Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear – not absence of fear. Mark Twain
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. If you liked this Lao Tzu quote about courage, check out 177 Lao Tzu Quotes On Love And Life That Will Amaze You
Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill
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.
A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are for. William G.T. Shedd
You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore. William Faulkner
Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time. Maya Angelou
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Everyone has talent. What’s rare is the courage to follow it to the dark places where it leads. Erica Jong
Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth. If you liked this Rumi quote about courage, check out 177 Best Rumi Quotes On Life And Love That Will Amaze You
Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen. Winston Churchill
Eric Roth Quotes About Courage From The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Screenplay
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.
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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. Paulo Coelho, The Devil and Miss Prym
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.
George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones
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. C. JoyBell C.
Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently. Maya Angelou
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, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
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
The Journey – Poem By Mary Oliver About Courage
One day you finally knew
what you had to do, and began,
though the voices around you
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
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.
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. Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
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. August Wilson
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. Paulo Coelho, Veronika Decides to Die
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 – Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird
Andrew Solomon Quotes About Courage From The Noonday Demon
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.
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. Victor Hugo
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. Ralph Waldo Emerson
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
Without fear there cannot be courage. Christopher Paolini
Believe you can and you’re halfway there. Theodore Roosevelt
It takes strength and courage to admit the truth. Rick Riordan, The Red Pyramid
Life is mostly froth and bubble,
Two things stand like stone.
Kindness in another’s trouble,
Courage in your own.
Adam Lindsay Gordon
Just because you fail once doesn’t mean you’re gonna fail at everything. Marilyn Monroe
The secret of happiness is freedom, the secret of freedom is courage. Carrie Jones, Need
It is not the strength of the body that counts, but the strength of the spirit. J.R.R. Tolkien
A man with outward courage dares to die; a man with inner courage dares to live. Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare. Mark Twain
Courage isn’t having the strength to go on – it is going on when you don’t have strength. Napoleon Bonaparte
Become major, Paul. Live like a hero. That’s what the classics teach us. Be a main character. Otherwise what is life for? J.M. Coetzee
No matter how long you train someone to be brave, you never know if they are or not until something real happens. Veronica Roth, Insurgent
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
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
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. Maya Angelou
Before I knew you, I thought brave was not being afraid. You’ve taught me that bravery is being terrified and doing it anyway. Laurell K. Hamilton, Blood Noir
Courage. Kindness. Friendship. Character. These are the qualities that define us as human beings, and propel us, on occasion, to greatness. R.J. Palacio, Wonder
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. Christopher Paolini, Eragon
Some people believe holding on and hanging in there are signs of great strength. However, there are times when it takes much more strength to know when to let go and then do it. Ann Landers
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. C. JoyBell C.
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. C. JoyBell C.
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. Brené Brown
If I am to be fallen into love, I will. And if as a result I will appear to be stupid, disillusioned, and of poor judgment, I will. And I would be damned if I cared what other people think. For I would rather be thought of as all of these things, than not love. If in loving, I become the naked woman on the horse, I will ride that horse with my head held high. This is my spirit. I am unbreakable. C. JoyBell C.
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