Facing a difficult challenge, feeling sad and depressed? Bad times are there to end. Here are some quotes about finding the strength to persevere, build character, and overcome hardship. These quotes will give you the strength and make you more resilient.


Do not pray for an easy life. Pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.
-Bruce Lee
Silence is a source of great strength.
-Lao Tzu
A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.
-Christopher Reevexc
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
You will never do anything in the world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.
Courage isn’t having the strength to go on, it is going on when you don’t have the strength.
-Napoleon Bonaparte
He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak. Strong convictions precede great actions.
– Louisa May Alcott
There are dark shadows on the earth, but its lights are stronger in the contrast.
-Charles Dickens
If you haven’t the strength to impose your own terms upon life, then you must accept the terms it offers you.
-T.S. Eliotxc
One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.
-Albert Schweitzer
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
When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure.
– Peter Marshall
Yielding will overcome anything superior to itself; its strength is boundless. -Bruce Lee
The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from
distress, and grows brave by reflection.
-Thomas Paine
This is the mark of a really admirable man: steadfastness in the face of trouble.
-Ludwig van Beethoven
Calm mind brings inner strength and self-confidence. -Dalai Lama
Where there is no struggle, there is no strength.
-Oprah Winfrey
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
– Mahatma Gandhi
Kites rise highest against the wind – not with it.
-Winston Churchill
Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential.
-Winston Churchill
This is no time for ease and comfort. It is time to dare and endure.
-Winston Churchill
Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.
-Abraham Lincoln
Only strength can cooperate. Weakness can only beg.
– Dwight D. Eisenhower
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face and you are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’
-Eleanor Roosevelt
If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.
-Martin Luther King Jr
Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. -Arnold Schwarzenegger
As long as we persevere and endure, we can get anything we want.
-Mike Tyson
I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.
-Muhammad Ali
Failure gave me strength. Pain was my motivation.
-Michael Jordan
I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection.
-Leonardo da Vinci
In the middle of a difficulty lies opportunity.
-Albert Einstein
We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.
– J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter)
When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this: you haven’t.
-Thomas A. Edison
Success in golf depends less on strength of body than upon strength of mind and character.  -Arnold Palmer
The terrorists thought they would change my aims and stop my ambitions, but nothing changed in my life except this: weakness, fear and hopelessness died. Strength, power and courage were born.
-Malala Yousafzai
I would encourage us all, African Americans, Asians, Latinos, Whites, Native Americans to study history and I long for the time when all the human history is taught as one history and I am stronger because you are stronger. I am weaker if you are weak. So we are more alike than we are unlike.
-Maya Angelou
No man has the right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training. It is a shame for a man to grow old without seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable.
Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it.
-John C. Maxwell
Don’t give up the fight. Stand up for your rights.
– Bob Marley
That which does not kill us makes us stronger.
-Friedrich Nietzsche
Tough times never last, but tough people do.
– Robert H. Schuller
Strength is a matter of a made up mind.
– John Beecher
The more you care, the stronger you can be.
– Jim Rohn
Life is truly known only to those who suffer, lose, endure adversity and stumble from defeat to defeat.
-Anais Nin
There are two ways of exerting one’s strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up.
-Booker T. Washington
Scar tissue is stronger than regular tissue. Realize the strength, move on.
-Henry Rollins
The past is your lesson. The present is your gift. The future is your motivation.
Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal: my strength lies solely in my tenacity.
-Louis Pasteur
We do not have to become heroes overnight. Just a step at a time, meeting each thing that comes up, seeing it is not as dreadful as it appeared, discovering we have the strength to stare it down.
-Eleanor Roosevelt
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
– Kahlil Gibran




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