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A list of the best courage quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous courage quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic courage quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational courage quotes from that same writer.

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"Let fools believe what fools believe." Janet Morris

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Go carefully, child of maat, w... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Quotes About Courage
Go carefully, child of maat, where no mercy can be had, and let your faith lead you on." Janet Morris, Chris Morris

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“Something awful is always goi... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Quotes About Courage
“Something awful is always going to happen, Arton. It’s Sanctuary. You’re a Stepson. Awful is a big part of your job.” Janet Morris

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It was his soul's freedom that... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Quotes About Courage
It was his soul's freedom that was in question. And that question was whether freedom was worth the price when it meant shirking the responsibilities of honor. Janet Morris

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Stop grieving. Start giving t... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Quotes About Courage
Stop grieving. Start giving thanks to me. You live to fight on other days. Janet Morris

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Courage leads to heaven; fear ... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Quotes About Courage
Courage leads to heaven; fear leads to death. Seneca the Younger

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"When the balance is restored, people get hurt." Janet Morris, Chris Morris

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Tempus never left a problem fo... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Quotes About Courage
Tempus never left a problem for another to solve. Tempus never let the pain or difficulty of an undertaking persuade him not to pursue a resolution his heart thought was right. Tempus never gave up. Janet Morris

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Time to unite the Sacred Bands... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Quotes About Courage
Time to unite the Sacred Bands, Thebans and his people: one unit, one heart, one swing through life. Janet Morris, Chris Morris

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To save something, where preci... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Quotes About Courage
To save something, where precious little can be saved. Again and again. To tip a balance, change destiny, trick fate. Chris Morris, Critias

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‎"For Tempus...was a dozen storm gods' avatar; no army he sanctified could know defeat; no war he fought could not be won. Combat was life to him; he fought like the gods themselves..." Janet Morris

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Some nights, one wants to tell... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Quotes About Courage
Some nights, one wants to tell beloveds everything that’s been waiting to be said. Some nights, a man needs flesh and blood and warm breath and a loving heart. Janet Morris, Chris Morris

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‎"Gather the shards of your courage. Patch together what resolve you can. We'll find this thing -- and kill it." Janet Morris, Chris Morris

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The battle had shaken all thre... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Quotes About Courage
The battle had shaken all three of them. Life seemed so fragile, each Sacred Band fighter so vulnerable. Chris Morris

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"Every man's in his own hands, with a little help from his brothers." Janet Morris

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‎"Old enough to kill means old enough to die," Janet Morris, Chris Morris

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For the gift of life, the only... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Quotes About Courage
For the gift of life, the only true thanks was in living fully, and facing death with honor. Janet Morris, Chris Morris

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“I survive. I survived it all ... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Quotes About Courage
“I survive. I survived it all then and I’ll survive the rest of it. Without your help." Janet Morris

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"Wanting neither too much to live nor too much to die." Janet Morris, Chris Morris

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"And what do the Theban hoplites see in this extended rending of the sky, this white-bright glory of Enlil's lightning? The future, but not theirs: paired cavalry fighters; formed ranks of armored death; grim men on their tall horses with lightning limning weapons tailored to the task; men spoiling for a fight if the gods allowed -- the Sacred Band of Stepsons, out from shadows and the dark." Janet Morris, Chris Morris

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And what do the Theban hoplite... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Quotes About Courage
And what do the Theban hoplites see in this extended rending of the sky, this white-bright glory of Enlil's lightning? The future, but not theirs: paired cavalry fighters; formed ranks of armored death; grim men on their tall horses with lightning limning weapons tailored to the task; men spoiling for a fight if the gods allowed -- the Sacred Band of Stepsons, out from shadows and the dark. Janet Morris, Chris Morris

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"I thought we’d die there, quarrels in our backs, you for what you did and me for bearing witness.” Janet Morris

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Listen close and you can hear,... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Quotes About Courage
Listen close and you can hear, “Please, bless us and forgive us, and make us good here and strong here. Let us get along here. Let those we love and left behind be blessed. Let us find the proper path and keep to it. Help us act harmoniously, and find work pleasing in the sight of god and man.” Janet Morris, Chris Morris

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"Survival's the thing, isn't it?" Janet Morris, Chris Morris

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"And personally, I've lost my thirst for vengeance." Janet Morris

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"One would. One does." Janet Morris

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“Ask yourselves if the gods ar... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Quotes About Courage
“Ask yourselves if the gods are angry, you who have seen Harmony come among us, walk among us, touch us, look kindly upon us. We are the Sacred Band of Thebes. We fight in the forefront, therefore we bleed first. We live, therefore we die.” Janet Morris, Chris Morris

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But screw your courage to the ... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Quotes About Courage
But screw your courage to the sticking-place and we'll not fail. William Shakespeare

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This was what men fought for, ... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Quotes About Courage
This was what men fought for, what men died for: a chance at life, and to fight on other days -- the battle of your choice, of the body, or the heart, or the soul. Janet Morris

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War seared its specter into yo... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Quotes About Courage
War seared its specter into your memory. Doubled the beat of your heart. Humbled you because it would take you if it could. Living had become very important, the only thing that mattered. Chris Morris

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I'm reverent from a distance. is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Quotes About Courage
I'm reverent from a distance. Janet Morris

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"Your honor blinds you, Tempus, to what’s right and wrong these days." Janet Morris

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Haste breeds error; error bree... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Quotes About Courage
Haste breeds error; error breeds woe. Janet Morris

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Wisdom, Niko thought as he lea... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Quotes About Courage
Wisdom, Niko thought as he leaned his cheek against his long-handled rake, cannot be had without price. Janet Morris

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"One man, one horse, one holocaust on demand." Janet Morris

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"Arrows are cheap; you’re expensive." Janet Morris, Chris Morris

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"Sometimes the cost of winning for all the right reasons is so great that spirits die and hearts grow cold." Janet Morris

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“Don’t blame yourself, or worr... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Quotes About Courage
“Don’t blame yourself, or worry. Neither does a bit of good." Janet Morris

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‎"Then what difference does human striving make: mortal struggle, valor, pain? If you live, then live for the test of spirit, for the celebration of the heart. Live to fight on other days. Lose your beloveds one by one. And remember. Exalt the kiss of friend and horse and wind and sun, which venality cannot cheapen nor stupidity belittle." Janet Morris, Chris Morris

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Niko knew death like a sister ... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Quotes About Courage
Niko knew death like a sister – she was his true partner in the phenomenal world. Janet Morris

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Nothing he knew of, enunciated... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Quotes About Courage
Nothing he knew of, enunciated life like death. Janet Morris

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"Deception is a tactic: use it. Do whatever it takes to win." Janet Morris

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Let us train our minds to desi... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Quotes About Courage
Let us train our minds to desire what the situation demands. Seneca the Younger

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"And as for death -- we get what we expect." Janet Morris

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“I see ranks ready for battle,... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Quotes About Courage
“I see ranks ready for battle, stretching out. Five, six horses across, ranks in formation. Endlessly.” Janet Morris, Chris Morris

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"The gods want to bring a better day, and you are their messengers. Trust not in all you see. Trust only in your hearts. And in us, who love you both." Janet Morris

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I'm going to kill that god of ... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Quotes About Courage
I'm going to kill that god of yours, next. Then we'll see what you can do, and what you can't. Janet Morris

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So well do I love you, I go to... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Quotes About Courage
So well do I love you, I go to my god singing your praises. When I meet my father, I will tell him I fought beside you. Janet Morris

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Some nights, valor and cold pu... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Quotes About Courage
Some nights, valor and cold purpose aren't enough. Janet Morris, Chris Morris

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"Wanting neither too much to live, nor too much to die." Janet Morris, Chris Morris