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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

 

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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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