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
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
William Faulkner Quote You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose…
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
Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
~ Winston Churchill
When we are afraid we ought not to occupy ourselves with endeavoring to prove that there is no danger, but in strengthening ourselves to go on in spite of the danger.
~ Mark Rutherford
It was a high counsel that I once heard given to a young person, always do what you are afraid to do.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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. You rarely win, but sometimes you do.
~ Harper Lee
What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?
~ Vincent Van Gogh
It takes as much courage to have tried and failed as it does to have tried and succeeded.
~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh