It is not easy to keep moving forward when life gets tough. We all go through struggles and face difficult times. What gets us through these tough times is our strength. There are many things that can help us maintain our strength during difficult times.

One of the most important things is to have positive role models in our lives. people who inspire us and remind us that we are capable of overcoming any obstacle. One way to get inspiration and motivation is to read quotes about strength. These quotes can remind us of our own strength, and help us to see that we are not alone in our struggles. Here are 130 quotes about strength that will inspire you to keep moving forward:

“If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking.” — Steve Jobs

“It is worth remembering that the time of greatest gain in terms of wisdom and inner strength is often that of greatest difficulty.” Dalai Lama

“Some people believe holding on and hanging in there are signs of great strength. However, there are times when it takes much more strength to know when to let go and then do it.” ― Ann Landers

“Strength is the capacity to break a Hershey bar into four pieces with your bare hands – and then eat just one of the pieces.” ― Judith Vorst

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

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

“It gives me strength to have somebody to fight for; I can never fight for myself, but, for others, I can kill.” ― Emilie Autumn

“Tears shed for another person are not a sign of weakness. They are a sign of a pure heart.”― José N. Harris

“Confront the dark parts of yourself, and work to banish them with illumination and forgiveness. Your willingness to wrestle with your demons will cause your angels to sing.” ― August Wilson

“There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me.” ― Jane Austen

“If you want to forget something or someone, never hate it, or never hate him/her. Everything and everyone that you hate is engraved upon your heart; if you want to let go of something, if you want to forget, you cannot hate.” ― C. Joy Bell C.

“Don’t be afraid of your fears. They’re not there to scare you. They’re there to let you know that something is worth it.” ― C. Joy Bell C.

“Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.” ― Corrie Ten Boom

“You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.” ― Marcus Aurelius

“I hate to hear you talk about all women as if they were fine ladies instead of rational creatures. None of us want to be in calm waters all our lives.” ― Jane Austen

“It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done.” ― Vincent Van Gogh

“Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.” ― Maya Angelou

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

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” ― Mahatma Gandhi

“We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.” ― J.K. Rowling

“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” ― Lao Tzu

“You have power over your mind — not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.” —Marcus Aurelius

“The harder you fall, the heavier your heart; the heavier your heart, the stronger you climb; the stronger you climb, the higher your pedestal.” —Criss Jami

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

“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

“Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.” —William Ellery Channing

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

 Where there is no struggle, there is no strength.” — Oprah Winfrey

 “I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.” —Audrey Hepburn

Life is very interesting…in the end, some of your greatest pains become your greatest strengths.” — Drew Barrymore

 “It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done.” —Vincent Van Gogh

“A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.” — Christopher Reeve 

“It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.” —Edmund Hillary

“We don’t even know how strong we are until we are forced to bring that hidden strength forward.” —Isabel Allende

“You have power over your mind — not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.” —Marcus Aurelius

“We do not have to become heroes overnight. Just a step at a time, meeting each thing that comes up, seeing it is not as dreadful as it appeared, discovering we have the strength to stare it down.” —Eleanor Roosevelt

“Nothing is more beautiful than the smile that has struggled through the tears.” —Demi Lovato

“Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and, above all, confidence in ourselves. We must believe we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.” —Marie Curie

 “We are stronger, gentler, more resilient, and more beautiful than any of us imagine.” —Mark Nepro

“No matter how much falls on us, we keep plowing ahead. That’s the only way to keep the roads clear.” —Greg Kincaid 

 “And one has to understand that braveness is not the absence of fear but rather the strength to keep on going forward despite the fear.” —Paulo Coelho

 “We will either find a way, or make one.” —Anibal Barca

 “A brave man acknowledges the strength of others.” —Veronica Roth

“Do not judge me by my success, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.” —Nelson Mandela

We will either find a way, or make one.” – Anibal Barca

“Where there is no struggle, there is no strength.” – Oprah Winfrey

“Life is to be lived, not controlled; and humanity is won by continuing to play in face of certain defeat.” – Ralph Ellison

“We are stronger, gentler, more resilient, and more beautiful than any of us imagine.” – Mark Nepro

“Persistence and resilience only come from having been given the chance to work though difficult problems.” – Giver Tolley

“We don’t even know how strong we are until we are forced to bring that hidden strength forward.” – Isabel Allende

“The human capacity for burden is like bamboo – far more flexible than you’d ever believe at first glance.” – Jodi Picoult

“You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.” – Marcus Aurelius

“When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure.” – Peter Marshall

“We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.” – J.K. Rowling

“The human capacity for burden is like bamboo – far more flexible than you’d ever believe at first glance.” – Jodi Picoult

“Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of a greater or equal benefit.” – Napoleon Hill

“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.” – Samuel Beckett

“When you hold resentment toward another, you are bound to that person or condition by an emotional link that is stronger than steel. Forgiveness is the only way to dissolve that link and get free.” – Catherine Ponder

“To dare is to lose one’s footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself.” – Soren Kierkegaard

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

“Never say never, because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion.” – Michael Jordan

“The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.” – Chinese Proverb

“When I hear somebody say ‘Life is hard’, I am always tempted to ask ‘Compared to what?” – Sydney J. Harris

”Spend eighty percent of your time focusing on the opportunities of tomorrow rather than the problems of yesterday.” – Brian Tracy

“At any given moment you have the power to say: This is not how the story is going to end.” – Christine Mason Miller

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

“Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.” – William Ellery Channing

“You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.” – Marcus Aurelius

“Do what you feel in your heart to be right, for you’ll be criticized anyway. You’ll be damned if you do and damned if you don’t.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default.” – J.K. Rowling

“In times of great stress or adversity, it’s always best to keep busy, to plod your anger and your energy into something positive.” – Lee Iacocca

“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” – Henry Ford

“Inside of a ring or out, ain’t nothing wrong with going down. It’s staying down that’s wrong.” – Muhammad Ali

“Most of us, swimming against the tides of trouble the world knows nothing about, need only a bit of praise or encouragement – and we will make the goal.” – Jerome Fleishman

“Some of us think holding on makes us strong, but sometimes it is letting go.” – Hermann Hesse

“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

“Strength is the ability to break a chocolate bar into four pieces with your bare hands – and then eat just one of those pieces.” – Judith Vorst

“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

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

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

“Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.” – Wayne Dyer

“Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.” – Albert Schweitzer

“Life is very interesting. In the end, some of your greatest pains become your greatest strengths.” – Drew Barrymore

“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Go within every day and find the inner strength so that the world will not blow your candle out.”  Katherine Dunham

“Inner Strength can break any inertia and take you out of comfort zone.”  Infamy

“Be patient and tough; someday this pain will be useful to you.”  Ovid

“Leverage the strength that you have: that no one else can be you.”  Todd Wheatland

“Do not pray for an easy life; pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.”  Bruce Lee

“Life is truly known only to those who suffer, lose, endure adversity and stumble from defeat to defeat.”  Anais Nin

“Someone I once loved gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this, too, was a gift.” Mary Oliver

“Strength lies within you, only you can help yourself.” Infamy

“It is our attitude toward events, not events themselves, which we can control. Nothing is by its own nature calamitous – even death is terrible only if we fear it.”  Epictetus

“The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection.”  Thomas Paine

“Don’t wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great. Weak men wait for opportunities; strong men make them.”  Orison Swett Marden

“He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak. Strong convictions precede great actions.” Louisa May Alcott

“When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure.”  Peter Marshall

“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.” Khalil Gibran

“Life is very interesting. In the end, some of your greatest pains become your greatest strengths.” Drew Barrymore

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