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Courage Quotes

Updated on February 3, 2011

Sayings & Quotes about Courage

Courage plays an important role in our lives especially the lives of successful people. Here are a few inspirational and motivational quotes about courage. Read them, remember them and quote them to others.

One man with courage is a majority.
Thomas Jefferson

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

It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.
Erma Bombeck

In the Soviet army it takes more courage to retreat than advance.
Joseph Stalin

You have to accept whatever comes and the only important thing is that you meet it with courage and with the best that you have to give.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Those who lack the courage will always find a philosophy to justify it.
Albert Camus

My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return.
Maya Angelou

To him that waits all things reveal themselves, provided that he has the courage not to deny, in the darkness, what he has seen in the light.
Coventry Patmore

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

The courage of life is often a less dramatic spectacle than the courage of a final moment; but it is no less a magnificent mixture of triumph and tragedy.
John F. Kennedy

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex... It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.
Albert Einstein

All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.
Walt Disney

Untutored courage is useless in the face of educated bullets.
George S. Patton

If we survive danger it steels our courage more than anything else.
Reinhold Niebuhr

A man of courage is also full of faith.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

We need men with moral courage to speak and write their real thoughts, and to stand by their convictions, even to the very death.
Robert Green Ingersoll

War alone brings up to their highest tension all human energies and imposes the stamp of nobility upon the peoples who have the courage to make it.
Benito Mussolini

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

The strangest, most generous, and proudest of all virtues is true courage.
Michel de Montaigne

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

Real courage is when you know you're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.
Harper Lee

Courage, not compromise, brings the smile of God's approval.
Thomas S. Monson

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

There are pretenders to piety as well as to courage.

Courage is found in unlikely places.
J. R. R. Tolkien

To live we must conquer incessantly, we must have the courage to be happy.
Henri Frederic Amiel

Heroes to me are guys that sit in libraries. They absorb knowledge and then the risks they take are calculated on the basis of the courage it took to become replete with knowledge.
William Hurt

A coward is a hero with a wife, kids, and a mortgage.
Marvin Kitman


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      Justin 7 years ago

      Like the person above, first and the last one are my favorite ones here.

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      hubbb 7 years ago

      Some nice quotes you have written there. I liked the first and last quote the most.