83+ Courage Quotes to Inspire and Enlighten You

Vincent van Gogh Quote: What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything
What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything.
Vincent Van Gogh
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear – not absence of fear.
Mark Twain
Have the courage to live. Anyone can die.
Robert Cody
Courage is the capacity to confront what can be imagined…
Leo C. Rosten
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.
Anais Nin
Sometimes it takes courage to give into temptation.
Oscar Wilde
It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.
Mark Twain
The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart.
Robert Green Ingersoll
Courage Quote (Paulo Coelho): Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.
Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.
Paulo Coelho
Few men are willing to brave the disapproval of their fellows, the censure of their colleagues, the wrath of their society. Moral courage is a rarer commodity than bravery in battle or great intelligence. Yet it is the one essential, vital quality for those who seek to change a world which yields most painfully to change.
Robert F. Kennedy
It takes far less courage to kill yourself than it takes to wake up one more time. It is harder to stay where you are than to get out.
Judith Rossner
Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.
Robert Louis Stevenson
It often requires more courage to dare to do right than to fear to do wrong.
Abraham Lincoln
Success is never final, failure is never fatal. It's courage that counts.
John Wooden
You don’t develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.
Epicurus
Courage Quote (Thucydides): The secret of happiness is freedom, and the secret of freedom is courage.
The secret of happiness is freedom, and the secret of freedom is courage.
Thucydides
Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.
C. S. Lewis
Courage is found in unlikely places.
J. R. R. Tolkien
The sufferings that fate inflicts on us should be borne with patience, what enemies inflict with manly courage.
Thucydides
It is courage, courage, courage, that raises the blood of life to crimson splendor. Live bravely and present a brave front to adversity
Horace
Courage is getting away from death by continually coming within an inch of it.
G. K. Chesterton
Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others.
Aristotle
Courage is rightly considered the foremost of the virtues, for upon it all others depend.
Winston Churchill
Courage is like love it must have hope for nourishment.
Le Rochefoucauld
Courage Quote (Jean Paul Richter): Courage consists not in blindly overlooking danger, but in seeing it, and conquering it.
Courage consists not in blindly overlooking danger, but in seeing it, and conquering it.
Jean Paul Richter
A man of character in peace is a man of courage in war.
Sir James Glover
Courage is the complement of fear. A man who is fearless cannot be courageous.
Robert A. Heinlein
Courage is saying, Maybe what I’m doing isn’t working maybe I should try something else.
Anna Lappe
Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.
George S. Patton
A great deal of talent is lost to the world for want of a little courage. Every day sends to their graves obscure men whose timidity prevented them from making a first effort.
Sydney Smith
Courage Quote (Euripides): This is courage in a man: to bear unflinchingly what heaven sends.
This is courage in a man: to bear unflinchingly what heaven sends.
Euripides
Courage is a peculiar kind of fear.
Charles Kennedy
Courage is grace under pressure.
Ernest Hemingway
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
Courage is tiny pieces of fear all glued together.
Terri Guillemets
To see what is right, and not to do it, is want of courage or of principle.
Confucius
Nothing gives a fearful man more courage than another’s fear.
Umberto Eco
Courage Quote (William Shedd): A ship is safe in harbour, but that’s not what ships are for.
A ship is safe in harbour, but that’s not what ships are for.
William Shedd
Courage is knowing what not to fear.
Plato
One man with courage is a majority.
Andrew Jackson
A bold attempt is half success. 
Danish Proverb
All glory comes from daring to begin.
Eugene F. Ware
Confront the dark parts of yourself, and work to banish then with illumination and forgiveness. Your willingness to wrestle with your demons will cause your angels to sing. Use the pain as fuel, as a reminder of your strength.
August Wilson
Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.
Billy Graham
You will find as you grow older that courage is the rarest of all qualities to be found in public life.
Benjamin Disraeli
Courage is being scared to death – but saddling up anyway.
John Wayne
Courage Quote (Plato): Courage is a kind of salvation.
Courage is a kind of salvation.
Plato
Pain nourishes courage. You can’t be brave if you’ve only hade wonderful things happen to you.
Mary Tyler Moore
It often takes more courage to change one’s opinion than to stick to it.
Geoffrey F. Albert
Courage is the power of the mind to overcome fear.
Martin Luther King
The scars you acquire by exercising courage, will never make you feel inferior.
D. A. Battista
Courage is doing what you’re afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you’re scared.
Eddie Rickenbacker
Courage is never to let your actions be influenced by your fears.
Arthur Koestler
Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
Winston Churchill
Courage Quote (Logan Pearsall Smith): What is more mortifying than to feel that you have missed the plum for want of courage to shake the tree?
What is more mortifying than to feel that you have missed the plum for want of courage to shake the tree?
Logan Pearsall Smith
It requires more courage to suffer than to die.
Napoleon Bonaparte
Courage easily finds its own eloquence.
Plautus
True courage is not the brutal force of vulgar heroes, but the firm resolve of virtue and reason.
Alfred North Whitehead
All of our dreams can come true – if we have the courage to pursue them.
Walt Disney
Courage conquers all things.
Ovid
To live we must conquer incessantly, we must have the courage to be happy.
Henri F. Amiel
Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you’re scared to death.
Harold Wilson
Courage is what preserves our liberty, safety, life, and our homes and parents, our country and children. Courage comprises all things.
Plautus
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience by which you really 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."
Eleanor Roosevelt
Always do what you are afraid to do.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If we wait until our lives are free from sorrow or difficulty, then we wait forever. And miss the entire point.
Dirk Benedict
The deepest and rarest kind of courage has nothing to do with feats or obstacles in the outside world; and, indeed, has nothing to do with the outside world — it is the courage to be who you are.
Sydney J. Harris
Do not fear to step into the unknown for where there is risk, there is also reward.
Lori Hard

Andre Gide Quote: Man cannot discover new oceans unless he...
Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.
Andre Gide
Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow talent to the dark place where it leads.
Erica Jong
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
Because of a great love, one is courageous.
Lao Tzu
Courage is one step ahead of fear.
Coleman Young
Courage and cheerfulness will not only carry you over the rough places in life, but will enable you to bring comfort and help to the weak-hearted and will console you in sad hours.
William Osler
Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength.
Unknown Author
When in doubt, do the courageous thing.
Jan Smuts
Courage – a perfect sensibility of the measure of danger, and a mental willingness to endure it.
William Tecumseh Sherman
Another word for creativity is courage.
George Prince
Cheer up, the worst is yet to come.
Philander Johnson
A man of courage flees forward in the midst of new things.
Jacques Maritain


Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.
Raymond Lindquist
Courage is the thing. All goes if courage goes.
Joseph Addison
Courage means going against majority opinion in the name of the truth.
Vaclav Havel

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