Courage Quotes

120 Courage Quotes

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One must think like a hero to behave like a merely decent human being.
May Sarton

Brag’s a good dog, but holdfast is a better.
English proverb

It takes far less courage to kill yourself than it takes to make yourself wake up one more time.
Judith Rossner

None but the brave deserves the fair.
John Dryden

How cool, how quiet is true courage!
Fanny Burney

O God, give us serenity to accept what cannot be changed; courage to change what should be changed, and wisdom to distinguish the one from the other.
Reinhold Niebuhr

It is only in his head that man is heroic; in the pit of his stomach he is always a coward.
Mary Roberts Rinehart

What is the definition of ‘guts’? Grace under pressure.
Ernest Hemingway

I think you always feel braver in another language.
Anita Brookner

The first virtue in a soldier is endurance of fatigue; courage is only the second virtue.
Napoleon Bonaparte

The truly fearless think of themselves as normal.
Margaret Atwood

Courage is not simply one of the virtues but the form of every virtue at the testing point.
C S Lewis

Courage! I have shown it for years; think you I shall lose it at the moment when my sufferings are to end?
Marie Antoinette

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

Courage is very important. Like a muscle, it is strengthened by use.
Ruth Gordon

As to moral courage, I have very rarely met with two o’clock in the morning courage: I mean instantaneous courage.

It’s better to be a lion for a day than a sheep all your life.
Elizabeth Kenny

We could be cowards, if we had courage enough.
Thomas Fuller

This is the art of courage: to see things as they are and still believe that the victory lies not with those who avoid the bad, but those who taste, in living awareness, every drop of the good.
Victoria Lincoln

It is easy to be brave from a distance.

Boldness be my friend! Arm me, audacity.
William Shakespeare

Tell a man he is brave and you help him become so.
Thomas Carlyle

One man with courage makes a majority.
Andrew Jackson

He who has courage and faith will never perish in misery!
Anne Frank

My valour is certainly going!- it is sneaking off!-I feel it oozing out as it were at the palms of my hands!
Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Heroes are made in the hour of defeat.
Mohandas Gandhi

If one is forever cautious, can one remain a human being?
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Perhaps those, who, trembling most, maintain a dignity in their fate, are the bravest: resolution on reflection is real courage.
Horace Walpole

Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way. And don’t pray when it rains if you don’t pray when the sun shines.
Satchel Paige

The Ancient Mariner said to Neptune during a great storm, ‘O God you will save me if you wish, but I am going to go on holding my tiller straight.’

The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.
G K Chesterton

The last thing a woman will consent to discover in a man whom she loves, or on whom she simply depends, is want of courage.
Joseph Conrad

Please understand there is no depression in this house and we are not interested in the possibilities of defeat. They do not exist.
Victoria, Queen of England

Had other officers had the courage to do likewise, the shameful use of ‘battle fatigue’ as an excuse for cowardice would have been infinitely reduced.
George S Patton

The good news is that problems ahead will make us smarter if we take them on with courage, and do not run from them. Inside every problem is a gem of wisdom, a gem that makes us smarter, stronger and able to do better regardless of economic conditions.
Robert Kiyosaki

Have the courage of your knowledge and experience. If you have formed a conclusion from the facts and if you know your judgement is sound, act on it – even though others may hesitate or differ.
Benjamin Graham

Cash combined with courage in a crisis is priceless.
Warren Buffett

One must have the means, the judgment, and the courage to take advantage of them [opportunities that knock on his door].
Benjamin Graham

No man is free until he learns to do his own thinking and gains the courage to act on his own personal initiative.
Napoleon Hill

The man who complains he never had a chance probably hasn't the courage to take a chance.
Napoleon Hill

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