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Inspirational quotes about Strength

If you're an ant, and you're walking along across the top of a cup of pudding, you probably have no idea that the only thing between you and disaster is the strength of that pudding skin. Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

I do not ask to walk smooth paths nor bear an easy load. I pray for strength and fortitude to climb the rock strewn road. Give me such courage and I can scale the hardest peaks alone, And transform every stumbling block into a stepping stone. Gale Brook Burket

The strength of women comes from the fact that psychology cannot explain us. Men can be analyzed, women… merely adored. Oscar Wilde, An Ideal Husband

Difficulty, my brethren, is the nurse of greatness-a harsh nurse, who roughly rocks her foster-children into strength and athletic proportion. William Cullen Bryant

Love feels no burden, thinks nothing of trouble, attempts what is above its strength, pleads no excuse of impossibility for it thinks all things lawful for itself, and all things possible. Thomas a Kempis

For all their strength, men were sometimes like little children. Lawana Blackwell, The Dowry of Miss Lydia Clark, 1999

The religious community is essential, for alone our vision is too narrow to see all that must be seen. Together, our vision widens and strength is renewed. Mark Morrison-Reed

A child's hand in yours -- what tenderness and power it arouses. You are instantly the very touchstone of wisdom and strength. Marjorie Holmes

He knows not his own strength that hath not met adversity. Ben Jonson

Union gives strength. Aesop, The Bundle of Sticks

Holidays are an expensive trial of strength. The only satisfaction comes from survival. Jonathan Miller

Our government sprang from and was made for the people -- not the people for the government. To them it owes an allegiance from them it must derive its courage, strength, and wisdom. Andrew Johnson

The undertaking of a new action brings new strength. Evenius

Continuous effort--not strength or intelligence--is the key to unlocking our potential. Black Elk

Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength. Eric Hoffer

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

God give me strength to face a fact though it slay me. Thomas H. Huxley

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

Our strength often increases in proportion to the obstacles imposed upon it. Paul De Rapin

Our religious faith gives us the answer to the false beliefs of Communism... I have the feeling that God has created us and brought us to our present position of power and strength for some great purpose. President Harry Truman, Public Papers of the President of the United States: Harry S. Truman - 1951 U.S. Gov. 1966 pp548-549

Conquering others takes force, conquering yourself is true strength. Lao-Tzu

In the defense of our nation, a president must be a clear-eyed realist. There are limits to the smiles and scowls of diplomacy. Armies and missiles are not stopped by stiff notes of condemnation. They are held in check by strength and purpose and the promise of swift punishment. George W. Bush, speech, November 19, 1999

To insist on strength ... is not war-mongering. It is peace-mongering. Barry Goldwater

Only actions give life strength; only moderation gives it a charm. Jean Paul Richter

Once I had the strength but no wisdom now I have the wisdom but no strength. Persian Proverb

We confide in our strength, without boasting of it; we respect that of others, without fearing it. Thomas Jefferson

In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins--not through strength but by perseverance. H. Jackson Browne

There is a strength in the union even of very sorry men. Homer, The Iliad

My freedom will be so much the greater and more meaningful the more narrowly I limit my field of action and the more I surround myself with obstacles. Whatever diminishes constraint diminishes strength. The more constraints one imposes, the more one frees one's self of the chains that shackle the spirit. Igor Stravinsky

Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolutions. Kahlil Gibran

Strength is a matter of the made-up mind. John Beecher

The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it. Woodrow Wilson

By these things examine thyself. By whose rules am I acting; in whose name; in whose strength; in whose glory? What faith, humility, self-denial, and love of God and to man have there been in all my actions? Jackie Mason

Strength, courage and power do not exclude kindness, understanding and consideration. You can be strong and kind; you can be courageous and understanding; you can be powerful and considerate. Linda R. Dominguez, How to Shine at Work, (McGraw-Hill)

In this age when there can be no losers in peace and no victors in war, we must recognize the obligation to match national strength with national restraint. Lyndon B. Johnson

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

Few men have the natural strength to honour a friend's success without envy. Aeschylus

It is in the knowledge of the genuine conditions of our lives that we must draw our strength to live and our reasons for living. Simone de Beauvoir

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 done well. Vincent Van Gogh

A strong positive mental attitude will create more miracles than any wonder drug. Patricia Neal

It it not good to see people who have been pretending strength all their lives lose it even for a minute. Lillian Hellman

I think I should have no other mortal wants, if I could always have plenty of music. It seems to infuse strength into my limbs and ideas into my brain. Life seems to go on without effort, when I am filled with music. George Eliot

Everyone should carefully observe which way his heart draws him, and then choose that way with all his strength. Hasidic Saying

Nothing is so powerful as gentleness nothing is so gentle as true strength. Saint Francis de Sales

A religious man is a person who holds God and man in one thought at one time, at all times, who suffers harm done to others, whose greatest passion is compassion, whose greatest strength is love and defiance of despair. Abraham Joshua Heschel

There is nothing as strong as tenderness,
And nothing as tender as true strength. Saint Francis de Sales

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience by 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

Our American values are not luxuries but necessities, not the salt in our bread, but the bread itself. Our common vision of a free and just society is our greatest source of cohesion at home and strength abroad, greater than the bounty of our material blessings. Jimmy Carter

I felt invincible. My strength was that of a giant. God was certainly standing by me. I smashed five saloons with rocks before I ever took a hatchet. Carry Nation

Nothing is so strong as gentleness and nothing is so gentle as real strength. Ralph W. Sockman

Peace has to be created, in order to be maintained. It is the product of Faith, Strength, Energy, Will, Sympathy, Justice, Imagination, and the triumph of principle. It will never be achieved by passivity and quietism. Dorothy Thompson

Three failures denote uncommon strength. A weakling has not enough grit to fail thrice. Minna Thomas Antrim

The strongest is never strong enough to be always the master, unless he transforms strength into right, and obedience into duty. Jean Jacques Rousseau, The Social Contract, 1762

Strong feelings do not necessarily make a strong character. The strength of a man is to be measured by the power of the feelings he subdues not by the power of those which subdue him. William Carleton

I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence, but it comes from within. It is there all the time. Anna Freud

It is not possible to fight beyond your strength, even if you strive. Homer, The Iliad

Life only demands from you the strength you possess. Only one feat is possible - not to have run away. Dag Hammarskjold

Leaders come in many forms, with many styles and diverse qualities. There are quiet leaders and leaders one can hear in the next county. Some find strength in eloquence, some in judgment, some in courage. John W. Gardner

Religion is an illusion, and it derives its strength from its readiness to fit in with our instinctual wishful impulses. Sigmund Freud