Explore the value of Strength
No soul that aspires can ever fail to rise; no heart that loves can ever be abandoned. Difficulties exist only that in overcoming them we may grow strong, and they who have suffered are able to save.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity.
W. Clement Stone
We are like the little branch that quivers during a storm, doubting our strength and forgetting we are the tree—deeply rooted to withstand all life’s upheavals.
TEACHING BY EXAMPLE
Greatness lies, not in being strong, but in the right using of strength; and strength is not used rightly when it serves only to carry a man above his fellows for his own solitary glory. He is the greatest whose strength carries up the most hearts by the attraction of his own.
Henry Ward Beecher
Let us speak, though we show all our faults and weaknesses — for it is a sign of strength to be weak, to know it, and out with it.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence but it comes from within. It is there all the time.
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Personal Stories About ‘Strength’
Team MatesSubmitted by Eliza
I always joined lots of sports in middle school. Every year was fine until my grade 8 year. My football tournament was down to one point, sadly we lost. This girl keeps on yelling directly at me and talking trash behind my back. Soon my friend told me what she said and I really felt hurt. But even though she said...
Hit And Run, Attempted Murder, 60 OperationsSubmitted by Sarah
My mother was a victim of a hit and run in 1999. Three teenage boys chose to hit her car for no reason on a bypass. She almost died, it left her critical - so critical that she had to receive over 150 units of blood. They broke her collar bone leaving her with half on one side, her thigh bone, she lost her knee...
I M I S S M Y M O M..RipSubmitted by Mica
Mom. Mother. Mommy. Madre. Ma. It's one of the first words you say. It's the word you use when you're content, scared, or upset. I'm 15 years old. My mom died last year of a massive heart-attack. It is insane to think how much my life has changed. I lost a lot of things. My childhood, my innocence, some of my...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Strength’
Roberto OnreitaSubmitted by Jazmín, Catalina, Brenda, Evelyn, Melina
Roberto Onreita was born in Rauch, Argentina. He is 42 years old and started to swim as an athlete, 5 years ago. He also plays volleyball in a local league but never trained. In 2005, when he was 35 years old, his liver had a fulminant failure and he needed an urgent liver’s transplant. That was his only chance...
Cindy HSubmitted by
Cindy is a mother of two deaf children who were diagnosed with a disease that causes them to have seizures. So along with caring for her two children she takes the time out of her day to run a club that helps women and children in distress along with being the deaf and hard-of-hearing. While not volunteering for...
Rick FSubmitted by Nancy
Rick enlisted in the Marine Corps during his senior year of high school and went to boot camp immediately after graduation. Rick was selected to be part of a highly elite unit called Force Recon. In spite of his father's virtual condemnation of his military career, after surviving duty in Vietnam, Rick chose to...
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AMBRO, Woodland Hills, CA
Strength, to me boils down to not letting any obstacles defeat you..we must get right back up n shake it off asap. Life is beautiful!!! Only ourselves can make us happy!! Gotta stay strong & positive in spite of it all...keep on trucking people!!!! ;)
Linda Guzman, el paso, tx
Strength must be coupled with compassion.
George Little, Clifton VA
justin bieber, canada
"A weak man is not as happy as the same man would be if he were strong." -Mark Rippetoe
Austin Bray, Murray, Ky
Strength is not just a measurement of one's physical power but a measurement of one's personal determination, Strength is the ability to take hits towards your self and even if you may be knocked down as a result, strength determines one's abilities to not only get back up and brush off the blow, but to also keep pushing against the force that sought to bring you down.
Logan, Kent, WA
If you want to have strength you have to exercise, and keep practicing.
Sean A Burrell, Plano Tx
I like the quote "What does not kill me makes me stronger." :)
amanda carnes-bauer, indianapolis, indiana
Keep up the good work
Justin Glass, Kemp, TX