150 Quotes About Strength That Will Make You Tougher

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Here are 150 of the best quotes about strength I could find. Hope you’ll find the inspiration and motivation you already have inside. Enjoy!

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

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Strength is a matter of a made up mind. John Beecher

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Normalize being a little crazy for what you believe in. Maxime Lagacé

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Mastering others is strength, mastering yourself is true power. Lao Tzu

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It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves. Edmund Hillary

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No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path. Buddha

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You never know how strong you are, until being strong is your only choice. Bob Marley

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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

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Be patient and tough; someday this pain will be useful to you. Ovid

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

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The more you care, the stronger you can be. Jim Rohn

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Life is truly known only to those who suffer, lose, endure adversity and stumble from defeat to defeat. Anais Nin

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Fools give up fast. Strong men persevere. The wise keep going forever. Maxime Lagacé

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Silence is a source of great strength. Lao Tzu

See also: patience quotes, zen quotes, hard work quotes

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This is the mark of a really admirable man: steadfastness in the face of trouble. Ludwig van Beethoven

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

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

If you haven’t the strength to impose your own terms upon life, then you must accept the terms it offers you. T.S. Eliot

The past is your lesson. The present is your gift. The future is your motivation. Unknown

Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal: my strength lies solely in my tenacity. Louis Pasteur

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

We do not have to become heroes overnight. Just a step at a time, meeting each thing that comes up, seeing it is not as dreadful as it appeared, discovering we have the strength to stare it down. Eleanor Roosevelt

Do not pray for an easy life. Pray for the strength to endure a difficult one. Bruce Lee Click to tweet

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

For what it’s worth: it’s never too late to be whoever you want to be. I hope you live a life you’re proud of, and if you find you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start over again. F. Scott Fitzgerald

You will never do anything in the world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor. Aristotle

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There’s nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you. Woody Hayes

Courage isn’t having the strength to go on, it is going on when you don’t have the strength. Napoleon Bonaparte

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

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

Yielding will overcome anything superior to itself; its strength is boundless. Bruce Lee

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

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

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The Most Famous Quotes About Strength

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A calm mind brings inner strength and self-confidence. 14th Dalai Lama Click to tweet

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

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

Kites rise highest against the wind – not with it. Winston Churchill

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

This is no time for ease and comfort. It is time to dare and endure. Winston Churchill

Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm. Abraham Lincoln

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

If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward. Martin Luther King Jr

Only strength can cooperate. Weakness can only beg. Dwight D. Eisenhower

Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. Arnold Schwarzenegger

As long as we persevere and endure, we can get anything we want. Mike Tyson

I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion. Muhammad Ali

Failure gave me strength. Pain was my motivation. Michael Jordan

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Fall seven times, stand up eight. Japanese proverb

I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. Leonardo da Vinci

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

In the middle of a difficulty lies opportunity. Albert Einstein

When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this: you haven’t. Thomas A. Edison Click to tweet

Success in golf depends less on strength of body than upon strength of mind and character. Arnold Palmer

The terrorists thought they would change my aims and stop my ambitions, but nothing changed in my life except this: weakness, fear and hopelessness died. Strength, power and courage were born. Malala Yousafzai

I would encourage us all, African Americans, Asians, Latinos, Whites, Native Americans to study history. I long for the time when all the human history is taught as one history. I am stronger because you are stronger. I am weaker if you are weak. So we are more alike than we are unlike. Maya Angelou

No man has the right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training. It is a shame for a man to grow old without seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable. Socrates

Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. John C. Maxwell

Don’t give up the fight. Stand up for your rights. Bob Marley

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One-liners, short quotes about strength, sayings, thoughts and captions for your bio, social status, self-talk, motto, mantra, signs, posters, wallpapers, backgrounds.
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Do what is right, not what is easy. Roy T. Bennett

Better to fight and fall than to live without hope. Volsunga (Viking quotes)

People do not lack strength, they lack will. Victor Hugo

Strength doesn’t come from winning. Arnold Schwarzenegger

If you have no struggles, you’ll have no strength. Tim Fargo

Never give up. Great things take time. Frank Zane

Growth is overrated. Endurance is underrated. Shane Parrish

I realized that my strength was being different. Betsey Johnson

Problems are messages. Shakti Gawain

Storms make trees take deeper roots. Unknown (Submitted by the Wisdom Quotes Community)

You are never given anything in this world that you can’t handle. Unknown

Falling down is an accident. Staying down is a choice. Unknown

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Tough times never last, but tough people do. Robert H. Schuller Click to tweet

What you allow is what will continue. Unknown

The only thing that can stop me, is me. Unknown

Remember, when you forgive, you heal. And when you let go, you grow. Unknown

It will never be perfect. Make it work. Life

Adversity is the first path to truth. Lord Byron Click to tweet

You are the only you there is and ever will be. Jen Sincero (You Are A Badass)

Heroism is endurance for one moment more. George F. Kennan

Problems are the price you pay for progress. Branch Rickey

Freedom comes from strength and self-reliance. Lisa Murkowski

If one suffers we all suffer. Togetherness is strength. Courage. Jean-Bertrand Aristide

Strength of mind is exercise, not rest. Alexander Pope

When the going gets tough, the tough get going. Joseph Kennedy

This too shall pass away. Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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Inspirational Quotes About Strength

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I’ve never met a strong person with an easy past. Atticus

A great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do. Walter Bagehot Click to tweet

Make up your mind that no matter what comes your way, no matter how difficult, no matter how unfair, you will do more than simply survive. You will thrive in spite of it. Joel Osteen

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

Leverage the strength that you have: that no one else can be you. Todd Wheatland

Life is very interesting. In the end, some of your greatest pains become your greatest strengths. Drew Barrymore

In times of crisis, people reach for meaning. Meaning is strength. Our survival may depend on our seeking and finding it. Dawna Markova

May you grow up to be righteous, may you grow up to be true. May you always know the truth and see the lights surrounding you. May you always be courageous, stand upright and be strong. May you stay forever young. Bob Dylan

You have been chosen, and you must therefore use such strength and heart and wits as you have. J.R.R. Tolkien

The strongest people are not those who show strength in front of us, but those who win battles we know nothing about. Unknown

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Perhaps I am stronger than I think. Thomas Merton

Be gentle with yourself. You’re doing the best you can. Unknown

Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise. Unknown

The task ahead of you is never greater than the strength within you. Unknown Click to tweet

Smiles can hide so much; fear, pain, sadness, tears. But than again they reflect one thing: strength. Unknown

Make mistakes of ambition and not mistakes of sloth. Develop the strength to do bold things, not the strength to suffer. Niccolò Machiavelli

In the mountains of truth you will never climb in vain; either you will get up higher today or you will exercise your strength so as to be able to get up higher tomorrow. Friedrich Nietzsche

Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let the pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place. Iain Thomas

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

The man who has done his best has done everything. Charles M. Schwab

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See also: 10 Strategies to Make Yourself Mentally Stronger (psychologytoday.com)

Deep Sayings About Strength

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I survived because the fire inside me burned brighter than the fire around me. Joshua Graham

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

The men who learn endurance, are they who call the whole world, brother. Charles Dickens

Strength lies in differences, not in similarities. Stephen R. Covey

Strength doesn’t come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t. Rikki Rogers

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

We draw our strength from the very despair in which we have been forced to live. Cesar Chavez

It is not good to see people who have been pretending strength all their lives lose it even for a minute. Lillian Hellman

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

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

Throw me to the wolves and I will return leading the pack. Seneca

In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer. Albert Camus Click to tweet

The strength in power is knowing when not to use it. Unknown

Strength is nothing more than how well you hide the pain. Unknown

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

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

Endurance is nobler than strength, and patience than beauty. John Ruskin

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To have become a deeper man is the privilege of those who have suffered. Oscar Wilde

Fortitude is the guard and support of the other virtues. John Locke

Let me embrace thee, sour adversity, for wise men say it is the wisest course. William Shakespeare

Success is achieved by developing our strengths, not by eliminating our weaknesses. Marilyn vos Savant

Every strength is also a weakness. The opposite is true as well. Neil Strauss

He who has a why to live can bear almost any how. Friedrich Nietzsche Click to tweet

Humility teaches courage. Weakness teaches strength. And grief teaches love. So you must treasure them, not hate yourself for them. Umair Haque

Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. Rachel Carson

The struggle you’re in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow. Robert Tew

If you would know strength and patience, welcome the company of trees. Hal Borland

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

Strength does not have to be belligerent and loud. Russell Brand

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The bamboo that bends is stronger than the oak that resists. Japanese proverb Click to tweet

Humility to learn. Strength to endure. Vision to transform. Will to act. Virtue to act rightly. Wisdom to accept the inevitable. The Stoic Emperor

Accepting the inevitable is the beginning of strength and freedom. Embrace all chaos that is out of your control. This is how it is. Why should it be otherwise? The Stoic Emperor

Nothing in the world is more yielding and softer than water; yet it penetrates the hardest. Insubstantial, it enters where no room is. It is so fine that it is impossible to grasp a handful of it; strike it, yet it does not suffer hurt; stab it, and it is not wounded. Bruce Lee

The strongest is he that makes use of his opponent’s strength — be the bamboo tree which bends toward the wind; and when the wind ceases, it springs back stronger than before. Bruce Lee

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 (See also: beautiful quotes)

The five separate fingers are five independent units. Close them and the fist multiplies strength. This is organization. James Cash Penney

The undertaking of a new action brings new strength. Richard L. Evans

I ask not for a lighter burden, but for broader shoulders. Jewish proverb

One may go a long way after one is tired. French proverb

God gave burdens, also shoulders. Yiddish proverb

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It’s not the strength of the body that counts, but the strength of the spirit. J.R.R Tolkien Click to tweet

Call to action: Read 10 Ways to Boost your Mental Fitness (blog.calm.com)

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maxime lagace

Maxime Lagacé started collecting quotes in 2004 after he lost his girlfriend in a car accident.

In search of meaning, he dived in the self-improvement world, psychology and trail running. His goal was to understand his pain, his depression, his fears, his lack of motivation and inspiration.

Books, blogs, quotes and nature became his guide.

He finished his software engineering degree in 2007 at the École de Technologie Supérieure de Montréal. He also studied at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. A few years later, he started his first website to share his passion for quotes.

Maxime is a father of two, INFJ and also loves running. His best 5k is 17 minutes 41 seconds and his best marathon (42k) is in 3 hours 33 minutes 11 seconds (with 1800 meters of elevation gain).

Other notable interests of Maxime are health (mental and physical), meditation, nutrition, bananas, SEO, human potential, education, learning, productivity and minimalism.

Finally, he is (very) far from being perfect.

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  1. Thank you so much Maxime for going out in the wilderness of your pain and bringing back good medicine. Quotes are so nourishing to my soul. Chris

  2. I wouldn´t be able to chose just one but I think one which sums up the meaning of resilience for me is Bruce Lee´s: Yielding will overcome anything superior to itself; its strength is boundless.

    Actually, he must have quoted the Taoist teachings themselves in it. There´s also the famous eastern saying that says the same in other words. Knowing how to bend, to be flexible and fluid like water and air is the very essence of Taoist wisdom. By the way, I´m reading them with Taoist chants on the background …
    I must confess I’m still reading them, as such sayings are something one must dwell a bit upon and let it sink down and never to be skimmed over, of course. I will try to read a few of them each day 🙂
    Thank you so much for your beautiful work, Max! You´re one of a kind!

    1. Jo Alex, that was a pleasure reading your comment.
      Thanks for taking the time, and yes, we must take the time to let those quotes sink in.


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