An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





Nothing happens to any man that he is not formed by nature to bear.


Marcus Aurelius (121-12180, Roman emperor, philosopher)


Endurance is not just the ability to bear a hard thing, but to turn it into glory.


William Barclay (1907-1978, Scottish theologian, religious writer, broadcaster)


People are too durable, that's their main trouble. They can do too much to themselves, they last too long.


Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956, German dramatist, poet)


Endurance is one of the most difficult disciplines, but it is to the one who endures that the final victory comes.


Buddha (568-488 BC, Indian born, founder of Buddhism)


Prolonged endurance tames the bold.


Lord Byron (1788-1824, British poet)


To bear is to conquer our fate.


Thomas Campbell (1777-1844, Scottish poet)


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


Edwin Hubbel Chapin (1814-1880, American author, clergyman)


The men who learn endurance, are they who call the whole world, brother.


Charles Dickens (1812-1870, British novelist)


Since every man who lives is born to die, and none can boast sincere felicity, with equal mind, what happens, let us bear, nor joy nor grieve too much for things beyond our care.


John Dryden (1631-1700, British poet, dramatist, critic)


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.


Albert Einstein (1879-1955, German-born American physicist)


What cannot be altered must be borne, not blamed.


Thomas Fuller (1608-1661, British clergyman, author)


Brute force crushes many plants. Yet the plants rise again. The Pyramids will not last a moment compared with the daisy. And before Buddha or Jesus spoke the nightingale sang, and long after the words of Jesus and Buddha are gone into oblivion the nightingale still will sing. Because it is neither preaching nor commanding nor urging. It is just singing. And in the beginning was not a Word, but a chirrup.


D. H. Lawrence (1885-1930, British author)


Know how sublime a thing it is to suffer and be strong.


Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1819-1892, American poet)


People have to learn sometimes not only how much the heart, but how much the head, can bear.


Maria Mitchell (1943-, Canadian singer, songwriter)


An arch never sleeps.


Indian Proverb (Sayings of Indian origin)


Endurance and to be able to endure is the first lesson a child should learn because it's the one they will most need to know.


Jean Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778, Swiss political philosopher, educationist, essayist)


Happy he who learns to bear what he cannot change.


Johann Friedrich Von Schiller (1759-1805, German dramatist, poet, historian)


Many can brook the weather that love not the wind.


William Shakespeare (1564-1616, British poet, playwright, actor)


It is the nature of the strong heart, that like the palm tree it strives ever upwards when it is most burdened.


Sir Philip Sidney (1554-1586, British author, courtier)


Something that irritates you and won't let you go. That's the anguish of it. Do this book, or die. You have to go through that. Talent is insignificant. I know a lot of talented ruins. Beyond talent lie all the usual words: discipline, love, luck, but, most of all, endurance.


Author Unknown


Those who can bear all can dare all.


Marquis De Vauvenargues (1715-1747, French moralist)


Hard pounding, gentlemen: but we shall see who can pound the longest.


Arthur (Duke of Wellington) Wellesley (1769-1852, British statesman, military leader)


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