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You never know how strong you are, until being strong is your only choice. Bob Marley, musician
  • strength

It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change. Charles Darwin, scientist
  • change

You are stronger than your challenges and your challenges are making you stronger. Karen Salmansohn,
  • motivational

It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men. Frederick Douglass, author
  • broken

The world breaks everyone, and afterwards many are strong at the broken places. Ernest Hemingway, novelist
  • strong

Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak. Sun Tzu, philosopher
  • strong

A strong, positive self-image is the best possible preparation for success. Joyce Brothers, psychologist
  • positive

Strong hope is a much greater stimulant of life than any single realized joy could be. Friedrich Nietzsche, philosopher
  • hope

I have very strong feelings about how you lead your life. You always look ahead, you never look back. Ann Richards, politician
  • ahead

The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places. Ernest Hemingway, novelist
  • strength

When adversity strikes, that's when you have to be the most calm. Take a step back, stay strong, stay grounded and press on. LL Cool J, musician
  • strength

A strong positive mental attitude will create more miracles than any wonder drug. Patricia Neal, actress
  • attitude

We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same. Carlos Castenada, writer
  • amount

A woman is like a tea bag - you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water. Eleanor Roosevelt, first lady
  • women

Only the weak are cruel. Gentleness can only be expected from the strong. Leo Buscaglia, author
  • strength

Age is not measured by years. Nature does not equally distribute energy. Some people are born old and tired while others are going strong at seventy. Dorothy Thompson, journalist
  • age

The Japanese have a strong tendency to suppress their own feelings. That's the Japanese character. They kill their own emotions. Ichiro Suzuki, athlete
  • character

To keep the body in good health is a duty... otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear. Buddha, leader
  • keep

I shall argue that strong men, conversely, know when to compromise and that all principles can be compromised to serve a greater principle. Andrew Carnegie, businessman
  • argue

I have learned to love that which is meant to harm me, so that I can stand in the way of those who are less strong. I can take the bullets for those who aren't able to. Margaret Cho, comedian
  • able

Mankind has grown strong in eternal struggles and it will only perish through eternal peace. Adolf Hitler, criminal
  • eternal

I don't have the best family history heart-wise, so I really try to keep my heart strong. Kelly Ripa, entertainer
  • best

Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength. Saint Francis de Sales, clergyman
  • strength

You have to be strong enough to say if the culture doesn't work, don't buy it. Mitch Albom, writer
  • strong

A really strong woman accepts the war she went through and is ennobled by her scars. Carly Simon, musician
  • accepts

Be sure what you want and be sure about yourself. Fashion is not just beauty, it's about good attitude. You have to believe in yourself and be strong. Adriana Lima, model
  • attitude

I have developed a very strong partiality for the dead: they don't talk back, they don't sue, and they don't have angry relatives. Ron Chernow, author
  • relationship

Men spend their whole lives showing that they're strong and silent. They fight for independence the way women struggle to connect. George Weinberg, psychologist
  • connect

The mind cannot support moral chaos for long. Men are under as strong a compulsion to invent an ethical setting for their behavior as spiders are to weave themselves webs. John Dos Passos, novelist
  • behavior

I don't like things like little sandals that look fragile. I like to look strong and commanding. Zoe Saldana, actress
  • commanding

My belief is that communication is the best way to create strong relationships. Jada Pinkett Smith, actress
  • communication

On the contrary, I'm a strong believer in the necessity of imperfection coming into the film. Walter Salles, director
  • believer

A weak man is just by accident. A strong but non-violent man is unjust by accident. Mahatma Gandhi, leader
  • accident

We don't need a weakened government but a strong government that would take responsibility for the rights of the individual and care for the society as a whole. Vladimir Putin, statesman
  • care

The little people must be sacred to the big ones, and it is from the rights of the weak that the duty of the strong is comprised. Victor Hugo, author
  • big

Be sure of yourself, don't let anyone bully you, be a strong and independent woman or boy. Nicole Polizzi, celebrity
  • anyone

He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak. Strong convictions precede great actions. Louisa May Alcott, novelist
  • actions

Men are strong so long as they represent a strong idea they become powerless when they oppose it. Sigmund Freud, psychologist
  • become

We'll try to cooperate fully with the IRS, because, as citizens, we feel a strong patriotic duty not to go to jail. Dave Barry, journalist
  • patriotism

Strong convictions precede great actions. James Freeman Clarke, clergyman
  • leadership

We stand strong together - as Americans - many cultures, races and faiths, but one nation under God. Bob Taft, politician
  • cultures

Some are wrong because they are not strong enough to fight temptation and some some are wrong because they do not know. Arsene Wenger, coach
  • enough

As a strong supporter of our 2nd Amendment rights, I believe tougher enforcement of our nation's existing gun laws must be done before any more laws are enacted and put on the books. Jeff Miller, politician
  • amendment

I am invariably late for appointments - sometimes as much as two hours. I've tried to change my ways but the things that make me late are too strong, and too pleasing. Marilyn Monroe, actress
  • appointments

Our society finds truth too strong a medicine to digest undiluted. In its purest form, truth is not a polite tap on the shoulder. It is a howling reproach. Ted Koppel, journalist
  • digest

When preparing for a concert, I do lots of training. I work with a choreographer to create great moves and then I have to keep my voice strong with lessons. Miley Cyrus, musician
  • choreographer

Your brain forms roughly 10,000 new cells every day, but unless they hook up to preexisting cells with strong memories, they die. Serves them right. Doug Coupland, author
  • brain

Good-looking people with strong, fluoridated teeth get things handed to them on platters. Doug Coupland, author
  • good-looking

My voice is stronger today than ever. Shania Twain, musician
  • stronger

Never assume, no matter how strong the temptation, that other people are low-life lying manipulators without a shred of human decency. Dinesh D'Souza, author
  • assume

I had no doubts I could go to the pole. I may not be as strong, but I make up for physical strength in other areas, like steadiness and not panicking under stress. Ann Bancroft, explorer
  • areas

But if I keep my core and back strong, the scoliosis doesn't really bother me. Usain Bolt, athlete
  • bother

I like very strong guys. Successful guys. Not necessarily financially. Ivanka Trump, businesswoman
  • financially

In NASCAR, you don't have to be as physically strong as in some other forms of racing. You've just got to be able to endure the heat and endurance of it. Jeff Gordon, athlete
  • able

Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die. Gilbert K. Chesterton, writer
  • almost

Formerly, when religion was strong and science weak, men mistook magic for medicine; now, when science is strong and religion weak, men mistake medicine for magic. Thomas Szasz, psychologist
  • society

The block of granite which was an obstacle in the pathway of the weak, became a stepping-stone in the pathway of the strong. Thomas Carlyle, philosopher
  • became

People never know how strong is their lust for being cheated. Joe Chung,
  • being

Love is not weakness. It is strong. Only the sacrament of marriage can contain it. Boris Pasternak, novelist
  • anniversary

Strong women only marry weak men. Bette Davis, actress
  • marry

When strong, be merciful, if you would have the respect, not the fear of your neighbors. Chilon, poet
  • fear

Russia needs a strong state power and must have it. But I am not calling for totalitarianism. Vladimir Putin, statesman
  • calling

Give us that grand word "woman" once again, and let's have done with "lady"; one's a term full of fine force, strong, beautiful, and firm, fit for the noblest use of tongue or pen; and one's a word for lackeys. Ella Wheeler Wilcox, writer
  • again

Support the strong, give courage to the timid, remind the indifferent, and warn the opposed. Whitney M. Young, activist
  • courage

I mean, there's no arguing. There is no anything. There is no beating around the bush. "You're fired" is a very strong term. Donald Trump, president
  • anything

I like being a strong, independent woman, and to be honest, I was never afraid to be on my own. Dido Armstrong, musician
  • afraid

I am fascinated by what is beautiful, strong, healthy, what is living. I seek harmony. Leni Riefenstahl, director
  • beautiful

There's only one thing worse than a man who doesn't have strong likes and dislikes, and that's a man who has strong likes and dislikes without the courage to voice them. Tony Randall, actor
  • courage

A single twig breaks, but the bundle of twigs is strong. Tecumseh, leader
  • strength

These are the days for strong men to courageously expose wrong. Powell Clayton, politician
  • courageously

Here in New England, the character is strong and unshakable. Norman Rockwell, artist
  • character

To be idle requires a strong sense of personal identity. Robert Louis Stevenson, writer
  • identity

Strong people make as many mistakes as weak people. Difference is that strong people admit their mistakes, laugh at them, learn from them. That is how they become strong. Richard J. Needham, cartoonist
  • admit

The story of the Internet is this incredibly strong, exciting change. James Daly, actor
  • change

If the Negro in the ghetto must eternally be fed by the hand that pushes him into the ghetto, he will never become strong enough to get out of the ghetto. Carter G. Woodson, historian
  • become

I was 15, and the years of hard swimming had packed muscle on my frame and made me very strong. Not as strong as a football player, but strong enough to inflict heavy damage. Esther Williams, actress
  • ball

In the beginning, people think vulnerability will make you weak, but it does the opposite. It shows you're strong enough to care. Victoria Pratt, actress
  • beginning

Our society's strong emphasis on dieting and self-image can sometimes lead to eating disorders. We know that more than 5 million Americans suffer from eating disorders, most of them young women. Tipper Gore, celebrity
  • diet

The hardship of living in a refugee camp made me psychologically strong. Philip Emeagwali, scientist
  • camp

By God's help, and the intelligent use of their own strong right arms they could accomplish great things. James Larkin, activist
  • accomplish

We are all strong enough to bear other men's misfortunes. Francois de la Rochefoucauld, writer
  • bear

Work is the best of narcotics, providing the patient be strong enough to take it. I dread idleness as if it were Hell. Beatrice Webb, sociologist
  • strong

If men had to do their vile work without the assistance of woman and the stimulant of strong drink they would be obliged to be more divine and less brutal. Caroline Nichols Churchill,
  • assistance

Puritanism, in whatever expression, is a poisonous germ. On the surface everything may look strong and vigorous; yet the poison works its way persistently, until the entire fabric is doomed. Emma Goldman, activist
  • doomed

Judy Miller is the most innocent person in this case. I really thought that was outrageous that she was jailed and we needed as journalists to draw a line in the sand in a strong but thoughtful way. Tom Brokaw, journalist
  • case

Raise your eyes and count the small gang of your oppressors who are only strong through the blood they suck from you and through your arms which you lend them unwillingly. Georg Buchner, dramatist
  • arms

A horse is the projection of peoples' dreams about themselves - strong, powerful, beautiful - and it has the capability of giving us escape from our mundane existence. Pam Brown, poet
  • beautiful

Men are strong, women are smart, but no matter how smart, their bellies are always there to betray women and that's their downfall. Simone Schwarz-Bart,
  • bellies

When the ivy has found its tower, when the delicate creeper has found its strong wall, we know how the parasite plants grow and prosper. Anthony Trollope, author
  • delicate

Fathering makes a man, whatever his standing in the eyes of the world, feel strong and good and important, just as he makes his child feel loved and valued. Frank Pittman,
  • child

Why do otherwise sane, competent, strong men, men who can wrestle bears or raid corporations, shrink away in horror at the thought of washing a dish or changing a diaper? Frank Pittman,
  • bears

Gov. Jeb Bush and the Florida Legislature's strong commitment to increase access to Advanced Placement courses continues to pay off. Gaston Caperton,
  • access

We need to ditch the idea that there is any value in the strong and silent man being in any way attractive. Being silent isn't being strong, it's being a victim. Jane Powell,
  • attractive

Canada has always been a strong supporter of China's accession to the WTO... We look forward to playing a constructive role in helping complete China's accession. Pierre Pettigrew,
  • accession

Baptists are very strong believers that the civil magistrate is ordained by God to punish those who do evil. Richard Land,
  • baptists

It is my strong hope that an environment will be created in which both of our countries can cooperate for the realization of a world without nuclear weapons. Yoshiro Mori,
  • cooperate

There really has not been a strong Republican message to either the poor or the African American community at large. Jack Kemp, politician
  • african

More than 15 percent of the jobs in Ohio are tied in some way to agriculture. A strong agriculture means a strong economy. John Fisher, clergyman
  • agriculture

There is only one reason why men become addicted to drugs - they are weak men. Only strong men are cured, and they cure themselves. Martin H. Fischer,
  • addicted

I don't always do a lot of predicting, but, when I get a really strong feeling about something, I will tell people. Michael Johnson, athlete
  • feeling

When his nomination comes before the United States Senate, Timothy Batten can count on my strong support... He is the right person for the job. Saxby Chambliss, politician
  • comes

I want to make an extremely strong appeal to those who abstained. Vote. It takes five minutes and then it's for five years. Laurent Fabius, statesman
  • appeal

We must lead in a different way... We must have an active president, who gives strong direction and works with the government for its implementation. Lionel Jospin, statesman
  • active

We have seen a strong increase in oil prices and up to this year we see that the world has been able to absorb that. Rodrigo Rato, politician
  • able

The glory of the old Irish nation, which in our hour will grow young and strong again. Should we fail, the country will not be worth more than it is now. The sword of famine is less sparing than the bayonet of the soldier. Thomas Francis Meagher, soldier
  • again

The whole mystery of temptation is to have sins suggested to us, and to be swept after them by a sudden enthusiasm, which sometimes feels as strong as the Spirit of God ever made in us the enthusiasm for virtue. George A. Smith, clergyman
  • enthusiasm

I urge the enactment of a civil service law so explicit and so strong that no partisan official will dare evade it, basing all rewards, promotions and salaries solely on merit, on loyalty and industry in the public service. Arthur Capper, politician
  • basing

It was both necessary and desirable for us to be so strong at sea that no Sea Power could attack us without risk, so that we might be free to protect our oversea interests, independently of the influence and the choice of other Sea Powers. Bernhard von Bulow, statesman
  • attack

It is very difficult for people to believe the simple fact that every persecutor was once a victim. Yet it should be very obvious that someone who was allowed to feel free and strong from childhood does not have the need to humiliate another person. Alice Miller, psychologist
  • allowed

The great constitutional corrective in the hands of the people against usurpation of power, or corruption by their agents is the right of suffrage; and this when used with calmness and deliberation will prove strong enough. Andrew Jackson, president
  • against

Even as we enumerate their shortcomings, the rigor of raising children ourselves makes clear to us our mothers' incredible strength. We fear both. If they are not strong, who will protect us? If they are not imperfect, how can we equal them? Anna Quindlen, journalist
  • children

We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we've set. We've got to have a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded. Barack Obama, president
  • achieve

A strong economy depends on a strong middle class, but George Bush has put the middle class in a hole, and John McCain has a plan to keep digging that hole with George Bush's shovel. Rahm Emanuel, politician
  • bush

Truth is strong, and sometime or other will prevail. Mary Astell, writer
  • prevail

To me, Batman is definately Bruce Wayne's darker side. The challenge is playing it as two separate aspects of the same person. I have to create the illusion of a Dark Knight, who's mysterious and strong. Kevin Conroy, actor
  • aspects

As an actor, it's great to play a strong leader with a heart of gold. John C. McGinley, actor
  • actor

When my body is strong, I feel stronger inside. I feel more capable of handling emotional situations. Usually I'm more of a inside-out person, but this was a great case of me from the outside in. Mariska Hargitay, actress
  • body

I loved Veronica right off the bat. She was so strong and I think it is so important because there are so few shows that portray women, especially young women, as being strong and being able to stand up for themselves. Kristen Bell, actress
  • able

I have a strong dance background. I danced from age five until 18, and that helps a lot. Doing a fight routine is like doing a dance routine. Yvonne Strahovski, actress
  • age

Sarah is very strong. She's really intelligent and she's very physically capable. I like to put that into my own life as well. Yvonne Strahovski, actress
  • capable

This is a perilous time, and more than ever, the world needs a united and strong America. If, God forbid, we live to see Mr. Obama president, we will live through a socialist era that America has not seen before, and our country will be weakened in every way. Jon Voight, actor
  • america

There's nothing wrong with being a Conservative and coming up with a Conservative believe in foreign policy where we have a strong national defense and we don't go to war so carelessly. Ron Paul, politician
  • being

The United States is a strong and ardent ally of Israel. The fact of the matter is that friends can disagree. I think what's important is that world leaders are able to sit down with one another, have frank conversations and move forward. Valerie Jarrett, lawyer
  • able

I'm trying to build a strong business. I want to create new stars, new shows and new products for my audience and create a legacy that outlives me. There are so many other ways I want to reach women besides doing a talk show. Tyra Banks, model
  • audience

You see, idealism detached from action is just a dream. But idealism allied with pragmatism, with rolling up your sleeves and making the world bend a bit, is very exciting. It's very real. It's very strong. Bono, musician
  • action

We are, of course, now against any other group burning Qurans. We would right now ask no one to burn Qurans. We are absolutely strong on that. It is not the time to do it. Terry Jones, comedian
  • absolutely

And on this you have my pledge - unlike in the past, when you stood up and did what was right, this governor will not pull the rug out from underneath you - I will sign strong reform bills. Chris Christie, politician
  • bills

I consider myself a moderate Republican. I have very, very moderate social views, and I'm pretty strong on, on defense matters. Colin Powell, statesman
  • consider

As a rule it usually takes three or four readings for me to be interested in a script, and if I'm interested I'll read it three or four times before I make a strong decision. Chris Cooper, actor
  • decision

The world knows that America will never start a war. This generation of Americans has had enough of war and hate... we want to build a world of peace where the weak are secure and the strong are just. John F. Kennedy, president
  • america

Now make no mistake, I think we need a strong dose of fiscal conservatism in Washington, D.C. Kristi Noem, politician
  • conservatism

Women have always been the strong ones of the world. The men are always seeking from women a little pillow to put their heads down on. They are always longing for the mother who held them as infants. Coco Chanel, designer
  • women

Women must tell men always that they are the strong ones. They are the big, the strong, the wonderful. In truth, women are the strong ones. It is just my opinion, I am not a professor. Coco Chanel, designer
  • women

So now is an opportunity for us to stand up and have a good, strong immigration policy to make sure that E- Verify becomes mandatory and we have got to train and properly equip our Border Patrol. Allen West, politician
  • becomes

I tend to lean toward strong female stories. I want to make things that don't already exist out there. Natalie Portman, actress
  • already

I also get fed up with the fact that casting agents and directors have this impression of me as being frail and petite. I find it very patronizing. I'm quite beefy and strong. I was a gymnast in school and I have lots of muscles. Helena Bonham Carter, actress
  • agents

I would like to see this group in this Congress be starting the process to get ourselves on long term fiscal strong footing. Ben Quayle, politician
  • congress

We need a strong, bold constitutional conservative who won't back down and who will fight for the values we believe in. That's what we need for our nominee, whether it is me or whether it is someone else. Michele Bachmann, politician
  • believe

I'm asked all the time in interviews about who I am, and I know a few people my age who have a strong sense of self, but I couldn't say I know myself and sum it up and give it to you in a little package. I don't know myself at all yet. Kristen Stewart, actress
  • age

For 'X-Men' I was lifting a lot of weights. I actually lost a lot of mass when I quit "X-Men" because I was working out so much and very muscular and strong. Jennifer Lawrence, actress
  • quit

My kids started school, so having a strong base in Melbourne has been a key priority. I'm not daunted by the travel. People say, 'It's so far to Australia,' and I say, 'You get on the plane, you eat well, you sleep, you wake up - and you're there.' Geoffrey Rush, actor
  • australia

Through hard work and education, we can deliver a strong economy and opportunity for all. Julia Gillard, statesman
  • deliver

Here in Australia we do get impacted by global economic events. But we should have some confidence that our economy has got strong underlying fundamentals. Julia Gillard, statesman
  • australia

Look, I think the worst case scenario is obvious. I think first of all it doesn't work for very long. It's an unstable government that raises taxes and destroys the image we're building for Canada as a strong place to invest. Stephen Harper, politician
  • building

In 1925, when Britain went back to the gold standard, that was supported by the Conservative Party, the Labour Party, the Bank of England, the civil service, the CBI, the TUC, the Times, the Economist; that consensus was very strong. Ed Balls, politician
  • bank

Today we are united, strong and on the move. Today we have a strong strike fund. Today we have the resources to run large-scale organizing campaigns against global employers. Today we have $100 million in the bank. James P. Hoffa, businessman
  • against

We're going to be very strong with employers in all of our aspects, because I think there's been too much of this idea let's try and get along here, and we've eroded some of our standards. James P. Hoffa, businessman
  • aspects

When you've played Buffy - who's such a strong female role model - it's really hard for another female character to compare to her. Sarah Michelle Gellar, actress
  • another

I believe that there are certain things that could be taken care of that you don't need a strong political background in. George Lopez, comedian
  • background

A black agenda is jobs, jobs, jobs, quality education, investment in infrastructure and strong democratic regulation of corporations. The black agenda, at its best, looks at America from the vantage point of the least of these and asks what's best for all. Cornel West, educator
  • agenda


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