105 Quotes about courage

 

Have the courage to live. Anyone can die. – Robert Cody

 

Believe in yourself. You are braver than you think, more talented than you know, and capable of more than you imagine. – Roy T. Bennett

 

Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than one’s fear. – Ambrose Redmoon

 

Every man has his own courage, and is betrayed because he seeks in himself the courage of other persons. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Courage is a love affair with the unknown. – Osho

 

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

 

It is curious, curious that physical courage should be so common in the world, and moral courage so rare. – Mark Twain

 

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen. – Winston Churchill

 

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

 

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

 

People are made of flesh and blood and a miracle fibre called courage. – Mignon McLaughlin

 

Sometimes even to live is an act of courage. – Lucius Annaeus Seneca

 

Courage is reckoned the greatest of all virtues; because, unless a man has that virtue, he has no security for preserving any other. – Samuel Johnson

 

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

 

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear—not absence of fear. Except a creature be part coward, it is not a compliment to say he is brave; it is merely a loose misapplication of the word. – Mark Twain

 

It was times like these when I thought my father, who hated guns and had never been to any wars, was the bravest man who ever lived. – Harper Lee

 

Courage is being afraid but going on anyhow. – Dan Rather

 

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

 

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

 

A coward is a hero with a wife, kids, and a mortgage. – Marvin Kitman

 

Coward: A man in whom the instinct of self-preservation acts normally. – Sultana Zoraya

 

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

 

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

 

Courage can’t see around corners, but goes around them anyway. – Mignon McLaughlin

 

If God wanted us to be brave, why did He give us legs? – Marvin Kitman

 

Coward: One who, in a perilous emergency, thinks with his legs. – Ambrose Bierce

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Everyone has talent. What’s rare is the courage to follow it to the dark places where it leads. – Erica Jong

 

Let courage break through the cracks in your fear. – Terri Guillemets

 

Sometimes the biggest act of courage is a small one. – Lauren Raffo

 

The opportunity to live my life was always present, but the courage was not. I bemoaned conditions, when I should have bemoaned merely the faint heart within me. – Muriel Strode

 

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. – C. JoyBell C.

 

Cowardice, as distinguished from panic, is almost always simply a lack of ability to suspend the functioning of the imagination. – Ernest Hemingway

 

Some have been thought brave because they were afraid to run away. – Thomas Fuller

 

Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time. – Maya Angelou

 

Fear and courage are brothers. – Terri Guillemets

 

Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. – C. S. Lewis

 

Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth. – Rumi

 

The courage of life is often a less dramatic spectacle than the courage of a final moment; but it is no less a magnificent mixture of triumph and tragedy. – John F. Kennedy

 

One man with courage makes a majority. – Andrew Jackson

 

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

 

Valor is stability, not of legs and arms, but of courage and the soul. – Michel de Montaigne

 

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

 

When we are afraid we ought not to occupy ourselves with endeavoring to prove that there is no danger, but in strengthening ourselves to go on in spite of the danger. – Mark Rutherford

 

A good part of courage is just being sick and tired. – Robert Brault

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

 

True courage is not the brutal force of vulgar heroes, but the firm resolve of virtue and reason. – Alfred North Whitehead

 

Courage, in the final analysis, is nothing but an affirmative answer to the shocks of existence. – Kurt Goldstein

 

To live with fear and not be afraid is the final test of maturity. – Edward Weeks

 

A man of courage never wants weapons. – Unknown

 

Scared is what you’re feeling. Brave is what you’re doing.- Emma Donoghue

 

Do not look upon this world with fear and loathing. Bravely face whatever the gods offer. – Morihei Ueshiba

 

Healing takes courage, and we all have courage, even if you have to dig a little. – Tori Amos

 

It is easy to be brave from a safe distance. – Aesop

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A brave arm makes a short sword long enough. – French proverb

 

Courage is found in unlikely places. – J.R.R. Tolkien

 

No one has yet computed how many imaginary triumphs are silently celebrated by people each year to keep up their courage. – Henry S. Haskins

 

There is no such thing as bravery; only degrees of fear. – John Wainwright

 

I’m not funny. What I am is brave. – Lucille Ball

 

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

 

Courage is a peculiar kind of fear. – Charles Kennedy

 

For without belittling the courage with which men have died, we should not forget those acts of courage with which men have lived. – John F. Kennedy

 

Courage is fear that has said its prayers. – Dorothy Bernard

 

Courage is fear holding on a minute longer. – George Smith Patton

 

Be brave to stand for what you believe in even if you stand alone. – Roy T. Bennett

 

Courage is tiny pieces of fear all glued together. – Terri Guillemets

 

Courage is… the knowledge of how to fear what ought to be feared and how not to fear what ought not to be feared. – David Ben-Gurion

 

Courage is knowing what not to fear. – Plato

 

Courage is grace under pressure. – Ernest Hemingway

 

Optimism is the foundation of courage. – Nicholas Murray Butler

 

To a coward, courage always looks like stupidity. – Bill Maher

 

Let your fear dance with courage and let courage lead. – Terri Guillemets

 

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No matter how long you train someone to be brave, you never know if they are or not until something real happens. – Veronica Roth

 

Courage is as often the outcome of despair as of hope; in the one case we have nothing to lose, in the other everything to gain. – Diane de Poitiers

 

To him that waits all things reveal themselves, provided that he has the courage not to deny, in the darkness, what he has seen in the light. – Coventry Patmore

 

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

 

Courage. Kindness. Friendship. Character. These are the qualities that define us as human beings, and propel us, on occasion, to greatness. – R.J. Palacio

 

Bravery is going on anyhow when you are so terrified your sphincters won’t hold and you can’t breathe and your heart threatens to stop. – Robert A. Heinlein

 

Necessity does the work of courage. – Nicholas Murray Butler

 

A man with outward courage dares to die; a man with inner courage dares to live. – Lao Tzu

 

Perfect courage means doing unwitnessed what we would be capable of with the world looking on. – Duc de La Rochefoucauld

 

Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of a readiness to die. – Gilbert K. Chesterton

 

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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

 

Courage climbs atop fear and screams loud its mighty victory! – Terri Guillemets

 

Courage is the fear of being thought a coward. – Horace Smith

 

Courage is to feel the daily daggers of relentless steel and keep on living. – Douglas Malloch

 

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

 

The only real progress lies in learning to be wrong all alone. – Albert Camus

 

Courage is nine-tenths context. What is courageous in one setting can be foolhardy in another and even cowardly in a third. – Joseph Epstein

 

In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot. – Mark Twain

 

The secret of happiness is freedom, the secret of freedom is courage. – Carrie Jones,

 

A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

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

 

Taste just a sliver of courage and it’s hard to go back to fear. – Terri Guillemets

 

It is not the strength of the body that counts, but the strength of the spirit. – J.R.R. Tolkien

 

Courage is a kind of salvation. – Plato

 

Underneath courage shouts fear but of a hoarse voice. – Terri Guillemets

 

Valor is a gift. Those having it never know for sure if they have it till the test comes. And those having it in one test never know for sure if they will have it when the next test comes. – Carl Sandburg

 

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

 

Courage ought to have eyes as well as arms. – H.G. Bohn

 

You can’t test courage cautiously. – Anne Dillard

 

The only courage that matters is the kind that gets you from one moment to the next. – Mignon McLaughlin

 

What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything? – Vincent Van Gogh

 

I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what. You rarely win, but sometimes you do. – Harper Lee

 

A timid person is frightened before a danger, a coward during the time, and a courageous person afterward. – Jean Paul Richter

 

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