Courageous Quotes

Courageous Quotes by Johnny Depp, Mary Wesley, Arlene Phillips, Wayne Shorter, Amy Poehler, Anne McCaffrey and many others.

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We don’t always cry because we are weak, sometimes we cry because we have been strong, brave and courageous for way too long.
Johnny Depp
Women’s courage is rather different from men’s. The fact that women have to bring up children and look after husbands makes them braver at facing long-term issues, such as illness. Men are more immediately courageous. Lots of people are brave in battle.
Mary Wesley
All I can say is that I am the biggest coward in the world, I’m not courageous!
Arlene Phillips
I think that music opens portals and doorways into unknown sectors that it takes courage to leap into. I always think that there’s a potential that we all have, and we can emerge, rise up to this potential, when necessary. We have to be fearless, courageous, and draw upon wisdom that we think we don’t have.
Wayne Shorter
Opening your heart and being courageous and telling people that you care about them or like them or that you think they’re special only makes you a better, bigger, kinder, softer, more loving person, and only attracts more love into your life.
Amy Poehler
The horse, the noblest, bravest, proudest, most courageous and certainly the most perverse and infuriating animal that humans ever domesticated
Anne McCaffrey
As a captain, I have to be courageous but I also want to be nice off the pitch.
Philipp Lahm
It’s going to take a new generation of courageous conservatives to help make America great again.
Ted Cruz
On the surface, different generations may look at youth in a different way, but inside it is the same. When they love, they are courageous, and willing to do anything, including stupid things. When they get heartbroken, they cry as hard as they can.
Zhao Wei
Always be courageous and strong, & don’t fear. You’ve got to be confident when you’re competing. You’ve got to be a beast.
Gabby Douglas
To be courageous , you have to have an army of people holding you.
Reese Witherspoon
At the root of the assault on our liberties is, in fact, an assault on our character–an assault that assumes that we are not good enough to be free, and that aims to make sure that we are no longer strong enough, courageous enough, disciplined enough to be a free people.
Alan Keyes
You have to be courageous to not spend money, … and we don’t have many people who have that courage.
Tom Coburn
Innovation- any new idea-by definition will not be accepted at first. It takes repeated attempts, endless demonstrations, monotonous rehearsals before innovation can be accepted and internalized by an organization. This requires courageous patience.
Warren G. Bennis
God hears no sweeter music than the cracked chimes of the courageous human spirit ringing in imperfect acknowledgement of His perfect love.
Joshua L. Liebman
It isn’t courageous to go forth when you don’t know the dangers. But it’s very courageous to go forth when you do.
Marianne Williamson
I lost to a better player who played some courageous tennis and deserved to win.
Novak Djokovic
With Courageous, it was the first film where we really began to pay our cast. Because the church owned the previous films and we started so small, with such small budgets, people were just volunteering on the cast and crew.
Stephen Kendrick
In no way was I intending to say, nor have I ever thought, that the men and women who defend our nation in uniform are anything but courageous and valiant, and I offer my apologies to anyone who took it wrong.
Bill Maher
I was amazed to realize that for many Westerners, Scheherezade was considered a lovely but simple-minded entertainer, someone who relates innocuous tales and dresses fabulously. In our part of the world, Scheherezade is perceived as a courageous heroine and is one of our rare female mythological figures.
Fatema Mernissi
I have known Senator Rubio for a number of years, and he is an inspiring, courageous, and bold leader who embodies the American dream of freedom and equal opportunity for all.
Kenneth C. Griffin
I have learned a lot from jazz. I compare good acting to jazz music. The more you study and prepare as an actor, the more equipped you are to live in the moment. Just like the gifted musicians in my dad’s quartet, it takes a courageous actor to be free.
Nat Wolff
To the Muslim woman, the hijab provides a sense of empowerment. It is a personal decision to dress modestly according to the command of a genderless Creator; to assert pride in self, and embrace one’s faith openly, with independence and courageous conviction.
Randa Abdel-Fattah
As a rapper, you sort of act in music videos and in the persona you adopt onstage. You kinda have to put yourself out there and be courageous even to be a rapper. So, to step into acting was not that difficult a transition to make.
Queen Latifah
Never tire of firmly speaking out in defense of life from its conception and do not be deterred from the commitment to defend the dignity of every human person with courageous determination. Christ is with you: be not afraid!
Pope John Paul II
Many survivors insist they’re not courageous: ‘If I were courageous I would have stopped the abuse.’ ‘If I were courageous, I wouldn’t be scared’…Most of us have it mixed up. You don’t start with courage and then face fear. You become courageous because you face your fear.
Laura Davies
Ask courageous questions.
Do not be satisfied with superficial answers.
Be open to wonder and at the same time subject all claims to knowledge, without exception, to intense skeptical scrutiny.
Be aware of human fallibility.
Cherish your species and your planet.
Carl Sagan
I’ve wanted you since the moment you tried to run me over. You are unlike any woman I have met before. You are strong, and courageous, and you do not suffer fools.
Katie MacAlister
Courageous people are still afraid, but they don’t let the fear paralyze them.
Steve Pavlina
Whether we stay or whether we go – to be courageous is to stay close to the way we are made.
David Whyte
We are tired of fighting, we are tired of being courageous, we are tired of winning, we are tired of defeating our enemies, we want that we will be able to live in an entirely different environment of relations with our enemies.
Ehud Olmert
Faith is the courageous confidence that trusts in the Source of all gifts.
David Steindl-Rast
It’s the most courageous and it’s the kindest thing that you can do for someone – be honest with them.
Van Hunt
Better by far to be good and courageous and bold and to make difference. Not change the world exactly, but the bit around you
David Nicholls
I kind of think of my life as this incredible hurricane of so many adventures. We can all make a difference, and we can all be courageous and believe in ourselves.
Bindi Irwin
Our young Marines of today are courageous, willing to make sacrifices, and are marvelous team players. I am confident our Corps, and indeed our Nation, will be in great shape for a long time to come as these people continue to grow and assume greater positions of responsibility.
James T. Conway
May you grow up to be righteous, may you grow up to be true. May you always know the truth and see the lights surrounding you. May you always be courageous, stand upright and be strong. May you stay forever young.
Bob Dylan
I love awards, especially if I get them. It’s up to the courage of the filmmakers to make art in cinema, not just business. John was rejected by studios, he borrowed money and did movies with his own money. You’re either courageous or not. You have to find a way.
Ben Gazzara
You can choose to be courageous enough to explore and examine the new understanding, and , it it aligns with your inner truth and knowing, to enlarge your belief system to include it.
Neale Donald Walsch
I surround myself with strong willed, courageous personalities, because I’ve got to be coached by the best.
Aeriel Miranda
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.
Nelson Mandela
It’s the lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believe in myself. He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life. I figured that if I said it enough, I would convince the world that I really was the greatest.
Muhammad Ali
I am not the most courageous guy in the world outside of the court. Being alone in the dark is something I don’t like.
Rafael Nadal
May joy and good fellowship reign, and in this manner, may the Olympic Torch pursue its way through ages, increasing friendly understanding among nations, for the good of a humanity always more enthusiastic, more courageous and more pure.
Pierre de Coubertin
In the courageous standing of uncertainty, faith shows most visibly its dynamic character.
Paul Tillich
There are a lot of reporters who I feel are a lot more courageous and fool-hardy than I am. Maybe at the top I’d put Dexter Filkins. He’s an extraordinary man in terms of his nerve and ability to get into dangerous situations and tell the story cogently. He’s bringing back real human stories. I admire that.
Lawrence Wright
There’s only one requirement of any of us, and that is to be courageous. Because courage, as you might know, defines all other human behavior. And, I believe – because I’ve done a little of this myself – pretending to be courageous is just as good as the real thing.
David Letterman
My first passion was to create for young girls the idea that you have to be brave and courageous, it’s not easy taking big steps and saying, ‘I’m going to be a professional dancer’.
Oti Mabuse
There are women (some men, too, but mostly women) who are going to the occupied Palestinian territories to stand with the victims of Israeli occupation. These are very courageous Israeli women and some British and American women. That’s something quite new.
Noam Chomsky
Love is active and sincere, courageous, patient, faithful, prudent and manly.
Thomas a Kempis
It is one of the happy incidents of the federal system that a single courageous State may, if its citizens choose, serve as a laboratory; and try novel social and economic experiments without risk to the rest of the country.
Louis D. Brandeis
Why does soldiers leave the protection of his trench hole in the ground and go forward in the face of shot and shell? It is because of the leader who is in front of him and his comrades who are around him. Comradeship makes a man feel warm and courageous when all his instincts tend to make him cold and afraid.
Bernard Law Montgomery
Great risks come in long term, tremendously assiduous, very courageous study.
William Hurt
Nothing is more inspiring to see how poor and suffering people, living under conditions incomparably worse than we endure, continue quietly and unpretentiously with courageous and committed struggle for justice and dignity.
Noam Chomsky
‘You’ll Accomp’ny Me’ is a song I’ve always really cherished. The guy in that song is just so courageous. He’s saying this to the girl, ‘I know you’ve got to go do your thing, but eventually, we’ll be together. I feel that strong, and I know it in my soul.’ And there’s something really cool about that.
Frankie Ballard
At the threshold of every transition in our lives the devil send a spirit of fear. Therefore be strong and very courageous!
Christine Caine
Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
Winston Churchill
I say: The time has come for my courageous and proud people, after decades of displacement and colonial occupation and ceaseless suffering, to live like other peoples of the earth, free in a sovereign and independent homeland.
Mahmoud Abbas
Of course, Jesus was the most courageous man who ever lived. He prayed and asked God to take the cup from Him before He went to the cross, but He still went because He knew that’s what He was supposed to do.
Matt Cullen
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.
Maya Angelou
To be heroic is to be courageous enough to die for something.
Criss Jami
I think it’s such a courageous thing to look around and say, ‘If I don’t get to be one of the lucky ones who are born with a family, how do I put that in my life?’
Nancy Juvonen
In my view, far from deserving condemnation for their courageous reporting, the New York Times, the Washington Post and other newspapers should be commended for serving the purpose that the Founding Fathers saw so clearly.
Hugo Black
Your cousin might be a pretty face, but you, my darling, courageous, maddening, seductive, mysterious, wonderful Diana, you are the Duchess of Wakefield. My duchess.
Elizabeth Hoyt
The courageous struggle for a noble cause should be considered success itself.
John Wooden
If we are bold in our thinking, courageous in accepting new ideas, and willing to work with instead of against our land, we shall find in conservation farming an avenue to the greatest food production the world has ever known – not only for the war, but for the peace that is to follow.
Hugh Hammond Bennett
There is no more beautiful sight than a young woman who glows with the light of the spirit who is confident and courageous because she is virtuous.
Elaine S. Dalton
One of the things we know about people is that people are not very courageous in general.
Carl Hart
In my view, far from deserving condemnation for their courageous reporting, The New York Times, The Washington Post and other newspaper should be commended for serving the purpose that the Founding Fathers saw so clearly.
Hugo Black
Because of a great love, one is courageous.
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.
Harry S. Truman
Without courage you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.
Maya Angelou
Courage, so far as it is a sign of race, is peculiarly the mark of a gentleman or a lady; but it becomes vulgar if rude or insensitive, while timidity is not vulgar, if it be a characteristic of race or fineness of make. A fawn is not vulgar in being timid, nor a crocodile “gentle” because courageous.
John Ruskin
I don’t like baseball movies. I like movies about moral courage and people who are indomitable and courageous and right.
Harrison Ford
For a courageous man cannot die dishonorably, a man who has attained the consulship cannot die before his time, a philosopher cannot die wretchedly.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
A more courageous empathy is needed in our country to see the struggles of people from factory towns to farm towns to city towns who can’t even afford the rent in their cities anymore because costs are going so high.
Cory Booker
Women? I love women. Life would have been virtually zero without them. Journalism? I really feel like I am a journalist… And courage? I had a boat named Courageous.
Ted Turner
Palin is smart, politically skilled, courageous and likable. Her convention and debate performances were impressive.
David Brooks
Mystical identification transcends the aristocratic virtue of courageous self-sacrifice. It is self- surrender in a higher, more complete, and more complete and more radical form. It is the perfect form of self-affirmation.
Paul Tillich
It is astonishing that Monod’s Les Adieux are not better known. This courageous French Reformed pastor was both passionate in his care for people and singular in his devotion to God.
William Edgar
One isn’t born with courage. One develops it by doing small courageous things.
Maya Angelou
I meet my fears with excitement. They are an excuse to be courageous.
Catherine Oxenberg
We must be courageous but also reasonable. The world admires us for walking a tightrope without falling off. It asks us to keep our balance.
Lech Walesa
I encourage you to live with life. Be courageous, adventurous. Give us a tomorrow, more than we deserve.
Maya Angelou
I feel that it is our moral obligation to stand and to be courageous with these families, and particularly Cindy, that have become the conscience of this nation.
Al Sharpton
The really courageous and bold thing is to make movies about human behaviour
Laura Dern
Courageous people are not afraid to fail. So often in life and in sports, we’re afraid to fail. Instead, we should attack things with excitement and enthusiasm and think about the positives as opposed to the negatives.
Matt Cullen
Loving is the most unmitigated and courageous act I perform in a day.
Mary Anne Radmacher
Be courageous. Be independent. Only remember where the true courage and independence come from.
Phillips Brooks
I continue to care for President Obama and for his family. I think that in many ways they are very courageous people, and I honor that, because I know what it means to live as a black person in a racist America.
Alice Walker
And yet I think of Christopher Reeve who said he would pay two million dollars to be able to feel pain again. What a courageous man! So I have to think that pain is a blessing.
Ricardo Montalban
“Be courageous and keep moving forward”… that’s kind of the mantra that I’ve tried to keep.
Jesse Brock
The great courageous act that we must all do, is to have the courage to step out of our history and past so that we can live our dreams.
Oprah Winfrey
Frank Rich, Paul Krugman, Maureen Dowd, a whole host of brilliant, courageous critics say all kinds of things, and he [Barack Obama] treats them with respect. They get invited to the White House. I say the same thing, he talks to me like I’m a Cub Scout.
Cornel West
Nothing of real worth can be obtained without courageous working. Man owes his growth chiefly to the active striving of the will, that encounter with difficulty which he calls effort; and it is astonishing to find how often results apparently impracticable are then made possible.
Samuel Smiles
Stories make us more alive, more human, more courageous, more loving.
Madeleine L’Engle
She couldn’t hide from everyone for the rest of her life… Well she could. That was the direction things were going. But she knew from long-ago experience that when you were uncertain and if you were courageous enough to let her in a real friend could do a world of good.
Ann Brashares
Clarence Darrow was a unique and courageous man. Several of my favourite actors have played Darrow… Henry Fonda, Orson Welles and Spencer Tracy.
Kevin Spacey
Humility does not mean weakness. It does not mean timidity. It does not mean fear. A man can be humble and fearless. A man can be humble and courageous.
Ezra Taft Benson
He looked beyond. He looked to the peoples of the Earth and saw the destruction of the family because of the lack of children. Paul VI was courageous. He was a good pastor. He warned his sheep about the wolves that were approaching, and from the heavens he blesses us today.
Pope Francis
Be brave as your fathers before you. Have faith and go forward.
Thomas A. Edison
Reality TV is to popular because it allows so many people to sit on the sidelines and just watch somebody else’s life. God is saying, ‘Don’t sit on the sidelines of life. I have put so much in you, but you have got to be strong and very courageous. You have got to step out in faith.’
Victoria Osteen
With writing fiction, I’m either not courageous enough or just not suited for telling truths in a more conventional way. As an actor, I inhabit those characters as I’m writing them.
Ray McKinnon
It is only when you are afraid that you can be courageous. So if you don’t overcome any fear, how can you find out who you really are?
Gianluca Vialli
One wonders that there can be found a man courageous enough to occupy the post. It is a matter of meditation. Having given it a few minutes I come to the conclusion in the serenity of my heart and the peace of my conscience that he must be either an extreme megalomaniac or an utterly unconscious being.
Joseph Conrad
I pray we are still a young and courageous nation, that we have not grown so old and so fat and so prosperous that all we can think about is to sit back with our arms around our money bags. If we choose to do that I have no doubt that the smoldering fires will burst into flame and consume us – dollars and all.
Lyndon B. Johnson
As we celebrate the 100th birthday of Margaret Sanger, our outrageous and our courageous leader, we will probably find a number of areas in which we may find more about Margaret Sanger than we thought we wanted to know.
Faye Wattleton
You don’t have to be a Brad Pitt look-alike hero just to be courageous and help out your friends and come through when it really matters. I think everyone can sort of relate to that in some way, particularly back to people’s school days.
Matthew Lewis
It’s fear that makes an act courageous.
Denise Hunter
I believe in the power of millions of courageous conservatives rising up to re-ignite the promise of America.
Ted Cruz
To be in love is to see yourself as someone else sees you, it is to be in love with the falsified and exalted image of yourself. In love we are incapable of honor – the courageous act is no more than playing a part to an audience of two.
Graham Greene
Of all our basic virtues, courage is the one that helps us to live exactly the way we want and provides the psychological fuel we need to create, take risks, help others, and face hard times… Courageous action is humanity at its finest.
Robert Biswas-Diener
The simple step of a courageous individual is not to take part in the lie. “One word of truth outweighs the world.
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Apology is the most courageous gesture we can make to ourselves.
John Kador
It’s important to stand up to all forms of bullying, and it’s even more important for those who are around you to be just as courageous and stand with you!
Normani Kordei
Work hard for what you want because it won’t come to you without a fight. You have to be strong and courageous and know that you can do anything you put your mind to. If somebody puts you down or criticizes you, just keep on believing in yourself and turn it into something positive.
Leah LaBelle
There is in Ammiel Alcalay’s work an unabashed tenderness for the world as it is, and that makes him courageous, different.
Etel Adnan
The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.
Coco Chanel
I always want to remain positive. In our long history, Iran has been invaded by so many other countries and despite it all, the Iranian identity has survived. People are very courageous, especially the women, who are braver than the men.
Farah Diba
It is difficult to constantly make courageous choices.
Radhika Apte
Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.
Steve Jobs
I’d rather write about laughing than crying, For laughter makes men human, and courageous.
Francois Rabelais
Do the right thing because it is right.
Immanuel Kant
Such a courageous boy I was. To act brazenly under scrutiny and risk further injury to my wounded heart. Ah, the resilience, the blind, dumb persistence of youth.
Meg Rosoff
You have plaintiffs attorneys, you have defense attorneys. So there is no unified bar that will protect a particular judge who has made a courageous decision that’s unpopular.
Anthony Kennedy
We have to honor our commitments to today’s beneficiaries, but we can’t solve the growing deficit and debt problems unless we are smart, courageous, and sensible in planning for future.
Nan Hayworth
The choice between law and justice is an easy one for courageous minds.
Rebecca West
Tiger parenting is all about raising independent, creative, courageous kids. In America today, there’s a dangerous tendency to romanticize creativity in a way that may undermine it.
Amy Chua
Everything changes when you make a decision to be one of the courageous ones, someone who chooses to make a life, rather than a living.
Neale Donald Walsch
You can’t test courage cautiously.
Annie Dillard
There is nothing to fear except fear it’s self.
Eleanor Roosevelt
It’s up to the courage of the filmmakers to make art in cinema, not just business. John was rejected by studios, he borrowed money and did movies with his own money. You’re either courageous or not. You have to find a way.
Ben Gazzara
If you can change your mind, you can change the world. Before you can be creative, you must be courageous. Creativity is the destination, but courage is the journey.
Joey Reiman
Have courage enough to accept what you can not change, but yet courageous enough to stand up and fight for what you can.
Robert M. Hensel
Dialogue starts from the courageous willingness to know and be known by others. It is the painstaking and persistent effort to remove all obstacles that obscure our common humanity.
Daisaku Ikeda
To be emotionally resilient and to overcome your circumstances, not through fighting, but through being courageous and having endurance was something I thought was of primary importance.
Chris Weitz
I would like to tell the young men and women before me not to lose hope and courage. Success can only come to you by courageous devotion to the task lying in front of you.
C. V. Raman
Life is a mystery, and there is nothing to explain everything is just open, it is in front of you. Encounter it! Meet it! Be courageous!
We emerged from the events of September 11 more steadfast in our beliefs, more courageous in our actions and more determined to protect our values than ever before.
Jane D. Hull
When I was counsel for the Senate Rackets Committee, about 25% of the important leads which our committee developed came from newspapers. This increased my respect for those courageous newspapers which assisted us. It also caused me to look with wonderment at some of the newspapers that did not.
Robert Kennedy
Miracles happen. But prayer is needed! Prayer that is courageous, struggling and persevering, not prayer that is a mere formality.
Pope Francis
There comes a time in the lives of those destined for greatness when we must stand before the mirror of meaning and ask: Why, having been endowed with the courageous heart of a lion, do we live as mice?
Brendon Burchard
It is a truism to say that the dog is largely what his master makes of him: he can be savage and dangerous, untrustworthy, cringing and fearful; or he can be faithful and loyal, courageous and the best of companions and allies.
Ranulph Fiennes
May you always be courageous, stand upright and be strong, may you stay forever young.
Bob Dylan
Because of deep love, one is courageous. Because of frugality, one is generous. Because of not daring to be ahead of the world, one becomes the leader of the world.
There are times when it is more courageous to be cowardly.
Norman Reilly Raine
Nothing seemed as scary as waking up at 40 and realizing that I had not lived a very courageous life.
Brit Marling
When in doubt, do the courageous thing.
Jan Smuts
When you make a courageous statement, people start to follow you, and that’s nice.
Frans van Houten
I’ve found what makes children happy doesn’t always prepare them to be courageous, engaged adults.
BrenГ© Brown
You have resources yet to be unleashed. Make bold, courageous choices. Live as though you have the power to change the world – because you do.
Caroline Myss
Have the courage to face the truth
W. Clement Stone
There are so many unsung heroines and heroes at this broken moment in our collective story, so many courageous persons who, unbeknownst to themselves, are holding together the world by their resolute love or contagious joy. Although I do not know your names, I can feel you out there.
David Abram
There are no have-to’s, just choices
Eleanor Roosevelt
There was no more dangerous kind of madman than one who devoted a good brain and a courageous heart to unhealthy ambitions.
Michael Moorcock
We tend to value military heroes and Schwarzenegger types who are physically courageous. The heroics of doing the right thing every day even when it is dull and inconvenient are undervalued.
Mary Pipher
A woman is seldom roused to great and courageous exertion but when something most dear to her is in immediate danger.
Joanna Baillie
A courageous warrior knows that she is powerfully sourced by something much greater than herself and that she can release the judgments of others.
Debbie Ford
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.
W. Clement Stone
I know people who say Hollywood broke her heart, and all that, but I dont believe it. She was very observant and tough minded and appealing, but she adored and trusted the wrong people. She was very courageous-you know the book Twelve Against the Gods? Marilyn was like that, she had to challenge the gods at every turn.
George Cukor
The man who claims he’s never done anything courageous doesn’t understand what courage really is.
Dennis Rainey
A courageous man prefers death to the surrender of self-respect.
Mahatma Gandhi
Courage is not the absence of fear. Courage is action in spite of fear. Courageous people never really overcome their fears. They just become determined to push through them and to use that adrenaline to their advantage.
Jeff Myers
Meg Ryan is a beautiful and courageous woman. I grieve the loss of her companionship, but I haven’t lost her friendship. We still phone each other for a good chat.
Russell Crowe
Yet you told him you loved him?” “Yes, I did.” Bridgid was clearly impressed. “You’re more courageous than I am. The fear of being rejected pains me to even think about, yet you boldly told Brodick how you felt, even though he hadn’t spoken his feelings.” “Actually, he told me I loved him.
Julie Garwood
God doesn’t want us to live timid, shy, weak, wimpy, fearful, boring lives. He wants us to be bold, con dent and courageous, unafraid to try new things. And it never ceases to amaze me what God will do through a person who simply steps out in faith.
Joyce Meyer
It’s the easiest thing in the world for a man to deceive himself.
Benjamin Franklin
The Green Lanterns are very forward and very courageous, very forceful. The Red Lanterns are out of control, and they’re not in their right mind because when we’re angry or in rage, we say things and we do things we wouldn’t normally do.
Geoff Johns
Almost every significant breakthrough is the result of a courageous break with traditional ways of thinking.
Stephen Covey
To do the useful thing, to say the courageous thing, to contemplate the beautiful thing: that is enough for one man’s life.
T. S. Eliot
I’m not sure Americans are hesitant to do this again – to fight another war, because it looked to them like a courageous and terrific endeavor.
Ashleigh Banfield
I knew I would be in the story somewhere,” Eugenides interjected. “Oh no,” said Phresine, “This was a humble servant.” “Ouch.” “Though very courageous.” “Not me,” whispered Eugenides to his pillow.
Megan Whalen Turner
I know Kamala will be a capable, courageous leader for all Americans.
Mike Espy
Stand up for your values, be courageous and humble
Tariq Ramadan
Creativity is neither the product of neurosis nor simple talent, but an intense courageous encounter with the Gods.
Rollo May
We can create a new kind of politics: kinder, more respectful, but courageous, too.
Jeremy Corbyn
Surely going to bed with a man before marriage was the most courageous act of my life.
Diana Trilling
I learnt to be courageous in my career decision through my association with Dev sahab.
Zeenat Aman
Cheryl Strayed is a courageous, gritty, and deceptively elegant writer.
Pam Houston
It’s a courageous thing to do something that doesn’t have rules or limits.
Vanessa Paradis
Honest and courageous people have very little to say about either their courage or their honesty. The sun has no need to boast of his brightness, nor the moon of her effulgence.
Hosea Ballou
What could we accomplish if we knew we could not fail?
Eleanor Roosevelt
I was a photographer first.I worked alone. I did it my way as much as I could. I have been sort of courageous about doing things, because I didn’t think I should do less than my brothers.
Agnes Varda
The simple act of an ordinary courageous man is not to take part, not to support lies! Let that come into the world and even reign over it, but not through me. Writers and artists can do more: they can vanquish lies! … Lies can stand up against much in the world, but not against art.
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
You’re an intelligent person of great moral character who has taken a very courageous stand. I’m an intelligent person with no moral character at all, so I’m in an ideal position to appreciate it.
Joseph Heller
Believe that if you make courageous choices and bet on yourself and put yourself out there, that you will have an impact, as a result of what you do. And you don’t need to know now what that would be or how will it happen because no one ever does.
Dick Costolo
I don’t know what kind of courage it took thousands of years ago, but I know how courageous women need to be today.
Beth Moore
Jason Rezaian is coming home. A courageous journalist for The Washington Post who wrote about the daily lives and hopes of the Iranian people, he’s been held for a year and a half. He embodies the brave spirit that gives life to the freedom of the press. Jason has already been reunited with his wife and mom.
Barack Obama
I love actors that are brave, that are courageous. And courage to me is not the absence of fear, it’s the presence of fear, and they go to places that really scare them, because as an audience, that’s where you feel danger.
Derek Cianfrance
The courageous have fears that cowards never know.
Stanley Hauerwas
Pray silently with simplicity every day to stay cool and calm in mind, composed and collected in heart; courageous and connected to own soul, to lay the way for a peaceful life.
I tend to choose collaborators who are more courageous than I am. I think it’s good for me.
Kelly Sue DeConnick
Personal mastery teaches us to choose. Choosing is a courageous act: picking the results and actions which you will make into your destiny.
Peter Senge
Cuba has become a symbol of courageous resistance to attack. Since 1959, Cuba has been under attack from the hemispheric superpower.
Noam Chomsky
In God’s name cheerly on, courageous friends,
To reap the harvest of perpetual peace
By this one bloody trial of sharp war.
William Shakespeare
Love is swift, sincere, pious, joyful, generous, strong, patient, faithful, prudent, long-suffering, courageous, and never seeking its own; for wheresoever a person seeketh his own, there he falleth from love.
Thomas a Kempis
The chimpanzees in the zoos do it, Some courageous kangaroos do it Let’s do it, let’s fall in love. I’m sure giraffes on the sly do it, Even eagles as they fly do it, Let’s do it, let’s fall in love.
Cole Porter
You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage.
Maya Angelou
Love bravely, live bravely, be courageous, there’s really nothing to lose. There’s no wrong you can’t make right again, so be kinder to yourself, you know, have fun, take chances. There’s no bounds.
Everyday there are people in our world that do absolutely amazing things. People of all ages are very capable of doing tremendous, courageous things in spite of their fear.
Mairead Corrigan
If your enemies see that you grow courageous, and that you will neither be seduced by flatteries nor disheartened by the pains and trials of your journey, but rather are contented with them, they will grow afraid of you.
Henry Suso
Cheryl Strayed reminds us, in her lyrical and courageous memoir Wild, of what it means to be fully alive, even in the face of catastrophe, physical and psychic hardship, and loss.
Mira Bartok
If you feel just one thing in your life-that life is nothing but the gift of God-you are divine and the most courageous person. Try it! Try it as a thought. The moment you feel that life is a gift, you’ll become prosperous.
Harbhajan Singh Yogi
He is the truly courageous man who never desponds.
A great deal of fear is a result of just “not knowing.” We do not know what is involved in a new situation. We do not know whether we can deal with it. The sooner we learn what it entails, the sooner we can dissolve our fear.
Eleanor Roosevelt
Man, however, is the most courageous animal: thereby has he overcome every animal. With sound of triumph has he overcome every pain; human pain, however, is the sorest pain.
Friedrich Nietzsche
It is courageous to occasionally admit that there are certain things one can’t do.
Martin Schulz
Without the compassionate understanding of the fear and trepidation that lie behind courageous speech, we are bound only to our arrogance.
David Whyte
Many married couples separate because they quarrel incessantly, but just as many separate because they were never honest enough or courageous enough to quarrel when they should have.
Sydney J. Harris
A knowledgeable and courageous U.S. president could help enormously in leading the world’s nations toward saving the climate.
Donella Meadows
Can any man be courageous who has the fear of death in him?
To live lightheartedly but not recklessly; to be gay without being boisterous; to be courageous without being bold; to show trust and cheerful resignation without fatalism – this is the art of living.
Jean de La Fontaine
It’s something I think probably every football team and sports team in America deals with is having people get out of their comfort zone and being courageous enough to fix other people and not just focus on themselves.
Scott Frost
Love bravely, live bravely, be courageous; there’s really nothing to lose.
If you are going to take away war toys, then what are you to replace them with? Children need to feel courageous, brave, and assertive. They need to feel strong; that is the purpose of their play.
Brian Sutton-Smith
When life seems hard, the courageous do not lie down and accept defeat; instead, they are all the more determined to struggle for a better future.
Queen Elizabeth II
The more creative you are the more trouble you’re in. You have to be courageous!
George Lois
The complacent, the self-indulgent, the soft societies are about to be swept away with the debris of history. Only the strong, only the industrious, only the determined, only the courageous, only the visionary who determine the real nature of our struggle can possibly survive.
John F. Kennedy
I’m afraid of everything. I’m not a naturally courageous person.
Michael Stipe
There is only one Republican presidential candidate that has a proven, courageous, and conservative record on national security: Marco Rubio.
Mike Pompeo
The as if principle works. Act as if you were not afraid and you will become courageous, as if you could and you’ll find you can. Act as if you like a person and you’ll find a friendship.
Norman Vincent Peale
Chance the Rapper: if you listen to his narrative and the subject matter he covers in his music, you can see that he’s strong, courageous and shows vulnerability. He asks some very poignant questions in his music and is still very melodic. The harmony and the melody of the music allows you to also come in closer.
MC Hammer
One of the most courageous things we do is change. If everyone says you’re wonderful every time you wear a red dress, and you change to yellow, that takes courage.
Barbara De Angelis
You can often change your circumstances by changing your attitude
Eleanor Roosevelt
The challenge before us is to savor the unknown and delight in the taste of possibility.
Mary Anne Radmacher
Dare to be strong and courageous. That is the road. Venture anything. Be brave enough to dare to be loved. Be something more than man or woman. Be Tandy.
Sherwood Anderson
We can be the one to take the first courageous step toward the other and to do something or to try to do something other than rejection or attack. We can do this with our siblings and our mates and our friends and our colleagues. We can do this with the disconnection and the discord all around us.
Elizabeth Lesser
At every crossroad, follow your dream. It is courageous to let your heart lead the way.
Thomas Leland
We have to be more courageous and braver and sometimes take a knock. You can’t just be a pretty boy, you have to get your body or something on it. When it is a one-on-one situation you have to carry out that duty.
Mike Phelan
I believed that there was a God because I was told it by my grandmother and later by other adults. But when I found that I knew not only that there was God but that I was a child of God, when I understood that, when I comprehended that, more than that, when I internalized that, ingested that, I became courageous.
Maya Angelou
Very much indeed of what we call moral education is such an artificial modification and perversion of instinct; pugnacity is trained into courageous self-sacrifice, and suppressed sexuality into religious emotion.
H. G. Wells
We love the indomitable bellicose patriotism that sets you apart; we love the national pride that guides your muscularly courageous race; we love the potent individualism that doesn’t prevent you from opening your arms to individualists of every land, whether libertarians or anarchists.
Filippo Tommaso Marinetti
Why having been endowed with the courageous heart of a lion, do we live as mice?
Brendon Burchard
Lots of people misunderstand this. They think not experiencing fear means they’re courageous. Bravery isn’t about not being afraid, it’s about persevering despite your fears.
Kim Du-han
The human spirit is not indestructible; but a courageous few discover that, when in hell, they are granted a glimpse of heaven.
Anthony Storr
Nothing is sweeter than love, nothing more courageous, nothing higher, nothing wider, nothing more pleasant, nothing fuller nor better in heaven and earth; because love is born of God, and cannot rest but in God, above all created things.
Thomas a Kempis
Be passionate. Be courageous. Be your best.
Gabrielle Giffords
We need more courageous individuals who will defy the structures of power, whether political, economic, or intimate, but we also need it to be safe for people to feel their power and to be able to express their ideas and imagine without fear.
Deeyah Khan
Pictures of Amazons on vase paintings always show them as beautiful, active, spirited, courageous, and brave.
Adrienne Mayor
Courageous people do not fear forgiving, for the sake of peace.
Nelson Mandela
People say to me all the time, ‘You have no fear.’ I tell them, ‘No, that’s not true. I’m scared all the time. You have to have fear in order to have courage. I’m a courageous person because I’m a scared person.’
Ronda Rousey
Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking.
Steve Jobs
Courage is the measure of our heartfelt participation with life, with another, with a community, a work, a future. To be courageous, is not necessarily to go anywhere or do anything except to make conscious those things we already feel deeply and then to live through the unending vulnerabilities of those consequences.
David Whyte
I think Assange has been very courageous. I’ve also defended Bradley Manning. I think they’ve been tremendously courageous in telling the truth, and the public has the right to the truth.
Mairead Corrigan
Prince led by example. As prolific as he was as an artist, he was just as courageous in the business.
Benji Madden
Evan Wolfson is a dear friend of mine. Almost more than any other, Evan is responsible for bringing the issue of marriage equality to the forefront of our struggle for civil rights. He is a courageous pioneer who has been relentless in this battle for marriage equality.
David Mixner
Truth-telling to Congress and the public is not disloyal in America: it is an expression of the higher loyalty officials owe to the Constitution, the rule of law, and the sovereign public. It is a courageous, patriotic, and effective way to serve our country. The time to speak out is now.
Daniel Ellsberg
It’s not exactly courageous to be an anti-racist these days; a hundred years ago, it was.
Jim Goad
Janice Gould is one of our best poets. The music of her poetry will delight you, and her gentle courageous accounts of tribal, family, and personal history make this book unforgettable. Doubters and Dreamers is a master-piece.
Leslie Marmon Silko
If a man is endowed with a noble and courageous soul, if he is painstaking, proud, ambitious, without meanness, of a profound a deep-seated intelligence, I dare assert that he lacks nothing to be neglected by the great and men in high office, who fear, more than other men, those whom they cannot dominate.
Luc de Clapiers
I think on some level, that’s a fear that exists in everybody, that if we’re tested, we won’t make the courageous choice. We won’t make the decision that would make us heroic. We make the decision that would reveal us to be all too human.
Bruce Greenwood
So long as you have courage and a sense of humor, it is never too late to start life afresh.
Freeman Dyson
In ‘The Girl Who Chased Away Sorrow,’ part of the ‘Dear America’ series, I took my childhood bravery and stubbornness and put that at the core of the Navajo girl, Sarah Nita. It helped me to identify with her survival and to write about her courageous journey and that of her people.
Ann Turner
Always be courageous and strong, and don’t fear.
Gabby Douglas
As human rights throughout the world continue to be abused, Raoul Wallenberg stands as a courageous example that should inspire us all.
Elizabeth May
I try to go with the flow, and I feel pretty comfortable with who I am. I feel courageous enough to go outside myself and try something new, like everything in life.
Steve Nash
Courageous leadership is not fearless leadership. What makes you a leader is how you deal with your fears.
Andy Hargreaves
What we get from all religions especially from the Prophet’s life, peace be upon him, is that there is no way to reach peace if we are not ready to sacrifice, not ready to strive, not courageous enough to face the powers here and the dictators who don’t care about humanity or human life.
Tariq Ramadan
The Watch is a powerful tale, courageous both in concept and creation: an ancient tale made modern, passed through different narrators in extraordinary shape-shifting prose that makes this not just an important novel, but a remarkable read.
Aminatta Forna
A Yuppie is someone who believes it’s courageous to eat in a restaurant that hasn’t been reviewed yet.
Mort Sahl
The opportunity for greater courage comes in the most ordinary of moments.
Mary Anne Radmacher
There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power.
Alan Cohen
I was always a courageous woman, capable of confronting governments but not men.
Jane Fonda
It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.
e. e. cummings
By being courageous enough to state the difficult truth, the most important reputation that you will preserve is your own.
Marc Randolph
Before she was a King, my mother was a peace advocate, a courageous leader, and an accomplished artist.
Bernice King
My job is to work at song writing and singing and telling the truth in song writing. My job is to be courageous enough to go on stage and tell the truth, the same truth that’s gone into my song writing.
Beth Hart
To become a courageous leader, you must realize that accepting responsibility is not optional – it’s mandatory.
David Cottrell
You become courageous by doing courageous acts…Courage is a habit.
Mary Daly
The reason inflation was brought down to manageable levels, by the time of Ronald Reagan’s re-election, was directly attributable to Jimmy Carter’s very courageous act, hiring a Federal Reserve chair, with the charge to induce a recession. That recession was probably the reason he didn’t win a second term.
Rick Perlstein
The most spiritual human beings, assuming they are the most courageous, also experience by far the most painful tragedies: but it is precisely for this reason that they honor life, because it brings against them its most formidable weapons.
Friedrich Nietzsche
There’s something which impels us to show our inner souls. The more courageous we are, the more we succeed in explaining what we know.
Maya Angelou
It’s really nice to go down to an extremely low-budget movie, but that is very daring and courageous and try something different, where the roles usually are more complicated.
Stellan Skarsgard
Courage is the complement of fear. A man who is fearless cannot be courageous. [He is also a fool.]
Robert A. Heinlein
Confident and courageous leaders have no problems pointing out their own weaknesses and ignorance.
Thom S. Rainer
If you are courageous enough to be still, you are a step closer to becoming empowered.
Romany Malco
It takes a courageous fool to say things that have not been said and to do things that have not been done.
Criss Jami
This Dewdrop World is a beautiful, courageous, intimate film about love and loss. It may also be the deepest meditation on climate change that I’ve ever seen.
Jeff Goodell
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.
Anais Nin
There are a group of people who would like to silence everybody and have everyone go along to get along, but that’s not going to be very helpful for us in the long run in terms of solving our problems, and someone has to be courageous enough to actually stand up to the bullies.
Benjamin Carson
King Arthur was one of my heroes because he was such a marvelous, heroic, courageous, and magnificent person that I had to admire him even though I knew perfectly well that I could never be in any way like that.
Lloyd Alexander
For a man to strike any women is most brutal, and I, as well as everyone else, think this far worse than any attempt to shoot, which, wicked as it is, is at least more comprehensible and more courageous.
Queen Victoria
Why be narrow-minded, why cut ourselves off from any of these rich heritages when… we have the freedom to make the most of the best in all techniques? There are no prohibitions against it. All it takes is a little wisdom, imagination and courageous experimentation.
Michael Chekhov
Healing takes time, and asking for help is a courageous step.
Mariska Hargitay
My whole thing is, I’ve got to be as good, as courageous as what’s written on the page.
Viola Davis
Heroes are never perfect, but they’re brave, they’re authentic, they’re courageous, determined, discreet, and they’ve got grit.
Wade Davis
……And she’s courageous but scared to death But that’s what courage means
Raine Maida
If you want to be seen as courageous by some and hated by others, just say what you really think.
Tucker Max
I can’t help seeing ‘Waste Land’ as the third in a triptych with my earlier films ‘Devil’s Playground’ and ‘Blindsight,’ and not least in the awe and gratitude I feel for the group of people who were courageous enough to share their stories with us – and to live lives so rich in inspiration for us all.
Lucy Walker
I would like to be known as an intelligent woman, a courageous woman, a loving woman, a woman who teaches by being.
Maya Angelou
Fits of depression come over the most of us. Usually cheerful as we may be, we must at intervals be cast down. The strong are not always vigorous, the wise not always ready, the brave not always courageous, and the joyous not always happy.
Charles Spurgeon
My grandfather was a very courageous man, and I consider myself very lucky because I have three powerful role models that will obviously influence my career choices when I am older.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari
Live a life of conspicuous grace and courageous resolve.
Bob Goff
The bolder and more courageous you are, the more you will learn about yourself.
Harriet Lerner
The best definition of faith that I know is that it is reason grown courageous. Moreover, that is all that Christ ever asked us for, and the reason he asked us for that was because he wants to use us. He needs our help. It is almost impossible to believe it. But God Almighty wants our help, so Christ tells us.
Wilfred Grenfell
Every honor is appropriate for the courageous Americans who made the supreme sacrifice for our Nation at Pearl Harbor and in the many battles that followed in World War II. Their sacrifice was for a cause, not for conquest; for a world that would be safe for future generations. Their devotion must never be forgotten.
Ronald Reagan
You got to have a courageous president to stand up and says, listen, if – if you send a bill to me that spends more money than what we’ve coming in, I’ll veto it. I mean, I’m going to try to work with you the best I can, but I’m going to veto it.
Rick Perry
There are certain things that our age needs. It needs, above all, courageous hope and the impulse to creativeness.
Bertrand Russell
He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.
Muhammad Ali
I always believe that when you’re not courageous, you become cunning.
Vikram Bhatt
Happiness depends on being free, and freedom depends on being courageous.
You have to commend the players who’ve stepped up and used their voice, who’ve been courageous, and when it came to Colin Kaepernick, had to sacrifice tremendously to get their point across.
Harrison Barnes
Let each dawn find us courageous, brought closer, heeding the lights before the fight is over.
Amanda Gorman
The world has lost a visionary leader, a courageous voice for justice, and a clear moral compass. By showing us that the path to freedom and human dignity lies in love, wisdom and compassion for one another, Nelson Mandela stands as an inspiration to us all.
Kofi Annan
All in the dark we grope along, And if we go amiss We learn at least which path is wrong, And there is gain in this. We do not always win the race By only running right; We have to tread the mountain’s base Before we reach its height.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
What this misguided world and generation needs is a massive group of courageous and caring, wise and unwearying women.
Elaine A. Cannon
Sometimes, the most courageous act a human can do is to let somebody love them
Michael Xavier
The terrorist attacks of September 11th and the courageous actions of our armed forces in Afghanistan and Iraq remind us that friends of tyranny and enemies of freedom still exist
Carl Levin
You have to be courageous in life to allow a lightness to engage your being. It is easy to be a jerk. To be unhappy with all this weird stuff around us just seems to me to be such a waste. That’s a jerk.
Frederick Lenz
[I’m inspired by ] courageous young people who take a stand and go into the field to serve; really old people who see that every minute of life is to be lived fully and compassionately; and so many between this world and that world.
Joan Halifax
Katz traces the courageous role of Black women in settling the West (and] deftly shows how these pioneering spirits helped stabilize early communities in Texas, Oklahoma, California and elsewhere.
Herb Boyd
I’m a courageous person because I’m a scared person.
Ronda Rousey
The woman is a gentle, loving bond who encourages, consoles, builds, reconciles, and makes all things new and vibrant. The woman is strength in time of suffering, courageous in failure, intuitive in time of danger. A woman is ingenuous when all fails, resourceful in times of want, and a true helpmate for man.
Mother Angelica
Dare to be strong and courageous. That is the road. Venture anything.
Sherwood Anderson
If I had to go into a battle and I needed someone loyal and courageous to cover my blindside, I know damn well Woody would be my man. I know, too, that God hasn’t created a more generous, compassionate, or more understanding man than Woody Hayes.
Jack Tatum
Courageous men never lose the zest for living even though their life situation is zestless; cowardly men, overwhelmed by the uncertainties of life, lose the will to live. We must constantly build dykes of courage to hold back the flood of fear.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Often people who live through the trauma are nostalgic when it’s over. When I went back to Bosnia 20 years after the brutal civil war, even people who had been badly wounded told me they missed those times. They were missing their more courageous selves.
Sebastian Junger
One thing you must never lose is courage. If you believe in the goal you are striving for, you will be courageous. There are many difficult times ahead, but you must keep your sense of humor, work through the tough situations, and enjoy yourself!
Shigesato Itoi
As a person life has always been a bit of a challenge for me and I have spent so much of my early years in fear and I think that making music makes me want to be more courageous.
Alison Sudol
Skydiving is something I’ve never done! And I am very excited to take the leap with a community of like-minded courageous women.
Ann Bancroft
My father once said something very shrewd about me to a woman journalist who had told him how courageous she thought I was for always speaking my mind. My father said, ‘If you couldn’t care less what anyone says about you, then it’s not courage.’
Gore Vidal
It was through my hashtag #girlslikeus where I connected with other trans women on Twitter and Tumblr. We had challenging conversations, courageous personal revelations, and shared insights and experiences, and just had fun. The hashtag tethered me to many women in my community in impactful, lasting ways.
Janet Mock
Like every other industry or institution, the journalism world is populated by the petty and fearful, in addition to the courageous and brilliant.
Peter Landesman
Stone Mountain, Georgia, still had Ku Klux Klan marches, and I had a wild and courageous mother who’d put us in the car to watch them. She wanted us to know those things existed.
Nicole Beharie
There’s a massive part of me that can be bold and courageous…very strong and very assertive and independent, almost to a fault sometimes.
Evangeline Lilly
From caring comes courage.
Anyone can give up; it is the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone would expect you to fall apart, now that is true strength.
Chris Bradford
It goes with a courageous intent to greet the universe as it really is, not to foist our emotional predispositions on it but to courageously accept what our explorations tell us.
Carl Sagan
I just go where I’m sent and I do what I’m told. I listen to the highest voices within me. I don’t feel the least bit courageous. I don’t feel like I deserve any medals. I don’t feel that I’m any more special than anybody else who’s out there.
Wayne Dyer
My biggest strength is I’m courageous, or if I am afraid of something, I do it anyway. I do what I feel. It’s nothing personal against anyone, so that courageousness has been very good to me.
Lakeith Stanfield
… stop trying to get me to write about ‘decent courageous people’ — read the Ladies’ Home Journal for those! … I believe in going through and facing the worst, not hiding from it.
Sylvia Plath
The history of God’s people is not a record of God searching for courageous men and women who could handle the task, but God transforming the hearts of cowards and calling them to live courageous lives.
Erwin McManus
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.
Alan Cohen
This conviction brought me, in the summer of 1978, to the Free Trade Unions – formed by a group of courageous and dedicated people who came out in the defense of the workers’ rights and dignity.
Lech Walesa
There is no one more courageous than the person who speaks with the courage of his convictions.
Susan Cain
You build your ‘COURAGE MUSCLE’ daily, by being courageous in little things. Just do right.
Maya Angelou
The death of honest and courageous a reporter leaves America a little more vulnerable.
Josh Marshall
Find that courageous yes. Fight for that confident no.
Lysa TerKeurst
Eventually my courageous Mom did something we do all too rarely. She got on a plane and she came to see me in L.A. – this place where we’d always been told sinners lived. She came to see my gay friends.
Dustin Lance Black
I wonder if people will ever say, ‘Let’s hear about Frodo and the Ring.’ And they’ll say ‘Yes, that’s one of my favorite stories. Frodo was really courageous, wasn’t he, Dad?’ ‘Yes, my boy, the most famousest of hobbits. And that’s saying a lot.’
J. R. R. Tolkien
Be courageous, but not foolhardy. Walk proud as you are.
Maya Angelou
In order to develop a pioneering missional spirit, a capacity for genuine ecclesial innovation, let along engender daring discipleship, we are going to need the capacity to take a courageous stand when and where necessary.
Alan Hirsch
Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
Winston Churchill
Jefferson never entertained the folly that he was of immigrant stock. He considered the English settlers of America courageous conquerors, much like his Saxon forebears, to whom he compared them. To Jefferson, early Americans were the contemporary carriers of the Anglo-Saxon project.
Ilana Mercer
I’ve made a connection with the television audience by being a proud Latino man. I am passionate for what I do, courageous in the face of peril, honest and straightforward.
Geraldo Rivera
That whole heroic notion of the women warriors known as Amazons is extremely appealing. It was appealing in antiquity, and, throughout the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, they’re always portrayed as heroic, courageous, and the equals of men, and that’s just extremely attractive and has been since antiquity.
Adrienne Mayor
As is well known, [Carrie Fisher] suffered – and was open about it. Her transparency was courageous, which is why people loved her.
Tony Taccone
Iranian women are very courageous and active, even with all the oppression.
Farah Diba
You must get courageous men, men of strong views and let them debate and argue with each other.
Nancy Gibbs
Above all things, lose no occasion of exercising your dispositions to be grateful, to be generous, to be charitable, to be humane, to be true, just, firm, orderly, courageous, etc. Consider every act of this kind as an exercise which will strengthen your moral faculties and increase your worth.
Thomas Jefferson
Insulting people doesn’t make you brave, bold, cool or courageous.
Mandira Bedi
It is not races but individuals that are noble and courageous or ignoble and craven or considerate or persistent or philosophical or reasonable. The race gets credit when the percentage of noble individuals is high.
Edwin Way Teale
Ludwig von Mises referred to Ayn Rand as ‘the most courageous man in America.’ If that doesn’t say it all about the economist’s man-centric frame of reference, I don’t know what does.
Ilana Mercer
Skydiving is something I’ve never done! And I am very excited to take the leap with a community of like-minded courageous women.
Anne Bancroft
People ask me, what special is in my mentorship which has made Malala so bold and so courageous and so vocal and poised? I tell them, don’t ask me what I did. Ask me what I did not do. I did not clip her wings, and that’s all.
Ziauddin Yousafzai
The moral abhorrence of private prisons has been brought to our attention by courageous acts of investigative journalism, illuminating scholarship, and the work of activists who have decried the social stratification brought about by our prison systems.
Clint Smith
For, quite literally, the whole world today is looking for us to take the lead in carrying out those obligations imposed on the American people as a whole by the beautiful, compassionate and courageous principle of noblesse oblige.
Robert W. Welch, Jr.
Today, most Americans are too cynical, or tired, or both, to even approximate our Founders’ courageous repudiation of injustice.
Marianne Williamson
Courage is exhilarating.
Eleanor Roosevelt
Many female politicians get intimidated by the aggressive behaviour of men. I don’t. Not because I am a courageous person or anything, but because I see international standards, and I see that they are worth fighting for.
Safak Pavey
When one has nothing to lose, one becomes courageous. We are timid only when there is something we can still cling to.
Carlos Castaneda
I felt unhappy and trapped. If I left baseball, where could I go, what could I do to earn enough money to help my mother and to marry Rachel? The solution to my problem was only days away in the hands of a tough, shrewd, courageous man called Branch Rickey, the president of the Brooklyn Dodgers.
Jackie Robinson
To leverage those things that are common to everybody, and to present them in a way that’s sort of naked, is more courageous in art than constantly trying to be evasively too cool.
D.A. Wallach
I would never call myself a cancer survivor because I think it devalues those who do not survive. There’s this whole mythology that people bravely battle their cancer and then they become survivors. Well, the ones who don’t survive may be just as brave, you know, just as courageous, wonderful people.
Barbara Ehrenreich
Some people with awful cards can be successful because of how they deal with the tragedies they’re handed, and that seems courageous to me.
Judith Guest
The best way out is always through.
Robert Frost
To be outspoken when truth is under attack, when charity is being bruise, or when important issues of life are at stake is a good and courageous thing. To be outspoken when nothing is at stake except the feelings of someone else is a small and contemptible thing.
Lawrence G. Lovasik
If you want a quality, act as if you already have it. If you want to be courageous, act as if you were – and as you act and persevere in acting, so you tend to become.
Norman Vincent Peale
A surgeon is surrounded by people who are sick, discouraged, afraid, embittered, dying – but also courageous, loving, wise, compassionate and alive.
Bernie Siegel
Change of any sort requires courage.
Mary Anne Radmacher
Be courageous! Have faith! Go forward.
Thomas A. Edison
I love the gray areas, but I like the gray areas as considered by bright, educated, courageous people.
Alan Furst
Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.Courageous, untroubled, mocking and violent-that is what Wisdom wants us to be. Wisdom is a woman, and loves only a warrior.
Friedrich Nietzsche
You, too, be courageous! The world needs convinced and fearless witnesses. It is not enough to discuss, it is necessary to act!
Pope John Paul II
When we did ‘Air Dance,’ I thought we were actually quite courageous doing that because it’s not necessarily quote-unquote a Black Sabbath song. But I don’t give a damn about that because it is part of Black Sabbath; it is a Black Sabbath song.
Bill Ward
Every single courageous act of coming out chips away at the curse of homophobia. Most importantly it’s destroyed within yourself, and that act creates the potential for its destruction where it exists in friends, family and society.
Anthony Venn-Brown
In American politics, there’s a recurring fantasy, nurtured by the press, about ‘courageous’ politicians who do the right thing against their political interest. But really, isn’t it even more encouraging when the right thing has just become good politics?
Ari Melber
I’m always embarrassed when people say that I’m courageous. Soldiers are courageous. Policemen are courageous. Firemen are courageous. I just have a thick hide and disregard what silly people say.
Thomas Sowell
Snowden is the thoughtful, courageous saint of liberal reform. And Julian Assange is a sort of radical, feral prophet who has been prowling this wilderness since he was 16 years old.
Arundhati Roy
The willingness to empty ourselves and then seek our true nature is an expression of great and courageous love.
Jack Kornfield
I am courageous at the decisive moment. But I need a good deal of start-up time, and I try to take as much as possible into consideration beforehand.
Angela Merkel
Everyone say to himself: ‘When was the last time I went to confession?’ And if it has been a long time, don’t lose another day! Go, the priest will be good. And Jesus, (will be) there, and Jesus is better than the priests – Jesus receives you. He will receive you with so much love! Be courageous, and go to confession.
Pope Francis
Women have always been courageous… They are always fearless when protecting their children and in the last century they have been fearless in the fight for their rights.
Isabel Allende
I’m never more courageous than when I’m embracing imperfection, embracing vulnerabilities, and setting boundaries with the people in my life.
BrenГ© Brown
Childbirth is more admirable than conquest, more amazing than self-defense, and as courageous as either one.
Gloria Steinem
If you feel afraid, you can make yourself courageous by acting courageous. If you are feeling unhappy, by deliberately acting happy you can induce happy feeling. If you are lacking in enthusiasm, by simply acting enthusiastic you can make yourself enthusiastic.
Norman Vincent Peale
The next actor I meet that uses the term ‘courageous’ to describe another actor’s performance is getting punched in the face.
Dov Davidoff
A timid person is frightened before a danger, a coward during the time, and a courageous person afterward.
Jean Paul
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!
Thomas A. Edison
Wanting to win races is detrimental to courage. You tend to run too conservatively because you want to wait and sprint. If you are there to force the pace, to CREATE greatness rather than to have greatness, Courageous moves are a part of your race.
Gerry Lindgren
Each day I’m trying to figure out how I can be more courageous, kinder and compassionate.
Claudia Jessie
Courage is on display every day, and only the courageous wring the most out of life.
Zig Ziglar