Quotes About Courage

Courage, also known as bravery is the quality of mind or spirit to confront fear, pain and/or uncertainty. Below is a compilation of famous quotes and sayings relating to courage. Do you have a favorite quote or quotes about courage that you would like to share? Let us know.

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

Necessity does the work of courage.  ~
George Eliot

A great part of courage is the courage of having done the thing before.  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.  ~ Winston Churchill

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

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.  ~ Anais Nin

The great virtue in life is real courage that knows how to face facts and live beyond them.  ~ D.H. Lawrence

What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?  ~ Vincent van Gogh

Hope has two beautiful daughters; their names are Anger and Courage. Anger at the way things are, and Courage to see that they do not remain as they are. ~ Saint Augustine

Courage: the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can't practice any other virtue consistently.  ~ Maya Angelou

Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others.  ~ Aristotle

He was a bold man that first ate an oyster.  ~ Jonathan Swift

The greatest form of courage is to act as if our lives made a difference.  ~ William Sullivan

Since it is so likely that (children) will meet cruel enemies, let them at least have heard of brave knights and heroic courage. Otherwise you are making their destiny not brighter but darker.  ~ C.S. Lewis

The guts carry the feet, not the feet the guts.  ~ Cervantes

Courage, the footstool of Virtues, upon which they stand.  ~ Robert Louis Stevenson

Let us be brave in the face of adversity.  ~ Marcus Annaeus Seneca

Few men are willing to brave the disapproval of their fellows, the censure of their colleagues, the wrath of their society. Moral courage is a rarer commodity than bravery in battle or great intelligence. Yet it is the one essential, vital quality for those who seek to change a world which yields most painfully to change.  ~ Robert F. Kennedy

Every man has his own courage, and is betrayed because he seeks in himself the courage of other persons.  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Courage is to take hard knocks like a man when occasion calls.  ~ Plautes

It is always brave to say what everyone thinks.  ~ Georges Duhamel

Bravery and faith bring both material and spiritual rewards.   ~ Preston Bradley

Among wellborn spirits courage does not depend on age.  ~ Pierre Corneille

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

Growth demands a temporary surrender of security.  ~ Gail Sheehy

There is plenty of courage among us for the abstract, but none for the concrete.  ~ Helen Keller

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

Be content to stand in the light, and let the shadow fall where it will.  ~ Mary W. Stewart

Cowards die many times before their death; the valiant never taste of death but once.  ~ William Shakespeare

The courage of life is often a less dramatic spectacle than the courage of a final moment; but it is no less a magnificent mixture of triumph and tragedy.  ~ John F. Kennedy

One man with courage makes a majority.  ~ Andrew Jackson

Fortune favors the brave.  ~ Terence

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

It is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight - it's the size of the fight in the dog.  ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower

Valour lies just halfway between rashness and cowardice.  ~ Cervantes

A team is where a boy can prove his courage on his own. A gang is where a coward goes to hide.  ~ Mickey Mantle

Courage is knowing what not to fear.  ~ Plato

You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.  ~ Aristotle

Many would be cowards if they had courage enough.  ~ Thomas Fuller

Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tommorrow."  ~ Mary Anne Radnacher

Until the day of his death, no man can be sure of his courage.  ~ Jean Anouilh

Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.  ~ George S. Patton

Courage is exhilarating.  ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

Courage - fear that has said its prayers.  ~ Dorothy Bernard

Catch courage.  ~ Carolyn Heilbrun

Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.  ~
Winston Churchill

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absense of fear.  ~ Mark Twain

I'm not funny. What I am is brave.  ~ Lucille Ball

Courage is its own reward.  ~ Plautus

Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of Liberty.  ~ Thomas Jefferson

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