33 Mental Toughness Quotes To Scale Mountains With

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The ability to show courage under fire, and adversity in the face of defeat belongs to the science of being mentally tough. We all feel beaten down at some stage of our lives. Life is tough and it seems easier to quit than to carry on striving towards our goals.

Here are 33 great quotes about mental toughness and strength to help you push through and achieve your goals.


 Mental Toughness Quotes To Scale Mountains With


1.   “Adversity causes some men to break, and others to break records.”- Unknown

2.  “When someone tells me something is impossible, all i hear is that he or she in particular cannot do it. If it can be thought, it can be done.” – Brian Vaszily

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

4.  “Fortune favors the brave.” – Publius Terence

5.  “Nothing on earth can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.”- Thomas Jefferson

6.  “Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.” – Albert Einstein

7.   “Today I will do the things that other people won’t, so tomorrow I can do the things that other people can’t” – Unknown

8.  “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. – Henry David Thoreau

9.  “Expect problems and eat them for breakfast.”- Alfred A. Montapert

10.  “The Spartans say that any army may win while it still has legs under it; the real test comes when all strength is fled and the men must produce victory on will alone.” -Steven Pressfield, Gates of Fire

11.  “If your going through hell, keep going.” – Winston Churchill

12.  “If you hear a voice within you saying, ‘You are not a painter,’ then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.” –Vincent Van Gogh

13.  “The best way out is always through.” – Robert Frost

14.  “The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough. They’re there to stop the other people.” ― Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture

15.  “If you wanna be the best, find the thing that sucks the most, then do it until it doesn’t suck, then repeat.”-Unknown

16.  “Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on when others let go.” – Unknown

17. “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” –Theodore Roosevelt

18.  “I can’t quit, I ain’t dead yet”-Unknown

19.  “Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure…life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” – Helen Keller

20.  “There are risks and costs to action. But they are far less than the long range risks of comfortable inaction.” –John F. Kennedy

21.  “For hope is but the dream of those that wake.” – Matthew Prior

22.  “We will either find a way, or make one!”- Hannibal

23.  “The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.” – Arthur C. Clarke

24.  “Create a definite plan for carrying out your desire and begin at once, whether you ready or not, to put this plan into action.”-Napoleon Hill

25.  “Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash.” – George S. Patton

26.  “To be a great champion you must believe you are the best. If you’re not, pretend you are.” –Muhammad Ali

27.  “Opportunity is always knocking, the problem is that most people have the self-doubt station in their head turned up way to loud to hear it.”- Brian Vaszily

28.   “Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.”-Michael Jordan

29.  “Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.” – Leon J. Suenes

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

31.  “I want to be the best. So whatever comes with that, I have to accept it.” – Sidney Crosby

32.  “When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.” –Confucius

33.  “If a man does not have an ideal and try to live up to it, then he becomes a mean, base and sordid creature, no matter how successful.”-Theodore Roosevelt



What is your favorite quote about mental toughness?  I would be delighted to see your favorite quote about mental toughness in the comments section below.


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