45 Quotes About Mental Toughness


Having the mental strength to survive is not always as easy as it sounds. These quotes about mental toughness capture the endurance and strength that is needed to prevail.

“Because when you’re really scared to do something, do it right away.”

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

“Concentration and mental toughness are the margins of victory.”

“Constant dripping hollows out a stone.”

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

“Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action.”

“First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.”

“For hope is but the dream of those that wake.”

“Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.”

“If the wind will not serve, take to the oars.”

“If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them.”

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

“If you would create something, you must be something.”

“If you’re looking for the easy challenge, you’re not cut out for success.”

“In life, toughness and roughness go together.”

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

“Inspiration and genius–one and the same.”

“It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.”

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

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

“It’s never easy when you’re constantly looking to become more.”

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

“Men do less than they ought, unless they do all they can.”

“Men’s best successes come after their disappointments.”

“Mental toughness is essential to success.”

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

“Mental toughness is to physical as four is to one.”

“No great man ever complains of want of opportunities.”

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

“Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.”

“Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.”

“Seek the lofty by reading, hearing and seeing great work at some moment every day.”

“Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash.”

“The more difficulties one has to encounter, within and without, the more significant and the higher in inspiration his life will be.”

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

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

“Try not to become a man of success but a man of value.”

“We are still masters of our fate. We are still captains of our souls.”

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

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

“When the best things are not possible, the best may be made of those that are.”

“When you are going through hell, keep going.”

“Without inspiration the best powers of the mind remain dormant. There is a fuel in us which needs to be ignited with sparks.”

“You cannot plough a field by turning it over in your mind.”

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

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