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Quotations About / On: COURAGE

  • 31.
    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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  • 32.
    Nothing gives a fearful man more courage than another's fear.
    (Umberto Eco (b. 1932), Italian semiologist, novelist. "Third Day: After Compline," The Name of the Rose (1980, trans. 1983).)
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  • 33.
    It takes a certain courage and a certain greatness to be truly base.
    (Jean Anouilh (1910-1987), French playwright. Le Générale, in Ardèle, act 1.)
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  • 34.
    Every day begins with an act of courage and hope: getting out of bed.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, New York (1984).)
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  • 35.
    Patience, that blending of moral courage with physical timidity.
    (Thomas Hardy (1840-1928), British novelist, poet. Tess of the D'Urbervilles, ch. 43 (1891).)
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  • 36.
    The society of the energetic class, in their friendly and festive meetings, is full of courage, and of attempts, which intimidate the pale scholar.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Manners," Essays, Second Series (1844).)
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  • 37.
    Patience, that blending of moral courage with physical timidity.
    (Thomas Hardy (1840-1928), British novelist, poet. Tess of the D'Urbervilles, ch. 43 (1891).)
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  • 38.
    He that fails in his endeavours after wealth or power will not long retain either honesty or courage.
    (Samuel Johnson (1709-1784), British author, lexicographer. repr. in Works of Samuel Johnson, vol. 2, eds. W.J. Bate, John M. Bullitt, and L.F. Powell, 1963). Adventurer, no. 99 (October 16, 1753).)
  • 39.
    Courage is a quality so necessary for maintaining virtue, that it is always respected, even when it is associated with vice.
    (Samuel Johnson (1709-1784), British author, lexicographer. Quoted in James Boswell, Life of Samuel Johnson, June 11, 1784 (1791).)
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  • 40.
    Talent got a bit thin when it came down to me. And the courage, too.
    (John Osborne (1929-1994), British screenwriter, and Tony Richardson. Frank Rice (Alan Bates), The Entertainer, about not going into show business (1960).)
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