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Grades don’t measure tenacity; courage; leadership; guts or whatever you want to call it. Teachers or any other persons in a position of authority should never tell anybody they will not succeed because they did not get all A’s in school. – Thomas J. Stanley

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If we can’t have the courage to tell our constituents; hey; we’ve got to cut back; then if we can point to something and say; I would like to vote for more benefits for you; but this balanced budget amendment or statutory spending cap or whatever the devi – Jeff Flake

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If trustees feel it is in their charity’s interest to pay high salaries to attract talented people; then they should have the courage of their conviction and explain their decisions publicly. – William Shawcross

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I emphasize… that the Harrimans showed great courage and loyalty and confidence in us; because three or four of us were really running the business; the day to day business. – Prescott Bush

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I know this president. And I can tell you that he cares deeply about the next generation of young women in this country – his daughters; and everyone’s daughters. President Obama had the courage to stand with Sandra Fluke. Without hesitation; he defended – Nancy Keenan

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I remember having friends in high school that did the theater department stuff; and I always wanted to try it but never had the guts to. I was the class clown but could never really build up the courage to try it. I took one acting class and really enjoye – Robert Buckley

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The general commanding congratulates his troops on their brilliant and successful occupation of Roanoke Island. The courage and steadiness they have shown under fire is what he expected from them; and he accepts it as a token of future victory. – Ambrose Burnside

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Before you can become a millionaire; you must learn to think like one. You must learn how to motivate yourself to counter fear with courage. Making critical decisions about your career; business; investments and other resources conjures up fear; fear that – Thomas J. Stanley

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If the City Council wants to hold the police accountable; it has the subpoena power and oversight responsibility to do so. They don’t have the courage to do it. – Sal Albanese

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I like so much wearing heels; legs look so much better; everything looks better. But it’s only recently I’ve had the courage to do that. – Blanka Vlasic

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Sadly; far too many politicians in Washington lack the courage to do something to fix our problems. They are worried about the political implications of making the hard choices we so desperately need to cut spending and shrink government. – Matt Salmon

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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 – Hasan Minhaj

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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

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For my books of nonfiction I write about subjects I find fascinating. I’ve been a Yankees and a Lou Gehrig fan for decades; so I wrote ‘Lou Gehrig: The Luckiest Man.’ It’s more the story of his great courage than of his baseball playing. Children face all – David A. Adler

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I cannot think of a greater symbol of human resistance and courage than our Nobel laureate colleague Andrei Sakharov. – Torsten Wiesel

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It takes far less courage to kill yourself than it takes to make yourself wake up one more time. It’s harder to stay where you are than to get out. For everyone but you; that is. – Judith Rossner

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I often visit Maria Tatar’s ‘The Grimm Reader’ for a cold dose of courage. Her translations come from the Brothers Grimm; whose now-famous collection of ‘Kinder- und Hausmarchen’ (‘Children’s and Household Tales’) was first published in 1812. The book was – Kate Bernheimer

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I want to work as hard as I can. But I also want six kids! It takes a lot of courage as an actor to take time off for family. But family is everything. – Shari Sebbens

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The President regards the Japanese as a brave people; but courage; though useful in time of war; is subordinate to knowledge of arts; hence; courage without such knowledge is not to be highly esteemed. – Townsend Harris

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It takes a lot of courage; when everyone is asking you what you want to do; if you say that you want to be a musician or an actor; people can be very condescending and say; ‘Oh; that’s so sweet; good luck with that!’ It can be very frustrating. – James Norton

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I feel most alive; most electric with faith; breath; and courage; when I think of God as a current that runs through all that is. Not by will or by choice. Not as a benediction but because there are laws even God must obey. – Tracy K. Smith

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In this work I have received the opposition of a number of men who only advocate the unobtainable because the immediately possible is beyond their moral courage; administrative ability; and their political prescience. – John Burns

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The foundation of the house of civil rights is in the voices of all the great civil rights leaders and the soul of every person who heard them. It’s in the hands of every person who folded a leaflet for change; and it’s in the courage of every person who – Cheryl Mills

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I grew up in a very westernised environment and went to a private American school. But my personality was shy and quiet; and I wanted to wear the hijab but didn’t have the courage; as I knew my friends would talk me out of it. – Leila Aboulela

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As long as the opposition believes the world will stand with Ukraine’s democrat reformers; they will have the leverage and the courage to establish a legitimate republic under the leadership of Viktor Yushchenko. – Bob Schaffer

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Hemingway was a jerk. I mean he was really a great jerk. He was a good writer; and he did all sorts of things that I would never have the courage to do; but I don’t think I’d enjoy being in the same room with him. He’s not my kind of person. – Joe Haldeman

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We know the Republicans are happy to keep the country in the dark; and if we Democrats are to recapture the power necessary to assert our values; we must find the energy; courage; creativity and unity to map out a brighter day for the people we sincerely – John Yarmuth

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I think what I would say to my younger self; and probably to younger; just starting-out writers is that a lot of times you’re just afraid to put yourself out there; and it’s uncomfortable because it’s working up the courage to do something; to push yourse – Carol Leifer

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I have decided to make a personal message to David Haye. I want him to fight me; to be a man. I wish there will be enough excitement; pressure and courage for David Haye to fight me. – Wladimir Klitschko

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It is up to African leaders to show their will and political courage in order to assure that this new pan-African institution becomes an efficient instrument and not a place for endless discussions. – Omar Bongo

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I love Joan Collins. She’s a wonderful lady. She has such courage. She’s such a good actress. – Robert Wagner

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Since dogs could hear and smell better than men; we could concentrate on sight. Since courage is commonplace in dogs; men’s adrenal glands could shrink. Dogs; by making us more efficient predators; gave us time to think. In short; dogs civilized us. – Donald McCaig

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When I was at Brown; I wanted to write the great American novel; but I was too scared to take a creative course. I signed up for one; got in; and just didn’t have the courage to go. I was a tremendously shy person; almost pathologically shy. The thought o – Nathaniel Philbrick

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It was actually a women’s writing group I belonged to in graduate school that gave me the courage to move from poetry to fiction. – Mary Gordon

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Music was always a big part of my family. Only a few of us had the talent – or the courage – to walk out on a stage. – Patty Loveless

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I love fairy tales because of their haunting beauty and magical strangeness. They are set in worlds where anything can happen. Frogs can be kings; a thicket of brambles can hide a castle where a royal court has lain asleep for a hundred years; a boy can o – Kate Forsyth

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That was the fun of acting; being a blank canvas you could transform into the character – Indian princess; 20s vamp; Mother Courage; Oxford don; 94-year-old wife. – Diana Quick

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I feel like Obama in a way. His idea that hope means not shrinking from a fight; it’s the courage to reach for something. My music is that. Those are principles I try to embody. – Q-Tip

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It takes a certain amount of courage to tackle very hard problems in science; I now realise. You don’t know what the timescale of your work will be: decades or only a few years. – Venkatraman Ramakrishnan

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I admire people who come to politics because it takes a lot of courage to be in politics in India. – Shekhar Kapur

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I have a huge political interest. I just wish I had the courage to come into politics in India. – Shekhar Kapur

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What I hope my writing reflects… is a sense of the connections between all human beings… and a different perspective on the true nature of courage. For me; those are things worth exploring and writing about. – Chris Crutcher

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Today; because of President Obama’s courage; kids can stay on their parent’s plan until they are 26. Insurers cannot kick you off your policy because you have hit your limit. They will not be able to deny you because you have a pre-existing condition. – Rahm Emanuel

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I started to send my work to journals when I was 26; which was just a question of when I got the courage up. They were mostly journals I had been reading for the previous six or seven years. – Marilyn Hacker

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People have told me that I’m courageous; but I have seen greater courage. – Gabrielle Giffords

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My mother’s father; Hobart Cromwell; was a bacteriologist with Abbott Laboratories in suburban Chicago. I never got to know him well; as he died very young; but he was always a heroic figure in our family; wise and gentle and intelligent by reputation; wi – John C. Mather

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‘Beyond the Lights’ took incredible fight to get made. Four years of writing and two years of overcoming ‘no.’ Every studio balked. Twice. But I kept fighting. What gave me the courage was ‘Love & Basketball.’ Every studio turned down that film; too. But – Gina Prince-Bythewood

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As soldiers need not only courage but tactics also; so does a philosopher need not only courage and philosophy but discernment also; to tell what his right time of dying is – so that he neither seek it nor flee it. – Apollonius of Tyana

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I am shocked at the attitude of our American troops. They have no respect for death; the courage of an enemy soldier; or many of the ordinary decencies of life. – Charles Lindbergh

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Such decisions will be far reaching and difficult. But you never lacked courage in the past. Your courage is now needed for the future. – Gerry Adams

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