There is so much noise, chaos and fear that are constantly being spread all over the media these days isn’t there? And because of it it’s getting more and more difficult to find the courage and confidence needed to keep going after your dreams and the life you were meant to live.
Unshakable Courage and Confidence
So how does one block all of this outside noise?
How does one find that unshakable courage and confidence to never give up, no matter what’s going on around them?
Well, I have always believed that words can definitely empower people and this is why I’ve decided to put together these powerful quotes. Quotes that are meant to be the strong foundation on this beautiful yet challenging journey called life.
43 Powerful Quotes for Unshakable Courage and Confidence
Courage is the first quality of a warrior.
“Courage, above all things, is the first quality of a warrior.” ~ Carl von Clausewitz
“Be brave to stand for what you believe in even if you stand alone.”~ Roy T. Bennett
“Live the Life of Your Dreams: Be brave enough to live the life of your dreams according to your vision and purpose instead of the expectations and opinions of others.”~ Roy T. Bennett
“You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.”~ William Faulkner
Do not fear.
“I brought you from the ends of the earth and called you from its farthest corners. I said, ‘You are My servant.’ I have chosen and not rejected you. Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be afraid, for I am your God. I will strengthen you; I will surely help you; I will uphold you with My right hand of righteousness. Behold, all who rage against you will be ashamed and disgraced; those who contend with you will be reduced to nothing and will perish.” ~ Isaiah 41:9-11
“You always know the mark of a coward. A coward hides behind freedom. A brave person stands in front of freedom and defends it for others.”~ Henry Rollins.
“If you’re brave enough to get through the darkness then you shall shine in the light.”~ Matthew Donnelly
“In the flush of love’s light, we dare be brave. And suddenly we see that love costs all we are, and will ever be. Yet it is only love which sets us free.”~ Maya Angelou
“Truth has rushed to meet you since you called upon it. If you knew who walks beside you on the path that you have chosen, fear would be impossible” ~ ACIM
Unfold your own myth.
“Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.”~ Rumi
It’s never too late or, too early to be whoever you want to be.
“For what it’s worth: it’s never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it.” ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald
“I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the courage to start all over again.” ~ Eric Roth
“With courage you will dare to take risks, have the strength to be compassionate, and the wisdom to be humble. Courage is the foundation of integrity.”~ Mark Twain
“The secret to happiness is freedom … and the secret to freedom is courage.”~Thucydides
Your courage will be tested.
“Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake.” ~ Victor Hugo
“When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not yet ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back. A week is more than enough time for us to decide whether or not to accept our destiny.” ~ Paulo Coelho
Courage is not the absence of fear.
“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear – not absence of fear.”~ Mark Twain
“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the assessment that something else is more important than fear.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
“Why are you so afraid?” He asked. “Do you still have no faith?” ~ Mark 4:40
Take courage and do it.
“Rise up; this matter is in your hands. We will support you, so take courage and do it.” ~ Ezra 10:4
“I have accepted fear as part of life – specifically the fear of change… I have gone ahead despite the pounding in the heart that says: turn back….”~ Erica Jong
Be alone with your own self.
“The highest, most decisive experience is to be alone with one’s own self. You must be alone to find out what supports you, when you find that you can not support yourself. Only this experience can give you an indestructible foundation.” ~ Carl Jung
Be not afraid of change.
“We can’t be afraid of change. You may feel very secure in the pond that you are in, but if you never venture out of it, you will never know that there is such a thing as an ocean, a sea. Holding onto something that is good for you now, may be the very reason why you don’t have something better.” ― C. JoyBell C.
Whatever you do, you need courage.
“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
“Some people believe holding on and hanging in there are signs of great strength. However, there are times when it takes much more strength to know when to let go and then do it.” ~ Ann Landers
Be fearless in the face of it all.
“Let us not pray to be sheltered from dangers but to be fearless when facing them.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore
“You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.”~ Aristotle
“I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.”~ Thomas Paine
Be alone to find out what supports you
“The highest, most decisive experience is to be alone with one’s own self. You must be alone to find out what supports you, when you find that you can not support yourself. Only this experience can give you an indestructible foundation.” Carl G. Jung
It takes courage to endure the sharp pains of self discovery.
“It takes courage…to endure the sharp pains of self discovery rather than choose to take the dull pain of unconsciousness that would last the rest of our lives.”~ Marianne Williamson
“A man with outward courage dares to die; a man with inner courage dares to live.”~ Lao Tzu
Your willingness to wrestle with your demons will cause your angels to sing.
“Confront the dark parts of yourself, and work to banish them with illumination and forgiveness. Your willingness to wrestle with your demons will cause your angels to sing.”~ August Wilson
“A man who has not passed through the inferno of his passions has never overcome them.” ~ Carl Jung
Own your story.
“Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.”~ Charlie Chaplin
“Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.”~ Brene Brown
“My definition of courage is never letting anyone define you.”~ Jenna Jameson
Courage doesn’t always roar.
“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow.”~ Mary Anne Radmacher
“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.”~ Andre Gide
“What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?”~ Vincent Van Gogh
“You do not need to know precisely what is happening, or exactly where it is all going. What you need is to recognize the possibilities and challenges offered by the present moment, and to embrace them with courage, faith and hope.”~ Thomas Merton
Have enough courage to trust love one more time.
“Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.”~ Maya Angelou
“My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return.”~ Maya Angelou
“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”~ Lao Tzu