This is a compilation of thoughts and quotes that I have found or written recently, as well as many that I've collected throughout the years. Most thoughts are posted randomly, as I feel inspired. A listing of quotes can be found alphabetically (check the 2008 and 2009 archives listing), or by source.

Feel free to suggest additions!


“For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he.” – Proverbs 23:7

Monday, January 5, 2009

Strength Quotes

1. Men seem neither to understand their riches nor their strength. Of the former they believe greater things than they should; of the latter, less. - Francis Bacon

2. Greatness lies not in being strong, but in the right using of strength. - Henry Ward Beecher

3. In the assurance of strength there is strength; and they are the weakest, however strong, who have no faith in themselves or their powers. - Christian Bovee

4. I've never been one who thought the good Lord should make life easy; I've just asked Him to make me strong. - Eva Bowring

5. 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

6. Steel can be tempered and hardened, and so can men. In this world of struggle, which was not designed for softies, a man must be harder than what hits him. Yes, he must be diamond-hard. Then he'll not be fed up with his little personal troubles. - Herbert N. Casson

7. At times to think of one's outer helplessness is good, but to think always of one's inner strength is infinitely better. - Sri Chinmoy

8. All the strength and force of man comes from his faith in things unseen. He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak. Strong convictions precede great actions. - James Freeman Clarke

9. Live in terms of your strong points. Magnify them. Let your weaknesses shrivel up and die from lack of nourishment. - William Young Elliott

10. There is nothing magnanimous in bearing misfortunes with fortitude, when the whole world is looking on....He who, without friends to encourage or even without hope to alleviate his misfortunes, can behave with tranquility and indifference, is truly great. - Oliver Goldsmith

11. There is more in us than we know. If we can be made to see it, perhaps, for the rest of our lives, we will be unwilling to settle for less. - Kurt Hahn

12. They are the weakest, however strong, who have no faith in themselves or their own powers. - Christian Bovee

13. Maybe strength isn't about never having been broken, but more about the courage it takes to grow strong again in broken places. - Unknown

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

15. I learned that it is the weak who are cruel, and that gentleness is to be expected only from the strong. - Leo Rosten

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

17. 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

18. Perhaps I am stronger than I think. - Thomas Merton

19. It is a blessed thing that in every age someone has had the individuality enough to stand by his own convictions. - Robert Ingersoll

20. I know of no higher fortitude than stubbornness in the face of overwhelming odds. - Louis Nizer

21. You never know how strong you are, until being strong is the only choice you have. - Bob Marley

22. Strength doesn't come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn't. - Unknown

23. Live in terms of your strong points. Magnify them. Let your weaknesses shrivel up and die from lack of nourishment. - William Young Elliott


24. You are only as strong as your purpose, therefore let us choose reasons to act that are big, bold, righteous and eternal. - Barry Munro

25. You have within you right now, everything you need to deal with whatever the world can throw at you. - Brian Tracy

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