Quotations About / On:
As to moral courage, I have rarely met with two o'clock in the morning courage; I mean instantaneous courage.
(Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821), French general, emperor. quoted in Mémorial de Sainte-Hélène, vol. 1, pt. 2, E.A. de Las Casas (1823).
Said by Napoleon at the end of December 1815.)
Lack of courage attacks courage.
A great part of courage is the courage of having done the thing before.
(Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Culture," The Conduct of Life (1860).)
No phallic hero, no matter what he does to himself or to another to prove his courage, ever matches the solitary, existential courage of the woman who gives birth.
(Andrea Dworkin (b. 1946), U.S. feminist critic. Speech, first delivered to Queens College, City University of New York, March 12, 1975. "The Sexual Politics of Fear and Courage," published in Our Blood, ch. 5 (1976).)
That's what an army isa mob; they don't fight with courage that's born in them, but with courage that's borrowed from their mass, and from their officers.
(Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835-1910), U.S. author. Colonel Sherburn, in Huckleberry Finn, ch. 22 (1884).)
Courage is a silent teacher that will prepare us for future years
We must trust our courage and let it make us look past our fears
A mind absent in courage is being in darkness without light
Triumph and courage often come side by side
courage is the essence of the human soul