Courage Quotes


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

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

Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.
– Lord Chesterfield
Courage that grows from constitution often forsakes a man when he has occasion for it; courage which arises from a sense of duty acts ;in a uniform manner.
– Joseph Addison
Earth teach me to forget myself as melted snow forgets its life. Earth teach me resignation as the leaves which die in the fall. Earth teach me courage as the tree which stands all alone. Earth teach me regeneration as the seed which rises in the spring.
– William Alexander
To live we must conquer incessantly, we must have the courage to be happy.
– Henri Frederic Amiel
Healing takes courage, and we all have courage, even if we have to dig a little to find it.
– Tori Amos
We need to find the courage to say NO to the things and people that are not serving us if we want to rediscover ourselves and live our lives with authenticity.
– Barbara de Angelis
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
It takes a certain courage and a certain greatness to be truly base.
– Jean Anouilh
Courage is simply the willingness to be afraid and act anyway.
– Robert Anthony
The principal act of courage is to endure and withstand dangers doggedly rather than to attack them.
– Saint Thomas Aquinas
Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others.
– Aristotle
You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.
– Aristotle
Often the test of courage is not to die but to live.
– Vittorio Alfieri
To bathe a cat takes brute force, perseverance, courage of conviction - and a cat. The last ingredient is usually hardest to come by.
– Stephen Baker
Falsehood is cowardice, the truth courage.
– Hosea Ballou
Cowardice and courage are never without a measure of affectation. Nor is love. Feelings are never true. They play with their mirrors.
– Jean Baudrillard
The weak in courage is strong in cunning.
– William Blake
I have a hat. It is graceful and feminine and give me a certain dignity, as if I were attending a state funeral or something. Someday I may get up enough courage to wear it, instead of carrying it.
– Erma Bombeck