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" Way down deep, we're all motivated by the same urges. Cats have the courage to live by them. "
" Audacity augments courage; hesitation, fear. "
" I've learned over time that human beings tend to want to do more than they have the courage to do or that the social contract will allow them to do. "
" It takes a certain courage and a certain greatness to be truly base. "
" Courage, above all things, is the first quality of a warrior. "
Carl von Clausewitz
" In all the difficult decisions that I made through the course of running Loudcloud and Opsware, I never once felt brave. In fact, I often felt scared to death. I never lost those feelings, but after much practice, I learned to ignore them. That learning process might also be called the courage development process. "
" You have to do something when you're lying in bed. So you play with your mind. "
" Americans are gathering the courage to just say no. We are saying no to addictive consumer lifestyles. We are saying no to wars and corporate takeover and the IMF loans that gobble up people and their resources. "
" Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. "
C. S. Lewis
" The test of courage comes when we are in the minority. The test of tolerance comes when we are in the majority. "
Ralph W. Sockman
" I had a long time admiration for the Jewish people. Especially with their long time of courage, taking so much abuse for so long. I was only seven years old, but I could easily see the ungodly treatment that the white folks were handing the poor Jewish family whom I worked for. "
" I think what - I think what the American people is looking for is they are looking for moral and intellectual courage and clarity, and not a sense of passivity or confusion. "
Michael T. Flynn
" There is hope in dreams, imagination, and in the courage of those who wish to make those dreams a reality. "
" It shouldn't take extreme courage and a willingness to go to prison for decades or even life to blow the whistle on bad government acts done in secret. But it does. And that is an immense problem for democracy, one that all journalists should be united in fighting. "
" Courage consists not in blindly overlooking danger, but in seeing it, and conquering it. "
" I learned that moral courage is harder than physical courage. "
" Courage is fear holding on a minute longer. "
George S. Patton
" We know the threats - from global terrorist networks to the spread of deadly weapons. Yet we also know that embedded in this time of danger is the promise of a new day, if we have the courage and commitment to work together. "
" Nelson Mandela, a better man, not a bitter man, made our world a better place in which to live. His life and leadership exemplify the highest courage, dignity, and dedication to human liberation. "
" Have no fear of moving into the unknown. Simply step out fearlessly knowing that I am with you, therefore no harm can befall you; all is very, very well. Do this in complete faith and confidence. "
Pope John Paul II
" Courage is simply the willingness to be afraid and act anyway. "
" We are biological creatures. We are born, we live, we die. There is no transcendent purpose to existence. At best we are creatures of reason, and by using reason we can cure ourselves of emotional excess. Purged of both hope and fear, we find courage in the face of helplessness, insignificance and uncertainty. "
" Change takes courage. "
" People say, 'You have inspired me, you've given me courage...' They've gone so far as to say, 'You've changed my life!' And I would come back and say to my husband, 'I can't understand it - what kind of poor little life did she have if I had to come and change it?' "
" Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage. "
" I was in and out of comas until I was nine and I would lose entire days and weeks. The novelty of being able to really do stuff hasn't worn off - I still feel like I'm making up for lost time. "
" Heroes to me are guys that sit in libraries. They absorb knowledge and then the risks they take are calculated on the basis of the courage it took to become replete with knowledge. "
" Courage can't see around corners but goes around them anyway. "
" Back in school, there was this guy who had a huge crush on me. One day, when he mustered the courage to propose to me on a Rose Day, my friends burst out laughing right in front of him. I'm sure we all have had such experiences, and I've had crushes in the past. Right now, all I can think about is my films and deliver my best. "
" 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. "
" For me, it's not necessarily interesting to play a strong, fearless woman. It's interesting to play a woman who is terrified and then overcomes that fear. It's about the journey. Courage is not the absence of fear, it's overcoming it. "