3 Quotes – Courage

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, American poet

born:  April 4, 1928
died:  –

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, American writer
born:  November 24, 1888
died:  November 1, 1955

Courage and willingness to just go for it, whether it is a conversation or a spontaneous trip or trying new things that are scary – it is a really attractive quality.

Alanis Morissette, Canadian musician
born:  June 1, 1974
died:  –




Which are your favourite ‘courage’ quotes?  🙂



26 thoughts on “3 Quotes – Courage

  1. I love reading through all the comments – especially when I’m a little bit late reading your posts, so that there are so many more to see! So lovely to witness all the differing viewpoints on your quotes, Karen. 🙂 For me, I just love the simplicity of the first one.

    • Reading all these awesome comments on my carefully selected quotes feels really great. It is worth every minute I spend researching for the appropriate quotes.
      Maya Angelou’s quotes are always well liked; in this case certainly due to its simplicity, Topaz. 🙂

      • Indeed – we all have such varying opinions and tastes, and yet they are all brought together by one really great quote. 😉

    • Dale Carnegie provided lots of useful advice and/or quotes with his writing. This is a very important quote – you are right, Tom.

  2. This is an easy one for me! My absolute favorite from The Wizard of Oz, “Courage! What makes a king out of a slave? Courage! What makes the flag on the mast to wave? Courage! What makes the elephant charge his tusk in the misty mist, or the dusky dusk? What makes the muskrat guard his musk? Courage! What makes the sphinx the seventh wonder? Courage! What makes the dawn come up like thunder? Courage! What makes the Hottentot so hot? What puts the “ape” in apricot?”

  3. Speak quietly to yourself & promise there will be better days. whisper gently to yourself and provide assurance that you really are extending your best effort. console your bruised and tender spirit with reminders of many other successes. offer comfort in practical and tangible ways – as if you were encouraging your dearest friend. recognize that on certain days the greatest grace is that the day is over and you get to close your eyes. Tomorrow comes more brightly… – Mary Anne Radmacher .

  4. I like your first quote a lot, I like this quote too.
    “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.”
    ― Paulo Coelho, The Devil and Miss Prym

    • Thank you very much, Sandra.
      This is an awesome quote. Paulo Coelho has a great way of creating stories. Luckily his translator(s) really know how to transfer his beautiful wording in other languages.

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