A Quote by Henry Ward Beecher on greatness, strength, solitary, loneliness, and alone

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 (1813 - 1887)

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A Quote by Cecelia Ahern on struggle, darkness, fear, contradiction, bravery, and strength

My darkest moments, my most fearful times, when faced, became my bravest.  At your weakest, you end up showing more strength; at your lowest you are suddenly lifted higher than you've ever been.  They all border one another, these opposites, and show how quickly we can be altered.

Cecelia Ahern

Source: Thanks for the Memories: A Novel, Pages: 243

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A Quote by Clarissa Pinkola Estes on strength, living, and wild nature

To be strong does not mean to sprout muscles and flex. It means meeting one's own numinosity without fleeing, actively living with the wild nature in one's own way. It means to be able to learn, to be able to stand what we know. It means to stand and live.

Clarissa Pinkola Estes

Source: Women Who Run with the Wolves: Contacting the Power of the Wild Woman, Pages: 90

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A Quote by Eckhart Tolle on power, strength, and weakness

Power over others is weakness disguised as strength. True power if within, and it is available to you now.

Eckhart Tolle

Source: The Power of Now : A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment, Pages: 36

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A Quote by Dag Hammarskjöld on strength, life, and feat

Life only demands from you the strength you possess. Only one feat is possible--not to have run away.

Dag Hammarskjold (1905 - 1961)

Source: Markings, The Enduring Spiritual Classic, translated from the Swedish by Leif Sjoberg & W. H. Auden, pg.4

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A Quote by Jalal al-Din Rumi on soul, strength, beauty, wings, and truth

Oh soul,
you worry too much.
You have seen your own strength.
You have seen your own beauty.
You have seen your golden wings.
Of anything less,
why do you worry?
You are in truth
the soul, of the soul, of the soul.

Jalal Al-Din Rumi

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A Quote by e. e. cummings on love, pervasiveness, truth, primacy, strength, and silence

love is the voice under all silences,
the hope which has no opposite in fear;
the strength so strong mere force is feebleness:
the truth more first than sun more last than star

e.e. cummings (1894 - 1962)

Source: published in "95 Poems": No# 94

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A Quote by unknown on strength, empowerment, and personal

The task ahead of you is never as great as the strength within you


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A Quote by unknown on strength

Whatever defeats you makes you more stronger.


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A Quote by Edward Paul Abbey on nature, wilderness, the power of littles, and strength

Concrete is heavy; iron is hard - but the grass will prevail.

Edward Abbey (1927 - 1989)

Source: A Voice Crying in the Wilderness (Vox Clamantis in Deserto): Notes from a Secret Journal, Pages: 88

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