By Maxime Lagacé
Maxime is the founder and chief editor of WisdomQuotes. He has been collecting quotes since 2004. His goal? To help you develop a calm, powerful, and peaceful mind. Learn more about him on his about page.
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Here are 61 of the best strength quotes I could find.
Why did I collect these quotes?
Because I lost my girlfriend in a car accident in 2004.
And I was determined to feel better in the following years.
That’s why I’ve read more than 150 000+ quotes and spent 1000+ hours curating the best ones.
I hope the following list will help you find your inner fire and strength.
You’ll discover quotes by Buddha, Lao Tzu, Einstein, Bruce Lee, and more.
With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts. Eleanor Roosevelt
The more you care, the stronger you can be. Jim Rohn
Life is truly known only to those who suffer, lose, endure adversity and stumble from defeat to defeat. Anais Nin
Silence is a source of great strength. Lao Tzu
Strength is a matter of a made up mind. John Beecher
This is the mark of a really admirable man: steadfastness in the face of trouble. Ludwig van Beethoven
Scar tissue is stronger than regular tissue. Realize the strength, move on. Henry Rollins
Normalize being a little crazy for what you believe in. Maxime Lagacé
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
No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path. Buddha
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars. Kahlil Gibran
Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal: my strength lies solely in my tenacity. Louis Pasteur
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
Mastering others is strength, mastering yourself is true power. Lao Tzu
Do not pray for an easy life. Pray for the strength to endure a difficult one. Bruce Lee
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
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
When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure. Peter Marshall
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It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves. Edmund Hillary
To have become a deeper man is the privilege of those who have suffered. Oscar Wilde
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
That which does not kill us makes us stronger. Friedrich Nietzsche
Better to fight and fall than to live without hope. Volsunga (Viking quotes)
You never know how strong you are, until being strong is your only choice. Bob Marley
People do not lack strength, they lack will. Victor Hugo
Strength doesn’t come from winning. Arnold Schwarzenegger
A calm mind brings inner strength and self-confidence. 14th Dalai Lama
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
Problems are messages. Shakti Gawain
Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Falling down is an accident. Staying down is a choice. Unknown
Fall seven times, stand up eight. Japanese proverb
The only thing that can stop me, is me. Unknown
Adversity is the first path to truth. Lord Byron
Heroism is endurance for one moment more. George F. Kennan
Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go. Hermann Hesse
The bamboo that bends is stronger than the oak that resists. Japanese proverb
I’ve never met a strong person with an easy past. Atticus
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
A great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do. Walter Bagehot
Life is very interesting. In the end, some of your greatest pains become your greatest strengths. Drew Barrymore
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Be patient and tough; someday this pain will be useful to you. Ovid
You have been chosen, and you must therefore use such strength and heart and wits as you have. J.R.R. Tolkien
Perhaps I am stronger than I think. Thomas Merton
The task ahead of you is never greater than the strength within you. Unknown
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
Problems are the price you pay for progress. Branch Rickey
Freedom comes from strength and self-reliance. Lisa Murkowski
You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength. Marcus Aurelius
I survived because the fire inside me burned brighter than the fire around me. Joshua Graham
Character is determined by choice, not opinion. Aristotle
It’s not the strength of the body that counts, but the strength of the spirit. J.R.R Tolkien
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
Fools give up fast. Strong men persevere. The wise keep going forever. Maxime Lagacé
- Whatever happens, stay strong. Nobody said life would be fair and easy.
- The strongest people know it’s normal to feel tired. And they know when to rest.
- How to find mental strength?
- Sleep well
- Talk to a friend
- Take a long walk
- Think consistency, not intensity
- Think of your goal to find direction
- Your mind will tend to give up fast. Don’t listen to it. Keep pushing.
- Focus on what you control: your next step.
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I hope you enjoyed these inspiring strength quotes. If you did, please share them with a friend today!
Are you feeling strong today? What’s your favorite strength quote? And remember: words can transform your life, if you find the right ones.
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