Don’t be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.
Sacrifice, discipline and prayer are essential. We gain strength through God’s word. We receive grace from the sacrament. And when we fumble due to sin – and it’s gonna happen – confession puts us back on the field.
When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself.
Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.
Sure I am of this, that you have only to endure to conquer.
As we advance in life it becomes more and more difficult, but in fighting the difficulties the inmost strength of the heart is developed.
I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.
From my perspective, I absolutely believe in a greater spiritual power, far greater than I am, from which I have derived strength in moments of sadness or fear. That’s what I believe, and it was very, very strong in the forest.
Right now, when we’re hearing so much disturbing and hateful rhetoric, it is so important to remember that our diversity has been – and will always be – our greatest source of strength and pride here in the United States.
Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light.
A truly strong person does not need the approval of others any more than a lion needs the approval of sheep.
The undertaking of a new action brings new strength.
Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go.
I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman.
Unity is strength… when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.
No matter what kind of challenges or difficulties or painful situations you go through in your life, we all have something deep within us that we can reach down and find the inner strength to get through them.
My mother is a strong woman. Her strength comes from being tested by life’s unpredictability. It comes from soldiering on for her children, even when she might rather have given up. I know it hasn’t always come easily, but I also know it’s her greatest gift.
Girl power is about loving yourself and having confidence and strength from within, so even if you’re not wearing a sexy outfit, you feel sexy.
The more I see of deer, the more I admire them as mountaineers. They make their way into the heart of the roughest solitudes with smooth reserve of strength, through dense belts of brush and forest encumbered with fallen trees and boulder piles, across canons, roaring streams, and snow-fields, ever showing forth beauty and courage.
It takes strength to be kind; it’s not a weakness.
There is little that can withstand a man who can conquer himself.
When adversity strikes, that’s when you have to be the most calm. Take a step back, stay strong, stay grounded and press on.
Insincerity is always weakness; sincerity even in error is strength.
I don’t have the strength or wisdom to get through a single day without guidance and grace from God.
I never said I wanted a ‘happy’ life but an interesting one. From separation and loss, I have learned a lot. I have become strong and resilient, as is the case of almost every human being exposed to life and to the world. We don’t even know how strong we are until we are forced to bring that hidden strength forward.
Femininity is not just lipstick, stylish hairdos, and trendy clothes. It is the divine adornment of humanity. It finds expression in your qualities of your capacity to love, your spirituality, delicacy, radiance, sensitivity, creativity, charm, graciousness, gentleness, dignity, and quiet strength.
The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection.
Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength.
Indeed, the existence of class, of social hierarchy, is as old as man himself. It prevails in the jungle where strength determines hierarchy; among men, it has also been savagely the same, whereby rulers vested with power through personal combat, or through lineal heritage as in the case of royalty, ravage their subjects.
If you would know strength and patience, welcome the company of trees.
When we meet real tragedy in life, we can react in two ways – either by losing hope and falling into self-destructive habits, or by using the challenge to find our inner strength. Thanks to the teachings of Buddha, I have been able to take this second way.
True strength lies in submission which permits one to dedicate his life, through devotion, to something beyond himself.
I know and I’ve always felt for Canada that we recognize that diversity is a great source of strength.
All that I have achieved has been possible not only because of my own strength and perseverance, gained through hardship, but also through other people’s support and belief in me.
The strength of brand loyalty begins with how your product makes people feel.
This is no time for ease and comfort. It is time to dare and endure.
The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.
You really have to look inside yourself and find your own inner strength, and say, ‘I’m proud of what I am and who I am, and I’m just going to be myself.’
I think a hero is an ordinary individual who finds strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.
Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.
Old age is not a disease – it is strength and survivorship, triumph over all kinds of vicissitudes and disappointments, trials and illnesses.
All the adversity I’ve had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me… You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.
Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity.
Work is not man’s punishment. It is his reward and his strength and his pleasure.
There is strength in numbers, but organizing those numbers is one of the great challenges.
Every decision on trade, on taxes, on immigration, on foreign affairs, will be made to benefit American workers and American families. We must protect our borders from the ravages of other countries making our products, stealing our companies, and destroying our jobs. Protection will lead to great prosperity and strength.
A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people.
A single twig breaks, but the bundle of twigs is strong.
Our ability to handle life’s challenges is a measure of our strength of character.
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.
Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.
I am closest to my mother, as she is my rock, my pillar of strength, and my world. Not only has she stood by me through all times – happy, sad, and otherwise – but there have even been moments when I had completely lost hope, and her immense belief in me had lifted me up.
Having a superpower has nothing to do with the ability to fly or jump, or superhuman strength. The truest superpowers are the ones we all possess: willpower, integrity, and most importantly, courage.
The five separate fingers are five independent units. Close them and the fist multiplies strength. This is organization.
Silence is a source of great strength.
Fortitude is the marshal of thought, the armor of the will, and the fort of reason.
Thousands have lived without love, not one without water.
Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
A strong man doesn’t have to be dominant toward a woman. He doesn’t match his strength against a woman weak with love for him. He matches it against the world.
Don’t expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.
One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.
I do believe in the old saying, ‘What does not kill you makes you stronger.’ Our experiences, good and bad, make us who we are. By overcoming difficulties, we gain strength and maturity.
Thank you to all for your prayers and good wishes. It gave me the strength to persevere and warmed my heart.
Believing in yourself and having confidence gives you outer strength.
Scar tissue is stronger than regular tissue. Realize the strength, move on.
What gives me the most hope every day is God’s grace; knowing that his grace is going to give me the strength for whatever I face, knowing that nothing is a surprise to God.
I would fight for my liberty so long as my strength lasted, and if the time came for me to go, the Lord would let them take me.
When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure.
The world is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong.
It doesn’t take a lot of strength to hang on. It takes a lot of strength to let go.
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.
It is the characteristic excellence of the strong man that he can bring momentous issues to the fore and make a decision about them. The weak are always forced to decide between alternatives they have not chosen themselves.
If one suffers we all suffer. Togetherness is strength. Courage.
Nothing has more strength than dire necessity.
War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.
Think not that humility is weakness; it shall supply the marrow of strength to thy bones. Stoop and conquer; bow thyself and become invincible.
I like criticism. It makes you strong.
Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven’t half the strength you think they have.
Being glamorous is about strength and confidence. It’s black and white – dramatic. You have to be strong.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
Problems are not the problem; coping is the problem.
Perhaps I am stronger than I think.
Women’s strong qualities have become despised because of their weakness. The obvious remedy is to create a feminine character with all the strength of Superman plus all the allure of a good and beautiful woman.
Strength lies in differences, not in similarities.
The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home.
I felt invincible. My strength was that of a giant. God was certainly standing by me. I smashed five saloons with rocks before I ever took a hatchet.
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.
A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.
Calm mind brings inner strength and self-confidence, so that’s very important for good health.
You can’t really be strong until you see a funny side to things.
Every good citizen adds to the strength of a nation.
Social media is reducing social barriers. It connects people on the strength of human values, not identities.
Only the weak are cruel. Gentleness can only be expected from the strong.
Don’t wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great. Weak men wait for opportunities; strong men make them.
If your determination is fixed, I do not counsel you to despair. Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance.
It takes so much strength to say to your ego, ‘You know what? You’re going to keep me lonely, so I have to ignore you.’
The strong man is the one who is able to intercept at will the communication between the senses and the mind.
There can only be one state of mind as you approach any profound test; total concentration, a spirit of togetherness, and strength.
Whereas nationalism still seeks power, honour, and glory through means that endanger other countries, patriotism knows that a country’s strength and honour can only be permanently safeguarded through concourse with other countries. And whereas nationalism scoffs at the idea of international laws and regulations, patriotism seeks to create such.
What defines someone as a ‘man’ should not be the clothes they wear or how deep their voice is. It should be the content of his character, his strength in the face of overwhelming adversity, and his ability to still love and help others when the world has turned its back on him.
You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.
I think scars are like battle wounds – beautiful, in a way. They show what you’ve been through and how strong you are for coming out of it.
Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.
Patience and time do more than strength or passion.
All species capable of grasping this fact manage better in the struggle for existence than those which rely upon their own strength alone: the wolf, which hunts in a pack, has a greater chance of survival than the lion, which hunts alone.
I am an example of what is possible when girls from the very beginning of their lives are loved and nurtured by people around them. I was surrounded by extraordinary women in my life who taught me about quiet strength and dignity.
The sole and basic source of our strength is the solidarity of workers, peasants and the intelligentsia, the solidarity of the nation, the solidarity of people who seek to live in dignity, truth, and in harmony with their conscience.
A strong woman is a woman determined to do something others are determined not be done.
I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death.
Of course! It takes a lot of strength to mend a broken heart. Channelising energies into your work helps, but also to be able to accept situations for what they are instead of questioning them helps immensely.
You can’t get around pain and opposition, but you can try to be joyful in the trial, and thank yourself for the trial, and thank God for the strength to get through it.
It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.
We draw our strength from the very despair in which we have been forced to live. We shall endure.
Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power.
Remember, the storm is a good opportunity for the pine and the cypress to show their strength and their stability.
Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.
Climbing to the top demands strength, whether it is to the top of Mount Everest or to the top of your career.
Tolerance is a virtue that depends upon peace and strength.
The resistance that you fight physically in the gym and the resistance that you fight in life can only build a strong character.
There are dark shadows on the earth, but its lights are stronger in the contrast.
Disappointment builds character and strength.
It is labor that keeps the strong man strong. And spiritual labor, toil and burden-bearing, is what will give strength to the church of Christ.
Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength.
The apple cannot be stuck back on the Tree of Knowledge; once we begin to see, we are doomed and challenged to seek the strength to see more, not less.
Kites rise highest against the wind – not with it.
My family is my strength and my weakness.
When a tradition gathers enough strength to go on for centuries, you don’t just turn it off one day.
We gain the strength of the temptation we resist.
I realized that my strength was being different.
God, our Creator, has stored within our minds and personalities, great potential strength and ability. Prayer helps us tap and develop these powers.
That though the radiance which was once so bright be now forever taken from my sight. Though nothing can bring back the hour of splendor in the grass, glory in the flower. We will grieve not, rather find strength in what remains behind.
History teaches us that unity is strength, and cautions us to submerge and overcome our differences in the quest for common goals, to strive, with all our combined strength, for the path to true African brotherhood and unity.
Our young people are patriots and heroes whom we can be proud of before the world; that they have a large contingent of such trustworthy young people is a great blessing for the Workers’ Party of Korea and a source of pride for Korea, and this assures the great strength of our dignified state and its bright future.
Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect.
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.’
Organic buildings are the strength and lightness of the spiders’ spinning, buildings qualified by light, bred by native character to environment, married to the ground.
Attachment is your biggest strength and your biggest weakness. Though it gives you the power to love someone more than yourself, it becomes difficult to live when you lose something you are attached to. Even when we have lost, we should go beyond that and get truly attached to someone. Loving someone truly is the most beautiful feeling.
No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.
Mental strength is really important because you either win or lose in your mind. And I’m not solely talking about sporting matches, boxing events – anything you do, you do it first with your mental strength. And you can actually train and develop it, and I am responsible for what I’m saying because I have experience with that.
Calm, open debate, and logical thought drive strength to its maximum effectiveness.
The soul that is within me no man can degrade.
Wondrous is the strength of cheerfulness, and its power of endurance – the cheerful man will do more in the same time, will do it; better, will preserve it longer, than the sad or sullen.
Where there is no struggle, there is no strength.
The turning point in the process of growing up is when you discover the core of strength within you that survives all hurt.
Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength.
For a lot of people, Superman is and has always been America’s hero. He stands for what we believe is the best within us: limitless strength tempered by compassion, that can bear adversity and emerge stronger on the other side. He stands for what we all feel we would like to be able to stand for, when standing is hardest.
Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength.
We don’t even know how strong we are until we are forced to bring that hidden strength forward. In times of tragedy, of war, of necessity, people do amazing things. The human capacity for survival and renewal is awesome.
No difficulty can discourage, no obstacle dismay, no trouble dishearten the man who has acquired the art of being alive. Difficulties are but dares of fate, obstacles but hurdles to try his skill, troubles but bitter tonics to give him strength; and he rises higher and looms greater after each encounter with adversity.
That which does not kill us makes us stronger.
Obedience is a strong virtue, capable of making me master of my emotions by giving me more strength to conquer my pride as I submit to those above me out of respect for their God-given authority and those below me out of love.
May He who is the Brahman of the Hindus, the Ahura-Mazda of the Zoroastrians, the Buddha of the Buddhists, the Jehovah of the Jews, the Father in Heaven of the Christians give strength to you to carry out your noble idea.
The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it.
Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.
I’m in love with red. I think it’s such a passionate color. Every flag of every country pretty much has red it it. It’s power, there’s no fence sitting with red. Either you love it or you don’t. I think its blood and strength and life. I do love red. I love all colors. Great shades of blue, you find them in nature. They’re all magic.
Fortitude is the guard and support of the other virtues.
In cricket, my superhero is Sachin Tendulkar. He has always been my hero and will continue to remain so. Apart from him and outside cricket, my mother has remained my inspiration. Whatever difficult time I had faced, she was always there for me. She has given me all the strength. She maintained her composure and supported me in tough times.
Endurance is not just the ability to bear a hard thing, but to turn it into glory.
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.
Each relationship nurtures a strength or weakness within you.
With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.
Nobody can hurt me without my permission.
Life is truly known only to those who suffer, lose, endure adversity and stumble from defeat to defeat.
Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragements, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak.
Try to look at your weakness and convert it into your strength. That’s success.
Our diversity is our strength. What a dull and pointless life it would be if everyone was the same.
When it comes to developing character strength, inner security and unique personal and interpersonal talents and skills in a child, no institution can or ever will compare with, or effectively substitute for, the home’s potential for positive influence.
God has always given me the strength to say what is right.
We can be tired, weary and emotionally distraught, but after spending time alone with God, we find that He injects into our bodies energy, power and strength.
In solitude the mind gains strength and learns to lean upon itself.
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.
Joy is prayer; joy is strength: joy is love; joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.
Discipline and united action are the real source of strength for the nation.
Greatness lies, not in being strong, but in the right using of strength; and strength is not used rightly when it serves only to carry a man above his fellows for his own solitary glory. He is the greatest whose strength carries up the most hearts by the attraction of his own.
Lust is to the other passions what the nervous fluid is to life; it supports them all, lends strength to them all ambition, cruelty, avarice, revenge, are all founded on lust.
We can learn the art of fierce compassion – redefining strength, deconstructing isolation and renewing a sense of community, practicing letting go of rigid us-vs.-them thinking – while cultivating power and clarity in response to difficult situations.
The size of your success is measured by the strength of your desire; the size of your dream; and how you handle disappointment along the way.
You have been chosen, and you must therefore use such strength and heart and wits as you have.
I really believe in the old expression that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. It’s through adversity that you find the strength you never knew you had.
Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.
Wolves and women are relational by nature, inquiring, possessed of great endurance and strength. They are deeply intuitive, intensely concerned with their young, their mate and their pack. Yet both have been hounded, harassed and falsely imputed to be devouring and devious, overly aggressive, of less value than those who are their detractors.