Resilience is one of the most valuable qualities to have. Today, we all need it more than ever as we are facing unprecedented challenges. Quotes about being strong remind us of the inner power we all have.

Life is not only about sunshine and butterflies; sometimes, we need to go through darkness. Hard times are inevitable in life – it’s a fact. But another undeniable fact is that they never last forever.

It’s difficult to believe in the bright future when you find yourself in the midst of darkness. It feels almost impossible to believe in yourself when you are dealing with failure. And yet, it is possible to regain the lost motivation.

The truth is that hard times teach us a lot more valuable lessons than good times ever will. Learning these lessons, in turn, makes us stronger and wiser so that we can overcome any difficulties life throws our way.

It’s a never-ending process, and whoever learns from their struggles and failures is the one who eventually gets further in life.

Hard times are also about finding the strength inside you to accept the things you can do nothing about. Sometimes, the adversities we are facing don’t stem from our actions. Life is random and unpredictable, and many things are out of our control.

Take the coronavirus pandemic as an example. Just a few months ago, none of us could imagine all the happenings and restrictions we would be witnessing today. All we can do right now is to adjust to the current situation and use our patience, resilience, and inner power to continue our lives under these new circumstances.

Here is our compilation of quotes about being strong that will give you the motivation to get through the hard times in life:

Pain is temporary

Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.
~ Lance Armstrong

Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes

Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.
~ Lao Tzu

Strong people don’t put others down

Strong people don’t put others down… They lift them up.
Michael P. Watson

i am strong because

I am strong, because I’ve been weak. I am fearless, because I’ve been afraid. I am wise, because I’ve been foolish.

~ Unknown

What is soft is strong



Water is fluid, soft, and yielding. But water will wear away rock, which is rigid and cannot yield. As a rule, whatever is fluid, soft, and yielding will overcome whatever is rigid and hard. This is another paradox: What is soft is strong.

~ Lao Tzu

The strongest people

The strongest people are not those who show strength in front of us but those who win battles we know nothing about.

~ Unknown

Sometimes the journey has to be travelled alone

Sometimes the journey has to be traveled alone in order to appreciate the strengths that lie deep inside us.

~ Unknown

The struggle you are in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow

The struggle you are in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow.

~ Robert Tew

Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength

Rudeness is the weak man’s imitation of strength.
~ Eric Hoffer

I wish I could show you when you are lonely or in darkness

I wish I could show you when you are lonely or in darkness the astonishing light of your own being.
~ Hafiz of Shiraz

When it rains, look for rainbows. When it’s dark, look for stars



When it rains, look for rainbows. When it’s dark, look for stars.
~ Unknown

With everything that has happened to you, you can either feel sorry for yourself or treat what happened as a gift.

With everything that has happened to you, you can either feel sorry for yourself or treat what happened as a gift.
~ Wayne Dyer

Is suffering really necessary

Is suffering really necessary? Yes and no. If you had not suffered as you have, there would be no depth to you as a human being, no humility, no compassion.
You would not be reading this now. Suffering cracks open the shell of ego, and then comes a point when it has served its purpose. Suffering is necessary until you realize it is unnecessary.

~ Eckhart Tolle

life is not suffering

Life is not suffering; it’s just that you will suffer it, rather than enjoy it, until you let go of your mind’s attachments and just go for the ride freely, no matter what happens.
~ Dan Millman

Your greatest test

Your greatest test is when you are able to bless someone else while you are going through your own storm.
~ Rafael Garcia

everything can be taken from a man

Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.
~ Viktor E. Frankl

486-Inner peace begins the moment

Inner peace begins the moment you choose not to allow another person or event to control your emotions.
~ Pema Chodron

We are all a little broken

We are all a little broken. But last time I checked, broken crayons still color the same.
~ Trent Shelton

Do you have the patience to wait until your mud settles and the water is clear?

Do you have the patience to wait until your mud settles and the water is clear? Can you remain unmoving until the right action arises by itself?
~ Lao Tzu

trust yourself

Trust yourself. You’ve survived a lot, and you will survive whatever is coming.
~ Robert Tew

Being Strong and Resilient Is What Will Get You Through Hard Times Every Single Time

It is during the tough times in life when you realize how strong you actually are, and if you are going through adversity right now, I hope that the above quotes have helped you believe in your inner power and regain your motivation.

These quotes also show that true strength is not always assertive and intimidating, as most people believe it to be. A strong person can often be characterized by more delicate qualities, such as patience, self-control, and empathy. It is not someone who will easily get angry, disappointed, and mean to those around them.

Admit it, we all lose our temper and inspiration when we are faced with difficulties. It’s way to easy to blame it all on others and project your frustration with life and yourself onto your family members. This is what separates mentally tough people from the rest. They can pull themselves together and go on, no matter the challenges.

The best we can do in any situation is to accept the fact that life is not always fair or predictable. Things do not always go the way we want them to. This is why we should use every opportunity to learn and grow even when we feel completely broken and powerless. You can start by asking yourself the following questions:

  • What can I learn from this situation?
  • What could I have done differently to prevent it from happening?
  • How can I use this knowledge in the future?

When life gets tough, always remember that being strong starts with your attitude.

Which of these quotes about being strong do you find the most motivating and powerful?

Anna LeMind, B.A.

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