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Courage Quotes

God knows that a mother needs fortitude and courage and tolerance and flexibility and patience and firmness and nearly every other brave aspect of the human soul. But because I happen to be a parent of almost fiercely maternal nature, I praise casualness . It seems to me the rarest of virtues. It is useful enough when children are small. It is important to the point of necessity when they are adolescents. Phyllis Mcginley
Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others. Robert Louis Stevenson
The world is not respectable; it is mortal, tormented, confused, deluded forever; but it is shot through with beauty, with love, with glints of courage and laughter; and in these, the spirit blooms timidly, and struggles to the light amid the thorns. George Santayana
What makes the difference between a Nation that is truly great and one that is merely rich and powerful It is the simple things that make the difference. Honesty, knowing right from wrong, openness, self-respect, and the courage of conviction. David L Boren
To him that waits all things reveal themselves, provided that he has the courage not to deny, in the darkness, what he has seen in the light. Coventry Patmore
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
Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering you own imperfections but instantly set about remedying them - every day begin the task anew. Saint Francis de Sales
It used to take courage--indeed, it was the act of courage par excellence--to leave the comforts of home and family and go out into the world seeking adventure. Today there are fewer places to discover, and the real adventure is to stay at home. Alvaro de Solva
Be strong and of good courage be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest. Joshua 19 Bible
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
I sit beside my lonely fire and pray for wisdom yet for calmness to remember or courage to forget. Charles Hamilton Aide
Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself. Charlie Chaplin
What is more mortifying than to feel that you have missed the plum for want of courage to shake the tree? Logan Pearsall Smith
It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare. Mark Twain
Often the test of courage is not to die but to live. Conte Vittorio Alfieri
One man with courage makes a majority. Andrew Old Hickory Jackson
The bravest thing you can do when you are not brave is to profess courage and act accordingly. Corra Harris
All of our dreams can come true -- if we have the courage to pursue them. Walt Disney
A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over lousy fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship. The average of the world?s great civilizations before they decline has been 200 years. These nations have progressed in this sequence: From bondage to spiritual faith; from faith to great courage; from courage to liberty; from liberty to abundance; from abundance to selfishness; from selfishness to Complacency; from complacency to apathy; from apathy to dependency; from dependency back again to bondage. Alexander Fraser Tyler, Cycle of Democracy (1770)
Without courage you cannot practice any of the other virtues. Maya Angelou
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