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Quotations About / On: COURAGE

  • 31.
    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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  • 32.
    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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  • 33.
    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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  • 34.
    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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  • 35.
    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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  • 36.
    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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  • 37.
    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).)
  • 38.
    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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  • 39.
    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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  • 40.
    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).)
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