Strength is not just about being physical. True strength resides inside – the mind, and the spirit. It can mean courage in the face of adversity, or it can mean helping a friend discover their own courage. Strength can mean power of nature or power of self.
Here’s a look at 26 different ways we can be strong, from A to Z, including famous quotes, inspiring human qualities and examples from the natural world.
Strength is not about being big. It’s about moving in balance and harmony.
Deep breathing builds strong lungs and even stronger powers of concentration!
“Courage isn't having the strength to go on - it is going on when you don't have strength.” (Napoleon Bonaparte)
The desire to lead our best life must outweigh our fears of failure.
We are the authors of our own individual health and wellness.
“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” (Gandhi)
It takes strong eyes to see past the needs of the self.
The heart is the strongest organ in the human body.
Strength of mind is finding the freedom to think for oneself.
Smiling strengthens our facial muscles!
“Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolution.” (Khalil Gibran)
Far from showing how vulnerable we are, loving one another shows our true strength.
Meditation strengthens the body, the mind and the spirit.
Bamboo is stronger than steel.
How much difference can one person make? Enough to do good in the lives of many, many others.
“You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.” (Marcus Aurelius)
The most powerful speakers in the world are first and foremost the best listeners.
Mental strength comes from exercising your intelligence!
Inner strength comes from inner peace.
“In separateness lies the world's great misery, in compassion lies the world's true strength” (Buddha?)
It takes a lot of power to yell at someone, but even more to listen to them.
Vitamins build strong people!
“Water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.” (Bruce Lee)
“Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being, while movement and methodical physical exercise save it and preserve it.” (Plato)
You, and no one else, determines how strong you are capable of becoming.
Get enough sleep and regain your strength!