79 Strength Quotes That Will Give You Energy

By Maxime Lagacé Maxime is the founder and chief editor of WisdomQuotes. He has been writing and collecting quotes since 2004. He’s also into personal development and productivity. Most of all, he’s dedicated to help you live a simpler and more peaceful life. Learn more about him on his about page.Here are 79 of the best strength quotes I could find. Hope you’ll find the inspiration, the fire and the strength you already have inside. You’ll discover quotes by Buddha, Einstein, Bruce Lee, and more. Enjoy!

With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts. Eleanor Roosevelt

Strength is a matter of a made up mind. John Beecher

Normalize being a little crazy for what you believe in. Maxime Lagacé

Mastering others is strength, mastering yourself is true power. Lao Tzu

It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves. Edmund Hillary


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

You never know how strong you are, until being strong is your only choice. Bob Marley

Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go. Hermann Hesse

Be patient and tough; someday this pain will be useful to you. Ovid


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

The more you care, the stronger you can be. Jim Rohn

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

Fools give up fast. Strong men persevere. The wise keep going forever. Maxime Lagacé

Silence is a source of great strength. Lao Tzu

Related quotes and topics: patience, Zen, deep, determination, hard work Like the quotes so far?Keep reading to find even more great ones by Aristotle, Bruce Lee, Goethe, Nietzsche, etc.A few thoughts on strength…Do you realize that without tough times, without struggles, you wouldn’t have the chance to get stronger?Now, don’t get me wrong.I know it can be something hard to hear when you’re actually dealing with something truly devastating.But in the end, if you have the right mental attitude, hardships can act as the stepping stones you need to attain higher levels, in the long term.It is because of them that you’ll get stronger, not in spite of them.So please, keep that in mind when you’re struggling.And most importantly, keep going.Deal?

The Best Quotes About Strength

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This is the mark of a really admirable man: steadfastness in the face of trouble. Ludwig van Beethoven

Scar tissue is stronger than regular tissue. Realize the strength, move on. Henry Rollins

There are two ways of exerting one’s strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up. Booker T. Washington

If you haven’t the strength to impose your own terms upon life, then you must accept the terms it offers you. T.S. Eliot

The past is your lesson. The present is your gift. The future is your motivation. Unknown

Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars. Kahlil Gibran

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

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

Do not pray for an easy life. Pray for the strength to endure a difficult one. Bruce Lee


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

For what it’s worth: it’s never too late to be whoever you want to be. I hope you live a life you’re proud of, and if you find you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start over again. F. Scott Fitzgerald

There’s nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you. Woody Hayes

Courage isn’t having the strength to go on, it is going on when you don’t have the strength. Napoleon Bonaparte

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 done well. Vincent van Gogh

When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure. Peter Marshall

To have become a deeper man is the privilege of those who have suffered. Oscar Wilde

Yielding will overcome anything superior to itself; its strength is boundless. Bruce Lee

One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity. Albert Schweitzer

The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection. Thomas Paine

That which does not kill us makes us stronger. Friedrich Nietzsche

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Part 2. Quotes About Strength That Are…

Short Quotes About Strength

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Do what is right, not what is easy. Roy T. Bennett

Better to fight and fall than to live without hope. Volsunga (Viking quotes)

People do not lack strength, they lack will. Victor Hugo

Strength doesn’t come from winning. Arnold Schwarzenegger

A calm mind brings inner strength and self-confidence. 14th Dalai Lama

If you have no struggles, you’ll have no strength. Tim Fargo

Never give up. Great things take time. Frank Zane

Growth is overrated. Endurance is underrated. Shane Parrish

Problems are messages. Shakti Gawain

Tough times never last, but tough people do. Robert H. Schuller Click to tweet

Storms make trees take deeper roots. Unknown

Falling down is an accident. Staying down is a choice. Unknown

What you allow is what will continue. Unknown

Fall seven times, stand up eight. Japanese proverb

The only thing that can stop me, is me. Unknown

Adversity is the first path to truth. Lord Byron Click to tweet

You are the only you there is and ever will be. Jen Sincero (You Are A Badass)

Heroism is endurance for one moment more. George F. Kennan

The bamboo that bends is stronger than the oak that resists. Japanese proverb Click to tweet

Problems are the price you pay for progress. Branch Rickey

Freedom comes from strength and self-reliance. Lisa Murkowski

Strength of mind is exercise, not rest. Alexander Pope

When the going gets tough, the tough get going. Joseph Kennedy

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Inspirational Quotes About Strength

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I’ve never met a strong person with an easy past. Atticus

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

A great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do. Walter Bagehot Click to tweet

Leverage the strength that you have: that no one else can be you. Todd Wheatland

Life is very interesting. In the end, some of your greatest pains become your greatest strengths. Drew Barrymore

I survived because the fire inside me burned brighter than the fire around me. Joshua Graham

In times of crisis, people reach for meaning. Meaning is strength. Our survival may depend on our seeking and finding it. Dawna Markova

May you grow up to be righteous, may you grow up to be true. May you always know the truth and see the lights surrounding you. May you always be courageous, stand upright and be strong. May you stay forever young. Bob Dylan

You have been chosen, and you must therefore use such strength and heart and wits as you have. J.R.R. Tolkien

Be gentle with yourself. You’re doing the best you can. Unknown

Perhaps I am stronger than I think. Thomas Merton

Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise. Unknown

Smiles can hide so much; fear, pain, sadness, tears. But than again they reflect one thing: strength. Unknown

The task ahead of you is never greater than the strength within you. Unknown Click to tweet

In the mountains of truth you will never climb in vain; either you will get up higher today or you will exercise your strength so as to be able to get up higher tomorrow. Friedrich Nietzsche

Make mistakes of ambition and not mistakes of sloth. Develop the strength to do bold things, not the strength to suffer. Niccolò Machiavelli

Where is the man who has the strength to be true, and to show himself as he is? Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let the pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place. Iain Thomas

Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. Harriet Tubman

The man who has done his best has done everything. Charles M. Schwab

Related: Positive Quotes That Will Make Your Day Wonderful10 Strategies to Make Yourself Mentally Stronger (psychologytoday.com)

Quotes About Strength: The Conclusion

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It’s not the strength of the body that counts, but the strength of the spirit. J.R.R Tolkien

Let’s recap:The strongest people know it’s normal to feel tired. They know when to rest.Whatever happens, stay strong. Nobody said life would be fair and easy.How to find mental strength?Sleep wellTalk to a friendTake a long walkThink consistency, not intensityThink of your goal to find directionThink about what you can do today to find motivationYour mind will tend to give up fast. Don’t listen to it. Keep pushing.Focus on what you control: your next step. Call to action: Read 10 Ways to Boost your Mental Fitness (blog.calm.com)or 100 Mental Health Quotes To Comfort, Encourage, Inspireor 130 Short Quotes That Will Inspire You (Fast) Hope you enjoyed these inspiring strength quotes. If you did, please share them with a friend today!What was your favorite quote? Pleaset let us know in the comment section below!

Author Bio

Maxime Lagacé started collecting quotes in 2004 after he lost his girlfriend in a car accident.In search of meaning, he dived in the self-improvement world, psychology and trail running.Books, blogs, quotes and nature became his guide.He started journaling, reflecting, writing his thoughts, feelings and quotes.His goal was to understand his pain, his depression, his fears, his lack of motivation and inspiration.He finished his software engineering degree in 2007 at the École de Technologie Supérieure de Montréal. He also studied at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.A few years later, he started his first website to share his passion for quotes.Maxime is a father of two, INFJ and also loves running.Other notable interests of Maxime are health (mental and physical), meditation, nutrition, bananas, SEO, human potential, education, learning, productivity and minimalism.Finally, he is (very) far from being perfect.You can find him on Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Quora, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube.

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