30 Quotes For When You Need a Reminder of How Strong You Actually Are

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Natasha Nurse
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Decide who you are and live it up!
Everyone has days where they're feeling down about themselves and their abilities. But I'm here to tell you that you are capable of more than you think you are! Don’t believe your inner naysayer (we all have one). You are a boss whether you know it or not.
Do you want to feel stronger? Consume positivity like there is no tomorrow. One really great way fuel your inner strength is to read inspirational quotes of wise people from past and present. Here are 30 quotes to make you believe in yourself – and the dynamic life you want to live:
  1. “The best way out is always through.” –  Robert Frost

  2. “If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” –  Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

  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

  5. “Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” – Helen Keller

  6. “Fall down seven times, get up eight.” – Japanese Proverb

  7. “Concentration is the secret of strength.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

  8. “We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face… we must do that which we think we cannot.” –  Eleanor Roosevelt

  9. “Courage is like a muscle. We strengthen it by use.” – Ruth Gordo

  10. “First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.” – Epictetus

  11. “Anyone can give up; it is the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone would expect you to fall apart, now that is true strength.” – Chris Bradford

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

  13. “Fortune favors the brave.” – Publius Terence

  14. “Resilience is knowing that you are the only one that has the power and the responsibility to pick yourself up.” – Mary Holloway

  15. “In the end, some of your greatest pains become your greatest strengths.” – Drew Barrymore

  16. “To the doubters and naysayers and everyone who gave me hell and said I could not, that I would not or I must not – your resistance made me stronger, made me push harder, made me the fighter that I am today. It made me the woman that I am today. So thank you.” – Madonna

  17. “Where there is no struggle, there is no strength.” – Oprah Winfrey

  18. “Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Andre Gide

  19. “I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was.” – Muhammad Ali

  20. “Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.” – Lao Tzu

  21. “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.“ – Vincent Van Gogh

  22. “You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.” – Cayla Mills

  23. “No matter what the situation, remind yourself ‘I have a choice.’” - Deepak Chopra

  24. “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.“ – Audrey Hepburn

  25. “You have to believe in yourself when no one else does – that makes you a winner right there.“ – Venus Williams

  26. “I can’t think of any better representation of beauty than of someone who is unafraid to be herself.” – Emma Stone

  27. “Go within every day and find the inner strength so that the world will not blow your candle out. ” – Katherine Dunham

  28. “When someone tells you that you can’t do something, perhaps you should consider that they are only telling you what they can’t do.” – Sheldon Cahoon

  29. “The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.” – Arthur C. Clarke

  30. “Only those who dare to fail greatly, can ever achieve greatly.” – Robert F. Kennedy


Natasha Nurse started  Dressing Room 8 to provide a web-based resource where women can gain personal and professional empowerment through her fashion and lifestyle focused blog. She is the Lifestyle Editor for Plus Model Magazine, a Program Coordinator for Long Island Girl Talk, and she co-hosts a podcast with her husband called WokeNFree. Follow Natasha on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google Plus.