Courage Quotations, Quotes, Quotation Collection

There is a certain blend of courage, integrity, character and principle which has no satisfactory dictionary name but has been called different things at different times in different countries. Our American name for it is "guts."

Louis Adamic

Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.
 

John Quincy Adams

Unbounded courage and compassion join'd,
Tempering each other in the victor's mind,
Alternately proclaim him good and great,
And make the hero and the man complete.

Joseph Addison

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.

Joseph Addison

Every man has his own courage, and is betrayed because he seeks in himself the courage of other persons.
 

Ralph Waldo Emerson

This is courage in a man: to bear unflinchingly what heaven sends.
 

Euripedes

A nation which has forgotten the quality of courage which in the past has been brought to public life is not as likely to insist upon or regard that quality in its chosen leaders today - and in fact we have forgotten.

John F. Kennedy

Perfect valour consists in doing without witnesses that which we would be capable of doing before everyone.
 

Francois Duc de La Rochefoucauld

Courage is like love; it must have hope for nourishment.
 

Napoleon I

Courage atrophies from lack of use.
 

Proverb

Valor is a gift. Those having it never know for sure whether they have it till the test comes. And those having it in one test never know for sure if they will have it when the next test comes.

Carl Sandburg

Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.
 

Seneca

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear. Except a creature be part coward it is not a compliment to say it is brave.

Mark Twain