Fortitude Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old fortitude quotes, fortitude sayings, and fortitude proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Patience and fortitude conquer all things.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Saint Augustine

There is no treasure equal to contentment and no virtue equal to fortitude.     

Sarada Devi

He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.     

Muhammad Ali

Fortitude is the guard and support of the other virtues.     

John Locke

True fortitude is seen in great exploits That justice warrants, and that wisdom guides; And all else is tow'ring phrenzy and distraction.     

Joseph Addison

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.     

Winston Churchill

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.     


Without courage you can't practice any other virtue consistently.     

Maya Angelou

Fortitude is a great help in distress.     


Attitude with gratitude supported by fortitude will take you to the next altitude!     

Bayode Ojo

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

Erich Fromm

The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart.     

Robert Green Ingersoll

It's not life that counts but the fortitude you bring into it.     

John Galsworthy

One's own troubles can be borne with fortitude; only a monster of indifference can bear the sufferings of others with fortitude.     

Susan Ertz

All of us have sufficient fortitude to bear the misfortunes of others.     

Francois de la Rochefoucauld

We are stronger than we think. We have emotional, spiritual and even physical resources at our disposal. We may get knocked down, but we don't have to stay down.     

Steve Goodier

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.     

Mark Twain

There is no fortitude like patience, just as there is no destructive emotion worse than hatred.     


Fortitude: That quality of mind which does not care what happens so long as it does not happen to us.     

Elbert Hubbard

Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can't practice any other virtue consistently.     

Maya Angelou

Fortitude is the marshal of thought, the armor of the will, and the fort of reason.     

Francis Bacon

Strong people alone know how to organize their suffering so as to bear only the most necessary pain.     

Emil Dorian

During times of persistent hardship is when the warrior learns the most about his fortitude.     

Bohdi Sanders

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

David Mallet

Courage doesn't mean you don't get afraid. Courage means you don't let fear stop you.     

Bethany Hamilton

Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.     

John F. Kennedy

Gird your hearts with silent fortitude, suffering yet hoping all things.     

Felicia Hemans

Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.     

C. S. Lewis

Courage is knowing what not to fear.