"The truth is: Belonging starts with self-acceptance. Your level of belonging, in fact, can never be greater than your level of self-acceptance, because believing that you're enough is what gives you the courage to be authentic, vulnerable and imperfect." -- Brené Brown

These quotes will help you find your way -- to believe in yourself so you can find your courage.

1. "Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts." -- Winston Churchill
2. "Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them." -- Bruce Lee
3. "We don't develop courage by being happy every day. We develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity." -- Barbara De Angelis
4. "Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear." -- Mark Twain
5. "Take chances, make mistakes. That's how you grow. Pain nourishes your courage. You have to fail in order to practice being brave." -- Mary Tyler Moore
6. "He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life." -- Muhammad Ali
7. "Courage is knowing what not to fear." -- Plato
8. "Jump, and you will find out how to unfold your wings as you fall." -- Ray Bradbury
9. "Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go." -- T. S. Eliot
10. "The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart." -- Robert Green Ingersoll
11. "Courage is grace under pressure." -- Ernest Hemingway
12. "One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest." -- Maya Angelou
13. "Courageous people do not fear forgiving, for the sake of peace." -- Nelson Mandela
14. "Let us not pray to be sheltered from dangers but to be fearless when facing them." -- Rabindranath Tagore
15. "Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened." -- Billy Graham
16. "Success is never final, failure is never fatal. It's courage that counts." -- John Wooden
17. "Either you decide to stay in the shallow end of the pool or you go out in the ocean." -- Christopher Reeve
18. "Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point." -- C. S. Lewis
19. "Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties." -- Erich Fromm
20. "Courage is like love; it must have hope for nourishment." -- Napoleon Bonaparte
21. "Faced with what is right, to leave it undone shows a lack of courage." -- Confucius
22. "Success means having the courage, the determination, and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be." -- George A. Sheehan
23. "Courage means to keep working a relationship, to continue seeking solutions to difficult problems, and to stay focused during stressful periods." -- Denis Waitley
24. "Genius is talent set on fire by courage." -- Henry Van Dyke
25. "Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex... It takes a touch of genius and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction." -- E. F. Schumacher























Published on: Jan 3, 2019
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