Top 50 Courage Quotes To Motivate And Inspire You

In a world full of tough times and uncertainty, courage is like a superpower that helps people face challenges with bravery and determination. This collection is all about quotes that capture the spirit of courage. 

These courage quotes come from people Like Nelson Mandel, Aristotle, Winston Churchill and more who've faced big problems and come out even stronger. Whether it's historical figures or modern thinkers, their words show that courage isn't just about not being afraid – it's about facing fears and conquering. Let's explore these inspirational quotes together and discover how they can inspire us to be brave in our own lives.

Here I collected 50 Inspiring courage quotes from various authors and leaders of the world. Read these quotes and be courageous.

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1. “The greatest test of courage on the earth is to bear defeat without losing heart.”- R. G. Ingersoll

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2. "You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor. -Aristotle

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3. "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

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4. “Courage is not the absence of fear but rather the assessment that something else is more important than fear.” — Franklin D. Roosevelt


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

6. "I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflections.” – Thomas Paine

7. “The importance of courage to get back up after you have been brought to your knees.” — Angela Sebaly

8. "Courage and bravery are highly regarded qualities– possibly because it is difficult to be courageous and brave all the time, especially when times are difficult.” — Amanda Elizabeth Barden

9. “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.”- Ralph Waldo Emerson

10. 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

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Quotes About Courage 

“Courage is doing what you’re afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you’re scared.” -– Eddie Rickenbacker

To build your confidence and courage, take small risks where you have a good chance of succeeding.” ― Irene Roth

“Courage is never to let your actions be influenced by your fears.” — Arthur Koestler

"Courage isn't having the strength to go on – it is going on when you don't have strength." ―  Napoleon Bonaparte

"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

"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

"We don't develop courage by being happy every day. We develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity." ― Barbara De Angelis

Courage Quotes About Life

“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. Alder

“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

"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. Alder

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

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

“You must be bold, brave, and courageous and find a way… to get in the way.” — John Lewis

“The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.” — Oprah Winfrey

Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity. W. Clement Stone

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Short Courage Quotes: 

  • "A man with outward courage dares to die; a man with inner courage dares to live." - Lao Tzu

  • “It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” - E.E. Cummings

  • “You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.”- William Faulkner

  • “Courage is grace under pressure.” — Ernest Hemingway

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

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

  • “Courage is like a muscle. We strengthen it by use.” — Ruth Gordon

Courage Inspirational Quotes

  • Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye. Helen Keller

  • Courage, above all things, is the first quality of a warrior. Carl von Clausewitz

  • “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 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

  • “The strongest people find the courage and caring to help others, even if they are going through their own storm.” Roy T. Bennett

  • “The secret of happiness is freedom; the secret of freedom is courage.”― Carrie Jones

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

  • “The two hardest tests on the spiritual road are the patience to wait for the right moment and the courage not to be disappointed with what we encounter.”― Paulo Coelho

  • "Take chances, make mistakes. That's how you grow. Pain nourishes your courage. You have to fail in order to practice being brave." ― Mary Tyler Moore

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