Quotes of Courage

“ Courage is the price that Life exacts for granting peace. ”

- Amelia Earhart

“ Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage. ”

- Anais Nin

“ Courage is not simply one of the virtues , but the form of every virtue at the testing point. ”

- C. S. Lewis

“ Live as brave men; and if fortune is adverse, front its blows with brave hearts. ”

- Cicero

“ Courage is the ladder on which all the other virtues mount. ”

- Clare Booth Luce

“ The bravest thing you can do when you are not brave is to profess courage and act accordingly. ”

- Corra Harris

“ Courage is fear that has said its prayers. ”

- Dorothy Bernard

“ I would rather be a coward than brave because people hurt you when you are brave. ”

- E. M. Forster

“ Courage is doing what you're afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you're scared. ”

- Eddie Rickenbacker

“ Few men are willing to brave the disapproval of their fellows, the censure of their colleagues, the wrath of their society. Moral courage is a rarer commodity than bravery in battle or great intelligence. Yet it is the one essential, vital quality of those who seek to change a world which yields most painfully to change ”

- Ernest Hemingway

“ A coward turns away, but a brave man's choice is danger. ”

- Euripides

“ Perfect courage means doing unwitnessed what he would be capable of with the world looking on. ”

- Francois De La Rochefoucauld

“ Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death. ”

- Harold Wilson

“ I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It's when you know you're licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what. ”

- Harper Lee

“ A timid person is frightened before a danger, a coward during the time, and a courageous person afterward. ”

- Jean Paul Richter

“ The stories of past courage can define that ingredient-they can teach, they can offer hope, they can provide inspiration. But they cannot supply courage itself. For this each man must look into his own soul. ”

- John F. Kennedy

“ Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air. ”

- John Quincy Adams

“ Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway. ”

- John Wayne

“ The worst thing of all is standing by when folks are doing something wrong. ”

- Kirby Larson

“ If courage wasn't a standard result of aging, it meant that the young could somehow acquire it as well. ”

- Lawana Blackwell

“ Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear. ”

- Mark Twain

“ It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare. ”

- Mark Twain

“ Let bravery be thy choice, but not bravado. ”

- Menander

“ The strongest, most generous, and proudest of all virtues is true courage. ”

- Michel de Montaigne

“ The only courage that matters is the kind that gets you from one moment to the next. ”

- Mignon McLaughlin

“ A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer. ”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“ When you meet your antagonist, do everything in a mild and agreeable manner. Let your courage be as keen, but at the same time as polished, as your sword. ”

- Richard Brinsley Sheridan

“ Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others. ”

- Robert Louis Stevenson

“ Fortune helps the brave. ”

- Terence

“ I have not ceased being fearful, but I have ceased to let fear control me. ”

- Erica Jong
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