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TOP-25 Courage Quotes About Life and Success

Posted: May 25, 2020 at 1:36 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

If motivational and courageous quotes really work, then why isn’t everybody who reads them suddenly more courageous and motivated? The truth is that motivational and courageous quotes are nothing more than thinking points. The hope is that they make you think in a way that changes your behavior in the future. 

Quotes and motivation are one thing, but it is what you do that really matters. Somebody who is brave in their mind but not in their actions is not actually a brave person. Somebody like this is not even a good person. What matters are the things you do, not the things you think or the things you believe. As you think about the quotes listed in this article, consider how they may affect your actions and your behavior in the near future. Are you really living up to the idealized version of yourself that lives inside your imagination? 

Here are Twenty Five Great Quotes for You to Think About

1. “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.”― Anais Nin

2. “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”― Theodore Roosevelt

3. “It’s always good to be underestimated.” ― Donald Trump

4. “If your ideas are truly brilliant, then people will not steal them, you will have to ram them down people’s throats.” ― Resumeble.com

5. “Men make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.” ― Harry S Truman

6. “You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.” ― William Faulkner 

7. “Fear is a reaction. Courage is a decision.” ― Winston Churchill

8. “Courage is fire, and bullying is smoke.” ― Benjamin Disraeli

9. “Being brave means knowing that when you fail, you don’t fail forever.” ― Lana Del Rey

10. “Courage to dare to do right than to fear to do wrong.” ― Abraham Lincoln

11. “People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.” ― Hermann Hesse

12. “Only be you strong, and very courageous, then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.” ― Joshua 1:7-8

13. “You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.” ― Aristotle

14. “If you lack patience, even when you face some small obstacle, you lose courage.” ― Dalai Lama

15. “It is not the strength of the body that counts, but the strength of the spirit.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien

16. “Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.” ― Winston Churchill

17. “Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear – not absence of fear.”― Mark Twain

18. “Fortune favors the bold.” – Virgil

19. “Most people stop just before the finish line.” ― Resumable.com

20. “Fortune always favors the brave, and never helps a man who does not help himself.” ― P. T. Barnum

21. “Criticism is easier to take when you realize that the only people who aren’t criticized are those who don’t take risks.” ― Donald Trump

22. “Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway.” ― John Wayne

23. “Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.”― Baltasar Gracian

24. “Grief changes shape but it never ends.” ― Keanu Reeves

25. “Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” ― T. S. Eliot

Final Thoughts

Motivational and success quotes are supposed to make you think. They are supposed to make you think because in essence they are not good advice, in most cases they are meaningless. If you are smart, you will not run your life by motivational/success quotes, you will use them as thinking exercises for personal growing. Examine them, think about how they apply to your life, and use what you think about to become a more cognizant person in the future. 

Furthermore, be wary of those who speak in grandees quotes and motivational blurbs. It is easy to sound inspired if your words are hollow. Many times, what seems to be smart and clever is nothing more than a common observation that has been littered with poetry or clever word play.


Ava Williams is a career development specialist. She is interested in traveling, online learning and cources, and job industry. Ava enjoys writing on education, career, and blogging tendencies. Find out more about Ava’s work by visiting her career blog. You can also follow her on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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