there are many sayings! here are a few
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear. ~Ambrose Redmoon
‘Courage is not the absense of fear, it is the ability to act in the presence of fear.’
"Courage is not the absence of fear, but the capacity to act in the presence of fear. Faith is not the absence of doubt, but the courage to believe in spite of doubt. Trust is not the absence of qualms, but the capacity to go forward despite misgivings."
~ Rev. Mary Harvey
Courage is the ability to solve problems realistically in the presence of fear.
Courage is not the absence of fear and pain,
but the affirmation of life despite fear and pain.
~Rabbi Earl Grollman