Favorite Quotations ~  Strength, 3 Passionate Life

"Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will." ~ Mahatma Gandhi


In every person who comes near you look for what is good and strong; honor that; try to imitate it, and your faults will drop off like dead leaves when their time comes. ~ John Ruskin

Permanence, perseverance, and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragements, and impossibilities: It is this that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak. ~ Francis Drake

Nothing is so strong as gentleness, and nothing so gentle as real strength. ~ Francis De Sales

What does not destroy me makes me stronger. ~ Friedrich W. Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols, 1888

The mountain violets break the rocks. ~ Tennessee Williams

To discover a weakness is the beginning of strength. When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you till it seems you could not hold on a minute longer, never give up then for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn. ~ Harriet Beecher Stowe

We deceive ourselves when we believe that only weakness needs support. Strength needs it far more. ~ Anne Sophie Swetchine

When a thing is not done, continuing to work is the strength; but when it is done, the strength lies in stopping. ~ Eric Maisel

A hammer breaks glass, but forges steel. ~ Russian Proverb

A man simply cannot admit weakness and then expect to get anywhere I don't care how understanding or sympathetic the women involved think they are. ~ Marc Meunier

A man's strength cannot always be judged by his strongest actions; in many instances he is judged by his weakness. ~ J.W.A. Henderson

Always remember, there is more strength in you than you ever realized or imagined. Nothing can keep you down if you are determined to get on top of things and stay there. ~ Norman Vincent Peale

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