46 Courage Quotes That Will Motivate and Inspire You (2020 Update)

Today I’d like to share 46 of the best and most powerful courage quotes that I’ve found.

Timeless thoughts that will inspire and help you to take that big – or sometimes small – leap that you need to take to move forward towards a dream or goal.

These thought-provoking quotes will help you to build your own courage in life no matter if you need it in your love life or relationships, to go after what you want at work or in your business or to make positive change in your life.

And to not give up even when things are tough and you may feel like giving in and going home.

46 Courage Quotes That Will Help You to Make Your Dreams Real

46 Courage Quotes That Will Motivate and Inspire You (2020 Update)

“One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.”
Maya Angelou

“Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.”
Baltasar Gracian

“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.” Anais Nin

“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

“A ship is safe in harbor, but that's not what ships are for.” John A. Shedd

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

“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”
Lao Tzu

“When things go wrong as they sometimes will,
When the road you're trudging seems all uphill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit
Rest if you must, but don't you quit.
Success is failure turned inside out,
The silver tint on the clouds of doubt,
And you can never tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems afar.
So, stick to the fight when you're hardest hit
It's when things go wrong that you mustn't quit.”
John Greenleaf Whittier

“Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.”
Bertrand Russell

“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

“The best way out is always through.”
Robert Frost

“Do the thing you fear and the death of fear is certain.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Don't get discouraged; it is often the last key in the bunch that opens the lock.”
Unknown

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

“When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

“To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself.”
Soren Kierkegaard

“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.”
E.E. Cummings

“Trust the still, small voice that says, “this might work and I'll try it.”
Diane Mariechild

“If you’re not willing to risk, you cannot grow. If you cannot grow, you cannot be your best. If you cannot be your best, you cannot be happy. If you cannot be happy, what else is there?”
Les Brown

“To overcome fear, here’s all you have to do: realize the fear is there, and do the action you fear anyway.”
Peter McWilliams

“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

“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

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

“Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything – all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important.”
Steve Jobs

“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.”
Dale Carnegie

“The greatest test of courage on the earth is to bear defeat without losing heart.”
R. G. Ingersoll

“Curiosity will conquer fear even more than bravery will.” James Stephens

“Obstacles are like wild animals.  They are cowards but they will bluff you if they can.  If they see you are afraid of them… they are liable to spring upon you; but if you look them squarely in the eye, they will slink out of sight.”
Orison Swett Marden

“The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny.”
Albert Ellis

“If you're going through hell, keep going.”
Winston Churchill

“It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done better.
The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes short again and again, who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause, who at best knows achievement and who at the worst if he fails at least fails while daring greatly so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.”
Theodore Roosevelt

“Remember that failure is an event, not a person.”
Unknown

“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

“Anyone can hide. Facing up to things, working through them, that’s what makes you strong.”
Sarah Dessen

“Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.”
Zig Ziglar

“Never be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the ark, professionals built the Titanic.”
Unknown

“Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and, above all, confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained.”
Marie Curie

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

“We are more often frightened than hurt; and we suffer more from imagination than from reality.”
Seneca

“It takes more courage to reveal insecurities than to hide them, more strength to relate to people than to dominate them, more ‘manhood' to abide by thought-out principles rather than blind reflex. Toughness is in the soul and spirit, not in muscles and an immature mind.”
Alex Karras

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

“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

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

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” Mark Twain

“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow.”
Mary Anne Radmacher

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  • The best way out is always through.
    Robert Frost

    Awesome quote!

  • I love quotes! I think nothing gets the point across like a good quote. Here’s one of my favourites (I forget who first said it):

    “Fear knocked on the door. When courage answered, nobody was there.”

    Matthew
    http://www.InspirationToAchieve.com

  • great stuff here very inspiratonal

  • Thanks you for your kind words and for the good quotes.

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    I love Churchill’s quote! Very helpful & true!

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