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.

The opposite of bravery is not cowardice but conformity.     

Robert Anthony

Bravery has no place where it can avail nothing.

Samuel Johnson

Fear can keep a man out of danger but courage only can support him in it.     

Thomas Fuller

Brave men go forward not expecting to return.


Great crisis produce great men and great deeds of courage.

John F Kennedy

If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try.

Seth Godin

Bravery is not a quality of the body. It is of the soul.     

Mahatma Gandhi

Be brave enough to start a conversation that matters.

Dau Voire

Being brave means knowing that when you fail, you don't fail forever.

Lana Del Rey

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.     

T.S. Eliot

Bravery is being the only one who knows you're afraid.     

Franklin P. Jones

Some have been thought brave because they were afraid to run away.

Thomas Fuller

Valor is stability, not of legs and arms, but of courage and the soul.     

Michel de Montaigne

To live with fear and not be afraid is the final test of maturity.

Edward Weeks

There is no such thing as bravery; only degrees of fear.

John Wainwright

A brave man acknowledges the strength of others.     

Veronica Roth

Don't be afraid of your fears. They're not there to scare you. They're there to let you know that something is worth it.     

C. JoyBell C.

Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.

Jim Morrison

It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.

Mark Twain

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.

Nelson Mandela

It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.

J. K. Rowling

Bravery is the capacity to perform properly even when scared half to death.

Omar N. Bradley

In battle it is the cowards who run the most risk; bravery is a rampart of defense.


A true knight is fuller of bravery in the midst, than in the beginning of danger.

Philip Sidney

Physical bravery is an animal instinct; moral bravery is much higher and truer courage.

Wendell Phillips

Fight till the last gasp.

William Shakespeare

The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding, go out to meet it.     


Bravery is believing in yourself, and that thing nobody can teach you.     

El Cordobes

You can't be brave if you've only had wonderful things happen to you.     

Mary Tyler Moore

True bravery is shown by performing without witness what one might be capable of doing before all the world.

Franois de la Rochefoucauld