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Courage Quotes

Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake. Victor Hugo
One man with courage is a majority. Thomas Jefferson
In the Soviet army it takes more courage to retreat than to advance. Joseph Stalin
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
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"
Should we feel at times disheartened and discouraged, a confiding thought, a simple movement of heart towards God will renew our powers. Whatever He may demand of us, He will give us at the moment the strength and the courage that we need. Franois de Salignac de la Mothe Fenelon
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest. Hermann Hesse
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. Miguel de Cervantes
One man with courage makes a majority. Andrew Old Hickory Jackson
It requires more courage to suffer than to die. Napoleon Bonaparte
If people bring so much courage to this world the world has to kill them to break them, so of course it kills them. The world breaks every one and afterward many are strong at the broken places. But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you too but there will be no special hurry. Ernest Hemingway
Many would be cowards if they had courage enough. Thomas Fuller
Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads. Erica Jong
Sometimes it takes courage to give into temptation. Oscar Wilde
A man of courage flees forward in the midst of new things. Jacques Maritain
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
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
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)
When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth. It is stupidity rather than courage to refuse to recognize danger when it is close upon you. Conan Doyle
Just as courage imperils life, fear protects it. Jewish Proverb
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