Mental Toughness Sayings and Quotes

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


The most important attribute a player must have is mental toughness.     

Mia Hamm

Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.     

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Because when you're really scared to do something, do it right away.     

Henry V. O'Neil

It's never easy when you're constantly looking to become more.     

T Jay Taylor

Being tough today might cause you to be weak in the future.     

Dan Groat

The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.     

Arthur C. Clarke

Mental toughness is essential to success.     

Vince Lombardi

Men's best successes come after their disappointments.     

Henry Ward Beecher.

It takes energy, mental toughness and spiritual reinforcement to successfully deal with life's opportunities, and to reach your objectives.     

Zig Ziglar

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.     

Aristotle

Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose–a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.     

Mary Shelley

If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it.     

Michael Jordan

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

It was high counsel that I once heard given to a young person, 'always do what you are afraid to do.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

When you are going through hell, keep going.     

Winston Churchill

If you're looking for the easy challenge, you're not cut out for success.     

T Jay Taylor

What makes you really come together under pressure is determination and focus and toughness.     

Debi Thomas

In terms of instilling the values of mental toughness and work ethic, discipline is the gift that keeps on giving.     

William Baldwin

Mental toughness is to physical as four is to one.     

Bobby Knight

Concentration and mental toughness are the margins of victory.     

Bill Russell

It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.     

Edmund Hillary

You're all so busy trying to be tough that you've forgotten how to be brave.     

K. Towne Jr.

Inspiration and genius one and the same.     

Victor Hugo

Life has no smooth road for any of us; and in the bracing atmosphere of a high aim the very roughness stimulates the climber to steadier steps, till the legend, over steep ways to the stars, fulfills itself.     

W. C. Doane

Mental toughness is spartanism with qualities of sacrifice, self-denial, dedication. It is fearlessness, and it is love.     

Vince Lombardi

Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.     

Will Rogers

Every artist was first an amateur.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

In life, toughness and roughness go together.     

Auliq Ice