People do not lack strength; they lack will - Victor Hugo

Quotes about Strength – You Have Power Over Your Mind!

Welcome to our collection of strength quotes!

It was almost 2,000 years ago that the Roman Emperor, Marcus Aurelius, said, “You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.”

We compiled wise sayings about strength by many strong and famous people from over the centuries. You will find a feast of wise words in our hand-picked selection.

May these quotes about strength, courage, self-mastery and success inspire and encourage you, and aid you to create a better future for yourself and everyone around you!

Knowing others
is intelligence;
knowing yourself
is true wisdom.
Mastering others
is strength;
mastering yourself
is true power.

Lao Tzu

(6th century BC, philosopher of ancient China)

Cartoon: One bird questions parachute strapped to his friends backLet’s try it once without the parachute.

When strength
is yoked with justice,
where is a mightier pair
than they?


(c.525/524 – c.456/455 BC, ancient Greek tragedian)

Good actions give
strength to ourselves
and inspire
good actions in others.


(424/423 – 348/347 BC, Greek philosopher)

I am climbing
a difficult road;
but the glory
gives me strength.

Sextus Propertius

(c.50/45 – c.15 BC, Latin poet)

Courage conquers all things:
it even gives
strength to the body.

Publius Ovidius Naso,
known as Ovid

(17/18 AD, Roman poet)

You have power
over your mind
– not outside events.
Realize this,
and you will find strength.

Marcus Aurelius

(121 – 180 AD, Roman Emperor)

A strength to harm
is perilous in the hand
of an ambitious head.

Elizabeth I

(1533 – 1603, Queen of England and Ireland)

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