99+ 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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Courage Quotes

A man’s got to do what a man’s got to do. ― unknown

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

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

Fortune always favors the brave, and never helps a man who does not help himself. ― P. T. Barnum

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

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

Real courage is being afraid but doing it anyway. ― Oprah Winfrey

Bravery is being the only one who knows you’re afraid. ― Franklin P. Jones

You can choose courage, or you can choose comfort, but you cannot choose both. ― Brené Brown

The best way out is always through. ― Robert Frost

To a brave man, good and bad luck are like his left and right hand. He uses both. ― St. Catherine of Siena

Courage is a learned quality, an acquirable set of skills, a practiced competence. ― Gus Lee, Courage

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

Being brave means knowing that when you fail, you don’t fail forever. ― Lana Del Rey

A turtle travels only when it sticks its neck out. ― Korean Sating

One moment of courage can change your day. One day can change your life. And one life can change the world. ― Mel Robbins, The 5 Second Rule

Only be you strong, and very courageous, then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. ― Joshua 1:7-8

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

Courage is universal. It is needed by each of us in every conceivable circumstance. ― Gus Lee, Courage

Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. ― Steve Jobs

Courage is not the absence of fear; it is the conquest of it. ― William Danforth (1870-1955)

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

Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience. ― Paulo Coelho

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, The Courage Way

He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life. ― Muhammad Ali

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. ― Charles Swindoll

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

Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit. ― Baltasar Gracian

It often requires more courage to dare to do right than to fear to do wrong. ― Abraham Lincoln

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

It takes courage to examine your life and to decide that there are things you would like to change, and it takes even more courage to do something about it. ― Sue Hadfield, Change One Thing!

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

Courage is the complement of fear. ― Lazarus Long, thanks to D. Housel

It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes short again and again, who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause, who at best knows achievement and who at the worst if he fails at least fails while daring greatly so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat. ― Theodore Roosevelt

It takes courage to take action to achieve your goals especially when others doubt. ― Catherine Pulsifer

Cowards die many times before their death. ― William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

Bravery is a complicated thing to describe. You can’t say it’s three feet long and two feet wide and that it weighs four hundred pounds or that it’s colored bright blue or that it sounds like a piano or that it smells like roses. It’s a quality, not a thing. ― Mickey Mantle, The Quality of Courage

Don’t be led around by the nose. ― unknown

Courage is doing what you’re afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you’re scared. ― Eddie Rickenbacker, World War I hero

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

Faint heart never won fair lady. ― W. S. Gilbert (1836-1911)

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

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

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

Courage is never to let your actions be influenced by your fears. ― Arthur Koestler

A soldier’s most powerful weapon is courage. Missing in Action. ― Star War

Fear makes the wolf bigger than he is. ― German Proverb

When things go wrong as they sometimes will,When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill,When the funds are low and the debts are high,And you want to smile but you have to sigh,When care is pressing you down a bitRest if you must, but don’t you quit.Success is failure turned inside out,The silver tint on the clouds of doubt,And you can never tell how close you are,It may be near when it seems afar.So, stick to the fight when you’re hardest hitIt’s when things go wrong that you mustn’t quit. ― Unknown

Fear the person who fears you. ― Middle Eastern Saying

Courage is the power to let go of the familiar. ― Raymond Lindquist

If you lack patience, even when you face some small obstacle, you lose courage. ― Dalai Lama

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

Given a challenge, rise to the occasion. ― unknown

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

Whatever your sex or position, life is a battle in which you are to show your pluck, and woe be to the coward. Whether passed on a bed of sickness or a tented field, it is ever the same fair play and admits no foolish distinction. Despair and postponement are cowardice and defeat. Men were born to succeed, not to fail. ― Henry David Thoreau

Have the courage of your convictions. ― unknown

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

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

Remember that failure is an event, not a person. ― Unknown

Heroism consists of hanging on one minute longer. ― Norwegian Saying

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

If you are afraid of something, you give it power over you. ― Moroccan Saying

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

Genius is talent set on fire by courage. ― Henry VanDyke

It is easy to be brave from a distance. ― Aesop

There is nothing in the world so much admired as a man who knows how to bear unhappiness with courage. ― Seneca

Keep a stiff upper lip. ― Unknown

What is Christmas? It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future. It is a fervent wish that every cup may overflow with blessings rich and eternal, and that every path may lead to peace. ― Agnes M. Pharo

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

Keep your chin up. ― unknown

Like a fish, one should look for holes in the net. ― Samoan Sayings

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

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

All problems, personal, national, or combat, become smaller if you don’t dodge them, but confront them. Touch a thistle timidly, and it pricks you; grasp it boldly, and its spines crumble. Carry the battle to the enemy! Lay your ship alongside his! – Admiral William Bull Halsey

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

When you know the truth about Jesus, it breeds faith, hope, and courage. ― Britt Gillette, Coming To Jesus

One with the courage to laugh is master of the world. ― Italian Saying

Our fears always outnumber our dangers. ― Latin Saying

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

The blind person is not afraid of ghosts. ― Burmese Saying

The encouraging thing is that every time you meet a situation, though you may think at the impossibility and you go through the tortures of the damned, once you have met it and lived through it you find that forever after you are freer than you ever were before. If you can live through that you can live through anything. You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you 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.’ The danger lies in refusing to face the fear, in not daring to come to grips with it.If you fail anywhere along the line, it will take away your confidence. You must make yourself succeed every time. You must do the thing you think you cannot do. ― Eleanor Roosevelt, You Learn By Living (1960)

The brave person regards dying as going home. ― Chinese Saying

The longest journey begins with the first step. ― unknown

Trust in ourselves and others gives us the courage and capability to create meaningful and lasting relationships. ― Sue Patton Thoele

The person afraid of bad luck will never know good. ― Russian Saying

The only way to increase your confidence is to practice certain skills and do whatever it takes to achieve the level of trust and intimacy you want. We all need courage to trust. ― Cynthia Lynn Wall, The Courage to Trust: A Guide to Building Deep and Lasting Relationships

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

Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm. ― Winston Churchill, British Prime Minister

What cannot be cured must be endured. ― Edmund Spenser (c.1552-1599)

The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise. ― Tacitus, Roman historian

We must have the courage to let go of the past if we are going to grasp the future. ― David DeNotaris

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

With a stout heart, a mouse can lift an elephant. ― Tibetan Saying

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

Real courage requires wisdom. ― Carey Kinsolving

Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow. ― Swedish

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

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

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, Boundaries: Line Between Right And Wrong

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