Literary Quotations
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The coward dies a thousand deaths, the brave but one.

ERNEST HEMINGWAY, A Farewell to Arms

Fortune favours the brave.

VIRGIL, The Aeneid

You shout because it makes you brave or you want to announce your recklessness.

DON DELILLO, Underworld

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

ERNEST HEMINGWAY, A Farewell to Arms

A decent boldness ever meets with friends.

HOMER, The Odyssey

A brave man's hand can speak for itself; it does not even need a woman's love to hear its music.


It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.

I used to think that bravery involved action. It took courage, I figured, to move forward, to pursue a dream, to get ahead in the world. Just to get where you were supposed to. I thought having desire took courage. Now I realize that none of that requires bravery. The only thing you really need bravery for is standing still. For standing by.

JANE HAMILTON, A Map of the World