Monday, March 12, 2012

Quotes on Courage

"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

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

"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts."
Winston Churchill

"Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities... because it is the quality which guarantees all others."
Winston Churchill

"Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear."
Mark Twain

"It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare."
Mark Twain

"Faced with what is right, to leave it undone shows a lack of courage."

"Who could refrain that had a heart to love and in that heart courage to make love known?"
William Shakespeare

"One man with courage is a majority."
Thomas Jefferson

"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nominate a courageous person in comments below.


Anonymous said...

Harriet Tubman

Unknown said...

Lady Godiva :)

Unknown said...

I nominate Lady Godiva :)

Puzzled Panda said...

Raoul Wallenberg

I'm surprised he was not already on the list.

From Wikipedia: Raoul Wallenberg was a Swedish architect, businessman, diplomat and humanitarian. He is widely celebrated for his successful efforts to rescue tens of thousands to about one hundred thousand Jews in Nazi-occupied Hungary during the Holocaust from Hungarian Fascists and the Nazis during the later stages of World War II. While serving as Sweden's special envoy in Budapest between July and December 1944, Wallenberg issued protective passports and sheltered Jews in buildings designated as Swedish territory saving tens of thousands of lives.[5]

He died in a Russian prison for his 'crimes'.

Unknown said...

I nominate myself my name mark edgette in 2009 I was a victim of attempted murder most of the bones on the right side of my face were broken and suffered a tbi my family was told I would be a vegetable my whole life I am back to normal no tbi symptoms or cognitive defecits at all I have noticed my senses have improved a great deal I am more confident in myself and no fear whatsoever I told my doctors I will beat this and I will no longer take any of your toxic drugs I allows have a thirst for knowledge and understanding I am not being arrogant at all I am a hero and a fighter never let anyone tell you what you are meant to be sorry for grammatical errors just speaking from my heart and I hope this message fosters courage to the human race everywhere.

Anonymous said...

Aristides de Sousa Mendes

Kathy J said...

Paul Rusesabagina, who managed to shelter and save 1200 people in his hotel in Kigali during the 100 day massacre in Rwanda, 1994.

Hugh Thompson, Lawrence Colburn, and Glen Andreotta who stopped the My Lai massacre in Vietnam.