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Arthur Worsley
by Arthur Worsley
M.A. Psychology, Oxford. McKinsey Alum. Founder & Editor at TAoL.

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My TOP 19 You Are Stronger Than You Think Quotes

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1. "Your hardest times often lead to the greatest moments of your life. Keep going. Tough situations build strong people in the end." - Roy T. Bennett

Roy T. Bennett: Your hardest times often lead to the greatest moments of your life. Keep going. Tough situations build strong people in the end.

Roy T. Bennett is an author whose book, The Light of the Heart, has helped thousands learn more about positive thinking and self love.

This quote reminds us that diamonds are formed under great pressure. Look back on your life and you'll see that your best memories and biggest moments of growth came from times when it would have been easier to simply opt out.

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2. "It's hard to beat a person that never gives up." - Babe Ruth

Babe Ruth: It's hard to beat a person that never gives up.

Babe Ruth was an American professional baseball player whose career in Major League Baseball (MLB) spanned 22 seasons, is regarded as one of the greatest sports heroes in American culture and is considered by many to be the greatest baseball player of all time.

This quote reminds us that it's the people who trust in the process, who keep going no matter what comes their way, that are the last people standing at the end.

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3. "You have virtually unlimited potential to be, have, or do anything you really want in life if you simply want it badly enough and are willing to work long enough and hard enough to achieve it." - Brian Tracy

Brian Tracy is a Canadian-American motivational public speaker and self-development author who has written more than eighty self help books.

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4. "Don’t wish it were easier; wish you were better." - Darren Hardy

Darren Hardy is an American author, keynote speaker, advisor, former publisher of SUCCESS magazine and best-selling author (See e.g., The Compound Effect)

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5. "Turn on the full powers of your will and take complete control of your own mind. It is your own mind! It was given to you as a servant to carry out your desires. And no one may enter it or influence it in the slightest degree without your consent and cooperation. What a profound fact this is!" - Napoleon Hill

Napoleon Hill: Turn on the full powers of your will and take complete control of your own mind. It is your own mind! It was given to you as a servant to carry out your desires. And no one may enter it or influence it in the slightest degree without your consent and cooperation. What a profound fact this is!

Napoleon Hill was an American self-help author. He is best known for his book Think and Grow Rich (1937), which is among the 10 best-selling self-help books of all time.

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6. "A particular train of thought persisted in, be it good or bad, cannot fail to produce its results on the character and circumstances. A man cannot directly choose his circumstances, but he can choose his thoughts, and so indirectly, yet surely, shape his circumstances." - James Allen

James Allen: A particular train of thought persisted in, be it good or bad, cannot fail to produce its results on the character and circumstances. A man cannot directly choose his circumstances, but he can choose his thoughts, and so indirectly, yet surely, shape his circumstances.

James Allen was a British philosophical writer known for his inspirational books and poetry and as a pioneer of the self-help movement.

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7. "Man is buffeted by circumstances so long as he believes himself to be the creature of outside conditions, but when he realizes that he is a creative power, and that he may command the hidden soil and seeds of his being out of which circumstances grow, he then becomes the rightful master of himself." - James Allen

James Allen: Man is buffeted by circumstances so long as he believes himself to be the creature of outside conditions, but when he realizes that he is a creative power, and that he may command the hidden soil and seeds of his being out of which circumstances grow, he then becomes the rightful master of himself.

James Allen was a British philosophical writer known for his inspirational books and poetry and as a pioneer of the self-help movement.

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8. "You are the master of your destiny. You can influence, direct and control your own environment. You can make your life what you want it to be." - Napoleon Hill

Napoleon Hill: You are the master of your destiny. You can influence, direct and control your own environment. You can make your life what you want it to be.

Napoleon Hill was an American self-help author. He is best known for his book Think and Grow Rich (1937), which is among the 10 best-selling self-help books of all time.

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9. "Believe it can be done. When you believe something can be done, really believe, your mind will find the ways to do it. Believing a solution paves the way to solution." - David J. Schwartz

David J. Schwartz: Believe it can be done. When you believe something can be done, really believe, your mind will find the ways to do it. Believing a solution paves the way to solution.

David J. Schwartz was an American motivational writer and coach, best known for authoring The Magic of Thinking Big in 1959.

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10. "Most of us make two basic errors with respect to intelligence: 1. We underestimate our own brainpower. 2. We overestimate the other fellow’s brainpower." - David J. Schwartz

David J. Schwartz: Most of us make two basic errors with respect to intelligence: 1. We underestimate our own brainpower. 2. We overestimate the other fellow’s brainpower.

David J. Schwartz was an American motivational writer and coach, best known for authoring The Magic of Thinking Big in 1959.

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11. "For every reason it’s not possible, there are hundreds of people who have faced the same circumstances and succeeded." - Jack Canfield

Jack Canfield: For every reason it’s not possible, there are hundreds of people who have faced the same circumstances and succeeded.

Jack Canfield is an American author, motivational speaker,[3] corporate trainer, and entrepreneur.  He is the co-author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, which has more than 250 titles and 500 million copies in print in over 40 languages.

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12. "It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get back up." - Vince Lombardi

Vince Lombardi: It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get back up.

Vince Lombardi was an American football coach best known for leading the Green Pay Packers to three straight and five total NFL Championships in seven years, in addition to winning the first two Super Bowls at the conclusion of the 1966 and 1967 NFL seasons.

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13. "You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream." - C. S. Lewis

C. S. Lewis: You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.

C. S. Lewis was a British writer and lay theologian. He held academic positions in English literature at both Oxford University (Magdalen College, 1925–1954) and Cambridge University (Magdalene College, 1954–1963).

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14. "Where there is a will, there is a way." - David J. Schwartz

David J. Schwartz: Where there is a will, there is a way.

David J. Schwartz was an American motivational writer and coach, best known for authoring The Magic of Thinking Big in 1959.

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15. "Those who believe they can move mountains, do. Those who believe they can't, cannot." - David J. Schwartz

David J. Schwartz: Those who believe they can move mountains, do. Those who believe they can't, cannot.

David J. Schwartz was an American motivational writer and coach, best known for authoring The Magic of Thinking Big in 1959.

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16. "Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way... It is this spiritual freedom – which cannot be taken away – that makes life meaningful and purposeful." - Viktor E. Frankl

Viktor E. Frankl (26 March 1905 – 2 September 1997) was an Austrian neurologist, psychiatrist, philosopher, author, and Holocaust survivor best known for his book Man's Search for Meaning.

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17. "Beneath the surface of the protective parts of trauma survivors there exists an undamaged essence, a Self that is confident, curious, and calm, a Self that has been sheltered from destruction by the various protectors that have emerged in their efforts to ensure survival. Once those protectors trust that it is safe to separate, the Self will spontaneously emerge, and the parts can be enlisted in the healing process." - Bessel van der Kolk

Bessel van der Kolk is a psychiatrist, author, researcher and educator best known for his research into post-traumatic stress and his best selling book, The Body Keeps the Score.

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18. "Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a second's encounter with God and with eternity." - Paulo Coelho

Paulo Coelho is a Brazilian lyricist and novelist whose novel, The Alchemist, has sold more than 150 million copies worldwide and is the all-time best-selling book by a Brazilian writer.

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19. "Your "I CAN" is more important than your IQ." - Robin Sharma

Robin Sharma is a Canadian writer, best known for his The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari book series.

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Arthur Worsley
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