„Nothing inspires more courage in a woman than fearlessness in the man she loves.“
Rien n'est plus capable d'inspirer du courage à une femme que l'intrépidité d'un homme qu'elle aime.
„The last thing a woman will consent to discover in a man whom she loves, or on whom she simply depends, is want of courage.“
— Joseph Conrad Polish-British writer 1857 - 1924
Victory: An Island Tale, part II, Ch. 5
„When we love, we are courageous; and courage has nothing to do with being fearless, it’s about being willing to experience fear, even dread, to do what we must, without guarantee of outcome.“
— Vanna Bonta Italian-American writer, poet, inventor, actress, voice artist (1958-2014) 1958 - 2014
— Alexandre Dumas French writer and dramatist, father of the homonym writer and dramatist 1802 - 1870
„Sweet and lovely, sweeter than the roses in May,
And she loves me, there is nothing more I can say.“
— Gus Arnheim American musician 1897 - 1955
Song Sweet and Lovely
„In the training of any freedom fighters there must be a merger of fearlessness and intelligent caution. A dead man has no use for confidence or courage.“
— William Powell (author) author of The Anarchist Cookbook 1949
Context: It is easy to pick up a weapon and in a short while become a reasonably good shot. This makes it extremely easy for the virtually untrained individual to come to believe that he is an expert in ballistics. False confidence is as great a fault as no confidence at all. In the training of any freedom fighters there must be a merger of fearlessness and intelligent caution. A dead man has no use for confidence or courage. Chapter Three: "Natural, Nonlethal, and Lethal Weapons", p. 92.
— Katherine Mansfield New Zealand author 1888 - 1923
This has been attributed to Mansfield on the internet, but no published source by her or any other author has been located.