Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Courage - christiansquoting.org.uk

Courage! I have shown it for years; think you I shall lose it the moment when my sufferings are to end?
Marie Antoinette on the way to the guillotine 16 Oct 1793 "Women of Beauty and Heroism"Frank B. Goodrich

Courage is fear that has said its prayers. - Dorothy Bernard

Courage conquers more within
Than any foes without,
Never needs to boast or blame
Or raise his voice and shout.

Courage is a quietness--
Not martial music made--
Born of facing up to life
Even when afraid.
-Emily Sargent Councilman

A hero is no braver than any other man, but he is braver for five minutes longer.--Ralph Waldo Emerson

Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires some of the same courage that a soldier needs. Peace has its victories, but it takes brave men and women to win them. --Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is courage, courage, courage, that raises the blood of life to crimson splendor. Live bravely and present a brave front to adversity.... Horace, The Book of Positive Quotations

The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart. --Robert G. Ingersoll

Courage is reckoned the greatest of all virtues; because, unless a man has that virtue, he has no security for preserving any other. --Boswell: Life of Johnson

Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point, which means at the point of highest reality. A chastity or honesty or mercy which yields to danger will be chaste or honest or merciful only on conditions. Pilate was merciful until it became risky.
C.S. Lewis (1898-1963), The Screwtape Letters

It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope. -- Robert F. Kennedy (1925-1968) Speech, South Africa, 1966.

Captain Smith:
General, how is it that you can keep so serene, stay so utterly insensible with the storm, the shells and bullets running about your head?
General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson: Captain Smith, my religious belief teaches me to feel as safe in battle as in bed. God has fixed the time for my death. I do not concern myself with that, but to be always ready whenever it may overtake me. That's the way all men should live, then all men would be equally brave.(Dialogue from the film _Gods and Generals_ [2003], screenplay by Ronald F. Maxwell)

True will-power and courage are not on the battlefield, but in everyday conquests over our intertia, laziness, boredom. --Dwight L. Moody (1837-1899)

Courage is not the absence of fear, but the judgement that something else is more important than fear. --Ambrose Redmoon

Courage is doing what you're afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you're scared. -- Eddie Rickenbacher

Who dares wins.- SAS motto

For courage mounteth with occasion.... William Shakespeare (King John)

I never thought much of the courage of a lion tamer. Inside the cage he is at least safe from people. -- George Bernard Shaw

The world has no room for cowards. We must all be ready somehow to toil, to suffer, to die. And yours is not the less noble because no drum beats before you when you go out into your daily battle fields, and no crowds shout about your coming when you return from your daily victory or defeat.
Robert Louis Stevenson

When were the good and the brave ever in a majority? -- Henry Thoreau

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear--not absence of fear.-- Mark Twain, Pudd'nhead Wilson, "Pudd'nhead Wilson's Calendar"

Courage is being scared to death -- and saddling up anyway. --John Wayne (1907-1979)

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