It's normal to be afraid, but taking inspiration from role models throughout history can give you the courage to overcome your fear. YourDictionary's collection of courage quotes features thoughts from noted actors, athletes, politicians, and entrepreneurs to provide words of wisdom suitable for almost any occasion.
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, Long Walk to Freedom (1995)
Courage is the magic that turns dreams into reality.Richter Abend
It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies; but a great deal more to stand up to your friends...
Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads.erica jong
Go to the edge of the cliff and jump off. Build your wings on the way down.ray bradbury
Have the courage to think and act on your own. And have the courage to disobey.Yulyana
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.Lao-Tzu
Power is given only to him who dares to stoop and take it... one must have the courage to dare.fyodor dostoevsky
Today we need a special kind of courage. Not the kind needed in battle, but a kind which makes us stand up for everything that we know is right, everything that is true and honest. We need the kind of courage that can withstand the subtle corruption of the cynics, so that we can show the world that we are not afraid of the future.Queen Elizabeth II
A leader must have the courage to act against an expert's advice.james callaghan
I like it, murder, because this is courage. It is anti-bourgeois. Murder is closer to heaven, because after becoming remords de conscience, one prays, one opens the sky, and the angels say, “Good morning!”salvador dalí
Victory goes to those with courage!
Perfect courage is to do without witnesses what one would be capable of doing with the world looking on.
Stop shallow water still running, it will rage; tread on a worm and it will turn.Robert Greene
Few persons have courage enough to appear as good as they really are.
The best hearts are ever the bravest.
Maybe we're not supposed to be happy. Maybe gratitude has nothing to do with joy. Maybe being grateful means recognizing what you have for what it is. Appreciating small victories. Admiring the struggle it takes to simply be human. Maybe, we're thankful for the familiar things we know. And maybe we're thankful for the things we'll never know. At the end of the day, the fact that we have the courage to still be standing is reason enough to celebrate.Meredith Grey
You learn you can do your best even when it's hard, even when you're tired and maybe hurting a little bit. It feels good to show some courage.Joe Namath
Courage is more than just taking physical risks. Courage is having the inner strength to pursue your passion, even when the chances for success seem far out of reach. It's picking up a guitar, signing up for dance lessons, or finally carving out time in your busy schedule to write the novel you always dreamed of. No matter how talented you are, you need to be brave enough to take the first step if you hope to reach your goals. "What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?" Vincent van Gogh said.
It's a common misconception that acts of courage always involve public bravery. Sometimes, courage is simply finding the determination to keep going, even when your first efforts aren't very successful. As M. A. Radmacher said, "Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day, saying, 'I will try again tomorrow."
It might seem like nobody's watching when you display courage, but everyday acts of bravery inspire more people than you could ever imagine. Think about the people in your life who you'd describe as courageous, then strive to be like them as you go about your day. "Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened," Billy Graham said.