Jun 8, 2017 “It is courage, courage, courage, that raises the blood of life to crimson splendor. Live bravely and present a brave front to adversity.” ―Horace.
92 Courage QuotesCourage is standing up to your fears and doing the thing that may frighten you. Let these courage quotes remind you to be determined and face the challenges in your life with determination and strength.
Apr 19, 2019 Bravery is defined as displaying brave behavior or actions. May these quotes inspire you to be brave so that you may live your dreams.
I adore inspirational quotations– and I’ll admit that I have a rather silly habit of keeping long lists of my favorites. After spending a considerable amount of time weeding through the bunch, I’m pleased to present 41 tidbits of advice from famous folks who know/knew a thing or two about leadership, determination, and putting your heart into something you’re just crazy about.
Please comment with your own favorite quotations to add to the list. I’d love to hear what gets you up and running, and doing what you do best!
“Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.”
– Abraham Lincoln
“Don’t worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition.”
– Abraham Lincoln
“We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.”
– Abraham Lincoln
“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.”
– Albert Einstein
“Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value.”
– Albert Einstein
“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”
– Anne Frank
“Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a certain poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself. Because it’s only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you realize your true potential.”
“If you’re walking down the right path and you’re willing to keep walking, eventually you’ll make progress.”
“When people go to work, they shouldn’t have to leave their hearts at home.”
– Betty Bender
“If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in bed with a mosquito.”
– Betty Reese
“If I were given the opportunity to present a gift to the next generation, it would be the ability for each individual to learn to laugh at himself.”
– Charles M. Schulz
“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”
– Dr. Seuss
“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.”
– e. e. cummings
“The leadership instinct you are born with is the backbone. You develop the funny bone and the wishbone that go with it.”
– Elaine Agather
“Self-development is a higher duty than self-sacrifice.”
– Elizabeth Cady Stanton
“Bite off more than you can chew, then chew it.”
– Ella Williams
“I know the price of success: dedication, hard work, and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen”
– Frank Lloyd Wright
”The important work of moving the world forward does not wait to be done by perfect men.”
– George Eliot
“I found that the men and women who got to the top were those who did the jobs they had in hand, with everything they had of energy and enthusiasm and hard work.”
– Harry S. Truman
“Do not hire a man who does your work for money, but him who does it for love of it.”
– Henry David Thoreau
“If the laborer gets no more than the wages which his employer pays him, he is cheated, he cheats himself.”
– Henry David Thoreau
“Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.”
– Henry David Thoreau
“When a dog runs at you, whistle for him”
– Henry David Thoreau
“Goodness is the only investment that never fails.”
– Henry David Thoreau
“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”
– John Quincy Adams
“Each of us has a spark of life inside us, and our highest endeavor ought to be to set off that spark in one another.”
– Kenny Ausubel
“What should young people do with their lives today? Many things, obviously. But the most daring thing is to create stable communities in which the terrible disease of loneliness can be cured.”
– Kurt Vonnegut
“A man’s character may be learned from the adjectives which he habitually uses in conversation.
– Mark Twain
“I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catchers mitt on both hands. You need to be able to throw something back.”
– Maya Angelou
“The world belongs to the energetic.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Enthusiasm is the mother of effort, and without it nothing great was ever achieved.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Do not be too timid and squeamish about your reactions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Few will have the greatness to bend history itself; but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total of all those acts will be written the history of this generation.”
– Robert F. Kennedy
“Each generation goes further than the generation preceding it because it stands on the shoulders of that generation. You will have opportunities beyond anything we’ve ever known.”
– Ronald Reagan
“Find a need and fill it.”
– Ruth Stafford Peale
“We can always live on less when we have more to live for.”
– S. Stephen McKenney
“We must remember that one determined person can make a significant difference, and that a small group of determined people can change the course of history.”
– Sonia Johnson
“Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.”
– Theodore Roosevelt
“Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.”
“I’m a great believer in luck and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.”
– Thomas Jefferson
“Leaders are people who do the right thing; managers are people who do things right.”
– Warren G. Bennis
Published on: 07/09/09
Looking for motivating courage quotes that will help you be brave in the face of challenges?
Many people think it is in the grand gestures and the major acts.
However, courage can be in the small choices that we make each day, in doing something despite being afraid of it.
It’s facing a fear, or jumping into something, even if we are unsure of the outcome.
What does it mean to have courage? How can we be more courageous in our daily life?
If we take stock in ourselves and our thoughts and actions, we may find that we have more courage than we give ourselves credit for.
More importantly, we need to refine our definition of what courage truly is.
Here are some inspiring, wise, and powerful courage quotes, courage sayings, and courage proverbs on what it is, and how different it can look to each and every one of us.
1.) “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
2.) “Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.”- Baltasar Gracian
3.) “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.”- Anais Nin
4.) “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 bit
Rest 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 hit
“It’s when things go wrong that you mustn’t quit.”-Unknown
5.) “Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.”- Bertrand Russell
6.) “The best way out is always through.”- Robert Frost
7.) “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
8.) “The greatest test of courage on the earth is to bear defeat without losing heart.”- R. G. Ingersoll
9.) “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
10.) “Don’t get discouraged; it is often the last key in the bunch that opens the lock.”- Unknown
11.) “To dare is to lose one’s footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself.”- Soren Kierkegaard
12.) “Remember that failure is an event, not a person.”- Unknown
13.) “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
14.) “Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities . . . because it is the quality which guarantees all others.” – Winston Churchill
15.) “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)
16.) “The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise.” – Tacitus, Roman historian
17.) “I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflections.” – Thomas Paine
18.) “There is nothing in the world so much admired as a man who knows how to bear unhappiness with courage.” – Seneca
19.) “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
20.) “Courage is doing what you’re afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you’re scared.” – Eddie Rickenbacker, World War I hero
21.) “Fight hard when you are down; die hard—determine at least to do—and you won’t die at all.” – James H. West
22.) “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
23.) “What separates the winners from the losers is how a person reacts to each new twist of fate.” – Donald Trump
24.) “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
25.) “Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.” – Babe Ruth
26.) “No captain can do very wrong if he places his ship alongside that of the enemy.” – Admiral Horatio Nelson
27.) “[Admiral Nelson’s counsel] guided me time and again. On the eve of the critical battle of Santa Cruz, in which the Japanese ships outnumbered ours more than two to one, I sent my task force commanders this dispatch: ATTACK REPEAT ATTACK. They did attack, heroically, and when the battle was done, the enemy turned away.
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
28.) “Trust the still, small voice that says, “this might work and I’ll try it.” – Diane Mariechild
29.) “Come to the edge, He said.
They said: We are afraid.
Come to the edge, He said.
They came. He pushed them,
And they flew . . .” – Guillaume Apollinaire, French poet
30.) “Never forget that no military leader has ever become great without audacity.” – Karl von Clausewitz
31.) “Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill, British Prime Minister
32.) “To look at something as though we had never seen it before requires great courage.” – Henri Matisse
33.) “Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear – not the absence of fear. Except a creature be part coward it is not a compliment to say it is brave.” – Mark Twain, The Tragedy of Pudd’nhead Wilson
34.) “Courage is being scared to death—but saddling up anyway.” – John Wayne
35.) “Begin it now. The moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. ”
36.) “We need to wake up from a thought that lasts too long.” – Paul Valéry
37.) “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
38.) “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
39.) “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, You Learn By Living (1960)
40.) “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, November 2, 1863 in letter to James H. Hackett
41.) “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
42.) “Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious. And however difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. It matters that you don’t just give up.” ― Stephen Hawking
43.) “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
44.) “We need a backbone, not a wishbone.” ― Joyce Meyer
45.) “Stories make us more alive, more human, more courageous, more loving.” ― Madeleine L’Engle
46.) “When I step out on stage in front of thousands of people, I don’t feel that I’m being brave. It can take much more courage to express true feelings to one person. […] In spite of the risks, the courage to be honest and intimate opens the way to self-discovery. It offers what we all want, the promise of love. ”
― Michael Jackson
47.) “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
48.) “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
49.) “What we know matters but who we are matters more.” ― Brené Brown
50.) “Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others.” ― Aristotle
51.) “I beg you take courage; the brave soul can mend even disaster.” – Catherine the Great
52.) “Faced with what is right, to leave it undone shows a lack of courage.” – Confucius
53.) “Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.” – Maya Angelou
54.) 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
55.) “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow.” – Mary Anne Radmacher
56.) “Courage is looking fear right in the eye and saying, “Get the hell out of my way, I’ve got things to do.” – Unknown
57.) “It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.”― E.E. Cummings
58.) “You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.”― William Faulkner
59.) “Everyone has talent. What’s rare is the courage to follow it to the dark places where it leads.” ― Erica Jong
60.) “Courage is found in unlikely places.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien
61.) “Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.” – Helen Keller
62.) “With enough courage, you can do without a reputation.” ― Margaret Mitchell
63.) “He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.” – Muhammad Ali
64.) “Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.” – Winston Churchill
65.) “Bravery is being the only one who knows you’re afraid.” ―Franklin P. Jones
66.) “You can choose courage, or you can choose comfort, but you cannot choose both.” ―Brené Brown
67.) “Courage isn’t having the strength to go on – it is going on when you don’t have strength.” ― Napoleon Bonaparte
68.) “Courage is grace under pressure.” ― Ernest hemingway
69.) “Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become.” ―Steve Jobs
70.) “Fortune always favors the brave, and never helps a man who does not help himself.” ―P. T. Barnum
71.) “Be Brave and Take Risks: 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
72.) “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”― Lao Tzu
73.) “The courage to imagine the otherwise is our greatest resource, adding color and suspense to all our life.” – Daniel J Boorstin
74.) “It is courage, courage, courage, that raises the blood of life to crimson splendor. Live bravely and present a brave front to adversity.” – Horace
75.) “Courage conquers all things: it even gives strength to the body.” – Ovid
76.) “Without fear there cannot be courage.” ― Christopher Paolini
77.) “Real courage is knowing what faces you and knowing how to face it. – Timothy Dalton
78.) “Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.” ― Robert Louis Stevenson
79.) “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
80.) “The courage it took to get out of bed each
to face the same things
over and over
enormous.” ― Charles Bukowski
It’s not easy to forget your fear.
But by understanding that courage was never the absence of it, you will find that it’s possible to be really brave every day.
We hope that these courage quotes have redefined what it means to be brave in the face of challenges or adversity today.
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