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Quotes About Strength

Our strength lies, not alone in our proving grounds and our stockpiles, but in our ideals, our goals, and their universal appeal to all men who are struggling to breathe free.

Adlai Stevenson

My strength is as the strength of ten, Because my heart is pure.

Alfred Lord Tennyson

More important than talent, strength, or knowledge is the ability to laugh at yourself and enjoy the pursuit of your dreams.

Amy Grant

It is not because things are different that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.


We don’t need more strength or more ability or greater opportunity. What we need is to use what we have.

Basil S. Walsh

He knows not his own strength that hath not met adversity.

Ben Jonson

Hear me, four quarters of the world – a relative I am Give me the strength to walk the soft earth, a relative to all that is Give me the eyes to see and the strength to understand, that I may be like you. With your power only can I face the winds.

Black Elk

There are two ways of exerting one’s strength one is pushing down, the other is pulling up.

Booker T. Washington

Don’t expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.

Calvin Coolidge

Above all challenge yourself. You may well surprise yourself at what strengths you have, what you can accomplish.

Cecile Springer

If I had my life to live over again, I would have made a rule to read some poetry and listen to some music at least once a week; for perhaps the parts of my brain now atrophied would have thus been kept active through use. The loss of these tastes is a loss of happiness, and may possibly be injurious to the intellect, and more probably to the moral character, by enfeebling the emotional part of our nature.

Charles Darwin

It is said that our anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength.

Charles Haddon Spurgeon

Life only demands from you the strength you possess. Only one feat is possible -not to have run away.

Dag Hammarskjold

No one can defeat us unless we first defeat ourselves.

Dwight Eisenhower

It does not take much strength to do things, but it requires great strength to decide on what to do.

Elbert Hubbard

Rudeness is the weak man’s imitation of strength.

Eric Hoffer

First principle: one must need strength, otherwise one will never have it.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Work is not man’s punishment. It is his reward and his strength and his pleasure.

George Sand

He who is plenteously provided for from within needs but little from without.


Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world right in the eye.

Helen Keller

Greatness lies not in being strong, but in the right use of strength.

Henry Ward Beecher

He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak. Strong convictions precede great actions.

J. F. Clarke

Only actions give life strength only moderation gives it a charm.

Jean Paul Richter

Strength is a matter of the made-up mind.

John Beecher

Thus all below is strength, and all above is grace.

John Dryden

Although men are accused of not knowing their own weakness, yet perhaps few know their own strength. It is in men as in soils, where sometimes there is a vein of gold which the owner knows not of.

Jonathan Swift

When you are required to exhibit strength, it comes.

Joseph Campbell

The very strength that protects the heart from injury is the strength that prevents the heart from enlarging to its intended greatness within. The song of the voice is sweet, but the song of the heart is the pure voice of heaven.

Kahlil Gibran

There is nothing so strong as gentleness, and nothing so gentle as strength.

Leo Muir

We can let circumstances rule us, or we can take charge and rule our lives from within.

Leo Rosten

Prepare yourself for the world, as athletes used to do for their exercises; oil your mind and your manners, to give them the necessary suppleness and flexibility; strength alone will not do.

Lord Chesterfield

My strength is as the strength of ten because my heart is pure.

Lord Tennyson

Man must be arched and buttressed from within, else the temple wavers to the dust.

Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

A child’s hand in yours — what tenderness and power it arouses. You are instantly the very touchstone of wisdom and strength.

Marjorie Holmes

A wise man ought always to follow the paths beaten by great men, and to imitate those who have been supreme, so that if his ability does not equal theirs, at least it will savor of it. Let him act like the clever archers who, designing to hit the mark which yet appears too far distant, and knowing the limits to which the strength of their bow attains, take aim much higher than the mark, not to reach by their strength or arrow to so great a height, but to be able with the aid of so high an aim to hit the mark they wish to reach.

Niccolo Machiavelli

Our strength often increases in proportion to the obstacles imposed upon it.

Paul De Rapin

Wisdom is always an overmatch for strength.

Phil Jackson

Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men! Do no pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for power equal to your tasks.

Phillips Brooks

There is no limit to what you can imagine. And with commitment, with effort, what you can imagine you can become. Put your mind to work for you. Believe that you can do it. The world will tell you that you can’t. Yet, in your belief you’ll find the strength, you’ll find the ability, to do it anyway.

Ralph Marston

Nothing is so strong as gentleness and nothing is so gentle as real strength.

Ralph W. Sockman

We acquire the strength we have overcome.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Few men during their lifetime come anywhere near exhausting the resources dwelling within them. There are deep wells of strength that are never used.

Richard E. Byrd

The poem is the point at which our strength gave out.

Richard Rosen

This is the law of the Yukon, that only the strong shall thrive; that surely the weak shall perish, and only the fit survive.

Robert W. Service

Nothing is so powerful as gentleness nothing is so gentle as true strength.

Saint Francis de Sales

Religion is an illusion and it derives its strength from the fact that it falls in with our instinctual desires.

Sigmund Freud

Invincibility lies in the defense the possibility of victory in the attack. One defends when his strength is inadequate he attacks when it is abundant.


On the touchstone of misfortune a man discovers the strength of understanding and of spirit in kinsmen, wife, servants, and himself.

The Hitopadesa

Don’t hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting, but never hit soft.

Theodore Roosevelt

None of us can hope to get anywhere without character, moral courage and the spiritual strength to accept responsibility.

Thomas J. Watson

I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.

Thomas Paine

Never letting the competition define you. Instead, you have to define yourself based on a point of view you care deeply about.

Tom Chappel

No army can withstand the strength of an idea whose time has come.

Victor Hugo

Build for your team a feeling of oneness, of dependence on one another and of strength to be derived by unity.

Vince Lombardi

Numbers are essential, but not absolutely essential to strength. For many churches are numerically strong but lamentably weak spiritually. Numbers, then, are no display of spiritual power or strength.

W. T. Ussery

There is a comfort in the strength of love: Twill make a thing endurable, which else would overset the brain, or break the heart.

William Wordsworth

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