A collection of the best brave quotes that’ll inspire you to be brave, have courage, and live your best life.
There will be moments in your life that will test every ounce of strength in you. In those moments, it’s so easy to allow yourself to feel hopeless and to think that you are not brave enough or strong enough to endure it and go through it.
Don’t listen to that voice. Remind yourself that you are so much stronger and braver than you think.
You are strong enough to get through tough times. You are brave enough to withstand any storm life has to offer. Believe in yourself.
May these brave quotes, be brave quotes and courage quotes below remind you of that and inspire you to not be afraid to face your fears, take risks and go after that life that you want.
Brave Quotes and Sayings
Be brave enough to live life creatively. The creative place where no one else has ever been.
— Alan Alda
Fear cuts deeper than swords.
— George R.R. Martin
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
you can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will.
Being brave isn’t the absence of fear. Being brave is having that fear but finding a way through it.
— Bear Grylls
Fear doesn’t shut you down; it wakes you up.
— Veronica Roth
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.
— Jim Morrison
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.
— Anais Nin
The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection.
— Thomas Paine
Don’t be afraid of your fears. They’re not there to scare you. They’re there to let you know that something is worth it.
— C. JoyBell C.
Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.
— Paulo Coelho
Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
— Winston S. Churchill
Don’t be afraid of being scared. To be afraid is a sign of common sense. Only complete idiots are not afraid of anything.
— Carlos Ruiz Zafón
Be Brave Quotes
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.
Bravery is not a quality of the body. It is of the soul.
— Mahatma Gandhi
When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.
— Billy Graham
Valor is stability, not of legs and arms, but of courage and the soul.
— Michel de Montaigne
Bravery is the ability to look fear and hurt in the face and say move aside, you are in the way.
— Melissa Tumino
I believe that the most important single thing, beyond discipline and creativity is daring to dare.
— Maya Angelou
It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.
— J. K. Rowling
It’s okay to be crazy and scared and brave at the same time.
— Kelly Epperson
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
Those who can truly be accounted brave are those who best know the meaning of what is sweet in life and what is terrible, and then go out, undeterred, to meet what is to come.
We cannot be sure of having something to live for unless we are willing to die for it.
— Che Guevara
Some have been thought brave because they were afraid to run away.
— Thomas Fuller
Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.
— Babe Ruth
We become brave by doing brave acts.
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
Be brave. Without bravery, you will never know the world as richly as it longs to be known.
— Elizabeth Gilbert
Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.
— John Wayne
There is nothing in the world so much admired as a man who knows how to bear unhappiness with courage.
It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.
— E.E. Cummings
Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.
Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.
— Winston Churchill
You can’t be brave if you’ve only had wonderful things happen to you.
— Mary Tyler Moore
Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.
— Marie Curie
It is not the strength of the body that matters, but the strength of the spirit.
— J. R. R. Tolkien
Brave quotes to give you courage
Fortune favors the brave.
Everyone has talent. What’s rare is the courage to follow it to the dark places where it leads.
— Erica Jong
Bravery is the audacity to be unhindered by failures, and to walk with freedom, strength, and hope, in the face of the things unknown.
— Morgan Harper Nichols
Be bold, be brave enough to be your true self.
— Queen Latifah
Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing we’ll ever do.
— Brene Brown
Confront the dark parts of yourself, and work to banish them with illumination and forgiveness. Your willingness to wrestle with your demons will cause your angels to sing.
— August Wilson
Forgiveness is a virtue of the brave.
— Indira Gandhi
Physical bravery is an animal instinct; moral bravery is much higher and truer courage.
— Wendell Phillips
Being brave enough to just be unapologetic for who you are, that’s a goddess.
Bravery is the capacity to perform properly even when scared half to death.
— Omar N. Bradley
A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave.
— Mahatma Gandhi
If you are brave enough to say goodbye – life will reward you with a new hello.
— Paulo Coelho
More quotes about being brave and having courage
It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.
— Mark Twain
Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.
— Maya Angelou
Brave men do not gather by thousands to torture and murder a single individual, so gagged and bound he cannot make even feeble resistance or defense.
— Ida B. Wells
Before I knew you, I thought brave was not being afraid. You’ve taught me that bravery is being terrified and doing it anyway.
— Laurell K. Hamilton
Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.
— Nora Ephron
Scared is what you’re feeling. Brave is what you’re doing.
— Emma Donoghue
Live the Life of Your Dreams: Be brave enough to live the life of your dreams according to your vision and purpose instead of the expectations and opinions of others.
— Roy T. Bennett
A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
Without fear there cannot be courage.
— Christopher Paolini
You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.
— William Faulkner
Taking no chances means wasting your dreams..
— Ellen Hopkins
The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.
— Coco Chanel