Courage Quotes

Courage Quotes: A Unique Collection of Quotes About Courage and Bravery.

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


It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that they are difficult. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca


Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you’re scared to death. -Harold Wilson


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


Courage is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm. -Winston Churchill


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


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


Courage is like love; it must have hope to nourish it. -Napoleon I


Courage can’t see around corners but goes around them anyway. -Mignon McLaughlin


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


Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed we possessed. -Dale Carnegie


A ship is safe in harbor, but that's not what ships are for. -William G.T. Shedd


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


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


Courage is grace under pressure. -Ernest Hemingway


Courage is not limited to the battlefield or the Indianapolis 500 or bravely catching a thief in your house. The real tests of courage are much quieter. They are the inner tests, like remaining faithful when nobody's looking, like enduring pain when the room is empty, like standing alone when you're misunderstood.


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


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


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


Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires some of the same courage that a soldier needs. Peace has its victories, but it takes brave men and women to win them. -Ralph Waldo Emerson


Courage is rightly considered the foremost of the virtues, for upon it, all others depend. -Winston Churchill


It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. -E.E. Cummings


You get in life what you have the courage to ask for. -Oprah Winfrey


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


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


Physical courage, which engages all danger, will make a person brave in one way; and moral courage, which defies all opinion, will make a person brave in another. -Charles Caleb Colton


Courage is to feel the daily daggers of relentless steel and keep on living. -Douglas Malloch


To face despair and not give in to it, that’s courage. -Ted Koppel


I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It's when you know you're licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what. You rarely win, but sometimes you do. -Harper Lee


Keep in mind that many people have died for their beliefs; it's actually quite common. The real courage is in living and suffering for what you believe. -Christopher Paolini


Healing takes courage, and we all have courage, even if you have to dig a little. -Tori Amos


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


Some people believe holding on and hanging in there are signs of great strength. However, there are times when it takes much more strength to know when to let go and then do it. -Ann Landers


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


Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time. -Maya Angelou


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


Anything I’ve ever done that ultimately was worthwhile initially scared me to death. -Betty Bender


But screw your courage to the sticking-place and we'll not fail. -William Shakespeare


I can be changed by what happens to me, but I refuse to be reduced by it. -Maya Angelou


One's dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but it can never be taken away unless it is surrendered. -Michael J. Fox


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


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


There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me. -Jane Austen


Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I'll try again tomorrow. -Mary Anne Radmacher


Remember, you can't steal second if you don't take your foot off first. -Mike Todd


You can't be brave if you've only had wonderful things happen to you. -Mary Tyler Moore


Courage is very important. Like a muscle, it is strengthened by use. -Ruth Gordon


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. God is awake. -Victor Hugo


Never take someone's feelings for granted because you never know how much courage that they took to show it to you.


Sometimes I ask myself, "Do I have the courage to do the right thing when it matters most?" And that answer, I'm afraid, is silence. -Jarod Kintz


The more wit the less courage. -Thomas Fuller


You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. -Winnie the Pooh


It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog. -Mark Twain


Courage isn't having the strength to go on - it is going on when you don't have strength. -Napoleon


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


Nobody who says, ‘I told you so’ has ever been, or will ever be, a hero. -Ursula K. Le Guin


A person who walks in another's tracks leaves no footprints.


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


One man with courage makes a majority. -Andrew Jackson


First principle: never to let one's self be beaten down by persons or by events. -Marie Curie


Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others. -Robert Louis Stevenson


With courage you will dare to take risks, have the strength to be compassionate, and the wisdom to be humble. Courage is the foundation of integrity. -Mark Twain


Stop wearing your wishbone where your backbone ought to be. -Elizabeth Gilbert


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


Sometimes even to live is an act of courage. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca


Never interrupt someone doing something you said couldn't be done. -Amelia Earhart


I remembered that the real world was wide, and that a varied field of hopes and fears, of sensations and excitments, awaited those who had the courage to go forth into it's expanse, to seek real knowledge of life amidst it's perils. -Charlotte Brontë


Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear. -Ambrose Redmoon


All glory comes from daring to begin. -Eugene F. Ware


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


Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage. -Anaïs Nin


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


I nodded, pretending to be a hundred times more courageous than I felt.But that was the thing about courage. Sometimes you had to fake it to feel it. -Lisa Tawn Bergren


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


Have the courage to live. Anyone can die. -Robert Cody


So long as you have courage and a sense of humor, it is never too late to start life afresh. -Freeman Dyson


We have to be braver than we think we can be, because God is constantly calling us to be more than we are. -Madeleine L'Engle


It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves. -Edmund Hillary


Often the difference between a successful man and a failure is not one's better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on his ideas, to take a calculated risk - and to act. -Maxwell Maltz


Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim. -Nora Ephron


Every day begins with an act of courage and hope: getting out of bed. -Mason Cooley


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