Here we have the best Courage Quotes from famous authors such as James E. Faust, Jim Hightower, Kenneth L. Pike, Vittorio Alfieri, Henri Matisse. Find the perfect quotation from our collection.
A grateful heart is a beginning of greatness. It is an expression of humility. It is a foundation for the development of such virtues as prayer, faith, courage, contentment, happiness, love, and well-being.
The opposite for courage is not cowardice, it is conformity. Even a dead fish can go with the flow.
Creativity takes courage.
Often the test of courage is not to die but to live.
Daniel Ellsberg showed tremendous courage back in the ’70s.
Honest conviction is my courage; the Constitution is my guide.
Often the difference between a successful person and a failure is not one has better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on one’s ideas, to take a calculated risk – and to act.
My definition of courage is never letting anyone define you.
We need men with moral courage to speak and write their real thoughts, and to stand by their convictions, even to the very death.
Daring to set boundaries is about having the courage to love ourselves, even when we risk disappointing others.
My father took one of the toughest jobs in the government because he cared about his nation more than himself. His courage and conviction have always driven me to want to make a difference.
Amid apocalyptic dystopia, ‘Fahrenheit 451”s protagonist retains sparks of curiosity, creativity, and courage, and these human characteristics are the seeds of hope that can arise, phoenix-like, from civilization‘s ashes.
I know what real courage is, and I understand true compassion.
The opposite of courage in our society is not cowardice, it is conformity.
Know what’s important and what isn’t. Have the wisdom to know the right thing to do, the integrity to do it, the character to stand up to those who don’t, and the courage to stop those who won’t.
What I do know is that writing is the thing I am best at, and I don’t have the stomach, the ability, the strength or the courage to enter the political arena. And I think writing can be a political act, if only to let those people accountable know they are being watched. Literature can be a conscience.
Eccentricity has always abounded when and where strength of character had abounded; and the amount of eccentricity in a society has generally been proportional to the amount of genius, mental vigor, and courage which it contained.
As long as the opposition believes the world will stand with Ukraine‘s democrat reformers, they will have the leverage and the courage to establish a legitimate republic under the leadership of Viktor Yushchenko.
To bathe a cat takes brute force, perseverance, courage of conviction – and a cat. The last ingredient is usually hardest to come by.
I think there’s a growing courage among the younger generation of American writers. Because of the more superficial treatment of characters taking place in cinema, they have had to deal with that by digging deeper into who these people are.
One of the greatest gifts my father gave me – unintentionally – was witnessing the courage with which he bore adversity.
Even in the hardest circumstances, dreams can give you the courage to live, and I hope I can share that message with children in need.
I had to find the courage to turn my life around.
It was actually a women’s writing group I belonged to in graduate school that gave me the courage to move from poetry to fiction.
Life is the most exciting opportunity we have. But we have one shot. You graduate from college once, and that’s it. You’re going out of that nest. And you have to find that courage that’s deep, deep, deep in there. Every step of the way.
Let us answer the terrorists by living our values with courage.
Leadership requires the courage to make decisions that will benefit the next generation.
Wisdom, prudence, forethought, these are essential. But not second to these that noble courage which adventures the right, and leaves the consequences to God.
To see what is right and not to do it is want of courage, or of principle.
No man in the world has more courage than the man who can stop after eating one peanut.
One of the marks of a gift is to have the courage of it.
Hope, like faith, is nothing if it is not courageous; it is nothing if it is not ridiculous.
Sarah Vaughan is one of my greatest heroes. She personifies what an artist is all about, taking risks, daring to go beyond the boundaries of safety and convention. It takes courage to share your vulnerability.
It takes some courage to write fiction about politically controversial topics. The dread is you’ll be labeled a political writer.
I think that music opens portals and doorways into unknown sectors that it takes courage to leap into. I always think that there’s a potential that we all have, and we can emerge, rise up to this potential, when necessary. We have to be fearless, courageous, and draw upon wisdom that we think we don’t have.
Well, I think that – I think leadership’s always been about two main things: imagination and courage.
Courage! I have shown it for years; think you I shall lose it at the moment when my sufferings are to end?
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’
Before you can become a millionaire, you must learn to think like one. You must learn how to motivate yourself to counter fear with courage. Making critical decisions about your career, business, investments and other resources conjures up fear, fear that is part of the process of becoming a financial success.
You have to do what you need to do as an artist. You have to have that courage.
Is he alone who has courage on his right hand and faith on his left hand?
The sea – this truth must be confessed – has no generosity. No display of manly qualities – courage, hardihood, endurance, faithfulness – has ever been known to touch its irresponsible consciousness of power.
Nobody understands how the world will change. The only way you can plan for the future is to have scenarios. You have to have the courage to take a leap of faith on one of them.
It is up to African leaders to show their will and political courage in order to assure that this new pan-African institution becomes an efficient instrument and not a place for endless discussions.
Through the inspiration of Vaclav’s words, the courage of his dissidence and the integrity of his leadership, Czechoslovakia successfully transitioned from an authoritarian state to a free democracy at the heart of Europe.
I think what I would say to my younger self, and probably to younger, just starting-out writers is that a lot of times you’re just afraid to put yourself out there, and it’s uncomfortable because it’s working up the courage to do something, to push yourself to do those things.
It is the mainspring of life, courage. And courage has many faces.
Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities… because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
Unless a reviewer has the courage to give you unqualified praise, I say ignore the bastard.
I’m still shy – I’m no good at my children’s parent-teacher conferences, and I’m slowly learning how to ask for what I want. But I now know that I have a reserve of courage to draw upon when I really need it. There’s nothing that I’m too scared to have a go at.
We are biological creatures. We are born, we live, we die. There is no transcendent purpose to existence. At best we are creatures of reason, and by using reason we can cure ourselves of emotional excess. Purged of both hope and fear, we find courage in the face of helplessness, insignificance and uncertainty.
Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you’re scared to death.
Give the people not hell, but hope and courage.
We have to confront ourselves. Do we like what we see in the mirror? And, according to our light, according to our understanding, according to our courage, we will have to say yea or nay – and rise!
Only those who have the courage to take a penalty miss them.
Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others.
You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.
I can make a virtue of slapdash. Slapdash can give you courage.
We are in the midst of a momentous catastrophe of world history, of a transformation of all aspects of life and of the entire inner human being This is perhaps fortunate for the artistic person, if he is strong enough to bear the consequences, because what we need is the courage to have inner experience.
In this work I have received the opposition of a number of men who only advocate the unobtainable because the immediately possible is beyond their moral courage, administrative ability, and their political prescience.
I would kiss you, had I the courage.
Courage is on display every day, and only the courageous wring the most out of life.
I think we spend so much of our lives trying to pretend that we know what’s going to happen next. In fact we don’t. To recognize that we don’t know even what will happen this afternoon and yet having the courage to move forward – that’s one meaning of faith.
What I love about the East End is that there’s a great perseverance, determination and courage. What I dislike about it is that there is sometimes a celebration of ignorance.
The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.
Your determination, selflessness and courage have brought the freedom struggle towards its fulfilment.
There can be no great courage where there is no confidence or assurance, and half the battle is in the conviction that we can do what we undertake.
As a gay Jewish white South African, I belong to quite a lot of minority groups. You constantly have to question who you are, what you are and whether you have the courage to be who you are.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.
Cowardice and courage are never without a measure of affectation. Nor is love. Feelings are never true. They play with their mirrors.
This soul, or life within us, by no means agrees with the life outside us. If one has the courage to ask her what she thinks, she is always saying the very opposite to what other people say.
Optimism is the foundation of courage.
The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself, in spite of being unacceptable.
My message to you all is of hope, courage and confidence. Let us mobilize all our resources in a systematic and organized way and tackle the grave issues that confront us with grim determination and discipline worthy of a great nation.
It is so often true that whether a person carries with him an atmosphere of gloom and depression or one of confidence and courage depends on his individual outlook.
Getting up and having the courage to share with people, all people, and even just being asked to sing, first of all, that’s all part of how I express my identity.
Australia is a nation of compassion. Courage and compassion. And the third of these great values: resilience.
We can never intimidate and discourage the people who voice their words with courage. The essence of freedom rests precisely here – in the freedom of expression of the people. And we must protect it.
To have courage for whatever comes in life – everything lies in that.
Then there is a still higher type of courage – the courage to brave pain, to live with it, to never let others know of it and to still find joy in life; to wake up in the morning with an enthusiasm for the day ahead.
It is right to endure with resignation what the gods send, and to face one’s enemies with courage.
It requires more courage to suffer than to die.
I’m a big fan of small business ownership. I think it’s the backbone of American innovation. But to be successful, you first have to have the courage to go for it.
Students teach all sorts of things but most importantly they make explicit the courage that it takes to be a learner, the courage it takes to open yourself to the transformative power of real learning and that courage I am exposed to almost every day at MIT and that I’m deeply grateful for.
Don’t wish me happiness – I don’t expect to be happy it’s gotten beyond that, somehow. Wish me courage and strength and a sense of humor – I will need them all.
Discover your own style. Don’t try to repeat what has already been written – have the courage to do your own thing and don’t be afraid to do something different.
One of the things that makes Hamlet unique among Shakespeare‘s characters is his courage to face up to the darker elements of his personality.
When I was in graduate school, I became very interested in why some kids took on challenges and were able to bounce back from setbacks whereas others shy away from difficulty and really crumble when they hit failures. I became fascinated with people who had that kind of courage to take on challenges.
I believe the biggest challenge is just getting the courage to try something different or new. Try to forget the stereotype in your mind. Yoga is for everyone – children, athletes, moms, dads, accountants, truck drivers, even country stars.
Courage is being afraid but going on anyhow.
War criminals in the U.S. and Israel are not punished: no international court has the courage to put them on trial.
Values are principles and ideas that bring meaning to the seemingly mundane experience of life. A meaningful life that ultimately brings happiness and pride requires you to respond to temptations as well as challenges with honor, dignity, and courage.
Sometimes the rewards of risk don’t leave us wrecked. Sometimes we find our passion, our purpose, courage, connection, and comfort. Every good thing in our lives is a direct result of risk.
I would love to be a Franciscan brother. I’m just not sure I have the courage to do it.
We don’t develop courage by being happy every day. We develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.
Freedom is a system based on courage.
Traits like humility, courage, and empathy are easily overlooked – but it’s immensely important to find them in your closest relationships.
Good courage in a bad affair is half of the evil overcome.
At the same time, I would add that the American people have a lot of courage.
President Obama and our all-of-the-above energy strategy is the real deal. We are proud of the fact that we are importing less oil than at any time in modern history, and it has been because of the president’s vision and courage.
The qualities of an exceptional cook are akin to those of a successful tightrope walker: an abiding passion for the task, courage to go out on a limb and an impeccable sense of balance.
Have the courage of your desire.
Only choices made in love are compassionate. There are no exceptions. Do you have the courage to act with an empowered heart without attachment to the outcome? If not, you have no ability to give or experience compassion. That is the shocking truth.
Having a superpower has nothing to do with the ability to fly or jump, or superhuman strength. The truest superpowers are the ones we all possess: willpower, integrity, and most importantly, courage.
Yes, you must have the courage of being free.
It is only necessary to have courage, for strength without self-confidence is useless.
Courage means to keep working a relationship, to continue seeking solutions to difficult problems, and to stay focused during stressful periods.
Courage doesn’t come by doing what everybody else says. Courage does by what you know is right.
Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress.
I believe in blood, soil, and honour; family, homeland, and hamingja; strength, traditions, and courage.
I have a lot of courage. I’m a realist.
Freedom is the sure possession of those alone who have the courage to defend it.
My mother taught me about the power of inspiration and courage, and she did it with a strength and a passion that I wish could be bottled.
Courage makes victory possible.
I have nothing but unreserved praise for our armed forces, paramilitary and internal security forces. Their sacrifices to preserve the integrity and unity of our country present a saga of unparalleled courage and discipline.
I don’t believe in any Greatest Generation. I believe in great events. They sweep ordinary people up, expose them to extremes of human behavior and unimaginable tests of integrity and courage, and then deposit them back on the home front.
When I’m doing sports, I don’t feel anything at all. I enjoy the moment. It’s a safe haven. But once you try to let someone inside your soul, you become vulnerable. You have to be comfortable in your own skin. I don’t open myself up like that to a lot of people. It takes courage.
An able, disinterested, public-spirited press, with trained intelligence to know the right and courage to do it, can preserve that public virtue without which popular government is a sham and a mockery.
Science is imagination in the service of the verifiable truth, and that service is indeed communal. It cannot be rigidly planned. Rather, it requires freedom and courage and the plural contributions of many different kinds of people who must maintain their individuality while giving to the group.
Courage is a special kind of knowledge: the knowledge of how to fear what ought to be feared and how not to fear what ought not to be feared.
Those who won our independence… valued liberty as an end and as a means. They believed liberty to be the secret of happiness and courage to be the secret of liberty.
Most people talk; we do things. They plan; we achieve. They hesitate; we move ahead. We are living proof that when human beings have the courage and commitment to transform a dream into reality, there is nothing that can stop them.
Howard Dean has been successful because he was clear in his opposition to the war. People appreciate a politician with the courage to say, I oppose this war.
It takes a lot of courage to stay in power, but I am pledging to you to have the courage to continue moving forward.
Throughout the history of our young nation, we have seen our military go bravely into battle, armed with courage and willing to make the ultimate sacrifice.
Heroes represent the best of ourselves, respecting that we are human beings. A hero can be anyone from Gandhi to your classroom teacher, anyone who can show courage when faced with a problem. A hero is someone who is willing to help others in his or her best capacity.
In ‘Tree of Life,’ the cinematography records a small story, a celebration of the courage of everyday life. But it does it so up close and so effortlessly that it has the effect of elevating the intimacy of the story to a grand scale.
What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?
Killing yourself is a major commitment, it takes a kind of courage. Most people just lead lives of cowardly desperation. It’s kinda half suicide where you just dull yourself with substances.
If you are lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it.
The courage of very ordinary people is all that stands between us and the dark.
Love and peace of mind do protect us. They allow us to overcome the problems that life hands us. They teach us to survive… to live now… to have the courage to confront each day.
Fate loves the fearless.
Often the difference between a successful man and a failure is not one’s better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on his ideas, to take a calculated risk, and to act.
Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can’t practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage.
Courage easily finds its own eloquence.
It takes someone with a vision of the possibilities to attain new levels of experience. Someone with the courage to live his dreams.
You can’t forgive without loving. And I don’t mean sentimentality. I don’t mean mush. I mean having enough courage to stand up and say, ‘I forgive. I’m finished with it.’
Real courage is when you know you’re licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.
Design is the courage and brilliance to cover an original and make it different.
Courage, my friends; ‘tis not too late to build a better world.
The memoirs that have come out of Africa are sometimes startlingly beautiful, often urgent, and essentially life-affirming, but they are all performances of courage and honesty.
Courage is the capacity to confront what can be imagined.
In the Confederate Army, an officer was judged by stark courage alone, and this made it possible for the Confederacy to live four years.
Young men and young women, full of courage, originality, and genius, are everywhere to be met with.
Always be courageous and strong, and don’t fear.
Deep Throat‘s information, and in my view, courage, allowed the newspaper to use what he knew and suspected.
You cannot build character and courage by taking away a man’s initiative and independence.
Parents do not have the courage to say no to certain things that their children demand. They are rather scared of their children.
You have to accept whatever comes and the only important thing is that you meet it with courage and with the best that you have to give.
It takes a great deal of courage to follow another person’s lead.
If we are to survive, we must have ideas, vision, and courage. These things are rarely produced by committees. Everything that matters in our intellectual and moral life begins with an individual confronting his own mind and conscience in a room by himself.
Before I begin talking about the threats we face, the vulnerabilities that we have, and frankly the courage of the men and women in uniform that stand in harm’s way on behalf of a very grateful Nation, let me first honor the sacrifices of September 11.
Courage is grace under pressure.
Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections.
Today we affirm a new commitment to live out our nation’s promise through civility, courage, compassion and character.
Courage is always rewarded.
Moral courage is higher and a rarer virtue than physical courage.
Because we men have been physically stronger and more arrogant, we’ve influenced much of the cool stuff of the world, like basing the definition of courage on what we do on battlefields rather than on the patience or endurance or tolerance necessary for a sometimes painful daily grind that includes small children.
Above all, we must realize that 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. It is a weapon our adversaries in today’s world do not have.
Courage is simply the willingness to be afraid and act anyway.
Men make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.
I don’t know how to function without music. When I’m not making it, I’m listening to it. It gives me courage and takes care of my mind.
Change will never happen when people lack the ability and courage to see themselves for who they are.
Men have a psychological need to show off their courage and strength. When he sees you talking to another guy, that instinct kicks in and he jumps to protect you and prove he’s worthy of your love.
It took me realizing that a broken heart has never actually killed anyone to find the courage to ask for what I want, in just about every situation. That was part of my own growing up.
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
Necessity does the work of courage.
As a young man, I felt a need to communicate with somebody or something, but it seemed in my own particular environment that that wasn’t an option. On the other hand, I probably lacked the courage to do so, even if it was an option.
Unfortunately, unless we’re focused on building up our courage, which gives us our self-confidence and all that we need to make quantum change in our lives, the voice of fear will always take the lead inside our minds.
We must remind Americans that the promise of opportunity remains unbroken – that every person in this great nation can succeed through hard work, courage and personal responsibility.
You’ve got to admire my courage going into a picture where the dog is a star. It takes a brave man to play opposite one.
Guilt is just as powerful, but its influence is positive, while shame‘s is destructive. Shame erodes our courage and fuels disengagement.
You cannot build character and courage by destroying men’s initiative and independence.
The one thing I learned the most about acting is it takes a tremendous amount of courage to go there and stand still. It takes courage and guts to step out of your mind frame and depict something.
That’s what acting is – it’s about… having the courage to allow your audience into the private moments of your characters’ lives.
Success, they taught me, is built on the foundation of courage, hard-work and individual responsibility. Despite what some would have us believe, success is not built on resentment and fears.
Everybody, even me, sometimes had to compromise on something, doing things we know to be wrong, and this happens doing whatever job in the world. But a singer must have the courage of saying no.
Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.
I’m grateful to the LGBTQ community for giving me the courage to write music about who I am and not just about my sexual orientation.
Political courage requires clarity.
In short, we need to recover the courage we celebrate in our heroes, and in particular, the courage to tolerate, for the sake of a free society, a level of risk we hardly ever imagined in the past.
Courageous people do not fear forgiving, for the sake of peace.
I have the courage of my convictions.
I’ve been involved in politics for quite some time. I’ve held positions, and my experiences are very deep, and I think I have the capacity, the courage, and the character to institute the kinds of reforms that are so desperately needed.
True courage is a result of reasoning. A brave mind is always impregnable.
In strife who inquires whether stratagem or courage was used?
I know of no higher fortitude than stubborness in the face of overwhelming odds.
Courage is never to let your actions be influenced by your fears.
America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.
A member must say that he is a member of the Unification Church and that he is the follower of Sun Myung Moon. If he doesn’t have the courage to say it, he is not worthy of me.
To me, there is no greater act of courage than being the one who kisses first.
Valor lies just halfway between rashness and cowardice.
Half a century ago, the amazing courage of Rosa Parks, the visionary leadership of Martin Luther King, and the inspirational actions of the civil rights movement led politicians to write equality into the law and make real the promise of America for all her citizens.
I’ve always been independent. I’ve always had courage. But I didn’t always own my diabetes.
It’s easy to give up, and that’s the one thing we cannot do. That’s what gives me a reason for working: to leave people with a little more courage, with a little hope that has been nourished. Even if, of course, it’s going to disappear, whatever touches one isn’t lost forever.
Overcoming the Cold War required courage from the people of Central and Eastern Europe and what was then the German Democratic Republic, but it also required the steadfastness of Western partner over many decades when many had long lost hope of integration of the two Germanys and Europe.
I learned that moral courage is harder than physical courage.
You must have love as the core; it takes courage to be willing to constantly tell the truth to each other and risk letting the relationship go.
Patience, that blending of moral courage with physical timidity.
True courage is being afraid, and going ahead and doing your job anyhow, that’s what courage is.
It may not be the most popular but there is a place for it. I think about the kind of music I love, acoustic, melodic, and I guess it kind of took a bit of courage on my part to think I could be one of those songwriters.
He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.
Way down deep, we’re all motivated by the same urges. Cats have the courage to live by them.
Whenever I see John Lewis, I invariably say, ‘Thank you.’ And I will never stop. I don’t know how he’s still standing, because what he endured took courage and strength that I don’t know that I have.
If nothing else, I want women to understand that they are powerful. If you look back at history, in almost every big moment, in every leap forward, you find ordinary women at the core. We have more ability to make changes in the world than we can imagine if we have the courage to try.
Courage is the greatest of all virtues, because if you haven’t courage, you may not have an opportunity to use any of the others.
Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.
Let us go forth with fear and courage and rage to save the world.
My sword I give to him that shall succeed me in my pilgrimage, and my courage and skill to him that can get it.
We’re going to be OK because of the American people. They have more grit, determination and courage than you can imagine.
I have huge respect for women who go out of their homes and have the courage to make their own destiny. And let me tell you, Indian women are doing a great job. There are those who work because they have no option but to earn, and then there are those who do it because they have the right talent. I respect both.
‘The Impossible Dream’ is, in my opinion, one of the greatest songs ever written. Here is a man, an old man, a very old man full of daring, bravery, courage, determination, romanticism and dreams.
How few there are who have courage enough to own their faults, or resolution enough to mend them.
I have always had the courage for the new things that life sometimes offers.
I’ve been through it all, baby, I’m mother courage.
Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.
Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.
A man of courage flees forward, in the midst of new things.
It takes a lot of courage to face up to things you can’t do because we feed ourselves so much denial.
We must have 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.
Let’s drink to the spirit of gallantry and courage that made a strange Heaven out of unbelievable Hell, and let’s drink to the hope that one day this country of ours, which we love so much, will find dignity and greatness and peace again.
During the course of 1989, more and more East Germans lost their fears of the state’s repression and chicanery and went out on the streets. There was no turning back then. It is thanks to their courage the Wall was opened.
Lying at the root of the social agreements of 1980 are the courage, sense of responsibility, and the solidarity of the working people. Both sides have then recognized that an accord must be reached if bloodshed is to be prevented.
September 11, 2001, revealed heroism in ordinary people who might have gone through their lives never called upon to demonstrate the extent of their courage.
It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things.
Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die.
If you are a superstar, or whatever you want to call yourself, a person who’s had outrageous success, and you decide to go indie and tell the record companies to screw themselves? That takes a certain amount of courage. And bullheadedness, really.
The true legacy of 9-11 cannot be found among political leaders of the day, but in the citizen soldiers and public safety personnel who answered that day with courage and selflessness.
Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men.
Change takes courage.
Caesar was a man of great common sense and good taste, meaning thereby a man without originality or moral courage.
The path from dreams to success does exist. May you have the vision to find it, the courage to get on to it, and the perseverance to follow it.
It would be sad if we lost our instinct and our courage to love and protect.
Competing at the highest level is not about winning. It’s about preparation, courage, understanding and nurturing your people, and heart. Winning is the result.
While President Bush likes to project an image of strength and courage, the real truth is that in the presence of his large financial contributors, he is a moral coward.
Buddhist practices offer a way of saying, ‘Hey, come back over here, reconnect.’ The only way that you’ll actually wake up and have some freedom is if you have the capacity and courage to stay with the vulnerability and the discomfort.
A great part of courage is the courage of having done the thing before.
Most of the good executives do pretty well. Because to be a good executive you have to be strong, and you have to have a simple attribute that people have forgotten about – courage.
Whatever enlarges hope will also exalt courage.
If you want to lose 40 pounds, you order salad instead of fries. If you want to be a better friend, you take the phone call instead of screening it. If you want to write a novel, you sit down and write a single paragraph. It’s scary to make major changes, but we usually have enough courage to take the next right step.
I became frustrated early on as a playwright by a kind of smug smallness in modern drama. There was a lack of what I now understand as courage in the work of others as well as in my own work, and I found I was mildly amused or interested by such plays but not deeply engaged or enlightened.
Martin Luther King and Gandhi were not people who failed in self-respect. They were people of hope and great courage, and their courage was disciplined.
I want to grow old without facelifts. I want to have the courage to be loyal to the face I have made.
In all the difficult decisions that I made through the course of running Loudcloud and Opsware, I never once felt brave. In fact, I often felt scared to death. I never lost those feelings, but after much practice, I learned to ignore them. That learning process might also be called the courage development process.
If one suffers we all suffer. Togetherness is strength. Courage.
We read our children stories starring elephants and monkeys and bears to teach them about nobility, curiosity and courage, to warn them against selfishness and stubbornness.
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.
Courage, not compromise, brings the smile of God’s approval.
I have the courage of youth, and I’m not afraid of anything. My only enemies are illegality and corruption.
Bravery is the capacity to perform properly even when scared half to death.
Prime Minister Sharon, Prime Minister Abbas, I urge you today to end the designs of those who seek destruction, annihilation and occupation, and I urge you to have the will and the courage to begin to realize our dreams of peace, prosperity and coexistence.
Boldness be my friend.
California is a place of invention, a place of courage, a place of vision, a place of the future. People who made California what it is were willing to take risks, think outside convention and build.
Even within the last three or four years, I have a greater ability to communicate, I think. I have more courage to show the stuff… And it does take courage.
My message, especially to young people is to have courage to think differently, courage to invent, to travel the unexplored path, courage to discover the impossible and to conquer the problems and succeed. These are great qualities that they must work towards. This is my message to the young people.
The problem is when you are writing something in retrospective, it needs a lot of courage not to change, or you will forget a certain reality, and you will just take in consideration your view today.
I think my greatest virtue is that I have the courage to take tough decisions. As for my greatest fault, I guess I should be a little tougher. The feedback I get always is that I am not as tough and demanding as I should be.
The most important thing is, Do you have the courage to admit that you’re wrong? And do you change? The most important thing to me as a CEO is that we keep the courage.
My main trick is to work with amazing people. It’s a long and twisty journey, and you need people that really are amazing and have this rare gift of honesty and courage and really open up.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a time to honor the greatest champion of racial equality who taught a nation – through compassion and courage – about democracy, nonviolence and racial justice.
None speak of the bravery, the might, or the intellect of Jesus; but the devil is always imagined as a being of acute intellect, political cunning, and the fiercest courage. These universal and instinctive tendencies of the human mind reveal much.
Political courage is not political suicide.
We learned to be patient observers like the owl. We learned cleverness from the crow, and courage from the jay, who will attack an owl ten times its size to drive it off its territory. But above all of them ranked the chickadee because of its indomitable spirit.
I have spent a great deal of my life being part of minorities. Some of the people I admire the most in the world have had the courage to defend, against wind and tide, minority viewpoints in those frightening times when any disagreement with universal conformity is identified as treason.
I think my mother… made it clear that you have to live life by your own terms and you have to not worry about what other people think and you have to have the courage to do the unexpected.
What has made America amazing has been the fact that throughout our history, throughout the more than 200 years of our history, there have been men and women of courage who stood up and decided it was more important to look out for the future of their children and their grandchildren than their own political futures.
With enough courage, you can do without a reputation.
You have to have courage to be obedient to God.
The secret to happiness is freedom… And the secret to freedom is courage.
Courage, sacrifice, determination, commitment, toughness, heart, talent, guts. That’s what little girls are made of.
From caring comes courage.
People say to me all the time, ‘You have no fear.’ I tell them, ‘No, that’s not true. I’m scared all the time. You have to have fear in order to have courage. I’m a courageous person because I’m a scared person.’
In 1984, showing extraordinary courage, a group of Guatemalan wives, mothers and other relatives of disappeared people banded together to form the Mutual Support Group for the Appearance Alive of Our Relatives.
That was the fun of acting, being a blank canvas you could transform into the character – Indian princess, 20s vamp, Mother Courage, Oxford don, 94-year-old wife.
I think a lot of writers spend years just getting up the courage to write because it seems like such a fantasy of a profession. My dad saved me all that time by making me think, ‘Oh, anyone can be a writer. It’s like being a firefighter or a lawyer.’
He who is brave is free.
I know that millions of Americans from all walks of life agree with me that leadership does not mean putting the ear to the ground to follow public opinion, but to have the vision of what is necessary and the courage to make it possible.
The presidents of colleges have to have some courage to step forward. You can’t limit alcohol in college sports, you have to get rid of it.
It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.
It takes a lot of courage as an actor to take time off for family. But family is everything.
We’ve always had this experience that things take long, but I’m 100% convinced that our principles will in the end prevail. No one knew how the Cold War would end at the time, but it did end. This is within our living experience… I’m surprised at how fainthearted we sometimes are and how quickly we lose courage.
Bravery is being the only one who knows you’re afraid.
The power of youth is the common wealth for the entire world. The faces of young people are the faces of our past, our present and our future. No segment in the society can match with the power, idealism, enthusiasm and courage of the young people.
If the Christian is a restorationist, a legalist, if he wants everything clear and safe, then he will find nothing. Tradition and memory of the past must help us to have the courage to open up new areas to God.
My talent is such that no undertaking, however vast in size… has ever surpassed my courage.
The kind of beauty I want most is the hard-to-get kind that comes from within – strength, courage, dignity.
It takes courage to love yourself when you’ve been told your whole life that you’re ugly, or dirty, or a terrorist.
He’s nice enough not to want to be associated with a nasty remark but not nice enough not to make it. Lacking the courage of one’s nastiness does not make one nice.
There can be no failure to a man who has not lost his courage, his character, his self respect, or his self-confidence. He is still a King.
One individual can begin a movement that turns the tide of history. Martin Luther King in the civil rights movement, Mohandas Ganhi in India, Nelson Mandela in South Africa are examples of people standing up with courage and non-violence to bring about needed changes.
During the long process of history, by relying on our own diligence, courage and wisdom, Chinese people have opened up a good and beautiful home where all ethnic groups live in harmony and fostered an excellent culture that never fades.
As soldiers need not only courage but tactics also, so does a philosopher need not only courage and philosophy but discernment also, to tell what his right time of dying is – so that he neither seek it nor flee it.
Had we lived I should have had a tale to tell of the hardihood, endurance and courage of my companions which would have stirred the heart of every Englishman. These rough notes and our dead bodies must tell the tale.
When I wrap my hands, I do it for my family. I owe my courage to them and also my success. That’s why I fight.
For me, it’s not necessarily interesting to play a strong, fearless woman. It’s interesting to play a woman who is terrified and then overcomes that fear. It’s about the journey. Courage is not the absence of fear, it’s overcoming it.
I feel like Obama in a way. His idea that hope means not shrinking from a fight; it’s the courage to reach for something. My music is that. Those are principles I try to embody.
Intellectuals try to keep going. But their situation is very difficult. Those who have had the courage to voice their opposition have often paid a very high price.
If you set as your goal to roll back the size of government, you have an obligation to answer the tough questions and show real courage, not just appeal to ideology. Treat the voters like adults.
Such decisions will be far reaching and difficult. But you never lacked courage in the past. Your courage is now needed for the future.
Curiosity, rationalization, and laziness are no match against courage, self-control, and mental toughness.
A superhero represents infinite possibility. It represents the peak of aspiration and courage. And if you see yourself reflected as a superhero, you will give yourself permission to dream anything.
Every human being on this earth is born with a tragedy, and it isn’t original sin. He’s born with the tragedy that he has to grow up… a lot of people don’t have the courage to do it.
We all strive for balance, often moving to extremes to find ourselves somewhere in the middle where we can sustainably exist in optimal inspiration. Working toward balance takes a lot of ingredients. We need courage, reflection, attention, action, and a push-and-pull relationship between effort and relaxation.
Justice must be done in investigating the tragic death of Mr. Freddie Gray. His family deserves our deepest sympathy and respect for their loss, and our admiration for their courage in calling us, as a city, to act as our better selves.
Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.
Courage is doing what you are afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you are scared.
Be courageous. I have seen many depressions in business. Always America has emerged from these stronger and more prosperous. Be brave as your fathers before you. Have faith! Go forward!
When I was at Brown, I wanted to write the great American novel, but I was too scared to take a creative course. I signed up for one, got in, and just didn’t have the courage to go. I was a tremendously shy person, almost pathologically shy. The thought of peers critiquing my work – oh, God.
If we can’t have the courage to tell our constituents, hey, we’ve got to cut back, then if we can point to something and say, I would like to vote for more benefits for you, but this balanced budget amendment or statutory spending cap or whatever the device is, is preventing me from doing it.
We simply do not understand our place in the universe and have not the courage to admit it.
In the military, you learn the essence of people. You see so many examples of self-sacrifice and moral courage. In the rest of life, you don’t get that many opportunities to be sure of your friends.
It is a blessed thing that in every age some one has had the individuality enough and courage enough to stand by his own convictions.
I’m not a fighter, but I would love to be a boxer because I love the courage and toughness. I mean, there can be nothing more terrifying than walking into an arena and looking at Mike Tyson in the ring.
He who knows no hardships will know no hardihood. He who faces no calamity will need no courage. Mysterious though it is, the characteristics in human nature which we love best grow in a soil with a strong mixture of troubles.
You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world’s problems at once but don’t ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own.
Fashion should not be expected to serve in the stead of courage or character.
It’s a courageous thing to do something that doesn’t have rules or limits.
What we need is some people to stand up with the courage of their convictions, to do what they promised when they ran for election, and fight to stop Obamacare.
Being gifted needs courage.
Failure is only postponed success as long as courage ‘coaches‘ ambition. The habit of persistence is the habit of victory.
I beg you take courage; the brave soul can mend even disaster.
There has to be this pioneer, the individual who has the courage, the ambition to overcome the obstacles that always develop when one tries to do something worthwhile, especially when it is new and different.
The only courage that matters is the kind that gets you from one moment to the next.
I believe that art has been a vehicle for me that’s been about enlightenment and expanding my own parameters, to give me courage to exercise the freedom that I have in life.
There were times when chemo would eat my body, but I told myself that I have the strength and courage to win and come out stronger.
Stripped of its plot, the ‘Iliad’ is a scattering of names and biographies of ordinary soldiers: men who trip over their shields, lose their courage or miss their wives. In addition to these, there is a cast of anonymous people: the farmers, walkers, mothers, neighbours who inhabit its similes.
The most important thing for me was to never, ever, ever deny it. But I didn’t really have the courage to talk about it. I was thinking, The people who need to know I’m gay know.
There is nothing in the world so much admired as a man who knows how to bear unhappiness with courage.
Courage means standing next to someone you don’t always agree with for the betterment of the country.
Men create real miracles when they use their God-given courage and intelligence.
Despair gives courage to a coward.
Every day begins with an act of courage and hope: getting out of bed.
I have written a memoir here and there, and that takes its own form of selfishness and courage. However, generally speaking, I have no interest in writing about my own life or intruding in the privacy of those around me.
Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.
For as long as this nation has known war, we have embraced the heroes it has produced. Americans have rightfully noted the honor and nobility of courage under hostile fire and thanked those who perished in their defense.
A timid person is frightened before a danger, a coward during the time, and a courageous person afterward.
Farrah Fawcett had courage, she had strength, and she had faith.
At my aunt‘s funeral, I promised myself that I wouldn’t be bound by the belief that I’m supposed to stay in anything – whether it’s a relationship, a job, a house, or a circumstance – if it makes me miserable. She gave me the courage to find my own happiness.
I admire people who come to politics because it takes a lot of courage to be in politics in India.
With courage and character, American soldiers continue to put themselves on the line to defend our freedom, and so many have paid the ultimate sacrifice.
I see courage everywhere I go in Africa.
I have always admired the courage of ordinary individuals to step up and speak out against injustice and tyranny.
The principles of living greatly include the capacity to face trouble with courage, disappointment with cheerfulness, and trial with humility.
The people of South Carolina support conservatives who are trying to push real change, and the people of South Carolina expect their presidential candidates to back them up when they show courage.
But courage which goes against military expediency is stupidity, or, if it is insisted upon by a commander, irresponsibility.
Real courage is knowing what faces you and knowing how to face it.
Unjust. How many times I’ve used that word, scolded myself with it. All I mean by it now is that I don’t have the final courage to say that I refuse to preside over violations against myself, and to hell with justice.
Time is neutral and does not change things. With courage and initiative, leaders change things.
Clear thinking requires courage rather than intelligence.
If you care about people, then you’re willing to act not just with compassion, but you’re also willing to act with courage.
If his presidency is to represent the full power of the idea that black Americans are just like everyone else – fully human and fully capable of intellect, courage and patriotism – then Barack Obama has to be subject to the same rough and tumble of political criticism experienced by his predecessors.
I think laughter may be a form of courage. As humans we sometimes stand tall and look into the sun and laugh, and I think we are never more brave than when we do that.
There is hope in dreams, imagination, and in the courage of those who wish to make those dreams a reality.
Rather like Batman, I embody the themes of the movie which are the values of family, courage and compassion and a sense of right and wrong, good and bad and justice.
I love revolutionaries who have the courage to stand up against the status quo. They’re always misunderstood, but they’re the ones who are standing up for human rights.
Hemingway was a jerk. I mean he was really a great jerk. He was a good writer, and he did all sorts of things that I would never have the courage to do, but I don’t think I’d enjoy being in the same room with him. He’s not my kind of person.
Being a leader for me is about having the courage to speak the truth, and live the truth, despite attempts to silence our thoughts, feelings, and past experiences.