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Quotes About Courage

Courage, also known as bravery is the quality of mind or spirit to confront fear, pain and/or uncertainty. Below is a compilation of famous quotes and sayings relating to courage. Do you have a favorite quote or quotes about courage that you would like to share? Let us know.


Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway.  ~ John Wayne


Necessity does the work of courage.  ~
George Eliot


A great part of courage is the courage of having done the thing before.  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


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


It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world, and moral courage so rare.  ~ Mark Twain


Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.  ~ Anais Nin


The great virtue in life is real courage that knows how to face facts and live beyond them.  ~ D.H. Lawrence


What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?  ~ Vincent van Gogh


Hope has two beautiful daughters; their names are Anger and Courage. Anger at the way things are, and Courage to see that they do not remain as they are. ~ Saint Augustine


Courage: the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can't practice any other virtue consistently.  ~ Maya Angelou



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


He was a bold man that first ate an oyster.  ~ Jonathan Swift


The greatest form of courage is to act as if our lives made a difference.  ~ William Sullivan


Since it is so likely that (children) will meet cruel enemies, let them at least have heard of brave knights and heroic courage. Otherwise you are making their destiny not brighter but darker.  ~ C.S. Lewis


The guts carry the feet, not the feet the guts.  ~ Cervantes


Courage, the footstool of Virtues, upon which they stand.  ~ Robert Louis Stevenson


Let us be brave in the face of adversity.  ~ Marcus Annaeus Seneca


Few men are willing to brave the disapproval of their fellows, the censure of their colleagues, the wrath of their society. Moral courage is a rarer commodity than bravery in battle or great intelligence. Yet it is the one essential, vital quality for those who seek to change a world which yields most painfully to change.  ~ Robert F. Kennedy


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


Courage is to take hard knocks like a man when occasion calls.  ~ Plautes


It is always brave to say what everyone thinks.  ~ Georges Duhamel


Bravery and faith bring both material and spiritual rewards.   ~ Preston Bradley


Among wellborn spirits courage does not depend on age.  ~ Pierre Corneille


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


Growth demands a temporary surrender of security.  ~ Gail Sheehy


There is plenty of courage among us for the abstract, but none for the concrete.  ~ Helen Keller


It is courage, courage, courage, that raises the blood of life to crimson splendor. Live bravely and present a brave front to adversity.  ~ Horace


Be content to stand in the light, and let the shadow fall where it will.  ~ Mary W. Stewart


Cowards die many times before their death; the valiant never taste of death but once.  ~ William Shakespeare


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


One man with courage makes a majority.  ~ Andrew Jackson


Fortune favors the brave.  ~ Terence


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


It is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight - it's the size of the fight in the dog.  ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower


Valour lies just halfway between rashness and cowardice.  ~ Cervantes


A team is where a boy can prove his courage on his own. A gang is where a coward goes to hide.  ~ Mickey Mantle


Courage is knowing what not to fear.  ~ Plato


You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.  ~ Aristotle


Many would be cowards if they had courage enough.  ~ Thomas Fuller


Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tommorrow."  ~ Mary Anne Radnacher


Until the day of his death, no man can be sure of his courage.  ~ Jean Anouilh


Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.  ~ George S. Patton


Courage is exhilarating.  ~ Eleanor Roosevelt


Courage - fear that has said its prayers.  ~ Dorothy Bernard


Catch courage.  ~ Carolyn Heilbrun


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


Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absense of fear.  ~ Mark Twain


I'm not funny. What I am is brave.  ~ Lucille Ball


Courage is its own reward.  ~ Plautus


Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of Liberty.  ~ Thomas Jefferson


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