Top 40 Courage Quotes That Will Inspire You to Keep on Going

“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” - E. E. Cummings. Read more courage quotes in this article!

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Courage Quotes

'Courage' is defined as the mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear or difficulty. Not many people can say that they have courage. It is a great virtue that requires many experiences to achieve. If you are one of the lucky ones, read these courage quotes and show the world how brave you are.

1"Have no fear of moving into the unknown. Simply step out fearlessly knowing that I am with you, therefore no harm can befall you; all is very, very well. Do this in complete faith and confidence."

Pope John Paul II

2“Bravery is being the only one who knows you’re afraid.”

Franklin P. Jones

3"Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the silent voice at the end of the day that says 'I will try again tomorrow'."

Mary Anne Radmacher

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

Lao Tzu

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

E.E. Cummings

6"A grateful heart is a beginning of greatness. It is an expression of humility. It is a foundation for the development of such virtues as prayer, faith, courage, contentment, happiness, love, and well-being."

James E. Faust

7"The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud."

Coco Chanel

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


9"Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye."

Helen Keller

10"Men make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occus when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the other."

Harry S. Truman

11"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 inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition."

Steve Jobs

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

Winston Churchill

13"He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life."

Muhammad Ali

14"The best way out is always through."

Robert Frost

15"The secret to happiness is freedom... And the secret to freedom is courage."


16"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,

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

William Faulkner

18"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 enxt thing that comes along."

Eleanor Roosevelt

19“You can choose courage, or you can choose comfort, but you cannot choose both.”

Brené Brown

20"You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world's problems at once but don't ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own."

Michelle Obama

21"Fortune always favors the brave, and never helps a man who does not help himself."

P. T. Baernum

22“Being brave means knowing that when you fail, you don’t fail forever.”

Lana Del Rey

23"The eagle has no fear of adversity. We need to be like the eagle and have a fearless spirit of a conqueror!"

Joyce Meyer

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

25“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.”

C. JoyBell C.

26"Courage is a learned quality, an acquirable set of skills, a practiced competence."

Gus Lee

27"Courage is never to let your actions be influenced by your fears."

Arthur Koestler

28"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage."

Anaïs Nin

29“Scared is what you're feeling. Brave is what you're doing.”

Emma Donoghue

30"We must have the courage to let go of the past if we are going to grasp the future."

David DeNotaris

31"Real courage requires wisdom."

Carey Kinsolving

32"Courage is not the absence of fear but the ability to carry on with dignity in spite of it."

Scott Turow

33"It is your courage that supports your ability to let go of deadly attitudes, change the way you organize your time, change your relationships and change who and what you are. "

S. Walston

34"I want everyone to succeed in achieving their dreams. I encourage you to have the courage to seek out everything you want in life."

Danny Yann

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

36"Courage is the discovery that you may not win, and trying when you know you can lose."

Tom Krause

37"Mountains piled on me, I would hang on, exercise faith, and keep up good courage, and I would come out on top."

Joseph Smith, Jr.

38"For courage to be authentic, one must encounter fear and prove superior to the fear through right action."

Mark Sturgell

39"Courageous people will often admit blame and account for, while going over his or her actions and then by using what they have learned from it."

G. Wadel

40"To be successful we must do things that unsuccessful people do not want to do. Those things require levels of courage."

R. Harpe