Writers Quote Wednesday – STRENGTH

24 Aug

Welcome! It’s Writers Quote Wednesday sponsored by Colleen Chesebro of ‘Silver Threading‘ and Ronovan Hester of ‘Ronovan Writes‘. Anyone can participate by choosing a quote by a favorite writer then you may add artwork, photography, a short piece of flash fiction or poetry to share with us all. You can add anything you like to highlight your quote. Have fun with it!

We have a great theme this week: STRENGTH chosen by Colleen.

Colleen asks, what does strength mean to you?

To me love means strength. It isn’t easy to love. Of course, nowadays the word love is used so indiscriminately, ‘I love ice cream!’, ‘I love to dance.’, ‘I love the beach’ . . .  that one might say it has lost some of its value and strength, but I’m talking about real love and not just a word.

To truly love someone means that you have to accept the person with all his or her faults. You have to be able to forgive your loved ones when they’ve wronged you. You have to be patient and understanding. You have to be willing to sacrifice and put yourself last sometimes for their benefit. You have to be willing to go hungry, so that they won’t.

To truly love someone takes an immeasurable amount of strength.

Love Is Strength

by George MacDonald

Love alone is great in might,
Makes the heavy burden light,
Smooths rough ways to weary feet,
Makes the bitter morsel sweet:
Love alone is strength!

Might that is not born of Love
Is not Might born from above,
Has its birthplace down below
Where they neither reap nor sow:
Love alone is strength!

Love is stronger than all force,
Is its own eternal source;
Might is always in decay,
Love grows fresher every day:
Love alone is strength!

Little ones, no ill can chance;
Fear ye not, but sing and dance;
Though the high-heaved heaven should fall
God is plenty for us all:
God is Love and Strength!

cute_love_message_writers quote wednesday_Vashti Q

“Love is when the other person’s happiness is more important than your own.”

~H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

“Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses.”

~Ann Landers

“She is strong, but not in the ways most people think. She loves more than she’ll ever get back and she knows it. And yet, she loves anyway.”

~JM Storm

Vashti Q-The Writer Next Door-Writers Quote Wednesday-quote-poetry

“I never knew how strong I was until I had to forgive someone who wasn’t sorry, and accept an apology I never received.”

Have a wonderful day everyone!

23 Responses to “Writers Quote Wednesday – STRENGTH”

  1. nagrij August 24, 2016 at 1:22 pm #

    Nice post, and well said.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Annette Rochelle Aben August 24, 2016 at 1:23 pm #

    Chills! Total chills… ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Al Lane August 24, 2016 at 1:26 pm #

    Great quotes. Really feeling this one today: “Love is when the other person’s happiness is more important than your own.” 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega August 24, 2016 at 2:36 pm #

      You’re very sweet, Al. When you love someone, you’re happy when they’re happy, so it’s a win-win. 😉

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Yolanda Isabel Regueira Marin August 24, 2016 at 11:13 pm #

    Simply beautifully Vashti … How wonderful it would if people learned to love selflessly and put others needs before their own x

    Liked by 1 person

  5. dgkaye August 26, 2016 at 8:58 pm #

    Truly beautiful Vashti. I just love reading your inspirational prose. ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  6. jaye22 August 29, 2016 at 5:32 pm #

    Great post Vashti, strength takes many forms as usual your graphics are fab, especially the photo of the children with their backs towards the camera hugging X X X

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega August 30, 2016 at 1:33 pm #

      Isn’t that a sweet picture? Children really know how to love in its purest form. No ulterior motives, no games––just love. We all need to learn to love like that again. 😉 Thank you, my sweet friend. ❤ xx

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  7. Mrs. AOK August 31, 2016 at 5:39 pm #

    You always having me thinking. 🙂 Thank you!


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega September 1, 2016 at 1:20 pm #

      Hi Dean! I’m always happy when I’m able to encourage someone stop and reflect. Awesome. ❤ xx


  8. dorne whale September 2, 2016 at 2:46 am #

    Perfectly captured Vashti. Thank you. X

    Liked by 1 person

  9. jacquelineobyikocha September 2, 2016 at 7:34 am #

    God is certainly love and strength and that last quote say’s so much.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega September 2, 2016 at 2:14 pm #

      I agree, Jacqui. It’s difficult to forgive someone who has hurt you, but to forgive someone who has hurt you and doesn’t acknowledge it or show any sign of regret or remorse––that’s one of the most difficult things to do and it takes a lot of strength. ❤


  10. Mr.Obeezy September 16, 2016 at 5:25 am #

    Cool indeed..i am in full concurrence that love is strength.

    Liked by 1 person


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