Category Archives: Courage

Quotes about Courage

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Ralph Waldo Emerson

“A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Lucille Ball

“I’m not funny. What I am is brave.” – Lucille Ball

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John F. Kennedy

“The courage of life is often a less dramatic spectacle than the courage of a final moment; but it is no less a magnificent mixture of triumph and tragedy.” – John F. Kennedy

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Andrew Jackson

“One man with courage makes a majority.” – Andrew Jackson

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Ambrose Redmoon

“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.” – Ambrose Redmoon

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John Wayne

“Courage is being scared to death… and saddling up anyway.” – John Wayne

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Mark Twain

“It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.” – Mark Twain

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Ernest Hemingway

“Cowardice, as distinguished from panic, is almost always simply a lack of ability to suspend the functioning of the imagination.” – Ernest Hemingway

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C.S. Lewis

“Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.” – C.S. Lewis

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Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Every man has his own courage, and is betrayed because he seeks in himself the courage of other persons.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Mark Twain

“In the beginning of a change, the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot.” – Mark Twain

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Dan Rather

“Courage is being afraid but going on anyhow.” – Dan Rather

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Winston Churchill

“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.” – Winston Churchill

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Marvin Kitman

“A coward is a hero with a wife, kids, and a mortgage.” – Marvin Kitman

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Nicholas Murray Butler

“Necessity does the work of courage.” – Nicholas Murray Butler

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Plato

“Courage is knowing what not to fear.” – Plato