Courage Quotes

Courage Quotes and Sayings

Courage is important for living a worthy life. Courage is the mental or emotional strength and will power to persevere, and withstand  fear, danger, challenges or difficulty. Here are best courage quotes to reinforce your inner strength.

Courage Quotes

  1. “It is not the strength of the body that counts, but the strength of the spirit.” – R.R. Tolkien
  2. “Courage doesn’t mean you don’t get afraid. Courage means you don’t let fear stop you.” –Bethany Hamilton
  3. “No matter how long you train someone to be brave, you never know if they are or not until something real happens.” – Veronica Roth
  4. “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
  5. “A man with outward courage dares to die; a man with inner courage dares to live.” – Lao Tzu

Courage Quotes

  1. “My definition of courage is never letting anyone define you.” – Jenna Jameson
  2. “Like a kite courageous person always rises and achieves new highs going against the wind.” – Invajy
  3. “Do not be afraid. Do not be satisfied with mediocrity. Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.” – Pope John Paul II
  4. “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
  5. “Take chances, make mistakes. That’s how you grow. Pain nourishes your courage. You have to fail in order to practice being brave.” – Mary Tyler Moore

Quotes about Courage

  1. “We can’t be afraid of change. You may feel very secure in the pond that you are in, but if you never venture out of it, you will never know that there is such a thing as an ocean, a sea. Holding onto something that is good for you now, may be the very reason why you don’t have something better.” – JoyBell C.
  2. “Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.” – John Wayne
  3. “Real courage is knowing what faces you and knowing how to face it.” – Timothy Dalton
  4. “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
  5. “Courage is on display every day, and only the courageous wring the most out of life.” Zig Ziglar
  6. “Because no matter what they say, you always have a choice. You just don’t always have the guts to make it.” – Ray N. Kuili
  7. “Courage is very important. Like a muscle, it is strengthened by use.” – Ruth Gordon
  8. “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
  9. “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
  10. “Courage is not the absence of fear or despair; it is the capacity to continue on despite them, no matter how great or overwhelming they become.” – Robert Fanney

Courage Inspiring Short Quotes

  1. “Either life entails courage, or it ceases to be life.” – M. Forster
  2. “Courage is like love, it must have hope for nourishment.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
  3. “It takes courage to walk away from disagreements.” – Amanda Ray
  4. “Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen.” – Brené Brown
  5. “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” – Anais Nin
  6. “He who is brave is free” – Seneca
  7. “Courage is grace under pressure.” – Ernest Hemingway
  8. “If ever you feel like an animal among men, be a lion.” – Criss Jami
  9. “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt
  10. “Courage is knowing what not to fear.” – Plato

Inspirational Courage Quotes

  1. “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
  2. “To share your weakness is to make yourself vulnerable; to make yourself vulnerable is to show your strength.” – Criss Jami
  3. “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
  4. “Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities . . . because it is the quality which guarantees all others.” – Winston Churchill
  5. “Courage is not simply one of the virtues but the form of every virtue at the testing point, which means at the point of highest reality.” – S. Lewis
  6. “Courage is doing what you’re afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you’re scared.” – Eddie Rickenbacker
  7. “The only tyrant I accept in this world is the ‘still small voice’ within me. And even though I have to face the prospect of being a minority of one, I humbly believe I have the courage to be in such a hopeless minority.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  8. “The courage to imagine the otherwise is our greatest resource, adding color and suspense to all our life.” – Daniel J. Boorstin
  9. “You need to have faith in yourself. Be brave and take risks. You don’t have to have it all figured out to move forward.” – Roy T. Bennett
  10. “Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life, and when it comes, hold your head high, look it squarely in the eye and say, ‘I will be bigger than you. You cannot defeat me.” – Ann Landers

Courage Quotes

  1. “People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.” – Hermann Hesse
  2. “He who jumps into the void owes no explanation to those who stand and watch.” – Jean-Luc Godard
  3. “Conscience is the root of all true courage; if a man would be brave let him obey his conscience.” – James Freeman Clarke
  4. “Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity.” – Clement Stone
  5. “Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.” – Mark Twain

Courage Quotes

  1. “You can’t be brave if you’ve only had wonderful things happen to you.” – Mary Tyler Moore
  2. “Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.” – Maya Angelou
  3. “Real courage is doing the right thing when nobody’s looking. Doing the unpopular thing because it’s what you believe, and the heck with everybody.” – Justin Cronin
  4. “Pride is holding your head up when everyone around you has theirs bowed. Courage is what makes you do it.” – Bryce Courtenay
  5. “Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.” – Bruce Lee

Best Courage Quotes

  1. “Everything you need is within you, the strength, courage and confidence to change your life. You just need to look within yourself and find it.” – Amanda Ray
  2. “Courage is the complement of fear. A man who is fearless cannot be courageous. He is also a fool.” – Robert A. Heinlein
  3. “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
  4. “Life is not about living the safer option. Life is about living a life worth living.” – Robert Thier
  5. Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill

Courage Quotes

  1. “Great occasions do not make heroes or cowards; they simply unveil them to the eyes of men. Silently and perceptibly, as we wake or sleep, we grow strong or weak; and last some crisis shows what we have become. ” – Brooke Foss Westcott
  2. “Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” – S. Eliot
  3. “When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not yet ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back. A week is more than enough time for us to decide whether or not to accept our destiny.” – Paulo Coelho
  4. “Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace.” – Amelia Earhart
  5. “We don’t develop courage by being happy every day. We develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.” – Barbara De Angelis

Famous Courage Quotes

  1. “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
  2. “The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.” – Coco Chanel
  3. “Everyone has talent. What’s rare is the courage to follow it to the dark places where it leads.” – Erica Jong
  4. “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
  5. “Courage doesn’t happen when you have all the answers. It happens when you are ready to face the questions you have been avoiding your whole life.” – Shannon L. Adler
  6. “It’s your life; you don’t need someone’s permission to live the life you want. Be brave to live from your heart.” – Roy T. Bennett
  7. “Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others.” – Aristotle
  8. “You can have regret from yesterday, fear tomorrow, but peace today by sharing your heart’s deepest feelings. A life spent being fearful of showing your soul is a life not worth living.” – Shannon Alder
  9. “The willingness to show up changes us, it makes us a little braver each time.” – Brené Brown
  10. “An unbelieved truth can hurt a man much more than a lie. It takes great courage to back truth unacceptable to our times. There’s a punishment for it, and it’s usually crucifixion.” – John Steinbeck

Courage Quotes

  1. “The most fundamental aggression to ourselves, the most fundamental harm we can do to ourselves, is to remain ignorant by not having the courage and the respect to look at ourselves honestly and gently.” – Pema Chödrön
  2. “It takes courage…to endure the sharp pains of self-discovery rather than choose to take the dull pain of unconsciousness that would last the rest of our lives.” – Marianne Williamson
  3. “It takes guts and humility to admit mistakes. Admitting we’re wrong is courage, not weakness.” – Roy T. Bennet
  4. “Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.” – Helen Keller
  5. “Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Andre Gide
  6. “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” – Lao Tzu
  7. “Each mistake teaches you something new about yourself. There is no failure, remember, except in no longer trying. It is the courage to continue that counts.” – Chris Bradford
  8. “Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.” – Maya Angelou
  9. “If you have a dream, don’t just sit there. Gather courage to believe that you can succeed and leave no stone unturned to make it a reality.” – Dr Roopleen
  10. “Whatever course you decide upon there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires….courage.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Popular Courage Quotes

  1. “You can and you will. The difficulty of it, is why you must.” – Charles Rhoades
  2. “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
  3. “The opposite for courage is not cowardice, it is conformity. Even a dead fish can go with the flow.” – Jim Hightower
  4. “Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren’t always comfortable, but they’re never weakness.” – Brené Brown
  5. “Courage isn’t having the strength to go on – it is going on when you don’t have strength.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
  6. “Real change is difficult at the beginning, but gorgeous at the end. Change begins the moment you get the courage and step outside your comfort zone; change begins at the end of your comfort zone.” – Roy T. Bennett
  7. Being terrified but going ahead and doing what must be done—that’s courage. The one who feels no fear is a fool, and the one who lets fear rule him is a coward.” – Piers Anthony
  8. “You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.” – William Faulkner
  9. “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.” – JoyBell C.

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