65 Steel Quotes On Success In Life

These steel quotes will inspire you. Steel is an alloy made up of iron with typically a few tenths of a percent of carbon to improve its strength and fracture resistance compared to other forms of iron.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging steel quotes, steel sayings, and steel proverbs.

Best Steel Quotes

  1. “The finest steel has to go through the hottest fire.” ~ Richard M. Nixon
  2. “There are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know one’s self.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
  3. “Laws: We know what they are, and what they are worth! They are spider webs for the rich and mighty, steel chains for the poor and weak, fishing nets in the hands of government.” ~ Pierre-Joseph Proudhon
  4. “Paper buys time. Steel buys freedom.” ~ Philip D. Murphy
  5. “Steel True, Blade Straight.” ~ Arthur Conan Doyle

  6. “The finest workers in stone are not copper or steel tools, but the gentle touches of air and water working at their leisure with a liberal allowance of time.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
  7. “I thought and dreamed of nothing else but the steel works.” ~ Charles M. Schwab
  8. “If we survive danger it steels our courage more than anything else.” ~ Reinhold Niebuhr
  9. “A rose looks grey at midnight, but the flame is just asleep. And steel is strong because it knows the hammer and white heat.” ~ Johnny Cash , Strong steel quotes
  10. “Men are like steel. When they lose their temper, they lose their worth.” ~ Chuck Norris

  11. “Disasters will always come and go, leaving their victims either completely broken or steeled and seasoned and better able to face the next crop of challenges that may occur.” ~ Nelson Mandela
  12. “Bad times make good people, as mountainous pressures make diamonds or as fire tempers steel.” ~ Peter Kreeft
  13. “Persistence is to the character of man as carbon is to steel.” ~ Napoleon Hill
  14. “Good steel bends but never breaks. Good steel stays always sharp and ready. Good steel feels no pain, no pity, and above all, no remorse” ~ Joe Abercrombie
  15. “You’re the answer to are we alone in the universe?” ~ Jonathan Kent

  16. “You are not just anyone. One day, you’re going to have to make a choice. You have to decide what kind of man you want to grow up to be. Whoever that man is, good character or bad, it’s going to change the world.” ~ Jonathan Kent
  17. “Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot touch the foundation of America. These acts shatter steel, but they cannot dent the steel of American resolve.” ~ George W. Bush
  18. “People are afraid of what they do not understand.” ~ Michael J. Sullivan
  19. “It’s difficult to talk to people… I walk into a room and I’m Danielle Steel, and whatever I say is going to be taken apart.” ~ Danielle Steel
  20. “Test of Metal: Will of Iron, Nerves of Steel, Heart of Gold, Balls of Brass.” ~ George Carlin

  21. “There are words which cut like steel.” ~ Honore de Balzac
  22. “It’s tens of millions of calculations just to design one connection between a piece of structural steel and another piece of structural steel.” ~ Greg Lynn
  23. “A knife of the keenest steel requires the whetstone, and the wisest man needs advice.” ~ Zoroaster
  24. “Let us see as steadily and completely as possible the realities of our age: the wasted lives, the scattered and misused resources (human and material), the steel magic of the misdirected machinery, the mad clockwork tragedy of it all.” ~ Clarence John Laughlin
  25. “This is not about creating a giant. It’s about creating the sustainability of the steel industry.” ~ Lakshmi Mittal

  26. “Men of prayer must be men of steel, for they will be assaulted by Satan even before they attempt to assault his kingdom.” ~ Leonard Ravenhill
  27. “As for the Republicans — how can one regard seriously a frightened, greedy, nostalgic huddle of tradesmen and lucky idlers who shut their eyes to history and science, [and] steel their emotions against decent human sympathy.” ~ H. P. Lovecraft
  28. “When the sun shouts and people abound One thinks there were the ages of stone and the age of bronze And the iron age; iron the unstable metal; Steel made of iron, unstable as his mother; the towered-up cities Will be stains of rust on mounds of plaster. Roots will not pierce the heaps for a time, kind rains will cure them, Then nothing will remain of the iron age And all these people but a thigh-bone or so, a poem Stuck in the world’s thought, splinters of glass In the rubbish dumps, a concrete dam far off in the mountain.” ~ Robinson Jeffers
  29. “He sailed through American history like a steel ship loaded with monoliths of granite.” ~ H. L. Mencken
  30. “I’m not a ‘Steel Magnolias’ kind of girl. I’m kind of like a guy. My favorite movie is ‘Caddyshack.'” ~ Leslie Bibb

  31. “No virtue can be real that has not been tried. The gold in the crucible alone is perfect; the loadstone tests the steel, and the diamond is tried by the diamond, while metals gleam the brighter in the furnace.” ~ Pedro Calderon de la Barca
  32. “While the men of the steel industry were going through blood and gas in defense of their rights and their homes and their families, elsewhere on the far-flung C.I.O. front the hosts of labor were advancing and intelligent and permanent progress was being made.” ~ John L. Lewis
  33. “The truth is that we have hitherto made no genuine effort to produce forged steel working parts of automobiles of the highest quality. That is one of the reasons why our automobiles have not ranked with those of foreign make.” ~ Charles M. Schwab
  34. “We’ve the new hard-steel, though why they’re all so hot to pay twice the price when men’re soft as clay and even wood will pierce the boldest belly, I can’t say.” ~ Janet Morris
  35. “If you take suede leather and put it on a piece of steel, and put moisture on it, it actually sticks.” ~ Nik Wallenda

  36. “I would say Pittsburgh softly each time before throwing him up. Whisper Pittsburgh with my mouth against the tiny ear and throw him higher. Pittsburgh and happiness high up. The only way to leave even the smallest trace. So that all his life her son would feel gladness unaccountably when anyone spoke of the ruined city of steel in America. Each time almost remembering something maybe important that got lost.” ~ Jack Gilbert
  37. “If foundations made of stone can turn to dust, then the hardest hearts of steel can turn to rust.” ~ Shania Twain , Heart of steel quotes
  38. “I not only hope that YouTube channels compete with television shows for viewers and revenue, I hope they develop a bitter rivalry which could only be settled by an elaborate medieval tournament where the two entities fight to the death in a steel cage.” ~ Ray William Johnson
  39. “Books of quotation are not only of importance to the reader for what they contain of matured thought, but also for what they suggest. Our brains receive the spark and become luminous, like inflammable material by the contact of flint and steel.” ~ Maturin Murray Ballou
  40. “More men have been defeated by reports than all the steel of all the swords in history.” ~ Raymond E. Feist

  41. “I have a huge Lego collection – I have a really big Lego collection. We’re talking pretty darn large. I also have a huge collection of original stainless steel Thomas the Tank Engine train toys. Beautiful little trains; they’re my favorite thing in the world.” ~ Callan McAuliffe
  42. “For the longest time I was afraid I’d have to keep on working at the factories. There was a steel mill and a pottery; if you didn’t go to college, you went to work in those places.” ~ Daniel Johnston
  43. “The most civilized people are as near to barbarism as the most polished steel is to rust. Nations, like metals, have only a superficial brilliancy.” ~ Antoine Rivarol
  44. “In a way, the sense of quality has improved, the status symbol of the small things is gone, and it is acceptable to use stainless steel, even if the neighbour uses silver.” ~ Arne Jacobsen
  45. “Don’t have much, but what I’ve got is yours, except of course my steel guitar.” ~ Rod Stewart

  46. “If I ventured in the slipstream between the viaducts of your dreams, where immobile steel rims crack and the ditch in the back roads stop. Could you find me?” ~ Van Morrison
  47. “So I bought a forty-four magnum, it was solid steel cast, and in the blessed name of Elvis, well I just let it blast ’til my TV lay in pieces.” ~ Bruce Springsteen
  48. “I don’t really have time to watch too much, but I like ‘Family Guy’ and ‘Entourage.’ I’m also obsessed with the YouTube series ‘Balls of Steel.’ It’s hilarious.” ~ Alexander Ludwig
  49. “The deepest and most sincere feeling I get is when I meet an artist and they have that steel in their eyes and they have that fire and that passion and all they want is to be a star and to hear themselves on the radio.” ~ L.A. Reid
  50. “More people now work in the arts than the steel, coal and car industries combined.” ~ Melvyn Bragg

  51. “As architects we are often involved in the concrete-steel-and-glass aspect of it, but cities are social structures, and to be involved in imagining the future of cities and the type of relationships and the types of places that we’re making is something that intrigues me very much.” ~ Michael Arad
  52. “In most quarrels there is a fault on both sides. A quarrel may be compared to a spark, which cannot be produced without a flint, as well as steel. Either of them may hammer on wood forever; no fire will follow.” ~ Charles Caleb Colton
  53. “What is the most powerful force in the world? And I think you would agree that is a big idea if it is in the hands of an entrepreneur who is actually going to make the idea not only happen, but spread all across society. And we understand that in business but we have need for entrepreneurship just as much in education, human rights, health, and the environment as we do in hotels and steel.” ~ Bill Drayton
  54. “The indications which tell your dry fly angler when to strike are clear and unmistakable, but those which bid a wet fly man raise his rod-point and draw in the steel are frequently so subtle, so evanescent and impalpable to the senses, that, when the bending rod assures him that he has divined aright, he feels an ecstacy as though he had performed a miracle each time.” ~ G. E. M. Skues
  55. “After the USA, Germany today is once more the leading steel producing country in the world.” ~ Adolf Hitler

  56. “Steel can be tempered and hardened, and so can men. In this world of struggle, which was not designed for softies, a man must be harder than what hits him. Yes, he must be diamond-hard. Then he’ll not be “fed up” with his little personal troubles.” ~ Herbert Newton Casson
  57. “Big oil, big steel, big agriculture avoid the open marketplace. Big corporations fix prices among themselves and thus drive out of business the small entrepreneur. Also, in their conglomerate form, the huge corporations have begun to challenge the very legitimacy of the state.” ~ Gore Vidal
  58. “But now that foreign steel, and foreign cars, are moving into the United States in increased quantities at relatively low prices, the United States can no longer keep its business system fluid by inflation.” ~ John Chamberlain
  59. “Our emotions are ever-changing and infinitely varied, but the words with which we describe them are fixed and rigid. Our life is like quicksilver, our vocabulary like steel. Sometimes a consummate poet succeeds in rendering the quality of life in words. For the rest of us, this is not possible.” ~ Laura Huxley
  60. “It is not as easy to emigrate with steel mills as it is with the manuscript of a novel.” ~ Golo Mann

  61. “I come to the point of using steel, and simply cannot. It’s like the marriage proposal of a perfectly eligible man who just isn’t loveable. It is wood I love.” ~ Anne Truitt , Steel quotes about love
  62. “A cat is a purring parcel of paradox, a cunning collection of contradictions. A cat is lazy and busy, dainty and savage, affectionate and aloof, greedy and finicky, sound asleep in one instant, and awake and stalking in the next. A cat is a limp puddle of softness, surrounding a steel-hard and ever-alert set of muscles. … A cat has the face of a pansy flower, and is just as velvety. A cat holds infinity in her eyes, and your heart in her front paws.” ~ Leonore Fleischer
  63. “There’s just a lot of people that hold on to what country means to them. I love fiddle, I love steel, but I don’t think it should be a rule that it has to be used in every song. I think that’s not what defines or makes country music.” ~ Eric Church

  64. “To invoke a Kierkegaardesque figure of speech, the beauty of the language of the Bible can be like a set of dentist’s instruments nearly laid out on a table and hanging on a wall, intriguing in their technological complexity and with their stainless steel highly polished–until they set to work on the job for which they were originally designed. Then all of a sudden my reaction changes from “How shiny and beautiful they all are!” to “Get that damned thing out of my mouth!” ~ Jaroslav Pelikan
  65. “An ideal day starts with putting on a good, smart, fun show where I learn something and ends with me fending off atomic knee drops from my two kids in our no-holds-barred pillow fight/steel cage matches. They are a ruthless tag team.” ~ Willie Geist

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