People reveal themselves completely only when they are thrown out of the customary conditions of their life.
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 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.
One cannot weep for the entire world, it is beyond human strength. One must choose.
I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong
Anyone can hide. Facing up to things, working through them, that's what makes you strong.
The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress and grow.
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. You are here to risk your heart.
There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.
The resistance that you fight physically in the gym and the resistance that you fight in life can only build a strong character.
You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart.
Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.
If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.
There comes a pause, for human strength will not endure to dance without cessation; and everyone must reach the point at length of absolute prostration.
Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential.
The weak can never forgive.
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.
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.
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.
You never know how strong you are, until being strong is your only choice.
Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolution.
The last three or four reps is what makes the muscle grow. This area of pain divides the champion from someone else who is not a champion. That's what most people lack, having the guts to go on and just say they'll go through the pain no matter what happens.
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