Explore the value of Strength
If your determination is fixed, I do not counsel you to despair. Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance.
Dr. Samuel Johnson
I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence but it comes from within. It is there all the time.
In all human affairs there are efforts, and there are results, and the strength of the effort is the measure of the result.
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
The art of being yourself at your best is the art of unfolding your personality into the person you want to be...Be gentle with yourself, learn to love yourself, to forgive yourself, for only as we have the right attitude toward ourselves can we have the right attitude toward others.
Wilferd A. Peterson
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.
To dream anything that you want to dream. That's the beauty of the human mind. To do anything that you want to do. That is the strength of the human will. To trust yourself to test your limits. That is the courage to succeed.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
John F. Kennedy
Antoine de Sainte-Exupery
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Personal Stories About ‘Strength’
Change For The BetterSubmitted by Victoria Marr
I never had the perfect childhood, and me being just 14, I am still considered a child. I've learned to accept the changes in life. To wake up everyday and thank god for giving me life. As I sit here I try to figure out the things that have made me become me- my family,my friends, and of course my choices. I'm...
Soul MatesSubmitted by Danny McQueen
I met her 11 years ago and now our 10th anniversary is coming up. I wasn't sure what she saw in me. I thought it was my sense of humor she fell in love with, but somehow she knew it was just a front. I wondered,if she knew it was fake, how could she love a fake? She says we were drawn because we were soul mates...
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...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Strength’
Lois HSubmitted by Candace
My boyfriend battled with alcoholism long before I met him. We met drinking, but 4 months into the relationship he got 2 DUI's within 2 weeks of each other. I like to party, but quit drinking to support him while he was on home confinement. He lasted 6 months and stopped breathalizing and going to his drivers...
Flip DSubmitted by Danny
My number one hero is my old man Flip. He turned sixty 69 today which is unbelievable. What I admire about him; he came from a poor, poor, poor family. Flip went to Oregon to work for his family with his brother. When Flip got back to Minnesota he went to school to become the number one wrestler in Bemidji High...
Beatrice HSubmitted by Simone
My grandma has always been the strongest person I know. I look up to her because of her amazing attitude about life. She has COPD, but you could never tell she was struggling. She is extremely funny and an inspiration.
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DO YOUR PART
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
DO THY BEST
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
SPREAD YOUR WINGS
CLASS AND GRACE
LIVE YOUR DREAMS
TEACHING BY EXAMPLE
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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