Courage Quotes


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


Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the lord your God will be with you wherever you go.

-Joshua 1:9


Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires some of the same courage that a soldier needs.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson



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

-Mark Twain


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

-Eddie Rickenbacker


Courage is like a muscle; it is strengthened by use.



Courage is simply the willingness to be afraid and act anyway.

-Dr. Robert Anthony


One of the happiest moments ever, is when you find the courage to let go of what you can’t change.


Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway.

-John Wayne


The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart.

-Robert Green Ingersoll


The secret oh happiness is freedom. The secret of freedom is courage.

– Thucydides


It takes courage to grow up and turn out to be who you really are.

-E.E. Cummings


Courage isn’t having the strength to go on-It is going on when you don’t have strength.



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

-Andre Gide


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

-Maya Angelou


But courage which goes against military expediency is stupidity, if is insisted upon by a commander, irresponsibility.

-Erwin Rommel


Courage is  grace under pressure.

-Ernest Hemingway


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.


Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow”

-Mary Anne Radmacher


Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.


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