A patient response to adversity, pain, discomfort, hardship, or suffering that allows one to maintain resolve and focus.

a.k.a. fortitude, hardiness

Complementary virtues

Contrasting vices

  • fussiness
  • whininess

Virtues possibly in tension


How to acquire or strengthen it


Notes and links

Mentioned elsewhere

Inspirational quotes

  • “The Romans “made Fortune sirname to Fortitude,” for fortitude is that alchemy that turns all things to good fortune.” ―Thoreau
  • “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.”―James Baldwin