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Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.
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Courage that grows from constitution often forsakes a man when he has occasion for it; courage which arises from a sense of duty acts ;in a uniform manner.
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There is another side to chivalry. If it dispenses leniency, it may with equal justification invoke control.
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As a rock on the seashore he standeth firm, and the dashing of the waves disturbeth him not. He raiseth his head like a tower on a hill, and the arrows of fortune drop at his feet. In the instant of danger, the courage of his heart here, and scorn to fly.
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Often the test of courage is not to die but to live.
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Whether you be man or woman you will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.
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We need to find the courage to say NO to the things and people that are not serving us if we want to rediscover ourselves and live our lives with authenticity.
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It takes a certain courage and a certain greatness to be truly base.
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Until the day of his death, no man can be sure of his courage.
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The ideal man bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace, making the best of circumstances.
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It is easy to fly into a passion... anybody can do that, but to be angry with the right person to the right extent and at the right time and in the right way that is not easy.
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The beauty of the soul shines out when a man bears with composure one heavy mischance after another, not because he does not feel them, but because he is a man of high and heroic temper.
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Grant what thou commandest and then command what thou wilt.
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The brave man is not he who feels no fear, For that were stupid and irrational; But he, whose noble soul its fears subdues, And bravely dares the danger nature shrinks from.
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Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside them was superior to circumstance.
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The scars you acquire while exercising courage will never make you feel inferior.
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Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.
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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 no to be feared.
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It is the perpetual dread of fear, the fear of fear, that shapes the face of a brave man.
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Courage is fear that has said its prayers.
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If we have the courage and tenacity of our forebears, who stood firmly like a rock against the lash of slavery, we shall find a way to do for our day what they did for theirs.
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Do not fear, for those who are with us, are more than those who are with them. [2 Kings 6:16]
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Finally, be strong in the Lord, and in the strength of His might. [Ephesians 6:10]
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I can do all things through him who strengthens me. [Philippians 4:13]
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With your help I can advance against a troop; with my God I can scale a wall. [Psalms 18:29]
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But you be strong and do not lose courage, for there is reward for your work. [ 2 Chronicles 15:7]
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Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. [Joshua 1:9]
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The more thou dost advance, the more thy feet pitfalls will meet. The Path that leadeth on is lighted by one fire -- the light of daring burning in the heart. The more one dares, the more he shall obtain. The more he fears, the more that light shall pale
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It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.
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Courage is like love; it must have hope to nourish it.
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It requires more courage to suffer than to die.
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Courage enlarges, cowardice diminishes resources. In desperate straits the fears of the timid aggravate the dangers that imperil the brave.
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You've got to jump off cliffs and build your wings on the way down.
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Bravery is the capacity to perform properly even when scared half to death.
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Act boldly and unseen forces will come to your aid.
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I advise you to say your dream is possible and then overcome all inconveniences, ignore all the hassles and take a running leap through the hoop, even if it is in flames.
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A lot of people do not muster the courage to live their dreams because they are afraid to die.
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The world's male chivalry has perished out, but women are knights-errant to the last; and, if Cervantes had been greater still, he had made his Don a Donna.
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One who never turned his back but marched breast forward, never doubted clouds would break, Never dreamed, though right were worsted, wrong would triumph,
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There's no substitute for guts.
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I thought ten thousand swords must have leaped from their scabbards to avenge even a look that threatened her with insult. But the age of chivalry is gone. That of sophists, economists and calculators has succeeded; and the glory of Europe is gone forever.
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Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.
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Stride forward with a firm, steady step knowing with a deep, certain inner knowing that you will reach every goal you set yourselves, that you will achieve every aim .
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All my life I knew that there was all the money you could want out there. All you have to do is go after it.
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The courage we desire and prize is not the courage to die decently, but to live manfully.
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Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed we possessed.
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You are merely not feeling equal to the tasks before you.
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I'm very brave generally, he went on in a low voice: only today I happen to have a headache.
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He who loses wealth loses much; he who loses a friend loses more; but he that loses his courage loses all.
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At the bottom of not a little of the bravery that appears in the world, there lurks a miserable cowardice. Men will face powder and steel because they have not the courage to face public opinion.
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Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of a readiness to die.
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Courage is getting away from death by continually coming within an inch of it.
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Brave men are all vertebrates; they have their softness on the surface and their toughness in the middle.
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Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
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Here is the answer which I will give to President Roosevelt. Give us the tools, and we will finish the job.
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I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.
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This is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure.
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Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.
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Courage is rightly considered the foremost of the virtues, for upon it, all others depend.
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No one can be brave who considers pain to be the greatest evil in life, or can they be temperate who considers pleasure to be the highest good.
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It shows a brave and resolute spirit not to be agitated in exciting circumstances.
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A man of courage is also full of faith.
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Conscience is the root of all true courage; if a man would be brave let him obey his conscience.
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Have the courage to live. Anyone can die.
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True courage is a result of reasoning. A brave mind is always impregnable.
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Physical courage, which engages all danger, will make a person brave in one way; and moral courage, which defies all opinion, will make a person brave in another.
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Facing it, always facing it, that's the way to get through. Face it.
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The most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well.
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It takes courage to grow up and turn out to be who you really are.
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Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid... for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.
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It is impossible to win the race unless you venture to run, impossible to win the victory unless you dare to battle.
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All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.
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Courage is fire, and bullying is smoke.
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You have to be tough.
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Courage follows action.
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Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace. The soul that knows it not, knows no release from little things; knows not the livid loneliness of fear.
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Nothing gives a fearful man more courage than another's fear.
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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!
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To put it boldly, it is the attempt at a posterior reconstruction of existence by the process of conceptualization.
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The ideas that have lighted my way and, time after time, have given me new courage to face life cheerfully have been Kindness, Beauty, and Truth.
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Success is never final and failure is never fatal. It's courage that counts.
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Courage charms us, because it indicates that a man loves an idea better than all things in the world, that he is thinking neither of his bed, nor his dinner, nor his money, but will venture all to put in act the invisible thought of his mind.
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Courage consists in equality to the problem before us.
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A great part of courage is the courage of having done the thing before.
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When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers.
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Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires some of the same courage that a soldier needs. Peace has its victories, but it takes brave men and women to win them.
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What a new face courage puts on everything!
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Half a man's wisdom goes with his courage.
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Keep courage. Whatever you do, do not feel sorry for yourself. You will win in a great age of opportunity.
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I am more important than my problems.
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The most glorious moments in your life are not the so-called days of success, but rather those days when out of dejection and despair you feel rise in you a challenge to life, and the promise of future accomplishments.
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What you have outside you counts less than what you have inside you.
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Courage is the capacity to conduct oneself with restraint in times of prosperity and with courage and tenacity when things do not go well.
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The more wit the less courage.
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The brave love mercy, and delight to save.
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A man not perfect, but of heart so high, of such heroic rage, That even his hopes became a part of earth's eternal heritage.
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No more turning away from the weak and the weary. No more turning away from the coldness inside. Just a world that we all must share. It's not enough just to stand and stare. Is it only a dream that there'll be no more turning away.
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For the man sound of body and serene of mind there is no such thing as bad weather; every day has its beauty, and storms which whip the blood do but make it pulse more vigorously.
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Have the courage of your desire.
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Courage and modesty are the most unequivocal of virtues, for they are of a kind that hypocrisy cannot imitate; they too have this quality in common, that they are expressed by the same color.
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Wealth lost is something lost, honor lost is something lost: Courage lost all is lost.
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Rest not. Life is sweeping by; go and dare before you die. Something mighty and sublime, leave behind to conquer time.
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What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?
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He either fears his fate too much, Or his deserts are small, That dares not put it to the touch, To gain or lose it all.
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Most men have more courage than even they themselves think they have.
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Life only demands from you the strength that you possess. Only one feat is possible; not to run away.
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The bravest thing you can do when you are not brave is to profess courage and act accordingly.
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Give us the fortitude to endure the things which cannot be changed, and the courage to change the things which should be changed, ;and the wisdom to know one from the other.
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All brave men love; for he only is brave who has affections to fight for, whether in the daily battle of life, or in physical contests.
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Gallantry to women -- the sure road to their favor -- is nothing but the appearance of extreme devotion to all their wants and wishes, a delight in their satisfaction, and a confidence in yourself as being able to contribute toward it.
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We are very much what others think of us. The reception our observations meet with gives us courage to proceed, or damps our efforts.
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Courage is grace under pressure.
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Courage is poorly housed that dwells in numbers; the lion never counts the herd that are about him, nor weighs how many flocks he has to scatter.
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And what he greatly thought, he nobly dared.
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Live as brave men and face adversity with stout hearts.
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The human race afraid of nothing, rushes on through every crime.
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Quit thinking that you must halt before the barrier of inner negativity. You need not. You can crash through whatever we see a negative state, that is where we can destroy it.
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You cannot fly like an eagle with wings of a wren.
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Have courage for the great sorrows of life, and patience for the small ones. When you have laboriously accomplished your daily tasks, go to sleep in peace. God is awake.
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There are obstinate and unknown braves who defend themselves inch by inch in the shadows against the fatal invasion of want and turpitude. There are noble and mysterious triumphs which no eye sees. No renown rewards, and no flourish of trumpets salutes. Life, misfortune, isolation, abandonment, and poverty and battlefields which have their heroes.
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Courage is acting in spite of fear.
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The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart.
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Courage without conscience is a wild beast.
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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.
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One man with courage makes a majority.
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The brave man inattentive to his duty, is worth little more to his country than the coward who deserts in the hour of danger.
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Much of what we call evil is due entirely to the way men take the phenomenon. It can so often be converted into a bracing and tonic good by a simple change of the sufferer's inner attitude from one of fear to one of fight; its string can so often depart and turn into a relish when, after vainly seeking to shun it, we agree to face about and bear it...
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The real acid test of courage is to be just your honest self when everybody is trying to be like somebody else.
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Like a boxer in a title fight, you have to walk in that ring alone.
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I decided once and for all that I was going to make it or die.
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I'd rather give my life than be afraid to give it.
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Bravery has no place where it can avail nothing.
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He that would be superior to external influences must first become superior to his own passions.
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Courage is a quality so necessary for maintaining virtue, that it is always respected, even when it is associated with vice.
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If men knew all that women think, they would be twenty times more daring.
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For without belittling the courage with which men have died, we should not forget those acts of courage with which men have lived.
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The courage of life is often a less dramatic spectacle than the courage of the final moment; but it is no less a magnificent mixture of triumph and tragedy.
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Moral courage is a more rare commodity than bravery in battle or great intelligence.
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It's better to be a lion for a day, than a sheep all your life.
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It requires courage not to surrender oneself to the ingenious or compassionate counsels of despair that would induce a man to eliminate himself from the ranks of the living; but it does not follow from this that every huckster who is fattened and nourished in self-confidence has more courage than the man who yielded to despair.
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We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear.
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Be bold-and mighty forces will come to your aid.
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You take a number of small steps which you believe are right, thinking maybe tomorrow somebody will treat this as a dangerous provocation. And then you wait. If there is no reaction, you take another step: courage is only an accumulation of small steps.
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All of the significant battles are waged within the self.
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Perfect courage is to do without witnesses what one would be capable of doing with the world looking on.
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True bravery is shown by performing without witness what one might be capable of doing before all the world.
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We can never be certain of our courage until we have faced danger.
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If I were asked to give what I consider the single most useful bit of advice for all humanity it would be this: Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life and when it comes, hold you head high, look it squarely in the eye and say, I will be bigger than you. You cannot defeat me.
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To love someone deeply gives you strength. Being loved by someone deeply gives you courage.
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Because of a great love, one is courageous.
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Real courage is when you know you're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.
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Courage is not simply one of the virtues but the form of every virtue at the testing point, which means at the point of highest reality.
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Pugnacity is a form of courage, but a very bad form.
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It takes as much courage to have tried and failed as it does to have tried and succeeded.
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Is he alone who has courage on his right hand and faith on his left hand?
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Write on your doors the saying wise and old. Be bold! and everywhere -- Be bold; Be not too bold! Yet better the excess Than the defect; better the more than less sustaineth him and the steadiness of his mind beareth him out.
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Courage is the ladder on which all the other virtues mount.
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The brave don't live forever, but the cautious don't live at all. Here's to the brave!
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Here I stand; I can do no other. God help me. Amen!
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Last, but by no means least, courage-moral courage, the courage of one's convictions, the courage to see things through. The world ;is in a constant conspiracy against the brave. It's the age-old struggle-the roar of the crowd on one side and the voice of your ;conscience on the other.
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Courage brother, do not stumble, though thy path be dark as night: There is a star to guide the humble, Trust in God, and do the right. Let the road be dark and dreary and its end far out of sight. Face it bravely, strong or weary. Trust in God, and do the right.
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Stand up to crises. Don't let them throw you! Fight to stay calm... even surmount the crisis completely and turn it into an opportunity. Refuse to renounce your self-image. No matter what happens, you must keep your good opinion of yourself. No matter what happens, you must hold your past successes in your imagination, ready for showing in the motion picture screen of your mind. No matter what happens, no matter what you lose, no matter what failures you must endure, you must keep faith in yourself. Then you can stand up to crises, with calm and courage, refusing to buckle; then you will not fall through the floor. You will be able to support yourself.
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To do anything truly worth doing, I must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger, but jump in with gusto and scramble through as well as I can.
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Be larger than your task.
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This is the test of your manhood: How much is there left in you after you have lost everything outside of yourself?
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The acorn becomes an oak by means of automatic growth; no commitment is necessary. The kitten similarly becomes a cat on the basis of instinct. Nature and being are identical in creatures like them. But a man or woman becomes fully human only by his or her choices and his or her commitment to them. People attain worth and dignity by the multitude of decisions they make from day by day. These decisions require courage.
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Never ask the Gods for life set free from grief, but ask for courage that endureth long.
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Though the practice of chivalry fell even more sadly short of its theoretic standard than practice generally falls below theory, it remains one of the most precious monuments of the moral history of our race, as a remarkable instance of a concerted and organized attempt by a most disorganized and distracted society, to raise up and carry into practice a moral ideal greatly in advance of its social condition and institutions; so much so as to have been completely frustrated in the main object, yet never entirely inefficacious, and which has left a most sensible, and for the most part a highly valuable impress on the ideas and feelings of all subsequent times.
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Courage, not compromise, brings the smile of God's approval.
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The strangest, most generous, and proudest of all virtues is true courage.
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Stand upright, speak thy thoughts, declare the truth thou hast, that all may share; Be bold, proclaim it everywhere: They only live who dare.
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To boldly go where no one has gone before.
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In fighting and in everyday life you should be determined though calm. Meet the situation without tenseness yet not recklessly, your spirit settled yet unbiased. An elevated spirit is weak and a low spirit is weak. Do not let the enemy see your spirit.
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With courage you will dare to take risks, have the strength to be compassionate and the wisdom to be humble. Courage is the foundation of integrity.
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It takes courage to push yourself to places that you have never been before... to test your limits... to break through barriers. And the day came when the risk it took to remain tight inside the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
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Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
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Part of courage is simple consistency.
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As for courage and will -- we cannot measure how much of each lies within us, we can only trust there will be sufficient to carry through trials which may lie ahead.
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The burden which is well borne becomes light.
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Courage conquers all things: it even gives strength to the body.
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Fortune and love favor the brave.
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Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.
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True courage is like a kite; a contrary wind raises it higher.
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Good courage in a bad affair is half of the evil overcome.
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Courage in danger is half the battle.
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Courage consists not in hazarding without fear; but being resolutely minded in a just cause.
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Courage stands halfway between cowardice and rashness, one of which is a lack, the other an excess of courage.
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No man in the world has more courage than the man who can stop after eating one peanut.
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Some have been thought brave because they didn't have the courage to run away.
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Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.
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It is amidst great perils we see brave hearts.
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It is in great dangers that we see great courage.
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Courage consists not in blindly overlooking danger, but in seeing it, and conquering it.
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A timid person is frightened before a danger, a coward during the time, and a courageous person afterwards.
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Woman and men of retiring timidity are cowardly only in dangers which affect themselves, but the first to rescue when others are in danger.
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Courage is doing what you're afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you're scared.
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Courage is sometimes frail as hope is frail: a fragile shoot between two stones that grows brave toward the sun though warmth and brightness fail, striving and faith the only strength it knows.
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Don't foul, don't flinch. Hit the line hard.
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It takes far less courage to kill yourself than it takes to make yourself wake up one more time. It is harder to stay where you are than to get out.
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Courage is the capacity to confirm what can be imagined.
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The brave person thinks of themselves last of all.
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It takes guts to get out of the ruts.
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Courage is spelled I-N-T-E-G-R-I-T-Y.
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The will to do, the soul to dare.
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Courage and conviction are powerful weapons against an enemy who depends only on fists or guns. Animals know when you are afraid; a coward knows when you are not.
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Courage leads to heaven; fear leads to death.
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Let us train our minds to desire what the situation demands.
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It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.
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Fortune can take away riches, but not courage.
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The pressure of adversity does not affect the mind of the brave man. It is more powerful than external circumstances.
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There is nothing in the world so much admired as a man who knows how to bear unhappiness with courage.
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True courage is cool and calm. The bravest of men have the least of a brutal, bullying insolence, and in the very time of danger are found the most serene and free.
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But screw your courage to the sticking-place and we'll not fail.
  View quote | Shakespeare, William quotes

That's a valiant flea that dares eat his breakfast on the lip of a lion.
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I dare to do all that may become a man: who dares do more is none.
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I never thought much of the courage of a lion tamer. Inside the cage he is at least safe from people.
  View quote | Shaw, George Bernard quotes

Courage -- a perfect sensibility of the measure of danger, and a mental willingness to endure it.
  View quote | Sherman, William T. quotes

I would define true courage to be a perfect sensibility of the measure of danger, and a mental willingness to endure it.
  View quote | Sherman, William T. quotes

Anybody with a little guts and the desire to apply himself can make it, he can make anything he wants to make of himself.
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A true knight is fuller of bravery in the midst, than in the beginning of danger.
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Screw up your courage, you screwed up everything else.
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A great deal of talent is lost in the world for want of courage.
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I think of those who were truly great. The names of those who in their lives fought for life, Who wore at their hearts the fire's center.
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The test of tolerance comes when we are in a majority; the test of courage comes when we are in a minority.
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No matter how carefully you plan your goals they will never be more than pipe dreams unless you pursue them with gusto.
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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.
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Bravery and stupidity go hand in hand.
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Courage is not the towering oak that sees storms come and go; it is the fragile blossom that opens in the snow.
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No one reaches a high position without daring.
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The brave and bold persist even against fortune; the timid and cowardly rush to despair though fear alone.
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If we must fall, we should boldly meet the danger.
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The bravest are the most tender; the loving are the daring.
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I've been through it all, baby. I'm Mother Courage.
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To have courage for whatever comes in life -- everything lies in that.
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More firm and sure the hand of courage strikes, when it obeys the watchful eye of caution.
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There are times to cultivate and create, when you nurture your world and give birth to new ideas and ventures. There are times of flourishing and abundance, when life feels in full bloom, energized and expanding. And there are times of fruition, when things come to an end. They have reached their climax and must be harvested before they begin to fade. And finally of course, there are times that are cold, and cutting and empty, times when the spring of new beginnings seems like a distant dream. Those rhythms in life are natural events. They weave into one another as day follows night, bringing, not messages of hope and fear, but messages of how things are.
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Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear -- not absence of fear.
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It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world, and moral courage so rare.
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It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
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Discoveries are often made by not following instructions, by going off the main road, by trying the untried.
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A person who walks in another's tracks leaves no footprints.
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Courage is an everyday thing. When we look reality squarely in the eye and refuse to back away from our awareness, we are living courage.
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A strong man and a waterfall always channel their own path.
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It takes courage to attempt the impossible. What would we think of Moses today if when it was time to part the red sea, he had said Why don't you guys go build a bridge?
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If you stand up to be counted, someone will take your seat.
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Nothing recommends a man to the female mind than courage.
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Noah was a brave man to sail in a wooden boat with two termites.
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Life becomes real only when we begin to face and solve our own problems. Until then we only swim in circles in a large fantasy world which tends to make us very tired of living. Don't waste energy! Face life now!
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Let people go all the way if they have got the balls for it.
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No fact of human nature is more characteristic that its willingness to live on a chance.
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Father, may these people have the vision to see, the faith to accept the truth, the courage to stand by that which they know is right.
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Courage is knowing what not to fear.
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One who lacks courage to start has already finished
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Courage is not the absence of fear, but the conquest of it.
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Courage is not limited to the battlefield or the Indianapolis 500 or bravely catching a thief in your house. The real tests of courage are much quieter. They are the inner tests, like remaining faithful when nobody's looking, like enduring pain when the room is empty, like standing alone when you're misunderstood.
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Private bravery is often the price of personal victory.
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What you RESIST, PERSISTS. If you take ownership and deal with things that are bothering you, then, in the very process of dealing with them they very often will go away.
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You are under the unfortunate delusion that simply because you run away from danger, you have no courage. You're confusing courage with wisdom.
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We are made strong by the difficulties we face not by those we evade.
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The wicked flee when no one pursues, but the righteous are bold as a lion.
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In love, as in war, a fortress that parleys is half taken.
  View quote | Valois, Margaret quotes

He who dies before many witnesses always does so with courage.
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Courage means to keep working a relationship, to continue seeking solutions to difficult problems, and to stay focused during stressful periods.
  View quote | Waitley, Denis quotes

Follow the path of the unsafe, independent thinker. Expose your ideas to the danger of controversy. Speak your mind and fear less the label of crackpot than the stigma of conformity.
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We must have the courage to allow a little disorder in our lives.
  View quote | Weininger, Ben quotes

True courage is not the brutal force of vulgar heroes. Rather the firm resolve of virtue and reason.
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'Tis easy enough to be pleasant, When life flows along like a song; But the man worth while is the one who will smile when everything goes dead wrong.
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Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death.
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I am convinced that one of the biggest factors in success is the courage to undertake something.
  View quote | Worsham, James A. quotes

It takes vision and courage to create -- it takes faith and courage to prove.
  View quote | Young, Owen D. quotes

Better to die on one's feet than to live on one's knees.
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