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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 and essayist.

Happy he who learns to bear what he cannot change.

Friedrich Schiller (1759-1805) German dramatist, poet and historian.

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 and critic.

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

Buddha (563 BC-483 BC) Founder of Buddhism.

Prolonged endurance tames the bold.

Lord Byron (1788-1824) British poet.


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

Charles Dickens (1812-1870) British novelist.

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 writer.

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-Swiss-U.S. scientist.

What cannot be altered must be borne, not blamed.

Thomas Fuller (1608-1661) British clergyman and author.

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

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882) U.S. poet.