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Quotations on Courage

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This is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure.

~ Winston Churchill

The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart.

~ Robert Green Ingersoll

Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the grey twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.

~ Theodore Roosevelt

Half a man's wisdom goes with his courage.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

What a new face courage puts on everything!

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Courage is grace under pressure.

~ Ernest Hemingway

The best way out is always through.

~ Robert Frost

- A Servant to Servants, 1914

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.

~ Mark Twain

Courage is almost a contradiction in terms: it means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die.

~ G.K. Chesterton

Bravery has no place where it can avail nothing.

~ Samuel Johnson

Cowards die many times before their deaths;
The valiant never taste of death but once.

~ William Shakespeare

- Julius Caesar

Courage that grows from constitution often forsakes a man when he has occasion for it courage which arises from a sense of duty acts in a uniform manner.

~ Joseph Addison

Courage is simply the willingness to be afraid and act anyway.

~ Robert Anthony

- Think, Think On and Think Again

I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and row brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.

~ Thomas Paine

Last, but by no means least, courage - moral courage, the courage of one's convictions, the courage to see things through. The world is in a constant conspiracy against the brave. It's the age-old struggle - the roar of the crowd on one side and the voice of your conscience on the other.

~ Douglas MacArthur

I'd rather give my life than be afraid to give it.

~ Lyndon Baines Johnson

True courage is like a kite; a contrary wind raises it higher.

~ John Petit-Senn

One man with courage makes a majority.

~ Andrew Jackson

No man in the world has more courage than the man who can stop after eating one peanut.

~ Channing Pollock

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