Quotes About Courage and Risk-Taking

Perfect for when you need some courage or want to take a risk


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Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.

— Anais Nin

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.

— Eleanor Roosevelt

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

Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.

— Ambrose Redmoon

Your current safe boundaries were once unknown frontiers.

— Anonymous

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

A coward gets scared and quits. A hero gets scared, but still goes on.

— Anonymous

When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends, of most of the people you see every day, is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.

— Theodore H. White

Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.

— Winston Churchill
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