25 Quotes About Strength To Get You Through Even The Toughest Days

You are stronger than you think.

It’s hard to be strong when everything around us is falling apart. It’s harder still when we find out that we cannot really rely on anyone else. But this is exactly when strength is most needed.

Strength can be achieved from many things. Sometimes it’s the people around us, our loved ones, whose support foster that strength. Sometimes it’s in a certain kind of belief. For instance, religion could be a source of strength for some people. Sometimes it’s our very hardships that engender this quality in us that we had no idea we were capable of. 

Other times we need a little inspiration to find the strength to carry on. After all, life isn’t all rainows and butterflies. Tough times only make you stronger!



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On a day to day basis, words can awaken a sense of strength in us. So what better way to get that extra boost of strength than to find it in beautifully said, powerful quotes from people who have been through it all?

It is that time of the year when we all need to feel support and inner strength to wrap up old let downs and disappointments and let them go, once and for all. 

That is why we have gathered 25 strength quotes and inspirational memes about being strong to help you find your inner strength and overcome whatever challenges life throws your way.


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1. Strength grows when you don’t give up.

“Strength grows in the moments when you think you can’t go on but you keep going anyway.” — Unknown


2. Stay strong and keep smiling.

“Stay strong, make them wonder how you’re smiling.” — Unknown


3. You are stronger than you think.

“Keep your heads up. God gives his hardest battles to his strongest soldiers.” — Unknown


4. You’ve got to get up and fight again.

“A strong person is not the one who doesn’t cry. A strong person is the one who cries and sheds tears for a moment, then gets up and fights again.” — Unknown


5. Every struggle makes you stronger.

“Yes… she knows of pain, but she is strength, her heart knows no other way.” — A.R. Asher


6. Be strong, smart and brave.

“Be strong enough to stand alone, smart enough to know when you need help, and brave enough to ask for it.” — Mark Amend


7. Each challenge is a lesson.

“Tough situations build strong people.” — Unknown


8. Control your emotions.

“Don’t be a slave to your emotions. Control them.” — Unknown


9. Always get back up when you fall.

“We fall. We break. We fail. But then, we rise, we heal, we overcome.” — Unknown


10. Surround yourself with strong females.

“I am a strong woman because a strong woman raised me.” — Unknown


11. Don’t be defeated.

“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated.” — Maya Angelou


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12. You are your only limit.

“You must be imaginative, strong-hearted. You must try things that may not work, and you must not let anyone define your limits because of where you come from. Your only limit is your soul.” — Ratatouille


13. Strength and gentleness can and should co-exist.

“We need women who are so strong they can be gentle, so fierce they can be compassionate, so passionate they can be rational, and so disciplined they can be free.” —​ Kavita Ramdas


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14. Learn how to fight alone.

“If you want to be strong, learn to fight alone.” — The Minds Journal


15. Forgiveness takes strength.

“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” — Mahatma Gandhi


16. Sometimes letting go is the greatest sign of strength.

“Be strong enough to let go and patient enough to wait for what you deserve.” — Unknown


17. You never know who’s watching.

“Be strong. You never know who you are inspiring.” — Unknown


18. You got this.

“Be stronger than your excuses.” — Unknown


19. Lifting others up is part of the deal.

“Strong people don’t put others down. They lift them up.” — Unknown


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20. Know when to let go.

“Be strong enough to hold, but brave enough to let go.” — Unknown


21. Stay strong.

“Be strong but not rude. Be kind but not weak. Be humble but not timid. Be proud but not arrogant.” — Unknown


22. Strength is earned.

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


23. Never give up.

“A strong person knows how to keep their life in line. With tears in their eyes, still manages to say, ‘Nah, I’m fine.'” — Uknown


24. Strong walls don’t collapse.

“Whatever life gives you, even if it hurts you, just be strong and act like you’re okay. Remember: strong walls shake but never collapse.”  — Unknown


25. Adjust your sails.

“She stood in the storm, and when the wind did not blow her away, she adjusted her sails.” — Elizabeth Edwards


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If you’re looking for a little inspiration, we’ve got the best quotes to share and savor. For quotes from the most inspiring celebs, activists, and poets, look no further! You might even find the quote that motivates the best parts of your life (and love!) forever.


Mehruba Chowdhury is a writer who covers astrology, pop culture and relationship topics.

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