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Courage Quotes

Updated on August 22, 2010

Courage Quotes

Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.
Winston Churchill

Courage doesn't always roar.  Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I'll try again tomorrow.
Mary Anne Radmacher

With courage you will dare to take risks, have the strength to be compassionate, and the wisdom to be humble. Courage is the foundation of integrity.
Keshavan Nair

People are made of flesh and blood and a miracle fibre called courage.
Mignon McLaughlin

Conscience is the root of all true courage; if a man would be brave let him obey his conscience.
James Freeman Clarke

Some have been thought brave because they were afraid to run away.
Thomas Fuller

In politics, guts is all.
Barbara Castle

One man with courage makes a majority.
Andrew Jackson

True courage is not the brutal force of vulgar heroes, but the firm resolve of virtue and reason.
Alfred North Whitehead

Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.
Raymond Lindquist

We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

It requires more courage to suffer than to die.
Napoleon Bonaparte

Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity.
W. Clement Stone

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

There are no easy answers' but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right.
Ronald Reagan

Who could refrain that had a heart to love and in that heart courage to make love known?
William Shakespeare

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.
Mark Twain

How few there are who have courage enough to own their faults, or resolution enough to mend them.
Benjamin Franklin

Courage is a kind of salvation.

Untutored courage is useless in the face of educated bullets.
George S. Patton

Believers, look up - take courage. The angels are nearer than you think.
Billy Graham

The courage to be is rooted in the God who appears when God has disappeared in the anxiety of doubt.
Paul Tillich

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

To have courage for whatever comes in life - everything lies in that.
Saint Teresa of Avila

He's a man of great common sense and good taste - meaning thereby a man without originality or moral courage.
George Bernard Shaw

Courage is found in unlikely places.
J. R. R. Tolkien

In the Soviet army it takes more courage to retreat than advance.
Joseph Stalin

America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.
Harry S. Truman

Life is to entered upon with courage.
Alexis de Tocqueville

Courage is fire, and bullying is smoke.
Benjamin Disraeli

The weak in courage is strong in cunning.
William Blake

Never be discouraged. If I were sunk in the lowest pits of Nova Scotia, with the Rocky Mountains piled on me, I would hang on, exercise faith, and keep up good courage, and I would come out on top.
Joseph Smith, Jr.

What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?
Vincent Van Gogh

Your determination, selflessness and courage have brought the freedom struggle towards its fulfilment.
Gerry Adams

Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.
Erich Fromm

When God speaks, oftentimes His voice will call for an act of courage on our part.
Charles Stanley

Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.
Charlie Chaplin

The best protection any woman can have... is courage.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton

It is a blessed thing that in every age some one has had the individuality enough and courage enough to stand by his own convictions.
Robert Green Ingersoll

Is he alone who has courage on his right hand and faith on his left hand?
Charles Lindbergh

The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart.
Robert Green Ingersoll

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

Courage without conscience is a wild beast.
Robert Green Ingersoll

The courage we desire and prize is not the courage to die decently, but to live manfully.
Thomas Carlyle

The more wit the less courage.
Thomas Fuller

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

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

Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.
Robert Louis Stevenson

To create one's world in any of the arts takes courage.
Georgia O'Keefe

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

The principles of living greatly include the capacity to face trouble with courage, disappointment with cheerfulness, and trial with humility.
Thomas S. Monson

A team is where a boy can prove his courage on his own. A gang is where a coward goes to hide.
Mickey Mantle

You can't test courage cautiously.
Annie Dillard

Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.
Baltasar Gracian

Courage: Great Russian word, fit for the songs of our children's children, pure on their tongues, and free.
Anna Akhmatova

Courage in danger is half the battle.
Titus Maccius Plautus

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

Courage easily finds its own eloquence.
Titus Maccius Plautus

Courage can't see around corners but goes around them anyway.
Mignon McLaughlin

Good courage in a bad affair is half of the evil overcome.
Titus Maccius Plautus

There is in true beauty, as in courage, something which narrow souls cannot dare to admire.
William Congreve

Never undertake anything for which you wouldn't have the courage to ask the blessings of heaven.
Georg C. Lichtenberg

War is fear cloaked in courage.
William Westmoreland

Wait for the Lord. Behave yourself manfully, and be of good courage. Do not be faithless, but stay in your place and do not turn back.
Thomas Kempis

The courage of a soldier is found to be the cheapest and most common quality of human nature.
Edward Gibbon

One of the marks of a gift is to have the courage of it.
Katherine Anne Porter

Freedom is the sure possession of those alone who have the courage to defend it.

Change will never happen when people lack the ability and courage to see themselves for who they are.
Bryant H. McGill

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    • Ultimate Hubber profile imageAUTHOR

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      9 years ago

      Thank you all for your good comments.

      Stars439, I have really loved reading your comments on my hubs. :D

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      9 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      Gladiator was one of my favorite films, and Saving Private Ryan was another. I simply love heros, courage and bravery. It is so delicious with potatoe chips, chocolate, ice cream or among various other treats as you sit in a film theater with your hand near a place where it never belongs according to a wife, girl friend , or a first date. God Bless You and I love your good taste in the great things on Earth.

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      9 years ago from Fabulous USA

      Love these quotes! I had to journal a couple of them that I loved. Thanks for sharing

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      9 years ago from Philippines

      UH, where do you get these quotes? They're really good.


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