Quotations About / On:
As to moral courage, I have rarely met with two o'clock in the morning courage; I mean instantaneous courage.
(Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821), French general, emperor. quoted in Mémorial de Sainte-Hélène, vol. 1, pt. 2, E.A. de Las Casas (1823).
Said by Napoleon at the end of December 1815.)
Lack of courage attacks courage.
A great part of courage is the courage of having done the thing before.
(Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Culture," The Conduct of Life (1860).)
'Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and speak
“Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you cant practice any other virtue consistently.”
No phallic hero, no matter what he does to himself or to another to prove his courage, ever matches the solitary, existential courage of the woman who gives birth.
(Andrea Dworkin (b. 1946), U.S. feminist critic. Speech, first delivered to Queens College, City University of New York, March 12, 1975. "The Sexual Politics of Fear and Courage," published in Our Blood, ch. 5 (1976).)
That's what an army isa mob; they don't fight with courage that's born in them, but with courage that's borrowed from their mass, and from their officers.
(Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835-1910), U.S. author. Colonel Sherburn, in Huckleberry Finn, ch. 22 (1884).)
“Courage is not the absence of fear — it s inspiring others to move beyond it.”
Less in haste better than more, and most in courage better than all
Courage shall be, when fear not and wise to be