Quotes About Strength

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David Hume
“No man ever threw away life while it was worth keeping.”
David Hume, Essays on Suicide and the Immortality of the Soul

J.K. Rowling
“There is no shame in what you are feeling, Harry,' said Dumbledore's voice. 'On the contrary... the fact that you can feel pain like this is your greatest strength.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Kate Chopin
“The bird that would soar above the level plain of tradition and prejudice must have strong wings.”
Kate Chopin, The Awakening

J.I. Packer
“Your faith will not fail while God sustains it; you are not strong enough to fall away while God is resolved to hold you.”
J.I. Packer, Knowing God

Jenny Trout
“I'd never been a good damsel in distress. I was a "hands-on" damsel.”
Jenny Trout, Possession

Rollo May
“Finding the center of strength within ourselves is in the long run the best contribution we can make to our fellow men. ... One person with indigenous inner strength exercises a great calming effect on panic among people around him. This is what our society needs — not new ideas and inventions; important as these are, and not geniuses and supermen, but persons who can "be", that is, persons who have a center of strength within themselves.”
Rollo May, Man's Search for Himself

“No one knows what you have been through or what your pretty little eyes have seen, but I can reassure you ~ whatever you have conquered, it shines through your mind.”
Nikki Rowe

“Books open your mind, broaden your mind, and strengthen you as nothing else can.”
William Feather

Lois McMaster Bujold
“Events may be horrible or inescapable. Men have always a choice - if not whether, then how, they may endure.”
Lois McMaster Bujold, The Curse of Chalion

F. Scott Fitzgerald
“For what it's worth: it's never too late to be whoever you want to be. I hope you live a life you're proud of, and if you find you're not, I hope you have the strength to start over again.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald

C. JoyBell C.
“‎"You shouldn't feel so bad about being afraid of so many things." "Why not?" "Because if you weren't afraid never ever, then you couldn't be brave never ever.”
C. JoyBell C.

Melina Marchetta
“Our spirit is mightier than the filth of our memories.”
Melina Marchetta, Quintana of Charyn

Hideaki Sorachi
“Inside me, there is an organ more important than my heart. Although you can't see it, I feel it going right through my head and down to my legs, and I know that it exists inside me. It's the one that lets me stand up and walk forward. So that I can walk forward, without ever trembling. If I stopped here I feel like it would break...My soul would break. Even more than if my heart stops beating, to me that is the most important. Even if I become senile and my back gets bent, I still have to walk forward.”
Hideaki Sorachi

Criss Jami
“You have to lift a person up before you can really put them in their place.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

“The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; My God, my strength, in whom I will trust; My shield, and the horn of my salvation; my stronghold.”
Anonymous, Holy Bible: King James Version

Mary Wollstonecraft
“I earnestly wish to point out in what true dignity and human happiness consists. I wish to persuade women to endeavor to acquire strength, both of mind and body, and to convince them that the soft phrases, susceptibility of heart, delicacy of sentiment, and refinement of taste, are almost synonymous with epithets of weakness, and that those beings are only the objects of pity, and that kind of love which has been termed its sister, will soon become objects of contempt.”
Mary Wollstonecraft, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

Robert G. Ingersoll
“Kindness is strength. Good-nature is often mistaken for virtue, and good health sometimes passes for genius. Anger blows out the lamp of the mind. In the examination of a great and important question, every one should be serene, slow-pulsed, and calm. Intelligence is not the foundation of arrogance. Insolence is not logic. Epithets are the arguments of malice.”
Robert G. Ingersoll, The Christian Religion An Enquiry

Gene Wolfe
“Weak people believe what is forced on them. Strong people what they wish to believe, forcing that to be real.”
Gene Wolfe, Shadow & Claw

Christina Aguilera
“In the end you’ll see you won’t stop me.”
Christina Aguilera, Christina Aguilera: Stripped

Elizabeth Gilbert
“My mother has made choices in her life, as we all must, and she is at peace with them. I can see her peace. She did not cop out on herself. The benefits of her choices are massive-a long, stable marriage to a man she still calls her best friend; a family that has extended now into grandchildren who adore her; a certainty in her own strength. Maybe some things were sacrificed, and my dad made his sacrifices, too-but who amongst us lives without sacrifice?”
Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

Robin Hobb
“For the weakest has but to try his strength to find it, and then he shall be strong.”
Robin Hobb, Ship of Magic

Kiera Cass
“We know you're strong, but accepting help is its own kind of strength.”
Kiera Cass, Happily Ever After

“And I realized that some things just don't work that way. Life isn't a fairy tail. And the person you fall in love with doesn't always love you back. But that's ok, because at the very least it makes you stronger. And brings you to a place where you can fall in love with yourself. And that to me is more important than finding someone that only makes you complete when they are around, It's really about Finding the person that will teach you ALL the lessons you need to know ...so that you feel complete all by yourself. ”
Bethany Brookbank, Write like no one is reading

Jane Austen
“Woe betide him, and her too, when it comes to things of consequence, when they are placed in circumstances requiring fortitude and strength of mind, if she have not resolution enough to resist idle interference ... It is the worst evil of too yielding and indecisive a character, that no influence over it can be depended on. You are never sure of a good impression being durable; everybody may sway it. Let those who would be happy be firm.”
Jane Austen, Persuasion

Jonathan Edwards
“True Christian fortitude consists in strength of mind, through grace, exerted in two things; in ruling and suppressing the evil and unruly passions and affections of the mind; and in steadfastly and freely exerting and following good affections and dispositions, without being hindered by sinful fear or the opposition of enemies... Though Christian fortitude appears in withstanding and counteracting the enemies that are without us; yet it much more appears in resisting and suppressing the enemies that are within us; because they are our worst and strongest enemies and have greatest advantage against us. The strength of the good soldier of Jesus Christ appears in nothing more than in steadfastly maintaining the holy calm, meekness, sweetness, and benevolence of his mind, amidst all the storms, injuries, strange behaviour, and surprising acts and events of this evil and unreasonable world.”
Jonathan Edwards, The Religious Affections

“I am not anxious to be the loudest voice or the most popular. But I would like to think that at a crucial moment, I was an effective voice of the voiceless, an effective hope of the hopeless.”
Whitney Young

Knut Hamsun
“It was not my intention to collapse; no, I would die standing.”
Knut Hamsun, Hunger

C. JoyBell C.
“The problem when you are a strong, capable, self-confident person, is that more often than not, people think that you don't really need things like comfort, reassurance, loyalty and guidance. People are more likely to look at you and say, "She doesn't need this", "She doesn't need that", "She's already all of this and all of that". But then the truth is that most probably, you are a strong, capable, self-confident person because you built yourself brick-by-brick into that person; because you HAD to BECOME that person; because you had determination enough to make yourself into the image that you knew you needed to become. At the heart of many strong, confident people, is a heart most longing of the things that most others simply take for granted.”
C. JoyBell C.

Barbara Ehrenreich
“A lot of what we experience as strength comes from knowing what to do with weakness.”
Barbara Ehrenreich, Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America

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