Courage

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

John Bach – To the timid soul …

John Bach – To the timid soul …

To the timid soul, nothing is possible.

~ John Bach

John Lancaster Spalding – The highest courage …

John Lancaster Spalding – The highest courage …

The highest courage is to dare to appear to be what one is.

~ John Lancaster Spalding

Georges Jacques Danton – In order to conquer …

Georges Jacques Danton – In order to conquer …

In order to conquer, what we need is to dare, still to dare, and always to dare.

~ Georges Jacques Danton

Eddie Rickenbacker – Courage is doing …

Eddie Rickenbacker – Courage is doing …

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

~ Eddie Rickenbacker

Ernest Hemingway – Courage is grace …

Ernest Hemingway – Courage is grace …

Courage is grace under pressure.

~ Ernest Hemingway

James Bryant Conant – Behold the turtle …

James Bryant Conant – Behold the turtle …

Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out.

~ James Bryant Conant

Julia Sorel – If you are never scared …

Julia Sorel – If you are never scared …

If you are never scared, embarrassed or hurt, it means you never take chances.

~ Julia Soul

Ambrose Redmoon – Courage is not the absence of fear …

Ambrose Redmoon – Courage is not the absence of fear …

Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.

~ Ambrose Redmoon

William Faulkner – You cannot swim …

William Faulkner – You cannot swim …

William Faulkner Quote You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose…

Andre Gide – Man cannot discover new oceans unless …

Andre Gide – Man cannot discover new oceans unless …

Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.

~ Andre Gide

Mignon McLaughlin – Courage can’t see around corners …

Mignon McLaughlin – Courage can’t see around corners …

Courage can’t see around corners but goes around them anyway.

~ Mignon McLaughlin

Miguel de Cervantes – He who loses wealth loses much …

Miguel de Cervantes – He who loses wealth loses much …

He who loses wealth loses much; he who loses a friend loses more; but he that loses his courage loses all.

~ Miguel de Cervantes

Mark Twain – Courage is resistance to fear …

Mark Twain – Courage is resistance to fear …

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

Arthur Koestler – If the creator had a purpose …

Arthur Koestler – If the creator had a purpose …

If the creator had a purpose in equipping us with a neck, he surely meant us to stick it out.

~ Arthur Koestler

Lao-Tzu – Being deeply love by …

Lao-Tzu – Being deeply love by …

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.

~ Lao Tzu

William G. T. Shedd – A ship is safe in harbor …

William G. T. Shedd – A ship is safe in harbor …

A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are for.

~ William G. T. Shedd

Coco Chanel – The most courageous act …

Coco Chanel – The most courageous act …

The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.

~ Coco Chanel

J. K. Rowling – It takes a great deal of bravery …

J. K. Rowling – It takes a great deal of bravery …

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

Maya Angelou – Courage is the most important …

Maya Angelou – Courage is the most important …

Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.

~ Maya Angelou

Napoleon Bonaparte – Courage isn’t having the strength …

Napoleon Bonaparte – Courage isn’t having the strength …

Courage isn’t having the strength to go on – it is going on when you don’t have strength.

~ Napoleon Bonaparte

Winston Churchill – Courage is the first …

Winston Churchill – Courage is the first …

Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.

~ Winston Churchill

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