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With Pearl Jam; everybody is so good at what they do; it’s hard to get up the courage to say; ‘Can I sing this part;’ or; ‘I want to play guitar.’ – Jeff Ament

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You can always find a reason to say no. It’s the easiest vote. It’s also not exactly a red badge of courage. – John Cornyn

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I’m still shy – I’m no good at my children’s parent-teacher conferences; and I’m slowly learning how to ask for what I want. But I now know that I have a reserve of courage to draw upon when I really need it. There’s nothing that I’m too scared to have a – Emily Mortimer

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Howard Dean has been successful because he was clear in his opposition to the war. People appreciate a politician with the courage to say; I oppose this war. – Bianca Jagger

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I never imagined I’d go into acting; but I always loved drama; and when I was 16; I discovered the Library Theatre up the road. So I plucked up courage and asked if I could watch rehearsals. It was like Heaven. – Lesley Nicol

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Of all the many leaders I have met in the course of my life; none made a deeper impression on me than Nelson Mandela. His courage; compassion; humility and wisdom were without parallel on the world stage; and he himself was an enduring source of inspirati – Klaus Schwab

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The most important thing for me was to never; ever; ever deny it. But I didn’t really have the courage to talk about it. I was thinking; The people who need to know I’m gay know. – Portia de Rossi

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The power of youth is the common wealth for the entire world. The faces of young people are the faces of our past; our present and our future. No segment in the society can match with the power; idealism; enthusiasm and courage of the young people. – Kailash Satyarthi

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We had the courage to face the superpowers that wanted a military triumph for each side they supported in Central America. We told them; ‘No;’ and presented a peace plan. – Oscar Arias

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The continental troops have as much courage and real discipline as those that are opposed to them. They are more inured to privation; more patient than Europeans; who; on these two points; cannot be compared to them. – Marquis de Lafayette

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Based on my experience; I believe that Ben Sasse has the right policy background; a notable commitment to public service – and; perhaps most importantly; the courage – to help renew our country. – Jeff Fortenberry

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It shows courage; and it shows commitment to move beyond the status-quo politics of rhetoric; which is all the Cuban-American community has received from any party for the last half century. – Joe Garcia

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To say that I could manipulate one of the men who has shown the most courage before the Cuban government; who gets beaten every day; who did a hunger strike that freed political prisoners… I think that’s absurd. – Joe Garcia

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It is my deepest belief that only by giving our lives do we find life. I am convinced that the truest act of courage; the strongest act of manliness is to sacrifice ourselves for others in a totally non-violent struggle for justice. – Cesar Chavez

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Something like riding a horse – which I’ve recently started doing – requires courage; especially for me; as I started out being actually scared of horses. – Mary Gaitskill

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When everything goes wrong; what a joy to test your soul and see if it has endurance and courage. An invisible and all-powerful enemy – some call him God; others the Devil; seem to rush upon us to destroy us; but we are not destroyed. – Nikos Kazantzakis

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My father Sam; by his lifelong example; displayed for me the virtues of an honest day’s work and of great personal courage. – Marv Levy

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My hope for this country is that we remain a people who value freedom; who have the courage to face the realities with faithful hearts instead of anxious ones. – Taya Kyle

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Given the fact that I have a family and responsibilities; it’s the mark of a man to find the courage to do what is right in the face of oppressive evil. – John Rhys-Davies

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The people of South Carolina support conservatives who are trying to push real change; and the people of South Carolina expect their presidential candidates to back them up when they show courage. – Nikki Haley

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What separated Ed Murrow from the rest of the pack was courage. – Dan Rather

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Readers of fiction read; I think; for a deeper embrace of the world; of reality. And that’s brave. I never get over being thankful for that – for the courage of my readers. – Barbara Kingsolver

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Courage can’t see around corners but goes around them anyway. – Mignon McLaughlin

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When I was straight; I had the courage and energy to become an actress. I owe my career to my will to stop using. – Kirstie Alley

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I don’t – you know; I’m very disillusioned with our political system. If we don’t wake up in America and realize that we have to vote out of our courage and integrity for candidates who reflect our own beatitudes; and not the beatitudes of the war machine – Cindy Sheehan

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I think we need people with stronger ideals than John Kerry or Bill Clinton. I think we need people with more courage and vision. – Octavia E. Butler

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In professional work – certainly in the arts and graphics – 99% of people have zero courage. They blow with the wind. – George Lois

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‘West Wing’ was huge. Like ‘Hamilton;’ it pulls back the curtain on how decision-making happens at the highest level; or at least how you hope it would be. The amount of information Aaron Sorkin packs into a scene gave me this courage to trust the audienc – Lin-Manuel Miranda

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Different parts of the world have different attitudes to failure. Arguably; it may take more courage to be an entrepreneur in Sydney; or Paris; or London; or Japan; or Singapore… but an entrepreneur sees the world for what it could be; not what it is. – Guy Kawasaki

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Often times I have been asked about the attributes for success; and I have said that you need two attributes for succeeding as an entrepreneur: one; courage; second; luck. – N. R. Narayana Murthy

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I realise that a novel and a film are different mediums. As artistes; we need to respect other artistes. It also needs a lot of courage to take risks to experiment and interpret known literary works. – Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

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Perhaps what distinguishes my characters is their courage and spirit and a certain stubbornness which enables them to keep going even when facing a setback. I think this developed organically as I wrote; but also it came out of a desire to portray women a – Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

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If; in the coming thousand years; a feminine culture shall really supplement the masculine; then this will be exactly in the measure in which women have the courage to create and to act as most feminists now do not even dare think. – Ellen Key

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It is not sufficient for the young to devote their enthusiasm; their courage; their ambition; their self-sacrifice to the great ideas of the time; the young must not only preserve but increase their powers if they are to be really equal to their eternal t – Ellen Key

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Lack of courage or means often deters the European woman from more independent business activity; and this in spite of increasing freedom to choose her occupation; in spite of brilliant examples of successful undertakings of women; in photography; hotel o – Ellen Key

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For many years I wanted to do a film; but I never had the courage to clear my desk and say; ‘OK I’ll take a year off and do a film.’ – Anton Corbijn

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I have the responsibility of over four million people; and I am in a position to do good; to be able to bring about a new life for my people; and I will continue to move in that direction. It’s a burden; but it needs to be done; and you have to have the c – Abdullah II of Jordan

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Prime Minister Sharon; Prime Minister Abbas; I urge you today to end the designs of those who seek destruction; annihilation and occupation; and I urge you to have the will and the courage to begin to realize our dreams of peace; prosperity and coexistenc – Abdullah II of Jordan

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You must study to be frank with the world: Frankness is the child of honesty and courage. – Robert E. Lee

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Deep Throat’s information; and in my view; courage; allowed the newspaper to use what he knew and suspected. – Bob Woodward

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Fashion should not be expected to serve in the stead of courage or character. – Loretta Young

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‘White Material’ is about courage and craziness. – Claire Denis

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People say; ‘You have inspired me; you’ve given me courage…’ They’ve gone so far as to say; ‘You’ve changed my life!’ And I would come back and say to my husband; ‘I can’t understand it – what kind of poor little life did she have if I had to come and c – Iris Apfel

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For years; I was watching other people have so much fun playing out their version of authorship; like Louis C.K. and Larry David. As I watched them do their thing; I began to pine for the days when I had a lot less expected of me and; often; a lot more cr – Jon Favreau

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America’s history is exemplified in the efforts of the men and women who died for our country. The one thing that they all have in common is their selfless love for our nation and their courage to stand up to protect and defend it. They raised their gaze – Bill Flores

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The Chinaman has only a passive courage; but this courage he possesses in the highest degree. His indifference to death is truly extraordinary. When he is ill; he sees it approach; and does not falter. When condemned; and already in the hands of an office – Jules Verne

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I’ve always been attracted to films which explore the qualities of courage. – John Rhys-Davies

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I think what – I think what the American people is looking for is they are looking for moral and intellectual courage and clarity; and not a sense of passivity or confusion. – Michael T. Flynn

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War is an arena for the display of courage and virtue. Or war is politics by other means. War is a quasi-mystical experience where you get in touch with the real. There are millions of narratives we impose to try to make sense of war. – Phil Klay

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You have to do what you need to do as an artist. You have to have that courage. – Liz Phair

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