Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.
You don’t develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.
Fortune favours the brave.
Fear and courage are brothers.
With courage you will dare to take risks, have the strength to be compassionate, and the wisdom to be humble. Courage is the foundation of integrity.
If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it, I know I can achieve it.
If you lose hope, somehow you lose the vitality that keeps life moving, you lose that courage to be, that quality that helps you go on in spite of it all. And so today I still have a dream.
Martin Luther King, jr.
Optimism is the foundation of courage.
Nicholas Murray Butler
Courage, it would seem, is nothing less than the power to overcome danger, misfortune, fear, injustice, while continuing to affirm inwardly that life with all its sorrows is good; that everything is meaningful even if in a sense beyond our understanding; and that there is always tomorrow.
History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.
Success means having the courage, the determination, and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be.
True courage is a result of reasoning.
And though hard be the task, ‘Keep a stiff upper lip.’
Anyone can give up, it’s the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that’s true strength.
Perfect courage means doing unwitnessed what we would be capable of with the world looking on.
Francois, Duc de La Rochefoucauld
A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are for.
Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.
Courage is being scared to death… and saddling up anyway.
Courage is being afraid but going on anyhow.
I am not belittling the brave pioneer men, but the sunbonnet as well as the sombrero has helped to settle this glorious land of ours.
Courage is a peculiar kind of fear.
For without belittling the courage with which men have died, we should not forget those acts of courage with which men have lived.
John F. Kennedy
A man of courage never wants weapons.
One man with courage makes a majority.
Inside courage laughs fear.
You can’t test courage cautiously.
Abraham Lincoln did not go to Gettysburg having commissioned a poll to find out what would sell in Gettysburg. There were no people with percentages for him, cautioning him about this group or that group or what they found in exit polls a year earlier. When will we have the courage of Lincoln?
You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.
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
The only courage that matters is the kind that gets you from one moment to the next.
If you could get up the courage to begin, you have the courage to succeed.
Courage, in the final analysis, is nothing but an affirmative answer to the shocks of existence.
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. Peace has its victories, but it takes brave men and women to win them.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
He lives the poetry that he cannot write. The others write the poetry that they dare not realise.
It is easy to be brave from a safe distance.
Because of my title, I was the first to enter here. I shall be the last to go out.
Courage consists in the power of self-recovery.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
You cannot build character and courage by taking away man’s initiative and independence.
The Red Badge of Courage.
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
A timid person is frightened before a danger, a coward during the time, and a courageous person afterward.
Jean Paul Richter
God grant me the courage not to give up what I think is right even though I think it is hopeless.
Chester W. Nimitz
Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die.
Courage is a kind of salvation.
God places the heaviest burden on those who can carry its weight.
Valor is stability, not of legs and arms, but of courage and the soul.
Michel de Montaigne
True courage is not the brutal force of vulgar heroes, but the firm resolve of virtue and reason.
Alfred North Whitehead
I represent to you all the sins you have never had the courage to commit.
To dream anything that you want to dream. That’s the beauty of the human mind. To do anything that you want to do. That is the strength of the human will. To trust yourself to test your limits. That is the courage to succeed.
I dare do all that may become a man; Who dares do more is none.
Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed possible.
Courage is tiny pieces of fear all glued together.
Many a man will have the courage to die gallantly, but will not have the courage to say, or even to think, that the cause for which he is asked to die is an unworthy one”
The ideals which have lighted my way, and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully have been kindness, beauty, and truth.
Any fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius-and a lot of courage-to move in the opposite direction.
Falsehood is cowardice, the truth courage.
Life is mostly froth and bubble, Two things stand like stone, Kindness in another’s trouble, Courage in your own.
Adam Lindsay Gordon
The key to change… is to let go of fear.
Courage ought to have eyes as well as arms.