Endurance Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old endurance quotes, endurance sayings, and endurance proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

I guessed life was like that. You gained and you lost, and if you saved anything from the ruins, even if only a shred of self-respect, it was enough to take you through the next bit. Dick Francis
In the midst of winter, I finally learned there was in me an invincible summer. Albert Camus
We all have the strength to endure the misfortunes of others. Francois de la Rochefoucauld
Without the strength to endure the crisis, one will not see the opportunity within. It is within the process of endurance that opportunity reveals itself. Chin-Ning Chu
So comes snow after fire, and even dragons have their endings. J.R.R. Tolkien
To learn strong faith is to endure great trials. I have learned my faith by standing firm amid severe testings. George Mueller
It is more difficult to stay on top than to get there. Mia Hamm
Endurance pierces marble. Moroccan Proverb
Life asks not merely what you can do; it asks how much can you endure and not be spoiled. Harry Emerson Fosdick
It is the nature of the strong heart, that like the palm tree it strives ever upwards when it is most burdened. Philip Sidney
If you're going to go through hell... I suggest you come back learning something. Drew Barrymore
To struggle when hope is banished! To live when life's salt is gone! To dwell in a dream that's vanished. To endure, and go calmly on! Ben Jonson
Endurance is the crowning quality, And patience all the passion of great hearts. James Russell Lowell
Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives. Maya Angelou
Happy he who learns to bear what he cannot change. Friedrich Schiller
Endurance is not a young person's game. I thought I might even be better at 60 than I was at 30. You have a body that's almost as strong, but you have a much better mind. Diana Nyad
Solitude, isolation, are painful things and beyond human endurance. Jules Verne
Come what may, all bad fortune is to be conquered by endurance. Virgil
At the end of the day it's about how much you can bear, how much you can endure. Being together, we harm nobody; being apart, we extinguish ourselves. Tabitha Suzuma
People have to learn sometimes not only how much the heart, but how much the head, can bear. Maria Mitchell
I learned from the example of my father that the manner in which one endures what must be endured is more important than the thing that must be endured. Dean Acheson
To be or not to be isn't the question. The question is how to prolong being. Tom Robbins
Yes, as my swift days near their goal, 'Tis all that I implore: in life and death a chainless soul with courage to endure. Emity Bronte
All philosophy lies in two words, sustain and abstain. Epictetus
Those who can bear all can dare all. Luc De Clapiers
Life is not a PG feel-good movie. Real life often ends badly. Literature tries to document this reality, while showing us it is still possible for us to endure nobly. Matthew Quick
No matter how much falls on us, we keep plowing ahead. That's the only way to keep the roads clear. Greg Kincaid
Life was not longer something to endure, but to live. Hubert Selby Jr.
Unless you have courage, a courage that keeps you going, always going, no matter what happens, there is no certainty of success. It is really an endurance race. Henry Ford
The men who learn endurance, are they who call the whole world, brother. Charles Dickens
The bird that flutters least is longest on the wing. William Cowper
He conquers who endures. Persius
If God sends us on strong paths, we are provided strong shoes. Corrie ten Boom
Nothing happens to any man that he is not formed by nature to bear. Marcus Aurelius
Don't fear the gods. Don't worry about death; What is good is easy to get, and what is terrible is easy to endure. Epicurus
Endurance is not just the ability to bear a hard thing, but to turn it into glory. William Barclay
Every calamity is to be overcome by endurance. Virgil
The first rule is to keep an untroubled spirit. The second is to look things in the face and know them for what they are. Marcus Aurelius
Endurance is nobler than strength, and patience than beauty. John Ruskin
For to be poised against fatality, to meet adverse conditions gracefully, is more than simple endurance; it is an act of aggression, a positive triumph. Thomas Mann
Find out what you're afraid of and go live there. Chuck Palahniuk
Endurance is patience concentrated. Thomas Carlyle
Not in achievement, but in endurance, of the human soul, does it show its divine grandeur and its alliance with the infinite. Edwin Hubbel Chapin
A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on. Ideas have endurance without death. John F. Kennedy
The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress. Frederick Douglass
If you can learn to endure pain, you can survive anything. Some people learn to embrace it- to love it. Some endure it through drowning it in sorrow, or by making themselves forget. Others turn it into anger. Sarah J. Maas
No man ever threw away life while it was worth keeping. David Hume
If you are losing faith in human nature, go out and watch a marathon. Kathrine Switzer
In the darkest hour the soul is replenished and given strength to continue and endure. Heart Warrior Chosa
The first virtue in a soldier is endurance of fatigue; courage is only the second virtue. Napoleon Bonaparte
A man on a thousand mile walk has to forget his goal and say to himself every morning, 'Today I'm going to cover twenty-five miles and then rest up and sleep. Leo Tolstoy
Often you shall think your road impassable, sombre and companionless. Have will and plod along; and round each curve you shall find a new companion. Mikhail Naimy
You get yourself up for it somehow, and your endurance and the crowd gets you up, too. Janet Jackson
Endurance is one of the most difficult disciplines, but it is to the one who endures that the final victory comes. Gautama Buddha
Prolonged endurance tames the bold. Lord Byron
Firmness in enduring and exertion is a character I always wish to possess. I have always despised the whining yelp of complaint and cowardly resolve. Robert Burns
Endurance and to be able to endure is the first lesson a child should learn because it’s the one they will most need to know. Jean Jacques Rousseau
He who loses wealth loses much. He who loses a friend loses more. But he who loses his courage loses all. Miguel de Cervantes
It even helps stupid people to try hard. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Drag your thoughts away from your troubles... by the ears, by the heels, or any other way you can manage it. Mark Twain
Sorrow and silence are strong, and patient endurance is godlike. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
By trying we can easily learn to endure adversity. Another man's, I mean. Mark Twain
There are no gains without pains. Benjamin Franklin
We should never despair; our situation before has been unpromising and has changed for the better, so I trust, it will again. If new difficulties arise, we must only put forth new exertions and proportion our efforts to the exigency of the times. George Washington
Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination are omnipotent. The slogan "press on" has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race. Calvin Coolidge
I decline to accept the end of man... I believe that man will not merely endure: he will prevail. He is immortal, not because he alone among creatures has an inexhaustible voice, but because he has a soul, a spirit capable of compassion and sacrifice and endurance. William Faulkner
All daring and courage, all iron endurance of misfortune—make for a finer, nobler type of manhood. Theodore Roosevelt
There comes a time when the cup of endurance runs over, and men are no longer willing to be plunged into an abyss of injustice where they experience the blackness of corroding despair. Martin Luther King Jr.
Patient endurance is the perfection of charity. St. Ambrose
There remain times when one can only endure. One lives on, one doesn't die, and the only thing that one can do, is to fill one's mind and time as far as possible with the concerns of other people. It doesn't bring immediate peace, but it brings the dawn nearer. Arthur Christopher Benson
Nothing great was ever done without much enduring. St. Catherine of Siena
We conquer—not in any brilliant fashion—we conquer by continuing. George Matheson
Bear in mind, if you are going to amount to anything, that your success does not depend on the brilliancy and the impetuosity with which you take hold, but upon the everlasting and sanctified bull-doggedness with which you hang on after you have taken hold. A. B. Meldrum
The heights by great men reached and kept / Were not attained by sudden flight, / But they, while their companions slept, / Were toiling upward in the night. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world. Helen Keller
With all the infinite possibilities of spiritual life before you, do not settle down on a little patch of dusty ground at the mountain's foot in restful content. Be not content until you reach the mountain's summit. J. R. Miller
Does the road wind up-hill all the way? / Yes, to the very end. / Will the day's journey take the whole long day? / From morn to night, my friend. Christina Rossetti
If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen. Harry S. Truman
Maybe one day we shall be glad to remember even these hardships. Virgil
Bear and endure to the end; one day this pain will be useful to you. Roman Proverb
By bravely enduring it, an evil which cannot be avoided is overcome. Roman Proverb
The greater the difficulty, the more glory in surmounting it. Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests. Epicurus
The palm tree grows best beneath a ponderous weight, and even so the character of man. The petty pangs of small daily cares have often bent the character of men, but great misfortunes seldom. Kossuth
There is nothing in the world so much admired as a man who knows how to bear unhappiness with courage. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Talent is insignificant. I know a lot of talented ruins. Beyond talent lie all the usual words: discipline, love, luck, but most of all, endurance. James Baldwin
The deeper your passion the greater your endurance. Ranal Currie
Endurance is lost rapidly if one ceases to work at its maximum. Bruce Lee
When you have endurance, you have the key to every test in life. Nichola L Stephenson
Who speaks of triumph? Endurance is everything! Al Pacino
I will love the light because it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars. Og Mandino