Short Speech on Courage in English for Students and Children

3 minute speech on Courage for school and college student

Respected Principal, teachers and my dear friends. A wonderful morning to all of you. Today on this special occasion, I would like to speak some words on the topic- Courage.

If I will ask all of you if you are fearful of anything in life? I am sure the answer will be a yes. We all know that fear is a feature built in every human. We all are fearful of many things in life such as exams, career, future, marriage, challenges of life, etc. And there comes the role of courage.

Courage is a necessity to overcome fear and achieve a desired goal. There is a difference between being fearless or being courageous. Courageous is someone who is not just fearless but also ready to take any kind of risk to achieve what he/she wants.

It takes a lot of courage in life to be able to speak what you want to speak, to do what you want to do and to live a lie of your choice. Winston Chruchill once said, “Courage is what it takes to stand up; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen”.


We should never be afraid of what others think of our opinions. But we should also never be afraid to adopt if we find opinions of others right or good for us. Courage is of no use if it makes you stubborn.

Courage also does not mean that taking risk without any precaution. For example, If you want to climb a mountain in severe cold without any guidance, this is not an act of courage. It is an insane act. Or you drive rashly on the road thinking it will not lead to an accident.

There is a need to understand what courage actually is. It is a positive act which helps you achieve your desired goal. For example, it takes courage to sit in a difficult competitive exam.

In the end, I would like to say, be courageous! Thank you for listening to me so patiently.