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