25 Powerful Strength Quotes to Help You Push Through Any Challenge

25 Powerful Strength Quotes to Help You Push Through Any Challenge

Gaining strength — whether it’s physical strength or mental strength — isn’t easy.

Building physical strength requires pushing our muscles beyond what they are currently capable of. And mental strength is forged by going through adversity — not around it.

Whatever kind of strength you’re building, you’ll need motivation to stick with it. These 25 strength quotes can inspire and encourage you to persevere through the tough spots — because the end result is worth it.

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1. “Courage isn’t having the strength to go on — it is going on when you don’t have strength.”―Napoleon Bonaparte

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2. “What hurts today makes you stronger tomorrow.” —Unknown

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3. “Where I’m from, strength is everything. I’m proud to have muscles.” —Lita Lewis

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4. “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

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5. “Tough times don’t last. Tough people do.” —Gregory Peck

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6. “Put all excuses aside and remember this: You are capable.” —Zig Ziglar

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7. “Listening to my body is number one. Strength forever is number two. I want to be able to help my friends move when I’m 80.” —Jen Widerstrom

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8. “The purpose of training is to tighten up the slack, toughen the body, and polish the spirit.” —Morihei Ueshiba

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9. “We are about so much more than perfection. We’re going to be able to get a little bit better every day by focusing on what we can add to our life by getting stronger.” —Kelsey Heenan

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10. “That which does not kill us makes us stronger.”―Friedrich Nietzsche

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11. “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.” —Walt Disney

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12. “Hustle for that muscle.” —Unknown

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13. “Sometimes you don’t realize your own strength until you come face to face with your greatest weakness.” —Susan Gale

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14. “It’s not always necessary to be strong, but to feel strong.”―Jon Krakauer, Into the Wild

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15. “I like criticism. It makes you strong.” —LeBron James

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16. “Instead of trying to get smaller, let’s focus on getting stronger.” —Kelsey Heenan

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17. “When you feel the burn, smile.” —Jen Widerstrom

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

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19. “Strength is for everyone. It’s so much more than just a dress size. It is so much more than just your jeans. It is so much more than just the weight on the scale.” —Kelsey Heenan

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20. “The last three or four reps is what makes muscles grow. This area of pain divides a champion from someone who is not a champion.” —Arnold Schwarzenegger

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21. “The hard part isn’t getting your body in shape. The hard part is getting your mind in shape.” —Unknown

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22. “Champions have to have the skill and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill.” —Muhammad Ali

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23. “If you focus on strength, everything else you want will become a byproduct of this focus.” —Kelsey Heenan

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

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25. “When you find yourself doubting how far you can go, remember how far you’ve come.” —Unknown

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