125 Powerful and Emotional Strength Quotes

In times of suffering and crisis, people reach for meaning of strength. Our survival may depend on our seeking and finding it. Here is our collection of emotional strength quotes and sayings to help you build the most massive characters and bring out your strongest soul.

A strong and healthy mind is the foundation of strength needed to conquer all things. You always have to remind yourself that it is not what you have been through but what you overcome that will strengthen you. So, it will remind and push you forward to continuously build your character.

To bring out your strongest soul, read this emotional strength quotes. Remember to check out our motivational strong woman quotes too. Now enter emotional strength quotes and sayings. Scroll down.

Emotional strength quotes to elevate your courage

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.

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

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

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

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

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The depth and strength of a human character are defined by its moral reserves. People reveal themselves completely only when they are thrown out of the customary conditions of their life, for only then do they have to fall back on their reserves. — Leonardo da Vinci

If you haven’t the strength to impose your own terms upon life, then you must accept the terms it offers you. — T.S. Eliot

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

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

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

Strength positive quotes

The resistance that you fight physically in the gym and the resistance that you fight in life can only build a strong character. — Arnold Schwarzenegger

Permanence, perseverance, and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragements, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak. — Thomas Carlyle

Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so, we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can’t ride you unless your back is bent. — Martin Luther King, Jr.

Be strong, be fearless, be beautiful. And believe that anything is possible when you have the right people there to support you. — Misty Copeland

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

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All the adversity I’ve had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me. You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you. — Walt Disney

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

Strength is the ability to break a chocolate bar into four pieces with your bare hands – and then eat just one of those pieces. — Judith Viorst

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

Talents are best nurtured in solitude, but character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world. — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Give me strength quotes

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

Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength. — Charles Spurgeon

As long as we persevere and endure, we can get anything we want. — Mike Tyson

If I didn’t define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people’s fantasies for me and eaten alive. — Audre Lorde

Problems are not the problem; coping is the problem. — Virginia Satir

It doesn’t take a lot of strength to hang on. It takes a lot of strength to let go. — J. C. Watts

Endurance is not just the ability to bear a hard thing, but to turn it into glory. — William Barclay

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

The soul that is within me no man can degrade. — Frederick Douglass

Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential. — Liane Cordes

Don’t expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong. — Calvin Coolidge

My bad habits aren’t my title. My strengths and my talent are my title. — Layne Staley

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

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

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

Quotes to give you strength

The turning point in the process of growing up is when you discover the core of strength within you that survives all hurt. — Max Lerner

A strong man doesn’t have to be dominant toward a woman. He doesn’t match his strength against a woman weak with love for him. He matches it against the world. — Marilyn Monroe

Don’t wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great. Weak men wait for opportunities; strong men make them. — Orison Swett Marden

Don’t be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves. — Dale Carnegie

Only one who devotes himself to a cause with his whole strength and soul can be a true master. For this reason mastery demands all of a person. — Albert Einstein

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When adversity strikes, that’s when you have to be the most calm. Take a step back, stay strong, stay grounded and press on. — LL Cool J

Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragements, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak. — Thomas Carlyle

The strong man is the one who is able to intercept at will the communication between the senses and the mind. — Napoleon Bonaparte

You have been chosen, and you must therefore use such strength and heart and wits as you have. — J.R.R. Tolkien

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. — Helen Keller

Strength quotes for him

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

Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength. — Corrie Ten Boom

Strength is the capacity to break a Hershey bar into four pieces with your bare hands – and then eat just one of the pieces. — Judith Viorst

Some people believe holding on and hanging in there are signs of great strength. However, there are times when it takes much more strength to know when to let go and then do it. — Ann Landers

Life is made of so many moments that mean nothing. Then one day, a single moment comes along to define every second that comes after. Such moments are tests of courage, of strength. — Sabaa Tahir

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It is unwise to be too sure of one’s own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err. — Mahatma Gandhi

I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. — Thomas Paine

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

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

Short quotes about strength

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

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

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

Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Be patient and tough; someday this pain will be useful to you. — Ovid

You can’t really be strong until you can see a funny side to things. — Ken Kesey

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Choose rather to be strong of soul than strong of body. — Pythagoras

When the going gets tough, the tough get going. — Joe Kennedy

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

Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance. — Samuel Johnson

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

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

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

Fortitude is the guard and support of the other virtues. — John Locke

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My strength is as the strength of ten, because my heart is pure. — Alfred Lord Tennyson

Mental strength is something you either have, or you haven’t. — Katie Taylor

Building mental strength is the key to reaching our full potential in life. — Amy Morin

Religion brings to man an inner strength, spiritual light, and ineffable peace. — Alexis Carrel

Virtue is inner strength. It expands your nature. — John Bradshaw

You can’t really be strong until you see a funny side to things. — Ken Kessey

Strength quotes for her

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

I hate to hear you talk about all women as if they were fine ladies instead of rational creatures. None of us want to be in calm waters all our lives. — Jane Austen

A strong woman is a woman determined to do something others are determined not be done. — Marge Piercy

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

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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

Believe in a love that is being stored up for you like an inheritance, and have faith that in this love there is a strength and a blessing so large that you can travel as far as you wish without having to step outside it. — Rainer Maria Rilke

You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have. — Cayla Mills

Sometimes you don’t realize your own strength until you come face to face with your greatest weakness. — Susan Gale

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

Best quotes for strength

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

The human capacity for burden is like bamboo – far more flexible than you’d ever believe at first glance. — emotional strength quotes by Jodi Picoult

Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. — Harriet Tubman

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

A calm mind brings inner strength and self-confidence. — Dalai Lama

Tears shed for self are tears of weakness, but tears shed for others are a sign of strength. — Billy Graham

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

Whatever is in me is stronger than what is out there to defeat me. — emotional strength quotes by Caroline Myss

Tolerance is a virtue that depends upon peace and strength. — Charles Lindbergh

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

Unity is strength… when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved. — Mattie Stepanek

A truly strong person does not need the approval of others any more than a lion needs the approval of sheep. — Vernon Howard

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

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it. — Henry Ford

Inspirational quotes for strength and encouragement

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

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

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

Peace is not the absence of war, but a virtue based on strength of character. — Baruch Spinoza

Taking care of yourself makes you stronger for everyone in your life – including you. — Kelly Rudolph

You never know how strong you are, until being strong is your only choice. — Bob Marley

Scar tissue is stronger than regular tissue. Realize the strength, move on. — Henry Rollins

Be very strong… be very methodical in your life if you want to be a champion. — Alberto Juantorena

I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ’Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death. — Leonardo da Vinci

What is important is to believe in something so strongly that you’re never discouraged. — Salma Hayek

Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm. — Abraham Lincoln

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

Force has no place where there is need of skill. Herodotus There is little that can withstand a man who can conquer himself. — Louis XIV

The strength of a man’s virtue should not be measured by his special exertions, but by his habitual acts. — Blaise Pascal

Only the gentle are ever really strong. — James Dean

Inner strength quotes

Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will. — emotional strength quotes by Mahatma Gandhi

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

Look well into thyself; there is a source of strength which will always spring up if thou wilt always look. — emotional strength quotes by Marcus Aurelius

We may get knocked down on the outside, but the key to living in victory is to learn how to get up on the inside. — Joel Osteen

You are your master. Only you have the master keys to open the inner locks. — emotional strength quotes by Amit Ray

The sun shall always rise upon a new day and there shall always be a rose garden within me. Yes, there is a part of me that is broken, but my broken soil gives way to my wild roses. — C. JoyBell C.

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

Deep roots are not reached by the frost. — emotional strength quotes by J.R.R. Tolkien

Without being push to the wall, we will have remained in our comfortable zone. But this circumstance challenges us to find the courage to move on. — emotional strength quotes by Lailah Gifty Akita

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

More strength sayings and quotes to persevere in tough time

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. — emotional strength quotes by Jane Austen

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

The hard times that you go through build character, making you a much stronger person. — emotional strength quotes by Rita Mero

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

The harder you fall, the heavier your heart; the heavier your heart, the stronger you climb; the stronger you climb, the higher your pedestal. — emotional strength quotes by Criss Jami

Develop the strength to do bold things, not the strength to suffer. — Niccolò Machiavelli

Where is the man who has the strength to be true, and to show himself as he is? — emotional strength quotes by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

Only by contending with challenges that seem to be beyond your strength to handle at the moment you can grow more surely toward the stars. — emotional strength quotes by Brian Tracy

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

Final thought

There are times when you suck in your fear, faced it with a courage that moves mountains, and you step right into it. You feel the difficult situation paralyzes and controls you, and makes you believe that you will never be able to rise above it.

But you do it, because you are strong. And you will do it again, because you are even stronger. Yes, you are a true champion.

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