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99 Quotes On Resilience And The Indomitable Will Of The Human Spirit

99 Quotes on Resilience And The Indomitable Will Of The Human Spirit | Annie Wright, LMFT | www.anniewright.com
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99 Quotes On Resilience And The Indomitable Will Of The Human Spirit

  1. “People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.” – Elizabeth Kubler-Ross
  2. “If you’re going through hell, keep going.” – Winston Churchill
  3. “Because some people see a wall, and assume that’s the end of their journey. Others see it, and decide it’s just the beginning.” – Angeline Trevena
  4. “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
  5. “You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.” – Margaret Thatcher
  6. “Do not judge me by my success, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.” – Nelson Mandela
  7. “She stood in the storm and when the wind did not blow her way, she adjusted her sails.” – Elizabeth Edwards
  8. “I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.” – Maya Angelou
  9. “No matter how bleak or menacing a situation may appear, it does not entirely own us. It can’t take away our freedom to respond, our power to take action.” – Ryder Carroll
  10. “Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.” – Helen Keller
  11. “When we learn how to become resilient, we learn how to embrace the beautifully broad spectrum of the human experience.” – Jaeda Dewalt
  12. “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying ‘I will try again tomorrow.” – Mary Anne Radmacher
  13. “Success is not final; failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill
  14. “The human capacity for burden is like bamboo- far more flexible than you’d ever believe at first glance.” – Jodi Picoult
  15. “No matter how much falls on us, we keep plowing ahead. That’s the only way to keep the roads clear.” – Greg Kincaid
  16. “My life was my life; I would have to stare it down, somehow, and make it work for me.” – Paula McLain
  17. “Grief and resilience live together.” – Michelle Obama
  18. “So complex is the human spirit that it can itself scarce discern the deep springs which impel it to action.” – Arthur Conan Doyle
  19. “Resilience is born by grounding yourself in your own loveliness, hitting notes you thought were way out of your range.” – Gregory Boyle
  20. “The human spirit is tremendously resilient. It can withstand the most horrific of circumstances, whether of human or divine creation… It is not these larger-than-life situations that beat us. It’s the little things.” ​​- Sheila Williams
  21. “Did you once have a grand plan which has become obsolete and no longer serves you? If there are areas in your life which must change to help you create better results, a redesign may be in order. Consider going back to the ‘drawing board’ to deconstruct what isn’t working and start anew.” – Susan C. Young
  22. “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
  23. “I know many people survive, but I also think people glorify resilience a little too much, forgetting that the fragile ones simply die as the world walks on over their bones.” – Akwaeke Emezi
  24. “Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.” – William Ellery Channing
  25. “Deep down in the human spirit, there is a reservoir of courage. It is always available, always waiting to be discovered.” – Peema Chodron
  26. “Let it be known that she may not be who you desire; you will get the version of her that the circumstances require.” – Renee’ A. Lee
  27. “Tell yourself this: I am a conqueror. I am a detour slayer, and my goals and dreams don’t exist in a vacuum. Every bit of my life is preparing me for something better, something greater.” – Keisha Blair
  28. “They’re stronger than me. But I’m stronger than the way they’re trying to make me feel.” – Kristin Cashore
  29. “My capacity to break was not a burden or a punishment. It was my gift. My gift was to dare to be broken open again and again.” – Summer Shultz
  30. “Every time we pick up ourselves up after falling down, our resilience increases. This resilience increases understanding for our purpose and journey of life.” – Purvi Raniga
  31. “We have to do what we are best at if we are to overcome any crisis in our lives. We have and we must.” – Elkanah Nyauma Ondieki 
  32. “Despite all of the talk about resilience being an individual trait, most of us are only as resilient as we are loved.” ​​- Taiki Matsuura
  33. “Drink the waters meant to drown you.” – Nelou Keramati
  34. “Resilience is learning to fall without falling apart; it is learning how to crash without burning.” – Janet Autherine
  35. “Extreme darkness rekindles the radiant flame of the human spirit. You are much stronger than you think.” – Anthon St. Maarten
  36. “If we could bottle resilience such as yours, it would be a powerful elixir, indeed.” – ​​Elizabeth Foster
  37. “The amazing thing about a long journey is that you can miss exits, run Stop signs, head the wrong way down a one-way street, get lost, misplace your keys, find them, make a U-turn, and still, somehow, miraculously reach your proper destination.” – Eleanor Brownn
  38. “Beautiful gems can emerge from dirt. Struggle can teach you self-discipline and resilience.” – Dipa Sanatani
  39. “We have endless opportunities to get bruised by life and then to strengthen in our recovery from it all. And from that kind of activity comes something most precious: confidence. We become indefatigable. Evermore courageous. Outrageously courageous, even. And this is but a glimpse of what’s possible for us all.” – Ralph De La Rosa
  40. “Having lost the battle, I resolved to win the war.” – Taylor Jenkins Reid
  41. “Sometimes when things seem like they are falling apart, they are actually falling into place.”  – Zaid Ismail
  42. “The human spirit was the strongest medicine on earth. And sometimes all it needed was a little encouragement to pull off a miracle.” – David Baldacci
  43. “People assume strength is loud. In reality, strength is silent. It is resilience, the will to never surrender your dignity.” ​​- Parker S. Huntington
  44. “The trauma you’ve experienced and survived is the most powerful part of your life experience. Honor and celebrate your resiliency.” – Leonie H. Mattison
  45. “Whenever we face challenges, we have the privilege of framing them in words—words that express our hopes, our losses, our dreams; words that transform our personal vision or the world’s. These words can become a source of sustenance and discovery, for the sometimes long work of bringing to birth necessary change.” – L.L. Barkat
  46. “Sometimes the darkest challenges, the most difficult lessons, hold the greatest gems of light.” – Barbara Marciniak
  47. “On the other side of a storm is the strength that comes from having navigated through it. Raise your sail and begin.” – Gregory S. Williams
  48. “Change what you can, manage what you can’t.” – Raymond McCauley
  49. “Resilience is not about being able to bounce back like nothing has happened. Resilience is your consistent resistance to give up.” – Janna Cachola
  50. “When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.” – Sheryl Sandberg
  51. “I had roots, too, but not like that. I could be carefully dug up, and shaken loose, and transplanted into a king’s castle, or a tower built of marble—unhappily, perhaps, but I could survive.” – Naomi Novik
  52. “Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.” – Kahlil Gibran
  53. “Life doesn’t get easier or more forgiving; we get stronger and more resilient.” – Steve Maraboli
  54. “The human spirit holds strength beyond measure, the kind that will break down the walls of all the blocks that come our way.” – Nikki Rowe
  55. “Show me someone who has done something worthwhile, and I’ll show you someone who has overcome adversity.” – Lou Holtz
  56. “The most beautiful people I’ve known are those who have known trials, have known struggles, have known loss, and have found their way out of the depths.” – Elizabeth Kübler-Ross
  57. “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
  58. “It’s crazy, how similar we are. Here are both of us, working through our stuff, trying to make something positive out of something really bad.” – Jenny Han
  59. “We don’t develop courage by being happy every day. We develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.” – Barbara De Angelis
  60. “The oak fought the wind and was broken, the willow bent when it must and survived.” – Robert Jordan
  61. “It’s your reaction to adversity, not adversity itself that determines how your life’s story will develop.” – Dieter F. Uchtdorf
  62. “No matter how you define success, you will need to be resilient, empowered, authentic, and limber to get there.” – Joanie Connell
  63. “When we tackle obstacles, we find hidden reserves of courage and resilience we did not know we had. And it is only when we are faced with failure do we realize that these resources were always there within us. We only need to find them and move on with our lives.” – A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
  64. “Indeed, this life is a test. It is a test of many things – of our convictions and priorities, our faith and our faithfulness, our patience and our resilience, and in the end, our ultimate desires.” – Sheri L. Dew
  65. “Happiness is not the absence of problems; it’s the ability to deal with them.” – Steve Maraboli
  66. “You simply don’t realize how much pain the human spirit can endure.” – Mariah Stewart
  67. “Encouragement is like oxygen to the human spirit. Don’t forget you’re carrying someone else’s air. Encourage them; help them breathe.” – Jeremy Riddle
  68. “Every challenge, every adversity, contains within it the seeds of opportunity and growth.” – Roy Bennett
  69. “The human spirit is more powerful than any drug – and that is what needs to be nourished: with work, play, friendship, family. These are the things that matter.” – Robin Williams
  70. “The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.” – Molière
  71. “Life keeps throwing me stones. And I keep finding the diamonds.” – Ana Claudia Antunes
  72. “Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you’re doing the impossible.” – Francis of Assisi
  73. “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.
  74. ​​“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.” – Ambrose Redmoon
  75. “Don’t despair: despair suggests you are in total control and know what is coming. You don’t – surrender to events with hope.” – Alain de Botton
  76. “It may sound strange, but many champions are made champions by setbacks.” – Bob Richards
  77. “When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure.” – Peter Marshall
  78. “When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this: you haven’t.” – Thomas A. Edison
  79. “You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.” – Marcus Aurelius
  80. “We don’t even know how strong we are until we are forced to bring that hidden strength forward.” – Isabel Allende
  81. “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  82. “Persistence and resilience only come from having been given the chance to work though difficult problems.” – Gever Tulley
  83. “We are stronger, gentler, more resilient, and more beautiful than any of us imagine.” – Mark Nepo
  84. “We will either find a way, or make one.” – Anibal Barca
  85. “If you surrendered to the air, you could ride it.” – Toni Morrison
  86. “I’m inspired by people that are marginal. I’m excited by their resilience. ” – Mira Nair
  87. “If you’ve lost focus, just sit down and be still. Take the idea and rock it to and fro. Keep some of it and throw some away, and it will renew itself. You need do no more.” – Clarissa Pinkola Estes
  88. “Resilience is, of course, necessary for a warrior. But a lack of empathy isn’t.” — Phil Klay
  89. “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
  90.  “In order to succeed, people need a sense of self-efficacy, to struggle together with resilience to meet the inevitable obstacles and inequities of life.” – Albert Bandura
  91. “Resilience isn’t a single skill. It’s a variety of skills and coping mechanisms. To bounce back from bumps in the road as well as failures, you should focus on emphasizing the positive.” – Jean Chatzky
  92. “Human beings have enormous resilience.” – Muhammad Yunus
  93. “Resilience is knowing that you are the only one that has the power and the responsibility to pick yourself up.” – Mary Holloway
  94. “Part of resilience is deciding to make yourself miserable over something that matters, or deciding to make yourself miserable over something that doesn’t matter.” – Elizabeth Edwards
  95. “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
  96. “Experience life in all possible ways — good-bad, bitter-sweet, dark-light, summer-winter. Experience all the dualities. Don’t be afraid of experience, because the more experience you have, the more mature you become.” – Osho
  97.  “Only those who dare to fail greatly, can ever achieve greatly.” – Robert F. Kennedy
  98. “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
  99.  “Resilience is based on compassion for ourselves as well as compassion for others.” – Sharon Salzberg
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    • Annie says

      Hi Narissa, you’re so welcome! I’m glad this post inspired you. I hope you have a wonderful week and thank you for leaving a comment. Warmly, Annie

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