20 Quotes About Inner Strength That PROVE You Are A True Force Of Nature

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Inner strength is a trait that goes all too often forgotten. People always talk about strength in the physical sense, but have you ever thought about how strong you are emotionally?

Everyone has inner strength, whether you know you do or not.

Of course, you don’t get this inner strength by lifting weights.

You get it by pushing through heartbreak, loss, and all of the other bad stuff life hurls at each one of us on a regular basis.

While it can be easy to bulk up your inner strength by learning what works and what doesn’t work when it comes to tending to your negative emotions and by reaching out to help others make their way through life with a little less stress, it can be just as easy to feel like you’ve lost this strength, especially when it seems like things suddenly take a turn for the worse.

Being emotionally strong is no walk in the park. In fact, it can seem downright IMPOSSIBLE some days.

I know I've personally gone through just about every kind of stress, loss, and heartache you can think of over the past year. If inner strength was something you could see, I’d look like frickin’ Arnold Schwarzenegger back when he was a body builder.

How is that possible? Because I am a force of nature.

And guess what? You are, too! And no, you’re not allowed to argue with me on this one.

I know you might be thinking to yourself, “There’s NO WAY I have inner strength because fill-in-the-blank-bad-thing happened to me and I can’t even roll out of bed in the morning without feeling depressed anymore.”

And if you do say that to yourself, then I already know that you’re wrong about not having inner strength.

Here’s how I know...

Inner strength isn’t about waking up every morning with a smile on your face and a skip in your step. It’s about waking up every morning, full stop.

It’s about finding the strength to go into work, even when you can’t bring yourself to shower or brush your hair, and make it through the day.

It’s about being brave enough to ask for a personal day and take care of yourself, even if that means doing nothing but lying in bed and watching Netflix all day.

It’s about keeping your chin up and powering through the tough times in life, even if you cry in your car sometimes when there no one around to see it happen.

Heck, it’s also about letting yourself cry in front of someone else when you don't have that chance to have your breakdown in private.

THAT is what makes you a force of nature.

There is no rule book for life, and when you have to make things up as you go along, that pretty much gives you the green light to do whatever you need to do to make it through in one piece as long as you're not hurting yourself or anyone else.

And you know what else that means?

It means you’re buff as hell… You know, if your inner strength had muscles, that is.

Of course, if you need some extra help flexing (okay, I’m done with the weight lifting analogies now, I swear), then here are the 20 BEST quotes about inner strength that prove you’re a force of nature to be reckoned with.

If you’re looking for a little inspiration, we’ve got the best quotes to share and savor. For quotes from the most inspiring celebs, activists, and poets, look no further! You might even find the quote that motivates the best parts of your life (and love!) forever.

On finding that spark.
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"Sometimes, the strength within you is not a big fiery flame for all to see. It is just a tiny spark that whispers ever so softly, 'You got this. Keep going.'"

On revealing your hero.
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"It is when you're going through the most difficult chapter of life that your hero is revealed, and how beautiful it is when you finally realize — you have the strength to save yourself." — Dodinsky

On testing your strength.
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"Sometimes we're tested. Not to show our weaknesses, but to discover our strengths."

On refusing to allow the bad in.
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"The strength of a woman is not measured by the impact that all her hardships in life have had on her; but the strength of a woman is measured by the extent of her refusal to allow those hardships to dictate her and who she becomes." — C. Joybell C

On battling the bad within.
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"The strongest people are not those who show strength in front of us, but those with battles we know nothing about."

On your strength being greater than the task in front of you.
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"The task ahead of you is never greater than the strength within you."

On gaining wisdom when it's difficult.
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"The time of greatest gain in wisdom and inner strength is often the time of greatest difficulty." — Dalai Lama

On finding the strength for tomorrow.
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"The struggle you're in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow."

On being strong in any situation.
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"You never know how strong you are until being strong is the ONLY choice you have."

On climbing mountains.
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"So wear your strongest posture now, and see your hardest times as more than just the times you fell but a range of mountains you learned to climb." — Morgan Harper Nichols

On handling everything life throws your way.
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"One small crack does not mean that you are broken, it means that you were put to the test and you didn't fall apart."

On surviving.
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"I survived because the fire inside me burned brighter than the fire around me."

On growing in times of struggle.
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"Strength grows in the moments when you think you can't go on but you keep going anyway."

On proving you can.
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"My dark days made me strong, or maybe I already was strong, and they made me prove it."

On surviving the madness.
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"Strength is what we gain from the madness we survive."

On never giving up, even when others expect you to.
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"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."

On overcoming what you thought you couldn't.
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"Strength doesn't come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn't." — Rikki Rogers

On proving people wrong.
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"If I told you how I got this way... You would marvel that I got up today." — Alfa

On living the life you have.
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"Remember that you were given this life because you're strong enough to live it."

On finding strength in your will.
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"Strength does not come from physical capacity, it comes from an indomitable will." — Ghandi