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Strength Quotes

Updated on January 4, 2011

Strength Quotes and Sayings

Here are some quotes about strength from some famous people. I enjoyed reading them and they have helped me understand strength in a better way. Please give your feedback by commenting.

Where there is no struggle, there is no strength.
Oprah Winfrey

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

Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.
Ambrose Redmoon

Women may fall when there's no strength in men.
William Shakespeare

Freedom is actually a bigger game than power. Power is about what you can control. Freedom is about what you can unleash.
Harriet Rubin (author)

When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Women are like teabags. We don't know our true strength until we are in hot water!
Eleanor Roosevelt

Our patience will achieve more than our force.
Edmund Burke (philosopher, author Anglo-Irish statesman of 18th century)

Silence is a source of great strength.
Lao Tzu

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

Our strength grows out of our weaknesses.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Only strength can cooperate. Weakness can only beg.
Dwight D. Eisenhower (U.S. General, 34th president)

Live in terms of your strong points. Magnify them. Let your weaknesses shrivel up and die from lack of nourishment.
William Young Elliott

Strength lies not in defence but in attack
Adolf Hitler

I've never been one who thought the good Lord should make life easy; I've just asked Him to make me strong.
Eva Bowring (U.S. senator)

He who has great power should use it lightly.
Seneca (Roman philosopher, dramatist)

Faith gives you an inner strength and a sense of balance and perspective in life.
Gregory Peck (American actor)

I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us, that the less we use our power the greater it will be.
Thomas Jefferson

He knows not his own strength that has not met adversity.
Ben Jonson (Renaissance Dramatist)

Some More Quotes about Strength

Let him who would move the world, first move himself.

The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it.
Woodrow Wilson (ex U.S. president)

Most powerful is he who has himself in his own power.

Work is not man's punishment. It is his reward and his strength and his pleasure.
George Sand (French writer)

Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.
Martin Luther King, Jr

So act that your principle of action might safely be made a law for the whole world.
Immanuel Kant (18th-century German philosopher)

The right to do something does not mean that doing it is right.
William Safire (author, journalist)

The price of greatness is responsibility.
Winston Churchill

What doesn't kill us makes us stronger.
Friedrich Nietzsche (German philosopher)

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

If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.
Thomas Edison

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

Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength.
Saint Francis de Sales

Life is very interesting... in the end, some of your greatest pains, become your greatest strengths.
Drew Barrymore (actress, producer, director)

The awareness of our own strength makes us modest.
Paul Cezanne (French painter)

Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength.
Author Unknown

There is a growing strength in women, but it is in the forehead, not in the forearm.
Beverly Sills (operatic soprano)


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      Morgan 6 years ago

      Love these!! I always come here when I need some knowledge about strength.

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      Ultimate Hubber 6 years ago

      Thanks HBN!

      I find these quotes as a source of motivation and inspiration also.

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      Gail Sobotkin 6 years ago from South Carolina

      Loved this. My favorite quote was: "Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength."

      Saint Francis de Sales

      Thanks for sharing these quotes. They are a great source of wisdom about what true strength is.

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      gannu 6 years ago

      success is the purity of strength

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      Ultimate Hubber 7 years ago

      You're welcome crystolite!

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      Emma 7 years ago from Houston TX

      Thanks for this great strength quotes.

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      Ultimate Hubber 7 years ago

      Thanks a lot Fay!! :):)

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      Fay Paxton 7 years ago

      I just love thoughtful quotes.

      rated useful and voted up

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      Ultimate Hubber 7 years ago

      Edoka, I'm glad you found my collection of quotes.

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      Edoka Writes 7 years ago

      Ultimate Hubber, I needed to read those today! THANK YOU!

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      ed77burns 7 years ago

      Truly Motivational Hub.Good work.

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      Ultimate Hubber 7 years ago

      Thanks Kathryn for commenting again.

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      kathryn1000 7 years ago from London

      All people are equal on Judgment Day

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      Ultimate Hubber 7 years ago

      Glad to see your comment! No one has the right to look down on anyone else. Thanks!! :)

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      QudsiaP1 7 years ago

      Do not look down upon a woman for she is the foundation. Her strength decides if a man will crumble or rise.

      Copyright © Qudsia Pervez

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      kathryn1000 7 years ago from London

      I liked it.

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      Ultimate Hubber 7 years ago

      Hey Kathryn! Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

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      kathryn1000 7 years ago from London

      Really good.I like the one about silence