Inspirational Courage Quotes

Courage quotes
Courage quotes

Courage, also called fortitude, is the ability and willingness to confront fear, pain, danger, uncertainty, or intimidation. Courage is one of the most important quality to become a good leader. To face most of the challenges life throws at us, we need courage to face and beat them. Courage is the fundamental quality or virtue, that gives rise to other qualities such as Confidence, Persistence etc. which are essential for a successful life.

Below is a list of some Courage quotes, which are very inspirational and motivational.

“All happiness depends on courage and work.”
― Honoré de Balzac

“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”
― Lao Tzu

“We cannot be sure of having something to live for unless we are willing to die for it.”
― Che Guevara

“Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.”
― Maya Angelou

“Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.”
― Maya Angelou

“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear – not absence of fear.”
― Mark Twain

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”
― Winston S. Churchill

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

“There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me.”
― Jane Austen

“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.”
― Anaïs Nin

“What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?”
― Vincent van Gogh

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

“Freedom lies in being bold.”
― Robert Frost

“Courage is found in unlikely places.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien

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

“Whatever you do, you need courage.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Here is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. Don’t be afraid.”
― Frederick Buechner

“Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake.”
― Victor Hugo

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

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

“…Who could refrain,
That had a heart to love, and in that heart
Courage to make love known?”
― William Shakespeare

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

“Courage is not simply one of the virtues but the form of every virtue at the testing point, which means at the point of highest reality. ”
― C.S. Lewis

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  1. This is a great thing that you do here. I hope you get also inspired through the movement of doing so for others~

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  2. Good post. Here is one more from the book of Joshua. The Lord said to Josh, “No man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life; as I was with Moses, so I will be with you. I will not leave you nor forsake you. Be strong and of good courage. Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

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  3. Interesting set–thanks, alchemist! I especially like the C.S. Lewis. Reminds me of what I liked about Lewis…

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  4. Love this. One of my very favorite subjects. Wanted to reblog. But I’m linking today’s blog to your site so that I can share what you wrote. Blessings.

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  5. Thanks for following JAM with Mike. I’m enjoying reading through your posts and will follow on Twitter.

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  6. Thanks for the follow! Your quotes are definitely inspirational… will be looking forward to new posts.

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  7. Just what I needed to read today, so thank you for visiting my blog so I could find you! I look forward to exploring more here for encouragement in the days ahead.

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