Fortitude Sayings and Quotes

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

Patience and fortitude conquer all things. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Fortitude is the disposition of soul which enables us to despise all inconveniences and the loss of things not in our power. Saint Augustine
There is no treasure equal to contentment and no virtue equal to fortitude. Sarada Devi
He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life. Muhammad Ali
Fortitude is the guard and support of the other virtues. John Locke
True fortitude is seen in great exploits That justice warrants, and that wisdom guides; And all else is tow'ring phrenzy and distraction. Joseph Addison
Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen. Winston Churchill
To be fond of learning is near to wisdom; to practice with vigor is near to benevolence; and to be conscious of shame is near to fortitude. Confucius
Without courage you can't practice any other virtue consistently. Maya Angelou
Fortitude is a great help in distress. Plautus
Attitude with gratitude supported by fortitude will take you to the next altitude! Bayode Ojo
Fortitude is the capacity to say no when the world wants to hear yes. Erich Fromm
The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart. Robert Green Ingersoll
It's not life that counts but the fortitude you bring into it. John Galsworthy
One's own troubles can be borne with fortitude; only a monster of indifference can bear the sufferings of others with fortitude. Susan Ertz
All of us have sufficient fortitude to bear the misfortunes of others. Francois de la Rochefoucauld
We are stronger than we think. We have emotional, spiritual and even physical resources at our disposal. We may get knocked down, but we don't have to stay down. Steve Goodier
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear. Mark Twain
There is no fortitude like patience, just as there is no destructive emotion worse than hatred. Auliq-Ice
Fortitude: That quality of mind which does not care what happens so long as it does not happen to us. Elbert Hubbard
Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can't practice any other virtue consistently. Maya Angelou
Fortitude is the marshal of thought, the armor of the will, and the fort of reason. Francis Bacon
Strong people alone know how to organize their suffering so as to bear only the most necessary pain. Emil Dorian
During times of persistent hardship is when the warrior learns the most about his fortitude. Bohdi Sanders
Affliction is the wholesome soil of virtue, where patience, honor, sweet humility, and calm fortitude, take root and strongly flourish. David Mallet
Courage doesn't mean you don't get afraid. Courage means you don't let fear stop you. Bethany Hamilton
Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction. John F. Kennedy
Gird your hearts with silent fortitude, suffering yet hoping all things. Felicia Hemans
Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. C. S. Lewis
Courage is knowing what not to fear. Plato
Fortitude has its extremes as well as the rest of the virtues, and ought, like them, to be always attended by prudence. Gisbertus Voetius
It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. E. E. Cummings
Courage is not the absence of fear but the acquired ability to move beyond fear. Matthew Kelly
It is not his body which makes a man strong, but his spirit. Nothing on the outside, but only that which comes from within. Jocelyn Murray
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
The virtue of prosperity is temperance; the virtue of adversity is fortitude. Francis Bacon
It is by surmounting difficulties, not by sinking under them that we discover our fortitude. Hannah Webster Foster
I, for one, love strength, daring, fortitude. I do not want people to kill the fight in them; I want them to fight for the right things. Helen Keller
Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades. A mode of conduct, a standard of courage, discipline, fortitude, and integrity can do a great deal to make a woman beautiful. Jacqueline Bisset
Nothing is more admirable than the fortitude with which millionaires tolerate the disadvantages of their wealth. Jean Rostand
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
A man's word and his intestinal fortitude are two of the most honorable virtues known to mankind. Jim Nantz
I know of no higher fortitude than stubborness 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
I try to view the challenges in my life not as annoyances, but as confirmations of fortitude. Oprah Winfrey
Nothing is impossible to industry (fortitude). Periander
It is true fortitude to stand firm against All shocks of fate, when cowards faint and die In fear to suffer more calamity. Philip Massinger
Heaven is large, and affords space for all modes of love and fortitude. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nothing is more admirable than the fortitude with which millionaires tolerate the disadvantages of their wealth. Rex Stout
Being an entrepreneur is simply going from one mistake to the next. You must have the fortitude to continue on. Robert Kiyosaki
Money, it is often said, does not bring happiness; it must be added, however, that it makes it possible to support unhappiness with exemplary fortitude. Robertson Davies
The necessity of the times, more than ever, calls for our utmost circumspection, deliberation, fortitude, and perseverance. Samuel Adams
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