Quotes about Courage

I show COURAGE when I overcome my fear because something is more important.  I do the right thing, even when it is difficult.

“You will never do anything in this world without courage.”

-Aristotle, philosopher & scientist

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

-Napoleon Bonaparte, military and political leader

“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.”

-Winston Churchill, Former Prime Minister to the United Kingdom

“To know what is right and not do it is the worst cowardice.”

-Confucius, teacher, philosopher & politician


“Scared is what you’re feeling.  Brave is what you’re doing.”

-Emma Donoghue, playwright

“He who has courage and faith will never perish in misery!”

-Anne Frank, diarist & writer

“Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.”

-Abraham Lincoln, Former President of the United States

“…courage is 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, anti-apartheid revolutionary & Former President of South Africa

“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, author

“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, Former First Lady of the United States

“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear — not absence of fear.”

-Mark Twain, author

“Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.”

-John Wayne, actor