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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