Fortitude Quotes

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Maya Angelou
“Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can't practice any other virtue consistently.”
Maya Angelou

Orson F. Whitney
“No pain that we suffer, no trial that we experience is wasted. It ministers to our education, to the development of such qualities as patience, faith, fortitude and humility. 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, more worthy to be called the children of God . . . and it is through sorrow and suffering, toil and tribulation, that we gain the education that we come here to acquire and which will make us more like our Father and Mother in heaven.”
Orson F. Whitney

Emil Dorian
“Strong people alone know how to organize their suffering so as to bear only the most necessary pain.”
Emil Dorian, Quality of Witness: A Romanian Diary, 1937-1944

Richelle E. Goodrich
“If you plan to build walls around me, know this—I will walk through them.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Making Wishes

“A mode of conduct, a standard of courage, discipline, fortitude and integrity can do a great deal to make a woman beautiful.”
Jacqueline Bisset

Richelle E. Goodrich
“Life has moments that feel as if the sun has blackened to tar and the entire world turned to ice.  It feels as if Hades and his vile demons have risen from the depths of Tartarus solely for the purpose of banding to personally torture you, and that their genuine intent of mental, emotional, and spiritual anguish is tearing you to shreds.  Your heart weighs as heavily as leaden legs which you would drag yourself forward with if not for the quicksand that pulls you down inch by inch, paralyzing your will and threatening oblivion.  And all the while fire and brimstone pour from the sky, pelting only you.  
Truly, that is what it feels like. But that feeling is a trial that won't last forever.  Never give up.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Smile Anyway

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

Nikki Rowe
“Be a woman of confidence, not cockiness.
Know your boundaries, set no limits.
Speak your kindness and turn your back to conformed groups.
The only way to be a woman of change in this world, is to walk what you talk and set your own soul free first.”
Nikki Rowe

Marilynne Robinson
“I'll pray that you grow up a brave man in a brave country. I will pray you find a way to be useful.


I'll pray, and then I'll sleep.”
Marilynne Robinson, Gilead

Jonathan Edwards
“True Christian fortitude consists in strength of mind, through grace, exerted in two things; in ruling and suppressing the evil and unruly passions and affections of the mind; and in steadfastly and freely exerting and following good affections and dispositions, without being hindered by sinful fear or the opposition of enemies... Though Christian fortitude appears in withstanding and counteracting the enemies that are without us; yet it much more appears in resisting and suppressing the enemies that are within us; because they are our worst and strongest enemies and have greatest advantage against us. The strength of the good soldier of Jesus Christ appears in nothing more than in steadfastly maintaining the holy calm, meekness, sweetness, and benevolence of his mind, amidst all the storms, injuries, strange behaviour, and surprising acts and events of this evil and unreasonable world.”
Jonathan Edwards, The Religious Affections

“The uncertainties in life are so uncertain for us to determine the kind woe we shall be entangled in in the next future. When you stay dormant, your life is at risk; when you dare to take a step, you take a step to take a risk. We have a choice. Yes! a choice to choose to dare to get to our real reasons on earth or to choose to live in mediocrity and conformity, but, we ought to note that, it is riskier to risk nothing when the life we live is always at risk.”
Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

John Buchan
“I am an ordinary sort of fellow, not braver than other people, but I hate to see a good man downed, and that long knife would not be the end of Scudder if I could play the game in his place.”
John Buchan, The 39 Steps

Charles de Gaulle
“Soyons fermes, purs et fidèles ; au bout de nos peines, il y a la plus grande gloire du monde, celle des hommes qui n'ont pas cédé. [Let us be firm, pure and faithful; at the end of our sorrow, there is the greatest glory of the world, that of the men who did not give in.]”
Charles de Gaulle

Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Valor consists in the power of self-recovery, so that a man cannot have his flank turned, cannot be out-generalled, but put him where you will, he stands. This can only be by his preferring truth to his past apprehension of truth; and his alert acceptance of it, from whatever quarter; the intrepid conviction that his laws, his relations to society, his Christianity, his world may at any time be superseded and decease.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Amit Kalantri
“Common man's patience will bring him more happiness than common man's power.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

“True victory lies in your role in the conflict, not in coming through safely: it consists in the honour of battling bravely not battling through.”
Montaigne, Michel de

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“The greatest battles are not fought winning the war. Rather, they are fought keeping the peace.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Looking up, I observed one solitary leaf that remained on a spindly branch of an old oak tree. And as winter’s frigid winds blew against it twisting it this way and that, I thought that it was either committed to holding on as long as it could or it was afraid to let go.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“True integrity holds its ground even when such a stance means that you have let go of everything else that’s sitting on that ground.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“We can settle for what is or we can reach for what is not. And it is utterly imperative that we understand that the entirety of our existence will tip on the choice that we make or don't make.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Great things are born of common people who understand that to bend to the weight of fear is to crush the dream, but to bend to the weight of the dream is to crush the fear. And it is adhering to the former that keeps them ‘common,’ but it is committing to the latter that renders them entirely ‘uncommon.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“It is not about what today was. It is about what tomorrow could be.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“If something didn’t happen, it’s probably not that it couldn’t. Rather, it’s more that we chose not to believe that it could.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“If I am to excel in this life in any manner that is worthwhile, I must understand that ease is not a lifestyle. Rather, it is the brief and very momentary gift that we are granted because we have spent the bulk of our time purposely engaging that which is hard.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Homer
“Be still, my heart; thou hast known worse than this. On that day when the cyclops, unrestrained in fury, devoured the mighty men of my of my company; but still thou didst endure till thy craft found a way for thee forth from out the cave, where thou thoughtest to die.”
Homer, The Odyssey

Homer
“Be still, my heart; thou hast known worse than this. On that day when the cyclops, unrestrained in fury, devoured the mighty men of my company; but still thou didst endure till thy craft found a way for thee forth from out the cave, where thou thoughtest to die.”
Homer, The Odyssey

Mark Strand
“So many silent battles are waged
By those who sit alone and wait, and by those who delay.”
Mark Strand, Dark Harbor

“It’s not the length of my stride. It’s the fact that I’m walking.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough, LPC

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“It’s not the length of my stride. It’s the fact that I’m walking.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

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