Courage is the ability to confront fear or pain, or danger or uncertainty. There is both physical courage – the courage to face physical pain or danger – and moral courage, the courage to act in the correct way despite any outside pressures.
Please enjoy browsing through our collection of quotes about courage.
Quotes About Courage
A man of courage flees forward in the midst of new things.
~ Jacques Maritain
To the timid soul, nothing is possible.
~ John Bach
The highest courage is to dare to appear to be what one is.
~ John Lancaster Spalding
In order to conquer, what we need is to dare, still to dare, and always to dare.
~ Georges Jacques Danton
Courage is doing what you’re afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you’re scared.
~ Eddie Rickenbacker
Courage is grace under pressure.
~ Ernest Hemingway
Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out.
~ James Bryant Conant
If you are never scared, embarrassed or hurt, it means you never take chances.
~ Julia Soul
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.
~ Ambrose Redmoon
You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.
~ William Faulkner
Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.
~ Andre Gide
Courage can’t see around corners but goes around them anyway.
~ Mignon McLaughlin
He who loses wealth loses much; he who loses a friend loses more; but he that loses his courage loses all.
~ Miguel de Cervantes
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear – not absence of fear. Except a creature be part coward it is not a compliment to say it is brave.
~ Mark Twain
If the creator had a purpose in equipping us with a neck, he surely meant us to stick it out.
~ Arthur Koestler
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.
~ Lao Tzu
A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are for.
~ William G. T. Shedd
The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.
~ Coco Chanel
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. Rowling
Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.
~ Maya Angelou
Courage isn’t having the strength to go on – it is going on when you don’t have strength.
~ Napoleon Bonaparte