Courage Quotes

1. Courage, dear heart. – C.S. Lewis

2. Freedom lies in bold action. – Robert Frost

3. Choose courage over comfort. – Brené Brown

4. Be not afraid, only believe. – Mark 5:36

5. A king is one who fears nothing. – Seneca

6. Always do the things you fear the most. Courage is an acquired taste, like caviar. – Erica Jong

7. Necessity makes even the timid brave. – Sallust

8. All serious daring starts from within. – Harriet Beecher Stowe

9. Where your fear is, there is your task. – Carl Jung

10. Too many men are afraid of being fools. – Henry Ford

11. Do one thing every day that scares you. – Eleanor Roosevelt

12. Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit. – Baltasar Gracián

13. Courage is a love affair with the unknown. – Osho

14. We ought to face our destiny with courage. – Friedrich Nietzsche

15. Courage is the only virtue you can’t fake. – Nassim Nicholas Taleb

16. Fear is a reaction. Courage is a decision. – Winston Churchill

17. No one knows what he can do till he tries. – Publius Syrus

18. No man is defeated unless he is discouraged. – Bruce Lee

19. One who asks fearfully teaches us to say no. – Seneca

20. Nobody learns what he can do except by trying. – Seneca

21. Courage is the power to let go of the familiar. – Raymond Lindquist

22. Your fear of looking stupid is holding you back. – Justin Perry

23. Everyone is afraid – even those who frighten us. – Alain de Botton

24. Confidence is a skill, not a gift from the gods. – Alain de Botton

25. We all know fear. But passion makes us fearless. – Paulo Coelho

26. Getting over yourself offers exponential returns. – Shane Parrish

27. Cultivate a fearless approach to life, attack everything with boldness and energy. – Robert Greene

28. Yesterday I dared to struggle. Today I dare to win. – Bernadette Devlin

29. What is to give light must endure burning. – Viktor E. Frankl

30. Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live. – Dorothy Thompson

31. Accept in an unruffled spirit that which is inevitable. – Seneca

32. Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage. – Anaïs Nin

33. Somebody has to take responsibility for being a leader. – Toni Morrison

34. Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway. – John Wayne

35. Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties. – Erich Fromm

36. Love is the most difficult and dangerous form of courage. – Delmore Schwartz

37. Lean into (not away from) what’s making you uncomfortable. – Shane Parrish

38. Vulnerability is our most accurate measurement of courage. – Brené Brown

39. It’s possible to transcend anything that doesn’t kill you. – David Goggins

40. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me. – Jane Austen

41. Don’t avoid something frightening if it stands in your way. – Jordan Peterson

42. Courage is the ladder on which all the other virtues mount. – Clare Boothe Luce

43. Death is nothing, but to live defeated is to die every day. – Napoleon Bonaparte

44. Either life entails courage, or it ceases to be life. – E. M. Forster

45. Trying to run away is never the answer to being fully human. – Pema Chödrön

46. Courage is telling our story, not being immune to criticism. – Brené Brown

47. All shall be done, but it may be harder than you think. – C.S. Lewis

48. I believe in getting into hot water; it keeps you clean. – G.K. Chesterton

49. Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen. – Brené Brown

50. Don’t let not knowing how it will end keep you from starting. – Bob Goff

51. There is only the trying. The rest is not our business. – T. S. Eliot

52. I beg you take courage; the brave soul can mend even disaster. – Catherine the Great

53. Those who have courage and faith shall never perish in misery. – Anne Frank

54. While you don’t control the outcome, you do control the effort. – Shane Parrish

55. The bottom line is that you only have the rights you fight for. – Tim Ferriss

56. People have this capacity within them to set the world straight. – Jordan Peterson

57. Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. – Fyodor Dostoevsky

58. The more you are motivated by love, the more fearless and free your action will be. – Dalai Lama

59. Be bold. Be courageous. Never be afraid to speak up and speak out. – John Lewis

60. Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm. – Winston Churchill

61. Be humble. Be hungry. And always be the hardest worker in the room. – Dwayne Johnson

62. Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed we possessed. – Dale Carnegie

63. Don’t let a little uncertainty talk you out of who you’re becoming. – Bob Goff

64. Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself. – Charlie Chaplin

65. Courage is the commitment to begin without any guarantee of success. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

66. Free people can speak freely. If you fear to speak, you aren’t free. – The Stoic Emperor

67. Have the courage to be who you are, not what people expect you to be. – David Goggins

68. Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear – not absence of fear. – Mark Twain

69. Have the fearless attitude of a hero and the loving heart of a child. – Soyen Shaku

70. Do you have the courage to act outwardly on what you see inwardly. – T.D. Jakes

71. Remember, you can’t steal second if you don’t take your foot off first. – Mike Todd

72. It takes courage to grow up and turn out to be who you really are. – E.E. Cummings

73. I’m right there, swimming the river of hardships but I know how to swim. – Jack Kerouac

74. It is by practicing vulnerability of the heart that we discover courage. – Chögyam Trungpa

75. Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong. – 1 Corinthians 16:13

76. Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction. – John F. Kennedy

77. Endure the heavy burdens, and you will the more easily carry the lighter. – Publius Syrus

78. I have not ceased being fearful, but I have ceased to let fear control me. – Erica Jong

79. The strangest, most generous, and proudest of all virtues is true courage. – Michel de Montaigne

80. The only way to solve a problem is to go through it rather than around it. – Bill Bradley

81. Sometimes the bravest and most important thing you can do is just show up. – Brené Brown

82. To succeed in following your dreams, you must have the courage to be hated. – Paulo Coelho

83. I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. – Nelson Mandela

84. A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave. – Mahatma Gandhi

85. Choose the great adventure of being brave and afraid. At the exact same time. – Brené Brown

86. To dare is to lose one’s footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself. – Søren Kierkegaard

87. A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

88. Courage is risking the known for the unknown, the familiar for the unfamiliar. – Osho

89. He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life. – Muhammad Ali

90. Bliss is the outcome of fearlessness. Fear is death, fearless is eternal life. – Osho

91. Brilliant thinking is rare, but courage is in even shorter supply than genius. – Peter Thiel

92. Do not be afraid of change or chaos. Embrace it by being as fluid as possible. – Robert Greene

93. To me, a man is someone who is brave enough to love, and let himself be loved. – Louis Sachar

94. You can’t get to courage without rumbling with vulnerability. Embrace the suck. – Brené Brown

95. You are never so alive as when learning something new and overcoming adversity. – Bruce Dickinson

96. First principle: never to let one’s self be beaten down by persons or by events. – Marie Curie

97. We are so scared of being judged that we look for every excuse to procrastinate. – Erica Jong

98. Let us not pray to be sheltered from dangers but to be fearless when facing them. – Rabindranath Tagore

99. Running away from the immediacy of our experience is like preferring death to life. – Pema Chödrön

100. We could never learn to be brave and patient if there were only joy in the world. – Helen Keller

Encouraging Quotes

1. One day at a time. – Haruki Murakami

2. This too shall pass. – Anonymous

3. Courage, dear heart. – C.S. Lewis

4. Hope springs forever. – J.K. Rowling

5. Inhale courage. Exhale fear. – Mel Robbins

6. Work without hope or despair. – The School of Life

7. What a difference a day makes. – Haruki Murakami

8. He who limps is still walking. – Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

9. Within you are so many answers. – Douglas Pagels

10. Failure is success in progress. – Albert Einstein

11. If it is important to you, you will find a way. If not, you’ll find an excuse. – Ryan Blair

12. If it’s not okay, it’s not over. – Haruka Murakami

13. Fall seven times, stand up eight. – Japanese proverb

14. Where you are, is not who you are. – Anonymous

15. The best way out is always through. – Robert Frost

16. Perhaps I am stronger than I think. – Thomas Merton

17. Hope is a passion for the possible. – Søren Kierkegaard

18. Adversity is the first path to truth. – Lord Byron

19. The nature of this flower is to bloom. – Alice Walker

20. Let your strongest muscle be the will. – James Lendall Basford

21. The beginnings of all things are small. – Cicero

22. If you’re going through hell, keep going. – Winston Churchill

23. Choose to be optimistic, it feels better. – 14th Dalai Lama

24. You’re not too old and it’s not too late. – Lori Deschesne

25. Don’t worry about all of the steps. Begin. – Bob Goff

26. Courage is being afraid but going on anyhow. – Dan Rather

27. Encouragement is oxygen for the soul. – John C. Maxwell

28. Effort, not genetics, is within your control. – Shane Parrish

29. No one knows what they can do until they try. – Les Brown

30. The learning starts when things get difficult. – Shane Parrish

31. Your largest fear carries your greatest growth. – Anonymous

32. I never dreamed about success. I worked for it. – Estée Lauder

33. Courage is the power to let go of the familiar. – Raymond Lindquist

34. Don’t forget: Beautiful sunsets need cloudy skies. – Paulo Coelho

35. Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. – Theodore Roosevelt

36. You aspire to great things? Begin with little ones. – Augustine of Hippo

37. Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. – Paulo Coelho

38. Don’t wait for a time when you’re free of fear. Feel the fear and do it anyway. – Gabby Bernstein

39. Instruction does much, but encouragement everything. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

40. Stay humble, do your best, and the rest will follow. – Justin Kan

41. Where you stumble and fall, there you will find gold. – Joseph Campbell

42. The soul would have no rainbow had the eyes no tears. – John Vance Cheney

43. When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it. – Henry Ford

44. There are some defeats more triumphant than victories. – Michel de Montaigne

45. I’m proud of you. I hope that you are proud of you too. – Fred Rogers

46. There is hardship in everything except eating pancakes. – Charles Spurgeon

47. Our joy does not have to be based on our circumstances. – Joyce Meyer

48. It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness. – Eleanor Roosevelt

49. Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim. – Nora Ephron

50. Your doubts create mountains, but your actions move them. – Mel Robbins

51. Thankfully, persistence is a great substitute for talent. – Steve Martin

52. We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey. – Kenji Miyazawa

53. Life is never perfect. We all live some form of Option B. – Sheryl Sandberg

54. Start from wherever you are and with whatever you’ve got. – Jim Rohn

55. Progress is almost never linear. Ups and downs and bursts. – Nassim Nicholas Taleb

56. God uses suffering as a whetstone, to make men sharp with. – Henry Ward Beecher

57. If you really want to change your life, start immediately. – Osho

58. I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become. – Carl Jung

59. Courage in the path is what makes the path manifest itself. – Paulo Coelho

60. No matter how you feel today, get up, dress up and show up. – Paulo Coelho

61. Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines. – Robert H. Schuller

62. We can do anything we want to if we stick to it long enough. – Helen Keller

63. It’s okay not to be okay – as long as you are not giving up. – Karen Salmansohn

64. Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough. – Og Mandino

65. Screw your courage to the sticking-place, and we’ll not fail. – William Shakespeare

66. Relax. One bad chapter does not mean it’s the end of the book. – Paulo Coelho

67. Only 3 things can change our life: dreams, suffering and love. – Paulo Coelho

68. Failure is just another way to learn how to do something right. – Marian Wright Edelman

69. It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. – Confucius

70. Make big things by doing small things consistently. By working in small batches, you’ll accelerate feedback rates. – David Perell

71. Be comforted, dear soul! There is always light behind the clouds. – Louisa May Alcott

72. Next to trying and winning, the best thing is trying and failing. – Lucy Maud Montgomery

73. Not knowing is not failure. It’s the first step to understanding. – Richard Feynman

74. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. – Audrey Hepburn

75. No matter how difficult the past, you can always begin again today. – Jack Kornfield

76. So far you’ve survived 100% of your worst days. You’re doing great. – Anonymous

77. Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark. – Rabindranath Tagore

78. Beautiful things happen when you distance yourself from negativity. – Anonymous

79. Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going. – Jim Rohn

80. The difficulties of life are intended to make us better, not bitter. – Anonymous

81. Life is a shipwreck but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats. – Voltaire

82. There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind. – C.S. Lewis

83. Pick your one overwhelming desire. It’s okay to suffer over that one. – Naval Ravikant

84. Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood. – Helen Keller

85. It’s ok to say “I don’t know”. The pleasure is in finding things out. – Richard Feynman

86. Every day do something that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow. – Doug Firebaugh

87. Not all storms come to disrupt your life, some come to clear your path. – Paulo Coelho

88. Everything will be okay in the end. If it’s not okay, it’s not the end. – John Lennon

89. But if a thing is humanly possible, consider it to be within your reach. – Marcus Aurelius

90. “You’re going to be happy”, said life, “but first I’ll make you strong”. – Paulo Coelho

91. Simplicity is the end result of long, hard work, not the starting point. – Frederick Maitland

92. Each subtle shift you make is a miracle. Subtle shifts add up to radical change. – Gabby Bernstein

93. Just one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day. – 14th Dalai Lama

94. Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness. – Desmond Tutu

95. The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

96. Change your life today. Don’t gamble on the future, act now, without delay. – Simone de Beauvoir

97. Build yourself up so that you are in a position to help others do the same. – Ed Latimore

98. Take small bites. Before people realize it, you have accumulated an empire. – Robert Greene

99. Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. – Albert Einstein

100. Nothing is ever as it seems. What looks bad today, can be a blessing tomorrow. – Iyanla Vanzant