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Courage Quotes

These best courage quotes are meant for everyone who wants to become a better person and make this world a better place.

It was once said that courage was not the absence of fear but overcoming it.

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Best Courage quotes.

Best Quotes About Courage

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

2.) Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become.
Steve Jobs

3.) Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.
Arnold Schwarzenegger

4.) Courage is found in unlikely places.
J.R.R. Tolkien

5.) 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.
Nelson Mandela

Courage Quotes.

Courageous Quotations

6.) He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.
Muhammad Ali

7.) There’s something that compels us to show our inner souls. The more courageous we are, the more we succeed in explaining what we know.
Maya Angelou

8.) Courageous people do not fear forgiving for the sake of peace.
Nelson Mandela

9.) Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can’t be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.
Maya Angelou

10.) You just have to be yourself and go full with confidence and be courageous.
Gabby Douglas

11.) It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.
E.E. Cummings

12.) Everyone has talent. What’s rare is the courage to follow it to the dark places where it leads.
Erica Jong

Heroic Sayings

13.) Heroes are never perfect, but they’re brave, they’re authentic, they’re courageous, determined, discreet, and they’ve got grit.
Wade Davis

14.) The best way out is always through.
Robert Frost

15.) I’m a courageous person because I’m a scared person.
Ronda Rousey

16.) Fortune always favors the brave and never helps a man who does not help himself.
P. T. Barnum

17.) Because of great love, one is courageous.
Lao Tzu

18.) To a brave man, good and bad luck are like his left and right hand. He uses both.
St. Catherine of Siena

19.) You must be bold, brave, and courageous and find a way to get in the way.
John Lewis

20.) I kind of think of my life as this incredible hurricane of so many adventures. We can all make a difference, and we can all be courageous and believe in ourselves.
Bindi Irwin

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Insights on Strength

21.) A firm tree does not fear the storm. Fall down seven times, get up eight.
Japanese Proverb

22.) With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.
Eleanor Roosevelt

23.) Little strokes fell great oaks.
Ben Franklin

24.) The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection.
Thomas Paine

25.) Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
Mahatma Gandhi

26.) Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.
Harriet Tubman

Short Courage Quotes

27.) Courage is grace under pressure.
Ernest Hemingway

28.) The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.
Coco Chanel

29.) It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.
Erma Bombeck

30.) Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear—not absence of fear.
Mark Twain

31.) We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.
Maya Angelou

32.) I beg you take courage; the brave soul can mend even disaster.
Catherine the Great

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

34.) The greatest test of courage on the earth is to bear defeat without losing heart.
R. G. Ingersoll

Good Courage Quotes

35.) That which does not kill us makes us stronger.
Friedrich Nietzsche

36.) Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.
Napoleon Hill

37.) In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.
Albert Camus

38.) Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.
Helen Keller

39.) Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow. 
Mary Anne Radmacher

40.) Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake.
Victor Hugo

Fearless Quotations

41.) You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.
Marcus Aurelius

42.) A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.
Christopher Reeve

43.) Sometimes you don’t realize your own strength until you come face to face with your greatest weakness.
Susan Gale

44.) Where there is no struggle, there is no strength.
Oprah Winfrey

45.) 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.
Chris Bradford

47.) 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.
W. Clement Stone

48.) Courage doesn’t happen when you have all the answers. It happens when you are ready to face the questions you have been avoiding your whole life. 
Shannon L. Alder

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49.) Strong people don’t put people down. They lift them up!

50.) You’ve got to stay strong to be strong in tough times.
Tilman J. Fertitta

51.) Be strong, be fearless, be beautiful. And believe that anything is possible when you have the right people there to support you.
Misty Copeland

52.) You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.
Cayla Mills

53.) You can’t really be strong until you see a funny side to things.
Ken Kesey

54.) You were given this life because you are strong enough to live it.

55.) There are so many things that life is, and no matter how many breakthroughs, trials will exist, and we’re going to get through it. Just be strong.
Mary J. Blige

56.) Be strong. Things will get better. It might be stormy now, but the rain won’t last forever.

57.) Choose rather to be strong of soul than strong of body.
Pythagoras – Check out more Pythagoras Quotations.

58.) Be strong when you are weak, brave when you are scared, and humble when you are victorious.

Courage Quotes

59.) You cannot swim for new horizons until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.
William Faulkner

60.) All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.
Walt Disney

61.) You can choose courage, or you can choose comfort, but you cannot choose both.
Brené Brown

62.) Success is not final; failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
Winston Churchill

63.) Courage is being scared to death… and saddling up anyway.
John Wayne

64.) All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination.
Earl Nightingale

65.) 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.’
Eleanor Roosevelt

66.) The secret to happiness is freedom… And the secret to freedom is courage.

Bravery Quotes

67.) It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies but just as much to stand up to our friends.
J.K. Rowling

68.) It’s your life; you don’t need someone’s permission to live the life you want. Be brave to live from your heart.
Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

69.) You never change your life until you step out of your comfort zone; change begins at the end of your comfort zone. 
Roy T. Bennet

70.) A man with outward courage dares to die; a man with inner courage dares to live.
Lao Tzu

71.) 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

72.) It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.
Mark Twain

73.) There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me.
Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

74.) Take chances, make mistakes. That’s how you grow. pain nourishes your courage. You have to fail in order to practice being brave.
Mary Tyler Moore

75.) Be bold, be brave enough to be your true self.
Queen Latifah

Closing Thoughts

Living life as a brave man or woman can help you make the most of it.

Great men and women have always emphasized that the greatest virtues in life cannot be enjoyed without courage. When you are courageous, everything becomes possible.

Being courageous isn’t about being assertive. Being courageous also means being more generous, merciful, and faithful.

By Michael O’Halloran

About Michael O'Halloran

Michael O’Halloran founded Greeting Card Poet in 2014 and has worked as its publisher and editor ever since. He’s the author of Best Sports Slogans and Captions. He has co-authored four books on kids’ trivia and authored four books on coaching. Previously, Michael was the president of Magnetic Poetry. He has invented and brought to market over 75 new gift and toy products — most of them dealing with wordplay.


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