Inspirational Recovery Quotes: Courage

Courage is fear that has said its prayers.
Dorothy Bernard

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

The only courage that matters is the kind that gets you from one moment to the next.
Mignon McLaughlin

Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.
John Quincy Adams

It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things.
Theodore Roosevelt

To him that waits all things reveal themselves, provided that he has the courage not to deny, in the darkness, what he has seen in the light.
Coventry Patmore

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

Courage can't see around corners, but goes around them anyway.
Mignon McLaughlin

The key to change... is to let go of fear.
Rosanne Cash

Everyday courage has few witnesses. But yours is no less noble because no drum beats for you and no crowds shout your name.
Robert Louis Stevenson

Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
Christopher Robin to Pooh

The bravest thing you can do when you are not brave is to profess courage and act accordingly.
Corra May Harris

Come to the edge.
We can't. We're afraid.
Come to the edge.
We can't. We will fall!
Come to the edge.
And they came.
And he pushed them.
And they flew.
Guillaume Apollinaire

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

Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt.
William Shakespeare

Courage is simply the willingness to be afraid and act anyway.
Robert Anthony

Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.
Raymond Lindquist

Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.
Bruce Lee

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

Fear and courage are brothers.

Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Courage is to feel the daily daggers of relentless steel and keep on living.
Douglas Malloch

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. Use the pain as fuel, as a reminder of your strength.
August Wilson

Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.
George Smith Patton

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

Courage is looking fear right in the eye and saying, “Get the hell out of my way, I’ve got things to do.”

Optimism is the foundation of courage.
Nicholas Murray Butler

Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.
Winston Churchill

Success is never final. Failure is never fatal. It's courage that counts.
John Wooden

You have to accept whatever comes and the only important thing is that you meet it with courage and with the best that you have to give.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Courage is being scared to death... and saddling up anyway.
John Wayne

Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow.
Mary Anne Radmacher

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

If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it, I know I can achieve it.
Jesse Jackson

All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination.
Earl Nightingale

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

A brave arm makes a short sword long.

Courage is as often the outcome of despair as of hope; in the one case we have nothing to lose, in the other everything to gain.
Diane de Poitiers

People are made of flesh and blood and a miracle fiber called courage.
Mignon McLaughlin

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

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

Don't wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.
Mark Victor Hansen

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

The greatest barrier to success is the fear of failure.
Sven Goran Eriksson

Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising, which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires courage.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

One man with courage is a majority.
Thomas Jefferson

Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed we possessed.
Dale Carnegie

Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace.
Amelia Earhart

Have the courage to act instead of react.
Oliver Wendell Holmes

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

We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.
John F. Kennedy

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
Winston Churchill

Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
Reinhold Niebuhr

Courage is being afraid but going on anyhow.
Dan Rather

Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace.
Victor Hugo

We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities... because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
Winston Churchill

Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity.
W. Clement Stone

Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.
C. S. Lewis

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

Every man has his own courage, and is betrayed because he seeks in himself the courage of other persons.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Courage is the greatest of all virtues, because if you haven't courage, you may not have an opportunity to use any of the others.
Samuel Johnson

You don't develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.

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best life said...

every quotes are very inspiring but i like this one most .

It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things.
Theodore Roosevelt

MrsMenopausal said...

Thank you. That's a favorite of mine, too :)