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172 Courage Quotes to Instill Confidence (BRAVERY)

39 of the Best Quotes About Being Courageous

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.'”

Eleanor Roosevelt
If you have the courage to begin, you have the courage to succeed. - Harry Hoover
If you have the courage to begin, you have the courage to succeed. – Harry Hoover
You can choose courage, or you can choose comfort, but you cannot choose both. - Brene Brown
You can choose courage, or you can choose comfort, but you cannot choose both. – Brene Brown
You can’t be brave if you’ve only had wonderful things happen to you. - Mary Tyler Moore
You can’t be brave if you’ve only had wonderful things happen to you. – Mary Tyler Moore
Courage is the secret sauce that allows you to act despite your fears. - Narayan Kamath
Courage is the secret sauce that allows you to act despite your fears. – Narayan Kamath
Bravery is being the only one who knows you’re afraid. - Franklin P. Jones
Bravery is being the only one who knows you’re afraid. – Franklin P. Jones
Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit. - Baltasar Gracian
Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit. – Baltasar Gracian
A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go. - T.S. Eliot
Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go. – T.S. Eliot
Courage is the commitment to begin without any guarantee of success. - Johann Wolfang von Goethe
Courage is the commitment to begin without any guarantee of success. – Johann Wolfang von Goethe

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.”

Steve Jobs
Fortune always favors the brave, and never helps a man who does not help himself. - P.T. Barnum
Fortune always favors the brave, and never helps a man who does not help himself. – P.T. Barnum
I have not ceased being fearful, but I have ceased to let fear control me. - Erica Jong
I have not ceased being fearful, but I have ceased to let fear control me. – Erica Jong
I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflections. - Thomas Paine
I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflections. – Thomas Paine
You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor. - T.S. Eliot
You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor. – T.S. Eliot
Where your fear is, there is your task. - Carl Jung
Where your fear is, there is your task. – Carl Jung
Being brave means knowing that when you fail, you don’t fail forever. - Lana Del Rey
Being brave means knowing that when you fail, you don’t fail forever. – Lana Del Rey
The scariest moment is always just before you start. After that, things can only get better - Stephen King
The scariest moment is always just before you start. After that, things can only get better – Stephen King
Courage is the only virtue you can’t fake. - Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Courage is the only virtue you can’t fake. – Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore. - Andre Gide
Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore. – Andre Gide
What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything? - Vincent van Gogh
What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything? – Vincent van Gogh
There is nothing in the world so much admired as a man who knows how to bear unhappiness with courage. - Seneca
There is nothing in the world so much admired as a man who knows how to bear unhappiness with courage. – Seneca
It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. - E.E. Cummings
It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. – E.E. Cummings
Fear is a reaction. Courage is a decision. - Winston Churchill
Fear is a reaction. Courage is a decision. – Winston Churchill
Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen. - T.S. Eliot
Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen. – T.S. Eliot
Fight hard when you are down; die hard—determine at least to do—and you won’t die at all. - James H. West
Fight hard when you are down; die hard—determine at least to do—and you won’t die at all. – James H. West
Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye. - Helen Keller
Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye. – Helen Keller
The best way out is always through. - Robert Frost
The best way out is always through. – Robert Frost
He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life. - Muhammad Ali
He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life. – Muhammad Ali
Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.
Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.

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
To a brave man, good and bad luck are like his left and right hand. He uses both. - St. Catherine of Siena
To a brave man, good and bad luck are like his left and right hand. He uses both. – St. Catherine of Siena
What is to give light must endure burning. - Viktor E. Frankl
What is to give light must endure burning. – Viktor E. Frankl
It is courage, courage, courage, that raises the blood of life to crimson splendor. Live bravely and present a brave front to adversity. - Horace
It is courage, courage, courage, that raises the blood of life to crimson splendor. Live bravely and present a brave front to adversity. – Horace
You can choose to let this thing bother you or let this be an adventure and welcome the challenge. - Fred Rogers
You can choose to let this thing bother you or let this be an adventure and welcome the challenge. – Fred Rogers
Courage is being scared to death… and saddling up anyway. - John Wayne
Courage is being scared to death… and saddling up anyway. – John Wayne
A man with outward courage dares to die; a man with inner courage dares to live. - Tao Te Ching
A man with outward courage dares to die; a man with inner courage dares to live. – Tao Te Ching
Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. - Steve Jobs
Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. – Steve Jobs

33 Courage Quotes to Inspire You to Live the Life You Were Meant to Live

When things go wrong as they sometimes will,
When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit
Rest if you must, but don’t you quit.
Success is failure turned inside out,
The silver tint on the clouds of doubt,
And you can never tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems afar.
So, stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit
It’s when things go wrong that you mustn’t quit.”

John Greenleaf Whittier
Don't get discouraged; it is often the last key in the bunch that opens the lock.
Don’t get discouraged; it is often the last key in the bunch that opens the lock.
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage. - Anais Nin
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage. – Anais Nin
Courage isn’t having the strength to go on – it is going on when you don’t have strength. - Napoléon Bonaparte
Courage isn’t having the strength to go on – it is going on when you don’t have strength. – Napoléon Bonaparte
So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable. - Christopher Reeve
So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable. – Christopher Reeve
Nobody learns what he can do except by trying. - Seneca
Nobody learns what he can do except by trying. – Seneca
I have lived my life according to this principle: If I’m afraid of it, then I must do it. - Erica Jong
I have lived my life according to this principle: If I’m afraid of it, then I must do it. – Erica Jong
Do the thing you fear and the death of fear is certain. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Do the thing you fear and the death of fear is certain. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you’re not willing to risk, you cannot grow. If you cannot grow, you cannot be your best. If you cannot be your best, you cannot be happy. If you cannot be happy, what else is there?”

Les Brown
A ship is safe in harbor, but that's not what ships are for. - John A. Shedd
A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are for. – John A. Shedd
Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim. - Nora Ephron
Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim. – Nora Ephron
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
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
I believe in getting into hot water; it keeps you clean. - G.K. Chesterton
I believe in getting into hot water; it keeps you clean. – G.K. Chesterton
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. - Lao Tzu
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. – Lao Tzu
What separates the winners from the losers is how a person reacts to each new twist of fate. - Donald Trump
What separates the winners from the losers is how a person reacts to each new twist of fate. – Donald Trump
Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness. - bertrand Russell
Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness. – bertrand Russell
Success means having the courage, the determination, and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be. - George Sheehan
Success means having the courage, the determination, and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be. – George Sheehan
To overcome fear, here’s all you have to do - realize the fear is there, and do the action you fear anyway. - Peter McWilliams
To overcome fear, here’s all you have to do – realize the fear is there, and do the action you fear anyway. – Peter McWilliams
Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less. - Marie Curie
Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less. – Marie Curie
The important thing is this: To be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become. - Charles Dubois
The important thing is this: To be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become. – Charles Dubois

Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything – all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important.”

Steve Jobs
Curiosity will conquer fear even more than bravery will. - James Stephens
Curiosity will conquer fear even more than bravery will. – James Stephens
The greatest test of courage on the earth is to bear defeat without losing heart. - R.G. Ingersoll
The greatest test of courage on the earth is to bear defeat without losing heart. – R.G. Ingersoll
Hope lies in dreams, in imagination, and in the courage of those who dare to make dreams into reality. - Jonas Salk
Hope lies in dreams, in imagination, and in the courage of those who dare to make dreams into reality. – Jonas Salk
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all. - Dale Carnegie
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all. – Dale Carnegie
Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen. - Brené Brown
Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen. – Brené Brown

Obstacles are like wild animals.  They are cowards but they will bluff you if they can.  If they see you are afraid of them… they are liable to spring upon you; but if you look them squarely in the eye, they will slink out of sight.”

Orison Swett Marden
Do you have the courage to act outwardly on what you see inwardly? - T.D. Jakes
Do you have the courage to act outwardly on what you see inwardly? – T.D. Jakes
If you're going through hell, keep going.
If you’re going through hell, keep going. – Winston Churchill
Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. - Winston Churchill
Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. – Winston Churchill
No captain can do very wrong if he places his ship alongside that of the enemy. - Admiral Horatio Nelson
No captain can do very wrong if he places his ship alongside that of the enemy. – Admiral Horatio Nelson
Never forget that no military leader has ever become great without audacity. - Karl von Clausewitz
Never forget that no military leader has ever become great without audacity. – Karl von Clausewitz

57 Motivational Quotes to Help You be More Courageous in Times of Need

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

Mark Twain
Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others. - Aristotle
Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others. – Aristotle
The opposite for courage is not cowardice, it is conformity. Even a dead fish can go with the flow. - Jim Hightower
The opposite for courage is not cowardice, it is conformity. Even a dead fish can go with the flow. – Jim Hightower
How few there are who have courage enough to own their faults, or resolution enough to mend them. - Benjamin Franklin
How few there are who have courage enough to own their faults, or resolution enough to mend them. – Benjamin Franklin
Courage is the hallmark of spirituality. Courage comes when you love yourself for who you are. - Amit Ray
Courage is the hallmark of spirituality. Courage comes when you love yourself for who you are. – Amit Ray
To look at something as though we had never seen it before requires great courage. - Henri Matisse
To look at something as though we had never seen it before requires great courage. – Henri Matisse
Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them. - Bruce Lee
Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them. – Bruce Lee
The courage to imagine the otherwise is our greatest resource, adding color and suspense to all our life. - Daniel J. Boorstin
The courage to imagine the otherwise is our greatest resource, adding color and suspense to all our life. – Daniel J. Boorstin
God grant me the courage not to give up what I think is right even though I think it is hopeless. - Chester W. Nimitz
God grant me the courage not to give up what I think is right even though I think it is hopeless. – Chester W. Nimitz
Courage is knowing what not to fear. - Plato
Courage is knowing what not to fear. – Plato
We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear. - Martin Luther King. Jr.
We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear. – Martin Luther King. Jr.

It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power.”

Alan Cohen
Courage means doing what’s right no matter what they say. - Maxime Lagacé
Courage means doing what’s right no matter what they say. – Maxime Lagacé
Either life entails courage, or it ceases to be life. - EM Forster
Either life entails courage, or it ceases to be life. – EM Forster
There's only one requirement of any of us, and that is to be courageous. Because courage, as you might know, defines all other human behavior. - David Letterman
There’s only one requirement of any of us, and that is to be courageous. Because courage, as you might know, defines all other human behavior. – David Letterman
Choose the great adventure of being brave and afraid. At the exact same time. - Brené Brown
Choose the great adventure of being brave and afraid. At the exact same time. – Brené Brown
Vulnerability is our most accurate measurement of courage. - Brené Brown
Vulnerability is our most accurate measurement of courage. – Brené Brown
My definition of courage is never letting anyone define you. - Jenna Jameson
My definition of courage is never letting anyone define you. – Jenna Jameson
All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination. - Earl Nightingale
All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination. – Earl Nightingale
To uncover your true potential you must first find your own limits and then you have to have the courage to blow past them. - Picabo Street
To uncover your true potential you must first find your own limits and then you have to have the courage to blow past them. – Picabo Street
Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.
Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy. – Dale Carnegie
Courage is a love affair with the unknown. - Osho
Courage is a love affair with the unknown. – Osho
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other. - Abraham Lincoln
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other. – Abraham Lincoln
Courage is found in unlikely places. - JRR Tolkien
Courage is found in unlikely places. – JRR Tolkien
Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth. - Rumi
Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth. – Rumi
A team is where a boy can prove his courage on his own. A gang is where a coward goes to hide. - Mickey Mantle
A team is where a boy can prove his courage on his own. A gang is where a coward goes to hide. – Mickey Mantle
Always do the things you fear the most. Courage is an acquired taste, like caviar. - Erica Jong
Always do the things you fear the most. Courage is an acquired taste, like caviar. – Erica Jong

Start living in discomfort. Gradually increase it little by little, and you will steadily grow. If you want sudden growth, deluge yourself in great discomfort and do not retreat from it. The more discomfort you are willing to bear, the more you can grow.” 

The Ancient Sage
Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die. - Gilbert K. Chesterton
Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die. – Gilbert K. Chesterton
Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties. - Erich Fromm
Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties. – Erich Fromm
I beg you take courage; the brave soul can mend even disaster. - Catherine The Great
I beg you take courage; the brave soul can mend even disaster. – Catherine The Great
Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened. - Billy Graham
Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened. – Billy Graham
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest. - Hermann Hesse
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest. – Hermann Hesse
Have the courage to take your own thoughts seriously, for they will shape you. - Albert Einstein
Have the courage to take your own thoughts seriously, for they will shape you. – Albert Einstein
Will you dare to try and learn and grow? Or will you allow fear to take over? Life happens in the river, not on the shore. - Maxime Lagacé
Will you dare to try and learn and grow? Or will you allow fear to take over? Life happens in the river, not on the shore. – Maxime Lagacé

Courage is a heart word. The root of the word courage is cor – the Latin word for heart. In one of its earliest forms, the word courage meant “To speak one’s mind by telling all one’s heart.”

Brené Brown
True courage is not the brutal force of vulgar heroes, but the firm resolve of virtue and reason. - Alfred North Whitehead
True courage is not the brutal force of vulgar heroes, but the firm resolve of virtue and reason. – Alfred North Whitehead
You have to accept whatever comes and the only important thing is that you meet it with courage and with the best that you have to give. - Eleanor Roosevelt
You have to accept whatever comes and the only important thing is that you meet it with courage and with the best that you have to give. – Eleanor Roosevelt
Let me be myself and then I am satisfied. I know that I’m a woman, a woman with inward strength and plenty of courage. - Anne Frank
Let me be myself and then I am satisfied. I know that I’m a woman, a woman with inward strength and plenty of courage. – Anne Frank
It’s better to cross the line and suffer the consequences than to just stare at the line for the rest of your life. - Paulo Coelho
It’s better to cross the line and suffer the consequences than to just stare at the line for the rest of your life. – Paulo Coelho
America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand. - Harry S. Truman
America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand. – Harry S. Truman
He who loses wealth loses much; he who loses a friend loses more; but he that loses his courage loses all. - Miguel de Cervantes
He who loses wealth loses much; he who loses a friend loses more; but he that loses his courage loses all. – Miguel de Cervantes
It is only necessary to have courage, for strength without self-confidence is useless. - Giacomo Casanova
It is only necessary to have courage, for strength without self-confidence is useless. – Giacomo Casanova

Don’t be ashamed to need help. Like a soldier storming a wall, you have a mission to accomplish. And if you’ve been wounded and you need a comrade to pull you up? So what?”

Marcus Aurelius
Running away from the immediacy of our experience is like preferring death to life. - Pema Chödrön
Running away from the immediacy of our experience is like preferring death to life. – Pema Chödrön
I told myself, 'Malala, you have already faced death. This is your second life. Don’t be afraid — if you are afraid, you can’t move forward.' - Malala Yousafzai
I told myself, ‘Malala, you have already faced death. This is your second life. Don’t be afraid — if you are afraid, you can’t move forward.’ – Malala Yousafzai
Conscience is the root of all true courage; if a man would be brave let him obey his conscience. - James Freeman Clarke
Conscience is the root of all true courage; if a man would be brave let him obey his conscience. – James Freeman Clarke
Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed we possessed. - Dale Carnegie
Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed we possessed. – Dale Carnegie
With enough courage, you can do without a reputation. - Margaret Mitchell
With enough courage, you can do without a reputation. – Margaret Mitchell
My courage and my bravery at a young age was the thing I was bullied for, a kind of 'Who do you think you are?' - Lady Gaga
My courage and my bravery at a young age was the thing I was bullied for, a kind of ‘Who do you think you are?’ – Lady Gaga
Faced with what is right, to leave it undone shows a lack of courage. - Confucius
Faced with what is right, to leave it undone shows a lack of courage. – Confucius
It requires more courage to suffer than to die. - Napoleon Bonaparte
It requires more courage to suffer than to die. – Napoleon Bonaparte
Let us not pray to be sheltered from dangers but to be fearless when facing them. - Rabindranath Tagore
Let us not pray to be sheltered from dangers but to be fearless when facing them. – Rabindranath Tagore
He who is brave is free. - Seneca
He who is brave is free. – Seneca
It takes guts and humility to admit mistakes. Admitting we’re wrong is courage, not weakness. - Roy T. Bennett
It takes guts and humility to admit mistakes. Admitting we’re wrong is courage, not weakness. – Roy T. Bennett
A lot of people do not muster the courage to live their dreams because they are afraid to die. - Les Brown
A lot of people do not muster the courage to live their dreams because they are afraid to die. – Les Brown

43 Courageous Quotes to Help You Face Your Deepest Fears

Courage is not something that you already have that makes you brave when the tough times start. Courage is what you earn when you’ve been through the tough times and you discover they aren’t so tough after all.” 

Malcolm Gladwell
Have the courage to act instead of react. - Oliver Wendell Holmes
Have the courage to act instead of react. – Oliver Wendell Holmes
Courage is 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. - Nelson Mandela
Courage is 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. – Nelson Mandela
A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave. - Mahatma Gandhi
A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave. – Mahatma Gandhi
Everyone has talent. What’s rare is the courage to follow it to the dark places where it leads. - Erica Jong
Everyone has talent. What’s rare is the courage to follow it to the dark places where it leads. – Erica Jong
Courage conquers all things: it even gives strength to the body. - Ovid
Courage conquers all things: it even gives strength to the body. – Ovid
Life is not about living the safer option. Life is about living a life worth living. - Robert Thier
Life is not about living the safer option. Life is about living a life worth living. – Robert Thier
The only alternative to a shuddering paralysis is to leap into action regardless of the consequences. - Alan Watts
The only alternative to a shuddering paralysis is to leap into action regardless of the consequences. – Alan Watts
There are no easy answers, but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right. - Ronald Reagan
There are no easy answers, but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right. – Ronald Reagan

Many people will choose unhappiness over uncertainty. Don’t do it. Uncertainty is where new happens. It trades the reassuring comfort of certainty for a shifting, delicate, and fragile balancing act of propositions. Uncertainty is a license to explore.”

Thibaut
He is a man of courage who does not run away, but remains at his post and fights against the enemy. - Socrates
He is a man of courage who does not run away, but remains at his post and fights against the enemy. – Socrates
Have the courage to be who you are, not what people expect you to be. - David Goggins
Have the courage to be who you are, not what people expect you to be. – David Goggins
You need to have faith in yourself. Be brave and take risks. You don’t have to have it all figured out to move forward. - Roy T. Bennett
You need to have faith in yourself. Be brave and take risks. You don’t have to have it all figured out to move forward. – Roy T. Bennett

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.”

Ann Landers
Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live. - Dorothy Thompson
Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live. – Dorothy Thompson
It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things. - Theodore Roosevelt
It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things. – Theodore Roosevelt
We ought to face our destiny with courage. - Friedrich Nietzsche
We ought to face our destiny with courage. – Friedrich Nietzsche
The more you are motivated by love, the more fearless and free your action will be. - Dalai Lama
The more you are motivated by love, the more fearless and free your action will be. – Dalai Lama
Courage is like love, it must have hope for nourishment. - Napoleon Bonaparte
Courage is like love, it must have hope for nourishment. – Napoleon Bonaparte
Real courage is knowing what faces you and knowing how to face it. - Timothy Dalton
Real courage is knowing what faces you and knowing how to face it. – Timothy Dalton
The hard choices – what we most fear doing, asking, saying – these are very often exactly what we most need to do. - Tim Ferriss
The hard choices – what we most fear doing, asking, saying – these are very often exactly what we most need to do. – Tim Ferriss
If you have a dream, don’t just sit there. Gather courage to believe that you can succeed and leave no stone unturned to make it a reality. - Dr Roopleen
If you have a dream, don’t just sit there. Gather courage to believe that you can succeed and leave no stone unturned to make it a reality. – Dr Roopleen
Courage is on display every day, and only the courageous wring the most out of life. - Zig Ziglar
Courage is on display every day, and only the courageous wring the most out of life. – Zig Ziglar
The principal act of courage is to endure and withstand dangers doggedly rather than to attack them. - Thomas Aquinas
The principal act of courage is to endure and withstand dangers doggedly rather than to attack them. – Thomas Aquinas

If you want to get an idea of a friend’s temperament, ethics, and personal elegance, you need to look at him under the tests of severe circumstances, not under the regular rosy glow of daily life.” 

Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Let go of your need for comfort and security. Creative endeavors are by their nature uncertain. - Robert Greene
Let go of your need for comfort and security. Creative endeavors are by their nature uncertain. – Robert Greene
Think of yourself as an explorer. You cannot find anything new if you are unwilling to leave the shore. - Robert Greene
Think of yourself as an explorer. You cannot find anything new if you are unwilling to leave the shore. – Robert Greene
In all realms of life it takes courage to stretch your limits, express your power, and fulfill your potential. - Suze Orman
In all realms of life it takes courage to stretch your limits, express your power, and fulfill your potential. – Suze Orman
Courage is very important. Like a muscle, it is strengthened by use. - Ruth Gordon
Courage is very important. Like a muscle, it is strengthened by use. – Ruth Gordon
Freedom is the sure possession of those alone who have the courage to defend it. - Pericles
Freedom is the sure possession of those alone who have the courage to defend it. – Pericles
Don’t avoid something frightening if it stands in your way. - Jordan Peterson
Don’t avoid something frightening if it stands in your way. – Jordan Peterson
Every man has his own courage, and is betrayed because he seeks in himself the courage of other persons. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Every man has his own courage, and is betrayed because he seeks in himself the courage of other persons. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
It’s the heart afraid of breaking that never learns to dance. - Xiaolu Guo
It’s the heart afraid of breaking that never learns to dance. – Xiaolu Guo
Courage is risking the known for the unknown, the familiar for the unfamiliar. - Osho
Courage is risking the known for the unknown, the familiar for the unfamiliar. – Osho
Here is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. Don't be afraid. - Frederick Buechner
Here is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. Don’t be afraid. – Frederick Buechner
Stand for something or you will fall for anything. Today’s mighty oak is yesterday’s nut that held its ground. - Rosa Parks
Stand for something or you will fall for anything. Today’s mighty oak is yesterday’s nut that held its ground. – Rosa Parks
It takes courage for a person to listen to his own goodness and act on it. - Pablo Casals
It takes courage for a person to listen to his own goodness and act on it. – Pablo Casals
He who jumps into the void owes no explanation to those who stand and watch. - Jean-Luc Godard
He who jumps into the void owes no explanation to those who stand and watch. – Jean-Luc Godard
Courage consists not in hazarding without fear; but being resolutely minded in a just cause. - Plutarch
Courage consists not in hazarding without fear; but being resolutely minded in a just cause. – Plutarch
I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. - Nelson Mandela
I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. – Nelson Mandela
It does not take courage to kill. It takes courage to live. - Renee Ahdieh
It does not take courage to kill. It takes courage to live. – Renee Ahdieh
Death is nothing, but to live defeated is to die every day. - Napoleon Bonaparte
Death is nothing, but to live defeated is to die every day. – Napoleon Bonaparte
With courage you will dare to take risks, have the strength to be compassionate, and the wisdom to be humble. Courage is the foundation of integrity. - Mark Twain
With courage you will dare to take risks, have the strength to be compassionate, and the wisdom to be humble. Courage is the foundation of integrity. – Mark Twain
Courage doesn’t mean you don’t get afraid. Courage means you don’t let fear stop you. - Bethany Hamilton
Courage doesn’t mean you don’t get afraid. Courage means you don’t let fear stop you. – Bethany Hamilton

People are weak because when challenged, they opt for the path of least resistance. Taking the path of least resistance makes them weaker still and thus more likely to opt for the path of least resistance again in the future. It’s a deadly cycle.”

Zuby


Conclusion

I used to envy courageous people because I thought they have the superhuman ability to be unafraid but the truth is, courageous people are afraid of many things too…the only difference is they act in spite of their fear.

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

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Courage is not a talent (either you’re born with or you don’t).

It is a virtue that is available to all mankind. From the king on the throne to the farmers in the field.

We will still be afraid of certain things but the truth is we have the ability within us to break free of our fears.

The opposite of courage is not fear; it is indecisiveness.

I learned that the easiest way to have more courage is to simply acknowledge my fear and make a firm decision to not let it rule me.

Sometimes it takes longer but most of the time, it took me less than 5 minutes to make a bold decision.

A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Further reading on courage:

Here are the best courage quotes so you can live a courageous life – a life you were meant to live – by not allowing fear to dictate your destiny.

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