23 Inspirational Quotes About Courage To Help You Overcome Your Fears

Courage is one of those qualities that we value greatly in people. While it is fairly easy to sail through life when everything is going on well, it definitely takes a person of immense character to bravely face life even when things do not go as planned. Life is full of ups and downs, and it is inevitable that every human being would face difficult situations at different points of their life. Only people with great moral courage can emerge unscathed from the trials and tribulations of life.

To be courageous means to display strength in the face of pain or grief. While it is normal be fearful and insecure when faced with tough situations, the truly courageous people meet life’ challenges with strong determination. As a popular saying goes, courage is not the absence of fear, but the ability to move beyond fear. Everyone, even the bravest amongst us, feel afraid from time to time. What differentiates them from the others is the way they deal with their fear, refusing to let fear control their minds. We have this awe inspiring collection of courage quotes for you which is sure to instill some courage in you and enable you to face problems with a brave resolve!

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.

- Lao Tzu

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.

- Winston S. Churchill

It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.

- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, J.K. Rowling

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

- E.E. Cummings

The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.

- Coco Chanel

Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can't practice any other virtue consistently.

- Maya Angelou

Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.

- Nora Ephron

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

- William Faulkner

Don't be afraid of your fears. They're not there to scare you. They're there to let you know that something is worth it.

- C. JoyBell C.

Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.

- Maya Angelou

Everyone has talent. What's rare is the courage to follow it to the dark places where it leads.

- Erica Jong

A ship is safe in harbor, but that's not what ships are for.

- William G.T. Shedd

Confront the dark parts of yourself, and work to banish them with illumination and forgiveness. Your willingness to wrestle with your demons will cause your angels to sing.

- August Wilson

There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me.

- Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.

- Anaïs Nin

Don't be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.

- The Essential Rumi, Jalaluddin Rumi

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.

- Mark Twain

All happiness depends on courage and work.

- Honoré de Balzac

With enough courage, you can do without a reputation.

- Margaret Mitchell

Courage is found in unlikely places.

- J.R.R. Tolkien

The two hardest tests on the spiritual road are the patience to wait for the right moment and the courage not to be disappointed with what we encounter.

- Veronika Decides to Die, Paulo Coelho

I have accepted fear as part of life – specifically the fear of change... I have gone ahead despite the pounding in the heart that says: turn back....

- Erica Jong

Freedom lies in being bold.

- Robert Frost

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