57 True Courage Quotes On Success In Life

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A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging true courage quotes, true courage sayings, and true courage proverbs.

Famous True Courage Quotes

  1. “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
  2. “True courage is to stand against evil, even when we stand alone.” ~ Richard C. Edgley
  3. “I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand.” ~ Harper Lee
  4. “Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.” ~ Winston Churchill
  5. “The strangest, most generous, and proudest of all virtues is true courage.” ~ Michel de Montaigne

  6. “True courage is being afraid, and going ahead and doing your job anyhow, that’s what courage is.” ~ Norman Schwarzkopf
  7. “All your dreams can come true if you have the courage to pursue them.” ~ Walt Disney
  8. “Courage is being afraid – and going ahead, anyway.” ~ Heather Graham
  9. “One isn’t necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can’t be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.” ~ Maya Angelou
  10. “There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power.” ~ Alan Cohen

  11. “There is no real security in what is no longer meaningful.” ~ Alan Cohen
  12. “If you could get up the courage to begin, you have the courage to succeed.” ~ David Viscott
  13. “It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power.” ~ Alan Cohen
  14. “You rarely win, but sometimes you do.” ~ Harper Lee
  15. “True courage is not the brutal force of vulgar heroes, but the firm resolve of virtue and reason.” ~ Alfred North Whitehead

  16. “True courage is the result of reasoning. A brave mind is always impregnable.” ~ Jeremy Collier
  17. “Conscience is the root of all true courage.” ~ James Freeman Clarke
  18. “True courage is in facing danger when you are afraid.” ~ L. Frank Baum
  19. “Real courage is when you know you’re licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.” ~ Harper Lee
  20. “True courage is about knowing not when to take a life, but when to spare one.” ~ J. R. R. Tolkien

  21. “True courage is like a kite; a contrary wind raises it higher.” ~ Jean Antoine Petit-Senn
  22. “Conscience in the soul is the root of all true courage. If a man would be brave, let him learn to obey his conscience.” ~ James Freeman Clarke
  23. “Anyone can give up; it is the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone would expect you to fall apart, now that is true strength.” ~ Chris Bradford
  24. “Everyone thinks that courage is about facing death without flinching. But almost anyone can do that. Almost anyone can hold their breath and not scream for as long as it takes to die. True courage is about facing life without flinching. I don’t mean the times when the right path is hard, but glorious at the end. I’m talking about enduring the boredom, the messiness, and the inconvenience of doing what is right. ~Amber” ~ Robin Hobb
  25. “Be courageous. Be independent. Only remember where the true courage and independence come from.” ~ Phillips Brooks

  26. “The only courage that matters is the kind that gets you from one moment to the next.” ~ Mignon McLaughlin
  27. “True courage is cool and calm. The bravest of men have the least of a brutal, bullying insolence, and in the very time of danger are found the most serene and free.” ~ Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury
  28. “You have plenty of courage, I am sure,” answered Oz. “All you need is confidence in yourself. There is no living thing that is not afraid when it faces danger. The true courage is in facing danger when you are afraid, and that kind of courage you have in plenty.” ~ L. Frank Baum
  29. “Common experience shows how much rarer is moral courage than physical bravery. A thousand men will march to the mouth of the cannon where one man will dare espouse an unpopular cause . . . True courage and manhood come from the consciousness of the right attitude toward the world, the faith in one’s purpose, and the sufficiency of one’s own approval as a justification for one’s own acts.” ~ Clarence Darrow
  30. “True courage is born only when it is accompanied by justice.” ~ Mas Oyama

  31. “Despots govern by terror. They know that he who fears God fears nothing else; and therefore they eradicate from the mind, through their Voltaire, their Helvetius, and the rest of that infamous gang, that only sort of fear which generates true courage.” ~ Edmund Burke
  32. “True courage is the result of reasoning. A brave mind is always impregnable. Resolution lies more in the head than in the veins, and a just sense of honor and of infamy, of duty and of religion, will carry us farther than all the force of mechanism.” ~ Jeremy Collier
  33. “In true courage there is always an element of choice, of an ethical choice, and of anguish, and also of action and deed. There is always a flame of spirit in it, a vision of some necessity higher than oneself.” ~ Brenda Ueland
  34. “TRUE Courage is when you are scared to death and STILL saddle up and ride in!” ~ John Wayne
  35. “Never can true courage dwell with them, Who, playing tricks with conscience, dare not look At their own vices.” ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge

  36. “If you ask him: “What is silence?” he will answer, “It is the Great Mystery! The holy silence is His voice!” If you ask: “What are the fruits of silence?” he will say: “They are self-control, true courage or endurance, patience, dignity, and reverence. Silence is the cornerstone of character.”” ~ Charles Alexander Eastman
  37. “Dreams are reality that has not become true. However, in the hearts of some people, they have already come true. People whose dreams are already achieved in their hearts, and who can see that as they boldly throw themselves into it, have true courage.” ~ Ilchi Lee
  38. “Someone praising a man for his foolhardy bravery, Cato, the elder, said, ”There is a wide difference between true courage and a mere contempt of life.” ~ Plutarch
  39. “There is no bravery in evil, no true courage in behavior that can only result in deep disappointment.” ~ Marion D. Hanks
  40. “Fear is far more painful to cowardice than death to true courage.” ~ Philip Sidney

  41. “True courage scorns to vent her prowess in a storm of words; and to the valiant action speaks alone.” ~ Tobias Smollett
  42. “In a world full of quitters, it takes true courage to commit to marriage renewal. If you want a field manual for restoring your relationship, get The Phoenix Marriage: God creates beauty out of ashes.” ~ Tony Jeary
  43. “There is a wide difference between true courage and a mere contempt of life.” ~ Cato the Elder
  44. “True courage is mixed with circumspection, the kind of healthy skepticism that asks, ‘Is this the best way to do this?’ True cowardice is marked by chronic skepticism, which always says, ‘It can’t be done.'” ~ William Bennett
  45. “Creation of effective public opinion depends on the cultivation of true courage, born of truthfulness and nonviolence.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  46. “Let your pain be my sorrow. Let your tears be my tears too. Let your courage be my model. That the north you find will be true.” ~ Sting
  47. “True courage lies in the middle, between cowardice and recklessness.” ~ Miguel de Cervantes
  48. “But how cool, how quiet is true courage!” ~ Fanny Burney
  49. “I don’t feel brave, especially not right now. (Delphine) That’s what bravery is, especially for a woman not used to having emotions. When you feel deep, paralyzing fear and you don’t let it stop you, that is true courage. There’s never been bravery without fear. Just as there’s no love without hate. (M’Adoc)” ~ Sherrilyn Kenyon
  50. “True courage, in the face of almost certain death, is the rarest quality on earth.” ~ Christopher Pike

  51. “This is the feeling that gives a man true courage-the feeling that he has a work to do at all costs; the sense of duty.” ~ Charles Kingsley
  52. “The true courage of civilized nations is readiness for sacrifice in the service of the state, so that the individual counts as only one amongst many. The important thing here is not personal mettle but aligning oneself with the universal.” ~ Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
  53. “True courage comes not just from feeling confident and strong, but from being the honest, authentic expression in yourself. Think about how audacious it is to really believe in yourself.” ~ Debbie Ford
  54. “True courage is the willingness to fully experience whatever you are feeling at the moment. You can attempt to run from your emotions, but eventually, they will catch up with you. They will chase you, haunt you, until finally you give up the chase.” ~ Brandon Bays
  55. “Only a true weakling is capable of true courage.” ~ Gichin Funakoshi

  56. “The truth is that Ron is my hero. He’s always there for his friends – sometimes belligerently, but there nevertheless. He’s also the comic relief in stressful situations; the funny guy with a great one-liner. And no matter how scared he may be, he will put aside his fears to support and protect the people he loves. To me, that represents true courage.” ~ Rupert Grint
  57. “Many people today believe that cynicism requires courage. Actually, cynicism is the height of cowardice. It is innocence and open-heartedness that requires the true courage — however often we are hurt as a result of it.” ~ Erica Jong

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