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" Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex... It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction. "
E. F. Schumacher
" In the morning, I'm like the Antonioni movies. I'm little sad. I haven't the courage to start the day. In the evenings, I'm happier, more alive - like the character I play in 'An Almost Perfect Affair.' "
" It takes a lot of courage, when everyone is asking you what you want to do, if you say that you want to be a musician or an actor; people can be very condescending and say, 'Oh, that's so sweet, good luck with that!' It can be very frustrating. "
" 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.' "
" One man with courage is a majority. "
" I think we need people with stronger ideals than John Kerry or Bill Clinton. I think we need people with more courage and vision. "
Octavia E. Butler
" St. Paul did not want the sufferings encountered by being a Christian to discourage or dishearten anyone. He realized that when the Christian saw the blessings and grace that poured upon him after his trials, he would gain courage to suffer in his turn. "
" Even in the hardest circumstances, dreams can give you the courage to live, and I hope I can share that message with children in need. "
" We've let the blade of our innocence dull over time, and it's only in innocence that you find any kind of magic, any kind of courage. "
" I know of no higher fortitude than stubborness in the face of overwhelming odds. "
" We are in the midst of a momentous catastrophe of world history, of a transformation of all aspects of life and of the entire inner human being This is perhaps fortunate for the artistic person, if he is strong enough to bear the consequences, because what we need is the courage to have inner experience. "
" Courage is doing what you are afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you are scared. "
" Intellectuals try to keep going. But their situation is very difficult. Those who have had the courage to voice their opposition have often paid a very high price. "
Tahar Ben Jelloun
" Courage: Great Russian word, fit for the songs of our children's children, pure on their tongues, and free. "
" Wait for the Lord. Behave yourself manfully, and be of good courage. Do not be faithless, but stay in your place and do not turn back. "
Thomas a Kempis
" I had to find the courage to turn my life around. "
" I believe that my worth is not measured by what I do, by the honors that are bestowed upon me, or by material wealth that I might obtain. Instead, I am measured by the courage I show while standing for my beliefs, by the dedication I exhibit to ensure my word is good, and the resolve I undertake to establish my actions and deeds as honorable. "
" 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. "
" Courage - you develop courage by doing small things like just as if you wouldn't want to pick up a 100-pound weight without preparing yourself. "
" Intelligence, integrity and courage are the great pillars that support the State. Above all, the citizens of a free nation should honor the brave and independent man - the man of stainless integrity, of will and intellectual force. "
Robert Green Ingersoll
" In all realms of life it takes courage to stretch your limits, express your power, and fulfill your potential... it's no different in the financial realm. "
" I really thank my parents for giving me the good sense to not get into anything wrong. There are many people around who like controversies, and I actually wonder how do they do it. I don't have the courage to get into controversies. There are people who love it; I find it silly. "
" There is nothing in the world so much admired as a man who knows how to bear unhappiness with courage. "
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
" You have to have courage to be obedient to God. "
" Few can contemplate without a sense of exhilaration the splendid achievements of practical energy and technical skill, which, from the latter part of the seventeenth century, were transforming the face of material civilization, and of which England was the daring, if not too scrupulous, pioneer. "
E. F. Schumacher
" Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye. "
" I once wrote a book on courage and what made people courageous. I found it was a strength of belief matched by a strength of willpower. "
" In reporting, you will often be humbled by the courage others have in telling and trusting you with their tale, no two alike. "
" Never undertake anything for which you wouldn't have the courage to ask the blessings of heaven. "
Georg C. Lichtenberg
" Courage is knowing what not to fear. "
" Perhaps what distinguishes my characters is their courage and spirit and a certain stubbornness which enables them to keep going even when facing a setback. I think this developed organically as I wrote, but also it came out of a desire to portray women as powerful and intelligent forces in the world. "
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni