Courage Quotes About Life

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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.

I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman.

When you put on clothes that are fighting against something, you can feel your courage grow. Clothing can set you free.

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.

The principal act of courage is to endure and withstand dangers doggedly rather than to attack them.

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.

So to all Americans, in every city near and far, small and large, from mountain to mountain, and from ocean to ocean, hear these words: You will never be ignored again. Your voice, your hopes, and your dreams will define our American destiny. And your courage and goodness and love will forever guide us along the way.

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.

You will always be fond of me. I represent to you all the sins you have never had the courage to commit.

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.’

Either you decide to stay in the shallow end of the pool or you go out in the ocean.

The best protection any woman can have… is courage.

We must become bigger than we have been: more courageous, greater in spirit, larger in outlook. We must become members of a new race, overcoming petty prejudice, owing our ultimate allegiance not to nations but to our fellow men within the human community.

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.

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.

Believers, look up – take courage. The angels are nearer than you think.

Boldness be my friend.

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.

I can tell you character traits I admire and work to develop in myself – perseverance, self-discipline, courage to stand up for what is right even when it is against one’s friends or one’s self.

Courage, not compromise, brings the smile of God’s approval.

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

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.

I saw courage both in the Vietnam War and in the struggle to stop it. I learned that patriotism includes protest, not just military service.

Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.

Healing takes courage, and we all have courage, even if we have to dig a little to find it.

The kind of beauty I want most is the hard-to-get kind that comes from within – strength, courage, dignity.

With enough courage, you can do without a reputation.

Bravery is the capacity to perform properly even when scared half to death.

Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress.

Different parts of the world have different attitudes to failure. Arguably, it may take more courage to be an entrepreneur in Sydney, or Paris, or London, or Japan, or Singapore… but an entrepreneur sees the world for what it could be, not what it is.

Why should we honour those that die upon the field of battle? A man may show as reckless a courage in entering into the abyss of himself.

I look back at the looks I’ve had over the years. I’m proud of myself that I had the courage to experiment with crazy hairstyles and some fashion things. Would I do it again? No. But that’s part of the learning process and getting from point A to point B.

He is a man of courage who does not run away, but remains at his post and fights against the enemy.

Soldiers, when committed to a task, can’t compromise. It’s unrelenting devotion to the standards of duty and courage, absolute loyalty to others, not letting the task go until it’s been done.

Creativity takes courage.

The difficult thing is that vulnerability is the first thing I look for in you and the last thing I’m willing to show you. In you, it’s courage and daring. In me, it’s weakness.

Until there are no more hate crimes, no more vicious bullying and ugly slurs, whenever a person comes out – whether that person is a celebrity or a ‘nobody’ – it should be celebrated like the triumph of courage it is.

Those who lack the courage will always find a philosophy to justify it.

We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear.

I wish that the Indians believed me a god, for upon the report of an enemy’s valor oftentimes depends the success of a battle, and false reports have many times done as great things as true courage and resolution.

Determination, energy, and courage appear spontaneously when we care deeply about something. We take risks that are unimaginable in any other context.

I have the responsibility of over four million people, and I am in a position to do good, to be able to bring about a new life for my people, and I will continue to move in that direction. It’s a burden, but it needs to be done, and you have to have the courage and wisdom to see it through.

If you could get up the courage to begin, you have the courage to succeed.

Grades don’t measure tenacity, courage, leadership, guts or whatever you want to call it. Teachers or any other persons in a position of authority should never tell anybody they will not succeed because they did not get all A’s in school.

It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.

Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades. A mode of conduct, a standard of courage, discipline, fortitude, and integrity can do a great deal to make a woman beautiful.

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.

Way down deep, we’re all motivated by the same urges. Cats have the courage to live by them.

Success means having the courage, the determination, and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be.

The best thing to do is stare it in the face and move on. We have to face our fears and plow through. I think taking chances takes a lot more courage than staying stagnant and doing what’s safe and comfortable.

I feel quite fearless protecting the people I love.

Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.

Earth teach me to forget myself as melted snow forgets its life. Earth teach me resignation as the leaves which die in the fall. Earth teach me courage as the tree which stands all alone. Earth teach me regeneration as the seed which rises in the spring.

The preservation of peace and the guaranteeing of man’s basic freedoms and rights require courage and eternal vigilance: courage to speak and act – and if necessary, to suffer and die – for truth and justice; eternal vigilance, that the least transgression of international morality shall not go undetected and unremedied.

Two qualities are indispensable: first, an intellect that, even in the darkest hour, retains some glimmerings of the inner light which leads to truth; and second, the courage to follow this faint light wherever it may lead.

To see the right and not to do it is cowardice.

You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.

It is courage, courage, courage, that raises the blood of life to crimson splendor. Live bravely and present a brave front to adversity.

Collaboration is just, really, a group of people getting in a room with their eye on a very similar prize and wanting to come out with the same show. The director, ultimately, is the guy in front of whom the buck stops. So, he has to have the courage to prevail. But, he has got to have a huge amount of respect for his collaborators.

God 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.

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.

You have to have the courage to face the unexpected. This is the difference between people who do things and people who don’t dare, who don’t dare to live.

I have a hat. It is graceful and feminine and give me a certain dignity, as if I were attending a state funeral or something. Someday I may get up enough courage to wear it, instead of carrying it.

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.

We want deeper sincerity of motive, a greater courage in speech and earnestness in action.

During the worst days of apartheid, we turned to the church for hope and courage as we fought a righteous struggle for a democratic, non-racial, non-sexist, just, and prosperous South Africa.

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.

The opposite of courage in our society is not cowardice, it is conformity.

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.

I know of no higher fortitude than stubborness in the face of overwhelming odds.

All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.

It takes courage to sit on a jury. How many of us want to decide the fate of another person’s life or freedom? How many of us want to hold that kind of power in our hands?

You have setbacks in your life, and adversity. You can be discouraged about it or have courage to get through it and be better.

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.

And I love that even in the toughest moments, when we’re all sweating it – when we’re worried that the bill won’t pass, and it seems like all is lost – Barack never lets himself get distracted by the chatter and the noise. Just like his grandmother, he just keeps getting up and moving forward… with patience and wisdom, and courage and grace.

The greatest obstacle to being heroic is the doubt whether one may not be going to prove one’s self a fool; the truest heroism is to resist the doubt; and the profoundest wisdom, to know when it ought to be resisted, and when it be obeyed.

The truth is: Belonging starts with self-acceptance. Your level of belonging, in fact, can never be greater than your level of self-acceptance, because believing that you’re enough is what gives you the courage to be authentic, vulnerable and imperfect.

It is only necessary to have courage, for strength without self-confidence is useless.

I believe that my worth is not measured by what I do, by the honors that are bestowed upon me, or by material wealth that I might obtain. Instead, I am measured by the courage I show while standing for my beliefs, by the dedication I exhibit to ensure my word is good, and the resolve I undertake to establish my actions and deeds as honorable.

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.

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!

We need the compassion and the courage to change the conditions that support our suffering. Those conditions are things like ignorance, bitterness, negligence, clinging, and holding on.

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.

When somebody who makes movies for a living – either as an actor, writer, producer or director – lives to be a certain age, you have to admire them. It is an act of courage to make a film – a courage for which you are not prepared in the rest of life. It is very hard and very destructive. But we do it because we love it.

What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?

The only courage that matters is the kind that gets you from one moment to the next.

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.

The man who has the courage of his platitudes is always a successful man.

When you have a wife who has been a tower of strength and shown more courage than you dreamed existed – that’s the finest I know.

It is my deepest belief that only by giving our lives do we find life. I am convinced that the truest act of courage, the strongest act of manliness is to sacrifice ourselves for others in a totally non-violent struggle for justice.

You must study to be frank with the world: Frankness is the child of honesty and courage.

Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.

I had a long time admiration for the Jewish people. Especially with their long time of courage, taking so much abuse for so long. I was only seven years old, but I could easily see the ungodly treatment that the white folks were handing the poor Jewish family whom I worked for.

Courage is like love; it must have hope for nourishment.

Most of man’s problems upon this planet, in the long history of the race, have been met and solved either partially or as a whole by experiment based on common sense and carried out with courage.

Australia is a nation of compassion. Courage and compassion. And the third of these great values: resilience.

Political courage is not political suicide.

Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.

Remarkable contributions are typically spawned by a passionate commitment to transcendent values such as beauty, truth, wisdom, justice, charity, fidelity, joy, courage and honor.

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.

He who is brave is free.

Discouragement is not the absence of adequacy but the absence of courage.

John Glenn’s life will long be remembered for his time in space, his courage, and his service to all Americans.

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.

How few there are who have courage enough to own their faults, or resolution enough to mend them.

From caring comes courage.

Change takes courage.

Take chances, make mistakes. That’s how you grow. Pain nourishes your courage. You have to fail in order to practice being brave.

Hope lies in dreams, in imagination, and in the courage of those who dare to make dreams into reality.

Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others.

To be a Bond girl you need courage, charm, determination and feistiness.

Courage is found in unlikely places.

There are always a few who stand up in times of communal madness and have the courage to say that what unites us is greater than what divides us.

War paralyzes your courage and deadens the spirit of true manhood.

Have the courage to act instead of react.

Courage – you develop courage by doing small things like just as if you wouldn’t want to pick up a 100-pound weight without preparing yourself.

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.

Part of courage is simple consistency.

Just remaining quietly in the presence of God, listening to Him, being attentive to Him, requires a lot of courage and know-how.

We all live in the same house, we all must be part of the effort to hold down our little house. When you see something that is not right, not fair, not just… do something about it. Say something. Have the courage. Have the backbone. Get in the way. Walk with the wind. It’s all going to work out.

The valor and courage of our young women and men in the armed services are a shining example to all of the world, and we owe them and their families our deepest respect.

Courage! I have shown it for years; think you I shall lose it at the moment when my sufferings are to end?

Muhammad Ali struck us in the middle of America’s darkest night, in the heart of its most threatening gathering storm. His power toppled the mightiest of foes, and his intense light shined on America, and we were able to see clearly injustice, inequality, poverty, pride, self realization, courage, laughter, love, joy and religious freedom for all.

Faced with what is right, to leave it undone shows a lack of courage.

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.

Fate loves the fearless.

Courage, sacrifice, determination, commitment, toughness, heart, talent, guts. That’s what little girls are made of.

When we tackle obstacles, we find hidden reserves of courage and resilience we did not know we had. And it is only when we are faced with failure do we realise that these resources were always there within us. We only need to find them and move on with our lives.

We don’t develop courage by being happy every day. We develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.

Courage is very important. Like a muscle, it is strengthened by use.

The opposite for courage is not cowardice, it is conformity. Even a dead fish can go with the flow.

The secret to happiness is freedom… And the secret to freedom is courage.

He who loses wealth loses much; he who loses a friend loses more; but he that loses his courage loses all.

You have to develop ways so that you can take up for yourself, and then you take up for someone else. And so sooner or later, you have enough courage to really stand up for the human race and say, ‘I’m a representative.’

Courageous people do not fear forgiving, for the sake of peace.

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.

It’s so easy to be there when it’s all sunshine, but it really takes strength and courage to be there for each other during the dark times.

Decision is a risk rooted in the courage of being free.

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.

In the Soviet army it takes more courage to retreat than advance.

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.

He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.

The first virtue in a soldier is endurance of fatigue; courage is only the second virtue.

Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed we possessed.

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.

Success is not measured by what you accomplish, but by the opposition you have encountered, and the courage with which you have maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds.

Courage is being afraid but going on anyhow.

I love fairy tales because of their haunting beauty and magical strangeness. They are set in worlds where anything can happen. Frogs can be kings, a thicket of brambles can hide a castle where a royal court has lain asleep for a hundred years, a boy can outwit a giant, and a girl can break a curse with nothing but her courage and steadfastness.

Courage means standing next to someone you don’t always agree with for the betterment of the country.

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex… It takes a touch of genius – and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.

There is in true beauty, as in courage, something which narrow souls cannot dare to admire.

The only reason I’m in Hollywood is that I don’t have the moral courage to refuse the money.

It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.

Fearlessness is not only possible, it is the ultimate joy. When you touch nonfear, you are free.

One isn’t necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can’t be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.

Have no fear of moving into the unknown. Simply step out fearlessly knowing that I am with you, therefore no harm can befall you; all is very, very well. Do this in complete faith and confidence.

There are no greater treasures than the highest human qualities such as compassion, courage and hope. Not even tragic accident or disaster can destroy such treasures of the heart.

Let your customers be your partners; let your vendors be your employees. What’s necessary in this transformation more than anything else is courage and a willingness to change.

I never thought much of the courage of a lion tamer. Inside the cage he is at least safe from people.

People shouldn’t look at me and think life is one big piece of glamour. That’s the marketing, the spin. Life is challenging. But I have courage, strength, and enough good health to see the positive.

Loving the church also means having the courage to make difficult, trying choices, having ever before oneself the good of the church and not one’s own.

To show that a comedian on stage in India talking about sanitation or in South Africa talking about HIV and AIDS awareness, if you follow the joke into their lives, you can see that, like, oh, these things aren’t just contrived in joke books. This is real life. I think the best comedians have that bravery and courage to say, Oh, this is what it is.

If human beings had genuine courage, they’d wear their costumes every day of the year, not just on Halloween.

It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power.

I’ve decided to run for the U.S. Senate because I believe Wisconsin families need a senator who will work hard to deliver results for the middle class – a leader with the courage to do what’s right, no matter how tough the odds or how powerful the special interests we have to fight.

Courage stands halfway between cowardice and rashness, one of which is a lack, the other an excess of courage.

The British were indeed very far superior to the Americans in every respect necessary to military operations, except the revivified courage and resolution, the result of sudden success after despair.

Since I was a little girl, I have witnessed the strength and courage that energized my mother, who left every sorrow and pain in the past, who would work unyieldingly to obtain her goals, who was the great warrior from whom I learned all the values that are today fundamental pillars of my every day.

There is hope in dreams, imagination, and in the courage of those who wish to make those dreams a reality.

Courage – a perfect sensibility of the measure of danger, and a mental willingness to endure it.

Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace.

I actually learned that you should never give up, and if you love something, take courage and absolutely go after it.

I’m fascinated how often and with what whole-heartedness people will risk their lives to perform acts of courage, sacrifice, and compassion for total strangers.

Courage means to keep working a relationship, to continue seeking solutions to difficult problems, and to stay focused during stressful periods.

Great tragedy has come to us, and we are meeting it with the best that is in our country, with courage and concern for others because this is America. This is who we are.

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

The principles of living greatly include the capacity to face trouble with courage, disappointment with cheerfulness, and trial with humility.

Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.

It takes real courage and conviction to attack the establishment from within and makes waves as big as a tsunami. Ted Cruz has done that – consistently and successfully – on immigration and other issues like Obamacare, voting rights, and the 2nd Amendment.

Genius is talent set on fire by courage.

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.

The weak in courage is strong in cunning.

It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things.

The test of courage comes when we are in the minority. The test of tolerance comes when we are in the majority.

Anyone can support a team that is winning – it takes no courage. But to stand behind a team to defend a team when it is down and really needs you, that takes a lot of 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.

Bravery is being the only one who knows you’re afraid.

Courage is knowing what not to fear.

To have courage for whatever comes in life – everything lies in that.

The most memorable interviews for me are folks whose names I don’t know: young civil rights leaders in the South, showing great courage as they walked into a town in the dark of night. A doctor working for ‘Doctors Without Borders’ in Somalia, operating by kerosene light in a tent. Those are the kinds of people that linger in your memory.

I’m grateful to God for His bountiful gifts… He gave me courage and faith in myself.

We have a powerful potential in out youth, and we must have the courage to change old ideas and practices so that we may direct their power toward good ends.

What we want from modern dance is courage and audacity.

Leaders come in many forms, with many styles and diverse qualities. There are quiet leaders and leaders one can hear in the next county. Some find strength in eloquence, some in judgment, some in courage.

Soros has taught me that when you have tremendous conviction on a trade, you have to go for the jugular. It takes courage to be a pig. It takes courage to ride a profit with huge leverage.

Amongst the qualities a hero should have, I would include determination, loyalty, courage, perseverance, patience, focus, intrepidity and selflessness.

A great part of courage is the courage of having done the thing before.

Freedom is the sure possession of those alone who have the courage to defend it.

Courage is a kind of salvation.

Courage is grace under pressure.

The terrorists thought they would change my aims and stop my ambitions, but nothing changed in my life except this: weakness, fear and hopelessness died. Strength, power and courage were born.

At the end of the day, New Yorkers need a mayor who understands the problems they face, brings a smart plan and good people to the table, and, more than anything, has the independence, courage and conviction to do the right thing.

Whatever enlarges hope will also exalt courage.

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.

America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.

Guilt is just as powerful, but its influence is positive, while shame’s is destructive. Shame erodes our courage and fuels disengagement.

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.

A man of courage is also full of faith.

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.

Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.

Time is neutral and does not change things. With courage and initiative, leaders change things.

Courage without conscience is a wild beast.

One man with courage is a majority.

Let us not pray to be sheltered from dangers but to be fearless when facing them.

Unless a reviewer has the courage to give you unqualified praise, I say ignore the bastard.

Just as courage is the danger of life, so is fear its safeguard.

Success is never final, failure is never fatal. It’s courage that counts.

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.

In the central place of every heart, there is a recording chamber; so long as it receives messages of beauty, hope, cheer and courage, you are young.

Valor is stability, not of legs and arms, but of courage and the soul.

Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.

Just as courage imperils life, fear protects it.

Do you really think it is weakness that yields to temptation? I tell you that there are terrible temptations which it requires strength, strength and courage to yield to.

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.

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.

Vulnerability is the essence of romance. It’s the art of being uncalculated, the willingness to look foolish, the courage to say, ‘This is me, and I’m interested in you enough to show you my flaws with the hope that you may embrace me for all that I am but, more important, all that I am not.’

He who has faith has… an inward reservoir of courage, hope, confidence, calmness, and assuring trust that all will come out well – even though to the world it may appear to come out most badly.

I think we judge talent wrong. What do we see as talent? I think I have made the same mistake myself. We judge talent by people’s ability to strike a cricket ball. The sweetness, the timing. That’s the only thing we see as talent. Things like determination, courage, discipline, temperament, these are also talent.

Today we affirm a new commitment to live out our nation’s promise through civility, courage, compassion and character.

I beg you take courage; the brave soul can mend even disaster.

We’re going to be OK because of the American people. They have more grit, determination and courage than you can imagine.

No matter what you think about the Iraq war, there is one thing we can all agree on for the next days – we have to salute the courage and bravery of those who are risking their lives to vote and those brave Iraqi and American soldiers fighting to protect their right to vote.

To most people, paranoia carries a negative connotation. I believe it is one of the most valuable attributes a leader can have. It is about self-reflection and having the courage, humility, and discipline to constantly ask uncomfortable questions that can potentially poke holes in your strategy and challenge your conventional thinking.

Innovation is so hard and so frustrating; it takes the intersections of people with courage, vision, and resources.

Work on something that matters. Have courage.

The more I see of deer, the more I admire them as mountaineers. They make their way into the heart of the roughest solitudes with smooth reserve of strength, through dense belts of brush and forest encumbered with fallen trees and boulder piles, across canons, roaring streams, and snow-fields, ever showing forth beauty and courage.

Goodness is about character – integrity, honesty, kindness, generosity, moral courage, and the like. More than anything else, it is about how we treat other people.

Courtesy is as much a mark of a gentleman as courage.

If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life.

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.

Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.

Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.

To create one’s world in any of the arts takes courage.

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.

A lot of people do not muster the courage to live their dreams because they are afraid to die.

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.

Always be courageous and strong, and don’t fear.

Simulated disorder postulates perfect discipline; simulated fear postulates courage; simulated weakness postulates strength.

I know what it is to feel unloved, to want revenge, to make mistakes, to suffer disappointment, yet also to find the courage to go forward in life.

Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity.

All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination.

The enchanting charms of this sublime science reveal only to those who have the courage to go deeply into it.

As a shame researcher, I know that the very best thing to do in the midst of a shame attack is totally counterintuitive: Practice courage and reach out!

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.

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

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.

It requires more courage to suffer than to die.

Be who you are. It’s easy to feel like you have to blend in, but it takes courage to live your life with conviction and embrace the person that you are.

Don’t Make Assumptions. Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life.

A man of courage never needs weapons, but he may need bail.

If one suffers we all suffer. Togetherness is strength. Courage.

It is a wise man who knows where courage ends and stupidity begins.

There never is a good time for tough decisions. There will always be an election or something else. You have to pick courage and do it. Governance is about taking tough, even unpopular, decisions.

Physical courage, which despises all danger, will make a man brave in one way; and moral courage, which despises all opinion, will make a man brave in another.

It is right to endure with resignation what the gods send, and to face one’s enemies with courage.

We know the threats – from global terrorist networks to the spread of deadly weapons. Yet we also know that embedded in this time of danger is the promise of a new day, if we have the courage and commitment to work together.

To see what is right and not to do it is want of courage, or of principle.

The values transmitted through oral history are many – courage, selflessness, the ability to endure, and to do so with humor and grace. I got those values listening to my dad’s stories about the Depression and how their family survived. It gave me courage that I, too, could survive hard times.

My mother always taught us that if people don’t agree with you, the important thing is to listen to them. But if you’ve listened to them carefully and you still think that you’re right, then you must have the courage of your convictions.

Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men.

It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.

Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.

When we read stories of heroes, we identify with them. We take the journey with them. We see how the obstacles almost overcome them. We see how they grow as human beings or gain qualities or show great qualities of strength and courage and with them, we grow in some small way.

Daring to set boundaries is about having the courage to love ourselves, even when we risk disappointing others.

Make-up is the last thing to enhance your beauty, but it’s very important because it builds up your self-confidence and gives you more courage.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Failure is only postponed success as long as courage ‘coaches’ ambition. The habit of persistence is the habit of victory.

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.

Never be discouraged. If I were sunk in the lowest pits of Nova Scotia, with the Rocky Mountains piled on me, I would hang on, exercise faith, and keep up good courage, and I would come out on top.

A team is where a boy can prove his courage on his own. A gang is where a coward goes to hide.

One of the greatest gifts my father gave me – unintentionally – was witnessing the courage with which he bore adversity. We had a bit of a rollercoaster life with some really challenging financial periods. He was always unshaken, completely tranquil, the same ebullient, laughing, jovial man.

It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.

Courage, my friends; ’tis not too late to build a better world.

I think we all have empathy. We may not have enough courage to display it.

Courage, above all things, is the first quality of a warrior.

Untutored courage is useless in the face of educated bullets.

Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads.

Jump, and you will find out how to unfold your wings as you fall.

Loyalty and devotion lead to bravery. Bravery leads to the spirit of self-sacrifice. The spirit of self-sacrifice creates trust in the power of love.

Curiosity, rationalization, and laziness are no match against courage, self-control, and mental toughness.

Everywhere I go, I always look for creative entrepreneurs, whether it’s artisans and craftsmen, small farmers and gardeners, or restaurateurs who use fresh, locally sourced ingredients. I admire the courage and self-reliance it takes to start your own business and make it succeed.

Courage is fire, and bullying is smoke.

The eagle has no fear of adversity. We need to be like the eagle and have a fearless spirit of a conqueror!

The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.

Optimism is the foundation of courage.

Honest conviction is my courage; the Constitution is my guide.

As a former NFL player, I am one American who will have nothing to do with any NFL Team that cannot find the corporate courage to stand for the millions of courageous past great Americans whose sacrifice gave meaning to our flag and national anthem and to the millions upon millions who still dream to come to its free shores.

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.

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.

He who has courage and faith will never perish in misery!

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.

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.

God grant me the courage not to give up what I think is right even though I think it is hopeless.

You can do anything if you set your mind to it. Look out for kids, help them dream and be inspired. We teach calculus in schools, but I believe the most important formula is courage plus dreams equals success.

Courage is the capacity to confront what can be imagined.

Courage is being scared to death… and saddling up anyway.

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.

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.

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