Great Throughts Treasury

This site is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Alan William Smolowe who gave birth to the creation of this database.

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Régis Debray, fully Jules Régis Debray

The prime role of a leader is to offer an example of courage and sacrifice.

Courage | Example | Sacrifice | Leader |

Albert Einstein

Science has brought this danger, but the real problem is in the minds and hearts of men. We will not change the hearts of other men by mechanisms, but by changing our hearts and speaking bravely… When we are clear in heart and mind – only then shall we find courage to surmount the fear which haunts the world.

Change | Courage | Danger | Fear | Heart | Men | Mind | Science | Will | World |

Norman F. Dixon

The best measure of courage is the fear to overcome.

Courage | Fear |

Albert Einstein

The ideals which have lighted my way, and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been kindness, beauty and truth.

Beauty | Courage | Ideals | Kindness | Life | Life | Time | Truth | Beauty |

Carl von Clausewitz, fully Carl Philipp Gottfried von Clausewitz, also Karl von Clausewitz

Courage is of two kinds: first, physical courage, or courage in the presence of danger to the person; and next, moral courage, or courage before responsibility, whether it be before the judgment seat of external authority, or of the inner power, the conscience.

Authority | Conscience | Courage | Danger | Judgment | Power | Responsibility | Danger |

J. C. Hare (1795-1855) and A. W. Hare

Few persons have courage to appear as good as they really are.

Courage | Good |

Adam Lindsey Gordon

Life is mostly froth and bubble, two things stand like stone; kindness in another’s trouble, courage in your own.

Courage | Kindness | Life | Life |

Os Guiness

Do you have the courage of your desires, or have you always considered your yearnings as idle and unproductive? Do you feel the wonder of existence, your own and that of everything? Does it truly do justice to that wonder to see it as an illusion or as a product of chance?

Chance | Courage | Existence | Illusion | Justice | Wonder | Yearnings |

William James

The part of wisdom as well as of courage is to believe what is in the line of your needs, for only by such belief is the need fulfilled. Refuse to believe, and you shall indeed be right, for you shall irretrievably perish. But believe, and again you shall be right, for you shall save yourself.

Belief | Courage | Need | Right | Wisdom |

Thomas Jefferson

If thinking men would have the courage to think for themselves, and to speak what they think, it would be found they do not differ in religious opinion as much as is opposed.

Courage | Men | Opinion | Thinking | Think |

Victor Hugo

Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; when you have laboriously accomplished your daily tasks, go to sleep in peace. God is awake.

Courage | God | Life | Life | Patience | Peace | God |

Muriel James and Dorothy Jongeward

It takes courage to experience the freedom that comes with autonomy, courage to accept intimacy and directly encounter other persons, courage to take a stand in an unpopular cause, courage to choose authenticity over approval and to choose it again and again, courage to accept the responsibility for your own choices, and, indeed, courage to be the unique person you really are.

Authenticity | Cause | Courage | Experience | Freedom | Responsibility | Unique | Approval |

Jack Klugman

Hope awakens courage. He who can implant courage in the human soul is the best physician.

Courage | Hope | Soul |

John Locke

Fortitude is the Guard and Support of the other Virtues; and without Courage a Man will scarce keep steady to his Duty, and fill up the Character of a truly worthy Man.

Character | Courage | Duty | Fortitude | Man | Will |

Douglas MacArthur

Moral courage, the courage of one’s convictions, the courage to see things through. The world is in a constant conspiracy against the brave. It’s the age-old struggle – the roar of the crowd on one side and the voice of your conscience on the other.

Age | Conscience | Conspiracy | Convictions | Courage | Struggle | World |

Charles Edward Merriam

The future belongs to those who fuse intelligence with faith, and who with courage and determination grope their way forward from chance to choice, from blind adaptation to creative evolution.

Chance | Choice | Courage | Determination | Evolution | Faith | Future | Intelligence |

Helmuth von Moltke the Elder, fully Helmuth Karl Bernhard Graf von Molke

Eternal peace is a dream, and not even a beautiful one. War is a part of God’s world order. In it are developed the noblest virtues of man: courage and abnegation, dutifulness and self-sacrifice. Without war the world would sink into materialism.

Courage | Eternal | God | Man | Materialism | Order | Peace | Sacrifice | Self | Self-sacrifice | War | World |

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

I know of nothing so potent in its effect on my feelings as an act of courage performed at the right moment on behalf of the weak, unjustly oppressed.

Courage | Feelings | Nothing | Right |