45 Inspirational Courage Quotes


Having courage in a difficult situation can leave you feeling scared and hesitant. Whether you are trying to respond to a specific situation or remedy something that has already occurred, the best way to find courage is to educate and advocate for the right things. Here is a look at some great courage quotes that speak to making the right decisions and being brave in light of conflict.

“A man with outward courage dares to die; a man with inner courage dares to live.”

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

“Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.”

“All happiness depends on courage and work.”

“At times the world may seem an unfriendly and sinister place, but believe that there is much more good in it than bad.”

“Be brave to stand for what you believe in even if you stand alone.”

“Become major, Paul. Live like a hero. That’s what the classics teach us. Be a main character. Otherwise what is life for?”

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

“Believe in yourself. You are braver than you think, more talented than you know, and capable of more than you imagine”

“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.”

“Confront the dark parts of yourself, and work to banish them with illumination and forgiveness. Your willingness to wrestle with your demons will cause your angels to sing.”

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

“Courage is found in unlikely places.”

“Courage is grace under pressure.”

“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear – not absence of fear.”

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

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

“Don’t be afraid of your fears. They’re not there to scare you. They’re there to let you know that something is worth it.”

“Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.”

“Everyone has talent. What’s rare is the courage to follow it to the dark places where it leads.”

“Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake.”

“Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.”

“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”

“It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.”

“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.”

“Just because you fail once doesn’t mean you’re gonna fail at everything.”

“Keep in mind that many people have died for their beliefs; it’s actually quite common. The real courage is in living and suffering for what you believe.”

“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.”

“Listen to the people who love you. Believe that they are worth living for even when you don’t believe it. ”

“Live the Life of Your Dreams: Be brave enough to live the life of your dreams according to your vision and purpose instead of the expectations and opinions of others.”

“My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return.”

“No matter how long you train someone to be brave, you never know if they are or not until something real happens.”

“Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it.”

“Scared is what you’re feeling. Brave is what you’re doing.”

“Some people believe holding on and hanging in there are signs of great strength. However, there are times when it takes much more strength to know when to let go and then do it.”

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

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

“The secret of happiness is freedom, the secret of freedom is courage.”

“The two hardest tests on the spiritual road are the patience to wait for the right moment and the courage not to be disappointed with what we encounter.”

“There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me.”

“We can’t be afraid of change. You may feel very secure in the pond that you are in, but if you never venture out of it, you will never know that there is such a thing as an ocean, a sea.”

“Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. ”

“With enough courage, you can do without a reputation.”

“You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.”

“You never change your life until you step out of your comfort zone; change begins at the end of your comfort zone.”

Courage can be a rare characteristic to find. Make sure to encourage action by inspiring courageous acts.

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