Brave quotes

  • Oh when I was in love with you, Then I was clean and brave, And miles around the wonder grew How well did I behave. And now the fancy passes by, And nothing will remain, And miles around they'll say that I Am quite myself again.
    -- A. E. Housman

    #Life #Love You #Brave

  • We want the full works of citizenship with no reservations. We will accept nothing less . . . This condition of freedom, equality, and democracy is not the gift of gods. It is the task of men, yes, men, brave men, honest men, determined men.
    -- A. Philip Randolph

    #Men #Brave #Democracy

  • What a brave privilege is it to be free from all contentions, from all envying or being envied, from receiving or paying all kinds of ceremonies!
    -- Abraham Cowley

    #Brave #Solitude #Receiving

  • Gold is good in its place, but living, brave, patriotic men are better than gold.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Patriotic #Men #Brave

  • Be brave and fearless to know that even if you do make a wrong decision, you're making it for a good reason.
    -- Adele

    #Decision #Brave #Fearless

  • Here, in the dread tribunal of last resort, valor contended against valor. Here brave men struggled and died for the right as God gave them to see the right.
    -- Adlai Stevenson I

    #War #Men #Brave

  • Only in the spirit of attack, born in a brave heart, will bring success to any fighter aircraft, no matter how highly developed it may be.
    -- Adolf Galland

    #Congratulations #Heart #Brave

  • To be brave in misfortune is to be worthy of manhood; to be wise in misfortune is to conquer fate.
    -- Agnes Repplier

    #Wise #Fate #Brave

  • How brave a ladybug must be! Each drop of rain is big as she. Can you imagine what you'd do, If raindrops fell as big as you?
    -- Aileen Fisher

    #Rain #Brave #Ladybugs

  • Being brave doesn't mean never being afraid, you know. It means going for it anyway because you know it's the right thing to do.
    -- Aimee Carter

    #Mean #Brave #Going For It

  • I'm brave to say that I won't take this sort of risk.
    -- Alain Prost

    #Bravery #Brave #Risk

  • Be brave enough to live creatively.
    -- Alan Alda

    #Brave #Be Brave #Enough

  • It will take a brave person to cull the benefits system and analyse who deserves and who doesn't.
    -- Alan Sugar

    #Brave #Benefits #Persons

  • A brave action is often followed by grief. Do not let my resistance to grief stop the brave action.
    -- Alanis Morissette

    #Grief #Brave #Resistance

  • A brave man, whose only fault was being a woman.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Men #Brave #Faults

  • Brave men are a city's strongest tower of defence.
    -- Alcaeus

    #Men #Cities #Brave

  • It is a brave man who is the first to sit down during a standing ovation.
    -- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

    #Men #Brave #Ovation

  • Envy, to which th' ignoble mind's a slave, Is emulation in the learn'd or brave.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Envy #Brave #Mind

  • To swear is neither brave, polite, nor wise.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Wise #Brave #Profanity

  • A true artist, in my mind, is willing to fail sometimes, because if you're not brave enough to say yes and follow your gut, it's never going to be good.
    -- Alexander Skarsgard

    #Artist #Brave #Mind

  • A brave soul is a thing which all things serve.
    -- Alexander Smith

    #Bravery #Brave #Soul

  • And it was always the stories that needed the telling that gave us the rope we could cross any river with. They balanced us high above any crevasse. They made us be natural acrobats. They made us brave. They met us well. They changed us. It was in their nature to.
    -- Ali Smith

    #Rivers #Brave #Rope

  • To be afraid and to be brave is the best kind of courage of all.
    -- Alice Dalgliesh

    #Courage #Brave #Kind

  • It is going to take a very brave man to love me.
    -- Amanda Holden

    #Men #Brave #Brave Man

  • Only the brave men and women can bring peace to the world, not by practicing war but by practicing nonviolence.
    -- Amit Ray

    #War #Men #Brave

  • Artist, be brave! Go and make the most of what you do best!
    -- Ana Tzarev

    #Artist #Brave #Be Brave

  • War spares not the brave, but the cowardly.
    -- Anacreon

    #War #Brave

  • What you feel doesn’t matter in the end; it’s what you do that makes you brave.
    -- Andre Agassi

    #Brave #Matter #Ends

  • Freedom is not an abstaction, nor is a little of it enough. A little more is not enough either. Having less, being less, empoverished in freedom and rights, women then invariably have less self-respect: less self-respect than any human being needs to live a brave and honest life.
    -- Andrea Dworkin

    #Self #Rights #Brave

  • It is a brave and stupid thing, a beautiful thing, to waste one's life for love.
    -- Andrew Sean Greer

    #Beautiful #Stupid #Brave

  • We stole their babes and mothers, chiefs and braves Although we held the whip, you knew we were The real slaves To alchemy, human alchemy.
    -- Andy Partridge

    #Mother #Real #Brave

  • She kept walking. The very small, brave part of her brain knew that this would be her one chance. If she turned around, she would lose it.
    -- Ann Brashares

    #Brave #Brain #Would Be

  • She hadn't chosen the brave life. She'd chosen the small, fearful one.
    -- Ann Brashares

    #Brave #Fearful #Chosen

  • Wear them, they will make you brave.
    -- Ann Brashares


  • I will stand by you. You must not be afraid. This is a brave land, Susanna, founded by brave people who never shrank from their duty or their vision of freedom. But this land has a future only if each of us stands up for what is right when it is given us to do so.
    -- Ann Rinaldi

    #Land #People #Brave

  • Being brave meant that though you might be frightened, you would face the greatest danger if you knew it was the right thing to do.
    -- Anne Holm

    #Brave #Might #Faces

  • Brave men do not boast nor bluster. Deeds, not words, speak for such.
    -- Antoine Rivarol

    #Men #Brave #Deeds

  • A brave world, sir, full of religion, knavery, and change: we shall shortly see better days.
    -- Aphra Behn

    #Brave #Knavery #World

  • We become just by performing just action, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave action.
    -- Aristotle

    #Courage #Philosophical #Brave

  • The coward calls the brave man rash, the rash man calls him a coward.
    -- Aristotle

    #Courage #Men #Brave

  • We become brave by doing brave acts.
    -- Aristotle

    #Courage #Brave

  • The brave man, if he be compared with the coward, seems foolhardy; and, if with the foolhardy man, seems a coward.
    -- Aristotle

    #Men #Brave #Coward

  • He then alone will strictly be called brave who is fearless of a noble death, and of all such chances as come upon us with sudden death in their train.
    -- Aristotle

    #Brave #Fearless #Noble

  • All are agreed that the various moral qualities are in a sense bestowed by nature: we are just, and capable of temperance, and brave, and possessed of the other virtues from the moment of our birth. But nevertheless we expect to find that true goodness is something different, and that the virtues in the true sense come to belong to us in another way. For even children and wild animals possess the natural dispositions, yet without Intelligence these may manifestly be harmful.
    -- Aristotle

    #Children #Animal #Brave

  • He is not a bad fellow, though an absolute imbecile in his profession. He has one positive virtue. He is as brave as a bulldog and as tenacious as a lobster if he gets his claws upon anyone.
    -- Arthur Conan Doyle

    #Brave #Bulldogs #Lobster

  • I want to thank all the shoulders of the strong and brave and courageous women that I am standing on,
    -- Audra McDonald

    #Strong #Brave #Want

  • It's not always enough to be brave, I realized years later. You have to be brave and contribute something positive, too. Brave on its own is just a party trick.
    -- B. J. Novak

    #Party #Years #Brave

  • The decision to relax rather than to grip, even in the face of impatience or fear, is a conscious and brave choice.
    -- B.K.S. Iyengar

    #Choices #Decision #Brave

  • Most men, however brave, have some anxiety or fear in them.
    -- Babur

    #Men #Brave #Anxiety

  • Be brave and upright that God may love thee; speak the truth always, even if it leads to your death; safeguard the helpless and do no wrong. That is your oath.
    -- Balian of Ibelin

    #Brave #May #Speak

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

    #Writing #Brave #Firsts

  • Being brave isn't the absence of fear. Being brave is having that fear but finding a way through it.
    -- Bear Grylls

    #Brave #Way #Absence

  • I am a friend to any brave and gallant outlaw.
    -- Belle Starr

    #Brave #Outlaw #Gallant

  • Take courage, man, be brave and drive ahead, start where you stand.
    -- Berton Braley

    #Courage #Men #Brave

  • Where are the rough brave Britons to be found With Hearts of Oak, so much of old renowned?
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #Heart #Brave #England

  • It's important to credit the brave people that take chances to stand up to regimes. They're the star.
    -- Biz Stone

    #Stars #People #Brave

  • Brave deeds are wasted when hidden.
    -- Blaise Pascal

    #Brave #Deeds

  • Being engaged is a way of doing life, a way of living and loving. It's about going to extremes and expressing the bright hope that life offers us, a hope that makes us brave and expels darkness with light. That's what I want my life to be all about - full of abandon, whimsy, and in love.
    -- Bob Goff

    #Light #Brave #Darkness

  • I signed a very modest $3,000 bonus with the Braves in Milwaukee. And my old man didn't have that kinda money to put out.
    -- Bob Uecker

    #Men #Brave #Bonus

  • Herodotus is not more indisputably the father of history than is Sir Boyle Roche the father of Bulls. No doubt there were makers of bulls before his day, even as brave men lived before Agamemnon; but they are not remembered, and if their bulls have survived them they are credited to Sir Boyle by a posterity generously forgiving and forgetful of his famous indictment.
    -- Boyle Roche

    #Father #Men #Brave

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

    #Bravery #Brave #Together

  • She refused to think of Neil, brave and quiet, whose reward for a heroic rescue was to be slowly devoured by strange cave balloons.
    -- Brandon Mull

    #Thinking #Brave #Caves

  • Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.
    -- Brené Brown

    #Motivation #Light #Brave

  • A mouse is small and can go unnoticed: but there is no limit to what a brave heart and a fearless spirit can achieve.
    -- Brian Jacques

    #Heart #Brave #Fearless

  • There are enough cowards in the world without killing a brave creature for so little reason.
    -- Brian Jacques

    #Brave #Coward #World

  • That's the spirit, one part brave, three parts fool.
    -- Brom

    #Brave #Three #Fool

  • I think I was always subconsciously driven by an attempt to restate that faith and to show where it was properly grounded, how it grew out of what a great many young men on both sides felt and believed and were brave enough to do
    -- Bruce Catton

    #Men #Thinking #Brave

  • Some people say I was very brave, but I really just didn't know any better. All I had was my originality.
    -- Buffy Sainte-Marie

    #People #Brave #Originality

  • Peter did not feel very brave; indeed, he felt he was going to be sick. But that made no difference to what he had to do.
    -- C. S. Lewis

    #Differences #Sick #Brave

  • I have always been a coward as a child. I am not very brave. I am very aware of the fact that I am not very gutsy.
    -- Cai Guo-Qiang

    #Children #Brave #Coward

  • I love Vermont because of her hills and valleys, her scenery and invigorating climate, but most of all because of her indomitable people. They are a race of pioneers who have almost beggared themselves to serve others. If the spirit of liberty should vanish in other parts of the Union, and support of our institutions should languish, it could all be replenished from the generous store held by the people of this brave little state of Vermont.
    -- Calvin Coolidge

    #Race #People #Brave

  • There aint a microphone brave enough to give me feedback!
    -- Canibus

    #Giving #Brave #Enough

  • I am ready to act, if I can find brave men to help me.
    -- Carter G. Woodson

    #Men #Brave #Helping

  • I am not afraid of being sued by white businessmen. In fact, I should welcome such a lawsuit. It would do the cause much good. Let us banish fear. We have been in this mental state for three centuries. I am a radical. I am ready to act, if I can find brave men to help me.
    -- Carter G. Woodson

    #Men #White #Brave

  • He (Babe Ruth) was very brave at the plate. You rarely saw him fall away from a pitch. He stayed right in there. No one drove him out.
    -- Casey Stengel

    #Fall #Brave #Ruth

  • But if you must be clever, then be clever. Be brave. Sleep with fists closed and shoot straight.
    -- Catherynne M. Valente

    #Clever #Sleep #Brave

  • Enough of satire; in less harden'd times Great was her force, and mighty were her rhymes. I've read of men, beyond man's daring brave, Who yet have trembled at the strokes she gave; Whose souls have felt more terrible alarms From her one line, than from a world in arms.
    -- Charles Churchill

    #Men #Brave #Soul

  • Stand by me, my brave grenadiers!
    -- Charles Lee

    #War #Brave #Stand By Me

  • Men are never brave, are they?
    -- Cherie Blair

    #Men #Brave

  • When you're brave enough to let go of anything you don't absolutely love or need, what you have left is the space for stillness and possibility.
    -- Cheryl Richardson

    #Letting Go #Space #Brave

  • I knew that if I allowed fear to overtake me, my journey was doomed. Fear, to a great extent, is born of a story we tell ourselves, and so I chose to tell myself a different story from the one women are told. I decided I was safe. I was strong. I was brave. Nothing could vanquish me.
    -- Cheryl Strayed

    #Strong #Journey #Brave

  • Be brave enough to break your own heart.
    -- Cheryl Strayed

    #Heart #Brave #Be Brave

  • If you're brave enough to try, you might be able to catch a train from UnLondon to Parisn't, or No York, or Helsunki, or Lost Angeles, or Sans Francisco, or Hong Gone, or Romeless.
    -- China Mieville

    #San Francisco #Brave #Trying

  • It is praiseworthy to be brave and fearless, but sometimes it is better to be a coward. We often stand in the compound of a coward to point at the ruins where a brave man used to live.
    -- Chinua Achebe

    #Men #Thought Provoking #Brave

  • The ideal of warriorship is that the warrior should be sad and tender, and because of that, the warrior can be very brave as well.
    -- Chogyam Trungpa

    #Warrior #Brave #Should

  • Being scared is normal. My technique for erasing it is facing it. Be afraid and brave. Be nervous and courageous. The first few minutes of being scared is your test to see if you're really serious about reaching a goal. Push through anxiety and come out victorious. Fear is just a test. Honor the feeling. Know it's there. Know it's temporary. Face it to erase it.
    -- Chrisette Michele

    #Goal #Brave #Anxiety

  • Honorable retreats are no ways inferior to brave charges, as having less fortune, more of discipline, and as much valor.
    -- Christopher Hart

    #Discipline #Brave #Way

  • One part brave, three parts fool!
    -- Christopher Paolini

    #Brave #Heroism #Three

  • If you don't like the way the Atlanta Braves are playing then you don't like baseball.
    -- Chuck Tanner

    #Baseball #Atlanta #Brave

  • 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

    #Hate #Brave #Swimsuits

  • You are the most brave intrepid person I have ever known, and you have dedicated your life to helping those who are misunderstood and underrepresented.
    -- Claire Danes

    #Autism #Brave #Misunderstood

  • When people are grieving, it's kind of like a storm, and you need something to grab onto, but often you have to brave it on your own.
    -- Clare Bowen

    #Grieving #People #Brave

  • I need someone who is willing to watch me brave the ocean and then dare me not to drown.
    -- Colleen Hoover

    #Ocean #Brave #Watches

  • Fear! Fear again, for the first time since his 'teens. Fear, that he thought he would never know any more. Fear that no weapon, no jeopardy, no natural cataclysm, has ever been able to inspire until now. And now here it is running icily through him in the hot Chinese noon. Fear for the thing he loves, the only fear that can ever wholly cow the reckless and the brave.
    -- Cornell Woolrich

    #Running #Fear #Brave

  • The bravest thing you can do when you are not brave is to profess courage and act accordingly.
    -- Corra May Harris

    #Courage #Brave

  • Acid gave me a clinical, unblinking look at madness, and I discovered I wasn't brave enough to be insane.
    -- Craig Ferguson

    #Brave #Insane #Acid

  • How can faceless bureaucrats in an intelligence agency deny brave soldiers a chance to tell the truth?
    -- Curt Weldon

    #Agency #Brave #Soldier

  • The '80s was a really creative and brave period. Remember, it was a period of ultraconservatism, and so you needed brave people to push ahead like that.
    -- Cyndi Lauper

    #People #Creative #Brave

  • 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

    #War #Men #Brave

  • No matter how good you are, how brave you are or anything, it comes down to that car so many times. Not every time, but so many times.
    -- Danica Patrick

    #Car #Bravery #Brave