ᐅ169+ Short Quotes About Strength in Hard Times

“He turns all of his injuries into strengths, that which does not kill him makes him stronger, he is superman.” —Friedrich Nietzsche

“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” —Eleanor Roosevelt

“Courage is the most important of all the virtues because, without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.” —Maya Angelou

“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.” —Mark Twain

“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” —Anais Nin

“A ship in the harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.” —John A. Shedd

“All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” —Walt Disney

“Courage is grace under pressure.” —Ernest Hemingway

“Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen.” —Brené Brown

“Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people won’t so you can spend the rest of your life like most people can’t.” —Anonymous

“Every time you state what you want or believe, you’re the first to hear it. It’s a message to both you and others about what you think is possible. Don’t put a ceiling on yourself.” —Oprah Winfrey

“The best way to predict the future is to create it.” —Peter Drucker

“Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.” —Dale Carnegie

“Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” —Napoleon Hill

“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” —Walt Disney

“Remember why you started.” —Unknown

“Don’t worry about being successful but work toward being significant and the success will naturally follow.” —Oprah Winfrey

“All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination.” —Earl Nightingale

“In the middle of a difficulty lies opportunity.” —Albert Einstein

“Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” —Winston Churchill

“Because, you know, resilience—if you think of it in terms of the Gold Rush, then you’d be pretty depressed right now because the last nugget of gold would be gone. But the good thing is, with innovation, there isn’t a last nugget. Every new thing creates two new questions and two new opportunities.” —Jeff Bezos

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” —Thomas Edison

“Tough times never last, but tough people do.” —Robert H. Schuller

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

“Life doesn’t get easier or more forgiving, we get stronger and more resilient.” —Steve Maraboli

“With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.” —Eleanor Roosevelt

“In compassion lies the world’s true strength.” —Gautama Buddha

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

“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

“Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.” —William Ellery Channing

“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

“Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” —Warren Buffett

“What makes you different or weird, that’s your strength.” —Meryl Streep

“Calm mind brings inner strength and self-confidence, so that’s very important for good health.” —Dalai Lama

“Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.” —Napoleon Hill

“The kind of beauty I want most is the hard-to-get kind that comes from within strength, courage and dignity.” – Ruby Dee

“Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.” ― Nora Ephron

“I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass.” – Maya Angelou

“Be strong, things will get better. It might be stormy now, but rain doesn’t last forever.” – Unknown

“Small minds can’t comprehend big spirits. To be great, you have to be willing to be mocked, hated and misunderstood. Stay strong.” – Unknown

“Tough times never last, but tough people do.” – Robert H. Schuller

“If you believe it will work out, you’ll see opportunities. If you believe it won’t, you will see obstacles.” – Wayne Dyer

“No matter how hard the battle gets, or no matter how many people don’t believe in your dream, never give up!” – Eric Thomas

“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

“Feeling fear is human, but conquering it will make you feel empowered, courageous, and proud.” – Alex Niles

“If you’re going through hell, keep going.” – Winston Churchill

“Here’s to strong women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them. – Unknown ”

“Worry is a total waste of time. It doesn’t change anything. All is does it steal your joy and keep you very busy doing nothing.” – Lionel Willard

“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

“Anyone can hide. Facing up to things, working through them, that’s what makes you strong.” – Sarah Dessen

“I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.” – Audrey Hepburn

“Courage is looking fear right in the eye and saying, ‘Get the hell out of my way, I’ve got things to do.” – Unknown

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

“Remember: Every champion was once a contender that refused to give up.” – Rocky Balboa

“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.” – Evangeline Love

“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.

“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

“Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is true strength.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

“Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they’re supposed to help you discover who you are.” – Bernice Johnson Reagon

“The world is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong.” – Swami Vivekananda

“Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.” Bruce Lee

“He who conquers others is strong; He who conquers himself is mighty.” – Lao Tzu

“Whoever you are, whatever your dream, you have to be strong in your head and strong in your heart. Be strong. There’s no quitting in the person who wants it bad enough.” – Carly Patterson

“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.” – Maya Angelou

“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

“Be strong. You never know who you are inspiring.” – Unknown

“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

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” – Socrates

“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

“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.” – Khalil Gibran

“You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.” – Bob Marley

“And one has to understand that braveness is not the absence of fear but rather the strength to keep on going forward despite the fear.” – Paulo Coelho

"If you surrendered to the air, you could ride it." – Toni Morrison, Song of Solomon

"Grief and resilience live together." – Michelle Obama, Becoming

"We will either find a way, or make one." – Anibal Barca

"Rock bottom became the solid foundation in which I rebuilt my life." – J.K. Rowling

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

"Life is to be lived, not controlled; and humanity is won by continuing to play in face of certain defeat." – Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man

"There are dark shadows on the earth, but its lights are stronger in the contrast." – Charles Dickens

"The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." – Nelson Mandela

"We are stronger, gentler, more resilient, and more beautiful than any of us imagine." – Mark Nepo

"Persistence and resilience only come from having been given the chance to work though difficult problems." – Gever Tulley

"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

"We don't even know how strong we are until we are forced to bring that hidden strength forward." – Isabel Allende

"It is really wonderful how much resilience there is in human nature. Let any obstructing cause, no matter what, be removed in any way, even by death, and we fly back to first principles of hope and enjoyment." – Bram Stoker, Dracula

"The human capacity for burden is like bamboo – far more flexible than you'd ever believe at first glance." – Jodi Picoult, My Sister's Keeper

"We do not have to become heroes overnight. Just a step at a time, meeting each thing that comes up, seeing it is not as dreadful as it appeared, discovering we have the strength to stare it down." – Eleanor Roosevelt

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

"When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this: you haven't." – Thomas A. Edison

"When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure." – Peter Marshall

"Courage isn't having the strength to go on, it is going on when you don't have the strength." – Napoleon Bonaparte

"Someone I once loved gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this, too, was a gift." – Mary Oliver

"We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided." – J.K. Rowling

"No matter how much falls on us, we keep plowing ahead. That's the only way to keep the roads clear." – Greg Kincaid

"It is our attitude toward events, not events themselves, which we can control. Nothing is by its own nature calamitous – even death is terrible only if we fear it." – Epictetus

"Don't despair: despair suggests you are in total control and know what is coming. You don't – surrender to events with hope." – Alain de Botton

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

"I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it." – Maya Angelou

"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

"This is no time for ease and comfort. It is time to dare and endure." – Winston Churchill

"Do not judge me by my success, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again." – Nelson Mandela

"It's your reaction to adversity, not adversity itself that determines how your life's story will develop." – Dieter F. Uchtdorf

“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

“The harder you fall, the heavier your heart; the heavier your heart, the stronger you climb; the stronger you climb, the higher your pedestal.” —Criss Jami

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

“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

“Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.” —William Ellery Channing

“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” —Hellen Keller

“Where there is no struggle, there is no strength.” —Oprah Winfrey

“I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.” —Audrey Hepburn

“Life is very interesting…in the end, some of your greatest pains become your greatest strengths.” —Drew Barrymore

“It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done.” —Vincent Van Gogh

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

“It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.” —Edmund Hillary

“Mastering others is strength, mastering yourself is true power.” —Lao Tzu

“We don’t even know how strong we are until we are forced to bring that hidden strength forward.” —Isabel Allende

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

“We do not have to become heroes overnight. Just a step at a time, meeting each thing that comes up, seeing it is not as dreadful as it appeared, discovering we have the strength to stare it down.” —Eleanor Roosevelt

“When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this: you haven’t.” —Thomas A. Edison

“I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.” —Maya Angelou

“There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me.” —Jane Austen

“Nothing is more beautiful than the smile that has struggled through the tears.” —Demi Lovato

“When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure.” —Peter Marshall

“If you surrendered to the air, you could ride it.” —Toni Morrison

“Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and, above all, confidence in ourselves. We must believe we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.” —Marie Curie

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

“The human capacity for burden is like bamboo — far more flexible than you’d ever believe at first glance.” —Jodi Picoult

“We are stronger, gentler, more resilient, and more beautiful than any of us imagine.” —Mark Nepo

“No matter how much falls on us, we keep plowing ahead. That’s the only way to keep the roads clear.” —Greg Kincaid

“And one has to understand that braveness is not the absence of fear but rather the strength to keep on going forward despite the fear.” —Paulo Coelho

“That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” —Friedrich Nietzsche

“We will either find a way, or make one.” —Anibal Barca

“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.” —Khalil Gibran

“We need women who are so strong they can be gentle, so educated they can be humble, so fierce they can be compassionate, so passionate they can be rational, and so disciplined they can be free.” —Kavita Ramdas

“A brave man acknowledges the strength of others.” —Veronica Roth

“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

“Do not judge me by my success, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.” —Nelson Mandela

Sometimes all it takes is a little inspiration to bring out that inner strength.

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