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Words of Courage


Did you know that COURAGE IS CONTAGIOUS? You can catch it.

When we hear about the courage of others, or the words that have been written or spoken or thought on the subject of courage, that idea reverberates within us and we, too, are inspired and uplifted.
That is why every time you click on any page of the Courage Coach website a new inspiring quote will appear in the right hand corner of your page with yet another infectious idea on courage. Carry on clicking, or dip into the wealth of quotations below from thinkers and doers, men and women from way back, or just yesterday…
When you come across a quotation that moves or motivates you in particular, save it. Copy it out and make yourself a set of Courage Cards, A Pack of Courage.

“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. God is awake.”
Victor Hugo

“Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.”
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

“A man of courage is also full of faith.”
Marcus Tullius Cicero

“To dare to live alone is the rarest courage; since there are many who had rather meet their bitterest enemy in the field, than their own hearts in their closet.”
Charles Caleb Colton

“Courage is grace under pressure.”
Ernest Hemingway

“Courage is doing what you're afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you're scared.”
Edward Vernon Rickenbacker

“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

"I long to accomplish a great and noble tasks, but it is my chief duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble."
Helen Keller

“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear”
Mark Twain

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

“It hurts to love someone and not be loved in return, but what is the most painful is to love someone and never find the courage to let the person know how you feel.”

“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 Waldon Emerson

“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

“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
A. A. Milne

"The test of courage comes when we are in the minority. The test of tolerance comes when we are in the majority."
Ralph W Sockman

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

"Conscience is the root of all true courage; if a man would be brave let him obey his conscience."
James Freeman Clarke

"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

"Courage without conscience is a wild beast"
Robert G Ingersoll

"You must do the thing you think you cannot do"
Eleanor Roosevelt

"There is the risk you cannot afford to take, and there is the risk you cannot afford not to take"
Peter Drucker

"It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that things are difficult"

"Many of us spend our whole lives running from feeling with the mistaken belief that you can not bear the pain. But you have already borne the pain. What you have not done is feel all you are beyond that pain"
Kahlil Gibran

"The best thing about the future is that it only comes one day at a time"
Abraham Lincoln

"And truly it demands something godlike in him who cast off the common motives of humanity and ventured to trust himself for a taskmaster"
Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything"
William Connor Magee

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

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