In this list we’ve compiled over 150 popular quotes about being strong.  If you want to know more about about strength then you need to check out this collection of quotes and sayings.

Top Quotes About Being 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


“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


“You’ve got to stay strong to be strong in tough times.” – Tilman J. Fertitta


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“You can be strong and true to yourself without being rude or loud.’ – Paula Radcliffe


“Build up your weaknesses until they become your strong points.” – Knute Rockne


“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” – Helen Keller


“The depth and strength of a human character are defined by its moral reserves. People reveal themselves completely only when they are thrown out of the customary conditions of their life, for only then do they have to fall back on their reserves.” – Leonardo da Vinci


“The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.” – Ernest Hemingway


“Be strong, believe in who you are; be strong, believe in what you feel.” – Melissa Etheridge


“You become a worrier by practicing worry. You can become free of worry by practicing the opposite and stronger habit of faith. With all the strength and perseverance you can command, start practicing faith.” – Norman Vincent Peale


“Greatness lies not in being strong, but in the right use of strength.” – Henry Ward Beecher


“A truly strong person does not need the approval of others any more than a lion needs the approval of sheep.” – Vernon Howard


“I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection.”


“Strong beliefs win strong men, and then make them stronger.” – Richard Bach


“Be strong and follow your own convictions. You can’t assume there is a lot of time to do what you like. This is what David Bowie is afraid of: that he will die before he gets a chance to make a real strong contribution.” – Marc Bolan


“Follow your honest convictions and be strong.” – William Makepeace Thackeray


“To keep the body in good health is a duty… otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.” – Buddha


“Be strong in body, clean in mind, lofty in ideals.” – James Naismith


“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


“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

“Life is full of happiness and tears; be strong and have faith.” – Kareena Kapoor Khan


“I’m a strong man, and usually I get over hurts and it makes me stronger when I come back.” – Dusty Baker


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“Never believe for a second that your weak, within all of us we have a reserve of inner hidden strength.” – Victoria Addino


“The strong manly ones in life are those who understand the meaning of the word patience.” – Tokugawa Ieyasu


“Give me strength, not to be better than my enemies, but to defeat my greatest enemy, the doubts within myself. Give me strength for a straight back and clear eyes, so when life fades, as the setting sun, my spirit may come to you without shame.” – P.C. Cast


“Strength isn’t about bearing a cross of grief or shame. Strength comes from choosing your own path, and living with the consequences.” – Jenny Trout


“Be strong, be fearless, be beautiful. And believe that anything is possible when you have the right people there to support you.” – Misty Copeland


“Have a strong mind and a soft heart.” – Anthony J. D’Angelo


“A strong, successful man is not the victim of his environment. He creates favorable conditions. His own inherent force and energy compel things to turn out as he desires.” – Orison Swett Marden


“Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity.” – Louis Pasteur


“With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.” – Eleanor Roosevelt


“As long as we persevere and endure, we can get anything we want.” – Mike Tyson


“Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men!” – Phillips Brooks


“When your desires are strong enough you will appear to possess superhuman powers to achieve.” – Napoleon Hill


“Strength is not something you have, it’s something you find.” – Emma Smith


“I have a strong personality, and I say what I think.” – Penelope Cruz


“My bad habits aren’t my title. My strengths and my talent are my title.” – Layne Staley


“Fitting in is unnecessary. Embrace who you are. You will go through rough times in high school, but always stay strong, and never deny yourself!” – Neon Hitch


“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.” – Rachel Carson


“Nature is as well adapted to our weakness as to our strength.” – Henry David Thoreau


“I think scars are like battle wounds – beautiful, in a way. They show what you’ve been through and how strong you are for coming out of it.” – Demi Lovato


“Anyone can give up; it is the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone would expect you to fall apart, now that is true strength.” – Chris Bradford, The Way of the Sword


“It does not take much strength to do things, but it requires great strength to decide on what to do.” – Elbert Hubbard


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“God, grant me strength to accept those things I cannot change.” – Dan Brown, Angels & Demons


“Courage isn’t having the strength to go on – it is going on when you don’t have strength.” – Napoléon Bonaparte


“That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” – Friedrich Nietzsche


“Perhaps I am stronger than I think.” – Thomas Merton


“You feel your strength in the experience of pain.” – Jim Morrison


“Life is truly known only to those who suffer, lose, endure adversity and stumble from defeat to defeat.” – Anais Nin


“Strong people alone know how to organize their suffering so as to bear only the most necessary pain.” – Emil Dorian


“Strengthen me by sympathizing with my strength, not my weakness.” – Amos Bronson Alcott


“We become strong, I feel, when we have no friends upon whom to lean, or to look to for moral guidance.” – Benito Mussolini


“Risk anything! Care no more for the opinion of others … Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the truth.” – Katherine Mansfield


“Adversity is like a strong wind. It tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn, so that we see ourselves as we really are.” – Arthur Golden


“I found an inner strength to fight for myself. It was clear that nobody else would.” – Tehmina Durrani


“The key is this: Meet today’s problems with today’s strength.” – Max Lucado


“Sometimes your disappointments make you a stronger person for the future.” – Blanka Vlasic


“Nothing has more strength than dire necessity.” – Euripides


“You never know how strong you are… until being strong is the only choice you have.” – Cayla Mills


“Be strong. Live honorably and with dignity. When you don’t think you can, hold on.” – James Frey


“It gives me strength to have somebody to fight for; I can never fight for myself, but, for others, I can kill.” – Emilie Autumn


“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” – Lao Tzu


“Nobody can hurt me without my permission.” – Mahatma Gandhi


“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.” – Khalil Gibran


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“In the end, some of your greatest pains become your greatest strengths.” – Drew Barrymore


“Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” – A. A. Milne


“Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.” – Robert Louis Stevenson


“Sometimes you don’t realize your own strength until you come face to face with your greatest weakness.” – Susan Gale


“A brave man acknowledges the strength of others.” – Veronica Roth, Divergent


“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.” – Mahatma Gandhi


“Strength is the capacity to break a Hershey bar into four pieces with your bare hands – and then eat just one of the pieces.” – Judith Viorst


“Silence is not weakness and decency is not pride.” – Arthur Machen


“It feels good to be strong.” – Katharine McPhee


“Better to be strong than pretty and useless.” – Lilith Saintcrow, Strange Angels


“Temper us in fire, and we grow stronger. When we suffer, we survive.” – Cassandra Clare


“Never give in.. never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never yield to force.. never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.” – Winston Churchill


“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill


“True strength is keeping everything together when everyone expects you to fall apart.”


“It’s not always necessary to be strong, but to feel strong.” – Jon Krakauer, Into the Wild


“Where there is no struggle, there is no strength.” – Oprah Winfrey


“The most beautiful people I’ve known are those who have known trials, have known struggles, have known loss, and have found their way out of the depths.” – Elisabeth Kübler-Ross


“Anyone can hide. Facing up to things, working through them, that’s what makes you strong.” – Sarah Dessen


“Courage is looking fear right in the eye and saying: “Get the hell out of my way, I’ve got things to do.”


Quotes About Strong Character


“Talents are best nurtured in solitude, but character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


“Character isn’t something you were born with and can’t change, like your fingerprints. It’s something you weren’t born with and must take responsibility for forming.” – Jim Rohn


“Character, in the long run, is the decisive factor in the life of an individual and of nations alike.” – Theodore Roosevelt


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“Life only demands from you the strength that you possess. Only one feat is possible; not to run away.” – Dag Hammarskjold


“People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.” – Eleanor Roosevelt


“You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.” – James A. Froude


“The measure of a man’s real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out.” – Thomas Babington Macaulay


“Watch your thoughts, for they become words.
Watch your words, for they become actions.
Watch your actions, for they become habits.
Watch your habits, for they become character.
Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.”


“Life doesn’t get easier or more forgiving, we get stronger and more resilient.” – Steve Maraboli


“Fall. Stand. Learn. Adapt.” – Mike Norton


“We acquire the strength we have overcome.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


“Nothing is so strong as gentleness. Nothing is so gentle as real strength.” – Ralph W. Sockman


“Strength of character means the ability to overcome resentment against others, to hide hurt feelings, and to forgive quickly.” – Lawrence G. Lovasik


“It doesn’t take a lot of strength to hang on. It takes a lot of strength to let go.” – J. C. Watts


“Rule your mind or it will rule you.” – Horace


“We’re stronger than we think.” – Joe Kelly


“When you feel like hope is gone, look inside you and be strong and you’ll finally see the truth- that hero lies in you.” – Mariah Carey


“A fear of weakness only strengthens weakness.” – Criss Jami


“Joy is strength.” – Mother Teresa


“The world is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong.” – Swami Vivekananda


“Mastering others is strength. Mastering oneself makes you fearless.” – Lao Tzu


“We know you’re strong, but accepting help is its own kind of strength.” – Kiera Cass


“No man ever threw away life while it was worth keeping.” – David Hume


“Faith gives you an inner strength and a sense of balance and perspective in life.” – Gregory Peck


“Moderate strength is shown in violence, supreme strength is shown in levity.” – G.K. Chesterton


“All through my life, I have been tested. My will has been tested, my courage has been tested, my strength has been tested. Now my patience and endurance are being tested.” – Muhammad Ali


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“But we are strong, each in our purpose, and we are all more strong together.” – Bram Stoker


“The sky is not my limit…I am.” – T.F. Hodge


“Give me a strong back, over a soft heart.” – Connie Brockway


“Everything started as nothing.” – Auliq Ice


“No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.” – Buddha


“Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.” – Napoleon Hill


“A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.” – Christopher Reeve


“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


“I like criticism. It makes you strong.” – LeBron James


“True strength is delicate.” – Louise Berliawsky Nevelson


“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 time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.” – Maya Angelou


“A key to strengthening spiritual muscles and enduring hardship is finding strength in the Word of God.” – Walter Martin


“Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.” – Og Mandino


“My spirit is as strong as ever. I’m still fighting to make the world a safer place, and you can, too.” – Gabrielle Giffords


“Work hard for what you want because it won’t come to you without a fight. You have to be strong and courageous and know that you can do anything you put your mind to. If somebody puts you down or criticizes you, just keep on believing in yourself and turn it into something positive.” – Leah LaBelle


“We think that forgiveness is weakness, but it’s absolutely not; it takes a very strong person to forgive.” – T. D. Jakes


“A strong, positive self-image is the best possible preparation for success.” – Joyce Brothers


“Let’s be clear, I’m a strong woman.” – Bethenny Frankel


“A single twig breaks, but the bundle of twigs is strong.” – Tecumseh


“I’m strong and fearless and not afraid to take risks in business.” – Khloe Kardashian


“I am a strong Ukrainian girl, that is why I work a lot.” – Milla Jovovich


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“The strong man is strongest when alone.” – Friedrich Schiller


“Stay strong. Stand up. Have a voice.” – Shawn Johnson


“He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak. Strong convictions precede great actions.” – Louisa May Alcott


“When my body is strong, I feel stronger inside. I feel more capable of handling emotional situations. Usually I’m more of a inside-out person, but this was a great case of me from the outside in.” – Mariska Hargitay


Strength Quotes: Being A Strong Woman


“You don’t have to play masculine to be a strong woman.” – Mary Elizabeth Winstead


“Being a strong woman is very important to me. But doing it all on my own is not.” – Reba McEntire


“Being strong can be also feminine. I don’t think feminine equals being weak. Being strong is very sexy.” – Sanaa Lathan


“My mother was a single mom, and most of the women I know are strong.” – Regina King


“I consider myself to be a very strong, independent woman.” – Julie Gonzalo


“Women are blessed with energy – a power which is unique. I have been very fortunate to have played strong women and explored their strengths through my films.” – Vidya Balan


“There are some people who still feel threatened by strong women. That’s their problem. It’s not mine.” – Gloria Allred


“To be a mother you must be strong. Even if you don’t feel it, you have to pretend.” – Sade Adu

“I’m a very strong woman.” – Thalia


“When I’m weak, you can be strong; when I’m strong, you can be weak. That’s what I believe marriage is.” – Gisele Bundchen


“Be sure of yourself, don’t let anyone bully you, be a strong and independent woman or boy.” – Nicole Polizzi

“Women are so strong and knowledgeable. You know, instead of competing with each other, I would love to complete each other.” – Marie Osmond


“A strong woman is a woman determined to do something others are determined not be done.” – Marge Piercy


“I have no regrets in my life. I think that everything happens to you for a reason. The hard times that you go through build character, making you a much stronger person.” – Rita Mero