Quotations About / On: COURAGE

  • 21.
    Perfect courage is to do without witnesses what one would be capable of doing with the world looking on.
    (François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. Sentences et Maximes Morales, no. 216 (1678).)
  • 22.
    I always disliked dogs, those protectors of cowards who lack the courage to fight an assailant themselves.
    (J. August Strindberg (1849-1912), Swedish dramatist, novelist, poet. A Madman's Defense, pt. 3, ch. 1 (1968).)
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  • 23.
    Courage is a mean with regard to fear and confidence.
    (Aristotle (384-323 B.C.), Greek philosopher. Nicomachean Ethics 3.6; 1115a6-7, trans. by Ross-Urmson, The Complete Works of Aristotle, ed. Jonathan Barnes, Princeton, Princeton University Press (1985).)
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  • 24.
    Even the bravest among us rarely possesses the courage for what he really knows.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 6, p. 59, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Twilight of the Idols, "Maxims and Arrows," section 2 (prepared for publication 1888, published 1889).)
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  • 25.
    Life is not meant to be easy, my child; but take courage: it can be delightful.
    (George Bernard Shaw (20th century), Irish playwright and author. Back to Methuselah, pt. 5 (1921).)
  • 26.
    A man of great common sense and good taste—meaning thereby a man without originality or moral courage.
    (George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. "Notes: Julius Caesar," Caesar and Cleopatra (1906).)
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  • 27.
    You lack the courage to be consumed in flames and to become ashes: so you will never become new, and never young again!
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 10, p. 192, selection 5[1], number 45, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Unpublished fragments dating to November 1882February 1883. Originally meant to be attributed to Zarathustra in Thus Spoke Zarathustra.)
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  • 28.
    Party honesty is party duty, and party courage is party expediency.
    (Grover Cleveland (1837-1908), U.S. president. Horace Samuel Merrill, Bourbon Leader: Grover Cleveland and the Democratic Party, ch. 7 (1957).)
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  • 29.
    ... fiction never exceeds the reach of the writer's courage.
    (Dorothy Allison (b. 1949), U.S. author and lesbian feminist. Skin, ch. 22 (1994). Allison wrote novels and short stories, as well as poetry and essays.)
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  • 30.
    One has to have the courage of one's pessimism.
    (Ian McEwan (b. 1948), British author. Guardian (London, May 26, 1983).)
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