15 Powerful Quotes About Being Strong

When the chips are down and life throws one of its curveballs at you read some quotes about being strong and take the situation by the horns!

As the saying goes: ‘If it doesn’t kill you it only makes you stronger’. This is certainly true when you think back to all those situations and crises you have been through in your life which you didn’t think you would pull through but did. As a matter of fact, it is often these very experiences we live through that actually make us stronger, more patient and better people.

Human beings are very resilient and can withstand great physical, emotional and mental pressure

Dealing with adversity is par for the course in everyday life. Whether it be difficult family situations, a crisis at work or a bereavement of someone close to you there are times when everyone needs to ‘step up’ and deal with the challenge at hand. One of the best ways to do this is to remain strong, steadfast in your conviction that everything will, eventually, work out for the best.

Quote 1:

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

Quote 2:

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

Quote 3:

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

Quote 4:

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

Quote 5:

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

Quote 6:

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. – Mahatma Gandhi

Quote 7:

Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can’t ride you unless your back is bent. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Quote 8:

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

Quote 9:

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

Quote 10:

Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragements, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak. – Thomas Carlyle

Quote 11:

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

Quote 12:

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

Quote 13:

Through all the heartaches and the tears, through gloomy days and fruitless years; I do give thanks for now I know, these were the things that helped me grow. – David Lockett

Quote 14:

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

Quote 15:

In the world there is nothing more submissive and weak than water. Yet for attacking that which is hard and strong nothing can surpass it. – Lao Tzu