Strength Quotes

The awareness of our own strength makes us modest.
– Paul Cezanne

You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.
– Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength.
– Eric Hoffer

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

The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; it is dearness only that gives everything its value. 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

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

It is only necessary to have courage, for strength without self-confidence is useless.
– Giacomo Casanova

Silence is a source of great strength.
– Lao Tzu

Continuous effort, not strength or intelligence is the key to unlocking our potential.
– Sir Winston Churchill
Strengthen me by sympathizing with my strength, not my weakness.
– Amos Bronson Alcott
In all human affairs there are efforts and there are results, and the strength of the effort is the measure of the result.
– James Lane Allen
Money doesn't mind if we say it's evil, it goes from strength to strength. It's a fiction, an addiction, and a tacit conspiracy.
– Martin Amis
One cannot weep for the entire world, it is beyond human strength. One must choose.
– Jean Anouilh
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.
– Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
Many a man's strength is in opposition, and when he faileth, he grows out of use.
– Sir Francis Bacon
Strength instead of being the lusty child of passion, grows by grappling with and subduing them.
– James M. Barrie
Life is very interesting... in the end, some of your greatest pains, become your greatest strengths.
– Drew Barrymore
Greatness lies, not in being strong, but in the right using of strength; and strength is not used rightly when it serves only to carry a man above his fellows for his own solitary glory. He is the greatest whose strength carries up the most hearts by the attraction of his own.
– Henry Ward Beecher
One ever feels his twoness-an American, a Negro; two souls, two thoughts, two unreconciled strivings; two warring ideals in one dark body, whose dogged strength alone keeps it from being torn asunder.
– W. E. B. Du Bois
Youngsters of the age of two and three are endowed with extraordinary strength. They can lift a dog twice their own weight and dump him into the bathtub.
– Erma Bombeck
The strong man is the one who is able to intercept at will the communication between the senses and the mind.
– Napoleon Bonaparte
If you would know strength and patience, welcome the company of trees.
– Hal Borland
You had no right to be born; for you make no use of life. Instead of living for, in, and with yourself, as a reasonable being ought, you seek only to fasten your feebleness on some other person's strength.
– Charlotte Bronte
Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men! Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for power equal to your tasks.
– Phillip Brooks
I count life just a stuff to try the soul's strength on.
– Robert Browning
Difficulty, my brethren, is the nurse of greatness - a harsh nurse, who roughly rocks her foster - children into strength and athletic proportion.
– William C. Bryant
It may be that religion is dead, and if it is, we had better know it and set ourselves to try to discover other sources of moral strength before it is too late.
– Pearl S. Buck
The bitterest creature under heaven is the wife who discovers that her husband's bravery is only bravado, that his strength is only a uniform, that his power is but a gun in the hands of a fool.
– Pearl S. Buck
Power is so characteristically calm, that calmness in itself has the aspect of strength.
– Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Only the weak are cruel. Gentleness can only be expected from the strong.
– Leo Buscaglia
The wisest use of American strength is to advance freedom.
– George W. Bush
Evil is the moment when I lack the strength to be true to the Good that compels me.
– Alain Badiou
I believe in prayer. It's the best way we have to draw strength from heaven.
– Josephine Baker
The colour of the skin is in no way connected with strength of the mind or intellectual powers.
– Benjamin Banneker
Strength is a matter of the made-up mind.
– John Beecher
It is cruel, you know, that music should be so beautiful. It has the beauty of loneliness of pain: of strength and freedom. The beauty of disappointment and never-satisfied love. The cruel beauty of nature and everlasting beauty of monotony.
– Benjamin Britten
Solitude is strength; to depend on the presence of the crowd is weakness. The man who needs a mob to nerve him is much more alone than he imagines.
– Paul Brunton
Few men during their lifetime comes anywhere near exhausting the resources dwelling within them. There are deep wells of strength that are never used.
– Richard E. Byrd
You really have to look inside yourself and find your own inner strength, and say, I'm proud of what I am and who I am, and I'm just going to be myself.
– Mariah Carey
There comes a pause, for human strength will not endure to dance without cessation; and everyone must reach the point at length of absolute prostration.
– Lewis Carroll
All the strength and force of man comes from his faith in things unseen. He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak. Strong convictions precede great actions.
– James Freeman Clarke
Patience is the support of weakness; impatience the ruin of strength.
– Charles Caleb Colton
The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home.
– Confucius
Each blade of grass has its spot on earth whence it draws its life, its strength; and so is man rooted to the land from which he draws his faith together with his life.
– Joseph Conrad
It is no use painting the foot of the tree white, the strength of the bark cries out from beneath the paint.
– Aime Cesaire
Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power. If you realize that you have enough, you are truly rich.
– Tao Te Ching
If you make the unconditional commitment to reach your most important goals, if the strength of your decision is sufficient, you will find the way and the power to achieve your goals.
– Robert Conklin
Knowledge is not a passion from without the mind, but an active exertion of the inward strength, vigor and power of the mind, displaying itself from within.
– Ralph J. Cudworth
The mask can be a limitation, but you just deal with it. You do get superhuman strength and pumpkin bombs and all this other stuff to express yourself with.'
– Willem Dafoe
The strength of the Democratic Party of Cook County is not something that just happened.
– Richard J. Daley
As I've often said, Wisconsin's greatest strength continues to be the dedicated, hardworking people of our state. They go to work everyday, pay their taxes, and raise their kids with good, Midwestern values.
– Jim Doyle
My greatest strength as a consultant is to be ignorant and ask a few questions.
– Peter F. Drucker
Any act often repeated soon forms a habit; and habit allowed, steady gains in strength, At first it may be but as a spider's web, easily broken through, but if not resisted it soon binds us with chains of steel.
– Tryon Edwards
One strength of the communist system of the East is that it has some of the character of a religion and inspires the emotions of a religion.
– 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
Only strength can cooperate. Weakness can only beg.
– Dwight D. Eisenhower
Our real problem, then, is not our strength today; it is rather the vital necessity of action today to ensure our strength tomorrow.
– Dwight D. Eisenhower
The spirit of man is more important than mere physical strength, and the spiritual fiber of a nation than its wealth.
– Dwight D. Eisenhower
And when a woman's will is as strong as the man's who wants to govern her, half her strength must be concealment.
– George Eliot
About 10,000 years ago, males and females were acting equitably and were treating one another as equals, and then males took over the power, because they have physical power and physical strength.
– Jane Elliot
Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
We acquire the strength we have overcome.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
We gain the strength of the temptation we resist.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
When terrorists attacked the symbols of our national unity and strength, they failed to realize that they were just symbols of our strength. The real strength of our nation comes from our people - not our buildings.
– Michael Enzi
Nothing has more strength than dire necessity.
– Euripides
My strength is coming up with two outs in the last of the ninth.
– Michael Eisner
The undertaking of a new action brings new strength.
– Richard L. Evans
Power is not an institution, and not a structure; neither is it a certain strength we are endowed with; it is the name that one attributes to a complex strategical situation in a particular society.
– Michel Foucault
As thy days, so shall thy strength be which, in modern language, may be translated as thy thoughts so shall thy life be.
– Emmet Fox
Religion is an illusion and it derives its strength from the fact that it falls in with our instinctual desires.
– Sigmund Freud
America is moving forward and gaining strength. We have been tested, and we have proven ourselves to be a tough, resilient and resourceful nation.
– Bill Frist
Superior strength is found in the long run to lie with those who had right on their side.
– James Anthony Froude
It is my own firm belief that the strength of the soul grows in proportion as you subdue the flesh.
– Mahatma Gandhi
When restraint and courtesy are added to strength, the latter becomes irresistible.
– Mahatma Gandhi
Leaders come in many forms, with many styles and diverse qualities. There are quiet leaders and leaders one can hear in the next county. Some find strength in eloquence, some in judgment, some in courage.
– John W. Gardner
Men are apt to mistake the strength of their feeling for the strength of their argument. The heated mind resents the chill touch and relentless scrutiny of logic.
– William E. Gladstone
Tears shed for self are tears of weakness, but tears shed for others are a sign of strength.
– Billy Graham
I dare say there may be some men and women in the Armed Forces who are so decent that they would say: Give the Iraqi people money, we do not want to be paid back. That is the strength of our country.
– Lindsey Graham
The breaking wave and the muscle as it contracts obey the same law. Delicate line gathers the body's total strength in a bold balance. Shall my soul meet so severe a curve, journeying on its way to form?
– Dag Hammarskjold
It is not good to see people who have been pretending strength all their lives lose it even for a minute.
– Lillian Hellman
Strength is born in the deep silence of long-suffering hearts; not amid joy.
– Sir Arthur Helps
Something called 'the Oklahoma Standard' became known throughout the world. It means resilience in the face of adversity. It means a strength and compassion that will not be defeated.
– Brad Henry
My greatest strength is common sense. I'm really a standard brand - like Campbell's tomato soup or Baker's chocolate.
– Katharine Hepburn
Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.
– Napoleon Hill
Strength lies not in defence but in attack.
– Adolf Hitler
The great strength of the totalitarian state is that it forces those who fear it to imitate it.
– Adolf Hitler
We can reach our potential, but to do so, we must reach within ourselves. We must summon the strength, the will, and the faith to move forward - to be bold - to invest in our future.
– John Hoeven
I think what weakens people most is fear of wasting their strength.
– Etty Hillesum
God is waiting eagerly to respond with new strength to each little act of self-control, small disciplines of prayer, feeble searching after him. And his children shall be filled if they will only hunger and thirst after what he offers.
– Richard Holloway
There are movements which impinge upon the nerves with a strength that is incomparable, for movement has power to stir the senses and emotions, unique in itself.
– Doris Humphrey
We need to reach that happy stage of our development when differences and diversity are not seen as sources of division and distrust, but of strength and inspiration.
– Josefa Iloilo
The superior man is the providence of the inferior. He is eyes for the blind, strength for the weak, and a shield for the defenseless. He stands erect by bending above the fallen. He rises by lifting others.
– Robert Green Ingersoll
What is called a sincere work is one that is endowed with enough strength to give reality to an illusion.
– Max Jacob
There is nothing respecting which a man may be so long unconscious as of the extent and strength of his prejudices.
– Francis Jeffrey
Prayer is more than meditation. In meditation the source of strength is one's self. When one prays he goes to a source of strength greater than his own.
– Chiang Kai-shek
Unless India stands up to the world, no one will respect us. In this world, fear has no place. Only strength respects strength.
– Abdul Kalam
Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light.
– Helen Keller
Love feels no burden, thinks nothing of trouble, attempts what is above its strength, pleads no excuse of impossibility; for it thinks all things lawful for itself, and all things possible.
– Thomas a Kempis
Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men.
– John F. Kennedy
The tax on capital gains directly affects investment decisions, the mobility and flow of risk capital... the ease or difficulty experienced by new ventures in obtaining capital, and thereby the strength and potential for growth in the economy.
– John F. Kennedy