A Friday Message: 80 Quotes on Mental Toughness

Here are 80 Quotes on Mental Toughness that can fire up your day!

Who doesn’t love a good quote, especially when it comes to mental toughness?


I have always found that if you are stuck in a rut, when you feel beaten down (mentally or physically), a great sentence from a great achiever just might be the catalyst you need to get up and keep moving toward your goals.


The subject of being mentally tough is one that has always fascinated me. There is a definite art and science to being able to follow through and take massive action in the face of defeat.


Sometimes we get so beaten down when we do not experience success as fast as we want that we start to become apathetic.


When we feel like times are getting hard and it seems easier to quit, we all need that encouraging word to remind us that the freedom we are all striving for might just be on the other side of the wall that we see before us.


In the spirit of Friday, here are 80 great quotes (or poems) about toughness to keep you going:



1.     “You have to stick out the toughness of the business and form relationships with the people in it.” -Rocco DiSpirito

2.     “Mental toughness is to physical as four is to one.”-Bobby Knight

3.     “In the end I didn’t get a top car any more. I had no toughness left. That was the reality.”
-Jacky Ickx

4.     “Concentration and mental toughness are the margins of victory.”-Bill Russell

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

6.     “Get correct views of life, and learn to see the world in its true light. It will enable you to live pleasantly, to do good, and, when summoned away, to leave without regret. “
-Robert E. Lee

7.     “Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.” –Unknown

8.     “You know that little voice in the back of your mind, telling you to stop? Well you can train that little voice. I taught mine to shut up.” – Unknown

 9.    “Me personally, I believe that it’s only pain if you acknowledge it. If someone sees it as pain, I like to describe it as something that is unusual, out of place, or uncomfortable. You have to be all about being comfortable in uncomfortable situations. In the end, there’s work that has to be done. You don’t really have the time for self pity”.-Unknown

 10.  “When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.”-Franklin D. Roosevelt



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Tim is a Professional Soldier, Blogger, Businessman, Father and Husband (although not necessarily in that order).He lives in Colorado with his beautiful wife and 2 wonderful little boys.