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Endurance is the crowning quality,
And patience all the passion of great hearts.


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, Theosophist Magazine, Feb. 1930

Sorrow and silence are strong, and patient endurance is godlike.


If there's magic in boxing, it's the magic of fighting battles beyond endurance, beyond cracked ribs, ruptured kidneys and detached retinas. It's the magic of risking everything for a dream that nobody sees but you.

PAUL HAGGIS, Million Dollar Baby

Heroism is endurance for one moment more.

GEORGE KENNAN, "The Problems of Suicide," McClure's Magazine, 1908

He that endureth to the end shall be saved.

BIBLE, Matthew 10:22

No matter how much falls on us, we keep plowing ahead. That's the only way to keep the roads clear.

GREG KINCAID, Christmas with Tucker

Sometimes you just wait for the night to be over and endure.

KAYA MCLAREN, How I Came to Sparkle Again

For there was never yet philosopher
That could endure the toothache patiently.


He who limps is still walking.

STANISLAW LEC, attributed, Quotable Quotes

Let us run with endurance the race God has set before us.


Suffering produces the very endurance that will enable you to reach the finish line of the race set before you.

CATHERINE MARTIN, Walking With the God Who Cares

Prolonged endurance tames the bold.


For it is in our nature to endure patiently the decrees of fate, but not the ill-will of others.


Endurance: It is the spirit which can bear things, not simply with resignation, but with blazing hope. It is the quality which keeps a man on his feet with his face to the wind. It is the virtue which can transmute the hardest trial into glory because beyond the pain it sees the goal.

ANONYMOUS, Come Be My Follower

He that endures is not overcome.

GEORGE HERBERT, Jacula Prudentum

God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.

JAMES 1:12

Endurance is the queen of all virtues.

CHRYSOSTOM, attributed, 1001 Unforgettable Quotes about God, Faith, and the Bible

As in labor, the more one doth exercise, the more one is enabled to do, strength growing upon work; so with the use of suffering, men's minds get the habit of suffering, and all fears and terrors are not to them but as a summons to battle, whereof they know beforehand they shall come off victorious.

SIR PHILIP SIDNEY, The Works of Sir Philip Sidney

To endure is the first thing that a child ought to learn, and that which he will have most need to know.


Spend all day doing some marathon event, and you've finally invested the time and energy where you can start developing your endurance: this is the time to discipline yourself to stand proud, walk tall, and maintain a calm demeanor. You are conditioning yourself to maintain your energy through your posture, awareness and attitude. Collapse in a heap and you've wasted the perfect opportunity, unless of course you want to start all over the next day and work on self-improvement after running the same marathon again.

JACK MORMAN, attributed, NOLS Wilderness Wisdom: Quotes for Inspirational Explorations

"Do you have the talent?" is rarely the question. "Do you have the guts to finish?" is the real question.

ORRIN WOODWARD, L.I.F.E. Living Intentionally For Excellence

By trying we can easily learn to endure adversity. Another man's, I mean.

MARK TWAIN, Following the Equator

What cannot be cured must be endured.

FRANÇOIS RABELAIS, Gargantua and Pantagruel

Endurance is a much better test of character than any single act of heroism, however noble.

JOHN LUBBOCK, The Use of Life

Endurance is not just the ability to bear a hard thing, but to turn it into glory.

PHILIP YANCEY, Disappointment with God: Three Questions No One Asks Aloud

He conquers who endures.

PERSIUS, Satires


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