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210 Best Strong Man Quotes To Forge Your Inner Champion

210 Best Strong Man Quotes To Forge Your Inner Champion

Below you’ll discover the greatest strong man quotes to motivate you to fight your battles and achieve your victories like a champion!

My Favorite Strong Man Quotes

1. “A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them.” — John C. Maxwell

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2. “Strong beliefs win strong men, and then make them stronger.” — Richard Bach

3. “The strong man is the man who can stand up for his rights and not hit back.” — Martin Luther King, Jr.

4. “That cause is strong which has, not a multitude, but one strong man behind it.” — James Russell Lowell

5. “Hard times create strong men, strong men create good times, good times create weak men, and weak men create hard times.” — G. Michael Hopf

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6. “Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

7. “A strong man stands up for himself, a stronger man stands up for others.” — Ben the cow, Barnyard

8. “The strong man is strongest when alone.” — Friedrich Schiller

9. “Fire is the test of gold; adversity, of strong men.” — Martha Graham

10. “The strength of a man is in his character. A strong man is great man of wisdom who understands, his top priority is to his family.” — Ellen J. Barrier

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See also: Top 80 Family First Quotes That Emphasize Its Power

Inspiring Quotes On The Strength Of A Man

1. “Man doesn’t have to look strong all the time, only somewhen he needs to or has to be one. This is how the real strong man be and lives.” — Toba Beta

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2. “Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men.” — John F. Kennedy

3. “Difficult times produce strong men and women. Keep on your struggle to achieve your dreams!” — Avijeet Das

4. “Better to be a strong man with a weak point, than to be a weak man without a strong point. A diamond with a flaw is more valuable than a brick without a flaw.” — William J. H. Boetcker

5. “I’m a strong man, and usually I get over hurts and it makes me stronger when I come back.” — Dusty Baker

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6. “You praise man who has the ability to perform great actions. I admire man who can deal with great pain and knows no despair.” — Toba Beta

7. “The mark of a truly strong man is his ability to empower and uplift those around him.” — Unknown

8. “Shoes divide men into three classes. Some men wear their father’s shoes. They make no decisions of their own. Some are unthinkingly shod by the crowd. The strong man is his own cobbler. He insists on making his own choices. He walks in his own shoes.” — S. D Gordon

9. “I think it takes a truly strong man to cherish a woman.” — Rebecca St. James

10. “A truly strong person does not need the approval of others any more than a lion needs the approval of sheep.” — Vernon Howard

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See also: 110 Powerful Lion Quotes To Unleash The Lion Within You

11. “It is labor that keeps the strong man strong. And spiritual labor, toil, and burden-bearing is what will give strength to the church of Christ.” — Ellen G. White

12. “A man may conquer a million men in battle but one who conquers himself is, indeed, the greatest of conquerors.” — Buddha

13. “It’s not the strength of the body that counts, but the strength of the spirit.” — J.R.R Tolkien

14. “Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.” — Arnold Schwarzenegger

15. “Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal: my strength lies solely in my tenacity.” — Louis Pasteur

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16. “And when a strong man is sweet, even Goddesses look down from Mount Olympus.” — Anne Rice

17. “A strong man doesn’t have to be dominant toward a woman. He doesn’t match his strength against a woman weak with love for him. He matches it against the world.” — Marilyn Monroe

18. “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” — Martin Luther King, Jr.

19. “There are better starters than me but I’m a strong finisher.” — Usain Bolt

20. “Hard times don’t create heroes. It is during the hard times when the ‘hero’ within us is revealed.” — Bob Riley

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21. “Anyone can hide. Facing up to things, working through them, that’s what makes you strong.” — Sarah Dessen

22. “If you’re a strong man, you should not feel threatened by strong women.” — Barack Obama

23. “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” — Lao Tzu

24. “Courage isn’t having the strength to go on, it is going on when you don’t have the strength.” — Napoleon Bonaparte

25. “Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.” — Kahlil Gibran

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26. “I am so attracted to ambition and drive and talent. If a man loves something and can put his heart into it, I am instantly into him. I like a strong man who can be in control and make decisions but who is sensitive and attentive. That is the perfect combination.” — Meaghan Rath

27. “This is the mark of a really admirable man: steadfastness in the face of trouble.” —  Ludwig van Beethoven

28. “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’” — Eleanor Roosevelt

29. “The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” — Mahatma Gandhi

30. “The man who thinks he can and the man who thinks he can’t are both right. Which one are you?” — Henry Ford

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31. “Our strength grows out of our weaknesses.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

32. “A true woman loves a strong man because she knows his weaknesses. She protects as much as she is protected.” — Andre Maurois

33. “The most beautiful people I’ve known are those who have known trials, have known struggles, have known loss, and have found their way out of the depths.” — Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

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

See also: 200 Empowering Hero Quotes To Ignite Your Brave Heart

35. “He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak. Strong convictions precede great actions.” — Louisa May Alcott

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36. “Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.” — Napoleon Hill

37. “The stronger a man is, the more gentle he can afford to be.” — Elbert Hubbard

38. “There is nothing wrong with being afraid — but there is nothing more wrong than allowing that to be your master.” — Bobby Darin

39. “Where there is no struggle, there is no strength.” — Oprah

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

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41. “Strength is the capacity to break a Hershey bar into four pieces with your bare hands — and then eat just one of the pieces.” — Judith Viorst

42. “Strength doesn’t come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t.” — Rikki Rogers

43. “Only strength can cooperate. Weakness can only beg.” — Dwight D. Eisenhower

44. “Courage conquers all things: it even gives strength to the body.” — Publius Ovidius Naso

45. “One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.” — Albert Schweitzer

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46. “Sometimes you don’t realize your own strength until you come face to face with your greatest weakness.” — Susan Gale

47. “We acquire the strength we have overcome.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

48. “It takes a strong man to accept somebody else’s children and step up to the plate another man left on the table.” — Ray Johnson

49. “The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.” — Ernest Hemingway

50. “Anybody can be decisive during a panic; it takes a strong man to act during a boom.” — V.S. Naipaul

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Powerful Strong Man Quotes

1. “The difference between a strong man and a weak one is that the former does not give up after a defeat.” — Woodrow Wilson

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2. “Strong men have sound ideas and the force to make these ideas effective.” — Andrew Mellon

3. “I believe that a strong man makes a strong country.” — Jair Bolsonaro

4. “Men are as tough as steel. They lose their value when they lose their cool.” — Unknown

5. “Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.” — Mahatma Gandhi

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6. “It is the weak man who urges compromise — never the strong man.” — Elbert Hubbard

7. “No man can be patient who has not strong passions, for patience is passion tamed.” — Lyman Abbott

8. “It takes more courage to reveal insecurities than to hide them, more strength to relate to people than to dominate them, more ‘manhood’ to abide by thought-out principles rather than blind reflex. Toughness is in the soul and spirit, not in muscles and an immature mind.” — Alex Karras

9. “Powerful men need a woman as a sign of their power. Strong women do not need a man, she either wants him or she doesn’t.” — Chloe Thurlow

10. “The man who is deserving the name is the one whose thoughts and exertions are for others rather than for himself.” — Walter Scott

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11. “You become stronger and more confident by showing the courage to change the things you have control over.” ― Germany Kent

12. “The strong man is the one who is able to intercept at will the communication between the senses and the mind.” — Napoleon Bonaparte

13. “Mastering others is strength, mastering yourself is true power.” — Lao Tzu

14. “Not gold, but only man can make a people great and strong; men who, for truth and honor’s sake, stand fast and suffer long.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

15. “He who conquers others is strong; He who conquers himself is mighty.” — Lao Tzu

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16. “People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.” — Eleanor Roosevelt

17. “Strong men still smile and move forward even with many obstacles in life.” ― Sophieya

18. “Women know no perfect love: Loving the strong, they can forsake the strong; Man clings because the being whom he loves is weak and needs him.” — George Eliot

19. “On the left side of a strong woman, stands a strong man; he is strengthened by her character.” — Ellen J. Barrier

20. “He is greatest whose strength carries up the most hearts by the attraction of his own.” — Henry Ward Beecher

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21. “Deny a strong man his due, and he will take all he can get.” — Lucan

22. “It takes strong men and women to love … people strong enough inside themselves to love … without humiliation.” — William Inge

23. “A strong man and a waterfall always channel their own path.” — Unknown

24. “Nothing can withstand the power of the human will if it is willing to stake its very existence to the extent of its purpose.” — Benjamin Disraeli

25. “A weak man is just by accident. A strong but non-violent man is unjust by accident.” — Mahatma Gandhi

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26. “He who, with strong passions, remains chaste — he who, keenly sensitive, with manly power of indignation in him, can yet restrain himself and forgive — these are strong men, spiritual heroes.” — Frederick William Robertson

27. “Strong men greet war, tempest, hard times. They wish, as Pindar said, to tread the floors of hell, with necessities as hard as iron.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

28. “I think it takes a strong man to be in a relationship with a strong woman. A lot of people hear the word ‘diva’ and think of it as a negative. I see it as a positive. I want somebody who knows what they want out of life and isn’t afraid to show it.” — Nick Cannon

29. “The will of the strong will never be shaken by doubts of the weak.” — Unknown

30. “He’s like a quiet strength. He’s a strong man, when you get him, you get his best.” — Dennis Washington

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31. “A strong man cannot help a weaker unless the weaker is willing to be helped, and even then the weak man must become strong of himself; he must, by his own efforts, develop the strength which he admires in another. None but himself can alter his condition.” — James Allen

32. “A weak man can’t love a strong woman. He won’t know what to do with her.” — Unknown

33. “The lifting up of the woman does not require the tearing down of the man. In fact, a strong woman appreciates a strong man. Conversely, a strong man is not intimidated by a strong woman.” — T. D. Jakes

34. “There are two ways of exerting one’s strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up.” — Booker T. Washington

35. “For the strength of the pack is the wolf, and the strength of the wolf is the pack.” — Rudyard Kipling

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36. “Sympathy can be addictive and can kill strong men as surely as a diet of nothing but sugar.” — Mercedes Lackey

37. “Nobody picks on a strong man.” — Charles Atlas

38. “Do not pray for an easy life; pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.” — Bruce Lee

39. “The strongest people are people who faced the toughest situations in life. People who are defeated by the toughest battles are stronger than those who have won by using the escape route!” — Israelmore Ayivor

40. “He knows not his own strength who hath not met adversity.” — William Samuel Johnson

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41. “A fundamental mistake to call vehemence and rigidity strength! A man is not strong who takes convulsion-fits; though six men cannot hold him then. He that can walk under the heaviest weight without staggering, he is the strong man… A man who cannot hold his peace, till the time come for speaking and acting, is no right man.” — Thomas Carlyle

42. “You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.” — James A. Froude

43. “I think men who can cry are strong men.” — James Frey

44. “Tough times never last, but tough people do.” — Robert H. Schuller

45. “Weak men act to satisfy their needs, stronger men their duties.” — Nassim Nicholas Taleb

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46. “The strong man, the positive, decisive man who has a program and is determined to carry it out, cuts his way to his goal regardless of difficulties. It is the discouraged man who turns aside and takes a crooked path.” — Orison S. Marden

47. “It is a curious thing, watching a strong man fall to pieces.” — Jodi Picoult

48. “Men like the kings and the queens because men are weak! No strong man accepts any king or queen!” — Mehmet Murat Ildan

49. “The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly;… who at best knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.” — Theodore Roosevelt

50. “Being strong doesn’t mean you’ll never get hurt. It means even when you get hurt, you’ll never let it defeat you.” — Unknown

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Insightful Strong Men Quotes

1. “God was finally going to believe in a man both good and strong, but good and strong are still two different men.” — Wislawa Szymborska

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2. “A lot of men overlook the importance of leadership. Leadership is required if you want to be a strong, respected man; even if all you ever lead is yourself and your family.” ― Joshua K. Sigafus

3. “If we live truly, we shall see truly. It is as easy for the strong man to be strong, as it is for the weak to be weak.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

4. “Occasions do not make a man either strong or weak but they show what he is.” — Thomas A Kempis

5. “I shall argue that strong men, conversely, know when to compromise and that all principles can be compromised to serve a greater principle.” — Andrew Carnegie

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6. “The strong man holds in a living blend strongly marked opposites.” — Martin Luther King, Jr.

7. “Every man is actually weak and apparently strong. To himself, he seems weak; to others, formidable.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

8. “The weak man becomes strong when he has nothing, for then only can he feel the wild, mad thrill of despair.” — Arthur Conan Doyle

9. “The way of a superior man is three-fold: virtuous, he is free from anxieties; wise, he is free from perplexities; bold, he is free from fear.” — Confucius

10. “A strong man must be militant as well as moderate. He must be a realist as well as an idealist.” — Martin Luther King, Jr.

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11. “All the adversity I’ve had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me… You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.” — Walt Disney

12. “Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.” — William Ellery Channing

13. “A man is only as strong as the woman who holds him.” — Beverly Jenkins

14. “A weak man has doubts before a decision; a strong man has them afterwards.” — Karl Kraus

15. “The strong manly ones in life are those who understand the meaning of the word patience.” — Leyasu Tokugawa

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16. “Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones.” — Theodore Roosevelt

17. “But the child’s sob curses deeper in the silence than the strong man in his wrath!” — Elizabeth Barrett Browning

18. “It is the characteristic excellence of the strong man that he can bring momentous issues to the fore and make a decision about them. The weak are always forced to decide between alternatives they have not chosen themselves.” — Dietrich Bonhoeffer

19. “A strong man does not need a silent wife.” — Kate Elliott

20. “Strong men don’t compromise, it is said, and principles should never be compromised.” — Andrew Carnegie

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21. “I’m a strong man of faith.” — Darryl Glenn

22. “A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.” — Confucius

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23. “A weak man in a corner is more dangerous than a strong man.” — Agatha Christie

24. “No one can control his emotion of love for a woman… the sentiment he feels, I mean, but the strong man controls the demonstration.” — Elinor Glyn

25. “A strong man can handle a strong woman. A weak man will say she has an attitude problem.” — Boonaa Mohammed

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26. “None but the weak crave to be better than. Strong men are satisfied with their own strength.” — Lillian Smith

27. “We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.” — J.K. Rowling

28. “Even a strong man can succumb to the wiles of a pretty girl with pointy shoes.” — Joseph Delaney

29. “You can’t make a weak man strong by making a strong man weak.” — Abraham Lincoln

30. “The strong man with the dagger is followed by the weak man with the sponge.” — Lord Acton

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31. “People do not lack strength, they lack will.” — Victor Hugo

32. “A strong man who has known power all his life may lose respect for that power. But a weak man knows the value of strength.” — Jeffrey Archer

33. “It is indeed hard for the strong to be just to the weak, but acting justly always has its rewards.” — Eamon de Valera

34. “The strong man wants to be allowed to DO; the little man wants to stop him.” — Theodore Dreiser

35. “Greatness lies not in being strong, but in the right use of strength.” — Henry Ward Beecher

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36. “A wise man, a strong man.” — German Proverb

37. “To feel strong, to walk amongst humans with a tremendous feeling of confidence and superiority is not at all wrong. The sense of superiority in bodily strength is borne out by the long history of mankind paying homage in folklore, song, and poetry to strong men.” — Fredrick Hatfield

38. “The line, often adopted by strong men in controversy, of justifying the means by the end.” — St. Jerome

39. “Every hero is a Samson. The strong man succumbs to the intrigues of the weak and the many; and if in the end he loses all patience he crushes both them and himself.” — Arthur Schopenhauer

40. “If a strong man has not in him the lift toward lofty things, his strength makes him only a curse to himself and his neighbor.” — Theodore Roosevelt

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41. “Consciously or unconsciously, health can be transmitted. A very strong man, living with a weak man, will make him a little stronger, whether he knows it or not.” — Swami Vivekananda

42. “See, even despite pious statements to the contrary, much of the industrialized world has not yet come to terms with the recognition of the fallacy of what I call the strong man syndrome.” — Wole Soyinka

43. “Weak minds make treaties with the passions they cannot overcome, and try to purchase happiness at the expense of principle, but the resolute will of a strong man scorns such means and struggles nobly with his foe to achieve great deeds.” — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

44. “Sometimes the storm winds blow so strong a man has no choice but to furl his sails.” — George R. R. Martin

45. “Strong men don’t listen to their own excuses, they create solutions.” — Mark Manson

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46. “Yes, a dictator can be loved. Provided that the masses fear him at the same time. The crowd love strong men. The crowd is like a woman.” — Benito Mussolini

47. “Greatness lies, not in being strong, but in the right using of strength, and strength is not used rightly when it serves only to carry a man above his fellows for his own solitary glory. He is the greatest whose strength carries up the most hearts by the attraction of his own.” — Henry Ward Beecher

48. “Ambition, old as mankind, the immemorial weakness of the strong.” — Vita Sackville-West

49. “The depth and strength of a human character are defined by its moral reserves. People reveal themselves completely only when they are thrown out of the customary conditions of their life, for only then do they have to fall back on their reserves.” — Leonardo Da Vinci

50. “The average woman sees only the weak points in a strong man, and the good points in a weak one.” — Elbert Hubbard

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Strong Man Motivational Quotes

1. “Don’t wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great. Weak men wait for opportunities; strong men make them.” — Orison Swett Marden

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2. “Be very strong… be very methodical in your life if you want to be a champion.” — Alberto Juantorena

3. “I am a strong man, I am always looking forward and this is my main thing.” — Abdoulaye Doucoure

4. “Stay strong. Stand up. Have a voice.” — Shawn Johnson

5. “I’m a strong person, I’m a strong family man, I’m a strong husband and a strong father.” — David Beckham

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6. “You can be strong as any boy if you’ll work hard and train yourself in athletics, the way boys do.” — Jill Lepore

7. “A strong man never loses his head in defeat or despondency.” — Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

8. “Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.” — Wayne Dyer

9. “Make up your mind that no matter what comes your way, no matter how difficult, no matter how unfair, you will do more than simply survive. You will thrive in spite of it.” — Joel Osteen

10. “You have power over your mind — not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.” — Marcus Aurelius

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11. “Scar tissue is stronger than regular tissue. Realize the strength, move on.” — Henry Rollins

12. “Failure gave me strength. Pain was my motivation.” — Michael Jordan

13. “This is no time for ease and comfort. It is time to dare and endure.” — Winston Churchill

14. “When something bad happens you have three choices. You can either let it define you, let it destroy you, or you can let it strengthen you.” — Dr. Seuss 

15. “My strength did not come from lifting weights. My strength came from lifting myself up when I was knocked down.” — Bob Moore

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16. “I’d learned a lot in the Army. I knew that above all things in the world, I had to become so big, so strong that people and their hatred could never touch me.” — Sammy Davis, Jr.

17. “We must relearn how to cry. A strong man cries; it is the weak man who holds back his tears.” — Archie Fire Lame Deer

18. “Be strong. You never know who you are inspiring.” — Unknown

19. “Show the world that your God is worth ten thousand worlds to you. Show rich men how rich you are in your poverty when the Lord God is your helper. Show the strong man how strong you are in your weakness when underneath you are the everlasting arms.” — Charles Spurgeon

20. “The struggle you’re in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow. Don’t give up.” — Robert Tew

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21. “The task ahead of you is never greater than the strength within you.” — Unknown

22. “It is an interesting law of romance that a truly strong woman will choose a strong man who disagrees with her over a weak one who goes along. Strength demands intelligence, intelligence demands stimulation, and weakness is boring. It is better to find a partner you can contend with for a lifetime than one who accommodates you because he doesn’t really care.” — Roger Ebert

23. “Strength is not about being fearless; it’s about facing your fears head-on and conquering them.” — Unknown

24. “A lot of guys have muscles. A lot of strong men in this world. I think it’s important to show that even under all this strength there’s a fragile side, a side that can be affected.” — Sylvester Stallone

25. “You are never given anything in this world that you can’t handle. Be strong and just keep moving forward.” — Unknown

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26. “Anyone can give up; it’s the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone would expect you to fall apart, that’s true strength.” — Chris Bradford

27. “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

28. “Never bend your head, always hold it high. Look the world right in the eye.” — Unknown

29. “Good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others.” — Plato

30. “Strength is the product of struggle, you must do what others don’t to achieve what others won’t.” — Henry Rollins

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31. “You were given this life because you are strong enough to live it.” — Robin Sharma

32. “The strong man is not the one who can afford much, but the one who can give up a lot.” — Unknown

33. “The strong man is not the good wrestler; The strong man is only the one who controls himself when he is angry.” — Prophet Muhammad

34. “If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” — Martin Luther King, Jr.

35. “Be strong. Live honorably and with dignity. When you don’t think you can, hold on.” — James Frey

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36. “Strength isn’t about how much you can handle before you break, it’s about how much you can handle after you break.” — Unknown

37. “Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength.” — Sigmund Freud

38. “Strength isn’t about bearing a cross of grief or shame. Strength comes from choosing your own path, and living with the consequences.” — Jenny Trout

39. “Kill me if you will, I am not afraid to die, and I have endured so much oppression that I am weary of life. But I am a strong man, and I could cast both of you down if I would. If you have any legal process to serve, present it, for I am at all times subject to law and shall not offer resistance.” — Sam Smith

40. “The strongest people are not those who show strength in front of us, but those who win battles we know nothing about.” — Unknown

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41. “I have no regrets in my life. I think that everything happens to you for a reason. The hard times that you go through build character, making you a much stronger person.” — Rita Mero

42. “A strong, successful man is not the victim of his environment. He creates favorable conditions. His own inherent force and energy compel things to turn out as he desires.” — Orison Swett Marden

43. “The measure of a man is not how much he suffers in the test, but how he comes out at the end.” — Neal Shusterman

44. “A man’s character is not judged after he celebrates a victory but by what he does when his back is against the wall.” — John Cena

45. “Strong men, men who are truly role models, don’t need to put down women to make themselves feel powerful.” — Michelle Obama

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46. “Strength is not about how much you can lift, it’s about how well you can handle what life throws at you.” — Unknown

47. “Go within every day and find the inner strength so that the world will not blow your candle out.” ― Katherine Dunham

48. “Whenever you find yourself doubting how far you can go, just remember how far you have come. Remember everything you have faced, all the battles you have won, and all the fears you have overcome. ” — N. R. Walker

49. “My heroes always are mostly my parents — my father especially, and my mom, who’s passed on already. My dad is a very strong man, and by him being educated, and a principal and school superintendent over 37 years, he plays such a big role in my life.” — Dikembe Mutombo

50. “Strength does not lie in brute force but in the ability to persevere, adapt, and overcome.” — Unknown

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Wrapping It Up

I hope these strong man quotes reminded you of your incredible capacity to overcome any adversity and triumph over life’s challenges with unwavering resolve!

210 Best Strong Man Quotes To Forge Your Inner Champion