The stronger the wind the stronger the trees.Willard Marriott
Troubles are often the tools by which God fashions us for better things.
Although fate presents the circumstances, how you react depends on your character.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.
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.
Greatness lies not in being strong, but in the right use of strength.
Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.
Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.
And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could.
Sometimes you don’t realize your own strength until you come face to face with your greatest weakness.
You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.
Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.
Nothing is so strong as gentleness, and nothing is so gentle as true strength.
That which does not kill us makes us stronger.
The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it.
A strong woman is one who is able to smile this morning like she wasn’t crying last night.