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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.

James Russell Lowell

Fate loves the fearless.

Fate
Muhammad Ali

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

Andre Gide

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

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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

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.

Aristotle

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

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.

Dale Carnegie

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.

Erich Fromm

Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Change takes courage.

Practicing in the trial work trenches of the law, I saw, too, that when we judges don our robes, it doesn't make us any smarter, but it does serve as a reminder of what's expected of us: Impartiality and independence, collegiality and courage.

Aristotle

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

Eleanor Roosevelt

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in 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.'

Dalai Lama

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

Billy Graham

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

Antonin Scalia

If I have brought any message today, it is this: Have the courage to have your wisdom regarded as stupidity. Be fools for Christ. And have the courage to suffer the contempt of the sophisticated world.

Cherry Jones

If you can find the courage, if you have in your heart even the slightest bit of rebellion against injustice, maybe you can channel that and become a leader.

Lao Tzu

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

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.

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.

J. K. Rowling

It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.

It's not just Bin Laden or just those that are involved in the counterterrorism effort. We've gotta cast the net broader than that. But I think it's a - very special tribute that we all owe to the bravery and courage of the men and women in the intelligence and military business who performed so well to finally get it done.

Gloria Steinem

We've begun to raise daughters more like sons... but few have the courage to raise our sons more like our daughters.

Walt Disney

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

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C. S. Lewis

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

Benjamin Disraeli

Courage is fire, and bullying is smoke.

Bullying
Erma Bombeck

It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.

Dreams
Winston Churchill

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

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Christian Bale

I tend to think you're fearless when you recognize why you should be scared of things, but do them anyway.

Charlie Chaplin

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

Vincent Van Gogh

What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?

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.

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.

Robert Louis Stevenson

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

Miguel de Cervantes

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

Jean Baudrillard

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

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.

Ernest Hemingway

Courage is grace under pressure.

Coco Chanel

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

Saint Thomas Aquinas

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

T. S. Eliot

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.

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.

Anais Nin

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

Eudora Welty

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

Mignon McLaughlin

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

Anais Nin

I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman.

Bob Woodward

Deep Throat's information, and in my view, courage, allowed the newspaper to use what he knew and suspected.

Information Newspaper
Joseph Stalin

In the Soviet army it takes more courage to retreat than advance.

The criteria for serving one's country should be competence, courage and willingness to serve. When we deny people the chance to serve because of their sexual orientation, we deprive them of their rights of citizenship, and we deprive our armed forces the service of willing and capable Americans.

Plato

Courage is knowing what not to fear.

Christopher Morley

The courage of the poet is to keep ajar the door that leads into madness.

Winston Churchill

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

Maya Angelou

One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.

Joseph Conrad

The sea - this truth must be confessed - has no generosity. No display of manly qualities - courage, hardihood, endurance, faithfulness - has ever been known to touch its irresponsible consciousness of power.

Samuel Johnson

Courage is the greatest of all virtues, because if you haven't courage, you may not have an opportunity to use any of the others.

Michel de Montaigne

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

Marvin Olasky

On sensitive issues, talk isn't cheap - it takes real courage to pry open topics nailed shut.

The greatest obstacle to being heroic is the doubt whether one may not be going to prove one's self a fool; the truest heroism is to resist the doubt; and the profoundest wisdom, to know when it ought to be resisted, and when it be obeyed.

Horace

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

George W. Bush

Great tragedy has come to us, and we are meeting it with the best that is in our country, with courage and concern for others because this is America. This is who we are.

'West Wing' was huge. Like 'Hamilton,' it pulls back the curtain on how decision-making happens at the highest level, or at least how you hope it would be. The amount of information Aaron Sorkin packs into a scene gave me this courage to trust the audience to keep up.

Confucius

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

Dale Carnegie

Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed we possessed.

Theodore Roosevelt

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

Rabindranath Tagore

Let us not pray to be sheltered from dangers but to be fearless when facing them.

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.

Mignon McLaughlin

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

Rudy Giuliani

Courage is managing fear to accomplish what you want to accomplish. And it's a great demonstration of love. It's really what love is. It's finding areas in which other people are more important than you.

Bruce Lee

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

Helen Keller

Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.

William Butler Yeats

Why should we honour those that die upon the field of battle? A man may show as reckless a courage in entering into the abyss of himself.

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.

George W. Bush

Today we affirm a new commitment to live out our nation's promise through civility, courage, compassion and character.

Lady Gaga

In fact, my courage and my bravery at a young age was the thing I was bullied for, a kind of 'Who do you think you are?'

Maya Angelou

History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.

Baltasar Gracian

Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.

Thomas Mann

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

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.

Eleanor Roosevelt

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.

Zora Neale Hurston

So the brother in black offers to these United States the source of courage that endures, and laughter.

Miguel de Cervantes

Valor lies just halfway between rashness and cowardice.

Billie Eilish

I don't know how to function without music. When I'm not making it, I'm listening to it. It gives me courage and takes care of my mind.

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.

Alexander the Great

I wish that the Indians believed me a god, for upon the report of an enemy's valor oftentimes depends the success of a battle, and false reports have many times done as great things as true courage and resolution.

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Mark Twain

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

Plutarch

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

Napoleon Bonaparte

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

Alexis de Tocqueville

Life is to be entered upon with courage.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Have the courage to act instead of react.

My message, especially to young people is to have courage to think differently, courage to invent, to travel the unexplored path, courage to discover the impossible and to conquer the problems and succeed. These are great qualities that they must work towards. This is my message to the young people.

Albert Camus

Those who lack the courage will always find a philosophy to justify it.

Hermann Hesse

People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.

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.

Leonardo da Vinci

Just as courage imperils life, fear protects it.

Gilbert K. Chesterton

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

Denis Waitley

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

John F. Kennedy

Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.

Confucius

To see the right and not to do it is cowardice.

Plutarch

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