Strength Embodied: Quotes to Inspire Resilience and Inner Power

Martin Dejnicki
Quotes About Strength: Echoes of Resilience and Courage
9 min read
Strength doesn't come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn't.

In the depth of struggle, we find the power of our resilience.

You never know how strong you are, until being strong is your only choice.

Strength grows in the moments when you think you can't go on but you keep going anyway.

The hardest battles are given to the strongest soldiers.

Strength is not about how much you can handle before you break, it's about how much you can endure after you've been broken.

Adversity is the kiln that fires up your inner strength.

Strength isn't about having a hard shell; it's about wielding your vulnerabilities like armor.

The strength of your spirit can crush mountains.

Sometimes strength is silent, a quiet decision to stand firm in the face of life's storms.

Be like a tree, let the dead leaves drop and muster strength to bloom again.

True strength is keeping everything together when everyone expects you to fall apart.

Strength of character can defeat strength in numbers.

The strongest steel is forged by the fires of hell.

Fall. Fail. Far from grace. But do it all with strength.

Strength is accepting your fears, faults, and uncertainties, then taking action in spite of them.

Bravery isn't not being afraid. Strength isn't not feeling pain. It's about being afraid and hurt and still walking forward.

Breathe and remember who you are. You'll find strength in your story.

Strength doesn't always roar like a lion. Sometimes it's the small voice at the end of the day whispering, 'I will try again tomorrow.'

The strongest action for a woman is to love herself, be herself, and shine amongst those who never believed she could.

Believing that you are strong is one of the strongest things you can do.

Persistence is the twin sister of excellence. One is a matter of quality; the other, a matter of time.

Strength is built by one's failures, not by one's successes.

The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.

Strength does not come from bodily capacity but from an indomitable will.

Be strong enough to stand alone, smart enough to know when you need help, and brave enough to ask for it.

Strength isn't being able to smash through walls. It's having the courage to face what's on the other side.

Strength doesn't come from the body. It comes from the will.

Where there's a will, there's a way, and where there's strength, there's a will.

Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.

The strength within you is mightier than the obstacles in your path.

Strength is not the absence of fear, but the determination to keep going regardless of fear.

Do not pray for an easy life; pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.

Summon the strength to fight battles not just for yourself, but for all those who need a champion.

Strength is the product of struggle. You must do what others don't to achieve what others won't.

The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.

A heart strong enough to love after being broken is a heart that can beat the toughest battles.

When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what the storm’s all about.

Your scars are the marks of your strength.

Muscles are torn in the gym, fed in the kitchen, and built in the bed.

To be strong does not mean to sprout muscles and flex. It means meeting one's own numbness with fortitude and to greet one's despair with hope.

Strength is nothing more than how well you hide the pain.

Sometimes, the most powerful thing you can be is underestimated.

Even the softest water can carve the toughest stone by strength of persistence.

Silent strength is a whisper to the world of your inner power.

Real strength has to do with helping others.

Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.

Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.

You have in you more love than you could ever understand.

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

Embrace your inner warrior. Be stronger than your strongest excuse.

Some know the value of education by having it. I know its value by not having it.

The true measure of strength is how you bounce back from failure.

Strength isn't about bearing a cross of grief or shame. Strength comes from choosing your own path, and living with the consequences.

Your greatest strength lies not in how much you can take before you break, but in how much you can take after you have already been broken.

Strength isn't just about winning. Sometimes strength is measured in the distance you've kept walking after you've been knocked down.

My strength did not come from lifting weights. My strength came from lifting myself up when I was knocked down.

Quiet strength, quiet resilience, and quiet confidence can move mountains.

Never apologize for being sensitive or emotional. It's a sign that you have a big heart, and that you aren't afraid to let others see it. Showing your emotions is a sign of strength.

Strength isn't about how hard you hit. It's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.

Life doesn’t get easier or more forgiving; we get stronger and more resilient.

In times of pain, when the future is too terrifying to contemplate and the past too painful to remember, I have learned to pay attention to right now. The precise moment I was in was always the only safe place for me.

Storms make trees take deeper roots.

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

The universe is not outside of you. Look inside yourself; everything that you want, you already are.

He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak. Strong convictions precede great actions.

Strength is not a one-time burst of energy, but a consistent heartbeat that keeps powering through.

Never give up on something you can't go a day without thinking about.

Challenges are what makes life interesting. Overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.

Strength isn't about how hard you hit. It's about how hard you get hit and keep moving forward.

It’s not the strength of the body that counts, but the strength of the spirit.

Mastering others is strength, mastering yourself is true power.

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.

Strength is when you have so much to cry for but you prefer to smile instead.

A river cuts through rock, not because of its power, but because of its persistence.

Strength is not about how much you can handle before you break. It's about how much you can handle after you break.

Build strength from within, let your inner muscle outshine the outer ones.

Growth is overrated. Blossoming is underrated.

I survived because the fire inside me burned brighter than the fire around me.

Your strength doesn’t come from winning. It comes from struggles and hardship. Everything that you go through prepares you for the next level.

Strength is not just about how much you can handle before you break, it's also about how much you can handle after you've been broken.

You have to be at your strongest when you're feeling at your weakest.

You can't really know the strength of your anchor until you've felt the storm.

Don't measure your strength by how many mountains you've climbed, but by the depth of valleys you've climbed out of.

Your strength is how calmly, quietly and peacefully you face life.

Sometimes, being strong means not holding back the tears but letting them fall.

Strength is not just physical capacity; it is an indomitable will.

Your greatest strength is the courage to try and the wisdom to learn from mistakes.

Everybody is standing, but you must stand out. Everybody is breaking grounds; but you must breakthrough! Everybody is scratching it; but you must scratch it hard! Uncommon success is never on the low. Do something unusual.

You have power over your mind — not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.

Life’s greatest lessons are usually learned at the worst times and from the worst mistakes.

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

Resilience is not what happens to you. It's how you react to, respond to, and recover from what happens to you.

I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.

Strength is the capacity to break a chocolate bar into four pieces with your bare hands - and then eat just one of those pieces.

The kind of beauty I want most is the hard-to-get kind that comes from within - strength, courage, dignity.

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.

Life doesn't require that we be the best, only that we try our best.

Strength is a matter of a made up mind.

When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure.

Focus on your strength, not your weaknesses. Focus on your character, not your reputation. Focus on your blessings, not your misfortunes.

PUBLISHED: Feb 15, 2024
Written By
Martin Dejnicki
I enjoy writing simple rhyming poetry that people can easily share with their loved ones. I live in Toronto with my loving wife and two curious, adventure-seeking daughters.
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