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Quotations About / On: COURAGE

  • 1.
    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).)
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  • 2.
    Courage without conscience is a wild beast.
    (Robert Green Ingersoll (1833-1899), U.S. lawyer, orator. Speech, May 29, 1882, New York City.)
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  • 3.
    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.)
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  • 4.
    I admire the courage and wisdom of Socrates in everything he did, said—and did not say.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 3, p. 569, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980); The Gay Science, p. 340, trans. by Walter Kaufmann, New York, Vintage Books (1974). The Gay Science, first edition, "Fourth Book: Sanctus Januarius," aphorism 340 (1882).)
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  • 5.
    Courage and grace is a formidable mixture. The only place to see it is the bullring.
    (Marlene Dietrich (1904-1992), German-born U.S. film actor. "Matador," Marlene Dietrich's ABC (1962).)
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    The great epochs of our lives occur when we gain the courage to rechristen what is evil in us as what is best.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 5, p. 93, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Beyond Good and Evil, "Fourth Part: Maxims and Interludes," section 116 (1886).)
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  • 7.
    It is a wise man who knows where courage ends and stupidity begins.
    (Jerome Cady, U.S. screenwriter, and Lewis Milestone. General Mitsubi (Richard Loo), The Purple Heart (1944).)
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  • 8.
    There can be a fundamental gulf of gracelessness in a human heart which neither our love nor our courage can bridge.
    (Patrick, Mrs. Campbell (1865-1940), British actor. My Life and Some Letters, ch. 19 (1922). Birth name is Beatrice Stella Tanner.)
  • 9.
    It is stupidity rather than courage to refuse to recognize danger when it is close upon you.
    (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930), British author. Sherlock Holmes, in "The Final Problem," The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (1892).)
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  • 10.
    Men disappoint me so, I disappoint myself so, yet courage, patience, shuffle the cards ...
    (Margaret Fuller (1810-1850), U.S. author, literary critic, journalist. letter, February 21, 1841, to Rev. W.H. Channing, quoted in Margaret Fuller Ossoli, p. 112, Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Houghton, Mifflin and Co., Boston (1898).)
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