Quotes of Courage

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A courageous person is one who stands tall in times of adversity, someone who follows his or her convictions despite difficult odds.

You need a great deal of courage to reattempt a task after initial failure. Sometimes it can help to hear the words of other people who have gone through crises and been successful at overcoming obstacles. When problems loom large, reading some of these quotes of courage can give you renewed hope and a fresh perspective.

Quotes About Courage from Athletes

Derek Jeter: There may be people that have more talent than you, but there's no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do.

Muhammad Ali: It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe.

Courage Quotes from Politicians

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

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

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

Eleanor Roosevelt: You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.

Nelson Mandela: 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.

Ronald Reagan: There are no easy answers, but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right.

Quotes about Courage from Writers

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

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

Erma Bombeck: It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.

Robert G. Ingersoll: It is a blessed thing that in every age someone has had enough individuality and courage to stand by his own convictions.