50 Great Quotes to Inspire You to Live Courageously

“Freedom lies in being bold.”– Robert Frost.

powerfulMarianne“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate, our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.” – Marianne Williamson.

Rumi2“Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.” – Rumi.

riskmore“Risk more than others think is safe. Care more than others think is wise. Dream more than others think is practical. Expect more than others think is possible.” – Ronnie Max Oldham.

cryingchange2“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing themselves.” – Leo Tolstoy.



“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” – Ancient Chinese Proverb.

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“The most dangerous risk of all—the risk of spending your life not doing what you want on the bet you can buy yourself the freedom to do it later.” – Randy Komisar

your road“It’s your road and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.” – Rumi.

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“Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, maybe you should set up a life you don’t need to escape from.” – Seth Godin.


“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.” – Albert Einstein.

wordsvoice“Raise your words, not your voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.” – Rumi.

MarcusA2“Think of yourself as dead. Now, take what’s left and live it properly.” – Marcus Aurelius.


Alanwatts“The only way to make sense of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join in the dance.” – Alan Watts.


“I learned that courage is not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave person is not one who does not feel afraid, but who conquers that fear.” – Nelson Mandela.


“When you arise in the morning, think of what  a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breath, to think, to enjoy, to love.” – Marcus Aurelius.

riskblossom“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” – Anais Nin.


“You will be as much value to others as you have been to yourself.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero.


“If you always put limits on what you do—physical and anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.” – Bruce Lee.

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“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” – Mark Twain.


“You need chaos in your soul to give birth to a dancing star.” – Friedrich Nietzsche.


“Without the assistance of that divine being, I cannot succeed. With that assistance, I cannot fail.” – Abraham Lincoln.


“Those who stand for nothing, fall for anything.” – Alexander Hamilton.


“The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses – behind the lines, in the gym, and out there on the road. Long before I dance under those lights.” – Muhammad Ali.


“Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” – T. S. Eliot.



“One life is all we have and we live it as we believe in living it. But to sacrifice what you are and to live without belief is a fate more terrible than dying.” – Joan of Arc.


“Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power.” – Lao Tzu.


“History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.” – Winston Churchill.


“I have accepted fear as part of life. Specifically the fear of change…I have gone ahead despite the pounding in my heart that says turn back…” – Erica Jong.


“We are like eggs at present, and you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad.” – C. S. Lewis.


“To dare is to lose one’s footing momentarily. Not to dare is to lose oneself.” – Soren Kierkegaard.


“All things are possible for one who believes.” – Jesus.


“Each player must accept the cards life deals him or her: but once they are in hand, he or she alone must decide how to play the cards in order to win the game.” – Voltaire.


“And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that counts, but the life in your years.” – Abraham Lincoln.


“The only thing standing between you and your goal is the bullshit story you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t achieve it.” – Jordan Belfort.

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“The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.” – Michelangelo.


“Respond to every call that excites your spirit.” – Rumi.


“I do not understand the mystery of grace – only that it meets us where we are at and does not leave us where it found us.” – Anne Lamott.


“When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this: You haven’t.” – Thomas A. Edison.


“And suddenly you know: it’s time to start something new and trust in the magic of new beginnings.” – Meister Eckhart.


“Whatever you are, be a good one.” – Abraham Lincoln.


“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.” – Douglas Adams.


“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” – Thomas A. Edison.


“Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.” – Steve Jobs.


“Happiness is when what ou think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” – Mahatma Gandhi.


“To refrain from imitation is the best revenge.” – Marcus Aurelius.


“If you want to take the island, burn the frickin’ boat.” – Tony Robbins.


“If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.” – Lao Tzu.


“If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable.” – Lucius Annaeus Seneca.


“Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.” – C. S. Lewis.


 “I am not afraid…I was born to do this.” – Joan of Arc.



10 Responses to “50 Great Quotes to Inspire You to Live Courageously”

  1. June 26, 2014

    Jeremy Reply

    Man, I can relate to this list of quotes so much! Love it! I’m not familiar with Rumi’s, but I’m really loving those too. 🙂 One of my all-time favourites has to definitely be the Marianne Williamson one. Great great list!

    • June 27, 2014

      [email protected] Reply

      Thanks for stopping by Jeremy! Yeah, I was tempted to put that whole passage by Marianne Williamson in there!

  2. June 27, 2014

    Josh Reply

    Sorry, but most of these are absolutely unreadable. The font choices are not only bad, but the colors make them incredibly hard to read, too. That last bit might be worse for me since I’m colorblind. The content is alright, but I just can’t read it. It is horribly designed. I hope you didn’t put these together yourself.

    I’m sorry if I sound overly negative, but it’s rather frustrating to come across a post that claims to have great quotes only to find out that I almost can’t read most of them.

    • June 27, 2014

      [email protected] Reply

      Hey thanks for the feedback Josh,

      I admit there were many that were difficult to read—I went through and changed the font on them and added text beneath each one. Hopefully this helps. Let me know what you think.



  3. July 3, 2014

    Dan Western Reply

    These are some sweet quotes Thai. I think there perfectly readable and you’ve chosen some excellent pictures here to illustrate them! Cheers.

  4. July 9, 2014

    Bruce Reply

    Many good ideas here (always happy to see Winston Churchill included!)

    ““Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, maybe you should set up a life you don’t need to escape from.” – Seth Godin.
    Wow! This hit me smack in the head. Counting down to a vacation is one of the few ways I get through the summer. Godin is right on the money, once again with this quote.

    P.S. Well done on your getting so many great video interview guests (e.g. John Lee Dumas). I’ll have to learn how you get those guests!

    • July 26, 2014

      [email protected] Reply

      Thanks for stopping by Bruse. I’m more than happy to help you with any questions—just shoot me an email!

  5. September 14, 2014

    anton@gain-muscle Reply

    Hello there, This is absolutely brilliant good choice of quotes and good read , well done

  6. August 15, 2016

    Suffx Reply

    Thanks for these Quotes… They are rich… I have added it to my FB post

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