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Powerful Courage Quotes

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Looking for courage quotes to give you the strength in the face of challenges and struggling times? Here's an inspiring collection of quotes about courage to motivate and encourage you.

You'll always need courage to deal with your life situations, love, family and work.

You need courage to live your life the way you want to.

You need courage to say no to your kids even when it pierced your heart.

You need courage to hold your family together when things seem to be falling apart.

You need courage to not lose heart when you met with failures.

Most of all, you need courage to be what you are.

Let these courage quotes inspire your soul and soothe your fears. Gain strength and courage with these powerful courage quotes!

A ship is safe in harbor, but that's not what ships are for.
-- William Shedd

All art requires courage.
-- Anne Tucker

All serious daring starts from within.
-- Harriet Beecher Stowe

Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength.
-- Author Unknown

Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.
-- Paulo Coelho

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength while loving someone deeply gives you courage.
-- Lao Tse

Come to the edge,' he said.
They said, 'We are afraid.'
'Come to the edge,' he said.
They came.
He pushed them...
And they flew.
-- Peter McWilliams

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

Courage is being afraid but going on anyhow.
-- Dan Rather

Courage is being scared to death... and saddling up anyway.
-- John Wayne

Courage is doing what you're afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you're scared.
-- Edward Vernon Rickenbacker

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

Courage is never to let your actions be influenced by your fears.
-- Arthur Koestler

Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.
-- Ambrose Redmoon

Courage is not the absence of fear, it is taking a step forward when you are afraid.
-- Ken McGrath

Courage is not the towering oak
That sees storms come and go,
It is the fragile blossom
That opens in the snow
-- Alice MacKenzie Swaim

Courage is the discovery that you may not win, and trying when you know you can lose.
-- Tom Krause

Courage is very important. Like a muscle, it is strengthened by use.
-- Author Unknown

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
-- Winston Churchill

Courage, it would seem, is nothing less than the power to overcome danger, misfortune, fear, injustice, while continuing to affirm inwardly that life with all its sorrows is good; that everything is meaningful even if in a sense beyond our understanding; and that there is always tomorrow.
-- Dorothy Thompson

Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.
-- Erich Fromm:

Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.
-- Bertrand Russell

Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow that talent to dark place where it leads.
-- Erica Jong

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
-- Reinhold Niebuhr

Have the courage to live. Anyone can die.
-- Robert Cody

Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity.
-- W. Clement Stone

History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.
-- Maya Angelou

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

It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power.
-- Alan Cohen

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

I've been absolutely terrified every moment of my life -- and I've never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do.
-- Georgia O'Keeffe

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

Love bravely, live bravely, be courageous, there's really nothing to lose.
-- Jewel

Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.
- Andre Gide

Many of our fears are tissue paper-thin, and a single courageous step would carry us through them.
-- Brendan Francis

Most of our obstacles would melt away if, instead of cowering before them, we should make up our minds to walk boldly through them.
-- Orison Swett Marden

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

One life is all we have and we live it as we believe in living it. But to sacrifice what you are and to live without belief, that is a fate more terrible than dying.
-- Joan of Arc

One man scorned and covered with scars still strove with his last ounce of courage to reach the unreachable stars; and the world was better for this.
-- Don Quixote

Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live.
-- Dorothy Thompson

Pain nourishes courage. You can't be brave if you've only had wonderful things happen to you.
-- Mary Tyler Moore

Personal mastery teaches us to choose. Choosing is a courageous act: picking the results and actions which you will make into your destiny.
-- Peter Senge

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

The important thing is this: To be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.
-- Charles DuBois

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

We could never learn to be brave and patient if there were only joy in the world.
-- Helen Keller

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

With courage you will dare to take risks, have the strength to be compassionate, and the wisdom to be humble. Courage is the foundation of integrity.
-- Keshavan Nair

Yesterday I dared to struggle. Today I dare to win.
-- Bernadette Devlin

You don't develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.
-- Epicurus

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

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