Endurance Quotes

The grit and resilience to persevere during tough times will support you on your journey. Endurance can be a powerful tool to help us through difficult moments and our everyday lives. Inspiring endurance quotes will remind you that strength and courage come from within, as well as deepen your understanding of how to embrace perseverance. With endurance comes great strength and the ability to overcome, so use these motivational quotes about endurance to push forward and stay the course on the path to success.

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Endurance, after all, is the only reason we even exist. We think of ourselves as nature’s deadliest animals, but the truth is, a naked human is the biggest wimp in the wild. We have no fangs, no claws, no strength, and no speed. Christopher McDougall

Despite your best efforts, people are going to be hurt when it’s time for them to be hurt. Haruki Murakami

Endurance in ministry is rooted in the eternal perspective. The absence of an eternal perspective makes you vulnerable to losing heart. C. J. Mahaney

So comes snow after fire, and even dragons have their endings. J.R.R. Tolkien

Heroism is endurance for one moment more. George F. Kennan

This too shall pass. Hakim Sanai

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

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

The main thing about an endurance challenge is that you have to endure. Not so much physically, but mentally. Your mind gives up first. Not your body. Milind Soman

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

I wanted to be an endurance athlete from a young age. I remember being in a careers class at school and saying I wanted to be a professional athlete and the teacher replying, You’re not going to make it; it’s not possible. Alistair Brownlee

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

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There’s only one thing I love more than race day; the morning after! The morning after the Marathon, New York catches running fever. The Hudson River bike path on Manhattan’s west side was like a traffic jam of joggers on Monday morning. No doubt the great race fires up the endurance athlete in all of us and it’s beautiful. Stephanie Ruhle

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

The winners in life treat their body as if it were a magnificent spacecraft that gives them the finest transportation and endurance for their lives. Denis Waitley

All too often women believe it is a sign of commitment, an expression of love, to endure unkindness or cruelty, to forgive and forget. In actuality, when we love rightly we know that the healthy, loving response to cruelty and abuse is putting ourselves out of harm’s way. Bell Hooks

Discipline, focus, endurance is what it takes to be the greatest at this sport. Jordan Burroughs

You see, some people are born with a piece of night inside, and that hollow place can never be filled not with all the good food or sunshine in the world. That emptiness cannot be banished, and so some days we wake with the feeling of the wind blowing through, and we must simply endure it as the boy did. Leigh Bardugo

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Healthy foods are great, but it’s important to keep your body active. Your muscles only get stronger and build more endurance for everyday things if you’re moving and get the blood pumping. Exercising stimulates certain brain chemicals and can put you in a better mood! Jenna Ushkowitz

No man ever threw away life while it was worth keeping. David Hume

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

To those human beings who are of any concern to me I wish suffering, desolation, sickness, ill treatment, indignities I wish that they should not remain unfamiliar with profound self contempt, the torture of self mistrust, the wretchedness of the vanquished I have no pity for them, because I wish them the only thing that can prove today whether one is worth anything or not that one endures. Friedrich Nietzsche

You must be fast enough you must have endurance. So you run fast for speed and repeat it many times for endurance. Emil Zatopek

Head up, heart open. To better days! T.F. Hodge

All that is worth seeing in good boxing can best be witnessed in a contest with soft gloves. Every value is called out quickness, force, precision, foresight, readiness, pluck, and endurance. With these, the rowdy and rough are not satisfied. John Boyle O’Reilly

The feeling that she had never really lived in this world caught her by surprise. It was a fact. She had never lived. Even as a child, as far back as she could remember, she had done nothing but endure. She had believed in her own inherent goodness, her humanity, and lived accordingly, never causing anyone harm. Her devotion to doing things the right way had been unflagging, all her successes had depended on it, and she would have gone on like that indefinitely. She didn’t understand why, but faced with those decaying buildings and straggling grasses, she was nothing but a child who had never lived. Han Kang

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Exactly the style of football I love is like a terrier. We are not the biggest dog, we are small, but we are aggressive, we are not afraid; we like to compete with the big dogs and we are quick and mobile and we have endurance. We never give up. This small dog has fighting spirit for sure. David Wagner

A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on. Ideas have endurance without death. John F. Kennedy

Of all the hardships a person had to face, none was more punishing than the simple act of waiting. Khaled Hosseini

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

Behind every trial and sorrow that He makes us shoulder, God has a reason. Khaled Hosseini

The sky is not my limit. I am. T.F. Hodge

Laila has moved on. Because in the end she knows that’s all she can do. That and hope. Khaled Hosseini

God surely did not create us, and cause us to live, with the sole end of wishing always to die. I believe, in my heart, we were intended to prize life and enjoy it, so long as we retain it. Existence never was originally meant to be that useless, blank, pale, slow trailing thing it often becomes to many, and is becoming to me, among the rest. Charlotte Brontë

A woman who will be like a rock in a riverbed, enduring without complaint, her grace not sullied but shaped by the turbulence that washes over her. Khaled Hosseini

Sometimes there’s not a better way. Sometimes there’s only the hard way. Mary E. Pearson

She would grab whatever she could a look, a whisper, a moan to salvage from perishing, to preserve. But time is most unforgiving of fires, and she couldn’t, in the end, save it all. Khaled Hosseini

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

But man is not made for defeat, he said. A man can be destroyed but not defeated. Ernest Hemingway

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I used many times to touch my own chest and feel, under its asthmatic quiver, the engine of the heart and lungs and blood and feel amazed at what I sensed was the enormity of the power I possessed. Not magical power, but real power. The power simply to go on, the power to endure, that is power enough, but I felt I had also the power to create, to add, to delight, to amaze and to transform. Stephen Fry

I may not be as stong as I think, but I know many tricks and I have resolution. Ernest Hemingway

Life was not longer something to endure, but to live. Hubert Selby Jr.

Most people were heartless about turtles because a turtle’s heart will beat for hours after it has been cut up and butchered. But the old man thought, I have such a heart too. Ernest Hemingway

If you’re serious about sanctification, you can expect to experience heart wrenching moments that try your faith, your endurance, and your patience. Sheri L. Dew

Fish, he said softly, aloud, I’ll stay with you until I am dead. Ernest Hemingway

When our mental functioning is whittling away and our mind becomes a lame duck, perception does not form the context anymore and all connections on the social chessboard are conked out. Only patience and endurance may draw us out of the quagmire of numbness and allow us to tear open the cloudy screen that is hiding our points of interest and attention, so long as we focus on the singular moments and the appealing details in our life. Awareness can help us shape a comprehensive picture for a functional future. Erik Pevernagie

Take a good rest, small bird, he said. Then go in and take your chance like any man or bird or fish. Ernest Hemingway

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

He rested sitting on the un stepped mast and sail and tried not to think but only to endure. Ernest Hemingway

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And St. Francis said My dear son, be patient, because the weaknesses of the body are given to us in this world by God for the salvation of the soul. So they are of great merit when they are borne patiently. St. Francis of Assisi

Come what may, all bad fortune is to be conquered by endurance. Virgil

We love being mentally strong, but we hate situations that allow us to put our mental strength to good use. Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Endurance is one of the most difficult disciplines, but it is to the one who endures that the final victory comes. Gautama Buddha

A journey, I reflected, is of no merit unless it has tested you. Tahir Shah

Scars are not signs of weakness, they are signs of survival and endurance. Rodney A Winters

Were it possible for us to see further than our knowledge reaches, and yet a little way beyond the outworks of our divinings, perhaps we would endure our sadnesses with greater confidence than our joys. For they are the moments when something new has entered into us, something unknown; our feelings grow mute in shy perplexity, everything in us withdraws, a stillness comes, and the new, which no one knows, stands in the midst of it and is silent. Rainer Maria Rilke

We can do anything we want to do if we stick to it long enough. Helen Keller

Scars are not signs of weakness, they are signs of survival and endurance. Rodney A. Winters

When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn. Harriet Beecher Stowe

Human beings are the only creatures who are allowed to fail. If an ant fails, it’s dead. But we’re allowed to learn from our mistakes and from our failures. And that’s how I learn, by falling flat on my face and picking myself up and starting all over again. Madeleine L’Engle

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It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up. Babe Ruth

All through my life, I have been tested. My will has been tested, my courage has been tested, my strength has been tested. Now my patience and endurance are being tested. Muhammad Ali

Endurance is staying calm under storms. Ruchi Gambhir

Some days there won’t be a song in your heart. Sing anyway. Emory Austin

Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one. Bruce Lee

Everything can be taken from you in a second, but the human spirit is so strong. War can teach you so much about evil, and so much about good. Zainab Salbi

Tough times never last, but tough people do. Dr. Robert Schuller

The hardest thing about adolescence is that everything seems too big. There’s no way to get context or perspective, Pain and joy without limits. No one can live like that forever, so experience finally comes to our rescue. We come to know what we can endure, and also that nothing endures. Sara Paretsky

Endurance in this wicked world is the bravest thing a person can show through it all. Victoria Landrum

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

A leader should have higher endurance and ability to accept and embrace failure. Jack Ma

Surely she had endured enough for one evening without having to listen to intelligent conversation? Stella Gibbons

It was courage, faith, endurance and a dogged determination to surmount all obstacles that built this bridge. Thomas J. Watson

He knew how to handle pain. You had to lie down with pain, not draw back away from it. You let yourself sort of move around the outside edge of pain like with cold water until you finally got up your nerve to take yourself in hand. Then you took a deep breath and dove in and let yourself sink down it clear to the bottom. And after you had been down inside pain a while you found that like with cold water it was not nearly as cold as you had thought it was when your muscles were cringing themselves away from the outside edge of it as you moved around it trying to get up your nerve. He knew pain. James Jones

Lasting happiness is the offspring of endurance. Chris Heimerdinger

Winning isn’t about finishing in first place. It isn’t about beating the others. It is about overcoming yourself. Overcoming your body, your limitations, and your fears. Winning means surpassing yourself and turning your dreams into reality. Kilian Jornet

Right now, it’s just a matter of getting my strength and endurance back. So far, no setbacks. Kip Wells

True devotion and humility is when you carelessly allow yourself to fall in love with things you consider will make you look inferior, which in essence, makes you superior. Michael Bassey Johnson

Worthy goals are consistently achieved by enduring forces of adversity and opposition until they subside. Wes Fesler

If life throws you a few bad notes or vibrations, don’t let them interrupt or alter your song. Suzy Kassem

Endurance is patience concentrated. Thomas Carlyle

To conquer, you must endure not just your own suffering but the suffering of others. Indifference is the ultimate evolutionary achievement, the highest rung on nature’s ladder. Rick Yancey

Endurance is often the best indicator of validity value. Jim Rohn

But one discarded dreams and got dressed, and made what one could of the day. Dick Francis

True endurance, I think, comes from the inside. It comes from motivation and belief in what you’re doing. Neil Strauss

Every age, and especially our own, stands in need of a Diogenes; but the difficulty is in finding men who have the courage to be one, and men who have the patience to endure one. Jean le Rond d’Alembert

I’d always had an interest of pushing my limits and was intrigued by endurance. Jennifer Pharr Davis

The measure of your faith is the measure of the pain you can endure. Dan Brown

I have a lot of endurance and I have a good background right now in my training and it’s time to get ready. Ryan Lochte

So this is my cue of where to leave you. Now it’s your story to retell and pass on. Because an idea is only relevant if it’s being thought upon. So remember, never surrender. Cause the unrelenting constancy of love and hope will rescue and restore from any scope. Thomas Dutton

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

Your endurance is strongly influenced by your fundamental myth about the fighting. Toba Beta

Whatever he knows of his weaknesses, Private Mulvaney is wholly ignorant of his strength. Rudyard Kipling

Solitude, isolation, are painful things and beyond human endurance. Jules Verne

Common man’s patience will bring him more happiness than common man’s power. Amit Kalantri

The length of a film should be directly related to the endurance of the human bladder. Alfred Hitchcock

Nothing reflects so much honor on a workman as a trial of his work and its endurance of it. So it is with God. It honors Him when His saints preserve their integrity. Charles Spurgeon

They could have fought against it, begged for another way or gone off the path in hopes of finding an easier passage. Instead, they looked upon the trail ahead, the rough ridge, now bound by thick snow, and they accepted the path they had chosen. Sage Steadman

Persistence and endurance will make you omnipotent. Casey Neistat

They can stop a river by building a dam, but I will be damned if they can stop my river of blood flowing through my veins and heart. Anthony Liccione

Does anybody really think that they didn’t get what they had because they didn’t have the talent or the strength or the endurance or the commitment? Nelson Mandela

The smell of the sweat is not sweet, but the fruit of the sweat is very sweet. Amit Kalantri

Resilience is distinct from mere survival, and more than mere endurance. Resilience is often endurance with direction. Eric Greitens

Hope fought hard to stay alive. Even when you thought it was beaten to nothing, burned to ashes, drowned deep, still it flickered away, waiting to be found again. Juliet Marillier

We really feel happier when things look bleak. Hope is endurance. Hope is holding on and going on and trusting in the Lord. Michael Novak

Explorers like to pretend that they are a select breed of people with iron nerve and an ability to endure terrible hardship. Tahir Shah

I’ve gotten very good at scheduling my life, scheduling the scene and preparing myself for knowing, saving the energy, consuming the energy, knowing when to go for it and having the available reserves to be able to do that. You have to think about that, because it’s endurance. Tom Cruise

Bravado may stir the crowd, but courage needs no audience. T.F. Hodge

I am the bended, but not broken. I am the power of the thunderstorm. I am the beauty in the beast. I am the strength in weakness. I am the confidence in the midst of doubt. I am Her! Kierra C.T. Banks

Long runs improve your endurance but shorter intervals improve your speed. They are mutually beneficial for a distance runner. If you do 5k runs it will help your marathon. Eliud Kipchoge

Easily mistaken, it is not about a love for adversity, it is about knowing a strength and a faith so great that adversity, in all its adverse manifestations, hardly even exists. Criss Jami

Nothing to mountaineering, just a little physical endurance, a good deal of brains, lots of practice, and plenty of warm clothing. Annie Smith Peck

Discover a purpose that gives you passion. Develop a plan that makes you persistent. Design a preparation and motivates you to optimize your potentials. Do it because you love it! Israelmore Ayivor

Prolonged endurance tames the bold. Lord Byron

Anything that comes your way by force was not meant for you. Everything that locates you on it’s own was yours and will be yours forever. Michael Bassey Johnson

Development is an endurance exercise with incremental improvements. Sri Mulyani Indrawati

A dying organism is often observed to be capable of extraordinary endurance and strength. When any living organism is attacked, its whole function seems to aim toward reproduction. John Steinbeck

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

On a harsh expedition, there’s no space for anyone who does not intend to finish. Tahir Shah

I always liked the guys who lasted a long time in the match and had endurance. People like Ric Flair going an hour at the 1992 Rumble, or Shawn Michaels and the British Bulldog being one and two in 1995 and both lasting until the end. Dean Ambrose

Venture to a remote corner of a faraway land and, from the moment you get there, every person and every thing becomes an obstacle, designed to entrap you, to stop you proceeding on your way. Tahir Shah

When everything goes wrong, what a joy to test your soul and see if it has endurance and courage. An invisible and all powerful enemy some call him God, others the Devil, seem to rush upon us to destroy us; but we are not destroyed. Nikos Kazantzakis

She had walked to the brink, abandoning all belief, and just before the bitter end, she was pulled from the abyss by faith. Sage Steadman