​Courage Quotes And Sayings

I’m a slow walker, but I never walk back.

Abraham Lincoln

Night brings out stars as sorrow shows us truths.

P. J. Bailey

There is no victory at bargain basement prices.

Dwight David Eisenhower

To become a champion, fight one more round.

James Corbett

It’s not so important who starts the game but who finishes it.

John Wooden

It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.

Babe Ruth

Reach for the stars, even if you have to stand on a cactus.

Susan Longacre

When the world says, “Give up,”Hope whispers, “Try it one more time.”

Author Unknown

The finest steel has to go through the hottest fire.

John N. Mitchell

Nearly everyman who develops an idea works at it up to the point where it looks impossible and then gets discouraged. That’s not the place to become discouraged.

Thomas Alva Edison(The scientist who founded GE)

Don’t let what you can’t do stop you from doing what you can do.

John Wooden, the first person ever enshrined as the Basketball Hall of Fame as both a player (1961) and as a coach (1973).

Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you’ll be criticized anyway. You’ll be damned if you do, and damned if you don’t.

Eleanor Roosevelt

The best way out is always through.

Robert Frost, a famous American poet whose impressive career included 4 Pulitzer Prize despite life plagued with grief and loss. His father died of tuberculosis when Frost was 11, leaving the family with just $8. His mother died of cancer 5 years later. As for his own children, 3 died young due to cholera and fever.

A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.

David Brinkley

Defeat is simply a signal to press onward.

Helen Keller

Many say I am just one to try. I say I am one less to quit.

Diego Marchi (thanks Claudia!)

Adversity is like a strong wind. It tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn, so that we see ourselves as we really are.

Arthur Golden

It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better..more

The first and great commandment is, Don’t let them scare you.

Elmer Davis

Courage is fear holding on a minute longer

General S. Patton

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

Walt Disney

Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.

William Ellery Channing

God, grant me the serenityTo accept things that I cannot change;The courage to change the things I can;And the wisdom to know the difference.

Dr. Reinhold Niebuhr

A leader must have the courage to act against an expert’s advice.

James Callaghan

A man’s got to do what a man’s got to do. 


A turtle travels only when it sticks its neck out. 

Korean (on journeys)

Courage is not the absence of fear; it is the conquest of it. 

William Danforth (1870-1955)

Courage is the complement of fear. 

Lazarus Long, thanks to D. Housel

Cowards die many times before their death. 

William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

Don’t be led around by the nose. 


Faint heart never won fair lady. 

W. S. Gilbert (1836-1911)

Fear makes the wolf bigger than he is. 

German Proverb

Fear the person who fears you. 

Middle Eastern (on courage and fear)

Given a challenge, rise to the occasion. 


Have the courage of your convictions. 


Heroism consists of hanging on one minute longer. 

Norwegian (on courage and fear)

If you are afraid of something, you give it power over you. 

Moroccan (on courage and fear)

It is easy to be brave from a distance. 

Aesop (c.620-560 BC)

Keep a stiff upper lip. 


Keep your chin up. 


Like a fish, one should look for holes in the net. 

Samoan (on freedom and slavery)

One with the courage to laugh is master of the world. 

Italian (on courage and fear)

Our fears always outnumber our dangers. 

Latin (on courage and fear)

The blind person is not afraid of ghosts. 

Burmese (on courage and fear)

The brave person regards dying as going home. 

Chinese (on courage and fear)

The longest journey begins with the first step. 


The person afraid of bad luck will never know good. 

Russian (on luck)

What cannot be cured must be endured. 

Edmund Spenser (c.1552-1599)

With a stout heart, a mouse can lift an elephant. 

Tibetan (on attitude)

Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow. 

Swedish (on courage and fear)