People are too durable, that's their main trouble. They can do too much to themselves, they last too long.
— Bertolt Brecht

The foolish are like ripples on water, For whatsoever they do is quickly effaced; But the righteous are like carvings upon stone, For their smallest act is durable.
Horace durable quote

Man must be prepared for every event of life, for there is nothing that is durable.
— Menander

A virtue to be serviceable must, like gold, be alloyed with some commoner, but more durable alloy.
— Samuel Butler

Our political differences, now matter how sharply they are debated, are really quite narrow in comparison to the remarkably durable national consensus on our founding convictions.
— durable quotation by John McCain