15 Courageous Quotes to Spark Your Inner Brave

When you’re faced with the decision to step outside your comfort zone, which will you choose: courage or comfort?

Your answer depends on your relationship with fear. Overcoming such an intense emotion isn’t easy, but you can change the narrative by stepping out from behind your fear and taking some powerful, calculated risks.

These 15 quotes about being brave will help you get started as you work to find your courage.

Related: How to Build Your Courage to Achieve Anything

15 Courageous Quotes to Spark Your Inner Brave

1. “Bravery is being the only one who knows you’re afraid.” ―Franklin P. Jones


15 Courageous Quotes to Spark Your Inner Brave

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


15 Courageous Quotes to Spark Your Inner Brave

3. “It is courage, courage, courage, that raises the blood of life to crimson splendor. Live bravely and present a brave front to adversity.” ―Horace


15 Courageous Quotes to Spark Your Inner Brave

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


15 Courageous Quotes to Spark Your Inner Brave

5. “The best way out is always through.” ―Robert Frost


15 Courageous Quotes to Spark Your Inner Brave

6. “You can choose courage, or you can choose comfort, but you cannot choose both.” ―Brené Brown


15 Courageous Quotes to Spark Your Inner Brave

7. “Being brave means knowing that when you fail, you don’t fail forever.” ―Lana Del Rey


15 Courageous Quotes to Spark Your Inner Brave

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


15 Courageous Quotes to Spark Your Inner Brave

9. “Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.” ―Paulo Coelho


15 Courageous Quotes to Spark Your Inner Brave

10. “Fortune always favors the brave, and never helps a man who does not help himself.” ―P. T. Barnum


15 Courageous Quotes to Spark Your Inner Brave

11. “The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.” ―Coco Chanel


15 Courageous Quotes to Spark Your Inner Brave

12. “To a brave man, good and bad luck are like his left and right hand. He uses both.” ―St. Catherine of Siena


15 Courageous Quotes to Spark Your Inner Brave

13. “Courage is being scared to death… and saddling up anyway.” ―John Wayne


15 Courageous Quotes to Spark Your Inner Brave

14. “Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can’t be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.” ―Maya Angelou


15 Courageous Quotes to Spark Your Inner Brave

15. “You can’t be brave if you’ve only had wonderful things happen to you.” ―Mary Tyler Moore

Related: Top of Mind: 6 Courage-Building Tips From Bold Achievers

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