32 quotes to inspire you to be brave & live your dreams

Being considered ‘brave’ is reserved for those who display courageous behavior or actions.

We stand in awe of bravery & all those deemed worthy of being dubbed so—Galileo, Martin Luther King Jr., Joan of Arc… they all faced majority opposition who stood for troubling and/or incorrect status quo, and we applaud their efforts.

Here are 32 quotes to inspire you to be brave & live your dreams.

  1. “The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection.” Thomas Paine
  2. “Bravery is the ability to look fear and hurt in the face and say move aside, you are in the way.” Melissa Tumino
  3. “Bravery is the capacity to perform properly even when scared half to death.” Omar N. Bradley
  4. “Be brave. Remember that bravery is not the lack of fear but the ability to move forward in spite of fear.” Anonymous
  5. “Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.” Paulo Coelho
  6. “Be brave even if you’re not, pretend to be. No one can tell the difference.” Anonymous
  7. “Bravery is the audacity to be unhindered by failures, and to walk with freedom, strength, and hope, in the face of the things unknown.” Morgan Harper Nichols
  8. “It takes bravery to recognize where in your life you are your own poison.” Anonymous
  9. “Physical bravery is an animal instinct, moral bravery is much higher and truer courage.” Wendell Phillips
  10. “Be brave, my heart.” Anonymous
  11. “Bravery comes from daring to fail.” Anonymous
  12. “There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism.” Alexander Hamilton
  13. “You’re brave for trying.” Anonymous
  14. “Loyalty and devotion lead to bravery.” Morihei Ueshiba
  15. “If you are brave enough to say goodbye – life will reward you with a new hello.” Paulo Coelho
  16. “Promise me you’ll always remember that you’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” Christopher Robin
  17. “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
  18. “Fortune favors the brave.” Anonymous
  19. “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.” Thucydides
  20. “The brave do not live forever but the cautious do not live at all.” Anonymous
  21. “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
  22. “We believe in ordinary acts of bravery, in the courage that drives one person to stand up for another.” Veronica Roth
  23. “We become brave by doing brave acts.” Aristotle
  24. “When you’re brave, you empower others around you to be brave too.” Anonymous
  25. “Lead your voices only to sounds of freedom, no longer lend your strength to that which you wish to be free from. Fill your life with love and bravery and you shall live a life uncommon.” Jewel
  26. “It takes bravery to live your dreams.” ATGW
  27. “Find your passion, love with every ounce of your bones, stand up for things that matter, don’t settle, don’t apologize for who you are. Be brave.” Anonymous
  28. “Be brave with your life.” Anonymous
  29. “Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing we’ll ever do.” Brene Brown
  30. “A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave.” Mahatma Gandhi
  31. “A brave man is clear in his discourse, and keeps close to truth.” Aristotle
  32. “In bravery and strength, there is a kind of beauty.” Matthew J. Kirby