89 Fortitude Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of fortitude quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about intestinal fortitude.

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Top 10 Fortitude Quotes (BEST)

  1. Strength of character and inner fortitude, however, are decisive factors. The confidence of the man in the ranks rests upon a man's strength of character. — Erich von Manstein
  2. Patience and fortitude conquer all things. — Ralph Waldo Emerson
  3. Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades. A mode of conduct, a standard of courage, discipline, fortitude, and integrity can do a great deal to make a woman beautiful. — Jacqueline Bisset
  4. I believe that fortitude is key. More than anything, be consistent. Go at it. Go at it. Go at it. When you succeed, don’t forget the responsibility of making somebody else succeed with you. — Antonia Novello
  5. Whether you come from a council estate or a country estate, your success will be determined by your own confidence and fortitude. — Michelle Obama
  6. There is no treasure equal to contentment and no virtue equal to fortitude. — Sarada Devi
  7. I know of no higher fortitude than stubborness in the face of overwhelming odds. — Louis Nizer
  8. The riches are in the niches, but the fortune is in the follow-up. — Pat Flynn
  9. A mode of conduct, a standard of courage, discipline, fortitude and integrity can do a great deal to make a woman beautiful. — Jacqueline Bisset
  10. Withstanding hardships is a sort of sport. You can’t control how life plays, but you can control your defensive strategy. — Isaac Mashman

The Most Famous Fortitude Quotes

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Fortitude is a great help in distress. — Plautus

Fortitude. ... It means fixity of purpose. It means endurance. It means having the strength to live with what constrains you. — Hilary Mantel

Fortitude is the disposition of soul which enables us to despise all inconveniences and the loss of things not in our power. — Saint Augustine

Fortitude implies a firmness and strength of mind, that enables us to do and suffer as we ought. It rises upon an opposition, and, like a river, swells the higher for having its course stopped. — Jeremy Collier

Fortune dreads the brave, and is only terrible to the coward. — Seneca

Fortune can take away riches, but not courage. — Seneca The Elder

Fortune can take away riches, but not courage. — Seneca

Virtue consisteth of three parts,--temperance, fortitude, and justice. — Epicurus

What grace is meant to do is to help good people, not to escape their sufferings, but to bear them with a stout heart, with a fortitude that finds its strength in faith. — Saint Augustine

Rare is the virtue that's not ruled by Fortune, That stands unshaken even when Fortune flees. — Ovid

Short Fortitude Quotes

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  • Fortune may rob us of our wealth, not of our courage. — Seneca
  • There is no misfortune, but to bear it nobly is good fortune. — Marcus Aurelius
  • Courage conquers all things: it even gives strength to the body. — Ovid
  • This is courage in a man: to bear unflinchingly what heaven sends. — Euripides
  • Fortune reveres the brave, and overwhelms the cowardly. — Seneca The Elder
  • Whatever may happen, every kind of fortune is to be overcome by bearing it. — Virgil
  • Fortify yourself with contentment, for this is an impregnable fortress. — Epictetus
  • Courage isn't having the strength to go on - it is going on when you don't have strength. — Napoleon Bonaparte
  • That which Fortune has not given, she cannot take away. — Seneca
  • Fortune favors the brave. — Virgil
Fortitude quote Patience and fortitude conquer all things.
Patience and fortitude conquer all things.

Strength And Fortitude Quotes

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Life without thankfulness is devoid of love and passion. Hope without thankfulness is lacking in fine perception. Faith without thankfulness lacks strength and fortitude. Every virtue divorced from thankfulness is maimed and limps along the spiritual road. — John Henry Jowett

Faith without thankfulness lacks strength and fortitude. — John Henry Jowett

Americans are known for their strength, fortitude, and generosity in times of need. We encourage people in the U.S. and everywhere to give with their hearts, reach out to these victims, and donate what they can to the relief efforts. — Michael Dell

Fortitude quote Fortitude is the capacity to say no when the world wants to hear yes.
Fortitude is the capacity to say no when the world wants to hear yes.

There is nothing magnanimous in bearing misfortunes with fortitude, when the whole world is looking on.... He who, without friends to encourage or even without hope to alleviate his misfortunes, can behave with tranquility and indifference, is truly great. — Oliver Goldsmith

My mom cleaned toilets for a long time, and she'd seen a lot of terrible things, but she was still the strength of our family. And there are women like that all across the country - all around the world - who show that type of fortitude. — Dwayne Johnson

Part of the notion in Shambhala teachings is that everybody can live their lives so they get weaker and more stressed out as they go along, or so they get more fortitude and strength. — Sakyong Mipham

Guts are a combination of confidence, courage, conviction, strength of character, stick-to-itiveness, pugnaciousness, backbone, and intestinal fortitude. They are mandatory for anyone who wants to get to and stay at the top. — D A Benton

Farrah Fawcett had courage, she had strength, and she had faith. — Jaclyn Smith

Sol Campbell there, using his strength. And that is his strength. His strength. — Kevin Keegan

Allah tests our patience and our fortitude. He tests out strength of faith. be patient and there will endless rewards for you, insha'Allah" - Utaz Badr — Leila Aboulela

Intestinal Fortitude Quotes

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A man's word and his intestinal fortitude are two of the most honorable virtues known to mankind. — Jim Nantz

It is my contention that a really great novel is made with a knife and not a pen. A novelist must have the intestinal fortitude to cut out even the most brilliant passage so long as it doesn't advance the story. — Frank Yerby

Pray for intestinal fortitude, work hard, and keep the faith. Oh, and pray for good luck, you're gonna need it. — Jerry Reed

The men at the top aren't that great at properly assessing the women under them, certainly not enough to gauge their potential or intestinal fortitude. — Charlotte Beers

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More Fortitude Quotes

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We must foster a firmer sense of purpose, fortitude and self-belief in the whole party and the Chinese people, so that we cannot be swayed by fallacies, deterred by intimidation, or cowed by pressure. — Xi Jinping

No pain that we suffer, no trial that we experience is wasted. 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. — Orson F. Whitney

Agriculture is for living; mind culture is for life. Skills are for shaping material things so that they cater more for the comfort of man; studies are for shaping attitudes, feelings, desires, emotions and impulses of man, so that they may confer more peace, more joy and more fortitude on man. — Sathya Sai Baba

When you speak up about any sense of unfairness or injustice, you're told that you're overreacting, you're too angry, too silly-shut up already. It takes a tremendous amount of fortitude to be able to live in this world as a woman, let alone a woman who wants things to change. — Kathleen Hanna

Perfect wisdom has four parts: Wisdom, the principle of doing things aright. Justice, the principle of doing things equally in public and private. Fortitude, the principle of not fleeing danger, but meeting it. Temperance, the principle of subduing desires and living moderately. — Plato

What I love about the stories of the Great Migration is that this is not ancient history; this is living history. Most people of color can find someone in their own family who had experienced a migration of some kind, knowing the sense of dislocation, longing and fortitude. — Isabel Wilkerson

Grit is what’s left over when nothing’s left. — Alexi Pappas

Freemasonry teaches not merely temperance, fortitude, prudence, justice, brotherly love, relief, and truth, but liberty, equality, and fraternity, and it denounces ignorance, superstition, bigotry, lust tyranny and despotism. — Theodore Roosevelt

The courage we need is not the fortitude to be obedient in the service of an unjust war, to help conceal lies, to do our job for a boss who has usurped power and is acting as an outlaw government. It is the courage at last to face honestly the truth and reality of what we are doing in the world and act responsibly to change it. — Daniel Ellsberg

To buy when others are despondently selling and sell when others are greedily buying requires the greatest fortitude and pays the greatest reward. — John Templeton

Out of suffering comes the serious mind; out of salvation, the grateful heart; out of endurance, fortitude; out of deliverance faith. Patient endurance attends to all things. — Teresa of Avila

Know your weaknesses in your business and in life and start fortifying against them. Be prepared and protect yourself. — Russell Brunson

I am happy because I am growing daily and I am honestly not knowing where the limit lies. To be certain, every day there can be a revelation or a new discovery. I treasure the memory of the past misfortunes. It has added more to my bank of fortitude. — Bruce Lee

Willpower may not always be on will-call, but when you use it first on what matters most, you can always count on it. — Gary Keller

Nothing is more admirable than the fortitude with which millionaires tolerate the disadvantages of their wealth. — Nero Wolfe

Affliction is the wholesome soil of virtue, where patience, honor, sweet humility, and calm fortitude, take root and strongly flourish. — David Mallet

Nothing is more admirable than the fortitude with which millionaires tolerate the disadvantages of their wealth. — Rex Stout

Patience is a virtue, have it if you can, seldom found in a woman, almost never in a man. — Thomas Phelps

People need trouble -- a little frustration to sharpen the spirit on, toughen it. Artists do; I don't mean you need to live in a rat hole or gutter, but you have to learn fortitude, endurance. Only vegetables are happy. — William Faulkner

The necessity of the times, more than ever, calls for our utmost circumspection, deliberation, fortitude, and perseverance. — Samuel Adams

O SON OF MAN! For everything there is a sign. The sign of love is fortitude under My decree and patience under My trials. — Bahá'u'lláh

You know your testimony is strong when your roots are so deep that other people’s storms will never knock you over. — Shannon Alder

Leadership requires a non-stop demand of fortitude from Day 1 to the end. — Bill Hybels

You will have to make up for the smallness of your size by your courage and selfless devotion to duty, for it is not life that matters, but the courage, fortitude and determination you bring to it. — Muhammad Ali Jinnah


To be fond of learning is near to wisdom; to practice with vigor is near to benevolence; and to be conscious of shame is near to fortitude. — Confucius

The hope that gritty people have has nothing to do with luck and everything to do with getting up again. — Angela Duckworth

Meditation increases your vitality and strengthens your intelligence... your mental clarity and health improve. You acquire the patience and fortitude to face any problem in life. So, meditate! Only through meditation will you find the treasure you are seeking. — Mata Amritanandamayi

Fortitude is the guard and support of the other virtues. — John Locke

It is certain that the love of God does not consist in this sweetness and tenderness which we for the most part desire; but rather in serving Him in justice, fortitude, and humility. His Majesty seeks and loves courageous souls. — Teresa of Avila

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