Definitions: (1) strength of mind in the face of pain, adversity, or peril; (2) patient courage plus magnanimity
     See also: Courageous

Derivation: Latin, “strong,” “powerful”

• Fortitude is the guard and support of the other virtues. — John Locke (1632-1704) English philosopher
• Intense striving for the attainment of supermortal ideals is always characterized by increasing patience, forbearance, fortitude, and tolerance. (100:6.4) — The Urantia Book {1955}

Comment: It is by facing stress, conflict, difficulty, and problems that you acquire the qualities of strength, fortitude, and bravery.