Inner Strength Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old inner strength quotes, inner strength sayings, and inner strength proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Nothing can dim the light which shines from within

Maya Angelou

Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and, above all, confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained

Marie Curie

Go within every day and find the inner strength so that the world will not blow your candle out     

Katherine Dunham

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

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

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

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

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

An attitude of positive expectation is the mark of the superior personality.     

Brian Tracy

Today is a new beginning, a chance to turn your failures into achievements & your sorrows into so goods. No room for excuses.

Joel Brown

The test of courage comes when we are in the minority. The test of tolerance comes when we are in the majority.

Ralph W. Sockman

If you have the courage to begin, you have the courage to succeed.

David Viscott

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

Ambrose Redmoon

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

Seneca

You've got to follow your passion. You've got to figure out what it is you love-who you really are. And have the courage to do that. I believe that the only courage anybody ever needs is the courage to follow your own dream.

Oprah Winfrey

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

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.     

T. S. Eliot

Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure...than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.     

Theodore Roosevelt

Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.     

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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

Everyone should carefully observe which way his heart draws him, and then choose that way with all his strength.

Hasidic Saying

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

He knows not his own strength that hath not met adversity.     

Ben Jonson

We acquire the strength we have overcome.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Live in terms of your strong points. Magnify them. Let your weaknesses shrivel up and die from lack of nourishment.     

William Young Elliott

Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass. It's about learning how to dance in the rain.

Vivian Greene

One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.

Helen Keller

Life must be lived and curiosity kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.

Eleanor Roosevelt

There is a power in people who dream big and who try hard.

Harold Klemp

I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence but it comes from within. It is there all the time.     

Anna Freud

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