10 Powerful Quotes about Life and Strength

Let’s face it; life can be hard at times. The following inspiring quotes have been compiled to help us stay on course when the going gets tough.

In life we can all get bogged down by the daily grind, or thrown a curve ball by events that are out of our control. In these times it is wise to remember that bad times don’t last forever, and we can always call on our inner strength to help see us through.

Here are some powerful quotes about life and strength :

#1 Expect Nothing. Appreciate Everything – Unknown

I saw this on Facebook so I have no idea who the original author was, but if you want a quote about one of the fundamental rules of being happy and strong, then this is one of the best. This is a powerful mantra to remember!

Imagine saying this to yourself every morning, you could literally turn your life around and open yourself to new possibilities every day.

#2 We rise by lifting others – Robert Ingersoll

No man (or woman) is an island. We all need others and other people need us.

There is nothing more empowering than knowing that you have done a good deed for someone else, and that you did it with the right intention.

Note: Doing something for someone and then shouting it from the rooftops is not coming from the right place.

#3 Expose yourself to your deepest fear. After that, you are free. – Jim Morrison

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We all have fears and worries; we wouldn’t be human if we didn’t. However this quote about strength is a great piece of advice.

Once we expose ourselves to our greatest fear, we usually realize that it wasn’t such a big deal after all, and what’s more that it can be conquered. However we feel afterward, the fact remains that once our fears are confronted we are no longer trapped by them. Even if a fear or deep held worry materializes; once it has happened…we can only move forward.

#4 Life is mostly froth and bubble; Two things stand like stone, Kindness in another’s trouble, Courage in your own – Adam Lindsay Gordon

This is a cute and memorable little ditty but very powerful all the same. It is basically telling us that a lot of things we bother ourselves with are inconsequential and not really worth the energy we give them.

The important things are how strong we are when we are faced with our own personal struggles and likewise how supportive we are to others in their times of need. Many of us have been supported by others during our times of need, and often this support comes from the most unlikely sources. When these events occur, we should ensure we not only remember those who helped us, but also pay it forward.

#5 Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside while still alive. Never surrender. ― Tupac Shakur

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Unfortunately sometimes people give up on their dreams; perhaps there were too many struggles along the way, or they were not in the right place at the right time, circumstances prevented them from following their true path and so on. However, there is always a way to express the light that shines inside of us.

Never give up, and never let your passion die!

#6 Don’t shrink your dreams. Super-size your courage and abilities – Karen Salmansohn

In a similar vein to the previous quote about inner strength, this quote is encouraging us to not only follow our dreams, but to increase our courage and determination.

If something doesn’t work out, then try it another way, update our skills, look for another angle…but never let doubt over ride our true calling.

#7 If you are going to doubt something, doubt your limits. – Don Ward

We all harbor doubts from time to time, the trouble is, while sometimes doubt can curb complacency, too much can sabotage our thoughts and make us feel we are unworthy. Therefore, if we are overburdened by doubt, then we should use it in a positive way and doubt our limits as opposed to our dreams and goals.

#8 Never say never, because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion. – Michael Jordan

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If anyone knows about pushing limits then Michael Jordan is your man. He realizes that our self-imposed limits and fears are mostly just illusions.

Many of us have at some point said ’Oh I could never do that’…but have we ever questioned why not? Anyone is capable of turning their life around and achieving goals we once thought unachievable, it is just a matter of whether we want it enough.

#9 You were given this life, because you are strong enough to live it. – Robin Sharma

This quote about strength may seem a bit patronizing when we are actually going through turmoil or suffering. But when we look back on some of the things we have gone through, or the path we have been given, then it becomes more apparent that our journey is a unique one just for us.

We are all here for a reason, to walk a certain path and learn on our journey; so be comforted by the fact that we do have the strength to live our life.

#10 The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough. They’re there to stop the other people. – Randy Pausch

This is an excellent quote about inner strength to finish on.

The wall analogy is a great one and reminds us that when we come up against walls…they are not for us…but for the other people who don’t want it as badly as we do. This knowledge can give us the strength to knock down those walls and build ourselves a door, or go through them, over them; whatever. But the message is clear; carry on regardless.

If we want them badly enough, all our goals and dreams are within our reach. If you are looking for more inspiration, you should check out our quotes infographic. We hope you will enjoy it.

So go out there Queens and knock down those walls!

About the author

Eleanor Goold

As well as being an avid reader, Eleanor is also a big time animal lover; especially of dogs. If you have a tail, four legs and you bark…. you’re in! In her spare time she enjoys swimming, and vegetable gardening… but not at the same time (it can get a bit messy).

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