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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 one’s own mind. It’s 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.

Douglas MacArthur

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

Elbert Hubbard

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

Thomas Jefferson

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

Douglas MacArthur

Only those are fit to live who are not afraid to die.

Paulo Coelho

Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.


Courage stands halfway between cowardice and rashness, one of which is a lack, the other an excess of courage.

Napoleon Bonaparte

It requires more courage to suffer than to die.

Douglas MacArthur

Old soldiers never die; they just fade away.


Courage consists not in hazarding without fear; but being resolutely minded in a just cause.

Elizabeth I

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.

George Washington Carver

Fear of something is at the root of hate for others, and hate within will eventually destroy the hater.

George Eliot

Adventure is not outside man; it is within.

Chuck Palahniuk

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

Steven Wright

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

Malcolm X

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

Mignon McLaughlin

Courage can't see around corners but goes around them anyway.

Adolf Hitler

Generals think war should be waged like the tourneys of the Middle Ages. I have no use for knights; I need revolutionaries.

Nelson Mandela

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.

Andrew Carnegie

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.

Nathaniel Hawthorne

All brave men love; for he only is brave who has affections to fight for, whether in the daily battle of life, or in physical contests.

Andrew Carnegie

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

Helen Keller

Life is either a great adventure or nothing.


Clever tyrants are never punished.

Emily Dickinson

Dying is a wild night and a new road.

Coco Chanel

The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.

Henry Miller

Whatever there be of progress in life comes not through adaptation but through daring.

Malcolm X

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

Ernest Hemingway

Courage is grace under pressure.

Helen Keller

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

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes.

Joseph Campbell

The big question is whether you are going to be able to say a hearty yes to your adventure.

Walter Scott

It is wonderful what strength of purpose and boldness and energy of will are roused by the assurance that we are doing our duty.


It is courage, courage, courage, that raises the blood of life to crimson splendor. Live bravely and present a brave front to adversity.

Andrew Jackson

One man with courage makes a majority.

Zsa Zsa Gabor

Macho does not prove mucho.

Jean Baudrillard

The abjection of our political situation is the only true challenge today. Only facing up to this situation in all its desperation can help us get out of it.

George Bernard Shaw

A fool's brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education.

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.

Emily Dickinson

Fortune befriends the bold.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Perfect Valor is to do, without a witness, all that we could do before the whole world.


Moral excellence comes about as a result of habit. We become just by doing just acts, temperate by doing temperate acts, brave by doing brave acts.

Dave Barry

Snowboarding is an activity that is very popular with people who do not feel that regular skiing is lethal enough. 


You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.

H. L. Mencken

The lunatic fringe wags the underdog.

Mahatma Gandhi

Let us all be brave enough to die the death of a martyr, but let no one lust for martyrdom.

Mark Twain

In the beginning of a change, the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot.