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: Quotes, Thoughts, & a Little Poetry for Every Day of the Year

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

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

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: Quotes, Verse, and Grumblings for Every Day of the Year

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

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

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

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

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“A dream is something that can’t be done until someone decides to do it.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

César Chávez
“We draw our strength from the very despair in which we have been forced to live. We shall endure.”
César Chávez

Eric Overby
“If you haven’t learned something
From periods of suffering,
If you haven’t wrung the juices
Of your own pain and drank them
For your own nourishment,
You have wasted your experience
And missed the chance
To expand the capacity
For being stronger the next time
That these seasons arrive at your door.”
Eric Overby, Legacy

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“A dream is our imagination waiting for us to be brave enough to pick up a pencil, zealous enough to sketch out a blueprint, determined enough to gather the tools, committed enough to lean into the task, and audacious enough to make imagination the reality that it was always meant to be. For in time, a dream left to be nothing but a dream will eventually leave our souls believing that dreams aren’t worth imagining. And I can only imagine a handful of things as devastating as that.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Faith is a sacred fortitude.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

C.A.A. Savastano
“We shall persevere because we must.”
C.A.A. Savastano

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Without faith, there is no fortitude.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“What’s a dream but a vision that refuses to let life be defined solely by what’s on this side of the horizon.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Susan Meissner
“...The primroses always come back. Even after a hard winter, they find a way to survive. They come back every spring.”
Susan Meissner, The Shape of Mercy

“Sometimes you’re the only one that can rescue yourself; for no one is coming to save you.”
RJ Intindola – (Gandolfo) – 1978

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Maybe the best way to think about something in a ‘new’ way is to believe enough in what we already know to actually act on it.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Bravery is to acknowledge that we are cowards who have committed ourselves to keeping our cowardice on a very short leash.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

“Your attitude ultimately decides your fortitude. A positive view filled with gratitude, or a negative one filled with solitude. Which "tude" do you choose?”
Christine E. Szymanski

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