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50 Quotes About Being Strong Against all Odds

Our latest collection of quotes about being strong on Everyday Power Blog.

Life is full of challenges. Whatever your goals or dreams, you’re bound to encounter obstacles before hitting your targets. You’ll always have to fight through hardships and suffer some pain before you achieve success.

When everything seems to be going wrong, the question is – what will you do? Will you give up or will you persist and keep fighting past the hurdles and obstacles?

If your endeavor is driven and fueled by purpose, then giving up is not an option. You’ll find the courage and persistence to look past the problems and difficulties along your path and instead focus on finding solutions.

Despite the challenges or difficulties you might be facing, here are some inspirational quotes that will give you the strength to keep fighting through them. We hope they’ll encourage you to solve your problems, live your dreams and pursue your mission in life.


Quotes about being strong against all odds


1.) “The weak fall, but the strong will remain and never go under!”— Anne Frank


2.) “Be strong, be fearless, be beautiful. And believe that anything is possible when you have the right people there to support you.” – Misty Copeland


3.) “Winners never quit, and quitters never win.” – Vince Lombardi


4.) “When I’m competing, I need to be strong.” –  Ashley Wagner


quotes about being strong when competing


5.) “Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.” – Og Mandino


6.) “Be strong & face the life. Because sometimes Life keeping nothing but only one option. Be strong anyway.” – Bharat Zanvar


7.) “A truly strong person does not need the approval of others any more than a lion needs the approval of sheep.” —Vernon Howard


8.) “Don’t wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great. Weak men wait for opportunities; strong men make them.”~ Orison Swett Marden


9.) “You’ve got to stay strong to be strong in tough times.” – Tilman J. Fertitta


10.) “People with a strong willpower will always have the bigger picture in mind. They will be able to forgo small pleasures in order to help attain bigger goals.” – Brian Adams


Quotes about being strong to keep you fighting


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


12.) “Life is full of happiness and tears; be strong and have faith.” – Kareena Kapoor Khan


13.) “The world is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong.” – Swami Vivekananda


14.) “Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” – A. A. Milne


15.) “Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world right in the eye.” – Helen Keller


16.) “There are better starters than me but I’m a strong finisher.” —Usain Bolt


quotes about being strong to keep you fighting


17.) “Hard times don’t create heroes. It is during the hard times when the ‘hero’ within us is revealed.” ~Bob Riley


18.) “Build up your weaknesses until they become your strong points.” – Knute Rockne


19.) “The bird rises against a strong headwind, not only in spite of the wind but because of it. The opposing force becomes a lifting force if faced at the right angle.” – L.B. Cowman


20.) “The most beautiful people I’ve known are those who have known trials, have known struggles, have known loss, and have found their way out of the depths.” – Elisabeth Kübler-Ross


Quotes about being strong through hard times


21.) “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


22.) “Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.” – Dale Carnegie


23.) “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”– Winston Churchill


24.) “He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak. Strong convictions precede great actions.” – Louisa May Alcott


25.) “Tough times never last, but tough people do.” —Robert H. Schuller


quotes about being strong through hard times


26.) “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” ~Martin Luther King, Jr.


27.) “I’m a strong man, and usually I get over hurts and it makes me stronger when I come back.” – Dusty Baker


28.) “Each of us is stronger than we realize. Strength is something we often find in desperate moments.” – Jennifer Arnold


29.) “Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.” – Khalil Gibran


30.) “Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they’re supposed to help you discover who you are.” – Bernice Johnson Reagon


Quotes about being strong and happy


31.) “You can’t really be strong until you see a funny side to things.” – Ken Kesey


32.) “A strong woman is someone who is able to smile this morning like she wasn’t crying last night.” – Harriet Morgan


33.) “Smiling does not necessarily mean you’re happy. Sometimes it just means you’re strong.” – Nishan Panwar


34.) “Being glamorous is about strength and confidence. It’s black and white – dramatic. You have to be strong.” –Catherine Zeta-Jones


35.) “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!”– Audrey Hepburn


quotes about being strong and happy


36.) “You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.” – James A. Froude


37.) “I like criticism. It makes you strong.” – LeBron James


38.) “Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.” — William Ellery Channing


39.) “My strength did not come from lifting weights. My strength came from lifting myself up when I was knocked down.”~Bob Moore


40.) “Never believe for a second that your weak, within all of us we have a reserve of inner hidden strength.” – Victoria Addino


Other inspirational quotes about being strong 


41.) “The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.”– Ernest Hemingway


42.) “Be strong in body, clean in mind, lofty in ideals.” – James Naismith


43.) “Adversity is like a strong wind. It tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn so that we see ourselves as we really are.” – Arthur Golden


44.) “You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.” – Bob Marley


45.) “Be very strong… be very methodical in your life if you want to be a champion.” —Alberto Juantorena


46.) “When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this: you haven’t.” ~Thomas Edison


quotes about being strong against all odds


47.) “Anyone can give up; it’s the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone would expect you to fall apart, that’s true strength.~Chris Bradford


48.) “Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity.” – Louis Pasteur


49.) “There are no negatives in life, only challenges to overcome that will make you stronger.” – Eric Bates


50.) “If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.” – Frank A. Clark


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Whatever stage you are in your life, you’ll always encounter obstacles along your path. When that happens, you can either choose to give up or to keep on fighting through. It’s up to you to look beyond your challenges and work towards achieving your targets.

Hopefully, these quotes have helped you find the strength to keep fighting regardless of what hardship or difficulty you might be facing in your life.

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