Though the practice of chivalry fell even more sadly short of its theoretic standard than practice generally falls below theory, it remains one of the most precious monuments of the moral history of our race, as a remarkable instance of a concerted and organized attempt by a most disorganized and distracted society, to raise up and carry into practice a moral ideal greatly in advance of its social condition and institutions; so much so as to have been completely frustrated in the main object, yet never entirely inefficacious, and which has left a most sensible, and for the most part a highly valuable impress on the ideas and feelings of all subsequent times.
Best Quotes about Courage
The wicked flee when no one pursues, but the righteous are bold as a lion. [Proverbs 28:1]
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.
As for courage and will -- we cannot measure how much of each lies within us, we can only trust there will be sufficient to carry through trials which may lie ahead.
Woman and men of retiring timidity are cowardly only in dangers which affect themselves, but the first to rescue when others are in danger.
Richter, Jean Paul
Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.
John Quincy Adams
As a rock on the seashore he standeth firm, and the dashing of the waves disturbeth him not. He raiseth his head like a tower on a hill, and the arrows of fortune drop at his feet. In the instant of danger, the courage of his heart here, and scorn to fly.
The finest gift you can give anyone is encouragement. Yet, almost no one gets the encouragement they need to grow to their full potential. If everyone received the encouragement they need to grow, the genius in most everyone would blossom and the world would produce abundance beyond the wildest dreams. We would have more than one Einstein, Edison, Schweitzer, Mother Theresa, Dr. Salk and other great minds in a century.
Be bold-and mighty forces will come to your aid.
Courage is acting in spite of fear.
Hunter, Howard W.
I'm very brave generally, he went on in a low voice: only today I happen to have a headache.
No man in the world has more courage than the man who can stop after eating one peanut.
Courage is getting away from death by continually coming within an inch of it.
Chesterton, Gilbert K.
All my life I knew that there was all the money you could want out there. All you have to do is go after it.
Courage is a quality so necessary for maintaining virtue, that it is always respected, even when it is associated with vice.
Fortune favors the brave.
Courage, not compromise, brings the smile of God's approval.
Monson, Thomas S.
Act boldly and unseen forces will come to your aid.
The most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well.
Coubertin, Baron Pierre De
Success is never final and failure is never fatal. It's courage that counts.
Courage and modesty are the most unequivocal of virtues, for they are of a kind that hypocrisy cannot imitate; they too have this quality in common, that they are expressed by the same color.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
You have to be tough.
If men knew all that women think, they would be twenty times more daring.
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!
Edison, Thomas A.
Stand upright, speak thy thoughts, declare the truth thou hast, that all may share; Be bold, proclaim it everywhere: They only live who dare.
If we must fall, we should boldly meet the danger.
Tacitus, Publius Cornelius
Finally, be strong in the Lord, and in the strength of His might. [Ephesians 6:10]
Have the courage to live. Anyone can die.
Courage is not limited to the battlefield or the Indianapolis 500 or bravely catching a thief in your house. The real tests of courage are much quieter. They are the inner tests, like remaining faithful when nobody's looking, like enduring pain when the room is empty, like standing alone when you're misunderstood.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.
Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid... for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.
Is he alone who has courage on his right hand and faith on his left hand?
Lindbergh, Charles A.
A great part of courage is the courage of having done the thing before.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of a readiness to die.
Chesterton, Gilbert K.
Courage conquers all things: it even gives strength to the body.
Gallantry to women -- the sure road to their favor -- is nothing but the appearance of extreme devotion to all their wants and wishes, a delight in their satisfaction, and a confidence in yourself as being able to contribute toward it.
It is easy to fly into a passion... anybody can do that, but to be angry with the right person to the right extent and at the right time and in the right way that is not easy.
Life becomes real only when we begin to face and solve our own problems. Until then we only swim in circles in a large fantasy world which tends to make us very tired of living. Don't waste energy! Face life now!
When you meet your antagonist, do everything in a mild and agreeable manner. Let your courage be as keen, but at the same time as polished, as your sword.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Courage is a special kind of knowledge: the knowledge of how to fear what ought to be feared and how not to fear what ought no to be feared.
Courage is fire, and bullying is smoke.
Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside them was superior to circumstance.
A coward turns away, but a brave man's choice is danger.
Let bravery be thy choice, but not bravado.
I dare to do all that may become a man: who dares do more is none.
Father, may these people have the vision to see, the faith to accept the truth, the courage to stand by that which they know is right.
Courage is rightly considered the foremost of the virtues, for upon it, all others depend.
Much of what we call evil is due entirely to the way men take the phenomenon. It can so often be converted into a bracing and tonic good by a simple change of the sufferer's inner attitude from one of fear to one of fight; its string can so often depart and turn into a relish when, after vainly seeking to shun it, we agree to face about and bear it...
The bravest are the most tender; the loving are the daring.
This is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure.
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.
Chapin, Edwin Hubbel
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