There are times in your life when you are confronted with difficulties when nothing appears to be going right when tragedy strikes, and you are left to pick up the pieces.
In other circumstances, being strong simply entails the ability to persevere in the face of hardship. It could be something dreadful, such as the death of a family member, or something unpleasant and hard, such as being laid off. Emotional trauma, such as the aftermath of a divorce or a difficult breakup, can also be a factor.
We are left feeling weak and despondent as a result of these events. But that isn’t a good reason to stay in bed for too long. Whatever you’re going through in life, other people have gone through similar or worse experiences and emerged stronger on the other side. It is at moments like these that you must be courageous and never give up.
Here are some strong quotes that inspire you to find your own inner strength in the face of adversity:
40 + Being Strong Quotes to lift You Up
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.
Nobody can hurt me without my permission.___Mahatma Gandhi
A heart is a muscle..and what do muscles do when they are torn? They grow back STRONGER!___Unknown
Complaining is truly my strongest weakness.― Evinda Lepins
Sometimes you don’t realize your own strength until you come face to face with your greatest weakness.___Susan Gale
It has always seemed that a fear of judgment is the mark of guilt and the burden of insecurity.― Criss Jami
Anyone can fail at something they really don’t want. What really takes courage is going after something you want and then failing. There is more fulfillment in life knowing that you tried, rather than settled without a fight.― Shannon L. Alder
Strong people define themselves; weak people allow others to define them.― Ken Poirot
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
God does not like the lazy. He is only a friend of strong people. Only the winner has God by his side.― Mwanandeke Kindembo
Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.___Winston Churchill
True strength is keeping everything together when everyone expects you to fall apart.___Unknown
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.___Unknown
The most beautiful people I’ve known are those who have known trials, have known struggles, have known loss, and have found their way out of the depths.___Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
It’s a hard life if you don’t weaken.― Stephen King
Anyone can fail at something they really don’t want. What really takes courage is going after something you want and then failing. There is more fulfillment in life knowing that you tried, rather than settled without a fight.― Shannon L. Alde
Will is character in action.___William McDougall
You never know how strong you are… until being strong is the only choice you have.___Cayla Mills
Fall down seven times, get up eight.___Japanese Proverb
Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!___Audrey Hepburn
Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die today.___James Dean
Anyone can hide. Facing up to things, working through them, that’s what makes you strong.___Sarah Dessen
Courage is looking fear right in the eye and saying, ‘Get the hell out of my way, I’ve got things to do.’___Unknown
Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could.___Louise Erdrich
A bridge can still be built, while the bitter waters are flowing beneath.― Anthony Liccione
Reality is a dream that someone was brave enough to conquer.― Shannon L. Alder
Because you see, when you’re a strong person, people often look to you to take care of them. People look to you for help. People look to you for strength.
And when your life spins out of control, it’s as if their lives are tied to your own and will come crashing down with yours.― Nessie Q
The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.___Ernest Hemingway
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.___Mahatma Gandhi
If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.___Bruce Lee
Building Strength & Character
Being strong entails not just being able to overcome adversity, but also being psychologically and physically prepared for the challenges that life will throw at us. It’s about cultivating the emotional and mental toughness that will allow us to not only survive and overcome adversity but also to serve as a source of inspiration for others.
Here are some quotes about character development and strength to motivate you to concentrate on sharpening your inner willpower:
To become strong, analyse yourself first. You must detect your weaknesses to overcome them.― Eraldo Banovac
The last three or four reps is what makes the muscle grow. This area of pain divides the champion from someone else who is not a champion. That’s what most people lack, having the guts to go on and just say they’ll go through the pain no matter what happens.___Arnold Schwarzenegger
Knowing how to fall is much more valuable than knowing how to walk.― Diogo Mainardi
Talents are best nurtured in solitude, but character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world.___Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Character isn’t something you were born with and can’t change, like your fingerprints. It’s something you weren’t born with and must take responsibility for forming.___Jim Rohn
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
Character, in the long run, is the decisive factor in the life of an individual and of nations alike.___Theodore Roosevelt
I have no regrets in my life. I think that everything happens to you for a reason. The hard times that you go through build character, making you a much stronger person.___Rita Mero
Nothing can withstand the power of the human will if it is willing to stake its very existence to the extent of its purpose.___Benjamin Disraeli
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
Watch your thoughts, for they become words.
Watch your words, for they become actions.
Watch your actions, for they become habits.
Watch your habits, for they become character.
Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.___Author Unknown
Life fuck me oftentimes, but I never take it as rape. Because I enjoyed the fuck.”― Nurudeen Ushawu
Rather blessings, after counting my misfortunes, I realized how the more blessed I am.― Anthony Liccione
People do not lack strength, they lack will.___Victor Hugo
Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands.___Anne Frank
People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.___Eleanor Roosevelt
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.___James A. Froude
Sow a thought, and you reap an act; Sow an act, and you reap a habit; Sow a habit, and you reap a character; Sow a character, and you reap a destiny.___Charles Reade
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
The measure of a man’s real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out.____Thomas Babington Macaulay