Quotes for
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Strength

   
   
Nothing is so strong as gentleness.
Nothing is so gentle as real strength.

Ralph W. Sockman

   

The key is this:  Meet today's problems with today's strength. Don't start tackling tomorrow's problems until tomorrow. You do not have tomorrow's strength yet. You simply have enough for today.     -Max Lucado, Traveling Light

   
The moment will arrive when you are comfortable with who you are, and what you are– bald or old or fat or poor, successful or struggling--when you don't feel the need to apologize for anything or to deny anything. To be comfortable in your own skin is the beginning of strength.     -Charles B. Handy
   
Give me strength, not to be better than my enemies, but to defeat my greatest enemy, the doubts within myself. Give me strength for a straight back and clear eyes, so when life fades, as the setting sun, my spirit may come to you without shame.     -P.C. Cast
    
Strength isn't about bearing a cross of grief or shame.  Strength comes from choosing your own path, and living with the consequences.     -Jennifer Armintrout
  
Finding the center of strength within ourselves is in the long run the best contribution we can make to our fellow people. . . . One person with indigenous inner strength exercises a great calming effect on panic among people around him or her.  This is what our society needs--not new ideas and inventions; important as these are, and not geniuses and superpeople, but persons who can "be", that is, persons who have a center of strength within themselves.     -Rollo May, Man's Search for Himself

    
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.     -Michael Jordan
  
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
   
Moderate strength is shown in violence, supreme strength is shown in levity.     -G.K. Chesterton, The Man Who Was Thursday
  
Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.     -Rachel Carson, The Sense of Wonder
  
A quiet conscience makes one strong!     -Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl
  
Strength of character means the ability to overcome resentment against others, to hide hurt feelings, and to forgive quickly.     -Lawrence G. Lovasik
  
Nothing is so strong as gentleness.  Nothing is so gentle as real strength.     -Ralph W. Sockman
  
Being single doesn't mean you're weak, it means that you're strong enough to wait for the right person.     -Niall Horan
  
Strength does not come from physical capacity.  It comes from an indomitable will.     -Mohandas Gandhi
   
Life only demands from you the strength you possess.  Only one feat is possible--not to have run away.     -Dag Hammarskjold
  
To be strong in body is to be strong in mind.  A woman’s physical strength cannot help but become psychological strength.  Strong women make happy lives.     -Mina Samuels, Run like a Girl
  
To share your weakness is to make yourself vulnerable; to make yourself vulnerable is to show your strength.     -Criss Jami
  
It is truly said:  It does not take much strength to do things, but it requires great strength to decide what to do.     -Chow Ching
  
And one has to understand that braveness is not the absence of fear but rather the strength to keep on going forward despite the fear.     -Paulo Coelho
  
Believe in a love that is being stored up for you like an inheritance, and have faith that in this love there is a strength and a blessing so large that you can travel as far as you wish without having to step outside it.     -Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet
  
Our strength grows out of our weaknesses.     -Ralph Waldo Emerson
  

  
Strength is not simply a physical quality.  As with all the Twelve Powers, it expresses itself on three levels, each one complementing the others in this life expression on the earth plane.
   In the physical realm, strength is vitality, endurance, the ability to persist.  In the mental area of expression, strength is that quality of mind which enables one to lead, to accomplish, to follow through on decisions, to establish purposes in life, and to hold firm to spiritual principles in daily living.  It expresses itself as stability of character.
   The highest expression, and the one that should determine the direction of strength in the other realms, is the spiritual realization of this quality.  Here strength is closely allied with faith.     -Winifred Wilkinson Hausmann
  
Strength is the capacity to break a candy bar into four pieces with your bare hands--and then eat just one of the pieces.     -Judith Viorst, Love & Guilt & The Meaning Of Life, Etc
  
Some people believe holding on and hanging in there are signs of great strength.  However, there are times when it takes much more strength to know when to let go and then do it.     -Ann Landers
  
We draw our strength from the very despair in which we have been forced to live.  We shall endure.     -Cesar Chavez
  
Where there is no struggle, there is no strength.     -Oprah Winfrey
  

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