61 Brave Quotes That’ll Give You Courage

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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.

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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.

Stephen King

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.

— Madonna

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

Brave quotes and quotes about being brave

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.

— Pericles

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

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Bravery Quotes

Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.

— Babe Ruth

We become brave by doing brave acts.

— Aristotle.

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.

— Seneca

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.

— Rumi

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.

— Banks

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

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