“Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.”
~ Mahatma Gandhi
“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”
~ Mahatma Gandhi, All Men are Brothers: Autobiographical Reflections
“Life doesn’t get easier or more forgiving, we get stronger and more resilient.”
~ Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free
“We acquire the strength we have overcome.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.
~ Muhammad Ali
Strength is a matter of a made up mind. ~ John Beecher They are the weakest, however strong, who have no faith in themselves or their own powers. ~ Christian Bovee In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins—not through strength but by perseverance. ~ H. Jackson Brown In compassion lies the world’s true strength. ~ Buddha To keep the body in good health is a duty – otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear. ~ Buddha The more you trust your intuition, the more empowered you become, the stronger you become, and the happier you become. ~ Gisele Bundchen Be afraid of nothing. You have within you all wisdom, all power, all strength, all understanding. ~ Eileen Caddy Look at the earth crowded with growth, new and old bursting from their strong roots hidden in the silent, live ground, each seed according to its own kind…each one knowing what to do, each one demanding its own rights on the earth. So artist, you too from the depths of your soul...let your roots creep forth, gaining strength. ~ Emily Carr
As long as we're caught up in always looking for certainty and happiness, rather than honoring the taste and smell and quality of exactly what is happening, as long as we're always running from discomfort, we're going to be caught in a cycle of unhappiness and discomfort, and we will feel weaker and weaker. This way of seeing helps us develop inner strength. And what's especially encouraging is the view that inner strength is available to us at just the moment when we think that we've hit the bottom, when things are at their worst.
~ Pema Chodron It is time to fill the world with strong and powerful deeds. It is common knowledge that no great captain in the world has ever destroyed all of his enemies and lived with a sense of satisfaction. If one enemy is killed, two more will appear. It is important we cultivate love and compassion to all the sentient beings which is the way to bring peace to all. ~ Dalai Lama Creative thinking is not a talent, it is a skill that can be learned. It empowers people by adding strength to their natural abilities which improves teamwork, productivity and, where appropriate, profits. ~ Edward de Bono The spirit of man is more important than mere physical strength, and the spiritual fiber of a nation than its wealth.
~ Dwight D. Eisenhower
I feel my heart break to see a nation ripped apart by it’s own greatest strength - it’s diversity. ~ Melissa Etheridge The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. ~ Mahatma Gandhi I’m here. I love you. I don’t care if you need to stay up crying all night long, I will stay with you. There’s nothing you can ever do to lose my love. I will protect you until you die, and after your death I will still protect you. I am stronger than Depression and I am braver than Loneliness and nothing will ever exhaust me. ~ Elizabeth Gilbert More important than talent, strength, or knowledge is the ability to laugh at yourself and enjoy the pursuit of your dreams. ~ Amy Grant Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident, and more and more successful. ~ Mark Victor Hansen When your desires are strong enough, you will appear to possess superhuman powers to achieve ~ Napoleon Hill Strength and courage aren't always measured in medals and victories. They are measured in the struggles they overcome. The strongest people aren't always the people who win, but the people who don't give up when they lose.
~ Ashley Hodgeson
The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team. ~ Phil Jackson Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light. ~ Helen Keller
Transformation of any kind always exacts a holy tussle. The newborn butterfly struggles to open its wings so it can conjure up the strength to fly. So, too, with artists, inventors, mystics, and entrepreneurs.
~ Tama Kieves Being loved deeply by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. ~ Lao Tzu I promise myself…to be so strong that nothing can disturb my peace of mind; to talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person I meet; to make all my friends feel that there is something worthwhile in them; to look at the sunny side of everything and make my optimism come true; to think only of the best, to work only for the best, and to expect only the best; to be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as I am about my own; to forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future; to wear a cheerful expression at all times and give a smile to every living creature I meet; to give so much time to improving myself that I have no time to criticize others; to be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble; to think well of myself and to proclaim this fact to the world, not in loud word, but in great deeds; to live in the faith that the whole world is on my side, so long as I am true to the best that is in me. ~ Christian D. Larson The turning point in the process of growing up is when you discover the core of strength within you that survives all hurt. ~ Max Lerner The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will. ~ Vince Lombardi When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid. ~ Audre Lorde You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. ~ A. A. Milne Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul. ~ John Muir With courage you will dare to take risks, have the strength to be compassionate and the wisdom to be humble. Courage is the foundation of integrity. ~ Keshavan Nair There is one thing stronger than all the armies in the world; and that is an idea whose time has come. ~ Isaac Newton That which does not kill me makes me stronger. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity. ~ Louis Pasteur Let your light shine. Be a source of strength and courage. Share your wisdom. Radiate love. ~ Wilferd Peterson Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same. ~ Francesca Reigler The more you care, the stronger you can be. ~ Jim Rohn The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly. ~ Jim Rohn With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt Women are like tea bags: put them in hot water and they get stronger. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt You gain strength, courage, and confidence in 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 Nothing is so strong as gentleness. Nothing is so gentle as real strength. ~ Saint Francis de Sales Success is achieved by developing our strengths, not by eliminating our weaknesses. ~ Marilyn vos Savant The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it. ~ C.C. Scott Our strength is in our dreams, and those who do not dare to dream damn themselves.
~ Merle Shain
Everybody has a strength to share. If we can tap into that – if people can find ways to contribute whatever their particular unique talent or gift is, then, that really can change the world. ~ Bill Shore Keep on beginning and failing. Each time you fail, start all over again, and you will grow stronger until you have accomplished a purpose – not the one you began with perhaps, but one you’ll be glad to remember. ~ Anne Sullivan When you arise in the morning, give thanks for the morning light, for your life and strength. Give thanks for your food, and the joy of living. ~ Tecumseh Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love...She gives most who gives with joy. ~ Mother Teresa 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 Against the assault of laughter, nothing can stand. ~ Mark Twain With courage you will dare to take risks, have the strength to be compassionate, and the wisdom to be humble. Courage is the foundation of integrity. ~ Mark Twain Where there is no struggle, there is no strength. ~ Oprah Winfrey
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