Courage Quotes

Association with one's fellows is essential to the renewal of the zest for life and is indispensable to the maintenance of the courage to fight those battles consequent upon the ascent to the higher levels of human living

Midwayer Commission

Courage is an everyday thing. When we look reality squarely in the eye and refuse to back away from our awareness, we are living courage.


It takes more courage to reveal insecurities than to hide them, more strength to relate to people than to dominate them, more 'manhood' to abide by thought-out principles rather than blind reflex. Toughness is in the soul and spirit, not in muscles and an immature mind.

Alex Karras

Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.

General George S. Patton

Wine fills the heart with courage.


Atheists put on false courage in the midst of their darkness and misaprehensions, like children who, when they fear to go in the dark,will sing or whistle to keep their courage.

Alexander Pope

If we have the courage and tenacity of our forebears, who stood firmly like a rock against the lash of slavery, we shall find a way to do for our day what they did for theirs.

Mary McLeod Bethune

A man writes to throw off the poison which he has accumulated because of his false way of life. He is trying to recapture his innocence, yet all he succeeds in doing (by writing) is to inoculate the world with a virus of his disillusionment. No man would set a word down on paper if he had the courage to live out what he believed in.

Henry Miller

Courage is the most beautiful kind of madness.


The courage of the poet is to keep ajar the door that leads into madness.

Christopher Morley

Courage and conviction are powerful weapons against an enemy who depends only on fists or guns. Animals know when you are afraid; a coward knows when you are not

David Seabury

Above all, we must realize that no arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women. It is a weapon our adversaries in today's world do not have

Ronald Regan

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

Robert Green Ingersoll

Defeat should never be a source of courage, but rather a fresh stimulant.

Robert South

We've begun to raise daughters more like sons... but few have the courage to raise our sons more like our daughters.

Gloria Steinem
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