Quotes about Strength

“In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.” ~Albert Camus~

“There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me.” ~Jane Austen~

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

“I know God won’t give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish He didn’t trust me so much.”  ~Mother Teresa~

“It is unwise to be too sure of one’s own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.” ~Mahatma Gandhi~

“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.”  ~Frederick Douglass~

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

“Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.”  ~Robert Louis Stevenson~

“The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song.”  ~Psalm 28:7~

“I am fallen, flawed and imperfect. Yet drenched in the grace and mercy that is found in Jesus Christ, there is strength”  ~Adam Young~

“Confront the dark parts of yourself, and work to banish them with illumination and forgiveness. Your willingness to wrestle with your demons will cause your angels to sing.”  ~August Wilson~

“When I thought I couldn’t go on, I forced myself to keep going.  My success is based on persistence, not luck.”  ~Estee Lauder~

“Had you fought like a man, you need not have been hanged like a dog.” ~Anne Bonny~

“Strength of character means the ability to overcome resentment against others, to hide hurt feelings, and to forgive quickly.” ~Lawrence G. Lovasik~

“Mastering others is strength. Mastering oneself makes you fearless.”  ~Laozi~

“The bird that would soar above the level plain of tradition and prejudice must have strong wings. ”  ~Kate Chopin~

“Screw pretty. I’d rather be strong. Pretty fades over time. Strength gets you through the bad shit.”  ~Thea Harrison~

“Joy is strength.”  ~Mother Teresa~


Quotes about Adoption

“I once heard a girl who had decided to parent her child say, ‘my baby’s the best thing that ever happened to me.’ I believed her. But I wanted to ask, ‘are you the best thing that could’ve happened to your baby?’”   ~Tamra, birth mom~

 “I loved my child more than words can explain, and I still do… Had I loved him any less – one ounce less – he would be with me now! My love for him was the only thing that could enable me to break my own heart. I didn’t just feel love; I did what love dictated.”   ~Tamra, birth mom~

 “My adoption was treated as a celebration.” ~Michael Reagan~

 “My life has been shaped by the decision two people made over 24 years ago. They decided to adopt a child. They got me, and I got a chance at the kind of life all children deserve.”  ~Karen Fowler~

“A birthmother puts the needs of her child above the wants of her heart.”  ~Skye Hardwick~

 “Adoption isn’t about giving a child up, it is about giving a child more. More love. More family. More opportunities. Just more!” ~Unknown~

“My love for you has always surpassed my need to be with you.”  ~Ashley Eldridge, birth mom~

 “My baby was unplanned. I didn’t want his life to be unplanned too!”  ~Sierra, birth mom~

 “I made the decision to do this because I felt in my heart that this was the right thing to do and knew I could make someone else have a wonderful gift from God, the same way that I was to my mom; a precious gift.”  ~Christina, birth mom~

 “Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers, but to be fearless in facing them. Let me not beg for the stilling of my pain, but for the heart to conquer it.”  ~Rabindranath Tagore~

“For I know well the plans I have in mind for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare, not for woe! Plans to give you a future full of hope.”   ~Jeremiah 29:11~

“There are advantages [to adoption]. If they turn out badly, we can blame their natural parents. We can also choose our own assortment of ages and genders. We can even get them ready-grown, if we wish.” ~Loretta Chase~

“Since we have had this baby with us, I have never again wondered why I never got pregnant. There is no doubt in my mind that God, in His wonderful way, was saving us to be the parents of this wonderful little boy.” ~Kathleen Silber~

“Adoption is the most intentional process on Earth.” ~Jody Cantrell Dyer~

“Even though you weren’t born to us, you grew in our hearts. We will be forever connected because love is what makes a family.” ~Deanna Kahler~

“Adopted. Big Deal; so was Superman” ~Chris Crutcher~

“Adoption is wonderful and beautiful and the greatest blessing I have ever experienced. Adoption is also difficult and painful. Adoption is a beautiful picture of redemption. It is the Gospel in my living room.” ~Katie Davis~

“There are times when the adoption process is exhausting and painful and makes you want to scream. But, I am told, so does childbirth.” ~Scott Simon~

Quotes about Life

“If you are humble nothing will touch you, neither praise nor disgrace, because you know what you are.” ~Mother Teresa~

“It is not what happens to you that determines how far you will go in life; it is how you handle what happens to you.” ~Zig Ziglar~

“Never be bullied into silence.  Never allow yourself to be made a victim.  Accept no one’s definition of your life, but define yourself.” ~Harvey Fierstein~

“It was character that got us out of bed, commitment that moved us into action, and discipline that enabled us to follow through.” ~Zig Ziglar~

“Study while others are sleeping; work while others are loafing; prepare while others are playing; and dream while others are wishing.” ~William Arthur Ward~

“Never sacrifice who you are just because somebody has a problem with it.  Be you always.” ~Unknown~

“A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.” ~George Bernard Shaw~

“You’ve got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was.” ~Irish Proverb~

“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.” ~Benjamin Franklin~

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