Quotations on Courage

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Your determination, selflessness and courage have brought the freedom struggle towards its fulfilment.
- Gerry Adams
(Keywords: Courage, Determination, Freedom, Struggle)

Such decisions will be far reaching and difficult. But you never lacked courage in the past. Your courage is now needed for the future.
- Gerry Adams
(Keywords: Courage, Decisions, Future, Now, Past, Will)

Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.
- John Quincy Adams
(Keywords: Courage, Perseverance, Difficulties, Obstacles)

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.
- Joseph Addison
(Keywords: Courage, Constitution, Duty, Man, Sense)

Courage is just fear, plus prayers, plus understanding.
- Edward Albert
(Keywords: Fear, Courage, Understanding)

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.
- William Alexander
(Keywords: Life, Courage, Earth, Forget, Resignation, Snow, Spring)

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 Allen
(Keywords: Quality, Courage, Honor, Man, Mind, Will, Woman, World)

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
(Keywords: Quality, Courage, Honor, Man, Mind, Will, Woman, World)

When I was straight, I had the courage and energy to become an actress. I owe my career to my will to stop using.
- Kirstie Alley
(Keywords: Courage, Career, Energy, Will)

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.
- Jeff Ament
(Keywords: Courage, Guitar, Play, Want)

Healing takes courage, and we all have courage, even if we have to dig a little to find it.
- Tori Amos
(Keywords: Courage, Healing)

I hope America can also be the cultural leader of the world, and use this frontier spirit to lead and show others that we need courage to go places where we have not gone before.
- Tadao Ando
(Keywords: Leader, Courage, Hope, America, Spirit, World)

At the same time, I would add that the American people have a lot of courage.
- Tadao Ando
(Keywords: Time, People, Courage, American)

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
(Keywords: People, Courage, Want)

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
(Keywords: Love, Work, Courage, Hope)

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.
- Maya Angelou
(Keywords: Consistency, Courage, Virtue, Potential, Practice)

Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can't practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage.
- Maya Angelou
(Keywords: Courage, Virtue, Nothing, Practice)

History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.
- Maya Angelou
(Keywords: History, Courage, Pain)

Men create real miracles when they use their God-given courage and intelligence.
- Jean Anouilh
(Keywords: Intelligence, Men, God, Courage, Miracles)

It takes a certain courage and a certain greatness to be truly base.
- Jean Anouilh
(Keywords: Courage, Greatness)

Until the day of his death, no man can be sure of his courage.
- Jean Anouilh
(Keywords: Death, Courage, Day, Man)

Courage is simply the willingness to be afraid and act anyway.
- Robert Anthony
(Keywords: Courage, Act)

The principal act of courage is to endure and withstand dangers doggedly rather than to attack them.
- Thomas Aquinas
(Keywords: Courage, Act)

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.
- Archilochus
(Keywords: Nature, Courage, Law, Safety, Will)

You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.
- Aristotle
(Keywords: Quality, Courage, Honor, Mind, Will, World)

Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others.
- Aristotle
(Keywords: Quality, Courage, First)

Courage is a mean with regard to fear and confidence.
- Aristotle
(Keywords: Fear, Courage, Confidence)

Leadership requires the courage to make decisions that will benefit the next generation.
- Alan Autry
(Keywords: Leadership, Courage, Decisions, Will)

To have courage for whatever comes in life - everything lies in that.
- Saint Teresa of Avila
(Keywords: Life, Courage, Lies)

But steel bars have never yet kept out a mob; it takes something a good deal stronger: human courage backed up by the consciousness of being right.
- Ray Stannard Baker
(Keywords: Courage, Being, Consciousness, Mob, Right)

To bathe a cat takes brute force, perseverance, courage of conviction - and a cat. The last ingredient is usually hardest to come by.
- Stephen Baker
(Keywords: Courage, Perseverance, Conviction, Force)

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
(Keywords: Change, Faith, Courage, Principles)

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.
- Stanley Baldwin
(Keywords: Time, Experience, Courage, Vision, First, Months, Patience)

Falsehood is cowardice, the truth courage.
- Hosea Ballou
(Keywords: Truth, Courage, Cowardice, Falsehood)

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
(Keywords: Beauty, Truth, Courage, Decision, Act, Goodness, Sisters, Today, Vengeance, Will)

Presumption should never make us neglect that which appears easy to us, nor despair make us lose courage at the sight of difficulties.
- Benjamin Banneker
(Keywords: Courage, Despair, Difficulties, Neglect, Sight)

There is not a single Muslim leader today who has the courage and commitment to defend Islam and Muslims, they are all in awe of the United States and other Western powers, and are indebted to them.
- Abu Bakar Bashir
(Keywords: Leader, Courage, Islam, Muslim, Commitment, states, Today, United)

Cowardice and courage are never without a measure of affectation. Nor is love. Feelings are never true. They play with their mirrors.
- Jean Baudrillard
(Keywords: Love, Feelings, Courage, Affectation, Cowardice, Measure, Play)

I think that people need to have the courage of their convictions and not be trying to fool people into thinking that they've changed overnight.
- Chris Bell
(Keywords: People, Courage, Fool, Thinking, Trying)

War paralyzes your courage and deadens the spirit of true manhood.
- Alexander Berkman
(Keywords: War, Courage, Spirit)

We have a powerful potential in out youth, and we must have the courage to change old ideas and practices so that we may direct their power toward good ends.
- Mary McLeod Bethune
(Keywords: Change, Power, Ideas, Courage, May, Old, Potential, Youth)

Our film examines the heroism, courage and prowess of the Soviet submarine force in ways never seen before.
- Kathryn Bigelow
(Keywords: Courage, Film, Force, Heroism)

A mode of conduct, a standard of courage, discipline, fortitude and integrity can do a great deal to make a woman beautiful.
- Jacqueline Bisset
(Keywords: Courage, Discipline, Integrity, Woman)

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.
- Jacqueline Bisset
(Keywords: Beauty, Character, Courage, Discipline, Integrity, Woman, Youth)

Men was formed for society, and is neither capable of living alone, nor has the courage to do it.
- William Blackstone
(Keywords: Men, Society, Courage, Living)

The weak in courage is strong in cunning.
- William Blake
(Keywords: Courage, Cunning)

Morality may consist solely in the courage of making a choice.
- Leon Blum
(Keywords: Morality, Courage, Choice, May)

Courage ought to have eyes as well as arms.
- H. G. Bohn
(Keywords: Courage, Eyes)

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.
- Erma Bombeck
(Keywords: Courage, Dignity, May, State)

All of us have moments in out lives that test our courage. Taking children into a house with a white carpet is one of them.
- Erma Bombeck
(Keywords: Courage, Children, Moments)



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