Courage and Fear

"A hero is a man who does what he can."

Rating: 4.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"I fear no one, but respect everyone."

Rating: 4.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Danger is next neighbour to security."

Rating: 3.14 (Number of Voters: 7)

"Courage is grace under pressure."

Rating: 3.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you."

Rating: 6.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The greatest test of courage on the earth is to bear defeat without losing heart."

Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The French courage proceeds from vanity - the German from phlegm - the Turkish from fanaticism and opium - the Spanish from pride - the English from coolness - the Dutch from obstinacy - the Russian from insensibility - but the Italian from anger."

Rating: 5.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Courage is never to let your actions be influenced by your fears."

Rating: 9.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"We crucify ourselves between two thieves - regret for yesterday and fear of tomorrow."

Rating: 6.67 (Number of Voters: 6)

"Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear."

Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate."

Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"It is always easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them."

Rating: 6.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says... I'll try again tommorrow."

Rating: 4.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"It is better to be a coward for a minute than dead for the rest of your life."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Courage is not the absence of fear. Courage is the presence of fear with the capacity to manage and overcome it."

Rating: 6.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen."

Rating: 5.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Never be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the ark, professionals built the Titanic."

Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Take risks: if you win, you will be happy; if you lose, you will be wise."

Rating: 4.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced."

Rating: 5.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Ultimately a hero is a man who would argue with the Gods, and so awakens devils to contest his vision."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."

Martin Luther King
Martin Luther King "Strength to Love"

Rating: 6.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Every dog is valiant at his own door."

Rating: 6.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Hope has two beautiful daughters. Their names are anger and courage; anger at the way things are, and courage to see that they do not remain the way they are."

Rating: 2.33 (Number of Voters: 9)

"We promise according to our hopes; we fulfill according to our fears."

Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"The eternal silence of these infinite spaces terrifies me."

Blaise Pascal
Blaise Pascal "Pensées"

Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"A sober man may become a drunkard through being a coward. A brave man may become a coward through being a drunkard."

Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead."

Bertrand Russell
Bertrand Russell "Marriage and Morals"

Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"He who fears he shall suffer, already suffers what he fears."

Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"There are several good protections against temptations, but the surest is cowardice."

Mark Twain
Mark Twain "Following the Equator"

Rating: 6.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer."

Rating: 7.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Life is to entered upon with courage."

Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Those who own much have much to fear."

Rating: 6.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear."

Rating: 4.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The thing I fear most is fear."

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"To have courage for whatever comes in life - everything lies in that."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom, in the pursuit of truth as in the endeavour after a worthy manner of life."

Bertrand Russell
Bertrand Russell "Unpopular Essays"

Rating: 7.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Fear makes us feel our humanity."

Benjamin Disraeli
Benjamin Disraeli "Vivian Grey"

Rating: 4.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

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

Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Let them hate me, as long as they fear me."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Love and fear. Everything the father of a family says must inspire one or the other."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing."

Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Courage is the complement of fear. A man who is fearless cannot be courageous. (He is also a fool.)"

Robert A. Heinlein
Robert A. Heinlein "Time Enough for Love"

Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 4)