Thursday, August 28, 2014

Thoughts for Thursday: Endurance

Thoughts for Thursday is a new feature hosted by Musings on Fantasia and LKHill.  In this meme, we share thoughts or quotes that we know or have recently come across. Each week there is a specific subject or theme. These can be quotes from books, quotes by famous people, (quotes by YOU, perhaps ;D). Anything from anywhere is game, though we do ask that you keep your quote to a few sentences at most. Don't quote, for example, entire passages of a book or essay. These can be funny quips, cool sayings, hair-raising antidotes, movie lines, any kind of quote you can think of!

Just have fun, collect awesome sayings by awesome people, and try to be inspired!

This week's theme is Endurance!

Endurance is not just the ability to bear a hard thing, but to turn it into glory.--William Barclay

At the end of the day it's about how much you can bear, how much you can endure. Being together, we harm nobody; being apart, we extinguish ourselves.--Tabith Suzuma, Forbidden

Scars are not signs of weakness, they are signs of survival and endurance.--Rodney A. Winters
And this week, one of my favorite poems:

Good Timber
by Douglas Malloch
The tree that never had to fightFor sun and sky and air and light,But stood out in the open plainAnd always got its share of rain,Never became a forest kingBut lived and died a scrubby thing.
The man who never had to toilTo gain and farm his patch of soil,Who never had to win his shareOf sun and sky and light and air,Never became a manly manBut lived and died as he began.
Good timber does not grow with ease:The stronger wind, the stronger trees;The further sky, the greater length;The more the storm, the more the strength.By sun and cold, by rain and snow,In trees and men good timbers grow.Where thickest lies the forest growth,We find the patriarchs of both.And they hold counsel with the starsWhose broken branches show the scarsOf many winds and much of strife.This is the common law of life.
**Be sure to hop on over to my LKHill blog for more quotes about endurance!**

Which quote about endurance is your favorite? Do you have one to add?


  1. Shadow of the Last Men by J.M. Salyards
    "This is the sacred power of 'no'. To live, you must learn to say no to death."
    This is my exercise don't give up early quote. :P

    1. I forgot to add where i was from JC's Book Haven. Such a noob I am

    2. That's a great quote, Matt! I like it! Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing it. Have a great Labor Day weekend! :D