We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Courage Quotes from James Russell Lowell, E. M. Forster, Leo Buscaglia, Samuel Ullman, August Strindberg. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
Fate loves the fearless.
Either life entails courage, or it ceases to be life.
I have too much respect for people to try to control them. But they are estranged from love, afraid to reach out and touch one another. We’re afraid to appear sentimental or speak in platitudes because people will say, ‘What a jerk!’ It takes courage in our culture to be a lover.
In the central place of every heart, there is a recording chamber; so long as it receives messages of beauty, hope, cheer and courage, you are young.
I always disliked dogs, those protectors of cowards who lack the courage to fight an assailant themselves.
War criminals in the U.S. and Israel are not punished: no international court has the courage to put them on trial.
I like so much wearing heels, legs look so much better, everything looks better. But it’s only recently I’ve had the courage to do that.
Support the strong, give courage to the timid, remind the indifferent, and warn the opposed.
The problem is when you are writing something in retrospective, it needs a lot of courage not to change, or you will forget a certain reality, and you will just take in consideration your view today.
Love is the most difficult and dangerous form of courage. Courage is the most desperate, admirable and noble kind of love.
It takes as much courage to have tried and failed as it does to have tried and succeeded.
The right response to the non-problem of global warming is to have the courage to do nothing.
Why should we honour those that die upon the field of battle? A man may show as reckless a courage in entering into the abyss of himself.
He is a man of courage who does not run away, but remains at his post and fights against the enemy.
I think we need people with stronger ideals than John Kerry or Bill Clinton. I think we need people with more courage and vision.
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.
I have always admired the courage of ordinary individuals to step up and speak out against injustice and tyranny.
One man scorned and covered with scars still strove with his last ounce of courage to reach the unreachable stars; and the world will be better for this.
The best protection any woman can have… is courage.
Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you’re scared to death.
Freedom is a system based on courage.
Creativity takes courage.
You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.
The gospel alone liberates you to live a life of scandalous generosity, unrestrained sacrifice, uncommon valor, and unbounded courage.
I adore themes of hope and courage and the ways we find meaning through suffering.
The people of South Carolina support conservatives who are trying to push real change, and the people of South Carolina expect their presidential candidates to back them up when they show courage.
The one man other than my father who made the most lasting impression was an uncle, Serge B. Benson. He taught me in three different classes – but above all, he taught me lessons in moral, physical, and intellectual courage that I have tried to apply in later life.
Being gifted needs courage.
The only reason I’m in Hollywood is that I don’t have the moral courage to refuse the money.
Keep courage. Whatever you do, do not feel sorry for yourself. You will win in a great age of opportunity.
We’ve let the blade of our innocence dull over time, and it’s only in innocence that you find any kind of magic, any kind of courage.
My message to you all is of hope, courage and confidence. Let us mobilize all our resources in a systematic and organized way and tackle the grave issues that confront us with grim determination and discipline worthy of a great nation.
I had to find the courage to turn my life around.
Courage conquers all things: it even gives strength to the body.
Don’t Make Assumptions. Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life.
For a long time, it was like I was part of some special forces unit: I’d land, meet everyone, five minutes later I’d have to do some amazing work, then – boom! – I’m out again. You know, playing supporting parts takes courage.
As the first Hispanic female governor in history, little girls often come up to me in the grocery store or the mall. They look and point, and when they get the courage, they ask ‘Are you Susana?’ and they run up and give me a hug.
There is a measure needing courage to adopt and enforce it, which I believe to be of virtue sufficient to redeem the nation in this its darkest hour: one only; I know of no other to which we may rationally trust for relief from impending dangers without and within.
I feel quite fearless protecting the people I love.
Yes, you must have the courage of being free.
Iwas not a reader at all, not until I discovered ‘The Hobbit.’ That changed my life. It gave me the courage to read. It led me to the ‘Lord of the Rings’ series. And once I’d read that, I knew I could read anything because I had just read thousands of pages.
Because with courage and conviction I believe we can deliver a more flexible, adaptable and open European Union in which the interests and ambitions of all its members can be met.
He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.
Courage is a peculiar kind of fear.
Women’s courage is rather different from men’s. The fact that women have to bring up children and look after husbands makes them braver at facing long-term issues, such as illness. Men are more immediately courageous. Lots of people are brave in battle.
Of all the many leaders I have met in the course of my life, none made a deeper impression on me than Nelson Mandela. His courage, compassion, humility and wisdom were without parallel on the world stage, and he himself was an enduring source of inspiration.
There has to be this pioneer, the individual who has the courage, the ambition to overcome the obstacles that always develop when one tries to do something worthwhile, especially when it is new and different.
The qualities of an exceptional cook are akin to those of a successful tightrope walker: an abiding passion for the task, courage to go out on a limb and an impeccable sense of balance.
Men who live valiantly and die nobly have a strength and a courage from the eternal Father.
I’d advise the youth to not get influenced or forced by their elders. They should have own political views and choices and the courage to pick the right leader.
I have a huge political interest. I just wish I had the courage to come into politics in India.
In ‘Tree of Life,’ the cinematography records a small story, a celebration of the courage of everyday life. But it does it so up close and so effortlessly that it has the effect of elevating the intimacy of the story to a grand scale.
What makes America amazing is that there have always been men and women of courage who were willing to think more about the future of their children and grandchildren than they did about their own political careers.
Clear thinking requires courage rather than intelligence.
Nothing gives us courage more readily than the desire to avoid looking like a damn fool.
I think we judge talent wrong. What do we see as talent? I think I have made the same mistake myself. We judge talent by people’s ability to strike a cricket ball. The sweetness, the timing. That’s the only thing we see as talent. Things like determination, courage, discipline, temperament, these are also talent.
The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.
The only courage that matters is the kind that gets you from one moment to the next.
Courage and conviction are powerful weapons against an enemy who depends only on fists or guns. Animals know when you are afraid; a coward knows when you are not.
It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things.
A wise woman recognizes when her life is out of balance and summons the courage to act to correct it, she knows the meaning of true generosity, happiness is the reward for a life lived in harmony, with a courage and grace.
Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.
Half a century ago, the amazing courage of Rosa Parks, the visionary leadership of Martin Luther King, and the inspirational actions of the civil rights movement led politicians to write equality into the law and make real the promise of America for all her citizens.
Unfortunately, unless we’re focused on building up our courage, which gives us our self-confidence and all that we need to make quantum change in our lives, the voice of fear will always take the lead inside our minds.
For the men and women of the FBI, bravery is reflected not only in the physical courage often necessary in the job. It can be seen in the courage of conviction, in the courage to act with wisdom in the face of fear, and in the courage it takes to admit mistakes and move forward.
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.
Great tragedy has come to us, and we are meeting it with the best that is in our country, with courage and concern for others because this is America. This is who we are.
The British were indeed very far superior to the Americans in every respect necessary to military operations, except the revivified courage and resolution, the result of sudden success after despair.
Prime Minister Sharon, Prime Minister Abbas, I urge you today to end the designs of those who seek destruction, annihilation and occupation, and I urge you to have the will and the courage to begin to realize our dreams of peace, prosperity and coexistence.
Courage enlarges, cowardice diminishes resources. In desperate straits the fears of the timid aggravate the dangers that imperil the brave.
I want to thank the Academy for its courage and generosity.
Be who you are. It’s easy to feel like you have to blend in, but it takes courage to live your life with conviction and embrace the person that you are.
Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.
The great epochs of our life are the occasions when we gain the courage to rebaptize our evil qualities as our best qualities.
Necessity does the work of courage.
I think the Iraqi people have shown extraordinary patience and courage in the last few months. They have really put a political system on the way to success, to a real democracy here.
Ofttimes the test of courage becomes rather to live than to die.
Soros has taught me that when you have tremendous conviction on a trade, you have to go for the jugular. It takes courage to be a pig. It takes courage to ride a profit with huge leverage.
Often times I have been asked about the attributes for success, and I have said that you need two attributes for succeeding as an entrepreneur: one, courage, second, luck.
Real courage is knowing what faces you and knowing how to face it.
At the same time, I would add that the American people have a lot of courage.
My mother always taught us that if people don’t agree with you, the important thing is to listen to them. But if you’ve listened to them carefully and you still think that you’re right, then you must have the courage of your convictions.
Moral courage is higher and a rarer virtue than physical courage.
In the Confederate Army, an officer was judged by stark courage alone, and this made it possible for the Confederacy to live four years.
I have spent a great deal of my life being part of minorities. Some of the people I admire the most in the world have had the courage to defend, against wind and tide, minority viewpoints in those frightening times when any disagreement with universal conformity is identified as treason.
The single outstanding exception was the broad yet precise mandate communicated by the General Assembly in 1946 to prepare as soon as possible the Charter of Human Rights which the San Francisco Conference had not had the time or the courage to draw up.
It takes a certain amount of courage to tackle very hard problems in science, I now realise. You don’t know what the timescale of your work will be: decades or only a few years.
With his trademark courage and conviction, President Reagan led us out of the Cold War, spreading his vision of freedom, resulting in the release of millions of people from the yoke of communism.
The joy of style lies not in how we look to other people, but in how we look to ourselves – and the most memorable and beautiful outfits are simply those that, in some rare moment of joy, we found the courage to share with the world.
Some people call it the ‘Al Jazeera spirit’ – courage, re-thinking authority, giving a voice to the voiceless. We have never been favored by the authority. The human being is the center of our editorial policy. We are not a TV station that rushes after stars, big names, press conferences, hand-shake journalism.
Communism is a way of thinking. Socialism is wimpy communism. When you don’t have the courage to become a communist, you become a socialist.
Daring to set boundaries is about having the courage to love ourselves, even when we risk disappointing others.
Suffering! We owe to it all that is good in us, all that gives value to life; we owe to it pity, we owe to it courage, we owe to it all the virtues.
I was a little doubtful about the propriety of going to the Mammoth Cave without a gentleman escort, but if two ladies travel alone they must have the courage of men.
Every day begins with an act of courage and hope: getting out of bed.
Our young people have come to look upon war as a kind of beneficent deity, which not only adds to the national honor but uplifts a nation and develops patriotism and courage.
Presumption should never make us neglect that which appears easy to us, nor despair make us lose courage at the sight of difficulties.
I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.
True courage is being afraid, and going ahead and doing your job anyhow, that’s what courage is.
He who is brave is free.
We are biological creatures. We are born, we live, we die. There is no transcendent purpose to existence. At best we are creatures of reason, and by using reason we can cure ourselves of emotional excess. Purged of both hope and fear, we find courage in the face of helplessness, insignificance and uncertainty.
I really thank my parents for giving me the good sense to not get into anything wrong. There are many people around who like controversies, and I actually wonder how do they do it. I don’t have the courage to get into controversies. There are people who love it; I find it silly.
I tend to think you’re fearless when you recognize why you should be scared of things, but do them anyway.
It is quite true that women like courage, and that boldness often goes a long way; but it is questionable whether with high-bred natures a subdued, quiet, and delicate manner does not go still further.
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.
For many years I wanted to do a film, but I never had the courage to clear my desk and say, ‘OK I’ll take a year off and do a film.’
Part of courage is simple consistency.
It takes a certain amount of courage to not be pessimistic. I’d like to believe there is good in everyone.
Soldiers, when committed to a task, can’t compromise. It’s unrelenting devotion to the standards of duty and courage, absolute loyalty to others, not letting the task go until it’s been done.
I saw courage both in the Vietnam War and in the struggle to stop it. I learned that patriotism includes protest, not just military service.
We can never intimidate and discourage the people who voice their words with courage. The essence of freedom rests precisely here – in the freedom of expression of the people. And we must protect it.
It is my deepest belief that only by giving our lives do we find life. I am convinced that the truest act of courage, the strongest act of manliness is to sacrifice ourselves for others in a totally non-violent struggle for justice.
Parents do not have the courage to say no to certain things that their children demand. They are rather scared of their children.
To have courage for whatever comes in life – everything lies in that.
True courage is like a kite; a contrary wind raises it higher.
I’m grateful to the LGBTQ community for giving me the courage to write music about who I am and not just about my sexual orientation.
Failure is only postponed success as long as courage ‘coaches’ ambition. The habit of persistence is the habit of victory.
I’m still shy – I’m no good at my children’s parent-teacher conferences, and I’m slowly learning how to ask for what I want. But I now know that I have a reserve of courage to draw upon when I really need it. There’s nothing that I’m too scared to have a go at.
If his presidency is to represent the full power of the idea that black Americans are just like everyone else – fully human and fully capable of intellect, courage and patriotism – then Barack Obama has to be subject to the same rough and tumble of political criticism experienced by his predecessors.
I think we all have empathy. We may not have enough courage to display it.
If you can find the courage, if you have in your heart even the slightest bit of rebellion against injustice, maybe you can channel that and become a leader.
To bathe a cat takes brute force, perseverance, courage of conviction – and a cat. The last ingredient is usually hardest to come by.
You cannot build character and courage by taking away a man’s initiative and independence.
Overcoming the Cold War required courage from the people of Central and Eastern Europe and what was then the German Democratic Republic, but it also required the steadfastness of Western partner over many decades when many had long lost hope of integration of the two Germanys and Europe.
What I’ve always said is that I’m opposed to institutional racism, and I would’ve, had I’ve been alive at the time, I think, had the courage to march with Martin Luther King to overturn institutional racism, and I see no place in our society for institutional racism.
It is easy enough to praise men for the courage of their convictions. I wish I could teach the sad young of this mealy generation the courage of their confusions.
We had a rule-breaker at Mainz – the club manager Christian Heidel, who had the courage to make me a Bundesliga coach.
Courage makes victory possible.
Let me start with Yahoo. As we meet today, a Chinese citizen who had the courage to speak his mind on the Internet is in prison because Yahoo chose to share his name and address with the Chinese Government.
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.
I see courage everywhere I go in Africa.
If one girl with courage is a revolution, imagine what feats we can achieve together.
If we bring not the good courage of minds covetous of truth, and truth only, prepared to hear all things, and decide upon all things, according to evidence, we should do more wisely to sit down contented in ignorance, than to bestir ourselves only to reap disappointment.
All art is political. Yes. Even the stuff that sounds like bubble-gum songs. I think all art is, by nature, intended to motivate society for change, and the only reason change doesn’t happen is because within the target population, courage is lacking.
When everything goes wrong, what a joy to test your soul and see if it has endurance and courage. An invisible and all-powerful enemy – some call him God, others the Devil, seem to rush upon us to destroy us; but we are not destroyed.
If we can’t have the courage to tell our constituents, hey, we’ve got to cut back, then if we can point to something and say, I would like to vote for more benefits for you, but this balanced budget amendment or statutory spending cap or whatever the device is, is preventing me from doing it.
Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.
Leaders come in many forms, with many styles and diverse qualities. There are quiet leaders and leaders one can hear in the next county. Some find strength in eloquence, some in judgment, some in courage.
He who has courage and faith will never perish in misery!
Have the courage to act instead of react.
I have huge respect for women who go out of their homes and have the courage to make their own destiny. And let me tell you, Indian women are doing a great job. There are those who work because they have no option but to earn, and then there are those who do it because they have the right talent. I respect both.
Sarah Vaughan is one of my greatest heroes. She personifies what an artist is all about, taking risks, daring to go beyond the boundaries of safety and convention. It takes courage to share your vulnerability.
We had every problems starting a big top could have. The tent fell down on the first day. We had problems getting people into the shows. It was only with the courage and arrogance of youth that we survived.
Every man has his own courage, and is betrayed because he seeks in himself the courage of other persons.
There can be no failure to a man who has not lost his courage, his character, his self respect, or his self-confidence. He is still a King.
The courage of a soldier is found to be the cheapest and most common quality of human nature.
Let’s drink to the spirit of gallantry and courage that made a strange Heaven out of unbelievable Hell, and let’s drink to the hope that one day this country of ours, which we love so much, will find dignity and greatness and peace again.
If you care about people, then you’re willing to act not just with compassion, but you’re also willing to act with courage.
We’ve begun to raise daughters more like sons… but few have the courage to raise our sons more like our daughters.
It takes courage to know when you ought to be afraid.
Men was formed for society, and is neither capable of living alone, nor has the courage to do it.
The one thing I learned the most about acting is it takes a tremendous amount of courage to go there and stand still. It takes courage and guts to step out of your mind frame and depict something.
The courage of life is often a less dramatic spectacle than the courage of a final moment; but it is no less a magnificent mixture of triumph and tragedy.
During the long process of history, by relying on our own diligence, courage and wisdom, Chinese people have opened up a good and beautiful home where all ethnic groups live in harmony and fostered an excellent culture that never fades.
Believers, look up – take courage. The angels are nearer than you think.
What we want from modern dance is courage and audacity.
A man of courage is also full of faith.
Grave was the man in years, in looks, in word, his locks were grey, yet was his courage green.
Leadership requires the courage to make decisions that will benefit the next generation.
I many times encountered courage, real courage. Undeniable courage. I’ve heard it said that that was the highest quality of the human animal. I encountered that many times, in unexpected places. And I have learned to recognize it when I see it.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.
I love Joan Collins. She’s a wonderful lady. She has such courage. She’s such a good actress.
Valor lies just halfway between rashness and cowardice.
I know of no higher fortitude than stubborness in the face of overwhelming odds.
Have the courage to face a difficulty lest it kick you harder than you bargain for.
Throughout the history of our young nation, we have seen our military go bravely into battle, armed with courage and willing to make the ultimate sacrifice.
Traveling gives you some perspective of what the rest of the world is like. I think that having the courage to step out of the norm is the most important thing.
Courage is always the surest wisdom.
History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.
The courage to be is rooted in the God who appears when God has disappeared in the anxiety of doubt.
Courage is on display every day, and only the courageous wring the most out of life.
I fear some of our leaders today have lost the courage to stand up. What we have now are politicians. They won’t offer real plans, and only stand up when they want to blame someone else.
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’
We live in a world in which courage is in less supply than genius.
Remarkable contributions are typically spawned by a passionate commitment to transcendent values such as beauty, truth, wisdom, justice, charity, fidelity, joy, courage and honor.
Don’t wish me happiness – I don’t expect to be happy it’s gotten beyond that, somehow. Wish me courage and strength and a sense of humor – I will need them all.
My father Sam, by his lifelong example, displayed for me the virtues of an honest day’s work and of great personal courage.
It takes a lot of courage to face up to things you can’t do because we feed ourselves so much denial.
Acting is really about having the courage to fail in front of people.
Young men and young women, full of courage, originality, and genius, are everywhere to be met with.
What happened in the missile crisis in October 1962 has been prettified to make it look as if acts of courage and thoughtfulness abounded. The truth is that the whole episode was almost insane.
In the two novels I have published, it was my fortune at different times, and from different persons, to hear the most unqualified censure long before it was possible for me to hear the voice of the public. But my temper was not altered, nor my courage subdued.
Courage – you develop courage by doing small things like just as if you wouldn’t want to pick up a 100-pound weight without preparing yourself.
The trials on the road to world harmony are no greater than the courage of those who accept the challenge.
Physical bravery is an animal instinct; moral bravery is much higher and truer courage.
Guilt is just as powerful, but its influence is positive, while shame’s is destructive. Shame erodes our courage and fuels disengagement.
Happy are those who dare courageously to defend what they love.
Above all, we must realize that no arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women. It is a weapon our adversaries in today’s world do not have.
You have to have courage to be obedient to God.
I think laughter may be a form of courage. As humans we sometimes stand tall and look into the sun and laugh, and I think we are never more brave than when we do that.
The courage of the poet is to keep ajar the door that leads into madness.
Simulated disorder postulates perfect discipline; simulated fear postulates courage; simulated weakness postulates strength.
What separated Ed Murrow from the rest of the pack was courage.
We know the Republicans are happy to keep the country in the dark, and if we Democrats are to recapture the power necessary to assert our values, we must find the energy, courage, creativity and unity to map out a brighter day for the people we sincerely want to serve.
God grant me the courage not to give up what I think is right even though I think it is hopeless.
The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself, in spite of being unacceptable.
There are always a few who stand up in times of communal madness and have the courage to say that what unites us is greater than what divides us.
Science is imagination in the service of the verifiable truth, and that service is indeed communal. It cannot be rigidly planned. Rather, it requires freedom and courage and the plural contributions of many different kinds of people who must maintain their individuality while giving to the group.
When spirituality is the basis of your life, it gives you the strength, wisdom and courage to surmount the many storms of life that could destroy a weaker person who doesn’t have this foundation.
You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world’s problems at once but don’t ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own.
Art, it seems to me, doesn’t need freedom so much as it needs courage and love – some would call it ‘soul’ or ‘Eros.’
We are in the midst of a momentous catastrophe of world history, of a transformation of all aspects of life and of the entire inner human being This is perhaps fortunate for the artistic person, if he is strong enough to bear the consequences, because what we need is the courage to have inner experience.
Australia is a nation of compassion. Courage and compassion. And the third of these great values: resilience.
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.
Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed we possessed.
The world will step aside for nearly anyone who has the courage of his of her opinions.
When I’m doing sports, I don’t feel anything at all. I enjoy the moment. It’s a safe haven. But once you try to let someone inside your soul, you become vulnerable. You have to be comfortable in your own skin. I don’t open myself up like that to a lot of people. It takes courage.
Despair gives courage to a coward.
Courage: Great Russian word, fit for the songs of our children’s children, pure on their tongues, and free.
There are two types of courage involved with what I did. When it comes to picking up a rifle, millions of people are capable of doing that, as we see in Iraq or Vietnam. But when it comes to risking their careers, or risking being invited to lunch by the establishment, it turns out that’s remarkably rare.
Bravery is the capacity to perform properly even when scared half to death.
It is right to endure with resignation what the gods send, and to face one’s enemies with courage.
If I have brought any message today, it is this: Have the courage to have your wisdom regarded as stupidity. Be fools for Christ. And have the courage to suffer the contempt of the sophisticated world.
Way down deep, we’re all motivated by the same urges. Cats have the courage to live by them.
Maybe in the workplace I have more courage than other areas in my life.
Have no fear of moving into the unknown. Simply step out fearlessly knowing that I am with you, therefore no harm can befall you; all is very, very well. Do this in complete faith and confidence.
I believe that art has been a vehicle for me that’s been about enlightenment and expanding my own parameters, to give me courage to exercise the freedom that I have in life.
Before I begin talking about the threats we face, the vulnerabilities that we have, and frankly the courage of the men and women in uniform that stand in harm’s way on behalf of a very grateful Nation, let me first honor the sacrifices of September 11.
Take chances, make mistakes. That’s how you grow. Pain nourishes your courage. You have to fail in order to practice being brave.
We must have the courage to confront dreadful views even in the people we love the most. But that’s difficult to do when we cast large segments of our fellow citizens into a basket to be condemned and disparaged, judging them even as we ignore that many of their deplorable traits exist in us, too.
When I was growing up in Virginia, the Civil War was presented to me as glorious with dramatic courage and military honor. Later, I realized how death was central to the reality. It was at the core of women’s lives. It’s what they talked about most.
Two European nations emerged with credit from the Iraq disaster: France and Germany. Both had the courage to withstand the Bush administration and oppose the U.S.-led invasion.
Courage, my friends; ’tis not too late to build a better world.
Courtesy is as much a mark of a gentleman as courage.
I know that millions of Americans from all walks of life agree with me that leadership does not mean putting the ear to the ground to follow public opinion, but to have the vision of what is necessary and the courage to make it possible.
Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections.
Those who won our independence… valued liberty as an end and as a means. They believed liberty to be the secret of happiness and courage to be the secret of liberty.
Courage is a kind of salvation.
Whenever I see John Lewis, I invariably say, ‘Thank you.’ And I will never stop. I don’t know how he’s still standing, because what he endured took courage and strength that I don’t know that I have.
I never wanted to become a CA. My father was keen that I become one because he thought that was the right thing for me to do. I didn’t have the courage to tell him that I don’t want to do it. But now, I can’t thank him more for having put me through it.
I’m sick of all these labels and these manufactured subdivisions of music that don’t even exist. And even though I’m pierced myself, I’m sick of everyone equating body piercing with musical courage. If you ask me, it takes a lot more than that.
We’re going to be OK because of the American people. They have more grit, determination and courage than you can imagine.
It’s up to the courage of the filmmakers to make art in cinema, not just business. John was rejected by studios, he borrowed money and did movies with his own money. You’re either courageous or not. You have to find a way.
I can tell you character traits I admire and work to develop in myself – perseverance, self-discipline, courage to stand up for what is right even when it is against one’s friends or one’s self.
Remember that when you meet your antagonist, to do everything in a mild agreeable manner. Let your courage be keen, but, at the same time, as polished as your sword.
Such decisions will be far reaching and difficult. But you never lacked courage in the past. Your courage is now needed for the future.
Political courage requires clarity.
The only thing is, people have to develop courage. It is most important of all the virtues. Because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtues consistently.
It takes a great deal of courage to follow another person’s lead.
Most people talk; we do things. They plan; we achieve. They hesitate; we move ahead. We are living proof that when human beings have the courage and commitment to transform a dream into reality, there is nothing that can stop them.
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.
When I was younger, I was kind of fearless. I think it takes more courage to do things when you know more. I was completely naive, and I was like, ‘Why can’t I do anything I want to do?’
Do you really think it is weakness that yields to temptation? I tell you that there are terrible temptations which it requires strength, strength and courage to yield to.
The strangest, most generous, and proudest of all virtues is true courage.
None speak of the bravery, the might, or the intellect of Jesus; but the devil is always imagined as a being of acute intellect, political cunning, and the fiercest courage. These universal and instinctive tendencies of the human mind reveal much.
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.
A wise woman knows how to summon her courage and do what is right, rather than what is easy.
But courage which goes against military expediency is stupidity, or, if it is insisted upon by a commander, irresponsibility.
He who loses wealth loses much; he who loses a friend loses more; but he that loses his courage loses all.
Make-up is the last thing to enhance your beauty, but it’s very important because it builds up your self-confidence and gives you more courage.
Faith in God… produces character; character will produce courage, courage to face the challenges of the day.
Before you can become a millionaire, you must learn to think like one. You must learn how to motivate yourself to counter fear with courage. Making critical decisions about your career, business, investments and other resources conjures up fear, fear that is part of the process of becoming a financial success.
It takes courage to sit on a jury. How many of us want to decide the fate of another person’s life or freedom? How many of us want to hold that kind of power in our hands?
The psychologist Elizabeth Loftus has shown great courage, in the face of spiteful vested interests, in demonstrating how easy it is for people to concoct memories that are entirely false but which seem, to the victim, every bit as real as true memories.
Success means having the courage, the determination, and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be.
Have the courage of your desire.
Courage is simply the willingness to be afraid and act anyway.
As a shame researcher, I know that the very best thing to do in the midst of a shame attack is totally counterintuitive: Practice courage and reach out!
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.
Untutored courage is useless in the face of educated bullets.
I’m not a fighter, but I would love to be a boxer because I love the courage and toughness. I mean, there can be nothing more terrifying than walking into an arena and looking at Mike Tyson in the ring.
Values are principles and ideas that bring meaning to the seemingly mundane experience of life. A meaningful life that ultimately brings happiness and pride requires you to respond to temptations as well as challenges with honor, dignity, and courage.
Caesar was a man of great common sense and good taste, meaning thereby a man without originality or moral courage.
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.
Wisdom, prudence, forethought, these are essential. But not second to these that noble courage which adventures the right, and leaves the consequences to God.
The courage of a soldier is heightened by his knowledge of his profession.
Universal basic income is not a solution in search of a problem – it is the obvious solution that has been in front of us for years. It only requires us to have the vision, empathy and courage to adopt it for the American people before it is too late.
I have three favorite politicians: Reagan, Truman, and Bobby Kennedy – Bobby for showing remarkable political courage despite being loathed by many on both sides.
My main trick is to work with amazing people. It’s a long and twisty journey, and you need people that really are amazing and have this rare gift of honesty and courage and really open up.
I feel most alive, most electric with faith, breath, and courage, when I think of God as a current that runs through all that is. Not by will or by choice. Not as a benediction but because there are laws even God must obey.
We had the courage to face the superpowers that wanted a military triumph for each side they supported in Central America. We told them, ‘No,’ and presented a peace plan.
Eccentricity has always abounded when and where strength of character had abounded; and the amount of eccentricity in a society has generally been proportional to the amount of genius, mental vigor, and courage which it contained.
An able, disinterested, public-spirited press, with trained intelligence to know the right and courage to do it, can preserve that public virtue without which popular government is a sham and a mockery.
Goodness is about character – integrity, honesty, kindness, generosity, moral courage, and the like. More than anything else, it is about how we treat other people.
Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.
Courage is grace under pressure.
My education was dominated by modernist thinkers and artists who taught me that the supreme imperative was courage to face the awful truth, to scorn the soft-minded optimism of religious and secular romantics as well as the corrupt optimism of governments, advertisers, and mechanistic or manipulative revolutionaries.
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.
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.
But after this natural burst of indignation, no man of sense, courage, or prudence will waste his time or his strength in retrospective reproaches or repinings.
I love revolutionaries who have the courage to stand up against the status quo. They’re always misunderstood, but they’re the ones who are standing up for human rights.
He’s nice enough not to want to be associated with a nasty remark but not nice enough not to make it. Lacking the courage of one’s nastiness does not make one nice.
People shouldn’t look at me and think life is one big piece of glamour. That’s the marketing, the spin. Life is challenging. But I have courage, strength, and enough good health to see the positive.
Justice must be done in investigating the tragic death of Mr. Freddie Gray. His family deserves our deepest sympathy and respect for their loss, and our admiration for their courage in calling us, as a city, to act as our better selves.
If we survive danger it steels our courage more than anything else.
Vulnerability is the essence of romance. It’s the art of being uncalculated, the willingness to look foolish, the courage to say, ‘This is me, and I’m interested in you enough to show you my flaws with the hope that you may embrace me for all that I am but, more important, all that I am not.’
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.
We all live in the same house, we all must be part of the effort to hold down our little house. When you see something that is not right, not fair, not just… do something about it. Say something. Have the courage. Have the backbone. Get in the way. Walk with the wind. It’s all going to work out.
The President regards the Japanese as a brave people; but courage, though useful in time of war, is subordinate to knowledge of arts; hence, courage without such knowledge is not to be highly esteemed.
Well, number one I like dancing. Number two I knew it would be challenging because I had never done this type of dance before. I always wanted to and I happened to have the courage to go out there and give it my best shot.
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex… It takes a touch of genius – and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.
My hope for this country is that we remain a people who value freedom, who have the courage to face the realities with faithful hearts instead of anxious ones.
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.
I would love to be a Franciscan brother. I’m just not sure I have the courage to do it.
Courage consists not in blindly overlooking danger, but in seeing it, and conquering it.
A man of courage flees forward, in the midst of new things.
Ronald Reagan’s well documented final battles with Alzheimer’s disease were fought with the same conviction and courage that his many public battles were fought.
A timid person is frightened before a danger, a coward during the time, and a courageous person afterward.
When we tackle obstacles, we find hidden reserves of courage and resilience we did not know we had. And it is only when we are faced with failure do we realise that these resources were always there within us. We only need to find them and move on with our lives.
Courage ought to have eyes as well as arms.
No matter what you think about the Iraq war, there is one thing we can all agree on for the next days – we have to salute the courage and bravery of those who are risking their lives to vote and those brave Iraqi and American soldiers fighting to protect their right to vote.
Courage is always rewarded.
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.
The last thing a woman will consent to discover in a man whom she loves, or on whom she simply depends, is want of courage.
Just as courage is the danger of life, so is fear its safeguard.
I don’t understand why people say that I am full of courage. I feel terribly nervous.
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.
We are very much what others think of us. The reception our observations meet with gives us courage to proceed, or damps our efforts.
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.
Courage is the fear of being thought a coward.
Courage! I have shown it for years; think you I shall lose it at the moment when my sufferings are to end?
Discover your own style. Don’t try to repeat what has already been written – have the courage to do your own thing and don’t be afraid to do something different.
Sadly, far too many politicians in Washington lack the courage to do something to fix our problems. They are worried about the political implications of making the hard choices we so desperately need to cut spending and shrink government.
If the Christian is a restorationist, a legalist, if he wants everything clear and safe, then he will find nothing. Tradition and memory of the past must help us to have the courage to open up new areas to God.
Readers of fiction read, I think, for a deeper embrace of the world, of reality. And that’s brave. I never get over being thankful for that – for the courage of my readers.
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.
Life is the most exciting opportunity we have. But we have one shot. You graduate from college once, and that’s it. You’re going out of that nest. And you have to find that courage that’s deep, deep, deep in there. Every step of the way.
The thing is, when I feel like I have to lose weight, the opposite happens. I remember stuffing loads of chocolate on the plane to the shoot, and I thought, ‘Why don’t you have the courage to show up in a body that’s natural, not overly worked out?’
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.
Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.
The only service a friend can really render is to keep up your courage by holding up to you a mirror in which you can see a noble image of yourself.
Nothing gives a fearful man more courage than another’s fear.
If you are a superstar, or whatever you want to call yourself, a person who’s had outrageous success, and you decide to go indie and tell the record companies to screw themselves? That takes a certain amount of courage. And bullheadedness, really.
But we got up there and decided to stick to this mix of power chords and funk and that’s where it really started for us. In having the courage to take that decision. To take a gamble not just with our music but our lives.
Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
I feel like Obama in a way. His idea that hope means not shrinking from a fight; it’s the courage to reach for something. My music is that. Those are principles I try to embody.
You will find as you grow older that courage is the rarest of all qualities to be found in public life.
Unjust. How many times I’ve used that word, scolded myself with it. All I mean by it now is that I don’t have the final courage to say that I refuse to preside over violations against myself, and to hell with justice.
Give the people not hell, but hope and courage.
The word ‘courage,’ one of my favorite words, the root or the etymology of that word is ‘cour,’ which means heart. I think true courage is actually following your heart and not getting or succumbing to what other people’s definition of what your life should be. Live your life.
Change will never happen when people lack the ability and courage to see themselves for who they are.
It requires greater courage to preserve inner freedom, to move on in one’s inward journey into new realms, than to stand defiantly for outer freedom. It is often easier to play the martyr, as it is to be rash in battle.
Those who lack the courage will always find a philosophy to justify it.
Change takes courage.
At my aunt’s funeral, I promised myself that I wouldn’t be bound by the belief that I’m supposed to stay in anything – whether it’s a relationship, a job, a house, or a circumstance – if it makes me miserable. She gave me the courage to find my own happiness.
The Adequate Protest demands far more than protests. It calls for Great and Daring Leaps of Integrity and Courage to See.
Success is that old ABC – ability, breaks, and courage.
Amid apocalyptic dystopia, ‘Fahrenheit 451”s protagonist retains sparks of curiosity, creativity, and courage, and these human characteristics are the seeds of hope that can arise, phoenix-like, from civilization’s ashes.
When you put on clothes that are fighting against something, you can feel your courage grow. Clothing can set you free.
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.
Now that I’ve got some films under my belt, I have the courage of my convictions regarding acting. It gives me a leg to stand on.
Elizabeth Keckley was a woman of remarkable strength, courage, perseverance, and dignity. She was exceptionally talented, but also very diligent and ambitious, and together those qualities enabled her to deliver herself from slavery and become a successful businesswoman.
If, in the coming thousand years, a feminine culture shall really supplement the masculine, then this will be exactly in the measure in which women have the courage to create and to act as most feminists now do not even dare think.
It shouldn’t take extreme courage and a willingness to go to prison for decades or even life to blow the whistle on bad government acts done in secret. But it does. And that is an immense problem for democracy, one that all journalists should be united in fighting.
Buddhist practices offer a way of saying, ‘Hey, come back over here, reconnect.’ The only way that you’ll actually wake up and have some freedom is if you have the capacity and courage to stay with the vulnerability and the discomfort.
It is remarkable that this people, though unarmed, dares attack an armed foe; the infantry defy the cavalry, and by their activity and courage generally prove victors.
For years, I’ve admired wrist tattoos, but I was always afraid that they would hurt – I’m kind of a weenie about pain. In fact, it’s why I wear so many bracelets on my left wrist. The bracelets represented the words or phrases I’d want to get tattooed but didn’t have the courage to.
To be a Bond girl you need courage, charm, determination and feistiness.
Amongst the qualities a hero should have, I would include determination, loyalty, courage, perseverance, patience, focus, intrepidity and selflessness.
I’ve decided to run for the U.S. Senate because I believe Wisconsin families need a senator who will work hard to deliver results for the middle class – a leader with the courage to do what’s right, no matter how tough the odds or how powerful the special interests we have to fight.
The enchanting charms of this sublime science reveal only to those who have the courage to go deeply into it.
Never undertake anything for which you wouldn’t have the courage to ask the blessings of heaven.
Just remaining quietly in the presence of God, listening to Him, being attentive to Him, requires a lot of courage and know-how.
One of the greatest gifts my father gave me – unintentionally – was witnessing the courage with which he bore adversity. We had a bit of a rollercoaster life with some really challenging financial periods. He was always unshaken, completely tranquil, the same ebullient, laughing, jovial man.
My mother taught me that we all have the power to achieve our dreams. What I lacked was the courage.
Martin Luther King and Gandhi were not people who failed in self-respect. They were people of hope and great courage, and their courage was disciplined.
The difficult thing is that vulnerability is the first thing I look for in you and the last thing I’m willing to show you. In you, it’s courage and daring. In me, it’s weakness.
When you have a wife who has been a tower of strength and shown more courage than you dreamed existed – that’s the finest I know.
Let us go forth with fear and courage and rage to save the world.
I went through a long period where I was afraid of doing things I wanted to do, and you get your courage back, which is what’s important.
A lot of people do not muster the courage to live their dreams because they are afraid to die.
Courage easily finds its own eloquence.
I’ve always been inspired by artists who have shown musical and intellectual curiosity and the courage to take risks.
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
You take a number of small steps which you believe are right, thinking maybe tomorrow somebody will treat this as a dangerous provocation. And then you wait. If there is no reaction, you take another step: courage is only an accumulation of small steps.
Courage is poorly housed that dwells in numbers; the lion never counts the herd that are about him, nor weighs how many flocks he has to scatter.
I think my greatest virtue is that I have the courage to take tough decisions. As for my greatest fault, I guess I should be a little tougher. The feedback I get always is that I am not as tough and demanding as I should be.
Valor’ is a word we don’t commonly hear. People can show courage and bravery confronting many different challenges in life. But ‘valor’ connotes willingly putting oneself in mortal danger to protect others.
It may not be the most popular but there is a place for it. I think about the kind of music I love, acoustic, melodic, and I guess it kind of took a bit of courage on my part to think I could be one of those songwriters.
To go to hospitals and see people fight and overcome cystic fibrosis or cancer or any number of illnesses is to see courage that is humbling. And athletes constantly need to be humbled.
Pugnacity is a form of courage, but a very bad form.
There is in true beauty, as in courage, something which narrow souls cannot dare to admire.
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.
What is more mortifying than to feel that you have missed the plum for want of courage to shake the tree?
From my youngest brother to immigrant women to black queer folks, those are the people who keep me going. When I think about their various acts of courage, it reminds me that I am not alone and that we can do even more, and we deserve more, so we have to keep going.
Discouragement is not the absence of adequacy but the absence of courage.
We humans have a powerful instinct to flee from peril. It takes a special kind of courage, a deep sense of duty, and extraordinary character to overcome these impulses and – for the sake of others – to run toward the danger.
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.
Because at bottom, I’m interested in fear, and in courage and cowardice and these are easier to get at through fiction, where you can enter people’s heads.
If I am to be known for anything, I would like it to be for encouraging Canadians, for knowing a little bit about their daily, extraordinary courage. And for wanting that courage to be recognized.
Courage is never to let your actions be influenced by your fears.
Ultimately, the forces of dictatorship and extremism robbed me of my mother, but she lives on as a symbol of hope, a role model for women across the world. She proved beyond a doubt, with her life and relentless courage, that women can certainly do everything.
Courage is just fear plus prayers plus understanding.
I have nothing but unreserved praise for our armed forces, paramilitary and internal security forces. Their sacrifices to preserve the integrity and unity of our country present a saga of unparalleled courage and discipline.
At the bottom of not a little of the bravery that appears in the world, there lurks a miserable cowardice. Men will face powder and steel because they have not the courage to face public opinion.
I have the courage of youth, and I’m not afraid of anything. My only enemies are illegality and corruption.
Heroes to me are guys that sit in libraries. They absorb knowledge and then the risks they take are calculated on the basis of the courage it took to become replete with knowledge.
Know what’s important and what isn’t. Have the wisdom to know the right thing to do, the integrity to do it, the character to stand up to those who don’t, and the courage to stop those who won’t.
Courage means standing next to someone you don’t always agree with for the betterment of the country.
Lying at the root of the social agreements of 1980 are the courage, sense of responsibility, and the solidarity of the working people. Both sides have then recognized that an accord must be reached if bloodshed is to be prevented.
The path from dreams to success does exist. May you have the vision to find it, the courage to get on to it, and the perseverance to follow it.
On sensitive issues, talk isn’t cheap – it takes real courage to pry open topics nailed shut.
There are no easy answers, but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right.
Most of the good executives do pretty well. Because to be a good executive you have to be strong, and you have to have a simple attribute that people have forgotten about – courage.
In the morning, I’m like the Antonioni movies. I’m little sad. I haven’t the courage to start the day. In the evenings, I’m happier, more alive – like the character I play in ‘An Almost Perfect Affair.’
California is a place of invention, a place of courage, a place of vision, a place of the future. People who made California what it is were willing to take risks, think outside convention and build.
I pray they will carry on in spite of that dreadful monster prejudice, and with patience, courage, fortitude and perseverance achieve success for themselves.
I have the responsibility of over four million people, and I am in a position to do good, to be able to bring about a new life for my people, and I will continue to move in that direction. It’s a burden, but it needs to be done, and you have to have the courage and wisdom to see it through.
The ‘Bird’s Nest’ National Stadium, which I helped to conceive, is designed to embody the Olympic spirit of ‘fair competition.’ It tells people that freedom is possible but needs fairness, courage and strength.
The memoirs that have come out of Africa are sometimes startlingly beautiful, often urgent, and essentially life-affirming, but they are all performances of courage and honesty.
My father took one of the toughest jobs in the government because he cared about his nation more than himself. His courage and conviction have always driven me to want to make a difference.
Loyalty and devotion lead to bravery. Bravery leads to the spirit of self-sacrifice. The spirit of self-sacrifice creates trust in the power of love.
With enough courage, you can do without a reputation.
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.
When finally I mustered the courage to tell a novelist friend that I was talking to editors about a biography, her reply was, ‘Oh, that’s okay. That’s not a real book.’
I believe the biggest challenge is just getting the courage to try something different or new. Try to forget the stereotype in your mind. Yoga is for everyone – children, athletes, moms, dads, accountants, truck drivers, even country stars.
In our film profession you may have Gable’s looks, Tracy’s art, Marlene’s legs or Liz’s violet eyes, but they don’t mean a thing without that swinging thing called courage.
Success, they taught me, is built on the foundation of courage, hard-work and individual responsibility. Despite what some would have us believe, success is not built on resentment and fears.
The power of the human spirit inspires me. Movies, books, stories, people, anything that reminds us that we are more than just this physical body and our capacity for love and courage can bend reality.
Men make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.
To dare to live alone is the rarest courage; since there are many who had rather meet their bitterest enemy in the field, than their own hearts in their closet.
Ingenuity, plus courage, plus work, equals miracles.
For this equilibrium now in sight, let us trust that mankind, as it has occurred in the greatest periods of its past, will find for itself a new code of ethics, common to all, made of tolerance, of courage, and of faith in the Spirit of men.
Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace.
Maybe you will be afraid and maybe you will fail, but the courage to take risks in any part of your life is, I feel, a very worthwhile way to live.
It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.
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.
I admire the courage and self-reliance it takes to start your own business and make it succeed.
In 1984, showing extraordinary courage, a group of Guatemalan wives, mothers and other relatives of disappeared people banded together to form the Mutual Support Group for the Appearance Alive of Our Relatives.
The kind of beauty I want most is the hard-to-get kind that comes from within – strength, courage, dignity.
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.
Today, because of President Obama’s courage, kids can stay on their parent’s plan until they are 26. Insurers cannot kick you off your policy because you have hit your limit. They will not be able to deny you because you have a pre-existing condition.
My sword I give to him that shall succeed me in my pilgrimage, and my courage and skill to him that can get it.
I want to find the candidates who understand the principles of American exceptionalism and have the character, the courage, and the confidence to actually lead the greatest nation in the world.
To see the right and not to do it is cowardice.
The truth won’t set us free – until we develop the skills and the habit and the talent and the moral courage to use it.
Courage is the ladder on which all the other virtues mount.
Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.
Throughout the years, many Christian women have told me of their great respect for the bravery and courage evident in my work, perhaps even gesturing to their own Isis earrings or a Nile River Goddess pendants.
Design is the courage and brilliance to cover an original and make it different.
Fearlessness is not only possible, it is the ultimate joy. When you touch nonfear, you are free.
I used to be so intimidated by spin classes. I’d always go by and see people on their bikes looking so intense. But one day my sister and I worked up the courage to go in, and now we’re hooked!
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.
The quality that defines us as Americans is the courage to respond to being hit. The courage to root out and destroy the killers. And, most importantly, the courage to hold on to our values and protect our hard-won freedoms while doing it.
Love and peace of mind do protect us. They allow us to overcome the problems that life hands us. They teach us to survive… to live now… to have the courage to confront each day.
When I was a young man, Dirac was my hero. He made a breakthrough, a new method of doing physics. He had the courage to simply guess at the form of an equation, the equation we now call the Dirac equation, and to try to interpret it afterwards.
We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear.
Enthusiasm is a form of social courage.
There are a group of people who would like to silence everybody and have everybody go along to get along, but that’s not going to be very helpful for us in the long run, in terms of solving our problems. And somebody has to be courageous enough to actually stand up to, you know, the bullies.
It requires more courage to suffer than to die.
Obama wants to be thought of as the president who freed us from foreign oil. But if he doesn’t show some political courage, he may well be remembered as the president who cooked the planet.
They put me in a harness, like a horse, to learn the back somersault. It was weird up there when I put on that harness for the first time. The courage came with practice.
You must have love as the core; it takes courage to be willing to constantly tell the truth to each other and risk letting the relationship go.
It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power.
Sailing a boat calls for quick action, a blending of feeling with the wind and water as well as with the very heart and soul of the boat itself. Sailing teaches alertness and courage, and gives in return a joyousness and peace that but few sports afford.
When God speaks, oftentimes His voice will call for an act of courage on our part.
We are telling the American people to have patience, courage, resolve and determination.
People talk about the courage of condemned men walking to the place of execution: sometimes it needs as much courage to walk with any kind of bearing towards another person’s habitual misery.
In the Soviet army it takes more courage to retreat than advance.
Courage, not compromise, brings the smile of God’s approval.
Real courage is when you know you’re licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.
Next to courage, willpower is the most important thing in politics.
The courage in journalism is sticking up for the unpopular, not the popular.
Deep Throat’s information, and in my view, courage, allowed the newspaper to use what he knew and suspected.
The most important thing for me was to never, ever, ever deny it. But I didn’t really have the courage to talk about it. I was thinking, The people who need to know I’m gay know.
I have decided to make a personal message to David Haye. I want him to fight me, to be a man. I wish there will be enough excitement, pressure and courage for David Haye to fight me.
Most of man’s problems upon this planet, in the long history of the race, have been met and solved either partially or as a whole by experiment based on common sense and carried out with courage.
On great teams – the kind where people trust each other, engage in open conflict, and then commit to decisions – team members have the courage and confidence to confront one another when they see something that isn’t serving the team.
A leader must have the courage to act against an expert’s advice.
How many women have the courage to start properly with a cold, cold bath early in the morning? I jump in, throw the water, cold as ice, and after the first plunge I am happy.
I have no physical courage, I’ve asked for a double.
Anyone can support a team that is winning – it takes no courage. But to stand behind a team to defend a team when it is down and really needs you, that takes a lot of courage.
It’s easy to give up, and that’s the one thing we cannot do. That’s what gives me a reason for working: to leave people with a little more courage, with a little hope that has been nourished. Even if, of course, it’s going to disappear, whatever touches one isn’t lost forever.
As a young man, I felt a need to communicate with somebody or something, but it seemed in my own particular environment that that wasn’t an option. On the other hand, I probably lacked the courage to do so, even if it was an option.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a time to honor the greatest champion of racial equality who taught a nation – through compassion and courage – about democracy, nonviolence and racial justice.
From caring comes courage.
I know that if I’d had to go and take an exam for acting, I wouldn’t have got anywhere. You don’t take exams for acting, you take your courage.
Often the difference between a successful person and a failure is not one has better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on one’s ideas, to take a calculated risk – and to act.
Either you decide to stay in the shallow end of the pool or you go out in the ocean.
I think it is not just the U.N. speaking, but the concept of a third party, a third party to a conflict speaking out. You know, sometimes saying, ‘Stop, this is enough. This cannot be allowed to happen,’ gives the victims and the people who are caught in that situation courage, encouragement, support.
Valor is stability, not of legs and arms, but of courage and the soul.
I’m sick of not having the courage to be an absolute nobody.
Moses became America’s true founding father because he evangelized action; he justified risk. He gave ordinary people the courage to live with uncertainty.
It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.
Faced with what is right, to leave it undone shows a lack of courage.
I think there’s a difference between ditzy and dumb. Dumb is just not knowing. Ditzy is having the courage to ask!
Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.
Women have to summon up courage to fulfill dormant dreams.
I learned that moral courage is harder than physical courage.
In fact, my courage and my bravery at a young age was the thing I was bullied for, a kind of ‘Who do you think you are?’
The secret to happiness is freedom… And the secret to freedom is courage.
Watching ‘Girls’ has just given me renewed courage.
The continental troops have as much courage and real discipline as those that are opposed to them. They are more inured to privation, more patient than Europeans, who, on these two points, cannot be compared to them.
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.
Limit to courage? There is no limit to courage.
The test of courage comes when we are in the minority. The test of tolerance comes when we are in the majority.
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.
Valor grows by daring, fear by holding back.
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.
I know what it is to feel unloved, to want revenge, to make mistakes, to suffer disappointment, yet also to find the courage to go forward in life.
There is nothing in the world so much admired as a man who knows how to bear unhappiness with courage.
I have always had the courage for the new things that life sometimes offers.
The eagle has no fear of adversity. We need to be like the eagle and have a fearless spirit of a conqueror!
I had a long time admiration for the Jewish people. Especially with their long time of courage, taking so much abuse for so long. I was only seven years old, but I could easily see the ungodly treatment that the white folks were handing the poor Jewish family whom I worked for.
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
When you really believe in God, it gives you a courage, a confidence that enables you to meet the things coming.
Courage is like love; it must have hope for nourishment.
Courageous people do not fear forgiving, for the sake of peace.
Having the courage to say no when all your friends are saying yes is one of the most difficult things you’ll ever have to do. Doing it, however, is one of the biggest charges you can ever make to your personal battery. I call this ‘won’t power.’
As soldiers need not only courage but tactics also, so does a philosopher need not only courage and philosophy but discernment also, to tell what his right time of dying is – so that he neither seek it nor flee it.
You have to do what you need to do as an artist. You have to have that courage.
Be courageous. I have seen many depressions in business. Always America has emerged from these stronger and more prosperous. Be brave as your fathers before you. Have faith! Go forward!
It is up to African leaders to show their will and political courage in order to assure that this new pan-African institution becomes an efficient instrument and not a place for endless discussions.
Fashion should not be expected to serve in the stead of courage or character.
And I think most people in this country want to see a president that’s got the courage to say we’re going to cut the tax burden, and reduce the regulatory climate, and we’re going to get Americans working.
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.
Traits like humility, courage, and empathy are easily overlooked – but it’s immensely important to find them in your closest relationships.
Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress.
I know that throughout their history, the people of the United States defended their freedom, their liberty, their justice, and their rights – if need be – with their lives. I think their courage is so admirable.
If you are fearful, choose courage. If you frequently procrastinate, choose to take action now. If you have always waited for others to lead, use your own initiative.
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.
Confronting and undermining the narratives and ideas of extremism must therefore be one of our key tasks. To do this, we must retain the courage of our convictions in the face of extremism.
The best marriages are the ones where we can go out in the world and really put ourselves out there. A lot of times we’ll fail, and sometimes we’ll pull it off. But good marriages are when you can go home and know that your vulnerability will be honored as courage, and that you’ll find support.
A man of courage never needs weapons, but he may need bail.
I find fault with my children because I like them and I want them to go places – uprightness and strength and courage and civil respect and anything that affects the probabilities of failure on the part of those that are closest to me, that concerns me – I find fault.
Courage is the essential element in any great public man or woman.
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.
I am shocked at the attitude of our American troops. They have no respect for death, the courage of an enemy soldier, or many of the ordinary decencies of life.
When I write, what I long for is not more realism or fiction but more courage. That’s what I always find myself short on and what I have to struggle to achieve in order that the work might live.
Honestly, I would love to sing too but I don’t have the courage to sing on a professional level.
We know the threats – from global terrorist networks to the spread of deadly weapons. Yet we also know that embedded in this time of danger is the promise of a new day, if we have the courage and commitment to work together.
Cowardice and courage are never without a measure of affectation. Nor is love. Feelings are never true. They play with their mirrors.
You must study to be frank with the world: Frankness is the child of honesty and courage.
I admired Eugene McCarthy’s courage and although I left his Senate staff after four years to accept a job as the researcher on the editorial page of the ‘Washington Post,’ I remained an admirer.
Resignation is the courage of Christian sorrow.
You have to accept whatever comes and the only important thing is that you meet it with courage and with the best that you have to give.
Courage is doing what you are afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you are scared.
Courage, sacrifice, determination, commitment, toughness, heart, talent, guts. That’s what little girls are made of.
I wish that the Indians believed me a god, for upon the report of an enemy’s valor oftentimes depends the success of a battle, and false reports have many times done as great things as true courage and resolution.
It takes a lot of courage to stay in power, but I am pledging to you to have the courage to continue moving forward.
We’ve become the party that wants to appease everyone and no one. And I think the only way that the Democrats become viable again is if we have people who have moral clarity and courage to say what they need to say and fight for what they need to fight for.
Courage is found in unlikely places.
Hope, like faith, is nothing if it is not courageous; it is nothing if it is not ridiculous.
‘The Impossible Dream’ is, in my opinion, one of the greatest songs ever written. Here is a man, an old man, a very old man full of daring, bravery, courage, determination, romanticism and dreams.
Give us grace and strength to forbear and to persevere. Give us courage and gaiety and the quiet mind, spare to us our friends, soften to us our enemies.
That’s what acting is – it’s about… having the courage to allow your audience into the private moments of your characters’ lives.
Honest conviction is my courage; the Constitution is my guide.
Physical courage, which despises all danger, will make a man brave in one way; and moral courage, which despises all opinion, will make a man brave in another.
My late father Rev. James Thomas McGlowan was the inspiration behind ‘Bamboozled.’ My father admired Frederick Douglass’ courage and his bravery in the face of adversity.
Ski jumping is just 10 per cent physical, 90 per cent mental. Some people can’t do that. It’s not just to do with the fear at the top. It takes a lot of guts to go off the top, but it takes 100 times more courage to jump off the end.
Grades don’t measure tenacity, courage, leadership, guts or whatever you want to call it. Teachers or any other persons in a position of authority should never tell anybody they will not succeed because they did not get all A’s in school.
I’m fascinated how often and with what whole-heartedness people will risk their lives to perform acts of courage, sacrifice, and compassion for total strangers.
I look back at the looks I’ve had over the years. I’m proud of myself that I had the courage to experiment with crazy hairstyles and some fashion things. Would I do it again? No. But that’s part of the learning process and getting from point A to point B.
Success is not measured by what you accomplish, but by the opposition you have encountered, and the courage with which you have maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds.
Let us answer the terrorists by living our values with courage.
As long as you’ve got your courage of conviction, it works for you. I think that the same applies, too, even where you don’t, because in today’s world, financial resources are the least important. World has moved to the power of ideas.
For as long as this nation has known war, we have embraced the heroes it has produced. Americans have rightfully noted the honor and nobility of courage under hostile fire and thanked those who perished in their defense.
Even within the last three or four years, I have a greater ability to communicate, I think. I have more courage to show the stuff… And it does take courage.
While President Bush likes to project an image of strength and courage, the real truth is that in the presence of his large financial contributors, he is a moral coward.
‘Better Than Home,’ the song, is about getting out of your hiding place and having the courage to live as loud as possible. It is about feeling the life that has been given and has been waiting for you all along.
More firm and sure the hand of courage strikes, when it obeys the watchful eye of caution.
So much inspires me. People living their lives with courage, beauty of all kinds, nature in all its aspects, people I love and people I hardly know, and, of course, other poets.
War is fear cloaked in courage.
Courage stands halfway between cowardice and rashness, one of which is a lack, the other an excess of courage.
Poetry gives us courage and sets us straight with the world. Poems are great companions and friends.
These rules may seem simple enough, but it will require great morale and physical courage to adhere to them. But if carried out in the strict sense of the word it will surely lead to a greater success than could otherwise be attained.
There never is a good time for tough decisions. There will always be an election or something else. You have to pick courage and do it. Governance is about taking tough, even unpopular, decisions.
I can muster up the courage in the difficult situations to get me through.
At pivotal moments throughout history, there have always been grey areas, and there likely will be in the future. Courage now lies not in the black and white, as in the past, but in the grey.
The valor and courage of our young women and men in the armed services are a shining example to all of the world, and we owe them and their families our deepest respect.
I do get scared, but I think – like it says in another book I’ve read – feel the fear and do it anyway. I try to have courage, pray a little bit and work through it. I’d rather try, even if I fail.
It has been my honor to support and work with President Barack Obama, a man who has brought courage and character to the presidency. President Obama’s strength of character leads him to do the right thing, even when it isn’t the easy thing.
I’ve been involved in politics for quite some time. I’ve held positions, and my experiences are very deep, and I think I have the capacity, the courage, and the character to institute the kinds of reforms that are so desperately needed.
The sea – this truth must be confessed – has no generosity. No display of manly qualities – courage, hardihood, endurance, faithfulness – has ever been known to touch its irresponsible consciousness of power.
Unless a reviewer has the courage to give you unqualified praise, I say ignore the bastard.
You always remember the delicacy of the work you do on a new play – the delicacy and the rigor and the courage.
Being a leader for me is about having the courage to speak the truth, and live the truth, despite attempts to silence our thoughts, feelings, and past experiences.
I am fearlessly independent. I have the courage to go against the tide and pay a price for my choices.
What I love about the East End is that there’s a great perseverance, determination and courage. What I dislike about it is that there is sometimes a celebration of ignorance.
We must have courage to bet on our ideas, to take the calculated risk, and to act. Everyday living requires courage if life is to be effective and bring happiness.
To see what is right and not to do it is want of courage, or of principle.
I’m grateful to God for His bountiful gifts… He gave me courage and faith in myself.
I don’t know what kind of courage it took thousands of years ago, but I know how courageous women need to be today.
For thousands of years, human beings have been obsessed with beauty, truth, love, honor, altruism, courage, social relationships, art, and God. They all go together as subjective experiences, and it’s a straw man to set God up as the delusion. If he is, then so is truth itself or beauty itself.
Everybody, even me, sometimes had to compromise on something, doing things we know to be wrong, and this happens doing whatever job in the world. But a singer must have the courage of saying no.
It took me realizing that a broken heart has never actually killed anyone to find the courage to ask for what I want, in just about every situation. That was part of my own growing up.
There’s only one requirement of any of us, and that is to be courageous. Because courage, as you might know, defines all other human behavior. And, I believe – because I’ve done a little of this myself – pretending to be courageous is just as good as the real thing.
The West needs leaders with the courage and the will to fight the scourge of radical Islam.
We’ve always had this experience that things take long, but I’m 100% convinced that our principles will in the end prevail. No one knew how the Cold War would end at the time, but it did end. This is within our living experience… I’m surprised at how fainthearted we sometimes are and how quickly we lose courage.
My talent is such that no undertaking, however vast in size… has ever surpassed my courage.
People think I have courage. The courage in my family are my wife Pam, my three daughters, here, Nicole, Jamie, LeeAnn, my mom, who’s right here too.
A great part of courage is the courage of having done the thing before.
The principal act of courage is to endure and withstand dangers doggedly rather than to attack them.
Individual courage is the only interesting thing in life.
I became frustrated early on as a playwright by a kind of smug smallness in modern drama. There was a lack of what I now understand as courage in the work of others as well as in my own work, and I found I was mildly amused or interested by such plays but not deeply engaged or enlightened.
With honesty of purpose, balance, a respect for tradition, courage, and, above all, a philosophy of life, any young person who embraces the historical profession will find it rich in rewards and durable in satisfaction.
The principles of living greatly include the capacity to face trouble with courage, disappointment with cheerfulness, and trial with humility.
To create one’s world in any of the arts takes courage.
The opposite for courage is not cowardice, it is conformity. Even a dead fish can go with the flow.
The most important thing is, Do you have the courage to admit that you’re wrong? And do you change? The most important thing to me as a CEO is that we keep the courage.
Falsehood is cowardice, the truth courage.
Courage doesn’t grow overnight. It can be a long process.
Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men.
It was actually a women’s writing group I belonged to in graduate school that gave me the courage to move from poetry to fiction.
In strife who inquires whether stratagem or courage was used?
To him that waits all things reveal themselves, provided that he has the courage not to deny, in the darkness, what he has seen in the light.
September 11, 2001, revealed heroism in ordinary people who might have gone through their lives never called upon to demonstrate the extent of their courage.
Alas, nothing reveals man the way war does. Nothing so accentuates in him the beauty and ugliness, the intelligence and foolishness, the brutishness and humanity, the courage and cowardice, the enigma.
Although the war in which you fought took place more than half-a-century ago, your courage, your sacrifice and your patriotism reaches through the decades and inspires us today.
The word courage – God, I love that word. Words are so important to me.
We had no more courage than Harriet Tubman or Marcus Garvey had in their times. We just had a more vulnerable enemy.
Time is neutral and does not change things. With courage and initiative, leaders change things.
That was the fun of acting, being a blank canvas you could transform into the character – Indian princess, 20s vamp, Mother Courage, Oxford don, 94-year-old wife.
Good courage in a bad affair is half of the evil overcome.
When we read stories of heroes, we identify with them. We take the journey with them. We see how the obstacles almost overcome them. We see how they grow as human beings or gain qualities or show great qualities of strength and courage and with them, we grow in some small way.
I’ll know how to die with courage; that is easier than living.
Courage is being afraid but going on anyhow.
When we have done our best, we can, as a united people, take whatever may befall with calm courage and confidence that this old nation will survive and if death should come to many of us, death is not the end.
Darwin gives courage to the rest of science that we shall end up understanding literally everything, springing from almost nothing – a thought extremely hard to comprehend and believe.
Probably most dying patients, even when suffering greatly, would choose to live as long as possible. That courage and grace should be protected and honored, and we should put every effort into treating their symptoms.
Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.
Follow your curiosity, and have the courage to meet the challenge. That’s where science starts, in my opinion.
Even in the hardest circumstances, dreams can give you the courage to live, and I hope I can share that message with children in need.
I don’t think that much about my relationship with my mother and what it did to me. I sometimes feel terrible regret about her, what her life must have been like. Often, when I’m enjoying something, I think of how meager her rewards were and how much courage, in a way, she needed to go on living.
Until the day of his death, no man can be sure of his courage.
When I was at Brown, I wanted to write the great American novel, but I was too scared to take a creative course. I signed up for one, got in, and just didn’t have the courage to go. I was a tremendously shy person, almost pathologically shy. The thought of peers critiquing my work – oh, God.
Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die.
Courage is often lack of insight, whereas cowardice in many cases is based on good information.
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.
Producers should have the courage of their convictions. See your project through to its fruition. Seek help and be generous enough to take on collaborators and not be territorial as you’re learning.
Rather like Batman, I embody the themes of the movie which are the values of family, courage and compassion and a sense of right and wrong, good and bad and justice.
Without white South Africa realizing what it had done – and on the basis of that realization having the courage to ask for forgiveness – there can really be no significant movement.
Therefore, don’t let sinners take courage to think they will be favoured like the thief on the cross; for we see on the other side, they may be like the hardened one, and reproach death itself.
If you want to lose 40 pounds, you order salad instead of fries. If you want to be a better friend, you take the phone call instead of screening it. If you want to write a novel, you sit down and write a single paragraph. It’s scary to make major changes, but we usually have enough courage to take the next right step.
Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
Heroes represent the best of ourselves, respecting that we are human beings. A hero can be anyone from Gandhi to your classroom teacher, anyone who can show courage when faced with a problem. A hero is someone who is willing to help others in his or her best capacity.
One man with courage is a majority.
I think that music opens portals and doorways into unknown sectors that it takes courage to leap into. I always think that there’s a potential that we all have, and we can emerge, rise up to this potential, when necessary. We have to be fearless, courageous, and draw upon wisdom that we think we don’t have.
One of the things that makes Hamlet unique among Shakespeare’s characters is his courage to face up to the darker elements of his personality.
Peace is a fragile thing. It takes courage to secure it. It takes wisdom to maintain it.
Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others.
The criteria for serving one’s country should be competence, courage and willingness to serve. When we deny people the chance to serve because of their sexual orientation, we deprive them of their rights of citizenship, and we deprive our armed forces the service of willing and capable Americans.
Bravery is being the only one who knows you’re afraid.
To me, having the courage to tell your own story goes hand in hand with having the curiosity and humility to listen to others’ stories.
I think the moments that are difficult for anybody are when you see what your life could be, if only you had the courage to take the steps needed.
I have the courage of my convictions.
He who knows no hardships will know no hardihood. He who faces no calamity will need no courage. Mysterious though it is, the characteristics in human nature which we love best grow in a soil with a strong mixture of troubles.
Genius is talent set on fire by courage.
What we need is some people to stand up with the courage of their convictions, to do what they promised when they ran for election, and fight to stop Obamacare.
With faith and courage, generations of Armenians have overcome great suffering and proudly preserved their culture, traditions, and religion and have told the story of the genocide to an often indifferent world.
If you set as your goal to roll back the size of government, you have an obligation to answer the tough questions and show real courage, not just appeal to ideology. Treat the voters like adults.
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.
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.
We must go to the pitch without any fear. We have to try to compete for three points against every opponent. To do that, we must have courage and be strong.
I know what real courage is, and I understand true compassion.
Courage does not mean not fearing or not grieving. It does mean recognizing and resisting terror management right away, from the moment of the attack, precisely when it seems most difficult to do so.
If the City Council wants to hold the police accountable, it has the subpoena power and oversight responsibility to do so. They don’t have the courage to do it.
You’ve got to admire my courage going into a picture where the dog is a star. It takes a brave man to play opposite one.
Religion in its humility restores man to his only dignity, the courage to live by grace.
For me, it’s not necessarily interesting to play a strong, fearless woman. It’s interesting to play a woman who is terrified and then overcomes that fear. It’s about the journey. Courage is not the absence of fear, it’s overcoming it.
It is only necessary to have courage, for strength without self-confidence is useless.
In the South, there was absence of any leadership corresponding in breadth and courage to that of Abraham Lincoln.
It takes a certain courage and a certain greatness to be truly base.
Let your customers be your partners; let your vendors be your employees. What’s necessary in this transformation more than anything else is courage and a willingness to change.
A team is where a boy can prove his courage on his own. A gang is where a coward goes to hide.
Remember that the good angels do what they can to preserve men from sin and obtain God’s honor. But they do not lose courage when men fail.
Hemingway was a jerk. I mean he was really a great jerk. He was a good writer, and he did all sorts of things that I would never have the courage to do, but I don’t think I’d enjoy being in the same room with him. He’s not my kind of person.
I tell people that we must have the courage to share what we feel, but no one follows me.
It takes vision and courage to create – it takes faith and courage to prove.
I can make a virtue of slapdash. Slapdash can give you courage.
The opposite of courage in our society is not cowardice, it is conformity.
I want to grow old without facelifts. I want to have the courage to be loyal to the face I have made.
Some people have a hard time getting rid of stuff. If that’s you, pray for God to give you the courage to get rid of things you don’t really need or things He wants you to give away. This will help keep your surroundings organized and clutter-free.
One of the greatest gifts my father gave me – unintentionally – was witnessing the courage with which he bore adversity.
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.
We have to confront ourselves. Do we like what we see in the mirror? And, according to our light, according to our understanding, according to our courage, we will have to say yea or nay – and rise!