Quotes About Bravery & Courage

Who bravely dares must sometimes risk a fall. – Tobias G. Smollett

Courage is believing in yourself in the worst moments, and that’s something nobody can teach you. I have never heard of a University for Bravery, but I do know that everyone has it in them to be brave. – El Cordobes

Bravery is only obtuseness in the perception of contingencies. – Thomas Hardy

All brave men love; for he only is brave who has affections to fight for, whether in the daily battle of life, or in physical contests. – Nathaniel Hawthorne

I’m not funny. What I am is brave. – Lucille Ball

True bravery is to do without witness what one would be capable of doing before all the world. – La Rochefoucauld

A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave. – Mahatma Gandhi

If there is one thing upon this earth that mankind love and admire better than another, it is a brave man, it is the man who dares to look the devil in the face and tell him he is a devil. – James A. Garfield

To believe yourself to be brave is to be brave; it is the only essential thing. – Mark Twain

It is hard to be brave, when you’re only a Very Small Animal. – A.A. Milne

Electric communication will never be a substitute for the face of someone who with their soul encourages another person to be brave and true. – Charles Dickens

Would you learn the secret of the sea?
Only those who brave its dangers, comprehend its mystery! – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Courage is the ladder on which all other virtues mount. – Clare Booth Luce

Expressing fear can be an act of courage. – Mardy Grothe

It is an error to suppose that courage means courage in everything. Most people are brave only in the dangers to which they accustom themselves, either in imagination or practice. – Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Courage, it would seem, is nothing less than the power to overcome danger, misfortune, fear, injustice, while continuing to affirm inwardly that life with all its sorrows is good; that everything is meaningful even if in a sense beyond our understanding; and that there is always tomorrow. – Dorothy Thompson

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

Courage is the greatest of all the virtues. Because if you haven’t courage, you may not have an opportunity to use any of the others. – Samuel Johnson

Courage is a special kind of knowledge: the knowledge of how to fear what ought to be feared and how not to fear what ought no to be feared. – David Ben-Gurion

It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things. – Theodore Roosevelt

The rarest and most admirable quality of public life, moral courage. – Benjamin Disraeli

Freedom is a system based on courage. – Charles Peguy

Be courageous! Have faith! Go forward! – Thomas Alva Edison

Courage enlarges, cowardice diminishes resources. In desperate straits the fears of the timid aggravate the dangers that imperil the brave. – Christian Nevell Bovee

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