Strength Quotes

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Religion is an illusion and it derives its strength from the fact that it falls in with our instinctual desires.
Sigmund Freud

The man without a purpose is like a ship without a rudder - waif, a nothing, a no man. Have a purpose in life, and, having it, throw such strength of mind and muscle into your work as God has given you.
Thomas Carlyle

Physical strength can never permanently withstand the impact of spiritual force.
Franklin D Roosevelt

It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.
Maya Angelou

Power is not an institution, and not a structure; neither is it a certain strength we are endowed with; it is the name that one attributes to a complex strategical situation in a particular society.
Michel Foucault

Strength is born in the deep silence of long-suffering hearts; not amid joy.
Sir Arthur Helps

My opinion, my conviction, gains immensely in strength and sureness the minute a second mind as adopted it.
Malcolm Muggeridge

Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance.
Samuel Johnson

My attitude is that if you push me towards something that you think is a weakness, then I will turn that perceived weakness into a strength.
Michael Jordan

Rudeness is a weak imitation of strength.
Eric Hoffer

Marriage hath in it less of beauty but more of safety, than the single life; it hath more care, but less danger, it is more merry, and more sad; it is fuller of sorrows, and fuller of joys; it lies under more burdens, but it is supported by all the strengths of love and charity, and those burdens are delightful.
Bishop Jeremy Taylor

My own political future depends on my own strength of character dealing with the points that are raised.
Charles Clarke

The wealth of rich feelings -the deep - the pure;
With strength to meet sorrow, and faith to endure
Frances Sargent Osgood

Eccentricity has always abounded when and where strength of character had abounded; and the amount of eccentricity in a society has generally been proportional to the amount of genius, mental vigor, and courage which it contained.
John Stuart Mill

Charles Kennedy must think hard about whether he has the personal strength to fight the triple demons of the Labour Party, the Conservative Party and the drink problem.
Sandra Gidley

Character cannot be developed in peace and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.
Helen Keller

A Thaum is the basic unit of magical strength. It has been universally established as the amount of magic needed to create one small white pigeon or three normal-sized billiard balls.
Terry Pratchett

Strength lies not in defence but in attack
Adolf Hitler

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.
Vincent T Lombardi

He is a man of great wisdom and knowledge. He is a man who serves the Lord.

We remember well a sermon at the pope's funeral in Rome. His words touched our hearts and the hearts of millions. We join with our fellow citizens and millions around the world who pray for continuous strength and wisdom. [on Pope Benedict XVI]
George Bush

Black is a colour of power and strength.
Hayden Fry

The separation of church and state is a source of strength, but the conscience of our nation does not call for separation between men of state and faith in the Supreme Being.
Lyndon Johnson

'It's not always a bed of roses, but the blend of characters makes the
strength of the team.' - A team-building tip
Steve Redgrave

Power is so characteristically calm, that calmness in itself has the aspect of strength
Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Willingness to change is a strength, even if it means plunging part of the company into total confusion for a while.
Jack Welch

Money doesn't mind if we say it's evil, it goes from strength to strength. It's a fiction, an addiction, and a tacit conspiracy.
Martin Amis

If you haven't the strength to impose your own terms upon life, you must accept the terms it offers you.
T S Eliot

It is in the knowledge of the genuine conditions of our lives that we must draw our strength to live and our reasons for living.
Simone De Beauvoir

In all my perplexities and distresses, the Bible has never failed to give me light and strength.
Robert E Lee

Rage cannot be hidden, it can only be dissembled. This dissembling deludes the thoughtless, and strengthens rage and adds, to rage, contempt.
James Baldwin

There is nothing respecting which a man may be so long unconscious as of the extent and strength of his prejudices. [Ain't that the truth Francis]
Francis Jeffrey

True strength is delicate
Louise Nevelson

It may be that religion is dead, and if it is, we had better know it and set ourselves to try to discover other sources of moral strength before it is too late.
Pearl Buck

God give me strength to face a fact though it slay me.
Thomas Huxley

I think what weakens people most is fear of wasting their strength.
Etty Hillesum

Strength was the virtue of paganism; obedience is the virtue of Christianity.
David Hare

Sir, I salute your courage, your strength, and your indefatigability [to Saddam Hussein]
George Galloway

There is strength deep-bedded in our hearts, of which we reck but little till the shafts of heaven have pierced its fragile dwelling. Must not earth be rent before her gems are found?
Felicia Hemans

As we look upon that agony and those tearful prayers, let us not only look with thankfulness; but let that kneeling Saviour teach us that in prayer alone can we be forearmed against our lesser sorrows; that strength to bear flows into the heart that is opened in supplication; and that a sorrow which we are made able to endure is more truly conquered than a sorrow which we avoid
Alexander Maclaren

True strength lies in submission which permits one to dedicate his life, through devotion, to something beyond himself.
Henry Miller

Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labour the body.
Seneca

The strength of the Democratic Party of Cook County is not something that just happened.
Richard J Daley

The strongest is never strong enough to be always the master, unless he transforms strength into right, and obedience into duty.
Jean Jacques Rousseau

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

I will resist you with my last ounce of strength
Jean Luc Picard

He has shown, as perhaps the most successful chancellor in our country's history, that he's got the strength and the experience and the judgment to make a great prime minister. [yes Tony we all love the fact he destroyed everyone's pension]
Tony Blair

I believe in the strength of my team and I'm confident we will do it. [on Euro 2004 struggles!]
Arsene Wenger

The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it.
Woodrow Wilson

Tears shed for self are tears of weakness, but tears shed for others are a sign of strength.
Billy Graham

There can only be one state of mind as you approach any profound test; total concentration, a spirit of togetherness, and strength.
Pat Riley



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