We gain the strength of the temptation we resist.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson –

True strength lies in submission which permits one to dedicate his life, through devotion, to something beyond himself.

– Henry Miller – The Time of Assassins

A woman is like a tea bag–only in hot water do you realize how strong she is.

– Nancy Reagan – (The Observer, 1981)

When strong, be merciful, if you would have the respect, not the fear of your neighbors.

– Chilon –

Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.

– Rachel Carlson –

Strong men can always afford to be gentle. Only the weak are intent on “giving as good as they get.”

– Elbert Hubbard – The Notebook

Strengthen me by sympathizing with my strength, not my weakness.

– Amos Bronson Alcott –

Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.

– Mahatma Gandhi –

Our strength is often composed of the weakness that we’re damned if we’re going to show.

– Mignon McLaughlin –

Only actions give life strength; only moderation gives it charm.

– Jean Paul Richter –