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Quotes about Courage

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• Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear—not absence of fear.
—Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

• 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 (b. 1928)

• A great part of courage is the courage of having done the thing before.
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

• When life is more terrible than death, it is then the truest valor to dare to live.
— Thomas Browne (1605 - 1682)

• To see what is right and not to do it is want of courage.
—Confucius (551 BC - 479 BC)

• None but the brave deserves the fair.
—John Dryden (1631 - 1700)

• If the creator had a purpose in equipping us with a neck, he surely meant us to stick it out.
—Arthur Koestler (1905 - 1983)

• Obstacle cannot crush me, every obstacle yields to stern resolve.
—Leonardo da Vinci (1452 - 1519)

• You've got to go out on a limb sometimes because that's where the
fruit is.
—Will Rogers (1879 - 1935)

Quotes for Everyday Positive Thinking

• Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts.
—Winston Churchill (1874 -1965)

• Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
—Winston Churchill (1874 -1965)

• What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?
—Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890)

• All progress has resulted from people who took unpopular positions.
—Adlai Stevenson