Courage Quotes

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 strength.

"It takes courage to take action to achieve your goals especially when others doubt."
Achievement



"Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can't practice any other virtue consistently."
Maya Angelou
Inspirational Quotes



Real courage is being afraid but doing it anyway. Oprah Winfrey
Real courage is being afraid but doing it anyway.
Oprah Winfrey
Motivational



It takes strength to be certain, it takes courage to have doubt.
It takes strength to fit in, it takes courage to stand out.
Author Unknown
Courage Poem



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!
Change



It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. e. e. cummings
"It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are."
e. e. cummings
Being Yourself   |     Growing Up



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
Faith



"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
Joy



Trust in ourselves and others gives us the courage and capability to create meaningful and lasting relationships.
Sue Patton Thoele
Encouraging



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
Confidence   |     Practice



We must have the courage to let go of the past if we are going to grasp the future. David DeNotaris
"We must have the courage to let go of the past if we are going to grasp the future."
David DeNotaris
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 independence. You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves."
William Boetcker
Character



"Finding the courage to write does not involve erasing or 'conquering' one's fears. Working writers aren't those who have eliminated their anxiety. They are the ones who keep scribbling while their heart races and their stomach churns."
Ralph Keyes
Work



. . . recognizing and dealing with your fears requires courage, inner strength and strong self-esteem.
Sandra V. Abell, Feeling Good About You
Fear



Courage is rightly considered the foremost of the virtues, for upon it all others depend. Winston Churchill
"Courage is rightly considered the foremost of the virtues, for upon it all others depend."
Winston Churchill
Inspirational Thoughts



.. 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
Motivational Poems



"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
Beauty



"All his life he (Winston Churchill) was a man of extraordinary personal courage."
William Manchester, The Last Lion: Volume 1: Winston Churchill: Visions of Glory, 1874 - 1932
Famous



Having courage and showing courage means we face our fears. Maya Angelou
"Having courage does not mean that we are unafraid. Having courage and showing courage means we face our fears."
Maya Angelou
Quote of the Day



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
Adversity   |     Resilience



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
Decision



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 something mean. 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.  Abraham Lincoln
Courage is not the absence of fear. It is going forward with the face of fear.

Abraham Lincoln
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
Determination   |     Willpower



Standing courageously for an unpopular opinion isn't easy, but the rewards of standing courageously for the truth will last forever."
Rick Warren
Honesty



"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
Imagination



Courage is one step ahead of fear. Coleman Young
Courage is one step ahead of fear.
Coleman Young
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
Opportunity



"When it is nearing the end and you're in need, muster up your courage; endurance will lead."
Nathan Watson from It Will Come
Perseverance



"For courage to be authentic, one must encounter fear and prove superior to the fear through right action."
Mark Sturgell
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
Trust



It's easy to stand with the crowd. It takes courage to stand alone.  Author Unknown
"It's easy to stand with the crowd. It takes courage to stand alone."
Author Unknown
Wise



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 harness together.
Robert B. O'Connor, Gumptionade: The Booster For Your Self-Improvement Plan
Common Sense



"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
Experience



"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   |     Inspiring Others



"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."
Donna Levine
Dream



"Take courage, man, be brave and drive ahead, start where you stand."
Berton Braley from Start Where You Stand
Persistence



"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."
G. Wadel
Accountability



"You must be courageous and brave, and not fearful, in taking advantage of life's opportunities as they are made available to you."
A. Posse
Quotes about Life



It takes courage to deal with failures. It takes courage to admit when you are wrong. R Dooley
"It takes courage to deal with failures. It takes courage to admit when you are wrong."
R Dooley
Failure



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 Graduation Poems


"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 successful business."
Barry Linetsky, The Business of Walt Disney and the Nine Principles of His Success
Focus



"So take courage! For I believe God. It will be just as he said."
Acts 27:25 NLT
Believe



"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
Kindness



"See yourself as being successful with every interaction that you will participate in, as it will give you the courage to push through with it. Never visualize failure!"
Mia Conrad, Social Anxiety: Overcome Social Anxiety And Shyness!
Vision   |     Successful



"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 insurmountable barriers."
Dennis Houchin, The Passion Principles: The Key to a More Fulfilling, More Creative Life
Comfort Zone   |     Hardship



To be successful we must do things that unsuccessful people do not want to do. Those things require levels of courage. R Harpe
"To be successful we must do things that unsuccessful people do not want to do. Those things require levels of courage."
R Harpe
Success Quotes



If we had to say what writing is, we would have to define it essentially as an act of courage.
Cynthia Ozick
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."
George Eliot
Atttitude



"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."
Author Unknown
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
Love



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
Compassion



Boldness is the courage to trust that God will keep his promise to us to show answers to our prayers. Lisa Rusczyk Ed.D.
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
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
Stress



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
Mistake   |     Learning



. . . 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
Leadership



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
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   |     Life Lessons



... 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
Grief



I can shake off everything as I write; my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn.
Anne Frank
Passion



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
Goals  |     Inspirational Quotes for Kids



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
Purpose



Patience is the real badge of courage; it is equally the mark of love. Eknath Easwaran
Patience is the real badge of courage; it is equally the mark of love.
Eknath Easwaran, Patience: A Little Book of Inner Strength
Patience



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
Listening



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   |     Spiritual


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