Inspiration Quotes about Courage & Success

Posted on February 02nd, 2017 

“It takes courage to show up and become who you really are.”

e.e. cummings

“Everyone can rise above their circumstances and achieve success if they are dedicated and passionate about what they do. “

Nelson Mandela

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

Steve Jobs

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

Winston S. Churchill

“Don't be satisfied with stories of how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.” 

Jalaluddin Rumi, The Essential Rumi

“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.” 

Mark Twain

“Freedom lies in being bold.” 

Robert Frost

“Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires some of the same courage that a soldier needs. Peace has its victories, but it takes brave men and women to win them.” 

Ralph Waldo Emerson

“A man with outward courage dares to die; a man with inner courage dares to live.” 

Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” 

André Gide

"One day you finally knew

what you had to do, and began,

though the voices around you

kept shouting

their bad advice --

though the whole house

began to tremble

and you felt the old tug

at your ankles.

"Mend my life!"

each voice cried.

But you didn't stop.

You knew what you had to do,

though the wind pried

with its stiff fingers

at the very foundations,

though their melancholy

was terrible.

It was already late

enough, and a wild night,

and the road full of fallen

branches and stones.

But little by little,

as you left their voices behind,

the stars began to burn

through the sheets of clouds,

and there was a new voice

which you slowly

recognized as your own,

that kept you company

as you strode deeper and deeper

into the world,

determined to do

the only thing you could do --

determined to save

the only life you could save.” 

Mary Oliver “The Journey”