Quotations About / On: COURAGE

  • 11.
    Courage and grace is a formidable mixture. The only place to see it is the bullring.
    (Marlene Dietrich (1904-1992), German-born U.S. film actor. "Matador," Marlene Dietrich's ABC (1962).)
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  • 12.
    The great epochs of our lives occur when we gain the courage to rechristen what is evil in us as what is best.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 5, p. 93, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Beyond Good and Evil, "Fourth Part: Maxims and Interludes," section 116 (1886).)
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  • 13.
    It is a wise man who knows where courage ends and stupidity begins.
    (Jerome Cady, U.S. screenwriter, and Lewis Milestone. General Mitsubi (Richard Loo), The Purple Heart (1944).)
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  • 14.
    There can be a fundamental gulf of gracelessness in a human heart which neither our love nor our courage can bridge.
    (Patrick, Mrs. Campbell (1865-1940), British actor. My Life and Some Letters, ch. 19 (1922). Birth name is Beatrice Stella Tanner.)
  • 15.
    It is stupidity rather than courage to refuse to recognize danger when it is close upon you.
    (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930), British author. Sherlock Holmes, in "The Final Problem," The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (1892).)
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  • 16.
    Men disappoint me so, I disappoint myself so, yet courage, patience, shuffle the cards ...
    (Margaret Fuller (1810-1850), U.S. author, literary critic, journalist. letter, February 21, 1841, to Rev. W.H. Channing, quoted in Margaret Fuller Ossoli, p. 112, Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Houghton, Mifflin and Co., Boston (1898).)
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  • 17.
    Unless a reviewer has the courage to give you unqualified praise, I say ignore the bastard.
    (John Steinbeck (1902-1968), U.S. author. Quoted in J.K. Galbraith, The Affluent Society, 1977 edition, introduction (1977). Remark describing Galbraith's chance meeting with Steinbeck in an airport lobby, when both were reading a hostile review of Galbraith's book following its first publication in 1958.)
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  • 18.
    So the brother in black offers to these United States the source of courage that endures, and laughter.
    (Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960), African-American novelist, short story writer, folklorist, playwright and anthropologist. High John de Conquer, American Mercury (1943).)
  • 19.
    Either life entails courage, or it ceases to be life.
    (E.M. (Edward Morgan) Forster (1879-1970), British novelist, essayist. Pharos and Pharillon, "The Poetry of C.P. Cavafy," in the Pharillon section (1923).)
  • 20.
    Courage, determination, and hard work are all very nice, but not so nice as an oil well in the back yard.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Second Selection, New York (1985).)
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