The Best Resilience Quotes to Give You The Strength You Need

Words to help us develop a worthy quality.

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Resilience is defined as "an ability to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change". It reminded me of the phrase - survival of the fittest.

Resilience makes our life easier, trains us to move on when we should, and strengthens us to adapt to necessary change.

So, today with these carefully chosen, handpicked resilience quotes, let's inspire ourselves to develop this quality.

Resilience Quotes

“We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.”
― Joseph Campbell

“Life doesn’t get easier or more forgiving, we get stronger and more resilient.”
― Steve Maraboli

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“The oak fought the wind and was broken, the willow bent when it must and survived.”
― Robert Jordan

“Resilience is accepting your new reality, even if it's less good than the one you had before. You can fight it, you can do nothing but scream about what you've lost, or you can accept that and try to put together something that's good.”
― Elizabeth Edwards

“My scars remind me that I did indeed survive my deepest wounds. That in itself is an accomplishment. And they bring to mind something else, too. They remind me that the damage life has inflicted on me has, in many places, left me stronger and more resilient. What hurt me in the past has actually made me better equipped to face the present.”
― Steve Goodier

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“It's a funny thing about life, once you begin to take note of the things you are grateful for, you begin to lose sight of the things that you lack.”
― Germany Kent

“What helps you persevere is your resilience and commitment.”
― Roy T. Bennett

“A good half of the art of living is resilience.”
― Alain de Botton

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“No matter how much falls on us, we keep plowing ahead. That's the only way to keep the roads clear.”
― Greg Kincaid

“Strong people alone know how to organize their suffering so as to bear only the most necessary pain.”
― Emil Dorian

“No one is going to come help you. No one's coming to save you.”
― David Goggins

“Each one of us is more than the worst thing we've ever done.”
― Sheryl Sandberg

“Reconnect to what makes you happy and brings you Joy. If there is something that used to make you happy which you have stopped doing, do it again. Seek to find deeper meaning and significance rather than living on the surface.”
― Susan C. Young

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“Success and failure come and go, but don't let them define you. It's who you are that matters.”
― Kamal Ravikant

“No matter how you define success, you will need to be resilient, empowered, authentic, and limber to get there.”
― Joanie Connell

“All I could do was what I had done each morning for all these years. Light my lamp. Every Single. Day.”
― Ranjani Rao

“Life won’t always be perfect but there will always be perfect moments if you let them in. No one can take away our inherent ability to choose to see beauty in the small things in life.”
― Megan Hine

“Hope is your middle name”
― Claire Audibert

“Resilience, in a sense, is applied optimism.”
― Kate O'Neill

“Be the cactus, a proof of unsubmission, and blossom amidst the fiercest environment.”
― Abhijit Naskar

“It is when you are confronted with uncertainty that you truly discover who you are. In that space is where growth and innovation thrive and where you learn that you are stronger and more resilient than you ever knew before.”
― Hania Khuri-Trapper

“You can make a positive impact on the world when you maintain your equanimity, resilience, recovery, and renewal as strong and positive.”
― Amit Ray

“Agility, resilience, readiness, observation, learning, courage, vigilance, curiosity, and team spirit - these are the most critical traits needed to fight the change tornado called evolution.”
― Sukant Ratnakar

“Behind every triumph, there's a thousand tragedies.”
― Abhijit Naskar

“It is easy to be carried away with ruminating about the past and worrying about the future. We waste precious seconds, minutes, hours doing this every single day. When we stop judging our experiences, we become less reactive and better able to tolerate difficulty.”
― Keisha Blair

“The power of the brain is stronger than the pain”
― Janna Cachola

“No matter how hopeless I feel, there's always a little more hope inside me. No matter how faithless I think I am, there is always something to believe in.”
― Lexi Ryan

“May there always be future dawns.”
― Marie Lu

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“In our most difficult moments, we are given an opportunity to reset & determine who we are or want to be. You alone shape your life.”
― Megan Hine

“Twists and turns in life produce straight and level mindset that is stable, resilient and reliable from practical experiences and lessons learned”
― Dr. Lucas D. Shallua

“I shall survive! Nothing is as resilient as me.”
― Donna Maltz

“Those with principle understand that an individual must stand up one more time than he is knocked down.”
― Mike Klepper

“Write the story of your life. Sharpen your pencil, freshen the ink & get to it. You are the author, the world your pages. The hero or the villain. You decide”
― Megan Hine

“Fall seven times, rise eight.”
― Japanese Proverb

“Do not judge me by my success, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.”
– Nelson Mandela

"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

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“I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.”
– Maya Angelou

“Courage isn’t having the strength to go on, it is going on when you don’t have the strength.”
– Napoleon Bonaparte

“When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure.”
– Peter Marshall

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

“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

“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

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“We don’t even know how strong we are until we are forced to bring that hidden strength forward.”
– Isabel Allende

“Persistence and resilience only come from having been given the chance to work through difficult problems.”
– Gever Tulley

“We are stronger, gentler, more resilient, and more beautiful than any of us imagine.”
– Mark Nepo

“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”
– Nelson Mandela

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Aarushi Tewari

Aarushi Tewari

The writer and affirmations speaker at Gratitude, Aarushi believes that one of the most effective ways of feeling inner peace is by being grateful and having a loving self-relationship.

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