150 Quotes About Strength and Being Incredibly Strong

In this list we’ve compiled 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.

Best Quotes About Being Strong

1. “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

2. “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

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

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

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

6. “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

7. “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

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

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

10. “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

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

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

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

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

15. “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

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

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

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

19. “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

20. “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

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

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

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

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

25. “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

26. “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

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

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

29. “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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

38. “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

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

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

41. “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

42. “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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

53. “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

54. “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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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66. “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

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

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

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

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

71. “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

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

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

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

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

76. “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

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

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

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

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

81. “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

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

83. “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

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

85. “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

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

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

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

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

90. “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

91. “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.”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

100. “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

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

102. “”Joy is strength.” – Mother Teresa

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

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

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

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

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

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

109. “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

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

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

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

113. “Everything started as nothing.” – Auliq Ice

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

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

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

117. “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

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

119. “True strength is delicate.” – Louise Berliawsky Nevelson

120. “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

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

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

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

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

125. “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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

135. “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

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

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

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

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

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

141. “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

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

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

144. “I’m a very strong woman.” – Thalia

145. “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

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

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

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

149. “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

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