Quotes on Strength

Quotes on Strength

So which do you want to hear first? The good news or the bad news? …The bad news? — most people choose that first. Alrighty then, let’s get the bad news out of the way!

The bad news is…

The characteristic of strength is one we typically discover during times of adversity, pain or suffering. I was once told, “Oh Fiona, I don’t know how you do it, you’re so strong and courageous.” My response in that moment, “I wish I didn’t know how strong I was. I wish I didn’t have to be courageous. It’s only because I have so much to contend with that I’m discovering my strength and I wish that weren’t the case.”

The good news is…

The characteristic of strength is one we typically discover it during times of adversity, pain or suffering. And during those times, when we discover our strength, a deeper sense of self is developed; self-trust, self-love, self-empowerment. It is only through these times that we must demonstrate our strength that we see the “stuff” we’re really made of. And it is after these times that we can remember just how strong we are and know in any situation or any circumstance, we will be “ok” because we have the strength.

We can be sure that there will inevitably be difficult times in life when we have to turn to the strength within so knowing it is there can be assuring.

Below is a collection of Quotes on Strength. I collected these quotes recently during a time when I have had to find my inner strength in a big way. Read these quotes when you need to find your inner strength. They are great tools sure to inspire you when you need it and help you find that strong person inside!

Quotes on Strength


“With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.” ~Eleanor Roosevelt


“You are not being tested! You are being fortified! Remember, you cannot fail!” ~One Day My Soul Just Opened Up by Iyanla Vanzant


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


“Where there is no struggle, there is no strength.” ~Oprah Winfrey


“A woman with a voice is by definition a strong woman.” ~ Melinda Gates


“The strength of criticism lies in the weakness of the thing criticized.” ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


“Everyone should carefully observe which way his heart draws him, and then choose that way with all his strength.”~Hasidic Saying


“Our strength grows out of our weaknesses.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson


“You can’t really be strong until you see a funny side to things.” ~Anonymous


“He knows not his own strength that hath not met adversity.” ~Ben Jonson


“We acquire the strength we have overcome.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson


“One of the most crippling things we can do to ourselves is expect someone else to make us happy.” ~The Courage to Be Yourself: A Woman’s Guide to Emotional Strength and Self-Esteem ?by Sue Patton Thoele


“We draw our strength from the very despair in which we have been forced to live. We shall endure.” ~Cesar Chavez


“Live in terms of your strong points. Magnify them. Let your weaknesses shrivel up and die from lack of nourishment.” ~William Young Elliott


“Strengthen me by sympathizing with my strength, not my weakness.” ~Amos Bronson Alcott


“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


“It is truly said: It does not take much strength to do things, but it requires great strength to decide what to do.” ~Chow Ching


“Look well into thyself; there is a source of strength which will always spring up?if thou wilt always look there.” ~Marcus Aurelius


“Strong lives are those that are marked by a sense of purpose, connectedness, resilience, and fulfillment.” ~Jenifer Fox, Your Child’s Strengths


“Honor your being. Release each and every struggle.?Gather strength from life’s storms.?Relax into the arms of spirit.” ~Jonathan Lockwood Huie


“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.” ~Mahatma Gandhi


“Tears shed for self are tears of weakness, but tears shed for others are a sign of strength.” ~Billy Graham


“Nothing is so strong as gentleness, and nothing is so gentle as true strength.” ~Ralph Sockman


“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 Tracey


“But when you truly respect yourself, when you deeply believe in the value of your soul, you will always survive.” ~Lauren Manning, Unmeasured Strength

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


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


“When you are required to exhibit strength, it comes.” ~Joseph Campbell


“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


“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


“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


“To be strong in body is to be strong in mind. A woman’s physical strength cannot help but become psychological strength. Strong women make happy lives.” ~Run Like a Girl: How Strong Women Make Happy Lives by Mina Samuels


“There is a growing strength in women, but it is in the forehead, not in the forearm.” ~Beverly Sills


“Greatness lies not in being strong, but in the right use of strength.” ~Henry Ward Beecher


“The awareness of our own strength makes us modest.”?~Paul Cezanne


“My strength has the strength of ten because my heart is pure.” ~Alfred Lord Tennyson


“Strength is a matter of a made up mind.” ~John Beecher


“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


“The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.” ~Maya Angelou


“Women, when they are old enough to have done with the business of being women, and can let loose their strength, may be the most powerful creatures in the world.” ~Younger Next Year for Women: Live Strong, Fit, and Sexy – Until You’re 80 and Beyond by Chris Crowley


“Life only demands from you the strength you possess. Only one feat is possible – not to have run away.” ~Dag Hammarskjold


“When I dare to be powerful – to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.” ~Audre Lorde


“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


“Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.” ~Mother Teresa


“Silence is a source of great strength.” ~Lao Tzu


“The important thing about a problem is not its solution, but the strength we gain in finding the solution.” ~Unknown


“It’s being willing to walk away that gives you strength and power -?if you’re willing to accept the consequences of doing what you want to do.”?~Whoopi Goldberg


“Every single time you make a choice to respond in a way that expands you and creates more peace and well-being, you’re strengthening your ability to make that same positive choice in the future. This is true empowerment; it moves you from being a victim to being a victor.” ~Happy for No Reason: 7 Steps to Being Happy from the Inside Out by Carol Kline & Marci Shimoff


“Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in where nature may heal and cheer and give strength to the body and soul.” ~John Muir


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


“Courage conquers all things: it even gives strength to the body.” ~Ovid


“If your heart acquires strength, you will be able to remove blemishes from others without thinking evil of them.” ~Mohandas Gandhi


“Above all challenge yourself. You may well surprise yourself at what strengths you have, what you can accomplish.” ~Cecile Springer


“Physical strength can never permanently withstand the impact of spiritual force.” ~Franklin D. Roosevelt


“Personal power means being secure and confident inside yourself.” ~Stick Up for Yourself: Every Kid’s Guide to Personal Power & Positive Self-Esteem by Lev Raphael & Gershen Kaufman


“Use the pain as fuel, as a reminder of your strength.” ~August Wilson


“Only actions give life strength; only moderation gives it charm.” Jean Paul Richter


“Go within every day and find the inner strength so that the world will not blow your candle out.” ~Katherine Dunham


“Life is very interesting… in the end, some of your greatest pains, become your greatest strengths.” ~Drew Barrymore


“In the darkest hour the soul is replenished and given strength to continue and endure.” ~Unknown


“Visualize how the martial arts fighter uses the strength of his opponent against him. Use that principle in your encounter with life. Deflect the blows rather than allowing them to crush you.” ~Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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

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