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Take Courage! Quotes


"Knowledge and courage take turns at greatness." - Baltasar Gracian

"You won't take risk without courage." - Andy Stanley

"Take a stand. Be known for your courage and confidence." - Indra Nooyi

"Fortune can take away riches, but not courage...." - Seneca the Younger

"Fortune can take away riches, but not courage." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca

"Be bold, take courage... and be strong of soul" - Ovid

"You need courage to be creative. You need the courage to see things differently, courage to go against the crowd, courage to take a different approach, courage to stand alone, if you have to, courage to choose activity over inactivity." - Jim Rohn

"Have the courage to take your own thoughts seriously, for they will shape you." - Albert Einstein

"Successful leaders have the courage to take action while others hesitate." - John C Maxwell

"Every hero must have the courage to be alone, to take the journey for himself." - Joseph Campbell

"It takes courage to begin something, but it can take even more to end it." - Marie Forleo

"I beg you take courage; the brave soul can mend even disaster." - Catherine II

"Bravely overcoming one small fear gives you the courage to take on the next." - Daisaku Ikeda

"Take Courage! Whatever you decide to do, it will probably be the wrong thing." - Ashleigh Brilliant

"Life is not meant to be easy, my child; but take courage: it can be delightful." - George Bernard Shaw

"Our destinies are our own, if we have the courage to take control of them." - David Clement-Davies

"True courage is about knowing not when to take a life, but when to spare one." - J R R Tolkien

"Take courage, man, be brave and drive ahead, start where you stand." - Berton Braley

"Successful leaders have the courage to take action where others hesitate." - Anonymous

"How much courage does it take for Dean to throw red meat to the party faithful?" - Howard Dean

"Courage is to take hard knocks like a man when occasion calls." - Plautus

"Take courage. We walk in the wilderness today and in the Promised Land tomorrow" - Dwight L Moody

"Take Courage, Mortal; Death can't banish thee out of the Universe." - Benjamin Franklin

"More courage is required to forgive than is required to take up arms." - Jose Ramos-Horta

"Take courage and work on. Patience and steady work- this is the only way." - Swami Vivekananda

"Be fearless. Have the courage to take risks. Go where there are no guarantees." - Katie Couric

"Courage is one thing that no one can ever take away from you." - Chris Colfer

"With courage you will dare to take risks, have the strength to be compassionate and the wisdom to be humble. Courage is the foundation of integrity." - Keshavan Nair

"Because it doesn't take much courage to fight when you still believe you can win. What takes real courage is to keep fighting when all hope is gone." - Matthew Polly

"Courage, Alexander..... Courage, Tatiana" - Paullina Simons

"I'm just saying, take courage. That and pretty much that alone is never the incorrect thing to do." - John Jeremiah Sullivan

"Your power as a woman, as a mother, is your medicine, and it saved you. Take your courage in that." - Jim Fergus

"In my experience, God rarely makes our fear disappear. Instead, he asks us to be strong and take courage." - Bruce Wilkinson

"My mother was very sympathetic. She was the one who really gave me the courage to take my freedom." - Louise Berliawsky Nevelson

"This country was founded and built by people with great dreams and the courage to take great risks." - Ronald Reagan

"Nothing is more audacious than these women when detected; they assume anger, and take courage from the very crime itself." - Juvenal

"Power is given only to him who dares to stoop and take it ... one must have the courage to dare." - Fyodor Dostoevsky

"It doesn't take courage to kill someone,' Klaus said. 'It takes a severe lack of moral stamina." - Daniel Handler

"Having the courage to take the steps we always wanted to take is the only way of showing that we trust in God." - Paulo Coelho

"Summoning up the courage to take action is always the same regardless of how seemingly big or small the challenge. What may look like a small act of courage is courage nonetheless. The important thing is to be willing to take a step forward." - Nichiren

"I believe that soldiers will bear me out in saying that both come in time of battle. I take it that the moral courage comes in going into the battle, and the physical courage in staying in." - Woodrow Wilson

"What is courage? Courage is the willingness to risk failure...There is only one danger I find in life, and that, indeed, is a real one. You may take too many precautions." - Alfred Adler

"The arts can open the door to the imagination, pushing the envelope of how peace can be created. It takes courage to take this kind of risk, and courage is what we all need to create a better world." - Wayne Shorter

"Take courage and work on. Patience and steady work - this is the only way. Go on; remember - patience and purity and courage and steady work. . . . So long as you are pure, and true to your principles, you will never fail." - Swami Vivekananda

"Creativity: Take the obvious, add a cupful of brains, a generous pinch of imagination, a bucketful of courage and daring, stir well and bring to a boil." - Bernard Baruch

"Suffering is a great favor. Remember that everything soon comes to an end . . . and take courage. Think of how our gain is eternal." - Teresa of Avila

"Tell me that you don't take that blade and drag it across your skin and pray for the courage to press down." - Susanna Kaysen

"Remember the dignity of your womanhood. Do not appeal, do not beg, do not grovel. Take courage, join hands, stand besides us, fight with us." - Christabel Pankhurst

"Tell me that you do' take that blade and drag it across your skin and pray for the courage to press down." - Susanna Kaysen

"So take the time to think. Discover your real reason for being here and then have the courage to act on it." - Robin S

"The journey to happiness involves finding the courage to go down into ourselves and take responsibility for what's there: all of it." - Richard Rohr

"The ability to take misfortune and make something good come of it is a rare gift. Those who possess it are ..said to have resilience or courage." - Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

"It's not manly to hurt others or belittle them. Respect and kindness require more courage because people take advantage of those." - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"Everyone is in need of encouragement at some time. Take the opportunity today to encourage (give courage to) the one who often encourages you." - David Jeremiah

"Tune out the naysayers, tune into your own courage, and take a bold step toward the passion-filled life you really want." - Oprah Winfrey

"The fear of the Lord tends to take away all other fears... This is the secret of Christian courage and boldness." - Sinclair B. Ferguson

"Courage! Do not fall back; in a little the place will be yours. Watch! When the wind blows my banner against the bulwark, you shall take it." - Joan Of Arc

"Ye fearful saints fresh courage take, The clouds you so much dread Are big with mercy and shall break, With blessings on your head" - William Cowper

"It can take greater courage to stand in opposition to the views of your neighbors or nation than to confront an enemy in combat." - George Mcgovern

"Sometimes it take courage to leave." - Ann Rinaldi

"Take courage; pain's extremity soon ends." - Aeschylus

"From caring comes courage." - Laozi

"All art requires courage." - Anne Wilkes Tucker

"Courage is adversity's lamp." - Luc De Clapiers

"Courage is morally neutral." - Susan Sontag

"Courage doesn't always roar." - Mary Anne Radmacher

"Courage refuses frontiers!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"Courage follows action." - Mack R. Douglas

"Courage mounteth with occasion." - William Shakespeare

"It is not the courage to be that we must develop as much as the courage to become. We are responsible for our destiny. The meaning of life is not located in some hidden crevice in the womb of nature but is created by free persons, who are aware that they are responsible for their own futures and have the courage to take this project into their own hands." - Paul Kurtz

"So carry your courage in an easily accessible place, the way you do your cellphone or your wallet. You may still falter or fail, but you always know that you pushed hard and aimed high. Take a leap of faith. Fear not. Courage is the ultimate career move." - Anna Quindlen

"When I step out on stage in front of thousands of people, I don't feel that I'm being brave. It can take much more courage to express true feelings to one person. [...] In spite of the risks, the courage to be honest and intimate opens the way to self-discovery. It offers what we all want, the promise of love." - Michael Jackson

"It does not take a great deal of imagination or courage to believe that God is on your side when you are prospering or winning; it takes a great deal of courage and imagination to believe that God is on your side when you are suffering or losing." - Peter J. Gomes

"In playing ball, and in life, a person occasionally gets the opportunity to do something great. When that time comes, only two things matter: being prepared to seize the moment and having the courage to take your best swing." - Hank Aaron

"We can walk without fear, full of hope and courage and strength to do His will, waiting for the endless good which He is always giving as fast as He can get us able to take it in." - George Macdonald

"The greatest gift you will ever have is your life, and the second greatest gift-which you give yourself-is courage to live it to the fullest. Time goes by quickly, and you cannot take it for granted." - Sonia Friedman

"Often the difference between a successful person and a failure is not one has better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on one's ideas, to take a calculated risk - and to act." - Maxwell Maltz

"The most important experiences a man can have are those that take him to the very limit; that is the only way we learn, because it requires all our courage." - Paulo Coelho

"Anything can be achieved in small, deliberate steps. But there are times you need the courage to take a great leap; you can't cross a chasm in two small jumps." - David Lloyd George

"Remember that when you leave this earth, you can take with you nothing that you have received - only what you have given: a full heart, enriched by honest service, love, sacrifice and courage." - Francis Of Assisi

"Take courage, soul! Hold not thy strength in vain! With faith o'ercome the steeps Thy God hath set for thee. Beyond the Alpine summits of great pain Lieth thine Italy." - Rose Terry Cooke

"Take care of him, Soteria. And remember it takes great courage and heart for a man who knows no kindness to show it to another. Even the wildest of beasts can be tamed by a patient and gentle hand. (Takeshi)" - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"People who want to improve should take their defeats as lessons, and endeavor to learn what to avoid in the future. You must also have the courage of your convictions. If you think your move is good, make it." - Jose Raul Capablanca

"The problem is when you are writing something in retrospective, it needs a lot of courage not to change, or you will forget a certain reality, and you will just take in consideration your view today." - Boutros Boutros-Ghali

"You must study to be frank with the world: frankness is the child of honesty and courage. Say just what you mean to do on every occasion, and take it for granted that you mean to do right." - Robert E Lee

"If every soldier refused to take arms ... there would be no wars; but no one has the courage to be the first to live according to Christ and Socrates, because in a world of opportunists they would be martyred." - Sylvia Plath

"Thus, on this World Refugee Day, let us take time to recognize and draw inspiration from these ordinary people who have shown such extraordinary courage - the world's millions of refugees and displaced." - Antonio Guterres

"To take the difficulties, setbacks and sorrows of life as a challenge to overcome makes us stronger, rather than unjust punishment which should not happen to us, requires faith and courage." - Erich Fromm

"An entrepreneur is born with the mentality to take risks, though there are several important characteristics: courage, faith in yourself, and above all, even when you fail, to learn from failure and get up and try again." - Sheldon Adelson

"Never assume greatness is for someone else. Imagine every day that you too can do great things. Have the courage to take the challenge, make the mistakes, and move forward." - Brandi Chastain

"My generation of radicals and breakers-down never found anything to take the place of the old virtues of work and courage and the old graces of courtesy and politeness." - F Scott Fitzgerald

"Faith in the guidance of Spirit gives you the courage to take risks, because you're assured that whatever happens, a Higher Power is on your side and you will survive." - Colette Baron-Reid

"The best people possess a feeling for beauty, the courage to take risks, the discipline to tell the truth, the capacity for sacrifice. Ironically, their virtues make them vulnerable; they are often wounded, sometimes destroyed." - Ernest Hemingway

"Take courage, my friend, the devil is dead!" - Charles Reade

"Take courage! It is I. Don't be afraid." - Bible

"Take courage, Mortal... Death cannot banish you from the Universe." - Benjamin Franklin

"To have faith requires courage, the ability to take a risk, the readiness even to accept pain and disappointment. Whoever insists on safety and security as primary conditions of life cannot have faith; whoever shuts himself off in a system of defense, where distance and possession are his means of security, makes himself a prisoner. To be loved, and to love, need courage, the courage to judge certain values as of ultimate concern - and to take the jump and to stake everything on these values." - Erich Fromm

"Courage is the thing. All goes if courage goes." - Joseph Addison

"Courage of the soldier awakes the courage of woman." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Our courage comes from the courage of others." - Simon Sinek

"Limit to courage? There is no limit to courage." - Gabriele d'Annunzio

"Living isn't courage, knowing that you're living, that's courage" - Clarice Lispector

"Courage, Alexan-der," she whis-pered. "Courage, Ta-tiana." - Paullina Simons

"Courage, Alexan-der," she whis-pered. "Courage, Ta-tiana." - Paullina Simons

"Courage is its own reward." - Plautus

"Fear is essential for courage." - John F. Murray

"Courage is temperamental, scientific, ideal." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"But desperate people find courage." - Ken Follett

"Treason seldom dwells with courage." - Walter Scott

"The secret of freedom, courage...." - Thucydides

"People follow courage, not titles." - Bill Johnson

"Courage is ignoring your fear." - Tamara Ecclestone

"Courage makes the things easier!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"Courage enlarges, cowardice diminishes resources." - Christian Nestell Bovee

"Optimism is true moral courage." - Ernest Shackleton

"Confidence is courage at ease." - Daniel Maher

"One Child's courage to survive" - Dave Pelzer

"Courage! Do not fall back." - Joan Of Arc

"The only security is courage." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"Courage is fear that prays." - Paulo Coelho

"Without justice, courage is weak." - Benjamin Franklin

"Courage is essential to leadership." - Andy Stanley

"Have enough courage to love." - Maya Angelou

"Courage means going forward without doubt. If you believe you have courage, you have courage." - Martin Nowak

"It is courage, courage, courage, that raises the blood of life to crimson splendor." - George Bernard Shaw

"A life lesson for me is, how do you muster the courage to take on a new risk? Whether it's starting up a business or taking on a new project or expedition. I think the risks that we take are all relative to the risk-taker." - Anne Bancroft

"Acts of bravery don't always take place on battlefields. They can take place in your heart, when you have the courage to honor your character, your intellect, your inclinations, and yes, your soul by listening to its clean, clear voice of direction instead of following the muddied messages of a timid world." - Anna Quindlen

"It doesn't take courage to drink too much and be wild or jump around. That doesn't take any kind of boldness, just riding a motorcycle or whatever the idea of being tough is. Tough is having four kids. Tough is committing to life and being disciplined." - Angelina Jolie

"You take a number of small steps which you believe are right, thinking maybe tomorrow somebody will treat this as a dangerous provocation. And then you wait. If there is no reaction, you take another step: courage is only an accumulation of small steps." - Gyorgy Konrad

"The world we know at present is in no fit state to take over the dreariest little meteor ... If we have the courage and patience, the energy and skill, to take us voyaging to other planets, then let us use some of these to tidy up and civilize this earth. One world at a time, please." - J B Priestley

"But we got up there and decided to stick to this mix of power chords and funk and that's where it really started for us. In having the courage to take that decision. To take a gamble not just with our music but our lives" - Michael Hutchence

"May we muster courage at the crossroads, courage for the conflicts, courage to say, "no," courage to say, "yes," for courage counts." - Thomas S Monson

"The man who can face vilification and disgrace, who can stand up against the popular current, even against his friends and his country when he know he is right, who can defy those in authority over him, who can take punishment and prison and remain steadfast-that is a man of courage. The fellow whom you taunt as a 'slacker' because he refuses to turn murderer-he needs courage. But do you need much courage just to obey orders, to do as you are told and to fall in line with thousands of others to the tune of general approval and the Star Spangled Banner?" - Alexander Berkman

"Be fearless. Have the courage to take risks. Go where there are no guarantees. Get out of your comfort zone even if it means being uncomfortable. The road less traveled is sometimes fraught with barricades bumps and uncharted terrain. But it is on that road where your character is truly tested And have the courage to accept that you're not perfect nothing is and no one is - and that's OK." - Katie Couric

"Courage does not panic; it prays. Courage does not bemoan; it believes. Courage does not languish; it listens" - Max Lucado

"Do you think courage means being fearless? Or daring? Courage, real courage, is taking three steps when it terrifies you." - Catherine Anderson

"Courage was America's watchword, but a courage of the body rather than of the soul - physical courage, not moral." - Mary Roberts Rinehart

"It needs courage to be afraid." - Michel De Montaigne

"Optimism is the foundation of courage." - Nicholas Murray Butler

"Love is an act of courage." - Paulo Freire

"Imagination takes humility, love and great courage." - Carson Mccullers

"courage is not a matter of gender." - Josefina Vazquez Mota

"Motherhood is always an act of courage." - Stacy Schiff

"Courage never to submit of yield." - John Milton

"Faith engenders courage; and also requires it." - Ted Malloch

"Courage is the fairest adornment of youth." - Erich Maria Remarque

"A man with courage has every blessing." - Plautus

"Everything is a matter of courage." - Paulo Coelho

"The best leaders blend courage with compassion." - Robin S. Sharma

"courage is the gift of character" - Euripides



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