Strength Quotes

Strength is an inner quality we all have



 Happiness is an attitude.  We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong.  The amount of work is the same.
  – Francesca Reigler

You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.   – Brian Tracy

When we decide to live each instant fully, with all our might, to live true to ourselves and make the present moment shine, we discover and bring forth immense and unimagined strength.  Daisaku Ikeda

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


The source of strength

Toughness is in the soul and spirit, not in muscles.   – Alex Karras

Those who live gently inhabit a place of profound power.
– Maggie Hamilton


Self confidence

With realization of one’s own potential and self-confidence in one’s ability, one can build a better world.   –The 14th Dalai Lama

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

You should begin to build up confidence and joy in your own richness.  That richness is the essence of generosity.  It is the sense of resourcefulness, that you can deal with whatever is available around you and not feel poverty stricken.
– Chogyam Trungpa


Self Control

The intelligent want self-control; children want candy.
Mevlana Rumi

When restraint and courtesy are added to strength, the latter becomes irresistible.
Mahatma Gandhi

 One cannot become a starring player in life if one is easily swayed by one’s emotions over every little thing. Strength of character lies in performing the drama of life with courage and confidence, practicing self-reflection and self-control under any circumstances.   Daisaku Ikeda



The hope of a secure and liveable world lies with disciplined nonconformists who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

We all have dreams.  But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.
Jessie Owens

 Each individual is master of his or her destiny: it is up to each person to create the causes of happiness.   – The 14th Dalai Lama

Knowing others is wisdom; knowing the self is enlightenment; mastering others requires force; mastering the self needs strength.
– Buddha.

Overcome anger by peacefulness;
Overcome evil by good.
Overcome the mean by generosity;
and the man who lies by truth.
– Buddha



Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men.  Confucius

True love for our neighbour will be translated into courage and strength.  The more we develop love for others, the more confidence we will have in ourselves.
– The 14th Dalai Lama

Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.  – Andre Gide

Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.
Robert Louis Stevenson

 You cannot run away from a weakness; you must sometimes fight it out or perish. And if that be so, why not now, and where you stand?
–– Robert Louis Stevenson

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

Courage is the force that makes our lives brilliant.
Daisaku Ikeda

 Those who lack courage run away from hardship, seeking only to live a life of ease and comfort. Thus one who lacks courage cannot help others.
–– Daisaku Ikeda

 Running away from things you find unpleasant causes suffering. But facing and challenging such situations will enrich your life.
Daisaku Ikeda


Determination, Persistence, Endurance

The most essential factor is persistence – the determination never to allow your energy or enthusiasm to be dampened by the discouragement that must inevitably come.
James Whitcomb Riley

Energy and persistence conquer all things.  – Benjamin Franklin

Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal: my strength lies solely in my tenacity. – Louis Pasteur

  To will is to select a goal, determine a course of action that will bring one to that goal, and then hold to that action till the goal is reached.  The key is action.
Michael Hanson

Endurance is one of the most difficult disciplines, but it is to the one who endures that the final victory comes.   – Buddha


The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future or to anticipate troubles, but to live in the present wisely and earnestly.
– Buddha


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