Courage is standing up to your fears and doing the thing that
may frighten you. Let these courage quotes remind you to be
determined and face the challenges in your life with determination and
"It takes courage to take action to achieve your goals especially
when others doubt."
"Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without
courage, you can't practice any other virtue consistently."
Real courage is being afraid but doing it anyway.
It takes strength to be certain, it takes courage to have doubt.
It takes strength to fit in, it takes courage to stand out.
Let us not treat those who are ill or have been injured as if they are lazy or malingering. Instead, let us take a closer look at what courage and strength it takes to live with a physical limitation.
Sherri Connell, But You LOOK Good: How to Encourage and Understand People Living with Illness and Pain
Words of Encouragement
Through untold courage and sacrifice, America's veterans have secured the liberty which the founding fathers sought to establish here in the new world.
Gen. Colin L. Powell
Veterans Day Quotes
It takes courage to examine your life and to decide
that there are things you would like to change, and it takes
even more courage to do something about it.
Sue Hadfield, Change One Thing!
"It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are."
e. e. cummings
What happens to people who stop fearing the future and step out in faith? They find freedom. You can lock them up, you can beat them, but you can’t take their joy and their courage away,
because their joy and courage don’t come from something changeable, like circumstances.
Wayne A. Mack, Courage: Fighting Fear with Fear
"In the beginning there is not much difference between the coward
and the courageous person. The only difference is, the coward listens
to his fears and
follows them, and the courageous person puts them aside and goes ahead."
Osho Courage: The Joy of Living Dangerously
Trust in ourselves and others gives us the courage and
capability to create meaningful and lasting relationships.
Sue Patton Thoele
The only way to increase your confidence is to practice certain skills
and do whatever it takes to achieve the level of trust and intimacy you want.
We all need courage to trust.
Cynthia Lynn Wall, The Courage to Trust: A Guide to Building Deep and Lasting Relationships
"We must have the courage to let go of the past if we are going to
grasp the future."
Nobody in this world has the authority to violate you and your boundaries
in any way and you have to muster up the courage to raise an objection.
Jeffrey Dawson, Boundaries: Line Between Right And Wrong
Poems about Life
"You cannot build character and courage by taking away men's initiative and
You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could
and should do for themselves."
"Finding the courage to write does not involve erasing or 'conquering'
one's fears. Working writers aren't those who have eliminated their anxiety.
the ones who keep scribbling while their heart races and their stomach
. . . recognizing and dealing with your fears requires courage, inner strength
and strong self-esteem.
Sandra V. Abell, Feeling Good About You
"Courage is rightly considered the foremost of the virtues,
for upon it all others depend."
.. American Presidents have, at crucial moments, made courageous decisions
for the national interest although they knew they might be jeopardizing
their careers. ... throughout our history, at times of crisis and urgent national
need, it has been important for Presidents to summon the courage
to dismiss what is merely popular - and the wisdom to do that for causes
that later Americans will come to admire.
Michael R. Beschloss, Presidential Courage: Brave Leaders and How They Changed America 1789-1989
"The ideals which have lighted me on my way and time after time
given me new courage to face life cheerfully,
have been Truth, Goodness, and Beauty."
Albert Einstein, The World As I See It
"All his life he (Winston Churchill) was a man of extraordinary
William Manchester, The Last Lion: Volume 1: Winston Churchill: Visions of Glory, 1874 - 1932
"Having courage does not mean that we are unafraid. Having courage
and showing courage means we face our fears."
Truth be told, you will never really know just how strong and
adamant you are unless adversity strikes. Then you learn courage,
you build resilience, you learn to persevere, you build character.
T Whitmore, Thinking Positive Daily: A Guide to Personal Growth and Self Esteem Mastery
Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide
upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It takes a lot of courage to do those things! Any fool can fight back.
Anyone can fight back. Anyone can retaliate. Anyone can respond with
God wants you to love your enemies,
do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you,
pray for those who hurt you, and turn the other cheek.
Rick Warren Quotes
Courage is not the absence of fear. It is going forward with the face of fear.
Veterans Day Poems
"When life seems hard, the courageous do not lie down and accept defeat;
instead, they are all the more determined to struggle for a better future."
Queen Elizabeth II
Standing courageously for an unpopular opinion isn't easy, but the
rewards of standing courageously for the truth will last forever."
"The gaining of self-confidence and courage and the ability to
think calmly and clearly while talking to a group is not
one-tenth as difficult as most men imagine."
Dale Carnegie, Develop Self-Confidence, Improve Public Speaking
Courage is one step ahead of fear.
Give Yourself A Test
"To be courageous requires no exceptional qualifications,
no magic formula, no special combination of time, place, and
circumstance. It is an opportunity that sooner or later is presented to us all."
John F. Kennedy
"When it is nearing the end and you're in need, muster up your courage;
endurance will lead."
Nathan Watson from It Will Come
"For courage to be authentic, one must encounter fear and prove
superior to the fear through right action."
"It takes courage to be authentic because you need to trust yourself
and trust that others will accept you for who you really are."
Andrea Reibmayr, Trust Leadership: Take Responsibility, Use Success and Transform
"It's easy to stand with the crowd. It takes courage to stand alone."
The opposite of courage in our society is not cowardice... it is conformity.
Earl Nightingale, How to Completely Change Your Life in 30 Seconds
Earl Nightingale Quotes
Gumption is courage, resourcefulness, and common sense in
Robert B. O'Connor, Gumptionade: The Booster For Your Self-Improvement Plan
"In a word, I was too cowardly to do what I knew to be right,
as I had been too cowardly to avoid doing what I knew to be wrong."
Charles Dickens, Great Expectations
"One of the best things about finally showing courage is that you inspire
those around you to do the same."
Olivia Benjamin, Billy Graham: Graham, 70 Greatest Life Lessons
You Can Make A Difference
"One morning you will awake to find that you are the person you
dreamed of doing what you wanted to do simply because you had
the courage to believe in your potential and to hold on to your dream."
"Take courage, man, be brave and drive ahead, start where you stand."
Berton Braley from Start Where You Stand
"Courageous people will often admit blame and account for,
while going over his or her actions and then by using what they
have learned from it."
"You must be courageous and brave, and not fearful, in taking advantage
of life's opportunities as they are made available to you."
Quotes about Life
"It takes courage to deal with failures.
It takes courage to admit when you are wrong."
But the steps that call for courage, and the task that's hard to do,
In the end results in glory for the never-wavering few.
Author Unknown, The Few
"It was his (Walt Disney) imagination, his vision, his courage, his thinking,
his values, his will to achieve specific ends, that focused and guided
the thinking and work of those he employed to help him create a
Barry Linetsky, The Business of Walt Disney and the Nine Principles of His Success
"So take courage! For I believe God. It will be just as he said."
Acts 27:25 NLT
"To me, courage is not a specific set of skills that can be taught.
Courage instead is the combined elements of the human condition.
These combined elements are composed of caring, compassion,
service, kindness, and love."
Byron Pulsifer, Uplifting Troubles
"See yourself as being successful with every interaction that you will
as it will give you the courage to push through with it. Never visualize failure!"
Mia Conrad, Social Anxiety: Overcome Social Anxiety And Shyness!
"While everyone that strives to succeed, everyone that has the courage to leave their
comfort zone, everyone that is willing to try to make a positive impact on some corner
of the world will face difficulties and hardships along the way, those who are driven by
authentic passion will persevere and will not allow the unavoidable obstacles to become
Dennis Houchin, The Passion Principles: The Key to a More Fulfilling, More Creative Life
"To be successful we must do things that unsuccessful people
do not want to do. Those things require levels of courage."
If we had to say what writing is, we would have to define it essentially
as an act of courage.
Funny Inspirational Quotes
It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world
and moral courage so rare.
Mark Twain Quotes
"When we trust God, we find the strength, courage, and clarity
needed to move beyond the people and situations that challenge
what we know to be true and right in our hearts."
Iyanla Vanzant, Trust: Mastering the Four Essential Trusts
Quotes about God
"Any coward can fight a battle when he's sure of winning,
but give me the man who has pluck to fight when he's sure of losing.
That's my way, sir; and there are many victories worse than a defeat."
"There are some situations where all you can do is simply let go and
move on, gather your courage and choose a direction that carries you
toward a new dawn."
Believe In Yourself
When we enter into intimate communion with God, He converts
hate into love, anger into peace, and fear into courage.
Sammy Tippit, The Approaching Darkness
Wholehearted living is about engaging in our lives from a place of worthiness.
It means cultivating the courage, compassion, and connection to wake
up in the morning and think, No matter what gets done and how much
is left undone, I am enough.
Brené Brown, Daring Greatly
Boldness is the courage to trust that God will keep his
promise to us to show answers to our prayers.
Lisa Rusczyk Ed.D., 50 Things to Know About Prayer
I've learned that a rising tide of anxiety isn't necessarily bad. It's a sign that I'm
getting serious. Nervousness keeps me alert. ... Getting there isn't always
pleasant. Neither is running in a marathon. Or staging a play. Or climbing
a mountain. All such activities take courage. And all reward those who
complete them not only with an unparalleled feeling of achievement but
with a thrilling sense of adventure along the way.
Ralph Keyes, The Courage to Write: How Writers Transcend Fear
It takes self-confidence to gain the courage to move on after
you learn from your mistakes.
David A. Hunter, Positive Thinking: How to be Positive by Eliminating Negativity
. . . I have come to see that there's a common denominator among
organizations that manage to outcomes successfully: They all have
courageous leaders who foster a performance culture.
Mario Morino, Leap of Reason: Managing to Outcomes In an Era of Scarcity
In the end, it takes a tremendous amount of courage to go
for what you truly want out of your life, your career, and your relationships.
Tap into the courage that lies within you and let today be the first day
of your amazing journey to success.
Honoree Corder, Vision to Reality: How Short Term Massive Action Equals Long Term Maximum Results
Quotes about New Beginnings
Think of each failure, each heartache, and each loss in your life as a
lesson in courage and resilience.
Kate Anderson, 100 Positive Morning Thoughts
Courage or Not
... it takes courage to grieve. It takes courage to feel our pain
and to face the unfamiliar. It also takes courage to grieve in a
society that mistakenly values restraint, where we risk the
rejection of others by being open or different.
Judy Tatelbaum, The Courage to Grieve: The Classic Guide to Creative Living, Recovery, and Growth Through Grief
I can shake off everything as I write; my sorrows disappear,
my courage is reborn.
There are a few secrets to success: courage, goal setting, and focus.
Dr. Rob Bell; Bill Parisi, Don't "Should" On Your Kids: Build Their Mental Toughness
Our willingness to own and engage with our vulnerability determines the
depth of our courage and the clarity of our purpose; the level to
which we protect ourselves
from being vulnerable is a measure of our fear and disconnection.
Brené Brown, Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead
Patience is the real badge of courage; it is equally the mark of love.
Eknath Easwaran, Patience: A Little Book of Inner Strength
In studying creative individuals' processes, I find that creativity is one-half
the ability to listen and be receptive, and one-half the courage to
put the creative idea into action.
Doreen Virtue, The Courage to Be Creative: How to Believe in Yourself, Your Dreams and Ideas, and Your Creative Career Path
You should be courageous because God has not given you a spirit of fear.
Wayne A. Mack, Courage: Fighting Fear with Fear
Poems of Faith
I'd be the first person to tell you that no one is courageous on their own.
We soak up the attitudes of those around us, for good or bad.
To become bold people who strive to make a difference, we
need a "circle of conspirators": people who have a track record of
courage . . . people who
care enough to tell us the truth . . . people who won't settle for us
staying stuck any longer. We don't need a dozen of these people,
but we desperately need one or two.
Garrett Gravesen, 10 Seconds Of Insane Courage: How To Unlock Your Courage To Unleash Your Potential