60 Strength Quotes to Enhance your Courage and Inner Strength

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 that we are gifted for something and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained.

Let these 60 inspiring quotes help you find your inner strength and courage when you need it the most and help you face your toughest times and come out on top.

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

2. “We acquire the strength we have overcome.”— Ralph Waldo Emerson

3. “With everything that has happened to you, you can either feel sorry for yourself or treat what has happened as a gift. Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose.”– Dr. Wayne W Dyer

4. “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 have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” —Eleanor Roosevelt

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

7. “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 

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

9. “In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.” – Albert Camus

10. “The only place where your dream becomes impossible is in your own thinking.” – Robert H Schuller

11. “We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.” – Anais Nin

12. “I’ve had a lot of worries in my life, most of which never happened”– Mark Twain

13. “Sometimes, the strength within you is not a big fiery flame for all to see. It is just a tiny spark that whispers ever so softly, ‘You got this. Keep going.”—Unknown

14. “You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” – Buddha

15. “If you want light to come into your life, you need to stand where it is shining.”– Guy Finley

16. “If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right.” – Henry Ford

17. “Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.”– Winston Churchill

18. No matter what the situation, remind yourself “I have a choice.” – Deepak Chopra

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

20. “Take chances, make mistakes. That’s how you grow. Pain nourishes your courage. You have to fail in order to practice being brave.”— Mary Tyler Moore

21. “It is when you’re going through the most difficult chapter of life that your hero is revealed, and how beautiful it is when you finally realize — you have the strength to save yourself.”— Dodinsky

22. “You’ve got to follow your passion. You’ve got to figure out what it is you love—who you really are. And have the courage to do that. I believe that the only courage anybody ever needs is the courage to follow your own dream.”—Oprah Winfrey

23. “It is worth remembering that the time of greatest gain in terms of wisdom and inner strength is often that of greatest difficulty.” ―Dalai Lama

25. “The strongest people are not those who show strength in front of the world but those who fight and win battles that others do not know anything about.” —Jonathan Harnisch

26. “If they hadn’t told me I was ugly, I never would have searched for my beauty. And if they hadn’t tried to break me down, I wouldn’t know that I’m unbreakable.”—Gabourey Sidibe

27. “My dark days made me strong. Or maybe I already was strong, and they made me prove it.” —Emery Lord

28. “I’ve come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that’s as unique as a fingerprint – and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you.”– Oprah Winfrey

29. “Strength doesn’t come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t”— Rikki Rogers

30. “Strength grows in the moments when you think you can’t go on but you keep going anyway.”— Anonymous

31. “Go within every day and find the inner strength so that the world will not blow your candle out.”―Katherine Dunham

32. “With everything that has happened to you, you can either feel sorry for yourself or treat what has happened as a gift. Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose.”— Dr. Wayne W Dyer

33. “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

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

35. “Scar tissue is stronger than regular tissue. Realize the strength, move on.”― Henry Rollins

36. “The test of courage comes when we are in the minority. The test of tolerance comes when we are in the majority.”— Ralph W. Sockman

37. “Life must be lived and curiosity kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.” Eleanor Roosevelt

38. “Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.”—Judy Garland

39. “Courage isn’t having the strength to go on – it is going on when you don’t have strength.”– Napoleon

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

41. “When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.”– Viktor Frankl

42. “Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.”—Ambrose Redmoon

43. “Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.”— T. S. Eliot

44. “He knows not his own strength that hath not met adversity.”— Ben Jonson

45. “Anyone can give up; it is the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone would expect you to fall apart, now that is true strength.”– Chris Bradford

46. “We are responsible for what we are, and whatever we wish ourselves to be, we have the power to make ourselves.”– Swami Vivekananda

47. “The difference between stumbling blocks and stepping stones is how you use them.”– Unknown

48. “Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.” – Norman Vincent Peale

49. “Everyone has inside them a piece of good news. The good news is you don’t know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!” — Anne Frank

50. “We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained.”—Marie Curie

51. “One of the most courageous things you can do is identify yourself, know who you are, what you believe in and where you want to go.”—Sheila Murray Bethel

52. “If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough.”—Oprah Winfrey

53. “It’s amazing what you can get if you quietly, clearly and authoritatively demand it.”— Meryl Streep

54. “You are more powerful than you know; you are beautiful just as you are.”—Melissa Etheridge

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

56. “Courage is like a muscle. We strengthen it by use. — Ruth Gordo

57. Power is not given to you. You have to take it.”— Beyonce Knowles

58. “You don’t learn to walk by following the rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.”— Richard Branson

59. “Success is only meaningful and enjoyable if it feels like your own.”— Michelle Obama

60. “It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”—J. K. Rowling

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