashion.
- William Makepeace Thackeray
(Keywords: Bravery, Fashion)

To stand up on a stage alone with an acoustic guitar requires bravery bordering on heroism. Bordering on insanity.
- Richard Thompson
(Keywords: Bravery, Guitar, Heroism, Insanity)

Loyalty and devotion lead to bravery. Bravery leads to the spirit of self-sacrifice. The spirit of self-sacrifice creates trust in the power of love.
- Morihei Ueshiba
(Keywords: Love, Power, Trust, Bravery, Devotion, Loyalty, Self, Spirit)

The sense of war, the extraordinary bravery of the Allied armies, the numbers, the losses, the real suffering that disappears in time and commemorative oratory, are not marked out in any red guidebook of the emotions, but they are present if you look.
- John Vinocur
(Keywords: Time, War, Bravery, Emotions, Numbers, Oratory, Present, Sense, Suffering)

Quality in a classical Greek sense is how to live with grace and intelligence, with bravery and mercy.
- Theodore White
(Keywords: Intelligence, Quality, Bravery, Grace, Mercy, Sense)

Quarreling over food and drink, having neither scruples nor shame, not knowing right from wrong, not trying to avoid death or injury, not fearful of greater strength or of greater numbers, greedily aware only of food and drink - such is the bravery of the dog and boar.
- Xun Zi
(Keywords: Death, Food, Strength, Bravery, Injury, Numbers, Right, Shame, Trying, Wrong)

If the impulse to daring and bravery is too fierce and violent, stay it with guidance and instruction.
- Xun Zi
(Keywords: Bravery, Guidance)









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