Courage Quotes

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

Winston Churchill

From caring comes courage.

Lao Tzu

Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.

Andre Gide

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

Jim Hightower

People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.

Hermann Hesse

The secret to happiness is freedom… And the secret to freedom is courage.


Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men.


A man of great common sense and good taste – meaning thereby a man without originality or moral courage.

George Bernard Shaw

The weak in courage is strong in cunning.

William Blake

It often takes more courage to change one’s opinion than to keep it.

Willy Brandt

Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.

Bruce Lee

Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die.

Gilbert K. Chesterton

You have to have courage to be obedient to God.

Charles Stanley

The courage of the poet is to keep ajar the door that leads into madness.

Christopher Morley

I don’t understand why people say that I am full of courage. I feel terribly nervous.

Aung San Suu Kyi

Have the courage to act instead of react.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.

Anais Nin

The principles of living greatly include the capacity to face trouble with courage, disappointment with cheerfulness, and trial with humility.

Thomas S. Monson