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20 Empowering Positive Inner Strength Quotes

Are you looking for a little inspiration? We all have inner strength, but sometimes we need a reminder of where it comes from and how to access it. That’s why we’ve collected 20 of the best empowering positive inner strength quotes.

Reading these quotes is like having a personal conversation with some of the wisest and most compassionate people in history. They will remind you that you are not alone, that your strength is real, and that there is always hope.

quotes about inner strength

20 Positive Inner Strength Quotes:

“There’s no better makeup than self-confidence.”


“I want to be the person that is the first person there and the last person to leave. That’s who I want to be, because I think the road to success is through commitment, and through the strength to drive through that commitment when it gets hard. And it is going to get hard and you’re going to want to quit sometimes, but it’ll be colored by who you are, and more who you want to be.”

― Will Smith

“A woman is like a tea bag; you never know how strong it is until it’s in hot water.”

― Eleanor Roosevelt

“Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.”

Oprah Winfrey

“Nobody can hurt me without my permission.”

― Mahatma Gandhi

“What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?”

Vincent van Gogh

“Courage is grace under pressure.”

-Ernest Hemingway

“One who conquers himself is greater than another who conquers a thousand times a thousand men on the battlefield. Be victorious over yourself and not over others.”


“Have the courage to take your own thoughts seriously, for they will shape you.”

― Albert Einstein

“Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can’t be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.”

Maya Angelou

“Every man has his own courage, and is betrayed because he seeks in himself the courage of other persons.”

― Ralph Waldo Emerson

“In all realms of life it takes courage to stretch your limits, express your power, and fulfill your potential.”

― Suze Orman

“Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become.”

― Steve Jobs

“A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.”

Christopher Reeve

“Only those who dare to fail greatly, can ever achieve greatly.”

― Robert F. Kennedy

“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”


“Doubt is a killer. You just have to know who you are and what you stand for.”

Jennifer Lopez

“Don’t hide from who you are.” 


“Mastering others is strength, mastering yourself is true power.”

Lao Tzu

“This is no time for ease and comfort. It is time to dare and endure.”

 Winston Churchill

In Closing

quotes about inner strength

Everyone has inner strength, but sometimes we need a reminder of where it comes from and how to access it. We hope that these empowering quotes about positive inner strength provide you with a little inspiration and remind you that you are not alone in your struggles. The road to success is often filled with trials, but it doesn’t mean we can’t overcome them! Your strength is real, and that there is always hope.