70 Courage Quotes to Free You from Fear

Welcome to Courage Quotes!

Without courage nothing is possible. Even to take action, one needs courage.

No one is born without fear. However, letting fear dominate your life will disable you from taking any action. Be courageous, reign in your fear and live life.

Fear is one emotion that radiates itself very easily. For example, if you are afraid of any person, then that person immediately senses your fear and can take advantage of you. However, if you conquer your fear and face the situation bravely, he cannot sense your fear.

The quotes given below explain what courage is and how to use it.

Courage Quotes 1

Quotation by Mark Twain.
  • Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.
  • ~ Mark Twain

Quotation by Samuel Johnson.
  • Courage is reckoned the greatest of all virtues; because, unless a man has that virtue, he has no security for preserving any other.
    ~ Samuel Johnson

Quotation by Ambrose Redmoon.
  • Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.
    ~ Ambrose Redmoon

Image for Quotation by Winston Churchill, "Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen."

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

Image for the Quotation by Mary Anne Radmacher, "Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I'll try again tomorrow."

Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says
I'll try again tomorrow.
~ Mary Anne Radmacher

Image for the Quotation by Dan Rather, "Courage is being afraid but going on anyhow."

Courage is being afraid but going on anyhow.
~ Dan Rather

Image for the Quotation by Lucius Annaeus Seneca, "Sometimes even to live is an act of courage."

Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.
~ Lucius Annaeus Seneca

  • Cowards die many times before their actual deaths.
    ~ Julius Caeser

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

  • Courage is doing what you're afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you're scared.
  • ~ Edward Vernon Rickenbacker

  • Bravery is being the only one who knows you're afraid.
  • - Franklin P. Jones

Courage Quotes 2

  • Sometimes the biggest act of courage is a small one.
  • ~ Lauren Raffo

  • Fear and courage are brothers.
  • ~ Proverb

  • Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.
  • ~ C.S. Lewis

  • One man with courage makes a majority.
  • ~ Andrew Jackson

  • Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.
  • ~ Raymond Lindquist

  • When we are afraid we ought not to occupy ourselves with endeavoring to prove that there is no danger, but in strengthening ourselves to go on in spite of the danger.
  • ~ Mark Rutherford

  • Courage is tiny pieces of fear all glued together.
  • ~ Irisa Hail

  • True courage is not the brutal force of vulgar heroes, but the firm resolve of virtue and reason.
  • ~ Alfred North Whitehead

  • To live with fear and not be afraid is the final test of maturity.
  • ~ Edward Weeks

  • A man of courage never wants weapons.
  • - Author Unknown

Courage Quotes 3

  • It is easy to be brave from a safe distance.
  • ~ Aesop

  • A brave arm makes a short sword long.
  • ~ Author Unknown

  • For without belittling the courage with which men have died, we should not forget those acts of courage with which men have lived.
  • ~ John F. Kennedy

  • Courage is fear that has said its prayers.
  • ~ Dorothy Bernard

  • Courage is... the knowledge of how to fear what ought to be feared and how not to fear what ought not to be feared.
  • ~ David Ben-Gurion

  • Courage is knowing what not to fear.
  • ~ Plato

  • Optimism is the foundation of courage.
  • ~ Nicholas Murray Butler

  • Courage is as often the outcome of despair as of hope; in the one case we have nothing to lose, in the other everything to gain.
  • ~ Diane de Poitiers

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

  • Perfect courage means doing unwitnessed what we would be capable of with the world looking on.
  • ~ François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld

Courage Quotes 4

  • Courage is the fear of being thought a coward.
  • ~ Horace Smith

  • Courage is to feel the daily daggers of relentless steel and keep on living.
  • ~ Douglas Malloch

  • Courage is nine-tenths context. What is courageous in one setting can be foolhardy in another and even cowardly in a third.
  • ~ Joseph Epstein

  • A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer.
  • ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • Courage is never to let your actions be influenced by your fears.
  • ~ Arthur Koestler

  • 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 you see it through no matter what. You rarely win, but sometimes you do.
  • ~ Harper Lee

  • A timid person is frightened before a danger, a coward during the time, and a courageous person afterward.
  • ~ Jean Paul Richter

  • Courage is the price that Life exacts for granting peace.
  • ~ Amelia Earhart

  • Courage is the ladder on which all the other virtues mount.
  • ~ Clare Booth Luce

Courage Quotes 5

Quotation by Corra Harris.
  • The bravest thing you can do when you are not brave is to profess courage and act accordingly.
  • ~ Corra Harris

  • A coward turns away, but a brave man's choice is danger.
  • ~ Euripides

  • Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.
  • ~ John Quincy Adams

  • Let bravery be thy choice, but not bravado.
  • ~ Menander

  • Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.
  • ~ Robert Louis Stevenson

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

  • Fortune favors the brave.
  • ~ Virgil

  • Courage and resolution are the spirit and soul of virtue.
  • ~ Thomas Fuller

  • Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are stiffened.
  • ~ Billy Graham

  • Courage is grace under pressure.
  • ~ Ernest Hemingway

  • Fear is only as deep as the mind allows.
  • ~ Japanese proverb

Courage Quotes 6

Quotation by Thucydides.
  • The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding, go out and meet it.
  • ~ Thucydides
  • One's dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but it can never be taken away unless it is surrendered.
    ~ Michael J. Fox

  • However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. It matters that you don't just give up.
    ~ Stephen Hawking

  • Self-control is the chief element in self-respect, and self-respect is the chief element in courage.
    ~ Thucydides

  • You can always die. It's living that takes real courage. - Himura Kenshin
    ~ Watsuki Nobuhiro

  • Being terrified but going ahead and doing what must be done—that's courage. The one who feels no fear is a fool, and the one who lets fear rule him is a coward.
    ~ Piers Anthony

  • Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.
    ~ John Quincy Adams

  • Each mistake teaches you something new about yourself. There is no failure, remember, except in no longer trying. It is the courage to continue that counts.
    ~ Chris Bradford

  • Real courage is doing the right thing when nobody's looking. Doing the unpopular thing because it's what you believe, and the heck with everybody.
    ~ Justin Cronin

  • I have always believed that hope is that stubborn thing inside us that insists, despite all the evidence to the contrary, that something better awaits us so long as we have the courage to keep reaching, to keep working, to keep fighting.
    ~ Barack Obama

Courage Quotes 7

  • Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.
    ~ Lao Tzu

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

  • You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.
    ~ William Faulkner

  • Don't be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.
    ~ Rumi

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

  • I learned that courage was 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 isn't having the strength to go on - it is going on when you don't have strength.
    ~ Napoleon Bonaparte

  • Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires some of the same courage that a soldier needs. Peace has its victories, but it takes brave men and women to win them.
    ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • A man with outward courage dares to die; a man with inner courage dares to live.
    ~ Lao Tzu

  • Keep in mind that many people have died for their beliefs; it's actually quite common. The real courage is in living and suffering for what you believe.
    ~ Christopher Paolini

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