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.Failure is not final but a new beginning filled with valuable lessons from the challenges we faced. Click To Tweet
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.
#2 – Resilience is all about being able to overcome the unexpected. Sustainability is about survival. The goal of resilience is to thrive. – Jamais Cascio
#3 – Real obstacles don;t take you in circles. They can be overcome. Invented ones are like a maze. – Barbara Sher
#4 – My childhood gave me resilience – and there’s little that can surprise me in life. Natalia Vadianova
#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
#6 – Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently. Henry Ford
#7 – It’s not what you achieve, it’s what you overcome. That’s what defines your career. – Carlton Fisk
#8 – You’re going to face adversity. It’s not if – it’s when. – Andre Ward
#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
#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
#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
#12 – Strong people alone know how to organize their suffering so as to bear only the most necessary pain. – Emil Dorian
#13 – I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.
#14 – The real opportunity for success lies within the person and not in the job.
#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
#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.
#17 – Resilience is accepting your new reality, even if it it’s less good than the one you had before. – Elizabeth Edwards
#18 – The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. – Lao Tzu
#19 – Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence. – Colin Powell
#20 – Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. Winston Churchill
#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
#22 – If everything seems under control, you are not going fast enough.
#23 – Every adversity , every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal of greater benefit. – Napoleon Hill
#24 – Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it.
#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
#26 – Success is due to our stretching to the challenges of life. Failure comes when we shrink from them. – John C. Maxwell
#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
#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
#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.
#30 – Great leaders know that adversity produces the greatest opportunities in life. Brandon Webb
#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
#32 – Goals give you a mark to shoot for and keep you motivated when you face adversity. – Benjamin Watson
#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
#34 – There are moments when the human body can overcome things you would never expect. – Andres Iniesta
#35 – There is a plan and a purpose, a value to every life, no matter what its location, age, gender or disability. – Sharron Angle
#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
#37 – The great thing in this world is not so much where you stand as in what direction you are moving. – Oliver Wendell Holmes
#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
#39 – Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others. – Winston Churchill
#40 – The purpose of training is to tighten up the slack, toughen the body, and polish the spirit. – Morihei Ueshiba
#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
#42 – Definiteness of purpose if the starting point of all achievement.
– W. Clement Stone
#43 – Don’t worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don’t even try. – Jack Canfield
#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
#45 – She stood in the storm and when the wind did not blow her way, she adjusted her sails. – Elizabeth Edwards
#46 – I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying. Michael Jordan
#47 – Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts. – Winston Churchill
#48 – Failure is the key to success; each mistake teaches us something.
– Morihei Ueshiba
#49 – If you never know hardship, you can’t really support people around you.
– Natalia Vodianova
#50 – Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.
– John F. Kennedy
#51-60 | Resilience quotes to live by
#51 – Life doesn’t get easier or more forgiving, we get stronger and more resilient.
– Steve Maraboli
#52 – Every stumble is not a fall, and every fall does not mean failure.
– Oprah Winfrey
#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
#54 – Failure happens all the time. It happens every day in practice. What makes you better is how you react to it. – Mia Hamm
#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
#56 – Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure. – Confucius
#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
#58 – If you learn from defeat, you haven’t really lost. – Zig Zaglar
#59 – Age wrinkles the body. Quitting wrinkles the soul. – Douglas MacArthur
#60 – Develop success from failures, discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success. – Dale Carnegie
#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
#62 – There is no such thing as failure. There are only results. – Tony Robbins
#63 – Press forward. Do not stop, do not linger in your journey, but strive for the mark set before you. – George Whitefield
#64 – It’s your reaction to adversity, not adversity itself that determines how your life’s story will develop. – Dieter F. Uchtdorf
#65 – Failure is success if we learn from it. – Malcolm Forbes
#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
#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
#68 – Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning. – Benjamin Franklin
#69 – The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others. – Albert Schweitzer
#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
#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
#72 – Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough. – Og Mandino
#73 – Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
– Malcolm Forbes
#74 – To forget one’s purpose is the commonest form of stupidity.
– Friedrich Nietzcshe
#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
#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
#77 – There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure. – Colin Powell
#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
#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
#80 – Failure is an amazing data point that tells you which direction not to go.
– Payal Kadakia
#81-90 | Resilience quotes to remind you how resilient you are
#81 – What helps you persevere is your resilience and commitment. – Roy T. Bennett
#82 – Life takes on a meaning when you become motivated, set goal and charge after them in an unstoppable manner. – Les Brown
#83 – The purpose of life is to be defeated by greater and greater things.
– Rainer Maria Rilke
#84 – Thinking will not overcome fear but action will. – W. Clement Stone
#85 – The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
– Eleanor Roosevelt
#86 – There will be obstacles. There will be doubters. There will be mistakes. But with hard work, there are no limits. – Michael Phelps
#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
#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
#89 – You recognize a survivor when you see one. You recognize a fighter when you see one. – Elisabeth Edwards
#90 – Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records.
– Williams Arthur Ward
#91-101 | Resilience quotes to inspire inner strength
#91 Note to self: every time you were convinced you couldn’t go on, you did.
#92 – As with the butterfly, adversity is necessary to build character in people.
– Joseph B. Wirthlin
#93 – Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power. – Abraham Lincoln
#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
#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
#96 – You’ll never find a better sparring partner than adversity. – Golda Meir
#97 – When the sun is shining I can do anything; no mountain is too high, no trouble too difficult to overcome. – Wilma Rudolph
#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
#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
#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
#101- Never to suffer would never to have been blessed. – Edgar Allan Poe
My scars remind me that I am a survivor. And that is an accomplishment. One I sometimes forget.