Strength Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old strength quotes, strength sayings, and strength proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

A chain is no stronger than its weakest link.      

Sir Leslie Stephen (1832-1904)

A firm tree does not fear the storm.      

Dayak (Indonesian) (on strength and weakness)

A single arrow is easily broken; a bundle of ten is not.      

Japanese (on strength and weakness)

Control your emotions or they will control you.      

Chinese Proverb

Eagles don't catch flies.      

Desiderius Erasmus (1465-1536)

He that cannot endure the bad will not live to see the good.      

Jewish Proverb

If you ford a river in a crowd, the crocodiles won't get you. (Ed. note: If your lucky!)      

Malagasy (on strength and weakness)

It ain't over til it's over.      

Yogi Berra

It takes a village to raise a child.      


Little strokes fell great oaks.      

Ben Franklin (1706-1790)

Our handicaps exist only in our minds.      

Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882-1945)

Persuasion is better than force.      

Aesop (c.620-560 BC)

Rocks need no protection from the rain. (Ed. Note: Except over time!)      

Malay (on strength and weakness)

Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go.     

Hermann Hesse

No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.     


The best way out is always through.

Robert Frost

We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.     

Mahatma Gandhi

That which does not kill us makes us stronger.

Friedrich Nietzsche

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.

Mahatma Gandhi

We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.

J.K. Rowling

In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.

Albert Camus

Better to be strong than pretty and useless.

Lilith Saintcrow

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

Marcus Aurelius

We may get knocked down on the outside, but the key to living in victory is to learn how to get up on the inside.

Joel Osteen

Sometimes you don't realize your own strength until you come face to face with your greatest weakness.

Susan Gale

Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength.

Unknown Author

Fall down seven times, get up eight.     

Japanese Proverb

The most beautiful people I've known are those who have known trials, have known struggles, have known loss, and have found their way out of the depths.

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Strong people don't put people down. They lift them up!

Unknown Author