Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
“Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength.”
It is better to risk starving to death then surrender. If you give up on your dreams, what's left?
If your determination is fixed, I do not counsel you to despair. Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance. -Samuel Johnson
A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.
America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.
Gold medals aren't really made of gold. They're made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.
One way to begin to see how vastly indulgent we usually are is to fast. It is a long day that is not broken by the usual three meals. One finds out what an astonishing amount of time is spent in the planning, purchasing, preparing, eating, and cleaning up of meals.