That which does not kill us makes us stronger.
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.
Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men.
John F. Kennedy
Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential.
The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.
Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.
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.
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.
A mind at peace, a mind centered and not focused on harming others, is stronger than any physical force in the universe.
Strength of character means the ability to overcome resentment against others, to hide hurt feelings, and to forgive quickly.
Lawrence G. Lovasik
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.
Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power.
Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.
You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.
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?
Only the weak are cruel. Gentleness can only be expected from the strong.
Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.
Good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others.
One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.
Where there is no struggle, there is no strength.
Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength.
Saint Francis de Sales
The world is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong.
Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go.
A truly strong person does not need the approval of others any more than a lion needs the approval of sheep.
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
Life is very interesting... in the end, some of your greatest pains, become your greatest strengths.
Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.
Scar tissue is stronger than regular tissue. Realize the strength, move on.
When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure.
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.
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
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.
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.
Rudeness is a weak imitation of strength.
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.
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
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.
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
There are dark shadows on the earth, but its lights are stronger in the contrast.
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.
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
A single twig breaks, but the bundle of twigs is strong.
There are two ways of exerting one's strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up.
Booker T. Washington
Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength.
Strength is the capacity to break a chocolate bar into four pieces with your bare hands - and then eat just one of the pieces.
Perhaps I am stronger than I think.
The strong man is the one who is able to intercept at will the communication between the senses and the mind.
I learned that it is the weak who are cruel, and that gentleness is to be expected only from the strong.
What is important is to believe in something so strongly that you're never discouraged.
Insincerity is always weakness; sincerity even in error is strength.
George Henry Lewes
When I use my strength in the service of my vision it makes no difference whether or not I am afraid.
Life only demands from you the strength that you possess. Only one feat is possible; not to run away.
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.
Sometimes your disappointments make you a stronger person for the future.
A strong woman is a woman determined to do something others are determined not be done.
Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.
With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.
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.
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.'
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Women are like teabags. We don't know our true strength until we are in hot water!
Patience and time do more than strength or passion.
Jean de La Fontaine
Silence is a source of great strength.