200 Strength Quotes to Enhance Your Courage and Inner Strength

Filed in Quote by on December 6, 2023


Have you ever felt discouraged when situations arise? It is a normal feeling that comes, but you don’t have to let it weigh you down. That is why we have put together these quotes about courage and strength to uplift your mood when those situations come at you. Read on to get inspired!

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Strength Quotes

1. “Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.”~ William Ellery Channing

2. “We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.”~ J.K. Rowling

3. “Calm mind brings inner strength and self-confidence, so that’s very important for good health.” ~ Dalai Lama


4. “Take chances, make mistakes. That’s how you grow. Pain nourishes your courage. You have to fail in order to practice being brave.” ~ Mary Tyler Moore

5. “We don’t even know how strong we are until we are forced to bring that hidden strength forward.” ~ Isabel Allende

6. “Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.” ~ John Quincy Adams

Strength and Self Confidence

7. “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

8. “Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.”~ Winston Churchill

9. “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” ~ Nelson Mandela

10. “The past has no power over the present moment.”  -Eckhart Tolle

11. “What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.” ~ Otto Rank

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

13. “Have the courage to act instead of react.” ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

14. “All the adversity I’ve had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me…. You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.” ~ Walt Disney

15. “A heart full of love and compassion is the main source of inner strength, willpower, happiness, and mental tranquility.” – Dalai Lama

16. Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all. – Dale Carnegie

17. “People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.” ~ Hermann Hesse

18. “It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.”  ~ E.E. Cummings

19. “There are no easy answers, but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right.” ~ Ronald Reagan

20. “We may get knocked down on the outside, but the key to living in victory is to learn how to get up on the inside.” – Joel Osteen

21. “You have power over your mind―not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.”  ~ Marcus Aurelius

Motivational Quotes

22. “We are responsible for what we are, and whatever we wish ourselves to be, we have the power to make ourselves.” – Swami Vivekananda

23. “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” ~ Anais Nin

24. “Don’t feel defeated if your dreams didn’t work out. It took courage to try and take the risk. That’s something to be proud of.” ~ Amanda Raycourage Quotes

25. “It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.”  ~  J.K. Rowling

26. “Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.” ~ Paulo Coelho

27. “I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence, but it comes from within. It is there all the time.” ~ Anna Freud

28. “He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.” ~ Muhammad Ali

29. “All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination.” ~ Earl Nightingale

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30. Silence is a source of great strength. ~ Lao Tzu

31. “Strength is a matter of a made up mind.” ~ John Beecher

32. “Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.” ~ Mother Teresa

33. “Go within every day and find the inner strength so that the world will not blow your candle out.” ~ Katherine Dunham

Encouragement Quotes

34. Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass. It’s about learning how to dance in the rain – Vivian Greene

35. “When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this: you haven’t.” ~ Thomas A. Edison

36. “Inner strength is measured by what we can bear and how long” ~ Invajy

37. “It’s your reaction to adversity, not adversity itself that determines how your life’s story will develop.” -Dieter F. Uchtdorf

38. One small crack does not mean that you are broken, it means that you were put to the test and you didn’t fall apart. – Linda Poindexter

39. When you are required to exhibit strength, it comes. – Joseph Campbell

40. “Beautify your inner dialogue. Beautify your inner world with love light and compassion. Life will be beautiful.” – Amit Ray

41. “Nothing is more beautiful than the smile that has struggled through the tears.”~ Demi Lovato

42. “Being brave means knowing that when you fail, you don’t fail forever.” ~ Lana Del Rey

43. Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy. – Norman Vincent Peale

44. “Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.” – H. Jackson Brown

45. “When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure.” ~ Peter Marshall

Stay Strong Quotes

46. “The best way out is always through.” ~ Robert Frost

47. “When we meet real tragedy in life, we can react in two ways – either by losing hope and falling into self-destructive habits, or by using the challenge to find our inner strength. Thanks to the teachings of Buddha, I have been able to take this second way. “~ Dalai Lama

48. “One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men, but no machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.” – Elbert Hubbard

49. “Bravery is being the only one who knows you’re afraid.” ~ Franklin P. Jones

50. “Courage is very important. Like a muscle, it is strengthened by use.” ~ Ruth Gordon

51. “It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.” ~ Edmund Hillary

52. “Scared is what you’re feeling. Brave is what you’re doing.”  ~ Emma Donoghue

53. Self-love and believing in yourself gives you the power and courage to change your life.” ~ Amanda Ray

54. “Life is very interesting. In the end, some of your greatest pains become your greatest strengths.” ~ Drew Barrymore

55. “You have to rely on whatever sparks you have inside.” – Lisa Kleypas

56. Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies. – Mother Teresa

57. “Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.” ~ Bruce Lee

58. “If you can change your mind, you can change your life.” – William James

Inspiring Quotes

59. “Hope is a waking dream.” – Aristotle

60. “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” – Milton Berle

61. “Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

62. “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

63. “You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.” ~  William Faulkner

64. “The harder you fall, the heavier your heart; the heavier your heart, the stronger you climb; the stronger you climb, the higher your pedestal.”~ Criss Jami

65. “Take chances, make mistakes. That’s how you grow. Pain nourishes your courage. You have to fail in order to practice being brave.”– Mary Tyler Moore

66. “The best way to gain self-confidence is to do what you are afraid to do.” – Unknown

67. The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places. – Ernest Hemingway

68. “It requires more courage to suffer than to die.” ~ Napoleon Bonaparte

Inner Strength Quotes

69. “Physical strength is measured by what we carry. Inner strength is measured by what we can bear” – Anonymous

70. “Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become.” ~ Steve Jobs

71. “The secret to happiness is freedom… And the secret to freedom is courage.” ~ Thucydides

72. “Go within every day and find the inner strength so that the world will not blow your candle out.” ~ Katherine Dunham

73. “Nobody will believe in you unless you believe in yourself.” – Liberace

74. “No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.” ~ Buddha

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

76. “It takes courage to walk away from disagreements.” ~ Amanda RayInner Strength Quotes

77. We draw our strength from the very despair in which we have been forced to live. We shall endure. – Cesar Chavez

78. “When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” – Viktor Frankl

79. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”– Mark Twain

80. “Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.” ~ Napoleon Hill

81. “Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity.” ~ W. Clement Stone

82. “A ship is always safe a shore but that is not what it’s built for.” ~ Albert Einstein

83. “They say everything you go through in your childhood builds character and inner strength.” ~ Curtis Joseph

Quotes about Courage

84. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” ~ Winston Churchill

85. “Virtue is an inner strength. It expands your nature.” ~ John Bradshaw

86. In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer. – Albert Camus

87. “Life has many ways of testing a person’s will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen all at once.” ~ Paulo Coelho

88. “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow.”” ~ Mary Anne Radmacher

89. You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face … You must do the thing you think you cannot do. – Eleanor Roosevelt

90. “He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak. Strong convictions precede great actions.”~ Louisa May Alcott

91. Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear. – Ambrose Redmoon

Quotes about Standing Strong

92. “It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.”  ~ Seneca

93. “The only place where your dream becomes impossible is in your own thinking.” – Robert H Schuller

94. “Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.”~ Khalil Gibran

95. Few men during their lifetime come anywhere near exhausting the resources dwelling within them. There are deep wells of strength that are never used. -Richard E. Byrd

96. That which does not kill us makes us stronger. – Friedrich Nietzsche

97. If they hadn’t told me I was ugly, I never would have searched for my beauty. And if they hadn’t tried to break me down, I wouldn’t know that I’m unbreakable. – Gabourey Sidibe

98. “There is nothing in the world so much admired as a man who knows how to bear unhappiness with courage.” ~  Seneca

99. “Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go.”~ Hermann Hesse

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100. “Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.” ~ Billy Graham

101. It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.  – Seneca

102. “Learning is a gift. Even when pain is your teacher.” -Maya Watson

103. Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. – Lao Tzu

Strength Within Quotes and Sayings

104. “You really have to look inside yourself and find your own inner strength, and say, ‘I’m proud of what I am and who I am, and I’m just going to be myself’.” ~ Mariah Carey

105. “Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass. It’s about learning how to dance in the rain.” ~ Vivian Green

106. Make sure to also check out these inspirational challenge quotes about tough times in life, work and love.

107. “It is worth remembering that the time of greatest gain in terms of wisdom and inner strength is often that of greatest difficulty.” ~ Dalai Lama

108. “Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.” ~  Mark Twain

109. “With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

110. “Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.” ~ Maya Angelou

111. “Courage isn’t having the strength to go on – it is going on when you don’t have strength.”~ Napoleon Bonaparte

Courageous Quotes

112. “You are your master. Only you have the master keys to open the inner locks.” – Amit Ray

113. “It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done.”~ Vincent Van Gogh

114. Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength. – Arnold Schwarzenegger

115. “Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.”~ Maya Angelou

116. “Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.” ~ Winston Churchill

117. “Look well into thyself, there is a source of strength which will always spring up if thou wilt always look.” – Marcus Aurelius

118. “Mastering others is strength, mastering yourself is true power.” ~ Lao Tzu

119. Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will. – Mahatma Gandhi

120. With everything that has happened to you, you can either feel sorry for yourself or treat what has happened as a gift. Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose. – Dr. Wayne W Dyer

Empowering Quotes for Self-Worth

121. “A woman is like a tea bag – you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

122. “You are enough, just as you are.” – Maya Angelou

123. “Be yourself. Everyone else is taken.” – Oscar Wilde

124. “When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.” – Helen Keller

125. “No matter who you are, no matter where you come from, you are beautiful.” – Michelle Obama

126. “The only real elegance is in the mind; if you’ve got that, the rest really comes from it.” – Diana Vreeland

127. “A powerful woman embraces her worth, exuding grace and strength in every step.”

128. “Embrace your worth, young girl, and let your elegance shine.”

129. “A classy woman sees a stepping stone as an opportunity to enhance her self worth.”

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130. “Independent women embrace their worth, paving their own path and rising above the constraints of societal norms.”

131. “Classy women embrace their self-worth, radiating confidence and grace wherever they go.”

132. “Embrace your self worth, for it is not defined by only beauty, but by the depth of your being and the uniqueness of your soul.”

133. “True beauty lies within, a reflection of one’s self-worth.”

134. “Believe in yourself, for the world will follow suit.”

135. “Your worth is not determined by someone else’s opinion.”

136. “Embrace your independence; it is your greatest asset.”

137. “Strength lies within you, waiting to be unleashed.”

138. “Stand tall and confident in your own power.”

139. “Celebrate your uniqueness and let it shine through.”

140. “A classy woman knows her worth and demands respect.”

141. “Never settle for less than what you deserve, because you deserve it all.”

142. “Your self-worth should never be dependent on others’ validation.”

143. “Know that you are enough, just as you are.”

144. “The more you value yourself, the more others will too.”

145. “You have the strength to overcome any obstacle that comes your way.”

146. “Unleash the fire within and conquer the world with grace.”

147. “Invest in yourself – it’s the best decision you can make.”

148. “Don’t let anyone dull your sparkle; shine bright always!”

149. “Confidence is not arrogance – it’s a reflection of self-respect.”

Empowering Quotes on Happiness

150. “Know when to walk away from anything or anyone that doesn’t serve your highest good.”

151. “Love yourself first, and everything else falls into place.”

152. “Be fierce, be strong – embrace the warrior within.”

153. “You are capable of achieving greatness beyond imagination – believe in yourself!”

154. “Don’t wait for someone else’s approval; validate yourself from within.”

155. “Your independence is a priceless gift – cherish it always.“

156. “Self-worth cannot be measured by material possessions or external achievements.“

157. “There is beauty in embracing solitude and finding strength within oneself.“

158. “Resilience is born from facing adversity head-on – you’ve got this!“

159. “Your worth is not determined by the opinions of others, but by how you value yourself.“

160. “Release any doubts and let your inner strength guide you to new heights.“

161. “A classy independent woman knows when to say no and set healthy boundaries.“

162. “You are more than enough – embrace your flaws and celebrate your uniqueness!“

163. “Embrace the journey of self-discovery – it’s a lifelong adventure worth pursuing.“

164. “Unleashing your inner strength requires embracing vulnerability with courage.“

165. “Recognize that you have the power to shape your own destiny – never underestimate it.”

166. “Self-worth comes from within, not from seeking validation externally.”

167. “The most powerful relationship you can have is with yourself – nurture it always.”

168. “Remember, being independent doesn’t mean doing everything alone – it means knowing when to ask for help.”

169. “Her inner strength is her most powerful ally, fueling her independence and lighting her path to success.”

170. “Believe in yourself, and your independence will light the way.”

171. “Your worth is not determined by the approval of others; it’s found in your independence.”

172. “Self-esteem is the reflection of the love you have for yourself.”

173. “Independence is the path to self-discovery and self-empowerment.”

174. “You are the author of your own story, and independence is your pen.”

175. “Embrace your independence, and you’ll find the self-esteem you’ve been seeking.”

176. “When you have independence, self esteem follows.”

177. “Embracing your self-worth as a sophisticated woman is the key to achieving great things.”

178. “Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.” – Marie Curie

179. “Disciplining yourself to do what you know is right and importance, although difficult, is the highroad to pride, self-esteem, and personal satisfaction.” – Margaret Thatcher

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Inspirational Empowering Quotes

180. “Refuse to let ‘sophistication’ be a pejorative term – instead, walk in confidence, letting your self-worth shine.”

181. “An old soul knows the timeless beauty of walking in confidence. For the sophisticated woman who carries the wisdom of an old soul, self-worth is her guiding light.”

182. “Never doubt that you are valuable and powerful and deserving of every chance in the world to pursue dreams.” – Hillary Clinton

183. “Confidence is your most elegant accessory.”

184. “A sophisticated woman’s self-worth shines like a rare gem.”

185. “Embrace your strength and grace; confidence will follow.”

186. “In every stride, let your self-worth be your guide.”

187. “Sophistication is not what you wear; it’s how you carry yourself.”

188. “Your self-worth is the cornerstone of your confidence.”

189. “Walk with purpose, for you are a woman of substance.”

190. “Elegance is when the inside is as beautiful as the outside.”

191. “Sophistication is the art of being yourself confidently.”

192. “Insecurity is out; confidence is in.”

193. “Sophistication is the confidence to be uniquely you.”

194. “Confidence is the best outfit; rock it daily.”

195. “A sophisticated woman exudes self-assuredness.”

196. “Own your worth, and the world will notice.”

197. “Embrace your intelligence; it’s your source of confidence.”

198. “Confidence is the key to unlocking your potential.”

199. “Sophistication is born from self-respect and self-love.”

200. “Radiate confidence, and let your light inspire others.”

CSN Team.


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