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

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

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

4. 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-Hershey 

5. 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 it is the world needs most. It is not complicated but it takes courage . . . to listen to his own goodness.
– Pablo Casals

6. 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

7. To uncover your true potential you must first find your own limits and then you have to have the courage to blow past them.
– Picabo Street

8. I am not a courageous person by nature. I have simply discovered that, at certain key moments in this life, you must find courage in yourself, in order to move forward and live. It is like a muscle and it must be exercised, first a little, and then more and more. All the really exciting things possible during the course of a lifetime require a little more courage than we currently have. A deep breath and a leap.
– John Patrick Shanley

9. Real courage is doing the right thing when nobody’s looking. Doing the unpopular thing because it’s what you believe, and the heck with everybody.
– Justin Cronin

10. Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life, and when it comes, hold your head high, look it squarely in the eye and say, ‘I will be bigger than you. You cannot defeat me.’
– Ann Landers

11. It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to your enemies, but a great deal more to stand up to your friends.
– Dumbledore

12. You do not need to know precisely what is happening, or exactly where it is all going. What you need is to recognize the possibilities and challenges offered by the present moment, and to embrace them with courage, faith and hope.
– Thomas Merton

13. Courage is the commitment to begin without any guarantee of success.
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

14. Courage is looking fear right in the eye and saying, ‘Get the hell out of my way, I’ve got things to do.’
– Unknown

15. To embark on the journey toward your goals and dreams requires bravery.  To remain on that path requires courage.  The bridge that merges the two is commitment.
– Dr. Steve Maraboli

16. Fear has two meanings:

    1. F – forget
      E – everything
      A – and
      R – run


    1. F – face
      E – everything
      A – and
      R – rise

17. Courage is more exhilarating than fear and in the long run it is easier. We do not have to become heroes over night. Just a step at a time, meeting each thing that comes up, seeing it is not as dreadful as it appeared, discovering we have the strength to stare it down.
– Eleanor Roosevelt

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

19. Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
– Winston Churchil

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

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

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

23. 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 you see it through no matter what.
– Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

24. Wealth lost – something lost; Honor lost – much lost; Courage lost – all lost.
– German proverb   

25. Courage is contagious.  When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.
– Billy Graham   

26. The most courageous act is still to think for yourself.  Aloud.
– Coco Chanel

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

28. A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are for.”
– William G. T. Shedd

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

30. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising, which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires….courage.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

31. It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.
– Erma Bombeck

32. Success means having the courage, the determination, and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be.
– George A. Sheehan

33. 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

34. 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.” 

– Veronica Roth, Allegiant