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Courage the cowardly dog quotes on love, life and everything. If you’re looking for something funny and a little bit romantic to say to your special someone, or just need a laugh and inspiration, these are the ones for you. Whether you need to get your courage back after a broken heart, or just want to show a little more love, you’ll find it here.
1. Courage – The Dog Who Cried Wolf
You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink.
This saying, attributed to Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus (consul in 235 BCE), comes from a legend of how the Roman general, Scipio Africanus, inspired his troops with his valour in battle by crying ‘Remember the valour of our forefathers’, when they were in dire peril.
But there was a time, centuries earlier, when this dog wasn’t as bold as he is now.
2. Courage – Who’s That Dog?
The man who advances boldly where the others dare not go, will always find a welcome…
In 1776, in New York, there was a stray dog who wandered into George Washington’s kitchen. A few weeks later, a letter from Martha Washington asking the First Lady to find a home for the dog arrived, and so began a friendship between the First Lady and the stray dog. It was during this time that Martha Washington wrote the famous letter, when she asked her husband what she should do with a dog, who, at one time, was a stray: “You know, my dear, I like dogs.” To which her husband replied, “So do I, but I never keep them about the house.”
The stray dog eventually found his way to a local tavern, where he stayed for the rest of his life.
3. Courage – The Dog Who Lived Up To His Name
Dogs are the wisest of all creatures. For they neither eat the bread nor wear the cloth of man, but trust wholly to their own fare and their own rment.
This famous quote from Socrates, the ancient Greek philosopher and teacher, was written in the early 400s BCE. It came from a dialogue between Socrates and a visitor to Athens, known as Echecrates, in which he was asked why the dog was man’s best friend, but man is so much his inferior. Socrates responds that dogs are much better at listening than men. He goes on to say that he has known dogs who had far more wisdom than the men who fed them. He has also sd that if dogs could speak, they would be the wisest of all creatures.
4. Courage – “Don’t Give Up the Ship!”
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear. The brave may die