Quotes About Courage

Webster's defines courage as "the quality of the mind that enables a person to face difficulty and danger without fear." With due respect to Webster's, most "heroes" will tell you that they did experience fear at a certain point. However, their courage was able to overcome their fear. All men and women, even the most courageous ones, experience fear. In other words, courage does not mean absence of fear, but the ability to overcome it.

This I have learnt through quotes and sayings about courage. Different perspectives on courage by different authors have made me realize that courage is not jumping from a cliff but mostly facing change with a determination that one will succeed. I am sure you will reach a similar conclusion by reading quotes and sayings about courage.

Follow QuotesHut on Twitter

"The essential in daring is to know how far one can go too far." Jean Cocteau

"You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore." Christopher Columbus

"He who loses wealth loses much; he who loses a friend loses more; but he that loses courage loses all." Miguel de Cervantes

"The greatest test of courage on the earth is to bear defeat without losing heart." Robert Green Ingersoll

"Without courage, all other virtues lose their meaning." Winston Churchill

"All serious daring starts from within." Harriet Beecher Stowe

"Bravery never goes out of style." William Makepeace Thackeray

"Success is never found. Failure is never fatal. Courage is the only thing." Winston Churchill

"It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult." Seneca

"Courage is being afraid but going on anyhow." Dan Rather

""It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, just as much to stand up to our friends." Albus Dumbledore

"Courage is not the absence of fear, it's the mastery of it." Zig Ziglar

"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

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

"Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed we possessed." Dale Carnegie

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. Mark Twain

"Don't be afraid to go out on a limb. That's where the fruit is." H. Jackson Browne

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

"No man in the world has more courage than the man who can stop after eating one peanut." Channing Pollack

"Courage is the ladder on which all the other virtues mount." Clare Booth Luce

"Don't get discouraged; it is often the last key in the bunch that opens the lock." Unknown author

"Fortune favors the bold." Tim Ferriss

"I loathe people who keep dogs. They are cowards who haven't got the guts to bite people themselves." August Strindberg

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

"If you meet it promptly and without flinching - you will reduce the danger by half. Never run away from anything. Never!" Winston Churchill


QuotesHut.com respects copyright laws in every way. All the quotes, sayings, thoughts, verses, statements and proverbs published at QuotesHut.com are the ownership of their respective authors which are referenced at the end of each quote. National proverbs and quotes of unknown authors are conisdered to be public asset. Please, respect the ownership when using the site.

All quotes, sayings, thoughts, verses, statements and proverbs at QuotesHut.com are published for the sole purpose of informing and educating the public. They are publish under the Fair Use of copyright laws and all are therefore referenced, accessible and free. You can read more on this subject in our Terms of use. If you think QuotesHut.com violates copyright laws in any way, please contact me immidiately.