It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world, and moral courage so rare.
Best Quotes about Courage
I would define true courage to be a perfect sensibility of the measure of danger, and a mental willingness to endure it.
Sherman, William T.
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.
Fortune favors the brave.
Have the courage to live. Anyone can die.
Half a man's wisdom goes with his courage.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
There's no substitute for guts.
Courage leads to heaven; fear leads to death.
True courage is not the brutal force of vulgar heroes. Rather the firm resolve of virtue and reason.
Whitehead, Alfred North
We can never be certain of our courage until we have faced danger.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De
No one reaches a high position without daring.
Quit thinking that you must halt before the barrier of inner negativity. You need not. You can crash through whatever we see a negative state, that is where we can destroy it.
I'm very brave generally, he went on in a low voice: only today I happen to have a headache.
This is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure.
It takes a certain courage and a certain greatness to be truly base.
Courage is acting in spite of fear.
Hunter, Howard W.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear -- not absence of fear.
A lot of people do not muster the courage to live their dreams because they are afraid to die.
The spirited horse, which will try to win the race of its own accord, will run even faster if encouraged.
To love someone deeply gives you strength. Being loved by someone deeply gives you courage.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.
Courage is the capacity to confirm what can be imagined.
It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.
Courage is like love; it must have hope to nourish it.
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. [Joshua 1:9]
The courage of life is often a less dramatic spectacle than the courage of the final moment; but it is no less a magnificent mixture of triumph and tragedy.
Kennedy, John F.
Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside them was superior to circumstance.
Courage stands halfway between cowardice and rashness, one of which is a lack, the other an excess of courage.
Moral courage is a more rare commodity than bravery in battle or great intelligence.
Kennedy, Robert F.
More firm and sure the hand of courage strikes, when it obeys the watchful eye of caution.
Let bravery be thy choice, but not bravado.
Like a boxer in a title fight, you have to walk in that ring alone.
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
What a new face courage puts on everything!
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
It takes vision and courage to create -- it takes faith and courage to prove.
Young, Owen D.
The more thou dost advance, the more thy feet pitfalls will meet. The Path that leadeth on is lighted by one fire -- the light of daring burning in the heart. The more one dares, the more he shall obtain. The more he fears, the more that light shall pale
Blavatsky, Helena Petrova
Act boldly and unseen forces will come to your aid.
No more turning away from the weak and the weary. No more turning away from the coldness inside. Just a world that we all must share. It's not enough just to stand and stare. Is it only a dream that there'll be no more turning away.
Courage is a quality so necessary for maintaining virtue, that it is always respected, even when it is associated with vice.
Courage is the ladder on which all the other virtues mount.
Clare Booth Luce
We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear.
King Jr. Martin Luther
Until the day of his death, no man can be sure of his courage.
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.
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.
'Tis easy enough to be pleasant, When life flows along like a song; But the man worth while is the one who will smile when everything goes dead wrong.
Wilcox, Ella Wheeler
I decided once and for all that I was going to make it or die.
With your help I can advance against a troop; with my God I can scale a wall. [Psalms 18:29]
Courage conquers all things: it even gives strength to the body.
If I were asked to give what I consider the single most useful bit of advice for all humanity it would be this: Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life and when it comes, hold you head high, look it squarely in the eye and say, I will be bigger than you. You cannot defeat me.
It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.
Here I stand; I can do no other. God help me. Amen!
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