Best Quotes About Endurance

The length of a film should be directly related to the endurance of the human bladder. -Alfred Hitchcock

The sea – this truth must be confessed – has no generosity. No display of manly qualities – courage, hardihood, endurance, faithfulness – has ever been known to touch its irresponsible consciousness of power. -Joseph Conrad

Heroism is endurance for one moment more. -George F. Kennan

The first virtue in a soldier is endurance of fatigue; courage is only the second virtue. -Napoleon Bonaparte

Come what may, all bad fortune is to be conquered by endurance. -Virgil

Every calamity is to be overcome by endurance. -Virgil

What is a ruin but time easing itself of endurance? -Djuna Barnes

The winners in life treat their body as if it were a magnificent spacecraft that gives them the finest transportation and endurance for their lives. -Denis Waitley

Prolonged endurance tames the bold. -Lord Byron

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

Wondrous is the strength of cheerfulness, and its power of endurance – the cheerful man will do more in the same time, will do it; better, will preserve it longer, than the sad or sullen. -Thomas Carlyle

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

I've gotten very good at scheduling my life, scheduling the scene and preparing myself for knowing, saving the energy, consuming the energy, knowing when to go for it and having the available reserves to be able to do that. You have to think about that, because it's endurance. -Tom Cruise

If you want to be a successful runner, you have to consider everything. It's no good just thinking about endurance and not to develop fine speed. -Arthur Lydiard

Had we lived I should have had a tale to tell of the hardihood, endurance and courage of my companions which would have stirred the heart of every Englishman. These rough notes and our dead bodies must tell the tale. -Robert Falcon Scott

My biggest weakness as a endurance athlete has been in not drinking enough water after training, thereby racing sometimes while dehydrated. -Bill Rodgers

The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress. -Frederick Douglass

In the early 1930s, flying from England to Australia was the longest flight in the world. It was considered extremely dangerous and hazardous, pushing pilots to the limits of mechanical skills and human endurance. Aviation was young. -Mary Garden

By showing hunger, deprivation, starvation and brutality, as well as endurance and nobility, documentaries inform, prod our memories, even stir us to action. Such films do battle for our very soul. -Theodore Bikel

You get yourself up for it somehow, and your endurance and the crowd gets you up, too. -Janet Jackson

Use your brain, not your endurance. -Peter Thomson

We really feel happier when things look bleak. Hope is endurance. Hope is holding on and going on and trusting in the Lord. -Michael Novak

The endurance of the inequalities of life by the poor is the marvel of human society. -James Anthony Froude

Does anybody really think that they didn't get what they had because they didn't have the talent or the strength or the endurance or the commitment? -Nelson Mandela

Nothing to mountaineering, just a little physical endurance, a good deal of brains, lots of practice, and plenty of warm clothing. -Annie Smith Peck

For to be poised against fatality, to meet adverse conditions gracefully, is more than simple endurance; it is an act of aggression, a positive triumph. -Thomas Mann

I'd try to channel my nervous energy in a positive way into strength and endurance. It didn't always work. -Kristi Yamaguchi

At least for soccer players, it comes down to a blend of two types of fitness – your base endurance, which comes from longer distance running, and your speed, which comes from sprint-based workouts. -Heather O'Reilly

I have a lot of endurance and I have a good background right now in my training and it's time to get ready. -Ryan Lochte

In athletics, older runners tend to go for longer races, but it's the opposite in swimming because your body can't handle the endurance. -Kirsty Coventry

I have zero hand-eye coordination – zero – so I've never been good at softball, basketball, golf, things like that, but I'm really strong and I have really good endurance so I can go forever – I'm a tough girl. -Brooklyn Decker

In NASCAR, you don't have to be as physically strong as in some other forms of racing. You've just got to be able to endure the heat and endurance of it. -Jeff Gordon

With athletes, it's never fully understood the level to which we push ourselves. Especially in an endurance sport. -Clara Hughes

When you are doing endurance swimming you just need to take in as many carbs as possible to put on as much weight as you can. Basically you can eat whatever you want, which can be quite fun. Everything is guilt-free. -David Walliams

I feel more comfortable when I'm lighter – I sleep better, I snore less, I have more endurance when I work out, my arms look better. -Tyra Banks

Technically, I've learned that having good legs and wind is good for being on stage. You have to be in shape and have endurance. -Louis C. K.

Small change, small wonders – these are the currency of my endurance and ultimately of my life. -Barbara Kingsolver

Doing a sitcom is like doing a play – you rehearse for three or four days, and then you shoot what you rehearsed on Friday night in front of an audience. An hour-long drama is like shooting a movie. You're shooting 13-14 hour days. The endurance itself is different. -James Belushi

People tell me I'm dancing better than ever. I don't know what happened, but I have new enthusiasm and more endurance. -Natalia Makarova

I have good stamina and good endurance. -J. R. Martinez

And when I look at my mother, I reflect on her strength and endurance. She's cranky sometimes, but she is lovable and loving. I'd be happy to be there at 86. -Lisa Scottoline

Most African women are taught to endure abusive marriages. They say endurance means a good wife but most women endure abusive relationship because they are not empowered economically; they depend on their husbands. -Joyce Banda

Healthy foods are great, but it's important to keep your body active. Your muscles only get stronger and build more endurance for everyday things if you're moving and get the blood pumping. Exercising stimulates certain brain chemicals and can put you in a better mood! -Jenna Ushkowitz

Do you need to train two hours a day? Probably not. The reason why my celebrity clients have to train two hours a day is because their endurance level is so strong. For Madonna to get results and keep results, it's like a professional athlete training – she has to push harder. -Tracy Anderson

Humans are built for endurance, not speed. We're awful sprinters compared to every other animal. We try to run our races as if they were speed races, but they are not. They're endurance races. Even a marathon, the way it's run now, it's not an endurance contest. -Christopher McDougall

Yes, my dad's a marathoner. He used to do sprint distances and then started marathoning. My mom is an endurance animal. She does three-day events like the Susan G. Komen three-day walk. -Dean Karnazes

To an extreme athlete, there's a certain appeal to doing extreme things – seeking the most extreme physical challenges in some of the most extreme climates in the world. Testing and expanding the limits of human endurance is kind of my thing. -Dean Karnazes

There's an entire generation of male strength and endurance athletes, even recreational lifters, who have never gotten off the ephedrine-caffeine-aspirin stack. The process of getting off stimulants is really horrible. -Tim Ferriss

The right and the physical power of the people to resist injustice, are really the only securities that any people ever can have for their liberties. Practically no government knows any limit to its power but the endurance of the people. -Lysander Spooner

Wolves and women are relational by nature, inquiring, possessed of great endurance and strength. They are deeply intuitive, intensely concerned with their young, their mate and their pack. Yet both have been hounded, harassed and falsely imputed to be devouring and devious, overly aggressive, of less value than those who are their detractors. -Clarissa Pinkola Estes

We all wish to be brave and strong in the face of disaster. We all wish to be looked up to for our endurance and efforts to help others. -Clarissa Pinkola Estes

When I was younger, I used to wrestle, and I feel that it contributed to my athletic ability because as a wrestler you have to be an all-encompassed athlete. You need stamina, strength, endurance and mental capacity. You also have to learn how to adapt in any situation. -Dhani Jones

It certainly would have been adaptive for ancestral man to have a chubby wife during stressful times of famine. Not only would she have had more calories to burn, and thus more energy and endurance, but since fat stores estrogen, she would have remained fertile for longer. -Helen Fisher

With faith and obedience practiced long enough, the Holy Ghost becomes a constant companion, our natures change, and endurance becomes certain. -Henry B. Eyring

The human quality Degas most admired was endurance. -John Berger

I was obsessed with the Olympics. It's so exciting to see that level of excellence and endurance. -Lisa Bonet

Like the experience of warfare, the endurance of grave or terminal illness involves long periods of tedium and anxiety, punctuated by briefer interludes of stark terror and pain. -Christopher Hitchens

All that is worth seeing in good boxing can best be witnessed in a contest with soft gloves. Every value is called out: quickness, force, precision, foresight, readiness, pluck, and endurance. With these, the rowdy and 'rough' are not satisfied. -John Boyle O'Reilly

August in sub-Saharan Los Angeles is one of the great and awful tests of one's endurance, sanity and stamina. -Henry Rollins

Because we men have been physically stronger and more arrogant, we've influenced much of the cool stuff of the world, like basing the definition of courage on what we do on battlefields rather than on the patience or endurance or tolerance necessary for a sometimes painful daily grind that includes small children. -Clyde Edgerton

In Mesopotamia or Egypt, for example, the monarch had a god-like religious status. But this is not the case in Judaism. So that notion that religion can go on, when all the markers of power and trappings of monarchy disappear, ultimately serves the endurance of Judaism very well. -Simon Schama

What we know about the destination resort business is clearly established. But it's all about one thing, and one thing only. All of the razzmatazz and jazz we hear about facilities and everything else doesn't amount to a hill of beans. It's customer experience that determines the longevity and endurance of these enterprises. -Steve Wynn

I think what endurance sports teach you is to stay dedicated, stay focused, and also to understand you're going to have ups and downs, but you need to keep running right through them. -Kyrsten Sinema

We have been telling and hearing and reading war stories for millennia. Their endurance may lie in their impossibility; they can never be complete, for the tensions and the contradictions within them will never be eliminated or resolved. That challenge is essential to their power and their attraction. War stories matter. -Drew Gilpin Faust

Baseball grew rapidly in favor; the field was ripe. America needed a live outdoor sport, and this game exactly suited the national temperament. It required all the manly qualities of activity, endurance, pluck, and skill peculiar to cricket, and was immeasurably superior to that game in exciting features. -John Montgomery Ward

The paradox of endurance sports is that an athlete can never work as hard as he wants, because if he pushes himself too far, his hematocrit will fall. -Malcolm Gladwell

I ate no butcher's meat, lived chiefly on fruits, vegetables, and fish, and never drank a glass of spirits or wine until my wedding day. To this I attribute my continual good health, endurance, and an iron constitution. -John James Audubon

Solitude, isolation, are painful things and beyond human endurance. -Jules Verne

I hate doing Tabatas – you do whatever you want at high intensity for 20 seconds, and then get a 10 second break and you repeat that for 8 minutes. So you can do jumping jacks for 20 seconds, you can do sprints for 20 seconds, etc. It's supposed to help you get your endurance up really fast. -Ashley Wagner

Action films can be like watching paint dry. You can just die in the trailer waiting for them to set up a shot, then you go out for a few minutes or an hour of endurance testing. -Pierce Brosnan

Development is an endurance exercise with incremental improvements. -Sri Mulyani Indrawati

Nothing reflects so much honor on a workman as a trial of his work and its endurance of it. So it is with God. It honors Him when His saints preserve their integrity. -Charles Spurgeon

Writing novels is largely about endurance and patience. I take a lot of breaks, hit walls, and go do something else while I think things through. But I do it every day, and I try to treat it as a job, something that is not dictated by whimsy or muses. -Adam Mansbach

Persistence and endurance will make you omnipotent. -Casey Neistat

I started looking into horse history books and came across the actual story of this half-breed endurance horseman and his painted mustang Hidalgo. I wasn't really sure if I was going to do the movie at that point. -John Fusco

I think both running and science reflect certain character traits. I have endurance, patience, and ambition. I'm willing to work hard toward a goal, to push myself and overcome limits. Running and science both let me express these traits. -Wolfgang Ketterle

Speed is more important than endurance in the decathlon. -Caitlyn Jenner

My friends like to remind me that I have relatively weak fingers. Aerobic strength and general endurance have come easy, but finger strength has always been my biggest weakness. -Alex Honnold

A lot of filmmaking is an endurance contest between you and the people you're filming. Every time that you relax, I promise you, something interesting will happen. -Marshall Curry

None but a people advanced to a high state of moral and intellectual excellence are capable in a civilized condition of forming and maintaining free governments, and among those who are so far advanced, very few indeed have had the good fortune to form constitutions capable of endurance. -John C. Calhoun

When everything goes wrong, what a joy to test your soul and see if it has endurance and courage. An invisible and all-powerful enemy – some call him God, others the Devil, seem to rush upon us to destroy us; but we are not destroyed. -Nikos Kazantzakis

A weak soul does not have the endurance to resist the flesh for very long. It grows heavy, becomes flesh itself, and the contest ends. But among responsible men, men who keep their eyes riveted day and night upon the Supreme Duty, the conflict between flesh and spirit breaks out mercilessly and may last until death. -Nikos Kazantzakis

Cycling is an endurance sport. You lose your fast-twitch ability as you age, but your endurance peaks when you hit 30. I don't think I really started feeling my age until around 40. -Jens Voigt

I do some 400 m. repetition running for endurance on the court. I'll be in the gym lifting weights, or I'll be putting in a lot of core stability to work to improve my balance. -Andy Murray

My first event was in Nottingham, aged 11, and the prize was a bike. I thought, 'Wow.' I had no idea what to wear. I think I did it in swimming trunks, then just put on a T-shirt and shoes for the bike part. Triathlons felt exotic. There was a technical and tactical aspect to it as well as the endurance challenge. I was hooked. -Alistair Brownlee

I wanted to be an endurance athlete from a young age. I remember being in a careers class at school and saying I wanted to be a professional athlete and the teacher replying, 'You're not going to make it; it's not possible.' -Alistair Brownlee

I don't know whether endurance sports attract obsessional people, or training for endurance sports makes people obsessional… it's the chicken and the egg. -Alistair Brownlee

My school career was absolutely crucial to me. As an endurance athlete, some of the most important years are maybe when you are 16, 17, and 18. For me, getting that right was very important, and my school allowed me to do that. -Alistair Brownlee

A good boxing competition gives one the sight of fine men in their prime, trained to the ounce, showing the highest skill, pluck and endurance in carrying out their attack and defence under strict rules of fair play and good temper. -Robert Baden-Powell

Sinatra's endurance has become a rallying point for many people who feel that their sacrifices and hard work are no longer honored. -Pete Hamill

I respect the hell out of everyone who does a network show. That is a marathon. It's so many episodes, and it can be a meat grinder. Anyone making a network show, and on top of that making a very good network show, that's an insane feat of Herculean endurance and fortitude. -Alan Yang

I'm training at Phase 1 Sports in Las Vegas, and it's a very high-end training facility for a lot of top-level athletes. I have been able to add a lot of power and the endurance to keep that power going. I've always been powerful, but the muscle conditioning I've been able to add has been a tremendous amount of help. -Miesha Tate

My favorite off-mountain workout is the long run. It's great for building endurance and strength. -Jimmy Chin

The DNA showed I have a level of endurance in me which I never really realised, which makes sense. -Greg Rutherford

People assume that you need to run fast to get to optimum fitness, but the truth is endurance lifting makes you stronger and leaner. -Greg Rutherford

I already have natural speed, which I don't need to work on, so in training I've been working more on my endurance. -Genzebe Dibaba

From the age of seven, I basically started practicing my hand-eye and foot coordination, balance, strength, endurance, discipline, and mental toughness three days a week until I was about 15. -Ashton Eaton

I am used to training 10 to 12 sessions a week, so I have the physical and mental endurance that comes with being an athlete. -Tanc Sade

I first heard of General Anders and his army more than 50 years ago. I admired him then, and I admire him still; and I feel a special bond with the men, women and children whom he rescued from hunger, disease, and official abuse. Theirs is a story of endurance and fortitude that gives one faith in the human spirit. -Norman Davies

Boxing combines, in perfect proportion, strength, speed, and endurance. Normally, most sports are either about one of the three: either about speed or endurance or strength. Boxing combines all three of them. It's really intense. -Edgar Ramirez

I can always do five, five-minute rounds, any day, even if I was drinking yesterday or doing whatever. I'm a seasoned athlete, an endurance athlete, and I'm always working out. -Nate Diaz

Salvation is the state of emancipation from the endurance of pain and subjection to birth and death, and of the life of liberty and happiness in the immensity of God. -Dayananda Saraswati

What we eat will tell everything when it comes to our bodies, our skin, our hair, how we feel, your endurance for things. -Rozonda Thomas

I lift weights. I'll do a lot of running, a lot of cardio and strengthening. I use my body weight, a TRX sometimes. A lot of it is endurance. -Ana Ivanovic

If you're interested in a 'Teen Vogue' internship, take note: it's not all fun and games! Working at a magazine requires a ton of energy and endurance from its interns and editors alike. -Emily Weiss

I always liked the guys who lasted a long time in the match and had endurance. People like Ric Flair going an hour at the 1992 Rumble, or Shawn Michaels and the British Bulldog being one and two in 1995 and both lasting until the end. -Dean Ambrose

You'll encounter difficulties at any job, and the best way for me to get through them is via endurance. -Liu Wen

Dancing improved my fitness level and endurance. -Hazel Keech

Being that I always perform, I started working out with a trainer to get that endurance and stamina. Now, I guess you could call me a gym rat. -Fat Joe

I noticed that in 'The Revenant,' as much as it is a good story of revenge and endurance, there are times that you get to escape with a story like that. -Bill Pullman

Being a winger or a wide mid, I have to run continuously for 90 minutes, which not only takes endurance but also strength in my legs to be able to be explosive for 90 minutes. I think weight training has really allowed me to sustain for those 90 minutes. -Megan Rapinoe

At the end of summer, I go on a detox because I know I need a clear mind for Fashion Week. You need a lot of energy, and the ability to focus, in preparation for this craziness. I go to the gym, too, just to make sure I have the endurance to keep up with everything. -Pat McGrath

I don't think you necessarily have to be crazy-fit for freeskiing. So much of the sport has to do with agility and nimbleness and flexibility and other things. It's a lot of muscle memory – it's more like dance, in a way – it's technique more than strength or endurance. -Gus Kenworthy

Yoga is equal parts strength, flexibility, balance, and endurance. -Mandy Ingber

A novel is 400 pages; it's an endurance race. There's no artist, so I have to describe everything. It's all prose. Whereas with comics, I can rely on the artist. It's really wonderful to have that collaboration and to not always feel the burden of describing everything myself and also just to have someone who can paint the world. -Marjorie Liu

Entrepreneurship is a muscle, and winning is an endurance game. -Caroline Ghosn

To get on a show where you're acting day in and day out for many, many hours – 15-16 hours sometimes – it hones your endurance, your ability to memorize, your ability to follow your instincts, because you don't have time to fret about your choices afterward. -Lela Loren

Professional creativity requires more than inspiration, talent, and discipline – it requires an endurance that few are aware of and even fewer have. -Lela Loren

Florida surfers learn how to be great on mediocre waves. It trains you, gives you endurance. -Abigail Spencer

Sustaining a narrative in sentences and paragraphs is very different from songwriting. But the dedication to the craft and just the endurance that it takes, you know, to stick with it and believe you can pull it out and make it real and finish it, I learned that a long time ago writing songs. -Rodney Crowell

Slow-twitch muscle fibers are mostly used for long endurance exercises like aerobics, swimming, and distance running. Fast-twitch muscle fibers are generally more powerful and are activated during maximum exertion exercises like heavy weightlifting and intensive, short bursts of sprints. -David Kirsch

My idea is not to be big. I just want to be really lean and shredded as I possibly can get – a lot of cardio, light weight, and a lot of my own weight to build up my endurance. -Luke James

Mum and Dad had waited 16 years for adoption laws to change in their home state, Tasmania, so that they could apply to the authorities to create the family of their dreams. I am so thankful for their endurance and patience. Who knows what would have happened to me if they hadn't miraculously appeared when I needed them most? -Saroo Brierley

You must be fast enough – you must have endurance. So you run fast for speed and repeat it many times for endurance. -Emil Zatopek

The key to doing 8 shows a week is endurance, stamina. -Betty Buckley

I do a healthy blend of mixed martial arts, dancing, functional training, and swimming. These exercises give me ample strength, endurance, flexibility, and stamina. -Urvashi Rautela

In Formula 1, you need a great level of endurance because the races are long, so you need a pretty good base endurance. -Daniel Ricciardo

I top up my endurance with running and cycling because in a race, your heart rate is up at 150, so we have to train at that level. -Daniel Ricciardo

Discipline, focus, endurance is what it takes to be the greatest at this sport. -Jordan Burroughs

Ligue 1 is a very physical league. In each team, there are very fast players, dangerous wide men with plenty of speed and endurance. -Thomas Tuchel

There's only one thing I love more than race day: the morning after! The morning after the Marathon, New York catches running fever. The Hudson River bike path on Manhattan's west side was like a traffic jam of joggers on Monday morning. No doubt the great race fires up the endurance athlete in all of us – and it's beautiful. -Stephanie Ruhle

I know Test cricket is more about endurance. T20 is more about innovating, creating, and the energy at the wicket. -AB de Villiers

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