72+ Best Courage Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Courage takes you to success. If you have the courage to do something, you have the courage to bring the continuation of that thing. Inspirational courage quotes will allow you to step in, find your inner bravery and give you strength continue the journey no matter what.

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Inspirational Courage Quotes

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

To dare is to lose one’s footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself. Soren Kierkegaard

Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit. Baltasar Gracian

Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness. Bertrand Russell

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

The best way out is always through. Robert Frost

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do. Eleanor Roosevelt

He who is brave is free. Seneca

A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are for. John A. Shedd

Only be you strong, and very courageous, then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.

Courage isn’t having the strength to go on it is going on when you don’t have strength. Napoléon Bonaparte

The greatest test of courage on the earth is to bear defeat without losing heart. R. G. Ingersoll

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. Lao Tzu

Courage does not always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow. Mary Anne Radmacher

Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness. Bertrand Russell

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

Do the thing you fear and the death of fear is certain. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities  because it is the quality which guarantees all others. Winston Churchill

The best way out is always through. Robert Frost

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. Alder

Don’t get discouraged; it is often the last key in the bunch that opens the lock.

The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise. Tacitus

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

I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflections. Thomas Paine

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

Courage only counts when you can count. Suzanne Collins

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

Courage is doing what you’re afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you’re scared. Eddie Rickenbacker

To dare is to lose one’s footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself. Soren Kierkegaard

Fight hard when you are down; die hard determine at least to do and you won’t die at all. James H. West

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

What separates the winners from the losers is how a person reacts to each new twist of fate. Donald Trump

If you’re not willing to risk, you cannot grow. If you cannot grow, you cannot be your best. If you cannot be your best, you cannot be happy. If you cannot be happy, what else is there? Les Brown

Never let the fear of striking out get in your way. Babe Ruth

To overcome fear, here’s all you have to do realize the fear is there, and do the action you fear anyway. Peter McWilliams

No captain can do very wrong if he places his ship alongside that of the enemy. Admiral Horatio Nelson

Trust the still, small voice that says, this might work and I’ll try it. Diane Mariechild

Never forget that no military leader has ever become great without audacity. Karl von Clausewitz

So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable. Christopher Reeve

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

Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less. Marie Curie

To look at something as though we had never seen it before requires great courage. Henri Matisse

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all. Dale Carnegie

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

The greatest test of courage on the earth is to bear defeat without losing heart. R. G. Ingersoll

We need to wake up from a thought that lasts too long. Paul Valéry

Curiosity will conquer fear even more than bravery will. James Stephens

In the age old contest between popularity and principle, only those willing to lose for their convictions are deserving of posterity’s approval. Gerald R. Ford

Obstacles are like wild animals.They are cowards but they will bluff you if they can. If they see you are afraid of them they are liable to spring upon you; but if you look them squarely in the eye, they will slink out of sight. Orison Swett Marden

To uncover your true potential you must first find your own limits and then you have to have the courage to blow past them. Picabo Street

The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny. Albert Ellis

I have endured a great deal of ridicule without much malice; and have received a great deal of kindness, not quite free from ridicule. I am used to it. Abraham Lincoln

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

Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less. Marie Curie

Anyone can hide. Facing up to things, working through them, that’s what makes you strong. Sarah Dessen

I know what I want, I have a goal, an opinion, I have a religion and love. Let me be myself and then I am satisfied. I know that I’m a woman, a woman with inward strength and plenty of courage. Anne Frank

Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and, above all, confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained. Marie Curie

We need a backbone, not a wishbone. Joyce Meyer

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

Stories make us more alive, more human, more courageous, more loving. Madeleine L’Engle

We are more often frightened than hurt; and we suffer more from imagination than from reality. Seneca

I told myself, Malala, you have already faced death. This is your second life. Don’t be afraid if you are afraid, you can’t move forward. Malala Yousafzai

It takes more courage to reveal insecurities than to hide them, more strength to relate to people than to dominate them, more manhood to abide by thought out principles rather than blind reflex. Toughness is in the soul and spirit, not in muscles and an immature mind. Alex Karras

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

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

What we know matters but who we are matters more. Brené Brown

Believe you can and you’re halfway there. Theodore Roosevelt

Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others. Aristotle

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