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81 Quotes About Strength in Hard Times (COURAGE)

Top 10 Empowering Quotes About Strength

“All the adversity I’ve had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me… You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.”

Walt Disney
Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle. - Napoleon Hill
Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle. – Napoleon Hill
A brave man acknowledges the strength of others. - Veronica Roth
A brave man acknowledges the strength of others. – Veronica Roth
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will. - Mahatma Gandhi
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will. – Mahatma Gandhi
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.
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.

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
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
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
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars. - Khalil Gibran
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
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
Do not judge me by my success, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again. - Nelson Mandela
Do not judge me by my success, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again. – Nelson Mandela

19 Inspirational Quotes About Strength In Hard Times

“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
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
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
That which does not kill us makes us stronger. - Friedrich Nietzsche
That which does not kill us makes us stronger. – Friedrich Nietzsche
Persistence and resilience only come from having been given the chance to work though difficult problems. - Gever Tulley
Persistence and resilience only come from having been given the chance to work though difficult problems. – Gever Tulley
Where there is no struggle, there is no strength. - Oprah Winfrey
Where there is no struggle, there is no strength. – Oprah Winfrey
Endurance is not just the ability to bear a hard thing, but to turn it into glory. - William Barclay
Endurance is not just the ability to bear a hard thing, but to turn it into glory. – William Barclay
Life is very interesting… in the end, some of your greatest pains, become your greatest strengths. - Drew Barrymore
Life is very interesting… in the end, some of your greatest pains, become your greatest strengths. – Drew Barrymore
You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength. - Marcus Aurelius
You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength. – Marcus Aurelius
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 we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure. – Peter Marshall
The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places. - Ernest Hemingway
The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places. – Ernest Hemingway
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
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
The soul that is within me no man can degrade. - Frederick Douglass
The soul that is within me no man can degrade. – Frederick Douglass
Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm. - Abraham Lincoln
Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm. – Abraham Lincoln
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
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
This is no time for ease and comfort. It is time to dare and endure. - Winston Churchill
This is no time for ease and comfort. It is time to dare and endure. – Winston Churchill
One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity. - Albert Schweitzer
One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity. – Albert Schweitzer
No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path. - Buddha
No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path. – Buddha
The strong man is the one who is able to intercept at will the communication between the senses and the mind. - Napoleon Bonaparte
The strong man is the one who is able to intercept at will the communication between the senses and the mind. – Napoleon Bonaparte
As long as we persevere and endure, we can get anything we want. - Mike Tyson
As long as we persevere and endure, we can get anything we want. – Mike Tyson

17 Wise Quotes About Strength To Encourage You in Difficult Times

Don’t be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.

Dale Carnegie
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
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
And one has to understand that braveness is not the absence of fear but rather the strength to keep on going forward despite the fear. - Paulo Coelho
And one has to understand that braveness is not the absence of fear but rather the strength to keep on going forward despite the fear. – Paulo Coelho
Grief and resilience live together. - Michelle Obama
Grief and resilience live together. – Michelle Obama
My strength is as the strength of ten, because my heart is pure. - Alfred Lord Tennyson
My strength is as the strength of ten, because my heart is pure. – Alfred Lord Tennyson
Nothing is more beautiful than the smile that has struggled through the tears. - Demi Lovato
Nothing is more beautiful than the smile that has struggled through the tears. – Demi Lovato
The human capacity for burden is like bamboo — far more flexible than you’d ever believe at first glance. - Jodi Picoult
The human capacity for burden is like bamboo — far more flexible than you’d ever believe at first glance. – Jodi Picoult
The world is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong. - Swami Vivekananda
The world is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong. – Swami Vivekananda
No matter how much falls on us, we keep plowing ahead. That’s the only way to keep the roads clear. - Greg Kincaid
No matter how much falls on us, we keep plowing ahead. That’s the only way to keep the roads clear. – Greg Kincaid
The strength of a man's virtue should not be measured by his special exertions, but by his habitual acts. - Blaise Pascal
The strength of a man’s virtue should not be measured by his special exertions, but by his habitual acts. – Blaise Pascal
People do not lack strength, they lack will. - Victor Hugo
People do not lack strength, they lack will. – Victor Hugo
There are dark shadows on the earth, but its lights are stronger in the contrast. - Charles Dickens
There are dark shadows on the earth, but its lights are stronger in the contrast. – Charles Dickens
Perhaps I am stronger than I think. - Thomas Merton
Perhaps I am stronger than I think. – Thomas Merton
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
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
The harder you fall, the heavier your heart; the heavier your heart, the stronger you climb; the stronger you climb, the higher your pedestal. - Criss Jami
The harder you fall, the heavier your heart; the heavier your heart, the stronger you climb; the stronger you climb, the higher your pedestal. – Criss Jami
Mastering others is strength, mastering yourself is true power. - Lao Tzu
Mastering others is strength, mastering yourself is true power. – Lao Tzu
We don’t even know how strong we are until we are forced to bring that hidden strength forward. - Isabel Allende
We don’t even know how strong we are until we are forced to bring that hidden strength forward. – Isabel Allende

2 Quotes About Strength and Teamwork

Unity is strength… when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved. - Mattie Stepanek
Unity is strength… when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved. – Mattie Stepanek
We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided. - J.K. Rowling
We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided. – J.K. Rowling

3 Quotes About Strength and Heroism

“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
A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles. - Christopher Reeve
A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles. – Christopher Reeve
Heroism is endurance for one moment more. - George F. Kennan
Heroism is endurance for one moment more. – George F. Kennan

4 Quotes About Strength And Gentleness

Only the weak are cruel. Gentleness can only be expected from the strong. - Leo Buscaglia
Only the weak are cruel. Gentleness can only be expected from the strong. – Leo Buscaglia
Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength. - Saint Francis de Sales
Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength. – Saint Francis de Sales
Only the gentle are ever really strong. - James Dean
Only the gentle are ever really strong. – James Dean
We are stronger, gentler, more resilient, and more beautiful than any of us imagine. - Mark Nepo
We are stronger, gentler, more resilient, and more beautiful than any of us imagine. – Mark Nepo

2 Quotes About Strength For Women

“We need women who are so strong they can be gentle, so educated they can be humble, so fierce they can be compassionate, so passionate they can be rational, and so disciplined they can be free.”

Kavita Ramdas

“I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.”

Audrey Hepburn

7 Quotes About Strength and Courage

“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
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear. - Ambrose Redmoon
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear. – Ambrose Redmoon
Courage isn't having the strength to go on, it is going on when you don't have the strength. - Napoleon Bonaparte
Courage isn’t having the strength to go on, it is going on when you don’t have the strength. – Napoleon Bonaparte

“Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragements, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak.”

Thomas Carlyle
There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me. - Jane Austen
There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me. – Jane Austen
Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict. - William Ellery Channing
Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict. – William Ellery Channing
Develop the strength to do bold things, not the strength to suffer. - Niccolò Machiavelli
Develop the strength to do bold things, not the strength to suffer. – Niccolò Machiavelli

3 Quotes About Strength and Love

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 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
It is good to 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 well done. - Vincent Van Gogh
It is good to 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 well done. – Vincent Van Gogh
Someone I once loved gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this, too, was a gift. - Mary Oliver
Someone I once loved gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this, too, was a gift. – Mary Oliver

14 Thought-Provoking Quotes About Strength

“It is really wonderful how much resilience there is in human nature. Let any obstructing cause, no matter what, be removed in any way, even by death, and we fly back to first principles of hope and enjoyment.”

Bram Stoker
Strength of mind is exercise, not rest. - Alexander Pope
Strength of mind is exercise, not rest. – Alexander Pope
Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go. - Hermann Hesse
Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go. – Hermann Hesse
Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
I like criticism. It makes you strong. - LeBron James
I like criticism. It makes you strong. – LeBron James
A truly strong person does not need the approval of others any more than a lion needs the approval of sheep. - Vernon Howard
A truly strong person does not need the approval of others any more than a lion needs the approval of sheep. – Vernon Howard
Where is the man who has the strength to be true, and to show himself as he is - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Where is the man who has the strength to be true, and to show himself as he is? – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong. - Calvin Coolidge
Don’t expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong. – Calvin Coolidge
He that is not handsome at 20, nor strong at 30, nor rich at 40, nor wise at 50, will never be handsome, strong, rich or wise. - George Herbert
He that is not handsome at 20, nor strong at 30, nor rich at 40, nor wise at 50, will never be handsome, strong, rich or wise. – George Herbert
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. - Mahatma Gandhi
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. – Mahatma Gandhi
My bad habits aren't my title. My strengths and my talent are my title. - Layne Staley
My bad habits aren’t my title. My strengths and my talent are my title. – Layne Staley
Nothing has more strength than dire necessity. - Euripides
Nothing has more strength than dire necessity. – Euripides
Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential. - Liane Cordes
Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential. – Liane Cordes
There are two ways of exerting one's strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up. - Booker T. Washington
There are two ways of exerting one’s strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up. – Booker T. Washington

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