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31 Inspiring Quotes For Inner Strength and Resilience

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When life gets tough and things seem insurmountable, there’s something inside all of us that helps us keep going. Like a superpower that keeps us strong in the face of adversity, and helps us get back up when life knocks us down. That superpower is our inner strength (or resilience).

Challenges, failures, and hardships are inevitable. But it is our inner strength that gives us the power to conquer obstacles and bounce back from failures.

Okay… So, how can quotes about inner strength help you, you might ask?

Developing Inner Strength

Well, first of all, learning how to develop inner strength is a must. We’re not necessarily born resilient, but we can certainly become more resilient and develop our inner strength.

And, how do you build inner strength?

You do so by staying focused on what you want and what matters, and by programming yourself to find the strength you’re seeking.

Where focus goes, energy flows” – Tony Robbins

You develop inner strength and resilience by using a routine and empowering rituals, such as priming, to become the person you want to become. By adopting habits such as mantras, incantations, or visualization, you can reprogram your mind, and even transform your life.  

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The Power of Quotes

Inspirational quotes are like little pep talks that remind us, in difficult times, to keep moving toward what we want.

Use these quotes about inner strength to energize you. Put them on your vision board or bathroom mirror, or use them as inspiration to customize your phone or computer screensaver.

Let them fuel you on your quest for self-mastery and motivate you to reach your full potential.

31 Inspiring Quotes for Inner Strength and Resilience

These inner strength quotes are drawn from the wisdom of Stoics, spiritual leaders, authors, activists, and more.  

Let these words serve as reminders that bad stuff can (and will) happen, but YOU have the power to choose how you react to your circumstances.

So here are 31 quotes about being strong.

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1. “Life isn’t supposed to be fair” – David Goggins

2. “Nothing happens to anybody which he is not fitted by nature to bear” – Marcus Aurelius

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

4. “Man conquers the world by conquering himself” – Zeno of Citium

5. “Strength does not come from physical capacity; it comes from indomitable will” – Mahatma Gandhi

6. “The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you’re in control of your life. If you don’t, life controls you” – Tony Robbins

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7. “Do not seek for everything to happen as you wish it would, but rather wish that everything happens as it actually will. Then your life will be serene” – Epictetus

8. “The comfortable road will never lead you to the person you are destined to be in your life” – Ed Mylett

9. “Your worst days define you. Anyone can show up and do a great workout on a great day. What can you do when it’s not a great day?” – Quazi Johir

10. “Whatever happens to you, once it’s happening, accept it as if you had chosen it” – Eckhart Tolle

11. “If you’re going through hell, keep going” – Winston Churchill

12. “No one saves us but ourselves” – Buddha

13. “When you think that you’re done, you’re only 40% into what your body’s capable of doing. That’s just the limits that we put on ourselves” – David Goggins

14. “It’s not over until I win” – Les Brown

15. “Good leaders don’t make excuses. Instead, they figure out a way to get things done” – Jocko Willink

16. “The instant you accept responsibility for everything in your life is the moment you acquire the power to change it” – Ed Mylett

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17. “Fire tests gold, suffering tests brave men” – Seneca

18. “She stood in the storm and when the wind did not blow her way, she adjusted her sails” – Elizabeth Edwards

19. “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

20. “A warrior is a guy that goes, I’m here again today. I’ll be here again tomorrow, and the next day. It’s a person who puts no limit to what’s possible” – David Goggins

21. “Those who succeed don’t succeed because they are the best; they succeed because they never gave up” – Enora Hope

22. “You are not having a bad day; you’re having a character-building day” – Les Brown

23. “Difficulties strengthen the mind” – Seneca

24. “A setback is a setup for a comeback” – Les Brown

25. “You never know how strong you are until being strong is your only choice” – Bob Marley

26. “Suffering has a noble purpose: the evolution of consciousness and the burning up of the ego” – Eckhart Tolle

27. “When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what the storm is all about” – Haruki Murakami

28. “The greatest glory in living lies not in never failing, but in rising every time we fail” – Nelson Mandela

29. “Only when you’ve truly had enough suffering in your life, are you able to say ‘I don’t need it anymore’” – Eckhart Tolle

30. “If you want to achieve something, you have to go all out at a sprinter’s pace, and run a marathon at a sprinter’s pace” – Unknown

31. “Strength of a character isn’t always about how much you can handle before you break. It is also about how much you can handle after you’ve broken” – Robert Tew

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