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800 Inspirational Courage Quotes: Face Your Fears (2023)

1. “How few there are who have courage enough to own their faults. or resolution enough to mend them.” – Benjamin Franklin


2. . . . I have come to see that there's a common denominator among organizations that manage to outcomes successfully: They all have courageous leaders who foster a performance culture. Mario Morino. Leap of Reason


3. “Courage gives us a voice and compassion gives us an ear. Without both, there is no opportunity for empathy and connection.”


4. “Courage. Kindness. Friendship. Character. These are the qualities that define us as human beings. and propel us. on occasion. to greatness.”


5. “Everyone’s afraid of something. Jemma. It doesn’t mean you’re weak. It means you’re alive. It takes real courage to feel that fear and do it anyway.”


6. "I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear." – Nelson Mandela


7. "When you feel like giving up, like calling it quits, just try one more time- do that little bit more. Encourage yourself, rather than discourage yourself.”


8. Pro tip: Optimism is a key theme in encouraging someone between jobs. After acknowledging the loss or difficulty, pivot your message toward hope for their future.


9. Good Words Of Encouragement For A Sick Friend (Words Of Encouragement To A Friend Feeling Down)


10. Be bold, be courageous, be your best. — Gabrielle Giffords


11. “Every day begins with an act of courage and hope: getting out of bed.” – Mason Cooley


12. “When we least expect it. life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment. there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not yet ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back. A week is more than enough time for us to decide whether or not to accept our destiny.”


13. Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.


14. “I was once afraid of people saying. “Who does she think she is?” Now I have the courage to stand and say. “This is who I am.” - Oprah Winfrey


15. “I’m passionate about encouraging girls to be confident in their own skin. ” Sadie Sink


16. You need to be aware of what others are doing, applaud their efforts, acknowledge their successes, and encourage them in their pursuits. When we all help one another, everybody wins. – Jim Stovall (Click to Tweet!)


17. “Courage is found in unlikely places.”


18. “With honesty of purpose, balance, a respect for tradition, courage, and, above all, a philosophy of life, any young person who embraces the historical profession will find it rich in rewards and durable in satisfaction.” — Samuel E. Morison


19. “Goodness is about character – integrity, honesty, kindness, generosity, moral courage, and the like. More than anything else, it is about how we treat other people.” — Dennis Prager


20. Life isn’t always really glamorous and fabulous. It’s about encouraging people to go back to natural beauty.” Zoe Foster Blake


21. Set your goals high enough to inspire you and low enough to encourage you.


22. “Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die.” – G.K. Chesterton


23. “Yet it is in this whole process of meeting and solving problems that life has its meaning. Problems are the cutting edge that distinguishes between success and failure. Problems call forth our courage and our wisdom; indeed. they create our courage and our wisdom.”


24. "Happy Wednesday! Practice compassion. Lift others. Learn to encourage rather than criticize. You’ll feel better when you help others feel better.” — Tracey Edmonds


25. It takes courage to be your whole self so you can do your best work so you can be the change you want to see so you can do what your worthy cause most needs you to do. Shelly Francis, The Courage Way


26. “Without love our self-esteem weakens. With out it our courage fails. Without love we can no longer look out confidently at the world.” ~ Chief Dan George


27. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires courage. – Ralph Waldo Emerson


28. “Everyone has talent. What’s rare is the courage to follow it to the dark places where it leads.”


29. “Success is never final.Failure is never fatal.But it is courage that counts.”- Winston Churchill


30. Dear mother, your support and love have given me the courage to maintain everything. I want to make you feel special and spend a cheerful and joyful day with you.


31. “All your dreams can come true f you have the courage to purse them.” ~ Walt Disney


32. “Don’t think that there’s a different, better child ‘hiding’ behind the autism. This is your child. Love the child in front of you. Encourage his strengths, celebrate his quirks, and improve his weaknesses, the way you would with any child.” — Unknown


33. “Negative people can only infest you with discouragements when they find you around… Just get lost and get saved!” ― Israelmore Ayivor


34. “Stop walking through the world looking for confirmation that you don’t belong. You will always find it because you’ve made that your mission. Stop scouring people’s faces for evidence that you’re not enough. You will always find it because you’ve made that your goal. True belonging and self-worth are not goods; we don’t negotiate their value with the world. The truth about who we are lives in our hearts. Our call to courage is to protect our wild heart against constant evaluation. especially your own. No one belongs here more than you.”


35. “Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren’t always comfortable, but they’re never weakness.” — Brené Brown


36. She taught me,' said Ta-thea, 'that if you do not have couragem all other virtues may be lost, because you cannot keep even love if you are not prepared to fight for it, to endure the hurt it brings, and hold on, no matter the cost. - Author: Anne Perry


37. “It is a wise man who knows where courage ends and stupidity begins.” – Jerome Cady


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


39. “You must be bold, brave, and courageous and find a way… to get in the way.” – John Lewis


40. “It is only necessary to have courage, for strength without self-confidence is useless.” – Giacomo Casanova


41. “Don’t think that there’s a different, better child ‘hiding’ behind the autism. This is your child. Love the child in front of you. Encourage his strengths, celebrate his quirks, and improve his weaknesses, the way you would with any child.” ~ Claire LaZebnik


42. “Whatever course you decide upon. there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires courage.”


43. “Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen.” – Brené Brown


44. “Plants are more courageous than almost all human beings: an orange tree would rather die than produce lemons, whereas instead of dying the average person would rather be someone they are not.” – Mokokoma Mokhonoana


45. Courage is the commitment to begin without any guarantee of success.


46. “Surround yourself with positive people who believe in your dreams, encourage your ideas, support your ambitions, and bring out the best in you.” — Roy Bennett


47. “Encourage yourself, believe in yourself, and love yourself. Never doubt who you are.” -Stephanie Lahart


48. “Pride is holding your head up when everyone around you has theirs bowed. Courage is what makes you do it.”


49. Never ever think of quitting. Think about winning and you will win for sure. Keep on running and struggling and then there is no force that can stop you from getting success in life. Have courage and belief in yourself and then go ahead and face every problem with all the courage. Then nothing can stop you from winning. Best of luck to you my friend.


50. “Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity.”


51. “Perfect courage means doing unwitnessed what we would be capable of with the world looking on.” – François


52. “From caring comes courage.” – Lao Tzu


53. Change takes courage. — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez


54. “Difficulties are meant to rouse. not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.”~ William Ellery Channing


55. “Without fear there cannot be courage.” – Christopher Paolini


56. “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it.” – Nelson Mandela


57. “My mother taught me that we all have the power to achieve our dreams. What I lacked was the courage.” – Clay Aiken


58. “I know that if I’d had to go and take an exam for acting, I wouldn’t have got anywhere. You don’t take exams for acting, you take your courage.” – Dame Edith Evans


59. “The liar was the hottest to defend his veracity, the coward his courage, the ill-bred his gentlemanliness, and the cad his honor” –Margaret Mitchell


60. “You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world’s problems at once but don’t ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own.” ~Michelle Obama


61. “Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity.” – W. Clement Stone


62. “What is Christmas? It is the tenderness of the past, courage for the present, and hope for the future."


63. “Conviction, commitment, credibility: the three pillars of morally courageous leadership. ” – GENERAL JOHN MICHEL Twitter-Bird Small


64. “I have only been having counseling sessions with Iris for a couple of months but she has already made such a difference to my life. I've learned so much about how to manage the depression which has affected my life for so long. I feel like a normal functioning person for the first time in ages and if I do go through a bad spell, I know how to get myself back to normal. It's not an easy journey to break habits of a lifetime but Iris is very friendly, non-judgemental and encouraging. She is sympathetic, a good listener and makes me feel like I can beat this illness.”


65. “Childbirth is more admirable than conquest, more amazing than self-defense, and as courageous as either one.” — Gloria Steinem


66. “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow.”


67. "You will find peace not by trying to escape your problems, but by confronting them courageously. You will find peace not in denial, but in victory.” — J. Donald Walters


68. Courage leads you to win battles everyone may lose.


69. Develop enough courage so that you can stand up for yourself and then stand up for somebody else. — Maya Angelou


70. Helping others, encouraging others, are often acts of kindness that have more meaning than you may realize.” Catherine Pulsifer


71. “It’s only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy, and resolute courage , that we move on to better things. ” – Theodore Roosevelt


72. So if you’re feeling a little down or discouraged today, remember that there is always somebody out there who loves you – somebody who sees the beauty in you, even when you don’t see it yourself. Take comfort in knowing their love will always be there for you whenever you need it.


73. “Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of


74. Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow. — Mary Anne Radmacher


75. “I’ll be more enthusiastic about encouraging thinking outside the box when there’s evidence of any thinking going on inside it.” Terry Pratchett


76. Train your prospects to pay attention and to open and read emails that you send. Don’t encourage them to ignore or delete your messages because they are of inconsistent or no value to them. – Bridget Gleason


77. “He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.”


78. “For without belittling the courage with which men have died. we should not forget those acts of courage with which men have lived.” – John F. Kennedy


79. Courage is not simply one of the virtues but the form of every virtue at the testing point, which means at the point of highest reality.


80. "My mother wanted me to be her wings, to fly as she never quite had the courage to do. I love her for that. I love the fact that she wanted to give birth to her own wings.” — Erica Jong


81. “The answer to every adversity lies in courageously moving forward with faith. ” — Edmond Mbiaka


82. “The ideals which have lighted my way, and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been kindness, beauty, and truth."


83. “Then suddenly. one day. Alex hears the voices of intruders who have forced their way into number 78. and he is filled with terror and dread. Courage and bravery are not unusual in times of war. but Alex is only eleven. and his story is really about the will to overcome cruelty and injustice.”


84. “We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear.” – Martin Luther King. Jr.


85. Your confidence in me has always been my biggest motivation. You encouraged me to do my best to succeed, and here I am. For that, I thank you so much, boss!


86. “Courage is a love affair with the unknown.”


87. Happy, confident, grateful daughters come from strong, encouraging, loving dads. —Diana Manning


88. The flaw in our character is our insistence on separating blue-collar jobs from white-collar jobs, and encouraging one form of education over another.” Mike Rowe


89. Memorable Encouraging Words for a Friend Feeling Down


90. “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear. but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid. but he who conquers that fear.” – Nelson Mandela


91. “Have I not commanded you? 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. NIV


92. Keep yourself encouraged


93. “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.” – Eleanor Roosevelt


94. “You are not lesser for being what you are. Being your true self is the greatest. most courageous. best thing you can be.”


95. “I define a leader as anyone who takes responsibility for finding the potential in people and processes. and who has the courage to develop that potential.”


96. Famous Words of Encouragement


97. “The towns subject to the Athenians, hearing of the capture of Amphipolis and of the terms accorded to it, and of the gentleness of Brasidas, felt most strongly encouraged to change their condition, and sent secret messages to him, begging him to come on to them; each wishing to be the first to revolt.”


98. “This miry slough is a place that can’t be repaired. It is a low-lying place where the scum and filth that come with the conviction of sin drain and collect as the traveling sinner becomes aware of his lost condition. It is the fears, doubts, and discouraging apprehensions about oneself that arise in his soul.”


99. “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.”


100. The most courageous act is still to think for yourself, ALOUD


101. “Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.”


102. “He that fails in his endeavors after wealth or power will not long retain either honesty or courage.” — Samuel Johnson


103. A mother can send this message to her son on his birthday to encourage him to enjoy his special day. She also expresses her hope that his birthday will be as happy as he is.


104. “Courage is doing what you are afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you are scared.” – Eddie Rickenbacker


105. It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. —E. E. Cummings


106. Encouragement to change - we can't have different results if we keep doing what we have always done!


107. “Courage is fear that has said its prayers.” – Dorothy Bernard


108. Words are not enough to thank you for your strength, courage and dedication, frontliners. We are forever in your debt for your sacrifices. Happy labor. day.


109. “We are very much what others think of us. The reception our observations meet with gives us courage to proceed, or damps our efforts.” –


110. “Have the courage to be disliked.”


111. ‘Don’t pity me because I am a single mom. Respect me for having the courage to do it alone, the strength to never give up, and the love to put my child’s needs before my own.’


112. “Keep your fears to yourself but share your courage with others.”


113. “Humility is the courage to be honest with yourself and those around you.”


114. “Confidence in yourself is built through acts of everyday courage.” – Mel Robbins


115. “It is not those who commit the least faults who are the most holy, but those who have the greatest courage, the greatest generosity, the greatest love, who make the boldest efforts to overcome themselves, and are not immediately apprehensive about tripping.”


116. “I love you in a language that I don’t fully understand. In words that I haven’t found enough courage to forklift out of my chest.”


117. Never doubt the courage of the French. They were the ones who discovered that snails are edible.


118. “Every man of courage is a man of his word.” – Pierre Corneille


119. “It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.” ~ Mark Twain


120. “Make a difference this Tuesday, be an encourager!”- Unknown


121. “We don’t get to choose our family, but we can choose our friends. With courage, we can weed out narcissistic people. We can focus on those who do appreciate us, love us, and treat us with respect.” – Dana Arcuri


122. “The destination is fulfilling when the path is authentically your own; find the courage and forge your own path; your essence is at stake”


123. “Simply by our proximity to Jesus, we can bring hope and life to people and places trapped in discouragement and despair.” -Louie Giglio


124. “You just have to be yourself and go full with confidence and be courageous.” — Gabby Douglas


125. “We loved our country as much as they; we went courageously into every action; but also we distinguished the false from true, we had suddenly learned to see.”


126. “Courage is the ladder on which all other virtues mount.” – Clare Booth Luce


127. You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.


128. If you don’t like your destiny, don’t accept it. Instead have the courage to change it the way you want it to be.” – Naruto Uzumaki


129. “Sometimes, all you need is twenty seconds of instant courage, and I promise you something great will come of it.”


130. “Mind your own business; The best statement that any wise person can see as encouragement and best advice ever.”


131. “Don’t be discouraged. It’s often the last key in the bunch that opens the lock. ” — Unknown


132. “Each time we face our fear, we gain strength, courage, and confidence in the doing.” – Theodore Roosevelt


133. “I’ve always been surrounded by many great people and professors, but my family, especially my mom who was a teacher, was the person who encouraged me to study and pushed me to continue.”


134. “It takes courage to step out of one’s comfort zone, because it is a challenge to do so.” ― D. M. Neddermeyer


135. “You can make positive deposits in your own economy every day by reading and listening to powerful, positive, life-changing content and by associating with encouraging and hope-building people.” Zig Ziglar


136. Courage, sacrifice, determination, commitment, toughness, heart, talent, guts. That's what little girls are made of; the heck with sugar and spice. — Bethany Hamilton


137. “Either life entails courage. or it ceases to be life.”


138. A mother can send this message to her son on his birthday to encourage him to live a long and happy life.


139. “Find the courage to be authentic. Not everyone will like you. but no one can if they don’t get a chance to know you.”


140. “Encourage yourself, believe in yourself, and love yourself. Never doubt who you are. ” – Stephanie Lahart


141. “You cannot further the Brotherhood of Man by encouraging class hatred.” J. Paul Getty


142. “Everything you need is within you, the strength, the courage and confidence to change your life. You just need to look within yourself and find it. ” – Amanda Ray


143. “Courage is not the absence of fear. but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.” – Ambrose Redmoon


144. “If we are going to find our way out of shame and back to each other. vulnerability is the path and courage is the light. To set down those lists of *what we’re supposed to be* is brave. To love ourselves and support each other in the process of becoming real is perhaps the greatest single act of daring greatly.” – Brené Brown


145. “Very well. my arrogant young adventurer. Why not test your courage? Every explorer deserves a chance to prove his mettle.”


146. I want to be in the arena. I want to be brave with my life. And when we make the choice to dare greatly, we sign up to get our asses kicked. We can choose courage or we can choose comfort, but we can't have both. Not at the same time.


147. “Conscience is the root of all true courage; if a man would be brave let him obey his conscience.” James Freeman Clark


148. The world needs less heat and more light. It needs less of the heat of anger, revenge, retaliation, and more of the light of ideas, faith, courage, aspiration, joy, love and hope. —Wilfred PetersonRD.COM


149. Words of encouragement to remind us we all have ups and downs.


150. “Each time we face our fear. we gain strength. courage. and confidence in the doing.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt


151. “All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney


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


153. “Fathers provide not only support but also encouragement.” – Catherine Pulsifer


154. “To uncover your true potential you must first find your own limits and then you have to have the courage to blow past them.” – Amanda Scarborough


155. “The sun himself is weak when he first rises, and gathers strength and courage as the day gets on.” – Charles Dickens


156. “Optimism is true moral courage.”


157. “Happy Wednesday Fam! Dream big, live courageously, communicate honestly, be mindful, act with kindness, and spread love today and every day!”


158. “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” ~Lao Tzu


159. “Confidence is directness and courage in meeting the facts of life.” – John Dewey


160. encouragement to believe in your abilities


161. “Each mistake teaches you something new about yourself. There is no failure. remember. except in no longer trying. It is the courage to continue that counts.” – Chris Bradford


162. “Perhaps it takes courage to raise children.”


163. “Fear is a reaction. Courage is a decision.” – Winston Churchill


164. “Cowardice and courage are never without a measure of affectation. Nor is love. Feelings are never true. They play with their mirrors.” – Jean Baudrillard


165. “God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.” — Reinhold Niebuhr


166. With God’s word, you have raised my spirit often when I have felt depressed. You supported and encourage me when life has got me stressed. For everything you have done for me, thank you.


167. It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.


168. “There is a real danger of unintended consequences, of encouraging people to give up. Pessimism, if it becomes a habit, can reinforce a narrative of unstoppable decline. If there is nothing we can do, that releases us from our obligations.” David Grinspoon


169. It takes serious courage to get on this path and stay on it. Good for you!


170. “What is Christmas? It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future.” ~ Agnes M. Pahro


171. “Fear knocked on the door. When courage answered. nobody was there.”


172. “Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.”


173. “To look at something as though we had never seen it before requires great courage.” – Henri Matisse


174. “Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.” – John F. Kennedy


175. “Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren’t always comfortable, but they’re never weakness.”


176. “Life is mostly froth and bubble. Two things stand like stone. Kindness in another’s trouble. Courage in your own.” – Adam Lindsay Gordon


177. Gracious God, My heart grieves for my friend but I am also so saddened for her family and friends who are deeply impacted by the magnitude of this heart-wrenching situation. As these family members navigate their own pain and suffering, please remind them that you are near to comfort them as well. When they are overcome by sadness and fear, provide them with the reminder that you do not sleep, or even take a nap; instead, you are always alert and available to provide the strength they need. You are the only true source of healing and recovery. As they provide practical care and faithfully serve, please strengthen them when they are discouraged. As they lift their eyes to you, remind them of your love and that the empowering presence of your Spirit is available to them at every moment of each day. Amen. - Lisa Samra


178. “Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman. before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.” ~ John Quincy Adams


179. "Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.” —Winston Churchill"


180. If you have been brutally broken, but still have the courage to be gentle to others, than you deserve a love deeper than the ocean itself. - Nikita Gill


181. “Courage is resistance to fear. mastery of fear – not absence of fear.”


182. “Give us courage and gaiety and the quiet mind. spare to us our friends. soften to us our enemies.” – Robert Louis Stevenson


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


184. Authenticity: The courage to be yourself


185. You mentor me to the point of finding time to send encouraging verses to me every morning. I’m always blessed by them because they came on time and to the point. Thank you!


186. “It takes a great deal of courage to stand alone even if you believe in something very strongly.” – Reginald Rose


187. Never cease remembering God and His goodness throughout your life. Sometimes when I look back I can’t help but shed tears of gratitude because I know how far the Lord has brought me. I encourage you to write down every answered prayer or situation that caused you to experience God. Doing so will encourage your soul, cause you to grow in gratitude, increase your love for God, and increase your confidence and boldness in the Lord.


188. “We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear.” – Martin Luther King Jr.


189. “Life isn’t about being strong or pretending we are strong to impress others. It takes courage to be authentic with our feelings and acknowledge that real strength comes from recognizing our moments of weakness.”


190. “Courage is the hallmark of spirituality. Courage comes when you love yourself for who you are.”


191. “Encouraging wellness and prevention helps improve quality of life and can lower costs, too. I saw too many patients who had poor health because of their decisions, but too often, all they needed was a doctor to help point them in the right direction.” Charles Boustany


192. “It is with passion, courage of conviction, and strong sense of self that we take our next steps into the world.” —Legally Blonde


193. “The foundation of courage is vulnerability--the ability to navigate uncertainty. risk. and emotional exposure. It takes courage to open ourselves up to joy...joy is probably the most vulnerable emotion we experience. We’re afraid that if we allow ourselves to feel lit. we’ll get blindsided by disaster or disappointment. That’s why in moments of real joy. many of us dress-rehearse tragedy...I call it foreboding joy. The only way to combat foreboding joy is gratitude.”


194. Funny but also encouraging!


195. “It was the Lunas who carried the charter from the Mexican government to settle the valley. That took courage.”


196. Peace comes when you talk to the guy you most hate. And that’s where the courage of a leader comes, because when you sit down with your enemy, you as a leader must already have very considerable confidence from your own constituency.


197. “All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney


198. “Black Girls… Don’t be afraid to use your voice. Your thoughts, opinions, and ideas are just as important as anybody else’s. When you speak, speak with boldness and purpose. Have courage, be confident, and always be true to yourself! Live your life fearlessly! Your voice has GREAT power; don’t be afraid to utilize it when needed. You’re NOT an angry Black woman; you’re a woman who has something important to say. Your voice matters and so do YOU.”


199. ″‘Up to now. ’ Miss Honey went on. ‘I have found it impossible to talk to anyone about my problems. I couldn’t face the embarrassment. and anyway I lack the courage. Any courage I had was knocked out of me when I was young. But now. all of a sudden I have a sort of desperate wish to tell everything to somebody. I know you are only a tiny little girl. but there is some kind of magic in you somewhere. I’ve seen it with my own eyes.‘”


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


201. “Courage is doing what you’re afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you’re scared.” – Eddie Rickenbacker


202. “It takes courage to be yourself in a world where you are constantly told that who you are isn’t enough. Being yourself is the biggest gift you can offer yourself and others. Be brave enough to show the world who you are without an apology.” – Ash Alves


203. “I don’t know a woman alive who isn’t courageous.” ‒ Reese Witherspoon


204. What adrenaline is able to chemically and physiologically do for the body, encouragement is able to emotionally and psychologically do for the soul. Mark Chanski, Encouragement


205. The biggest source of getting the country to a balanced budget is not by raising taxes or by cutting spending. It’s by encouraging the growth of the economy.” Mitt Romney


206. “Don’t think that there’s a different, better child ‘hiding’ behind the autism. This is your child. Love the child in front of you. Encourage his strengths, celebrate his quirks, and improve his weaknesses, the way you would with any child.” —Claire Scovell LaZebnik, Author Of Growing Up on the Spectrum


207. “You have to really be courageous about your instincts and your ideas. Otherwise you’ll just knuckle under, and things that might have been memorable will be lost.” – Francis Ford Coppola


208. “Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman. before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.” – John Quincy Adams


209. “Those who have a strong sense of love and belonging have the courage to be imperfect.”


210. “Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren’t always comfortable, but they’re never weakness.”


211. “We don’t develop courage by being happy every day. We develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity. ” – Barbara De Angelis


212. “Don’t listen to what anybody says except the people who encourage you. If it’s what you want to do and it’s within yourself, then keep going and try to do it for the rest of your life.”– Jake Gyllenhaal


213. “There was red wool on his mother’s weaving-rod now. the true burning Warrior Scarlet that was the very color of courage itself.”


214. Heartfelt Messages for Encouraging Friends


215. “There will always be fear; do it anyway. Let your courage inspire the world around you.” – Steve Maraboli


216. “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”


217. “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


218. “Of course. courage only counts when you can count.”


219. “The sun himself is weak when he first rises; and gathers strength and courage as the day gets on.” — Charles Dickens


220. “The most fundamental aggression to ourselves, the most fundamental harm we can do to ourselves, is to remain ignorant by not having the courage and the respect to look at ourselves honestly and gently.” ― Pema Chödrön, When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times


221. “Courage: Great Russian word, fit for the songs of our children’s children, pure on their tongues, and free.” – Anna Akhmatova


222. “Giving birth and being born brings us into the essence of creation, where the human spirit is courageous and bold, and the body, a miracle of wisdom.” – Harriette Hartigan


223. “Do something today that will encourage you to blossom.” – Unknown


224. “We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face...we must do that which we think we cannot." –Eleanor Roosevelt


225. “One word of encouragement can be enough to spark someone’s motivation to continue with a difficult challenge.” – Roy T. Bennet


226. Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.


227. Loving our hair and accepting others’ is a simple but powerful way to encourage self-love and bring people together while celebrating our uniqueness. – Carolyn Aronson


228. The strongest people find the courage and caring to help others, even if they are going through their own storm.


229. Your passion is waiting for your courage to catch up.” – Isabelle Lafleche


230. “My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return.” – Maya Angelou


231. “Courage is not something that you already have that makes you brave when the tough times start. Courage is what you earn when you’ve been through the tough times and you discover they aren’t so tough after all.” – Malcolm Gladwell


232. “It takes a lot of courage to push through hard times. Never give up. Good things are coming your way.” -Robert Tew


233. “Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.” – Maya Angelou


234. One of the things that baffles me (and there are quite a few) is how there can be so much lingering stigma with regards to mental illness, specifically bipolar disorder. In my opinion, living with manic depression takes a tremendous amount of balls. Not unlike a tour of Afghanistan (though the bombs and bullets, in this case, come from the inside). At times, being bipolar can be an all-consuming challenge, requiring a lot of stamina and even more courage, so if you're living with this illness and functioning at all, it's something to be proud of, not ashamed of. They should issue medals along with the steady stream of medication.”― Carrie Fisher, Wishful Drinking


235. “Vulnerability is the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, courage, empathy, and creativity. It is the source of hope, empathy, accountability, and authenticity.”


236. “Freedom is a system based on courage.” – Charles Peguy


237. “There is no weakness in being able to love fully. It takes courage. tenacity. and an emotional intelligence that most people are incapable of.” – Alafia Stewart


238. “It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” — E.E. Cummings


239. All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.


240. The scientists do not get enough help, enough encouragement, to change their field from time to time because the pressure is too high or is to perform something. And once you start in a new field, you are a nobody to start with, you see. - Author: Heinrich Rohrer


241. “Writers give readers courage – the courage to be utterly your complete and complex self.”


242. Good bye till we meet again. Together we can make hell into heaven. I am already missing you. Rest in peace, dear friend.You were my partner in crime, my support system, my punching bag. You were my to-go person. Now how do I survive without you? Dear friend, rest in peace.You have been in my thick and thin. We have created beautiful memories and you shall be alive in my heart and memories. Rest in peace, dear friend.Dear friend, I shall pray for your afterlife to be as beautiful as your life here. May you find good company there. I miss you.We have been friends since cullege. We have seen all ups and downs of life together. And now you leave me alone forever. May you rest in peace my dear friend!You were an important part of my life and that is what friends are for. You are irreplaceable my friend. Losing you has hit me hard. I pray that you have a peaceful afterlife.You were the one who encouraged me to take up different challenges in our early years. Without you I could not have achieved so much. Losing you is the biggest grief of my life. I pray for your departed soul.Dear friend, you have left behind a lovely family who loved you the most. All your friends are in grief of losing you. May your departed soul rest in peace!You have achieved many great things in life along with loving family and good friends. Your empire will miss you forever. My god's reward you with a beautiful afterlife. Rest in peace!


243. “Courage is not simply one of the virtues but the form of every virtue at the testing point. which means at the point of highest reality.” – C.S. Lewis


244. “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”


245. “Courage follows action.” – Mack R. Douglas


246. “Goodness is about character – integrity, honesty, kindness, generosity, moral courage, and the like. More than anything else, it is about how we treat other people.” —Dennis Prager


247. “So in teaching honesty you have a ready audience. Don’t blow it by encouraging your son to tell white lies- even if they’re well intentioned. Young boys think in black-and-white terms.” Meg Meeker


248. Encouraging Words For A Best Friend (Words Of Encouragement To A Friend Feeling Down)


249. ″ Some demonstrate courage through their unyielding devotion to absolute principle. Others demonstrate courage through their acceptance and compromise. through their advocacy of conciliation. through their willingness to replace conflict with co-operation. Surely their courage was of equal quality. through different caliber. ”


250. “Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren’t always comfortable. but they’re never weakness.”


251. One needs to be either more brave or more good, because if courage is lacking goodness can substitute, while cowardice is the deficiency of both.


252. “Encourage yourself. believe in yourself. and love yourself. Never doubt who you are.”


253. “Courage is not limited to the battlefield or the Indianapolis 500 or bravely catching a thief in your house. The real tests of courage are much quieter. They are the inner tests. like remaining faithful when nobody’s looking. like enduring pain when the room is empty. like standing alone when you’re misunderstood.” – Charles Swindoll


254. “This Christmas mend a quarrel. Seek out a forgotten friend. Dismiss suspicion and replace it with trust. Write a letter. Give a soft answer. Encourage youth. Manifest your loyalty in word and deed. Keep a promise. Forgo a grudge. Forgive an enemy. Apologize. Try to understand. Examine your demands on others. Think first of someone else. Be kind. Be gentle. Laugh a little more. Express your gratitude. Welcome a stranger. Gladden the heart of a child. Take pleasure in the beauty and wonder of the earth. Speak your love, and then speak it again.”


255. “In meditation we discover our inherent restlessness. Sometimes we get up and leave. Sometimes we sit there but our bodies wiggle and squirm and our minds go far away. This can be so uncomfortable that we feel’s it’s impossible to stay. Yet this feeling can teach us not just about ourselves but what it is to be human…we really don’t want to stay with the nakedness of our present experience. It goes against the grain to stay present. These are the times when only gentleness and a sense of humor can give us the strength to settle down…so whenever we wander off, we gently encourage ourselves to “stay” and settle down. Are we experiencing restlessness? Stay! Are fear and loathing out of control? Stay! Aching knees and throbbing back? Stay! What’s for lunch? Stay! I can’t stand this another minute! Stay!””


256. “You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.” — Oprah Winfrey


257. "Overcoming fear isn’t just about doing what scares you, but having the courage to say no to the things you no longer want.” – Scott Allan


258. You can have courage only when you throw out fear from your body.


259. “I don’t know a woman alive who isn’t courageous.” – Reese Witherspoon, Actress


260. “What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?”


261. Disappointment is inevitable. But to become discouraged, there’s a choice I make. God would never discourage me. He would always point me to himself to trust him. Therefore, my discouragement is from Satan. As you go through the emotions that we have, hostility is not from God, bitterness, unforgiveness, all of these are attacks from Satan. – Charles Stanley


262. "Overcoming fear isn’t just about doing what scares you, but having the courage to say no to the things you no longer want.”


263. “It's discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.”


264. “Courage is being afraid but going on anyhow.” – Dan Rather


265. “The biggest source of getting the country to a balanced budget is not by raising taxes or by cutting spending. It’s by encouraging the growth of the economy.” Mitt Romney


266. “Young men go to war. Sometimes because they have to. sometimes because they want to. Always. they feel they are supposed to. This comes from the sad. layered stories of life. which over the centuries have seen courage confused with picking up arms. and cowardice confused with laying them down.”


267. “Mistakes are always forgivable. if one has the courage to admit them.”


268. Inspirational Words of Encouragement: Uplifting, Positive


269. “Have the courage to take your own thoughts seriously. for they will shape you.” – Albert Einstein


270. “People talk about the courage of cancer patients. and I do not deny that courage. I have been poked and stabbed and poisoned for years. and still I trod on.”


271. “Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – André Gide


272. “Your passion is waiting for your courage to catch up.” —Isabelle Lafleche


273. “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength; loving someone deeply gives you courage.” – Lao Tzu


274. “For though she was ordinary. she possessed health. wit. courage. charm. and cheerfulness. But because she was not beautiful. no one ever seemed to notice these other qualities. which is so often the way of the world.”


275. Encouraging Quotes For A Friend Who's Feeling Down


276. “Daring to set boundaries is about having the courage to love ourselves even when we risk disappointing others.” — Brené Brown


277. “It hurts me so bad whenever I recall all what you have done to me and I want to instantly leave you behind but am disappointed because I lack courage to run.” – Unknown


278. “We are living proof that when human beings have the courage and commitment to transform a dream into reality, there is nothing that can stop them. Dubai is a living example of that.” Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum


279. It was just yesterday that your daughter was begging you not to leave her at preschool and now she’s saying goodbye to one chapter and hello to another. Congratulate her for the smart and courageous woman that she has become with personalized gift for her to remind her the hard work she has achieved. She’s worked hard and deserves to know it.


280. “Keep in mind that many people have died for their beliefs; it’s actually quite common. The real courage is in living and suffering for what you believe.”


281. Remember that you can never cross the ocean till you have the courage to lose sight of the shore. Congratulations on your graduation!


282. Never consider yourself weak because the only way of getting stronger is by overcoming weakness. As a beautiful line suggests that courage is not the absence of weakness, but its powers of overcoming the weakness.


283. “Either life entails courage. or it ceases to be life.” – EM Forster


284. To me, leadership is about encouraging people. It’s about stimulating them. It’s about enabling them to achieve what they can achieve – and to do that with a purpose.” Christine Lagarde


285. “Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow know what you truly want to become.” —Steve Jobs


286. Effort and courage are not enough without purpose and direction. — John F. Kennedy


287. “Never discourage anyone who continually makes progress, no matter how slow.” – Plato


288. “Encourage yourself, believe in yourself, and love yourself. Never doubt who you are.” — Stephanie Lahart, Overcoming Life’s Obstacles


289. “Wanting to live. but accepting death to save others: that was courage. That was to be Gansey’s greatness.”


290. Imagine if every young child will be helped to discover their interest at a young age and encouraged to pursue it, how different our world will be. Sunday Adelaja, Money, Riches, Wealth


291. “I want to be in the arena. I want to be brave with my life. And when we make the choice to dare greatly, we sign up to get our asses kicked. We can choose courage or we can choose comfort, but we can’t have both. Not at the same time.”


292. “The best protection any woman can have is courage.” – Elizabeth Cady Stanton


293. “The longer you live a comfortable lie. the farther you drift from your purpose. and the harder will be to gather the courage to go back to your heart.”


294. Maya Angelou short phrase is encouraging us to take action to brighten someone's day!


295. “Courage is a love affair with the unknown.” – Osho


296. O God, the source of all health. Fill my heart with faith. Be near me in times of weakness and pain. Although I know You are in control, I am apprehensive about what faces me. You made me, loved me, and have provided my surgeon with needed skill to perform a miracle in my behalf. Sustain me by Your grace that my strength and courage may not fail. Heal me according to Your will. Amen.


297. “To live we must conquer incessantly, we must have the courage to be happy.” – Henri Frederic Amiel


298. A team is where a boy can prove his courage on his own. A gang is where a coward goes to hide.


299. An encouraging message for the new graduate and for us all to remember.


300. “I’ve always thought an agnostic is an atheist without the courage of his convictions.”


301. “Being gifted needs courage.” – Georg Brandes


302. “Don’t pity me because I am a single mom. Respect me for having the courage to do it alone, the strength to never give up, and the love to put my child’s needs before my own.” – Anonymous


303. “It takes courage…to endure the sharp pains of self discovery rather than choose to take the dull pain of unconsciousness that would last the rest of our lives.”


304. “What is Christmas? It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future. It is a fervent wish that every cup may overflow with blessings rich and eternal, and that every path may lead to peace.” – Agnes M. Pharo


305. “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, I will try again tomorrow.” – Mary Anne Radmacher


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


307. Yet the Gospel encourages humiliation, not despondency. It deals in the realities, not of woe and despair, but of hope, peace, and joy. Charles Bridges


308. “#TeamLightSkin vs. #TeamDarkSkin… REALLY, are you serious? To the black females that participate in this garbage, shame on you! Yes, I said it and I won’t take it back. After all that we’ve been through as a race regarding the light-skinned niggers versus the dark-skinned niggers, you’re actually keeping this garbage up? It’s time to wake up my Beautiful Black Queens! Educate yourself and know your history. This shouldn’t be something that we’re entertaining. WE are #TeamMelanin! Period. Enough of the foolishness! Respect yourself. Respect our race. We should be building one another up, not tearing each other down. Melanin is Exquisite Beauty in EVERY shade. Together, WE are strong, unstoppable, and powerful. Enough is enough! I encourage you to stop participating in things that keep us divided. Real Talk!”


309. When you find the courage to let go of what you can’t change, you’ll take a giant leap forward in your quest to recover from depression.


310. "I believe that the only courage anybody ever needs is the courage to follow your dreams” – Oprah Winfrey


311. “Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.” – Baltasar Gracian


312. “I have never known courage to be judged by the length of a man’s hair. Or. for the matter of that. whether he has any hair at all.”


313. “You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.” – Nancy D. Solomon


314. “You got this. One day at a time. You are resilient, courageous, and capable. Be proud of yourself. It isn’t easy enduring depression/anxiety.” – The Anxiety Man (@RealAnxietyMan)


315. “Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage. you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.”~ Maya Angelou


316. “The secret to happiness is freedom… And the secret to freedom is courage.” ~ Thucydides


317. You and I need to be the decision makers in our own lives and careers. It is also our responsibility to allow and encourage others to do the same. Jay Rifenbary, No Excuse!


318. “One man with courage makes a majority.” – Andrew Jackson


319. “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 your critics are right.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson


320. Sometimes all you need is twenty seconds of instant courage and I promise you something great will come of it. — Unknown


321. “Courage is the complement of fear. A man who is fearless cannot be courageous. [He is also a fool.” – Robert A. Heinlein


322. “Daring to set boundaries is about having the courage to love ourselves. even when we risk disappointing others.” – Brené Brown


323. “We have a powerful potential in out youth, and we must have the courage to change old ideas and practices so that we may direct their power toward good ends.” – Mary McLeod Bethune


324. “Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren’t always comfortable, but they’re never weakness.” – Brené Brown


325. “Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren’t always comfortable. but they’re never weakness.” – Brene Brown


326. Words of Encouragement for Kids


327. Good morning, sir/ma’am! I encourage you to look for the silver lining in everything today, for doing so will help you to overcome the stresses and disappointments at work. Cheers.


328. “Then there is a still higher type of courage – the courage to brave pain, to live with it, to never let others know of it and to still find joy in life; to wake up in the morning with an enthusiasm for the day ahead.” – Howard Cosell


329. You don’t develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.” – Epicurus


330. While birthdays only come around once a year, mothers can send this message to their sons on his birthday to encourage him to make the most of it.


331. Faced with what is right, to leave it undone shows a lack of courage.


332. We can improve our relationships with others by leaps and bounds if we become encouragers instead of critics.” — Joyce Meyer


333. “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow.”


334. “To uncover your true potential you must first find your own limits and then you have to have the courage to blow past them.” – Picabo Street


335. “Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.”


336. Word of Encouragement by Charles F. Kettering


337. “If you are going through a time of discouragement, there is a time or great personal growth ahead.” – Oswald Chambers


338. “They gave her courage. The Pants mysteriously held the attributes of her three best friends. and luckily bravery was one of them. She would give the Pants what meager gifts she had. but courage was the thing she would take.”


339. “The most fundamental aggression to ourselves, the most fundamental harm we can do to ourselves, is to remain ignorant by not having the courage and the respect to look at ourselves honestly and gently.”


340. The kind of beauty I want most is the hard-to-get kind that comes from within - strength, courage, dignity.


341. “Have the courage to start a new path this Sunday and a miracle will happen.” — Unknown


342. “You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop and look fear in the face.”


343. Real courage is when you know you’re licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what. —Harper Lee


344. “Wisdom. Happiness. and Courage are not waiting somewhere out beyond sight at the end of a straight line; they’re part of a continuous cycle that begins right here. They’re not only the ending. but the beginning as well.”


345. It is important to surround yourself with people who lift you up, encourage you, share your vision, and inspire you. - Les Brown


346. “Courage is more exhilarating than fear and in the long run it is easier. We do not have to become heroes overnight. Just a step at a time. meeting each thing that comes up. seeing it is not as dreadful as it appeared. discovering we have the strength to stare it down.” – Eleanor Roosevelt


347. “Sometimes, even to live is an act of courage.”


348. “Those who have a strong sense of love and belonging have the courage to be imperfect.” ― Brené Brown


349. ″ In whatever arena of life one may meet the challenge of courage. whatever may be the sacrifices he faces if he follows his conscience- the loss of friends. his fortune. his contentment. even the esteem of his fellow men- each man must decide for himself the course he will follow.”


350. “All our dreams can come true. if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney


351. “Success is not final; failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.“ — Winston Churchill


352. “The more honest one is. the easier it is to continue being honest. just as the more lies one has told. the more necessary it is to lie again. By their openness. people dedicated to the truth live in the open. and through the exercise of their courage to live in the open. they become free from fear.”


353. “Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity.” ~ W. Clement Stone


354. “Life is not meant to be easy, my child; but take courage -- it can be delightful.” – George Bernard Shaw


355. “Sometimes all you need is 20 seconds of courage and I promise you something great will come of it.” – We Bought A Zoo


356. “Have the courage to live. Anyone can die.” – Robert Cody


357. “One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn’t pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself.” ~Lucille Ball


358. No matter your role in this breakup, whether you were dumped or you walked away, it takes serious courage and resiliency to make it through to the other side.” – Samantha Burns


359. Have the courage to love yourself like you always wished someone would


360. “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. believe in yourself that you can do and get busy.”


361. "He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life."— Muhammad Ali, Black professional boxer and activist


362. Generally, cars were not built to sit on dealer lots. It encourages the wrong kind of behavior in the whole system. Rick Wagoner


363. Enjoy your Sunday! Have faith in your heart and the courage to fulfill all your dreams.


364. “God grant me the courage not to give up what I think is right even though I think it is hopeless.” – Chester W. Nimitz


365. It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. - E.E. Cummings


366. “Birthdays are a new start, a fresh beginning and a time to pursue new endeavors with new goals. Move forward with confidence and courage. You are a very special person. May today and all of your days be amazing!”


367. Encouragement is like a pebble thrown into water. David Jeremiah, The Joy of Encouragement


368. Any fool can have a child. That doesn't make you a father. It's the courage to raise a child that makes you a father.


369. “One word of encouragement can be enough to spark someone’s motivation to continue with a difficult challenge. ” – Roy T. Bennett


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


371. “Thank you for the extraordinary work you do of encouraging us and guiding us to the principles of God.” — Unknown Author


372. “What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?” – Vincent van Gogh


373. “Authenticity is the daily practice of letting go of who we think we’re supposed to be and embracing who we are. Choosing authenticity means cultivating the courage to be imperfect.”


374. “All your dreams can come true f you have the courage to purse them.” —Walt Disney


375. “The most fundamental aggression to ourselves. the most fundamental harm we can do to ourselves. is to remain ignorant by not having the courage and the respect to look at ourselves honestly and gently.”


376. “There is a real danger of unintended consequences, of encouraging people to give up. Pessimism, if it becomes a habit, can reinforce a narrative of unstoppable decline. If there is nothing we can do, that releases us from our obligations. ” David Grinspoon


377. Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become.


378. “It takes strength and courage to admit the truth.”


379. “You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality in the mind next to honour.” – Aristotle


380. “Cheaters are cowards that are tempted to chase the fantasy of what could be… instead of courageously addressing their own self-destructive behavior and cultivating what is.” ― Steve Maraboli


381. “This is at the heart of all good education, where the teacher asks students to think and engages them in encouraging dialogues, constantly checking for understanding and growth.” William Glasser


382. “His garment was a skin torn from a lion; his weapon was a lance with shining steel. and a javelin; and a courage superior to any weapon.”


383. Encouragement to others is something everyone can give. Somebody needs what you have to give. It may not be your money; it may be your time. It may be your listening ear. It may be your arms to encourage. It may be your smile to uplift. Who knows?


384. True teachers use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross; then, having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create bridges of their own.” Nikos Kazantzakis


385. “It takes more courage to reveal insecurities than to hide them, more strength to relate to people than to dominate them, more ‘manhood' to abide by thought-out principles rather than blind reflex. Toughness is in the soul and spirit, not in muscles and an immature mind.”


386. “Courage isn’t having the strength to go on – it is going on when you don’t have strength.”


387. “Travel is never a matter of money but of courage.” – Paolo Coelho


388. Instill a sense of camaraderie into your classroom by encouraging your students to put their heads together.


389. “Real courage is holding on to a still voice in your head that says, ‘I must keep going.’ It’s that voice that says nothing is a failure if it is not final. That voice that says to you, ‘Get out of bed. Keep going. I will not quit.’”- Cory Booker


390. “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid but he who conquers that fear.” – Nelson Mandela


391. “Encouraging words are good medicine for the soul.” Lailah Gifty Akita


392. “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 your critics are right.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


393. God promises can encourage us when we lose hope. These Scriptures will remind you of the hope that we have in Jesus Christ - a hope for eternity but also a hope for today to be blessed and favored!


394. “Courage is the standing army of the soul, which keeps it from conquest, pillage, and slavery.” – Henry Van Dyke


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


396. Encourage yourself, believe in yourself, and love yourself. Never doubt who you are.” — Stephanie LaHart


397. “I was once afraid of people saying, ‘Who does she think she is?’ Now I have the courage to stand and say, ‘This is who I am.'” - Oprah Winfrey, source unknown


398. “Vulnerability is not about winning or losing. It’s having the courage to show up even when you can’t control the outcome” – Brene Brown


399. “Mind your own business; The best statement that any wise person can see as encouragement and best advice ever.” – Unarine Ramaru


400. “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.'” – Mary Anne Radmacher


401. “America was not built on fear. America was built on courage. on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.” – Harry S Truman


402. “Although the war in which you fought took place more than half-a-century ago, your courage, your sacrifice and your patriotism reaches through the decades and inspires us today.” – Mike Ferguson


403. Word of Encouragement by Henry Ford


404. “I know of no single formula for success. But over the years I have observed that some attributes of leadership are universal and are often about finding ways of encouraging people to combine their efforts, their talents, their insights, their enthusiasm and their inspiration to work together. ” Queen Elizabeth II


405. Let no feeling of discouragement prey upon you, and in the end you are sure to succeed.” – Abraham Lincoln


406. “Fear is a reaction. Courage is a decision.” – Winston S. Churchill


407. “Courage doesn’t happen when you have all the answers. It happens when you are ready to face the questions you have been avoiding your whole life.”


408. “It is not seen as insane when a fighter, under an attack that will inevitably lead to his death, chooses to take his own life first. In fact, this act has been encouraged for centuries, and is accepted even now as an honorable reason to do the deed. How is it any different when you are under attack by your own mind?” ― Emilie Autumn, The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls


409. Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.


410. “Remind yourself of all the ways you can be more loving. more supportive. and more encouraging to yourself.” – Iyanla Vanzant


411. “Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.” – Robert Louis Stevenson


412. “Faith is a place of mystery, where we find the courage to believe in what we cannot see and the strength to let go of our fear of uncertainty.”


413. “The opposite of courage is not cowardice; it is conformity. Even a dead fish can go with the flow.” – Jim Hightower


414. “I’m passionate about encouraging girls to be confident in their own skin.” Sadie Sink


415. “Courage is like love; it must have hope for nourishment.” – Napoleon Bonaparte


416. Your illness doesn't define you. Your strength and courage do.


417. “Keep your fears to yourself but share your courage with others.” – Robert Louis Stevenson


418. “In spite of everything I shall rise again: I will take up my pencil. which I have forsaken in my great discouragement. and I will go on with my drawing.” — Vincent Van Gogh


419. All our dreams can come true—if we have the courage to pursue them.” —Walt Disney


420. “There is a wolf inside of every woman. Her wolf is who she was made to be before the world told her who to be. Her wolf is talent, her power, her dreams, her voice, her curiosity, her courage, her dignity, her choices, her truest identity.”- Abby Wambach


421. “Daring to set boundaries is about having the courage to love ourselves, even when we risk disappointing others.”


422. “There is no living thing that is not afraid when it faces danger. The true courage is in facing danger when you are afraid. and that kind of courage you have in plenty.” – L. Frank Baum


423. “You will find as you grow older that courage is the rarest of all qualities to be found in public life.” – Benjamin Disraeli


424. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” ~ Winston Churchill


425. “Like all explorers, we are drawn to discover what’s out there without knowing yet, if we have the courage to face it.”


426. “My encouragement: delete the energy vampires from your life, clean out all complexity, build a team around you that frees you to fly, remove anything toxic, and cherish simplicity. Because that’s where genius lives.” – Robin S. Sharma


427. "Hope lies in dreams, in imagination, and in the courage of those who dare to make dreams into reality.” — Jonas Salk


428. “Real courage is when you know you’re licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.” — Harper Lee


429. “To be brave is to love someone unconditionally. without expecting anything in return. To just give. That takes courage. because we don’t want to fall on our faces or leave ourselves open to hurt.” – Madonna


430. “Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.” – Erich Fromm


431. 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


432. “A man can be as great as he wants to be. If you believe in yourself and have the courage, the determination, the dedication, the competitive drive, and if you are willing to sacrifice the little things in life and pay the price for the things that are worthwhile, it can be done.” – Vince Lombardi


433. If there was no fear, how could there be comfort? Or courage?


434. “I think the greatest of all human virtues is loyalty. It embraces all the best of the human character: courage, faith, love and charity.” – Douglas Bader


435. A mother can send this message to her son on his birthday to encourage him to get a birthday cake that is as loud as he is.


436. “Courage is a peculiar kind of fear.” – Charles Kennedy


437. “Through training your mind to pay more attention to nourishing thoughts and beliefs than ‘junk’ ones, you can start rewiring your brain. You can strengthen the neural networks of any positive trait you want to cultivate – such as more confidence or courage – while weakening the neural networks of self-doubt and fear.” – Simona Ondrejkova


438. How we live our lives now impacts the legacy we leave behind. As believers, not only do we want to be a blessing to this world now, but we want to be a blessing even after we leave this earth. The life that we live now should be examples of godly living and it should bring encouragement and inspiration to our family and friends.


439. “I give them the suggestion Allow yourself morning. I tell them it means that today may have been a rolling ball of anxiety and trembling, a face wet and slick with tears, but if you can get to morning, if you can allow yourself a new day to encourage a change, then you can get through it. Allow yourself morning.” ― Bassey Ikpi


440. When you arm yourself with determination, courage and faith, defeat is suddenly eliminated from the equation. Good morning.


441. “I’m always friendly and encouraging on set. I want people to be at their best creatively.” Mark Wahlberg


442. “I was once afraid of people saying ‘Who does she think she is?’ Now I have the courage to stand and say. ‘This is who I am.’”


443. Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others.


444. “Courage is the magic that turns dreams into reality.” – Unknown


445. It takes strength and courage to admit the truth. – Rick Riordan


446. “Courage does not always roar. Sometimes courage is the quite voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.”


447. “What we call our destiny is truly our character and that character can be altered. The knowledge that we are responsible for our actions and attitudes does not need to be discouraging, because it also means that we are free to change this destiny.” – Anaïs Nin


448. “Optimism is the foundation of courage.” – Nicholas Murray Butler


449. “The real things haven't changed. It is still best to be honest and truthful; to make the most of what we have; to be happy with simple pleasures; and have courage when things go wrong.”


450. ”Don’t pity me because I am a single mum. Respect me for having the courage to do it alone, the strength to never give up and the love to put my child’s needs before my own.” – mysinglemummyself.com


451. Courage is very important


452. “Being depressed, all I needed was someone who could listen to me, believe in me, encourage me, but most of all, understand me.” – Maxime Lagacé


453. “He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.” – Muhammad Ali


454. “Sometimes the biggest act of courage is a small one.” – Lauren Raffo


455. “Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren’t always comfortable, but they’re never weakness” – Brené Brown; Daring Greatly


456. “Confidence is directness and courage in meeting the facts of life. ” – John Dewey


457. "It takes courage to love, but pain through love is the purifying fire which those who love generously know. We all know people who are so much afraid of pain that they shut themselves up like clams in a shell and, giving out nothing, receive nothing and therefore shrink until life is a mere living death.” — Eleanor Roosevelt


458. “Confidence is directness and courage in meeting the facts of life.” ~ John Dewey


459. ″‘Never mind. my boy. ’ I said. ‘patience and courage!‘”


460. “How many more of us are faking the facade? How many more of us are pretending to be something we’re not? Even better. how many of us will have the courage to be ourselves regardless of what others think?” —Katie McGarry


461. “A lot of people do not muster the courage to live their dreams because they are afraid to die.” – Les Brown


462. “If human beings had genuine courage, they’d wear their costumes every day of the year, not just on Halloween.” Douglas Coupland


463. Mind you, the challenges may set in when he faces unrealistic expectations or verbal discouragement from the very people he serves. Hence the reason why he needs your prayers and encouragement, just as you need and expect that support from him.


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


465. I consider myself a good person. And I think people perceive me to be, ‘Oh, she’s nice,’ but being a good person, knowing your strengths and working towards those strengths, and encouraging those around you to do the same, that’s a good person.” Miranda Kerr


466. “The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.” – Gilbert K. Chesterton


467. “Courage doesn’t happen when you have all the answers. It happens when you are ready to face the questions you have been avoiding your whole life.” – Shannon L. Alder


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


469. “It is only necessary to have courage. for strength without self-confidence is useless.” – Giacamo Casanova


470. “Your time is limited. so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important. have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.” – Steve Jobs


471. “I appreciate you, pastor for the encouraging verse you send me every day, May God bless you abundantly.” — Unknown


472. I encourage women to step up. Don’t wait for somebody to ask you. — Reese Witherspoon


473. “Physical bravery is an animal instinct. moral bravery is much higher and truer courage.” – Wendell Phillips


474. In spite of everything I shall rise again: I will take up my pencil, which I have forsaken in my great discouragement, and I will go on with my drawing. — Vincent Van Gogh


475. We all face hard times. Encouraging words can be an inspiration for us.


476. “Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires courage.”


477. “The truth is: Belonging starts with self-acceptance. Your level of belonging, in fact, can never be greater than your level of self-acceptance, because believing that you’re enough is what gives you the courage to be authentic, vulnerable and imperfect.” – Brené Brown


478. “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.” Steve Jobs


479. “Is he alone who has courage on his right hand and faith on his left hand?” – Charles Lindbergh


480. “Courage is the only virtue you can’t fake.”


481. “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”– Lao Tzu


482. “Success is not final. failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” ~ Winston Churchill


483. “Surround yourself with positive people who believe in your dreams, encourage your ideas, support your ambitions, and bring out the best in you.” – Roy Bennett


484. “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” –Lao Tzu


485. “Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It’s the courage to continue that counts.” — Winston Churchill


486. While optimism sets a tone for motivation and encourages you to believe in yourself, you have to find a drive in your life; something that pushes you forward and excites you to actually unlock your inner motivation and achieve success. - Earl Brandone


487. Life can either grow or shrink based on the courage one has. Courage is a characteristic that everybody wants but not everybody has. The ability to face fears is hard, but it is needed to grow as human and achieve what we want to achieve.


488. “Vulnerability is not winning or losing; it’s having the courage to show up and be seen when we have no control over the outcome.”


489. “Courage is like a muscle. We strengthen it by use.” – Ruth Gordo


490. “Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen.” – Brene Brown


491. “Courage is resistance to fear. mastery of fear. not absence of fear. ” – Mark Twain


492. “Let who will boast their courage in the field, I find but little safety from my shield, Nature’s, not honour’s


493. “Many survivors insist they’re not courageous: ‘If I were courageous I would have stopped the abuse.’ ‘If I were courageous, I wouldn’t be scared’… Most of us have it mixed up. You don’t start with courage and then face fear. You become courageous because you face your fear.” ― Laura Davis


494. “You just have to be yourself and go full with confidence and be courageous.” ~ Gabby Douglas


495. Tuesday is the day for action, as mighty Mars rules it. Now you can seek your passion, surge toward your goals, find your destiny, and be strong and courageous. Cerridwen Greenleaf, Rituals for Magic and Meaning


496. “Take chances, make mistakes. That’s how you grow. Pain nourishes your courage. You have to fail in order to practice being brave.”


497. Have courage, my dear, you are a fighter. You may need to undergo a simple surgery but all will be well. Cheers to a better and healthier life ahead. Best wishes for the surgery.


498. Vulnerability really means to be strong and secure enough within yourself that you are able to walk outside without your armor on. You are able to show up in life as just you. That is genuine strength and courage. Armor may look tough, but all it does is mask insecurity and fear. — Alaric Hutchinson


499. Lord, your Word speaks promises of healing and restoration and I thank you for the miracles you still perform today. Today I claim those promises over my friend. I believe in the healing power of faith and prayer and I ask you to begin your mighty work in the life of my friend. Please reach down and surround my friend with supernatural peace and strength and give her the faith to believe that all things are possible for you. Protect her from Satan's lies and discouragement and let her miraculous healing begin. Amen.


500. “Part of courage is simple consistency.”— Peggy Noonan


501. I was once afraid of people saying ‘Who does she think she is?’ Now I have the courage to stand and say, ‘This is who I am.' —Oprah Winfrey


502. “Courage is a mean with regard to fear and confidence.” – Aristotle


503. “Education is a cause very close to me. What matters is encouraging my fans to focus on their education, because only an educated generation can ensure a better future. Even when I was on tour, I did my homework and studied. ” Martin Garrix


504. Courage


505. “Fight on all occasions; fight the more for duels being forbidden. since. consequently. there is twice as much courage in fighting.”


506. “I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor. ” Henry David Thoreau


507. “We should be encouraging — not penalizing — folks who want to pursue higher education.” Sharice Davids


508. “The courage of the poet is to keep ajar the door that leads into madness.” – Christopher Morley


509. Word of Encouragement by Barbara De Angelis


510. ″... she knew she’d never have the courage to speak right out to Peggy. to say. ‘Hey. Peg. let’s stop asking Wanda how many dresses she has.’ When she finished her arithmetic. she did start a note to Peggy. Suddenly she paused and shuddered. She pictured herself in the school yard. a new target for Peggy and the girls.”


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


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


513. Encourage yourself, believe in yourself, and love yourself. Never doubt who you are.


514. "It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies, but a great deal more to stand up to your friends."— Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone


515. “The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself, in spite of being unacceptable.” — Paul Tillich


516. “Every possibility begins with the courage to imagine.” -Mary Anne Radmacher


517. They say it takes courage to apologize to the one you love. Well now I’m being brave. I’m so sorry for the hurt I caused you and I wish I could take it all back.


518. Winning is coming in fourth, exhausted, and encouraged – because last time you came in fifth. - Denis Waitley


519. “This is a book about that most admirable of human virtues—courage.”


520. “My encouragement: delete the energy vampires from your life, clean out all complexity, build a team around you that frees you to fly, remove anything toxic, and cherish simplicity. Because that’s where genius lives.”– Robin S. Sharma


521. “A good relationship is when someone accepts your past, supports your present and encourages your future.”― Karen Salmansohn


522. “Be aware of what others are doing, applaud their efforts, acknowledge their successes, and encourage them in their pursuits. When we all help one another, everybody wins.”


523. If we commit ourselves to one person for life, this is not, as many people think, a rejection of freedom; rather, it demands the courage to move into all the risks of freedom, and the risk of love which is permanent; into that love which is not possession but participation.” — Madeleine L'Engle


524. “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 your critics are right.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


525. “Let your courage inspire the world around you.” – Steve Maraboli


526. “It’s easy to stand with the crowd; it takes courage to stand alone.” – Anonymous


527. “People who pray for miracles usually don’t get miracles. any more than children who pray for bicycles. good grades. or good boyfriends get them as a result of praying. But people who pray for courage. for strength to bear the unbearable. for the grace to remember what they have left instead of they have lost. very often find their prayer answered.”


528. “Whether you be man or woman you will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.” – James Allen


529. “I fertilize great. barren wastes of me into a yielding abundance. I reset the stakes of my courage.” – Muriel Strode


530. “I want to be in the arena. I want to be brave with my life. And when we make the choice to dare greatly, we sign up to get our asses kicked. We can choose courage or we can choose comfort, but we can’t have both. Not at the same time. Vulnerability is not winning or losing; it’s having the courage to show up and be seen when we have no control over the outcome. Vulnerability is not weakness; it’s our greatest measure of courage.”


531. The traumatic memories of the past are what God uses for His glory today. Your story is not over. God is working in ways that you might not understand at the moment. I encourage you to get alone with Him and be transparent with Him on how you feel and the struggles of painful memories.


532. “It takes courage to be kind.”


533. “Mind your own business; The best statement that any wise person can see as encouragement and best advice ever. ”–Unarine Ramaru


534. “Courage is resistance to fear. mastery of fear. not absence of fear.” ~ Mark Twain


535. “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow.” – Mary Anne Radmacher


536. “Our democracy poses problems and these problems must and shall be solved by courageous leadership.” – Charles Edison


537. “You can make positive deposits in your own economy every day by reading and listening to powerful, positive, life-changing content and by associating with encouraging and hope-building people. ” Zig Ziglar


538. “Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill


539. "Have enough courage to start and enough heart to finish.” – Jessica N. S. Yourko


540. “In spite of everything I shall rise again: I will take up my pencil. which I have forsaken in my great discouragement. and I will go on with my drawing.” – Vincent Van Gogh


541. “Thank you for the words of encouragement and that inspires me.” — Unknown Author


542. “Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed we possessed.”


543. It takes real courage to tame a lion and not everybody can do that.


544. “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” —Lao Tzu


545. “Nine tenths of education is encouragement.”


546. “I’ll know how to die with courage; that is easier than living.” – Georg Buchner


547. “My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return.”


548. “The truth is: Belonging starts with self-acceptance. Your level of belonging, in fact, can never be greater than your level of self-acceptance, because believing that you’re enough is what gives you the courage to be authentic, vulnerable and imperfect.” – Brene Brown


549. It often requires more courage to suffer in silence than to rebel, more courage not to strike back than to retaliate, more courage to be silent than to speak.” — Booker T. Washington


550. Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage. – Anais Sin


551. “Even if I encourage you to trust yourself and take risks, you are still the best judge of yourself.” ― Jennifer N. Smith


552. “Hope lies in dreams. in imagination. and in the courage of those who dare to make dreams into reality.” – Jonas Salk


553. Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.


554. You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.


555. Let the thoughts of these famous people be an encouragement to you and to others. Reading about the experiences of others is often encouraging.


556. To do the useful thing, to say the courageous thing, to contemplate the beautiful thing: that is enough for one man's life.


557. “Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage you can’t practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically. but nothing consistently without courage.” – Maya Angelou


558. Mistakes are always forgivable if one has the courage to admit them. – Bruce Lee


559. “Without dreams, there can be no courage. And without courage, there can be no action.” – Wim Wender


560. Words of Encouragement for a Friend


561. “I define wholehearted living as engaging in our lives from a place of worthiness. It means cultivating the courage, compassion, and connection to wake up in the morning and think, no matter what gets done and how much is left undone, I am enough. It’s going to bed at night thinking, Yes, I am imperfect and vulnerable and sometimes afraid, but that doesn’t change the truth that I am brave and worthy of love and belonging.”


562. “Authenticity inspires respect because it takes courage to own who you really are.”


563. “It’s easy to stand in the crowd but it takes courage to stand alone.” – Mahatma Gandhi


564. You were always next to me, encouraging me,


565. "You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Christopher Columbus


566. “We can choose courage or we can choose comfort. but we can’t have both. Not at the same time.”