In valor there is hope. - Tacitus

The battle is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave. - Patrick Henry

In a large sense we cannot dedicate, we cannot hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it far above our poor power to add or detract. - Abraham Lincoln

Never be afraid to stand with the minority when the minority is right, for the minority which is right will one day be the majority. - William Jennings Bryan

Pain nourishes courage. You can't be brave if you've only had wonderful things happen to you. - Mary Tyler Moore

It is the character of a brave and resolute man not to be ruffled by adversity and not to desert his post. - Cicero

The courage of life is often a less dramatic spectacle than the courage of a final moment; but it is no less a magnificent mixture of triumph and tragedy. - John F. Kennedy

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

A man should stop his ears against paralyzing terror and run the race that is set before him with a single mind. - Robert Louis Stevenson

He has not learned the lesson of life who does not every day surmount a fear. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

The strongest man in the world is he who stands alone. - Henrik Ibsen

Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent. - Eleanor Roosevelt

I have not yet begun to fight. - John Paul Jones

Having chosen our course, without guile and with pure purpose, let us renew our trust in God, and go forward without fear and with manly hearts. - Abraham Lincoln

The human race is a race of cowards; and I am not only marching in that procession but carrying a banner. - Mark Twain

Wherever valor true is found, true modesty will there abound. - W.S. Gilbert

Valor grows by daring, fear by holding back. - Publilius Syrus

Most acts of assent require far more courage than most acts of protest, since courage is clearly a readiness to risk self-humiliation. - Nigel Dennis

But screw your courage to the sticking-place, and we'll not fail. - Shakespeare

Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace. The soul that knows it not, knows no release from little things. - Amelia Earhart Putnam

Courage and resolution are the spirit and soul of virtue. - Thomas Fuller

Courage is the virtue which champions the cause of right. - Cicero

Courage! We must really act like men today if we are going to save our people. - The Bible, TLB, 2 Samuel 10:12

The courageous man is the man who forces himself, in spite of his fear, to carry on. - General George S. Patton

Courage is knowing what to fear. - Plato

Tell a man he is brave, and you help him to become so. - Thomas Carlyle

Courage... is when you know you're licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what. - Harper Lee

Courage, the footstool of the Virtues, upon which they stand. - Robert Louis Stevenson

Recall you courage, and lay aside sad fear. - Virgil

Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong. - The Bible, Corinthians 16:13 NIV

Courage consists not in hazarding without fear; but being resolutely minded in a just cause. - Plutarch

You have to accept whatever comes, and the only important thing is that you meet it with courage and with the best that you have to give. - Eleanor Roosevelt

True courage is to do without witnesses everything that one is capable of doing before all the world. - La Rochefoucauld

The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life in order to keep it. - G.K. Chesterton

True courage is like a kite; a big wind raises it higher.  - J. Petit-Senn

Most people live and die with their music still unplayed. They never dare to try. - Mary Kay Ash

He has honor if he holds himself to an ideal of conduct though it is inconceivable, unprofitable, or dangerous to do so. - Walter Lippmann

The virtue of obedience makes the will supple... It inspires the courage with which to fulfill the most difficult tasks. - John Vianney

The death of fear is in doing what you fear to do.  - Sequichie Comingdeer

That's courage - to take hard knocks like a man when occasion calls. - Plautus

Courage is the knowledge of what ought to be endured. - Philo

Though an army encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war rise up against me, yet I will be confident. - The Bible, Psalm 27:3 NRSV

Courage is a quality so necessary for maintaining virtue that it is always respected. - Samuel Johnson

Courage is... when you stare your worst fear or toughest obstacle in the face and beat it. - Adam McCord

Courage is when you do what you have to do though people don't think you can. Courage is when you think you can't do something, but you do it. - Adam McCord

Courage is when you take on the impossible or fight an unwinnable fight. That's what courage is. {teenager paralyzed in an automobile accident} - Adam McCord

Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake. - Victor Hugo

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

What's courage but having faith instead of fear?  - Michael J. Fox

Do not wait for great strength before setting out, for immobility will weaken you further. Do not wait to see very clearly before starting: One has to walk toward the light. Have you strength enough to take this first step? Courage enough to accomplish this small act... The necessity of which is apparent to you? Take this step! Perform this act! You will be astonished to feel that the effort accomplished, Instead of having exhausted your strength, has doubled it. And that you already see more clearly what you have to do next.  - Phillipe Vernier (French Protestant Minister)

In Germany they came first for the Communists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist. Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn't speak up because I was a Protestant. Then they came for me, and by that time no one was left to speak up.  - Martin Niemoeller

Courage is capacity to confront what cannot be imagined. - Leo Rosten

Nothing in life is more exciting and rewarding than the sudden flash of insight that leaves you a changed person - not only changed, but for the better. - Arthur Gordon

It is not a weakness, but a courageous thing to ask for help. A coward wallows in his own sorrow. - Linda Castor

Persevering in one's existence is the particular quality of the organism; it is not progress towards achievement, followed by stasis, which is the machine's mode, but an interactive, rhythmic, and unstable process, which constitutes an end in itself. - Ursula K. Le Guin