Courage Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Courage

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Arms discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as well as property... Horrid mischief would ensue were the law-abiding deprived of the use of them.
~By Thomas Paine ~


Greatness, in the last analysis, is largely bravery - courage in escaping from old ideas and old standards and respectable ways of doing things.
~By James Robinson ~


Nowhere is Universalism welcomed and encouraged by a people; everywhere governments have forced and are forcing Universalism upon unwilling and resistant subjects.
~By Arthur Keith ~


A man of courage flees forward, in the midst of new things.
~By Jacques Maritain ~


You can't test courage cautiously.
~By Annie Dillard ~


Excellence encourages one about life generally; it shows the spiritual wealth of the world.
~By George Eliot ~


Virtues are acquired through endeavor, Which rests wholly upon yourself. So, to praise others for their virtues Can but encourage one's own efforts.
~By Thomas Paine ~


I would kiss you, had I the courage.
~By Edouard Manet ~


Just two weeks ago, millions of Iraqis defied the threats of terrorists and went to the polls to determine their own future. I congratulate the Iraqi people for the courage they've shown in making these elections so successful.
~By Bill Frist ~


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.
~By Emily Greene Balch ~


I want our government to encourage and protect freedom as well as our traditions of faith and family.
~By Jesse Helms ~


Often the difference between a successful man and a failure is not one's better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on his ideas, to take a calculated risk, and to act.
~By Maxwell Maltz ~


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.
~By James Lane Allen ~


The Stanford prison experiment came out of class exercises in which I encouraged students to understand the dynamics of prison life.
~By Philip Zimbardo ~


Political tyranny is nothing compared to the social tyranny and a reformer who defies society is a more courageous man than a politician who defies Government.
~By B. R. Ambedkar ~


Had we lived I should have had a tale to tell of the hardihood, endurance and courage of my companions which would have stirred the heart of every Englishman. These rough notes and our dead bodies must tell the tale.
~By Robert Falcon Scott ~


As soon as men know that they can kill without fear of punishment or blame, they kill; or at least they encourage killers with approving smiles.
~By Simone Weil ~


Real courage is when you know you're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.
~By Harper Lee ~


The only reason I'm in Hollywood is that I don't have the moral courage to refuse the money.
~By Marlon Brando ~


True courage is like a kite; a contrary wind raises it higher.
~By John Petit-Senn ~


Paul persuaded me to join the band. I would never have had the courage otherwise. It was fun at the beginning. We were playing just for fun, with Paul's group.
~By Linda McCartney ~


Without strength and courage it's really hard to perform at the highest levels of international figure skating, because you're alone on the ice and you only have seven minutes over two nights to prove yourself.
~By Scott Hamilton ~


Keep courage. Whatever you do, do not feel sorry for yourself. You will win in a great age of opportunity.
~By Richard L. Evans ~


TV is so different from the movies. It takes a lot of stamina because you work such long hours. It is really challenging. You are learning the next day's lines while you are shooting today's scenes. I found courage I never realised I had. I hope to do more.
~By Sharon Stone ~


I hope I've lived a life of science whose style will encourage younger people.
~By Joshua Lederberg ~


I think when you are the parents of a gifted athlete, the best thing in the world you can do is to encourage them, in my opinion. My dad didn't push me and I didn't push my children in athletics.
~By Bob Lilly ~


Real nobility is based on scorn, courage, and profound indifference.
~By Albert Camus ~


Courage, not compromise, brings the smile of God's approval.
~By Thomas S. Monson ~


Good ideas are not adopted automatically. They must be driven into practice with courageous patience.
~By Hyman Rickover ~


May joy and good fellowship reign, and in this manner, may the Olympic Torch pursue its way through ages, increasing friendly understanding among nations, for the good of a humanity always more enthusiastic, more courageous and more pure.
~By Pierre de Coubertin ~


I don't think I would have been able to stick with it and been proud of who I am and be feminine out on the court. I think I would have folded to the peer pressure if I didn't have my mom to encourage me to be me and be proud of how tall I am.
~By Lisa Leslie ~


I was encouraged by my mother and, to a lesser extent, by my father.
~By Carlisle Floyd ~


We learned to be patient observers like the owl. We learned cleverness from the crow, and courage from the jay, who will attack an owl ten times its size to drive it off its territory. But above all of them ranked the chickadee because of its indomitable spirit.
~By Tom Brown, Jr. ~


The courage to imagine the otherwise is our greatest resource, adding color and suspense to all our life.
~By Daniel J. Boorstin ~


Too many people feel that where you start out dictates where you should end up. I was on welfare and just shy of 19 when my first daughter was born, but I was encouraged to take advantage of my ability and drive and remained in school.
~By Gwen Moore ~


You can't force something like that. But we have encouraged our audience, because we avoid the confrontation of regular rock concerts: us up here, you down there. Instead, we're looking for interaction.
~By Page McConnell ~


Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death.
~By Earl Wilson ~


The kind of support encouraged by such modes of expression has always arisen basically from confusing the fatherland itself with the social conditions which happened to prevail in it.
~By Hjalmar Branting ~


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.
~By James Allen ~


If human beings had genuine courage, they'd wear their costumes every day of the year, not just on Halloween.
~By Doug Coupland ~


Many of our nation's great leaders began their careers at a service academy. I encourage anyone interested in a rewarding college experience or military career to apply as soon as possible.
~By Chris Cannon ~


Courage is what preserves our liberty, safety, life, and our homes and parents, our country and children. Courage comprises all things.
~By Plautus ~


Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities - because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
~By Joseph Chamberlain ~


In celebration of this Earth Day, I encourage all Members of the House to support legislation aimed at investing in the improvement of water quality in our Nation's lakes, rivers, streams and estuaries.
~By Jerry Costello ~


A good director creates an environment, which gives the actor the encouragement to fly.
~By Kevin Bacon ~


Shortly thereafter, some friends encouraged me to try out for the Miss South Carolina World beauty pageant. To my surprise, I won - and was sent to New York City to compete nationally.
~By Donna Rice ~


I would say keep supporting space flight, keep telling the public and the politicians why it's important to advance science and explore the galaxy. I encourage the Japanese to keep doing what they're doing.
~By Leroy Chiao ~


I saw clearly how those who saved the state so heroically and courageously in the War of Independence would be capable of bringing a catastrophe upon it if they are given the chance in normal times.
~By Moshe Sharett ~


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. Love me and I may be forced to love you.
~By William Arthur Ward ~


What is important is to believe in something so strongly that you're never discouraged.
~By Salma Hayek ~


You have to really be courageous about your instincts and your ideas. Otherwise you'll just knuckle under, and things that might have been memorable will be lost.
~By Francis Ford Coppola ~


There are times when it is more courageous to be cowardly.
~By Norman Reilly Raine ~


We would certainly encourage the Italian government to put forward an ambitious agenda of reform.
~By Rodrigo Rato ~


Congress must also enact pro-growth policies that encourage the economy to expand: like making tax relief permanent and repealing the death tax.
~By Michael Steele ~


I always knew how to cook and at one point in my career where I had done nine television pilots before Three's Company and they all failed, I just got discouraged.
~By Suzanne Somers ~


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


Every child comes with the message that God is not yet discouraged of man.
~By Rabindranath Tagore ~


Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.
~By John Quincy Adams ~


Correction does much, but encouragement does more.
~By Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ~


I never thought much of the courage of a lion tamer. Inside the cage he is at least safe from people.
~By George Bernard Shaw ~


Don't let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.
~By Richard L. Evans ~


Nearly every man who develops an idea works it up to the point where it looks impossible, and then he gets discouraged. That's not the place to become discouraged.
~By Thomas A. Edison ~


Courage consists not in hazarding without fear; but being resolutely minded in a just cause.
~By Plutarch ~


I can assure you we are all strong-willed, forceful personalities and the president encourages vigorous debate.
~By Karen Hughes ~


Many writers upon the science of political economy have declared that it is the duty of a nation first to encourage the creation of wealth; and second, to direct and control its distribution. All such theories are delusive.
~By Leland Stanford ~


You live with the fear people might find out. Then you actually have the courage to tell people and they go, I don't think you are gay. It's enough to drive you crazy.
~By Portia de Rossi ~


It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.
~By e. e. cummings ~


I think it's important to encourage gluttony in all its formats.
~By Lydia Lunch ~


We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot.
~By Eleanor Roosevelt ~


Either life entails courage, or it ceases to be life.
~By E. M. Forster ~


A member must say that he is a member of the Unification Church and that he is the follower of Sun Myung Moon. If he doesn't have the courage to say it, he is not worthy of me.
~By Sun Myung Moon ~


It is so often true that whether a person carries with him an atmosphere of gloom and depression or one of confidence and courage depends on his individual outlook.
~By James Keller ~


It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.
~By Mark Twain ~


Men create real miracles when they use their God-given courage and intelligence.
~By Jean Anouilh ~


Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men.
~By Confucius ~


In this work I have received the opposition of a number of men who only advocate the unobtainable because the immediately possible is beyond their moral courage, administrative ability, and their political prescience.
~By John Burns ~


Courage is the ladder on which all the other virtues mount.
~By Clare Boothe Luce ~


I'm enormously proud of the fact that Star Trek has really not just sparked an interest, but encouraged, a few generations of people to go into the sciences.
~By LeVar Burton ~


I will not be discouraged by failure; I will not be elated by success.
~By Joseph Barber Lightfoot ~


Rosa Parks' courage, determination, and tenacity continue to be an inspiration to all those committed to non-violent protest and change nearly half a century later.
~By Bob Filner ~


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.
~By William Alexander ~


The word courage - God, I love that word. Words are so important to me.
~By Peter Fonda ~


Courtesy is as much a mark of a gentleman as courage.
~By Theodore Roosevelt ~


So be encouraged and dedicate yourself to your dream and if your dream should come my way one day then we will dance upon the boards of life.
~By Ben Vereen ~


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.
~By Victor Hugo ~


You are damned and praised, or encouraged or discouraged by those who listen to you, and those who come to applaud you. And to me, those people are very important.
~By Miriam Makeba ~


As a gay Jewish white South African, I belong to quite a lot of minority groups. You constantly have to question who you are, what you are and whether you have the courage to be who you are.
~By Antony Sher ~


Each person has inside a basic decency and goodness. If he listens to it and acts on it, he is giving a great deal of what it is the world needs most. It is not complicated but it takes courage. It takes courage for a person to listen to his own goodness and act on it.
~By Pablo Casals ~


Once I had all the facts in, I found I didn't have the immoral courage to pull the caper. So I wrote it as a story. As a teenager, I didn't have any skills for writing as such, so it came out in 1500 words.
~By Theodore Sturgeon ~


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


I think the reason working-class people don't write books is because they are encouraged to believe that only certain people are permitted to write books.
~By Len Deighton ~


Young players need freedom of expression to develop as creative players... they should be encouraged to try skills without fear of failure.
~By Arsene Wenger ~


Remember in 1973 the same science chatter said that the coming Ice Age is going to occur, we're going to lose millions of people. And the politicians knew how to solve it, they just didn't have the courage to solve it; they were going to put coal dust on the Arctic.
~By Don Young ~


I would not encourage children or teens to multitask because we don't know where those efforts may lead.
~By Marilyn vos Savant ~


You want to shut up every Negro who has the courage to stand up and fight for the rights of his people, for the rights of workers, and I have been on many a picket line for the steelworkers too.
~By Paul Robeson ~


I would never discourage anyone from doing what it is in life that they want to do. But I would encourage them to find out the pros and cons of anything they become involved in.
~By Rita Mero ~


It never occurred to me that we would have as grandiose a program as the Marshall Plan, but I felt that we had to do something to save Europe from economic disaster which would encourage the Communist takeover.
~By W. Averell Harriman ~


I've made a connection with the television audience by being a proud Latino man. I am passionate for what I do, courageous in the face of peril, honest and straightforward.
~By Geraldo Rivera ~


The terrorist attacks of September 11th and the courageous actions of our armed forces in Afghanistan and Iraq remind us that friends of tyranny and enemies of freedom still exist.
~By Carl Levin ~


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.
~By Stephen Leacock ~

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February 29 ,2024
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