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Be Brave Quotes

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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

Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand,
the spines of others are often stiffened.
- Billy Graham

A hero is no braver than an ordinary man,
but he is brave five minutes longer.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

When the tempest rages, when the thunders roar,
and the lightnings blaze around us
it is then that the truly brave man stands firm at his post.
- Luther Martin

 

It is awfully hard to be brave, when you're only a Very Small Animal.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Be brave if you lose, and meek if you win.
- Harvey Penick

The only reason we don't open our hearts and minds to other people
is that they trigger confusion in us
that we don't feel brave enough or sane enough to deal with.
To the degree that we look clearly and compassionately at ourselves,
we feel confident and fearless about looking into someone else's eyes.
- Pema Chodron

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If we take the generally accepted definition of bravery
as a quality which knows no fear, I have never seen a brave man.
All men are frightened. The more intelligent they are,
the more they are frightened.
- George S. Patton

Forgiveness is a virtue of the brave.
- Indira Gandhi

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

A coward is incapable of exhibiting love;
it is the prerogative of the brave.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Let us all be brave enough
to die the death of a martyr,
but let no one lust for martyrdom.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I love those who can smile in trouble,
who can gather strength from distress,
and grow brave by reflection.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Fortune and love favor the brave.
- Ovid

Only very brave mouse makes nest in cat's ear.
- Earl Derr Biggers

The result showed that fortune helps the brave.
- Titus Livius

Brave men are brave from the very first.
- Pierre Corneille

Take chances, make mistakes.
That's how you grow.
Pain nourishes your courage.
You have to fail in order to practice being brave.
- Mary Tyler Moore

And the blood of brave men was shed like unto the shedding
of rain from a black cloud.
- Ferdowsi

Live as brave men; and if fortune is adverse,
front its blows with brave hearts.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

You can plan to be brave - it's even better if you just try to be brave.
- Clive Barker

We call our country home of the brave and land of the free,
but it's not.
We give a false portrayal of freedom.
We're not free - if we were, we'd allow people their freedom.
- Jesse Ventura

Then trust me there's nothing like drinking,
So pleasant on this side of the grave:
It keeps the unhappy from thinking,
And makes e'en the valiant more brave.
- Charles Dibdin

My rite of passage into my brave new world,
life on the road.
- Kenny Loggins

Courage enlarges, cowardice diminishes resources.
In desperate straits the fears of the timid aggravate
the dangers that imperil the brave.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

The coward sneaks to death; the brave live on.
- George Sewell

I think I'm a fan of people who were brave,
my aunt, my grandmother, those are my heroes.
- George Eads

Our brave men and women are fighting around the world and they deserve relief.
- Ellen Tauscher

The approach of liberty makes even an old man brave.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The skilful employer of men will employ the wise man,
the brave man, the covetous man, and the stupid man.
- Sun Tzu

You have to be very brave in that first writing session.
- Barry Mann

Women desire six things: They want their husbands to be brave,
wise, rich, generous, obedient to wife,
and lively in bed.
- Geoffrey Chaucer

They were doing a full back shot of me in a swimsuit and I thought,
Oh my God, I have to be so brave.
See, every woman hates herself from behind.
- Cindy Crawford

True courage is a result of reasoning.
A brave mind is always impregnable.
- Jeremy Collier

I shot down some German planes and I got shot down myself,
crashing in a burst of flames and crawling out,
getting rescued by brave soldiers.
- Roald Dahl

Men, we don't need you to be a knight in shining armor.
We just need you to be a little bit brave,
just a little bit.
And some of them are, and that's what he does.
- Virginia Madsen

It is vain for the coward to flee; death follows close behind;
it is only by defying it that the brave escape.
- Voltaire

Few men are born brave.
Many become so through training and force of discipline.
- Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus

I am brave, but I take a view.
It is an educated view.
I am careful.
I am not reckless.
- Philip Green

I congratulate you, my brave countrymen and fellow soldiers,
on the spirit and success with which you have executed
this important part of our enterprise.
- James Wolfe

A brave mind is always impregnable.
- Jeremy Collier

I hope there are some who will brave ridicule for the
sake of common justice to half the people in the world.
- Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon

It's a brave new world.
- Howard Kurtz

The brave love mercy, and delight to save.
- John Gay

Be brave, young lovers, and follow your star.
- Oscar Hammerstein II

Let us be bold.
Let us be brave.
Let us be together.
- Brad Henry

Without a sign, his sword the brave man draws,
and asks no omen, but his country's cause.
- Homer

Be brave.
Take risks.
Nothing can substitute experience.
- Paulo Coelho

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.
- Aristotle

Fortune is the rod of the weak, and the staff of the brave.
- James Russell Lowell

I courted fame but as a spur to brave and honest deeds;
who despises fame will soon renounce the virtues that deserve it.
- David Mallet

I think laughter may be a form of courage.
As humans we sometimes stand tall and look into the sun and laugh,
and I think we are never more brave than when we do that.
- Linda Ellerbee

You know, my friends, with what a brave carouse I made
a Second Marriage in my house;
favored old barren reason from my bed,
and took the daughter of the vine to spouse.
- Omar Khayyam

I'm excited about being here in an organization that I grew up rooting for...
I'm excited about being an Atlanta Brave and pitching in Game 1.
- Tim Hudson

The only use of an obstacle is to be overcome.
All that an obstacle does with brave men is,
not to frighten them, but to challenge them.
- Woodrow Wilson

As the war on terror continues, Americans must honor
the brave men and women who gave their lives for the
protection of this nation and the hope of peace.
- Dan Lipinski

It is always brave to say what everyone thinks.
- Georges Duhamel

Now when I enter a carriage, it almost empties.
But there's always one brave enough to stay.
- Grace Jones

It is a law of human nature that in victory even the
coward may boast of his prowess,
while defeat injures the reputation even of the brave.
- Sallust

It is easy to be brave from a safe distance.
- Aesop

Even cowards can endure hardship; only the brave can endure suspense.
- Mignon McLaughlin

Even if the doctor does not give you a year,
even if he hesitates about a month, make one brave
push and see what can be accomplished in a week.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

Today, our brave military men and women,
just as those who have gone before them,
stand on alert, securing freedom at home and guarding the innocent abroad.
- Conrad Burns

You can't be brave if you've only had wonderful things happen to you.
- Mary Tyler Moore

If I were brave enough to say so, I'd like to think
that I had written some poems that people are not going to forget.
- Peter Davison

Washington and the elder Napoleon.
Both were brave men; both were true men;
both loved their country and dared to expose their
lives for their country's cause.
- Matthew Simpson

I want it to be remembered that Ozzy was the first
celebrity who was brave enough to open up his private life to the public.
He was the first.
- Sharon Osbourne

The innovative spirit was America's strongest attribute,
transforming everything into a brave new world,
but there lingered an insecurity about the arts.
- Arthur Erickson

If you are brave too often, people will come to expect it of you.
- Mignon McLaughlin

I am willing to serve my country, but do not wish to
sacrifice the brave men under my command.
- John Buford

I beg you take courage; the brave soul can mend even disaster.
- Catherine II


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