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15 Cool Quotes About Courage

I’m frequently looking to take more risks in life…to face challenges that are a bit scary — below are some quotes about courage that inspire me.

15 Quotes About Courage

1. “Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.” — John Wayne

2. “Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.” — Sir Winston Churchill

3. “Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.” — Sir Winston Churchill

4. “The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart.” — Robert Green Ingersoll

5. “Courage is the ladder on which all the other virtues mount.” — Clare Booth Luce

6. “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” — Anais Nin

7. “Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.” — Ambrose Redmoon

8. “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.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” — Eleanor Roosevelt

9. “Courage is resistance to fear [and] mastery of fear, not absence of fear.” — Mark Twain

10. “Fortune favors the brave.” — Virgil

11. “If you get up the courage to begin, you have the courage to succeed.” — David Viscott

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

13. “The opposite of courage in our society is not cowardice, it is conformity.” — Rollo May

14. “Courage does not always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.’” – Mary Anne Radmacher

15. “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 see it through no matter what. You rarely win, but sometimes you do.” — Atticus Finch (from To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee)

If you have any of your own favorite statements about courage, please drop me a note.

1 Comment

  • Stefanie Stefan

    Greater is a man that can control himself, then a man that can control a City.  Controlling oneself, now that’s courage!