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Quotations about strength

Mahatma GandhiIt is unwise to be too sure of one's own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.

 - Mahatma Gandhi

Stephen KingHarry Potter is about confronting fears, finding inner strength and doing what is right in the face of adversity. Twilight is about how important it is to have a boyfriend.

 - Stephen King

Alan Alexander MilneIf ever there is tomorrow when we're not together... there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we're apart... I'll always be with you. - Alan Alexander Milne

 - Alan Alexander Milne

Herman MelvilleReal strength never impairs beauty or harmony, but it often bestows it, and in everything imposingly beautiful, strength has much to do with the magic.

 - Herman Melville

Lao TzuKnowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power. If you realize that you have enough, you are truly rich.

 - Laozi / Lao-Tzu

Arthur SchopenhauerWhat a man can do and suffer is unknown to himself till some occasion presents itself which draws out the hidden power. Just as one sees not in the water of an unruffled pond the fury and roar with which it can dash down a steep rock without injury to itself, or how high it is capable of rising; or as little as one can suspect the latent heat in ice-cold water.

 - Arthur Schopenhauer

Marcus AureliusBe like a headland of rock on which the waves break incessantly: but it stands fast and around it the seething of the waters sinks to rest.

 - Marcus Aurelius

Winston ChurchillWe shall not fail or falter; we shall not weaken or tire. Neither the sudden shock of battle, nor the long-drawn trials of vigilance and exertion will wear us down. Give us the tools, and we will finish the job.

 - Winston Churchill

Vincent van GoghIt 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

Khalil GibranOut of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.

 - Khalil Gibran

Michel de MontaigneExamples teach us that in military affairs, and all others of a like nature, study is apt to enervate and relax the courage of man, rather than to give strength and energy to the mind.

 - Michel de Montaigne

Eleanor RooseveltYou gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.' You must do the thing you think you cannot do.

 - Eleanor Roosevelt