Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.
-John Quincy Adams
Courage applies when one has a choice.
Courage cannot be counterfeited. It is one virtue that escapes hypocrisy.
Courage enlarges, cowardice diminishes resources. In desperate straits the fears of the timid aggravate the dangers that imperil the brave.
Courage has you say in a defiant spirit you can take everything from me, you could cut me deep, you could render me in shame but you will never ever stop me from loving those who mock me, from loving those that hate me, from loving those who don't forgive me, from loving the cynics, from loving the darkness so much that I myself through my small acts of consistent unyielding love may bring on the light.
Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of a readiness to die.
Courage is as often the outcome of despair as of hope; in the one case we have nothing to lose, in the other everything to gain.
-Diane de Poitiers
Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.
Courage is being the only one who knows how terrified you are.
Courage is contagious. If a leader shows courage, others get the idea.
Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.
-Rev. Billy Graham
Courage is doing what you're afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you're scared.
Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.
-George S. Patton, Jr.
Courage is fire, and bullying is smoke.
Courage is never to let your actions be influenced by your fears.
Courage is not a virtue of value among other personal values like love or fidelity. It is the foundation that underlies and gives reality to all other virtues and personal values.
Courage is often lack of insight, whereas cowardice in many cases is based on good information.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.
Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death.
Courage is the ladder on which all other virtues mount.
-Clare Boothe Luce
Courage is the most important of all virtues, because without it we can't practice any other virtue with consistency. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage.
Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace.
Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
Courage may be virtue, where the daring act is extreme; and extreme fear no vice, when the danger is extreme.
Courage without conscience is a wild beast.
-Robert G. Ingersoll