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quote by Madeleine L'Engle: We have to be braver than we think we can be, because God is constantly calling us to be more than we are. with background image: photo of author Madeleine L'Engle with quote

We have to be braver than we think we can be, because God is constantly calling us to be more than we are.

--Madeleine L'Engle
quote by Margaret Mitchell: Hardships make or break people. with background image: photo of author Margaret Mitchell with quote

Hardships make or break people.

--Margaret Mitchell
quote by Maria Edgeworth: It sometimes requires courage to fly from danger. with background image: photo of author Maria Edgeworth with quote

It sometimes requires courage to fly from danger.

--Maria Edgeworth





quote by Menander: Let bravery be thy choice, but not bravado. with background image: photo of author Menander with quote

Let bravery be thy choice, but not bravado.

--Menander
quote by Mignon McLaughlin: Courage can't see around corners but goes around them anyway. with background image: photo of author Mignon McLaughlin with quote

Courage can't see around corners but goes around them anyway.

--Mignon McLaughlin


quote by Muhammad Ali Jinnah: My message to you all is hope, courage and confidence. with background image: photo of author Muhammad Ali Jinnah with quote

My message to you all is hope, courage and confidence.

--Muhammad Ali Jinnah
quote by Nassim Nicholas Taleb: Courage is the only virtue you can't fake. with background image: photo of author Nassim Nicholas Taleb with quote

Courage is the only virtue you can't fake.

--Nassim Nicholas Taleb



quote by Pablo Casals: It takes courage for a person to listen to his own goodness and act on it. with background image: photo of author Pablo Casals with quote

It takes courage for a person to listen to his own goodness and act on it.

--Pablo Casals

quote by Paul Tillich: The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself, in spite of being unacceptable. with background image: photo of author Paul Tillich with quote

The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself, in spite of being unacceptable.

--Paul Tillich
quote by Paul Tillich: Decision is a risk rooted in the courage of being free. with background image: photo of author Paul Tillich with quote

Decision is a risk rooted in the courage of being free.

--Paul Tillich
quote by Pema Chodron: Trying to run away is never the answer to being fully human. with background image: photo of author Pema Chodron with quote

Trying to run away is never the answer to being fully human.

--Pema Chodron

Longer Version:

Trying to run away is never the answer to being a fully human. Running away from the immediacy of our experience is like preferring death to life.


quote by Pierre Corneille: Every man of courage is a man of his word. with background image: photo of author Pierre Corneille with quote

Every man of courage is a man of his word.

--Pierre Corneille









quote by Robert G. Ingersoll: Courage without conscience is a wild beast. with background image: photo of author Robert G. Ingersoll with quote

Courage without conscience is a wild beast.

--Robert G. Ingersoll
quote by Robert G. Ingersoll: The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart. with background image: photo of author Robert G. Ingersoll with quote

The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart.

--Robert G. Ingersoll
quote by Robertson Davies: Extraordinary people survive under the most terrible circumstances and they become more extraordinary because of it. with background image: photo of author Robertson Davies with quote

Extraordinary people survive under the most terrible circumstances and they become more extraordinary because of it.

--Robertson Davies
quote by Rollo May: The opposite of courage in our society is not cowardice, it is conformity. with background image: photo of author Rollo May with quote

The opposite of courage in our society is not cowardice, it is conformity.

--Rollo May
quote by Roy T. Bennett: Don't let procrastination take over your life. Be brave and take risks. Your life is happening right now. with background image: photo of author Roy T. Bennett with quote

Don't let procrastination take over your life. Be brave and take risks. Your life is happening right now.

--Roy T. Bennett
quote by Roy T. Bennett: It's your life; you don't need someone's permission to live the life you want. Be brave to live from your heart. with background image: photo of author Roy T. Bennett with quote

It's your life; you don't need someone's permission to live the life you want. Be brave to live from your heart.

--Roy T. Bennett
quote by Saint Francis de Sales: Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections. with background image: photo of author Saint Francis de Sales with quote

Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections.

--Saint Francis de Sales

quote by Samuel Taylor Coleridge: Never can true courage dwell with them, Who, playing tricks with conscience, dare not look At their own vices. with background image: photo of author Samuel Taylor Coleridge with quote

Never can true courage dwell with them, Who, playing tricks with conscience, dare not look At their own vices.

--Samuel Taylor Coleridge
quote by Shane Parrish: Lean into (not away from) what's making you uncomfortable. with background image: photo of author Shane Parrish with quote

Lean into (not away from) what's making you uncomfortable.

--Shane Parrish
quote by Simone Signoret: Individual courage is the only interesting thing in life. with background image: photo of author Simone Signoret with quote

Individual courage is the only interesting thing in life.

--Simone Signoret
quote by Sinclair Lewis: Pugnacity is a form of courage, but a very bad form. with background image: photo of author Sinclair Lewis with quote

Pugnacity is a form of courage, but a very bad form.

--Sinclair Lewis

quote by Susan Cain: There is no one more courageous than the person who speaks with the courage of his convictions. with background image: photo of author Susan Cain with quote

There is no one more courageous than the person who speaks with the courage of his convictions.

--Susan Cain
quote by Suze Orman: In all realms of life it takes courage to stretch your limits, express your power, and fulfill your potential. with background image: photo of author Suze Orman with quote

In all realms of life it takes courage to stretch your limits, express your power, and fulfill your potential.

--Suze Orman

Longer Version:

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.


quote by Suze Orman: A wise woman knows how to summon her courage and do what is right, rather than what is easy. with background image: photo of author Suze Orman with quote

A wise woman knows how to summon her courage and do what is right, rather than what is easy.

--Suze Orman
quote by Thomas Szasz: Clear thinking requires courage rather than intelligence. with background image: photo of author Thomas Szasz with quote

Clear thinking requires courage rather than intelligence.

--Thomas Szasz
quote by Thucydides: The secret of freedom, courage. with background image: photo of author Thucydides with quote

The secret of freedom, courage.

--Thucydides

quote by Wallace Stevens: It is necessary to any originality to have the courage to be an amateur. with background image: photo of author Wallace Stevens with quote

It is necessary to any originality to have the courage to be an amateur.

--Wallace Stevens
quote by William Congreve: There is in true beauty, as in courage, something which narrow souls cannot dare to admire. with background image: photo of author William Congreve with quote

There is in true beauty, as in courage, something which narrow souls cannot dare to admire.

--William Congreve
quote by William Faulkner: You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore. with background image: photo of author William Faulkner with quote

You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.

--William Faulkner
quote by Wim Wenders: Without dreams, there can be no courage. And without courage, there can be no action. with background image: photo of author Wim Wenders with quote

Without dreams, there can be no courage. And without courage, there can be no action.

--Wim Wenders






quote by Erwin McManus: Courage is not the absence of fear; it is the absence of self. with background image: photo of author Erwin McManus with quote

Courage is not the absence of fear; it is the absence of self.

--Erwin McManus


quote by Annie Dillard: You can't test courage cautiously. with background image: photo of author Annie Dillard with quote

You can't test courage cautiously.

--Annie Dillard
quote by Anthony Rapp: There is only one you for all time. Fearlessly be yourself. with background image: photo of author Anthony Rapp with quote

There is only one you for all time. Fearlessly be yourself.

--Anthony Rapp
quote by Bear Grylls: Nothing inspires people more than reckless acts of courage. with background image: photo of author Bear Grylls with quote

Nothing inspires people more than reckless acts of courage.

--Bear Grylls
quote by Bob Richards: Ingenuity, plus courage, plus work, equals miracles. with background image: photo of author Bob Richards with quote

Ingenuity, plus courage, plus work, equals miracles.

--Bob Richards
quote by Bryce Courtenay: Pride is holding your head up when everyone around you has theirs bowed. Courage is what makes you do it. with background image: photo of author Bryce Courtenay with quote

Pride is holding your head up when everyone around you has theirs bowed. Courage is what makes you do it.

--Bryce Courtenay
quote by Beto O'Rourke: Courage makes victory possible. with background image: photo of author Beto O'Rourke with quote

Courage makes victory possible.

--Beto O'Rourke
quote by Charles Kennedy: Courage is a peculiar kind of fear. with background image: photo of author Charles Kennedy with quote

Courage is a peculiar kind of fear.

--Charles Kennedy
quote by Charles M. Blow: The only way to vanquish cowardice is to brandish courage. with background image: photo of author Charles M. Blow with quote

The only way to vanquish cowardice is to brandish courage.

--Charles M. Blow
quote by Emmanuel Macron: Believe in individual initiatives, in courage, in risk. with background image: photo of author Emmanuel Macron with quote

Believe in individual initiatives, in courage, in risk.

--Emmanuel Macron
quote by David Whyte: Whether we stay or whether we go -- to be courageous is to stay close to the way we are made. with background image: photo of author David Whyte with quote

Whether we stay or whether we go -- to be courageous is to stay close to the way we are made.

--David Whyte
quote by Denholm Elliott: Surprise yourself every day with your own courage. with background image: photo of author Denholm Elliott with quote

Surprise yourself every day with your own courage.

--Denholm Elliott
quote by Dick Costolo: Believe that if you make courageous choices, and bet on yourself, then you will have an impact. with background image: photo of author Dick Costolo with quote

Believe that if you make courageous choices, and bet on yourself, then you will have an impact.

--Dick Costolo
quote by Eddie Rickenbacker: Courage is doing what you're afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you're scared. with background image: photo of author Eddie Rickenbacker with quote

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

--Eddie Rickenbacker
quote by Eddie Albert: Courage is just fear plus prayers plus understanding. with background image: photo of author Eddie Albert with quote

Courage is just fear plus prayers plus understanding.

--Eddie Albert
quote by Fanny Burney: But how cool, how quiet is true courage! with background image: photo of author Fanny Burney with quote

But how cool, how quiet is true courage!

--Fanny Burney
quote by Gabrielle Giffords: Be passionate. Be courageous. Be your best. with background image: photo of author Gabrielle Giffords with quote

Be passionate. Be courageous. Be your best.

--Gabrielle Giffords
quote by Gordon Brown: 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. with background image: photo of author Gordon Brown with quote

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.

--Gordon Brown
quote by Grace Paley: Let us go forth with fear and courage and rage to save the world. with background image: photo of author Grace Paley with quote

Let us go forth with fear and courage and rage to save the world.

--Grace Paley
quote by George Gissing: Have the courage of your desire. with background image: photo of author George Gissing with quote

Have the courage of your desire.

--George Gissing
quote by Gabriele D'Annunzio: Limit to courage? There is no limit to courage. with background image: photo of author Gabriele D'Annunzio with quote

Limit to courage? There is no limit to courage.

--Gabriele D'Annunzio
quote by Heather Graham: Courage is being afraid -- and going ahead, anyway. with background image: photo of author Heather Graham with quote

Courage is being afraid -- and going ahead, anyway.

--Heather Graham
quote by Ian McEwan: One has to have the courage of one's pessimism. with background image: photo of author Ian McEwan with quote

One has to have the courage of one's pessimism.

--Ian McEwan

quote by Jean Anouilh: Until the day of his death, no man can be sure of his courage. with background image: photo of author Jean Anouilh with quote

Until the day of his death, no man can be sure of his courage.

--Jean Anouilh
quote by James Callaghan: A leader must have the courage to act against an expert's advice. with background image: photo of author James Callaghan with quote

A leader must have the courage to act against an expert's advice.

--James Callaghan
quote by Jenny Shipley: Peace is a fragile thing. It takes courage to secure it. It takes wisdom to maintain it. with background image: photo of author Jenny Shipley with quote

Peace is a fragile thing. It takes courage to secure it. It takes wisdom to maintain it.

--Jenny Shipley

quote by Joseph Chamberlain: Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities -- because it is the quality which guarantees all others. with background image: photo of author Joseph Chamberlain with quote

Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities -- because it is the quality which guarantees all others.

--Joseph Chamberlain
quote by Katherine Anne Porter: One of the marks of a gift is to have the courage of it. with background image: photo of author Katherine Anne Porter with quote

One of the marks of a gift is to have the courage of it.

--Katherine Anne Porter

quote by Michael Scott: The strong survive, but the courageous triumph. with background image: photo of author Michael Scott with quote

The strong survive, but the courageous triumph.

--Michael Scott
quote by Peggy Noonan: Part of courage is simple consistency. with background image: photo of author Peggy Noonan with quote

Part of courage is simple consistency.

--Peggy Noonan
quote by Philip Sidney: Fear is far more painful to cowardice than death to true courage. with background image: photo of author Philip Sidney with quote

Fear is far more painful to cowardice than death to true courage.

--Philip Sidney
quote by Phil McGraw: If you want more, you have to require more from yourself. with background image: photo of author Phil McGraw with quote

If you want more, you have to require more from yourself.

--Phil McGraw
quote by Paul Keating: Well, I think that -- I think leadership's always been about two main things: imagination and courage. with background image: photo of author Paul Keating with quote

Well, I think that -- I think leadership's always been about two main things: imagination and courage.

--Paul Keating
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