62 Inspiring Quotes on Courage

What is Courage?

Courage is mustering mental and/or moral strength to persevere and follow through in times of difficulty, uncertainty, and fear.

What gives a person courage?

Self-confidence and the belief of pushing through against the odds.

Courageous people take risks and accept that adversity is inevitable. Their willpower to achieve and makes leaps override that risk and potential challenges they calculate they might face.

if you are courageous or looking for some inspiration to be courageous, check out my favorite courage quotes. In our lives, we will all at one point or another face adversity and need to be courageous for ourselves, those we love and for things, we stand for and want.

Inspiring Courage Quotes


“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.”
Marie Curie


So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable. – Christopher Reeve


Fear is a reaction. Courage is a decision. – Winston Churchill


“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.”- Eleanor Roosevelt


“Keep your fears to yourself but share your courage with others.”
Robert Louis Stevenson


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


“There is nothing in the world so much admired as a man who knows how to bear unhappiness with courage.” – Seneca

Courage is the hallmark of spirituality. Courage comes when you love yourself for who you are. – Amit Ray


“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear – not absence of fear.”
Mark Twain

Do you have the courage to act outwardly on what you see inwardly? – T.D. Jakes

“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


What separates the winners from the losers is how a person reacts to each new twist of fate. – Donald Trump

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

You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor. – T.S. Eliot

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

“All happiness depends on courage and work.” – Honoré de Balzac

“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.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

“To look at something as though we had never seen it before requires great courage.” – Henri Matisse
You can’t be brave if you’ve only had wonderful things happen to you. – Mary Tyler Moore

In Conclusion

Courage is the strength and the ability to do something that frightens one, to persevere through adversity.

Being courageous is one of the most trying exercises we experience as a human. We can recognize that there are moments in life when the courage to pull through is more demanding than in different circumstances.