50 Courage Quotes To Build Your Strength


50 Courage quotes to spark your inner brave and make you stand stronger in face of fears and adversities.


We all need the courage to be able to build our own life according to our needs, demands, hopes, dreams. No matter if you need this for love, business, or family life. Courage is a must to create a positive change in your life. In addition to this, we all need more courage than ever at the times when we are about to give up. 

Short story long, to succeed in everything that you want you don’t need anything but courage at the beginning. Because this is how you will convince yourself to start. And this is how you will help yourself to find the strength to overcome the challenges you are going to face. And always remember Everything you want is on the other side of fear.

So, in this article, I’ll share 50 courage quotes that will help you to not give up even when things are tough. Don’t forget, you can do more than you think with enough courage.


Courage Quotes


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“Courage is the hallmark of spirituality. Courage comes when you love yourself for who you are.” – Amit Ray


“The opposite for courage is not cowardice, it is conformity. Even a dead fish can go with the flow.” – Jim Hightower


“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


“Real courage is knowing what faces you and knowing how to face it.” – Timothy Dalton


“Courage is not the absence of fear or despair; it is the capacity to continue on despite them, no matter how great or overwhelming they become.” – Robert Fanney


“Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren’t always comfortable, but they’re never weakness.” – Brené Brown


“Self-control is the chief element in self-respect, and self-respect is the chief element in courage.” – Thucydides


“Courage doesn’t happen when you have all the answers. It happens when you are ready to face the questions you have been avoiding your whole life.” – Shannon L. Adler


“Courage isn’t having the strength to go on – it is going on when you don’t have strength.” – Napoleon Bonaparte


“The courage to imagine the otherwise is our greatest resource, adding color and suspense to all our life.” – Daniel J. Boorstin

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“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


“People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.” – Hermann Hesse


“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


“It is only necessary to have courage, for strength without self-confidence is useless.” – Giacamo Casanova


“Always do the things you fear the most. Courage is an acquired taste, like caviar.” – Erica Jong


“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


“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 feeling fear, not getting rid of fear, and taking action in the face of fear.” – Roy T. Bennett


“Courage is risking the known for the unknown, the familiar for the unfamiliar.” – Osho


“You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.” – Aristotle


“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


“You can choose to let this thing bother you or let this be an adventure and welcome the challenge.” – Fred Rogers


“He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.” – Muhammad Ali


“All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination.” – Earl Nightingale


“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


“The scariest moment is always just before you start. After that, things can only get better.” – Stephen King


“Have the courage to be who you are, not what people expect you to be.” – David Goggins


“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


“Where your fear is, there is your task.” – Carl Jung


“Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.” – Bruce Lee

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“Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become.” – Steve Jobs


“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – André Gide


“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


“Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.” – Baltasar Gracian


“It takes courage to examine your life and to decide that there are things you would like to change, and it takes even more courage to do something about it.” – Sue Hadfield


“Courage is more exhilarating than fear and in the long run it is easier. We do not have to become heroes overnight. Just a step at a time, meeting each thing that comes up, seeing it is not as dreadful as it appeared, discovering we have the strength to stare it down.” – Eleanor Roosevelt


“It takes a great deal of courage to stand alone even if you believe in something very strongly.” – Reginald Rose


“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


“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


“A man with outward courage dares to die; a man with inner courage dares to live.” – Lao Tzu

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“You can choose courage, or you can choose comfort, but you cannot choose both.” – Brene Brown


“Courage is the commitment to begin without any guarantee of success.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


“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


“People who lack the clarity, courage, or determination to follow their own dreams will often find ways to discourage yours. Live your truth and don’t EVER stop!” – Steve Maraboli


“Life is not about living the safer option. Life is about living a life worth living.” – Robert Thier


“Courage is not limited to the battlefield or the Indianapolis 500 or bravely catching a thief in your house. The real tests of courage are much quieter. They are the inner tests, like remaining faithful when nobody’s looking, like enduring pain when the room is empty, like standing alone when you’re misunderstood.” – Charles Swindoll


“Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen.” – Brené Brown


“Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious. And 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


“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


This was just a very short list of courage quotes. There are plenty of sentences that you can read when it comes to courage. If you have read one of them before, just share with us your experiences to support others in this adventure!





Furkan Patan

Digital Marketer & Traveller. Blogger @HowToMotivateMe & @OlmeGormeden

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