Strengthen me by sympathizing with my strength, not my weakness.
Table Talk, "Sympathy" (1877)
All the strength and force of man comes from his faith in things unseen. He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak. Strong convictions precede great actions.
The strength of a country is the strength of its religious convictions.
When we can recognize and forgive ignorant actions of the past, we gain the strength to constructively solve the problems of the present.
Outliers are those who have been given opportunities - and who have had the strength and presence of mind to seize them.
Outliers: The Story of Success
Strength lies not in defence but in attack
Because your own strength is unequal to the task, do not assume that it is beyond the powers of man; but if anything is within the powers and province of man, believe that it is within your own compass also.
Humility leads to strength and not weakness. It is the highest form of self-respect to admit mistakes and to make amends for them.
Beyond the very extreme of fatigue and distress, we may find amounts of ease and power we never dreamed ourselves to own; sources of strength never taxed at all because we never push through the obstruction.
Born to Run
Everything we shut our eyes to, everything we run away from, everything we deny, denigrate or despise, serves to defeat us in the end. What seems nasty, painful, evil, can become a source of beauty, joy, and strength, if faced with an open mind.
We are born weak, we need strength; helpless, we need aid; foolish, we need reason.
Peace is not the absence of war, but a virtue based on strength of character.
The anger of lovers renews the strength of love.
Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.