Strong Quotes

We all know that life is filled with hills, valleys and every imaginable bump and pothole along the way. But, we also know that strength of character, the strength of will carries us right through and along each and every challenge. This spirit of strength is what makes or breaks us. Most often, however, it is these circumstances traversed with strength and resilience that makes us what we are. It is our hope that the following motivational and inspirational quotes and sayings will give you a little more horsepower as you move through life's issues.
  1. Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so shall you become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be. James Allen

  2. A failure is like fertilizer – it stinks to be sure, but it makes things grow faster in the future. Dennis Waitley

  3. Success and failure. We think of them as opposites, but they’re really not. They’re companions – the hero and the sidekick. Lawrence Shames

  4. Something only becomes a failure when you completely give up. Tina Smith

  5. Strong does not mean to be overbearing, or to discard or ignore the feeelings of others. But, it does mean to stand up for what is proper and right no matter the odds or circumstances. Byron R. Pulsifer

  6. You cannot overcome adversity by sticking your head in the sand. Theodore W. Higgingsworth

  7. Challenge yourself with something you know you could never do, and what you’ll find is that you can overcome anything. Author Unknown

  8. In the final choice, a soldier’s pack is not so heavy a burden as a prisoner’s chains. President Dwight D. Eisenhower

  9. A ship in the harbour is safe, but that’s not what ships are built for. Unknown Author

  10. The strength to carry on does not find its source externally given; its strength lies within the heart of one with more vision of the future than of that which has already passed. Byron R. Pulsifer

  11. God gives every bird its food, but he does not just throw it in the nest. Author Unknbown

  12. To be brave, you overcome fear and listen to the small voice inside you to do what’s right, regardless of what others say. To be brave doesn’t mean you’ll never be afraid, but it does mean facing your fears. Michael Stutman

  13. It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters in the end. Ursula LeGuin

  14. If you wish to succeed in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother, and hope your guardian genius. Joseph Addison

  15. My rule is: If you meet the weakest vessel, attack. If it is a vessel equal to yours, attack. And if it is stronger than yours, also attack. Stepan O. Makarov

  16. To reach your goals in life, you’ve got to bridge the 12 inch gaps between your head, your heart and your gut. Grant M. Bright

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

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  18. Challenges are not what we know we can already accomplish. Instead, challenges are those issues or circumstances that defy any known method to conquer unless someone has the strength, daring, and perseverance to attempt. Byron R. Pulsifer
  19. It takes half your life before you discover life is a do-it-yourself project. Napoleon Hill

  20. It is easier to find men who will volunteer to die, than to find those who are willing to endure pain with patience. Julius Caesar

  21. What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight–it’s the size of the fight in the dog. Dwight D. Eisenhower

  22. You must begin to intrinsically think of yourself as a success in order to become more successful in the future. If you decide that you will find somehow or some way to achieve your goals, then you will move forward in your life and experience a large number of successes. Linda Garrison

  23. You can do what you want to do, accomplish what you want to accomplish, attain any reasonable objective you may have in mind. Not all of a sudden, perhaps, not in one swift and sweeping act of achievement. But you can do it gradually, day by day and play by play, if you want to do it, if you work to do it over a sufficiently long period of time. William E. Holler

  24. It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare. It is because we do not dare that they are difficult. Seneca

  25. Never look down to test the ground before taking your next step. Only he who keeps his eye fixed on the far horizon will find the right road. Dag Hammarskjold

  26. It is our duty as men and women to proceed as though the limits of our abilities do not exist. Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

  27. Faith is like a bird that feels dawn breaking and sings while it is still dark. Scandinavian Proverb

  28. Victory is reserved for those willing to pay its price. Sun Tzu

  29. Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow". Mary Anne Radmacher-Hershey

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  30. Dreams come true. Without that possibility, nature would not invite us to have them. John Updike

  31. A diamond is a piece of coal that finished what it started. Author Unknown

  32. Dream as if you’ll live for ever. Live as if you’ll die today. James Dean

  33. If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you are always in the same place. Nora Roberts

  34. Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement. Foster C. McClelland

  35. Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards. Soren Kierkegaard

  36. It isn’t a calamity to die with dreams unfulfilled but it is a calamity not to dream. Benjamin Elijah Mays

  37. “It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves. Sir Edmund Hillary

  38. The only limit to the height of your achievements is the reach of your dreams and your willingness to work for them. Michelle Obama

  39. Life is like a game of cards. The hand that is dealt you represents determinism; the way you play it is free will. Jawaharial Nehru

  40. Our belief at the beginning of an undertaking is the one thing (now, get that, the one thing), that ensures the successful outcome of the venture. William James

  41. Consider the postage stamp. Its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing till it gets there. Josh Billings

  42. We hold ourselves back in ways both big and small, by lacking self-confidence, by not raising our hands, and by pulling back when we should be leaning in. Sheryl Sandberg

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  43. Creativity is the ability to see relationships where none exist. Thomas Disch

  44. A man must elevate himself by his own mind, not degrade himself. Bhagavad Gita

  45. Creativity is a type of learning process where the teacher and pupil are located in the same individual. Arthur Koestler

  46. Within you right now is the power to do things you never dreamed possible. This power becomes available to you just as soon as you can change your beliefs. Maxwell Maltz

  47. It's the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting. Paulo Coelho

  48. I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.  Nelson Mandela

  49. Success is not measured by what you accomplish but by the opposition you have encountered, and the courage with which you have maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds. Orison Swett Marden

  50. Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.  Winston Churchill

  51. Courage is grace under pressure.  Ernest Hemingway

  52. Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.  T. S. Eliot

  53. We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear.  Martin Luther King, Jr.

  54. He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.  Muhammad Ali

  55. Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.  C. S. Lewis

  56. Courage is being scared to death... and saddling up anyway.  John Wayne

  57. Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.  John F. Kennedy

  58. You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor. Aristotle

  59. Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity.  W. Clement Stone

  60. How few there are who have courage enough to own their faults, or resolution enough to mend them.  Benjamin Franklin

  61. Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.  Anais Nin

  62. Success is never final, failure is never fatal. It's courage that counts.  John Wooden

  63. Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace.  Victor Hugo

  64. Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.  George S. Patton

  65. Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.  Billy Graham

  66. America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.  Harry S. Truman

  67. If you're not stubborn, you'll give up on experiments too soon. And if you're not flexible, you'll pound your head against the wall and you won't see a different solution to a problem you're trying to solve. Jeff Bezos

  68. Be courageous. I have seen many depressions in business. Always America has emerged from these stronger and more prosperous. Be brave as your fathers before you. Have faith! Go forward!  Thomas A. Edison

  69. Courage is fire, and bullying is smoke.  Benjamin Disraeli

  70. Clear thinking requires courage rather than intelligence.  Thomas Szasz

  71. The opposite for courage is not cowardice, it is conformity. Even a dead fish can go with the flow.  Jim Hightower

  72. To have courage for whatever comes in life - everything lies in that.  Saint Teresa of Avila

  73. To be yourself, you need to know what your values and standards are and then live by them. Michael Stutman

  74. Courage is found in unlikely places.  J. R. R. Tolkien

  75. The secret to happiness is freedom... And the secret to freedom is courage.  Thucydides

  76. Real courage is when you know you're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.  Harper Lee

  77. A lot of people do not muster the courage to live their dreams because they are afraid to die.  Les Brown

  78. Courage is the greatest of all virtues, because if you haven't courage, you may not have an opportunity to use any of the others.  Samuel Johnson

  79. It is only necessary to have courage, for strength without self-confidence is useless.  Giacomo Casanova

  80. Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire. This is your moment. Own it. Oprah Winfrey

  81. Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. Winston Churchill

  82. Don't you dare underestimate the power of your own instinct. Barbara Corcoran

  83. Successful people maintain a positive focus in life no matter what is going on around them. Jack Canfield

  84. To be honest is to be truthful to others and also yourself! To be honest builds your character and integrity. To be honest sometimes requires courage. Michael Stutman

  85. When you walk a life of honesty, you live a life of truth. Therese Benedict

  86. Honest actions build a good reputation. Donna B. Forrest

  87. Truth is such a rare thing, it is delightful to tell it. Emily Dickinson

  88. To be kind is one of the easiest things you can do that can have a huge impact on someone’s life. To be kind makes you beautiful. Michael Stutman

  89. It's also selfish because it makes you feel good when you help others. I've been helped by acts of kindness from strangers. That's why we’re here, after all, to help others. Carol Burnett

  90. To be humble, you must recognize that service to others is a sign of strength, not weakness. Michael Stutman

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