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Never ask the Gods for life set free from grief, but ask for courage that endureth long.

Author: Menander of Athens

Profession: Greek Dramatic Poet

Though the practice of chivalry fell even more sadly short of its theoretic standard than practice generally falls below theory, it remains one of the most precious monuments of the moral history of our race, as a remarkable instance of a concerted and organized attempt by a most disorganized and distracted society, to raise up and carry into practice a moral ideal greatly in advance of its social condition and institutions; so much so as to have been completely frustrated in the main object, yet never entirely inefficacious, and which has left a most sensible, and for the most part a highly valuable impress on the ideas and feelings of all subsequent times.

Author: John Stuart Mill (1806-1873)

Profession: British Philosopher, Economist

Courage, not compromise, brings the smile of God's approval.

Author: Thomas S. Monson


The strangest, most generous, and proudest of all virtues is true courage.

Author: Michel Eyquem De Montaigne (1533-1592)

Profession: French Philosopher, Essayist

Stand upright, speak thy thoughts, declare the truth thou hast, that all may share; Be bold, proclaim it everywhere: They only live who dare.

Author: Lewis Morris (1835-1907)

Profession: Welsh Lawyer, Writer of British Verse

To boldly go where no one has gone before.

Author: Star Trek Movie


In fighting and in everyday life you should be determined though calm. Meet the situation without tenseness yet not recklessly, your spirit settled yet unbiased. An elevated spirit is weak and a low spirit is weak. Do not let the enemy see your spirit.

Author: Miyamoto Musashi (1584-1645)

Profession: Japanese Samurai Warrior, Strategist

With courage you will dare to take risks, have the strength to be compassionate and the wisdom to be humble. Courage is the foundation of integrity.

Author: Keshavan Nair


Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.

Author: Anais Nin (1914-1977)

Profession: French-born American Novelist, Dancer

It takes courage to push yourself to places that you have never been before... to test your limits... to break through barriers. And the day came when the risk it took to remain tight inside the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.

Author: Anais Nin (1914-1977)

Profession: French-born American Novelist, Dancer

Part of courage is simple consistency.

Author: Peggy Noonan (1950)

Profession: American Author, Presidential Speechwriter

As for courage and will -- we cannot measure how much of each lies within us, we can only trust there will be sufficient to carry through trials which may lie ahead.

Author: Andre Norton


Courage conquers all things: it even gives strength to the body.

Author: Ovid

Profession: Roman Poet

Fortune and love favor the brave.

Author: Ovid

Profession: Roman Poet

The burden which is well borne becomes light.

Author: Ovid

Profession: Roman Poet