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24 Motivational Quotes on Courage

What does it truly mean to have courage?

Is courage the absence of fear, or is it conquering and overcoming fear? What does courage mean to you?

Check out these 24 quotes on courage to really reflect on the topic, and leave me a comment below to let me know what you think!

24 Quotes on Courage

Courage is not the absence of fear but rather the assessment that something else is more important than fear.
– Franklin D. Roosevelt

Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen.
– Brené Brown

Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage you can’t practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage.
– Maya Angelou

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

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

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.
– Anaïs 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 results when one’s convictions are bigger than one’s fears.
– Orrin Woodward

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear—not absence of fear.
– Mark Twain

He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.
– Muhammad Ali

Courage is grace under pressure.
– Ernest Hemingway

The opposite of courage is not cowardice; it is conformity. Even a dead fish can go with the flow.
– Jim Hightower

Courage is found in unlikely places.
– J.R.R. Tolkien

If you are lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it.
– John Irving

What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?
– Vincent van Gogh

You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.
– Aristotle

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

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

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

One man with courage is a majority.
– Thomas Jefferson

Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.
– George S. Patton

Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.
– Robert Louis Stevenson

Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.
– Steve Jobs

Courage is on display every day, and only the courageous wring the most out of life.
– Zig Ziglar

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