so strong as gentleness.
Nothing is so gentle as real strength.
Ralph W. Sockman
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
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
isn't about bearing a cross of grief or shame. Strength comes from
choosing your own path, and living with the
consequences. -Jennifer Armintrout
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
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 shown in violence, supreme strength is shown in
levity. -G.K. Chesterton, The Man Who
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
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
single doesn't mean you're weak, it means that you're strong
enough to wait for the right person.
does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an
indomitable will. -Mohandas
demands from you the strength you possess. Only one feat is
possible--not to have run away. -Dag
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
truly said: It does not take much strength to do things, but
it requires great strength to decide what to
do. -Chow Ching
one has to understand that braveness is not the absence of fear
but rather the strength to keep on going forward despite the
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
Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet
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
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
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
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.
We draw our
strength from the very despair in which we have been forced to
live. We shall endure. -Cesar Chavez
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