79 Strength Quotes That Will Make You Strong

By Maxime Lagacé maxime lagace

Maxime is the founder and chief editor of WisdomQuotes. He has been collecting quotes since 2004. His goal? To help you develop a calm, peaceful and powerful mind. Learn more about him on his about page.

Here are 79 of the best strength quotes I could find. Hope you’ll find the inspiration, the fire, and the strength you already have inside. You’ll discover quotes by Buddha, Einstein, Bruce Lee, and more. Enjoy!

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

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

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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


Like the quotes so far?

Keep reading to find even more great ones by Aristotle, Bruce Lee, Goethe, Nietzsche, etc.

A few thoughts on strength…

Do you realize that without tough times, without struggles, you wouldn’t have the chance to get stronger?

Now, don’t get me wrong.

I know it can be something hard to hear when you’re actually dealing with something truly devastating.

But in the end, if you have the right mental attitude, hardships can act as the stepping stones you need to attain higher levels, in the long term.

It is because of them that you’ll get stronger, not in spite of them.

So please, keep that in mind when you’re struggling.

And most importantly, keep going.


The Best Quotes About Strength

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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

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

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

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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


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

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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

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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

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

Related: 100 Resilience Quotes To Increase Mental Toughness

Part 2. Quotes About Strength That Are…

Short Quotes About Strength

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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, and 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

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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

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

Storms make trees take deeper roots. Unknown

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

What you allow is what will continue. Unknown

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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

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

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

Problems are the price you pay for progress. Branch Rickey

Freedom comes from strength and self-reliance. Lisa Murkowski

Strength of mind is exercise, not rest. Alexander Pope

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


Inspirational Quotes About Strength

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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

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

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

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

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Perhaps I am stronger than I think. Thomas Merton

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

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

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

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

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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

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

Related10 Strategies to Make Yourself Mentally Stronger (psychologytoday.com)


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

Let’s recap:

  • The strongest people know it’s normal to feel tired. They know when to rest.
  • Whatever happens, stay strong. Nobody said life would be fair and easy.
  • 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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Author Bio

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.

Books, blogs, quotes and nature became his guide.

He started journaling, reflecting, writing thoughts, feelings and quotes.

His goal was to understand his pain, his depression, his fears, his lack of motivation and inspiration.

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 love of quotes.

Maxime is a father of two, INFJ and also loves running.

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

Finally, he still considers himself a beginner.

You can find him on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube.

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February 21, 2022

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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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