Courage that grows from constitution, often forsakes a man when he has occasion for it; courage which arises from a sense of duty, acts in a uniform manner.
The brave man is not he who feels no fear, for that were stupid and irrational; but he whose noble soul subdues its fear, and bravely dares the danger nature shrinks from.
It is an error to suppose that courage means courage in everything.—Most people are brave only in the dangers to which they accustom themselves, either in imagination or practice.
Conscience is the root of all true courage; if a man would be brave let him obey his conscience.
True courage is the result of reasoning.—Resolution lies more in the head than in the veins; and a just sense of honor and of infamy, of duty and of religion, will carry us farther than all the force of mechanism.
Physical courage which despises all danger, will make a man brave in one way; and moral courage, which despises all opinion, will make a man brave in another.—The former would seem most necessary for the camp; the latter for the council; but to constitute a great man both are necessary.
To see what is right and not to do it, is want of courage.
Courage from hearts and not from numbers grows.
Courage is, on all hands, considered as an essential of high character.
Moral courage is a virtue of higher cast and nobler origin than physical.—It springs from a consciousness of virtue, and renders a man, in the pursuit or defence of right, superior to the fear of reproach, opposition, or contempt.
That courage is poorly housed which dwells in numbers.—The lion never counts the herd that is about him, nor weighs how many flocks he has to scatter.
The truest courage is always mixed with circumspection; this being the quality which distinguishes the courage of the wise from the hardiness of the rash and foolish.
If we survive danger it steels our courage more than anything else.
Courage in danger is half the battle.
Courage consists not in hazarding without fear, but being resolutely minded in a just cause.
Courage consists, not in blindly overlooking danger, but in seeing and conquering it.
No man can answer for his courage who has never been in danger.
True courage is cool and calm.—The bravest of men have the least of a brutal, bullying insolence, and in the very time of danger are found the most serene and free.
By how much unexpected, by so much we must awake, and endeavor for defence; for courage mounteth with occasion.
Courage ought to be guided by skill, and skill armed by courage.—Hardiness should not darken wit, nor wit cool hardiness.—Be valiant as men despising death, but confident as unwonted to be overcome.
A great deal of talent is lost in this world for the want of a little courage.
True courage is not the brutal force of vulgar heroes, but the firm resolve of virtue and reason.