30 Short (But Powerful) Quotes About Being Strong

This collection of short quotes are all about being strong. Because sometimes, we have no other choice.

During the trying times in life, an inspirational quote can help uplift and encourage you to keep on going – or inspire a friend or loved one that better times are on the horizon. These wise words don’t ask us to just sweep our troubles under the carpet, because such a band aid solution never works. 

The following inspiring short quotes discuss drawing on the strength we all have inside us, asking for help when needed, rebuilding and the importance of keeping on going forward. We hope they encourage you during this time.

Short Quotes About Being Strong


“We acquire the strength we have overcome.” Ralph Waldo Emerson


“Show me someone who has done something worthwhile, and I’ll show you someone who has overcome adversity.” Lou Holtz


“Be strong, be fearless, be beautiful. And believe that anything is possible when you have the right people there to support you.” Misty Copeland


“Tough times never last, but tough people do.” Robert H. Schuller


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


“The most beautiful people I’ve known are those who have known trials, have known struggles, have known loss, and have found their way out of the depths.” Elisabeth Kübler-Ross


“Your strength doesn’t come from winning. It comes from struggles and hardship. Everything that you go through prepares you for the next level.” Germany Kent


“Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.” Ralph Waldo Emerson


“Sometimes you don’t realize your own strength until you come face to face with your greatest weakness.” Susan Gale


“Sometimes you discover you’re lost. And sometimes as you’re lost you discover yourself.” Wesam Fawzi


“You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.” Margaret Thatcher


“Realize your true strength when people reject you. In actual fact, they do not reject you. They only show you your real strength.” Ernest Agyemang Yeboah


“If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again.” Flavia Weedn


“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


“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


“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


“There are two ways of exerting one’s strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up.” Booker T. Washington


“I don’t feel like I have to be nice and apologetic all of the time. I’m trying to be strong and fierce.” Emma Mackey


“Don’t brood. Get on with living and loving. You don’t have forever.” Leo Buscaglia


“Follow your honest convictions and be strong.” William Makepeace Thackeray


“Sometimes you need to fall down to rise up.” Wesam Fawzi


“Most great people have attained their greatest success one step beyond their greatest failure.” Napoleon Hill


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


“Don’t give up when dark times come. The more storms you face in life, the stronger you’ll be. Hold on. Your greater is coming.” Germany Kent


“Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” Dale Carnegie


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


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


“Anyone can hide. Facing up to things, working through them, that’s what makes you strong.” Sarah Dessen


“Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out.” John Wooden


“You never know how strong you are… until being strong is the only choice you have.” Cayla Mills


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