100+ Best Strong Man Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational strong man quotes will challenge the way you think, change the way you live and transform your whole life.

Famous Strong Man Quotes

Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men. — John F. Kennedy

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. — Leon Trotsky

What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything? — Vincent Van Gogh

The very strength that protects the heart from injury is the strength that prevents the heart from enlarging to its intended greatness within. The song of the voice is sweet, but the song of the heart is the pure voice of heaven. — Khalil Gibran

If there is any responsibility in the cycle of life it must be that one generation owes to the next that strength by which it can come to face ultimate concerns in its own way. — Erik Erikson

I don’t know if I practiced more than anybody, but I sure practiced enough. I still wonder if somebody – somewhere – was practicing more than me. — Larry Bird

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. — Marie Curie

You move totally away from reality when you believe that there is a legitimate reason to suffer. — Byron Katie

Too often the strong, silent man is silent only because he does not know what to say, and is reputed strong only because he has remained silent. — Winston Churchill

Hardships make or break people. — Margaret Mitchell

Deep roots are not reached by the frost. — J. R. R. Tolkien

You can be strong and true to yourself without being rude or loud. — Paula Radcliffe

I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles. — Audrey Hepburn

The weak can never forgive. — Mahatma Gandhi

Never letting the competition define you. Instead, you have to define yourself based on a point of view you care deeply about. — Tom Chappell

You become a worrier by practicing worry. You can become free of worry by practicing the opposite and stronger habit of faith. With all the strength and perseverance you can command, start practicing faith. — Norman Vincent Peale

Our strength lies, not alone in our proving grounds and our stockpiles, but in our ideals, our goals, and their universal appeal to all men who are struggling to breathe free. — Adlai Stevenson

People do not lack strength; they lack will. — Victor Hugo

To be a good executive you have to be strong, and you have to have a simple attribute that people have forgotten about – courage. — John Milius

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference. — Winston Churchill

What does it take to be a champion? Desire, dedication, determination, concentration and the will to win. — Patty Berg

Depth and strength of a human character are defined by its moral reserves. — Leonardo da Vinci

In America, you don’t have to be weak, you have to be strong. — Lea Seydoux

It does not take much strength to do things, but it requires great strength to decide on what to do. — Elbert Hubbard

‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death. — Thomas Paine

Being the first to cross the finish line makes you a winner in only one phase of life. It’s what you do after you cross the line that really counts. — Ralph Boston

Happy girls are the prettiest girls. — Audrey Hepburn

Through persistence, self-knowledge, prayer, commitment, optimism, a resolute trust in God and the building of your own personal moral strength, you can enjoy the blessings of a deeper faith and face the difficulties of life with courage and confidence. — Norman Vincent Peale

When your desires are strong enough you will appear to possess superhuman powers to achieve. — Napoleon Hill

Strong men can always afford to be gentle. Only the weak are intent on giving as good as they get. — Elbert Hubbard

My greatest point is my persistence. I never give up in a match. — Bjorn Borg

Never allow a person to tell you no who doesn’t have the power to say yes. — Eleanor Roosevelt

Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. — A. A. Milne

Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn’t. — Erica Jong

Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak. Strong convictions precede great actions. — Louisa May Alcott

I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong — Audrey Hepburn

You are never strong enough that you don’t need help. — Cesar Chavez

Good thoughts are no better than good dreams, unless they are executed. — Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

It’s the easiest thing in the world for a man to deceive himself. — Benjamin Franklin

It is the nature of the strong heart, that like the palm tree it strives ever upwards when it is most burdened. — Philip Sidney

A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them. — John C. Maxwell

A faithful friend is a strong defense; And he that hath found him hath found a treasure. — Louisa May Alcott

He is greatest whose strength carries up the most hearts by the attraction of his own. — Henry Ward Beecher

People reveal themselves completely only when they are thrown out of the customary conditions of their life. — Leonardo da Vinci

Be strong, believe in who you are; be strong, believe in what you feel. — Melissa Etheridge

Will power is to the mind like a strong blind man who carries on his shoulders a lame man who can see. — Arthur Schopenhauer

Follow your honest convictions and be strong. — William Makepeace Thackeray

You have to believe in yourself and be strong. — Adriana Lima

There is no limit to what you can imagine. And with commitment, with effort, what you can imagine you can become. Put your mind to work for you. Believe that you can do it. The world will tell you that you can’t. Yet, in your belief you’ll find the strength, you’ll find the ability, to do it anyway. — Ralph Marston

I believe a strong woman may be stronger than a man, particularly if she happens to have love in her heart. I guess a loving woman is indestructible. — John Steinbeck

Men are strong so long as they represent a strong idea they become powerless when they oppose it. — Sigmund Freud

Storms make trees take deeper roots. — Dolly Parton

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. — Deb Caletti

I do not pray for a lighter load, but for a stronger back. — Phillips Brooks

I think God made a woman to be strong and not to be trampled under the feet of men. I’ve always felt this way because my mother was a very strong woman, without a husband. — Little Richard

There is a growing strength in women, but it is in the forehead, not in the forearm. — Beverly Sills

The thing women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power. You just take it. — Roseanne Barr

None of us can hope to get anywhere without character, moral courage and the spiritual strength to accept responsibility. — Thomas Watson, Jr.

Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong. — Winston Churchill

Strong beliefs win strong men, and then make them stronger. — Richard Bach

The weak are always anxious for justice and equality. The strong pay no heed to either. — Aristotle

Fire is the test of gold; adversity, of strong men. — Martha Graham

Nothing else so destroys the power to stand alone as the habit of leaning upon others. If you lean, you will never be strong or original. Stand alone or bury your ambition to be somebody in the world. — Orison Swett Marden

I do not attach much importance to America’s bombs. I attach importance to her great vitality and integrity. The strength of America is deeper and more significant than her financial power. — Jawaharlal Nehru

It is true that we shall not be able to reach perfection, but in our struggle toward it we shall strengthen our characters and give stability to our ideas, so that, whilst ever advancing calmly in the same direction, we shall be rendered capable of applying the faculties with which we have been gifted to the best possible account. — Confucius

If God sends us on strong paths, we are provided strong shoes. — Corrie Ten Boom

Laughing is the best calorie burner. — Audrey Hepburn

A single twig breaks, but the bundle of twigs is strong. — Tecumseh

In lazy apathy let stoics boast, their virtue fix’d: ‘t is fix’d as in a frost; contracted all, retiring to the breast; but strength of mind is exercise, not rest. — Alexander Pope

It is the business of little minds to shrink. — Carl Sandburg

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

Being silent isn’t being strong, it’s being a victim. — Jane Powell

O, do not pray for easy lives… — Phillips Brooks

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. — Helen Keller

Life only demands from you the strength that you possess. Only one feat is possible; not to run away. — Dag Hammarskjold

This is the law of the Yukon, that only the strong shall thrive; that surely the weak shall perish, and only the fit survive. — Robert W. Service

We need to ditch the idea that there is any value in the strong and silent man being in any way attractive. Being silent isn’t being strong, it’s being a victim. — Jane Powell

Greatness lies, not in being strong, but in the right using of strength; and strength is not used rightly when it serves only to carry a man above his fellows for his own solitary glory. He is the greatest whose strength carries up the most hearts by the attraction of his own. — Henry Ward Beecher

The love of violence is an aspect of our humanity. Even the weak wish to be strong primarily so they can wield the whip. — Dan Simmons

Take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame. — Erica Jong

The resistance that you fight physically in the gym and the resistance that you fight in life can only build a strong character. — Arnold Schwarzenegger

Strength does not come from winning. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength. — Mahatma Gandhi

The world is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong. — Swami Vivekananda

We become strong, I feel, when we have no friends upon whom to lean, or to look to for moral guidance. — Benito Mussolini

Make sure when you fall you land on your back if you can see you can get up. — Les Brown

The weak fall, but the strong will remain and never go under! — Anne Frank

We may never be strong enough to be entirely nonviolent in thought, word and deed. But we must keep nonviolence as our goal and make strong progress towards it. — Mahatma Gandhi

You can’t really be strong until you see a funny side to things. — Ken Kesey

It is from weakness that people reach for dictators and concentrated government power. Only the strong can be free. And only the productive can be strong. — Wendell Willkie

But to understand what it means to be strong and courageous, Christians should look to the person of Christ. — Marvin Olasky

A weak man is just by accident. A strong but non-violent man is unjust by accident. — Mahatma Gandhi

I want to be strong, dominant. Like Wilt Chamberlain. — Shaquille O’Neal

All that is gold does not glitter. — J. R. R. Tolkien

Thus all below is strength, and all above is grace. — John Dryden

I was only given this life because I’m strong enough to live it — Robert Pattinson

No woman can love a weak man hard enough to make him strong. — Pearl Cleage

Prepare yourself for the world, as athletes used to do for their exercises; oil your mind and your manners, to give them the necessary suppleness and flexibility; strength alone will not do. — Lord Chesterfield

Wouldn’t it be a beautiful world if just 10 percent of the people who believe in the power of love would compete with one another to see who could do the most good for the most people? — Muhammad Ali

I shall argue that strong men, conversely, know when to compromise and that all principles can be compromised to serve a greater principle. — Andrew Carnegie