Definitions: (1) possessing physical strength, courage, or endurance; invigorated; (2) one with staunch mental or moral strength; undaunted
Familial Quality: mettlesome
• Only the consciousness of a purpose that is mightier than any man and worthy of all men can fortify and inspirit and compose the souls of men. — Walter Lippmann (1889–1974) American writer & reporter
• Knowledge can be communicated, but not wisdom. One can find it, live it, be fortified by it, do wonders through it, but one cannot communicate and teach it. — Hermann Karl Hesse (1877–1962) German-Swiss poet, novelist, & painter
Note: The body of wonderful work Mr. Hesse produced in his lifetime proves that wisdom & beauty can be shared and appreciated. I assume he means in this quote that wisdom, and all spiritual traits, must be sought after and earned via personal experience.
Tip: When you don’t feel loved or loving, or even if you do, take stock of your positive qualities; you’ll feel stronger and better able to continue.