Courage Quotes

Courage Quotes

Hello Everyone!

Here’s a sweet collection of courage quotes.  I think that a few of them may push you over the edge of moving to some new level in life.  I suggest you copy 2 or 3 of them and putting them up somewhere where you can see them.  Enjoy:

1. One man with courage is a majority. -Andrew Jackson

2. Success is never final, and failure is never fatal; is it courage that counts. -Winston Churchill

3. The scars you acquire by exercising courage will never make you feel inferior. -D.A Battista

4. He who loses wealth loses much; he who loses a friend loses more; but he that loses courage loses all. -Cervantes

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

6. Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortunes; but great minds rise above them. -Washington Irving

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

8. Courage is the capacity to confront what can be imagined. -Leo Rosten

9. Many of your fears are tissue-paper thin, and a single courageous step would carry us through them. -Brendan Francis

10. Pain nourishes courage. You can’t be brave if you have only had wonderful things happen to you. -Mary Tyler Moore

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

12. It takes courage to live–courage and strength and hope and humor. And courage and strength and hope and humor have to be bought and paid for with pain and work and prayers and tears. -Jerome P. Fleisham

13. Imposing limitations on yourself is cowardly because it protects you from having to try, and perhaps failing. -Vladimir Zworykin

14. Courage to start and willingness to keep everlasting at it are the requisites for success. -Alonzo Newton Benn

15. You’ve got to jump off cliffs and build your wings on the way down. -Ray Bradbury

16. It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that they are difficult. -Marcus Annaeus Seneca (BC3-65AD)

17. We learn courageous action by going forward whenever fear urges us back. -David Seabury

18. The beauty of the soul shines out when a man bears with composure one heavy mischance after another, not because he does not feel them, but because he is a man of high and heroic temper. -Aristotle (BC 384-322)

19. Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you’re scared to death. -Earl Wilson (1907-1987)

20. It is an error to suppose that courage means courage in everything. Most people are brave only in the dangers to which they accustom themselves, either in imagination or practice. -Bulwer

21. This is the test of your manhood: How much is there left in you after you have lost everything outside of yourself? -Orison Swett Marden (1850-1924)

22. We are made strong by the difficulties we face, not by those we evade. -Unknown

23. Have the courage to face a difficulty lest it kick you harder than you bargain for. -Leszczynski Stanislaus (1677-1766)

24. It takes as much courage to have tried and failed as it does to have tried and succeeded. -Anne Morrow Lindbergh (1906-2001)

25. There is something healthy and invigorating about direct action. -Henry Miller (1891-1980)

26. What you RESIST, PERSISTS. If you take ownership and deal with things that are bothering you, then, in the very process of dealing with them they very often will go away. -Unknown

27. A great deal of talent is lost in the world for want of courage. -Sydney Smith (1771-1845)

28. Courage that grows from constitution, often forsakes a man when he has occasion for it; courage which arises from a sense of duty, acts in a uniform manner. -Addison

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29. Conscience is the root of all true courage; if a man would be brave let him obey his conscience. -J.F. Clarke

30. True courage is not the brutal force of vulgar heroes, but the firm resolve of virtue and reason. -Whitehead

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

32. You must have courage, whatever the test, however many times you fall, stand up just once more. -Unknown

33. When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers. -Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

34. All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. -Walt Disney (1901-1966)

35. He that would be superior to external influences must first become superior to his own passions. -Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

36. We are very much what others think of us. The reception our observations meet with gives us courage to proceed, or damps our efforts. -William Hazlitt (1778-1830)

37. What I emphasize is for people to make choices based not on fear, but on what really gives them a sense of fulfillment. -Pauline Rose Chance

38. It takes courage to grow up and turn out to be who you really are. -EE Cummings (1894-1962)

39. Moral courage is a virtue of higher cast and nobler origin than physical. It springs from a consciousness of virtue, and renders a man, in the pursuit or defence of right, superior to the fear of reproach, opposition, or contempt. -S.G. Goodrich

40. True miracles are created by men when they use the courage and intelligence that God gave them. -Jean Anouilh (1910-1987)

41. To dare is to lose one’s footing momentarily. Not to dare is to lose oneself. -Soren Kierkegaard (1813-1855)

42. Have courage for the great sorrows of life, and patience for the small ones. When you have laboriously accomplished your daily tasks, go to sleep in peace. God is awake. -Victor Hugo (1802-1885)

43. You are under the unfortunate delusion that simply because you run away from danger, you have no courage. You’re confusing courage with wisdom. -Unknown

44. What is more mortifying than to feel that you have missed the plum for want of courage to shake the tree? -Logan Pearsall Smith (1865-1946)

45. Dare to begin! He who postpones living rightly is like the rustic who waits for the river to run out before he crosses. -Horace (BC65-8)

46. We need to find the courage to say NO to the things and people that are not serving us if we want to rediscover ourselves and live our lives with authenticity. -Barbara De Angelis

47. Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the grey twilight that knows not victory nor defeat. -Theodore Roosevelt

48. Let the man who has to make his fortune in life remember this maxim: Attacking is the only secret. Dare and the world always yields; or if it beats you sometimes, dare it again and it will succumb. -William Makepeace Thackeray

49. Life becomes real only when we begin to face and solve our own problems. Until then we only swim in circles in a large fantasy world which tends to make us very tired of living. Don’t waste energy! Face life now! -Unknown

50. The test of tolerance comes when we are in a majority; the test of courage comes when we are in a minority. -Ralph W. Stockman

51. The bravest thing you can do when you are not brave is to profess courage and act accordingly. -Corra May Harris (1869-1935)

52. Courage is a perfect sensibility of the measure of danger, and a mental willingness to endure it. -William T. Sherman (1820-1891)

53. To love someone deeply gives you strength. Being loved by someone deeply gives you courage. -Lao-Tzu

54. All problems become smaller if you don’t dodge them, but confront them. -William F. Halsey (1882-1959)

55. The highest courage is to dare to be yourself in the face of adversity. Choosing right over wrong, ethics over convenience, and truth over popularity. These are the choices that measure your life. Travel the path of integrity without looking back, for there will never be a wrong time to do the right thing. -Unknown

56. To do anything in this world worth doing, we must not stand back shivering and shrinking of the cold and danger, but jump in, and scramble through as well as we can. -Sydney Smith (1771-1845)

57. The most glorious moments in your life are not the so-called days of success, but rather those days when out of dejection and despair you feel rise in you a challenge to life, and the promise of future accomplishments. -Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880)

58. Nothing will come of nothing; we must dare mighty things. -William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

59. Courage changes things for the better. With courage, you can stay with something long enough to succeed at it, realizing that it usually takes two, three, or four times as long to succeed as you thought or hoped. -Earl Nightingale (1921-1989)

60. Anybody with a little guts and the desire to apply himself can make it, he can make anything he wants to make of himself. -Willie Shoemaker

61. Courage and conviction are powerful weapons against an enemy who depends only on fists or guns. Animals know when you are afraid; a coward knows when you are not. -David Seabury

62. True bravery is shown by performing without witness what one might be capable of doing before all the world. -Francois De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680)

63. Courage is fear that has said its prayers. -Dorothy Bernard

64. The strangest, most generous, and proudest of all virtues is true courage. -Michel Eyquem De Montaigne (1533-1592)

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

66. We must never be afraid to go too far, for success lies just beyond. -Marcel Proust (1871-1922)

67. It takes courage to push yourself to places that you have never been before… to test your limits… to break through barriers. And the day came when the risk it took to remain tight inside the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. -Anais Nin (1914-1977)

Not bad, eh?  Which ones did you like the most?

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    • shakti
    • March 2, 2010

    i really liked 8/10.these are beautiful quotes..

    • corazon clark
    • March 2, 2010

    Thoughts becomes a solid foundation to remind us in our daily life.

    Often than not gives us a good message to live for the day.

    Feel us good on how you interpret it.

    I love those thoughts, any kind.

    Thanks for the gift – some people have really good thoughts,

    • Naomi
    • March 2, 2010

    I think 10 is my favorite.


    • David Parrish
    • March 2, 2010

    It is a bit uncanny how so many of these quotes find immediate relevancy in what I am attempting today.

    We often feel that courage is something that can only come from within. Not so, we can take courage from others as well, when we see others overcome the same obstacles and horrors that we face we often gain courage. Your bravery in the face of fear, can give strength to another who would otherwise loose hope. So be courages and others may join you. (not a quote, just a fact.)

    • angela viveros lopez
    • March 2, 2010

    number 5 is very true and i think it applies to everyone in the world.
    my fav:-D

    • Daffodil
    • March 2, 2010

    Courage is something that I always lack.I am more of a non risk taker..I like number 2 and 3.

    • Laurie Vowels
    • March 2, 2010

    I liked 3, 9 & 10 the best. I also liked the comment that Corazon Clark wrote. It’s wonderful to read this stuff.

    • stephen
    • March 4, 2010

    1 is cool. Often we seek refuge in numbers, not trusting the effect of the small single blows from individual effort.

    • catarina
    • April 25, 2017

    Is anyone familiar with the rather long quote about courage that has ” I am not interested in what you do for a living…will you walk through the fire with me…”
    It may be anonymous.
    I had a copy and really want to find it again.
    Please help!!

    1. Reply

      Catarina, that’s a very cool thing you asked me to find. It’s a prose-poem by Oriah Mountain Dreamer. Her site is and you can read it right there on the front page.

      • Sèwanou
      • August 23, 2019

      I like the Quote number 34

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