130+ Best Inner Strength Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Inspirational inner strength quotes will challenge the way you think, and help guide you through any life experience.

Powerful Collection of Most Famous Inner Strength Quotes

If you become more concerned for the welfare of others, you will experience a sense of calm, inner strength, and self-confidence. – Dalai Lama

Silence is a source of great strength. – Lao Tzu

Go within every day and find the inner strength so that the world will not blow your candle out – Katherine Dunham

You have power over your mind?not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength. – Marcus Aurelius

No matter what kind of challenges or difficulties or painful situations you go through in your life, we all have something deep within us that we can reach down and find the inner strength to get through them. – Alana Stewart

Nothing can dim the light which shines from within – Maya Angelou

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. – Lao Tzu

Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass. It’s about learning how to dance in the rain. – Vivian Greene

I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence, but it comes from within. It is there all the time. – Anna Freud

Even the most daring and accomplished people have undergone tremendous difficulty. In fact, the more successful they became, the more they attributed their success to the lessons learned during their most difficult times. Adversity is our teacher. When we view adversity as a guide towards greater inner growth, we will then learn to accept the wisdom our soul came into this life to learn. – Barbara Rose

Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and, above all, confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained – Marie Curie

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

It is worth remembering that the time of greatest gain in terms of wisdom and inner strength is often that of greatest difficulty. – Dalai Lama

Nothing can dim the light which shines from within. – Maya Angelou

Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength. – Arnold Schwarzenegger

When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves. – Viktor E.Frankl

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face . . . You must do the thing you think you cannot do – Eleanor Roosevelt

If they hadn’t told me I was ugly, I never would have searched for my beauty. And if they hadn’t tried to break me down, I wouldn’t know that I’m unbreakable. – Gabourey Sidibe

Few men during their lifetime come anywhere near exhausting the resources dwelling within them. There are deep wells of strength that are never used. – Richard E. Byrd

Go within every day and find the inner strength so that the world will not blow your candle out. – Katherine Dunham

A truly strong person does not need the approval of others any more than a lion needs the approval of sheep. – Vernon Howard

Life has many ways of testing a person’s will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen all at once. – Paulo Coelho

Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom. – Aristotle

Living well is the best revenge. If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door. – Max Eastman

The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places. – Ernest Hemingway

The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places. – Ernest Hemingway

With everything that has happened to you, you can either feel sorry for yourself or treat what has happened as a gift. Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose. – Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

As we advance in life it becomes more and more difficult, but in fighting the difficulties the inmost strength of the heart is developed. – Vincent van Gogh

Scar tissue is stronger than regular tissue. Realize the strength, move on. – Henry Rollins

You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have. – Bob Marley

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

If you can dream it, you can do it. Your limits are all within yourself. – Brian Tracy

Inner peace is impossible without patience. Wisdom requires patience. Spiritual growth implies the mastery of patience. Patience allows the unfolding of destiny to proceed at its own unhurried pace. – Brian Weiss

Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy. – Norman Vincent Peale

You really have to look inside yourself and find your own inner strength, and say, ‘I’m proud of what I am and who I am.’ – Mariah Carey

Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear. – Ambrose Redmoon

It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that they are difficult. – Seneca

That which does not kill us makes us stronger. – Friedrich Nietzsche

Still, I rise. – Maya Angelou

Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light. – Helen Keller

If you have the courage to begin, you have the courage to succeed. – David Viscott

You’ve got to follow your passion. You’ve got to figure out what it is you love-who you really are. And have the courage to do that. I believe that the only courage anybody ever needs is the courage to follow your own dream. – Oprah Winfrey

Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure…than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat. – Theodore Roosevelt

Happiness, like unhappiness, is a proactive choice. – Stephen Covey

With everything that has happened to you, you can either feel sorry for yourself or treat what has happened as a gift. Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose. – Wayne Dyer

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go. – T. S. Eliot

Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step. – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

As we advance in life it becomes more and more difficult, but in fighting the difficulties the inmost strength of the heart is developed. – Vincent Van Gogh

Strength is Happiness. Strength is itself victory. In weakness and cowardice, there is no happiness. When you wage a struggle, you might win or you might lose. But regardless of the short-term outcome, the very fact of your continuing to struggle is proof of your victory as a human being. – Daisaku Ikeda

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

Everyone should carefully observe which way his heart draws him, and then choose that way with all his strength. – Hasidic Saying

He knows not his own strength that hath not met adversity. – Ben Jonson

Live in terms of your strong points. Magnify them. Let your weaknesses shrivel up and die from lack of nourishment. – William Young Elliott

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

Hard times build determination and inner strength. Through them, we can also come to appreciate the uselessness of anger. Instead of getting angry nurture a deep caring and respect for troublemakers because by creating such trying circumstances they provide us with invaluable opportunities to practice tolerance and patience. – Dalai Lama

Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass. It’s about learning how to dance in the rain. – Vivian Greene

I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence but it comes from within. It is there all the time. – Anna Freud

One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar. – Helen Keller

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all. – Dale Carnegie

Where there is no struggle, there is no strength. – Oprah Winfrey

I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence but it comes from within. It is there all the time. – Anna Freud

We acquire the strength we have overcome. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

The greater the difficulty, the greater the glory. – Marcus Tullius Cicero

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

Physical strength is measured by what we carry. Inner strength is measured by what we can bear – Unkown

Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. – Harriet Tubman

If you did not face problems you would just drift through life. It is through solving problems in accordance with the highest light we have that inner growth is attained. – Peace Pilgrim

True strength lies in submission which permits one to dedicate his life, through devotion, to something beyond himself. – Henry Miller

Spirit has fifty times the strength and staying-power of brawn and muscle – Mark Twain

In solitude the mind gains strength and learns to lean upon itself. – Laurence Sterne

At times, our strengths propel us so far forward we can no longer endure our weaknesses and perish from them. – Friedrich Nietzsche

I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars. – Og Mandino

Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all. – Dale Carnegie

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face … You must do the thing you think you cannot do. – Eleanor Roosevelt

Go within every day and find the inner strength so that the world will not blow your candle out. – Katherine Dunham

Courage isn’t having the strength to go on – it is going on when you don’t have strength. – Napoleon Bonaparte

You’ve got to follow your passion. You’ve got figure out what it is you love, who you really are. And have the courage to do that. I believe that the only courage anybody ever needs is the courage to follow your own dreams. – Oprah Winfrey

The strong man is the one who is able to intercept at will the communication between the senses and the mind. – Napoleon Bonaparte

He who conquers others is strong; He who conquers himself is mighty. – Lao Tzu

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

Confront the dark parts of yourself, and work to banish them with illumination and forgiveness. Your willingness to wrestle with your demons will cause your angels to sing. – August Wilson

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

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

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

Courage isn’t having the strength to go on – it is going on when you don’t have strength. – Napoleon

There is a saying in Tibetan, Tragedy should be utilized as a source of strength.’ No matter what sort of difficulties, how painful experience is, if we lose our hope, that’s our real disaster. – Dalai Lama XIV

An attitude of positive expectation is the mark of the superior personality. – Brian Tracy

Today is a new beginning, a chance to turn your failures into achievements & your sorrows into so goods. No room for excuses. – Joel Brown

Strenght does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardship and decide not to surrender, that is a strength. – Arnold Schwarzenegger

Courage isn’t having the strength to go on – it is going on when you don’t have strength. – Napoleon

When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves. – Viktor Frankl

The test of courage comes when we are in the minority. The test of tolerance comes when we are in the majority. – Ralph W. Sockman

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. – Mark Twain

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all. – Dale Carnegie

We draw our strength from the very despair in which we have been forced to live. We shall endure. – Cesar Chavez

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 the true strength. – Chris Bradford

Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers, you cannot be successful or happy. – Norman Vincent Peale

When you are required to exhibit strength, it comes. – Joseph Campbell

In the darkest hour the soul is replenished and given strength to continue and endure. – Unknown

One small crack does not mean that you are broken, it means that you were put to the test and you didn’t fall apart. – Linda Poindexter

We must have perseverance and above all, confidence in ourselves. – Marie Curie

We acquire the strength we have overcome. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life must be lived and curiosity kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life. – Eleanor Roosevelt

There is a power in people who dream big and who try hard. – Harold Klemp

What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality. – Plutarch

If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door. – Milton Berle

An attitude of positive expectation is the mark of the superior personality. – Brian Tracy

Courage is not the absence of fear, but the mastery of it. – Mark Twain

It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare. It is because we do not dare that things are difficult. – Seneca the Younger

Hard times build determination and inner strength. Through them we can also come to appreciate the uselessness of anger. Instead of getting angry nurture a deep caring and respect for troublemakers because by creating such trying circumstances they provide us with invaluable opportunities to practice tolerance and patience. – Dalai Lama

A woman is like a tea bag – you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water. – Eleanor Roosevelt

Nobody can hurt me without my permission. – Mahatma Gandhi

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. – Chris Bradford

If they hadn’t tried to break me down, I wouldn’t know that I’m unbreakable. – Gabourey Sidibe

You never know how strong you are, until being strong is your only choice. -Bob Marley

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. – Vince Lombardi

There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still. – Franklin D.Roosevelt

It is worth remembering that the time of greatest gain in terms of wisdom and inner strength is often that of greatest difficulty. – Dalai Lama

The turning point in the process of growing up is when you discover the core of strength within you that survives all hurt. – Max Lerner

Physical strength is measured by what we carry. Inner strength is measured by what we can bear. – Anonymous

Through adversity, not only are we given the opportunity to discover our inner strength, we are also given the gift of foresight so we can shine a light for others who go through the experience after us. – Rachael Bermingham

There are no failures, only outcomes. As long as I learn something, I am succeeding. – Tony Robbins

When it seems humanly impossible to do more in a difficult situation, surrender yourself to the inner silence and thereafter wait for a sign of obvious guidance or for a renewal of inner strength. – Paul Brunton

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. – Winston Churchill

Strength is a capacity for endurance. One of the dividends of suffering is the universal discovery the we posses a strength within us we never knew we had. Navigating through a difficult episode not only shows us that inner strength is there but convinces us it will always be there to serve us in the future. Overcoming gives us an assurance of personal confidence and value that far exceeds what we thought we possessed before our struggles began. – Dennis Wholey

If you’re willing to put yourself and your dreams on the line, at the very least you’ll discover an inner strength you may not have known existed. – Kurt Warner

One key to successful leadership is continuous personal change. Personal change is a reflection of our inner growth and empowerment. – Robert E.Quinn

Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength. – Arnold Schwarzenegger

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