A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.
Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go.
You move totally away from reality when you believe that there is a legitimate reason to suffer".
Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.
The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of those depths.
Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong.
In the world there is nothing more submissive and weak than water. Yet for attacking that which is hard and strong nothing can surpass it.
Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.
Never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.
The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.
Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men.
Anyone can give up; it is the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone would expect you to fall apart, now that is true strength.
That which does not kill us makes us stronger.
A faithful friend is a strong defense; And he that hath found him hath found a treasure.
Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.
Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can't ride you unless your back is bent.
A woman is like a tea bag - you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.
Marriage is like a well-built porch. If one of the two posts leans too much, the porch collapses. So each must be strong enough to stand on its own.
Be strong, believe in who you are;
be strong, believe in what you feel.
If God sends us on strong paths, we are provided strong shoes.
The depth and strength of a human character are defined by its moral reserves. People reveal themselves completely only when they are thrown out of the customary conditions of their life, for only then do they have to fall back on their reserves.
Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacle s, discouragement s, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak.
The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me.
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