119 Quotes About Courage

Quotes About Courage

1. Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. – Steve Jobs

2. You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ – Eleanor Roosevelt

3. I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear. – Nelson Mandela

4. Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen. – Winston Churchill

5. There are no easy answers’ but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right. – Ronald Reagan

6. Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can’t practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage. – Maya Angelou

7. Courage is grace under pressure. – Ernest Hemingway

8. We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

9. Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear. – Mark Twain

10. He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life. – Muhammad Ali

11. Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. – C. S. Lewis

12. Courage is being scared to death… and saddling up anyway. – John Wayne

13. Don’t Make Assumptions. Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life. – Miguel Angel Ruiz

14. You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor. – Aristotle

15. Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction. – John F. Kennedy

16. One man with courage is a majority. – Thomas Jefferson

17. Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity. – W. Clement Stone

18. Faced with what is right, to leave it undone shows a lack of courage. – Confucius

19. How few there are who have courage enough to own their faults, or resolution enough to mend them. – Benjamin Franklin

20. Who could refrain that had a heart to love and in that heart courage to make love known? – William Shakespeare

21. Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy. – Dale Carnegie

22. It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power. – Alan Cohen

23. A great part of courage is the courage of having done the thing before. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

24. Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. – Victor Hugo

25. He is a man of courage who does not run away, but remains at his post and fights against the enemy. – Socrates

26. From caring comes courage. – Lao Tzu

27. Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage. – Anais Nin

28. The only service a friend can really render is to keep up your courage by holding up to you a mirror in which you can see a noble image of yourself. – George Bernard Shaw

29. Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself. – Charlie Chaplin

30. Men make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better. – Harry S. Truman

31. The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud. – Coco Chanel

32. Those who lack the courage will always find a philosophy to justify it. – Albert Camus

33. Success is never final, failure is never fatal. It’s courage that counts. – John Wooden

34. Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened. – Billy Graham

35. Be courageous. I have seen many depressions in business. Always America has emerged from these stronger and more prosperous. Be brave as your fathers before you. Have faith! Go forward! – Thomas A. Edison

36. Courage is a kind of salvation. – Plato

37. Courage is fear holding on a minute longer. – George S. Patton

38. Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore. – Andre Gide

39. Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties. – Erich Fromm

40. What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything? – Vincent Van Gogh

41. God, give us grace to accept with serenity the things that cannot be changed, courage to change the things which should be changed and the wisdom to distinguish the one from the other. – Reinhold Niebuhr

42. Courage is fire, and bullying is smoke. – Benjamin Disraeli

43. America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand. – Harry S. Truman

44. It requires more courage to suffer than to die. – Napoleon Bonaparte

45. Courage is found in unlikely places. – J. R. R. Tolkien

46. Courage is the greatest of all virtues, because if you haven’t courage, you may not have an opportunity to use any of the others. – Samuel Johnson

47. To have courage for whatever comes in life – everything lies in that. – Saint Teresa of Avila

48. Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex… It takes a touch of genius – and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction. – E. F. Schumacher

49. The opposite for courage is not cowardice, it is conformity. Even a dead fish can go with the flow. – Jim Hightower

50. One man with courage makes a majority. – Andrew Jackson

51. Real courage is when you know you’re licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what. – Harper Lee

52. I’m grateful to God for His bountiful gifts… He gave me courage and faith in myself. – Loretta Young

53. A great deal of talent is lost to the world for want of a little courage. Every day sends to their graves obscure men whose timidity prevented them from making a first effort. – Sydney Smith

54. The secret to happiness is freedom… And the secret to freedom is courage. – Thucydides

55. A lot of people do not muster the courage to live their dreams because they are afraid to die. – Les Brown

56. We must have courage to bet on our ideas, to take the calculated risk, and to act. Everyday living requires courage if life is to be effective and bring happiness. – Maxwell Maltz

57. The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself, in spite of being unacceptable. – Paul Tillich

58. Never be discouraged. If I were sunk in the lowest pits of Nova Scotia, with the Rocky Mountains piled on me, I would hang on, exercise faith, and keep up good courage, and I would come out on top. – Joseph Smith, Jr.

59. It is only necessary to have courage, for strength without self-confidence is useless. – Giacomo Casanova

60. We have a powerful potential in out youth, and we must have the courage to change old ideas and practices so that we may direct their power toward good ends. – Mary McLeod Bethune

61. Courage – a perfect sensibility of the measure of danger, and a mental willingness to endure it. – William Tecumseh Sherman

62. If you are lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it. – John Irving

63. Courage is not the absence of despair it is, rather, the capacity to move ahead in spite of despair. – Rollo May

64. Courage is being afraid but going on anyhow. – Dan Rather

65. Clear thinking requires courage rather than intelligence. – Thomas Szasz

66. People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest. – Hermann Hesse

67. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections. – Saint Francis de Sales

68. The best protection any woman can have… is courage. – Elizabeth Cady Stanton

69. The trials on the road to world harmony are no greater than the courage of those who accept the challenge. – Carl Lewis

70. Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. – Lao Tzu

71. Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. – Winston Churchill

72. We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face… we must do that which we think we cannot. – Eleanor Roosevelt

73. All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. – Walt Disney

74. God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. – Reinhold Niebuhr

75. Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them. – Bruce Lee

76. My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return. – Maya Angelou

77. I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman. – Anais Nin

78. You have to accept whatever comes and the only important thing is that you meet it with courage and with the best that you have to give. – Eleanor Roosevelt

79. Courage means to keep working a relationship, to continue seeking solutions to difficult problems, and to stay focused during stressful periods. – Denis Waitley

80. History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again. – Maya Angelou

81. One isn’t necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can’t be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest. – Maya Angelou

82. You don’t develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity. – Epicurus

83. Above all, we must realize that no arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women. It is a weapon our adversaries in today’s world do not have. – Ronald Reagan

84. It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare. – Mark Twain

85. Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men. – Confucius

86. Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities… because it is the quality which guarantees all others. – Winston Churchill

87. A nation which has forgotten the quality of courage which in the past has been brought to public life is not as likely to insist upon or regard that quality in its chosen leaders today – and in fact we have forgotten. – John F. Kennedy

88. A man of courage is also full of faith. – Marcus Tullius Cicero

89. Success is not measured by what you accomplish, but by the opposition you have encountered, and the courage with which you have maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds. – Orison Swett Marden

90. Do you really think it is weakness that yields to temptation? I tell you that there are terrible temptations which it requires strength, strength and courage to yield to. – Oscar Wilde

91. It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. – e. e. cummings

92. The courage of life is often a less dramatic spectacle than the courage of a final moment but it is no less a magnificent mixture of triumph and tragedy. – John F. Kennedy

93. He who has faith has… an inward reservoir of courage, hope, confidence, calmness, and assuring trust that all will come out well – even though to the world it may appear to come out most badly. – B. C. Forbes

94. Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others. – Aristotle

95. The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart. – Robert Green Ingersoll

96. Every man has his own courage, and is betrayed because he seeks in himself the courage of other persons. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

97. You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world’s problems at once but don’t ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own. – Michelle Obama

98. The principles of living greatly include the capacity to face trouble with courage, disappointment with cheerfulness, and trial with humility. – Thomas S. Monson

99. Courage is a mean with regard to fear and confidence. – Aristotle

100. Don’t wish me happiness – I don’t expect to be happy it’s gotten beyond that, somehow. Wish me courage and strength and a sense of humor – I will need them all. – Anne Morrow Lindbergh

101. Simulated disorder postulates perfect discipline simulated fear postulates courage simulated weakness postulates strength. – Lao Tzu

102. I want to grow old without facelifts. I want to have the courage to be loyal to the face I have made. – Marilyn Monroe

103. My message, especially to young people is to have courage to think differently, courage to invent, to travel the unexplored path, courage to discover the impossible and to conquer the problems and succeed. These are great qualities that they must work towards. This is my message to the young people. – Abdul Kalam

104. A man of great common sense and good taste – meaning thereby a man without originality or moral courage. – George Bernard Shaw

105. It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things. – Theodore Roosevelt

106. I never thought much of the courage of a lion tamer. Inside the cage he is at least safe from people. – George Bernard Shaw

107. True courage is being afraid, and going ahead and doing your job anyhow, that’s what courage is. – Norman Schwarzkopf

108. Courtesy is as much a mark of a gentleman as courage. – Theodore Roosevelt

109. He’s a man of great common sense and good taste – meaning thereby a man without originality or moral courage. – George Bernard Shaw

110. Courage is like love it must have hope for nourishment. – Napoleon Bonaparte

111. Courage is knowing what not to fear. – Plato

112. Real nobility is based on scorn, courage, and profound indifference. – Albert Camus

113. It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else. – Erma Bombeck

114. My message to you all is of hope, courage and confidence. Let us mobilize all our resources in a systematic and organized way and tackle the grave issues that confront us with grim determination and discipline worthy of a great nation. – Muhammad Ali Jinnah

115. Believers, look up – take courage. The angels are nearer than you think. – Billy Graham

116. God grant me the courage not to give up what I think is right even though I think it is hopeless. – Chester W. Nimitz

117. All of us have moments in our lives that test our courage. Taking children into a house with a white carpet is one of them. – Erma Bombeck

118. Change will never happen when people lack the ability and courage to see themselves for who they are. – Bryant H. McGill

119. Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades. A mode of conduct, a standard of courage, discipline, fortitude, and integrity can do a great deal to make a woman beautiful. – Jacqueline Bisset

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