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Mental Toughness Quotes

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Here are our favorite mental toughness quotes from some of the most famous and infamous people who have ever lived, and in many cases are still living today.

Mental Toughness Quotes about Dreams

Dreams are unrealized futures. They are goal that have yet to have been achieved. Here some of our favorite mental toughness quotes about dreams:

“The greatest achievements were at first and for a time dreams. The oak sleeps in the acorn.”
 ~James Allen, Philosopher, Author, Poet
“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
 ~Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady of the U.S.A.
“Dreams are today's answers to tomorrow's questions.”
 ~Edgar Cayce, Mystic, Author, Futurist
“You can’t put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get.”
 ~Michael Phelps, Olympic Swimmer
“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve; the fear of failure.”
 ~Paulo Coelho, Lyricist, Novelist
“Dare to live the life you have dreamed for yourself. Go forward and make your dreams come true.”
 ~Ralph Waldo Emerson, Essayist, Lecturer, Poet
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“If you can dream it, you can do it. Always remember that this whole thing was started with a dream and a mouse.”
 ~Walt Disney, Animator, Visionary, Entrepreneur
“A dream plus a deadline equals a goal achieved.”
 ~Donna Kozik, Author, Teacher
“Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.”
 ~Johann Van Goeth, Writer, Statesman

Mental Toughness Quotes about Courage

Courage is not the absence of fear. There is not such thing as fearlessness. There is courageousness. That is  the experience of experiencing and observing your own fear and acting anyway. Here some of our favorite quotes about courage:

“It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that things are difficult.”
 ~Seneca, Roman Statesman
“There is the risk you cannot afford to take, and there is the risk you cannot afford not to take.”
 ~Peter Drucker, Business Guru, Author
“Success is never final, failure is never fatal. It's courage that counts.”
 ~John Wooden, American Basketball Player, Coach
“Trust that still, small voice that says, ‘This might work and I'll try it’.”
 ~Diane Mariechild, Author, Lecturer
“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.”
 ~Ambrose Redmoon, Beatnik, Hippie, Writer
“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.
 ~Nelson Mandela, Politician, Dissident, Statesman
“Fear and courage are brothers.”
“If you have the courage to begin, you have the courage to succeed.”
 ~David Viscott, Psychiatrist, Author, Businessman
“To uncover your true potential you must first find your own limits and then you have to have the courage to blow past them.”
 ~ Picabo Street, World Cup alpine ski racer, Olympic gold medalist

Mental Toughness Quotes about Failure

Failure is a huge opportunity. As it happens, the person that experiences it has just merely not their intended objective. It does not reflect on the individual, but on their actions. When you deal with failure as a failure to perform as opposed to a failure of self, you can then examine your actions and redesign them to succeed on a new attempt. Here some of our favorite mental toughness quotes about courage:

“I have not failed.  I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.”
 ~Thomas Edison, Inventor
“Fall down seven times. Stand up eight.”
 ~Chinese Proverb
“Failure is an event, never a person.”
 ~William D. Brown, CIty Builder
“Shoot for the moon and if you miss you will still be among the stars.”
 ~Les Brown, Author, Speaker
“The men (and women) who try to do something and fail are infinitely better than those who try to do nothing and succeed.”
 ~Lloyd Jones, Author
“Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.”
 ~F. Scott Fitzgerald, Author
“Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.”
 ~Truman Capote, Author
“Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.”
 ~Robert F. Kennedy, Politician, Statesman
“I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”
 ~Michael Jordan, World Class Basketball Player

Mental Toughness Quotes about Perspective

Perspective is the ability to see different interpretations of the same experience, and pick one. Here some of our favorite mental toughness quotes about perspective:

“Somewhere behind the athlete you’ve become and the hours of practice and the coaches who have pushed you is a little girl (or boy) who fell in love with the game and never looked back… play for her (or him).”
 ~Mia Hamm, Pro soccer player, Olympic gold medalist
“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.”
 ~Abraham Lincoln, U.S. President
“It is a narrow mind which cannot look at subjects from various points of view.”
 ~George Elliot
“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”
 ~Viktor E. Frankl
“What we see mainly depends on what we look for.”
 ~John Lubbuck
“What do you do with a mistake: recognize it, admit it, learn from it, forget it.”
 ~Dean Smith
“What you see and hear depends a good deal on where you are standing; it also depends on what sort of person you are.”
 ~C.S. Lewis, Author
“Loving people live in a loving world. Hostile people live in a hostile world. Same world.”
 ~Wayne Dyer, Philosopher, Self-help author, Motivational speaker
“Life is ten percent what you make it and ninety percent how you take it.”
 ~Irving Berlin, Composer
“And those who were seen dancing, were thought to be crazy, by those who could not hear the music.”
 ~Friedrich Nietzsche, Philosopher

Mental Toughness Quotes about Excuses

An excuse is just a reason not to take action. It is a perceived barrier that you have not  yet been able to overcome. Here some of our favorite quotes about excuses:

“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, either way you’re right.”
 ~Henry Ford, Inventor, Businessman
“The person who really wants to do something finds a way; the other person finds an excuse.”
~Author Unknown
“There may be people that have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do.”
 ~Derek Jeter, Major League Baseball Player
“I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.’”
 ~ Muhammad Ali, Boxer, Poet
“It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.”
 ~George Washington, U.S. President, Founding Father
“It is wise to direct your anger towards problems—not people, to focus your energies on answers—not excuses.”
 ~William Arthur Ward, America's most quoted writer
“I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took an excuse.”
 ~Florence Nightingale, Nurse
“If you don't want to do something, one excuse is as good as another.”
 ~Yiddish Proverb
“Excuses are the tools with which persons with no purpose in view build for themselves great monuments of nothing.”
 ~Steven Grayhm, Actor, Writer, Producer
“No one ever excused his way to success.”
 ~Dave Del Dotto, Real estate investor, Infomercial star

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