The lost virtue of bravery can be brought back to life by reading these quotes. Read the following famous courage quotations and sayings and feel the bravado pumping in your veins.

Bravery Quotes

Bravery is a rare and glorious quality. There is a common belief that you have to be physically strong to be brave and smart but the certitude is that the roots of bravery lie in oneís own mind. Itís a quality that requires mental strength and some conditioning from your surroundings which means that the weakest of people can be strong and brave when surrounded by strong minded people. The only thing needed to make one brave is the mind-set to not give up and a determination to pursue. Read these quotes to get the brave heart.

I just don't want to die without a few scars.

- Fight Club , Chuck Palahniuk

A lot of people are afraid of heights. Not me, I'm afraid of width.

- Steven Wright

We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world.

- Helen Keller

Life is either a great adventure or nothing.

- Helen Keller

A timid person is frightened before a danger, a coward during the time, and a courageous person afterward.

- Jean Paul

The world continues to offer glittering prizes to those who have stout hearts and sharp swords.

- F. E. Smith

Forgiveness is a virtue of the brave.

- Indira Gandhi

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.

- Nelson Mandela

Dying is a wild night and a new road.

- Emily Dickinson

Fortune befriends the bold.

- Emily Dickinson

You'll never do a whole lot unless you're brave enough to try.

- Dolly Parton

Once you've been really bad in a movie, there's a certain kind of fearlessness you develop.

- Jack Nicholson

Clever tyrants are never punished.

- Voltaire

A dog barks when his master is attacked. I would be a coward if I saw that God's truth is attacked and yet would remain silent.

- John Calvin

One man with courage makes a majority.

- Andrew Jackson

The brave man inattentive to his duty, is worth little more to his country than the coward who deserts in the hour of danger.

- Andrew Jackson

I'm not funny. What I am is brave.

- Lucille Ball

Just go up to somebody on the street and say "You're it!" and then run away.

- Ellen DeGeneres

All men's gains are the fruit of venturing .

- Herodotus

I don't even call it violence when it's in self defense; I call it intelligence.

- Malcolm X

Great deeds are usually wrought at great risks.

- Herodotus

During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.

- George Orwell

I never yet feared those men who set a place apart in the middle of their cities where they gather to cheat one another and swear oaths which they break.

- Herodotus

Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you're a man, you take it.

- Malcolm X Speaks: Selected Speeches and Statements , Malcolm X

It is better by noble boldness to run the risk of being subject to half the evils we anticipate than to remain in cowardly listlessness for fear of what might happen.

- Herodotus

It requires more courage to suffer than to die.

- Napoleon Bonaparte

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

- Ovid

All the soarings of my mind begin in my blood.

- Rainer Maria Rilke

I know I have the body of a weak and feeble woman, but I have the heart and stomach of a king, and of a king of England too.

- Elizabeth I

One weeps not save when one is afraid, and that is why kings are tyrants.

- Marquis de Sade

A coward is much more exposed to quarrels than a man of spirit.

- Thomas Jefferson

Courage is being scared to death... and saddling up anyway.

- John Wayne

And while the law of competition may be sometimes hard for the individual, it is best for the race, because it ensures the survival of the fittest in every department.

- Andrew Carnegie

He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave.

- Andrew Carnegie

A man is as good as he has to be, and a woman as bad as she dares.

- Elbert Hubbard

The obstinacy of cleverness and reason is nothing to the obstinacy of folly and inanity.

- Harriet Beecher Stowe

I do not need the idea of God to explain the world I live in.

- Salman Rushdie

Sometimes legends make reality, and become more useful than the facts.

- Salman Rushdie

I'm a hero with coward's legs.

- Spike Milligan

In war, you win or lose, live or die - and the difference is just an eyelash.

- Douglas MacArthur

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