116 Quotes About Strength

Quotes About Strength

1. We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face… we must do that which we think we cannot. – Eleanor Roosevelt

2. That which does not kill us makes us stronger. – Friedrich Nietzsche

3. Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved. – Helen Keller

4. Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men. – John F. Kennedy

5. The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places. – Ernest Hemingway

6. Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential. – Winston Churchill

7. Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength. – Arnold Schwarzenegger

8. I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death. – Leonardo da Vinci

9. Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls the most massive characters are seared with scars. – Khalil Gibran

10. Only one who devotes himself to a cause with his whole strength and soul can be a true master. For this reason mastery demands all of a person. – Albert Einstein

11. A mind at peace, a mind centered and not focused on harming others, is stronger than any physical force in the universe. – Wayne Dyer

12. Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power. – Lao Tzu

13. We can be tired, weary and emotionally distraught, but after spending time alone with God, we find that He injects into our bodies energy, power and strength. – Charles Stanley

14. Only the weak are cruel. Gentleness can only be expected from the strong. – Leo Buscaglia

15. Strength of character means the ability to overcome resentment against others, to hide hurt feelings, and to forgive quickly. – Lawrence G. Lovasik

16. Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

17. Some of us think holding on makes us strong but sometimes it is letting go. – Hermann Hesse

18. The world is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong. – Swami Vivekananda

19. You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength. – Marcus Aurelius

20. Where there is no struggle, there is no strength. – Oprah Winfrey

21. Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough. – Og Mandino

22. Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle. – Napoleon Hill

23. Does anybody really think that they didn’t get what they had because they didn’t have the talent or the strength or the endurance or the commitment? – Nelson Mandela

24. Don’t expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong. – Calvin Coolidge

25. Good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others. – Plato

26. Perhaps I am stronger than I think. – Thomas Merton

27. Don’t wish me happiness – I don’t expect to be happy it’s gotten beyond that, somehow. Wish me courage and strength and a sense of humor – I will need them all. – Anne Morrow Lindbergh

28. As we advance in life it becomes more and more difficult, but in fighting the difficulties the inmost strength of the heart is developed. – Vincent Van Gogh

29. Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven’t half the strength you think they have. – Norman Vincent Peale

30. One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity. – Albert Schweitzer

31. What is exciting is not for one person to be stronger than the other… but for two people to have met their match and yet they are equally as stubborn, as obstinate, as passionate, as crazy as the other. – Barbra Streisand

32. Life is very interesting… in the end, some of your greatest pains, become your greatest strengths. – Drew Barrymore

33. Scar tissue is stronger than regular tissue. Realize the strength, move on. – Henry Rollins

34. Because your own strength is unequal to the task, do not assume that it is beyond the powers of man but if anything is within the powers and province of man, believe that it is within your own compass also. – Marcus Aurelius

35. A truly strong person does not need the approval of others any more than a lion needs the approval of sheep. – Vernon Howard

36. Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength. – Saint Francis de Sales

37. Don’t wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great. Weak men wait for opportunities strong men make them. – Orison Swett Marden

38. When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure. – Peter Marshall

39. When adversity strikes, that’s when you have to be the most calm. Take a step back, stay strong, stay grounded and press on. – LL Cool J

40. In all my perplexities and distresses, the Bible has never failed to give me light and strength. – Robert E. Lee

41. Only the gentle are ever really strong. – James Dean

42. Rudeness is a weak imitation of strength. – Eric Hoffer

43. If your determination is fixed, I do not counsel you to despair. Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance. – Samuel Johnson

44. Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength. – Charles Spurgeon

45. There are dark shadows on the earth, but its lights are stronger in the contrast. – Charles Dickens

46. There are two ways of exerting one’s strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up. – Booker T. Washington

47. A single twig breaks, but the bundle of twigs is strong. – Tecumseh

48. The strong man is the one who is able to intercept at will the communication between the senses and the mind. – Napoleon Bonaparte

49. The days of our lives, for all of us, are numbered. We know that. And yes, there are certainly times when we aren’t able to muster as much strength and patience as we would like. It’s called being human. – Elizabeth Edwards

50. Strength is the capacity to break a chocolate bar into four pieces with your bare hands – and then eat just one of the pieces. – Judith Viorst

51. I think I was born strong-willed. That’s not the kind of thing you can learn. The advantage is, you stick to what you believe in and rarely get pushed out of what you want to do. – Joan Jett

52. Only by contending with challenges that seem to be beyond your strength to handle at the moment you can grow more surely toward the stars. – Brian Tracy

53. Insincerity is always weakness sincerity even in error is strength. – George Henry Lewes

54. I learned that it is the weak who are cruel, and that gentleness is to be expected only from the strong. – Leo Rosten

55. A strong woman is a woman determined to do something others are determined not be done. – Marge Piercy

56. When I use my strength in the service of my vision it makes no difference whether or not I am afraid. – Audre Lorde

57. Sometimes your disappointments make you a stronger person for the future. – Blanka Vlasic

58. Life only demands from you the strength that you possess. Only one feat is possible not to run away. – Dag Hammarskjold

59. What is important is to believe in something so strongly that you’re never discouraged. – Salma Hayek

60. Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. – Lao Tzu

61. Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies. – Mother Teresa

62. With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts. – Eleanor Roosevelt

63. You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ – Eleanor Roosevelt

64. Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. – Harriet Tubman

65. My attitude is that if you push me towards something that you think is a weakness, then I will turn that perceived weakness into a strength. – Michael Jordan

66. I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country. – Thomas Jefferson

67. The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will. – Vince Lombardi

68. When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself. – Tecumseh

69. I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman. – Anais Nin

70. One strength of the communist system of the East is that it has some of the character of a religion and inspires the emotions of a religion. – Albert Einstein

71. Women are like teabags. We don’t know our true strength until we are in hot water! – Eleanor Roosevelt

72. That though the radiance which was once so bright be now forever taken from my sight. Though nothing can bring back the hour of splendor in the grass, glory in the flower. We will grieve not, rather find strength in what remains behind. – William Wordsworth

73. Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light. – Helen Keller

74. It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength. – Maya Angelou

75. Silence is a source of great strength. – Lao Tzu

76. The size of your success is measured by the strength of your desire the size of your dream and how you handle disappointment along the way. – Robert Kiyosaki

77. God, our Creator, has stored within our minds and personalities, great potential strength and ability. Prayer helps us tap and develop these powers. – Abdul Kalam

78. Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will. – Mahatma Gandhi

79. Patience and time do more than strength or passion. – Jean de La Fontaine

80. Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength. – Corrie Ten Boom

81. I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death. – Thomas Paine

82. The tax on capital gains directly affects investment decisions, the mobility and flow of risk capital… the ease or difficulty experienced by new ventures in obtaining capital, and thereby the strength and potential for growth in the economy. – John F. Kennedy

83. Women may fall when there’s no strength in men. – William Shakespeare

84. Do you really think it is weakness that yields to temptation? I tell you that there are terrible temptations which it requires strength, strength and courage to yield to. – Oscar Wilde

85. I look forward to a great future for America – a future in which our country will match its military strength with our moral restraint, its wealth with our wisdom, its power with our purpose. – John F. Kennedy

86. It is my own firm belief that the strength of the soul grows in proportion as you subdue the flesh. – Mahatma Gandhi

87. When restraint and courtesy are added to strength, the latter becomes irresistible. – Mahatma Gandhi

88. The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home. – Confucius

89. Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well. – Vincent Van Gogh

90. Climbing to the top demands strength, whether it is to the top of Mount Everest or to the top of your career. – Abdul Kalam

91. War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength. – George Orwell

92. We gain the strength of the temptation we resist. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

93. It is cruel, you know, that music should be so beautiful. It has the beauty of loneliness of pain: of strength and freedom. The beauty of disappointment and never-satisfied love. The cruel beauty of nature and everlasting beauty of monotony. – Benjamin Britten

94. We acquire the strength we have overcome. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

95. Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul. – John Muir

96. Simulated disorder postulates perfect discipline simulated fear postulates courage simulated weakness postulates strength. – Lao Tzu

97. A strong man doesn’t have to be dominant toward a woman. He doesn’t match his strength against a woman weak with love for him. He matches it against the world. – Marilyn Monroe

98. A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

99. The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection. – Thomas Paine

100. My strength has the strength of ten because my heart is pure. – Alfred Lord Tennyson

101. It does not take much strength to do things, but it requires great strength to decide on what to do. – Elbert Hubbard

102. Tears shed for self are tears of weakness, but tears shed for others are a sign of strength. – Billy Graham

103. A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles. – Christopher Reeve

104. My family is my strength and my weakness. – Aishwarya Rai

105. Physical strength can never permanently withstand the impact of spiritual force. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

106. Greatness lies, not in being strong, but in the right using of strength and strength is not used rightly when it serves only to carry a man above his fellows for his own solitary glory. He is the greatest whose strength carries up the most hearts by the attraction of his own. – Henry Ward Beecher

107. May He who is the Brahman of the Hindus, the Ahura-Mazda of the Zoroastrians, the Buddha of the Buddhists, the Jehovah of the Jews, the Father in Heaven of the Christians give strength to you to carry out your noble idea. – Swami Vivekananda

108. Love feels no burden, thinks nothing of trouble, attempts what is above its strength, pleads no excuse of impossibility for it thinks all things lawful for itself, and all things possible. – Thomas a Kempis

109. Unity is strength… when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved. – Mattie Stepanek

110. Youngsters of the age of two and three are endowed with extraordinary strength. They can lift a dog twice their own weight and dump him into the bathtub. – Erma Bombeck

111. Ronald Reagan was a president of strength. His philosophy was a philosophy of strength – a strong military, a strong economy and strong families. – Mitt Romney

112. Give us grace and strength to forbear and to persevere. Give us courage and gaiety and the quiet mind, spare to us our friends, soften to us our enemies. – Robert Louis Stevenson

113. Where is the man who has the strength to be true, and to show himself as he is? – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

114. My mother taught me about the power of inspiration and courage, and she did it with a strength and a passion that I wish could be bottled. – Carly Fiorina

115. My greatest strength is common sense. I’m really a standard brand – like Campbell’s tomato soup or Baker’s chocolate. – Katharine Hepburn

116. The strength and power of despotism consists wholly in the fear of resistance. – Thomas Paine

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