Quotations About / On: COURAGE

  • 21.
    You lack the courage to be consumed in flames and to become ashes: so you will never become new, and never young again!
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 10, p. 192, selection 5[1], number 45, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Unpublished fragments dating to November 1882February 1883. Originally meant to be attributed to Zarathustra in Thus Spoke Zarathustra.)
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  • 22.
    Party honesty is party duty, and party courage is party expediency.
    (Grover Cleveland (1837-1908), U.S. president. Horace Samuel Merrill, Bourbon Leader: Grover Cleveland and the Democratic Party, ch. 7 (1957).)
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  • 23.
    ... fiction never exceeds the reach of the writer's courage.
    (Dorothy Allison (b. 1949), U.S. author and lesbian feminist. Skin, ch. 22 (1994). Allison wrote novels and short stories, as well as poetry and essays.)
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  • 24.
    One has to have the courage of one's pessimism.
    (Ian McEwan (b. 1948), British author. Guardian (London, May 26, 1983).)
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  • 25.
    Fear hurries on my tongue through want of courage.
    (Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. The Seven Against Thebes, l. 259.)
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  • 26.
    The courage of a soldier is found to be the cheapest and most common quality of human nature.
    (Edward Gibbon (1737-1794), British historian. The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, vol. 3, ch. 26 (1776-1788).)
  • 27.
    It takes physical courage to indulge in wickedness. The "good" are too cowardly to do it.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 13, p. 478, selection 15[118], eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Unpublished fragments dating to Spring 1888, "Maxims of a Hyperborean." Recorded among other epigrammatic commentaries later published in the section on "Maxims and Arrows" in Twilight of the Idols (1888).)
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  • 28.
    I'll know how to die with courage; that is easier than living.
    (Georg Büchner (1813-1837), German dramatist, revolutionary. Trans. by Gerhard P. Knapp (1995). Danton's Death, act II (1835). Danton during his trial.)
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  • 29.
    Courage overrides self-doubt, but does not end it.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eleventh Selection, New York (1993).)
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  • 30.
    Until the day of his death, no man can be sure of his courage.
    (Jean Anouilh (1910-1987), French playwright. Thomas à Becket, in Becket, act 1.)
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