Inspirational Recovery Quotes: Inner Strength

Strength does not come from physical capacity.
It comes from an indomitable will.

Mahatma Gandhi

There are admirable potentialities in every human being. Believe in your strength and your truth. Learn to repeat endlessly to yourself, "It all depends on me."
Andre Gide

Strength is Happiness. Strength is itself victory. In weakness and cowardice there is no happiness. When you wage a struggle, you might win or you might lose. But regardless of the short-term outcome, the very fact of your continuing to struggle is proof of your victory as a human being.

Daisaku Ikeda

Look well into thyself;there is a source of strength which will always spring up
if thou wilt always look there.
Marcus Antoninus

We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Storms make trees take deeper roots.

Dolly Parton

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

Katherine Dunham

He who gains a victory over other men is strong; but he who gains a victory over himself is all powerful.
Lao Tzu

Some people think it's holding on that makes one strong- sometimes it's letting go.
Unknown Never give in.. never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force.. never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.
Winston Churchill

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. Use the pain as fuel, as a reminder of your strength.

August Wilson

We acquire the strength we have overcome.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

If God sends us on strong paths, we are provided strong shoes.

Corrie Ten Boom

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

Arthur Helps

What does not kill me makes me stronger.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

If your senses are numbed with delusion and denial, you will stop looking for these true strengths and wind up living a second-rate version of someone's life rather than a world class version of your own.
Donald O. Clifton

When I dare to be powerful - to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.

Audre Lorde

Our strength grows out of our weaknesses.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Christopher Reeve

Perhaps I am stronger than I think.
Thomas Merton

Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength.


In the darkest hour the soul is replenished and given strength to continue and endure.


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

Life is very interesting... in the end, some of your greatest pains, become your greatest strengths.

Drew Barrymore

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

Ben Jonson

May you find enough inner strength to determine your own worth by yourself, and not be dependent on another's judgment of your accomplishments...

Sandra Sturtz Hauss

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

Henry Miller

When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.

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

Women are like teabags. We don't know our true strength until we are in hot water!

Eleanor Roosevelt

I do believe that when we face challenges in life that are far beyond our own power, it's an opportunity to build on our faith, inner strength, and courage. I've learned that how we face challenges plays a big role in the outcome of them.
Sasha Azevedo

It is for us to pray not for tasks equal to our powers,but for powers equal to our tasks,to go forward with a great desire forever beating at the door of our hearts
as we travel toward our distant goal.
Helen Keller

Strength is a matter of the made-up mind.

John Beecher

There are two ways of exerting one's strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up.

Booker T. Washington

Good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others.


Each of these strategies-get a little better at it, design a support system, use one of your strongest themes to overwhelm your weakness, find a partner, and just stop doing it-can help you as you strive to build your life around your strengths.

Donald O. Clifton

Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light.
Helen Keller

What this power is, I cannot say.All I know is that it exists and it becomes available only when you are in that state of mind in which you know exactly what you want and are fully determined not to quit until you get it.

Alexander Graham Bell

We cannot learn real patience and tolerance from a guru or a friend. They can be practiced only when we come in contact with someone who creates unpleasant experiences. According to Shantideva, enemies are really good for us as we can learn a lot from them and build our inner strength.

Dalai Lama

Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven’t half the strength you think they have.

Norman Vincent Peale

The world you desired can be won. It exists, it is real, it is possible, it is yours.
Ayn Rand

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