Courage Quotes

Perfect courage means doing unwitnessed what we would be capable of with the world looking on. Francois duc de La Rochefoucauld

He that fails in his endeavours after wealth or power will not long retain either honesty or courage. Samuel Johnson

Courage without conscience is a wild beast. Robert G Ingersoll

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

Courage is the ladder on which all the other virtues mount. Clare Boothe Luce

Until the day of his death, no man can be sure of his courage. Jean Anouilh

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

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

Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. C S Lewis

One man with courage makes a majority. Andrew Jackson

Courage conquers all things. Ovid.

Courage is a special kind of knowledge; the knowledge of how to fear what ought to be feared and how not to fear what ought not to be feared. David Ben Gurion

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

Success is never final, failure is never fatal. It’s courage that counts. John Wooden

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

To see what is right and not to do it is want of courage. Confucius

Courage is like love: it must have hope to cherish it. Napoleon Bonaparte

Nothing gives a fearful man more courage than another’s fear. Umberto Eco

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

He who loses wealth loses much; he who loses a friend loses more; but he that loses his courage loses all. Miguel de Cervantes

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

Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you’re scared to death. Harold Wilson

Courage consists not in blindly overlooking danger, but in seeing it, and conquering it. Jean Paul Richter