What Is Courage (How To Be More Courageous)

What Is Courage?

Courage to me is acting in spite of your fears. It isn’t not having any fears. Because not being scared is actually a sign of the brain not functioning correctly. But courage is having fears and having the strength to see and acknowledge them. Not deny them. Then move forward no matter how scared you are.

The actual definition of courage is:

The ability to do something that frightens one.” and “Strength in the face of pain or grief.”

So pretty on par with what I truly think courage is. Essentially it is running towards your fear and through it. Instead of running away from it and having it chase you.

It is like small kid standing up to the big bully in the school yard. Yes standing up may get the kid beat up a bit. But the bully will move on after this to someone who shrinks in fear and submits to them. He will leave the kid alone that stands up to him.

The same is true with fear. When you stand up to it, it takes guts. You may come out of it bruised and battered. But you will also be safe from that fear more so after you do so. Because the only way to get rid of fear is to do the thing you fear.

Once you do this, you develop courage in that act. And what we do in one area of our life influences every other area of our life. The more we overcome fear, the more courageous we get.

People who have courage have developed it. Just like a muscle. The more they do things to build this courage, the stronger their courage muscle gets.

The things that used to scare them to the core, no seem like a walk in the park.

But what have these people done in order to build more courage into their existence? What traits have they developed? Well below I expand on this with some helpful tips on how to become more courageous.

Synonyms For Courage

Some of the synonyms of courage are:

  • Bravery
  • Pluck
  • Boldness
  • Grit
  • Daring
  • Audacity
  • Heroism
  • Valor
  • Nerve
  • Virtue
  • Gutsiness
  • Hardihood
  • Fortitude

Seeing that you and I also learn by becoming familiar with the opposite of what things are, here are some antonyms for couarge:

  • Spineless
  • Cowardice
  • Fear
  • Timidity
  • Weakness
  • Irresolution

How To Be Courageous (11 Practical Tips)

Seek Out Failure 

The first one I would like to talk to you about is to actually seek things you are scared of, and do them. Darren Hardy, best selling author, motivational speaker and former publisher of Success Magazine, talks about his experience in real estate when he first got into it at the age of 20. He sought out a mentor and told him he would do anything to succeed. Whatever it took, he would do.

The mentor told him to fail as much as possible. The more failure he encountered, the better. This was because the more failures you get, the more chance you have to succeed. The closer you get to success. So he made a goal to get 50 NO’s per day door knocking and cold calling.

Now this may seem ass backwards. But the thing is that he outsold everyone in the entire county in real estate. Making the most money at the age of 20. His first year in real estate. On the other side of failure is success. We just need to encounter enough of it to get there.

The point of the matter is, that the same is true about courage. On the other side of fear is courage. But if we wade in fear and let it beat us down, we can’t develop our courage muscle. So whatever you are scared of doing, do it anyways. Simply build that habit up of moving towards the thing you fear.

It will be like a pendulum. The more momentum you get with doing the things you fear, the more it will wack the center and send you further towards being super courageous.

Embrace the unknown. The more you triumph over your fears, the smaller they begin to look.

Instead of expecting there to be no fear when you are courage. Simply be willing to experience the fear fully.

One quote that I want to leave you with on this topic is:

“Do one thing everyday that scares you.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

Standing Alone

Often times the act that makes us weak and vulnerable are the ones where we stand amongst the crowd. Even when we don’t want to. We gossip. Or are too scared to stand up and state our opinion. Courage is often build by standing alone.

So when you are in the situation where you can seek comfort in safety in numbers. But you know in your heart you should stand up for someone or something, do so. This takes valor and moral strength. Which are two of the main ingredients for building courage.

Doing this also makes you more authentic. It allows you to become an individual. When we do so, we think more for ourselves. We don’t seek to please the masses. We may not be loved by everyone, but we will be respect for being courageous enough to stand alone and be opinionated.

We leave the weak sheep mentality behind. And become more like a lion. Lions stand alone and are known as one of the most courageous and ferocious animals in the animal kingdom. Standing alone can make you a courageous lion or lioness.

If you struggle with this, ask your heart what to do. Instead of your head. During times where you need to stand alone.

You are exposing yourself truly and completely. This is the act of true courage. No masks, no fakeness.

Don’t Put Things Off

Procrastination itself essentially boils down to fear. A great article by Zen Habits talks about how this is the case, and recognizing the reasons behind it can help us act. Some of the fears behind procrastination include:

  1. Fears that we will do badly or fail which is the most common.
  2. Fear of the unknown. We don’t know how to start or don’t know how to move forward.
  3. Fear of being uncomfortable. We put things off because we they are out of our comfort zone.
  4. Fear of starting out wrong. We feel that we will have to course correct and it will take too much time if we do it wrong.

These all boil down to the number one fear we all face. Have faced. And will most likely face all of our lives. Fear of not being good enough. But it is again, just a fear. That is it. It isn’t a fact. Just forge ahead.

Again, going back to the Darren Hardy reference. Fail forward. Now we can realize why we are procrastinating and still choose to move forward. Feel the fear and do it anyway. This will make us more courageous.

When we are sitting idle for too long, we give our minds too much time to think about all the things that could go wrong. This keeps us trapped in inaction. Get up and act!

Prime Yourself

You can never become a truly courageous person if you don’t have strong mind. It simply will not happen. So in order for to become more courageous, we need to prime our minds for courage. How do we do this?

The creation of a strong mind is done so over time. But the more you do so, you will build confidence in yourself. And confidence and courage go hand in hand. The more confident you are, the more you will do things that require courage.

You can prime yourself for courage by doing things like power posing which can increase levels of testosterone. Which doing so will create a more calm and powerful you.

Stand in a way that you would stand if you simply were the most courageous person in the world. Say something you would say if you were incredibly courageous. Move your body like you have high levels of courage.

Do this often. This will help you prime your body to be more courageous.


Fear is only in the mind. It is an image we create that causes our body to react in a fearful manner. Quieting down these thoughts can help us feel more confident and courageous. The Artofliving.org talks about how we can build courage with meditation, some of their points include:

  1. It helps us have more energy as it raises what is referred to as Prana (Life Energy Force) which when this is high, we tap into our natural courageous essence. Plus simply counteracting the lack of mental energy we often experience can help us feel better, hence acting more confidently.
  2. It trains us to let go of fear. We become aware of each moment more efficiently. We stop resisting fear through meditation. And we can also look at our fears and let them go. Because we are looking at them without judgement when meditating, instead of experiencing them.
  3. Creates a connection with everyone and everything. Which according to the ancient Verdic and yogic texts, separation is the root cause of all fear. Meditation helps you feel connected and one with everything, diminishing fear.

Don’t Be Afraid Of Being Wrong

When we act like we know the answers. We are blinded by pride. Pride is the last emotion we need to get past in order to tap into power. So a great way to become more courage is to learn to put your pride aside. Learn from the things you don’t know. Knowledge is power when it is applied. The more we refrain from letting our pride get in the way, the more we can learn. The more we learn, the more potential power we have. And the hands of power and courage fit together perfectly.

Think About The Consequences Of Not Being Courageous

For example if you want to start your own business, but are scared. Well the consequences of not doing so can lead you to living a life of regret. Working a job you hate. And never expressing your creativity and living a life of passion.

Know That Nothing Is Certain

Often times we are blocked by the fear of knowing that the outcome we desire is not guaranteed. In order to be more courageous, we need to act in spite of knowing this fact. It is entering into the uncharted waters of the unknown, boldly going forward.

Nothing in life is guaranteed. But I can tell you this. When you act in spite of knowing that your outcome is not guaranteed, you develop a faith in yourself and the ability to persevere. When you mix faith and perseverance with each other, you whip up a recipe for courage.

Follow Things Til The End

When we make the resolution to do things until the end, we build up more courage in ourselves. When we quit, we put a loss in our loss column. The more we do so, the less likely we will ever act on things, let alone follow them to the end. Every time you set out to do something or attain a goal, do so until you accomplish it. Never give up. Ever.

When you hit your goal or the thing you intended to accomplish, you build massive confidence and courage. Because you develop faith in yourself. And faith in oneself goes hand in hand with how much courage you have in this life.

Give Love

Don’t be scared to love. Loving people lets us access the highest vibrant emotion of all time. It is powerful. It will let you express your true self and essence. An essence that doesn’t know fear. It only knows love.

Use it as much as possible. Don’t be afraid to show the people in your life how much you love them. Say it, show it, mean it.

Step Out Of Your Comfort Zone More Often

Yes this is cliche to say, but it is a great tip for developing more courage. Need tips on how to step out of your comfort zone? I got you! Below are some great tips:

  1. Pick the uncomfortable choice when a there is a comfortable alternative.
  2. Take a different route home.
  3. Make fast decisions.
  4. Consider other peoples point of view without being arrogant. Also surround yourself with people who challenge your beliefs and aren’t “Yes people.”
  5. Say yes to life more often.
  6. Volunteer your time.
  7. Allow your friends, family or significant other to make decisiosn for you. Often times we want to be in control and make all the decisions but not doing so will force us out of our comfort zone.

Examples Of COurage (Acts Of Courage)

Sometimes reading about stories about people acting in the face of fear can inspire us to be more courageous. Below are a few true stories that act as perfect examples acts of heroism and of courage. And that paid off in a big way for the person who was doing so.

  1. It is Rosa Parks, on a cold winter evening in 1955 in Montgomery refusing to go to the back of the bus and conform to how people wanted her to act. She sat in the 5th row, which was the first row of what was labeled as “The Colored Section.”. The bus driver, James Blake told her and 3 other African individuals to go to the back of the bus when more white passengers got on the bus and needed seats. All of those three rides did as they were told. But Rosa Parks did not. He said that he was going to have her arrested. She replied “You may do that.” This was one of the biggest inspirations of the entire American Civil Rights Movement.
  2. It is white rapper Eminem stepping on stage in front of people who thought white people couldn’t rap. Standing on stage as an outcast over and over, and battling his way to super stardom. As he put it in the song Lose Yourself, “I’ve been chewed up, spit out and booed off stage, but I kept rhyming and kept writing the next cypher.” A true act of courage.
  3. It is 3 guys at the shooting that took place in the during a showing of the movie the Dark Knight. All of whom laid over their girlfriends when the shooting started. All of which died in the process.
  4. It is Peral Harbor solider Desmond Doss who only carried a Bible and his Faith in God as his religion didn’t allow him to carry a gun but was a field medic instead. There was an attack on his unit at the top of a cliff. Many soldiers were wounded. Doss created a stretcher that could be lowered by pulleys down the cliff. Under fire, Doss started lowering soldiers down the cliff. He saved 75 men that day and was awarded with the Medal of Honor.
  5. It is 2 homeless men during the Manchester bombings who helped victims instead of running for safety. These men were seen pulling nails out of various children’s arms and legs. Cradling a woman during her last moments. And wrapping up a woman who had lost her legs with their T-shirt.
  6. It is Chris Gardner, played by Will Smith in the Pursuit of Happiness. Who was working on becoming a stock broker while being dead broke with his son. He was locked up in jail overnight and woke up there in the morning in clothes that were stained with paint after painting this apartment in exchange for partial rent. He had an interview to become a stock broker at the largest firm in San Francisco. He didn’t have time to make it home and change so he ran to the interview, waited in the waiting room looking like that knowing he would have to go into the interview the whole time looking like that. He did so even though he was incredibly embarrassed and on the verge of tears. He ended up being selected to be one of the people chosen to compete for a spot in the company. And ended up being the only one chosen to work there for a paid position. He is know worth over 40 million dollars.
  7. It is the passengers of flight 93, the flight that was hijacked and meant to crash into the pentagon. The people on the flight were forced to go to the back on the plane. Here the passengers created a plan to where they would fight back after realizing that their plane was part of a larger attack on America. The sounds were captured on the cockpit voice recording showing that there were screams, shouting, struggling and calls to action along with breaking glassware. This all forced the terrorists that were piloting the airplane to lose control of the plane. It shifted from left to right, rocking and rolling. Until the pilot chose to crash it rather than risk the passengers regaining control of the aircraft. This is an act of the ultimate form of courage, heroism.
  8. Anne Frank and her family living privately in a home where she was constantly facing the fear of being found and killed.
  9. It is Matton High School teacher Angela McQueen, who subdued a guman. When one of the students pulled a gun out and aimed it at all the students to the right. The McQueen lunged at the gun and pushed it up in the air as fast as he could. Shots were fired up in the air. The results that only one student was shot and lived. She saved countless lives.
  10. It is a pit bull in Stockton, California who was in a burning building and found trying to pull the baby of the family out by her diaper. Dragging her out of the bed and to safety.
  11. Firefighters who rushed into the World Trade Center, knowing that any minute it could collapse and they would never be able to live a full life.
  12. Harriet Tubman creating the Underground Railroad where during a ten you time frame, she led 19 different missions and helped over 300 slaves get to freedom. She never lost a single person on the journey.
  13. It is Irena Sendler who was a Polish social worker, which in World War 2, helped rescue 2500 Jewish children. She did thing them in convents as well as with non-Jewish families.

Regular Life Examples Of Courage

  1. A doctor who makes a mistake during surgery and has to correct it in time to save the persons life.
  2. A mother bringing a baby into the world.
  3. A student applying and going off to college.
  4. An individual starting a business that has to do with their passion, quitting their job to pursue this passion.
  5. A person trying out for a sport.
  6. A student who is scared in class but chooses to put up their hand to ask a question.
  7. An astronaut going to space.
  8. Trying a new food.
  9. Allowing yourself to fall in love again after being hurt in the past.
  10. Asking your boss for a raise.
  11. Setting boundaries within personal relationships.
  12. Taking responsibility for your actions.
  13. Speaking up when you are afraid to.
  14. Persevering even when the odds are against you.
  15. Having the courage to let go of someone or something that isn’t good for you.
  16. It is a car that is stuck on the train tracks and you get out to help them or push them out of the way.
  17. Simply living and going on when we want to not live and give up.
  18. A kid taking their test for their drivers license.
  19. Moving to a different neighborhood or state.
  20. Asking your crush out on a date.
  21. Going to marriage counseling.
  22. Take a stand for the political views you believe in.
  23. Being in the sales profession.
  24. Looking people in the eye when you want to look away.
  25. Standing up for racism or sexism.
  26. Be vulnerable with people close to you.
  27. Admitting your wrong.
  28. Traveling the world alone.
  29. It is a cop pulling someone over late at night, not knowing if the driver has a weapon on them.

129 Quotes About Courage

  1. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill
  2. “Courage is resistance to fear, not absence of fear.” – Mark Twain
  3. “You just have to be yourself and go full with confidence and be courageous.” – Gabby Douglas
  4. “What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?” – Vincent Van Gogh
  5. “Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.” – Robert Louis Stevenson
  6. “Courage is fire, bullying is smoke.” – Benjamin Disraeli
  7. “Courage is knowing what not to fear.” – Plato
  8. “Being deeply loved gives you strength. Loving deeply gives you courage.” – Lao Tzu
  9. “It takes courage to show up and be who you really are.” – E.E. Cummings
  10. “You can never cross the ocean until you age the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Christopher Columbus
  11. “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘ I will try again tomorrow.'”
  12. Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid, do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” – Joshua 1:9
  13. “Courage is the most important of all virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.” – Maya Anelou
  14. “All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney
  15. “Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads.” – Erica Jong
  16. “Courage is fear that has said it’s prayers.” – Maya Angelou
  17. “Real courage is being afraid but doing it anyway.” – Oprah Winfrey
  18. “Knowing when to walk away is wisdom. Being able to is courage. Walking away with your head held high is dignity.”
  19. “It is courage. Courage. Courage. That raises the blood of life to crimson splendor. LIve bravely and present a brave front to your adversity.”
  20. “Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.”
  21. “The first step to getting what you want is having the courage to get rid of what you don’t want.”
  22. “Courage is not the absence of fear. It is acting on the premise that there is something more important than fear.” – David Prince
  23. “Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.” – John Quincy Adams
  24. “You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.” – Aristotle
  25. “Courage isn’t having the strength to go on, it is going on when you don’t have strength.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
  26. “The greatest test of courage on the earth is to bear defeat without losing heart.” – R.G. Ingersoll
  27. “Have the courage of your desire.” – George Gissing
  28. “Fear is a reaction. Courage is a decision.” – Sir Winston Churchill
  29. “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” – Anais Nin
  30. “If you could get up the courage to begin, you have the courage to succeed.” – David Viscott
  31. “The secret to happiness is freedom. And the secret to freedom is courage.” – Thucydides
  32. “Few persons have courage enough to appear as good as they really are.” – A.W. Hare
  33. “Courage is the resistance to fear, mastery of fear. Not absence of fear.”
  34. “Courage is the commitment to begin without any guarantee of success.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  35. “Courage is grace under pressure.” – Ernest Hemingway
  36. “Sometimes all you need is 20 seconds of insane courage, 20 seconds of embarassing bravery.”
  37. “Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway.” – John Wayne
  38. “Courage is not the absence of fear, but the mastery of it.” – Mark Twain
  39. “Courage leads to heave, fear to death.” – Seneca
  40. “Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen.” – Brene Brown
  41. “You can’t test courage cautiously.” – Annie Dillard
  42. “Courage is discovery that you may not win, and trying when you know you can lose.” – Tom Krause
  43. “Courage is being yourself everyday in a world that tells you to be someone else.”
  44. “Courage is simply the willingness to be afraid and act anyways.” – Dr. Robert Anthony
  45. “Fear is a reaction. Courage is a decision.” – Winston Churchill
  46. “Have enough courage to start and enough heart to finish.” – Jessica N.S. Yourko
  47. “Courage is found unlikely places.”
  48. “In the game of life, either you are courageous and win one of the gold medals, or you opt for cowardice and go home empty handed.”
  49. “It takes courage to deal with failures. It takes courage to admit you are wrong.” – R. Dooley
  50. “The Sun himself is weak when he first rises, and gathers strength and courage as the day gets on.” – Charles Dickens
  51. “Always be courageous and strong and don’t fear.” – Gabby Douglas
  52. “Courage doesn’t mean you don’t get afraid. Courage means you don’t let fear stop you.” – Bethany Hamilton
  53. “Courage means going against majority opinion in the name of the truth.” – Vaclav Havel
  54. “What good are wings without the courage to fly.” – Atticus
  55. “Inhale courage, exhale fear.”
  56. “Be courageous, it’s the only place left uncrowded.”
  57. “Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.” – Maya Angelou
  58. “You will never do anything in this world without courage.” – Arisotle
  59. “It’s easy to stand with the crowd. It takes courage to stand alone.”
  60. “Courage is the magic that turns dreams into reality.” – Aster & Richter Abend
  61. “There is a courage of happiness as well as a courage of sorrow.” – Alfred Adler
  62. “Courage is to tell the story of who you are with your whole heart.” – Brene Brown
  63. “Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.” – Sir Winston Churchill
  64. “Have the moral courage to stand firm in obeying God’s will, even if you have to stand alone.” – Ulisses Soares
  65. “Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you’re scared to death.” – Earl Wilson
  66. “Courage is like love, it must have hope for nourishment.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
  67. “The opposite of courage in our society is not cowardice, it is conformity.” – Roko May
  68. “You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.” – Oprah Winfrey
  69. “All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination.” – Earl Nightingale
  70. “being deeply loved by someone gives you strength. While loving someone deeply, gives you courage.” – Lao Tzu
  71. “Each time we face our fear, we gain strength, courage, and confidence in the doing.” – Theodore Roosevelt
  72. “Few people have the courage to be happy in their own way. Most people want to be happy like everyone else.”
  73. “The question we face is do we have the courage to change, not just today but as we move forward.” – Tanveer Nasseer
  74. “Having a soft heart in a cruel world is courage, not weakness.”
  75. “If you have a dream, don’t just sit there. Gather courage to believe that you can succeed and leave no stone unturned to make it a reality.” – Roopleen
  76. “Courage is not shown when success is guaranteed. It’s shown when it’s not.”
  77. “There will always be fear, do it anyway. Let your courage inspire the world around you.” – Steve Marboli
  78. “Have few there are who have the courage enough to own their faults, or resolution enough to mend them.” – Benjamin Franklin
  79. “One isn’t necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue without consistency. We can’t be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.” – Maya Angelou
  80. “Genius is talent set on fire by courage.” – Henry Van Dyke
  81. “Courage, you develop courage by doing small things like just as if you wouldn’t want to pick up a 100 pound wight without preparing yourself.” – Maya Angelou
  82. “Take chances, make mistakes. That’s how you grow. Pain nourishes your courage/ You have to fail in order to practice being brave.” – Mary Tyler Moore
  83. “Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill
  84. “Great things will happen when you get up, dust yourself off and go after life with determination and courage.” – Billy Cox
  85. “Courage is knowing what not to fear.” – Plato
  86. “Hate is easy. Love takes courage.”
  87. “Truly, spiritual courage is on the endangered character quality list.” – Bill Hybels
  88. “You gain strength courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  89. “Courage is never to let your actions be influenced by your fears.” – Arthur Koestler
  90. “True courage is like a kite, a contrary wind raises it higher.” – John Petit-Senn
  91. “It takes courage to choose hope over fear.” – Mark Zuckerberg
  92. “Courage is the love affair with the unknown.” – Osho
  93. “Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.” – Bruce Lee
  94. “Courage is contagious. When a brave men takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.” – Billy Graham
  95. “Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.” – General George S. Patton
  96. “Courage is found in unlikely places.” – J.R.R. Tolkien
  97. “It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.” – Erma Bombeck
  98. “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it.” – Nelson Mandela
  99. “Courage is not the absence of fear. It is the ability to face it, overcome it, and finish your job.” – Billy Cox
  100. “The kind of beauty I want most is the hard to get kind that comes from strength, courage, dignity.” – Ruby Dee
  101. “Fear is greatest when things are going badly. And this is just the time when courage is most needed.”
  102. “Courage is like a muscle, it is strengthened by use.” – Ruth Gordon
  103. “Courage without conscience is a wild beast.” – Robert Green Ingersoll
  104. “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.”
  105. “The only courage that matters is the kind that gets you from one moment to the next.”
  106. “If you’re always trying to please everybody around you, all you end up being is a pretzel, twisted into the shape of a pretzel. If you do that enough, you’ll end up not knowing who you really are. So have the courage to be who you really are, no matter where you are.” – Jody Williams
  107. “Women’s courage is rather different from men’s. The fact that women have to bring up children and look after husband makes them braver at facing long-term issues, such as illness. Men are more immediately courageous. Lots of people are brave in battle.” – Mary Wesley
  108. “Use your fear. It can take you to the place where you store you courage.” – Amelia Earhart
  109. “The greatest act of courage is to be and own all that you are. Without apology, without excuses, and without any masks to cover the truth of who you are.”
  110. “Courage is not just walking into the lions den, but also locking the gate behind you.” – Michael Sage
  111. “Courage will follow when faith takes the lead.”
  112. “Be on your guard. Stand firm in the faith, be men of courage, be strong.” – 1 Corinthians 16:13
  113. “Everything you need, your courage, strength, compassion, love, everything is alread within you.”
  114. “If you ave been brutally broken but still have the courage to be gentle with others, then you deserve love deeper than the ocean itself.” – Nikita Gill
  115. “When we love, we are courageous, and courage has nothing to do with being fearless. It’s about being willing to experience the fear, even dread, to do what we must, without guarantee of outcome.” – Vanna Bonta
  116. “Courage, above all things, is the first quality of a warrior.” – Carl Von Clausewitz
  117. “It takes a great deal of courage to see the world in all of it’s tainted glory and still love it.” – Oscar Wilde
  118. “Courage is not the absence of despair. It is rather the capacity to move ahead in spite of despair.”
  119. “Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.” – Erich Fromm
  120. “One of the happiest moments ever is when you find the courage to let go of what you can’t change.”
  121. “Courage, dear heart.”
  122. “It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage is so rate.” – Mark Twain
  123. “You can choose courage or you can choose comfort. But you cannot choose both.”
  124. “Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.”-  C.S. Lewis
  125. “Courage is courageous. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.” – Bill Graham
  126. “Courage is the ability to have faith, persistence, and strength in the face of fear, pain and stress. Have faith today. Just because. Keep persisting towards your dreams. Just because. Be strong even when you have all the reason in he world to be small. Do this, just because we need you. The world needs more people with a courageous heart.” – Brandon Burchard
  127. “Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.” – John F. Kennedy
  128. “Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe you critics are right. To map our a course of action and follow it to an end requires some of the same courage that a soldier needs.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  129. “Be of good courage and He shall strengthen your heart. Al ye that hope in the Lord.” – Psalms 31:24
  130. “It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies, but even more to stand up to your friends.” – Albus Dumbledore
  131. “He is a man of courage who does not run away, but remains at his post and fights against the enemy.” – Socrates
  132. “One man with courage makes a majority.” – Thomas Jefferson
  133. “A tiny step of courage is always a good place to start.”
  134. “We don’t develop courage by being happy every day. We develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.” – Barbara De Angelis

Conclusion To How To Have Courage

So there you are my friends. What courage is, acts of courage, how to be more courageous and quotes on courage! I really hope you enjoyed the article.

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One thought on “What Is Courage (How To Be More Courageous)

  1. I thought this was a magnificent article. I found tons of quotes that I really loved! Thank you for the encouragement and thank you for inspiring!

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