37 Inspirational Quotes About Being Strong

Challenges will show up in your life, it’s all part of the experience. Some buckle when life gets tough while others take advantage of these times and become stronger. These quotes about being strong are for those who are looking for a reason to stand back up and continue moving forward. From failed attempts at achieving a goal to break ups to tragedies that make us feel utterly weak and hopeless, there’s always a good enough reason to not let yourself stay down for too long. Whatever you may be going through, tons of other people have gone through it as well and came out of it stronger so you can as well.

Just see your challenges as an opportunity to build your mental strength so that you can take on bigger challenges which when overcome, can give you greater rewards. If you have any being strong quotes that you’d like to share, you can do so in the comments section below.

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

“If someone is strong enough to bring you down, show them you’re strong enough to get back up.” – Unknown

“You were given this life because you are strong enough to live it.” – Unknown

“Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.” – Muhammad Ali

“Keep your head up. Keep your heart strong.” – Ben Howard

“Be strong. Things will get better. It might be stormy now but the rain won’t last forever.” – Unknown

“Be strong when you are weak, brave when you are scared, and humble when you are victorious.” – 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

“The weak fall, but the strong will remain and never go under!” – Anne Frank

“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

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

“Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.” – Og Mandino

“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.” – Khalil Gibran

“Whoever you are, whatever your dream, you have to be strong in your head and strong in your heart. Be strong. There’s no quitting in the person who wants it bad enough.” – Carly Patterson

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

“No soul that aspires can ever fail to rise; no heart that loves can ever be abandoned. Difficulties exist only that in overcoming them we may grow strong, and they who have suffered are able to save.” – Annie Besant

“Life has many ways of testing a person’s will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen all at once.” – Paulo Coelho

“Whenever I feel bad, I use that feeling to motivate me to work harder. I only allow myself one day to feel sorry for myself. When I’m not feeling my best I ask myself, ‘What are you gonna do about it?’ I use the negativity to fuel the transformation into a better me.” – Beyonce Knowles

“You’ve got three choices in life: give up, give in, or give it all you’ve got.” – Unknown

“I’ve been broken in bits and after a bit, I put myself back together… bit by bit.” – Unknown

“Few men during their lifetime come anywhere near exhausting the resources dwelling within them. There are deep wells of strength that are never used.” – Richard E. Byrd

“He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak. Strong convictions precede great actions.” – J. F. Clarke

“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

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

“Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.” – Marilyn Monroe

“Life’s problems wouldn’t be called “hurdles” if there wasn’t a way to get over them.” – Unknown

“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

“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

“Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they’re supposed to help you discover who you are.” – Bernice Johnson Reagon

“Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“One must need to be strong, otherwise one will never become strong.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

“Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“However long the night, the dawn will break.” – African Proverb

“If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.” – Frank A. Clark

“Tough times never last but tough people do.” – Robert H. Schuller

“Through all the heartaches and the tears, through gloomy days and fruitless years; I do give thanks for now I know, these were the things that helped me grow.” – David Lockett


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