Courage Chinese / Japanese Calligraphy Wall Scrolls

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  1. Bravery / Courage

  2. Courage to do what is right

  3. Courage and Strength

  4. Bravery / Courage

  5. Courageous Spirit

  6. Fidelity Honor Courage

  7. Honor Courage

  8. Honor Courage Commitment

  9. Inspire with redoubled courage

10. Strength and Courage

11. Learning leads to Knowledge, Study leads to Benevolence, Shame leads to Courage

12. Courage To Do What Is Right

13. No Fear

14. Preparation Yields No Fear or Worries

15. Advance Bravely / Indomitable Spirit

16. Brave the Waves

17. Fear No Man / Fear Nothing

18. Fearless / Daring

19. Fortune favors the brave

20. Undaunted After Repeated Setbacks

21. Preparation Yields No Regrets

22. One who is drenched in rain, does not fear drops of dew

23. Serenity Prayer

24. Tough / Unbeatable

25. Value of Warrior Generals

26. England


Bravery / Courage

Courage in the face of Fear
yǒng gǎn
yuu kan
Bravery / Courage Scroll

勇敢 is about courage or bravery in the face of fear.

You do the right thing even when it is hard or scary. When you are courageous, you don't give up. You try new things. You admit mistakes. This kind of courage is the willingness to take action in the face of danger and peril.

勇敢 can also be translated as braveness, valor, heroic, fearless, boldness, prowess, gallantry, audacity, daring, dauntless and/or courage in Japanese, Chinese, and Korean. This version of bravery/courage can be an adjective or a noun. The first character means bravery and courage by itself. The second character means "daring" by itself. The second character just emphasizes the meaning of the first but adds an idea that you are not afraid of taking a dare, and you are not afraid of danger.

勇敢 is more about brave behavior and not so much the mental state of being brave. You'd more likely use this to say, "He fought courageously in the battle", rather than "He is very courageous".

Bravery / Courage

Single Character for Courage
yǒng
isamu / yu-
Bravery / Courage Scroll

勇 can be translated as bravery, courage, valor, or fearless in Chinese, Japanese and Korean.

勇 is the simplest form to express courage or bravery, as there is also a two character form which starts with this same character.

勇 can also be translated as brave, daring, fearless, plucky or heroic.


This is also a virtue of the Samurai Warrior
See our page with just Code of the Samurai / Bushido here


See Also:  Bravery

Courage to do what is right

jiàn yì yǒng wéi
Courage to do what is right Scroll

見義勇為 means courage to do what is right in Chinese.

This could also be translated as, "Never hesitate to do what is right".

This comes from Confucian thought:
It’s best for your courage to head in an honorable direction. For example, you should take to action when the goal is to attain a just result as without honorable intent, a person’s gutsy fervor can easily lead them astray.

One who flaunts courage but disregards justice is bound to do wrong; someone who possesses both courage and morality, is destined to become a hero.


Some text above paraphrased from The World of Chinese - The Character of 勇


See Also:  Work Unselfishly for the Common Good | Justice | Bravery

Courage and Strength

yǒng lì
yuu ri
Courage and Strength Scroll

勇力 is a very short way to say "courage and strength" in Chinese and Japanese.

In Japanese, it's read more like "strong courage" or "powerful courage". This can also be the personal name Yuri or Yuuri in Japanese.

Bravery / Courage

Courageous Energy
yǒng qì
yuuki
Bravery / Courage Scroll

勇氣 is one of several ways to express bravery and courage in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.

This version is the most spiritual. 勇氣 is the essence of bravery from deep within your being. 勇氣 is the mental state of being brave versus actual brave behavior. You'd more likely use this to say, "He is very courageous", rather than "He fought courageously in the battle".

The first character also means bravery or courage when it's seen alone. With the second character added, an element of energy or spirit is added. The second character is the same "chi" or "qi" energy that Kung Fu masters focus when they strike. For this reason, you could say this means "spirit of courage" or "brave spirit".

勇氣 is certainly a stronger word than just the first character alone.

Beyond bravery or courage, dictionaries also translate this word as valor/valour, nerve, audacity, daring, pluck, plucky, gallantry, guts, gutsy and boldness.

勇氣 is also one of the 8 key concepts of tang soo do.


Japanese 気 While the version shown to the left is commonly used in Chinese and Korean Hanja (and ancient Japanese Kanji), please note that the second character is written with slightly fewer strokes in modern Japanese. If you want the modern Japanese version, please click on the character to the right. Both styles would be understood by native Chinese, Japanese, and many (but not all) Korean people. You should make your selection based on the intended audience for your calligraphy artwork. Or pick the single-character form of bravery/courage which is universal.

Courageous Spirit

gǔ qì
Courageous Spirit Scroll

This Chinese title means "unyielding character", "courageous spirit", "integrity", or "moral backbone".

Fidelity Honor Courage

xìn yì zūn yán yǒng qì
Fidelity Honor Courage Scroll

This means fidelity, honor, courage in Chinese.

信義尊嚴勇氣 is a word list that was requested by a customer. Word lists are not that common in Chinese but we've put this one on the best order/context to make it as natural as possible.

We used the "honor" that leans toward the definition of "dignity" since that seemed like the best match for the other two words.

Please note: These are three two-character words. You should choose the single-column format when you get to the options when you order this selection. The two-column option would split one word or it would be arranged with four characters on one side and two on the other.

Honor Courage

zūn yán yǒng qì
Honor Courage Scroll

尊嚴勇氣 is a word list that means "Honor [and] Courage".

Word lists are not that common in Chinese but we've put this one on the best order/context to make it as natural as possible.

We used the "honor" that leans toward the definition of dignity and integrity since that seemed like the best match for courage.

Honor Courage Commitment

róng yù yǒng qì zé rèn
Honor Courage Commitment Scroll

榮譽勇氣責任 is a word list that reads, "榮譽 勇氣 責任" or "honor courage commitment".

If you are looking for this, it is likely that you are in the military (probably Navy or Marines).


We worked on this for a long time to find the right combination of words in Chinese. However, it should still be noted that word lists are not very natural in Chinese. Most of the time, there would be a subject, verb, and object for a phrase with this many words.

Honor Courage Commitment

meiyo yuuki ketsui
Honor Courage Commitment Scroll

This means "Honor, Courage, Commitment" in Japanese.

名譽勇気決意 is a common military phrase in English used in the Navy and Marines.


This is a word list, which is not the most natural kind of composition in Japanese (usually there is a subject, object, and verb - or a single word).

Inspire with redoubled courage

yuuki hyaku bai
Inspire with redoubled courage Scroll

勇気百倍 means to inspire someone with fresh courage or redoubled courage in Japanese.

The Kanji breakdown:
勇気 (yuuki) courage; bravery; valour; valor; nerve; boldness.
百 (hyaku) 100; hundred.
倍 (bai) twice; double; 2-times; 2-fold.

Strength and Courage

lì liàng hé yǒng qì
Strength and Courage Scroll

While not a typical Chinese phrase, this is how to write "strength and courage".

If this is an important idea for you, we can make a great custom Chinese "strength and courage" wall scroll for you.

Strength and Courage

riki to yu ki
Strength and Courage Scroll

This may not be the most common Japanese phrase but this is how to write "strength and courage" or "power and bravery" in Japanese.

Learning leads to Knowledge, Study leads to Benevolence, Shame leads to Courage

hào xué jìn hū zhī lì xíng jìn hū rén zhī chǐ jìn hū yǒng
Learning leads to Knowledge, Study leads to Benevolence, Shame leads to Courage Scroll

This is a Saying from Confucius which relates certain actions to virtues.

A more verbose translation:
To love learning is akin to knowledge,
to study diligently is akin to benevolence,
to know shame is akin to courage.

Courage To Do What Is Right

giomitesezaruhayuunakinari
Courage To Do What Is Right Scroll

This is a Japanese proverb that means, "Knowing what is right and not doing is a want of courage".

I've also seen it translated as:
To see what is right, yet fail to do so, is a lack of courage.
To know righteousness, but take no action is cowardice.
You are a coward if you knew what was the right thing to do, but you did not take action.
Knowing what is right without practicing it betrays one's cowardice.


Note: Because this selection contains some special Japanese Hiragana characters, it should be written by a Japanese calligrapher.

No Fear

(2 characters)
wú wèi
mui
No Fear Scroll

This literally means "No Fear". But perhaps not the most natural Chinese phrase (see our other "No Fear" phrase for a more complete thought). However, this two-character version of "No Fear" seems to be a very popular way to translate this into Chinese, when we checked Chinese Google.

Note: This also means "No Fear" in Japanese and Korean but this character pair is not often used in Japan or Korea.

This term appears in various Chinese dictionaries with definitions like "without fear", intrepidity, fearless, dauntless, and bold.

In Buddhist context, this is a word derived from abhaya meaning: Fearless, dauntless, secure, nothing and nobody to fear. Also from vīra meaning: courageous, bold.


See Also:  Never Give Up | No Worries | Undaunted | Bravery | Fear No Man

No Fear

(four-character version)
yǒng zhě wú wèi
No Fear Scroll

勇者無畏 is a complete sentence that means literally "Brave People Have No Fear" or "A Brave Person Has No Fear" (plural or singular is not implied).

We translated "No Fear" into the two variations that you will find on our website. Then we checked Chinese Google and found that others had translated "No Fear" in the exact same ways. Pick the one you like best. A great gift for your fearless friend.


See Also:  Fear No Man

No Fear

oso re zu
No Fear Scroll

恐れず is probably the best way to express "No Fear" in Japanese.

The first Kanji and following Hiragana character create a word that means: to fear, to be afraid of, frightened, or terrified.

The last Hiragana character serves to modify and negate the first word (put it in negative form). Basically, they carry a meaning like "without" or "keeping away". 恐れず is almost like the English modifier "-less".

Altogether, you get something like, "Without Fear" or "Fearless".

Here's an example of using this in a sentence: 彼女かのじょは思い切ったことを恐れずにやる。
Translation: She is not scared of taking big risks.


Note: Because this selection contains some special Japanese Hiragana characters, it should be written by a Japanese calligrapher.


See Also:  Bravery

Preparation Yields No Fear or Worries

yǒu bèi wú huàn
Preparation Yields No Fear or Worries Scroll

This really means, "When you are well-prepared, you have nothing to fear".

Noting that the third character means "no" or "without" and modifies the last... The last character can mean misfortune, troubles, worries, or fears. It could even be stretched to mean sickness. Therefore you can translate this proverb a few ways. I've also seen it translated as "Preparedness forestalls calamities".

有備無患 is comparable to the English idiom, "Better safe than sorry" but does not directly/literally mean this.

Advance Bravely / Indomitable Spirit

yǒng wǎng zhí qián
Advance Bravely / Indomitable Spirit Scroll

This proverb creates an image of a warrior bravely advancing against an enemy regardless of the odds.

This proverb can also be translated as "indomitable spirit" or "march fearlessly onward".


See Also:  Indomitable | Fortitude

Brave the Waves

pò làng
ha rou
Brave the Waves Scroll

破浪 can be translated from Chinese as "braving the waves" or "bravely setting sail".

It literally means: "break/cleave/cut [the] waves".

破浪 is a great title to encourage yourself or someone else not to be afraid of problems or troubles.

Because of the context, this is especially good for sailors or yachtsmen and surfers too.

Note: While this can be understood in Japanese, it's not commonly used in Japan. Therefore, please consider this to be primarily a Chinese proverb.

Fear No Man / Fear Nothing

wú suǒ wèi jù
Fear No Man / Fear Nothing Scroll

This literally means "fear nothing" but it's the closest thing in Chinese to the phrase "fear no man" which many of you have requested.

This would also be the way to say "fear nobody" and can also be translated simply as "undaunted".

Fearless / Daring

dai tan fu teki
Fearless / Daring Scroll

大胆不敵 is a Japanese word that can mean a few things depending on how you read it.

Popular translations include fearless, audacity (the attitude of a) daredevil, or daring.

The first two Kanji create a word that means: bold, fearless, or daring; audacious.

The last two Kanji create a word that means: no match for, cannot beat, daring, fearless, intrepid, bold, or tough.

As with many Japanese words, the two similar-meaning words work together to multiple the meaning and intensity of the whole 4-Kanji word.

Fortune favors the brave

yuusha ha kouun ni megumareru
Fortune favors the brave Scroll

This Japanese proverb suggests that in history, the brave or courageous tend to be the ones who win.


Note: Because this selection contains some special Japanese Hiragana characters, it should be written by a Japanese calligrapher.

Undaunted After Repeated Setbacks

Persistence to overcome all challenges
bǎi zhé bù náo
hyaku setsu su tou
Undaunted After Repeated Setbacks Scroll

This Chinese proverb means "Be undaunted in the face of repeated setbacks".

More directly-translated, it reads, "[Overcome] a hundred setbacks, without flinching". 百折不撓 is of Chinese origin but is commonly used in Japanese, and somewhat in Korean (same characters, different pronunciation).

This proverb comes from a long, and occasionally tragic story of a man that lived sometime around 25-220 AD. His name was Qiao Xuan and he never stooped to flattery but remained an upright person at all times. He fought to expose the corruption of higher-level government officials at great risk to himself.

Then when he was at a higher level in the Imperial Court, bandits were regularly capturing hostages and demanding ransoms. But when his own son was captured, he was so focused on his duty to the Emperor and the common good that he sent a platoon of soldiers to raid the bandits' hideout, and stop them once and for all even at the risk of his own son's life. While all of the bandits were arrested in the raid, they killed Qiao Xuan's son at first sight of the raiding soldiers.

Near the end of his career, a new Emperor came to power, and Qiao Xuan reported to him that one of his ministers was bullying the people and extorting money from them. The new Emperor refused to listen to Qiao Xuan and even promoted the corrupt Minister. Qiao Xuan was so disgusted that in protest he resigned his post as minister (something almost never done) and left for his home village.

His tombstone reads "Bai Zhe Bu Nao" which is now a proverb used in Chinese culture to describe a person of strength will who puts up stubborn resistance against great odds.

My Chinese-English dictionary defines these 4 characters as, "keep on fighting in spite of all setbacks", "be undaunted by repeated setbacks" and "be indomitable".

Our translator says it can mean, "never give up" in modern Chinese.

Although the first two characters are translated correctly as "repeated setbacks", the literal meaning is "100 setbacks" or "a rope that breaks 100 times". The last two characters can mean "do not yield" or "do not give up".
Most Chinese, Japanese, and Korean people will not take this absolutely literal meaning but will instead understand it as the title suggests above. If you want a single big word definition, it would be indefatigability, indomitableness, persistence, or unyielding.


See Also:  Tenacity | Fortitude | Strength | Perseverance | Persistence

Preparation Yields No Regrets

sona e a re ba ure i na shi
Preparation Yields No Regrets Scroll

This proverb means, "When you are well-prepared, you have nothing regret" in Japanese.


Note: Because this selection contains some special Japanese Hiragana characters, it should be written by a Japanese calligrapher.

One who is drenched in rain, does not fear drops of dew

bèi yǔ lín guò de rén bù pà lù shuǐ
One who is drenched in rain, does not fear drops of dew Scroll

被雨淋過的人不怕露水 is a Chinese proverb that literally translates as, "One who has been drenched by the rain is not afraid of dew drops".

Figuratively, this means:
One who has gone through hardships is not afraid of (minor)setbacks.

Serenity Prayer

shàng dì cì wǒ píng jìng qù jiē shòu wǒ suǒ bù néng gǎi biàn de wǒ yǒng qì qù gǎi biàn wǒ suǒ néng gǎi biàn de bìng wǒ zhì huì qù fēn biàn zhè liǎng zhě
Serenity Prayer Scroll

This is the serenity prayer, as used by many 12-step programs and support groups.

In Chinese, this says:
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

Serenity Prayer

kamisama ha watashi ni kaeru koto no deki nai mono o ukeireru odayaka sa to kaeru koto no dekiru yuuki to sono chigai o shiru kenmei sa o ataeru
Serenity Prayer Scroll

This is a Japanese version of the serenity prayer, as used by many 12-step programs and support groups.

In Japanese, this says:
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.


Note: Because this selection contains some special Japanese Hiragana characters, it should be written by a Japanese calligrapher.

Tough / Unbeatable

wú dí
muteki
Tough / Unbeatable  Scroll

無敵 means tough or unbeatable in Chinese characters, Korean Hanja, and Japanese Kanji.

Other translations for this word include: unequalled; without rival; a paragon; invincible; unrivaled; unrivalled; no match for; cannot beat; daring; fearless; intrepid; bold.

In Japanese, this can also be the surname Muteki.

Value of Warrior Generals

bīng zài jīng ér bú zài duō jiàng zài móu ér bú zài yǒng
Value of Warrior Generals Scroll

This literally means: [Just as] warriors [are valued for their] quality and not [just] for quantity, [so] generals [are valued] for their tactics, not [just] for [their] bravery.

兵在精而不在多將在謀而不在勇 is a proverb that follows one about how it is better to have warriors of quality, rather than just a large quantity of warriors in your army/force.


See Also:  兵在精而不在多

England

Can mean: Courage / Bravery
yīng
ei
England Scroll

In Chinese, Japanese, and old Korean, this can often be confused or read as a short name for England (this character is the first syllable of the word for England, the English language, British Pound, and other titles from the British Isles).

In some context, this can mean "outstanding" or even "flower". But it will most often read as having something to do with the United Kingdom.


This is not the most common way to say hero, courage or bravery but you may see it used sometimes.

I strongly recommend that you choose another form of courage/bravery.




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