Courage Quotes


Courage quotes to help you through the rough tough times in life. You will persevere!

Courage is being scared to death... and saddling up anyway. ~

-John Wayne

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

-Winston Churchill

History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.

-Maya Angelou

Courage is reckoned the greatest of all virtues; because, unless a man has that virtue, he has no security for preserving any other.

-Samuel Johnson

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, To Kill a Mockingbird

Courage is nine-tenths context. What is courageous in one setting can be foolhardy in another and even cowardly in a third.

-Joseph Epstein

In the beginning of a change, the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot.

-Mark Twain, Notebook, 1935

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

-Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966

Valor is a gift. Those having it never know for sure if they have it till the test comes. And those having it in one test never know for sure if they will have it when the next test comes.

-Carl Sandburg

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

-Winston Churchill

Some have been thought brave because they were afraid to run away.

-Thomas Fuller

Sometimes the biggest act of courage is a small one.

-Lauren Raffo

Courage is never to let your actions be influenced by your fears.

-Arthur Koestler

Courage Quotes

Necessity does the work of courage.

-Nicholas Murray Butler

Optimism is the foundation of courage.

-Nicholas Murray Butler

Bravery is being the only one who knows you're afraid.

-Franklin P. Jones

Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.

-George Smith Patton

For without belittling the courage with which men have died, we should not forget those acts of courage with which men have lived.

-John F. Kennedy

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

-Winston Churchill

I'm not funny. What I am is brave.

-Lucille Ball

Every man has his own courage, and is betrayed because he seeks in himself the courage of other persons.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can't practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage.

-Maya Angelou

One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.

-Maya Angelou

A brave arm makes a short sword long.

-Author Unknown

One man with courage makes a majority.

-Andrew Jackson

The courage of life is often a less dramatic spectacle than the courage of a final moment; but it is no less a magnificent mixture of triumph and tragedy.

-John F. Kennedy

True courage is not the brutal force of vulgar heroes, but the firm resolve of virtue and reason.

-Alfred North Whitehead

Courage Quotes

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

Fear and courage are brothers.


Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.

-Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Letters to Lucilius

All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.

-Walt Disney

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

-C.S. Lewis

It was times like these when I thought my father, who hated guns and had never been to any wars, was the bravest man who ever lived.

-Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

Courage Quotes

Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I'll try again tomorrow.

-Mary Anne Radmacher

How few there are who have courage enough to own their faults, or resolution enough to mend them.

-Benjamin Franklin

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

-Winston Churchill

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