Only those who have felt adversity truly know what it is to be strong.

Here are 15 powerful and inspiring quotes from individuals who have faced challenges and have chosen to stand tall to remind us we can be just as strong.

Maya Angelou Quote

The weak fall, but the strong will remain and never go under!  – Anne Frank


Be Brave. Be Strong. Be Badass.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


Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.    – A. A. Milne


Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men. – John F Kennedy


You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have. – Bob Marley


Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion. – Muhammad Ali


One must need to be strong, otherwise one will never become strong. – Friedrich Nietzsche


Sometimes you don’t realize your own strength until you come face to face with your greatest weaknessSusan Gale

True strength is keeping everything together when everyone expects you to fall apart. – Unknown Author

If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them. – – Bruce Lee


Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired, and success achieved.Helen Keller


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


When something bad happens, you have three choices: You can either let it define you, let it destroy you or let it strengthen you. – Unknown Author


If you are going through hell, keep going. – Winston Churchill


When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on. – Franklin D. Roosevelt