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.

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

Katherine Dunham

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

Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.     

Mahatma Gandhi

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

The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.     

Ernest Hemingway

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

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.     


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

David Viscott

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

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

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

T. S. Eliot

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.

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

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

Hasidic Saying

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

Ben Jonson

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

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

Anna Freud

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

Helen Keller

You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.     

Marcus Aurelius

Physical strength is measured by what we carry. Inner strength is measured by what we can bear     


Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.     

Harriet Tubman

Spirit has fifty times the strength and staying-power of brawn and muscle     

Mark Twain

In solitude the mind gains strength and learns to lean upon itself.     

Laurence Sterne

At times, our strengths propel us so far forward we can no longer endure our weaknesses and perish from them.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars.     

Og Mandino

Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The strong man is the one who is able to intercept at will the communication between the senses and the mind.     

Napoleon Bonaparte

He who conquers others is strong; He who conquers himself is mighty.     

Lao Tzu

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

Albert Camus

Confront the dark parts of yourself, and work to banish them with illumination and forgiveness. Your willingness to wrestle with your demons will cause your angels to sing.     

August Wilson

Courage isn't having the strength to go on - it is going on when you don't have strength.     


There is a saying in Tibetan, Tragedy should be utilized as a source of strength.' No matter what sort of difficulties, how painful experience is, if we lose our hope, that's our real disaster.     

Dalai Lama XIV

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

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

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

We acquire the strength we have overcome.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.     


If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door.     

Milton Berle

A woman is like a tea bag - you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.     

Eleanor Roosevelt

Nobody can hurt me without my permission.     

Mahatma Gandhi