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Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Strength Quotes (Part 1)

“Never letting the competition define you. Instead, you have to define yourself based on a point of view you care deeply about.”
–Tom Chappel

"Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world right in the eye."
– Helen Keller

"Fire is the test of gold; adversity, of strong men." Seneca

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

"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." Thomas Paine

"We acquire the strength we have overcome." Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Don't hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting, but never hit soft." Theodore Roosevelt

"Strength is a matter of a made up mind." John Beecher

"Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong." Calvin Coolidge

"Nothing is so strong as gentleness, and nothing is so gentle as true strength." Ralph Sockman

"What the lion cannot manage to do the fox can." German Proverb

"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men! Do no pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for power equal to your tasks." Phillips Brooks

"Few men during their lifetime come anywhere near exhausting the resources dwelling within them. There are deep wells of strength that are never used." Richard E. Byrd

"Greatness lies not in being strong, but in the right use of strength." Henry Ward Beecher

"The burden is equal to the horse's strength." The Talmud

"It is truly said: It does not take much strength to do things, but it requires great strength to decide what to do." Chow Ching

"Only actions give life strength; only moderation gives it charm." Jean Paul Richter

"Our real problem, then, is not our strength today; it is rather the vital necessity of action today to ensure our strength tomorrow." Dwight D. Eisenhower

"Life only demands from you the strength you possess. Only one feat is possible - not to have run away." Dag Hammarskjold

"Strong men can always afford to be gentle. Only the weak are intent on giving as good as they get." Elbert Hubbard

"He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak. Strong convictions precede great actions."
J. F. Clarke

"But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings as eagles; They shall run, and not be weary; and They shall walk, and not faint." [Isaiah 40:31]Bible

"The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education."Maya Angelou

"I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence but it comes from within." Anonymous

"You can’t really be strong until you see a funny side to things." Anonymous

"Man must be arched and buttressed from within, else the temple wavers to the dust."
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

"Few men during their lifetime come anywhere near exhausting the resources dwelling within them. There are deep wells of strength that are never used." Richard E. Byrd

"When you are required to exhibit strength, it comes." Joseph Campbell

"Prepare yourself for the world, as athletes used to do for their exercises; oil your mind and your manners, to give them the necessary suppleness and flexibility; strength alone will not do."
Lord Chesterfield

"It is true that we shall not be able to reach perfection, but in our struggle toward it we shall strengthen our characters and give stability to our ideas, so that, whilst ever advancing calmly in the same direction, we shall be rendered capable of applying the faculties with which we have been gifted to the best possible account." Confucius


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