Courage Quotes

Having courage is about conquering fears, confronting danger, intimidation, or uncertainty on an everyday basis. Courage is needed when starting something or making the first move. An example could be starting a business, taking financial risks, fear of failing, fear of asking someone out on a date or fear of being alone. Uncertainty is always associated with fear and courage is the ability to put fear aside and take chances. There is only two outcome when making the first move, failure or success. With failure, there is still wisdom and experience to achieve. If there is success, there is confidence to gain. Either way, there is no “serious” loss of putting aside fear and having courage.

Browse through a collection of courage quotes, courage proverbs and courage sayings from successful leaders, entrepreneurs, philosophers, and many others sharing their experience on having the courage on taking the first step, the importance of taking chances, success stories and much more.


 

Tori Amos-Healing takes courage

Healing takes courage, and we all have courage, even if we have to dig a little to find it.      Tori Amos
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Daring to set boundaries –Brene Brown

Daring to set boundaries is about having the courage to love ourselves, even when we risk disappointing others.      Brene Brown
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Daring greatly is being brave– Brene Brown

Daring greatly is being brave and afraid every minute of the day at the exact same time.  Brene Brown
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Those who dare to make dreams into reality– Jonas Salk

Hope lies in dreams, in imagination, and in the courage of those who dare to make dreams into reality. Jonas Salk
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A coward boasting of his courage – Phaedrus

A coward boasting of his courage may deceive strangers, but he is a laughing-stock to those who know him.      Phaedrus
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Courage is almost a contradiction in terms- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of a readiness to die.      Gilbert K. Chesterton
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Meredith Grey- Courage To Be Standing

At the end of the day, the fact we have the courage to still be standing is reason enough to celebrate.      Meredith Grey
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Alanis Morissette- Ocean is Big and Boat is Small

For the ocean is big and my boat is small. Find the courage. Alanis Morissette
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William DeFoore On Taking the Next Step With Positive Attitude

When your attitude is positive, you will naturally have more courage to take the next best step toward your goal. William DeFoore
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Lao Tzu- Being Loved by Someone

Being deeply loved by someone gives you the strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. Lao Tzu
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Christopher Columbus On Having Courage

You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore. Christopher Columbus
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Walt Disney- Having the Courage to Pursue Dreams

All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them. Walt Disney
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Vince Lombardi- Success is In Your Hands

A man can be as great as he wants to be. If you believe in yourself and have the courage, the determination, the dedication, the competitive drive and if you are willing to sacrifice the little things in life and pay the price for the things that are worthwhile, it can be done. Vince Lombardi
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Ambrose Redmoon – On Fear and Courage

Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear. -Ambrose Redmoon
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Plato Quote on Being Afraid

We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light. —Plato
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German Proverb On Emotions

"Fear makes the wolf bigger than he really is."
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Arabian Proverb on Fear

He who has bitten by a snake is scared of a rope on the ground.
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Voltaire Quote On Being Bold

Be bold, proclaim it everywhere: They only live who dare. Voltaire      
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John Lewis

You must be bold, brave, and courageous and find a way to get in the way.     
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Israelmore Ayivor- Use Courage To Win Battle

Courage leads you to win battles everyone may lose. Israelmore Ayivor
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Fay Weldon

Be bold, but not too bold. Have courage, but not too much.
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William Westmoreland

War is fear cloaked in courage.
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Mark Twain- Keep away negativity

"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great."  quoted in I Meet Mark Twain (1938) pg. 66 T
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Doe Zantamata- Good Friends

Good friends help you to find important things when you have lost them your smile, your hope, and your courage. Doe Zantamata
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Dale Carnegie Quote On Taking Chances

Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. Dale Carnegie
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Whitney M. Young

Support the strong, give courage to the timid, remind the indifferent, and warn the opposed.
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Eleanor Roosevelt Quote On New Experiences

We gain strength and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot. Eleanor Roosevelt
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Mary Anne Radmacher

Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, 'I will try again tomorrow.'     
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Eleanor Roosevelt Quote On Accepting Things That Comes Your Way

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. Eleanor Roosevelt
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Winston Churchill Quote On Success and Failure

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

Always be courageous and strong, and don't fear.     
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Jennifer Ritchie Payette

It's humbling to start fresh. It takes a lot of courage. But it can be reinvigorating. You just have to put your ego on a shelf & tell it to be quiet.     
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Carl Bard

Although no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.
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Dan Lipinski

With courage and character, American soldiers continue to put themselves on the line to defend our freedom, and so many have paid the ultimate sacrifice.     
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John Keegan

Soldiers, when committed to a task, can't compromise. It's unrelenting devotion to the standards of duty and courage, absolute loyalty to others, not letting the task go until it's been done.     
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Mary Tyler Moore- Take Chances and Make Mistakes

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
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Jonathan Edwards- Afraid of doing something

Never to do anything which I should be afraid to do if it were the last hour of my life. Jonathan Edwards
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Oprah Winfrey- Having Courage In Life

You get in life what you have the courage to ask for. Oprah Winfrey
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Robert Louis Stevenson

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

Courage is of no value unless accompanied by justice; yet if all men became just, there would be no need for courage.      
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Brian Tracy

Courage combined with integrity is the foundation of character.     
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Napoleon

Courage isn't having the strength to go on - it is going on when you don't have strength.
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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.     
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Oprah Winfrey- Courage To Pursue Dreams

You have got to follow your passion. You have got to figure out what it is you love, who you really are. And have the courage to do that. I believe that the only courage anybody ever needs is the courage to follow your own dream. Oprah Winfrey
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Ambrose Redmoon

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

If you have the courage to begin, you have the courage to succeed.
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Ralph W. Sockman

The test of courage comes when we are in the minority. The test of tolerance comes when we are in the majority.
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E. E. Cummings

It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.
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Kevin Rudd says Australia is compassionate and resilient

Australia is a nation of compassion. Courage and compassion. And the third of these great values: resilience.     
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Brian Tracy

Incorrect assumptions lie at the root of every failure. Have the courage to test your assumptions.     
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Miguel Angel Ruiz- The Courage to ask questions

We make all sorts of assumptions because we don't have the courage to ask questions.      Miguel Angel Ruiz
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Edward Gibbon- The Courage of a Soldier

The courage of a soldier is found to be the cheapest and most common quality of human nature. Edward Gibbon
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Alfred de Vigny

An army is a nation within a nation, it is one of the vices of courage.
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Jalal Talabani

A military coup needs a sacrifice and courage that you can't find in an army without morale.
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Rick Hansen

If you believe in a dream and have the courage to try, anything is possible.
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Confucius – Quotation on moving mountains

The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones. What does this mean to us? This means do the small things first, and something major will result. Move the small stones and do the small tasks day in and day out, and then before you know it, this quote from Confucius says that the result will be moving "mountains".
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Benjamin Disraeli On Bullying and Courage

Courage is fire, and bullying is smoke. Benjamin Disraeli
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Donna Schoenrock

Some people won't be happy until they've pushed you to the ground. What you have to do is have the courage to stand your ground and not give them the time of day. Hold on to your power and never give it away.
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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.     
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Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Adventure is the child of courage.
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Lao Tzu- From Caring Comes Courage

From caring comes courage. Lao Tzu
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Andre Gide Quote On Discovering New Things

Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore. Andre Gide
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Wayne Dyer- Doing Things Alone

I am thankful for all of those who said NO to me. Its because of them I'm doing it myself. Wayne Dyer
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Criss Jami Quote On Consequences

If you build the guts to do something, anything, then you better save enough to face the consequences.     Criss Jami
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Norman Vincent Peale

Through persistence, self-knowledge, prayer, commitment, optimism, a resolute trust in God and the building of your own personal moral strength, you can enjoy the blessings of a deeper faith and face the difficulties of life with courage and confidence.     
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Shannon L. Alder- The Best Way To Be Fearless

If you choose to be fearless, then be fearlessly authentic not an imitation of someone you envy.  Shannon L. Alder
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Jacqueline Novogratz, founder, Acumen Fund

"Don't worry about reputation but about character. You build character by practicing empathy, practicing moral courage, practicing determination." 
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John Wayne

Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway. 
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John Wayne

“Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.”
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Sutton Elbert Griggs

It often requires more courage to read some books than it does to fight a battle.
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Sarah Ferguson

"The elderly have weathered enough squalls to know that this one, too, shall pass. They own the courage to be original; they've learned to hold their own values above the conventional wisdom." 
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Michel de Montaigne Quote On Courage

Valor is stability, not of legs and arms, but of courage and the soul. Michel de Montaigne
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Nelson Mandela Quote On Courage and Fear

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
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J. K. Rowling Quote On Standing Up To Enemies

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
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Wendell Phillips Quote On Physical and Moral Bravery

Physical bravery is an animal instinct; moral bravery is much higher and truer courage. Wendell Phillips
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Mahatma Gandhi On Bravery

Bravery is not a quality of the body. It is of the soul. Mahatma Gandhi
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John F Kennedy- Crisis Produce Great Men

Great crisis produce great men and great deeds of courage. John F Kennedy
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Thomas Fuller Quote On Fear and Courage

Fear can keep a man out of danger but courage only can support him in it. Thomas Fuller
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Robert H. Schuller- Facing Reality With Hope

Faith is the courage to face reality with hope. Robert H. Schuller
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