We understand there are times we feel like we don't have the emotional or mental qualities necessary to deal with the knocks of life. Yes, there are times when rising up is not appropriate. We need to wade for a while. We need to feel our pain. We need to grieve. We need to recharge. However, don’t think for a second that strength feels like ease or that feeling feeble-hearted means you are.
Here at Sister & Soul we love hearing stories about strength and believe there is nothing stronger than a company of women standing together. To celebrate all the ways you are strong we want to share ten inspirational quotes about strength that describe what it means to have and be a strong woman. Why not send them to somebody in your world who needs to know they are stronger than they feel.
1. For the one who has approached adversity with wisdom.
“It’s your reaction to adversity, not adversity itself that determines how your life’s story will develop.”
– Dieter F. Uchtdorf.
2. For the one who has demonstrated loyalty and team commitment.
“We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.”
– J.K. Rowling.
3. For the one who needs to know that the pressures of life have made her extra beautiful.
“When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure.”
– Peter Marshall.
4. For the one who needs to be reminded of her power.
“You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.”
– Marcus Aurelius.
5. For the one who needs to know that she can bounce back.
“The human capacity for burden is like bamboo – far more flexible than you’d ever believe at first glance.”
– Jodi Picoult.
6. For the one who underestimates herself even a little.
“We are stronger, gentler, more resilient, and more beautiful than any of us imagine.”
– Mark Nepo.
7. For the one needs to see that her creativity is courageous.
“Life is to be lived, not controlled; and humanity is won by continuing to play in face of certain defeat.” – Ralph Ellison.
8. For the one who needs to be reminded to never give up on your dreams.
“Where there is no struggle, there is no strength.”
– Oprah Winfrey.
9. For the one who feels their kindness is often mistaken for weakness.
"Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength.”
- Saint Francis de Sales.
10. For every woman.
“That which does not kill us makes us stronger.”
- Friedrich Nietzsche.
If you feel weak, we say, you got this! You are not alone. Let the battle bring out the best in you. There is no rush, breakthroughs can not be forced. Keep looking up and loving like you do, and choose to believe you are strong.
If you feel strong, there is no doubt you have been through a thing or two. Cherish your wins. Treasure all you have learnt. Celebrate your strength, use it to support another, and know your victories are truly priceless.