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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 Quotes

Courage 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.

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

  2. 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

  3. He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life. Muhammad Ali
    Quotes about Taking Risks

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

  5. A soldier's most powerful weapon is courage. Missing in Action - Star War Quotes
    Short Quotes

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

  7. "Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can't practice any other virtue consistently." Maya Angelou
    Inspirational Quotes

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

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

  10. 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
    Change The World

  11. Courage is universal. It is needed by each of us in every conceivable circumstance. Gus Lee, Courage
    Short Inspirational Quotes

  12. 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

  13. 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
    Veterans Day Quotes

  14. 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!

  15. "It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are." e. e. cummings
    Growing Up

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

  17. Courage is the power to let go of the familiar. Raymond Lindquist
    Letting Go

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

  19. "It takes courage to step out of one's comfort zone, because it is a challenge to do so." D. M. Neddermeyer
    Comfort Zone

  20. "Genius is talent set on fire by courage." Henry VanDyke

  21. "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

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

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

  24. 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

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

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

  27. "Real courage requires wisdom." Carey Kinsolving
    Short Positive Quotes

  28. "Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear." Mark Twain
    Famous Quotes about Life

  29. "Courage is not the absence of fear but the ability to carry on with dignity in spite of it." Scott Turow

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

  31. "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
    Cute Life Quotes

  32. 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
    Poems about Life

  33. "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

  34. "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

  35. "Courage is rightly considered the foremost of the virtues, for upon it all others depend." Winston Churchill
    Inspirational Thoughts

  36. "Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you; I do not give it to you as the world does. Do not let your hearts be distressed or lacking in courage." John 14:27 NET
    Encouraging Bible Verses

  37. "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

  38. "The ideals which have lighted me on my way and time after time given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been Truth, Goodness, and Beauty." Albert Einstein, The World As I See It

  39. "All his life he (Winston Churchill) was a man of extraordinary personal courage." William Manchester, The Last Lion

  40. "I want everyone to succeed in achieving their dreams. I encourage you to have the courage to seek out everything you want in life." Danny Yann, The Quest For Success
    Encouraging Poems

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.

92 Courage Quotes

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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.”
-Barack Obama

“If you’re walking down the right path and you’re willing to keep walking, eventually you’ll make progress.”
-Barack Obama

“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.”
-Thomas Edison

“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

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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.

Courage quotes for pushing past fear

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

Courage Quotes about life

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

Quotes about courage and success

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

Inspiring Courage Quotes about fighting for your dreams

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

Courage quotes about strength and love

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

Courage quotes on following your dreams

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

Courage quotes to help you find your inner bravery

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

Motivational courage quotes

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

Powerful courage quotes

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

Other uplifting courage quotes

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

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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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Every entrepreneur needs courage. It takes courage to quit your day job. It takes courage to start a business. It takes courage to remain flexible. It takes courage to pivot. It's fair to say that without courage, there would no entrepreneurs.

With that in mind, here are some quotes that inspire me to take risk in my life and in business:

  1. Alfred North Whitehead: "True courage is not the brutal force of vulgar heroes, but the firm resolve of virtue and reason."
  2. Aristotle: "Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others."
  3. Ben Horowitz: "Hire sales people who are really smart problem solvers, but lack courage, hunger and competitiveness, and your company will go out of business."
  4. Benjamin Disraeli: "Courage is fire, and bullying is smoke."
  5. Benjamin Franklin: "How few there are who have courage enough to own their faults, or resolution enough to mend them."
  6. Billy Graham: "Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened."
  7. Bruce Lee: "Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them."
  8. Catherine the Great: "I beg you take courage; the brave soul can mend even disaster."
  9. Charles Lindbergh: "Is he alone who has courage on his right hand and faith on his left hand?"
  10. Charlie Chaplin: "Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself."
  11. Chester W Nimitz: "God grant me the courage not to give up what I think is right even though I think it is hopeless."
  12. Christopher Morley: "The courage of the poet is to keep ajar the door that leads into madness."
  13. Confucius: "Faced with what is right, to leave it undone shows a lack of courage."
  14. Dale Carnegie: "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."
  15. Daniel J Boorstin: "The courage to imagine the otherwise is our greatest resource, adding color and suspense to all our life."
  16. David Ben-Gurion: "Courage is a special kind of knowledge: the knowledge of how to fear what ought to be feared and how not to fear what ought not to be feared."
  17. David Letterman: "There's only one requirement of any of us, and that is to be courageous. Because courage, as you might know, defines all other human behavior."
  18. Dean Koontz: "Nothing gives us courage more readily than the desire to avoid looking like a damn fool."
  19. Earl Nightingale: "All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination."
  20. Eleanor Roosevelt: "You have to accept whatever comes and the only important thing is that you meet it with courage and with the best that you have to give."
  21. EM Forster: "Either life entails courage, or it ceases to be life."
  22. Erich Fromm: "Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties."
  23. Erma Bombeck: "It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else."
  24. EW Hornung: "Money lost, little lost. Honour lost, much lost. Pluck lost, all lost."
  25. Giacomo Casanova: "It is only necessary to have courage, for strength without self-confidence is useless."
  26. Gilbert K Chesterton: "Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die."
  27. Gilbert K Chesterton: "The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it."
  28. Harry S Truman: "America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand."
  29. Hermann Hesse: "People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest."
  30. Horace: "It is courage, courage, courage, that raises the blood of life to crimson splendor. Live bravely and present a brave front to adversity."
  31. Jack Handey: "Never give up. Keep trying and pushing and struggling, even if you don't know what your goal is or why you would want to achieve it."
  32. James Freeman Clarke: "Conscience is the root of all true courage; if a man would be brave let him obey his conscience."
  33. Jenna Jameson: "My definition of courage is never letting anyone define you."
  34. Jim Hightower: "The opposite for courage is not cowardice, it is conformity. Even a dead fish can go with the flow."
  35. JK Rowling: "It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends."
  36. John Quincy Adams: "Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air."
  37. John Wayne: "Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway."
  38. John Wooden: "Success is never final, failure is never fatal. It's courage that counts."
  39. Jonas Salk: "Hope lies in dreams, in imagination, and in the courage of those who dare to make dreams into reality."
  40. Joseph Smith, Jr.: "Never be discouraged. If I were sunk in the lowest pits of Nova Scotia, with the Rocky Mountains piled on me, I would hang on, exercise faith, and keep up good courage, and I would come out on top."
  41. JRR Tolkien: "Courage is found in unlikely places."
  42. Lady Gaga: "My courage and my bravery at a young age was the thing I was bullied for, a kind of 'Who do you think you are?'"
  43. Lao Tzu: "Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage."
  44. Les Brown: "A lot of people do not muster the courage to live their dreams because they are afraid to die."
  45. Louis D Brandeis: "Those who won our independence believed liberty to be the secret of happiness and courage to be the secret of liberty."
  46. Margaret Mitchell: "With enough courage, you can do without a reputation."
  47. Marie Antoinette: "Courage! I have shown it for years; think you I shall lose it at the moment when my sufferings are to end?"
  48. Mark Twain: "Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear."
  49. Martin Luther King, Jr.: "We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear."
  50. Maya Angelou: "Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest."
  51. Mickey Mantle: "A team is where a boy can prove his courage on his own. A gang is where a coward goes to hide."
  52. Miguel de Cervantes: "He who loses wealth loses much; he who loses a friend loses more; but he that loses his courage loses all."
  53. Muhammad Ali: "He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life."
  54. Napoleon Bonaparte: "It requires more courage to suffer than to die."
  55. Nelson Mandela: "Courage is 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."
  56. Oliver Wendell Holmes: "Have the courage to act instead of react."
  57. Ovid: "Courage conquers all things: it even gives strength to the body."
  58. Pablo Casals: "It takes courage for a person to listen to his own goodness and act on it."
  59. Pericles: "Freedom is the sure possession of those alone who have the courage to defend it."
  60. Plutarch: "Courage consists not in hazarding without fear; but being resolutely minded in a just cause."
  61. Ralph Waldo Emerson: "Every man has his own courage, and is betrayed because he seeks in himself the courage of other persons."
  62. Robert Louis Stevenson: "Give us courage and gaiety and the quiet mind, spare to us our friends, soften to us our enemies."
  63. Ronald Reagan: "There are no easy answers, but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right."
  64. Ruth Gordon: "Courage is very important. Like a muscle, it is strengthened by use."
  65. Samuel Johnson: "He that fails in his endeavors after wealth or power will not long retain either honesty or courage."
  66. Sean Penn: "We've let the blade of our innocence dull over time, and it's only in innocence that you find any kind of magic, any kind of courage."
  67. Sinclair Lewis: "Pugnacity is a form of courage, but a very bad form."
  68. Socrates: "He is a man of courage who does not run away, but remains at his post and fights against the enemy."
  69. Steve Jobs: "Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition."
  70. Suze Orman: "In all realms of life it takes courage to stretch your limits, express your power, and fulfill your potential."
  71. Theodore Roosevelt: "It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things."
  72. Thomas Aquinas: "The principal act of courage is to endure and withstand dangers doggedly rather than to attack them."
  73. Timothy Dalton: "Real courage is knowing what faces you and knowing how to face it."
  74. Umberto Eco: "Nothing gives a fearful man more courage than another's fear."
  75. Victor Hugo: "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."
  76. Winston Churchill: "Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen."
  77. Zig Ziglar: "Courage is on display every day, and only the courageous wring the most out of life."

Published on: Oct 21, 2016

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