Until the day of his death, no man can be sure of his courage.
Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of a readiness to die.
--G. K. Chesterton
Nothing gives a fearful man more courage than another's fear.
Grace under pressure.
You take a number of small steps which you believe are right, thinking maybe tomorrow somebody will treat this as a dangerous provocation. And then you wait. If there is no reaction, you take another step: courage is only an accumulation of small steps.
Perfect courage is to do without witnesses what one would be capable of doing with the world looking on.
--François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld
Valor is common but great souls are rare.
--Bernard Joseph Saurin
Valor is of no service, chance rules all, and the bravest often fall by the hands of cowards.
Memorable Quotations from G.K. Chesterton
Memorable Quotations: Francois de La Rochefoucauld