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Courage Quotes

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
Successful leaders have the courage to take action where others hesitate. Author Unknown
What a new face courage puts on everything. Ralph Waldo Emerson
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
I believe that whoever tries to think things through honestly will soon recognize how unworthy and even fatal is the traditional bias against Negroes. What can the man of good will do to combat this deeply rooted prejudice? He must have the courage to set an example by words and deed, and must watch lest his children become influenced by racial bias. Albert Einstein
Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow talent to the dark place where it leads. Erica Jong
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
As for courage and will - we cannot measure how much of each lies within us, we can only trust there will be sufficient to carry through trials which may lie ahead. Andre Norton
Courage is the thing. All goes if courage goes. Joseph Addison
Support the strong, give courage to the timid, remind the indifferent, and warn the opposed. Whitney M. Young Jr.
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
Failure is only postponed success as long as courage coaches ambition. The habit of persistence is the habit of victory. Herbert Kaufman
There is a courage of happiness as well as a courage of sorrow. Alfred Adler
Lord grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. Saint Francis of Assisi
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
It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies, but even more to stand up to your friends. J. K. Rowling
One man with courage makes a majority. Andrew Old Hickory Jackson
It is a blessed thing that in every age someone has had the individuality enough and courage enough to stand by his own convictions. Robert Green Ingersoll
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
True courage is not the brutal force of vulgar heroes, but the firm resolve of virtue and reason. Whitheead
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