There are certain moments in our lives when our self-resilience is being tested. That’s when we discover just how much we are capable of and how much inner strength we possess.

How many times have you heard tragic life stories thinking that if something similar should happen to you, you wouldn’t be able to get over it? Yet, whenever life strikes, you manage to stand on your two feet and carry on. You’ve been broken, but eventually picked up all the pieces and mend yourself back together.

The way you face life’s challenges builds you up and ultimately defines you as a person. Our strength comes from past and ugly experiences. We can only assume that we have what it takes to overcome obstacles, but we’ll never know for sure until we’re actually facing them. Still, a positive outlook on life can do wonders when the going gets tough.

We’ve gathered some amazing quotes about strength as reminders that whatever you’re going through, you’ve got this! You have the necessary strength, you just need to dig a little deeper.

Here are 25 quotes about strength that will help you develop self-resilience:

That which does not kill us makes us stronger.

FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE (more Friedrich Nietzsche quotes)

You never know how strong you are, until being strong is your only choice.

BOB MARLEY (more Bob Marley quotes)

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

MAHATMA GANDHI (more Gandhi quotes)

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.


The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.  


Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.  


We acquire the strength we have overcome.  

RALPH WALDO EMERSON (more Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes)

Make up your mind that no matter what comes your way, no matter how difficult, no matter how unfair, you will do more than simply survive. You will thrive in spite of it.


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.  


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 (more Eleanor Roosevelt quotes)

Courage isn’t having the strength to go on  it is going on when you don’t have strength.  


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


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


Some of us think holding on makes us strong, but sometimes it is letting go.  


When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this: you haven’t.  


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.  


You have power over your mind  not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.


Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.  


At any given moment you have the power to say: This is not how the story is going to end.


Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.


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

KAHLIL GIBRAN (more Kahlil Gibran quotes)

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.  


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.  


Life doesn’t get easier or more forgiving, we get stronger and more resilient.


For what it’s worth: It’s never too late to be whoever you want to be. I hope you live a life you’re proud of, and if you find you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start over again.

F. SCOTT FITZGERALD (more F. Scott Fitzgerald quotes)