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65 Fortitude Quotes to Inspire Strength (COURAGE)

Top 10 Inspiring Fortitude Quotes

“Perfect wisdom has four parts: Wisdom, the principle of doing things aright. Justice, the principle of doing things equally in public and private. Fortitude, the principle of not fleeing danger, but meeting it. Temperance, the principle of subduing desires and living moderately.”

Plato
Patience and fortitude conquer all things. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Patience and fortitude conquer all things. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
The longer I live the more I think of the quality of fortitude… men who fall, pick themselves up and stumble on, fall again, and are trying to get back up when they die. - Theodore Roosevelt
The longer I live the more I think of the quality of fortitude… men who fall, pick themselves up and stumble on, fall again, and are trying to get back up when they die. – Theodore Roosevelt

“I believe that fortitude is key. More than anything, be consistent. Go at it. Go at it. Go at it. When you succeed, don’t forget the responsibility of making somebody else succeed with you.”

Antonia Novello
I know of no higher fortitude than stubbornness in the face of overwhelming odds. - Louis Nizer
I know of no higher fortitude than stubbornness in the face of overwhelming odds. – Louis Nizer
Whether you come from a council estate or a country estate, your success will be determined by your own confidence and fortitude. - Michelle Obama
Whether you come from a council estate or a country estate, your success will be determined by your own confidence and fortitude. – Michelle Obama

Hardship, in forcing us to exercise greater patience and forbearance in daily life, actually makes us stronger and more robust. From the daily experience of hardship comes a greater capacity to accept difficulties without losing our sense of inner calm. Of course, I do not advocate seeking out hardship as a way of life, but merely wish to suggest that, if you relate to it constructively, it can bring greater inner strength and fortitude.”

Dalai Lama
I try to view the challenges in my life not as annoyances, but as confirmations of fortitude. - Oprah Winfrey
I try to view the challenges in my life not as annoyances, but as confirmations of fortitude. – Oprah Winfrey
I, for one, love strength, daring, fortitude. I do not want people to kill the fight in them; I want them to fight for right things. - Helen Keller
I, for one, love strength, daring, fortitude. I do not want people to kill the fight in them; I want them to fight for right things. – Helen Keller
Fortitude is the guard and support of the other virtues. - John Locke
Fortitude is the guard and support of the other virtues. – John Locke

7 Encouraging Fortitude Quotes To Face Adversities

“No pain that we suffer, no trial that we experience is wasted. All that we suffer and all that we endure, especially when we endure it patiently, builds up our characters, purifies our hearts, expands our souls, and makes us more tender and charitable.”

Orson F. Whitney
In struggling with misfortunes lies the true proof of virtue. - William Shakespeare
In struggling with misfortunes lies the true proof of virtue. – William Shakespeare
He who weighs his burdens, can bear them. - Martial
He who weighs his burdens, can bear them. – Martial

“Never be disappointed and never lose your hope and fortitude when all that you see around is only shadows. Because if there are shadows, there must also be sources of light nearby. Find them, take them with you to illuminate your trail and make shadows disappear!”

Giannis Delimitsos
Affliction is the wholesome soil of virtue, where patience, honor, sweet humility, and calm fortitude, take root and strongly flourish. - David Mallet
Affliction is the wholesome soil of virtue, where patience, honor, sweet humility, and calm fortitude, take root and strongly flourish. – David Mallet
The most critical time in any battle is not when I’m fatigued, it’s when I no longer care. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
The most critical time in any battle is not when I’m fatigued, it’s when I no longer care. – Craig D. Lounsbrough
There is a life of iron and a life of silver. Today we are in the life of iron. We must be strong. - Cathy Burnham Martin
There is a life of iron and a life of silver. Today we are in the life of iron. We must be strong. – Cathy Burnham Martin

9 Fortitude Quotes that Sparks Perseverance

If the amount of times we get up is just one less than the amount of times that we've been knocked down, then we're spending our lives lying down. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
If the amount of times we get up is just one less than the amount of times that we’ve been knocked down, then we’re spending our lives lying down. – Craig D. Lounsbrough
Fortitude… It means fixity of purpose. It means endurance. It means having the strength to live with what constrains you. - Hilary Mantel
Fortitude… It means fixity of purpose. It means endurance. It means having the strength to live with what constrains you. – Hilary Mantel
Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can't practice any other virtue consistently. - Maya Angelou
Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently. – Maya Angelou
I pray they will carry on in spite of that dreadful monster prejudice, and with patience, courage, fortitude and perseverance achieve success for themselves. - Major Taylor
I pray they will carry on in spite of that dreadful monster prejudice, and with patience, courage, fortitude and perseverance achieve success for themselves. – Major Taylor
It is by surmounting difficulties, not by sinking under them that we discover our fortitude. - Hannah Webster Foster
It is by surmounting difficulties, not by sinking under them that we discover our fortitude. – Hannah Webster Foster
I didn't need to get knocked down to know the fortitude that I have in me. - Andre Ward
I didn’t need to get knocked down to know the fortitude that I have in me. – Andre Ward
Strong people alone know how to organize their suffering so as to bear only the most necessary pain. - Emil Dorian
Strong people alone know how to organize their suffering so as to bear only the most necessary pain. – Emil Dorian
If you plan to build walls around me, know this—I will walk through them. - Richelle E. Goodrich
If you plan to build walls around me, know this—I will walk through them. – Richelle E. Goodrich
I can wait for life to shape me in whatever manner it chooses. Or I can shape me to make life whatever I choose. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
I can wait for life to shape me in whatever manner it chooses. Or I can shape me to make life whatever I choose. – Craig D. Lounsbrough

8 Mental Fortitude Quotes

“Fortitude implies a firmness and strength of mind, that enables us to do and suffer as we ought. It rises upon an opposition, and, like a river, swells the higher for having its course stopped.”

Jeremy Collier
Fortitude is the marshal of thought, the armor of the will, and the fort of reason. - Francis Bacon
Fortitude is the marshal of thought, the armor of the will, and the fort of reason. – Francis Bacon
You can't learn mental fortitude in a book. Those things are earned, not learned. - Caleb Plant
You can’t learn mental fortitude in a book. Those things are earned, not learned. – Caleb Plant
A lot of things I've done in my life have taken incredible mental fortitude. - Gretchen Carlson
A lot of things I’ve done in my life have taken incredible mental fortitude. – Gretchen Carlson

“Out of suffering comes the serious mind; out of salvation, the grateful heart; out of endurance, fortitude; out of deliverance faith. Patient endurance attends to all things.”

Teresa of Avila
There's teams that have a lot of success in the back-to-back, and I think those teams just have a strong mental fortitude. - Joe Harris
There’s teams that have a lot of success in the back-to-back, and I think those teams just have a strong mental fortitude. – Joe Harris
I'm a perfectionist and I've always been interested in growing and I think that has given me the mental fortitude to continue. - Omarion
I’m a perfectionist and I’ve always been interested in growing and I think that has given me the mental fortitude to continue. – Omarion
With creation and function came peace. With mental fortitude came strength and the banishment of weakness. - Nick Kyme
With creation and function came peace. With mental fortitude came strength and the banishment of weakness. – Nick Kyme

2 Fortitude Quotes that Inspires Heroism

“In the 1930s, photographers such as Walker Evans and Dorothea Lange produced images of sharecroppers and Okies, which drew attention both to the conditions in which these unfortunates found themselves and to their heroic fortitude.”

Geoff Dyer

“Heroic people take risks to themselves to help others. There’s nothing heroic about accepting $5 million to go out and run around chasing a ball, although you may show fortitude or those other qualities while you do it.”

Gregg Easterbrook

4 Fortitude Quotes in Spirituality

“Dear friends, sometimes we may be tempted to allow ourselves be overtaken by laziness or despondency, especially when faced with the hardships and trials of life. In these cases, do not lose heart, but invoke the Holy Spirit, so that with the gift of fortitude he can lift our hearts and communicate new vigor and enthusiasm to our lives and our following Jesus.”

Pope Francis
Pray for intestinal fortitude, work hard, and keep the faith. Oh, and pray for good luck, you're gonna need it. - Jerry Reed
Pray for intestinal fortitude, work hard, and keep the faith. Oh, and pray for good luck, you’re gonna need it. – Jerry Reed

“It is certain that the love of God does not consist in this sweetness and tenderness which we for the most part desire; but rather in serving Him in justice, fortitude, and humility. His Majesty seeks and loves courageous souls.”

Teresa of Avila

“One of the duties of fortitude is to keep the weak from receiving injury; another, to check the wrong motions of our own souls; a third, both to disregard humiliations, and to do what is right with an even mind. All these clearly ought to be fulfilled by all Christians, and especially by the clergy.”

Saint Ambrose

5 Fortitude Quotes For Women

“Throughout my scientific career, my wife has been my most constant collaborator. Her experimental skill made major contributions to the work; she has eased for me beyond measure the difficulties of communication that accompany deafness; her encouragement and fortitude have been my strongest supports.”

John Cornforth
A mode of conduct, a standard of courage, discipline, fortitude and integrity can do a great deal to make a woman beautiful. - Jacqueline Bisset
A mode of conduct, a standard of courage, discipline, fortitude and integrity can do a great deal to make a woman beautiful. – Jacqueline Bisset

“I never wrote just straight women’s roles. I liked the strong characters. I don’t mean women who have masculine qualities about them, but something that has some intestinal fortitude, some guts to it.”

Ida Lupino

“We’re so used to seeing women in movies about a romance where they don’t seem to have any inner fortitude. They’re completely defined by their relationships, and it’s hard to engage with those characters and relate to them.”

Susanna Fogel

“I enjoy wearing fragrance every day and have found myself searching for the one signature scent that truly reflects my personality and the things I love, such as Bulgarian rose. I have always wanted to create a fragrance from its inception to fruition and articulate femininity, confidence, and fortitude.”

Ivanka Trump

5 Fortitude Quotes for Parents

“My deep emotional connection to my mother, a remarkable woman who made a hard choice to save her children, and who valiantly struggled to care for us as a single parent, is the current that has driven my entire life. Everything I’ve accomplished is a testament to her fortitude.”

Mazie Hirono
I learned a lot in those first years in Miami, while struggling just for survival, by observing my father's fortitude. - Desi Arnaz
I learned a lot in those first years in Miami, while struggling just for survival, by observing my father’s fortitude. – Desi Arnaz

“I have been through a lot of ups and downs in life, both personally and professionally, and I discovered over the years that I have a lot of fortitude, and I got that from my dad.”

Joey Kramer

“My mom cleaned toilets for a long time, and she’d seen a lot of terrible things, but she was still the strength of our family. And there are women like that all across the country – all around the world – who show that type of fortitude.”

Dwayne Johnson

“We were taught fortitude by our parents, who had gone through the war. Being a child then was fun. We could go out and play in the street – there were few cars – and we felt very safe.”

David Jason

4 Fortitude Quotes in Leadership and Governance

“I understand that one of the purposes of bipartisanship is to cram something difficult and necessary down the American people’s gullets for which neither party has the fortitude to assume full responsibility. It’s a way of turning a possible gangplank into a teeter-totter.”

James Wolcott

“I deeply admire and respect Hillary Clinton. I think she is a great intellect with great fortitude. I think she was a strong secretary of state and a hardworking and effective senator.”

Krystal Ball

“I first heard of General Anders and his army more than 50 years ago. I admired him then, and I admire him still; and I feel a special bond with the men, women and children whom he rescued from hunger, disease, and official abuse. Theirs is a story of endurance and fortitude that gives one faith in the human spirit.”

Norman Davies

“When the phonies are expelled from their leadership roles and the Republican Party backs a moderate gubernatorial candidate acceptable to the rank and file with proper financing and the intestinal fortitude to fight the good fight, the rank and file will rejoin the fold.”

Carl Paladino

11 Fortitude Quotes That Will Make You Think

“When you’re a liar, a person of low moral fortitude, really any explanation you need to be true can be true. Especially if you’re smart enough. You can figure out a way to justify anything.”

Samuel Witwer
The necessity of the times, more than ever, calls for our utmost circumspection, deliberation, fortitude, and perseverance. - Samuel Adams
The necessity of the times, more than ever, calls for our utmost circumspection, deliberation, fortitude, and perseverance. – Samuel Adams
The virtue of prosperity is temperance; the virtue of adversity is fortitude. - Francis Bacon
The virtue of prosperity is temperance; the virtue of adversity is fortitude. – Francis Bacon

“Want of money and the distress of a thief can never be alleged as the cause of his thieving, for many honest people endure greater hardships with fortitude. We must therefore seek the cause elsewhere than in want of money, for that is the miser’s passion, not the thief’s.”

William Blake
What grace is meant to do is to help good people, not to escape their sufferings, but to bear them with a stout heart, with a fortitude that finds its strength in faith. - Saint Augustine
What grace is meant to do is to help good people, not to escape their sufferings, but to bear them with a stout heart, with a fortitude that finds its strength in faith. – Saint Augustine
It's not life that counts but the fortitude you bring into it. - John Galsworthy
It’s not life that counts but the fortitude you bring into it. – John Galsworthy

“The bravest person I’ve ever met was a young boy going through massive amounts of treatment for a very rare, complex and unpleasant disease. I last saw him at a Discworld convention, where he chose to take part in a game as an assassin. He died not long afterwards, and I wish I had his fortitude and sense of style.”

Terry Pratchett
It's real easy to talk about stepping in the ring, but once you do actually step in the ring, it takes a lot of courage and mental fortitude to do what we do. - Big Show
It’s real easy to talk about stepping in the ring, but once you do actually step in the ring, it takes a lot of courage and mental fortitude to do what we do. – Big Show
Nothing is more admirable than the fortitude with which millionaires tolerate the disadvantages of their wealth. - Jean Rostand
Nothing is more admirable than the fortitude with which millionaires tolerate the disadvantages of their wealth. – Jean Rostand

“Man is a competitive creature, and the seeds of conflict are built deep into our genes. We fought each other on the savannah and only survived against great odds by organizing ourselves into groups which would have had a common purpose, giving morale and fortitude.”

Robert Winston
How I wish you could have known me in my strength. - Marilynne Robinson
How I wish you could have known me in my strength. – Marilynne Robinson

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