101+ Strength Quotes to Gives You Strength in Hard Times

Strength Quotes
Friedrich Nietzsche Strength Quotes

1. “That which does not kill us makes us stronger.”

Friedrich Nietzsche
Lao Tzu Strength Quotes

2. “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”

Lao Tzu
Albert Camus Strength Quotes

3. “In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.”

Albert Camus
Mahatma Gandhi Strength Quotes

4. “Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.”

Mahatma Gandhi
Buddha Strength Quotes

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

C. JoyBell C. Strength Quotes

6. “Don’t be afraid of your fears. They’re not there to scare you. They’re there to let you know that something is worth it.”

C. JoyBell C.
Marcus Aurelius Strength Quotes

7. “You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.”

Marcus Aurelius
Bob Marley Strength Quotes

8. “You never know how strong you are, until being strong is your only choice.”

Bob Marley
Jane Austen Strength Quotes

9. “There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me.”

Jane Austen
Jon Krakauer Strength Quotes

10. “It’s not always necessary to be strong, but to feel strong.”

Jon Krakauer

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

Anais Nin

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

Sarah Dessen

13. “Be patient and tough, someday this pain will be useful to you.”


14. “Fools give up fast. Strong men persevere. The wise keep going forever.”


15. “Do not pray for an easy life. Pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.”

Bruce Lee
Bruce Lee Strength Quotes

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

Peter Marshall

17. “If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”

Martin Luther King Jr

18. “I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.”

Muhammad Ali

19. “I’ve never met a strong person with an easy past.”


20. “Strength doesn’t come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t.”

Rikki Rogers
Rikki Rogers Strength Quotes

21. “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

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

Napoleon Bonaparte

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

Kahlil Gibran

24. “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

25. “The struggle you’re in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow.”

Robert Tew
Robert Tew Strength Quotes

26. “Fall seven times, stand up eight.”

Japanese proverb

27. “I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection.”

Leonardo da Vinci

28. “In the middle of a difficulty lies opportunity.”

Albert Einstein

29. “If you have no struggles, you’ll have no strength.”

Tim Fargo

30. “Tough times never last, but tough people do.”

Robert H. Schuller
Robert H. Schuller Strength Quotes

31. “A great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.”

Walter Bagehot

32. “Make up your mind that no matter what comes your way, no matter how difficult, no matter how unfair, you will do more than simply survive. You will thrive in spite of it.”

Joel Osteen

33. “Life is very interesting. In the end, some of your greatest pains become your greatest strengths.”

Drew Barrymore

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

Dawna Markova

35. “The strongest people are not those who show strength in front of us, but those who win battles we know nothing about.”

Dawna Markova Strength Quotes

36. “Make mistakes of ambition and not mistakes of sloth. Develop the strength to do bold things, not the strength to suffer.”

Niccolò Machiavelli

37. “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

38. “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

39. “The strongest is he that makes use of his opponent’s strength – be the bamboo tree which bends toward the wind; and when the wind ceases, it springs back stronger than before.”

Bruce Lee

40. “I ask not for a lighter burden, but for broader shoulders.”

Jewish proverb
Ernest Hemingway Strength Quotes

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

Ernest Hemingway

42. “Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.”

William Ellery Channing

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

Louisa May Alcott

44. “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

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

Vernon Howard
Napoleon Hill Strength Quotes

46. “Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.

Napoleon Hill

47. “Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.

Corrie Ten Boom

48. “Confront the dark parts of yourself, and work to banish them with illumination and forgiveness. Your willingness to wrestle with your demons will cause your angels to sing.”

August Wilson

49. “Mastering others is strength, mastering yourself is true power.”

Lao Tzu

50. “Better to be strong than pretty and useless.”

Lilith Saintcrow
Ralph Waldo Emerson Strength Quotes

51. “Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

52. “This is the mark of a really admirable man: steadfastness in the face of trouble.”

Ludwig van Beethoven

53. “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

54. “Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal: my strength lies solely in my tenacity.”

Louis Pasteur

55. “The past is your lesson. The present is your gift. The future is your motivation.”

Louis Pasteur Strength Quotes

56. “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

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

Christopher Reeve

58. “You will never do anything in the world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.”


59. “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

60. “One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.”

Albert Schweitzer
Albert Schweitzer Strength Quotes

61. “Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.”

Mahatma Gandhi

62. “The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection.”

Thomas Paine

63. “Only strength can cooperate. Weakness can only beg.”

Dwight D. Eisenhower

64. “As long as we persevere and endure, we can get anything we want.”

Mike Tyson

65. “Failure gave me strength. Pain was my motivation.”

Michael Jordan
Michael Jordan Strength Quotes

66. “People do not lack strength, they lack will.”

Victor Hugo

67. “You are never given anything in this world that you can’t handle.”


68. “Problems are the price you pay for progress.”

Branch Rickey

69. “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

70. “You have been chosen, and you must therefore use such strength and heart and wits as you have.”

J.R.R. Tolkien
J.R.R. Tolkien Strength Quotes

71. “The man who has done his best has done everything.”

Charles M. Schwab

72. “Let me embrace thee, sour adversity, for wise men say it is the wisest course.”

William Shakespeare

73. “Humility teaches courage. Weakness teaches strength. And grief teaches love. So you must treasure them, not hate yourself for them.”

Umair Haque

74. “Success is achieved by developing our strengths, not by eliminating our weaknesses.”

Marilyn vos Savant

75. “Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.”

Marilyn vos Savant Strength Quotes

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


77. “Accepting the inevitable is the beginning of strength and freedom. Embrace all chaos that is out of your control. This is how it is. Why should it be otherwise?”

The Stoic Emperor

78. “Humility to learn. Strength to endure. Vision to transform. Will to act. Virtue to act rightly. Wisdom to accept the inevitable.”

The Stoic Emperor

79. “Where there is no struggle, there is no strength.”

Oprah Winfrey

80. “Nobody can hurt me without my permission.”

Mahatma Gandhi
Oprah Winfrey Strength Quotes

81. “It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.”

Edmund Hillary

82. “We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.”

J.K. Rowling

83. “The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”

Mahatma Gandhi

84. “Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.

Maya Angelou

85. “It is good to 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 well done.”

Vincent Van Gogh
Maya Angelou Strength Quotes

86. “A brave man acknowledges the strength of others.”

Veronica Roth

87. “Tears shed for another person are not a sign of weakness. They are a sign of a pure heart.”

José N. Harris

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

Emilie Autumn

89. “Some people believe holding on and hanging in there are signs of great strength. However, there are times when it takes much more strength to know when to let go and then do it.”

Ann Landers

90. “Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go.”

Hermann Hesse
Winston Churchill Strength Quotes

91. “Kites rise highest against the wind – not with it.”

Winston Churchill

92. “This is no time for ease and comfort. It is time to dare and endure.”

Winston Churchill

93. “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

94. “Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it.”

John C. Maxwell

95. “Do what is right, not what is easy.”

Roy T. Bennett
Roy T. Bennett Strength Quotes

96. “Leverage the strength that you have: that no one else can be you.”

Todd Wheatland

97. “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

98. “I survived because the fire inside me burned brighter than the fire around me.”

Joshua Graham

99. “Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.”

Mother Teresa

100. “Throw me to the wolves and I will return leading the pack.”

Seneca Strength Quotes

101. “The five separate fingers are five independent units. Close them and the fist multiplies strength. This is organization.”

James Cash Penney
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