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Harry TrumanIf you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.

—  Harry Truman, 1884-1972, American President [1945-1953]

     (perhaps the phrase was coined by one of Truman's advisors)

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Mignon McLaughlinEven cowards can endure hardship; only the brave can endure suspense.

—  Mignon McLaughlin, 1913-1983, American magazine editor

Alfred CapusYou have to know how to endure injustices until you are in position to commit them yourself.

—  Alfred Capus, 1858-1922, French writer

Antonio PorchiaYou are sad because they abandon you and you have not fallen.

—  Antonio Porchia, 1885-1968, Italian-Argentinian poet

Bob MarleyYou never know how strong you are, until being strong is your only choice.

—  Bob Marley, 1945-1981, Jamaican singer

Winston ChurchillIf you’re going through hell, keep going.

—  Winston Churchill, 1874-1965, British Prime Minister, Nobel 1953

Friedrich NietzscheWhat does not kill me, makes me stronger.

—  Friedrich Nietzsche, 1844-1900, German philosopher

ConfuciusOur greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.

—  Confucius, 551-479 BC, Chinese teacher & philosopher

NapoleonIt requires more courage to suffer than to die.

—  Napoleon, 1769-1821, French Emperor

Mahatma GandhiNobody can hurt me without my permission.

—  Mahatma Gandhi, 1869-1948, Indian leader of independence

Mahatma GandhiYou can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind.

—  Mahatma Gandhi, 1869-1948, Indian leader of independence

Andy WarholI never fall apart, because I never fall together.

—  Andy Warhol, 1928-1987, American artist

Samuel JohnsonTo strive with difficulties, and to conquer them, is the highest human felicity.

—  Samuel Johnson, 1709-1784, English writer

Samuel JohnsonHuman life is everywhere a state in which much is to be endured and little to be enjoyed.

—  Samuel Johnson, 1709-1784, English writer

Albert CamusIn the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.

—  Albert Camus, 1913-1960, French writer, Nobel 1957

VoltaireLife is a shipwreck, but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.

—  Voltaire, 1694-1778, French philosopher & writer

VauvenarguesThose who can bear all can dare all.

—  Vauvenargues, 1715-1747, French author of maxims

Zig ZiglarIt's not how far you fall, but how high you bounce.

—  Zig Ziglar, 1926-2012, American self-help writer

Elbert HubbardWhen life gives you lemons, make lemonade.

—  Elbert Hubbard, 1856-1915, American writer

NapoleonThe most desirable quality in a soldier is constancy in the support of fatigue; valor is only secondary.

—  Napoleon, 1769-1821, French Emperor

Vince LombardiIt’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.

—  Vince Lombardi, 1913-1970, American football coach

Vince LombardiIt’s easy to have faith in yourself and have discipline when you’re a winner, when you’re number one. What you got to have is faith and discipline when you’re not a winner.

—  Vince Lombardi, 1913-1970, American football coach


Ancient Greek

EpicurusGod is not to be feared, death is not to be expected and what is good is easy to get and what is terrible is easy to endure.

Άφοβον ο θεός, ανύποπτον ο θάνατος και το αγαθόν μεν εύκτητον, το δε δεινόν ευκαρτέρητον.

—  Epicurus, 341-270 BC, Ancient Greek philosopher

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Proverbs

Yiddish proverbPray that you may never have to endure all that you can learn to bear.

—  Yiddish proverb

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Japanese proverbTo stumble seven times but recovering eight.

—  Japanese proverb










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