" Courage is being afraid but going on anyhow. "
- Dan Rather
" Optimism is the foundation of courage. "
- Nicholas M. Butler
" I want to grow old without facelifts. I want to have the courage to be loyal to the face I have made. "
- Marilyn Monroe
" Freedom is the sure possession of those alone who have the courage to defend it. "
- Pericles
" Australia is a nation of compassion. Courage and compassion. And the third of these great values: resilience. "
- Kevin Rudd
" It's so easy to be there when it's all sunshine, but it really takes strength and courage to be there for each other during the dark times. "
- Bindi Irwin
" The word courage - God, I love that word. Words are so important to me. "
- Peter Fonda
" Throughout the years, many Christian women have told me of their great respect for the bravery and courage evident in my work, perhaps even gesturing to their own Isis earrings or a Nile River Goddess pendants. "
- Carol P. Christ
" Sailing a boat calls for quick action, a blending of feeling with the wind and water as well as with the very heart and soul of the boat itself. Sailing teaches alertness and courage, and gives in return a joyousness and peace that but few sports afford. "
- George Matthew Adams
" We all know the dangers of sequels. Lightning doesn't strike twice in the same place too often, and I think you've got to move beyond it, go the extra mile and have the courage not to just repeat the first one. "
- Colin Firth
" Why should we honour those that die upon the field of battle? A man may show as reckless a courage in entering into the abyss of himself. "
- William Butler Yeats
" If I have brought any message today, it is this: Have the courage to have your wisdom regarded as stupidity. Be fools for Christ. And have the courage to suffer the contempt of the sophisticated world. "
- Antonin Scalia
" Happy are those who dare courageously to defend what they love. "
- Ovid
" Be who you are. It's easy to feel like you have to blend in, but it takes courage to live your life with conviction and embrace the person that you are. "
- Halima Aden
" It takes a lot of courage in that cage no matter who you are. "
- Rose Namajunas
" Curiosity, rationalization, and laziness are no match against courage, self-control, and mental toughness. "
- John Bytheway
" September 11, 2001, revealed heroism in ordinary people who might have gone through their lives never called upon to demonstrate the extent of their courage. "
- Geraldine Brooks
" Dig for feedback on yourself. You need to have the courage to ask for feedback. You need to learn how you can learn how to grow. It is important that you are going to be a lifelong learner. "
- Scott Cook
" The weak in courage is strong in cunning. "
- William Blake
" Valor is stability, not of legs and arms, but of courage and the soul. "
- Michel de Montaigne
" It is only necessary to have courage, for strength without self-confidence is useless. "
- Giacomo Casanova
" The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself, in spite of being unacceptable. "
- Paul Tillich
" Leaders come in many forms, with many styles and diverse qualities. There are quiet leaders and leaders one can hear in the next county. Some find strength in eloquence, some in judgment, some in courage. "
- John W. Gardner
" Courage! I have shown it for years; think you I shall lose it at the moment when my sufferings are to end? "
- Marie Antoinette
" Let your customers be your partners; let your vendors be your employees. What's necessary in this transformation more than anything else is courage and a willingness to change. "
- Safra A. Catz
" I have too much respect for people to try to control them. But they are estranged from love, afraid to reach out and touch one another. We're afraid to appear sentimental or speak in platitudes because people will say, 'What a jerk!' It takes courage in our culture to be a lover. "
- Leo Buscaglia
" Caesar was a man of great common sense and good taste, meaning thereby a man without originality or moral courage. "
- George Bernard Shaw
" Courage means to keep working a relationship, to continue seeking solutions to difficult problems, and to stay focused during stressful periods. "
- Denis Waitley
" For thousands of years, human beings have been obsessed with beauty, truth, love, honor, altruism, courage, social relationships, art, and God. They all go together as subjective experiences, and it's a straw man to set God up as the delusion. If he is, then so is truth itself or beauty itself. "
- Deepak Chopra
" The terrorists thought they would change my aims and stop my ambitions, but nothing changed in my life except this: weakness, fear and hopelessness died. Strength, power and courage were born. "
- Malala Yousafzai