You never know how strong you are, until being strong is your only choice.
When something bad happens you have three choices. You can either let it define you, let it destroy you, or you can let it strengthen you.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
The beautiful thing about setbacks is they introduce us to our strengths.
You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.
A great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
Good timber does not grow with ease; the stronger the wind, the stronger the trees
Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity.
The size of your success is measured by the strength of your desire; the size of your dream; and how you handle disappointment along the way.
Stop waiting for others to tell you what you can do. Start putting faith into your own strengths and talents. Instead of questioning whether you can reach your goals, move forward with conviction and confidence.
Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
You have to remember that the hard days are what make you stronger. The bad days make you realize what a good day is. If you never had any bad days, you would never have that sense of accomplishment!
Only the weak are cruel. Gentleness can only be expected from the strong.
I honestly think it is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate.
Anyone can hide. Facing up to things, working through them, that's what makes you strong.
Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength.
Courage isn't having the strength to go on - it is going on when you don't have strength.
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.
Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.
Storms make trees take deeper roots.
The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.
There are two ways of exerting one's strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up.
Whatever is in me is stronger than what is out there to defeat me.
That which does not kill us makes us stronger.
My attitude is that if you push me towards something that you think is a weakness, then I will turn that perceived weakness into a strength.
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