best quotes about strength - postIn life, we all go through hard times, times where our strength and fortitude are tried and tested.

These tough times can come in many forms: going through a divorce or breakup, losing a loved one, financial hardship, job loss or struggling to overcome a life challenge or obstacle.

While during them, it can feel impossible to find your inner strength, always remember, if you dig deep enough, it’s there.

Whatever the difficulty you’re facing, find your strength in these powerful quotes about strength and being strong.

PS: If you’re looking for the strength to overcome your fears, or to find courage, check out our post on quotes about courage here.

100 Quotes about Strength and Being Strong

Here are 100 inspiring quotes about strength and being strong to help you find your own strength:

quotes about strength #1 - 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.

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.

quotes about strength #2 - Do not pray for an easy life; pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.

Do not pray for an easy life; pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.

~Bruce Lee

quotes about strength #3 - When something bad happens, you have three choices: You can either let it define you, let it destroy you or let it strengthen you.

When something bad happens, you have three choices: You can either let it define you, let it destroy you or let it strengthen you.

~Unknown

quotes about strength #4 - If you are going through hell, keep going.

If you are going through hell, keep going.

~Winston Churchill

quotes about strength #5 - Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.

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

quotes about strength #6 - When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.

When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.

~Franklin D. Roosevelt

quotes about strength #7 - Don’t wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great. Weak men wait for opportunities; strong men make them.

Don’t wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great. Weak men wait for opportunities; strong men make them.

~Orison Swett Marden

quotes about strength #8 - You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.

You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.

~Cayla Mills

quotes about strength #9 - Strength doesn't come from what you can do. Strength comes from overcoming the things you thought you couldn't.

Strength doesn’t come from what you can do. Strength comes from overcoming the things you thought you couldn’t.

~Unknown

quotes about strength #10 - Never, ever ever ever ever give up.

Never, ever ever ever ever give up.

~Winston Churchill

quotes about strength #11 - The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.

~Martin Luther King, Jr.

quotes about strength #12 - The task ahead of you is never greater than the strength within you.

The task ahead of you is never greater than the strength within you.

~Unknown

quotes about strength #13 - Most great people have attained their greatest success one step beyond their greatest failure.

Most great people have attained their greatest success one step beyond their greatest failure.

~Napoleon Hill

quotes about strength #14 - Worry does not empty tomorrow of its troubles; it empties today of its strength.

Worry does not empty tomorrow of its troubles; it empties today of its strength.

~Corrie ten Boom

quotes about strength #15 - Hard times don't create heroes. It is during the hard times when the 'hero' within us is revealed.

Hard times don’t create heroes. It is during the hard times when the ‘hero’ within us is revealed.

~Bob Riley

quotes about strength #16 - Being strong doesn't mean you'll never get hurt. It means even when you get hurt, you'll never let it defeat you.

Being strong doesn’t mean you’ll never get hurt. It means even when you get hurt, you’ll never let it defeat you.

~Unknown

quotes about strength #17 - Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.

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

quotes about strength #18 - Strength isn't about how much you can handle before you break, it's about how much you can handle after you break.

Strength isn’t about how much you can handle before you break, it’s about how much you can handle after you break.

~Unknown

quotes about strength #19 - My strength did not come from lifting weights. My strength came from lifting myself up when I was knocked down.

My strength did not come from lifting weights. My strength came from lifting myself up when I was knocked down.

~Bob Moore

quotes about strength #20 - What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

quotes about strength #21 - When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this: you haven’t.

When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this: you haven’t.

~Thomas Edison

quotes about strength #22 - Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.

~Confucius

quotes about strength #23 - In three words I can sum up everything I have learned about life: It goes on.

In three words I can sum up everything I have learned about life: It goes on.

~Robert Frost

quotes about strength #24 - Be strong. You never know who you are inspiring.

Be strong. You never know who you are inspiring.

~Unknown

quotes about strength #25 - Anyone can give up; it’s the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone would expect you to fall apart, that’s true strength.

Anyone can give up; it’s the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone would expect you to fall apart, that’s true strength.

~Chris Bradford

quotes about strength #26 - You were given this life because you are strong enough to live it.

You were given this life because you are strong enough to live it.

~Robin Sharma

quotes about strength #27 - Throw me to the wolves and I will return leading the pack.

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

~Unknown

quotes about strength #28 - Strength doesn't come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn't.

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

~Rikki Rogers

quotes about strength #29 - You're off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So... get on your way!

You’re off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So… get on your way!

~Dr. Seuss

quotes about strength #30 - It always seems impossible until it’s done.

It always seems impossible until it’s done.

~Nelson Mandela

quotes about strength #31 - The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong at the broken places.

The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong at the broken places.

~Ernest Hemingway

quotes about strength #32 - The will of the strong will never be shaken by doubts of the weak.

The will of the strong will never be shaken by doubts of the weak.

~Unknown

quotes about strength #33 - Sometimes you don’t realize your own strength until you come face to face with your greatest weakness.

Sometimes you don’t realize your own strength until you come face to face with your greatest weakness.

~Susan Gale

quotes about strength #34 - When the going gets tough, the tough get going.

When the going gets tough, the tough get going.

~Joseph Kennedy

quotes about strength #35 - When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.

When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.

~Harriet Beecher Stowe

quotes about strength #36 - A river cuts through a rock not because of its power, but its persistence.

A river cuts through a rock not because of its power, but its persistence.

~Unknown

quotes about strength #37 - It's not the strength of the body that counts, but the strength of the spirit.

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

~J.R.R Tolkien

quotes about strength #38 - Tough times never last, but tough people do.

Tough times never last, but tough people do.

~Robert H. Schuller

quotes about strength #39 - Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.

Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.

~John Wayne

quotes about strength #40 - I ask not for a lighter burden, but for broader shoulders.

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

~Jewish Proverb

quotes about strength #41 - Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.

~Dale Carnegie

quotes about strength #42 - The bamboo that bends is stronger than the oak that resists.

The bamboo that bends is stronger than the oak that resists.

~Japanese Proverb

quotes about strength #43 - Look at life through the windshield, not the rear view mirror.

Look at life through the windshield, not the rear view mirror.

~Byrd Baggett

quotes about strength #44 - Courage conquers all things: it even gives strength to the body.

Courage conquers all things: it even gives strength to the body.

~Publius Ovidius Naso

quotes about strength #45 - For the strength of the pack is the wolf, and the strength of the wolf is the pack.

For the strength of the pack is the wolf, and the strength of the wolf is the pack.

~Rudyard Kipling

quotes about strength #46 - I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead and some come from behind. But I've bought a big bat. I'm all ready you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!

I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead and some come from behind. But I’ve bought a big bat. I’m all ready you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!

~Dr. Seuss

quotes about strength #47 - Strength is the capacity to break a Hershey bar into four pieces with your bare hands - and then eat just one of the pieces.

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

quotes about strength #48 - 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.

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

quotes about strength #49 - Everything is okay in the end, if it's not ok, then it's not the end.

Everything is okay in the end, if it’s not ok, then it’s not the end.

~Anonymous

quotes about strength #50 - Hardship prepares ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.

Hardship prepares ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.

~C.S. Lewis

quotes about strength #51 - If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.

If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.

~Frank A. Clark

quotes about strength #52 - Fall seven times, stand up eight.

Fall seven times, stand up eight.

~Japanese Proverb

quotes about strength #53 - Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.

~Dale Carnegie

quotes about strength #54 - Anyone can hide. Facing up to things, working through them, that's what makes you strong.

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

~Sarah Dessen

quotes about strength #55 - A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.

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

~Christopher Reeve

quotes about strength #56 - Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.

Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.

~Carl Bard

quotes about strength #57 - You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.

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

quotes about strength #58 - Never say never, because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion.

Never say never, because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion.

~Michael Jordan

quotes about strength #59 - Sometimes you don’t realize your own strength until you come face to face with your greatest weakness.

Sometimes you don’t realize your own strength until you come face to face with your greatest weakness.

~Susan Gale

quotes about strength #60 - You have power over your mind, not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.

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

~Marcus Aurelius

quotes about strength #61 - A truly strong person does not need the approval of others any more than a lion needs the approval of sheep.

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

~Vernon Howard

quotes about strength #62 - The difference between stumbling blocks and stepping stones is how you use them.

The difference between stumbling blocks and stepping stones is how you use them.

~Unknown

quotes about strength #63 - When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.

When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.

~Henry Ford

quotes about strength #64 - Never be ashamed of a scar. It simply means you were stronger than whatever tried to hurt you.

Never be ashamed of a scar. It simply means you were stronger than whatever tried to hurt you.

~Unknown

quotes about strength #65 - A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor.

A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor.

~Franklin D. Roosevelt

quotes about strength #66 - Strength isn't about bearing a cross of grief or shame. Strength comes from choosing your own path, and living with the consequences.

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

quotes about strength #67 - If there is no struggle, there is no progress.

If there is no struggle, there is no progress.

~Frederick Douglass

quotes about strength #68 - The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.

The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.

~Moliere

quotes about strength #69 - The struggle you're in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow. Don't give up.

The struggle you’re in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow. Don’t give up.

~Robert Tew

quotes about strength #70 - It's hard to beat a person who never gives up.

It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.

~Babe Ruth

quotes about strength #71 - The first step is you have to say that you can.

The first step is you have to say that you can.

~Will Smith

quotes about strength #72 - He knows not his own strength who hath not met adversity.

He knows not his own strength who hath not met adversity.

~William Samuel Johnson

quotes about strength #73 - All endings are also beginnings. We just don’t know it at the time.

All endings are also beginnings. We just don’t know it at the time.

~Mitch Albom

quotes about strength #74 - This too shall pass away.

This too shall pass away.

~Ella Wheeler Wilcox

quotes about strength #75 - Strength does not come from physical capacity, it comes from indomitable will.

Strength does not come from physical capacity, it comes from indomitable will.

~Mahatma Gandhi

quotes about strength #76 - No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.

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

~Buddha

quotes about strength #77 - That which does not kill us makes us stronger.

That which does not kill us makes us stronger.

~Friedrich Nietzsche

quotes about strength #78 - Strength is the product of struggle, you must do what others don't to achieve what others won't.

Strength is the product of struggle, you must do what others don’t to achieve what others won’t.

~Henry Rollins

quotes about strength #79 - You never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.

You never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.

~Unknown

quotes about strength #80 - Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.

~Thomas A. Edison

quotes about strength #81 - It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.

It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.

~Charles Darwin

quotes about strength #82 - I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.

~Nelson Mandela

quotes about strength #83 - Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength.

Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength.

~Sigmund Freud

quotes about strength #84 - Be strong. Live honorably and with dignity. When you don't think you can, hold on.

Be strong. Live honorably and with dignity. When you don’t think you can, hold on.

~James Frey

quotes about strength #85 - Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see the possibilities… always see them… for they’re always there.

Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see the possibilities… always see them… for they’re always there.

~Norman Vincent Peale

quotes about strength #86 - The strongest people are not those who show strength in front of us, but those who win battles we know nothing about.

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

~Unknown

quotes about strength #87 - Remember that guy that gave up? Neither does anyone else.

Remember that guy that gave up? Neither does anyone else.

~Unknown

quotes about strength #88 - Good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others.

Good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others.

~Plato

quotes about strength #89 - Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men.

Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men.

~Reverend Phillips Brooks

quotes about strength #90 - In the middle of a difficulty lies opportunity.

In the middle of a difficulty lies opportunity.

~Albert Einstein

quotes about strength #91 - You are never given anything in this world that you can't handle. Be strong and just keep moving forward.

You are never given anything in this world that you can’t handle. Be strong and just keep moving forward.

~Unknown

quotes about strength #92 - For a tree to become tall it must grow tough roots among the rocks.

For a tree to become tall it must grow tough roots among the rocks.

~Friedrich Nietzsche

quotes about strength #93 - Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity.

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

~Louis Pasteur

quotes about strength #94 - Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.

~Winston Churchill

quotes about strength #95 - We acquire the strength we have overcome.

We acquire the strength we have overcome.

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

quotes about strength #96 - Courage isn't having the strength to go on – it is going on when you don’t have the strength.

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

~Napoleon Bonaparte

quotes about strength #97 - I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship.

I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship.

~Louisa May Alcott

quotes about strength #98 - Where there is no struggle, there is no strength.

Where there is no struggle, there is no strength.

~Oprah Winfrey

quotes about strength #99 - Through every dark night, there's a bright day after that. So no matter how hard it get, stick your chest out, keep your head up, and handle it.

Through every dark night, there’s a bright day after that. So no matter how hard it get, stick your chest out, keep your head up, and handle it.

~Tupac Shakur

quotes about strength #100 - I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.

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

In Conclusion

As Robert Schuller states, “Tough times never last, but tough people do.”

Always remember that:

  1. The hard time you’re going through will pass.
  2. Inside of you, you have everything you need to get through it.

So stay strong and find your inner strength with these powerful quotes about strength and being strong.