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Strength Quotes

No one is born equal. You have to sweat hard to be Adonis. If you resolve to be strong, then just gymming won’t leave you with impressive results. For real strength, you need to have a healthy body, eat healthy food and most importantly, possess a healthy mind. Whether you are looking to pack on some extra muscles or boost your fitness, you need to fortify you body strength first for max results. Here are some famous capability quotations and sayings to boost your strength and gear you up for some power-packed accomplishments.

Douglas MacArthur

In war, you win or lose, live or die - and the difference is just an eyelash.

John Milton

A good book is the precious lifeblood of a master spirit.

LeBron James

I like criticism. It makes you strong.

Thomas Paine

An army of principles can penetrate where an army of soldiers cannot.

Lao Tzu

To love someone deeply gives you strength. Being loved by someone deeply gives you courage.


Courage stands halfway between cowardice and rashness, one of which is a lack, the other an excess of courage.

Joseph Addison

A cloudy day or a little sunshine have as great an influence on many constitutions as the most recent blessings or misfortunes.

John Greenleaf Whittier

You don't always win your battles, but it's good to know you fought.

Leonardo da Vinci

Beyond a doubt truth bears the same relation to falsehood as light to darkness.

Gautama Buddha

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


There is room for individuality, but without the strength of this Brazil group it is nothing.

Henry James

It is art that makes life, makes interest, makes importance... and I know of no substitute whatever for the force and beauty of its process.

Peter Drucker

Checking the results of a decision against its expectations shows executives what their strengths are, where they need to improve, and where they lack knowledge or information.

Michael Jordan

My attitude is that if you push me towards something that you think is a weakness, then I will turn that perceived weakness into a strength.

Nelson Mandela

Does anybody really think that they didn't get what they had because they didn't have the talent or the strength or the endurance or the commitment?

Elizabeth I

I know I have the body of a weak and feeble woman, but I have the heart and stomach of a king, and of a king of England too.

William Makepeace Thackeray

Follow your honest convictions and be strong.

Rita Mae Brown

Every action is either strong or weak, and when every action is strong we are successful.

Denis Waitley

Determination gives you the resolve to keep going in spite of the roadblocks that lay before you.

Mother Teresa

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


Education is the best friend. An educated person is respected everywhere. Education beats the beauty and the youth.

Marcel Proust

Happiness is beneficial for the body, but it is grief that develops the powers of the mind.

George Eliot

Adventure is not outside man; it is within.


Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant.

Marcel Proust

A change in the weather is sufficient to recreate the world and ourselves.

Khalil Gibran

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

Audre Lorde

When I dare to be powerful - to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.

Thomas Merton

Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony.

Dave Barry

Dogs feel very strongly that they should always go with you in the car, in case the need should arise for them to bark violently at nothing right in your ear.

Elizabeth I

I have the heart of a man, not a woman, and I am not afraid of anything.

Andrew Jackson

Any man worth his salt will stick up for what he believes right, but it takes a slightly better man to acknowledge instantly and without reservation that he is in error.

Leon Trotsky

Not believing in force is the same as not believing in gravitation.

Samuel Johnson

A fly, Sir, may sting a stately horse and make him wince; but, one is but an insect, and the other is a horse still.

Hermann Hesse

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

Napolean Hill

Create a definite plan for carrying out your desire and begin at once, whether you ready or not, to put this plan into action.

Laurence Sterne

In solitude the mind gains strength and learns to lean upon itself.

Charlie Chaplin

Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.

Leon Trotsky

Not believing in force is the same as not believing in gravity.

Calvin Coolidge

Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.

Andrew Carnegie

And while the law of competition may be sometimes hard for the individual, it is best for the race, because it ensures the survival of the fittest in every department.

Walt Whitman

A great city is that which has the greatest men and women.

Lao Tzu

Simulated disorder postulates perfect discipline; simulated fear postulates courage; simulated weakness postulates strength.

John Milton

Nothing profits more than self-esteem, grounded on what is just and right.

Marcel Proust

A powerful idea communicates some of its strength to him who challenges it.

John Dryden

Reason is a crutch for age, but youth is strong enough to walk alone.

Charles Lamb

Credulity is the man's weakness, but the child's strength.

Frederick Douglass

Man's greatness consists in his ability to do and the proper application of his powers to things needed to be done.

Leon Trotsky

The historic ascent of humanity, taken as a whole, may be summarized as a succession of victories of consciousness over blind forces - in nature, in society, in man himself.

Maya Angelou

It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.

John Milton

Virtue could see to do what Virtue would by her own radiant light, though sun and moon where in the flat sea sunk.

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Mia Hamm

True champions aren't always the ones that win, but those with the most guts.

Dorothy Day

Men are beginning to realize that they are not individuals but persons in society, that man alone is weak and adrift, that he must seek strength in common action.

Elbert Hubbard

It does not take much strength to do things, but it requires great strength to decide on what to do.

John F. Kennedy

The basic problems facing the world today are not susceptible to a military solution.

Thomas Jefferson

I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country.

Thomas More

The Bible is the rock on which this Republic rests.

Lao Tzu

He who conquers others is strong; He who conquers himself is mighty.


The earth is supported by the power of truth; it is the power of truth that makes the sun shine and the winds blow; indeed all things rest upon truth.

George Eliot

And when a woman's will is as strong as the man's who wants to govern her, half her strength must be concealment.

Benjamin Disraeli

You can tell the strength of a nation by the women behind its men.

Les Brown

It takes someone with a vision of the possibilities to attain new levels of experience. Someone with the courage to live his dreams.

James Russell Lowell

Endurance is the crowning quality, And patience all the passion of great hearts.

Adolf Hitler

Strength lies not in defence but in attack.

Helen Keller

Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light.

Douglas MacArthur

Whether in chains or in laurels, liberty knows nothing but victories.

Coco Chanel

The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.


The world's biggest power is the youth and beauty of a woman.


Justice... is a kind of compact not to harm or be harmed.

Queen Elizabeth II

My husband has quite simply been my strength and stay all these years, and I owe him a debt greater than he would ever claim.

Elizabeth I

A clear and innocent conscience fears nothing.

Marcel Proust

It is always during a passing state of mind that we make lasting resolutions.

Mia Hamm

There are always new, grander challenges to confront, and a true winner will embrace each one.

Elizabeth I

A strength to harm is perilous in the hand of an ambitious head.

John Maynard Keynes

The disruptive powers of excessive national fecundity may have played a greater part in bursting the bonds of convention than either the power of ideas or the errors of autocracy.

Lao Tzu

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

Joseph Campbell

The big question is whether you are going to be able to say a hearty yes to your adventure.

Vince Lombardi

The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.

Walter Scott

It is wonderful what strength of purpose and boldness and energy of will are roused by the assurance that we are doing our duty.

Pearl S. Buck

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.

Adolf Hitler

It is always more difficult to fight against faith than against knowledge.

Zsa Zsa Gabor

Macho does not prove mucho.

Kevin Smith

When times are tough like this, and they certainly are challenging, it's not a time to recoil or retreat from the situation. You've got to be strong, and you've got to play your plan out as best you can.

Joseph Conrad

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.

Thomas Paine

If we do not hang together, we shall surely hang separately.

Benjamin Disraeli

Man is not the creature of circumstances, circumstances are the creatures of men. We are free agents, and man is more powerful than matter.


Knowledge without education is but armed injustice.

Sir Thomas Browne

Though it be in the power of the weakest arm to take away life, it is not in the strongest to deprive us of death.

Leo Buscaglia

Only the weak are cruel. Gentleness can only be expected from the strong.

Vince Lombardi

Fatigue makes cowards of us all.

Audre Lorde

When I use my strength in the service of my vision it makes no difference whether or not I am afraid.

Albert Schweitzer

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

Eric Hoffer

Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength.


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

Henry Miller

True strength lies in submission which permits one to dedicate his life, through devotion, to something beyond himself.

Dave Barry

Snowboarding is an activity that is very popular with people who do not feel that regular skiing is lethal enough. 

Chadwick Boseman

I was raised in a sort of village. I have a huge family, and I think there is strength in that. It helped me to deal with some of the complications of living in the South because I always felt like I belonged, no matter what.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Climbing to the top demands strength, whether it is to the top of Mount Everest or to the top of your career.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life.

H. L. Mencken

The lunatic fringe wags the underdog.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Great men are they who see that spiritual is stronger than any material force - that thoughts rule the world.