Courage Quotes

He who has overcome his fears will truly be free. -Aristotle

It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things. -Leonardo da Vinci

Still round the corner there may wait
A new road or a secret gate
And though I oft have passed them by
A day will come at last when I
Shall take the hidden paths that run
West of the Moon, East of the Sun. -J.R.R. Tolkien

The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore. -Vincent van Gogh

I have accepted fear as part of life – specifically the fear of change… I have gone ahead despite the pounding in the heart that says: turn back..” -Erica Jong

Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads. -Erica Jong

Love is everything it’s cracked up to be…It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for. -Erica Jong

I have lived my life according to this principle: If I’m afraid of it, then I must do it. -Erica Jong

Courage is knowing what not to fear. -Plato

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

I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back. -Maya Angelou