Courage Quotes

120 Courage Quotes

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Victory becomes, to some degree, a state of mind. Knowing ourselves superior to the anxieties, troubles, and worries which obsess us, we are superior to them.
Basil King

You cannot build character and courage by taking away a man's initiative and independence.
Abraham Lincoln

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

Who could refrain that had a heart to love and in that heart courage to make love known?
William Shakespeare

Much of what we call evil is due entirely to the way men take the phenomenon. It can so often be converted into a bracing and tonic good by a simple change of the sufferer’s inner attitude from one of fear to one of fight; its sting can so often depart and turn into a relish when, after vainly seeking to shun it, we agree to face about and bear it….
William James

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

The beauty of the soul shines out when a man bears with composure one heavy mischance after another, not because he does not feel them, but because he is a man of high and heroic temper.

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

This is the test of your manhood: How much is there left in you after you have lost everything outside of yourself?
Orison Swett Marden

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

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

What you have out side you counts less than what you have inside you.
B C Forbes

Live your beliefs and you can turn the world around.

If I were asked to give what I consider the single most useful bit of advice for all humanity it would be this: Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life and when it comes, hold your head high, look it squarely in the eye and say, ‘I will be bigger than you. You cannot defeat me.’
Ann Landers

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

To have character is to be big enough to take life on.
Mary Caroline Richards

Courage consists in equality to the problem before us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is not the situation that makes the man, but the man who makes the situation.
Frederick W Robertson

Be larger than your task.
Orison Swett Marden

Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for powers equal to your tasks.
Phillips Brooks

The pressure of adversity does not affect the mind of the brave man….It is more powerful than external circumstances.

Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance.
Bruce Barton

Man is not the creature of circumstances, circumstances are the creatures of men. We are free agents, and man is more powerful than matter.
Benjamin Disraeli

He that would be superior to external influences must first become superior to his own passions.
Samuel Johnson

Allow motion to equal emotion.
Elbert Hubbard

Obstacles will look large or small to you according to whether you are large or small.
Orison Swett Marden

One man with courage makes a majority.
Andrew Jackson

The only courage that matters is the kind that gets you from one moment to the next.
Mignon Mclaughlin

Whoever can see through all fear, will always be safe.
Lao Tzu

Courage is the thing. All goes if courage goes!
J M Barrier

Courage is the ladder on which all other virtues mount.
Claire Boothe Luce

The success of life, the formation of character, is in proportion to the courage one has to say to one’s own self: ‘Thou shalt not.’
Carry Nation

A noble, courageous man shows patience in adversity.
Pachacutec Inca Yupanqui

Here I stand. I can do no other. God help me. Amen.
Martin Luther

Courage is doing what you’re afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you’re scared.
Eddie Rickenbacker

I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what.
Harper Lee

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you stop to look fear directly in the face.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Boldness, and again boldness, and always boldness!
Georges Jacques Danton

We have nothing to fear but fear itself.
Franklin D Roosevelt

There are all kinds of courage. It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies-but just as much to stand up to our friends.
J K Rowing

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