I would like to be known as an intelligent woman, a courageous woman, a loving woman, a woman who teaches by being.— Maya Angelou
Terrific Courageous Women quotations
Use your fear... it can take you to the place where you store your courage.
To the Muslim woman, the hijab provides a sense of empowerment.
It is a personal decision to dress modestly according to the command of a genderless Creator; to assert pride in self, and embrace one's faith openly, with independence and courageous conviction.
The best protection any woman can have... is courage.
Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.
We need more men with the guts, with the courage, with the strength, with the moral integrity to break our complicit silence and challenge each other and stand with women and not against them.
Above all, we must realize that no arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women. It is a weapon our adversaries in today's world do not have.
There are men and women who make the world better just by being the kind of people they are. They have the gift of kindness or courage or loyalty or integrity. It really matters very little whether they are behind the wheel of a truck or running a business or bringing up a family. The teach the truth by living it.
When you look fear in the face, you are able to say to yourself, 'I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.'
Throughout the years, many Christian women have told me of their great respect for the bravery and courage evident in my work, perhaps even gesturing to their own Isis earrings or a Nile River Goddess pendants.
Courage is like a muscle. We strengthen it by use.
The frontiers of the kingdom of God were never advanced by men and women of caution.
Anyone can give up; it is the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone would expect you to fall apart, now that is true strength.
You become courageous by doing courageous acts...Courage is a habit.
We should be respectful but we must also have the courage to stop harmful practices that impoverish girls, women and their communities.
I know what I want, I have a goal, an opinion, I have a religion and love.
Let me be myself and then I am satisfied. I know that I’m a woman, a woman with inward strength and plenty of courage.
You are more powerful than you know; you are beautiful just as you are.
The history of God's people is not a record of God searching for courageous men and women who could handle the task, but God transforming the hearts of cowards and calling them to live courageous lives.
I have reached a point in my life where I understand the pain and the challenges; and my attitude is one of standing up with open arms to meet them all.
I have me brave women who are exploring the outer edge of human possibility, with no history to guide them, and with a courage to make themselves vulnerable that I find moving beyond words.
Remember the dignity of your womanhood.
Do not appeal, do not beg, do not grovel. Take courage, join hands, stand besides us, fight with us.
It took great courage to ask a beautiful young woman to marry me.
Believe me, it is easier to play the whole Petrushka on the piano.
There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me.
Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than exposure.
There is no more beautiful sight than a young woman who glows with the light of the spirit who is confident and courageous because she is virtuous.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
We cannot expect in the immediate future that all women who seek it will achieve full equality of opportunity. But if women are tostart moving towards that goal, we must believe in ourselves or no one else will believe in us; we must match our aspirations with the competence, courage and determination to succeed.
My courage comes from my faith. I have come to one conclusion: All that I am, all that I aspire to be, all that I was before, is by the grace of God. There are so many women in Africa, and outside Africa, who are more intelligent than I am.
I would happily storm hell in the company of these troops .
.. how strongly they have demonstrated to the world that free men and women can fight like the dickens.
For a man to strike any women is most brutal, and I, as well as everyone else, think this far worse than any attempt to shoot, which, wicked as it is, is at least more comprehensible and more courageous.
Courage is the price that Life exacts for granting peace, The soul that knows it not, knows no release, From little things; Knows not the livid loneliness of fear Nor mountain heights where bitter joy can hear The sound of wings.
Serenity comes from the ability to say “Yes” to existence.
Courage comes from the ability to say “No” to the wrong choices made by others.
I always suggest to women to take time away from the norm.
And that takes a lot of courage. Most people can't do that, they can't loose and run, and say, 'Look, I'm going to just have an entirely new environment, devoid of all the habitual concerns of the day.'
The psychological impotence of our enraged generation must be traced to the overwhelming accusation of insincerity which every man and woman has to confront, in the depths of his own soul, when he seeks to love merely for his own pleasure.And yet the men of our time do not love with enough courage to risk even discomfort or inconvenience.
It takes great courage to be vulnerable. It takes enormous strength to be a real woman.