Courage Quotes

"Courage is one step ahead of fear.”
– Coleman Young

 

“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.”
– Ambrose Redmoon

 

“Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.”
– Winston Churchill

 

“Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others."
– Winston Churchill

 

“Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.”
– John F. Kennedy

 

“Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.”
– Erich Fromm

 

“Each person has inside a basic decency and goodness.  If he listens to it and acts on it, he is giving a great deal of what the world needs most.  It is not complicated, but it takes courage.”
– Pablo Casals

 

“If you are lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it.”
– John Irving

 

“It takes courage to grow up and turn out to be who you really are."
– e. e. cummings

 

“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.”
– Anais Nin

 

“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, To Kill a Mockingbird

 

“The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart.”
– Robert Ingersoll

 

“To see what is right and not to do it is want of courage or principle.”
– Confucius

 

“We gain strength and courage and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face – we must do that which we think we cannot.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt