Courage Quotes


Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.

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

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.

I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It's when you know you're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.
- Atticus Finch

The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.

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

Bran thought about it. 'Can a man still be brave if he's afraid?'
'That is the only time a man can be brave,' his father told him.

A Game of Thrones

George R.R. Martin

A Game of Thrones
Bravery    Courage    Fear

Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.

You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.

Don't be afraid of your fears. They're not there to scare you. They're there to let you know that something is worth it.

Everyone has talent. What's rare is the courage to follow it to the dark places where it leads.

Confront the dark parts of yourself, and work to banish them with illumination and forgiveness. Your willingness to wrestle with your demons will cause your angels to sing.

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.

Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.

Courage    Love    Trust

Don't be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.

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

For what it’s worth: it’s never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the courage to start all over again.

Scared is what you're feeling. Brave is what you're doing.

Bravery    Courage    Fear

When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not yet ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back. A week is more than enough time for us to decide whether or not to accept our destiny.

Challenges    Change    Courage    Life

There are so many ways to be brave in this world. Sometimes bravery involves laying down your life for something bigger than yourself, or for someone else. Sometimes it involves giving up everything you have ever known, or everyone you have ever loved, for the sake of something greater.
But sometimes it doesn't.
Sometimes it is nothing more than gritting your teeth through pain, and the work of every day, the slow walk toward a better life.
That is the sort of bravery I must have now.

Courage is found in unlikely places.

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.

Bravery    Courage    Fear

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.

All happiness depends on courage and work.

We can't be afraid of change. You may feel very secure in the pond that you are in, but if you never venture out of it, you will never know that there is such a thing as an ocean, a sea. Holding onto something that is good for you now, may be the very reason why you don't have something better.

With enough courage, you can do without a reputation.

Freedom lies in being bold.

Courage isn't having the strength to go on - it is going on when you don't have strength.

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. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires some of the same courage that a soldier needs. Peace has its victories, but it takes brave men and women to win them.

Yet each man kills the thing he loves
By each let this be heard
Some do it with a bitter look
Some with a flattering word
The coward does it with a kiss
The brave man with a sword

1897    Betrayal    Bravery    Courage    Love    Remorse

Courage is grace under pressure.

At times the world may seem an unfriendly and sinister place, but believe that there is much more good in it than bad. All you have to do is look hard enough. and what might seem to be a series of unfortunate events may in fact be the first steps of a journey.

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.

No matter how long you train someone to be brave, you never know if they are or not until something real happens.

Brave    Bravery    Courage    Dauntless    Experience    Life    Training

Listen to the people who love you. Believe that they are worth living for even when you don't believe it. Seek out the memories depression takes away and project them into the future. Be brave; be strong; take your pills. Exercise because it's good for you even if every step weighs a thousand pounds. Eat when food itself disgusts you. Reason with yourself when you have lost your reason.

Belief    Bravery    Courage    Depression    Eating    Exercise    Food    Future    Life    Living    Love    Loved ones    Medication    Memories    Reason    Strength

Become major, Paul. Live like a hero. That's what the classics teach us. Be a main character. Otherwise what is life for?

Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.

Courage. Kindness. Friendship. Character. These are the qualities that define us as human beings, and propel us, on occasion, to greatness.

Wonder

R.J. Palacio

Wonder

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.

Being loved    Courage    Laugh    Love    Loving

So comes snow after fire, and even dragons have their endings.

The Hobbit

J.R.R. Tolkien

The Hobbit

Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I'll try again tomorrow.


The Journey
One day you finally knew
what you had to do, and began,
though the voices around you
kept shouting
their bad advice --
though the whole house
began to tremble
and you felt the old tug
at your ankles.
"Mend my life!"
each voice cried.
But you didn't stop.
You knew what you had to do,
though the wind pried
with its stiff fingers
at the very foundations,
though their melancholy
was terrible.
It was already late
enough, and a wild night,
and the road full of fallen
branches and stones.
But little by little,
as you left their voices behind,
the stars began to burn
through the sheets of clouds,
and there was a new voice
which you slowly
recognized as your own,
that kept you company
as you strode deeper and deeper
into the world,
determined to do
the only thing you could do --
determined to save
the only life you could save.

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

Keep in mind that many people have died for their beliefs; it's actually quite common. The real courage is in living and suffering for what you believe.

Eragon

Christopher Paolini

Eragon

Just because you fail once doesn't mean you're gonna fail at everything.

The secret of happiness is freedom, the secret of freedom is courage.

Need

Carrie Jones

Need

Without fear there cannot be courage.

Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.

I am my own biggest critic. Before anyone else has criticized me, I have already criticized myself. But for the rest of my life, I am going to be with me and I don't want to spend my life with someone who is always critical. So I am going to stop being my own critic. It's high time that I accept all the great things about me.

If you want to rebel, rebel from inside the system.That's much more powerful than rebelling outside the system.

Legend

Marie Lu

Legend

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