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.
You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart.
Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one
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.
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.
He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.
Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that. And living alone won't either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on Earth.
The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me.
Toughness is in the soul and spirit, not in muscles.
Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.
Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men.
Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.
It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
If you're going through hell, keep going.
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.
You never know how strong you are, until being strong is your only choice.
Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet.
Where there is no struggle, there is no strength.
Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today.
When you look fear in the face, you are able to say to yourself, 'I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.'
Life is very interesting... in the end, some of your greatest pains, become your greatest strengths.
You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.
We must do that which we think we cannot.
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.
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