Bravery Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old bravery quotes, bravery sayings, and bravery proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

I just don't want to die without a few scars.

Chuck Palahniuk

Life is either a great adventure or nothing.

Helen Keller

A timid person is frightened before a danger, a coward during the time, and a courageous person afterward.     

Jean Paul

The world continues to offer glittering prizes to those who have stout hearts and sharp swords.

F. E. Smith

Great deeds are usually wrought at great risks.     


Often the test of courage is not to die but to live.

Vittorio Alfieri

The ideal man bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace, making the best of circumstances.     


Boldness is ever blind, for it sees not dangers and inconveniences whence it is bad in council though good in execution.     

Francis Bacon

The brave man is not he who feels no fear, For that were stupid and irrational; But he, whose noble soul its fears subdues, And bravely dares the danger nature shrinks from.     

Joanna Baillie

Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside them was superior to circumstance.     

Bruce Barton

One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn't do.     

Henry Ford

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing you think you cannot do.     

Eleanor Roosevelt

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.

Winston Churchill

Trust the still, small voice that says, 'this might work and I'll try it.     

Diane Mariechild

Life is not meant to be easy, my child; but take courage ? it can be delightful.     

George Bernard Shaw

Moral excellence comes about as a result of habit. We become just by doing just acts, temperate by doing temperate acts, brave by doing brave acts.     


Cowards die many times before their deaths, the valiant never taste of death but once.

William Shakespeare

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.

Anais Nin

There is no living thing that is not afraid when it faces danger. The true courage is in facing danger when you are afraid.

L. Frank Baum

When you jump across a canyon, cautious small steps and vacillation won't work. Sometimes you just have to go for it.