Definitions: (1) strong; sturdy; robust; able-bodied; (2) bold; intrepid; valiant; brave; courageous; (3) resolute; fortitude; dauntless; (4) powerful; forceful

Synonyms: brawny, enduring, solid, staunch, stouthearted, substantial, vigorous

Balancing Qualities: Generous, Gentle

Too Far: hard hearted

• A stout heart breaks bad luck. — Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (1547-1616) The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha {1605}
• Endurance comprises a strong activity of the soul, namely, a vigorous grasping of and clinging to the good; and only from this stout-hearted activity can the strength to support the physical and spiritual suffering of injury and death be nourished. — Josef Pieper (1904–1997) German philosopher

Prayer: Give me a stout heart to bear my own burdens. Give me a willing heart to bear the burdens of others. Give me a believing heart to cast all burdens upon Thee, O Lord. — John Baillie (1886–1960) Scottish theologian