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  Great love makes us capable of great courage.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Success and fortune will follow the brave.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Faint heart never won fair lady.  
 -  English proverb
  

  When you have no choice, mobilize the spirit of courage.  
 -  Jewish proverb
  

  Those who are brave get to eat.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  He who sees righteousness and does not do it is not brave.  
 -  Japanese proverb
  

  To sin by silence, when they should protest, makes cowards of men.  
 -  Abraham Lincoln
  

  Better to die on your feet than live on your knees.  
 -  Aeschylus
  

  It is easy to be brave at a safe distance.  
 -  Aesop
  

  Courage is not the towering oak that sees storms come and go; it is the fragile blossom that opens in the snow.  
 -  Alice Mackenzie Swaim
  

  Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace. The soul that knows it not, knows no release from little things, knows not the livid loneliness of fear.  
 -  Amelia Earhart
  

  Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.  
 -  Anais Nin
  

  What you feel doesn't matter in the end; it's what you do that makes you brave.  
 -  Andre Agassi
  

  Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.  
 -  Andre Gide
  

  One man with courage makes a majority.  
 -  Andrew Jackson
  

  You can't test courage cautiously.  
 -  Annie Dillard
  

  He who finds fortune on his side should go briskly ahead, for she is wont to favor the bold.  
 -  Baltasar Gracian
  

  Have the courage of your knowledge and experience. If you have formed a conclusion from the facts and if you know your judgement is sound, act on it – even though others may hesitate or differ.  
 -  Benjamin Graham
  

  Without heroes, we are all plain people and don't know how far we can go.  
 -  Bernard Malamud
  

  Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.  
 -  Bertrand Russell
  

  Joshua 1:9 NIV; Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.  
 -  Bible
  

  Strength: Keep alert, stand firm in your faith, be courageous, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love.  
 -  Bible
  

  Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are stiffened.  
 -  Billy Graham
  

  The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one.  
 -  Buddha
  

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

  What doesn't slumber under the shells of us all? One just needs courage to uncover it and be oneself.  
 -  Cesare Pavese
  

  You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.  
 -  Christopher Columbus
  

  Courage is the ladder on which all the other virtues mount.  
 -  Clare Boothe Luce
  

  Fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind.  
 -  Dale Carnegie
  

  Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death.  
 -  Earl Wilson
  

  Courage is exhilarating.  
 -  Eleanor Roosevelt
  

  Do one thing everyday that scares you.  
 -  Eleanor Roosevelt
  

  A coward turns away. But a brave man's choice is danger.  
 -  Euripides
  

  Someone has said that courage contains genius and magic. Face a situation fearlessly, and there is no situation to face; it falls away of its own weight.  
 -  Florence Scovel Shinn
  

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

  The difference between a hero and a coward is one step sideways.  
 -  Gene Hackman
  

  Have the courage of your desire.  
 -  George Gissing
  

  There is a time to take counsel of your fears, and there is a time to never listen to any fear.  
 -  George S. Patton
  

  Coward: someone who in a bad situation thinks with his feet.  
 -  George S. Patton
  

  Everybody knows if you are too careful you are so occupied in being careful that you are sure to stumble over something.  
 -  Gertrude Stein
  

  I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It's when you know you're licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what.  
 -  Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, page 149
  

  Courage... oh yes! If only one had that - then life might be livable in spite of everything.  
 -  Henrik Ibsen
  

  I hear many condemn these men because they were so few. When were the good and the brave ever in a majority?  
 -  Henry David Thoreau
  

  Unless you have courage, a courage that keeps you going, always going, no matter what happens, there is no certainty of success. It is really an endurance race.  
 -  Henry Ford
  

  The difference between a hero and a coward is one step sideways.  
 -  Gene Hackman
  

  Have the courage of your desire.  
 -  George Gissing
  

  There is a time to take counsel of your fears, and there is a time to never listen to any fear.  
 -  George S. Patton
  

  Coward: someone who in a bad situation thinks with his feet.  
 -  George S. Patton
  

  Everybody knows if you are too careful you are so occupied in being careful that you are sure to stumble over something.  
 -  Gertrude Stein
  

  I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It's when you know you're licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what.  
 -  Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, page 149
  

  Courage... oh yes! If only one had that - then life might be livable in spite of everything.  
 -  Henrik Ibsen
  

  I hear many condemn these men because they were so few. When were the good and the brave ever in a majority?  
 -  Henry David Thoreau
  

  Unless you have courage, a courage that keeps you going, always going, no matter what happens, there is no certainty of success. It is really an endurance race.  
 -  Henry Ford
  

  Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem more afraid of life than death.  
 -  James F. Byrnes
  

  A pound of pluck is worth a ton of luck.  
 -  James Garfield
  

  Courage consists not in blindly overlooking danger, but in seeing it, and conquering it.  
 -  Jean Paul
  

  A timid person is frightened before a danger, a coward during the time, and a courageous person afterward.  
 -  Jean Paul Friedrich Richter
  

  You learn you can do your best even when it's hard, even when you're tired and maybe hurting a little bit. It feels good to show some courage.  
 -  Joe Namath
  

  The greatest mistake we make is living in constant fear that we will make one.  
 -  John C. Maxwell
  

  There is, in addition to a courage with which men die; a courage by which men must live.  
 -  John F. Kennedy
  

  Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.  
 -  John F. Kennedy
  

  Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.  
 -  John Quincy Adams
  

  Courage is being scared to death - and saddling up anyway.  
 -  John Wayne
  

  Facing it - always facing it - that's the way to get through. Face it!  
 -  Joseph Conrad
  

  The way you overcome shyness is to become so wrapped up in something that you forget to be afraid.  
 -  Lady Bird Johnson
  

  Because of a great love, one is courageous.  
 -  Lao Tzu
  

  I like what Ambrose Redmoon said, 'Courage is not the absence of fear - courage is the judgement that what you want is more important than your fear.'  
 -  Les Brown
  

  No matter how timid a man is, he is capable of the loftiest heroism when he is put to the test.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.  
 -  Mark Twain
  

  Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious.  
 -  Mawlana Jalal-ad-Din Rumi
  

  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.  
 -  Maya Angelou
  

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

  The greatest obstacle to being heroic is the doubt whether one may not be going to prove one's self a fool; the truest heroism is, to resist the doubt; and the profoundest wisdom, to know when it ought to be resisted, and when to be obeyed.  
 -  Nathaniel Hawthorne
  

  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.  
 -  Nelson Mandela
  

  The brave man is not the one who has no fears, he is the one who triumphs over his fears.  
 -  Nelson Mandela
  

  Few men are brave by nature, but good discipline and experience make many so.  
 -  Niccolo Machiavelli
  

  You will always be fond of me. I represent to you all the sins you never had the courage to commit.  
 -  Oscar Wilde
  

  Fortune and love favor the brave.  
 -  Ovid
  

  Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires some of the same courage that a soldier needs. Peace has its victories, but it takes brave men and women to win them.  
 -  Ralph Waldo Emerson
  

  Freedom lies in being bold.  
 -  Robert Frost
  

  Don't let the opinions of the average man sway you. Dream, and he thinks you're crazy. Succeed, and he thinks you're lucky. Acquire wealth, and he thinks you're greedy. Pay no attention. He simply doesn't understand.  
 -  Robert G. Allen
  

  The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart.  
 -  Robert G. Ingersoll
  

  Courage without conscience is a wild beast.  
 -  Robert G. Ingersoll
  

  Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage.  
 -  Robert Louis Stevenson
  

  I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.  
 -  Rosa Parks
  

  Be bold in what you stand for and careful what you fall for.  
 -  Ruth Boorstin
  

  He who is brave is free.  
 -  Seneca
  

  Courage leads to heaven; fear leads to death.  
 -  Seneca
  

  The brave may not live forever – but the cautious do not live at all.  
 -  Sir Richard Branson
  

  Fame is the perfume of heroic deeds.  
 -  Socrates
  

  Courage is not the absence of fear but the awareness that something else is more important.  
 -  Stephen R. Covey
  

  Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.  
 -  Steve Jobs
  

  Fortune favors the brave.  
 -  Terence
  

  Courage is not having the strength to go on; it is going on when you don't have the strength.  
 -  Theodore Roosevelt
  

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

  Tell a man he is brave, and you help him to become so.  
 -  Thomas Carlyle
  

  One man with courage is a majority.  
 -  Thomas Jefferson
  

  The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding go out to meet it.  
 -  Thucydides
  

  If someone constantly makes you unhappy, then you must build up the courage to let that person go. Your memories will always live on, but it's time to move on.  
 -  Unknown
  

  If a girl admits that she likes you, know that it took every ounce of courage in her to say that. Don't take her for granted.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Never take someone's feelings for granted because you never know how much courage that they took to show it to you.  
 -  Unknown
  

  God give me strength to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Courage, sacrifice, determination, committment, toughness, heart, talent, guts... that's what little girls are made of. TO HELL with the sugar and spice!  
 -  Unknown
  

  I don't understand how some people have the courage to tell their crush they like them. I don't even have the courage to ask for extra ketchup at McDonald's.  
 -  Unknown
  

  I asked for strength and God gave me difficulties to make me strong. I asked for wisdom and God gave me problems to solve. I asked for prosperity and God gave me brawn and brain to work. I asked for courage and God gave me dangers to overcome.  
 -  Unknown
  

  People will hate you, rate you, shake you, and break you. But how strong you stand is what makes you.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Giving up is not a symbol of being weak, at times it can show that you are smart enough to have the courage to move on.  
 -  Unknown
  

  One of the happiest moments ever is when you find the courage to let go of what you can't change.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Success is never final. Failure is never fatal. It is courage that counts.  
 -  Vince Lombardi
  

  Work miracles by giving courage. Many ideas have failed to be realized because people lacked the courage to see them through. Promising careers have been abandoned because people were afraid. Cheer people on. Instill courage in their hearts.  
 -  Wilferd A. Peterson
  

  Bravery never goes out of fashion.  
 -  William M. Thackeray
  

  Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste death but once.  
 -  William Shakespeare
  

  Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste death but once.  
 -  William Shakespeare
  

  Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt.  
 -  William Shakespeare, Measure For Measure
  

  People don't follow titles, they follow courage.  
 -  William Wells Brown
  

  I'm not the heroic type. I was beaten up by quakers.  
 -  Woody Allen
  

  To be able to reflect on one's own failings and work bravely to put them right, this is the true courage promoted by Confucius and his followers.  
 -  Yu Dan
  

  Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission.  
 -  Zig Ziglar