The only time a man can be brave is when he is afraid.— George R. R. Martin
Sublime Bravery And Fear quotations
Quarreling over food and drink, having neither scruples nor shame, not knowing right from wrong, not trying to avoid death or injury, not fearful of greater strength or of greater numbers, greedily aware only of food and drink - such is the bravery of the dog and boar.
Failure is a badge of honor. It means you risked failure. And if you don’t risk failure, you’re never going to do anything that’s different from what you’ve already done or what somebody else has done.
Having courage does not mean that we are unafraid.
Having courage and showing courage mean we face our fears. We are able to say, 'I have fallen, but I will get up.'
What you feel doesn’t matter in the end; it’s what you do that makes you brave.
Bravery is not the absence of fear, but the action in the face of fear.
To live with fear and not be afraid is the final test of maturity.
Except a person be part coward, it is not a compliment to say he is brave.
Retreat itself is often a plan of resistance and may be a precursor of great bravery and sacrifice. Every retreat is not cowardice which implies fear to die.
War is an unmitigated evil. But it certainly does one good thing. It drives away fear and brings bravery to the surface.
Courage faces fear and thereby masters it
Without courage we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency.
One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential.
Bravery is a mean state concerned with things that inspire confidence and with things fearful ... and leading us to choose danger and to face it, either because to do so is noble, or because not to do so is base. But to court death as an escape from poverty, or from love, or from some grievous pain, is no proof of bravery, but rather of cowardice.
Courage is fear that has said its prayers and decided to go forward anyway.
Three things prompt men to a regular discharge of their duty in time of action: natural bravery, hope of reward, and fear of punishment.
[C]ourage is reckoned the greatest of all virtues;
because, unless a man has that virtue, he has no security for preserving any other.
Bravery does not mean being fearless.
It means to be full of fear but still not being dominated by it.
Nice guys do not finish last. Last place is for the cowards and those too full of fear to take action.
The passions do very often give birth to others of a nature most contrary to their own. Thus avarice sometimes brings forth prodigality, and prodigality avarice; a man's resolution is very often the effect of levity, and his boldness that of cowardice and fear.
We often see malefactors, when they are led to execution, put on resolution and a contempt of death which, in truth, is nothing else but fearing to look it in the face--so that this pretended bravery may very truly be said to do the same good office to their mind that the blindfold does to their eyes.
Love of glory, fear of shame, greed for fortune, the desire to make life agreeable and comfortable, and the wish to depreciate others - all of these are often the causes of the bravery that is spoken so highly of by men.
A coward turns away, but a brave man's choice is danger.
That courage which arises from the sense of our duty, and from the fear of offending Him that made us, acts always in a uniform manner, and according to the dictates of right reason.
Fear cuts deeper than swords.
Bran thought about it. 'Can a man still be brave if he's afraid?' 'That is the only time a man can be brave,' his father told him.
Find what you are afraid of, face it, and then you won't be afraid of it anymore.
Some have been thought brave because they were afraid to run away.
The brave and bold persist even against fortune;
the timid and cowardly rush to despair through fear alone. [Lat., Fortes et strenuos etiam contra fortunam insistere, timidos et ignoros ad desperationem formidine properare.]
We believe in bravery. We believe in taking action. We believe in freedom from fear and in acquiring the skills to force the bad out of our world so that the good can prosper and thrive. If you also believe in those things, we welcome you.
The brave forget. It is those who fought less bravely, or those who fought without justice and live in fear of their victory, who forget the least.
I don’t feel brave, especially not right now.
(Delphine) That’s what bravery is, especially for a woman not used to having emotions. When you feel deep, paralyzing fear and you don’t let it stop you, that is true courage. There’s never been bravery without fear. Just as there’s no love without hate. (M'Adoc)
I take a deep breath and sidestep my fear and begin speaking from the place where beauty and bravery meet--within the chambers of a quivering heart.
Without fear there cannot be courage.
It's a fact that children with cancer have higher cure rates than adults with cancer, and I wonder if the reason is their natural, unthinking bravery... Adults know too much about failure; they're more cynical and resigned and fearful.
And yet, what is bravery but the capacity to reject our fears, ignore and supress them, then go on to do whatever it is we are afraid to do.
Courage is not the absence of fear; it is the absence of self.
When we come to that compassionate awareness that is not afraid of the fear, that can embrace the fear, we are able to heal the wounds of the child and the adult and begin to live the lives we've always wanted to live.
I find I'm most challenged by things I really care about, because I really want to do them well. It causes quite a bit of anxiety. But that very thing you're afraid of is kind of like a blessing in disguise. If you didn't have that fear, you wouldn't have the other side - courage and bravery, positive emotions.As an actor, you get used to those fears, and you're almost happy when they show up. It makes you learn your lines and prepare.
For the men and women of the FBI, bravery is reflected not only in the physical courage often necessary in the job. It can be seen in the courage of conviction, in the courage to act with wisdom in the face of fear, and in the courage it takes to admit mistakes and move forward.
You can defeat fear through humor, through pain, through honesty, bravery, intuition, and through love in the truest sense.
Weapons may be carried by creatures who are evil, dishonest, violent or lazy.
The true warrior is good, gentle and honest. His bravery comes from within himself; he learns to conquer his own fears and misdeeds. —Matthias
Courage is nine-tenths context. What is courageous in one setting can be foolhardy in another and even cowardly in a third.
Scared is what you're feeling. Brave is what you're doing.
Who is the brave man--he who feels no fear? If so, then bravery is but a polite term for a mind devoid of rationality and imagination.