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Courage Quotes

The strength to take risks, to move from failure to success, to conquer the inner fear or to pick up one-self each time after falling repeatedly, requires a very important ability and that is courage. Success always eludes those who do not possess the courage to move forward. Courage is extremely necessary to face the trials and tribulations of life so that one doesn’t lead a broken life. In fact, courage serves as the ultimate motivation for life. If you are looking to boost your courage then get inspired from the courage quotes given below.

Gloria Steinem

Childbirth is more admirable than conquest, more amazing than self-defense, and as courageous as either one.

Walt Disney

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

Billy Graham

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

Lao Tzu

To love someone deeply gives you strength. Being loved by someone deeply gives you courage.

Paulo Coelho

Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.

Plutarch

Courage stands halfway between cowardice and rashness, one of which is a lack, the other an excess of courage.

George Santayana

Religion in its humility restores man to his only dignity, the courage to live by grace.

Les Brown

A lot of people do not muster the courage to live their dreams because they are afraid to die.

Napoleon Bonaparte

It requires more courage to suffer than to die.

Confucius

Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men.

Alfred Lord Tennyson

Shape your heart to front the hour, but dream not that the hours will last.

Plutarch

Courage consists not in hazarding without fear; but being resolutely minded in a just cause.

Jean Baudrillard

Cowardice and courage are never without a measure of affectation. Nor is love. Feelings are never true. They play with their mirrors.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Before we set our hearts too much upon anything, let us examine how happy they are, who already possess it.

Richard M. Nixon

A man is not finished when he is defeated. He is finished when he quits.

Elizabeth I

I know I have the body of a weak and feeble woman, but I have the heart and stomach of a king, and of a king of England too.

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.

Louisa May Alcott

I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship.

Erich Fromm

Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.

Christopher Morley

All cities are mad: but the madness is gallant. All cities are beautiful: but the beauty is grim.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Change takes courage.

Billy Joel

I really wish I was less of a thinking man and more of a fool not afraid of rejection.

Dalai Lama

I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.

Miguel de Cervantes

He who loses wealth loses much; he who loses a friend loses more; but he that loses his courage loses all.

Rita Mae Brown

A life of reaction is a life of slavery, intellectually and spiritually. One must fight for a life of action, not reaction.

Edgar Allan Poe

In criticism I will be bold, and as sternly, absolutely just with friend and foe. From this purpose nothing shall turn me.

Les Brown

I advise you to say your dream is possible and then overcome all inconveniences, ignore all the hassles and take a running leap through the hoop, even if it is in flames.

Joseph Addison

Courage that grows from constitution often forsakes a man when he has occasion for it; courage which arises from a sense of duty acts; in a uniform manner.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Courage is like love; it must have hope for nourishment.

Elizabeth I

I have the heart of a man, not a woman, and I am not afraid of anything.

Andrew Jackson

Any man worth his salt will stick up for what he believes right, but it takes a slightly better man to acknowledge instantly and without reservation that he is in error.

Paulo Coelho

Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dream.

Golda Meir

I can honestly say that I was never affected by the question of the success of an undertaking. If I felt it was the right thing to do, I was for it regardless of the possible outcome.

Robert Burns

Firmness in enduring and exertion is a character I always wish to possess. I have always despised the whining yelp of complaint and cowardly resolve.

Pearl S. Buck

All things are possible until they are proved impossible - and even the impossible may only be so, as of now.

Mignon McLaughlin

Courage can't see around corners but goes around them anyway.

C. S. Lewis

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

Mitch Albom

You have to be strong enough to say if the culture doesn't work, don't buy it.

Marvin Olasky

But to understand what it means to be strong and courageous, Christians should look to the person of Christ.

Charlie Chaplin

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

Harry S. Truman

Men make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.

Billy Joel

I don't care what consequence it brings, I have been a fool for lesser things.

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Aristotle

Courage is a mean with regard to fear and confidence

Desmond Tutu

Peace comes when you talk to the guy you most hate. And that's where the courage of a leader comes, because when you sit down with your enemy, you as a leader must already have very considerable confidence from your own constituency.

Paulo Coelho

You have to take risks. We will only understand the miracle of life fully when we allow the unexpected to happen.

William Arthur Ward

Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records.

Denis Waitley

Courage means to keep working a relationship, to continue seeking solutions to difficult problems, and to stay focused during stressful periods.

Nelson Mandela

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.

Osama bin Laden

I'm fighting so I can die a martyr and go to heaven to meet God. Our fight now is against the Americans.

Billy Joel

I am no longer afraid of becoming lost, because the journey back always reveals something new, and that is ultimately good for the artist.

Saint Thomas Aquinas

If the highest aim of a captain were to preserve his ship, he would keep it in port forever.

Lao Tzu

Simulated disorder postulates perfect discipline; simulated fear postulates courage; simulated weakness postulates strength.

Nathaniel Hawthorne

All brave men love; for he only is brave who has affections to fight for, whether in the daily battle of life, or in physical contests.

Les Brown

Anytime you suffer a setback or disappointment, put your head down and plow ahead.

Eudora Welty

A sheltered life can be a daring life as well. For all serious daring starts from within.

Erma Bombeck

All of us have moments in out lives that test our courage. Taking children into a house with a white carpet is one of them.

Oprah Winfrey

Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness.

George Bernard Shaw

A man of great common sense and good taste - meaning thereby a man without originality or moral courage.

Mia Hamm

True champions aren't always the ones that win, but those with the most guts.

Elizabeth I

Fear not, we are of the nature of the lion, and cannot descend to the destruction of mice and such small beasts.

Maya Angelou

My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return.

Emily Dickinson

Dying is a wild night and a new road.

Benjamin Disraeli

You can tell the strength of a nation by the women behind its men.

Les Brown

It takes someone with a vision of the possibilities to attain new levels of experience. Someone with the courage to live his dreams.

Halle Berry

In the X-Men the women are so strong and sexy! We really kick some male butt!

Coco Chanel

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

Elizabeth I

A clear and innocent conscience fears nothing.

Kurt Cobain

Thought the sun is gone, I have a light.

Ernest Hemingway

Courage is grace under pressure.

John Stuart Mill

The amount of eccentricity in a society has generally been proportional to the amount of genius, mental vigor, and moral courage it contained. That so few now dare to be eccentric marks the chief danger of the time.

Winston Churchill

Difficulties mastered are opportunities won.

Plato

Courage is a kind of salvation.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes.

Lao Tzu

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

Joseph Campbell

The big question is whether you are going to be able to say a hearty yes to your adventure.

Miguel de Cervantes

One man scorned and covered with scars still strove with his last ounce of courage to reach the unreachable stars; and the world will be better for this.

Horace

It is courage, courage, courage, that raises the blood of life to crimson splendor. Live bravely and present a brave front to adversity.

Andrew Jackson

One man with courage makes a majority.

Eleanor Roosevelt

People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.

Virginia Woolf

If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people.

Zsa Zsa Gabor

Macho does not prove mucho.

Lao Tzu

If you realize that all things change, there is nothing you will try to hold on to. If you are not afraid of dying, there is nothing you cannot achieve.

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Epicurus

Misfortune seldom intrudes upon the wise man; his greatest and highest interests are directed by reason throughout the course of life.

Jean Baudrillard

The abjection of our political situation is the only true challenge today. Only facing up to this situation in all its desperation can help us get out of it.

Les Brown

If you fall, fall on your back. If you can look up, you can get up.

Theodore Roosevelt

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

Charles Dickens

Electric communication will never be a substitute for the face of someone who with their soul encourages another person to be brave and true.

Audre Lorde

When I use my strength in the service of my vision it makes no difference whether or not I am afraid.

Michel de Montaigne

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

Plato

Courage is knowing what not to fear.

Anais Nin

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

Thomas Merton

Just remaining quietly in the presence of God, listening to Him, being attentive to Him, requires a lot of courage and know-how

Adolf Hitler

Mankind has grown strong in eternal struggles and it will only perish through eternal peace.

Thomas Mann

For the sake of goodness and love, man shall let death have no sovereignty over his thoughts.

Ambrose Bierce

The gambling known as business looks with austere disfavor upon the business known as gambling.

Dave Barry

Snowboarding is an activity that is very popular with people who do not feel that regular skiing is lethal enough. 

Most women I know have been harassed in some way. And you never wanted to report it, because you were afraid of losing your job or you felt like, hey, did that just happen? I think it's good that women now... have the courage! Because it's not easy.

Aristotle

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

Abraham Lincoln

I do the very best I know how - the very best I can; and I mean to keep on doing so until the end.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life.