150 Strength Inspirational Quotes To Keep You Going


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Top strength inspirational quotes

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

That which does not kill us makes us stronger.

— Friedrich Nietzsche

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

Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men.

— John F. Kennedy

The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.

— Ernest Hemingway

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

— Winston Churchill

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

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

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

— Khalil Gibran

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

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

— Wayne Dyer

Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power.

— Lao Tzu

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

Only the weak are cruel. Gentleness can only be expected from the strong.

— Leo Buscaglia

Strength of character means the ability to overcome resentment against others, to hide hurt feelings, and to forgive quickly.

— Lawrence G. Lovasik

Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Some of us think holding on makes us strong but sometimes it is letting go.

— Hermann Hesse

The world is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong.

— Swami Vivekananda

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

— Marcus Aurelius

Where there is no struggle, there is no strength.

— Oprah Winfrey

Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.

— Og Mandino

Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.

— Napoleon Hill

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

Don’t expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.

— Calvin Coolidge

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

— Plato

Perhaps I am stronger than I think.

— Thomas Merton

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

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

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

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

— Albert Schweitzer

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

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

— Drew Barrymore

Scar tissue is stronger than regular tissue. Realize the strength, move on.

— Henry Rollins

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

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

— Vernon Howard

Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength.

— Saint Francis de Sales

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

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

— Peter Marshall

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

In all my perplexities and distresses, the Bible has never failed to give me light and strength.

— Robert E. Lee

Only the gentle are ever really strong.

— James Dean

Rudeness is a weak imitation of strength.

— Eric Hoffer

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

Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength.

— Charles Spurgeon

There are dark shadows on the earth, but its lights are stronger in the contrast.

— Charles Dickens

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

— Booker T. Washington

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

— Tecumseh

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

— Napoleon Bonaparte

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

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

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

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

Insincerity is always weakness sincerity even in error is strength.

— George Henry Lewes

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

— Leo Rosten

A strong woman is a woman determined to do something others are determined not be done.

— Marge Piercy

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

— Audre Lorde

Sometimes your disappointments make you a stronger person for the future.

— Blanka Vlasic

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

— Dag Hammarskjold

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

— Salma Hayek

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.

— Lao Tzu

Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.

— Mother Teresa

With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.

— Eleanor Roosevelt

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

— Eleanor Roosevelt

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

Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light.

— Helen Keller

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

— Maya Angelou

Silence is a source of great strength.

— Lao Tzu

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

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

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

— Mahatma Gandhi

Patience and time do more than strength or passion.

— Jean de La Fontaine

Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength.

— Corrie Ten Boom

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

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

Women may fall when there’s no strength in men.

— William Shakespeare

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

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

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

— Mahatma Gandhi

When restraint and courtesy are added to strength, the latter becomes irresistible.

— Mahatma Gandhi

The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home.

— Confucius

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

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

— Abdul Kalam

War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.

— George Orwell

We gain the strength of the temptation we resist.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

We acquire the strength we have overcome.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Simulated disorder postulates perfect discipline simulated fear postulates courage simulated weakness postulates strength.

— Lao Tzu

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

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

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

— Thomas Paine

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

— Alfred Lord Tennyson

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

— Elbert Hubbard

Tears shed for self are tears of weakness, but tears shed for others are a sign of strength.

— Billy Graham

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

— Christopher Reeve

My family is my strength and my weakness.

— Aishwarya Rai

Physical strength can never permanently withstand the impact of spiritual force.

— Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

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

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

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

— Mattie Stepanek

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

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

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

Where is the man who has the strength to be true, and to show himself as he is?

— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

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

— Katharine Hepburn

The strength and power of despotism consists wholly in the fear of resistance.

— Thomas Paine

The turning point in the process of growing up is when you discover the core of strength within you that survives all hurt.

— Max Lerner

I am an example of what is possible when girls from the very beginning of their lives are loved and nurtured by people around them. I was surrounded by extraordinary women in my life who taught me about quiet strength and dignity.

— Michelle Obama

Uncontrolled, the hunger and thirst after God may become an obstacle, cutting off the soul from what it desires. If a man would travel far along the mystic road, he must learn to desire God intensely but in stillness, passively and yet with all his heart and mind and strength.

— Aldous Huxley

What gives me the most hope every day is God’s grace knowing that his grace is going to give me the strength for whatever I face, knowing that nothing is a surprise to God.

— Rick Warren

You can tell the strength of a nation by the women behind its men.

— Benjamin Disraeli

The strength and power and goodness of America has always been based on the strength and power and goodness of our communities, our families, our faiths. That is the bedrock of what makes America, America. In our best days, we can feel the vibrancy of America’s communities, large and small.

— Mitt Romney

Religion is an illusion and it derives its strength from the fact that it falls in with our instinctual desires.

— Sigmund Freud

If thou desire the love of God and man, be humble, for the proud heart, as it loves none but itself, is beloved of none but itself. Humility enforces where neither virtue, nor strength, nor reason can prevail.

— Francis Quarles

Atheism shows strength of mind, but only to a certain degree.

— Blaise Pascal

He is greatest whose strength carries up the most hearts by the attraction of his own.

— Henry Ward Beecher

Those who have the strength and the love to sit with a dying patient in the silence that goes beyond words will know that this moment is neither frightening nor painful, but a peaceful cessation of the functioning of the body.

— Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

A religious man is a person who holds God and man in one thought at one time, at all times, who suffers harm done to others, whose greatest passion is compassion, whose greatest strength is love and defiance of despair.

— Abraham Joshua Heschel

Wondrous is the strength of cheerfulness, and its power of endurance – the cheerful man will do more in the same time, will do it better, will preserve it longer, than the sad or sullen.

— Thomas Carlyle

People do not lack strength they lack will.

— Victor Hugo

Unless India stands up to the world, no one will respect us. In this world, fear has no place. Only strength respects strength.

— Abdul Kalam

My greatest strength as a consultant is to be ignorant and ask a few questions.

— Peter Drucker

The strength of a man’s virtue should not be measured by his special exertions, but by his habitual acts.

— Blaise Pascal

All too often arrogance accompanies strength, and we must never assume that justice is on the side of the strong. The use of power must always be accompanied by moral choice.

— Theodore Bikel

Endurance is nobler than strength, and patience than beauty.

— John Ruskin

The spirit of man is more important than mere physical strength, and the spiritual fiber of a nation than its wealth.

— Dwight D. Eisenhower

Remember, the storm is a good opportunity for the pine and the cypress to show their strength and their stability.

— Ho Chi Minh

Being forced to work, and forced to do your best, will breed in you temperance and self-control, diligence and strength of will, cheerfulness and content, and a hundred virtues which the idle will never know.

— Charles Kingsley

Only strength can cooperate. Weakness can only beg.

— Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.

— Samuel Johnson

African women in general need to know that it’s OK for them to be the way they are – to see the way they are as a strength, and to be liberated from fear and from silence.

— Wangari Maathai

Each relationship nurtures a strength or weakness within you.

— Mike Murdock

True strength lies in submission which permits one to dedicate his life, through devotion, to something beyond himself.

— Henry Miller

And when a woman’s will is as strong as the man’s who wants to govern her, half her strength must be concealment.

— George Eliot

Strength of mind rests in sobriety for this keeps your reason unclouded by passion.

— Pythagoras

If we resist our passions, it is more due to their weakness than our strength.

— Francois de La Rochefoucauld

We all have enough strength to endure the misfortunes of others.

— Francois de La Rochefoucauld

When it comes to developing character strength, inner security and unique personal and interpersonal talents and skills in a child, no institution can or ever will compare with, or effectively substitute for, the home’s potential for positive influence.

— Stephen Covey

In all human affairs there are efforts, and there are results, and the strength of the effort is the measure of the result.

— James Allen

Many of these strength inspirational quotes are the result of a collection from various sources; such as newspapers, magazines, bible, other speakers, write-ups, seminars, articles and websites and every effort has been made to give credit where it is due for the material contained herein.

Most of these strength inspirational quotes’ meanings are straight forward and easy to understand probably due to their simplicity or nature of their authors, and other strength inspirational quotes may sound like parables or proverbs which might be difficult to understand their meanings. When you come across difficult strength inspirational quotes, Please read the quote more than once or repeatedly until you get the meaning.

For some strength inspirational quotes, you must think deeply and apply wisdom before you can get their meanings. I believe you will learn and apply the lessons contained in some of these strength inspirational quotes in your life because some of these quotes have already influenced many peoples’ decisions and actions.

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