101 of the greatest Courage Quotes of all time
Here is a collection of quotes about courage from a wide assortment of famous authors from Socrates to Steve Jobs. When you’re up against it, sometimes its good to read these and realise that people, all through history, have faced great challenges and its the courage that we all hold within us that leads to the greatest achievements.
“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.”
Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.
One man with courage makes a majority.
It takes as much courage to have tried and failed as it does to have tried and succeeded.
You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.
Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others.
Courage is never to let your actions be influenced by your fears.
How few there are who have courage enough to own their faults, or resolution enough to mend them.
Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.
Ingenuity, plus courage, plus work, equals miracles.
Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.
Change will never happen when people lack the ability and courage to see themselves for who they are.
Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.
A man of character in peace is a man of courage in war.
Courage is the ladder on which all the other virtues mount.
Faced with what is right, to leave it undone shows a lack of courage.
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.
Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed we possessed.
Courage is being afraid but going on anyhow.
If you could get up the courage to begin, you have the courage to succeed.
It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex… It takes a touch of genius – and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.
E. F. Schumacher
Either life entails courage, or it ceases to be life.
Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you’re scared to death.
Courage is doing what you are afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you are scared.
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.
The best protection any woman can have… is courage.
Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.
It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.
Perfect courage is to do without witnesses what one would be capable of doing with the world looking on.
Success means having the courage, the determination, and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be.
George A. Sheehan
Have the courage of your desire.
Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.
The world will step aside for nearly anyone who has the courage of his of her opinions.
There are always a few who stand up in times of communal madness and have the courage to say that what unites us is greater than what divides us.
It is only necessary to have courage, for strength without self-confidence is useless.
Real courage is when you know you’re licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.
To live we must conquer incessantly, we must have the courage to be happy.
Failure is only postponed success as long as courage ‘coaches’ ambition. The habit of persistence is the habit of victory.
A man of courage flees forward, in the midst of new things.
Whether you be man or woman you will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.
A leader must have the courage to act against an expert’s advice.
Courage consists not in blindly overlooking danger, but in seeing it, and conquering it.
Courage is action, not talk.
My definition of courage is never letting anyone define you.
The opposite for courage is not cowardice, it is conformity. Even a dead fish can go with the flow.
Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.
If you are lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it.
True courage is like a kite a contrary wind raises it higher.
Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.
There is hope in dreams, imagination, and in the courage of those who wish to make those dreams a reality.
Courage to continue comes from deeper sources than outward results.
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.
Courage is the capacity to confront what can be imagined.
Morality may consist solely in the courage of making a choice.
A lot of people do not muster the courage to live their dreams because they are afraid to die.
Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.
Determination, energy, and courage appear spontaneously when we care deeply about something. We take risks that are unimaginable in any other context.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.
Take chances, make mistakes. That’s how you grow. Pain nourishes your courage. You have to fail in order to practice being brave.
We must have courage to bet on our ideas, to take the calculated risk, and to act. Everyday living requires courage if life is to be effective and bring happiness.
History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.
A team is where a boy can prove his courage on his own. A gang is where a coward goes to hide.
He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.
It requires more courage to suffer than to die.
I learned that courage was 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.
Have the courage to act instead of react.
There can be no failure to a man who has not lost his courage, his character, his self respect, or his self-confidence. He is still a King.
Courage conquers all things: it even gives strength to the body.
The courage of very ordinary people is all that stands between us and the dark.
Part of courage is simple consistency.
Every man of courage is a man of his word.
Courage is knowing what not to fear.
Courage in danger is half the battle.
The test of courage comes when we are in the minority. The test of tolerance comes when we are in the majority.
Ralph W. Sockman
Keep courage. Whatever you do, do not feel sorry for yourself. You will win in a great age of opportunity.
Richard L. Evans
The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart.
Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.
Courage is very important. Like a muscle, it is strengthened by use.
Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections.
He is a man of courage who does not run away, but remains at his post and fights against the enemy.
Have the courage to face a difficulty lest it kick you harder than you bargain for.
Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. 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.
A wise woman knows how to summon her courage and do what is right, rather than what is easy.
Have the courage to be ignorant of a great number of things, in order to avoid the calamity of being ignorant of everything.
Courtesy is as much a mark of a gentleman as courage.
The courage we desire and prize is not the courage to die decently, but to live manfully.
One man with courage is a majority.
Clear thinking requires courage rather than intelligence.
Real courage is knowing what faces you and knowing how to face it.
Courage, my friends ’tis not too late to build a better world.
Healing takes courage, and we all have courage, even if we have to dig a little to find it.
The man who has the courage of his platitudes is always a successful man.
What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?
Often the test of courage is not to die but to live.
Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity.
All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.
Who could refrain that had a heart to love and in that heart courage to make love known?
Moral courage is higher and a rarer virtue than physical courage.
It often takes more courage to change one’s opinion than to keep it.
Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.