Best Quotes About Bravery

The sense of war, the extraordinary bravery of the Allied armies, the numbers, the losses, the real suffering that disappears in time and commemorative oratory, are not marked out in any red guidebook of the emotions, but they are present if you look. -John Vinocur

The opposite of bravery is not cowardice but conformity. -Robert Anthony

Curiosity will conquer fear even more than bravery will. -James Stephens

The bitterest creature under heaven is the wife who discovers that her husband's bravery is only bravado, that his strength is only a uniform, that his power is but a gun in the hands of a fool. -Pearl S. Buck

Curiosity is one of the forms of feminine bravery. -Victor Hugo

A true knight is fuller of bravery in the midst, than in the beginning of danger. -Philip Sidney

None speak of the bravery, the might, or the intellect of Jesus; but the devil is always imagined as a being of acute intellect, political cunning, and the fiercest courage. These universal and instinctive tendencies of the human mind reveal much. -Lydia M. Child

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

At the bottom of not a little of the bravery that appears in the world, there lurks a miserable cowardice. Men will face powder and steel because they have not the courage to face public opinion. -Edwin Hubbel Chapin

Many have left their families to defend our freedom. We salute their bravery; we express our appreciation and support to their families. And we pray for their safe return. -Bob Taft

History has taught us over and over again that freedom is not free. When push comes to shove, the ultimate protectors of freedom and liberty are the brave men and women in our armed forces. Throughout our history, they've answered the call in bravery and sacrifice. -Tim Pawlenty

No matter what you think about the Iraq war, there is one thing we can all agree on for the next days – we have to salute the courage and bravery of those who are risking their lives to vote and those brave Iraqi and American soldiers fighting to protect their right to vote. -Hillary Clinton

Let bravery be thy choice, but not bravado. -Menander

It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends. -J. K. Rowling

Loyalty and devotion lead to bravery. Bravery leads to the spirit of self-sacrifice. The spirit of self-sacrifice creates trust in the power of love. -Morihei Ueshiba

Like timidity, bravery is also contagious. -Munshi Premchand

To stand up on a stage alone with an acoustic guitar requires bravery bordering on heroism. Bordering on insanity. -Richard Thompson

Greatness, in the last analysis, is largely bravery – courage in escaping from old ideas and old standards and respectable ways of doing things. -James Harvey Robinson

Quality in a classical Greek sense is how to live with grace and intelligence, with bravery and mercy. -Theodore White

The zeal, bravery, and good behavior of the officers and men on the night of June 30, and during July 1, was commendable in the extreme. -John Buford

I still when I wake up hit the ground running; and having an illness, I'm only one of hundreds of thousands of people that live with an illness, and I'm just in awe of the bravery and dignity of the people I see at the hospital. -Karen Duffy

All Americans owe a debt of gratitude to Dr. King for his bravery and commitment to civil rights and nonviolence that changed this nation – and world – for the better. -Eliot Engel

I'm not so sure that younger people today really appreciate the enormous bravery that went into the creation and production of that film, or how important a film at the time it really was. -Rod Steiger

There is a story which is not being told strongly enough of the Afghan employees of the UN inside the country who are saving hundreds of thousands of lives everyday by their bravery and nobody talks of them. -Lakhdar Brahimi

Throughout the years, many Christian women have told me of their great respect for the bravery and courage evident in my work, perhaps even gesturing to their own Isis earrings or a Nile River Goddess pendants. -Carol P. Christ

The dangers which threaten us are twofold: First, from the Confederate forces, composed of men whose earnest convictions and reckless bravery it is idle to deny. -Robert Dale Owen

My bravery however was the effect of assurance for could I have believed the current report, I should have fled as fast as any man, no man can possibly have a greater reluctance to an intimacy with Sir William Howe than my Self. -Henry Laurens

If the impulse to daring and bravery is too fierce and violent, stay it with guidance and instruction. -Xun Kuang

Quarreling over food and drink, having neither scruples nor shame, not knowing right from wrong, not trying to avoid death or injury, not fearful of greater strength or of greater numbers, greedily aware only of food and drink – such is the bravery of the dog and boar. -Xun Kuang

Before the trip began we mapped out three primary goals: 1) to see and meet with our American troops, and thank them for their bravery and sacrifice; 2) to assess the security situation in Iraq; and 3) to give our support to Iraq's national unity government. -John Boehner

But this Veterans Day, I believe we should do more than sing the praises of the bravery and patriotism that our veterans have embodied in the past. We should take this opportunity to re-evaluate how we are treating our veterans in the present. -Nick Lampson

The Southern whites are in many respects a great people. Looked at from a certain point of view, they are picturesque. If one will put oneself in a romantic frame of mind, one can admire their notions of chivalry and bravery and justice. -James Weldon Johnson

Now I have the bravery to do fine things. -Gabriela Sabatini

I don't think that bravery is about skin. Bravery is about a willingness to show emotional need. -Richard Gere

Physical bravery is an animal instinct; moral bravery is much higher and truer courage. -Wendell Phillips

There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism. -Alexander Hamilton

In battle it is the cowards who run the most risk; bravery is a rampart of defense. -Sallust

You want to do something, you want to have the bravery to do something original. And there will always be people who are like, the classicists who are like, 'No, but it's got to have this.' In life, there are people like that attached to every single thing that there is. These are the same people that are like, still playing vinyl. -Peter Sarsgaard

It's not just Bin Laden or just those that are involved in the counterterrorism effort. We've gotta cast the net broader than that. But I think it's a – very special tribute that we all owe to the bravery and courage of the men and women in the intelligence and military business who performed so well to finally get it done. -Dick Cheney

The bravery of Stanley Kramer's 'Guess Who's Coming to Dinner' amounted to two Hollywood legends – Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy – telling the world that a black son-in-law is something they can live with, and so should you, especially if he looks like Sidney Poitier and has degrees. -Wesley Morris

In fact, my courage and my bravery at a young age was the thing I was bullied for, a kind of 'Who do you think you are?' -Lady Gaga

Nothing is black or white, nothing's 'us or them.' But then there are magical, beautiful things in the world. There's incredible acts of kindness and bravery, and in the most unlikely places, and it gives you hope. -Dave Matthews

It requires bravery to do something no one else around you is doing. -Amber Heard

Sometimes, the Internet can feel like a middle-school playground populated by brats in ski masks who name-call and taunt with the fake bravery of the anonymous. But sometimes – thank goodness – it's nicer than real life. -Susan Orlean

It takes bravery to end a relationship. -Leona Lewis

Revolution is a phase, a mood, like spring, and just as spring has its buds and showers, so revolution has its ebullience, its bravery, its hope, and its solidarity. Some of these things pass. -Rebecca Solnit

You see, as I go along, I've come to consider bravery as just about the most pernicious of virtues. Bravery is a horrible thing. The human race has it left over from the animal world and we can't get rid of it. -James Jones

I was told in many places of Osgar's bravery and Goll's strength and Conan's bitter tongue, and the arguments of Oisin and Patrick. And I have often been given the story of Oisin's journey to Tir-nan-Og, the Country of the Young, that is, as I am told, a fine place and everything that is good is in it. -Lady Gregory

I have seen incredible bravery from very young guys, the young generation that people write off. -Ross Kemp

I would love to be looked at some day – and I'm not ever saying I'm at this level – but I'd love to be mentioned in the same breath as a Bowie or an Eno. Those are the people that I admire artistically, their career trajectory, the integrity throughout their career, the bravery of their career. -Trent Reznor

When you've married someone who's been at war, there is nothing you can do that compares to that level of selflessness and bravery. -John Oliver

The topic of leadership is a touchy one. A lot of leaders fail because they don't have the bravery to touch that nerve or strike that chord. Throughout my years, I haven't had that fear. -Kobe Bryant

I remember devouring the entire Hardy Boys series over one summer, enthralled by their bravery and cleverness. -Dan Brown

The bravery shown by Azza Suleiman who dared to stand up for another woman who was being beaten, and paid a heavy price in doing so, is both awe-inspiring and humbling. -Vivienne Westwood

I feel like my secret magic trick that separates me from a lot of my peers is the bravery to be vulnerable and truthful and honest. -Katy Perry

You can defeat fear through humor, through pain, through honesty, bravery, intuition, and through love in the truest sense. -John Cassavetes

The poor are an especially important resource for innovation when they have the bravery and pluck to get out of the poor places in which they're living. -P. J. O'Rourke

To me, bravery is to stand up for what you believe in. -Sophie Turner

If you don't stand up to your fears, have bravery, loyalty, and you don't have friends, you'll never win. You'll never feel better about yourself. -Luke Benward

'The Impossible Dream' is, in my opinion, one of the greatest songs ever written. Here is a man, an old man, a very old man full of daring, bravery, courage, determination, romanticism and dreams. -Christopher Lee

I suppose the more established one gets, you have what's called a reputation, and so you want to protect that and preserve that. And I think the bravery really comes in one's mid career where you then are constantly trying to move beyond that and move past that, because those so-called successors can become shackles. -Cate Blanchett

Gerda Lerner was fierce, brilliant and unique. She lived history by her bravery, restored history by her scholarship, and democratized its study by her activism. -Gloria Steinem

I like to put my characters through a lot, so, in 'Talon,' my fans will find familiar themes of bravery and sacrifice, and what it means to be human… even if you're not human. -Julie Kagawa

War isn't just about bravery and courage and jingoism and patriotism. It's also fundamentally about grief. And the people that go and do the fighting and the dying are never the people who actually benefit from the fighting and the dying. -Russell Crowe

I've been reading a lot about North Korea ever since I got the part in 'The Interview' because it's just such a fascinating place. There are so many amazing stories of bravery coming out of there. -Randall Park

Film and stage are very different; I don't necessarily prefer one over the other. Every few years, I get a big itch to go back to the theater. To learn humility, to learn bravery and to remind yourself that the pistons that drive your craft are working on full power. And to remind yourself how badly paid actors can be. -Rhys Ifans

A woman's decision to carry a baby to term knowing that she will not reap the fruits of motherhood should be treated as an act of bravery and selflessness – the ultimate standards of good motherhood. -Nina Easton

The world is not limited by IQ. We are all limited by bravery and creativity. -Astro Teller

What makes the bravery of the men and women of the FBI so special is that they know exactly what they're in for. They spend weeks and weeks in an academy learning just how hard and dangerous this work is. Then they raise their right hands and take an oath and do that work anyway. -James Comey

When I was a young comic just starting out, I was very cautious, as I didn't want to alienate people. George Carlin's bravery became a benchmark. I became perfectly fine with alienating some people in the audience. That just comes with the territory. -Paul Provenza

When I was in my early twenties, I hoped one day to own a Victoria Cross, the ultimate decoration in Britain and the Commonwealth for bravery in the face of the enemy. -Michael Ashcroft

On June 23, 1864, Ambrose Bierce was in command of a skirmish line of Union soldiers at Kennesaw Mountain in northern Georgia. He'd been a soldier for three years and, in that time, had been commended by his superiors for his efficiency and bravery during battle. -Victor LaValle

In 'The Girl Who Chased Away Sorrow,' part of the 'Dear America' series, I took my childhood bravery and stubbornness and put that at the core of the Navajo girl, Sarah Nita. It helped me to identify with her survival and to write about her courageous journey and that of her people. -Ann Turner

To show that a comedian on stage in India talking about sanitation or in South Africa talking about HIV and AIDS awareness, if you follow the joke into their lives, you can see that, like, oh, these things aren't just contrived in joke books. This is real life. I think the best comedians have that bravery and courage to say, Oh, this is what it is. -Hasan Minhaj

My dad was in the Second World War with General Patton. He won medals for bravery, but he came home quite damaged, so he was a handful. He told us some terrible stories, and I guess you'd say he suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder. -Jerry Hall

If you want proof of what the country is really all about, just walk through the National September 11 Memorial Museum. Here it is, in the faces of the victims, in the stories of bravery, in the souls and memory of the survivors, the next of kin. -Mike Barnicle

My late father Rev. James Thomas McGlowan was the inspiration behind 'Bamboozled.' My father admired Frederick Douglass' courage and his bravery in the face of adversity. -Angela McGlowan

If you want to change things, it requires bravery. -Naftali Bennett

As a comedian, it really gelled when I started doing standup. Because standup is so much about bravery, especially in the early days. There is no doubt that it is going to go terribly for you over and over and over again. But you cannot get funny without bombing. -Aisha Tyler

Alex Dumas was a consummate warrior and a man of great conviction and moral courage. He was renowned for his strength, his swordsmanship, his bravery, and his knack for pulling victory out of the toughest situations. But he was known, too, for his profane back talk and his problems with authority. -Tom Reiss

The president has been more than willing to challenge the National Rifle Association, but that is like a Republican president standing up to labor unions – not a move that risks anything with his core supporters. Mr. Obama could show some real bravery by taking on Hollywood. -Campbell Brown

There's nothing but brutality and bravery or cowardice that comes out of war. That's pretty much it. -Michael Cimino

You don't know what bravery is until you overcome fear. -Kurt Elling

For the men and women of the FBI, bravery is reflected not only in the physical courage often necessary in the job. It can be seen in the courage of conviction, in the courage to act with wisdom in the face of fear, and in the courage it takes to admit mistakes and move forward. -Robert Mueller

Pakistani nation and Pak Army have written a new history of bravery and valor against terrorism. -Shehbaz Sharif

There is magic in Scotland. It's country with a lot of pride and bravery. I feel lucky to have been born into that. -Gayle Rankin

We are built to love. Have the bravery to open the heart you have contracted from life's disappointments. This is how the heroes roll. -Robin S. Sharma

I think the best comedians have that bravery and courage to say, 'This is what it is. This is unfair; that's not cool.' -Hasan Minhaj

I realized there are no lobbyists for critical thinking, and I realized there are no lobbyists for bravery. -Rose McGowan

Most travel disasters turn into something else: a story of survival, a story of bravery, of heroism, sometimes villainy. You just don't know when it starts where it's going to go because they are unexpected events. -Mitchell Zuckoff

Some people worry about our federal deficit, but I, I worry about our bravery deficit. Our economy, our society – we're just losing out because we're not raising our girls to be brave. The bravery deficit is why women are underrepresented in STEM, in C-suites, in boardrooms, in Congress, and pretty much everywhere you look. -Reshma Saujani

It takes bravery to be a young mom, and it does take bravery to let the world watch. -Jamie Lynn Spears

I have way more bravery than common sense, but you always assume things are going to be so difficult, and then when you're actually faced with them, you prevail. It's human nature. -Annabelle Wallis

I hope for continued bravery and risk-taking for all theatremakers in 2018 and beyond. -Marianne Elliott

I suppose I always find a lot of characters that are deeply, deeply keening with a sense of yearning and desire through sadness, but they have a bravery that keeps them going despite that. -Marianne Elliott

What the Anzac legend did do, by the bravery and sacrifice of our troops, was reinforce our own cultural notions of independence, mateship, and ingenuity. Of resilience and courage in adversity. -Paul Keating

Lauryn Hill. I admire her bravery and her strength. Hands down to the queen. -Dinah Jane

Whatever you think of Edward Snowden, it took bravery to do what he did. -Zal Batmanglij

Pervasive 'whites-only' policies and hateful narratives could not be further from the values that underpin our Armed Forces: those of integrity, respect for others, and having the bravery to do the right thing. -Amber Rudd

Remembrance Day is a timely reminder that, in what may be some of Britain's darkest hours, it is the bravery of millions of ordinary people from all races, religions, and backgrounds that have kept our country's flame burning and stood up for the values we hold dear. -Amber Rudd

What's really important is to recognize when people do great things or when people pursue an initiative or show enormous generosity or heart or bravery. -Julie Payette

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