Sometimes, we need some words of encouragement to stay strong during tough times. And that’s exactly what I’m sharing today: +200 Stay strong quotes to help you keep going!

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So many quotes to pick from!
  1. “The harder the struggle, the more glorious the triumph. Self-realization demands very great struggle.” – Swami Sivananda
  2. “The struggle you’re in today is developing the strength you need tomorrow.” — Robert Tew
  3. “Stay strong. Stay true to yourself and to who you are because there is a community out there. It may not be in your town or perhaps even in your family, but you are wanted and you are loved and there are places in the world where you will be safe and supported.” – Emma Walton Hamilton
  4. “Tough times never last, but tough people do.” —Robert H. Schuller
  5. “Work hard for what you want because it won’t come to you without a fight. You have to be strong and courageous and know that you can do anything you put your mind to. If somebody puts you down or criticizes you, just keep on believing in yourself and turn it into something positive.” – Leah LaBelle
  6. “The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.” — Dolly Parton
  7. “When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this: you haven’t.” ~Thomas Edison
  8. “If someone is strong enough to bring you down, show them you are strong enough to get back up.” – Unknown
  9. “The sun himself is weak when he first rises, and gathers strength and courage as the day gets on.” — Charles Dickens
  10. “Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” – Dale Carnegie
  11. “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!”– Audrey Hepburn
  12. “Flexibility makes buildings to be stronger, imagine what it can do to your soul.” – Carlos Barrios
  13. “When I’m competing, I need to be strong.” – Ashley Wagner
  14. “You can’t calm the storm, so stop trying. What you can do is calm yourself. The storm will pass.” – Timber Hawkeye
  15. “If you want the light to come into your life, you need to stand where it is shining.” — Guy Finley
  16. “Even when matches don’t work out the way you planned, you’ve always got to stay strong in defense; it’s a matter of willpower and intelligence.” – Becky Sauerbrunn
  17. “There are better starters than me but I’m a strong finisher.” —Usain Bolt
  18. “Anyone can hide. Facing up to things, working through them, that’s what makes you strong.” – Sarah Dessen
  19. “Embrace uncertainty. Some of the most beautiful chapters in our lives won’t have a title until much later.” — Bob Goff
  20. “Before you act, listen. Before you react, think. Before you spend, earn. Before you criticize, wait. Before you pray, forgive. Before you quit, try. ” — Ernest Hemingway
  21. “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow.” – Mary Anne Radmacher
  22. “The weak fall, but the strong will remain and never go under!” – Anne Frank
  23. “Be strong; things will get better. It might be stormy now, but rain doesn’t last forever.” – Unknown
  24. “If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  25. “Winners never quit, and quitters never win.” – Vince Lombardi
  26. “Remember: Every champion was once a contender that refused to give up.” – Rocky Balboa
  27. “A ship is always safe at the shore – but that is NOT what it is built for.” — Albert Einstein
  28. “Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.” – Og Mandino
  29. “Next to trying and winning, the best thing is trying and failing.” — L.M. Montgomery
  30. “Courage isn’t having the strength to go on – it is going on when you don’t have strength.” – Napoléon Bonaparte
  31. “You’ve got to stay strong to be strong in tough times.” – Tilman J. Fertitta
  32. “You can’t control everything. Sometimes you just need to relax and have faith that things will work out. Let go a little and just let life happen.” – Kody Keplinger
  33. “Rise above the storm and you will find the sunshine.” — Mario Fernandez
  34. “Life is, at times, tough. And all we need to do is to prove that we are tougher than it.” – Sanhita Baruah
  35. “You can’t really be strong until you see a funny side to things.” – Ken Kesey
  36. “Sometimes, you don’t realize your own strength until you come face to face with your greatest weakness.” – Susan Gale
  37. “There are no great people in this world, only great challenges which ordinary people rise to meet.” — William Frederick Halsey Jr.
  38. “Anyone can give up, it’s the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that’s true strength.” – Unknown
  39. “You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.” – James A. Froude
  40. “Problems are not stopped signs; they are guidelines.” — Robert Schuller
  41. “The greatest test of courage on the earth is to bear defeat without losing heart.” – R. G. Ingersoll
  42. “I like criticism. It makes you strong.” – LeBron James
  43. “The more you love yourself, the less nonsense you’ll tolerate.” – Unknown
  44. “The pain you feel today is the strength you feel tomorrow. For every challenge encountered, there is an opportunity for growth.” — Anonymous
  45. “He who conquers others is strong; He who conquers himself is mighty.” – Lao Tzu
  46. “Smiling does not necessarily mean you’re happy. Sometimes it just means you’re strong.” – Nishan Panwar
  47. “You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.” — James Allen
  48. “In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.” – Albert Camus
  49. “Life is full of happiness and tears; be strong and have faith.” – Kareena Kapoor Khan
  50. “Sometimes it’s okay if the only thing you did today was breathe.” — Yumi Sakugawa
  51. “Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.” – Albert Schweitzer
  52. “Develop the strength to do bold things, not the strength to suffer.” – Niccolò Machiavelli
  53. “The world is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong.” – Swami Vivekananda
  54. “In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life. It goes on.” — Robert Frost
  55. “Talents are best nurtured in solitude, but the character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  56. “Do not judge me by my success, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.” —Nelson Mandela.
  57. “Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world right in the eye.” – Helen Keller
  58. “The greater the difficulty, the more glory in surmounting it. Skilful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests.” — Epictetus
  59. “Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they’re supposed to help you discover who you are.” – Bernice Johnson Reagon
  60. “If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” —Martin Luther King, Jr.
  61. “Build up your weaknesses until they become your strong points.” – Knute Rockne
  62. “And one has to understand that braveness is not the absence of fear but rather the strength to keep on going forward despite the fear.” — Paulo Coelho
  63. “Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  64. “A brave man acknowledges the strength of others.” —Veronica Roth
  65. “Where there is no struggle, there is no strength.” – Oprah Winfrey
  66. “Courage is the most important of all the virtues because, without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.” — Maya Angelou
  67. “Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.” – Henry Ford
  68. “Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.” —Khalil Gibran
  69. “My strength is as the strength of ten, because my heart is pure.” – Alfred Lord Tennyson
  70. “You were given this life because you are strong enough to live it.” — Ain Eineziz
  71. “You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.” – Margaret Thatcher
  72. “We will either find a way, or make one.” —Anibal Barca
  73. “With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  74. “I am not what happened to me. I am what I chose to become.” — Carl Gustav Jung
  75. “Some people believe holding on and hanging in there are signs of great strength. However, there are times when it takes much more strength to know when to let go and then do it.” – Ann Landers
  76. “That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” —Friedrich Nietzsche
  77. “Building mental strength is the key to reaching our full potential in life.” – Amy Morin
  78. “Whenever you find yourself doubting how far you can go, just remember how far you have come. Remember everything you have faced, all the battles you have won, and all the fears you have overcome. ” — N. R. Walker
  79. “When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.” – Harriet Beecher Stowe
  80. “And one has to understand that braveness is not the absence of fear but rather the strength to keep on going forward despite the fear.” —Paulo Coelho
  81. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”– Winston Churchill
  82. “Hope is the only thing stronger than fear.” — Suzanne Collins
  83. “You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.” – Cayla Mills
  84. “No matter how much falls on us, we keep plowing ahead. That’s the only way to keep the roads clear.” —Greg Kincaid
  85. “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
  86. “Be strong in body, clean in mind, lofty in ideals.” – James Naismith
  87. “Never apologize for being sensitive or emotional. Let this be a sign that you’ve got a big heart and aren’t afraid to let others see it. Showing your emotions is a sign of strength.” — Brigitte Nicole
  88. “Make up your mind that no matter what comes your way, no matter how difficult, no matter how unfair, you will do more than simply survive. You will thrive in spite of it.” – Joel Osteen
  89. “We are stronger, gentler, more resilient, and more beautiful than any of us imagine.” —Mark Nepo
  90. “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”—Confucius
  91. “You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.” – Bob Marley
  92. “The human capacity for burden is like bamboo — far more flexible than you’d ever believe at first glance.” —Jodi Picoult
  93. “Be very strong… be very methodical in your life if you want to be a champion.” —Alberto Juantorena
  94. “I am strong because I’ve been weak. I am fearless because I’ve been afraid. I am wise because I’ve been foolish.” — Joker
  95. “If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again.” – Flavia Weedn
  96. “The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” —Mahatma Gandhi
  97. “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.
  98. “There are no negatives in life, only challenges to overcome that will make you stronger.” – Eric Bates
  99. “Sometimes you face difficulties not because you’re doing something wrong, but because you’re doing something right.” — Joel Osteen
  100. “When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” – Henry Ford
  101. “Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and, above all, confidence in ourselves. We must believe we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.” —Marie Curie
  102. “If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.” – Frank A. Clark
  103. “When things go wrong, don’t go with them.” — Elvis Presley
  104. “When you’re not sure if you’re following the right path, when you’ve been knocked down a few too many times, it’s completely fine to get discouraged, hell even defeated. What’s not okay is to stop.” – Gary John Bishop
  105. “If you surrendered to the air, you could ride it.” —Toni Morrison
  106. “Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”—Christopher Robin to Pooh, A.A. Milne
  107. “It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.” — Frederick Douglass
  108. “Little girls with dreams become women with vision.” — Scarlett Curtis
  109. “At any given moment you have the power to say: This is not how the story is going to end.” – Christine Mason Miller
  110. “When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure.” —Peter Marshall
  111. “When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.”—Franklin D. Roosevelt
  112. “Be strong & face the life. Because sometimes Life keeping nothing but only one option. Be strong anyway.” – Bharat Zanvar
  113. “You were never created to live depressed, guilty, condemned, ashamed, or unworthy. You were created to be victorious.” — Joel Osteen
  114. “Spend eighty percent of your time focusing on the opportunities of tomorrow rather than the problems of yesterday.” – Brian Tracy
  115. “Nothing is more beautiful than the smile that has struggled through the tears.” —Demi Lovato
  116. “There is neither happiness nor unhappiness in this world; there is merely the comparison of one state to the other. Only a man who has felt ultimate despair is capable of feeling ultimate bliss.”—Alexandre Dumas
  117. “A truly strong person does not need the approval of others any more than a lion needs the approval of sheep.” —Vernon Howard
  118. “Hope never abandons you; you abandon it.” — George Weinberg
  119. “The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.” – Chinese Proverb
  120. “There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me.” —Jane Austen
  121. “We must meet the challenge rather than wish it were not before us.”—William J. Brennan, Jr.,
  122. “People with 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.” – Bryan Adams
  123. “If you lose hope, somehow you lose the vitality that keeps moving, you lose that courage to be, that quality that helps you go on in spite of it all. And so today I still have a dream.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  124. “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
  125. “I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.” —Maya Angelou
  126. “To be tested is good. The challenged life may be the best therapist.”—Gail Sheehy, Author
  127. “Be strong, be fearless, be beautiful. And believe that anything is possible when you have the right people there to support you.” – Misty Copeland
  128. “I don’t think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains.” — Anne Frank
  129. “Small minds can’t comprehend big spirits. To be great, you have to be willing to be mocked, hated, and misunderstood. Stay strong.” – Unknown
  130. “We do not have to become heroes overnight. Just a step at a time, meeting each thing that comes up, seeing it is not as dreadful as it appeared, discovering we have the strength to stare it down.” —Eleanor Roosevelt
  131. “A strong woman is someone who is able to smile this morning like she wasn’t crying last night.” – Harriet Morgan
  132. “Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future.” — Robert H. Schuller
  133. “Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can’t ride you unless your back is bent.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
  134. “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”—Thomas Edison
  135. “Being glamorous is about strength and confidence. It’s black and white – dramatic. You have to be strong.” – Catherine Zeta-Jones
  136. “Hope is the only bee that makes honey without flowers.” — Robert Green Ingersoll
  137. “Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” – Helen Keller
  138. “You have power over your mind — not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.” —Marcus Aurelius
  139. “And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.”―Haruki Murakami
  140. “Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.” — William Ellery Channing
  141. “Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today.” — Thich Nhat Hanh
  142. “You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.” – James A. Froude
  143. “We don’t even know how strong we are until we are forced to bring that hidden strength forward.” —Isabel Allende
  144. “You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.”—Maya Angelou
  145. “My strength did not come from lifting weights. My strength came from lifting myself up when I was knocked down.”~Bob Moore
  146. “Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness. — Desmond Tutu
  147. “Being strong doesn’t mean that you can handle every difficult situation on your own, it means that you have the sense to ask God and others for help.” – Nishan Panwar
  148. “Mastering others is strength, mastering yourself is true power.” —Lao Tzu
  149. “The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough. They’re there to stop the other people.” —Randy Pausch
  150. “Never believe for a second that your weak, within all of us we have a reserve of inner hidden strength.” – Victoria Addino
  151. “We must rediscover the distinction between hope and expectation.” — Ivan Illich
  152. “It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.” —Edmund Hillary
  153. “If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.”―H.G. Wells
  154. “The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.”– Ernest Hemingway
  155. “Your strength doesn’t come from winning. It comes from struggles and hardships. Everything that you go through prepares you for the next level.” ― Germany Kent
  156. “A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.” —Christopher Reeve
  157. “Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.”—Les Brown
  158. “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
  159. “Don’t be discouraged. It’s often the last key in the bunch that opens the lock.”—Unknown
  160. “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
  161. “When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.” – Marcus Aurelius
  162. “You, my dear, have gone through things no one has a clue about and you survived. Even though you don’t talk about it anymore, Be proud of yourself for not giving up. Be Proud!” ― Mridula Singh
  163. “It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done.” —Vincent Van Gogh
  164. “Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.”—Joshua J. Marine
  165. “He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak. Strong convictions precede great actions.” – Louisa May Alcott
  166. “Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.” – Benjamin Franklin
  167. “It’s impossible for a mind born of biology to stay strong always. You’d have to be a machine to not feel bad or sad or even devastated when people are rude to you or criticize you. It’s okay to feel bad or sad, but as long as we are moving forward, for every ten criticisms, you’ll receive at least one world of appreciation or thanks.” ― Abhijit Naskar
  168. “Life is very interesting…in the end, some of your greatest pains become your greatest strengths.” —Drew Barrymore
  169. “The pain you feel today is the strength you feel tomorrow. For every challenge encountered, there is opportunity for growth.”—Unknown
  170. “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.
  171. “Your imagination is your preview of life’s coming attractions.” – Albert Einstein
  172. “We do not have to remain stuck in our trials! We go through them and as daughters of the King, we can rise in the midst of a dark, shaking moment.” – Holly Wagner
  173. “I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.” —Audrey Hepburn
  174. “Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.”—Carl Bard
  175. “I’m a strong man, and usually I get over hurts and it makes me stronger when I come back.” – Dusty Baker
  176. “It’s time to start living the life you’ve imagined.” – Henry James
  177. “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
  178. “Where there is no struggle, there is no strength.” —Oprah Winfrey
  179. “No one is going to hand me success. I must go out and get it myself. That’s why I’m here. To dominate. To conquer. Both the world, and myself.”—Unknown
  180. “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
  181. “There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.” – Aristotle
  182. “Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.” – Bruce Lee
  183. “Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” —Hellen Keller
  184. “Nobody trips over mountains. It is the small pebble that causes you to stumble. Pass all the pebbles in your path, and you will find you have crossed the mountain.”—Author Unknown
  185. “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
  186. “Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless.” – Jamie Paolinetti
  187. “I’m stronger because of the hard times, wiser because of my mistakes, and happier because I have known sadness.” – Allison Vogel
  188. “The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.” —Ernest Hemingway
  189. “Problems are not stop signs; they are guidelines.”—Robert Schuller
  190. “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
  191. “I don’t regret the things I’ve done, I regret the things I didn’t do when I had the chance.” – Unknown
  192. “Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.” – Confucius
  193. “Don’t let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use.”—Earl Nightingale
  194. “Be strong because things will get better. It may be stormy now but it never rains forever.” – Evan Carmichael
  195. “The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.” – Jimmy Johnson
  196. “One small crack does not mean you are broken. It means you were put to the test and you didn’t fall apart.” – Linda Poindexter
  197. “The harder you fall, the heavier your heart; the heavier your heart, the stronger you climb; the stronger you climb, the higher your pedestal.” —Criss Jami
  198. “Let perseverance be your engine and hope your fuel.”—H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
  199. “The greatest test of courage on the earth is to bear defeat without losing heart.” – Arvind Jain
  200. “Happiness cannot be travelled to, owned, earned, or worn. It is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.” – Denis Waitley
  201. “Life is not about how fast you run or how high you climb but how well you bounce.” – Vivian Komori
  202. “Make up your mind that no matter what comes your way, no matter how difficult, no matter how unfair, you will do more than simply survive. You will thrive in spite of it.” —Joel Osteen
  203. “Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity.” – Louis Pasteur

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