bravery

A Quote by Sir Philip Sidney on beginning, bravery, and danger

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

Sir Philip Sidney (1554 - 1586)

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on anxiety, blessings, bravery, certainty, cheerfulness, constancy, contentment, darkness, dependence, duty, equality, fear, fortune, future, god, good, greatness, happiness, hope, indifference, joy, mankind, mind, people

True happiness is to understand our duties toward God and man; to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future; not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears, but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is abundantly sufficient; for he that is so wants nothing. The great blessings of mankind are with us, and within our reach; but we shut our eyes and, like people in the dark, fall foul of the very thing we search for without finding it. Tranquility is a certain equality of mind which no condition of fortune can either exalt or depress. There must be sound mind to make a happy man; there must be constancy in all conditions, a care for the things of this world but without anxiety; and such an indifference to the bounties of fortune that either with them or without them we may live content. True joy is serene. . . . The seat of it is within, and there is no cheerfulness like the resolution of a brave mind that has fortune under its feat. It is an invincible greatness of mind not to be elevated or dejected with good or ill fortune. A wise man is content with his lot, whatever it be - without wishing for what he has not.

Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on adversity, bravery, circumstances, and mind

The pressure of adversity does not affect the mind of the brave man. . . . It is more powerful than external circumstances.

Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on adversity, balance, bravery, circumstances, justice, and mind

Just as so many rivers, so many showers of rain from above, so many medicinal springs do not alter the taste of the sea, so the pressure of adversity does not affect the mind of the brave man. For it maintains its balance, and over all that happens it throws its own complexion, because it is more powerful than external circumstances.

Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)

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A Quote by Sarah Knowles Bolton on bravery, dawn, and tears

Be glad today. Tomorrow may bring tears. Be brave today. The darkest night will pass. And golden rays will usher in the dawn.

Sarah Knowles Bolton (1841 - 1916)

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A Quote by Sanjay Singh on bravery, death, people, and problems

People are brave enough to spit into an open wound, the problem is that they're so afraid, that they'll only do it after the beast is dead

Sanjay Singh

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on bravery and fear

Fears of the brave, and follies of the wise! From Marlbrough's eyes the streams of dotage flow, And Swift expires, a driv'ler and a show.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

Source: Vanity of Human Wishes. Line 316.

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on bravery

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Bravery has no place where it can avail nothing.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

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A Quote by Samuel Eliot Morison on achievement, america, architecture, balance, bravery, brevity, colors, dance, gold, harmony, music, nature, poets, purpose, songs, and world

These clipper ships of the early 1850's were built of wood in shipyards from Rockland in Maine to Baltimore. These architects, like poets who transmute nature's message into song, obeyed what wind and wave had taught them, to create the noblest of all sailing vessels, and the most beautiful creations of man in America. With no extraneous ornament except a figurehead, a bit of carving and a few lines of gold leaf, their one purpose of speed over the great ocean routes was achieved by perfect balance of spars and sails to the curving lines of the smooth black hull; and this harmony of mass, form and color was practiced to the music of dancing waves and of brave winds whistling in the rigging. These were our Gothic cathedrals, our Parthenon; but monuments carved from snow. For a few brief years they flashed their splendor around the world, then disappeared with the finality of the wild pigeon.

Samuel Eliot Morison (1887 - 1976)

Source: The Oxford History of the American People, 1965, ch. 36

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A Quote by Robert Louis Stevenson on bravery and doctors

Even if the doctor does not give you a year, even if he hesitates about a month, make one brave push and see what can be accomplished in a week.

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894)

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