Courage Quotes

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage - to move in the opposite direction.

E.F. Schumacker

It is curious - curious that physical courage should be so common in the world, and moral courage so rare

Mark Twain

He (Thomas Paine) saw oppression on every hand; injustice everywhere; hypocrisy at the altar; venality on the bench, tyranny on the throne; and with a splendid courage he espoused the cause of the weak against the strong.

Robert Green Ingersoll

A great deal of talent is lost to the world for want of a little courage. Every day sends to their graves obscure men whose timidity prevented them from making a first effort.

Sydney Smith

Abraham Lincoln did not go to Gettysburg having commissioned a poll to find out what would sell in Gettysburg. There were no people with percentages for him, cautioning him about this group or that group or what they found in exit polls a year earlier. When will we have the courage of Lincoln?

Robert Coles

A man of great common sense and good taste is a man without originality or moral courage.

George Bernard Shaw

You are under the unfortunate delusion that simply because you run away from danger, you have no courage. You're confusing courage with wisdom.


The secret of happiness is freedom. The secret of freedom is courage.


All our dreams can come true...if we have the courage to pursue them.

Walt Disney

Courage is not the absence of fear, but simply moving on with dignity despite that fear.

Pat Riley

It is a work about courage, beauty and defiance,


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

Maya Angelou

Religion is fundamentally opposed to everything I hold in veneration - courage, clear thinking, honesty, fairness, and above all, love of the truth

Henry Louis Mencken

The qualities of a great man are vision, integrity, courage, understanding, the power of articulation, and profundity of character.

Dwight David Eisenhower

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

Edward Vernon Rickenbacker
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