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Courage Quotes

The bigger the information media, the less courage and freedom they allow. Bigness means weakness. Eric Sevareid
One man scorned and covered with scars still strove with his last ounce of courage to reach the unreachable stars; and the world will be better for this. Joe Darion, "The Impossible Dream"
No arsenal or no weapon in the arsenals of the world is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women. Ronald Reagan
The only service a friend can really render is to keep up your courage by holding up to you a mirror in which you can see a noble image of yourself. George Bernard Shaw
Many would be cowards if they had courage enough. Thomas Fuller
Support the strong, give courage to the timid, remind the indifferent, and warn the opposed. Whitney M. Young Jr.
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
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
Failure is only postponed success as long as courage coaches ambition. The habit of persistence is the habit of victory. Herbert Kaufman
It often requires more courage to dare to do right than to fear to do wrong. Abraham Lincoln
I want to grow old without facelifts. I want to have the courage to be loyal to the face I have made. Marilyn Monroe
Happines is like mercury. Hard to hold, and when we drop it, it shatters into a million pieces. Maybe the bravest of all are those who have the courage to reach for it again. Mary Higgins Clark, Kitchen Privileges, A Memoir
All of our dreams can come true -- if we have the courage to pursue them. Walt Disney
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
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)
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
What a new face courage puts on everything. Ralph Waldo Emerson
One man with courage makes a majority. Andrew Old Hickory Jackson
The test of courage comes when we are in the minority the test of tolerance comes when we are in the majority. Ralph W. Sockman
He who does not have the courage to speak up for his rights cannot earn the respect of others. Ren G. Torres
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