45 Quotes about Courage


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Quotes about Courage
Quotes about Courage

Are you looking for some inspiring and motivational quotes about courage, then we will be looking into some of the most powerful courageous quotes out there. Do you or occasionally feel like you aren’t achieving or making any progress in your life? It could just be you have set a high target for yourself and end up realizing that the task may have been unrealistic one. Before we begin, lets understand what courage is all about.

What is Courage?

A good way of defining courage is simply the ability to recognize the task ahead or in front of you and making a determination to overcome the fear that is surrounding that task and going for it.

There are several definition of courage:

  • “The ability to do something that frightens one; bravery”Oxford Dictionaries
  • “the quality of mind or spirit that enables a person to face difficulty, danger, pain, etc., without fear; bravery.”Dictionary.com
  • “the ability to control your fear in a dangerous or difficult situation” and “to be brave and confident enough to do what you believe in”Cambridge Dictionary

Quotes on Courage

1. “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

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

3. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston S. Churchill

4. “It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” – E.E. Cummings

5. “The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.” – Coco Chanel

6. “Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.” – Maya Angelou

7. “Confront the dark parts of yourself, and work to banish them with illumination and forgiveness. Your willingness to wrestle with your demons will cause your angels to sing.” – August Wilson

8. “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

9. “Courage is never to let your actions be influenced by your fears.” – Arthur Koestler

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

11. “Bran thought about it. ‘Can a man still be brave if he’s afraid?’
‘That is the only time a man can be brave,’ his father told him.” – George R.R. Martin

12. “Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear – not absence of fear.” – Mark Twain

13. “Don’t be afraid of your fears. They’re not there to scare you. They’re there to let you know that something is worth it.” – C. JoyBell C.

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

15. “Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.” – Nora Ephron

16. “Courage is a learned quality, an acquirable set of skills, a practiced competence.” – Gus Lee

17. “One moment of courage can change your day. One day can change your life. And one life can change the world.” – Mel Robbins

18. “You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.” – William Faulkner

19. “It takes courage to be your whole self so you can do your best work so you can be the change you want to see so you can do what your worthy cause most needs you to do.” – Shelly Francis

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

21. “To build your confidence and courage, take small risks where you have a good chance of succeeding.” – Irene Roth

22. “Everyone has talent. What’s rare is the courage to follow it to the dark places where it leads.” – Erica Jong

23. “Real courage requires wisdom.” – Carey Kinsolving

24. “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the silent voice at the end of the day that says ‘I will try again tomorrow’.” – Mary Anne Radmacher

25. “Through untold courage and sacrifice, America’s veterans have secured the liberty which the founding fathers sought to establish here in the new world.” – Gen. Colin L. Powell

26. “Courage is more exhilarating than fear and in the long run it is easier. We do not have to become heroes overnight. Just a step at a time, meeting each thing that comes up, seeing it is not as dreadful as it appeared, discovering we have the strength to stare it down.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

27. “With enough courage, you can do without a reputation.” – Margaret Mitchell

28. “When you know the truth about Jesus, it breeds faith, hope, and courage.” – Britt Gillette

29. “We must have the courage to let go of the past if we are going to grasp the future.” – David DeNotaris

30. “Courage is confidence, and confidence separates individuals who are successful from those people who settled for less in life.” – T. Morgan

31. “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.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

32. “Courage is rightly considered the foremost of the virtues, for upon it all others depend.” – Winston Churchill

33. “It takes courage to step out of one’s comfort zone, because it is a challenge to do so.” – D. M. Neddermeyer

34. “As you begin to embrace courage, you will be able to point your life in the direction YOU want it to go as opposed to being directed by others or by your fears.” – S. Fullwood

35. “You cannot build character and courage by taking away men’s initiative and independence. You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves.” – William Boetcker

36. “It often requires more courage to dare to do right than to fear to do wrong.” – Abraham Lincoln

37. “Courage is moving forward even when you feel afraid” – Joyce Meyer

38. “Courage isn’t having the strength to go on – it is going on when you don’t have strength.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

39. “Finding the courage to write does not involve erasing or ‘conquering’ one’s fears. Working writers aren’t those who have eliminated their anxiety. They are the ones who keep scribbling while their heart races and their stomach churns.” – Ralph Keyes

40. “It is your courage that supports your ability to let go of deadly attitudes, change the way you organize your time, change your relationships and change who and what you are.” – S. Walston

41. “The two hardest tests on the spiritual road are the patience to wait for the right moment and the courage not to be disappointed with what we encounter. – Paulo Coelho

42. “Nobody in this world has the authority to violate you and your boundaries in any way and you have to muster up the courage to raise an objection.” – Jeffrey Dawson

43. “Courage is found in unlikely places.” – J.R.R. Tolkien

44. “Courage means standing up for what is right, even when what is right is not popular, and you have to stand alone.” – K. Burcham

45. “The test of courage comes when we are in the minority; the test of tolerance comes when we are in the majority.” – Ralph W. Sockman



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