Quotes and Sayings about Courage



"That bedrock faith that I could write was what blinded me to attempts to discourage me."
- Lynn Abbey
(Related: Faith)

"No man has the right to dictate what other men should perceive, create or produce, but all should be encouraged to reveal themselves, their perceptions and emotions, and to build confidence in the creative spirit."
- Ansel Adams
(Related: Men, Confidence, Emotions, Man, Perceptions, Right, Spirit)

"There are high spots in all of our lives and most of them have come about through encouragement from someone else. I don't care how great, how famous or successful a man or woman may be, each hungers for applause."
- George Matthew Adams
(Related: Successful, Applause, Care, Encouragement, Famous, Man, May, Woman)

"Your determination, selflessness and courage have brought the freedom struggle towards its fulfilment."
- Gerry Adams
(Related: Courage, Determination, Freedom, Struggle)

"Such decisions will be far reaching and difficult. But you never lacked courage in the past. Your courage is now needed for the future."
- Gerry Adams
(Related: Courage, Decisions, Future, Now, Past, Will)

"Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air."
- John Quincy Adams
(Related: Courage, Perseverance, Difficulties, Obstacles)

"Courage that grows from constitution often forsakes a man when he has occasion for it; courage which arises from a sense of duty acts; in a uniform manner."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Courage, Constitution, Duty, Man, Sense)

"Death is really a great blessing for humanity, without it there could be no real progress. People who lived for ever would not only hamper and discourage the young, but they would themselves lack sufficient stimulus to be creative."
- Alfred Adler
(Related: Death, People, Progress, Humanity)

"New Year's Resolution: To tolerate fools more gladly, provided this does not encourage them to take up more of my time."
- James Agate
(Related: Time, Fools, New year)

"All sport... is one of the few activities where young people can proceed along traditional avenues, where objectives are clear, where the desire to win is not only permissible, but encouraged."
- Spiro T. Agnew
(Related: People, Desire, Objectives)

"My mother taught me that we all have the power to achieve our dreams. What I lacked was the courage."
- Clay Aiken
(Related: Power, Dreams, Mother, Courage)

"Courage: Great Russian word, fit for the songs of our children's children, pure on their tongues, and free."
- Anna Akhmatova
(Related: Children, Songs, Word)

"Is there an equality of power between America and Iraq? Definitely not; however, the Iraqi people are standing fast and are defending their land courageously."
- Bashar al-Assad
(Related: Equality, Power, People, America, Iraq, Land)

"Courage is just fear, plus prayers, plus understanding."
- Edward Albert
(Related: Fear, Courage, Understanding)

"Many rock musicians are excellent cooks, I've found, and those that are prefer to eat their own cooking in the studio. I encourage this behavior as I also enjoy the benefits of fresh food."
- Steve Albini
(Related: Food, Behavior, Benefits, Cooking, Musicians)

"Earth teach me to forget myself as melted snow forgets its life. Earth teach me resignation as the leaves which die in the fall. Earth teach me courage as the tree which stands all alone. Earth teach me regeneration as the seed which rises in the spring."
- William Alexander
(Related: Life, Courage, Earth, Forget, Resignation, Snow, Spring)

"Ofttimes the test of courage becomes rather to live than to die."
- Vittorio Alfieri
(Related: Courage)

"Often the test of courage is not to die but to live."
- Vittorio Alfieri
(Related: Courage)

"He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life."
- Muhammad Ali
(Related: Life, Nothing, Will)

"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 Allen
(Related: Quality, Courage, Honor, Man, Mind, Will, Woman, World)

"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
(Related: Quality, Courage, Honor, Man, Mind, Will, Woman, World)

"When I was straight, I had the courage and energy to become an actress. I owe my career to my will to stop using."
- Kirstie Alley
(Related: Courage, Career, Energy, Will)

"I can say, and I am responsible for what I am saying, that they have started to commit suicide under the walls of Baghdad. We will encourage them to commit more suicides quickly."
- Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf
(Related: Saying, Suicide, Will)

"Political tyranny is nothing compared to the social tyranny and a reformer who defies society is a more courageous man than a politician who defies Government."
- B. R. Ambedkar
(Related: Government, Society, Man, Nothing, Tyranny)

"I wouldn't say I'm a very controlling person. For instance, when I talk to the actors, I don't tell them exactly what I want because I want them to surprise me. I even encourage them to change some of the verses of the script if they need to."
- Alejandro Amenabar
(Related: Change, Actors, Talk, Want)

"With Pearl Jam, everybody is so good at what they do, it's hard to get up the courage to say, Can I sing this part, or, I want to play guitar. I feel like I have more courage to do that."
- Jeff Ament
(Related: Courage, Guitar, Play, Want)

"To live we must conquer incessantly, we must have the courage to be happy."
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Related: Courage)

"Healing takes courage, and we all have courage, even if we have to dig a little to find it."
- Tori Amos
(Related: Courage, Healing)

"I wish to share and pass down some of my generation's traits, and encourage young people to create their own art, music, and literature."
- David Amram
(Related: Art, Music, People, Literature)

"The minute a person whose word means a great deal to others dare to take the open-hearted and courageous way, many others follow."
- Marian Anderson
(Related: Open, Word)

"I hope America can also be the cultural leader of the world, and use this frontier spirit to lead and show others that we need courage to go places where we have not gone before."
- Tadao Ando
(Related: Leader, Courage, Hope, America, Spirit, World)

"At the same time, I would add that the American people have a lot of courage."
- Tadao Ando
(Related: Time, People, Courage, American)

"We need to find the courage to say NO to the things and people that are not serving us if we want to rediscover ourselves and live our lives with authenticity."
- Barbara de Angelis
(Related: People, Courage, Want)

"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."
- Maya Angelou
(Related: Love, Work, Courage, Hope)

"One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest."
- Maya Angelou
(Related: Consistency, Courage, Virtue, Potential, Practice)

"Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can't practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage."
- Maya Angelou
(Related: Courage, Virtue, Nothing, Practice)

"History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again."
- Maya Angelou
(Related: History, Courage, Pain)

"Men create real miracles when they use their God-given courage and intelligence."
- Jean Anouilh
(Related: Intelligence, Men, God, Courage, Miracles)

"It takes a certain courage and a certain greatness to be truly base."
- Jean Anouilh
(Related: Courage, Greatness)

"Until the day of his death, no man can be sure of his courage."
- Jean Anouilh
(Related: Death, Courage, Day, Man)

"Courage is simply the willingness to be afraid and act anyway."
- Robert Anthony
(Related: Courage, Act)

"Courage! I have shown it for years; think you I shall lose it at the moment when my sufferings are to end?"
- Marie Antoinette
(Related: End, Years)

"Sometimes because a woman is beautiful, she's not encouraged to be more, although she may have so much more to offer."
- Susan Anton
(Related: May, Woman)

"I was slightly disappointed, but also encouraged, because I put myself in position to win a major, which is all even Tiger says he tries to do."
- Stuart Appleby
"The principal act of courage is to endure and withstand dangers doggedly rather than to attack them."
- Thomas Aquinas
(Related: Courage, Act)

"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."
- Archilochus
(Related: Nature, Courage, Law, Safety, Will)

"You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor."
- Aristotle
(Related: Quality, Courage, Honor, Mind, Will, World)

"Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others."
- Aristotle
(Related: Quality, Courage, First)

"Courage is a mean with regard to fear and confidence."
- Aristotle
(Related: Fear, Courage, Confidence)

"Let the master praise him, and say, "Here ye do well." For, I assure you, there is no such whetstone to sharpen a good wit, and encourage a will to learning, as is praise."
- Roger Ascham
(Related: Learning, Praise, Will, Wit)

"There is no such whetstone, to sharpen a good wit and encourage a will to learning, as is praise."
- Roger Ascham
(Related: Learning, Praise, Will, Wit)

"I have also been saddened, though hardly surprised, by the weakness of the EU's reaction to the criminal attack on the Danish embassy in Syria, which seems to have been permitted, if not actively encouraged, by the Syrian regime."
- Timothy Garton Ash
(Related: Weakness)

"Hitherto I have courted Truth with a kind of Romantick Passion, in spite of all Difficulties and Discouragements: for knowledge is thought so unnecessary an Accomplishment for a Woman, that few will give themselves the Trouble to assist us in the Attainment of it."
- Mary Astell
(Related: Truth, Thought, Knowledge, Accomplishment, Difficulties, Passion, Trouble, Will, Woman)

"My work is to reach people with ideas, hopes, dreams, encouragement, insight, and revelation. That's what an actor wants to do."
- John Astin
(Related: Work, Dreams, People, Ideas, Actor, Encouragement)

"Leadership requires the courage to make decisions that will benefit the next generation."
- Alan Autry
(Related: Leadership, Courage, Decisions, Will)

"We must be willing to courageously invest in our city."
- Alan Autry
"To have courage for whatever comes in life - everything lies in that."
- Saint Teresa of Avila
(Related: Life, Courage, Lies)

"Man learns through experience, and the spiritual path is full of different kinds of experiences. He will encounter many difficulties and obstacles, and they are the very experiences he needs to encourage and complete the cleansing process."
- Sai Baba
(Related: Experience, Difficulties, Man, Needs, Obstacles, Spiritual, Will)

"It isn't that I was born thinking I had to be president. I'm getting a lot of encouragement to run from people across the country. I don't believe this is a rash decision."
- Michele Bachmann
(Related: People, Decision, Country, Encouragement, President, Thinking)

"A good director creates an environment, which gives the actor the encouragement to fly."
- Kevin Bacon
(Related: Actor, Encouragement, Environment)

"We do not kill the drama, we do not really limit its appeal by failing to encourage the best in it; but we do thereby foster the weakest and poorest elements."
- George P. Baker
(Related: Drama)

"But steel bars have never yet kept out a mob; it takes something a good deal stronger: human courage backed up by the consciousness of being right."
- Ray Stannard Baker
(Related: Courage, Being, Consciousness, Mob, Right)

"In the beginning I thought, and still think, he did great good in giving support and encouragement to this movement. But I did not believe then, and have never believed since, that these ills can be settled by partisan political methods. They are moral and economic questions."
- Ray Stannard Baker
(Related: Thought, Beginning, Encouragement, Giving, Questions, Support)

"To bathe a cat takes brute force, perseverance, courage of conviction - and a cat. The last ingredient is usually hardest to come by."
- Stephen Baker
(Related: Courage, Perseverance, Conviction, Force)

"Those who are rooted in the depths that are eternal and unchangeable and who rely on unshakeable principles, face change full of courage, courage based on faith."
- Emily Greene Balch
(Related: Change, Faith, Courage, Principles)

"A statesman wants courage and a statesman wants vision; but believe me, after six months' experience, he wants first, second, third and all the time - patience."
- Stanley Baldwin
(Related: Time, Experience, Courage, Vision, First, Months, Patience)

"One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn' t pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself."
- Lucille Ball
(Related: Faith, Life, Optimism)

"Falsehood is cowardice, the truth courage."
- Hosea Ballou
(Related: Truth, Courage, Cowardice, Falsehood)

"Our situation today shows that beauty demands for itself at least as much courage and decision as do truth and goodness, and she will not allow herself to be separated and banned from her two sisters without taking them along with herself in an act of mysterious vengeance."
- Hans Urs von Balthasar
(Related: Beauty, Truth, Courage, Decision, Act, Goodness, Sisters, Today, Vengeance, Will)

"I'm not sure Americans are hesitant to do this again - to fight another war, because it looked to them like a courageous and terrific endeavor."
- Ashleigh Banfield
(Related: War, Americans, Fight)

"Presumption should never make us neglect that which appears easy to us, nor despair make us lose courage at the sight of difficulties."
- Benjamin Banneker
(Related: Courage, Despair, Difficulties, Neglect, Sight)

"I believe that we parents must encourage our children to become educated, so they can get into a good college that we cannot afford."
- Dave Barry
(Related: Children, College, Parents)

"Our achievements speak for themselves. What we have to keep track of are our failures, discouragements and doubts. We tend to forget the past difficulties, the many false starts, and the painful groping."
- Ethel Barrymore
(Related: Difficulties, Forget, Past)

"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
(Related: Leader, Courage, Islam, Muslim, Commitment, states, Today, United)

"Cowardice and courage are never without a measure of affectation. Nor is love. Feelings are never true. They play with their mirrors."
- Jean Baudrillard
(Related: Love, Feelings, Courage, Affectation, Cowardice, Measure, Play)

"By overhauling current rules and speeding the entry of competitors in the market, we encourage competition and provide our constituents with new choices and cheaper bills."
- Melissa Bean
(Related: Choices, Competition, Rules)

"Again and again, I've seen Bush turn a blind eye as his henchmen have leveled zealous attacks against his political enemies - assaults which the president himself has sometimes directly encouraged."
- Paul Begala
(Related: Blind, Enemies, Eye, President)

"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."
- Chris Bell
(Related: People, Courage, Fool, Thinking, Trying)

"I was a catastrophe at Science and Games, but the good thing about Quaker schools is that they encourage you in those subjects for which you show an aptitude."
- Richard Rodney Bennett
(Related: Science, Games, Schools)

"We appropriately compared the lifestyle to that of drug addiction and alcoholism - lifestyles that one would be encouraged to seek help to leave - never encouraged to stay in."
- Stephen Bennett
(Related: Addiction, Help)

"Leaders must encourage their organizations to dance to forms of music yet to be heard."
- Warren G. Bennis
(Related: Music, Dance, Leaders)

"Yet the effort to inform the public also encouraged responsible public discussion that succeeded in developing a consensus for the measured approach that many scientists supported."
- Paul Berg
(Related: Effort, Public, Scientists)

"War paralyzes your courage and deadens the spirit of true manhood."
- Alexander Berkman
(Related: War, Courage, Spirit)

"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
(Related: Change, Power, Ideas, Courage, May, Old, Potential, Youth)

"Not only is our love for our children sometimes tinged with annoyance, discouragement, and disappointment, the same is true for the love our children feel for us."
- Bruno Bettelheim
(Related: Love, Children, Disappointment, Discouragement)

"Our film examines the heroism, courage and prowess of the Soviet submarine force in ways never seen before."
- Kathryn Bigelow
(Related: Courage, Film, Force, Heroism)

"A mode of conduct, a standard of courage, discipline, fortitude and integrity can do a great deal to make a woman beautiful."
- Jacqueline Bisset
(Related: Courage, Discipline, Integrity, Woman)

"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 woman beautiful."
- Jacqueline Bisset
(Related: Beauty, Character, Courage, Discipline, Integrity, Woman, Youth)

"In my view, far from deserving condemnation for their courageous reporting, the New York Times, the Washington Post and other newspapers should be commended for serving the purpose that the Founding Fathers saw so clearly."
- Hugo Black
(Related: Purpose, Fathers, Founding, Newspapers, Post, Washington)

"Men was formed for society, and is neither capable of living alone, nor has the courage to do it."
- William Blackstone
(Related: Men, Society, Courage, Living)

"The weak in courage is strong in cunning."
- William Blake
(Related: Courage, Cunning)

"All that a critic, as critic, can give poets is the deadly encouragement that never ceases to remind them of how heavy their inheritance is."
- Harold Bloom
(Related: Encouragement, Inheritance, Poets)

"Ironically, it is exactly because we are a city that embraces freedom, that welcomes everyone and encourages their dreams, that New York remains on the front lines in the war on terror."
- Michael Bloomberg
(Related: War, Dreams, Freedom, Terror)

"It is exactly because we are a city that embraces freedom, that welcomes everyone and encourages their dreams, that New York remains on the front lines in the war on terror."
- Michael Bloomberg
(Related: War, Dreams, Freedom, Terror)

"Morality may consist solely in the courage of making a choice."
- Leon Blum
(Related: Morality, Courage, Choice, May)

"Hale had answered when the President of the United States can't go to a city of the United States and be protected, we've come to a very difficult time in our nation's history, and encouraged him to come."
- Lindy Boggs
(Related: Time, History, Nation, President, states, United)

"Courage ought to have eyes as well as arms."
- H. G. Bohn
(Related: Courage, Eyes)

"It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else."
- Erma Bombeck
(Related: Dreams, Courage)

"I have a hat. It is graceful and feminine and give me a certain dignity, as if I were attending a state funeral or something. Someday I may get up enough courage to wear it, instead of carrying it."
- Erma Bombeck
(Related: Courage, Dignity, May, State)

"All of us have moments in out lives that test our courage. Taking children into a house with a white carpet is one of them."
- Erma Bombeck
(Related: Courage, Children, Moments)

"Courage is like love; it must have hope for nourishment."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Related: Love, Courage, Hope)

"The first virtue in a soldier is endurance of fatigue; courage is only the second virtue."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Related: Courage, Virtue, Endurance, Fatigue, First)

"It requires more courage to suffer than to die."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Related: Courage)

"The birth of the African Union should encourage us to reexamine relations between African States."
- Omar Bongo
(Related: African, states)

"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."
- Omar Bongo
(Related: Courage, African, Leaders, Order, Will)

"The courage to imagine the otherwise is our greatest resource, adding color and suspense to all our life."
- Daniel J. Boorstin
(Related: Life, Courage, Suspense)

"Courage enlarges, cowardice diminishes resources. In desperate straits the fears of the timid aggravate the dangers that imperil the brave."
- Christian Nestell Bovee
(Related: Courage, Cowardice)

"Science fiction encourages us to explore... all the futures, good and bad, that the human mind can envision."
- Marion Zimmer Bradley
(Related: Science, Fiction, Mind)

"One of the things that makes Hamlet unique among Shakespeare's characters is his courage to face up to the darker elements of his personality."
- Kenneth Branagh
(Related: Courage, Personality, Shakespeare)

"Those who won our independence... valued liberty as an end and as a means. They believed liberty to be the secret of happiness and courage to be the secret of liberty."
- Louis D. Brandeis
(Related: Happiness, Courage, End, Independence, Liberty)

"Being gifted needs courage."
- Georg Brandes
(Related: Courage, Being, Needs)

"The only reason I'm in Hollywood is that I don't have the moral courage to refuse the money."
- Marlon Brando
(Related: Money, Courage, Hollywood, Reason)

"It often takes more courage to change one's opinion than to keep it."
- Willy Brandt
(Related: Change, Courage, Opinion)

"The kind of support encouraged by such modes of expression has always arisen basically from confusing the fatherland itself with the social conditions which happened to prevail in it."
- Hjalmar Branting
(Related: Expression, Support)

"But, at the same time, I think that there is room for economic stimulus in terms of accelerated depreciation to encourage businesses to invest and to grow and ultimately to hire more people again."
- John Breaux
(Related: Time, People)

"I think the Iraqi people have shown extraordinary patience and courage in the last few months. They have really put a political system on the way to success, to a real democracy here."
- Paul Bremer
(Related: Success, People, Courage, Democracy, Months, Patience)

"The man who has the courage of his platitudes is always a successful man."
- Van Wyck Brooks
(Related: Successful, Courage, Man)

"A lot of people do not muster the courage to live their dreams because they are afraid to die."
- Les Brown
(Related: Dreams, People, Courage)

"It takes someone with a vision of the possibilities to attain new levels of experience. Someone with the courage to live his dreams."
- Les Brown
(Related: Dreams, Experience, Courage, Vision, Possibilities)

"The courage of very ordinary people is all that stands between us and the dark."
- Pam Brown
(Related: People, Courage)

"People don't follow titles, they follow courage."
- William Wells Brown
(Related: People, Courage, Titles)

"We learned to be patient observers like the owl. We learned cleverness from the crow, and courage from the jay, who will attack an owl ten times its size to drive it off its territory. But above all of them ranked the chickadee because of its indomitable spirit."
- Tom Brown, Jr.
(Related: Courage, Cleverness, Spirit, Will)

"Well, as a general remark, I would say that I was discouraged by the physical and economic conditions in continental Europe after the war."
- David Bruce
(Related: War, Europe)

"The shrewd guess, the fertile hypothesis, the courageous leap to a tentative conclusion - these are the most valuable coins of the thinker at work. But in most schools guessing is heavily penalized and is associated somehow with laziness."
- Jerome Bruner
(Related: Work, Laziness, Schools)

"Learners are encouraged to discover facts and relationships for themselves."
- Jerome Bruner
(Related: Facts, Relationships)

"I'll know how to die with courage; that is easier than living."
- Georg Buchner
(Related: Courage, Living)

"In the last analysis, of course, an oath will encourage fidelity in office only to the degree that officeholders continue to believe that they cannot escape ultimate accountability for a breach of faith."
- James L. Buckley
(Related: Faith, Fidelity, Office, Will)

"This source of corruption, alas, is inherent in the democratic system itself, and it can only be controlled, if at all, by finding ways to encourage legislators to subordinate ambition to principle."
- James L. Buckley
(Related: Ambition, Corruption, Legislators)

"My sword I give to him that shall succeed me in my pilgrimage, and my courage and skill to him that can get it."
- John Bunyan
(Related: Courage, Pilgrimage, Skill, Succeed)

"The condition of the tribes which occupy the country set apart for them in the West is highly prosperous, and encourages the hope of their early civilization. They have for the most part abandoned the hunter state and turned their attention to agricultural pursuits."
- Martin Van Buren
(Related: Civilization, Hope, Attention, Country, State)

"In this work I have received the opposition of a number of men who only advocate the unobtainable because the immediately possible is beyond their moral courage, administrative ability, and their political prescience."
- John Burns
(Related: Men, Work, Courage, Ability, Opposition)

"As a writer, you can't allow yourself the luxury of being discouraged and giving up when you are rejected, either by agents or publishers. You absolutely must plow forward."
- Augusten Burroughs
(Related: Being, Giving, Luxury, Writer)

"A man can get discouraged many times but he is not a failure until he begins to blame somebody else and stops trying."
- John Burroughs
(Related: Failure, Blame, Man, Trying)

"I'm enormously proud of the fact that Star Trek has really not just sparked an interest, but encouraged, a few generations of people to go into the sciences."
- LeVar Burton
(Related: People, Fact, Generations, Interest)

"Today we affirm a new commitment to live out our nation's promise through civility, courage, compassion and character."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Character, Courage, Commitment, Compassion, Nation, Promise, Today)

"Great tragedy has come to us, and we are meeting it with the best that is in our country, with courage and concern for others because this is America. This is who we are."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Courage, America, Concern, Country, Meeting, Tragedy)

"I also want to encourage anybody who was affected by Hurricane Corina to make sure their children are in school."
- Laura Bush
(Related: Children, School, Want)

"I emphasize... that the Harrimans showed great courage and loyalty and confidence in us, because three or four of us were really running the business, the day to day business."
- Prescott Bush
(Related: Business, Courage, Confidence, Day, Loyalty, Running)

"It is our conduct, our patriotism and belief in our American way of life, our courage that will win the final battle."
- Prescott Bush
(Related: Patriotism, Life, Belief, Courage, American, Battle, Will)

"Optimism is the foundation of courage."
- Nicholas M. Butler
(Related: Courage, Optimism)

"Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress."
- Nicholas M. Butler
(Related: Progress, Achievement, Courage, Optimism)

"Necessity does the work of courage."
- Nicholas M. Butler
(Related: Work, Courage, Necessity)

"It is a wise man who knows where courage ends and stupidity begins."
- Jerome Cady
(Related: Courage, Man, Stupidity)

"The rule of law should be upheld by all political parties. They should neither advise others to break the law, nor encourage others to do so even when they strongly disagree with the legislation put forward by the government of the day."
- James Callaghan
(Related: Government, Day, Law, Legislation)

"A leader must have the courage to act against an expert's advice."
- James Callaghan
(Related: Leader, Courage, Act, Advice)

"It is remarkable that this people, though unarmed, dares attack an armed foe; the infantry defy the cavalry, and by their activity and courage generally prove victors."
- Giraldus Cambrensis
(Related: People, Courage, Remarkable)

"I would not encourage everyone to take up this profession. Not everyone is suited for any particular field."
- John Cameron
(Related: Profession)

"If someone is interested in medicine and also in physics and they like working with people and communicate well with others, I would strongly encourage them."
- John Cameron
(Related: People, Medicine, Physics)

"Each of us has an inner dream that we can unfold if we will just have the courage to admit what it is. And the faith to trust our own admission. The admitting is often very difficult."
- Julia Cameron
(Related: Faith, Trust, Dream, Courage, Will)

"Quite a few people have commented during the campaign that more help is required for small businesses. SMEs need support and encouragement in their early stages, and in Cambridge the links to the University and the huge pool of expertise here helps that."
- Anne Campbell
(Related: People, Encouragement, Expertise, Help, Support, University)

"There can be a fundamental gulf of gracelessness in a human heart which neither our love nor our courage can bridge."
- Patrick Campbell
(Related: Love, Heart, Courage)

"Real nobility is based on scorn, courage, and profound indifference."
- Albert Camus
(Related: Courage, Indifference, Nobility)

"Those who lack the courage will always find a philosophy to justify it."
- Albert Camus
(Related: Courage, Philosophy, Will)

"Teaching man his relatively small sphere in the creation, it also encourages him by its lessons of the unity of Nature and shows him that his power of comprehension allies him with the great intelligence over-reaching all."
- Annie Jump Cannon
(Related: Intelligence, Nature, Power, Creation, Man, Teaching, Unity)

"Many of our nation's great leaders began their careers at a service academy. I encourage anyone interested in a rewarding college experience or military career to apply as soon as possible."
- Chris Cannon
(Related: Experience, Career, Careers, College, Leaders, Military, Nation, Service)

"I have become down-hearted, I have become discouraged, I have become depressed. I'm just like you. I'm a human being and I have my problems."
- Dyan Cannon
(Related: Being, Problems)

"My experience as a school nurse taught me that we need to make a concerted effort, all of us, to increase physical fitness activity among our children and to encourage all Americans to adopt a healthier diet that includes fruits and vegetables, but there is more."
- Lois Capps
(Related: Diet, Experience, Fitness, Americans, Children, Effort, School)

"In our film profession you may have Gable's looks, Tracy's art, Marlene's legs or Liz's violet eyes, but they don't mean a thing without that swinging thing called courage."
- Frank Capra
(Related: Art, Courage, Eyes, Film, May, Profession)

"And here at our Anglican Consultative Council, we have many reports of growth and great encouragement."
- George Carey
(Related: Growth, Encouragement)

"Never, never listen to anybody that try to discourage you."
- Mariah Carey
"This is for all of you out there tonight, reaching for a dream - don't ever give up! Never ever listen to anyone, when they try to discourage you, because they do that, believe me!"
- Mariah Carey
(Related: Dream)

"These are all elements, but the main thing we can do in the Middle East is encourage the reformist elements."
- Frank Carlucci
"Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacle s, discouragement s, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Soul, Perseverance, Discouragement, Persistence)

"The courage we desire and prize is not the courage to die decently, but to live manfully."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Courage, Desire)

"We had no more courage than Harriet Tubman or Marcus Garvey had in their times. We just had a more vulnerable enemy."
- Stokely Carmichael
(Related: Courage, Enemy)

"Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success."
- Dale Carnegie
(Related: Success, Failure, Discouragement)

"Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed we possessed."
- Dale Carnegie
(Related: Courage)

"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."
- Dale Carnegie
(Related: Home, Fear, Action, Courage, Confidence, Doubt, Inaction, Want)

"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."
- Jose Carreras
(Related: Courage, Compromise, Job, Saying, World, Wrong)

"Yes, you must have the courage of being free."
- Jose Carreras
(Related: Courage, Being)

"In any case, Ives encouraged me to go into music even though he himself had such a hard time being a composer."
- Elliott Carter
(Related: Music, Time, Being)

"Faith may be encouraged by what has happened in the past, or what is thought to have happened in the past, but the only proof of it is in the future."
- Sydney Carter
(Related: Faith, Thought, Future, May, Past, Proof)

"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."
- Silvia Cartwright
(Related: History, War, Character, Courage, Friends, Glory, Help)

"Since new developments are the products of a creative mind, we must therefore stimulate and encourage that type of mind in every way possible."
- George Washington Carver
(Related: Mind)

"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."
- Pablo Casals
(Related: Courage, Act, Decency, Giving, Goodness, Needs, World)

"It is only necessary to have courage, for strength without self-confidence is useless."
- Giacomo Casanova
(Related: Courage, Strength, Self)

"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."
- Rene Cassin
(Related: Time, Courage, Rights, Human rights)

"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."
- Rene Cassin
(Related: Family, Friend, Courage, Admiration, Elderly, Military)

"My parents really encouraged me."
- Randy Castillo
(Related: Parents)

"I beg you take courage; the brave soul can mend even disaster."
- Catherine II
(Related: Soul, Courage, Disaster)

"It is the purpose of the majority of the Immigration Committee to encourage assimilation, yet this bill has already done more than anything I know of to bring about discord among our resident aliens."
- Emanuel Celler
(Related: Purpose, Committee, Majority)

"One man scorned and covered with scars still strove with his last ounce of courage to reach the unreachable stars; and the world will be better for this."
- Miguel de Cervantes
(Related: Courage, Man, Stars, Will, World)

"He who loses wealth loses much; he who loses a friend loses more; but he that loses his courage loses all."
- Miguel de Cervantes
(Related: Friend, Courage, Wealth)

"Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities - because it is the quality which guarantees all others."
- Joseph Chamberlain
(Related: Quality, Courage, First)

"The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud."
- Coco Chanel
(Related: Act)

"Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict."
- William Ellery Channing
(Related: Conflict, Difficulties, Spirit)

"At the bottom of not a little of the bravery that appears in the world, there lurks a miserable cowardice. Men will face powder and steel because they have not the courage to face public opinion."
- Edwin Hubbel Chapin
(Related: Men, Courage, Bravery, Cowardice, Opinion, Public, Public opinion, Will, World)

"Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself."
- Charlie Chaplin
(Related: Courage, Failure, Fool)

"My older sister encouraged me from early on and bought me one of the first guitars I had. She listened to all of the crappy songs that I wrote when I was 8 years old and encouraged me to keep doing it."
- Tracy Chapman
(Related: Sister, First, Old, Songs, Years)

"Their prejudice allowed white Southerners to look the other way when blacks were denied their most basic human rights, and it encouraged the worst of them to engage in unspeakable acts of cruelty and violence."
- Linda Chavez
(Related: Cruelty, Rights, Human rights, Prejudice, Violence)

"I can trust my friends These people force me to examine myself, encourage me to grow."
- Cher
(Related: Trust, People, Force, Friends)

"Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore."
- Lord Chesterfield
(Related: Courage, Man, Oceans, Sight)

"The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: Life, Courage, Man, Order, Paradox)

"Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: Courage, Contradiction, Desire)

"I would say keep supporting space flight, keep telling the public and the politicians why it's important to advance science and explore the galaxy. I encourage the Japanese to keep doing what they're doing."
- Leroy Chiao
(Related: Science, Politicians, Public, Space)

"The British regulatory system was revised, so that bigger profits were encouraged, which removed the option of big spending on programming. Quality just fell off a cliff, and all the old hands either left or were fired for being too expensive."
- Lee Child
(Related: Quality, Being, Old, Programming)

"None speak of the bravery, the might, or the intellect of Jesus; but the devil is always imagined as a being of acute intellect, political cunning, and the fiercest courage. These universal and instinctive tendencies of the human mind reveal much."
- Lydia M. Child
(Related: Courage, Being, Bravery, Cunning, Devil, Intellect, Mind)

"To be an artist includes much; one must possess many gifts - absolute gifts - which have not been acquired by one's own effort. And, moreover, to succeed, the artist much possess the courageous soul."
- Kate Chopin
(Related: Soul, Artist, Effort, Gifts, Succeed)

"Throughout the years, many Christian women have told me of their great respect for the bravery and courage evident in my work, perhaps even gesturing to their own Isis earrings or a Nile River Goddess pendants."
- Carol P. Christ
(Related: Women, Work, Courage, Christian, Bravery, Respect, Years)

"I can't say enough about how I'm against drugs. Be smart, think about it, look at what it does to people, look at how much you have to experience in life and be courageous enough to do everything you want to without that chemical help."
- Erika Christensen
(Related: Experience, Life, People, Drugs, Help, Want)

"Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Courage)

"Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities... because it is the quality which guarantees all others."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Quality, Courage, First)

"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Success, Courage, Failure)

"It is easy enough to praise men for the courage of their convictions. I wish I could teach the sad young of this mealy generation the courage of their confusions."
- John Ciardi
(Related: Men, Courage, Praise)

"A man of courage is also full of faith."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Faith, Courage, Man)

"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."
- Terri Clark
(Related: Courage)

"Conscience is the root of all true courage; if a man would be brave let him obey his conscience."
- James Freeman Clarke
(Related: Courage, Conscience, Man)

"For this equilibrium now in sight, let us trust that mankind, as it has occurred in the greatest periods of its past, will find for itself a new code of ethics, common to all, made of tolerance, of courage, and of faith in the Spirit of men."
- Albert Claude
(Related: Faith, Men, Trust, Courage, Ethics, Mankind, Now, Past, Sight, Spirit, Tolerance, Will)

"I have all sorts of problems and feel discouraged."
- Camille Claudel
(Related: Problems)

"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
(Related: Truth, Courage, First, Intellect, Light, May)

"Courage, above all things, is the first quality of a warrior."
- Karl Von Clausewitz
(Related: Quality, Courage, First)

"These are the days for strong men to courageously expose wrong."
- Powell Clayton
(Related: Men, Wrong)

"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."
- Hillary Clinton
(Related: War, Courage, American, Bravery, Fighting, Iraq, Right, Soldiers, Vote)

"The quality that defines us as Americans is the courage to respond to being hit. The courage to root out and destroy the killers. And, most importantly, the courage to hold on to our values and protect our hard-won freedoms while doing it."
- Nick Clooney
(Related: Quality, Courage, Values, Americans, Being)

"But reducing harmful emissions, abating our dependence on foreign oil and developing alternative renewable energy sources have benefits that go beyond environmental health, they improve personal health, enhance national security and encourage our nation's economic viability."
- Jim Clyburn
(Related: Environmental, Health, Benefits, Dependence, Energy, Nation, National security, Oil)

"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."
- Alan Cohen
(Related: Change, Power, Life, Courage, Security)

"I have a theory about that, if you have to say something, if you have encourage for one second a prospective acting student - he should not go in to acting."
- Dabney Coleman
(Related: Acting, Theory)

"I remember once, we got an interview, and he said, 'Dad, these people are writing about me like I'm an adult. Don't they know I'm a kid?' I have never tried to encourage him to get a music image like other musicians have."
- Ornette Coleman
(Related: Music, People, Musicians, Writing)

"True courage is a result of reasoning. A brave mind is always impregnable."
- Jeremy Collier
(Related: Courage, Mind, Result)

"Most of us, swimming against the tides of trouble the world knows nothing about, need only a bit of praise or encouragement - and we will make the goal."
- Robert Collier
(Related: Goal, Encouragement, Nothing, Praise, Tides, Trouble, Will, World)

"I was never confident about finishing a book, but friends encouraged me. When I finished my first book, it was accepted by a publisher right away and became an instant bestseller. One male critic called it the most shocking book he ever read."
- Jackie Collins
(Related: First, Friends, Right)

"I always sang when I was little and my father, who was a great influence on me, also had a wonderful voice. He and my mother really encouraged me to sing and play the piano. They were always very supportive."
- Judy Collins
(Related: Mother, Father, Influence, Play, Voice)

"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
(Related: Courage, Danger, Man, Opinion, Will)

"To dare to live alone is the rarest courage; since there are many who had rather meet their bitterest enemy in the field, than their own hearts in their closet."
- Charles Caleb Colton
(Related: Courage, Enemy)

"Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men."
- Confucius
(Related: Men, Wisdom, Courage, Compassion)

"Faced with what is right, to leave it undone shows a lack of courage."
- Confucius
(Related: Courage, Right)

"There is in true beauty, as in courage, something which narrow souls cannot dare to admire."
- William Congreve
(Related: Beauty, Courage)

"The last thing a woman will consent to discover in a man whom she loves, or on whom she simply depends, is want of courage."
- Joseph Conrad
(Related: Courage, Man, Want, Will, Woman)

"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."
- Joseph Conrad
(Related: Power, Truth, Courage, Consciousness, Endurance, Faithfulness, Generosity, Sea)

"Even within the last three or four years, I have a greater ability to communicate, I think. I have more courage to show the stuff... And it does take courage."
- Barbara Cook
(Related: Courage, Ability, Years)

"Women encourage men to be childish, then scold them."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Men, Women)

"Every day begins with an act of courage and hope: getting out of bed."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Courage, Act, Bed, Day)

"If I had permitted my failures, or what seemed to me at the time a lack of success, to discourage me I cannot see any way in which I would ever have made progress."
- Calvin Coolidge
(Related: Time, Success, Progress)

"This is a simple change that will provide a huge financial boost for many Americans, particularly low- to moderate-income families. It is an important step in making sure we do everything we can to encourage all Americans to save and plan for the future."
- Jim Cooper
(Related: Change, Financial, Americans, Future, Will)

"I remember teachers who really singled me out for their discouragement."
- Francis Ford Coppola
(Related: Discouragement, Teachers)

"You have to really be courageous about your instincts and your ideas. Otherwise you'll just knuckle under, and things that might have been memorable will be lost."
- Francis Ford Coppola
(Related: Ideas, Will)

"You're encouraged to pitch your own story. That way, you'll have more control over what you do."
- Rob Corddry
(Related: Control)

"Every man of courage is a man of his word."
- Pierre Corneille
(Related: Courage, Man, Word)

"We must do all we can to empower parents and communities to protect our youth and to encourage healthy behavior free from binge drinking and other forms of alcohol abuse."
- Jon Corzine
(Related: Abuse, Alcohol, Behavior, Drinking, Parents, Youth)

"Then there is a still higher type of courage - the courage to brave pain, to live with it, to never let others know of it and to still find joy in life; to wake up in the morning with an enthusiasm for the day ahead."
- Howard Cosell
(Related: Life, Courage, Enthusiasm, Day, Joy, Pain)

"With faith and courage, generations of Armenians have overcome great suffering and proudly preserved their culture, traditions, and religion and have told the story of the genocide to an often indifferent world."
- Jerry Costello
(Related: Faith, Religion, Courage, Culture, Generations, Genocide, Suffering, Traditions, World)

"In celebration of this Earth Day, I encourage all Members of the House to support legislation aimed at investing in the improvement of water quality in our Nation's lakes, rivers, streams and estuaries."
- Jerry Costello
(Related: Quality, Day, Earth, Improvement, Legislation, Nation, Rivers, Support, Water)

"May joy and good fellowship reign, and in this manner, may the Olympic Torch pursue its way through ages, increasing friendly understanding among nations, for the good of a humanity always more enthusiastic, more courageous and more pure."
- Pierre de Coubertin
(Related: Humanity, Joy, May, Nations, Understanding)

"If he is knocked out of the competition, he encourages his brothers with his words and presence."
- Pierre de Coubertin
(Related: Brothers, Competition, Words)

"If human beings had genuine courage, they'd wear their costumes every day of the year, not just on Halloween."
- Doug Coupland
(Related: Courage, Day)

"There's much to be said for feeling numb. Time passes more quickly. You eat less, and because numbness encourages laziness, you do fewer things, good or bad, and the world's probably a better place for it."
- Doug Coupland
(Related: Time, Feeling, Laziness, World)

"Tennis doesn't encourage any kind of intellectual development."
- Jim Courier
(Related: Development, Tennis)

"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."
- Noel Coward
(Related: Love, Peace, Courage, Greatness, Hope, Country, Day, Dignity, Gallantry, Heaven, Hell, Spirit, Will)

"I have seen that the American Dream is a reality - and I would love to feel the British Dream is also a reality. To enable that, we have to bring back some common sense and encourage family values, a proper sense of justice and make people believe they have a decent chance to build a business or career for themselves. I see this moment as a fantastic opportunity to restore this, because I believe Britain Has Talent."
- Simon Cowell
(Related: Business, Family, Love, Talent, People, Dream, Opportunity, Values, American, Career, Chance, Common sense, Justice, Reality)

"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."
- George Crabbe
(Related: Experience, Life, Courage, Effort, Mankind, Mind, World)

"Breast cancer deaths in America have been declining for more than a decade. Much of that success is due to early detection and better treatments for women. I strongly encourage women to get a mammogram."
- Larry Craig
(Related: Success, Women, America, Cancer)

"On even the worst days, when nothing was working at the lab, I knew that at home I would find warmth, peace, companionship, and encouragement. As a consequence, the next day would surely be better."
- James Cronin
(Related: Home, Peace, Companionship, Day, Encouragement, Nothing)

"Meg Ryan is a beautiful and courageous woman. I grieve the loss of her companionship but I've not lost the friendship. We talk all the time and that was what our connection was about. She has a wonderful mind and we just like a chat."
- Russell Crowe
(Related: Time, Friendship, Companionship, Connection, Loss, Mind, Talk, Woman)

"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."
- Robert Crumb
(Related: People, Courage, Commitment, Desperation, Killing, Suicide)

"Make sure you are the boss. I don't think I would encourage executives that work for me to blog. There can be only 1 public vision for an organization."
- Mark Cuban
(Related: Work, Boss, Vision, Public)

"It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are."
- e. e. cummings
(Related: Courage)

"My parents always encouraged me and I had a good home life. We were always taught to respect things and other people. It's so different today, because children are just not taught the right way."
- Betty Cuthbert
(Related: Home, Life, People, Children, Parents, Respect, Right, Today)

"Real courage is knowing what faces you and knowing how to face it."
- Timothy Dalton
(Related: Courage, Faces)

"The one thing I learned the most about acting is it takes a tremendous amount of courage to go there and stand still. It takes courage and guts to step out of your mind frame and depict something."
- Carson Daly
(Related: Courage, Acting, Mind)

"Courage to be is the key to revelatory power of the feminist revolution."
- Mary Daly
(Related: Power, Courage, Revolution, Key)

"Men who live valiantly and die nobly have a strength and a courage from the eternal Father."
- Josephus Daniels
(Related: Men, Father, Courage, Strength)

"Limit to courage? There is no limit to courage."
- Gabriele D'Annunzio
(Related: Courage)

"Canada is not really a place where you are encouraged to have large spiritual adventures."
- Robertson Davies
(Related: Canada, Spiritual)

"Way down deep, we're all motivated by the same urges. Cats have the courage to live by them."
- Jim Davis
(Related: Courage, Cats, Deep)

"Our young people have come to look upon war as a kind of beneficent deity, which not only adds to the national honor but uplifts a nation and develops patriotism and courage."
- Rebecca H. Davis
(Related: Patriotism, War, People, Courage, Honor, Nation)

"We are all encouraged that Bush appears, really for the first time in his experience on the stage of presidential politics, relaxed. His comfort is our comfort."
- John Dean
(Related: Experience, Time, Politics, Comfort, First)

"The kind of beauty I want most is the hard-to-get kind that comes from within - strength, courage, dignity."
- Ruby Dee
(Related: Beauty, Courage, Strength, Dignity, Want)

"I think the reason working-class people don't write books is because they are encouraged to believe that only certain people are permitted to write books."
- Len Deighton
(Related: People, Books, Reason)

"I have no physical courage, I've asked for a double."
- Catherine Deneuve
(Related: Courage)

"I favor strategies that encourage industry to include some sort of key recovery capability in their systems which would also address user requirements for access."
- Dorothy Denning
(Related: Key)

"I think few wives would have encouraged this kind of drastic and reckless career shift!"
- Nigel Dennis
(Related: Career, Wives)

"The really courageous and bold thing is to make movies about human behaviour."
- Laura Dern
(Related: Movies)

"I would also like to thank my father who discouraged me from playing the violin at an early age."
- Paul Desmond
(Related: Age, Father)

"Electric communication will never be a substitute for the face of someone who with their soul encourages another person to be brave and true."
- Charles Dickens
(Related: Soul, Communication, Will)

"Courage and grace are a formidable mixture. The only place to see it is in the bullring."
- Marlene Dietrich
(Related: Courage, Grace)

"You can't test courage cautiously."
- Annie Dillard
(Related: Courage)

"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them."
- Walt Disney
(Related: Dreams, Courage)

"All your dreams can come true if you have the courage to pursue them."
- Walt Disney
(Related: Dreams, Courage)

"You will find as you grow older that courage is the rarest of all qualities to be found in public life."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Life, Courage, Public, Will)

"Courage is fire, and bullying is smoke."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Courage, Fire)

"The public made me and then encouraged me for many years, and my future even now depends upon it."
- Placido Domingo
(Related: Future, Now, Public, Years)

"With his trademark courage and conviction, President Reagan led us out of the Cold War, spreading his vision of freedom, resulting in the release of millions of people from the yoke of communism."
- John Doolittle
(Related: War, People, Courage, Vision, Communism, Conviction, Freedom, President)

"Courage follows action."
- Mack R. Douglas
(Related: Action, Courage)

"Religion can make it worse. Are you supposing that if people were encouraged to believe in a transcendent reality, and to be encouraged by grand rituals and music and preaching, to love their neighbors, then they would put jealousy and frustration aside?"
- Mary Douglas
(Related: Love, Music, Religion, People, Frustration, Jealousy, Neighbors, Preaching, Reality, Rituals)

"Courage, my friends; 'tis not too late to build a better world."
- Tommy Douglas
(Related: Courage, Friends, World)

"Alcohol doesn't console, it doesn't fill up anyone's psychological gaps, all it replaces is the lack of God. It doesn't comfort man. On the contrary, it encourages him in his folly, it transports him to the supreme regions where he is master of his own destiny."
- Marguerite Duras
(Related: God, Alcohol, Comfort, Destiny, Folly, Man)

"Genius is talent set on fire by courage."
- Henry Van Dyke
(Related: Talent, Genius, Courage, Fire)

"Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace."
- Amelia Earhart
(Related: Life, Peace, Courage)

"Nothing gives a fearful man more courage than another's fear."
- Umberto Eco
(Related: Fear, Courage, Man, Nothing)

"Faith is reason grown courageous."
- Sherwood Eddy
(Related: Faith, Reason)

"Our democracy poses problems and these problems must and shall be solved by courageous leadership."
- Charles Edison
(Related: Leadership, Democracy, Problems)

"Be courageous. I have seen many depressions in business. Always America has emerged from these stronger and more prosperous. Be brave as your fathers before you. Have faith! Go forward!"
- Thomas A. Edison
(Related: Business, America, Fathers)

"Nearly every man who develops an idea works it up to the point where it looks impossible, and then he gets discouraged. That's not the place to become discouraged."
- Thomas A. Edison
(Related: Idea, Man)

"I was encouraged to read aloud in class and vocalize."
- Bob Edwards
(Related: Class)

"Finally, I am encouraged to note that the Security Council issued a statement today expressing its concern about the massive humanitarian crisis in Darfur and calling on all parties to the conflict to protect civilians and reach a ceasefire."
- Jan Egeland
(Related: Concern, Conflict, Crisis, Security, Today)

"Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex... It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Genius, Courage, Direction, Fool)

"Excellence encourages one about life generally; it shows the spiritual wealth of the world."
- George Eliot
(Related: Life, Wealth, Excellence, Spiritual, World)

"I think laughter may be a form of courage. As humans we sometimes stand tall and look into the sun and laugh, and I think we are never more brave than when we do that."
- Linda Ellerbee
(Related: Courage, Laughter, May, Sun)

"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."
- Daniel Ellsberg
(Related: People, Courage, Being, Careers, Iraq, Vietnam)

"One of the things that made me persist in the Antarctic in the face of sickening discouragements was my determination to name a portion of the earth's surface after my father."
- Lincoln Ellsworth
(Related: Father, Determination, Earth, Name)

"A great part of courage is the courage of having done the thing before."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Courage)

"Every man has his own courage, and is betrayed because he seeks in himself the courage of other persons."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Courage, Man)

"For America's economic future to remain prosperous, we must encourage pro-growth policies so that we continue to be the leader in innovation and entrepreneurship."
- John Ensign
(Related: Leader, America, Future, Innovation)

"You don't develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity."
- Epicurus
(Related: Courage, Adversity, Being, Relationships)

"I got well by talking. Death could not get a word in edgewise, grew discouraged, and traveled on."
- Louise Erdrich
(Related: Death, Talking, Word)

"When the crowd appreciates you, it encourages you to be a little more daring, I think."
- Julius Erving
"To persevere, trusting in what hopes he has, is courage in a man."
- Euripides
(Related: Courage, Man)

"I know that if I'd had to go and take an exam for acting, I wouldn't have got anywhere. You don't take exams for acting, you take your courage."
- Dame Edith Evans
(Related: Courage, Acting)

"This is my first opportunity to visit this part of North Africa, so I am going to be able to go back home and talk about this beautiful country and encourage Americans to travel here."
- Donald Evans
(Related: Home, Travel, Opportunity, Americans, Country, First, Talk, Visit)

"I had a great first year and Mr. MacDonald was my biggest supporter. He gave me the encouragement I needed that first year to get my career started on a positive note."
- Jim Evans
(Related: Positive, Career, Encouragement, First)

"I played with dolls until I was 15. My mother encouraged it because my older sister got married when she was 15, so Mom thought that the longer I stayed with dolls, the better."
- Linda Evans
(Related: Mom, Mother, Sister, Thought)

"Don't let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was."
- Richard L. Evans
(Related: Life)

"Keep courage. Whatever you do, do not feel sorry for yourself. You will win in a great age of opportunity."
- Richard L. Evans
(Related: Age, Opportunity, Courage, Will)

"I have reached the conclusion that those who have physical courage also have moral courage. Physical courage is a great test."
- Oriana Fallaci
(Related: Courage)

"The criteria for serving one's country should be competence, courage and willingness to serve. When we deny people the chance to serve because of their sexual orientation, we deprive them of their rights of citizenship, and we deprive our armed forces the service of willing and capable Americans."
- Diane Feinstein
(Related: People, Courage, Americans, Chance, Citizenship, Competence, Country, Rights, Service)

"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."
- Mike Ferguson
(Related: Patriotism, War, Sacrifice, Courage, Today)

"Certainly being in California has encouraged a sustained commitment to rethinking the nature, purposes, and relevance of the contemporary arts, specifically music, for a society which by and large seems to manage quite well without them."
- Brian Ferneyhough
(Related: Society, Music, Nature, Being, Commitment)

"German businessmen are overwhelmed by the high cost of doing business. Inflexible rules, enforced by a burgeoning bureaucracy, discourage entrepreneurship."
- Suzanne Fields
(Related: Business, Bureaucracy, Rules)

"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."
- Bob Filner
(Related: Change, Inspiration, Courage, Determination, Protest, Tenacity)

"My mother taught me about the power of inspiration and courage, and she did it with a strength and a passion that I wish could be bottled."
- Carly Fiorina
(Related: Power, Mother, Inspiration, Courage, Strength, Passion)

"If in my fight I can encourage even some people to understand and to abandon policies they now so blindly follow, I shall not regret any punishment I may incur."
- Bram Fischer
(Related: People, Fight, May, Now, Punishment, Regret)

"U.S. journalists I don't think are very courageous. They tend to go along with the government's policy domestically and internationally. To question is seen as being unpatriotic, or potentially subversive."
- Robert Fisk
(Related: Government, Policy, Being, Question)

"Trouble has no necessary connection with discouragement. Discouragement has a germ of its own, as different from trouble as arthritis is different from a stiff joint."
- F. Scott Fitzgerald
(Related: Connection, Discouragement, Trouble)

"Is encouragement what the poet needs? Open question. Maybe he needs discouragement. In fact, quite a few of them need more discouragement, the most discouragement possible."
- Robert Fitzgerald
(Related: Discouragement, Encouragement, Fact, Needs, Open, Question)

"I am encouraged by the news today that United States special operations personnel found, identified and killed the terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the operational commander of the al-Qaeda led insurgency in Iraq. Al-Zarqawi was the public face of the insurgency."
- Mike Fitzpatrick
(Related: Iraq, News, Public, states, Today, United)

"I was encouraged by my mother and, to a lesser extent, by my father."
- Carlisle Floyd
(Related: Mother, Father)

"The word courage - God, I love that word. Words are so important to me."
- Peter Fonda
(Related: Love, God, Courage, Word, Words)

"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
(Related: Faith, Trust, Courage, Hope, Confidence, May, Will, World)

"History has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered heartbreaking obstacles before they triumphed. They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats."
- B. C. Forbes
(Related: History, Obstacles)

"If my parents had discouraged me, I would have turned out very differently. They raised me in an open-minded, liberal environment."
- Tom Ford
(Related: Environment, Liberal, Open, Parents)

"Young people can get very discouraged and get hooked on drugs or on alcohol because of problems they perceive as insurmountable. It is important that they realize a mistake need not ruin their future, but they must also know that not everything in life is a bed of roses."
- Maureen Forrester
(Related: Life, Mistake, People, Alcohol, Bed, Drugs, Future, Problems, Roses, Ruin)

"Either life entails courage, or it ceases to be life."
- E. M. Forster
(Related: Life, Courage)

"The main stem was then in most cases twisted in a zigzag form, which process checked the flow of the sap, and at the same time encouraged the production of side branches at those parts of the stem where they were most desired."
- Robert Fortune
(Related: Time, Production)

"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
(Related: Love, Nature, Courage, Calamity, Faces, Human nature, Will)

"Suffering! We owe to it all that is good in us, all that gives value to life; we owe to it pity, we owe to it courage, we owe to it all the virtues."
- Anatole France
(Related: Life, Courage, Pity, Value)

"Nine tenths of education is encouragement."
- Anatole France
(Related: Education, Encouragement)

"I was never encouraged to do it and I played the accordion, which I hated. I wish I had taken piano because I definitely would have written more songs of my own, but I didn't."
- Connie Francis
(Related: Songs)

"How few there are who have courage enough to own their faults, or resolution enough to mend them."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: Courage, Faults, Resolution)

"In the last twelve years, we have come some distance towards reconciliation and the breaking down of disadvantage. Let us take encouragement from what has been achieved and set our minds and hearts to end the remaining roadblocks."
- Malcolm Fraser
(Related: Encouragement, End, Years)

"The education of my brother and myself was of paramount importance to my parents, and in addition to their strong encouragement, they were prepared to make any sacrifice to further our intellectual development."
- Jerome Isaac Friedman
(Related: Education, Brother, Sacrifice, Development, Encouragement, Importance, Parents)

"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."
- Bill Frist
(Related: Men, Women, Courage, Example, Respect, Valor, World)

"Just two weeks ago, millions of Iraqis defied the threats of terrorists and went to the polls to determine their own future. I congratulate the Iraqi people for the courage they've shown in making these elections so successful."
- Bill Frist
(Related: People, Successful, Courage, Elections, Future)

"Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties."
- Erich Fromm
(Related: Courage, Creativity)

"When we violate the law ourselves, whatever short-term advantage may be gained, we are obviously encouraging others to violate the law; we thus encourage disorder and instability and thereby do incalculable damage to our own long-term interests."
- J. William Fulbright
(Related: Encouraging, Disorder, Law, May)

"Despair gives courage to a coward."
- Thomas Fuller
(Related: Courage, Despair)

"The more wit the less courage."
- Thomas Fuller
(Related: Courage, Wit)

"We are telling the American people to have patience, courage, resolve and determination."
- Muammar al Gaddafi
(Related: People, Courage, Determination, American, Patience)

"It is our hope that in future discussions with the Mexican government, you will encourage Mexico to do its part to address illegal immigration rather than encourage their citizens to illegally enter the U.S."
- Elton Gallegly
(Related: Government, Hope, Future, Will)

"Research on child abuse suggests that religious beliefs can foster, encourage, and justify the abuse of children. When contempt for sex underlies teachings, this creates a breeding ground for abuse."
- Mary Garden
(Related: Sex, Abuse, Beliefs, Breeding, Children, Contempt, Religious, Research)

"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
(Related: Courage, Strength, Eloquence, Judgment, Leaders, Quiet)

"To me, there is no greater act of courage than being the one who kisses first."
- Janeane Garofalo
(Related: Courage, Act, Being, First, Kisses)

"It worries me that young singers think you can shortcut the training and go straight to fame and fortune, and programmes like Pop Idol have encouraged that."
- Lesley Garrett
(Related: Fame, Fortune, Training)

"The enchanting charms of this sublime science reveal only to those who have the courage to go deeply into it."
- Carl Friedrich Gauss
(Related: Science, Courage)

"It's up to the courage of the filmmakers to make art in cinema, not just business. John was rejected by studios, he borrowed money and did movies with his own money. You're either courageous or not. You have to find a way."
- Ben Gazzara
(Related: Art, Money, Movies, Business, Courage, Cinema)

"Seeing the rebirth of the Delaware Estuary as a valuable natural resource is certainly encouraging, and I am encouraged not just by the progress made in the Delaware Estuary but in estuaries throughout the country."
- Jim Gerlach
(Related: Progress, Encouraging, Country, Rebirth)

"The problem is when you are writing something in retrospective, it needs a lot of courage not to change, or you will forget a certain reality, and you will just take in consideration your view today."
- Boutros Boutros Ghali
(Related: Change, Courage, Consideration, Forget, Needs, Reality, Today, Will, Writing)

"Songs don't just come out of the air. They take time, but it's good fun, too. Maurice gave me encouragement."
- Andy Gibb
(Related: Time, Encouragement, Fun, Songs)

"The courage of a soldier is found to be the cheapest and most common quality of human nature."
- Edward Gibbon
(Related: Nature, Quality, Courage, Human nature)

"I discourage a cult of personality."
- Newt Gingrich
(Related: Personality)

"I think one of the great problems we have in the Republican Party is that we don't encourage you to be nasty. We encourage you to be neat, obedient, loyal and faithful and all those Boy Scout words, which would be great around a campfire but are lousy in politics."
- Newt Gingrich
(Related: Politics, Party, Problems, Republican, Words)

"Have the courage of your desire."
- George Gissing
(Related: Courage, Desire)

"Welding torches, cutting torches and any activity producing a flame outside is prohibited. Any open flame is discouraged."
- John Glover
(Related: Open)

"Correction does much, but encouragement does more."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: Correction, Encouragement)

"In spite of everything I shall rise again: I will take up my pencil, which I have forsaken in my great discouragement, and I will go on with my drawing."
- Vincent Van Gogh
(Related: Discouragement, Will)

"What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?"
- Vincent Van Gogh
(Related: Life, Courage)

"The Roman Catholics must know as well as we do that "Popery" when encouraged by government has always been dangerous to the liberties of the people."
- Lord George Gordon
(Related: Government, People)

"Courage is very important. Like a muscle, it is strengthened by use."
- Ruth Gordon
(Related: Courage)

"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."
- Al Gore
(Related: Truth, Courage, Financial, Strength, President, Project)

"I have long recognized a link between fitness and mental health and I think we need to encourage young people to take part in sports and team activities because we know it has such positive results."
- Tipper Gore
(Related: Fitness, Health, Sports, People, Positive, Mental health, Results)

"You should not do this, Comrade. We are only in the introductory stage yet, here in Western Europe. And in that stage it is better to encourage the fighters than the rulers."
- Herman Gorter
(Related: Europe)

"Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit."
- Baltasar Gracian
(Related: Wisdom, Courage)

"The Christian life is not a constant high. I have my moments of deep discouragement. I have to go to God in prayer with tears in my eyes, and say, 'O God, forgive me,' or 'Help me.'"
- Billy Graham
(Related: Life, God, Christian, Deep, Discouragement, Eyes, Moments, Prayer, Tears)

"Believers, look up - take courage. The angels are nearer than you think."
- Billy Graham
(Related: Courage, Angels)

"Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened."
- Billy Graham
(Related: Courage, Man)

"Champagne, if you are seeking the truth, is better than a lie detector. It encourages a man to be expansive, even reckless, while lie detectors are only a challenge to tell lies successfully."
- Graham Greene
(Related: Truth, Lie, Challenge, Lies, Man)

"People talk about the courage of condemned men walking to the place of execution: sometimes it needs as much courage to walk with any kind of bearing towards another person's habitual misery."
- Graham Greene
(Related: Men, People, Courage, Misery, Needs, Talk, Walking)

"I think on some level, that's a fear that exists in everybody, that if we're tested, we won't make the courageous choice. We won't make the decision that would make us heroic. We make the decision that would reveal us to be all too human."
- Bruce Greenwood
(Related: Fear, Decision, Choice)

"Courage is always the surest wisdom."
- Wilfred Grenfell
(Related: Wisdom, Courage)

"She encouraged any artistic impulse I had, and my father discouraged any artistic impulse I had. They took out their problems with each other on me and my sister."
- Bill Griffith
(Related: Father, Sister, Problems)

"Some people with awful cards can be successful because of how they deal with the tragedies they're handed, and that seems courageous to me."
- Judith Guest
(Related: People, Successful, Cards)

"Courage is... the knowledge of how to fear what ought to be feared and how not to fear what ought not to be feared."
- David Ben Gurion
(Related: Fear, Knowledge, Courage)

"Courage is a special kind of knowledge: the knowledge of how to fear what ought to be feared and how not to fear what ought no to be feared."
- David Ben Gurion
(Related: Fear, Knowledge, Courage)

"I'm somebody who deserves to be supported and encouraged to continue my work because I have a lot to give."
- Steve Guttenberg
(Related: Work)

"Of course as children, we all, in all cultures and societies, learn behavior from observation, imitation, and encouragement of various kinds. So by the suggestion made, we all 'pretend' most of the time."
- Gary Gygax
(Related: Time, Behavior, Children, Encouragement, Imitation, Observation)

"Don't listen to what anybody says except the people who encourage you. If it's what you want to do and it's within yourself, then keep going and try to do it for the rest of your life."
- Jake Gyllenhaal
(Related: Life, People, Rest, Want)

"I started to send my work to journals when I was 26, which was just a question of when I got the courage up. They were mostly journals I had been reading for the previous six or seven years."
- Marilyn Hacker
(Related: Work, Courage, Question, Reading, Years)

"I'm not in front of the camera, they are. I encourage them; I build up as much of their confidence and ego as possible. They've got to take control; I can't act it out."
- Taylor Hackford
(Related: Control, Act, Confidence, Ego)

"That, we encourage, and I think we're doing a pretty good job with the website and also the DVD, like the first season came out and the second season's being prepared now."
- Anthony Michael Hall
(Related: Being, First, Job, Now, Pretty)

"When employers tell me they prefer married men, and encourage their men to have homes of their own, because it makes them so much steadier, I wonder if they have any idea of all that that implies."
- Alice Hamilton
(Related: Men, Idea, Wonder)

"If I'd been easily discouraged, I could have been a one-hit wonder."
- Laurell K. Hamilton
(Related: Wonder)

"Without strength and courage it's really hard to perform at the highest levels of international figure skating, because you're alone on the ice and you only have seven minutes over two nights to prove yourself."
- Scott Hamilton
(Related: Courage, Strength)

"The U.S. states that allow for citizens' initiatives tend to have fewer laws and lower taxes than the ones that don't. But the beauty of the system is that it encourages the spread of best practice."
- Daniel Hannan
(Related: Beauty, Laws, Practice, states, Taxes)

"This nation is being divided into black and white, and the present system encourages this."
- Pauline Hanson
(Related: Being, Nation, Present)

"Having a dad in the service was helpful. I was forever meeting new kids, going to new schools, moving to new neighborhoods. I was encouraged when I attended the American School in Germany."
- Marcia Gay Harden
(Related: Dad, American, Germany, Kids, Meeting, School, Schools, Service)

"Patience, that blending of moral courage with physical timidity."
- Thomas Hardy
(Related: Courage, Patience, Timidity)

"I don't think art is propaganda; it should be something that liberates the soul, provokes the imagination and encourages people to go further. It celebrates humanity instead of manipulating it."
- Keith Haring
(Related: Art, Imagination, Soul, People, Humanity, Propaganda)

"It never occurred to me that we would have as grandiose a program as the Marshall Plan, but I felt that we had to do something to save Europe from economic disaster which would encourage the Communist takeover."
- W. Averell Harriman
(Related: Disaster, Europe)

"Pretty much all I say politically is I encourage people to register to vote."
- Emmylou Harris
(Related: People, Pretty, Vote)

"The President regards the Japanese as a brave people; but courage, though useful in time of war, is subordinate to knowledge of arts; hence, courage without such knowledge is not to be highly esteemed."
- Townsend Harris
(Related: Time, War, People, Knowledge, Courage, President)

"Those who are lifting the world upward and onward are those who encourage more than criticize."
- Elizabeth Harrison
(Related: World)

"Many times I felt like I'd do better than what the director did, but some of them got a little discouraged because they didn't have full charge of making the film, and sometimes there'd be battles of egos."
- Ray Harryhausen
(Related: Film)

"Many a man gets weary of clamping down on his rough impulses, which if given occasional release would encourage the living of life with salt in it, in place of dust."
- Henry S. Haskins
(Related: Life, Impulses, Living, Man)

"There is nothing better than the encouragement of a good friend."
- Katharine Butler Hathaway
(Related: Friend, Encouragement, Nothing)

"What is important is to believe in something so strongly that you're never discouraged."
- Salma Hayek
"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."
- Helen Hayes
(Related: People, Courage, Being, Earth, Sin, Tragedy)

"We are very much what others think of us. The reception our observations meet with gives us courage to proceed, or damps our efforts."
- William Hazlitt
(Related: Courage)

"I occasionally play works by contemporary composers and for two reasons. First to discourage the composer from writing any more and secondly to remind myself how much I appreciate Beethoven."
- Jascha Heifetz
(Related: Composers, First, Play, Writing)

"How many women have the courage to start properly with a cold, cold bath early in the morning? I jump in, throw the water, cold as ice, and after the first plunge I am happy."
- Anna Held
(Related: Women, Courage, First, Water)

"Unjust. How many times I've used that word, scolded myself with it. All I mean by it now is that I don't have the final courage to say that I refuse to preside over violations against myself, and to hell with justice."
- Lillian Hellman
(Related: Courage, Hell, Justice, Now, Word)

"I want our government to encourage and protect freedom as well as our traditions of faith and family."
- Jesse Helms
(Related: Faith, Family, Government, Freedom, Traditions, Want)

"Courage is grace under pressure."
- Ernest Hemingway
(Related: Courage, Grace, Pressure)

"I know why I am here and my only real focused goal is to live each day to the fullest and to try and honor God and be an encouragement to others. What the future holds is firmly in God's hands, and I am very happy about that!"
- Ken Hensley
(Related: God, Goal, Day, Encouragement, Future, Honor)

"NBC was trying to convert all of their local programming to color right away to encourage the sale of the sets, so I barely remember working in black and white, although I do know that I did do it, but there was not a major difference, though."
- Jim Henson
(Related: Difference, Programming, Right, Trying)

"People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest."
- Hermann Hesse
(Related: People, Character, Courage, Rest)

"Therefore, don't let sinners take courage to think they will be favoured like the thief on the cross; for we see on the other side, they may be like the hardened one, and reproach death itself."
- Elias Hicks
(Related: Death, Courage, May, Will)

"What encouragement the apostle holds out to us. O my friends, that we might leave all our pretensions, and come to the truth in our own hearts."
- Elias Hicks
(Related: Truth, Encouragement, Friends)

"The opposite for courage is not cowardice, it is conformity. Even a dead fish can go with the flow."
- Jim Hightower
(Related: Courage, Conformity, Cowardice, Fish)

"Courage is poorly housed that dwells in numbers; the lion never counts the herd that are about him, nor weighs how many flocks he has to scatter."
- Aaron Hill
(Related: Courage, Numbers)

"Our gloomy Presbyterian ideas encourage fear of God, not love for him."
- Daniel H. Hill
(Related: Love, God, Fear, Ideas)

"Edison failed 10, 000 times before he made the electric light. Do not be discouraged if you fail a few times."
- Napoleon Hill
(Related: Light)

"Psychotherapy theory turns it all on you: you are the one who is wrong. If a kid is having trouble or is discouraged, the problem is not just inside the kid; it's also in the system, the society."
- James Hillman
(Related: Society, Theory, Trouble, Wrong)

"We live by encouragement and die without it - slowly, sadly, angrily."
- Celeste Holm
(Related: Encouragement)

"Have the courage to act instead of react."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
(Related: Courage, Act)

"Well, number one I like dancing. Number two I knew it would be challenging because I had never done this type of dance before. I always wanted to and I happened to have the courage to go out there and give it my best shot."
- Evander Holyfield
(Related: Dance, Courage, Dancing)

"It is courage, courage, courage, that raises the blood of life to crimson splendor. Live bravely and present a brave front to adversity."
- Horace
(Related: Life, Courage, Adversity, Blood, Present)

"Mike Leigh encourages you to choose a person that you know to base your character on. You write a whole list of people that you know and you go through that list in great depth with him. And then he chooses one of those people from your list."
- Jane Horrocks
(Related: People, Character)

"I can assure you we are all strong-willed, forceful personalities and the president encourages vigorous debate."
- Karen Hughes
(Related: Debate, President)

"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."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Life, Peace, Courage, Patience, Sleep)

"We emerged from the events of September 11 more steadfast in our beliefs, more courageous in our actions and more determined to protect our values than ever before."
- Jane D. Hull
(Related: Values, Actions, Beliefs, Events)

"I have seen in the Halls of Congress more idealism, more humanness, more compassion, more profiles of courage than in any other institution that I have ever known."
- Hubert H. Humphrey
(Related: Courage, Compassion, Congress, Idealism)

"So the brother in black offers to these United States the source of courage that endures, and laughter."
- Zora Neale Hurston
(Related: Brother, Courage, Laughter, states, United)

"Great risks come in long term, tremendously assiduous, very courageous study."
- William Hurt
(Related: Study)

"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."
- William Hurt
(Related: Knowledge, Courage, Heroes, Libraries)

"But we got up there and decided to stick to this mix of power chords and funk and that's where it really started for us. In having the courage to take that decision. To take a gamble not just with our music but our lives."
- Michael Hutchence
(Related: Music, Power, Courage, Decision)

"It takes a great deal of courage to follow another person's lead."
- Bill Hybels
(Related: Courage)

"That is why, as soon as I felt a real attraction for my first passion which was the motorcycle, and in spite of the danger it could represent, they encouraged me."
- Jacky Ickx
(Related: Danger, First, Passion)

"It is a blessed thing that in every age some one has had the individuality enough and courage enough to stand by his own convictions."
- Robert Green Ingersoll
(Related: Age, Courage, Individuality)

"The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart."
- Robert Green Ingersoll
(Related: Heart, Courage, Defeat, Earth, Losing)

"We need men with moral courage to speak and write their real thoughts, and to stand by their convictions, even to the very death."
- Robert Green Ingersoll
(Related: Death, Men, Courage, Thoughts)

"Courage without conscience is a wild beast."
- Robert Green Ingersoll
(Related: Courage, Conscience)

"If you are lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it."
- John Irving
(Related: Life, Love, Courage)

"Printing ballots in multiple languages costs millions of dollars every year. It also discourages immigrants from integrating into American society and gaining the benefits that come from speaking English."
- Ernest Istook
(Related: Society, American, Benefits, English, Printing)

"One man with courage makes a majority."
- Andrew Jackson
(Related: Courage, Majority, Man)

"Time is neutral and does not change things. With courage and initiative, leaders change things."
- Jesse Jackson
(Related: Change, Time, Courage, Leaders)

"Howard Dean has been successful because he was clear in his opposition to the war. People appreciate a politician with the courage to say, I oppose this war."
- Bianca Jagger
(Related: War, People, Successful, Courage, Opposition)

"Hopefully, if not it's not working right. I'm like a navigator and I try to encourage our collaboration and find the best way that will produce fruit. I like fruit. I like cherries, I like bananas."
- Jim Jarmusch
(Related: Collaboration, Right, Will)

"We know the threats - from global terrorist networks to the spread of deadly weapons. Yet we also know that embedded in this time of danger is the promise of a new day, if we have the courage and commitment to work together."
- Valerie Jarrett
(Related: Time, Work, Courage, Commitment, Danger, Day, Promise, Weapons)

"One man with courage is a majority."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Courage, Majority, Man)

"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
(Related: Courage, Intellectuals, Opposition, Voice)

"Ronald Reagan's well documented final battles with Alzheimer's disease were fought with the same conviction and courage that his many public battles were fought."
- William L. Jenkins
(Related: Courage, Conviction, Disease, Public)

"My message to you all is of hope, courage and confidence. Let us mobilize all our resources in a systematic and organized way and tackle the grave issues that confront us with grim determination and discipline worthy of a great nation."
- Muhammad Ali Jinnah
(Related: Courage, Determination, Discipline, Hope, Confidence, Grave)

"Honest conviction is my courage; the Constitution is my guide."
- Andrew Johnson
(Related: Courage, Constitution, Conviction)

"Give people enough guidance to make the decisions you want them to make. Don't tell them what to do, but encourage them to do what is best."
- Jimmy Johnson
(Related: People, Decisions, Guidance, Want)

"Courage is the greatest of all virtues, because if you haven't courage, you may not have an opportunity to use any of the others."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Opportunity, Courage, May)

"He that fails in his endeavors after wealth or power will not long retain either honesty or courage."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Power, Courage, Honesty, Wealth, Will)

"Whatever enlarges hope will also exalt courage."
- William Samuel Johnson
(Related: Courage, Hope, Will)

"I do feel very strongly that this is one of the things which people need encouragement to sort out, because I have this very strong feeling that everybody is probably a genius at something, it's just a question of finding this."
- Diana Wynne Jones
(Related: Genius, People, Encouragement, Feeling, Question)

"What makes resisting temptation difficult for many people is they don't want to discourage it completely."
- Franklin P. Jones
(Related: People, Temptation, Want)

"Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads."
- Erica Jong
(Related: Talent, Courage)

"My parents, and especially my mother, encouraged by the director of the local school which I was attending, wanted in spite of everything to send me to a National School of Arts and Crafts so that I could later become an engineer."
- Leon Jouhaux
(Related: Mother, Parents, School)

"I have known lots of adults who enjoyed similar enthusiasms as a kid and weren't encouraged and then didn't go anywhere with it and so they're unhappy in their jobs as adults."
- William Joyce
(Related: Jobs)

"And I was lucky enough to have teachers that really, really looked out for me and really encouraged all that. And in rural Louisiana, that was a rare thing back then."
- William Joyce
(Related: Teachers)

"When I accept a role, I feel that as an artist I have to submit completely to the tutelage of my director. And while I expect to be heard and encouraged and honored, at the end of the day, man, it's the way the director wants it."
- Ashley Judd
(Related: Artist, Day, End, Man)

"As an actor I think sometimes producers need a little bit of encouragement to see you in a particular role, they may not have as much imagination as you would expect."
- Steve Kanaly
(Related: Imagination, Actor, Encouragement, May)

"This sort of encouragement is vital for any writer. And lastly the publication of Touching the Flame, which was on hold for two years and went through a few publishers before finding a stable home."
- Paul Kane
(Related: Home, Encouragement, Writer, Years)

"I wouldn't overestimate the importance of my popularity in the country and abroad but at the end of the day it's not as important because I believe that my presence here could make some difference and it could encourage people."
- Garry Kasparov
(Related: People, Country, Day, Difference, End, Importance, Popularity)

"Failure is only postponed success as long as courage 'coaches' ambition. The habit of persistence is the habit of victory."
- Herbert Kaufman
(Related: Success, Courage, Failure, Habit, Victory, Ambition, Persistence)

"In our racist, sexist society, Christmas is the 8 hours when we stop killing each other and gratutious over eating is encouraged so that the starving and other people in the world can die!"
- Lloyd Kaufman
(Related: Society, People, Christmas, Eating, Killing, World)

"Is there something to be said for the writings of the Marquis? Is there something to be said for pornography? And is there something to be said against both? I hope our film is balanced and rich enough to encourage debate and discussion."
- Philip Kaufman
(Related: Hope, Debate, Film, Pornography)

"I want to thank the Academy for its courage and generosity."
- Elia Kazan
(Related: Courage, Generosity, Want)

"Soldiers, when committed to a task, can't compromise. It's unrelenting devotion to the standards of duty and courage, absolute loyalty to others, not letting the task go until it's been done."
- John Keegan
(Related: Courage, Compromise, Devotion, Duty, Loyalty, Soldiers)

"Nowhere is Universalism welcomed and encouraged by a people; everywhere governments have forced and are forcing Universalism upon unwilling and resistant subjects."
- Arthur Keith
(Related: People)

"Tolerance is held to be a condition of mind which is encouraged by, and is necessary for, civilization."
- Arthur Keith
(Related: Civilization, Mind, Tolerance)

"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."
- James Keller
(Related: Courage, Confidence, Depression)

"Common sense and history tell you that rewarding illegal behavior will only encourage more of it."
- Ric Keller
(Related: History, Behavior, Common sense, Will)

"The more lawyers there are, the more people are out there to encourage others not to go to law school."
- David E. Kelley
(Related: People, Law, Lawyers, School)

"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 Kempis
(Related: Courage)

"Courage is a peculiar kind of fear."
- Charles Kennedy
(Related: Fear, Courage)

"An Editor becomes kind of your mother. You expect love and encouragement from an Editor."
- Jackie Kennedy
(Related: Love, Mother, Encouragement)

"The courage of life is often a less dramatic spectacle than the courage of a final moment; but it is no less a magnificent mixture of triumph and tragedy."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: Life, Courage, Tragedy)

"Let both sides seek to invoke the wonders of science instead of its terrors. Together let us explore the stars, conquer the deserts, eradicate disease, tap the ocean depths, and encourage the arts and commerce."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: Science, Commerce, Disease, Ocean, Stars, Wonders)

"Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: Courage, Purpose, Direction)

"A nation which has forgotten the quality of courage which in the past has been brought to public life is not as likely to insist upon or regard that quality in its chosen leaders today - and in fact we have forgotten."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: Life, Quality, Courage, Fact, Leaders, Nation, Past, Public, Today)

"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
(Related: Patriotism, War, Courage, Military, Protest, Service, Struggle, Vietnam)

"Love bravely, live bravely, be courageous, there's really nothing to lose. There's no wrong you can't make right again, so be kinder to yourself, you know, have fun, take chances. There's no bounds."
- Jewel Kilcher
(Related: Love, Fun, Nothing, Right, Wrong)

"I would always encourage people of any age not to be so quick to follow other people's truths but to search and follow your own moral code and live by your own integrity, and mostly just be brave."
- Jewel Kilcher
(Related: Age, People, Integrity, Quick)

"It was a very emotional dinner... Everyone shared personal stories about her and gave her words of encouragement and inspiration. Everyone tried to remain positive."
- Lil' Kim
(Related: Inspiration, Positive, Encouragement, Words)

"We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
(Related: Fear, Courage)

"Marriage encourages the men and women who together create life to unite in a bond for the protection of children."
- Jack Kingston
(Related: Life, Marriage, Men, Women, Children, Protection)

"My parents found what I was interested in and encouraged me. They didn't put me in front of a television and buy lots of toys, the way some American parents do."
- Nastassja Kinski
(Related: American, Parents, Television)

"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."
- Michael Kinsley
(Related: Courage, Want)

"Courage is never to let your actions be influenced by your fears."
- Arthur Koestler
(Related: Courage, Actions)

"You didn't just pay lip service to the goal of overcoming the division of Europe and Germany... Rather, you put yourself at the forefront of those who encouraged us on the way to unity."
- Helmut Kohl
(Related: Goal, Europe, Germany, Overcoming, Service, Unity)

"You take a number of small steps which you believe are right, thinking maybe tomorrow somebody will treat this as a dangerous provocation. And then you wait. If there is no reaction, you take another step: courage is only an accumulation of small steps."
- George Konrad
(Related: Courage, Right, Thinking, Tomorrow, Will)

"I try to be a truthful artist and I try to show a level of courage. I enjoy that. I'm a messenger."
- Jeff Koons
(Related: Courage, Artist)

"Nothing gives us courage more readily than the desire to avoid looking like a damn fool."
- Dean Koontz
(Related: Courage, Desire, Fool, Nothing)

"I'd rather play here in this small bar and just do a good show. Because it's fun and there's no expectations, it's encouragement to be different, do something new."
- Bill Kreutzmann
(Related: Encouragement, Expectations, Fun, Play)

"My parents encouraged me in everything I ever wanted to do."
- Charles Kuralt
(Related: Parents)

"What I learned with Cecil Taylor was strategy and survival and how to resist temptations and resist getting discouraged."
- Steve Lacy
(Related: Strategy, Survival, Temptations)

"We had every problems starting a big top could have. The tent fell down on the first day. We had problems getting people into the shows. It was only with the courage and arrogance of youth that we survived."
- Guy Laliberte
(Related: People, Courage, Arrogance, Day, First, Problems, Youth)

"We gain nothing by being with such as ourselves. We encourage one another in mediocrity. I am always longing to be with men more excellent than myself."
- Charles Lamb
(Related: Men, Being, Gain, Longing, Mediocrity, Nothing)

"We daily witness the beneficial effect produced to the community by the institution of premiums, held out to encourage the inventions of ingenious mechanics."
- Joseph Lancaster
(Related: Community, Effect, Inventions)

"This system of encouragement proves serviceable as a preventive of punishment, the attainment of the tickets being a reward, the forfeiture of them the reverse; and, as such, boys seem often more affected by their loss than by coercion."
- Joseph Lancaster
(Related: Being, Boys, Encouragement, Loss, Punishment, Reward)

"Let me start with Yahoo. As we meet today, a Chinese citizen who had the courage to speak his mind on the Internet is in prison because Yahoo chose to share his name and address with the Chinese Government."
- Tom Lantos
(Related: Government, Courage, Internet, Mind, Name, Prison, Today)

"The job of the press is to encourage debate, not to supply the public with information."
- Christopher Lasch
(Related: Debate, Information, Job, Press, Public)

"It takes a good deal of physical courage to ride a horse. This, however, I have. I get it at about forty cents a flask, and take it as required."
- Stephen Leacock
(Related: Courage)

"If I am to be known for anything, I would like it to be for encouraging Canadians, for knowing a little bit about their daily, extraordinary courage. And for wanting that courage to be recognized."
- Romeo LeBlanc
(Related: Courage, Encouraging)

"I hope I've lived a life of science whose style will encourage younger people."
- Joshua Lederberg
(Related: Life, Science, People, Hope, Style, Will)

"Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them."
- Bruce Lee
(Related: Courage, Mistakes)

"Real courage is when you know you're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what."
- Harper Lee
(Related: Courage)

"Yeah, that came out of a reading. It was great. It's such a fun crew to be with, and we all went out the night before and that really encouraged us to go out and get drunk."
- John Leguizamo
(Related: Fun, Night, Reading)

"There was always so much encouragement, to just really take it and run with it, from Deadheads."
- Phil Lesh
(Related: Encouragement)

"I don't think I would have been able to stick with it and been proud of who I am and be feminine out on the court. I think I would have folded to the peer pressure if I didn't have my mom to encourage me to be me and be proud of how tall I am."
- Lisa Leslie
(Related: Mom, Court, Pressure)

"The terrorist attacks of September 11th and the courageous actions of our armed forces in Afghanistan and Iraq remind us that friends of tyranny and enemies of freedom still exist."
- Carl Levin
(Related: Actions, Afghanistan, Enemies, Freedom, Friends, Iraq, Tyranny)

"I was very lucky to have a mother who encouraged me to become a poet."
- Philip Levine
(Related: Mother)

"Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point."
- C. S. Lewis
(Related: Courage, Virtue, Testing)

"The trials on the road to world harmony are no greater than the courage of those who accept the challenge."
- Carl Lewis
(Related: Courage, Challenge, Harmony, Road, Trials, World)

"It is never too early to encourage long-term savings."
- Ron Lewis
"Pugnacity is a form of courage, but a very bad form."
- Sinclair Lewis
(Related: Courage)

"Never undertake anything for which you wouldn't have the courage to ask the blessings of heaven."
- Georg C. Lichtenberg
(Related: Courage, Blessings, Heaven)

"I wish we lived in a society that made it safe and provided the courage for everyone to come out."
- Judith Light
(Related: Society, Courage)

"I will not be discouraged by failure; I will not be elated by success."
- Joseph Barber Lightfoot
(Related: Success, Failure, Will)

"I think when you are the parents of a gifted athlete, the best thing in the world you can do is to encourage them, in my opinion. My dad didn't push me and I didn't push my children in athletics."
- Bob Lilly
(Related: Dad, Children, Opinion, Parents, World)

"Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. As a peacemaker the lawyer has superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough."
- Abraham Lincoln
(Related: Business, Opportunity, Being, Compromise, Man, Neighbors, Will)

"You cannot build character and courage by taking away a man's initiative and independence."
- Abraham Lincoln
(Related: Character, Courage, Independence, Man)

"Don't wish me happiness - I don't expect to be happy it's gotten beyond that, somehow. Wish me courage and strength and a sense of humor - I will need them all."
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh
(Related: Happiness, Humor, Courage, Strength, Sense, Will)

"It takes as much courage to have tried and failed as it does to have tried and succeeded."
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh
(Related: Courage)

"Is he alone who has courage on his right hand and faith on his left hand?"
- Charles Lindbergh
(Related: Faith, Courage, Right)

"Everyone is encouraged to see their lives, the world through the eyes of the rich."
- Richard Linklater
(Related: Eyes, World)

"With courage and character, American soldiers continue to put themselves on the line to defend our freedom, and so many have paid the ultimate sacrifice."
- Dan Lipinski
(Related: Sacrifice, Character, Courage, American, Freedom, Soldiers)

"I hope that we can continue this cooperation on other critical issues related to America's future technological competitiveness. We must work together to encourage the creative talents that have made our country the world leader in technology."
- Dan Lipinski
(Related: Technology, Work, Leader, Hope, America, Cooperation, Country, Future, World)

"Athletes who take to the classroom naturally or are encouraged to focus on grades should be able to do well in the classroom. I believe the reason you go to college is to get your degree. It's not a minor league or an audition for the pros."
- Rebecca Lobo
(Related: Athletes, Classroom, College, Focus, Reason)

"You must have love as the core; it takes courage to be willing to constantly tell the truth to each other and risk letting the relationship go."
- Kenny Loggins
(Related: Love, Truth, Courage, Risk)

"Courage is always rewarded."
- Kenny Loggins
(Related: Courage)

"We simply do not understand our place in the universe and have not the courage to admit it."
- Barry Lopez
(Related: Courage, Universe)

"Someone once told me the one thread that runs through them all is a premium on personal courage - not intellectual courage, but just plain physical courage."
- Walter Lord
(Related: Courage)

"Courage is the ladder on which all the other virtues mount."
- Clare Boothe Luce
(Related: Courage)

"Success is that old ABC - ability, breaks, and courage."
- Charles Luckman
(Related: Success, Courage, Ability, Old)

"I think it's important to encourage gluttony in all its formats."
- Lydia Lunch
(Related: Gluttony)

"Encourage kids to enjoy running and play in athletics. Don't force them to run too much competition."
- Arthur Lydiard
(Related: Competition, Force, Kids, Play, Running)

"Parents should be encouraged to read to their children, and teachers should be equipped with all available techniques for teaching literacy, so the varying needs and capacities of individual kids can be taken into account."
- Hugh Mackay
(Related: Children, Kids, Needs, Parents, Teachers, Teaching)

"America was indebted to immigration for her settlement and prosperity. That part of America which had encouraged them most had advanced most rapidly in population, agriculture and the arts."
- James Madison
(Related: Agriculture, America, Population, Prosperity)

"Encourage your kids' artistic side. Toughen up everything else."
- Michael Madsen
(Related: Kids)

"You don't say to a university professor who is immersed in a particular subject that they should get a life. They are encouraged to enjoy their subject and to pass it on."
- Magnus Magnusson
(Related: Life, University)

"You are damned and praised, or encouraged or discouraged by those who listen to you, and those who come to applaud you. And to me, those people are very important."
- Miriam Makeba
(Related: People)

"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."
- Andre Malraux
(Related: Successful, Ideas, Courage, Failure, Act, Difference, Risk)

"We must have courage to bet on our ideas, to take the calculated risk, and to act. Everyday living requires courage if life is to be effective and bring happiness."
- Maxwell Maltz
(Related: Happiness, Life, Ideas, Courage, Act, Living, Risk)

"Often the difference between a successful man and a failure is not one's better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on his ideas, to take a calculated risk, and to act."
- Maxwell Maltz
(Related: Successful, Ideas, Courage, Failure, Act, Difference, Man, Risk)

"I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear."
- Nelson Mandela
(Related: Fear, Courage, Absence, Man)

"I would kiss you, had I the courage."
- Edouard Manet
(Related: Kiss, Courage)

"In Iroquois society, leaders are encouraged to remember seven generations in the past and consider seven generations in the future when making decisions that affect the people."
- Wilma Mankiller
(Related: Society, People, Decisions, Future, Generations, Leaders, Past)

"A team is where a boy can prove his courage on his own. A gang is where a coward goes to hide."
- Mickey Mantle
(Related: Courage)

"This country was founded on a core set of family values. These values should not be discouraged and blatantly undermined by the airing of offensive material on broadcast television and radio."
- Kenny Marchant
(Related: Family, Values, Country, Television)

"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
(Related: Success, Courage, Opposition, Struggle)

"There can be no failure to a man who has not lost his courage, his character, his self respect, or his self-confidence. He is still a King."
- Orison Swett Marden
(Related: Character, Courage, Failure, Man, Respect, Self, Self respect)

"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
(Related: Courage, Battle, Confidence, Conviction)

"A man of courage flees forward, in the midst of new things."
- Jacques Maritain
(Related: Courage, Man)

"What I love about the East End is that there's a great perseverance, determination and courage. What I dislike about it is that there is sometimes a celebration of ignorance."
- Eddie Marsan
(Related: Love, Courage, Determination, Perseverance, End, Ignorance)

"But when women are moved and lend help, when women, who are by nature calm and controlled, give encouragement and applause, when virtuous and knowledgeable women grace the endeavor with their sweet love, then it is invincible."
- Jose Marti
(Related: Nature, Women, Love, Applause, Encouragement, Grace, Help)

"If every conceivable precaution is taken at first, one is often too discouraged to proceed at all."
- Archer J. P. Martin
(Related: First)

"Taking an interest in what others are thinking and doing is often a much more powerful form of encouragement than praise."
- Robert Martin
(Related: Encouragement, Interest, Praise, Thinking)

"Laws and customs may be creative of vice; and should be therefore perpetually under process of observation and correction: but laws and customs cannot be creative of virtue: they may encourage and help to preserve it; but they cannot originate it."
- Harriet Martineau
(Related: Help, Laws, May, Observation, Vice)

"Slavery discourages arts and manufactures."
- George Mason
(Related: Slavery)

"You know as I started as a shy young conductor, I always wanted to cooperate. To build up the musicians. To help them to be better than without a conductor. And sometimes young talented musicians have to be encouraged."
- Kurt Masur
(Related: Help, Musicians)

"Creativity takes courage."
- Henri Matisse
(Related: Courage, Creativity)

"People are different. People choose different criteria. But if there is a better way among many alternatives, I want to encourage that way by making it comfortable. So that's what I've tried to do."
- Yukihiro Matsumoto
(Related: People, Want)

"I would like to thank the people who encouraged me to draw army cartoons at a time when the gag man's conception of the army was one of mean ole sergeants and jeeps which jump over mountains."
- Bill Mauldin
(Related: Time, People, Army, Cartoons, Man, Mountains)

"Discouragement is not the absence of adequacy but the absence of courage."
- Neal A. Maxwell
(Related: Courage, Absence, Discouragement)

"The opposite of courage in our society is not cowardice, it is conformity."
- Rollo May
(Related: Society, Courage, Conformity, Cowardice)

"It requires greater courage to preserve inner freedom, to move on in one's inward journey into new realms, than to stand defiantly for outer freedom. It is often easier to play the martyr, as it is to be rash in battle."
- Rollo May
(Related: Courage, Battle, Freedom, Journey, Martyr, Play)

"Courage is not the absence of despair; it is, rather, the capacity to move ahead in spite of despair."
- Rollo May
(Related: Courage, Absence, Despair)

"I believed my story would be helpful to young women my daughter's age, who are still in the process of forming themselves as women, and in need of encouragement to remain true to themselves."
- Joyce Maynard
(Related: Women, Age, Daughter, Encouragement)

"I wouldn't encourage new writers to start off publishing through electronic media... it still isn't wide enough for the readership they would need to get a good start."
- Anne McCaffrey
(Related: Media, Publishing, Writers)

"Paul persuaded me to join the band. I would never have had the courage otherwise. It was fun at the beginning. We were playing just for fun, with Paul's group."
- Linda McCartney
(Related: Courage, Beginning, Fun)

"You can't force something like that. But we have encouraged our audience, because we avoid the confrontation of regular rock concerts: us up here, you down there. Instead, we're looking for interaction."
- Page McConnell
(Related: Force)

"One has to have the courage of one's pessimism."
- Ian Mcewan
(Related: Courage, Pessimism)

"Change will never happen when people lack the ability and courage to see themselves for who they are."
- Bryant H. McGill
(Related: Change, People, Courage, Ability, Will)

"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
(Related: History, Sacrifice, Courage, Battle, Military, Nation)

"In providing this $5,000 tax credit for those purchasing rural homes, we're offering an important incentive to encourage people to live in smaller communities - and perhaps even stay in a community they might be considering leaving."
- John M. McHugh
(Related: People, Community, Credit, Tax)

"I tend to discourage people from calling me 'Sir Ian,' because I don't like being separated out from the rest of the population. Of course, it can be useful if you're writing an official letter, like trying to get a visa or something passed through Parliament. They're impressed by these things."
- Ian McKellen
(Related: People, Being, Parliament, Population, Rest, Trying, Writing)

"Courage can't see around corners but goes around them anyway."
- Mignon McLaughlin
(Related: Courage)

"The only courage that matters is the kind that gets you from one moment to the next."
- Mignon McLaughlin
(Related: Courage)

"Again, like I said, we're not trying to censor anyone. If you think drugs are cool, fine. Make that movie. We are not going to stop you, or try to stop you, but we would encourage other people to be a bit more responsible about their portrayal of drug usage."
- Gerald McRaney
(Related: People, Drugs, Trying)

"A knowledgeable and courageous U.S. president could help enormously in leading the world's nations toward saving the climate."
- Donella Meadows
(Related: Climate, Help, Leading, Nations, President, World)

"In the government schools, which are referred to as public schools, Indian policy has been instituted there, and its a policy where they do not encourage, in fact, discourage, critical thinking and the creation of ideas and public education."
- Russell Means
(Related: Education, Government, Policy, Ideas, Creation, Fact, Public, Schools, Thinking)

"The proposition that we should encourage wickedness and violence by exposing one side of the face to blows because we have been beaten on the other is too great an absurdity."
- Thomas Mellon
(Related: Absurdity, Violence, Wickedness)

"I would never discourage anyone from doing what it is in life that they want to do. But I would encourage them to find out the pros and cons of anything they become involved in."
- Rita Mero
(Related: Life, Want)

"Just remaining quietly in the presence of God, listening to Him, being attentive to Him, requires a lot of courage and know-how."
- Thomas Merton
(Related: God, Courage, Being, Listening)

"It takes courage to know when you ought to be afraid."
- James A. Michener
(Related: Courage)

"Most of the good executives do pretty well. Because to be a good executive you have to be strong, and you have to have a simple attribute that people have forgotten about - courage."
- John Milius
(Related: People, Courage, Pretty)

"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
(Related: Society, Time, Genius, Courage, Danger, Eccentricity, Now)

"Eccentricity has always abounded when and where strength of character had abounded; and the amount of eccentricity in a society has generally been proportional to the amount of genius, mental vigor, and courage which it contained."
- John Stuart Mill
(Related: Society, Genius, Character, Courage, Strength, Eccentricity)

"The qualities of an exceptional cook are akin to those of a successful tightrope walker: an abiding passion for the task, courage to go out on a limb and an impeccable sense of balance."
- Bryan Miller
(Related: Successful, Courage, Balance, Passion, Sense)

"We're also fairly stubborn, I think, fairly independent. We have our share of difficulties with our federal government, although I've tried to as I am here encourage a better way of discussing those problems."
- Dan Miller
(Related: Government, Difficulties, Problems)

"My father influenced by his very life, his very example and the environment that I was brought up in. But, he did not encourage or discourage any of us. He let us make up our own minds."
- Juliet Mills
(Related: Life, Father, Environment, Example)

"Mum, who had been a dancer with a small ballet company before she got married, was full of encouragement. She didn't say, 'This is really good, you should do this', She just encouraged us to do whatever we liked."
- Dannii Minogue
(Related: Ballet, Company, Encouragement)

"I spent two years in the Army. And my older brother, who was also a great positive influence on me, encouraged me to think about law school, and I said - well, I didn't have any money."
- George J. Mitchell
(Related: Money, Brother, Positive, Army, Influence, Law, School, Years)

"With enough courage, you can do without a reputation."
- Margaret Mitchell
(Related: Courage, Reputation)

"I was a little doubtful about the propriety of going to the Mammoth Cave without a gentleman escort, but if two ladies travel alone they must have the courage of men."
- Maria Mitchell
(Related: Men, Travel, Courage, Ladies, Gentleman)

"There are pretenders to piety as well as to courage."
- Moliere
(Related: Courage, Piety)

"The right response to the non-problem of global warming is to have the courage to do nothing."
- Christopher Monckton
(Related: Courage, Global warming, Nothing, Right)

"The principles of living greatly include the capacity to face trouble with courage, disappointment with cheerfulness, and trial with humility."
- Thomas S. Monson
(Related: Courage, Cheerfulness, Disappointment, Humility, Living, Principles, Trouble)

"Courage, not compromise, brings the smile of God's approval."
- Thomas S. Monson
(Related: God, Courage, Approval, Compromise, Smile)

"The strangest, most generous, and proudest of all virtues is true courage."
- Michel de Montaigne
(Related: Courage)

"Valor is stability, not of legs and arms, but of courage and the soul."
- Michel de Montaigne
(Related: Soul, Courage, Stability, Valor)

"And yet I think of Christopher Reeve who said he would pay two million dollars to be able to feel pain again. What a courageous man! So I have to think that pain is a blessing."
- Ricardo Montalban
(Related: Pain)

"A member must say that he is a member of the Unification Church and that he is the follower of Sun Myung Moon. If he doesn't have the courage to say it, he is not worthy of me."
- Sun Myung Moon
(Related: Courage, Church, Moon, Sun)

"What we should be trying to do is to encourage people to establish private retirement accounts and help them take pressure off the Social Security system."
- Dennis Moore
(Related: People, Help, Pressure, Retirement, Security, Trying)

"We must encourage people to get educated, to get tested, to get involved in the fight against AIDS."
- Gwen Moore
(Related: People, Fight)

"Too many people feel that where you start out dictates where you should end up. I was on welfare and just shy of 19 when my first daughter was born, but I was encouraged to take advantage of my ability and drive and remained in school."
- Gwen Moore
(Related: Daughter, People, Ability, End, First, School, Welfare)

"Take chances, make mistakes. That's how you grow. Pain nourishes your courage. You have to fail in order to practice being brave."
- Mary Tyler Moore
(Related: Courage, Being, Mistakes, Order, Pain, Practice)

"I encourage students to pursue an idea far enough so they can see what the cliches and stereotypes are. Only then do they begin to hit pay dirt."
- Robert Morgan
(Related: Idea, Cliches, Students)

"I don't think poetry is something that can be taught. We can encourage young writers, but what you can't teach them is the very essence of poetry."
- Robert Morgan
(Related: Poetry, Writers)

"With honesty of purpose, balance, a respect for tradition, courage, and, above all, a philosophy of life, any young person who embraces the historical profession will find it rich in rewards and durable in satisfaction."
- Samuel E. Morison
(Related: Life, Courage, Honesty, Purpose, Balance, Philosophy, Profession, Respect, Satisfaction, Tradition, Will)

"The courage of the poet is to keep ajar the door that leads into madness."
- Christopher Morley
(Related: Courage, Madness)

"However, the Government has made it clear that we do not encourage the recruitment of teachers from developing nations where there may be an adverse effect on the economy."
- Estelle Morris
(Related: Government, Economy, Effect, May, Nations, Teachers)

"You've got all these books on self help, getting to know yourself, doing the right thing, eating the so-called right foods, even down to what books you have on your shelves. People are encouraged to look to themselves first as opposed to being a part of society."
- Samantha Morton
(Related: Society, People, Being, Books, Eating, First, Help, Right, Self)

"Lack of encouragement never deterred me. I was the kind of person who would not be put down."
- Constance Baker Motley
(Related: Encouragement)

"Our shows are packed with laughter and light-hearted songs to lift the listener from their everyday life. We encourage the audience to participate in any way."
- Jason Mraz
(Related: Life, Laughter, Light, Songs)

"A man of courage never needs weapons, but he may need bail."
- Lewis Mumford
(Related: Courage, Man, May, Needs, Weapons)

"Only being similar can encourage one to be different."
- Nancy S. Mure
(Related: Being)

"Rather than improving the wealth of their own nation, the Mexican government encourages its poor to come to the U.S. and send money home."
- Timothy Murphy
(Related: Government, Home, Money, Wealth, Nation, Poor)

"Amnesty is not the answer as it will only encourage more illegal immigrants to enter."
- Timothy Murphy
(Related: Will)

"Give the people not hell, but hope and courage."
- John Murray
(Related: People, Courage, Hope, Hell)

"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."
- Benito Mussolini
(Related: War, Courage, Nobility, Tension)

"So, to praise others for their virtues can but encourage one's own efforts."
- Nagarjuna
(Related: Praise)

"We want deeper sincerity of motive, a greater courage in speech and earnestness in action."
- Sarojini Naidu
(Related: Action, Courage, Motive, Sincerity, Speech, Want)

"If I read or listened to critics of our music, I'd have been discouraged a long time ago."
- Graham Nash
(Related: Time, Music)

"We must strive to encourage East and West not only to move towards each other but also to encourage them to find a new philosophy, a philosophy which will serve as a tool determining the future of Planet Earth - our common and only shelter."
- Nursultan Nazarbayev
(Related: Earth, Future, Philosophy, Will)

"My parents encouraged thought. You'll get through life better if you learn how to think."
- Holly Near
(Related: Life, Thought, Parents)

"As much as possible, I try to encourage people to use stunt men because that is really their job."
- Sam Neill
(Related: Men, People, Job)

"If we survive danger it steels our courage more than anything else."
- Reinhold Niebuhr
(Related: Courage, Danger)

"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."
- Reinhold Niebuhr
(Related: Change, Wisdom, God, Courage, Grace, Serenity)

"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."
- Reinhold Niebuhr
(Related: Change, Wisdom, God, Courage, Difference, Serenity)

"All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination."
- Earl Nightingale
(Related: Courage, Press, Road)

"God grant me the courage not to give up what I think is right even though I think it is hopeless."
- Chester W. Nimitz
(Related: God, Courage, Right)

"I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman."
- Anais Nin
(Related: Courage, Strength, Doubt, Instinct, Man, Woman)

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage."
- Anais Nin
(Related: Life, Courage)

"Remember, always give your best. Never get discouraged. Never be petty. Always remember, others may hate you. But those who hate you don't win unless you hate them. And then you destroy yourself."
- Richard M. Nixon
(Related: Hate, May)

"Part of courage is simple consistency."
- Peggy Noonan
(Related: Consistency, Courage)

"I want to encourage other people to try to discover who they are, not to try to fit into some superficial prototype of what they think a Christian should be, but to discover who they really are."
- Larry Norman
(Related: People, Christian, Want)

"As for courage and will - we cannot measure how much of each lies within us, we can only trust there will be sufficient to carry through trials which may lie ahead."
- Andre Norton
(Related: Trust, Lie, Courage, Lies, May, Measure, Trials, Will)

"They put me in a harness, like a horse, to learn the back somersault. It was weird up there when I put on that harness for the first time. The courage came with practice."
- Donald O'Connor
(Related: Time, Courage, First, Practice)

"In many Asian households, to not go on to higher education, that's like a big no-no. I know my parents' discouragement was for my own protection, and I'm really close to them now, but they didn't understand that there is value in this. That's because they didn't know."
- Sandra Oh
(Related: Education, Discouragement, Now, Parents, Protection, Value)

"To create one's world in any of the arts takes courage."
- Georgia O'Keeffe
(Related: Courage, World)

"On sensitive issues, talk isn't cheap - it takes real courage to pry open topics nailed shut."
- Marvin Olasky
(Related: Courage, Open, Talk)

"But to understand what it means to be strong and courageous, Christians should look to the person of Christ."
- Marvin Olasky
(Related: Christ)

"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."
- Gary Oldman
(Related: Family, Courage, Values, Compassion, Justice, Right, Sense, Wrong)

"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."
- Suze Orman
(Related: Life, Power, Courage, Financial, Limits, Potential)

"There's something about Marxism that brings out warts; the only kind of growth this economic system encourages."
- P. J. O'Rourke
(Related: Growth, Marxism)

"From the bitter cold winter at Valley Forge, to the mountains of Afghanistan and the deserts of Iraq, our soldiers have courageously answered when called, gone where ordered, and defended our nation with honor."
- Solomon Ortiz
(Related: Afghanistan, Honor, Iraq, Mountains, Nation, Soldiers, Winter)

"Political commercials encourage the deceptive, the destructive and the degrading."
- John O'Toole
"Happy are those who dare courageously to defend what they love."
- Ovid
(Related: Love)

"Courage conquers all things: it even gives strength to the body."
- Ovid
(Related: Courage, Strength, Body)

"The spirited horse, which will try to win the race of its own accord, will run even faster if encouraged."
- Ovid
(Related: Race, Will)

"Wisdom, prudence, forethought, these are essential. But not second to these that noble courage which adventures the right, and leaves the consequences to God."
- Robert Dale Owen
(Related: God, Wisdom, Courage, Consequences, Prudence, Right)

"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
(Related: Trust, Courage, Virtue, May, Measure, Nation)

"Arms discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as well as property... Horrid mischief would ensue were the law-abiding deprived of the use of them."
- Thomas Paine
(Related: Law, Order, Property, World)

"Virtues are acquired through endeavor, Which rests wholly upon yourself. So, to praise others for their virtues Can but encourage one's own efforts."
- Thomas Paine
(Related: Praise)

"Let us go forth with fear and courage and rage to save the world."
- Grace Paley
(Related: Fear, Courage, World)

"While I do not hesitate to applaud certain aspects of the resolution honoring the sacrifices of our courageous soldiers who are risking their lives in Iraq, I cannot be supportive of capitalizing on these very sacrifices for political gain."
- Ed Pastor
(Related: Gain, Iraq, Resolution, Soldiers)

"To him that waits all things reveal themselves, provided that he has the courage not to deny, in the darkness, what he has seen in the light."
- Coventry Patmore
(Related: Courage, Darkness, Light)

"Untutored courage is useless in the face of educated bullets."
- George S. Patton
(Related: Courage)

"Courage is fear holding on a minute longer."
- George S. Patton
(Related: Fear, Courage)

"A timid person is frightened before a danger, a coward during the time, and a courageous person afterward."
- Jean Paul
(Related: Time, Danger)

"Courage consists not in blindly overlooking danger, but in seeing it, and conquering it."
- Jean Paul
(Related: Courage, Danger)

"What I've always said is that I'm opposed to institutional racism, and I would've, had I've been alive at the time, I think, had the courage to march with Martin Luther King to overturn institutional racism, and I see no place in our society for institutional racism."
- Rand Paul
(Related: Society, Time, Courage, March, Martin, Racism)

"A pitfall of making a comedy with a studio-and it's also an American cultural thing-is that I get tired of being encouraged to go always for laughs."
- Alexander Payne
(Related: American, Being, Comedy)

"But after this natural burst of indignation, no man of sense, courage, or prudence will waste his time or his strength in retrospective reproaches or repinings."
- Robert Peel
(Related: Time, Courage, Strength, Man, Prudence, Sense, Waste, Will)

"Freedom is a system based on courage."
- Charles Peguy
(Related: Courage, Freedom)

"There's a lot of mediocrity being celebrated, and a lot of wonderful stuff being ignored or discouraged."
- Sean Penn
(Related: Being, Mediocrity)

"A true friend freely, advises justly, assists readily, adventures boldly, takes all patiently, defends courageously, and continues a friend unchangeably."
- William Penn
(Related: Friend)

"Our best teachers do more than impart facts and figures - they inspire and encourage students and instill a true desire to learn. That's a fine art in itself."
- Sonny Perdue
(Related: Art, Desire, Facts, Students, Teachers)

"Freedom is the sure possession of those alone who have the courage to defend it."
- Pericles
(Related: Courage, Freedom, Possession)

"Most of man's problems upon this planet, in the long history of the race, have been met and solved either partially or as a whole by experiment based on common sense and carried out with courage."
- Frances Perkins
(Related: History, Courage, Common sense, Man, Problems, Race)

"Our dependency makes slaves out of us, especially if this dependency is a dependency of our self-esteem. If you need encouragement, praise, pats on the back from everybody, then you make everybody your judge."
- Fritz Perls
(Related: Encouragement, Praise, Self)

"True courage is like a kite; a contrary wind raises it higher."
- John Petit-Senn
(Related: Courage, Wind)

"Physical bravery is an animal instinct; moral bravery is much higher and truer courage."
- Wendell Phillips
(Related: Courage, Bravery, Instinct)

"Courage to continue comes from deeper sources than outward results."
- Kenneth L. Pike
(Related: Courage, Results)

"I would encourage anybody struggling with their sexuality to go with their heart. If it's not an appropriate time, there will be one later. Never, ever try to rush into anything - do it in your own time."
- Danny Pintauro
(Related: Time, Heart, Sexuality, Will)

"Courage is knowing what not to fear."
- Plato
(Related: Fear, Courage)

"Courage is a kind of salvation."
- Plato
(Related: Courage, Salvation)

"Courage is what preserves our liberty, safety, life, and our homes and parents, our country and children. Courage comprises all things."
- Plautus
(Related: Life, Courage, Children, Country, Liberty, Parents, Safety)

"Courage easily finds its own eloquence."
- Titus Maccius Plautus
(Related: Courage, Eloquence)

"Courage in danger is half the battle."
- Titus Maccius Plautus
(Related: Courage, Battle, Danger)

"Good courage in a bad affair is half of the evil overcome."
- Titus Maccius Plautus
(Related: Courage, Evil)

"Courage consists not in hazarding without fear; but being resolutely minded in a just cause."
- Plutarch
(Related: Fear, Courage, Being, Cause)

"Courage stands halfway between cowardice and rashness, one of which is a lack, the other an excess of courage."
- Plutarch
(Related: Courage, Cowardice, Excess)

"Young people ask me if this country is serious about science. They aren't thinking about the passport that they will hold, but the country that they must rely on for support and encouragement."
- John Charles Polanyi
(Related: Science, People, Country, Encouragement, Support, Thinking, Will)

"No man in the world has more courage than the man who can stop after eating one peanut."
- Channing Pollock
(Related: Courage, Eating, Man, World)

"Tonight I should like to thank all those who have shared my work and to acknowledge the debt that I owe to my wife whose encouragement to put research before all other things has been a great strength to me."
- George Porter
(Related: Work, Wife, Strength, Debt, Encouragement, Research)

"Presently, the Commission for Commemorating 350 Years of American Jewish History has been brought about to encourage and sponsor a variety of historical activities that advance our understanding of the American Jewish experience as it marks this milestone anniversary."
- Jon Porter
(Related: Experience, History, American, Understanding, Variety, Years)

"One of the marks of a gift is to have the courage of it."
- Katherine Anne Porter
(Related: Courage)

"In Scouting, a boy is encouraged to educate himself instead of being instructed."
- Robert Powell
(Related: Being, Scouting)

"My attitude toward graduate students was different, I must say. I used graduate students as colleagues: I gave them the best problems to work on, and I encouraged them."
- Frank Press
(Related: Work, Attitude, Problems, Students)

"I do know one thing: I wish people were doing more dangerous musicals, more courageous musicals and not just falling into the trap of trying to figure out what the public wants, because you find out that the public very often wants what's good."
- Hal Price
(Related: People, Public, Trying)

"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."
- Mark Pryor
(Related: Equality, Time, Courage, Compassion, Day, Democracy, Honor, Justice, Martin, Nation, Nonviolence)

"An able, disinterested, public-spirited press, with trained intelligence to know the right and courage to do it, can preserve that public virtue without which popular government is a sham and a mockery."
- Joseph Pulitzer
(Related: Government, Intelligence, Courage, Virtue, Popular, Press, Public, Right)

"Pacifist propaganda and the resolutions of the parliamentarians encouraged such treaties, and toward the end of the nineteenth century their number had increased considerably."
- Ludwig Quidde
(Related: End, Propaganda)

"It is worth while too to warn the teacher that undue severity in correcting faults is liable at times to discourage a boy's mind from effort."
- Quintilian
(Related: Effort, Faults, Mind, Worth)

"There are times when it is more courageous to be cowardly."
- Norman Reilly Raine
"The consolidation of the music business has made it difficult to encourage styles like the blues, all of which deserve to be celebrated as part of our most treasured national resources."
- Bonnie Raitt
(Related: Business, Music)

"We were tremendously encouraged by the testing of Analyze That. Audiences loved it. They were telling us that they liked it as much as the original. We recorded the laughs in the theater."
- Harold Ramis
(Related: Audiences, Testing, Theater)

"There's only one thing worse than a man who doesn't have strong likes and dislikes, and that's a man who has strong likes and dislikes without the courage to voice them."
- Tony Randall
(Related: Courage, Man, Voice)

"Courage is being afraid but going on anyhow."
- Dan Rather
(Related: Courage, Being)

"We would certainly encourage the Italian government to put forward an ambitious agenda of reform."
- Rodrigo Rato
(Related: Government, Reform)

"There are no easy answers' but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right."
- Ronald Reagan
(Related: Courage, Answers, Right)

"Above all, we must realize that no arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women. It is a weapon our adversaries in today's world do not have."
- Ronald Reagan
(Related: Men, Women, Courage, Today, Will, World)

"The usual comment from psychologists and psychiatrists was that it's best not to encourage people to look at their dreams because they are liable to stir up problems for themselves."
- Henry Reed
(Related: Dreams, People, Problems)

"When you really believe in God, it gives you a courage, a confidence that enables you to meet the things coming."
- Della Reese
(Related: God, Courage, Confidence)

"We have the Troops to Teachers program, which encourages retired military individuals to go into teaching."
- Ralph Regula
(Related: Military, Teachers, Teaching, Troops)

"I was strongly encouraged by a science teacher who took an interest in me and presented me with a key to the laboratory to allow me to work whenever I wanted."
- Frederick Reines
(Related: Science, Work, Interest, Key)

"The courage of a soldier is heightened by his knowledge of his profession."
- Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus
(Related: Knowledge, Courage, Profession)

"If there was a way to discourage trash constitutionally, I would sure as heck take a hard look at it. I don't think there is. So I don't think there's a choice here."
- Ed Rendell
(Related: Choice)

"If then the prosperity of the commercial classes, will most certainly lead to accumulation of capital, and the encouragement of productive industry; these can by no means be so surely obtained as by a fall in the price of corn."
- David Ricardo
(Related: Encouragement, Prosperity, Will)

"Shortly thereafter, some friends encouraged me to try out for the Miss South Carolina World beauty pageant. To my surprise, I won - and was sent to New York City to compete nationally."
- Donna Rice
(Related: Beauty, Friends, World)

"Ingenuity, plus courage, plus work, equals miracles."
- Bob Richards
(Related: Work, Courage, Miracles)

"Courage is doing what you are afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you are scared."
- Eddie Rickenbacker
(Related: Courage)

"I find fault with my children because I like them and I want them to go places - uprightness and strength and courage and civil respect and anything that affects the probabilities of failure on the part of those that are closest to me, that concerns me - I find fault."
- Branch Rickey
(Related: Courage, Failure, Strength, Children, Fault, Respect, Want)

"With regard to the youth vote we should encourage them to partake in the process, making more use of our education system to show the role Government plays in their lives, but also utilise the youth media they relate to to better connect them to our message."
- Adam Rickitt
(Related: Education, Government, Media, Vote, Youth)

"Good ideas are not adopted automatically. They must be driven into practice with courageous patience."
- Hyman Rickover
(Related: Ideas, Patience, Practice)

"The most essential factor is persistence - the determination never to allow your energy or enthusiasm to be dampened by the discouragement that must inevitably come."
- James Whitcomb Riley
(Related: Determination, Enthusiasm, Discouragement, Energy, Persistence)

"Continuous, unflagging effort, persistence and determination will win. Let not the man be discouraged who has these."
- James Whitcomb Riley
(Related: Determination, Effort, Man, Persistence, Will)

"The courage in journalism is sticking up for the unpopular, not the popular."
- Geraldo Rivera
(Related: Courage, Journalism, Popular)

"I've made a connection with the television audience by being a proud Latino man. I am passionate for what I do, courageous in the face of peril, honest and straightforward."
- Geraldo Rivera
(Related: Being, Connection, Man, Television)

"New York is not conductive to theater. New York does not encourage its young. It does not encourage experimentation."
- Tim Robbins
(Related: Theater)

"Feminism encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians."
- Pat Robertson
(Related: Women, Capitalism, Children, Feminism, Husbands, Practice, Witchcraft)

"Feminism is a socialist, anti-family, political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians."
- Pat Robertson
(Related: Women, Capitalism, Children, Feminism, Husbands, Practice, Witchcraft)

"You want to shut up every Negro who has the courage to stand up and fight for the rights of his people, for the rights of workers, and I have been on many a picket line for the steelworkers too."
- Paul Robeson
(Related: People, Courage, Fight, Rights, Want, Workers)

"Greatness, in the last analysis, is largely bravery - courage in escaping from old ideas and old standards and respectable ways of doing things."
- James Robinson
(Related: Ideas, Courage, Greatness, Bravery, Old)

"Perfect courage is to do without witnesses what one would be capable of doing with the world looking on."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Courage, World)

"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."
- Frances Rodman
(Related: Faith, Courage, Hope, Strength, Sun)

"I have a lot of courage. I'm a realist."
- Elisabeth Rohm
(Related: Courage)

"There are many drugs that have many serious side effects and that are harmful to people. Marijuana is no different than that. And especially we should try to discourage young people from using marijuana."
- Dana Rohrabacher
(Related: People, Drugs)

"I believe we can do more in making the President's vision for space exploration a reality by awarding cash prizes to encourage greater participation of the private sector in the national space program."
- Dana Rohrabacher
(Related: Vision, Exploration, Participation, President, Prizes, Reality, Space)

"I agree with my colleagues, even the one who just preceded me, that marijuana is probably a dangerous drug, and I would not suggest that we do anything to encourage its use."
- Dana Rohrabacher
"But courage which goes against military expediency is stupidity, or, if it is insisted upon by a commander, irresponsibility."
- Erwin Rommel
(Related: Courage, Expediency, Military, Stupidity)

"I don't think you can look for love. All you can do is get yourself in a situation where you don't discourage something that may be rather nice."
- Linda Ronstadt
(Related: Love, May)

"People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built."
- Eleanor Roosevelt
(Related: Experience, Life, People, Character)

"You have to accept whatever comes and the only important thing is that you meet it with courage and with the best that you have to give."
- Eleanor Roosevelt
(Related: Courage)

"You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.'"
- Eleanor Roosevelt
(Related: Experience, Fear, Courage, Strength, Confidence, Gain, Horror)

"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."
- Eleanor Roosevelt
(Related: Experience, Fear, Courage, Strength, Confidence, Gain)

"Courtesy is as much a mark of a gentleman as courage."
- Theodore Roosevelt
(Related: Courage, Courtesy, Gentleman)

"It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things."
- Theodore Roosevelt
(Related: Courage, Effort, Energy, Labor)

"You live with the fear people might find out. Then you actually have the courage to tell people and they go, I don't think you are gay. It's enough to drive you crazy."
- Portia de Rossi
(Related: People, Fear, Courage, Gay)

"The most important thing for me was to never, ever, ever deny it. But I didn't really have the courage to talk about it. I was thinking, The people who need to know I'm gay know."
- Portia de Rossi
(Related: People, Courage, Gay, Talk, Thinking)

"It takes far less courage to kill yourself than it takes to make yourself wake up one more time. It's harder to stay where you are than to get out. For everyone but you, that is."
- Judith Rossner
(Related: Time, Courage)

"A large nose is in fact the sign of an affable man, good, courteous, witty, liberal, courageous, such as I am."
- Edmond Rostand
(Related: Fact, Liberal, Man, Witty)

"Courage is the capacity to confront what can be imagined."
- Leo Rosten
(Related: Courage)

"My talent is such that no undertaking, however vast in size... has ever surpassed my courage."
- Peter Paul Rubens
(Related: Talent, Courage)

"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."
- Juan Ruiz
(Related: Love, Courage, Eloquence, Man, Quick)

"Don't Make Assumptions. Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life."
- Miguel Angel Ruiz
(Related: Life, Courage, Agreement, Drama, Questions, Sadness, Want)

"Death has a tendency to encourage a depressing view of war."
- Donald Rumsfeld
(Related: Death, War)

"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."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: Courage, Cause, Man, Unworthy, Will)

"Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections."
- Saint Francis de Sales
(Related: Courage)

"I'm sick of not having the courage to be an absolute nobody."
- J. D. Salinger
(Related: Courage)

"On several occasions President Kennedy encouraged me to take a lover, an obvious sign he also had some himself."
- Pierre Salinger
(Related: Obvious, President)

"Hope lies in dreams, in imagination, and in the courage of those who dare to make dreams into reality."
- Jonas Salk
(Related: Dreams, Imagination, Courage, Hope, Lies, Reality)

"There is hope in dreams, imagination, and in the courage of those who wish to make those dreams a reality."
- Jonas Salk
(Related: Dreams, Imagination, Courage, Hope, Reality)

"Religion in its humility restores man to his only dignity, the courage to live by grace."
- George Santayana
(Related: Religion, Courage, Dignity, Grace, Humility, Man)

"I would not encourage children or teens to multitask because we don't know where those efforts may lead."
- Marilyn vos Savant
(Related: Children, May)

"As long as the opposition believes the world will stand with Ukraine's democrat reformers, they will have the leverage and the courage to establish a legitimate republic under the leadership of Viktor Yushchenko."
- Bob Schaffer
(Related: Leadership, Courage, Opposition, Will, World)

"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.
(Related: Life, Ideas, Courage, Vision, Conscience, Mind)

"Values are principles and ideas that bring meaning to the seemingly mundane experience of life. A meaningful life that ultimately brings happiness and pride requires you to respond to temptations as well as challenges with honor, dignity, and courage."
- Laura Schlessinger
(Related: Experience, Happiness, Life, Ideas, Courage, Values, Dignity, Honor, Meaning, Pride, Principles, Temptations)

"We want to encourage those who are able to work, no question."
- Gerhard Schroder
(Related: Work, Question, Want)

"I consider my ability to arouse enthusiasm among men the greatest asset I possess. The way to develop the best that is in a man is by appreciation and encouragement."
- Charles Schwab
(Related: Men, Enthusiasm, Ability, Appreciation, Encouragement, Man)

"I applaud the American Cancer Society for all they do to eradicate smoking. Their local, state and national efforts help to discourage young people from taking up this deadly habit and the resources they provide have helped numerous smokers quit."
- Allyson Schwartz
(Related: Society, People, Habit, American, Cancer, Help, Smoking, State)

"Love is the most difficult and dangerous form of courage. Courage is the most desperate, admirable and noble kind of love."
- Delmore Schwartz
(Related: Love, Courage)

"Political courage is not political suicide."
- Arnold Schwarzenegger
(Related: Courage, Suicide)

"One of the problems with even suggesting that purpose of a Federal law is for law enforcement officers to assist in protecting the public outside their jurisdictions is that it may give them encouragement or even a sense of obligation to do so."
- Bobby Scott
(Related: Purpose, Encouragement, Law, May, Obligation, Problems, Public, Sense)

"We all get discouraged."
- Richard G. Scott
"Had we lived I should have had a tale to tell of the hardihood, endurance and courage of my companions which would have stirred the heart of every Englishman. These rough notes and our dead bodies must tell the tale."
- Robert Falcon Scott
(Related: Heart, Courage, Endurance)

"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."
- David Seabury
(Related: Courage, Animals, Conviction, Enemy, Weapons)

"A healthy state encourages many voices - and lots of listening."
- Kathleen Sebelius
(Related: Listening, State)

"When I entered college, I wasn't sure what I was going to do. My advisor happened to be from the theater department, and he encouraged me to take some classes there, which I did."
- David Selby
(Related: College, Theater)

"Sometimes even to live is an act of courage."
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(Related: Courage, Act)

"There is nothing in the world so much admired as a man who knows how to bear unhappiness with courage."
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(Related: Courage, Man, Nothing, Unhappiness, World)

"He who does not prevent a crime when he can, encourages it."
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(Related: Crime)

"In the inhalation and exhalation there is an energy and a lively divine spirit, since He, through his spirit supports the breath of life, giving courage to the people who are in the earth and spirit to those who walk on it."
- Michael Servetus
(Related: Life, People, Courage, Earth, Energy, Giving, Spirit)

"Who could refrain that had a heart to love and in that heart courage to make love known?"
- William Shakespeare
(Related: Love, Heart, Courage)

"We have not yet concluded that needle-exchange programs do not encourage drug use."
- Donna Shalala
"I saw clearly how those who saved the state so heroically and courageously in the War of Independence would be capable of bringing a catastrophe upon it if they are given the chance in normal times."
- Moshe Sharett
(Related: War, Chance, Independence, State)

"The only service a friend can really render is to keep up your courage by holding up to you a mirror in which you can see a noble image of yourself."
- George Bernard Shaw
(Related: Friend, Courage, Service)

"A man of great common sense and good taste - meaning thereby a man without originality or moral courage."
- George Bernard Shaw
(Related: Courage, Common sense, Man, Meaning, Originality, Taste)

"I never thought much of the courage of a lion tamer. Inside the cage he is at least safe from people."
- George Bernard Shaw
(Related: Thought, People, Courage)

"He's a man of great common sense and good taste - meaning thereby a man without originality or moral courage."
- George Bernard Shaw
(Related: Courage, Common sense, Man, Meaning, Originality, Taste)

"Success means having the courage, the determination, and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be."
- George A. Sheehan
(Related: Success, Courage, Determination, Will)

"On the show, we are not trying to get people to eat their vegetables; we are not trying to get people to become Democrats. We are basically trying to encourage people to get involved with public life so that politics isn't left to the wealthy and privileged."
- Martin Sheen
(Related: Life, Politics, People, Democrats, Public, Trying)

"Don't give up. There are too many nay-sayers out there who will try to discourage you. Don't listen to them. The only one who can make you give up is yourself."
- Sidney Sheldon
(Related: Will)

"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."
- Antony Sher
(Related: Courage, African, Gay, Minority, Question)

"Remember that when you meet your antagonist, to do everything in a mild agreeable manner. Let your courage be keen, but, at the same time, as polished as your sword."
- Richard Brinsley Sheridan
(Related: Time, Courage)

"Courage - a perfect sensibility of the measure of danger, and a mental willingness to endure it."
- William Tecumseh Sherman
(Related: Courage, Danger, Measure, Sensibility)

"Every great work, every big accomplishment, has been brought into manifestation through holding to the vision, and often just before the big achievement, comes apparent failure and discouragement."
- Florence Scovel Shinn
(Related: Work, Achievement, Failure, Vision, Accomplishment, Discouragement)

"Peace is a fragile thing. It takes courage to secure it. It takes wisdom to maintain it."
- Jenny Shipley
(Related: Peace, Wisdom, Courage)

"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."
- Andrew Shue
(Related: Life, Opportunity, Courage, College, Deep)

"There's been a lot said about Social Security reform. What has been left out of the debate is the double tax on Social Security benefits. I believe it's time to get rid of a tax that punishes seniors and discourages work and retirement savings."
- Rob Simmons
(Related: Time, Work, Benefits, Debate, Tax, Reform, Retirement, Security)

"Democracy encourages the majority to decide things about which the majority is ignorant."
- John Simon
(Related: Democracy, Majority)

"I think there's a difference between ditzy and dumb. Dumb is just not knowing. Ditzy is having the courage to ask!"
- Jessica Simpson
(Related: Courage, Difference, Dumb)

"I have always had the courage for the new things that life sometimes offers."
- Wallis Simpson
(Related: Life, Courage)

"The aim of flattery is to soothe and encourage us by assuring us of the truth of an opinion we have already formed about ourselves."
- Edith Sitwell
(Related: Truth, Flattery, Opinion)

"It may not be the most popular but there is a place for it. I think about the kind of music I love, acoustic, melodic, and I guess it kind of took a bit of courage on my part to think I could be one of those songwriters."
- Helen Slater
(Related: Music, Love, Courage, May, Popular)

"Credit card companies pay college students generously to stand outside dining halls, dorms, and academic buildings and encourage their fellow students to apply for credit cards."
- Louise Slaughter
(Related: Cards, College, Credit, Students)

"While other industries have suffered, the nonprofit arts world continues to build in strength while it encourages the growth of innumerable small businesses on its periphery, thereby creating more jobs."
- Louise Slaughter
(Related: Growth, Strength, Jobs, World)

"Moral courage is higher and a rarer virtue than physical courage."
- William J. Slim
(Related: Courage, Virtue)

"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
(Related: Courage, Ambition, Obstacles)

"The presidents of colleges have to have some courage to step forward. You can't limit alcohol in college sports, you have to get rid of it."
- Dean Smith
(Related: Sports, Courage, Alcohol, College)

"Courage is the fear of being thought a coward."
- Horace Smith
(Related: Thought, Fear, Courage, Being)

"Freedom. And Justice. If you have those two, it covers everything. You must stick to those principles and have the courage of your convictions."
- Ian Smith
(Related: Courage, Freedom, Justice, Principles)

"It is individuals who must be encouraged to undertake the unprecedented - and unprecedentedly profitable - effort to prevent the annihilation of the human race."
- L. Neil Smith
(Related: Effort, Race)

"What is more mortifying than to feel that you have missed the plum for want of courage to shake the tree?"
- Logan P. Smith
(Related: Courage, Want)

"I've always thrived on the encouragement of others."
- Patti Smith
(Related: Encouragement)

"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."
- Sydney Smith
(Related: Men, Talent, Courage, Day, Effort, First, Timidity, Want, World)

"Have the courage to be ignorant of a great number of things, in order to avoid the calamity of being ignorant of everything."
- Sydney Smith
(Related: Courage, Being, Calamity, Order)

"Never be discouraged. If I were sunk in the lowest pits of Nova Scotia, with the Rocky Mountains piled on me, I would hang on, exercise faith, and keep up good courage, and I would come out on top."
- Joseph Smith, Jr.
(Related: Faith, Courage, Exercise, Mountains)

"Well, the U.S. is running a current account deficit; we are creating lots of investment opportunities in the United States that exceed our own domestic savings rates, so the issue here is to encourage higher savings rates in the United States."
- John W. Snow
(Related: Investment, Running, states, United)

"Well, I think the best thing we can do for the short term is move good energy legislation through to the Congress; I'm encouraged that there's some prospect for that now."
- John W. Snow
(Related: Congress, Energy, Legislation, Now)

"We believe. We believe in our destiny as a nation. We believe we have been called to do good, to spread the blessings of liberty and encourage the sense of trust upon which free societies depend."
- Tony Snow
(Related: Trust, Blessings, Destiny, Liberty, Nation, Sense)

"The test of courage comes when we are in the minority. The test of tolerance comes when we are in the majority."
- Ralph W. Sockman
(Related: Courage, Majority, Minority, Tolerance)

"He is a man of courage who does not run away, but remains at his post and fights against the enemy."
- Socrates
(Related: Courage, Enemy, Man, Post)

"I always knew how to cook and at one point in my career where I had done nine television pilots before Three's Company and they all failed, I just got discouraged."
- Suzanne Somers
(Related: Career, Company, Television)

"I was offered one of the roles in a big project that shall remain nameless. I thought the whole thing encouraged violent sex crimes toward women. It made horrible, ghastly rape violence seem sexy. I just didn't want to sign my name to it."
- Mira Sorvino
(Related: Women, Sex, Thought, Name, Project, Violence, Want)

"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."
- Mira Sorvino
(Related: Courage, Acting, Now)

"Defeat should never be a source of discouragement, but rather a fresh stimulus."
- Bishop Robert South
(Related: Defeat, Discouragement)

"Defeat should never be a source of discouragement but rather a fresh stimulus."
- Robert South
(Related: Defeat, Discouragement)

"Elections should be held on April 16th- the day after we pay our income taxes. That is one of the few things that might discourage politicians from being big spenders."
- Thomas Sowell
(Related: April, Being, Day, Elections, Income, Politicians, Taxes)

"When women are encouraged to be competitive, too many of them become disagreeable."
- Benjamin Spock
(Related: Women)

"In the Soviet army it takes more courage to retreat than advance."
- Joseph Stalin
(Related: Courage, Army)

"The paradigm of competition is a race: by rewarding the winner, we encourage everyone to run faster. When capitalism really works this way, it does a good job; but its defenders are wrong in assuming it always works this way."
- Richard Stallman
(Related: Capitalism, Competition, Job, Wrong)

"Many writers upon the science of political economy have declared that it is the duty of a nation first to encourage the creation of wealth; and second, to direct and control its distribution. All such theories are delusive."
- Leland Stanford
(Related: Science, Control, Wealth, Creation, Duty, Economy, First, Nation, Theories, Writers)

"Have the courage to face a difficulty lest it kick you harder than you bargain for."
- Stanislaus I
(Related: Courage, Bargain, Difficulty)

"When God speaks, oftentimes His voice will call for an act of courage on our part."
- Charles Stanley
(Related: God, Courage, Act, Voice, Will)

"I thought that the chief thing to be done in order to equal boys was to be learned and courageous. So I decided to study Greek and learn to manage a horse."
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton
(Related: Thought, Boys, Order, Study)

"The best protection any woman can have... is courage."
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton
(Related: Courage, Protection, Woman)

"Anyone can support a team that is winning - it takes no courage. But to stand behind a team to defend a team when it is down and really needs you, that takes a lot of courage."
- Bart Starr
(Related: Courage, Winning, Needs, Support)

"Many persons have been confused and discouraged at the very outset of the study by the great variety and the delicate distinctions of the openings: and this has constituted a fault in many otherwise excellent manuals for the learner."
- Howard Staunton
(Related: Fault, Study, Variety)

"Congress must also enact pro-growth policies that encourage the economy to expand: like making tax relief permanent and repealing the death tax."
- Michael Steele
(Related: Death, Congress, Economy, Tax)

"Unless a reviewer has the courage to give you unqualified praise, I say ignore the bastard."
- John Steinbeck
(Related: Courage, Praise)

"Childbirth is more admirable than conquest, more amazing than self-defense, and as courageous as either one."
- Gloria Steinem
(Related: Conquest, Self)

"We've begun to raise daughters more like sons... but few have the courage to raise our sons more like our daughters."
- Gloria Steinem
(Related: Courage, Daughters, Sons)

"I've studied various schools of thought... I acknowledge that some Muslims consider music prohibited, but I've found a lot of evidence from the life of the Prophet to show that he allowed certainly, but even encouraged, music at certain times."
- Cat Stevens
(Related: Life, Music, Thought, Schools)

"Most of our pocket wisdom is conceived for the use of mediocre people, to discourage them from ambitious attempts, and generally console them in their mediocrity."
- Robert Louis Stevenson
(Related: Wisdom, People, Mediocrity)

"Give us grace and strength to forbear and to persevere. Give us courage and gaiety and the quiet mind, spare to us our friends, soften to us our enemies."
- Robert Louis Stevenson
(Related: Courage, Strength, Enemies, Friends, Grace, Mind, Quiet)

"Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others."
- Robert Louis Stevenson
(Related: Courage)

"Paul is Starsky, and I met him before shooting. He was very kind and encouraged us to go with what we wanted to do. It was very sweet to see them back with the car after 25 years."
- Ben Stiller
(Related: Car, Years)

"TV is so different from the movies. It takes a lot of stamina because you work such long hours. It is really challenging. You are learning the next day's lines while you are shooting today's scenes. I found courage I never realised I had. I hope to do more."
- Sharon Stone
(Related: Work, Movies, Courage, Hope, Day, Learning, Today)

"Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity."
- W. Clement Stone
(Related: Life, Truth, Courage, Integrity, Living, Magic, Right)

"Never look at the trombones. You'll only encourage them."
- Richard Strauss
"I always disliked dogs, those protectors of cowards who lack the courage to fight an assailant themselves."
- August Strindberg
(Related: Courage, Cowards, Dogs, Fight)

"I am President of the UN created University for Peace, which has a strong commitment to the relationship between peace, security and the environment. I meet with young people around the world and I always come away enthused and encouraged."
- Maurice Strong
(Related: Peace, People, Commitment, Environment, President, Security, University, World)

"I would encourage nonproprietary standards for tools and libraries."
- Bjarne Stroustrup
(Related: Libraries, Tools)

"Once I had all the facts in, I found I didn't have the immoral courage to pull the caper. So I wrote it as a story. As a teenager, I didn't have any skills for writing as such, so it came out in 1500 words."
- Theodore Sturgeon
(Related: Courage, Facts, Words, Writing)

"I want to encourage our people, to educate our people to have the courage to understand and fight for their rights."
- Megawati Sukarnoputri
(Related: People, Courage, Fight, Rights, Want)

"A good father believes that he does wisely to encourage enterprise, productive skill, prudent self-denial, and judicious expenditure on the part of his son."
- William Graham Sumner
(Related: Father, Son, Self, Skill)

"Audacity augments courage; hesitation, fear."
- Publilius Syrus
(Related: Fear, Courage, Hesitation)

"Clear thinking requires courage rather than intelligence."
- Thomas Szasz
(Related: Intelligence, Courage, Thinking)

"We will never forget the passengers of Flight 93, who courageously confronted the terrorists, defeating another planned attack on America. They are the heroes for our times."
- Bob Taft
(Related: America, Forget, Heroes, Will)

"Every child comes with the message that God is not yet discouraged of man."
- Rabindranath Tagore
(Related: God, Man)

"A military coup needs a sacrifice and courage that you can't find in an army without morale."
- Jalal Talabani
(Related: Sacrifice, Courage, Army, Military, Needs)

"Honestly, I am not trying to discourage anyone from becoming an actress, but if you want to become one be prepared to face everything that comes - along with it."
- Amber Tamblyn
(Related: Trying, Want)

"No one in my family was a reader of literary fiction. So, I didn't have encouragement, but I didn't have discouragement, because I don't think anybody knew what that meant."
- Amy Tan
(Related: Family, Discouragement, Encouragement, Fiction, Literary)

"Grave was the man in years, in looks, in word, his locks were grey, yet was his courage green."
- Torquato Tasso
(Related: Courage, Grave, Man, Word, Years)

"The mission for the day is to encourage students to think beyond traditional career opportunities, prepare for future careers and entrance into the workplace."
- Allen Tate
(Related: Career, Careers, Day, Future, Mission, Students)

"I've been through it all, baby, I'm mother courage."
- Elizabeth Taylor
(Related: Mother, Courage, Baby)

"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."
- Major Taylor
(Related: Success, Courage, May, Rules, Sense, Will, Word)

"I know that a good many champions have entertained the thought that the more they discourage youngsters, the longer they would reign. However, this theory never impressed me, and I always made it a point to give youths the benefit of my experience in bicycle racing."
- Major Taylor
(Related: Experience, Thought, Racing, Theory)

"I pray they will carry on in spite of that dreadful monster prejudice, and with patience, courage, fortitude and perseverance achieve success for themselves."
- Major Taylor
(Related: Success, Courage, Perseverance, Patience, Prejudice, Will)

"Seeds of faith are always within us; sometimes it takes a crisis to nourish and encourage their growth."
- Susan Taylor
(Related: Faith, Growth, Crisis)

"You may keep your beauty and your health, unless you destroy them yourself, or discourage them to stay with you, by using them ill."
- William Temple
(Related: Beauty, Health, May)

"More firm and sure the hand of courage strikes, when it obeys the watchful eye of caution."
- James Thomson
(Related: Courage, Caution, Eye)

"The secret to happiness is freedom... And the secret to freedom is courage."
- Thucydides
(Related: Happiness, Courage, Freedom)

"Decision is a risk rooted in the courage of being free."
- Paul Tillich
(Related: Courage, Decision, Being, Risk)

"The courage to be is rooted in the God who appears when God has disappeared in the anxiety of doubt."
- Paul Tillich
(Related: God, Courage, Anxiety, Doubt)

"The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself, in spite of being unacceptable."
- Paul Tillich
(Related: Courage, Being)

"Life is to entered upon with courage."
- Alexis de Tocqueville
(Related: Life, Courage)

"Courage is found in unlikely places."
- J. R. R. Tolkien
(Related: Courage)

"I realized that I would have some very tough sledding, and I was very discouraged because I didn't see much hope of getting into the field I wanted to get into with no college education."
- Clyde Tombaugh
(Related: Education, Hope, College)

"I'm excited and encouraged to see people getting involved with their public lands and forests. We really need the public's help to repair these heavily used recreation sites."
- Robert Towne
(Related: People, Help, Public, Recreation)

"Lynda Carter played Wonder Woman and was one of the first female superheroes. It gives me more of an encouragement that we can be strong and can do whatever a guy can do."
- Thuy Trang
(Related: Encouragement, First, Woman, Wonder)

"America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand."
- Harry S. Truman
(Related: Imagination, Fear, Courage, Determination, America, Job)

"Men make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better."
- Harry S. Truman
(Related: Change, History, Men, Society, Leadership, Opportunity, Progress)

"I'm actually one who will encourage directors to cut my lines."
- Stanley Tucci
(Related: Will)

"Parents should not smoke in order to discourage their kids from smoking. A child is more likely to smoke when they have been raised in the environment of a smoker."
- Christy Turlington
(Related: Environment, Kids, Order, Parents, Smoking)

"It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare."
- Mark Twain
(Related: Courage, World)

"Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear."
- Mark Twain
(Related: Fear, Courage, Absence)

"Simulated disorder postulates perfect discipline; simulated fear postulates courage; simulated weakness postulates strength."
- Lao Tzu
(Related: Fear, Courage, Discipline, Strength, Disorder, Weakness)

"Because of a great love, one is courageous."
- Lao Tzu
(Related: Love)

"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage."
- Lao Tzu
(Related: Courage, Strength, Being)

"From caring comes courage."
- Lao Tzu
(Related: Courage, Caring)

"Pretend inferiority and encourage his arrogance."
- Sun Tzu
(Related: Inferiority, Arrogance)

"The essential support and encouragement comes from within, arising out of the mad notion that your society needs to know what only you can tell it."
- John Updike
(Related: Society, Encouragement, Needs, Support)

"Courage is often lack of insight, whereas cowardice in many cases is based on good information."
- Peter Ustinov
(Related: Courage, Cowardice, Information)

"When we have done our best, we can, as a united people, take whatever may befall with calm courage and confidence that this old nation will survive and if death should come to many of us, death is not the end."
- Eamon de Valera
(Related: Death, People, Courage, Confidence, End, May, Nation, Old, United, Will)

"People think I have courage. The courage in my family are my wife Pam, my three daughters, here, Nicole, Jamie, LeeAnn, my mom, who's right here too."
- Jim Valvano
(Related: Family, Mom, Wife, People, Courage, Daughters, Right)

"I encourage everyone to become their dream. Most young people get sidetracked and never end up doing what they really set out to do."
- James De La Vega
(Related: People, Dream, End)

"We've had public hearings. We've had interim reports, which our statute has encouraged us to provide to the public. We have brought the public along with us, trying to make as much available as possible over time."
- Richard Ben Veniste
(Related: Time, Public, Trying)

"So be encouraged and dedicate yourself to your dream and if your dream should come my way one day then we will dance upon the boards of life."
- Ben Vereen
(Related: Life, Dance, Dream, Day, Will)

"For a man to strike any women is most brutal, and I, as well as everyone else, think this far worse than any attempt to shoot, which, wicked as it is, is at least more comprehensible and more courageous."
- Queen Victoria
(Related: Women, Man)

"I encourage everyone out there to get involved."
- Troy Vincent
"Just as courage imperils life, fear protects it."
- Leonardo da Vinci
(Related: Life, Fear, Courage)

"Resignation is the courage of Christian sorrow."
- Alexandre Vinet
(Related: Courage, Christian, Resignation, Sorrow)

"In strife who inquires whether stratagem or courage was used?"
- Virgil
(Related: Courage)

"If you could get up the courage to begin, you have the courage to succeed."
- David Viscott
(Related: Courage, Succeed)

"Our duty is to encourage every one in his struggle to live up to his own highest idea, and strive at the same time to make the ideal as near as possible to the Truth."
- Swami Vivekananda
(Related: Time, Truth, Idea, Duty, Struggle)

"The encouragement I got from Campbell was a quick check and praise. Once the Space Beagle was launched on its mission, it seemed natural for it to breed additional thoughts."
- A. E. van Vogt
(Related: Thoughts, Encouragement, Mission, Praise, Quick, Space)

"In this country it is a good thing to kill an admiral from time to time to encourage the others."
- Voltaire
(Related: Time, Country)

"Never look at the trombones, it only encourages them."
- Richard Wagner
"I love Joan Collins. She's a wonderful lady. She has such courage. She's such a good actress."
- Robert Wagner
(Related: Love, Courage, Lady)

"Generally, cars were not built to sit on dealer lots. It encourages the wrong kind of behavior in the whole system."
- Rick Wagoner
(Related: Behavior, Wrong)

"Listen to the desires of your children. Encourage them and then give them the autonomy to make their own decision."
- Denis Waitley
(Related: Decision, Children)

"Courage means to keep working a relationship, to continue seeking solutions to difficult problems, and to stay focused during stressful periods."
- Denis Waitley
(Related: Courage, Problems)

"I came here to help make America more competitive and prosperous by developing an energy policy that increases conservation, promotes cleaner technologies, encourages development of renewables and enhances domestic production of gas and oil."
- Greg Walden
(Related: Policy, Development, America, Conservation, Energy, Help, Oil, Production)

"I've experienced first-hand the wonderful work organizations like J Bar J do for young people in Central Oregon and I am encouraged that the federal government is taking an active role in the Cascade Youth and Family Center."
- Greg Walden
(Related: Family, Government, Work, People, First, Youth)

"This conviction brought me, in the summer of 1978, to the Free Trade Unions - formed by a group of courageous and dedicated people who came out in the defense of the workers' rights and dignity."
- Lech Walesa
(Related: People, Conviction, Defense, Dignity, Rights, Summer, Trade, Workers)

"Lying at the root of the social agreements of 1980 are the courage, sense of responsibility, and the solidarity of the working people. Both sides have then recognized that an accord must be reached if bloodshed is to be prevented."
- Lech Walesa
(Related: People, Courage, Lying, Responsibility, Sense, Solidarity)

"God, my parents, my wife. I don't have a lot of friends, because I'm always moving around. I don't drink, so I don't hang out in bars. But they've been very big in my life. Because they have helped to encourage me."
- Herschel Walker
(Related: God, Life, Wife, Friends, Parents)

"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."
- Margaret Walker
(Related: Peace, People, Courage, Growth, Earth, Freedom, Sky, World)

"For as long as this nation has known war, we have embraced the heroes it has produced. Americans have rightfully noted the honor and nobility of courage under hostile fire and thanked those who perished in their defense."
- James T. Walsh
(Related: War, Courage, Americans, Defense, Fire, Heroes, Honor, Nation, Nobility)

"You will find peace not by trying to escape your problems, but by confronting them courageously. You will find peace not in denial, but in victory."
- J. Donald Walters
(Related: Peace, Victory, Denial, Problems, Trying, Will)

"Before I begin talking about the threats we face, the vulnerabilities that we have, and frankly the courage of the men and women in uniform that stand in harm's way on behalf of a very grateful Nation, let me first honor the sacrifices of September 11."
- Zach Wamp
(Related: Men, Women, Courage, First, Harm, Honor, Nation, Talking)

"I had an art teacher who's the reason I got there in high school who encouraged me to go to Alabama. That's where she had gone and kept raving over their art department."
- Sela Ward
(Related: Art, Reason, School)

"Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I will not forget you. Love me and I may be forced to love you."
- William Arthur Ward
(Related: Love, Forget, May, Will)

"The British were indeed very far superior to the Americans in every respect necessary to military operations, except the revivified courage and resolution, the result of sudden success after despair."
- Mercy Otis Warren
(Related: Success, Courage, Americans, Despair, Military, Resolution, Respect, Result)

"You can be discouraged by failure, or you can learn from it. So go ahead and make mistakes, make all you can. Because, remember that's where you'll find success - on the far side of failure."
- Thomas John Watson, Sr.
(Related: Success, Failure, Mistakes)

"I go through a whole process with the actors first, building and creating characters, then I encourage them to sort of live in that character when they're in the screen."
- Keenen Ivory Wayans
(Related: Character, Actors, Building, First)

"Courage is being scared to death... and saddling up anyway."
- John Wayne
(Related: Death, Courage, Being)

"As soon as men know that they can kill without fear of punishment or blame, they kill; or at least they encourage killers with approving smiles."
- Simone Weil
(Related: Men, Fear, Blame, Punishment, Smiles)

"The world will step aside for nearly anyone who has the courage of his of her opinions."
- George Weinberg
(Related: Courage, Opinions, Will, World)

"For, quite literally, the whole world today is looking for us to take the lead in carrying out those obligations imposed on the American people as a whole by the beautiful, compassionate and courageous principle of noblesse oblige."
- Robert Welch
(Related: People, American, Today, World)

"Young players need freedom of expression to develop as creative players... they should be encouraged to try skills without fear of failure."
- Arsene Wenger
(Related: Fear, Failure, Expression, Freedom)

"Women's courage is rather different from men's. The fact that women have to bring up children and look after husbands makes them braver at facing long-term issues, such as illness. Men are more immediately courageous. Lots of people are brave in battle."
- Mary Wesley
(Related: Men, Women, People, Courage, Battle, Children, Fact, Husbands, Illness)

"War is fear cloaked in courage."
- William Westmoreland
(Related: War, Fear, Courage)

"For us, someone who is willing to step forward and help is much more courageous than someone who is merely fulfilling the role."
- Margaret J. Wheatley
(Related: Help)

"Determination, energy, and courage appear spontaneously when we care deeply about something. We take risks that are unimaginable in any other context."
- Margaret J. Wheatley
(Related: Courage, Determination, Care, Energy)

"I've been homeschooling for eight years and have always received the best advice and encouragement from other homeschoolers, rather than a book or lecture."
- Lisa Whelchel
(Related: Advice, Encouragement, Years)

"I have written about 10 books, all just practical encouragement for moms."
- Lisa Whelchel
(Related: Books, Encouragement)

"My desire, my passion, was to help moms with practical encouragement."
- Lisa Whelchel
(Related: Desire, Encouragement, Help, Passion)

"True courage is not the brutal force of vulgar heroes, but the firm resolve of virtue and reason."
- Alfred North Whitehead
(Related: Courage, Virtue, Force, Heroes, Reason)

"Look at growth, look at how much time people spend on the Net and look at the variety of things that they are doing. It's all really good, so I am actually encouraged by the fundamentals that underlie usage growth on the Net."
- Meg Whitman
(Related: Time, People, Growth, Variety)

"I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented."
- Elie Wiesel
(Related: Neutrality, Silence, Suffering)

"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."
- Oscar Wilde
(Related: Courage, Strength, Temptation, Temptations, Weakness, Yield)

"Hope, like faith, is nothing if it is not courageous; it is nothing if it is not ridiculous."
- Thornton Wilder
(Related: Faith, Hope, Nothing)

"We should never discourage young people from dreaming dreams."
- Lenny Wilkens
(Related: Dreams, People)

"Every contrition for sin is apt to encourage a not quite charitable wish that other people should exhibit a similar contrition."
- Charles Williams
(Related: People, Sin)

"My training in Science of Mind had begun with my mother. She took me to a different church every Sunday, and she encouraged me to question the minister afterward."
- Esther Williams
(Related: Science, Mother, Church, Mind, Question, Training)

"Quite a few musicians came to our house. And my ma took me to hear many more, hoping to encourage in me a love of music. But she wouldn't consent to my having music lessons, for she feared I might end up as she had done - unable to play except from paper."
- Mary Lou Williams
(Related: Love, Music, End, Musicians, Play)

"By continually pushing the message that we have the right to gratification now, consumerism at its most expansive encouraged a demand for fulfillment that could not so easily be contained by products."
- Ellen Willis
(Related: Fulfillment, Now, Right)

"A man of character in peace is a man of courage in war."
- Charles Wilson
(Related: Peace, War, Character, Courage, Man)

"Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."
- Earl Wilson
(Related: Art, Death, Courage, Being)

"I'd like to encourage people to please keep reading-and most importantly, to please keep trying new writers. The only way we can bring fresh new material into the field is if people go out and buy it."
- Terri Windling
(Related: People, Reading, Trying, Writers)

"Success is never final, failure is never fatal. It's courage that counts."
- John Wooden
(Related: Success, Courage, Failure)

"Deep Throat's information, and in my view, courage, allowed the newspaper to use what he knew and suspected."
- Bob Woodward
(Related: Courage, Deep, Information)

"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
(Related: Life, Soul, People, Courage, Saying)

"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."
- Frances Wright
(Related: Truth, Courage, Disappointment, Ignorance)

"Soft addictions are an alluring, seductive aspect of our culture - they are easy to attain and socially acceptable, they are even encouraged in many cases. Yet they are lethal to the spirit."
- Judith Wright
(Related: Culture, Spirit)

"The fact that the great scientist believed in flying machines was the one thing that encouraged us to begin our studies."
- Wilbur Wright
(Related: Fact, Flying, Machines)

"I was encouraged to hear that GM has made great progress on the hydrogen car."
- Albert Wynn
(Related: Car, Progress)

"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
(Related: Courage, Battle, Man, May)

"It is especially important to encourage unorthodox thinking when the situation is critical: At such moments every new word and fresh thought is more precious than gold. Indeed, people must not be deprived of the right to think their own thoughts."
- Boris Yeltsin
(Related: Thought, People, Thoughts, Gold, Moments, Right, Thinking, Word)

"It's a question of why they come for your advice. Whatever I tell you, it doesn't matter, it is completely irrelevant in a way. I know so many actors who were discouraged and put that aside. You will get half-baked opinions."
- Michael York
(Related: Actors, Advice, Opinions, Question, Will)

"Remember in 1973 the same science chatter said that the coming Ice Age is going to occur, we're going to lose millions of people. And the politicians knew how to solve it, they just didn't have the courage to solve it; they were going to put coal dust on the Arctic."
- Don Young
(Related: Age, Science, People, Courage, Politicians)

"I'm grateful to God for His bountiful gifts... He gave me courage and faith in myself."
- Loretta Young
(Related: Faith, God, Courage, Gifts)

"Fashion should not be expected to serve in the stead of courage or character."
- Loretta Young
(Related: Character, Courage, Fashion)

"It takes vision and courage to create - it takes faith and courage to prove."
- Owen D. Young
(Related: Faith, Courage, Vision)

"Support the strong, give courage to the timid, remind the indifferent, and warn the opposed."
- Whitney M. Young
(Related: Courage, Support)

"To see what is right and not to do it is want of courage, or of principle."
- Kong Fu Zi
(Related: Courage, Right, Want)

"The Stanford prison experiment came out of class exercises in which I encouraged students to understand the dynamics of prison life."
- Philip Zimbardo
(Related: Life, Class, Prison, Students)