33 Fearless Lion Quotes

Lions have always been known as the king of the jungle. They lord over many animals in the wild not because of brute strength but they appear fearless in the presence of an adversary. When we say the heart of a lion, we always get the impression of having a courageous heart. A lion never backs down from a fight and we can learn a thing or two about fearless lions in the wild.

Here are some fearless lion quotes to live by:

It’s better to be a lion for a day than a sheep all your life.

Elizabeth Kenny

Some of the most fearless human beings dare to risk a day of glory than to be a follower for most of their lives. A lion who knows the risks involved and still dares to take it for the glory is a fearless leader. Some people would rather choose to be on the safe side to avoid the consequences but that would be a rather dull life. As always, it is better to go out fighting and run the risk of losing than never trying at all.

Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow.

Sometimes defeat can be quite daunting and it can overwhelm us with sorrow. We tend to feel tired and disappointed in ourselves because of how we tried. Nevertheless, that small voice you hear in your mind that tells you to try again tomorrow is all you need to climb back up.

A lion never roars after a kill.

Pride can sometimes hurt our image and reputation. There is a reason why lions never roar after a kill. If they do so, they run the risk of attracting hyenas and vultures. They do not want to brag their success to others. Instead, lions bring their prey back to their pride so everyone can eat. This should be how pride work. If you achieve something, do not let everyone know about it. Those who matter would truly rejoice your success and those who don’t will try to pull you down.

Hakuna Matata.

From the most famous line in the movie The Lion King, Hakuna Matata means no worries. Anyone who has gone through tough times should know that today is just a test and tomorrow brings new hope. Always keep your head high and be fearless no matter what challenge life brings you.

The past can hurt. But from the way I see it, you can either run from it or learn from it.


Another famous line from the character Mufasa in The Lion King. The past may haunt you from time to time but it will not resolve itself if you keep on running from it. Embrace the past mistakes and head forward with courageous thought to learn from those mistakes. Experience is the best teacher in life and it will give you the strength to surpass any challenges.

A lion sleeps in the heart of every brave man.

Turkish Proverb

Every man has some fear in them. Whether it is to die alone or running the risk of failure, man has always been afraid. However, what man does not know is that they can tap into the power of nature as a lion where it shows true bravery. Within a man lies the power similar to a lion and that is true courage to face challenges.

Don’t be afraid of being outnumbered. A lion walks alone while the sheep flock together.

In life, we always think that being alone is being weak. Some would say that there is strength in numbers but there are also times that walking alone and carving your path will give you strength and wisdom in life. The same goes for those who dare to walk their path to experience life. Those who do not go out of their comfort zone or continue to play safe will never learn anything.

Believe in yourself and there will come a day when others will have no choice but to believe with you.


Anyone can give you advice in life but no matter how tempting it can be to follow it, it all boils down to believing in yourself. If you believe that you can achieve the things you want, only you can get to decide to do so. It takes courage and strength to get off your couch to begin a journey that you have long felt that could not come true. Believe in yourself until everyone can see that you’ve made it and they too can begin to believe in you.

What happens when you take a lion out of the safari and try to take him to your place of residence and make him a house pet? It ain’t going to happen. That’s the type of person that I am. I’m that lion.

Cam Newton

There will always be people who will try to put you in a cage or a box that says this is where you fit. Every person is just like a lion. Everyone should be free to choose whoever they want to be. The next time someone says that you belong in a cage tell them that you are a fearless lion.

Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.

Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill is a man of words and courage. His passion lies in the people and just like a lion, he leads people with hope, integrity, loyalty, and most of all, bravery. Courage has always been man’s greatest feature. It takes a lot of courage for a man to stand up and fight when the odds are stacked against him. That is true bravery.

If I ever take a step back it doesn’t mean I lose. Remember that a lion takes two steps back just for making it’s bigger attack.


People often misconstrue that stepping back means surrendering or cowering in defeat. What people do not understand is that when we make mistakes, we tend to step back and assess what happened and what went wrong. This way, we get to acknowledge our faults and come back stronger than ever. We take two steps back so that we can take a bigger leap this time.

Don’t be sad because you’re at a low level of success. Just remember, even a cub is the lion.

Never be sad because you failed at something. A lion was once a cub that struggled in life. With the wisdom of experience, the cub begins to understand and learn from the struggles in his life to become the brave and courageous lion that he has become today. Never let the bitterness of defeat belittle your soul. It should help it flourish.

Once you become fearless, you become limitless.

Fear puts a limit on our capabilities. Fear is the killer of potential. By removing or conquering fear, you begin to realize that there was nothing to be afraid of in the first place. You start to understand that fear is what was holding you back all along.

Everyone wants to eat but a few are willing to hunt.

This quote lets us know that while everyone yearns for the same thing as success and power yet only a few are willing to risk it all to attain such success. Being afraid of taking on the challenge is the catalyst for defeat. If you believe in yourself and take the risk, you also reap the rewards of the hunt.

Do one thing every day that scares you.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Fear is such a limiting emotion. When we feel fear, we do not want to move or explore because it might harm us. This in turn stuns our growth and we may never get to experience what life has to offer. When you do the one thing that scares you, you will come to realize that there is nothing to be afraid of and that you were only limiting yourself to your true potential. Always do one thing everything that truly scares you. That way, you begin to grow as a person.

If you want to make a permanent change, stop focusing on the size of your problems, and start focusing on the size of you!

T. Harv Eker

Sometimes a problem can put a cloud of doubt in our minds. It can hamper our decision-making and causes us to lose focus on the goal. However, when we start to focus on what truly matters is the time we start to set our sights back to what we should be doing. Change may not happen overnight but if you continue to believe in yourself and focus on what you can do instead of what you cannot do, this is where you will truly shine.

If the lion knew his strength, hard were it for any man to rule him.

Thomas More

People who are afraid of you and your true potential will always find a way to limit it. They will send hateful and insecure thoughts so that you begin to doubt yourself. However, no man will ever be able to trample your spirit if you know in your heart who you are as a person. No matter what they say, no one will believe them as it is deep within you that you know you are right.

Every morning you have 2 choices: continue to sleep with your dream or wake up and chase them.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Some people keep on chasing their dreams and do nothing to reach it while others wake up from the dream and work their way to making it a reality. Hard work, dedication, courage, and confidence to do what must be done is key to finding the success that you have always dreamed of.

Truth does not sit in a cave and hide like a lie. It wanders around proudly and roars like a lion.

Suzy Kassem

The truth will always reveal itself at the right time. Just like a lion that roars proudly upon the African landscape, if you live life truthfully and without fear then you can be as proud as the lion.

The lion does not need the whole world to fear him, only those nearest where he roams.

A.J. Darkholme

To become as proud and successful as a lion, there is no need for you to conquer the entire world or dominate everyone in the field. You only need to best a few key players in the game so you can stand out and be a fearless person just like a lion leading his pride.

A lion doesn’t concern itself with the opinion of sheep.

This highly popular quote from Game of Thrones speaks volumes to those who get overwhelmed by detractors. People who want to pull you down will always find things to say about you but, those who want to excel should learn to block unnecessary comments from irrelevant people or sheep. By then you will realize that they are not helpful at all and that you can live a life similar
to a lion – untamed and free.

Be as a lion in the path. Be dangerous even in defeat.

Defeat only happens when you quit your path. Be like a lion who continues to tread down the path that you choose and never quit until you reach your goal. A lion who knows what to do even when things get uneasy is a dangerous lion who can outwit and out strength you. Be the lion who is still dangerous in defeat as you know you can always come back to win the game.

A lion that hunts for survival in the jungle does not envy the one being fed in a zoo.

Suhaib Rumi

Learning to be self-sustaining is key to living independently. Just like a lion who hunts on his own in the wild will learn through experience while those that are safely caged in the zoo will not learn to hunt. When they are freed back to the jungle, they will immediately die because they have relied too much on others to feed them. Be a resourceful person and know your strengths to know how to win in life.

Only a lion can recognize a lion’s roar.

Only those who truly know what is brave enough would know the call. Those who have experienced life and dare to explore its many terrains will have truly recognize anyone who has also experienced it.

Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.

William James

Life is full of risks and consequences. Many people are afraid of taking the risk because of the consequences. This limits their capacity for learning through experience thus life begins to feel dull. When you are not afraid to take on life, you begin to see that life is indeed worth living.

Lion symbolizes aggression, energy, courage, leadership, loyalty, freedom, and fearlessness. One can learn many things from the king, the ruler, the powerful Lion.

Human beings can learn a lot about lions. The powerful lion leads the pride and exudes bravery and loyalty within its group. When you see a lion, you instantly fear its presence not because it is an ugly sight but because it has powerful energy surrounding the animal. The lion presents itself with confidence and courage that not every animal can do. Be like a lion.

In boxing, it is about the obsession of getting the most from yourself: wanting to dominate the world like a hungry young lion.

Anthony Joshua

Boxing is a very demanding sport. Athletes will have to train and will need to dedicate their time and effort to be in great shape. Those who have the hunger for success will never wane while those who start to doubt themselves will only falter in the end. Find your inner lion and dominate the field.

I am more afraid of an army of 100 sheep led by a lion than an army of 100 lions led by a sheep.

Perception is the key to success. No matter how many lions are in front of you but if they are led by a weak leader, the entire team will still fall in the end. A good leader who knows what to do with the team even when they are mere sheep will always make the most out of his people. A great leader can lead sheep toward success.

Dare to take chances, lest you leave your talent buried in the ground.

Life will challenge you in many ways. It takes skill and talent for you to survive and thrive in this harsh world. This is why lions tend to succeed in life as they can take chances and use their natural skills to survive in the wild. People should always tap into their talents to thrive and not bury it with doubts and fears.

Defeat is a state of mind; no one is ever defeated until defeat has been accepted as a reality.

Bruce Lee

Defeat can take its toll on the human mind. It can be frustrating and disappointing. However, no one is ever truly defeated if you pick yourself up. You can only call it to defeat if you accept it as part of your reality. Never make defeat a reality.

Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.

John Wooden

Sometimes we doubt ourselves to the point that we are convinced that we cannot do things. However, we need to realize that there are certain things that we can do and we should not let it interfere with the things that we are told we cannot do. Remove cannot from your vocabulary and you begin to feel powerful and live fearlessly.

Somewhere in the world, a lion wakes up every morning not knowing what it’s going to eat. Every day, it finds food. The lion isn’t worried – it just does what it needs to do. Somewhere else, in a zoo, a caged lion sits around every day and waits for a zookeeper. The lion is comfortable. It gets to relax. It’s not worried much, either. Both of these animals are lions. Only one is a king.

Julien Smith

A true king of the jungle knows how to lead-based on experience. Experience is a great teacher in life and it takes a lot of courage to make mistakes and learn from them. Those who decide to live in comfort in their cages will live their entire lives in fear of risks and consequences.

When it hurts, observe. Life is trying to teach you something.

You would know that life is teaching you a lesson when you get hurt. Pain teaches us to be strong and the next time you feel pain, you have developed a certain tolerance to it. Continue to learn life fearlessly until you have a high threshold.

Life will always throw us a curveball and in the end, it will test us in different ways. Many people have failed because they are afraid to test themselves or simply fear the risks involved. Those who have the heart of a lion will always thrive in life as they are not afraid to live life without fear.

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