Inspirational Quotes and Positive Affirmations



Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.

-Winston Churchill


Courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.



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


You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’

-Eleanor Roosevelt


Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity.

-W.Clement Stone


Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.

-Dale Carnegie


The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.

-Coco Chanel


Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.

-Mark Twain


Courage is doing what you are afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you are scared.

-Eddie Rickenbacker


People say to me all the time, ‘You have no fear.’ I tell them, ‘No, that’s not true. I’m scared all the time. You have to have fear in order to have courage.’

-Ronda Rousey


Success is never final, failure is never fatal. It’s courage that counts.

-John Wooden


To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.

-Elbert Hubbard


He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.

-Muhammad Ali

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.

-Steve Jobs



You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.

-C.S. Lewis


Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.

-Norman Vincent Peale


Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.

-Helen Keller


The secret of getting ahead is getting started.

-Mark Twain


Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.

-Harriet Beecher Stowe


I know where I’m going and I know the truth, and I don’t have to be what you want me to be. I’m free to be what I want.

-Muhammad Ali


Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.

-George S. Patton


If you can dream it, you can do it.

-Walt Disney



If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.

-Maya Angelou


It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. 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


The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance.

-Nathaniel Branden


Change is not only likely, it’s inevitable.

-Barbara Sher


All change is not growth, as all movement is not forward.

-Ellen Glasgow



When a thing is done, it’s done. Don’t look back. Look forward to your next objective.

-George C. Marshall


Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.

-Dr. Seuss



Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.

-Bruce Lee