Quotes about strength

A collection of quotes on the topic of strong, can, people, doing.

Best quotes about strength

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„Your eyes show the strength of your soul.“

—  Paulo Coelho Brazilian lyricist and novelist 1947

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„It's easier to build strong children then repair broken men.“

—  Frederick Douglass American social reformer, orator, writer and statesman 1818 - 1895

Variant: It is easier to build strong men, than to repair broken ones.
Source: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

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„The only thing greater than the power of the mind is the courage of the heart“

—  John Nash American mathematician and Nobel Prize laureate 1928 - 2015

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„Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one“

—  Bruce Lee Hong Kong-American actor, martial artist, philosopher and filmmaker 1940 - 1973

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„I like good strong words that mean something…“

—  Louisa May Alcott, book Little Women

Source: Little Women

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Theodore Roosevelt photo

„When you're at the end of your rope, tie a knot and hold on.“

—  Theodore Roosevelt American politician, 26th president of the United States 1858 - 1919

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„Hatred is like a Hydra - the more heads one chops off, the stronger it grows.“

—  Andrzej Majewski Polish writer and photographer 1966

Nienawiść jest jak Hydra, im więcej głów ścinasz, tym bardziej ją wzmacniasz.
Aphorisms. Magnum in Parvo (2000)

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Citát „People cry, not because they are weak. It is because they've been strong for too long.“
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Bob Marley photo

„Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around. You tell them things that you’ve never shared with another soul and they absorb everything you say and actually want to hear more. You share hopes for the future, dreams that will never come true, goals that were never achieved and the many disappointments life has thrown at you. When something wonderful happens, you can’t wait to tell them about it, knowing they will share in your excitement. They are not embarrassed to cry with you when you are hurting or laugh with you when you make a fool of yourself. Never do they hurt your feelings or make you feel like you are not good enough, but rather they build you up and show you the things about yourself that make you special and even beautiful. There is never any pressure, jealousy or competition but only a quiet calmness when they are around. You can be yourself and not worry about what they will think of you because they love you for who you are. The things that seem insignificant to most people such as a note, song or walk become invaluable treasures kept safe in your heart to cherish forever. Memories of your childhood come back and are so clear and vivid it’s like being young again. Colours seem brighter and more brilliant. Laughter seems part of daily life where before it was infrequent or didn’t exist at all. A phone call or two during the day helps to get you through a long day’s work and always brings a smile to your face. In their presence, there’s no need for continuous conversation, but you find you’re quite content in just having them nearby. Things that never interested you before become fascinating because you know they are important to this person who is so special to you. You think of this person on every occasion and in everything you do. Simple things bring them to mind like a pale blue sky, gentle wind or even a storm cloud on the horizon. You open your heart knowing that there’s a chance it may be broken one day and in opening your heart, you experience a love and joy that you never dreamed possible. You find that being vulnerable is the only way to allow your heart to feel true pleasure that’s so real it scares you. You find strength in knowing you have a true friend and possibly a soul mate who will remain loyal to the end. Life seems completely different, exciting and worthwhile. Your only hope and security is in knowing that they are a part of your life.“

—  Bob Marley Jamaican singer, songwriter, musician 1945 - 1981

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Citát „You never know how strong you are until being strong is your only choice.“
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„You never know how strong you are until being strong is your only choice.“

—  Bob Marley Jamaican singer, songwriter, musician 1945 - 1981

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

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„If you have ever seen the play Peter Pan you will remember how the pirate chief was always making his dying speech because he was afraid that possibly when the time came for him to die he might not have time to get it off his chest. It is much the same with me, and so, although I am not at this moment dying, I shall be doing so one of these days and I want to send you a parting word of goodbye.

Remember, it is the last you will ever hear from me, so think it over.

I have had a most happy life and I want each one of you to have as happy a life too.

I believe that God put us in this jolly world to be happy and enjoy life. Happiness doesn't come from being rich, nor merely from being successful in your career, nor by self-indulgence. One step towards happiness is to make yourself healthy and strong while you are a boy, so that you can be useful and so can enjoy life when you are a man.

Nature study will show you how full of beautiful and wonderful things God has made the world for you to enjoy. Be contented with what you have got and make the best of it. Look on the bright side of things instead of the gloomy one.

But the real way to get happiness is by giving out happiness to other people. Try and leave this world a little better than you found it and when your turn come to die, you can die happy in feeling that at any rate you have not wasted your time but have done your best. "Be Prepared" in this way, to live happy and to die happy - stick to your Scout promise always - even after you have ceased to be a boy - and God help you do it.“

—  Robert Baden-Powell lieutenant-general in the British Army, writer, founder and Chief Scout of the Scout Movement 1857 - 1941

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„If the citizens are wealthy, the country is strong. The King's storehouse is his people.“

—  Prithvi Narayan Shah far-sighted king/unifier of Nepal 1722 - 1775

Quoted in page 178 of * Pradhan
Kumar L.
Thapa Politics in Nepal: With Special Reference to Bhim Sen Thapa, 1806–1839
Concept Publishing Company
2012
9788180698132
New Delhi
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https://books.google.com/books?id=7PP1yElRzIUC

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„When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.“

—  Audre Lorde, book The Cancer Journals

The Cancer Journals, Special Edition, Aunt Lute Books, San Francisco, CA, 1997, p. 13.

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

—  Marcus Aurelius, book Meditations

Source: Meditations (c. 121–180 AD), Book VII

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Corrie ten Boom photo

„Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.“

—  Corrie ten Boom Dutch resistance hero and writer 1892 - 1983

Source: Clippings from My Notebook

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„If we had remained in Pakistan, it would be a strong country. Again, if India had not been divided in 1947, it would be an even stronger country. But, then, Mr. President, in life do we always get what we desire?“

—  Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Bengali revolutionary, founder ("father") of Bangladesh 1920 - 1975

Speaking about the break up of Pakistan with Nigerian leader Yakubu Gowon. http://www.thedailystar.net/magazine/2009/08/02/tribute.htm
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„It is good to 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 well done.“

—  Vincent Van Gogh Dutch post-Impressionist painter (1853-1890) 1853 - 1890

Quote of Vincent's letter to Theo, from Amsterdam, 3 April 1878; a cited in The Letters of Vincent van Gogh to his Brother, 1872-1886 (1927) Constable & Co
Variant: 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.
As quoted in Wisdom for the Soul : Five Millennia of Prescriptions for Spiritual Healing (2006) by Larry Chang, p. 483
1870s
Context: If only we try to live sincerely, it will go well with us, even though we are certain to experience real sorrow, and great disappointments, and also will probably commit great faults and do wrong things, but it certainly is true, that it is better to be high-spirited, even though one makes more mistakes, than to be narrow-minded and all too prudent. It is good to 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 well done.

Anne Frank photo

„Where there's hope, there's life. It fills us with fresh courage and makes us strong again.“

—  Anne Frank victim of the Holocaust and author of a diary 1929 - 1945

Source: The Diary of a Young Girl

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„The thought of suicide is a great consolation: by means of it one gets through many a dark night.“

—  Friedrich Nietzsche German philosopher, poet, composer, cultural critic, and classical philologist 1844 - 1900

Theodor W. Adorno photo

„Love you will find only where you may show yourself weak without provoking strength.“

—  Theodor W. Adorno German sociologist, philosopher and musicologist known for his critical theory of society 1903 - 1969

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Swami Vivekananda photo

„The world is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong.“

—  Swami Vivekananda Indian Hindu monk and phylosopher 1863 - 1902

Pearls of Wisdom

Citát „The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear.“
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Dr. Dre photo

„You are now about to witness the strength of street knowledge.“

—  Dr. Dre American rapper, entrepreneur, actor, and record producer 1965

– Dr. Dre, introducing N.W.A's 1988 album Straight Outta Compton.

Tina Turner photo

„I am strong. I lived through a divorce, separation from my family. I never let it break me down. I’m not an alcoholic. I’ve never smoked, I’ve never done drugs. I’ve floated through the disaster of my past clean. I arrived here undamaged.“

—  Tina Turner singer, dancer, actress, and author 1939

Tina Turner is a soul survivor http://www.express.co.uk/entertainment/music/141823/Tina-Turner-is-a-soul-survivor, Daily Express, 22th of November 2009

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„I write and leave behind me this letter at St. Petersburg. I feel that I shall leave life before January 1st. I wish to make known to the Russian people, to Papa, to the Russian Mother and to the children, to the land of Russia, what they must understand. If I am killed by common assassins, and especially by my brothers the Russian peasants, you, Tsar of Russia, have nothing to fear, remain on your throne and govern, and you, Russian Tsar, will have nothing to fear for your children, they will reign for hundreds of years in Russia. But if I am murdered by boyars, nobles, and if they shed my blood, their hands will remain soiled with my blood, for twenty-five years they will not wash their hands from my blood. They will leave Russia. Brothers will kill brothers, and they will kill each other and hate each other, and for twenty-five years there will be no noblers in the country. Tsar of the land of Russia, if you hear the sound of the bell which will tell you that Grigory has been killed, you must know this: if it was your relations who have wrought my death then no one of your family, that is to say, none of your children or relations will remain alive for more than two years. They will be killed by the Russian people…I shall be killed. I am no longer among the living. Pray, pray, be strong, think of your blessed family.“

—  Grigori Rasputin Russian mystic 1869 - 1916

Grigory Rasputin in a letter to the Tsarina Alexandra, 7 Dec 1916

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„I believe a strong woman may be stronger than a man, particularly if she happens to have love in her heart. I guess a loving woman is indestructible.“

—  John Steinbeck, book East of Eden

Variant: My father said she was a strong woman, and I believe a strong woman may be stronger than a man, particularly if she happens to have love in her heart. I guess a loving woman is almost indestructible.
Source: East of Eden

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„Women are never so strong as after their defeat.“

—  Alexandre Dumas French writer and dramatist, father of the homonym writer and dramatist 1802 - 1870

Source: Queen Margot, or Marguerite de Valois

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„To be a vegetarian is to disagree — to disagree with the course of things today. Starvation, world hunger, cruelty, waste, wars — we must make a statement against these things. Vegetarianism is my statement. And I think it’s a strong one.“

—  Isaac Bashevis Singer Polish-born Jewish-American author 1902 - 1991

Preface to Food for the Spirit: Vegetarianism and the World Religions by Steven Rosen (New York: Bala Books, 1987, )
Variant: To be a vegetarian is to disagree - to disagree with the course of things today... starvation, cruelty - we must make a statement against these things. Vegetarianism is my statement. And I think it's a strong one.
Context: Vegetarianism is my religion. I became a consistent vegetarian some twenty-three years ago. Before that, I would try over and over again. But it was sporadic. Finally, in the mid-1960s, I made up my mind. And I've been a vegetarian ever since. When a human kills an animal for food, he is neglecting his own hunger for justice. Man prays for mercy, but is unwilling to extend it to others. Why should man then expect mercy from God? It's unfair to expect something that you are not willing to give. … This is my protest against the conduct of the world. To be a vegetarian is to disagree — to disagree with the course of things today. Nuclear power, starvation, cruelty — we must make a statement against these things. Vegetarianism is my statement. And I think it's a strong one.

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„A strong woman who recklessly throws away her strength, she is worse than a weak woman who has never had any strength to throw away.“

—  Thomas Hardy English novelist and poet 1840 - 1928

Variant: When a strong woman recklessly throws away her strength she is worse than a weak woman who has never had any strength to throw away.
Source: Tess of the D'Urbervilles

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„For millions of years, mankind lived just like the animals. Then something happened which unleashed the power of our imagination. We learned to talk and we learned to listen.“

—  Stephen Hawking British theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author 1942 - 2018

British Telecom advertisement (1993), part of which was used in Pink Floyd's Keep Talking (1994) and Talkin' Hawkin'<nowiki/> (2014)
Context: For millions of years, mankind lived just like the animals. Then something happened which unleashed the power of our imagination. We learned to talk and we learned to listen. Speech has allowed the communication of ideas, enabling human beings to work together to build the impossible. Mankind's greatest achievements have come about by talking, and its greatest failures by not talking. It doesn't have to be like this. Our greatest hopes could become reality in the future. With the technology at our disposal, the possibilities are unbounded. All we need to do is make sure we keep talking.

„Knowledge isn’t power until it is applied.“

—  Dale Carnegie American writer and lecturer 1888 - 1955

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„Colour is a power which directly influences the soul.“

—  Wassily Kandinsky Russian painter 1866 - 1944

Source: Concerning the Spiritual in Art

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„It's better to burn out than to fade away.“

—  Neil Young Canadian singer-songwriter 1945

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„We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.“

—  Carlos Castaneda, book Journey to Ixtlan

Variant: We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same
Source: Journey to Ixtlan

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„The difference between a strong man and a weak one is that the former does not give up after a defeat.“

—  Woodrow Wilson American politician, 28th president of the United States (in office from 1913 to 1921) 1856 - 1924

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„Respect the beliefs of other people, so your faith remains strong.“

—  Youssef Bey Karam Lebanese rebel 1823 - 1889

Youssef Bey Karam Foundation

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„Almost from the time of Xavier's actual presence on the Coast, the work of legend-building began, and it came to be firmly believed that he possessed miraculous powers, which extended even to the raising of the dead. Xavier never made such extravagant claims for himself.“

—  Francis Xavier Navarrese Basque Roman Catholic saint and missionary 1506 - 1552

Neill, S. (2004). A history of Christianity in India: The beginning to AD 1707. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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„No matter how strong and dedicated a leader may be, he must find root and strength amongst the people. He alone cannot save a nation. He may guide, he may set the tone, he may dedicate himself and risk his life, but only the people may save themselves.“

—  Ferdinand Marcos former President of the Philippines from 1965 to 1986 1917 - 1989

Address at the launching of the Mabuhay Ang Pilipino Movement, Malacañang (30 November 1972)
1965

Michael Jackson photo

„So let love take us through the hours,
I won't be complainin'
'Cause this is love power.“

—  Michael Jackson American singer, songwriter and dancer 1958 - 2009

Off the Wall (1979)

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„The vain and weak see a judge in everyone; the proud and strong know no judge other than themselves.“

—  Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach Austrian writer 1830 - 1916

Der eitle, schwache Mensch sieht in Jedem einen Richter, der stolze, starke hat keinen Richter als sich selbst.
Source: Aphorisms (1880/1893), p. 34.

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„Minister Dilma Rousseff has a strong personality, a male side in the way in which she stamps her management.“

—  Dilma Rousseff 36th President of Brazil 1947

Gilberto Gil, Minister of Culture (2003&ndash;2008). IstoeÉ magazine, December 28, 2005.

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„I don't think we have a right to take the people who raised us, who made us strong and healthy, and toss them away like a can of beer.“

—  Harvey Milk American politician who became a martyr in the gay community 1930 - 1978

On supporting the elderly, who he called the most oppressed group in America. From Flashback: Meet San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9iYasWREzE, NBC News, November 27, 2018, taken from a report in 1978, and Forty years after his death, Harvey Milk's legacy still lives on https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/forty-years-after-his-death-harvey-milk-s-legacy-still-n940356, NBC News, November 27, 2018.

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„The weak fall, but the strong will remain and never go under!“

—  Anne Frank victim of the Holocaust and author of a diary 1929 - 1945

Variant: The weak die out and the strong will survive, and will live on forever
Source: The Diary of a Young Girl

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„Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more.“

—  Nikola Tesla Serbian American inventor 1856 - 1943

" The Problem of Increasing Human Energy http://www.tfcbooks.com/tesla/1900-06-00.htm", Century Illustrated Magazine (June 1900)

Douglas Adams photo

„What I need… is a strong drink and a peer group.“

—  Douglas Adams, Life, the Universe and Everything

Source: Life, the Universe and Everything

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„Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where Nature may heal and cheer and give strength to body and soul alike.“

—  John Muir Scottish-born American naturalist and author 1838 - 1914

The Yosemite http://www.sierraclub.org/john_muir_exhibit/writings/the_yosemite/ (1912), chapter 15: Hetch Hetchy Valley
1910s
Variant: Everybody needs beauty... places to play in and pray in where nature may heal and cheer and give strength to the body and soul alike.

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„Better to be strong than pretty and useless.“

—  Lilith Saintcrow, book Strange Angels

Source: Strange Angels

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„He knew you can't really be strong until you can see a funny side of things.“

—  Ken Kesey, book One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Variant: You can't really be strong until you can see a funny side to things.
Source: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

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„What does not kill him, makes him stronger.“

—  Friedrich Nietzsche, book Ecce homo

… was ihn nicht umbringt, macht ihn stärker
"Why I Am So Wise", 2
Cf. Twilight of the Idols (1888), "Maxims and Arrows", aphorism 8: What does not destroy me, makes me stronger.
Ecce Homo (1888)

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„Strength lies in differences, not in similarities“

—  Stephen R. Covey American educator, author, businessman and motivational speaker 1932 - 2012

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