Bravery Quotes

I admire many kinds of bravery.  We must all be brave if we’re to realize our goals in life.  Hopefully these bravery quotes will help.

Bravery is being the only one who knows you’re afraid. -Franklin P. Jones

Bravery is the capacity to perform properly even when scared half to death. -Omar Bradley

Fight till the last gasp. -William Shakespeare

The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding, go out to meet it. -Thucydides

Bravery is believing in yourself, and that thing nobody can teach you. -El Cordobes

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

There is no such thing as bravery, only degrees of fear. -John Wainwright

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

True bravery is shown by performing without witness what one might be capable of doing before all the world. -Francoise de la Rochefoucauld

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

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

Bravery has no place where it can avail nothing. -Samuel Johnson

Brave men are all vertebrates; they have their softness on the surface and their toughness in the middle. -G.K. Chesterton

The bravest battle that ever was fought; Shall I tell you where and when?  On the maps of the world you will find it not; It was fought by the mothers of men. -Unknown

Bravery never goes out of fashion. -William Makepeace Thackeray

History admires the wise, but elevates the brave. -Edmund Morris

Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear. -Ambrose Redmoon

Every man has his own courage, and is betrayed because he seeks in himself the courage of other persons. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare. -Mark Twain

What do you think of these quotes on bravery?  Which ones do you like the most?  If you have any good ones you’d like to share, please write them below in the comments section.

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    • sally
    • December 9, 2010

    I like this quote the most “Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear. -Ambrose Redmoon …… definitely true, that is why it is called “courage”

    Have a nice weekend everyone!

    • Tanya Montebello
    • December 9, 2010

    Great quotes, Shawn! I es[pecially love the ones by Twain, Emerson and Aristotle.

    Thanks, Shawn 🙂

      • shawn
      • December 10, 2010

      Hey Tanya! Nice to see you on here!

    • Nancy Long
    • December 9, 2010

    “The difference between courage and integrity? Nothing. They’re the same thing.”

    L. Scott Mitchell

    • Claudine
    • December 10, 2010

    Man, I really need these quotes on bravery today. Just to stop the weak tearing-ups of feeling like a failure …

      • Raymond
      • September 8, 2011

      Could I ask what is wrong hun? It just tears me up when people are unhappy. I hope you will get thru what your going thru and there always light at the end of the tunnel x Sorry for intruding in your business x tc x

        • shawn
        • September 8, 2011

        I think I just got so tired of trying to keep up the site AND was (and AM still) bothered at how much traffic I’ve lost this year. I push & push, but Google hates me! In a way, it may have also been an experiment. Last couple times I got depressed with my site and stopped working on it, I suddenly leaped forward in rankings & traffic! By doing nothing! This time that strategy didn’t work. 🙁

    • Lee
    • December 13, 2010

    Hi Shawn, I really do not know what being brave really is…

    Some people may say I was brave in the decision I made, while some may say I was crazy. I always believed we are here to make a difference. When I decided not to have chemotherapy or radiation after surgery for my cancer, my oncologist thought I was crazy. There was a possibility that I could survive three years with Chemotherapy, no chance otherwise. I asked my surgeon could I read my detailed pathology report regarding the type of cancer I had. He gave me a copy of the report; I had five weeks to decide what I was going to do.

    Going into surgery I had no idea how bad things were, there was a mass encasing my reproductive organs which they had no idea what it was. There was a great possibility that the cancer had spread and that surgery was not the answer only treatment. My specialist knew I was against Chemotherapy. He ordered a bone scan to see if the cancer had spread to the bones. The result came back all clear.

    Decision time, I told my specialist to go ahead with the surgery as planned on the 8th December 2004. All we knew was that I have uterus cancer. I told him not to take my lymph glands out; I knew he had to test them to see if the cancer had spread. Being a diabetic my life would not be worth living if they were removed. It would create problems regarding the circulation in my legs. After he opened me if the cancer looked like it had spread then I told him to just close me up, not much more he could do. He did test the lymph grands they were clear.

    A discovery during surgery was made; I also had ovarian cancer in both ovaries. I had to have a total hysterectomy. I recovered very well and then decided to make my body healthy using herbs, vitamins, natural immune booster. I just celebrated my 6th year cancer free on the 8th of December 2010.

    Why did I survive when so many die, I don’t have any scientific answers. I only know that all the prayers and support of my family and friends played a part; the gifted hands of my surgeon and divine intervention in helping me to make the right choices and staying positive. The spirit of my father mother and brother who were with me every day. I know I am blessed and I am eternally grateful for having the chance to see and hold my first grandchild, a granddaughter, to be born in January 2011

    Thank you most sincerely for allowing me to contribute my thoughts.
    May I also say a thank you to you Shawn; you inspire and help so many people along their journey throughout their lives with your wonderful quotes and poems. We all need help at times, the strength and courage to be brave. Everyone has to fight a battle at some time in their life; we all need a little helping hand and guiding light. Keep inspiring us, thank you! Love the quotes!

      • shawn
      • December 14, 2010

      Thanks Lee, for sharing so much with me…and the rest of the readers here. I can’t begin to imagine the courage it took to get through your journey.

      And thanks for always giving me your vote of confidence. I needed it today. I’m under the weather with so many things lately, this site being one of them. Though the goal of this site is that people may be inspired when they visit here, sometimes I hit some road blocks and I’m the one needing to be inspired.

      I almost shut everything down back in the Spring with a double-whammy of big problems with the site…but after I trodded through it, things amazingly jumped forward in a way I didn’t expect (and of course, you know who I give all the credit to: the Big Guy). Eventually, I’d like to work full-time on this site (and a few others on the side). Imagine what I could accomplish if I could make this site my full-time gig?

      But my traffic is way down this past 30 days and I’m quite depressed and bothered and perturbed. I thought my reach was expanding, not contracting. What’s worse is I see other sites doing what I’m doing, *in less time*, and they enjoy 10x and in some cases, 100x the traffic I’m experiencing.

      Let’s just hope it’s a temporary set-back, and like my other 2 big disappointment earlier this year, let’s hope I’m about to see another big jump forward. Sorry to turn your kind words into something all about me and my issues. But as you say, “We all need help at times, the strength and courage to be brave. Everyone has to fight a battle at some time in their life; we all need a little helping hand and guiding light.” Well said!!

        • Lee
        • April 3, 2011

        Hello Shawn,

        I am so sorry to read about the sadness you have felt. My time has been non existent since my granddaughter has been born in January and my surgery in February. So many unexpected events happened you would not believe. I had to look after my beautiful granddaughter right until my surgery was due. Her mum ended up in hospital with a haemorrhage one week after her birth. My daughter in laws mother who came to stay for a year to help Di ended in hospital with a twisted bowel. Everyone has recovered thank God, but Di’s mother had to return to her home land, she has extended family there to care for her.

        I am still recovering from my surgery.

        I wish I was there to help you my dear friend, life can be tough at times. You have my private email and I am on Skype, if you need a chat please contact me.

        I will keep you in my prayers, we all go through these times when things are not the best. Just remember nothing ever stays the same, things will come good again, for all I know they may already have, keep the faith.

        I like this little prayer, I hope it inspired you too, smile!

        I am the Spirit within you. I am balance and harmony. Seek me in the tumult of fear and anguish and I am the soothing balm that will heal. I am the light in the darkness of your pain and aloneness. You shall find me in the stillness of time for I am the peace that you seek if you will but hush the frustration and anger that tears you apart, for I am there to guide you through the many disillusionments and disappointments of your life.

        I am the Spirit within you. I speak to you in honesty and with dignity and if you will listen you will know that I love you, indeed as you do not love yourself. I see the many facets of your make-up and indeed to me I love them all. I am the Spirit within you. Find me in the solitude and the silence of your mind and I shall bring forth from within my power of goodness and love.

        I am the Spirit within and I watch the seasons of time. I am with you as your heart races forward into the spring. I am happy with you in the summer of your peace. As autumn comes and tucks away the dreams that will never become reality I am there to soothe the broken heart. In winter I bid you patience, peace, that you can create a perfection with me that will strengthen and support all your days.

        Indeed. I am the Spirit within you and I know you in all your moods for I am you and you are me. I see, I feel, I know, only through you for we are one, you and I will grow together as the seasons come and go until we are still in the Silence of God.

        Until we understand that only blended together are we truly fulfilled, I love that which you are and that which you shall become for in truth I am you and you are me until eternity.

        We move together you and I as does the sun and the moon, moving to a rhythm that is as old as time itself. The moon may seem to disappear for a time and only stripes of light cut the inky darkness of the night but it is there as I am, the Spirit within giving you the power to believe in us and in life.

        I am the Spirit within. I am one part of you that you may reject at times and yet you cannot exist without me for I am you and you and I are one. Together we are the Illumination of GOD.

        Take care always, Lee

    • Ira Kosinski
    • April 2, 2011

    I really think your blog is great! I’ve added a link back here; I hope that’s alright as I’d like my readers to check your site & articles out. It’s Here. Always like to honor high quality content. Great job!…

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    Thank you so much. I really need a little help.

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