Endure and Conquer?

Some years back I visited a friend in jail. I noticed that etched on the counter, on the jail side of the glass, someone had written “Endure and Conquer”. By coincidence, about a year later in my profession as a Sanitation Engineer (garbabe man), I found an engagement ring with the same phrase inscribed inside. Has anyone heard this phrase before? Where does it originate? I could not find it in Bartletts Quotation and I’m curious and stumped as to the origins of “Endure and Conquer”. Please Help!

  1. Gothicbunny
    on November 30th, -0001

    I don’t know the answer to your question, but I’m going through a really tough situation right now and that is the very quote that i needed. Seriously, Thanks.

  2. Kiss
    on November 30th, -0001

    i dont know
    but i have a drawing of war with the caption divide, conquer, pillage, destory

  3. PassionForDance
    on November 30th, -0001

    Hmmm, Endure is a word which implies to me that there is some counter-acting force against which one must be constantly pushing, enduring it’s withering onslaught.

    Conquer is a word which implies to me overcoming some counter-acting force, against which one has already prevailed.

    I like it, works for me. perhaps the wedding band you mention implied by its location that Endurance failed in that example.

  4. Xfactor
    on November 30th, -0001

    Whether it originated with him or not I can’t say, but Earnest Shackleton said those words when, on a trip to the south pole, his boat was encased in ice and he and his crew were at the mercy of the elements. He brought all of his men except one back from the Antarctic despite what would seem to have been insurmountable obstacles and trials. His ship was destroyed in the ice floes there and he used the life boats to get his men away from the area. This meant rowing and sailing just life boats a thousand or more miles to relative safety. Endure and conquer could have been the name of the book written about the adventure, but it wasn’t. Read it sometime. It is inspiring and awe inspiring. I was truly amazed and in awe of this man’s determination and leadership.

  5. MrSmith
    on August 3rd, 2011

    I believe, though I may be incorrect, it’s derived from the Winston Churchill quote: “Sure I am of this, that you have only to endure to conquer.”

  6. Maxcy
    on October 9th, 2015

    As a current dog owner, I’m proabbly biased, but I absolutely think owning a dog has been one of the healthiest choices I’ve ever made. They are a source of constant companionship and give SO much back to you in terms of unconditional love, companionship and even entertainment. It’s really important to do your homework, though, and figure out what breed would fit in best with your lifestyle. Would dealing with shedding and fur on the carpet freak you out? Don’t get a Golden Retriever you’ll end up with fur in your food no matter how much you vaccuum. I know this from experience as that’s the breed I own. Though I wouldn’t trade him for the world he’s an absolute sweetheart. Do you want a puppy or an adult dog. A puppy is a TON of work, though that’s the route I’ve gone both times. At this point in time, I would adopt a little bit older dog to avoid the puppy stage.Once you find the perfect dog for you I absolutely believe dog ownership is a wonderful de-stresser. They ask for so little, but give back so much. Just petting a dog is a great way to unwind and forget the stress of the day. If your down or depressed, just looking at their happy faces and wagging tail can lift your spirits.There is a good bit of responsibility to having a dog. You have to spend time with them and to some degree put them first when making plans. But in my opinion it’s worth it for the pleasure they can bring to your life.A dog can be a great stabilizing force in your life. Just be VERY sure to research and get the right breed for you. There’ll be an adjustment period while you get to know each other, but most dogs live to please you, so if you take the time to train your dog and spend lots of time with him, he’ll learn quickly what you like and don’t like.Good luck with your decision!

  7. Akua
    on December 19th, 2015

    Well, I may not be 17 anymore, but I do know what it’s like to have setsrs, depression and anxiety hit you all at once, and I do know how hard it can be. I also do not want any medication.All these things run in my family and sadly enough, most of them have become dependent on the medication. I have promised myself that I would never let that happen to me.Sometimes I break out into these horrible moods one minute, the next I’m crying my eyes out, and the next I just want to be left alone. That is no way for any person to live. You need support from loved ones to help out a little. We all need some help sometimes and the first step at helping depression in wanting to get better. I have chosen away to help myself, but I also ask others around me to be patient with me, it is a long process. I have been dealing with this in my life for years now, but slowly it is getting better.I realize this is a long answer, but I know a lot about this topic, and it saddens me to know that too many people suffer from this illness. In some cases, people need medication due to the chemical imbalance. Some just need learn that they have the power to overcome this. That is what I’m choosing to do, and so far I’m getting there.You are 17 years old and life can get better or much much worse. Always think to yourself, you are much greater then the setsrs, the pain, and the worries that you deal with everyday. School can be tough on people, but always know you can only do so much to please people. Try pleasing yourself, worry about yourself.Take one day at a time and just know that the horrible day will not last forever, and try not to bring your worries to the next days, that is the past and there is nothing you can do to change that.

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Endure and Conquer?

Some years back I visited a friend in jail. I noticed that etched on the counter, on the jail side of the glass, someone had written “Endure and Conquer”. By coincidence, about a year later in my profession as a Sanitation Engineer (garbabe man), I found an engagement ring with the same phrase inscribed inside. Has anyone heard this phrase before? Where does it originate? I could not find it in Bartletts Quotation and I’m curious and stumped as to the origins of “Endure and Conquer”. Please Help!

  1. MardyMarsupial
    on November 30th, -0001

    I like it. I don’t know why someone would want it on an engagement ring, but it is a good philosophy.

  2. Courtney
    on August 19th, 2011

    I don’t know where it originated from, but it was also the name of a book by Dr. Sam Sheppard. He was accused of murdering his pregnant wife, but pleaded innocent. He was sentenced to life in prison, but 13 years later he was found not guilty and acquitted.

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