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Courage Quotes

The man who has the courage of his platitudes is always a successful man. Van Wyck Brooks
True courage is not the brutal force of vulgar heroes, but the firm resolve of virtue and reason. Whitheead
This is the art of courage to see things as they are and still believe that the victory lies not with those who avoid the bad, but those who taste, in living awareness, every drop of the good. Victoria Lincoln
Without courage you cannot practice any of the other virtues. Maya Angelou
Have the courage to be ignorant of a great number of things, in order to avoid the calamity of being ignorant of everything. Sydney Smith
Strength, courage and power do not exclude kindness, understanding and consideration. You can be strong and kind; you can be courageous and understanding; you can be powerful and considerate. Linda R. Dominguez, How to Shine at Work, (McGraw-Hill)
I have often thought morality may perhaps consist solely in the courage of making a choice. Leon Blum
It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance. Robert F. Kennedy, South Africa, 1966
We must have the 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. Maxwell Maltz
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction. E. F. Schumacher
One man with courage makes a majority. Andrew Old Hickory Jackson
Few men are willing to brave the disapproval of their fellows, the censure of their colleagues, the wrath of their society. Moral courage is a rarer commodity than bravery in battle or great intelligence. Yet it is the one essential, vital quality for those who seek to change a world which yields most painfully to change. Robert F. Kennedy, 1966 speech
Love is the most difficult and dangerous form of courage. Courage is the most desperate, admirable and noble kind of love. Delmore Schwartz
Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow talent to the dark place where it leads. Erica Jong
It is easy enough to praise men for the courage of their convictions. I wish I could teach the sad young men of this mealy generation the courage of their confusion. John Anthony Ciardi
Wine gives courage and makes men more apt for passion. Ovid
God, give us grace to accept with serenity the things that cannot be changed, courage to change the things which should be changed, and the wisdom to distinguish the one from the other. Reinhold Niebuhr, in a sermon in 1943
An intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction Hoshang N. Akhtar
It takes courage to grow up and turn out to be who you really are. Unknown
Successful leaders have the courage to take action where others hesitate. Author Unknown
( quotes are updated each month )