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Looking for powerful quotes about endurance? We have rounded up the best collection of endurance quotes, proverbs, sayings, captions, status, (with images and pictures) to inspire you to face the hardships and pain in life fearlessly.


  1. “This too shall pass.” ― Hakim Sanai
  2. “He conquers who endures.” ― Persius
  3. “Those who endure, conquer.” ― Motto
  4. “Hang in there… the tears can’t fall forever.”
  5. “The best view comes after the hardest climb.”
  6. “Endurance is a key indicator of spiritual fitness.”
  7. “By endurance we conquer.” ― Ernest Shackleton
  8. “Endurance is the queen of all virtues.” ― Chrysostom
  9. “Use your brain, not your endurance.” ― Peter Thomson
  10. “Endurance is patience concentrated.” ― Thomas Carlyle
  11. “Pain is easier to endure than an itch.” ― Chinese Proverb
  12. “Every calamity is to be overcome by endurance.” ― Virgil
  13. “Nothing endures but personal qualities.” ― Walt Whitman
  14. “The greatest oak was once a little nut who held its ground.”
  15. “A lie has speed, but truth has endurance.” ― Edgar J. Mohn
  16. “It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.” ― Babe Ruth
  17. “Endurance is staying calm under storms.” ― Ruchi Gambhir
  18. “A lie has speed, but truth has endurance.” ― Edgar J. Mohn
  19. “The stupid fear fortune, the wise endure it.” ― Latin Proverbs
  20. “What cannot be cured must be endured.” ― Scottish Proverbs
  21. “One minute of patience, ten years of peace.” ― Greek Proverbs
  22. “It is more difficult to stay on top than to get there.” ― Mia Hamm
  23. “Be persevering at the bottom humble at the top.” – Maxime Lagace
  24. “Heroism is endurance for one moment more.” ― George F. Kennan
  25. “The greatest strength is the spirit of endurance.” – Lailah Gifty Akita
  26. “Tough times never last, but tough people do.” – Dr. Robert Schuller
  27. “What is a ruin but time easing itself of endurance?” ― Djuna Barnes
  28. “To win without risk is to triumph without glory.” ― Pierre Corneille
  29. “Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.” ― Tim Notke
  30. “A man is not finished when he’s defeated; he’s finished when he quits.”
  31. “Endurance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other.”
  32. “The bird that flutters least is the longest on the wing.” ― William Cowper
  33. “Happy he who learns to bear what he cannot change.” ― Friedrich Schiller
  34. “A journey, I reflected, is of no merit unless it has tested you.” – Tahir Shah
  35. “Come what may, all bad fortune is to be conquered by endurance.” ― Virgil
  36. “Endurance is nobler than strength, and patience than beauty.” ― John Ruskin
  37. “We can do anything we want to do if we stick to it long enough.” ― Helen Keller
  38. “So comes snow after fire, and even dragons have their endings.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien
  39. “Endurance and tolerance are success to any marriage. Not love, because it fades.”
  40. “If God sends us on strong paths, we are provided strong shoes.” – Corrie ten Boom
  41. “Enjoy when you can, and endure when you must.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  42. “God places the heaviest burden on those who can carry its weight.” ― Reggie White
  43. “If God sends us on strong paths, we are provided strong shoes.” ― Corrie ten Boom
  44. “Solitude, isolation, are painful things and beyond human endurance.” – Jules Verne
  45. “The hard time you go though builds character, making you a much stronger person.”
  46. “Love isn’t a story with a happy ending. Love is a story with no ending!” – Dave Willis
  47. “It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.” – Albert Einstein
  48. “If you are losing faith in human nature, go out and watch a marathon.” – Kathrine Switzer
  49. “If you are a peg, endure the knocking; if you are a mallet, strike.” ― Moroccan Proverb
  50. “Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.” – Bruce Lee
  51. “Children’s talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives.” ― Maya Angelou
  52. “Failure is only the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.” – Henry Ford
  53. “Endurance is critical if you want to succeed spectacularly at anything God sets before you.”
  54. “Only he who knows his own weaknesses can endure those of others.” ― Japanese Proverbs
  55. “Persistent people begin their success where others end in failure.” ― Edward Eggleston
  56. “During times of persistent hardship is when the warrior learns the most about his fortitude.”
  57. “In the midst of winter, I finally learned there was in me an invincible summer.” ― Albert Camus
  58. “Life doesn’t get easier and more forgiving, we get stronger and more resilient.” – Steve Maraboli
  59. “Scars are not signs of weakness, they are signs of survival and endurance.” ― Rodney A. Winters
  60. “Sorrow and silence are strong, and patient endurance is godlike.” ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  61. “Never give up on something that you can’t go on a day without thinking about.” ― Winston Churchill
  62. “If you’re going to go through hell… I suggest you come back learning something.” ― Drew Barrymore
  63. “This great Nation will endure as it has endured, will revive and will prosper.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt
  64. “Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  65. “In a wide variety of human activity, achievement is not possible without discomfort.” – Alex Hutchinson
  66. “Perhaps my only real expertise, my only talent, is to endure beyond the endurable.” ― Jeff Vander Meer
  67. “The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress.” – Frederick Douglass
  68. “Endurance is the crowning quality, and patience all the passion of great hearts.” ― James Russell Lowell
  69. “Right now, it’s just a matter of getting my strength and endurance back. So far, no setbacks.” ― Kip Wells
  70. “For there was never yet a philosopher ―that could endure the toothache patiently.” ― William Shakespeare
  71. “Endurance in this wicked world is the bravest thing a person can show through it all.” ― Victoria Landrum
  72. “It won’t be long now, gentlemen. And it won’t be very pleasant. But such is the price of patriotism.” ― Peter Firth
  73. “Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.” ― Newt Gingrich
  74. “Resilience is knowing that you are the only one that has the power and the responsibility to pick yourself up.”
  75. “Hope teaches endurance and an eager anticipation of that which will become reality.” – Simon J. Kistemaker
  76. “The first virtue in a soldier is endurance of fatigue; courage is only the second virtue.” ― Napoleon Bonaparte
  77. “Endurance is a much better test of character than any single act of heroism, however noble.” ― John Lubbock
  78. “Despite your best efforts, people are going to be hurt when it’s time for them to be hurt.” ― Haruki Murakami
  79. “You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.” ― Marcus Aurelius
  80. “I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars.” – Og Mandino
  81. “A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on. Ideas have endurance without death.” – John F. Kennedy
  82. “Love endures only when the lovers love many things together and not merely each other.” ― Walter J Lippmann
  83. “Love just pampers you, but strength is offered by pains. Endure it patiently, and you shall witness the gains.” ― K. Nirvan
  84. “Small change, small wonders – these are the currency of my endurance and ultimately of my life.” ― Barbara Kingsolver
  85. “Without patient endurance, even the smallest thing becomes unbearable. A lot depends on our attitude.” – Dalai Lama
  86. “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.” ― Zig Ziglar
  87. “Burdens are weightless, worlds change, and love endures when both people are contributing their maximum.” – Penny Reid
  88. “Persistence, determination, endurance, and self-motivation should become your four good friends.” – Germany Kent
  89. “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” ― Thomas Edison
  90. “The key to endurance is patience. Our bodies need time to rebuild and grow. Hit the gym, workout, run smart and be patient.”
  91. “The only things in my life that compatibly exists with this grand universe are the creative works of the human spirit.” ― Ansel Adam
  92. “I believe in the immeasurable power of love; that true love can endure any circumstance and reach across any distance.” – Steve Maraboli
  93. “The type of person you are is usually reflected in your business. To improve your business, first improve yourself.” – Idowu Koyenikan
  94. “When you have endure the worse situations, you build the courage and confidence to cope with any other situations.” – Lailah Gifty Akita
  95. “There are as many reasons for running as there are days in a year…But mostly I run because I am an animal and a child.” ― Dr. George Sheehan
  96. “The trip may be long but eventually you will end up where you need to be, with who you’re meant to be with, and doing what you should be doing.”
  97. “Men ran after and ate horses for four hundred thousand years. The outcome is more than a love of horseflesh; it is a runner’s body.” ― Paul Shepard
  98. “Running! If there’s any activity happier, more exhilarating, more nourishing to the imagination, I can’t think of what it might be.” – Joyce Carol Oates
  99. “Endurance and to be able to endure is the first lesson a child should learn because it’s the one they will most need to know.” ― Jean Jacques Rousseau
  100. You can close your eyes to the things you do not want to see, but you cannot close your heart to the things you do not want to feel.” ― Tabitha Suzuma
  101. “Patience gives me the understanding that like a marathon runner, it is necessary to pace myself and preserve my energy till the end.” ― Shamithra Reddy
  102. “Not in achievement, but in endurance, of the human soul, does it show its divine grandeur and its alliance with the infinite.” ― Edwin Hubbel Chapin
  103. “Endurance in ministry is rooted in the eternal perspective. The absence of an eternal perspective makes you vulnerable to losing heart.” ― C. J. Mahaney
  104. “It all works out in the end. Put your trust in God, and move forward with faith and confidence in the future. The Lord will not forsake us.” ― Gordon B. Hinckley
  105. “You can do a lot in a lifetime, if you don’t burn out too fast/You can make the most of the distance/First you need endurance/First you’ve got to last.” ― Neil Peart
  106. The angel circled the model of a mother very slowly. ‘It’s too soft’ she sighed. ‘But tough!’ said God excitedly. ‘You can imagine what this mother can do or endure. Erma Bombeck
  107. “True endurance, I think, comes from the inside. It comes from motivation and belief in what you’re doing.” ― Neil Strauss, Emergency: This Book Will Save Your Life
  108. “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
  109. “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
  110. “I place my fingers upon these keys typing 2,000 dreams per minute and naked of spirit dance forth my cosmic vortex upon this crucifix called language.” ― Aberjhani
  111. “Firmness in enduring and exertion is a character I always wish to possess. I have always despised the whining yelp of complaint and cowardly resolve.” ― Robert Burns
  112. “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
  113. “The man who cannot endure to have his errors and shortcomings brought to the surface and made known, but tries to hide them, is unfit to walk the highway of truth.” – James Allen
  114. “In the wild struggle for existence, we want to have something that endures, and so we fill our minds with rubbish and facts, in the silly hope of keeping our place.” ― Oscar Wilde
  115. Then let us all do what is right, strive with all our might toward the unattainable, develop as fully as we can the gifts God has given us, and never stop learning.” ― Ludwig Van Beethoven
  116. “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
  117. “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
  118. “I think that enduring, committed love between a married couple, along with raising children, is the most noble act anyone can aspire to. It is not written about very much.” ― Nicholas Sparks
  119. “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
  120. “Fight for each other, but never fight against each other. In every disagreement, remember that your relationship is much more important than whatever you’re arguing about.” ― Dave Willis
  121. “I’m taking each day one day at a time and building up my strength and endurance. It’s crazy because it takes no time at all to lose everything you have and then so much time to gain it back.” ― Michelle McCool
  122. “Endurance running was my passion, my ride. So here, I was in the driver’s seat, running for two days straight pushing the mental and physical limits striving to be better, to go farther, to give more.” ― Dean Karnazes
  123. “I think a hero is an ordinary individual who finds strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles. They are the real heroes, and so are the families and friends who have stood by them.” – Christopher Reeve
  124. “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.” – Morgan Freeman
  125. “When your leadership and legacy are built on love, obstacles are overcome through love’s fruit of optimism, foundations are built solid and secure in love’s values, and success is achieved through the strength found in love’s endurance.” ― Farshad Asl
  126. “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
  127. “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
  128. “Healthy wolves and healthy women share certain psychic characteristics: keen sensing, playful spirit, and a heightened capacity for devotion. Wolves and women are relational by nature, inquiring, possessed of great endurance and strength.” ― Clarissa Pinkola Estes
  129. “In that instant they felt an overwhelming sense of pride and accomplishment. Though they had failed dismally even to come close to the expedition’s original objective, they knew now that somehow they had done much, much more than ever they set out to do.” ― Alfred Lansing
  130. “When I was younger, I used to wrestle, and I feel that it contributed to my athletic ability because as a wrestler you have to be an all-encompassed athlete. You need stamina, strength, endurance and mental capacity. You also have to learn how to adapt in any situation.” ― Dhani Jones
  131. “Endurance is another matter altogether. Comfortable pace, regular dosage over a period of years and frequent runs stretching maybe twice as long as the average – these seem to be the keys to unlocking the almost limitless flow of endurance we’re all capable of producing.” ― Joe Henderson
  132. Humans are built for endurance, not speed. We’re awful sprinters compared to every other animal. We try to run our races as if they were speed races, but they are not. They’re endurance races. Even a marathon, the way it’s run now, it’s not an endurance contest.” ― Christopher McDougall
  133. “Purpose is plain. Endurance of friendship does not depend upon ourselves, but upon circumstance. But circumstance is not undetermined. Unreal friendship may turn to real but real friendship, once ended, cannot be mended. Sooner shall enmity turn to alliance. The enmity that never knew friendship can sooner know accord.” ― T. S. Eliot
  134. “Prolonged endurance tames the bold.” ― Lord Byron
  135. “People do not lack strength; they lack will.” – Victor Hugo
  136. “What was hard to endure is sweet to recall.” ― French Proverb
  137. “Who wants heat, must endure the smoke.” ― Russian Proverbs
  138. “Don’t pray for lighter burdens, but for stronger backs.” ― Buddha
  139. “What cannot be altered must be borne, not blamed.” ― Thomas Fuller
  140. “If you can learn to endure pain, you can survive anything.” – Sarah J. Maas
  141. “He who wants to eat honey should endure the stings.” ― Lebanese Proverb
  142. “Never say never because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion.” ― Michael Jordan
  143. “Pray that you will never have to bear all that you are able to endure.” ― Jewish Proverb
  144. “Persistence, patience and perseverance are virtue of person with strong positive attitude.”
  145. “The spirit, the will to win, and the will to excel are the things that endure.” – Vince Lombardi
  146. “Sometimes there’s not a better way. Sometimes there’s only the hard way.” – Mary E. Pearson
  147. “Patience is not simply the ability to wait, it’s how we behave while we’re waiting.” – Joyce Meyer
  148. “Endurance is not just the ability to bear a hard thing, but to turn it into glory.” ― William Barclay
  149. “Discipline, focus, endurance is what it takes to be the greatest at this sport.” ― Jordan Burroughs
  150. “We should not give up and we should not allow the problem to defeat us.” ― Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
  151. “Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they’ve got a second.” ― William James
  152. “Man’s yesterday may never be like his morrow; Nought may endure but Mutability.” ― Percy Bysshe Shelley
  153. “No matter how much falls on us, we keep plowing ahead. That’s the only way to keep the roads clear.” – Greg Kincaid
  154. “Strength doesn’t come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t.”
  155. “Do you have the talent?” is rarely the question. “Do you have the guts to finish?” is the real question.” ― Orrin Woodward
  156. “Endurance is one of the most difficult disciplines, but it is to the one who endures that the final victory comes.” ― Gautama Buddha
  157. “You must be fast enough ― you must have endurance. So you run fast for speed and repeat it many times for endurance.” ― Emil Zatopek
  158. “A leader, once convinced that a particular course of action is the right one, must be undaunted when the going gets tough.” – Ronald Reagan
  159. “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
  160. “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
  161. “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
  162. “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
  163. “I believe that anyone can conquer fear by doing the things he fears to do, provided he keeps doing them until he gets a record of successful experience behind him.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt
  164. “I know quite certainly that I myself have no special talent; curiosity, obsession and dogged endurance, combined with self-criticism have brought me to my ideas.” ― Albert Einstein
  165. “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
  166. “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
  167. “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
  168. “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
  169. “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
  170. “By your endurance, you will gain your lives.” ― Luke 21:19
  171. “But the one who endures to the end, he will be saved.” ― Matthew 24:13
  172. “Knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance.” ― James 1:3
  173. “Suffering produces endurance, endurance produces character, and character produces hope.” ― Romans 5:3-4
  174. “And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.” ― James 1:4
  175. “Here is the perseverance of the saints who keep the commandments of God and their faith in Jesus.” ― Revelation 14:12
  176. “For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God, you may receive what was promised.” ― Hebrews 10:36
  177. “Now may the God who gives perseverance and encouragement grant you to be of the same mind with one another according to Christ Jesus.” ― Romans 15:5
  178. “Blessed is a man who perseveres under trial; for once he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.” ― James 1:12
  179. “For whatever was written in earlier times was written for our instruction, so that through perseverance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.” ― Romans 15:4
  180. “We count those blessed who endured. You have heard of the endurance of Job and have seen the outcome of the Lord’s dealings, that the Lord is full of compassion and is merciful.” ― James 5:11
  181. “Behind every trial and sorrow that He makes us shoulder, God has a reason.” ― Khaled Hosseini, A Thousand Splendid Suns
  182. “Laila has moved on. Because in the end she knows that’s all she can do. That and hope.” ― Khaled Hosseini, A Thousand Splendid Suns
  183. “Of all the hardships a person had to face, none was more punishing than the simple act of waiting.” ― Khaled Hosseini, A Thousand Splendid Suns
  184. “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, A Thousand Splendid Suns
  185. “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, A Thousand Splendid Suns
  186. “Fish,” he said softly, aloud, “I’ll stay with you until I am dead.” ― Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea
  187. “I may not be as strong as I think, but I know many tricks and I have resolution.” ― Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea
  188. “But man is not made for defeat,” he said. “A man can be destroyed but not defeated.” ― Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea
  189. “Take a good rest, small bird,” he said. “Then go in and take your chance like any man or bird or fish.” ― Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea
  190. “He rested sitting on the un-stepped mast and sail and tried not to think but only to endure.”― Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea
  191. “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, The Old Man and the Sea


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