Strength Quotes

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He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers, but to be fearless in facing them. Let me not beg for the stilling of my pain, but for the heart to conquer it.

Rabindranath Tagore

You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.

Marcus Aurelius

Our real problem, then, is not our strength today; it is rather the vital necessity of action today to ensure our strength tomorrow. 

Dwight D. Eisenhower

One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.

Albert Schweitzer

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

Silence is a source of great strength.

Lao Tzu

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

Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will. 

Mahatma Gandhi

For an impenetrable shield, stand inside yourself.

Henry David Thoreau

Our strength lies, not alone in our proving grounds and our stockpiles, but in our ideals, our goals, and their universal appeal to all men who are struggling to breathe free.

Adlai Stevenson

My strength is as the strength of ten because my heart is pure.

Lord Tennyson

Strength is born in the deep silence of long-suffering hearts; not amid joy.

Arthur Helps

Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men! Do no pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for power equal to your tasks. 

Phillips Brooks

Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength.

Unknown Author

Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world right in the eye. 

Helen Keller

Strength is Happiness. Strength is itself victory. In weakness and cowardice there is no happiness. When you wage a struggle, you might win or you might lose. But regardless of the short-term outcome, the very fact of your continuing to struggle is proof of your victory as a human being.

Daisaku Ikeda

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

Strength is the ability to break a chocolate bar into four pieces with your bare hands - and then eat just one of those pieces.

Judith Viorst

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.


Some people think it's holding on that makes one strong- sometimes it's letting go.

Unknown Author

Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.

Napoleon Hill

When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on. 

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Our strength grows out of our weaknesses.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

In lazy apathy let stoics boast, their virtue fix'd: 't is fix'd as in a frost; contracted all, retiring to the breast; but strength of mind is exercise, not rest.

Alexander Pope

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


Only strength can cooperate. Weakness can only beg.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

And each man stand with his face in the light of his own drawn sword. Ready to do what a hero can. 

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

There are two ways of exerting one's strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up.

Booker T. Washington

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