Courage Quotes

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



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



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



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



Jump, and you will find out how to unfold your wings as you fall.-Ray Bradbury



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.-T. S. Eliot



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



Courage is doing what you are afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you are scared.-Eddie Rickenbacker



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



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



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



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



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



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



Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads.-Erica Jong



The eagle has no fear of adversity. We need to be like the eagle and have a fearless spirit of a conqueror!-Joyce Meyer



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



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



Bravery is being the only one who knows you’re afraid. – Franklin P. Jones




Courage is grace under pressure.-Ernest Hemingway



If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life.-Marcus Garvey



Courage, above all things, is the first quality of a warrior.-Carl von Clausewitz



We must become bigger than we have been: more courageous, greater in spirit, larger in outlook. We must become members of a new race, overcoming petty prejudice, owing our ultimate allegiance not to nations but to our fellow men within the human community.-Haile Selassie



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



Courage is knowing what not to fear.-Plato



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.



The opposite of courage in our society is not cowardice, it is conformity.-Rollo May



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



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



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




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



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



Creativity takes courage.-Henri Matisse



Loyalty and devotion lead to bravery. Bravery leads to the spirit of self-sacrifice. The spirit of self-sacrifice creates trust in the power of love.-Morihei Ueshiba



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



Happy are those who dare courageously to defend what they love.-Ovid




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


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



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



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



He who is brave is free.-Lucius Annaeus Seneca



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


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



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



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



Bravery is the capacity to perform properly even when scared half to death.-Omar N. Bradley




Courage is the ladder on which all the other virtues mount.-Clare Boothe Luce



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



Either you decide to stay in the shallow end of the pool or you go out in the ocean. – Christopher Reeve



If you could get up the courage to begin, you have the courage to succeed.-David Viscott



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



Fate loves the fearless.-James Russell Lowell



Courage is found in unlikely places.-J. R. R. Tolkien


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