When you’ve stumbled and fallen a few too many times it can feel too hard to get up and try again.
When the winds of life are pushing you back for weeks or months with no end in sight as you struggle – step by painstaking step – forward then it may be hard to imagine that you’ll reach the place you dream of.
I know. I’ve been there many times. And it just sucks.
But I’ve also realized that I’m stronger than I think. And that I can get up again and I can keep moving forward – even if sometimes by just taking a small step at a time – until I reach where I want to go (or at least a calmer and better situation in my life).
And I think this goes for you too (even if you may doubt that if you’re in a negative situation right now).
You are stronger than you think. So if you need some encouragement and a reminder of just how strong you are then you’re in the right place.
Because in this post I’ll share 30 of the most powerful you are stronger than you think quotes.
And if you want even more inspirational quotes to remind you of your inner strength then check out this post with quotes on knowing your true value and worth and this one filled with you are enough quotes.
Inspirational You Are Stronger Than You Think Quotes
“You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we’re apart… I’ll always be with you.”
Christopher Robin (by A. A. Milne)
“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself: I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.”
“You aren’t going to go crazy,” I said firmly. “You’re stronger than you think. The next time you feel that way, find something to focus on, to remind you of who are.”
“Like what? Got some magic object in mind?”
“Doesn’t have to be magic,” I said. I racked my brain. “Here.” I unfastened the golden cross necklace. “This has always been good for me. Maybe it’ll help you.” I set it in his hand, but he caught hold of mine before I could pull back”
“You have virtually unlimited potential to be, have, or do anything you really want in life if you simply want it badly enough and are willing to work long enough and hard enough to achieve it.”
“A mind at peace, a mind centered and not focused on harming others, is stronger than any physical force in the universe.”
“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”
“The answer lies within ourselves. If we can’t find peace and happiness there, it’s not going to come from the outside.”
“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.”
Francis of Assisi
You Are Stronger Than You Think Quotes for the Tough Times
“We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world.”
“You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.”
“No matter what kind of challenges or difficulties or painful situations you go through in your life, we all have something deep within us that we can reach down and find the inner strength to get through them.”
“Embracing failure is the most important trait I’ve developed in my career. I have tried to learn from my failures, and I believe it has made me stronger, more confident and more resilient.”
“Fear is a confession of weakness. What you fear is stronger than you, or you think it is, else you wouldn’t be afraid of it.”
Lucy Maud Montgomery
“Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a second’s encounter with God and with eternity.”
“We don’t develop courage by being happy every day. We develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.”
Barbara De Angelis
“When we meet real tragedy in life, we can react in two ways – either by losing hope and falling into self-destructive habits, or by using the challenge to find our inner strength. Thanks to the teachings of Buddha, I have been able to take this second way.”
“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.”
“It’s not the note you play that’s the wrong note – it’s the note you play afterwards that makes it right or wrong.”
“Ask for help. Not because you are weak. But because you want to remain strong.”
“Your beliefs become your thoughts, Your thoughts become your words, Your words become your actions, Your actions become your habits, Your habits become your values, Your values become your destiny.”
“We don’t even know how strong we are until we are forced to bring that hidden strength forward. In times of tragedy, of war, of necessity, people do amazing things. The human capacity for survival and renewal is awesome.”
“When you realize that every stressful moment you experience is a gift that points you to your own freedom, life becomes very kind.”
“For every reason it’s not possible, there are hundreds of people who have faced the same circumstances and succeeded.”
You may also find this post filled with you are worthy quotes helpful and uplifting.
Short You Are Stronger Than You Think Quotes
“The truest wisdom is a resolute determination.”
“Your past does not equal your future.”
“I’m glad I did it, partly because it was worth it, but mostly because I shall never have to do it again.”
“Anger is a sign that something needs to change.”
“The next message you need is always right where you are.”
“Winning is not everything, but the effort to win is.”
“There are two great days in a person’s life; the day we are born and the day we discover why.”
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