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ENDURANCE
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[ Also see Continuity Firmness Fortitude Patience Perseverance Resignation Strength Weakness ]

I learned from the example of my father that the manner in which one endures what must be endured is more important than the thing that must be endured.
      - Dean Acheson

Men often bear little grievances with less courage than they do large misfortunes.
      - Aesop

"Blessed is the man that endureth temptation, for when he is tried he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love Him." It is a verse of climbing power. It begins with man, it ends with God. It begins with earth, it ends with heaven. It begins with struggle, it ends with a crown. Blessed is the man that endureth, stands up under it, resists, conquers. "Blessed," for it means new wisdom, new strength, new joy,--"the crown of life."
      - Maltbie Davenport Babcock

Endurance is one of the most difficult disciplines, but it is to the one who endures that the final victory comes.
      - Buddha (Gautama Buddha)

'Tis not now who's stout and bold?
  But who bears hunger best, and cold?
    And he's approv'd the most deserving,
      Who longest can hold out at starving.
      - Samuel Butler (1)

Prolonged endurance tames the bold.
      - Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron)

Endurance is patience concentrated.
      - Thomas Carlyle

Not in the achievement, but in the endurance of the human soul, does it show its divine grandeur and its alliance with the infinite God.
      - Edwin Hubbell Chapin

Wounds and hardships provoke our courage, and when our fortunes are at the lowest, our wits and minds are commonly at the best.
      - Pierre Charron

Patience and time conquer all things.
      - Pierre Corneille

Women are so gentle, so affectionate, so true in sorrow, so untired and untiring! but the leaf withers not sooner, and tropic light fades not more abruptly.
      - Barry Cornwall (pseudonym of Bryan Waller Procter)

The bird that flutters least is longest on the wing.
      - William Cowper

Be like a solid tower whose brave height remains unmoved by all the winds that blow; the man who lets his thoughts be turned aside by one thing or another, will lose sight of his true goal, his mind sapped of its strength.
      - Dante ("Dante Alighieri"),
        The Divine Comedy
         (Purgatory, canto V, l. 10-15)

The seal of suffering impressed upon our destiny announces in clear characters our high calling.
      - Joseph Marie de Gerando

Enjoy what you can, endure what you must.
      - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Whenever evil befalls us, we ought to ask ourselves, after the first suffering, how we can turn it into good. So shall we take occasion, from one bitter root, to raise perhaps many flowers.
      - Leigh Hunt (James Henry Leigh Hunt)

I have often had occasion to remark the fortitude with which women sustain the most overwhelming reverses of fortunes.
      - Washington Irving

There is a sort of natural instinct of human dignity in the heart of man which steels his very nerves not to bend beneath the heavy blows of a great adversity. The palm-tree grows best beneath a ponderous weight, even so the character of man. There is no merit in it, it is a law of psychology. The petty pangs of small daily cares have often bent the character of men, but great misfortunes seldom. There is less danger in this than in great good luck.
      - Louis Kossuth

Through suffering and sorrow thou hast passed, to show us what a woman true can be.
      - James Russell Lowell

Allowing everything that can be claimed for the superior patience and self-command of women, still the main solution of their enduring pain better than men is their having less physical sensibility.
      - Thomas Moore

The burden becomes light that is shared by love.
      - Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)

He conquers who endures.
      - Persius (Aulus Persius Flaccus)

By bravely enduring it, an evil which cannot be avoided is overcome.
      - Proverb

Our strength often increases in proportion to the obstacles which are imposed upon it; it is thus that we enter upon the most perilous plans after having had the shame of failing in more simple ones.
      - Rene Sieur de Rapin

To endure is the first thing a child ought to learn, and that which he will have most need to know.
      - Jean-Jacques Rousseau


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