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“Happy he who learns to bear what he cannot change.”
“No matter how much falls on us, we keep plowing ahead. That’s the only way to keep the roads clear.”
“You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call “failure” is not falling down, but staying down.”
“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.”
“Come what may, all bad fortune is to be conquered by endurance.”
“One man scorned and covered with scars still strove with his last ounce of courage to reach the unreachable stars; and the world will be better for this.”
“Endurance is one of the most difficult disciplines, but it is to the one who endures that the final victory comes.”
“Storms make trees take deeper roots.”
“Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.”
“Endurance pierces marble.”
“Scars are not signs of weakness, they are signs of survival and endurance.”
-Rodney A. Winters
“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.”
“The first virtue in a soldier is endurance of fatigue; courage is only the second virtue.”
“Men cling to life even at the cost of enduring great misfortune”
“Those who can bear all can dare all.”
-Marquis De Vauvenargues
“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”
“Heroism is endurance for one moment more.”
–George F. Kennan
“At 211 degrees, water is hot. At 212 degrees, it boils. And with boiling water, comes steam. And with steam, you can power a train. ”
“A leader, once convinced that a particular course of action is the right one, must be undaunted when the going gets tough.”
“Without the strength to endure the crisis, one will not see the opportunity within. It is within the process of endurance that opportunity reveals itself.”
“Do or do not; there is no try.”
“Tough times never last, but tough people do.”
-Dr. Robert Schuller
“The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppose.”
“ ‘Do you have the talent?’ is rarely the question. ‘Do you have the guts to finish?’ is the real question.”
“Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes but they don’t quit.”
“Endurance is patience concentrated.”
How can you use Quotes?
- Start a discussion: Quotes can start a discussion about a character trait at the beginning of a meeting or the dinner table. You can ask questions about what it means, how they have seen the trait demonstrated in their own lives, or how they can develop it themselves.
- Provide a model: Quotes can provide a model of good character. When you read a quote from a famous person or historical figure, you show that people they admire also value the same character traits.
- Use quotes as writing/journal prompts: Ask them to write a short essay about a quote to help them think more deeply about its implications for their lives.
- Post quotes: You can post quotes where they will be seen/heard often – classroom, breakroom, lobby, dining room, email signatures, video bulletin boards, morning announcements, social media, etc.
- Read quotes aloud: You can read quotes aloud to your children during mealtimes, bedtime, or any other time you spend together.
- Make it fun: You can make it even more fun by incorporating games, activities, or crafts. Let children decorate signs with the quotes to hang in the classroom or a bedroom door. Record children saying it and post it on social media.