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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.

Tags: Often, Sense  ✍ Author: Joseph Addison

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.

Tags: Afraid, Try  ✍ Author: Cecelia Ahern

He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.

Tags: Enough, Life  ✍ Author: Muhammad Ali

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.

Tags: Greatest, Mind  ✍ Author: Muhammad Ali

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.

Tags: Lives, Ourselves  ✍ Author: Woody Allen

Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can't practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage.

Tags: Practice, Virtue  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.

Tags: History, Pain  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

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.

Tags: Cannot, True  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

The principal act of courage is to endure and withstand dangers doggedly rather than to attack them.

Tags: Act, Rather  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others.

Tags: Human, Others  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

Courage is a mean with regard to fear and confidence.

Tags: Confidence, Fear  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.

Tags: Greatest, Mind  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

To have courage for whatever comes in life - everything lies in that.

Tags: Life, Whatever  ✍ Author: Saint Teresa of Avila

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

Tags: Point, Simply  ✍ Author: C. S. Lewis

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

Tags: Experience, Strength  ✍ Author: Eleanor Roosevelt

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.'

Tags: Experience, Strength  ✍ Author: Eleanor Roosevelt

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.

Tags: Best, Give  ✍ Author: Eleanor Roosevelt

A nation which has forgotten the quality of courage which in the past has been brought to public life is not as likely to insist upon or regard that quality in its chosen leaders today - and in fact we have forgotten.

Tags: Life, Today  ✍ Author: John F. Kennedy

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.

Tags: Life, Moment  ✍ Author: John F. Kennedy

Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.

Tags: Enough, Purpose  ✍ Author: John F. Kennedy

I want to grow old without facelifts. I want to have the courage to be loyal to the face I have made.

Tags: Face, Old  ✍ Author: Marilyn Monroe

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

Tags: Common, Moral  ✍ Author: Mark Twain
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Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.

Tags: Absence, Fear  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear.

Tags: Fear, Hold  ✍ Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.

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.

Tags: Strength, Tell  ✍ Author: Oscar Wilde

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.

Tags: Men, Women  ✍ Author: Ronald Reagan

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

Tags: Easy, Simple  ✍ Author: Ronald Reagan

He is a man of courage who does not run away, but remains at his post and fights against the enemy.

Tags: Away, Enemy  ✍ Author: Ronald Reagan

One man with courage is a majority.

Tags: Majority  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

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

Tags: Heart, Love  ✍ Author: William Shakespeare

Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities... because it is the quality which guarantees all others.

Tags: Human, Others  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.

Tags: Failure, Success  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.

Tags: Speak, Stand  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

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.

Tags: Government, Real  ✍ Author: Brian Baird

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.

Tags: Good, Human  ✍ Author: Ray Stannard Baker

To bathe a cat takes brute force, perseverance, courage of conviction - and a cat. The last ingredient is usually hardest to come by.

Tags: Last, Takes  ✍ Author: Stephen Baker

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.

Tags: Change, Faith  ✍ Author: Emily Greene Balch

A statesman wants courage and a statesman wants vision; but believe me, after six months' experience, he wants first, second, third and all the time - patience.

Tags: Patience, Time  ✍ Author: Stanley Baldwin

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.

Tags: Powerful, Work  ✍ Author: Tammy Baldwin

Falsehood is cowardice, the truth courage.

Tags: Cowardice, Truth  ✍ Author: Hosea Ballou

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.

Tags: Beauty, Truth  ✍ Author: Hans Urs von Balthasar

A life lesson for me is, how do you muster the courage to take on a new risk? Whether it's starting up a business or taking on a new project or expedition. I think the risks that we take are all relative to the risk-taker.

Tags: Business, Life  ✍ Author: Ann Bancroft

The weak in courage is strong in cunning.

Tags: Strong, Weak  ✍ Author: William Blake

It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.

Tags: Dreams, Someone  ✍ Author: Erma Bombeck

All of us have moments in our lives that test our courage. Taking children into a house with a white carpet is one of them.

Tags: Children, Lives  ✍ Author: Erma Bombeck

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.

Tags: Give, May  ✍ Author: Erma Bombeck

It requires more courage to suffer than to die.

Tags: Die, Suffer  ✍ Author: Napoleon Bonaparte

The first virtue in a soldier is endurance of fatigue; courage is only the second virtue.

Tags: Endurance, Soldier  ✍ Author: Napoleon Bonaparte

Courage is like love; it must have hope for nourishment.

Tags: Hope, Love  ✍ Author: Napoleon Bonaparte

It takes someone with a vision of the possibilities to attain new levels of experience. Someone with the courage to live his dreams.

Tags: Dreams, Experience  ✍ Author: Ray Bradbury

A lot of people do not muster the courage to live their dreams because they are afraid to die.

Tags: Die, Dreams  ✍ Author: Ray Bradbury

It is a wise man who knows where courage ends and stupidity begins.

Tags: Stupidity, Wise  ✍ Author: Frank Cady

A leader must have the courage to act against an expert's advice.

Tags: Advice, Leader  ✍ Author: James Callaghan

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.

Tags: Prove, Though  ✍ Author: Christian Camargo

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.

Tags: Equality, Leadership  ✍ Author: David Cameron

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.

Tags: Open, Union  ✍ Author: David Cameron

Each of us has an inner dream that we can unfold if we will just have the courage to admit what it is. And the faith to trust our own admission. The admitting is often very difficult.

Tags: Faith, Trust  ✍ Author: Julia Cameron

There can be a fundamental gulf of gracelessness in a human heart which neither our love nor our courage can bridge.

Tags: Heart, Love  ✍ Author: Patrick Campbell

I think that the romantic impulse is in all of us and that sometimes we live it for a short time, but it's not part of a sensible way of living. It's a heroic path and it generally ends dangerously. I treasure it in the sense that I believe it's a path of great courage. It can also be the path of the foolhardy and the compulsive.

Tags: Great, Time  ✍ Author: Jane Campion

Those who lack the courage will always find a philosophy to justify it.

Tags: Lack, Philosophy  ✍ Author: Albert Camus

Real nobility is based on scorn, courage, and profound indifference.

Tags: Profound, Real  ✍ Author: Albert Camus

One individual can begin a movement that turns the tide of history. Martin Luther King in the civil rights movement, Mohandas Ganhi in India, Nelson Mandela in South Africa are examples of people standing up with courage and non-violence to bring about needed changes.

Tags: History, Rights  ✍ Author: Jack Canfield

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.

Tags: Art, Mean  ✍ Author: Frank Capra

I have written a memoir here and there, and that takes its own form of selfishness and courage. However, generally speaking, I have no interest in writing about my own life or intruding in the privacy of those around me.

Tags: Life, Writing  ✍ Author: Peter Carey

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

Tags: Desire, Die  ✍ Author: Thomas Carlyle

Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed we possessed.

Tags: Far, Possessed  ✍ Author: Dale Carnegie

Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.

Tags: Fear, Home  ✍ Author: Dale Carnegie

The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.

Tags: Act, Yourself  ✍ Author: Coco Chanel

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

Tags: Failure, Fool  ✍ Author: Charlie Chaplin

Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die.

Tags: Die, Strong  ✍ Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton

The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.

Tags: Keep, Life  ✍ Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton

A man of courage is also full of faith.

Tags: Faith, Full  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

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

Tags: Men, Wisdom  ✍ Author: Paulo Coelho

Faced with what is right, to leave it undone shows a lack of courage.

Tags: Leave, Shows  ✍ Author: Paulo Coelho

It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.

Tags: Become, Teen  ✍ Author: e. e. cummings

Limit to courage? There is no limit to courage.

Tags: Limit  ✍ Author: Gabriele D\'Annunzio

Just as courage is the danger of life, so is fear its safeguard.

Tags: Fear, Life  ✍ Author: DMX

Real courage is knowing what faces you and knowing how to face it.

Tags: Knowing, Real  ✍ Author: Timothy Dalton

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.

Tags: Learned, Mind  ✍ Author: Carson Daly

Courage to be is the key to revelatory power of the feminist revolution.

Tags: Power, Revolution  ✍ Author: Mary Daly

Men who live valiantly and die nobly have a strength and a courage from the eternal Father.

Tags: Men, Strength  ✍ Author: Josephus Daniels

Courage and grace are a formidable mixture. The only place to see it is in the bullring.

Tags: Grace, Place  ✍ Author: Marlene Dietrich

All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.

Tags: Dreams, True  ✍ Author: Walt Disney

You will find as you grow older that courage is the rarest of all qualities to be found in public life.

Tags: Life, Older  ✍ Author: Benjamin Disraeli

Courage is fire, and bullying is smoke.

Tags: Bullying, Fire  ✍ Author: Benjamin Disraeli

Genius is talent set on fire by courage.

Tags: Fire, Talent  ✍ Author: Wayne Dyer

Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace.

Tags: Life, Peace  ✍ Author: Amelia Earhart

Nothing gives a fearful man more courage than another's fear.

Tags: Another, Fear  ✍ Author: Umberto Eco

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!

Tags: Business, Faith  ✍ Author: Thomas A. Edison

It takes great courage to be vulnerable. It takes enormous strength to be a real woman.

Tags: Great, Strength  ✍ Author: John Eldredge

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.

Tags: Laugh, Laughter  ✍ Author: Linda Ellerbee

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

Tags: Done, Great  ✍ Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every man has his own courage, and is betrayed because he seeks in himself the courage of other persons.

Tags: Betrayed, Himself  ✍ Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson

You don't develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.

Tags: Happy, Relationship  ✍ Author: Nora Ephron

To persevere, trusting in what hopes he has, is courage in a man.

Tags: Hopes, Persevere  ✍ Author: M. C. Escher

We all have ambitions, but only the few achieve. A man thinks of a good thing and says: 'Now if I only had the money I'd put that through.' The word 'if' was a dent in his courage. With character fully established, his plan well thought out, he had only to go to those in command of capital and it would have been forthcoming.

Tags: Good, Money  ✍ Author: Douglas Fairbanks

In my old age, I have been thinking about this, and I have reached the conclusion that those who have physical courage also have moral courage.

Tags: Age, Thinking  ✍ Author: Oriana Fallaci

Physical courage is a great test.

Tags: Great, Test  ✍ Author: Oriana Fallaci

I have reached the conclusion that those who have physical courage also have moral courage. Physical courage is a great test.

Tags: Great, Moral  ✍ Author: Oriana Fallaci

Moses became America's true founding father because he evangelized action; he justified risk. He gave ordinary people the courage to live with uncertainty.

Tags: Father, True  ✍ Author: Bruce Feiler

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