STRENGTH QUOTES

quotations about strength

Strength quote

That which does not kill me makes me stronger.

FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE, Twilight of the Idols

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Oh, it is excellent to have a giant's strength, but it is tyrannous to use it like a giant.

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, Measure for Measure

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As long as I fear my weakness, I am stronger than when I trust my strength.

IVAN PANIN, Thoughts

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No man is infinitely strong; for every creature that runs, flies, hops or crawls there is a terminal nemesis which he will not circumvent, which will finally do him in.

PHILIP K. DICK, Valis

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For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf, and the strength of the Wolf is the Pack.

RUDYARD KIPLING, "The Law of the Jungle", The Second Jungle Book

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The world breaks every one and afterward many are strong at the broken places.

ERNEST HEMINGWAY, A Farewell to Arms

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We maintain the peace through our strength; weakness only invites aggression.

RONALD REAGAN, "Star Wars" speech, March 23, 1983

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

MARCUS AURELIUS, Meditations

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When we know our own strength, we shall the better know what to undertake with hopes of success; and when we have well surveyed the powers of our own minds, and made some estimate what we may expect from them, we shall not be inclined either to sit still, and not set our thoughts on work at all, in despair of knowing anything; nor on the other side, question everything, and declaim all knowledge, because some things are not to be understood.

JOHN LOCKE, An Essay Concerning Human Understanding

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

JUDITH VIORST, Love & Guilt & The Meaning of Life

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It was a relief to him. It always is, to find the edge of yourself. To know the exact limit of your strength. It's a relief because not knowing it is an exhausting full-time job.

GLEN DUNCAN, By Blood We Live

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At first I was afraid, I was petrified,
Kept thinking I could never live without you by my side
But then I spent so many nights thinking how you did me wrong,
And I grew strong, and I learned how to get along.

GLORIA GAYNOR, "I Will Survive"

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A strong man doesn't have to be dominant toward a woman. He doesn't match his strength against a woman weak with love for him. He matches it against the world.

MARILYN MONROE, My Story

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Strength, if not used to protect, is but weakness.

LEWIS F. KORNS, Thoughts

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The strongest man in the world is he who stands most alone.

HENRIK IBSEN, An Enemy of the People

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Charm is a woman's strength just as strength is a man's charm.

HAVELOCK ELLIS, attributed, Concise Columbia Dictionary of Quotations

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Thou shalt not only fly, but also take others on thy wings; for thy strength is given thee wherewith to help the weak.

IVAN PANIN, Thoughts

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One test of strength is the ability to take defeat graciously.

LEWIS F. KORNS, Thoughts

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As our heart summons our strength, our wisdom must direct it.

DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER, State of the Union Address, February 2, 1953

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Might makes right.

AESOP, "The Wild Ass and the Lion", Aesop's Fables

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