The challenges that we face may bend us, but in the long run they strengthen us so that we never break. We will never have resilience if we don’t fail, if we don’t get our hearts broken, if we don’t carry burdens. While it takes a great deal of mental energy and efforts to accept things and handle difficulties in our life, that’s how inner strength is made.
If you’re going through something, we’ve compiled these 30 resilience quotes that may help you cope and maybe keep things in perspective while you deal.
I suppose if a man has something once, always something of it remains. – Ernest Hemingway
The human capacity for burden is like bamboo- far more flexible than you’d ever believe at first glance. – Jodi Picoult
One’s doing well if age improves even slightly one’s capacity to hold on to that vital truism: “This too shall pass.” – Alain de Botton
Life doesn’t get easier or more forgiving, we get stronger and more resilient. – Steve Maraboli
If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward. – Martin Luther King, Jr.
What helps you persevere is your resilience and commitment. – Roy T. Bennett
It is really wonderful how much resilience there is in human nature. Let any obstructing cause, no matter what, be removed in any way, even by death, and we fly back to first principles of hope and enjoyment. – Bram Stoker
There’s no such thing as ruining your life. Life’s a pretty resilient thing, it turns out. – Sophie Kinsella
Grief and resilience live together. – Michelle Obama
The oak fought the wind and was broken, the willow bent when it must and survived. – Robert Jordan
I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it. – Maya Angelou
It is our attitude toward events, not events themselves, which we can control. Nothing is by its own nature calamitous – even death is terrible only if we fear it. – Epictetus
Do not judge me by my success, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again. – Nelson Mandela
Resilience is knowing that you are the only one that has the power and the responsibility to pick yourself up. – Mary Holloway
When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure. – Peter Marshall
When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this: you haven’t. – Thomas Edison
Strong people alone know how to organize their suffering so as to bear only the most necessary pain. – Emil Dorian
We do not have to become heroes overnight. Just a step at a time, meeting each thing that comes up, seeing it is not as dreadful as it appeared, discovering we have the strength to stare it down. – Eleanor Roosevelt
Persistence and resilience only come from having been given the chance to work though difficult problems. – Gever Tulley
It’s your reaction to adversity, not adversity itself that determines how your life’s story will develop. – Dieter F. Uchtdorf
We are stronger, gentler, more resilient, and more beautiful than any of us imagine. – Mark Nepo
The moment we believe that success is determined by an ingrained level of ability as opposed to resilience and hard work, we will be brittle in the face of adversity. – Joshua Waitzkin
No matter how much falls on us, we keep plowing ahead. That’s the only way to keep the roads clear. – Greg Kincaid
Only those who dare to fail greatly, can ever achieve greatly. – Robert F. Kennedy
If your heart is broken, make art with the pieces. – Shane Koyczan
Someone I once loved gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this, too, was a gift. – Mary Oliver
Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it. – Helen Keller
This is no time for ease and comfort. It is time to dare and endure. – Winston Churchill
Resilience is very different than being numb. Resilience means you experience, you feel, you fail, you hurt. You fall. But, you keep going. – Yasmin Mogahed
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars. – Kahlil Gibran
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