If you are looking for the 100 best and most inspirational courage quotes then you have come to the right place!
Back when I was little the first picture that came to mind when I heard the word COURAGE was one of the Lion from The Wizard Of Oz.
I can still remember the poor Lion sobbing in the film that all he wanted to be was a lion, not a mouse, if he only had the nerve.
“You’re right. I am a coward! I haven’t any courage at all. I even scare myself. Look at the circles under my eyes. I haven’t slept in weeks!”
As an adult, I now know that it doesn’t matter how big or small you are – courage is something that lives within you.
All around the world there are grown men too afraid to chase their dreams and fiesty six-year-olds who aren’t afraid to ask for what they want.
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Without further ado, here they are: the 100 most inspirational courage quotes…
1 – Courage is the commitment to begin without any guarantee of success. Johan Wolfgang von Goethe
2 – You get in life what you have the courage to ask for. Oprah Winfrey
3 – All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. Walt Disney
4 – What good are wings without the courage to fly. Attitcus
5 – True courage is like a kite; a contrary wind raises it higher. John Petit-Senn
6 – Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage. Anais Nin
7 – Courage isn’t having the strength to go on – it is going on when you don’t have the strength. Napoleon
8 – We don’t develop courage by being happy every day. We develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity. Barbara De Angelis
9 – Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen. Winston Churchill
10 – Fear is a reaction. Courage is a decision. Winston S. Churchill
11 – Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen. Brene Brown
12 – Courage is grace under pressure. Ernest Hemingway
13 – Courage is the most important of all virtues, because without courage, you cannot practice any of the other virtues consistently. Maya Angelou
14 – Don’t get discouraged. It is often the last key in the bunch that opens the lock.
15 – Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear. George Addair
16 – It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. E.E. Cummings
17 – Courage is being yourself every day in a world that tells you to be someone else.
18 – Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow.”
19 – Courage is the fear of being thought a coward. Horace Smith
20 – Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm. Winston Churchill
21 – One of the happiest moments in life is when you find the courage to let go of what you can’t change.
22 – Those who lack the courage will always find a philosophy to justify it. Albert Camus
23 – Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill
24 – Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear – not absence of fear. Mark Twain
25 – Every day begins with an act of courage and hope: getting out of bed. Mason Cooley
26 – 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
27 – Courage is never to let your actions be influenced by your fears. Arthur Koestler
28 – Hope is wishing something would happen. Faith is believing something will happen. Courage is making something happen.
29 – Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction. John F. Kennedy
30 – If you want to fly, give up everything that weighs you down. Buddha
31 – Sometimes even to live is an act of courage. Seneca
32 – Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway. John Wayne
33 – With courage you will dare to take risk, have the strength to be compassionate, and the wisdom to be humble. Courage is the foundation of integrity.
34 – The true courage is in facing danger when you are afraid. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
35 – The first step to getting what you want is having the courage to get rid of what you don’t.
36 – Tough times never last, but tough people do. Robert H. Schuller
37 – Believe you can and you’re halfway there. Theodore Roosevelt
38 – Be brave. No one remembers a coward.
39 – Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them. Bruce Lee
40 – Courage, sacrifice, determination, commitment, toughness, heart, talent, guts. That’s what little girls are made of. Bethany Hamilton
41 – Courageous people do not fear forgiving, for the sake of peace. Nelson Mandela
42 – Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity. W. Clement Stone
43 – Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears. Les Brown
44 – Creativity takes courage. Henri Matisse
45 – Courage, above all things, is the first quality of a warrior. Carl Von Clausewitz
46 – It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare. Mark Twain
47 – Courtesy is as much a mark of a gentleman as courage. Theodore Roosevelt
48 – Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart. Roy T. Bennett
49 – The opposite of courage in our society is not cowardice; it is conformity. Rollo May
50 – Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others. Aristotle
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51 – Bravery is being the only one who knows you’re afraid. Franklin P. Jones
52 – The truth won’t set us free – until we develop the skills and the habit and the talent and the moral courage to use it. Margaret Heffernan
53 – Courage doesn’t mean you don’t get afraid. Courage means you don’t let fear stop you.
54 – It is courage, courage, courage, that raises the blood of life to crimson splendor. Live bravely and present a brave front to adversity. Horace
55 – When you love someone deeply, you give strength and when you are loved deeply, you gain courage. Scott Cook
56 – Good timber does not grow with ease, the stronger the wind, the stronger the trees. J. Willard Marriott
57 – Bravery is the solution to regret. Robin S. Sharma
58 – I beg you take courage; the brave soul can mend even disaster. Catherine the Great
59 – It takes courage to deal with failures. It takes courage to admit when you are wrong. R Dooley
60 – You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have. Cayla Mills
61 – He who is brave is free. Seneca
62 – If you could get up the courage to begin, you have the courage to succeed. David Viscott
63 – It is easy to stand with the crowd. It takes courage to stand alone.
64 – Go on with a spirit that fears nothing! Homer
65 – We need to find the courage to say no to the things and people that are not serving us if we want to rediscover ourselves and live our lives with authenticity. Barbara De Angelis
66 – Courage is like a muscle. We strengthen it by use. Ruth Gordo
67 – Use your fear…it can take you to the place where you store your courage. Amelia Earhart
68 – The truth is that courage resides within you – you must simply decide to embrace it. Jennifer McClanahan-Flint
69 – Women have to summon up courage to fulfill dormant dreams. Alice Walker
70 – The bravest thing you can do when you are not brave is to profess courage and act accordingly. Corra Harris
71 – One man with courage is a majority. Thomas Jefferson
72 – Know yourself. Be authentic. Have courage. Murad S. Shah
73 – You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step. Martin Luther King Jr.
74 – The scariest moment is always just before you start. Stephen King
75 – Being brave means knowing that when you fail, you don’t fail forever. Lana Del Rey
76 – Courage is the ladder on which all the other virtues mount. Clare Boothe Luce
77 – One of the most courageous decisions you’ll ever make is to finally let go of what is hurting your heart and soul. Brigitte Nicole
78 – The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Out loud. Coco Chanel
79 – The secret of happiness is freedom. The secret of freedom is courage.
80 – Work on something that matters. Have courage. Ginni Rometty
81 – Freedom is the sure possession of those alone who have the courage to defend it. Pericles
82 – When you’re scared but you still do it anyway, that’s brave. Neil Gaiman
83 – Be brave. Even if you’re not, pretend to be. No one can tell the difference.
84 – If you are brave enough to say “goodbye” life will reward you with a new “hello”. Paulo Coelho
85 – Bravery is the capacity to perform properly even when scared half to death. Omar N. Bradley
86 – Courage is a special kind of knowledge: the knowledge of how to fear what ought to be feared and how not to fear what ought not to be feared. David Ben-Gurion
87 – The courage to imagine the otherwise is our greatest resource, adding color and suspense to all our life. Daniel J. Boorstin
88 – Limit to courage? There is no limit to courage. Gabriele D’Annunzio
89 – Cold and fire has a way of creeping into the tiniest crack in your courage and finding that coward. Tim Kennedy
90 – To live we must conquer incessantly, we must have the courage to be happy. Henri Frederic Amiel
91 – It requires more courage to suffer than to die. Napoleon Bonaparte
92 – A man of courage flees forward, in the midst of new things. Jacques Maritain
93 – Courage is action, not talk. Jeff Rich
94 – You don’t actually need confidence or good self-esteem to be successful. You just need to have courage. Lela Loren
95 – The courage of very ordinary people is all that stands between us and the dark. Pam Brown
96 – It takes a lot of courage in that cage no matter who you are. Rose Namajunas
97 – Smart growth is having the courage to say yes and having the courage to say no. Tom Perez
98 – Have the courage to be ignorant of a great number of things, in order to avoid the calamity of being ignorant of everything. Sydney Smith
99 – The best protection any woman can have…is courage. Elizabeth Cady Stanton
100 – Peace is a fragile thing. It takes courage to secure it. It takes wisdom to maintain it. Jenny Shipley
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