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Quotations About / On: COURAGE

  • 71.
    Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades. A mode of conduct, a standard of courage, discipline, fortitude and integrity can do a great deal to make a women beautiful.
    (Jacqueline Bisset (b. 1946), U.S. actor. Quoted in Los Angeles Times (May 16, 1974).)
  • 72.
    The report reflects incredibly terrible judgments, shockingly sparse concern for human life, instances of officials lacking the courage to exercise the responsibilities of their high office and some very bewildering thought processes.
    (Jane Jarrell Smith, U.S. widow of American astronaut Michael J. Smith. As quoted in Newsweek magazine, p. 13 (June 30, 1986). On the Rogers Commission report which described the circumstances surrounding the explosion of the Challenger, the American space shuttle on which her husband and the other six crew members were killed. As it turned out, the explosion was caused by faulty "O-ring" seals.)
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  • 73.
    Comfortless was my religion, anxiety of the anxieties, for I believed God was not love, but courage. Love came only as a reward.
    (Norman Mailer (b. 1923), U.S. author. Stephen Rojack, in An American Dream, ch. 7, "Dial" (1965).)
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  • 74.
    Get it into your head once and for all, my simple and very fainthearted fellow, that what fools call humaneness is nothing but a weakness born of fear and egoism; that this chimerical virtue, enslaving only weak men, is unknown to those whose character is formed by stoicism, courage, and philosophy.
    (Marquis de Sade (1740-1814), French author. Dolmancé, in "Dialogue the Seventh," Philosophy in the Bedroom (1795).)
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  • 75.
    Live can be wonderful if you're not afraid of it. All it takes is courage, imagination ... and a little dough.
    (Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977), British actor, screenwriter, director. Calvero (Charles Chaplin), Limelight, to Terry (Claire Bloom) as he lectures her on what he's learned in his life (1952).)
  • 76.
    ... the living, vital truth of social and economic well-being will become a reality only through the zeal, courage, the non-compromising determination of intelligent minorities, and not through the mass.
    (Emma Goldman (1869-1940), U.S. anarchist and author; born in Russia. Anarchism and Other Essays, 3rd rev. ed., ch. 2 (1917).)
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  • 77.
    "Shall I tell you what you have that other men don't?.... It's the courage of your own tenderness."
    (D.H. (David Herbert) Lawrence (1885-1930), British author. Privately printed in Florence (1928). Lady Chatterley's Lover, ch. 14, Bantam Books (1980). Connie is speaking to Mellors.)
  • 78.
    Someone who is reluctant to say what he needs to say, often ends up doing so with an insolence whose crassness is proportionate to his fear, once he gathers the necessary courage.
    (Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. Notebooks and Diaries (1811-1816).)
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  • 79.
    The courage of a great many men, and the virtue of a great many women, are the effect of vanity, shame, and especially a suitable temperament.
    (François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. repr. F.A. Stokes Co., New York (c. 1930). Moral Maxims and Reflections, no. 221 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).)
  • 80.
    This soul, or life within us, by no means agrees with the life outside us. If one has the courage to ask her what she thinks, she is always saying the very opposite to what other people say.
    (Virginia Woolf (1882-1941), British novelist. "Montaigne," The Common Reader, First Series (1925).)
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