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The courage we desire and prize is not the courage to die decently, but to live manfully.

Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881) British historian and essayist.

Physical courage, which engages all danger, will make a person brave in one way; and moral courage, which defies all opinion, will make a person brave in another.

Charles Caleb Colton (1780-1832) British clergyman, sportsman and author.

Grant what thou commandest and then command what thou wilt.

Saint Augustine (354-430) Theologian.

It takes a certain courage and a certain greatness to be truly base.

Jean Anouilh (1910-1987) French playwright.

Courage that grows from constitution often forsakes a man when he has occasion for it; courage which arises from a sense of duty acts ;in a uniform manner.

Joseph Addison (1672-1719) English essayist, poet, and dramatist.


Courage is like love; it must have hope to nourish it.

Napoleon I (1769-1821) Napoleon Bonaparte. French general.

It requires courage not to surrender oneself to the ingenious or compassionate counsels of despair that would induce a man to eliminate himself from the ranks of the living; but it does not follow from this that every huckster who is fattened and nourished in self-confidence has more courage than the man who yielded to despair.

Soren Kierkegaard (1813-1855) Danish philosopher and writer.

We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear.

Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968) American black leader.

True bravery is shown by performing without witness what one might be capable of doing before all the world.

François de La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680) French writer.

Have courage for the great sorrows of life, and patience for the small ones. When you have laboriously accomplished your daily tasks, go to sleep in peace. God is awake.

Victor Hugo (1802-1885) French poet, dramatist and novelist.