Courage Quotes


 One man with courage makes a majority.

Andrew Jackson


Courage is a mean with regard to fear and confidence.

Aristotle


Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others.

Aristotle


Courage is fire, and bullying is smoke.

Benjamin Disraeli


Believers, look up - take courage. The angels are nearer than you think.

Billy Graham


Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.

Billy Graham



Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.

Bruce Lee


Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.

Charlie Chaplin


To see what is right, and not to do it, is want of courage or of principle.

Confucius


Valor is stability, not of legs and arms, but of courage and the soul.

Michel De Montaigne


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


Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.

Raymond Lindquist



Courage is doing what you're afraid to do.  There can be no courage unless you're scared.

Edward Vernon Rickenbacker


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

Sultana Zoraya


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

Thomas Fuller


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

Marvin Kitman


Fear and courage are brothers.

Proverb



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 only courage that matters is the kind that gets you from one moment to the next.

Mignon Mclaughlin


Sometimes the biggest act of courage is a small one.

Lauren Raffo


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

Ernest Hemingway


Courage is being afraid but going on anyhow.

Dan Rather



One man with courage makes a majority.

Andrew Jackson


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

Ambrose Bierce


Courage is the fear of being thought a coward.

Horace Smith


Courage is a kind of salvation.

Plato


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

Douglas Malloch


Bravery is being the only one who knows you're afraid.

Franklin P. Jones



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


Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.

George S. Patton


Necessity does the work of courage.

Nicholas Murray Butler


Courage is tiny pieces of fear all glued together.

Terri Guillemets



Courage ought to have eyes as well as arms.

H.G. Bohn


Courage is a peculiar kind of fear.

Charles Kennedy


You can't test courage cautiously.

Anne Dillard


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

Alfred North Whitehead


Courage is fear that has said its prayers.

Dorothy Bernard


Optimism is the foundation of courage.

Nicholas Murray Butler



An explanation of cause is not a justification by reason.

C. S. Lewis


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

C. S. Lewis


Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.

Mark Twain


Courage cannot be counterfeited. It is one virtue that escapes hypocrisy.

Napoleon Bonaparte


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

Ralph Waldo Emerson


Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.

Robert Louis Stevenson



Courtesy is as much a mark of a gentleman as courage.

Theodore Roosevelt


The weak in courage is strong in cunning.

William Blake


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

Winston Churchill


He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.

Muhammad Ali


You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.

Aristotle


Courage is being scared to death... and saddling up anyway.

John Wayne


Courage is grace under pressure.

Ernest Hemingway


Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.

John F. Kennedy



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

Lao Tzu


Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.

Winston Churchill


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

E. E. Cummings


We believe in ordinary acts of bravery, in the courage that drives one person to stand up for another.

Veronica Roth


Everyone has talent. What's rare is the courage to follow it to the dark places where it leads.

Erica Jong


The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.

Coco Chanel


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

Maya Angelou


Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.

Ambrose Redmoon


I want to grow old without facelifts. I want to have the courage to be loyal to the face I have made.

Marilyn Monroe


Courageous people do not fear forgiving, for the sake of peace.

Nelson Mandela


Clear thinking requires courage rather than intelligence....

Thomas Szasz


Courage is fire, and bullying is smoke.

Benjamin Disraeli


Courage, above all things, is the first quality of a warrior.

Carl Von Clausewitz


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

Arthur Koestler


The best protection any woman can have... is courage.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton


Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.

Mark Twain


Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.

Charlie Chaplin


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

Maya Angelou


Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.

Anais Nin


With enough courage, you can do without a reputation.

Margaret Mitchell


All happiness depends on courage and work.

Honore De Balzac


Imagination does not become great until human beings, given the courage and the strength, use it to create.

Maria Montessori


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

Walt Disney Company


Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.

Erich Fromm


Always be courageous and strong, and don't fear.

Gabby Douglas


From caring comes courage.

Lao Tzu


Courage is the capacity to confront what can be imagined.

Leo Rosten


Courage is found in unlikely places.

J.R.R. Tolkien


Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.

George S. Patton


If you are lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it.

John Irving


Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace.

Amelia Earhart


Life is to be entered upon with courage.

Alexis De Tocqueville


But in the end one needs more courage to live than to kill himself.

Albert Camus


Dare to be strong and courageous. That is the road. Venture anything.

Sherwood Anderson


Courage isn't having the strength to go on it is going on when you don't have strength.

Napoleon Bonaparte


Real courage is when you know you're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.

Harper Lee


One man with courage is a majority.

Thomas Jefferson


The secret to happiness is freedom... And the secret to freedom is courage.

Thucydides


I'm grateful to God for His bountiful gifts... He gave me courage and faith in myself.

Loretta Young


Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.

Andre Gide


Courage is knowing what not to fear.

Plato


Without courage we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.

Maya Angelou


Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can't practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage.

Stedman Graham


Courage is the magic that turns dreams into reality.

Aster and Richter Abend


Courage is a mean with regard to fear and confidence.

Aristotle


Go to the edge of the cliff and jump off. Build your wings on the way down.

Ray Bradbury


Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities, because, as has been said, 'it is the quality which guarantees all others.'

Winston Churchill


Have the courage to think and act on your own. And have the courage to disobey.

Sage Yulyana


All doubt is cowardice — all trust is brave.

Edward Bulwer-Lytton


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

G K Chesterton


A great part of courage is the courage of having done the thing before.

Ralph Waldo Emerson


Either life entails courage, or it ceases to be life.

E.M. Forster


Courage is very important. Like a muscle, it is strengthened by use.

Ruth Gordon


Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.

Billy Graham


Courage is the ladder on which all the other virtues mount.

Clare Boothe Luce


I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it.

Nelson Mandela


It doesn't do any good to have the courage if you can't get anywhere with the question.

Richard Feynman


There is in true beauty, as in courage, somewhat which narrow souls cannot dare to admire.

William Congreve


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