Finding strength in hard times may be difficult, but it is possible. Here are some inspirational and encouraging quotes about strength and courage.


  1. Life has many ways of testing a person’s will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen at once.
  2. I don’t want you to save me. I want you to stand by my side as I save myself.
  3. You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.
  4. With brave wings, she flies.
  5. The struggle you’re in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow.
  6. Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tip toe if you must, but take the step.
  7. Keep your head up. God gives his hardest battles to his strongest soldiers.
  8. You can’t change your situation, the only thing you can change is how you chose to deal with it.
  9. Stay positive even when it feels like your life is falling apart.
  10. A lion never loses sleep over the opinions of sheep.
  11. A successful woman is one who can build a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at her.
  12. Courage is not about having the strength to go on. It is going on when you don’t have the strength.
  13. Strength comes from lifting yourself up when you are down.
  14. Do not pray for an easy life; pray for the strength to endure a difficult one. – Bruce Lee
  15. You are stronger than you think.
  16. Where there is no struggle, there is no strength. -Oprah Winfrey
  17. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up, show up, and never give up.
  18. Throw me to the wolves and I will return leading the pack.
  19. Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
  20. Don’t let anyone dull your sparkle.
  21. She stood in the storm and when the wind did not blow her way, she adjusted her sails.
  22. Strength doesn’t come from what you can do. It come from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t.
  23. The strongest people are not those who show strength in front of us but those who win battles we know nothing about.
  24. Giving up doesn’t mean you are weak… sometimes it means you are strong enough to let go.
  25. Believe in yourself a little more.
  26. True strength is when you have a lot to cry about, but you choose to smile and take another step forward instead.
  27. I’m thankful for my struggle because without it, I wouldn’t have stumbled across my strength.
  28. Strength: A river cuts through a rock, not because of its power but its persistence.
  29. When something bad happens, you have three choices. You can let it define you, You can let it destroy you, or You can let it strengthen you.
  30. Don’t let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace.- Dalai Lama
  31. It is in herself she will find the strength she needs.
  32. Strength shows not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over.
  33. Life doesn’t get easier. You just get stronger.
  34. A smooth sea never made a skillful sailor.
  35. Do not judge. You don’t know what storm I’ve asked her to walk through-God
  36. The woman who does not require validation from anyone is the most feared individual on the planet.
  37. Just keep swimming.
  38. Sometimes, you have to get knocked down lower than you have ever been to stand back up taller than you ever were.
  39. My story isn’t over yet.
  40. Nobody can hurt me without my permission – Mahatma Gandhi
  41. A bird sitting on a tree is never afraid of the branch breaking, because her trust is not on the branch but it’s on her wings. Always believe in yourself.
  42. One of the happiest moments in life is when you find the courage to let go of what you can’t change.
  43. It’s ok to be scared, because you’re about to do something really, really brave.
  44. Jesus replied, “You don’t understand not what I am doing, but someday you will.” John 13:7
  45. And now I’ll do what’s best for me
  46. Let it hurt. Let it bleed. Let it heal. And let it go.

45+ Quotes About Strength