Courageous Quotes

Actor John Wayne said,

“Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway.”

Evangelist Billy Graham said,

“Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.”

Admiral Chester Nimitz, Chief of Naval Operations during World War II, said,

“God grant me the courage not to give up what I think is right — even though I think it is hopeless.”

C.S. Lewis, a British Christian apologist, said,

“Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.”

President Ronald Reagan said,

“There are no easy answers, but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right.”

Reagan also said,

“Above all, we must realize that no arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women. It is a weapon our adversaries in today’s world do not have.”

President Theodore Roosevelt said,

“It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things.”

Dale Carnegie, a Christian inspirational speaker, said,

“Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.”

George S. Patton, Army General during World War II, said,

“Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.”

Norman Schwarzkopf, Army General during the Gulf War, said,

“True courage is being afraid, and going ahead and doing your job anyhow, that’s what courage is.”

“Life is to be entered upon with courage.”

Ben Carson, former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, said,

“Somebody has to be courageous enough to actually stand up to the bullies.”

British Prime Minister Winston Churchill said,

“Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.”

Former Attorney General William Barr said,

“Valor is a word we don’t commonly hear. People can show courage and bravery confronting many different challenges in life. But ‘valor’ connotes willingly putting oneself in mortal danger to protect others.”

Anne Frank, a Jewish teen who wrote The Diary of A Young Girl while she was in hiding in the Netherlands from 1942 to 1944 during the German occupation, said,

“He who has courage and faith will never perish in misery!”

(She died in Germany’s Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in 1945.)

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said,

“Have the courage to have your wisdom regarded as stupidity. Be fools for Christ. And have the courage to suffer the contempt of the sophisticated world.”

Christian author John Eldredge said,

“Where a man’s strength and courage is tested most is in the way that he treats women – the way that he loves.”

Edgar Allen Guest, a poet, wrote,

“Courage was never designed for show. It isn’t a thing that can come and go. It’s written in victory and defeat, and every trial a man can meet.”

Actor and Christian apologist Kirk Cameron said,

“Faith in God produces character; character will produce courage, courage to face the challenges of the day.”

Pastor Charles Stanley said,

“When God speaks, oftentimes His voice will call for an act of courage on our part.”