Courage Quotes and Proverbs
Don Quixote, de la Mancha 1605-1615
One man scorned and covered with scars still strove with his last ounce of courage to reach the unreachable stars; and the world was better for this.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
All serious daring starts from within.
Courage is just fear holding on a minute longer.
Thanks to Kathryn A. Piersall
Robert Louis Stevenson
Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.
Courage is the price that Life exacts for granting peace.
To see what is right and not to do it, is want of courage.
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.
Come to the edge,’ he said.
They said, ‘We are afraid.’
‘Come to the edge,’ he said.
He pushed them…
And they flew.
One man with courage makes a majority.
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.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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.
Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
R. G. Ingersoll
The greatest test of courage on the earth is to bear defeat without losing heart.
A timid person is frightened before a danger, a coward during the time, and a courageous person afterwards.
Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you’re scared to death!
It is curious—curious that physical courage should be so common in the world, and moral courage so rare.
Start doing the things you think should be done, and start being what you think society should become. Do you believe in free speech? Then speak freely. Do you love the truth? Then tell it. Do you believe in an open society? Then act in the open. Do you believe in a decent and humane society? Then behave decently and humanely.
Perfect courage means doing unwitnessed what we would be capable of with the world looking on.