A combination of endurance and persistence: the habit of continuing in the face of obstacles and difficulties.

a.k.a. hardiness, sisu

Complementary virtues

Contrasting vices

  • being a quitter
  • giving up too soon

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
  • “Fortitude considered as a virtue consists in standing and endeavoring to overcome dangers and oppositions, when they cannot be avoided without the violation of reason and truth.” —William Wollaston