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Quotes of Courage

Updated on July 5, 2011
  • Rascals! Would you live forever?!
       -Frederick the Great while leading reluctant soldiers into battle
  • Courage, above all things, is the first quality of a warrior.
       -Karl Von Clausewitz
  • Cowards die many times before their death; the valiant never taste of death once.
       -William Shakespeare
  • Two qualities are indispensable: first, an intellect that, even in the darkest hour, retains some glimmerings of the inner light which leads to truth; and second, the courage to follow this faint light wherever it may lead.
       -Karl Von Clausewitz
  • almost always simply a lack of ability to suspend the functioning of the imagination.
       -Ernest Hemingway
  • Courage is rightly esteemed the first human qualities...because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
        -Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill
Winston Churchill
  • Courage! I shall find the means to act. -Antigone in Aeschylus, Seven Against Thebes
  • Courage is a moral quality; it is not a chance gift of nature like an aptitude for games. It is a cold choice between two alternatives, the fixed resolve not to quit; an act of renunciation which must be made not once but many times by the power of the will. Courage is willpower. -Lord Morgan
  • Moral courage is higher and a rarer virtue than physical courage. -Field Marshal Sir William J. Slim
  • One man with courage is a majority.   -Thomas Jefferson
  • Faced with what is right, to leave it undone shows a lack of courage.   -Confucius
  • It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.   -Seneca

Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson
  • Peerless, fearless, an army's flower!
    Sterner Soldiers the world never saw,
    Marching lightly, that summer's hour,
    To death and failure and fame forever.
       -Helen Gray Cone
  • Courage without conscience is a wild beast.
       -Robert G. Ingersoll
  • The first virtue in a soldier is endurance of fatigue; courage is only the second virtue.
       -Napoleon Bonaparte
  • War is fear cloaked in courage.
       -General William Westmoreland
  • The courage we desire and prize is not the courage to die decently, but to live manfully.
       -Thomas Carlyle
  • Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.
       -Mark Twain

Coach Vince Lombardi
Coach Vince Lombardi
  • Courage is the fear of being thought a coward.
       -Horace Smith
  • Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.
       -General George Patton
  • The sense of danger is never, perhaps, so fully apprehended as when the danger has been overcome.
       -Sir Arthur Helps
  • But I firmly believe that any man's finest hour, his greatest fulfillment of all he holds dear, is the moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle--victorious.
       -Vince Lombardi
  • Courtesy is as much a mark of a gentleman as courage.
       -Theodore Roosevelt
  • Courage is the price that Life exacts for granting peace.
       -Amelia Earhart


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    • codeiris profile image

      codeiris 6 years ago from Milky Way

      Some awesome quotes :D

    • RTalloni profile image

      RTalloni 7 years ago from the short journey

      Some pretty good ones here, but poor Frederick the Great, his soldiers evidently knew something he did not--indeed they would live somewhere forever!

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      Captain Jimmy 7 years ago from WV


      Proverbs 15:22 Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counsellors they are established.