101 Resilience Quotes To Help You Get Through Your Day

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These 101 resilience quotes remind me that whatever damage life has inflicted, the result is that I am more resilient and stronger.

I appreciate those experiences because they have made me better equipped to face the present. The strength and resolve to rebound from loss and sorrow is something that we all have in common.

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A great tool to find more resistance and power to push through by boosting your resilience.

Your guide to boosting your resilience
Your guide to boosting your resilience

Next time you feel you are at the bottom, try these powerful resilience quotes to inspire you to get back up.

#1-10 | Resilience quotes that will inspire you

#1 – In order to success people need a sense of self-efficiency, to struggle together with resilience to meet the inevitable obstacles and inequities of life.

Albert Bandura

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Albert Bandura Quote

#2 – Resilience is all about being able to overcome the unexpected. Sustainability is about survival. The goal of resilience is to thrive. – Jamais Cascio

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Jamais Cascio Quote

#3 – Real obstacles don;t take you in circles. They can be overcome. Invented ones are like a maze. – Barbara Sher

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Barbara Sher Quote

#4 – My childhood gave me resilience – and there’s little that can surprise me in life.  Natalia Vadianova

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Natalia Vadianova Quote

#5 – It makes one a better person to have had hardships and to have overcome hardships and not to blame anybody else for your mistakes. – Maureen Forrester

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Maureen Forrester Quote

#6 – Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently. Henry Ford

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Henry Ford Quote

#7 – It’s not what you achieve, it’s what you overcome. That’s what defines your career. – Carlton Fisk

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Carlton Fisk Quote

#8 – You’re going to face adversity. It’s not if – it’s when. – Andre Ward

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Andre Ward Quote

#9 – An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere, while a pessimist sees only the red stoplight… The truly wise person is colorblind. – Albert Schweitzer

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Albert Schweitzer Quote

#10 – In every adversity there lies the seed of an equivalent advantage. In every defeat is a lesson showing you how to win the victory next time. – Robert Collier

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Robert Collier Quote

#11-20 | Resilience quotes that will empower you

#11 – I think there are things that we can ll do to build resilience in ourselves, but also to build resilience in each other. – Sheryl Sandberg

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Sheryl Sandberg Quote

#12 – Strong people alone know how to organize their suffering so as to bear only the most necessary pain. – Emil Dorian

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Emil Dorian Quote

#13 – I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.

Maya Angelou

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Maya Angelou Quote

#14 – The real opportunity for success lies within the person and not in the job.

Zig Zaglar

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Zig Zaglar Quote

#15 – Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them. – Dalai Lama

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Dalai Lama Quote

#16 – For me life is continuously being hungry. The meaning of life is not simply to exist, to survive, but to move ahead, to go up, to achieve to conquer.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

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Arnold Schwarzenegger Quote

#17 – Resilience is accepting your new reality, even if it it’s less good than the one you had before. – Elizabeth Edwards

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Elizabeth Edwards Quote

#18 – The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. – Lao Tzu

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Lao Tzu Quote

#19 – Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence. – Colin Powell

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Colin Powell Quote

#20 – Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. Winston Churchill

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Winston Churchill Quotes

#21-30 | Quotes about resilience and transformation

#21 – The best people possess a feeling for beauty, the courage to take risks, the discipline for sacrifice. Ironically, their virtues make them vulnerable, they are often wounded, sometimes destroyed. – Ernest Hemingway

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Ernest Hemingway Quote

#22 – If everything seems under control, you are not going fast enough.

Mario Andretti

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Mario Andretti Quote

#23 – Every adversity , every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal of greater benefit. – Napoleon Hill

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Napoleon Hill Quote

#24 – Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it.

Stephen Hawking

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Stephen Hawking Quote

#25 – Beliefs have the power to create and the power to destroy. Human beings have the awesome ability to take any experience of their lives and create a meaning that disempowers them or one that can literally save their lives. – Tony Robbins

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Tony Robbins Quote

#26 – Success is due to our stretching to the challenges of life. Failure comes when we shrink from them. – John C. Maxwell

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John C. Maxwell Quote

#27 – The impossible – we are told – cannot be achieve. To overcome the “impossible”, we need to use our wits and be fearless. We need to break the rules and to circumvent – some would one say to cheat. – Philippe Petit

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Philippe Petit Quote

#28 – I’ve made a lot of mistakes in my life, but I think that’s normal for someone who wants to grow and develop. You will have to overcome plenty of obstacles, and it is normal that you should stumble sometimes. – Gianluigi Buffon

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Gianluigi Buffon Quote

#29 – The only good thing about times of adversity is that you realize who your real friends and fans are – and the rest go away – which in my mind is an OK thing.

Pete Wentz

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Pete Wentz Quote

#30 – Great leaders know that adversity produces the greatest opportunities in life.  Brandon Webb

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Brandon Webb Quote

#31-40 | Famous and powerful resilience quotes

#31 – Indeed, this life is a test. It is a test of many convictions and priorities, our faith and our faithfulness, out patience and our resilience, and in the end, our ultimate desires. – Sheri L. Dew

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Sheri L. Dew Quote

#32 – Goals give you a mark to shoot for and keep you motivated when you face adversity. – Benjamin Watson

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Benjamin Watson Quote

#33 – I think we all strive to push ourselves, to overcome our struggles. And when we do, we get to know ourselves better. – Ann Bancroft

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Ann Bancroft Quote

#34 – There are moments when the human body can overcome things you would never expect. – Andres Iniesta

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Andres Iniesta Quote

#35 – There is a plan and a purpose, a value to every life, no matter what its location, age, gender or disability. – Sharron Angle

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Sharron Angle Quote

#36 – I don’t believe people are looking for the meaning of life as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive. – Joseph Campbell

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Joseph Campbell Quote

#37 – The great thing in this world is not so much where you stand as in what direction you are moving. – Oliver Wendell Holmes

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Oliver Wendell Holmes Quote

#38 – When fear rushed in, I learned how to hear my heart racing but refused to allow my feelings to sway me. That resilience came from my family. It flowed though our bloodline. – Coretta Scott King

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Coretta Scott King Quote

#39 – Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others. – Winston Churchill

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Winston Churchill Quote’

#40 – The purpose of training is to tighten up the slack, toughen the body, and polish the spirit. – Morihei Ueshiba

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Morihei Ueshiba Quote

#41-50 | Quotes about resilience in business

#41 – Persistence and resilience only come from having been given the chance to work through difficult times. – Gever Tulley

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Gever Tulley Quote

#42 – Definiteness of purpose if the starting point of all achievement.

– W. Clement Stone

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W. Clement Stone Quote

#43 – Don’t worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don’t even try. – Jack Canfield

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Jack Canfield Quote

#44 – I think we build resilience to prepare for whatever adversity we’ll face. And we all face some adversity – we’re all living some form of Option B. – Sheryl Sandberg

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Sheryl Sandberg Quotes

#45 – She stood in the storm and when the wind did not blow her way, she adjusted her sails. – Elizabeth Edwards

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Elizabeth Edwards Quotes

#46 – I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.  Michael Jordan

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Michael Jordan Quote

#47 – Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts. – Winston Churchill

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Winston Churchill Resilience

#48 – Failure is the key to success; each mistake teaches us something.

– Morihei Ueshiba

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Morihei Ueshiba Quote

#49 – If you never know hardship, you can’t really support people around you.

– Natalia Vodianova

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Natalia Vodianova Quotes

#50 – Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.

– John F. Kennedy

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John F. Kennedy Quote

#51-60 | Resilience quotes to live by

#51 – Life doesn’t get easier or more forgiving, we get stronger and more resilient.

– Steve Maraboli

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Steve Maraboli Quote

#52 – Every stumble is not a fall, and every fall does not mean failure.

– Oprah Winfrey

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Oprah Winfrey Quote

#53 – The boy who is going to make a great man must not make up his mind merely to overcome a thousand obstacles, but to win in spite of thousand repulses and defeats. – Theodore Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt Quote

#54 – Failure happens all the time. It happens every day in practice. What makes you better is how you react to it. – Mia Hamm

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Mia Hamm Quote

#55 – Every great work, every big accomplishment, has been brought holding to the vision, and often just before the big achievement, comes apparent failure and discouragement. – Florence Scovel Shinn

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Florence Scovel Shinn Quotes

#56 – Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure. – Confucius

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Confucius Quote

#57 – What strikes me is that there’s a very fine line between success and failure. Just one ingredient can make the difference. – Andrew Lloyd Webber

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Andrew Lloyd Webber Quote

#58 – If you learn from defeat, you haven’t really lost. – Zig Zaglar

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Zig Zaglar Quotes

#59 – Age wrinkles the body. Quitting wrinkles the soul. – Douglas MacArthur

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Douglas MacArthur Quote

#60 – Develop success from failures, discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success. – Dale Carnegie

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Dale Carnegie quotes

#61-70 | Quotes about resilience in human spirit

#61 – Develop resilience and be brave. There are days when it is very discouraging. You have to develop personal things that come along. If you let every single environmental challenge knock you off your game, it’s going to be very, very hard.

– Renee James

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Renee James Quote

#62  – There is no such thing as failure. There are only results. – Tony Robbins

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Tony Robbins Quotes

#63 – Press forward. Do not stop, do not linger in your journey, but strive for the mark set before you. – George Whitefield

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George Whitefield Quote

#64 – It’s your reaction to adversity, not adversity itself that determines how your life’s story will develop. – Dieter F. Uchtdorf

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Dieter F. Uchtdorf Quote

#65 – Failure is success if we learn from it. – Malcolm Forbes

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Malcolm Forbes Quote

#66 – Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you’re doing, you will be successful. – Albert Schweitzer

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Albert Schweitzer Quote

#67 – Often the difference between a successful man and a failure is not one’s better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on his ideas, to take a calculated risk, and to act. – Maxwell Maltz

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Maxwell Maltz Quotes

#68 – Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning. – Benjamin Franklin

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Benjamin Franklin Quote

#69 – The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others. – Albert Schweitzer

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Albert Schweitzer Quotes

#70 – Someone said adversity builds character, but someone else said adversity reveals character. I’m pleasantly surprised with my resilience, I persevere, and not just blindly. I take the best, get rid of the rest, and move on, realizing that you can make a choice to take the good. – Brooke Shields

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Brooke Shields Quote

#71-80 | Mental resilience quotes

#71 – When it’s only you that you can rely on, you’re surprised at the resilience that you have. – Paul Dini

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Paul Dini Quote

#72 – Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough. – Og Mandino

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Og Mandino Quote

#73 – Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.

– Malcolm Forbes

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Malcolm Forbes Quotes

#74 – To forget one’s purpose is the commonest form of stupidity.

– Friedrich Nietzcshe

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Friedrich Nietzcshe Quote

#75 – While positive mental states may be associated with less stress and more resilience to infection, positive well-being might also be accompanied by a healthy lifestyle. – Michael Greger

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Michael Greger Quote

#76 – We need to have a purpose in this life. I’m pleading with you, I’m begging with you to do the right thing. And do it not for the sake of how it will impact your own lives, but only for the sake of doing the right thing. – James McGreevey

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James McGreevey Quote

#77 – There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure. – Colin Powell

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Colin Powell Quote

#78 – All the adversity I’ve had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me… You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you. – Walt Disney

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Walt Disney Quote

#79 – There is a saying, “Eyes, are the windows to the soul”. It means, mostly, people can see through someone else by eye contact in seven seconds. I have a habit that if I meet someone I don’t know, I’d life to look at her of his eyes on purpose. When my eyes lay on them, I can immediately see their true color. – Peng Liyuan

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Peng Liyuan Quote

#80 – Failure is an amazing data point that tells you which direction not to go.

– Payal Kadakia

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Payal Kadakia Quote

#81-90 | Resilience quotes to remind you how resilient you are

#81 – What helps you persevere is your resilience and commitment. – Roy T. Bennett

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Roy T. Bennett Quote

#82 – Life takes on a meaning when you become motivated, set goal and charge after them in an unstoppable manner. – Les Brown

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Les Brown Quote

#83 – The purpose of life is to be defeated by greater and greater things.

– Rainer Maria Rilke

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Rainer Maria Rilke Quotes

#84 – Thinking will not overcome fear but action will. – W. Clement Stone

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W. Clement Stone Quotes

#85 – The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.

– Eleanor Roosevelt

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Eleanor Roosevelt Quotes

#86 – There will be obstacles. There will be doubters. There will be mistakes. But with hard work, there are no limits. – Michael Phelps

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Michael Phelps Quote

#87 – If you have a positive attitude and constantly strive to give your best effort, eventually you will overcome your immediate problems and find you are ready for greater challenges. – Pat Riley

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Pat Riley Quote

#88 – When we are motivated by goals that have deep meaning, by dreams that need completion, by pure love that needs expressing, then we truly live. – Greg Anderson

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Greg Anderson Quote

#89 – You recognize a survivor when you see one. You recognize a fighter when you see one. – Elisabeth Edwards

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#90 – Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records.

– Williams Arthur Ward

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Williams Arthur Ward Quote

#91-101 | Resilience quotes to inspire inner strength

#91 Note to self: every time you were convinced you couldn’t go on, you did.

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Note to self Quote

#92 – As with the butterfly, adversity is necessary to build character in people.

– Joseph B. Wirthlin


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Joseph B. Wirthlin Quote

#93 – Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power. – Abraham Lincoln

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Abraham Lincoln Quotes

#94 – The only use of an obstacle is to be overcome. All that an obstacles does with brave men is, not to frighten them but to challenge them. – Woodrow Wilson

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Woodrow Wilson Quote

#95 – Everyone is handed adversity in life. No one’s journey is easy. It’s how they handle it that makes people unique. – Kevin Conroy

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Kevin Conroy Quote

#96 – You’ll never find a better sparring partner than adversity. – Golda Meir

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Golda Meir Quote

#97 – When the sun is shining I can do anything; no mountain is too high, no trouble too difficult to overcome. – Wilma Rudolph

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Wilma Rudolph Quote

#98 – I’ve always found taht anything worth achieving will always have obstacles in the way and you’re got to have that drive and determination to overcome those obstacles on route to whatever it is that you want to accomplish.

– Chuck Norris

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Chuck Norris Quote

#99 – Greatness is not measured by what a man or woman accomplishes, but by the opposition he or she has overcome to reach his goals. – Dorothy Height

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Dorothy Height Quote

#100 – you can look at my palm and see the storm coming. Read the book of my life and see I’ve overcome it. – Mary J. Blice

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Mary J. Blice Quote

#101- Never to suffer would never to have been blessed. – Edgar Allan Poe

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Edgar Allan Poe Quote

My scars remind me that I am a survivor. And that is an accomplishment. One I sometimes forget.

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