Top 10 Mental Toughness Quotes

Becoming physically strong is hard work but it’s a simple question of hitting the gym and eating right. 

Becoming mentally strong is harder and it’s important, every sporting event is won or lost in the mental game, and coaches are always trying to improve it in their athletes.

If you want to become a winner too, then you’ll need to become mentally tougher and we hope that our top mental toughness quotes might help, at least a little, with getting you on your way.


Karen E Quinones Miller On Going It Alone

“When someone tells me ‘no,’ it doesn’t mean I can’t do it, it simply means I can’t do it with them.”


Bruce Lee On Being Yourself

“Always be yourself and have faith in yourself. Do not go out and look for a successful personality and try to duplicate it.”


Golda Meir On Trusting Yourself

“Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.”


James Cameron On Risk Taking

“But failure has to be an option in art and in exploration — because it’s a leap of faith. And no important endeavor that required innovation was done without risk. You have to be willing to take those risks.”


Peter T McIntyre On Fear Of Being Wrong

“Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong.”


T Harv Eker On Successful People

“Successful people have fear, successful people have doubts, and successful people have worries. They just don’t let these feelings stop them.”


Thomas Jefferson On Mental Attitude

“Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.” 


Robert Downey Jr. On Moving Forward

“I think that the power is the principle. The principle of moving forward, as though you have the confidence to move forward, eventually gives you confidence when you look back and see what you’ve done.”


Mark Twain On Disappointment

“Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sail. Explore. Dream. Discover.”


Nathaniel Branden On Personal Joy

“Persons of high self-esteem are not driven to make themselves superior to others; they do not seek to prove their value by measuring themselves against a comparative standard. Their joy is being who they are, not in being better than someone else.” 


Final Thoughts On Our Top Mental Toughness Quotes

Mental toughness can be developed and we hope that our top mental toughness quotes will have given you, at least, a little shot in the arm.

However, if you’re looking to train your mental toughness may we recommend some books? 

The Undefeated Mind, Unbeatable Mind and 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do are all excellent places to start with mental toughness training. 

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Stephen Oliver
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