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"Everyone becomes brave when he observes one who despairs." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"She hadn't chosen the brave life. She'd chosen the small, fearful one." - Ann Brashares

"In the land of bleating sheep and braying jackasses, one brave and honest man is bound to create a scandal." - Edward Abbey

"I can keep picking small fights, or brave the big one. Time to screw my courage. Or go down trying." - Gayle Forman

"Human nature is to need a map. If you're brave enough to draw one, people will follow." - Seth Godin

"A gentleman is one who is too brave to lie, too generous to cheat, and who takes his share othe world and lets other people have theirs." - Paul G. Hoffman

"Courage is no good: It means not scaring others. Being brave Lets no one off the grave. Death is no different whined at than withstood." - Philip Larkin

"Maybe this was one of those times when being a hero didn't involve looking particularly brave. It was just doing what you should." - Lev Grossman

"By compassion one can be brave." - Laozi

"No one should brave the underworld alone." - Edgar Allan Poe

"One part brave, three parts fool!" - Christopher Paolini

"One brave deed makes no hero." - John Greenleaf Whittier

"Before [Hindus and Moslems] dare think of freedom, they must be brave enough to love one another, to tolerate one another's religion, even prejudices and superstitions, and to trust one another. This requires faith in oneself." - Mahatma Gandhi

"To believe yourself brave is to be brave; it is the one only essential thing." - Mark Twain

"I would not sacrifice a single living mesquite tree for any book ever written. One square mile of living desert is worth a hundred 'great books' - and one brave deed is worth a thousand." - Edward Abbey

"A brave man thinks no one his superior who does him an injury, for he has it then in his power to make himself superior to the other by forgiving it." - Alexander Pope

"We do not live an equal life, but one of contrasts and patchwork; now a little joy, then a sorrow, now a sin, then a generous or brave action." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"...and then of course the music sprang up, lousy rock as bold and dull as a giant potato. "Love this song," Todd said, like it was unusually brave to like what was number one on the radio..." - Daniel Handler

"I fell in love with you," he said, "because you were one of the bravest people I've ever known. So how could I ask you to stop being brave just because I loved you?" - Cassandra Clare

"I'll say it one last time: Be brave." - Veronica Roth

"That's the spirit, one part brave, three parts fool." - Brom

"Stand by me, my brave grenadiers!" - Charles Lee

"He who is brave is free." - Seneca the Younger

"It is brave to be involved" - Gwendolyn Brooks

"None but the brave deserve the fair." - John Dryden

"A brave man is seldom unkind." - Pretty Shield

"Be brave, Beatrice. I love you." - Veronica Roth

"Only the brave know how to forgive" - Laurence Sterne

"Forgiveness is the virtue of the brave." - Mahatma Gandhi

"May every soul that touches mine - be it the slightest contact - get there from some good; some little grace; one kindly thought; one aspiration yet unfelt; one bit of courage for the darkening sky; one gleam of faith to brave the thickening ills of life; one glimpse of brighter skies beyond the gathering mists - to make this life worthwhile." - George Eliot

"But more than brave, you have love. And love is brave." - Richard Paul Evans

"If one cannot live the life of the brave, then it is better to die like the brave." - Muhammad Iqbal

"Brave is the lion tamer, brave is the world subduer, but braver is the one who has subdued himself." - Johann Gottfried Herder

"In History, stagnant waters, whether they be the stagnant waters of custom or those of despotism, harbour no life; life is dependent on the ripples created by a few eccentric individuals. In homage to that life & vitality, the community has to brave certain perils and must countenance a measure of heresy. One must live dangerously if one wants to live at all." - Herbert Read

"One must be brave if one is to take the wheel." - Meryl Streep

"So that my life be brave, what though not long?" - William Drummond

"I'm not a pacifist. I'm not that brave." - Phil Donahue

"Once more on my adventure brave and new." - Robert Browning

"All doubt is cowardice - all trust is brave." - Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton

"Only the brave and adventuresome find God, never the timid." - Harold Klemp

"Gold is tried by fire, brave men by adversity." - Seneca the Younger

"Live as brave men and face adversity with stout hearts." - Horace

"America the brave Still fears what we don't know" - Macklemore

"To navigate, you must be brave and you must remember." - Mau Piailug

"Smart people think. Brave people talk. Great people act." - Ziad K. Abdelnour

"We must be brief when traitors brave the field." - William Shakespeare

"A sad, wise valor is the brave complexion." - George Herbert

"Be brave enough to break your own heart." - Cheryl Strayed

"Some disappointment is always the price of brave dreaming." - Robin S. Sharma

"It's easy to be brave when they're not my fears." - Veronica Roth

"of being strong and brave. The strong can not be brave. Only the weak can be brave; and yet again, in practice, only those who can be brave can be trusted, in time of doubt, to be strong." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"What single brave decision will I make today?" - Michael Hyatt

"Austrian soldiers are like horses: brave but easily frightened." - Franz Grillparzer

"Heart be brave. If you cannot be brave, just go. Love's glory is not a small thing." - Rumi

"Physical courage, which engages all danger, will make a person brave in one way; and moral courage, which defies all opinion, will make a person brave in another." - Charles Caleb Colton

"Physical courage, which despises all danger, will make a man brave in one way; and moral courage, which despises all opinion, will make a man brave in another." - Charles Caleb Colton

"I am involved in the land of a leonine and brave people, where every foot of the ground is like a well of steel, confronting my soldier. You have brought only one son into the world, but everyone in this land can be called an Alexander." - Alexander The Great

"I knew many Marines had done brave deeds that no one saw and for which they got no medals at all. I was having a very hard time carrying those medals and didnt have the insight or maturity to know what to do with my combination of guilt and pride." - Karl Marlantes

"Rick Bass is one of a dwindling handful of American fiction writers still celebrating the importance of place, the natural world, and the struggle of a few brave souls to live and work respectfully in what's left of our western wilderness...The Lives of Rocks is his most lyrical and powerful book to date...a masterwork." - Howard Frank Mosher

"A boy got a splinter in his eye, and his heart turned cold. Only two people noticed. One was a witch, and she took him for her own. The other was his best friend. And she went after him in ill-considered shoes, brave and completely unprepared." - Anne Ursu

"Be brave. Even if you're not pretend to be. No one can tell the difference." - H Jackson Brown Jr

"In a nation of sheep, one brave man forms a majority." - Edward Abbey

"Brave men don't belong to any one country. I respect bravery wherever I see it." - Harry S Truman

"A true brave man is the one who dares to work against personal-interest." - Khem Veasna

"I've worked with Neil Jordan, who I really adore. We did The Brave One [2007] together." - Jodie Foster

"To be brave, by definition, one has first to be afraid." - Robert Harris

"No one is so brave that he is not disturbed by something unexpected." - Julius Caesar

"It's very brave going from a position of authority to one where you are an apprentice." - Eleanor Catton

"I do have to give it up for Sarah Palin on one account. She is brave." - Adam Mckay

"In the Spanish people there is a mixture of Gothic, Frankish and Moorish blood. One can speak of the Spaniard as one would speak of a brave anarchist. The Arabian epoch-the Arabs look down on the Turks as they do on dogs-was the most cultured, the most intellectual and in every way best and happiest epoch in Spanish history. It was followed by the period of the persecutions with its unceasing atrocities." - Adolf Hitler

"Sir, money, money, the most charming of all things; money, which will say more in one moment than the most elegant lover can in years. Perhaps you will say a man is not young; I answer he is rich. He is not genteel, handsome, witty, brave, good-humored, but he is rich, rich, rich, rich, rich -that one word contradicts everything you can say against him." - Henry Fielding

"The brave man is not the one who has no fears, he is the one who triumphs over his fears." - Nelson Mandela

"The law is equal before all of us; but we are not all equal before the law. Virtually there is one law for the rich and another for the poor, one law for the cunning and another for the simple, one law for the forceful and another for the feeble, one law for the ignorant and another for the learned, one law for the brave and another for the timid, and within family limits one law for the parent and no law at all for the child." - George Bernard Shaw

"Whatever one thinks of the justifiability of drone attacks, it's one of the least 'brave' or courageous modes of warfare ever invented. It's one thing to call it just, but to pretend it's 'brave' is Orwellian in the extreme." - Glenn Greenwald

"feel Tobias brushing my hair back before the first simulation. I hear him telling me to be brave. I hear my mother telling me to be brave(...) I am brave." - Veronica Roth

"Be moral. Be brave. Be a heart-whole man, strictly moral, brave unto desperation. Don't bother your head with religious theories. Cowards only sin, brave men never, no, not even in mind." - Swami Vivekananda

"I have read of women who have been strongly, grandly brave. Sometimes I have dreamed that I might be brave. The possibilities of this life are magnificent." - Mary Maclane

"Be not afraid of absurdity; do not shrink from the fantastic. Within a dilemma, choose the most unheard-of, the most dangerous solution. Be brave, be brave." - Isak Dinesen

"We become brave by doing brave acts." - Aristotle

"These are illusions of popular history which successful religion must promote: Evil men never prosper; only the brave deserve the fair; honesty is the best policy; actions speak louder than words; virtue always triumpths; a good deed is its own rewards; any bad human can be reformed; religious talismans protect one from demon possession; only females understand the ancient mysteries; the rich are doomed to unhappiness" - Frank Herbert

"Human nature is to need a map. If you're brave enough to draw one, people will follow." - Seth Godin

"Joy is a decision, a really brave one, about how you are going to respond to life." - Wess Stafford

"One of the mistakes the Germans made ... was that they were not brave enough to be afraid." - Gunter Grass

"It is kindness that makes one strong and brave; and so we are kind to our prisoners." - L Frank Baum

"[One of my kids ]is not named after Aldous Huxley. I haven't even read Brave New World!" - Charlie Brooker

"Someday I will understand Auschwitz. This was a brave statement but innocently absurd. No one will ever understand Auschwitz." - William Styron

"Let us all be brave enough to die the death of a martyr, but let no one lust for martyrdom." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Be brave enough to live life creatively. The creative place where no one else has ever been." - Alan Alda

"Now when I enter a carriage, it almost empties. But there's always one brave enough to stay." - Grace Jones

"Two voices struggled inside me. One that wanted to be good and brave, and one that told the good one to keep her mouth shut." - Stephenie Meyer

"It is thus that mutual cowardice keeps us in peace. Were one half of mankind brave and one cowards, the brave would be always beating the cowards. Were all brave, they would lead a very uneasy life; all would be continually fighting; but being all cowards, we go on very well." - Samuel Johnson

"The brave, impetuous heart yields everywhere to the subtle, contriving head." - Matthew Arnold

"Peace has its victories, but it takes brave men and women to win them." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"It is brave to be involved. To be not fearful to be unresolved." - Gwendolyn Brooks

"Then join hand in hand, brave Americans all! By uniting we stand, by dividing we fall." - John Dickinson

"Behold a contest worthy of a god, a brave man matched in conflict with adversity." - Seneca the Younger

"To be brave is to love unconditionally without expecting anything in return." - Madonna Ciccone

"Few men are brave by nature, but good discipline and experience make many so." - Niccolo Machiavelli

"The brave die never, though they sleep in dust: Their courage nerves a thousand living men." - Minot Judson Savage

"When were the good and the brave ever in a majority?" - Henry David Thoreau

"Any danger spot is tenable if men, brave men, will make it so." - John F Kennedy

"Vanity, shame, and above all disposition, often make men brave and women chaste." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"It is not always from valor or from chastity that men are brave, and women chaste." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"God bless the soldiers and seamen, with all their brave commanders." - Abraham Lincoln

"Except a person be part coward, it is not a compliment to say he is brave." - Mark Twain

"Ah! never shall the land forget How gushed the life-blood of her brave -" - William C Bryant

"A defeat to a brave man is only a victory deferred." - James Ellis

"It takes a brave man to be a coward in the Red Army." - Joseph Stalin

"A small number of peasants - brave peasants - shot down two Apaches" - Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf

"Any essayist setting out on a frail apparatus of notings and jottings is a brave person." - Diane Johnson

"To be afraid and to be brave is the best kind of courage of all." - Alice Dalgliesh

"I'm asking you not to be color blind, but to be color brave." - Mellody Hobson

"The brave dies perhaps two thousand deaths if he's intelligent. He simply doesn't mention them." - Ernest Hemingway

"Believe me, I am not even that brave enough to miss that many practices." - Allen Iverson

"A lyrical, brave and complex novel that takes enormous risks and pulls them all off." - Peter Straub

"Such a mysterious business, motherhood. How brave a woman must be to embark on it." - M. L. Stedman

"I am out of practice at living. You are as brave as a motorcycle." - Anne Sexton

"Eric called Al's suicide brave, and he was wrong. My mother's death was brave. I remember how calm she was, how determined. It isn't just brave that she died for me; it is brave that she did it without announcing it, without hesitation, and without appearing to consider another option." - Veronica Roth

"Being brave was easy when you would rather die than give up." - Lev Grossman

"It's possible that your next frontier isn't to get more efficient, it's to get more brave." - Seth Godin

"No man may earn his heart's desire, lest first he brave the smoke and fire" - Nicholas Evans

"Those are brave men," he told Ser Balon in admiration. "Let's go kill them." - George R R Martin

"It is the brave man's part to live with glory, or with glory die." - Sophocles

"Sometimes it isn't fighting that's brave, its facing the death you know is coming." - Veronica Roth

"No man or woman born, coward or brave, can shun his destiny." - Homer

"Be wise enough not to be reckless, but brave enough to take great risks." - Frank Warren

"Brave thoughts, but am I ready to follow through on them?" - Marie Lu

"Cowards die a thousand deaths, but the brave only die once." - Ernest Hemingway

"Hold on to your life and make it honest and brave." - Eiji Yoshikawa

"To heal my wounds, I need to be brave enough to face them." - Paulo Coelho

"The people with the most fear have the greatest opportunity to be brave." - Francine Pascal

"The brave venture anything." - Euripides

"Fortune favours the brave..." - Pliny The Elder

"Fortune favours the brave." - Terence

"Fortune helps the brave." - Terence

"Fortune favours the brave." - Virgil

"Fortune favors the brave." - Terence

"I came to believe it not true that "the coward dies a thousand deaths, the brave man only one." I think it is the other way around: It is the brave who die a thousand deaths. For it is imagination, and not just conscience, which doth make cowards of us all. Those who do not know fear are not truly brave." - Leo Rosten

"The coward dies a thousand deaths, the brave but one'.... (The man who first said that) was probably a coward.... He knew a great deal about cowards but nothing about the brave. The brave dies perhaps two thousand deaths if he's intelligent. He simply doesn't mention them." - Ernest Hemingway

"My story starts at sea, a perilous voyage to an unknown land. A shipwreck. The wild waters roar and heave. The brave vessel is dashed all to pieces. And all the helpless souls within her drowned. All save one. A lady. Whose soul is greater than the ocean, and her spirit stronger than the sea's embrace. Not for her a watery end, but a new life beginning on a stranger shore. It will be a love story. For she will be my heroine for all time. And her name will be Viola." - William Shakespeare

"The flat tax I got on my first meeting with Margaret Thatcher, who I admired very much and who was a great admirer of Milton Friedman. I met her first when I had been prime minister I think for some months and so on, and when I told her what I am planning to do, she looked at me with these big eyes and said "you are one brave young man." And then a little bit introduced me on the realities of the Western world on which I was not very well informed. But I didn't stop." - Mart Laar

"Her seductive power, however, did not lie in her looks [...]. In reality, Cleopatra was physically unexceptional and had no political power, yet both Caesar and Antony, brave and clever men, saw none of this. What they saw was a woman who constantly transformed herself before their eyes, a one-woman spectacle.Her dress and makeup changed from day to day, but always gave her a heightened, goddesslike appearance. Her words could be banal enough, but were spoken so sweetly that listeners would find themselves remembering not what she said but how she said it." - Robert Greene

"In a brilliant fusion of fact and fiction, Jayne Anne Phillips has written the novel of the year. It's the story of a serial killer's crimes and capture, yes, but it's also a compulsively readable story of how one brave woman faces up to acts of terrible violence in order to create something good and strong in the aftermath. Quiet Dell will be compared to In Cold Blood, but Phillips offers something Capote could not: a heroine who lights up the dark places and gives us hope in our humanity." - Stephen King

"One thing I know for sure: it is only by doing what we fear that we can ever truly learn to be brave." - Bear Grylls

"Come! Poor little heart! Be cheery and brave. We'll be a great deal to one another, if we are thrown off and left desolate." - Elizabeth Gaskell

"I tried very hard. But I can't help it. The Fates are cruel. They sent you to me, my brave one, knowing that you would break my heart." - Rick Riordan

"No one can be brave who considers pain to be the greatest evil in life, or can they be temperate who considers pleasure to be the highest good." - Cicero

"Some are brave men one day and cowards another, as great captains have often told me, from their own experience and observation." - William Temple

"One destin'd period men in common have, The great, the base, the coward, and the brave, All food alike for worms, companions in the grave." - Henry Petty-Fitzmaurice, 5th Marquess of Lansdowne

"Maybe this was one of those times when being a hero did' involve looking particularly brave. It was just doing what you should." - Lev Grossman



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