The single outstanding exception was the broad yet precise mandate communicated by the General Assembly in 1946 to prepare as soon as possible the Charter of Human Rights which the San Francisco Conference had not had the time or the courage to draw up.
Courage consists not in blindly overlooking danger, but in seeing it, and conquering it.
You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world’s problems at once but don’t ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own.
It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power.
Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.
Courage is fire, and bullying is smoke.
Courage means to keep working a relationship, to continue seeking solutions to difficult problems, and to stay focused during stressful periods.
As a gay Jewish white South African, I belong to quite a lot of minority groups. You constantly have to question who you are, what you are and whether you have the courage to be who you are.
Peace is a fragile thing. It takes courage to secure it. It takes wisdom to maintain it.
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.
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
You can’t test courage cautiously.
You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.
The opposite of courage in our society is not cowardice, it is conformity.
If we survive danger it steels our courage more than anything else.
My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return.
Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.
C. S. Lewis
The best protection any woman can have… is courage.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
We are biological creatures. We are born, we live, we die. There is no transcendent purpose to existence. At best we are creatures of reason, and by using reason we can cure ourselves of emotional excess. Purged of both hope and fear, we find courage in the face of helplessness, insignificance and uncertainty.
The courage of a soldier is heightened by his knowledge of his profession.
Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus
During the long process of history, by relying on our own diligence, courage and wisdom, Chinese people have opened up a good and beautiful home where all ethnic groups live in harmony and fostered an excellent culture that never fades.
Now that I’ve got some films under my belt, I have the courage of my convictions regarding acting. It gives me a leg to stand on.
If we bring not the good courage of minds covetous of truth, and truth only, prepared to hear all things, and decide upon all things, according to evidence, we should do more wisely to sit down contented in ignorance, than to bestir ourselves only to reap disappointment.
Life is to be entered upon with courage.
Alexis de Tocqueville
The best thing to do is stare it in the face and move on. We have to face our fears and plow through. I think taking chances takes a lot more courage than staying stagnant and doing what’s safe and comfortable.
Have the courage to face a difficulty lest it kick you harder than you bargain for.
To create one’s world in any of the arts takes courage.
The first virtue in a soldier is endurance of fatigue courage is only the second virtue.
My definition of courage is never letting anyone define you.
A wise woman knows how to summon her courage and do what is right, rather than what is easy.
There can be no great courage where there is no confidence or assurance, and half the battle is in the conviction that we can do what we undertake.
Orison Swett Marden
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a time to honor the greatest champion of racial equality who taught a nation – through compassion and courage – about democracy, nonviolence and racial justice.
I’m a big fan of small business ownership. I think it’s the backbone of American innovation. But to be successful, you first have to have the courage to go for it.
I think that people need to have the courage of their convictions and not be trying to fool people into thinking that they’ve changed overnight.
It is our conduct, our patriotism and belief in our American way of life, our courage that will win the final battle.
It takes a great deal of courage to follow another person’s lead.
No, I am not a homosexual. If I were a homosexual, I would hope I would have the courage to say so. What’s cruel is that you are forcing me to say I am not a homosexual. This means you are putting homosexuals down. I don’t want to do that.
And I think most people in this country want to see a president that’s got the courage to say we’re going to cut the tax burden, and reduce the regulatory climate, and we’re going to get Americans working.
Throughout the history of our young nation, we have seen our military go bravely into battle, armed with courage and willing to make the ultimate sacrifice.
John M. McHugh
We want deeper sincerity of motive, a greater courage in speech and earnestness in action.
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.
The courage in journalism is sticking up for the unpopular, not the popular.
The valor and courage of our young women and men in the armed services are a shining example to all of the world, and we owe them and their families our deepest respect.
Give the people not hell, but hope and courage.
It would be sad if we lost our instinct and our courage to love and protect.
Often the difference between a successful person and a failure is not one has better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on one’s ideas, to take a calculated risk – and to act.
Courage is sometimes frail as hope is frail: a fragile shoot between two stones that grows brave toward the sun though warmth and brightness fail, striving and faith the only strength it knows.
Fashion should not be expected to serve in the stead of courage or character.
The amount of eccentricity in a society has generally been proportional to the amount of genius, mental vigor, and moral courage it contained. That so few now dare to be eccentric marks the chief danger of the time.
John Stuart Mill
If you are lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it.
Courage in danger is half the battle.
We are very much what others think of us. The reception our observations meet with gives us courage to proceed, or damps our efforts.
When somebody who makes movies for a living – either as an actor, writer, producer or director – lives to be a certain age, you have to admire them. It is an act of courage to make a film – a courage for which you are not prepared in the rest of life. It is very hard and very destructive. But we do it because we love it.
Real nobility is based on scorn, courage, and profound indifference.
The man who has the courage of his platitudes is always a successful man.
Van Wyck Brooks
He who has faith has… an inward reservoir of courage, hope, confidence, calmness, and assuring trust that all will come out well – even though to the world it may appear to come out most badly.
B. C. Forbes
Simulated disorder postulates perfect discipline simulated fear postulates courage simulated weakness postulates strength.
One man with courage makes a majority.
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.
God, give us grace to accept with serenity the things that cannot be changed, courage to change the things which should be changed and the wisdom to distinguish the one from the other.
There has to be this pioneer, the individual who has the courage, the ambition to overcome the obstacles that always develop when one tries to do something worthwhile, especially when it is new and different.
Alfred P. Sloan
Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.
From caring comes courage.
I’ve been through it all, baby, I’m mother courage.
Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.
Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.
George S. Patton
As the first Hispanic female governor in history, little girls often come up to me in the grocery store or the mall. They look and point, and when they get the courage, they ask ‘Are you Susana?’ and they run up and give me a hug.
Falsehood is cowardice, the truth courage.
All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination.
There are no easy answers’ but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right.
The strangest, most generous, and proudest of all virtues is true courage.
Michel de Montaigne
Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.
All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.
Healing takes courage, and we all have courage, even if we have to dig a little to find it.
Rosa Parks’ courage, determination, and tenacity continue to be an inspiration to all those committed to non-violent protest and change nearly half a century later.
A lot of people do not muster the courage to live their dreams because they are afraid to die.
So the brother in black offers to these United States the source of courage that endures, and laughter.
Zora Neale Hurston
I’m not a fighter, but I would love to be a boxer because I love the courage and toughness. I mean, there can be nothing more terrifying than walking into an arena and looking at Mike Tyson in the ring.
Today, because of President Obama’s courage, kids can stay on their parent’s plan until they are 26. Insurers cannot kick you off your policy because you have hit your limit. They will not be able to deny you because you have a pre-existing condition.
A man of great common sense and good taste – meaning thereby a man without originality or moral courage.
George Bernard Shaw
While President Bush likes to project an image of strength and courage, the real truth is that in the presence of his large financial contributors, he is a moral coward.
Courage is doing what you are afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you are scared.
I think there’s a difference between ditzy and dumb. Dumb is just not knowing. Ditzy is having the courage to ask!
I know that throughout their history, the people of the United States defended their freedom, their liberty, their justice, and their rights – if need be – with their lives. I think their courage is so admirable.
There is no glory in war, yet from the blackness of its history, there emerge vivid colours of human character and courage. Those who risked their lives to help their friends.
Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.
Although the war in which you fought took place more than half-a-century ago, your courage, your sacrifice and your patriotism reaches through the decades and inspires us today.
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
He that fails in his endeavors after wealth or power will not long retain either honesty or courage.
Courage is always rewarded.
We simply do not understand our place in the universe and have not the courage to admit it.
My talent is such that no undertaking, however vast in size… has ever surpassed my courage.
Peter Paul Rubens
Good courage in a bad affair is half of the evil overcome.
Rather like Batman, I embody the themes of the movie which are the values of family, courage and compassion and a sense of right and wrong, good and bad and justice.
Every human being on this earth is born with a tragedy, and it isn’t original sin. He’s born with the tragedy that he has to grow up… a lot of people don’t have the courage to do it.
I’ve always been inspired by artists who have shown musical and intellectual curiosity and the courage to take risks.
Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace.
War paralyzes your courage and deadens the spirit of true manhood.
How few there are who have courage enough to own their faults, or resolution enough to mend them.
I think that the romantic impulse is in all of us and that sometimes we live it for a short time, but it’s not part of a sensible way of living. It’s a heroic path and it generally ends dangerously. I treasure it in the sense that I believe it’s a path of great courage. It can also be the path of the foolhardy and the compulsive.
Maybe you will be afraid and maybe you will fail, but the courage to take risks in any part of your life is, I feel, a very worthwhile way to live.
Do you really think it is weakness that yields to temptation? I tell you that there are terrible temptations which it requires strength, strength and courage to yield to.
Creativity takes courage.
Courage is what preserves our liberty, safety, life, and our homes and parents, our country and children. Courage comprises all things.
A great deal of talent is lost to the world for want of a little courage. Every day sends to their graves obscure men whose timidity prevented them from making a first effort.
Life is the most exciting opportunity we have. But we have one shot. You graduate from college once, and that’s it. You’re going out of that nest. And you have to find that courage that’s deep, deep, deep in there. Every step of the way.
One of the hardest questions I have been asked is ‘How will you manage the army if you are having menstrual cramps?’ I have also been asked if I will have the courage to face criminals. My answer is that courage is not a matter of gender.
Josefina Vazquez Mota
The sea – this truth must be confessed – has no generosity. No display of manly qualities – courage, hardihood, endurance, faithfulness – has ever been known to touch its irresponsible consciousness of power.
Let a new earth rise. Let another world be born. Let a bloody peace be written in the sky. Let a second generation full of courage issue forth let a people loving freedom come to growth.
Courage is the fear of being thought a coward.
You cannot build character and courage by destroying men’s initiative and independence.
William J. H. Boetcker
That’s what acting is – it’s about… having the courage to allow your audience into the private moments of your characters’ lives.
There is a measure needing courage to adopt and enforce it, which I believe to be of virtue sufficient to redeem the nation in this its darkest hour: one only I know of no other to which we may rationally trust for relief from impending dangers without and within.
Robert Dale Owen
Intellectuals try to keep going. But their situation is very difficult. Those who have had the courage to voice their opposition have often paid a very high price.
Tahar Ben Jelloun
You cannot build character and courage by taking away a man’s initiative and independence.
Each person has inside a basic decency and goodness. If he listens to it and acts on it, he is giving a great deal of what it is the world needs most. It is not complicated but it takes courage. It takes courage for a person to listen to his own goodness and act on it.
The only courage that matters is the kind that gets you from one moment to the next.
No matter what you think about the Iraq war, there is one thing we can all agree on for the next days – we have to salute the courage and bravery of those who are risking their lives to vote and those brave Iraqi and American soldiers fighting to protect their right to vote.
Let who will boast their courage in the field, I find but little safety from my shield, Nature’s, not honour’s law we must obey: This made me cast my useless shield away.
Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
It takes a certain courage and a certain greatness to be truly base.
It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things.
Religion in its humility restores man to his only dignity, the courage to live by grace.
I have a lot of courage. I’m a realist.
Everybody, even me, sometimes had to compromise on something, doing things we know to be wrong, and this happens doing whatever job in the world. But a singer must have the courage of saying no.
Love makes a subtle man out of a crude one, it gives eloquence to the mute, it gives courage the cowardly and makes the idle quick and sharp.
There can be a fundamental gulf of gracelessness in a human heart which neither our love nor our courage can bridge.
America needs jobs, smaller government, less spending and a president with the courage to offer more than yet another speech.
The more wit the less courage.
There’s only one requirement of any of us, and that is to be courageous. Because courage, as you might know, defines all other human behavior. And, I believe – because I’ve done a little of this myself – pretending to be courageous is just as good as the real thing.
Two qualities are indispensable: first, an intellect that, even in the darkest hour, retains some glimmerings of the inner light which leads to truth and second, the courage to follow this faint light wherever it may lead.
Karl Von Clausewitz
There are two types of courage involved with what I did. When it comes to picking up a rifle, millions of people are capable of doing that, as we see in Iraq or Vietnam. But when it comes to risking their careers, or risking being invited to lunch by the establishment, it turns out that’s remarkably rare.
We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face… we must do that which we think we cannot.
If one suffers we all suffer. Togetherness is strength. Courage.
I never thought much of the courage of a lion tamer. Inside the cage he is at least safe from people.
George Bernard Shaw
There is not a single Muslim leader today who has the courage and commitment to defend Islam and Muslims, they are all in awe of the United States and other Western powers, and are indebted to them.
Abu Bakar Bashir
Decision is a risk rooted in the courage of being free.
Let’s drink to the spirit of gallantry and courage that made a strange Heaven out of unbelievable Hell, and let’s drink to the hope that one day this country of ours, which we love so much, will find dignity and greatness and peace again.
Heroes to me are guys that sit in libraries. They absorb knowledge and then the risks they take are calculated on the basis of the courage it took to become replete with knowledge.
With enough courage, you can do without a reputation.
Just remaining quietly in the presence of God, listening to Him, being attentive to Him, requires a lot of courage and know-how.
It is up to African leaders to show their will and political courage in order to assure that this new pan-African institution becomes an efficient instrument and not a place for endless discussions.
Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
The older people that one admires seem to be fearless. They go right out into the world. It’s astounding. Maybe they can’t see or they can’t hear, but they walk out into the street and take life as it comes. They’re models of courage, in a strange way.
True courage is like a kite a contrary wind raises it higher.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.
In all realms of life it takes courage to stretch your limits, express your power, and fulfill your potential… it’s no different in the financial realm.
A man of character in peace is a man of courage in war.
There is nothing in the world so much admired as a man who knows how to bear unhappiness with courage.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
We are telling the American people to have patience, courage, resolve and determination.
Is he alone who has courage on his right hand and faith on his left hand?
It is so often true that whether a person carries with him an atmosphere of gloom and depression or one of confidence and courage depends on his individual outlook.
All of us have moments in our lives that test our courage. Taking children into a house with a white carpet is one of them.
Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress.
Nicholas M. Butler
It took me realizing that a broken heart has never actually killed anyone to find the courage to ask for what I want, in just about every situation. That was part of my own growing up.
He’s nice enough not to want to be associated with a nasty remark but not nice enough not to make it. Lacking the courage of one’s nastiness does not make one nice.
Physical bravery is an animal instinct moral bravery is much higher and truer courage.
Success is that old ABC – ability, breaks, and courage.
I saw courage both in the Vietnam War and in the struggle to stop it. I learned that patriotism includes protest, not just military service.
John F. Kerry
Leadership requires the courage to make decisions that will benefit the next generation.
A leader must have the courage to act against an expert’s advice.
Courage is often lack of insight, whereas cowardice in many cases is based on good information.
These rules may seem simple enough, but it will require great morale and physical courage to adhere to them. But if carried out in the strict sense of the word it will surely lead to a greater success than could otherwise be attained.
He’s a man of great common sense and good taste – meaning thereby a man without originality or moral courage.
George Bernard Shaw
Well, I think that – I think leadership’s always been about two main things: imagination and courage.
Many a man will have the courage to die gallantly, but will not have the courage to say, or even to think, that the cause for which he is asked to die is an unworthy one.
Courage is simply the willingness to be afraid and act anyway.
War alone brings up to their highest tension all human energies and imposes the stamp of nobility upon the peoples who have the courage to make it.
What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?
Vincent Van Gogh
Success is not measured by what you accomplish, but by the opposition you have encountered, and the courage with which you have maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds.
Orison Swett Marden
I know what real courage is, and I understand true compassion.
In short, we need to recover the courage we celebrate in our heroes, and in particular, the courage to tolerate, for the sake of a free society, a level of risk we hardly ever imagined in the past.
I think my mother… made it clear that you have to live life by your own terms and you have to not worry about what other people think and you have to have the courage to do the unexpected.
Clear thinking requires courage rather than intelligence.
Physical courage, which despises all danger, will make a man brave in one way and moral courage, which despises all opinion, will make a man brave in another.
Charles Caleb Colton
There’s no mystique to acting. It’s only common sense – and a bit of courage.
What is more mortifying than to feel that you have missed the plum for want of courage to shake the tree?
Logan P. Smith
Have the courage of your desire.
Resignation is the courage of Christian sorrow.
To show the world what long experience gains, requires not courage, though it calls for pains but at life’s outset to inform mankind is a bold effort of a valiant mind.
What has made America amazing has been the fact that throughout our history, throughout the more than 200 years of our history, there have been men and women of courage who stood up and decided it was more important to look out for the future of their children and their grandchildren than their own political futures.
If we are to survive, we must have ideas, vision, and courage. These things are rarely produced by committees. Everything that matters in our intellectual and moral life begins with an individual confronting his own mind and conscience in a room by himself.
Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.
We have a powerful potential in out youth, and we must have the courage to change old ideas and practices so that we may direct their power toward good ends.
Mary McLeod Bethune
Whether you be man or woman you will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.
James Lane Allen
And as a child I was filled with passionate admiration for acts of civic courage I had seen performed by an elderly military doctor, who was a friend of my family.
Courage and conviction are powerful weapons against an enemy who depends only on fists or guns. Animals know when you are afraid a coward knows when you are not.
To have courage for whatever comes in life – everything lies in that.
Saint Teresa of Avila
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
I have always had the courage for the new things that life sometimes offers.
Courage is action, not talk.
Courage is very important. Like a muscle, it is strengthened by use.
Wait for the Lord. Behave yourself manfully, and be of good courage. Do not be faithless, but stay in your place and do not turn back.
Thomas a Kempis
Obama wants to be thought of as the president who freed us from foreign oil. But if he doesn’t show some political courage, he may well be remembered as the president who cooked the planet.
Optimism is the foundation of courage.
Nicholas M. Butler
Necessity does the work of courage.
Nicholas M. Butler
Courage is a kind of salvation.
He who knows no hardships will know no hardihood. He who faces no calamity will need no courage. Mysterious though it is, the characteristics in human nature which we love best grow in a soil with a strong mixture of troubles.
Harry Emerson Fosdick
We had no more courage than Harriet Tubman or Marcus Garvey had in their times. We just had a more vulnerable enemy.
Killing yourself is a major commitment, it takes a kind of courage. Most people just lead lives of cowardly desperation. It’s kinda half suicide where you just dull yourself with substances.
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