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750 Best Inspirational Quotes About Resilience In Leadership (2023)

1. “Enthusiasm is common. Endurance is rare.” – Angela Duckworth


2. “I hope you never fear those mountains in the distance. Never settle for the path of least resistance.” – Lee Ann Womack


3. Life doesn't get easier or more forgiving, we get stronger and more resilient. — Steve Maraboli


4. ”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 through our bloodline.” - Coretta Scott King


5. “Sometimes carrying on, just carrying on, is the superhuman achievement.” – Albert Camus


6. We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them. - Einstein


7. “It may sound strange, but many champions are made champions by setbacks.”


8. It's a wonderful thing to be optimistic. It keeps you healthy and it keeps you resilient. - Daniel Kahneman


9. “I am still determined to be cheerful and to be happy in whatever situation I may be, for I have also learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances; we carry the seeds of the one or the other about with us, in our minds, wherever we go.” – Martha Washington


10. “You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.”


11. “Fall seven times, stand up eight.” Japanese Proverb


12. “Loving ourselves points us to capacities of resilience, compassion, and understanding within that are simply part of being alive.” – Kristin Neff


13. “Resilience is knowing that you are the only one that has the power and the responsibility to pick yourself up.” —Mary Holloway


14. “Find a survivor who can be a role model for you. For me it is Lassie: whenever I run into difficulties I ask myself, “What would Lassie do now?” Bernie Siegel, MD, author of Love, Medicine, and Miracles


15. 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, an award-winning financial journalist, author, and motivational speaker.


16. Hard headed I grew up resilient. It wasn’t no hero so we look up to the villains.


17. “Family environments characterized by stability, cohesion, organization, and preservation of routines and rituals may be most conducive to resilience among adolescents.” – Hyun Lee and James Cranford


18. “Resilience is viewed as a vital attribute for nurses because it augments adaptation in demanding and volatile clinical environments such as operating rooms.” – Brigid Gillespie et al.


19. “Strong people don’t put others down. They lift them up.” Michael P. Watson, professional boxer


20. “You say you’re ‘depressed’ – all I see is resilience. You are allowed to feel messed up and inside out. It doesn’t mean you’re defective – it just means you’re human.” ― David Mitchell


21. “Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is a strength.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger


22. “Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.” — Marie Curie, Chemist and Physicist


23. “You say you’re ‘depressed’ — all I see is resilience. You are allowed to feel messed up and inside out. It doesn’t mean you’re defective; it just means you’re human.” — David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas


24. “If you’re going through hell, keep going.”


25. “Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.” – Helen Keller Helen Keller


26. She stood in the storm and when the wind did not blow her way, she adjusted her sails.


27. “Resilience or hardiness is the ability to adapt to new circumstances when life presents the unpredictable.” – Salvatore R. Maddi


28. “It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.” – Theodore Roosevelt


29. “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.”


30. “Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston S. Churchill


31. “The most resilient people are like playful, curious children.” ― Al Siebert


32. “She had fouled off of the curves that life had thrown at her.” – W.P. Kinsella


33. “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


34. “Our resilience increases as we recognize the magnitude of what we have already accomplished.” – Patricia O’Gorman


35. “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


36. “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


37. “There comes a time in your life, when you walk away from all the drama and people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh. Forget the bad and focus on the good. Love the people who treat you right, pray for the ones who do not. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is a part of life, getting back up is living.”


38. “Rock bottom became the solid foundation in which I rebuilt my life.” –J.K. RowlingCLICK TO TWEET


39. “We are stubborn on vision. We are flexible on details.” - Jeff Bezos


40. “The more we can embrace failure, the more we will be able to open to it and the more confident and resilient we will become.” – Karen Kimsey-House


41. “Change is inevitable – except from a vending machine.” Robert Gallagher, editorial photographer


42. “I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind the morning.” – B. Priestley


43. “Each one of us is more than the worst thing we’ve ever done.”


44. “Find a survivor who can be a role model for you. For me it is Lassie: whenever I run into difficulties I ask myself,“What would Lassie do now?” – Bernie Siegel


45. “Cry if you want to, I won’t tell you not to. I won’t try to cheer you. I’ll just be here if you want me to be.” – Cole Porter


46. “When we think of blue-collar women, we often overlook their resilience and fortitude, but they are an integral part of our workforce and are often the catalyst for progress and change.” – Ellen DeGeneres


47. “The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.”


48. “A gem is not polished without rubbing, nor a person perfected without trials.”


49. “Anyone can take the wheel of the ship in calm water but it’s not so easy when it’s not calm water. You can’t just enjoy the good times, you have to be resilient in the tough times. ” — Sean Dyche


50. 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


51. “Every morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.”


52. “Write your goals in concrete and your plans in sand.” - Anonymous


53. Being bold is being firm, sure, confident, fearless, daring, strong, resilient, and not easily intimidated.


54. “Sometimes carrying on, just carrying on, is a superhuman achievement.” – Albert Camus


55. “One of the key principles in Kintsugi is “Kansha” or expressing gratitude. As part of my pledge is to continuously design interventions and activities that will make the whole organization intentional in giving gratitude for their work, their colleagues and their leaders. By building this culture and mindset, I can contribute in helping the organization develop self leaders who are more positive, resilient, adaptable to change and continuous growth.” – Denise Escanillas Ramos


56. “Mental health clinicians need to address the issue of stigma, which is so often attached to mental illness. They need to support efforts to prevent mental ill health and promote health, wellness and resilience. Clinicians need to support the rights of people with mental illness, and enable them to participate meaningfully in society.”


57. “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


58. “The conclusion that resilience is made of ordinary rather than extraordinary processes offers a more positive outlook on human development and adaptation, as well as direction for policy and practice aimed at enhancing the development of children at risk for problems and psychopathology.” – Ann Masten


59. “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.”


60. “It’s your reaction to adversity, not adversity itself that determines how your life’s story will develop.” – Dieter F. Uchtdorf (7)


61. “Resilience is a dynamic concept in which successful coping may involve a complicated mixture of psychological habituation, changes in mental set, alterations in perceived and actual self-efficacy, hormonal changes … and neural alterations.” – Michael Rutter


62. “To be nobody but yourself in a world that’s doing its best to make you somebody else is to fight the hardest battle you are ever going to fight. Never stop fighting.” e. e. cummings (1894-1962), poet, essayist, and playwright


63. “The future doesn’t belong to the light-hearted. It belongs to the brave.”


64. “Forget mistakes. Forget failures. Forget everything except what you are going to do right now, and do it. Today is your lucky day.” – Will Durant


65. “Everyone needs resilience because one thing is certain, life includes adversities.” - Karen Reivich


66. Resilience is overcoming adversity, whilst also potentially changing, or even dramatically transforming, (aspects of) that adversity. — Angie Hart


67. I am resilient and can get through anything.


68. “Grief and resilience live together.” – Michelle Obama


69. Spending time alone in your own company reinforces your self-worth, and is often the number one way to replenish your resilience reserves.


70. “Adversity introduces us to ourselves.” W. Mitchell, speaker, and author of It’s Not What Happens to You–It’s What You Do About It


71. “An effective leader allows exceptions to the rule for exceptional results or when circumstance demands.” - John Wooden


72. “Wings are not only for birds; they are also for minds. Human potential stops at some point somewhere beyond infinity.” – Toller Cranston


73. “There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.” Edith Wharton (1862-1937), novelist, and designer


74. “Change leads to disappointment if it is not sustained.


75. “My childhood gave me resilience and there’s little that can surprise me in life.” – Natalia Vadianova


76. “What most people call stress is really an internal, physical feeling of anxiety or strain that they don’t like. This is not just semantics. Stress is the external pressure, strain is the internal effect.” – Al Siebert


77. “When you are hit with life-disrupting events, you will never be the same again. You either cope or you crumble; you become better or bitter; you emerge stronger or weaker.” – Al Siebert


78. “Learning isn’t a way of reaching one’s potential but rather a way of developing it.”


79. “Like tiny seeds with potent power to push through tough ground and become mighty trees, we hold innate reserves of unimaginable strength. We are resilient.”


80. “There are two ways of exerting one’s strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up.” Booker T. Washington (1856-1915), educator and presidential advisor


81. “Our resilience increases as we recognize the magnitude of what we have already accomplished.” Patricia O’Gorman, author of Dancing Backwards In High Heels: How Women Master the Art of Resilience


82. “Turn your wounds into wisdom.” – Oprah Winfrey


83. “There are two ways of exerting one’s strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up.” – Booker T. Washington


84. “Hang on to your hat. Hang on to your hope. And wind the clock, for tomorrow is another day.”


85. “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.”


86. “No one escapes pain, fear, and suffering. Yet from pain can come wisdom, from fear can come courage, from suffering can come strength – if we have the virtue of resilience.”


87. “When I look back, some of the greatest people in the history of the world have created things where paths have never been with such resiliency.” – Joy Mangano


88. “Stand firm, and you will win life.” – Luke 21:19


89. “Just as there are no little people or unimportant lives, there is no insignificant work.” ~Elena Bonner (Submitted by Sybil Stershic) Thanks Sybil!


90. "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


91. “Enthusiasm is common. Endurance is rare.”


92. “On the other side of a storm is the strength that comes from having navigated through it. Raise your sail and begin.”


93. “Sadness gives depth. Happiness gives height. Sadness gives roots. Happiness gives branches. Happiness is like a tree going into the sky, and sadness is like the roots going down into the womb of the earth. Both are needed, and the higher a tree goes, the deeper it goes, simultaneously. The bigger the tree, the bigger will be its roots. In fact, it is always in proportion. That’s its balance.” – Osho


94. “Forgive yourself for your faults and your mistakes and move on.” – Les Brown


95. “I spent my young adult years postponing many of the small things that I knew would make me happy…I was fortunate enough to realize that I would never have the time unless I made the time. And then the rest of my life began.” – Dr. Chris Peterson


96. “We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed.” – Corinthians


97. “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


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


99. “When we learn how to become resilient, we learn how to embrace the beautifully broad spectrum of the human experience.”


100. “We will either find a way, or make one.” – Anibal Barca


101. “We all have battles to fight. And it’s often in those battles that we are most alive: it’s on the frontlines of our lives that we earn wisdom, create joy, forge friendships, discover happiness, find love, and do purposeful work.” – Eric Greitens


102. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” ~Eleanor Roosevelt (Submitted by Joy Guthrie) Thanks Joy!


103. “You got this. One day at a time. You are resilient, courageous, and capable. Be proud of yourself. It isn’t easy enduring depression/anxiety.” – The Anxiety Man (@RealAnxietyMan)


104. "Hard-headed, I grew up resilient. It wasn’t no hero so we look up to the villains.”


105. “Your resilience is your humanity… To yield and not break, that is incredible strength.”


106. “My life was my life; I would have to stare it down, somehow, and make it work for me.”


107. “Develop resilience and be brave. There are days when it is very discouraging. You have to develop personal resilience to environmental 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


108. “Resilience is seen as more than simple recovery from insult, rather it can be defined as positive growth or adaptation following periods of homeostatic disruption.” – Laura Campbell-Sills


109. “You learn to be resilient, to survive when you know you are capable of making worthy contribution to the world; you fight it when you have nothing to lose and so much to gain.” – Mala Naidoo


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


111. “No one escapes pain, fear, and suffering. Yet from pain can come wisdom, from fear can come courage, from suffering can come strength - if we have the virtue of resilience. — Eric Greitens


112. “The key to making your life better is to stop blaming others for triggering reactions in you that you don’t like. The problem is not what others do; it is your reaction to what they do.” Al Siebert


113. “Humor has bailed me out of more tight situations than I can think of. If you go with your instincts and keep your humor, creativity follows. With luck, success comes too.” Jimmy Buffett, musician, actor and businessman


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


115. “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


116. “We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed.” – 2 Corinthians 4:8-9


117. “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.”


118. “Show me someone who has done something worthwhile, and I’ll show you someone who has overcome adversity.” Lou Holtz, football player, coach, and analyst


119. “What does not kill me makes me stronger.” – Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche


120. If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right. - Henry Ford


121. “Resilience is knowing that you are the only one that has the power and the responsibility to pick yourself up.” – Mary Holloway


122. “We will either find a way, or make one.” —Hanibal Barca


123. “When a river of tears and a load of grief keep on flowing from a mountain of broken trust, feelings may relentlessly besiege the stronghold of our flesh. Only a timely adjustment with our mental compass can shore up confidence, resilience; and reliance. ("Taken for a ride")”


124. “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” - Thomas Edison


125. “The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt


126. “What most people call stress is really an internal, physical feeling of anxiety or strain that they don’t like. This is not just semantics. Stress is the external pressure, strain is the internal effect.” Al Siebert


127. “The mind is its own place and can make a heaven of hell and a hell of heaven.” – John Milton


128. “The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.” – Vidal Sassoon


129. “You say you’re ‘depressed’ – all I see is resilience. You are allowed to feel messed up and inside out. It doesn’t mean you’re defective – it just means you’re human.”—David Mitchell


130. “Our resilience increases as we recognize the magnitude of what we have already accomplished.” ― Patricia O’Gorman


131. “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


132. “Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.” – Henry Ford


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


134. “Turn your wounds into wisdom.”


135. “Man never made any material as resilient as the human spirit.” – Bernard Williams


136. “When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.” Audre Lorde (1934-1992), writer, feminist, and civil rights activist


137. “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.”


138. “Everyone has an innate capacity to bounce back from setbacks, reconnect with their passion for work, do their best, and thrive no matter how dire external circumstances may seem.” - Rani Bora


139. “Where there is no struggle, there is no strength.” – Oprah Winfrey


140. I spent my young adult years postponing many of the small things that I knew would make me happy… I was fortunate enough to realize that I would never have the time unless I made the time. And then the rest of my life began. ― Christopher Peterson, Positive Psychologist


141. “Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” –Napoleon HillCLICK TO TWEET


142. “We are not a product of what has happened to us in our past. We have the power of choice.” – Stephen Covey


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


144. “Heroes inevitably experience at least one very big failure that tests whether they have the resilience to come back and fight smarter and with more determination.” – Ray Dalio


145. Resiliency is the ability to spring back from and successfully adapt to adversity. — Nan Henderson, The Resiliency Quiz


146. “That which does not kill us makes us stronger.”


147. “Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.” – 1 Corinthians 16:13


148. “Some may be more fortunate than others, and many might feel more like second bests, not sure how to survive. Not seeing the light on their path, they keep on living with fear. Albeit social security systems may be supportive existential anxiety subsists, crushing their identity. Only by converting 'fear' into a challenge, we can grit our teeth, strengthen resilience, and brighten up the dimness in our minds. ("A new life with Schengen"")”


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


150. “The key to making your life better is to stop blaming others for triggering reactions in you that you don’t like. The problem is not what others do; it is your reaction to what they do.” – Al Siebert


151. “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


152. “Resilience is born by grounding yourself in your own loveliness, hitting notes you thought were way out of your range.” – Gregory Boyle


153. “You will not have to fight this battle. Take up your positions; stand firm and see the deliverance the Lord will give you, Judah and Jerusalem. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Go out to face them tomorrow, and the Lord will be with you.” – 2 Chronicles 20:17


154. “Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is a strength.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger


155. “She stood in the storm and when the wind did not blow her way, she adjusted her sails.” —Elizabeth Edwards


156. “Feeling confronted with the absurdity of life may sometimes nurture a personal satisfaction for those who like to set a paramount task or to create a compassionate mission. In so doing, the seal of absurdity becomes less unbearable, while it confers them a ‘Sisyphus’ status that transmutes them into heroes of human resilience. (“Sisyphus on the hill.)”


157. It’s your reaction to adversity, not adversity itself that determines how your life’s story will develop. ― Dieter Friedrich Uchtdorf


158. “Grief and resilience live together.”


159. “Beautiful gems can emerge from dirt. Struggle can teach you self-discipline and resilience.” – Dipa Sanatani


160. “The human capacity for burden is like bamboo – far more flexible than you’d ever believe at first glance.” –Jodi PicoultCLICK TO TWEET


161. “The most resilient people are like playful, curious children.” – Al Siebert


162. “Resilience is overcoming adversity, whilst also potentially changing, or even dramatically transforming, (aspects of) that adversity.” Angie Hart, University of Brighton


163. “I think one thing is that anybody who’s had to contend with mental illness – whether it’s depression, bipolar illness or severe anxiety, whatever – has a fair amount of resilience in the sense that they’ve had to deal with suffering already, personal suffering.” – Kay Redfield Jamison


164. “We will either find a way, or make one.”


165. “Fall seven times, stand up eight.” – Proverb


166. “It’s your reaction to adversity, not adversity itself that determines how your life’s story will develop.” – Dieter F. Uchtdorf (6)


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


168. The human capacity for burden is like bamboo – far more flexible than you’d ever believe at first glance. ― Jodi Picoult, My Sister’s Keeper


169. “Resilience is an inference based on evidence that some individuals have a better outcome than others who have experienced a comparable level of adversity.” – Michael Rutter


170. “Fall seven times, get up eight.”


171. “Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.” – Napoleon Hill


172. “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.” Helen Keller (1880-1969), deaf-blind author and political activist


173. “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


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


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


176. “Wings are not only for birds; they are also for minds. Human potential stops at some point somewhere beyond infinity.” Toller Cranston (1949-2015), Olympic figure skater and painter.


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


178. “A gem is not polished without rubbing, nor a person perfected without trials.” – Chinese Proverb


179. “People who succeed have momentum. The more they succeed, the more they want to succeed, and the more they find a way to succeed. Similarly, when someone is failing, the tendency is to get on a downward spiral that can even become a self-fulfilling prophecy.” – Tony Robbins


180. “It’s your reaction to adversity, not adversity itself that determines how your life’s story will develop.” – Dieter F. Uchtdorf (5)


181. “I don’t need your praise


182. “Psychological resilience refers to the ability to use personal qualities to withstand pressure.” – David Fletcher and Mustafa Sarkar


183. “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


184. “The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.” – Winston Churchill


185. “During difficult times, an important resiliency step is being able to express your feelings in healthy ways. You can’t make feelings go away, but you can move through them.” – Al Siebert


186. “During difficult times, an important resiliency step is being able to express your feelings in healthy ways. You can’t make feelings go away, but you can move through them.” Al Siebert


187. “Change is inevitable except from a vending machine.” – Robert Gallagher


188. “Life doesn’t get easier or more forgiving; we get stronger and more resilient.” —Dr. Steve Maraboli


189. “The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off.” Gloria Steinem, feminist, journalist, and social-political activist


190. “Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.” – Og Mandino


191. “Success consists of getting up just one more time than you fall.”


192. “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.’”


193. “Your mind and attitudes create either barriers or bridges to good outcomes.” – Al Siebert


194. “You all know that I have been sustained throughout my life by three saving graces – my family, my friends, and a faith in the power of resilience and hope. These graces have carried me through difficult times and they have brought more joy to the good times than I ever could have imagined.” – Elizabeth Edwards


195. “Survivors are not afraid to have feelings. You must be in touch with your body and its messages.” – Bernie Siegel


196. “Sadness gives depth. Happiness gives height. Sadness gives roots. Happiness gives branches. Happiness is like a tree going into the sky, and sadness is like the roots going down into the womb of the earth. Both are needed, and the higher a tree goes, the deeper it goes, simultaneously. The bigger the tree, the bigger will be its roots. In fact, it is always in proportion. That’s its balance.”


197. No matter your role in this breakup, whether you were dumped or you walked away, it takes serious courage and resiliency to make it through to the other side.” – Samantha Burns


198. “It may sound strange, but many champions are made champions by setbacks.” – Bob Richards


199. “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


200. “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


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


202. “Each deep breath taken during Yoga practice builds internal strength and resilience.” ― Purvi Raniga


203. “Fearlessness is not the absence of fear. It’s the mastery of fear. It’s about getting up one more time than we fall down.” – Arianna Huffington


204. “It’s okay to feel down or think pessimistically sometimes, but choosing to respond with optimism, resilience, and gratitude will benefit you far more in the long run.” – Abhishek Ratna


205. Resilience or hardiness is the ability to adapt to new circumstances when life presents the unpredictable. — Salvatore R. Maddi, author of Hardiness: Turning Stressful Circumstances into Resilient Growth


206. “You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.”


207. “Above all, cancer is a spiritual practice that teaches me about faith and resilience.” — Kris Carr


208. “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


209. “The best leaders don't know just one style of leadership - they're skilled at several, and have the flexibility to switch between styles as the circumstance dictates.” - Daniel Goleman


210. “It may sound strange, but many champions are made champions by setbacks.” Bob Richards, space entrepreneur


211. “Resilience is, of course, necessary for a warrior. But a lack of empathy isn’t.”


212. “A few people are born resilient. The rest of us need to work consciously at developing our abilities.” – Al Siebert


213. “No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.” – Romans 8:37


214. “Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.”


215. “Once I learned to like me more than others did, then I didn't have to worry about being the funniest or the most popular or the prettiest. I was the best me and I only ever tried to be that."


216. “A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. It’s jolted by every pebble on the road.” Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887) clergyman and social reformer


217. “Man never made any material as resilient as the human spirit.”


218. “Nourishing relationships is the single most universally agreed-upon feature of the good life.” Daniel Goleman, author of Social Intelligence: The New Science of Human Relationships


219. “Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world”


220. “Blaming others for how bad things are for you, keeps you in a non-resilient victim state in which you do not take resiliency actions.” ― Al Siebert


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


222. “Strong people don’t put others down. They lift them up.” – Michael P. Watson


223. “Fact: From quitting smoking to skiing, we succeed to the degree we try, fail, and learn. Studies show that people who worry about mistakes shut down, but those who are relaxed about doing badly soon learn to do well. Success is built on failure.”


224. “Thinking is easy, acting difficult, and to put one’s thoughts into action, the most difficult thing in the world.” Goethe, ancient philosopher


225. “Our primary purpose is the help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.” Dalai Lama, Tibetan leader


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


227. “Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” – Napoleon Hill


228. “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.”


229. “Resilience represents a constellation of characteristics that protect individuals from the potential negative effect of stressors.” – Ivan Robertson et al.


230. “A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.” – Christopher Reeve


231. “A Hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.”


232. “Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence. Inaction is not only the result but the cause, of fear. Perhaps the action you take will be successful; perhaps different action or adjustments will have to follow. But any action is better than no action at all.” – Norman Vincent Peale


233. “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


234. “I don’t want the fear of failure to stop me from doing what I really care about.”


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


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


237. “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


238. “Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but of playing a poor hand well.” Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) author of Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde


239. “When nobody fails, everybody loses. Feedback and resilience are vital.” - Alan Froggatt


240. “The trauma you’ve experienced and survived is the most powerful part of your life experience. Honor and celebrate your resiliency.” – Leonie H. Mattison


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


242. “Remember an arrow can only be shot by pulling it backward; so when you feel like life is dragging you down with difficulties, it simply means that it’s going to launch you to something great. So just focus and keep aiming.” – Anonymous


243. “Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.” Helen Keller Helen Keller (1880-1969), deaf-blind author and political activist


244. “Rock bottom became the solid foundation in which I rebuilt my life.” – J.K. Rowling


245. “There comes a time in your life, when you walk away from all the drama and people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh. Forget the bad and focus on the good. Love the people who treat you right, pray for the ones who do not. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is a part of life, getting back up is living.” – José N. Harris


246. “There are two kinds of strength. Power and the ability to wield it is obvious, but a resilience, the ability to resist power, is the other.” – Raymond E. Feist


247. “Joy in one’s heart and some laughter on one’s lips is a sign that the person down deep has a pretty good grasp of life.” Hugh Sidey (1927-2005), Life Magazine journalist


248. "Recovery doesn’t mean your life magically becomes perfect and happy all the time, but it helps you recognize that you have the strength and resilience within you to handle the good and the bad that comes with life. Your eating disorder may help numb the uncomfortable emotions that you don’t want to feel, but it also numbs the positive ones, and convinces you that you can’t handle life without it. But you can. And life feels so much richer [and] more meaningful when you are actually living for you."— Beth Pilcher, LISW-CP


249. “A gem is not polished without rubbing, nor a person perfected without trials.” Chinese Proverb


250. “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


251. “Loving ourselves calls us to give up the illusion that we can control everything and focuses us on building our inner resource of resilience.” – Sharon Salzberg


252. “Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” – Helen Keller


253. “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


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


255. “The trouble with being in the rat race is that even if you win, you’re still going to be a rat.” – Lily Tomlin


256. “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


257. “Resilience is very different than being numb. Resilience means you experience, you feel, you fail, you hurt. You fall. But, you keep going.”


258. “A comeback is a setback that did its homework, learned the lesson, and then moved forward.” – Eleanor Brownn


259. “Show me someone who has done something worthwhile, and I’ll show you someone who has overcome adversity.” – Lou Holtz


260. “Man never made any material as resilient as the human spirit.” – Bern William


261. “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


262. “People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.” – Elizabeth Kubler-Ross


263. “Stay committed to your decisions, but stay flexible in your approach.” – Anthony Robbins


264. “Taking time to laugh, appreciate pleasant moments, and smell the roses daily affects your brain and nervous system in ways that enhance your problem-solving skills, and this, in turn, increased your resiliency.” Al Siebert


265. “The mind is its own place and can make a heaven of hell and a hell of heaven.” John Milton (1608-1674), poet and man of letters


266. “Fall seven times, stand up eight.”


267. “If I am not for me, who will be? If I am only for me, what is the point.” – Hillel


268. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill


269. “The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life. Rarely do members of one family grow up under the same roof.” Richard Bach, author of Jonathan Livingston Seagull and Illusions


270. “Like tiny seeds with potent power to push through tough ground and become mighty trees, we hold innate reserves of unimaginable strength. We are resilient.” – Catherine DeVrye, The Gift of Nature


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


272. “You’re going to face adversity. It’s not if it’s when.” – Andre Ward


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


274. “Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.”


275. “It’s your reaction to adversity, not adversity itself that determines how your life’s story will develop.” – Dieter F. Uchtdorf (2)


276. “Fall seven times, stand up eight.” – Japanese Proverb


277. “Victory is sweetest when you’ve known defeat.” – Malcolm S. Forbes


278. “Resilience is a process and a staircase. You might be on step four of the staircase, and I might be on step one, but we can both keep moving up the staircase so that our resilience levels will hopefully exceed the rising tide of stress.” – Glenn Schiraldi


279. “Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” – Robert F. Kennedy


280. “You recover better when you tell your family, a friend, or a support group what you are feeling. If you’d like them just to listen and not problem solve while you talk, let them know. If you want some suggestions and coaching on what to do, let them know that.” Al Siebert


281. “I hope you find true meaning, contentment, and passion in your life. I hope you navigate the difficult times and come out with greater strength and resolve. I hope you find whatever balance you seek with your eyes wide open. And I hope that you – yes, you – have the ambition to lean in to your career and run the world. Because the world needs you to change it.”


282. “Congrats on 7 years! I know this has been, undoubtedly, the hardest of those and I am in awe of your resilience and strength. Cheers to the light at the end of the tunnel and to your example staying sober through everything. Can’t wait to see you soon!”


283. “The human capacity for burden is like bamboo—far more flexible than you'd ever believe at first glance.”


284. “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


285. Success is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm. - Winston Churchill


286. “It’s your reaction to adversity, not adversity itself that determines how your life’s story will develop.”


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


288. “Life doesn’t get easier or more forgiving; we get stronger and more resilient.” – Steve Maraboli


289. “Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.”


290. “I knew there was a way out. I knew there was another kind of life because I had read about it. I knew there were other places, and there was another way of being.” Oprah Winfrey, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist


291. “Humor has bailed me out of more tight situations than I can think of. If you go with your instincts and keep your humor, creativity follows. With luck, success comes too.” – Jimmy Buffett


292. “A woman with a voice is by definition a strong woman”


293. “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”


294. “Resilience is believed to be a process rather than a single event and a continuum rather than a binary outcome.” – Meetu Khosla


295. “Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.” – James 1:12


296. “The heart is the place where we live our passions. It is frail and easily broken, but wonderfully resilient. There is no point in trying to deceive the heart. It depends upon our honesty for its survival.”


297. “Deep Kindness requires empathy and perspective-taking. How am I supposed to give you something you truly need if I don’t attempt to understand what you need first? Deep Kindness requires resilience. Do you know how much fortitude it takes to offer Kindness, get rejected, hurt, or laughed at, and return to give Kindness again? Grit is necessary for unconditional love in the face of adversity, cruelty, or conditions that would more naturally lend themselves to hate.” – Houston Kraft


298. “A good half of the art of living is resilience.”


299. “The human capacity for burden is like bamboo – far more flexible than you'd ever believe at first glance.” –Jodi Picoult


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


301. “Stress is nothing more than a socially acceptable form of mental illness.” Richard Carlson, psychotherapist, and author of Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff . . . and It’s All Small Stuff: Simple Ways to Keep the Little Things from Taking Over Your Life


302. I hope that my children will look up to me as I have looked up to you. Throughout my life, you have been a pillar of resilience, and I am so grateful for all you have done for me. May you feel cherished and adored on your big day today.


303. “Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence.” – Colin Powell


304. “Things do not change; we change.” – Henry David Thoreau


305. “When we learn how to become resilient, we learn how to embrace the beautifully broad spectrum of the human experience.” – Jaeda Dewalt


306. ”It’s your reaction to adversity, not the adversity itself, that determines how your life’s story will develop.” - Dieter Friedrich Uchtdorf


307. “The human capacity for burden is like bamboo- far more flexible than you'd ever believe at first glance.”


308. “People who soar are those who refuse to sit back, sigh and wish things would change. They neither complain of their lot nor passively dream of some distant ship coming in. Rather, they visualize in their minds that they are not quitters; they will not allow life’s circumstances to push them down and hold them under.” – Charles Swindoll


309. “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.”


310. “I came up with seven strategies that had always served me well: self-worth, focus, resilience, empathy, loyalty, forgiveness, and most important, optimism. ” — Leeza Gibbons


311. “Resilience is not about being able to bounce back like nothing has happened. Resilience is your consistent resistance to give up.” – Janna Cachola


312. “The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them.” – Albert Einstein


313. “Resilience research has substantial potential to guide the development of effective interventions for diverse at-risk populations … to forces that are protective in nature as well as to those that exacerbate vulnerability, and to the mechanisms that underlie their effects.” – Suniya Luthar and Dante Cicchetti


314. “Empathy for other people’s feelings requires a counter-balancing quality of toughness to not be controlled by their pain.” Al Siebert


315. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” Winston Churchill (1874-1965), Prime Minister of the United Kingdom


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


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


318. “We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and this something must be attained.” ~Marie Curie (Submitted by Hoda Kamel) Thanks Hoda!


319. “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


320. “Fear of failure is the fuel of achievement. If you weren’t afraid to fail, you probably wouldn’t be highly motivated to work at the level that most of us have to work to do well.” – Ruth Simmons


321. “A good father-daughter relationship ….can empower daughters to believe in themselves and to prosecute a case with conviction and confidence. It can bestow upon a girl a sense of belonging, a self-efficacy and a resilience for life.” – Madonna King, Fathers and Daughters


322. “Hang on to your hat. Hang on to your hope. And wind the clock, for tomorrow is another day.” – E.B. White


323. “Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.“


324. “Stress is nothing more than a socially acceptable form of mental illness.” – Richard Carlson


325. “Being resilient is so much easier when you’re surrounded by the right people.” ― Maxime Lagacé


326. “Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.” – Conrad Hilton


327. “Success is not final; failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston S. Churchill


328. But there was no need to be ashamed of tears, for tears bore witness that a man had the greatest of courage, the courage to suffer. — Viktor Frankl


329. “A Child Called It was a story about resilience, it was never about boo-hoo-hoo. It was about a kid that didn’t quit.” – Dave Pelzer


330. “As much as talent counts, effort counts twice.”


331. “Resilience arises out of a belief in one’s own self-efficacy, the ability to deal with change, and use of a repertoire of problem-solving skills.” – Brigid Gillespie et al.


332. “The human capacity for burden is like bamboo- far more flexible than you’d ever believe at first glance.” – Jodi Picoult


333. “I think one thing is that anybody who’s had to contend with mental illness – whether it’s depression, bipolar illness or severe anxiety, whatever – actually has a fair amount of resilience in the sense that they’ve had to deal with suffering already, personal suffering.” – Kay Redfield Jamison


334. “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” – Thomas Edison


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


336. “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning how to dance in the rain.”


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


338. “The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.” – Alan Watts


339. “Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.” Nelson Mandela, South African anti-apartheid revolutionary and Prime Minister


340. “You say you’re ‘depressed’ — all I see is resilience. You are allowed to feel messed up and inside out. It doesn’t mean you’re defective — it just means you’re human.”― David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas


341. “Success and likeability are positively correlated for men and negatively for women. When a man is successful, he is liked by both men and women. When a woman is successful, people of both genders like her less.”


342. “I hope you never fear those mountains in the distance


343. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”


344. “Anyone who tries to act as though he or she never feels upset or distressed is more fragile than people who admit they need counseling.” Al Siebert


345. “Resilience is knowing that you are the only one that has the power and the responsibility to pick yourself up.”


346. “Resilient survivors handle their feelings well when hit with unexpected difficulties no matter how unfair. When hurt and distressed, they expect to eventually recover and find a way to have things turn our well.” – Al Siebert


347. “Failure doesn't define you. It's what you do after you fail that determines whether you are a leader or a waste of perfectly good air.”


348. “Resilience is a multidimensional and not a unitary concept. There is no one characteristic or trait identified as resilience. Rather, there are many behaviors and actions associated with resilience.” – Russ Newman


349. “The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off.” – Gloria Steinem


350. “Most people avoid and evade the powerful life experiences that helps transform, and mold, them to be able to use more of their fullest potential.” – Tony Dovale


351. “There is a quiet transformation happening that is moving us from ‘turning on each other’ to ‘turning toward each other.’ Without question. that transformation will require shame resilience. If we’re willing to dare greatly and risk vulnerability with each other. worthiness has the power to set us free.” – Brené Brown


352. “I didn’t give up. I am not a victim, and that is my proudest accomplishment.” Suzanne Somers, actor and author of After the Fall: How I Picked Myself Up, Dusted Myself Off, and Started All Over Again


353. As much as talent counts, effort counts twice. — Angela Duckworth, a MacArthur Genius Award-winning psychologist, author of Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance.


354. "You will emerge from this nightmare like the powerful, beautiful, resilient person that you are. It can be hard to remember this when you feel like a shell of the person you once were. But trust me: You are capable of overcoming so much more than you think.” – Elite Daily


355. “I tried and failed. I tried again and again and succeeded.”


356. “It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.”


357. “Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For, indeed, that’s all who ever have.” – Margaret Mead


358. “The better you become at being able to recognize, verbalize, and manage your feelings, the less you will be vulnerable to losing emotional control or developing cardiovascular illnesses.” Al Siebert


359. “What helps you persevere is your resilience and commitment.”


360. “We find our humanity — our will to live and our ability to love — in our connections to one another. Be there for your family and friends. And I mean in person. Not just in a message with a heart emoji.”


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


362. “We cannot wait for the other shoe to drop, when the road becomes unendurably bumpy. If the aura of truth starts to wane and the light of the sky begins to splinter, only resilience can settle things. (“Steaming ahead”)”


363. “Resiliency is something you do, more than something you have. . . You become highly resilient by continuously learning your best way of being yourself in your circumstance.” – Al Siebert


364. “Blaming others for how bad things are for you, keeps you in a non-resilient victim state in which you do not take resiliency actions.” Al Siebert


365. “Successful people demonstrate their resilience through their dedication to making progress every day, even if that progress is marginal. — Jonathan Mills


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


367. “Adversity reveals genius.” Horace, Roman poet


368. “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


369. “Nourishing relationships is the single most universally agreed-upon feature of the good life.” – Daniel Goleman


370. “The laws of nature remind us that no matter how long, seeds do grow. Push through long enough to see your seeds grow.” – Andrena Sawyer


371. “Resilience is our ability to bounce back from life’s challenges and unforeseen difficulties, providing mental protection from emotional and mental disorders.” – Michael Rutter


372. “Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.” – Helen Keller


373. Resilience is what you get imbibed in you when you go jet skiing. #resilience


374. “The real opportunity for success lies within the person and not in the job.” - Zig Ziglar


375. “When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.”


376. “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.”


377. “Experience life in all possible ways goodbad, bittersweet, darklight, summerwinter. Experience all the dualities. Don’t be afraid of experience, because the more experience you have, the more mature you become.” – Osho


378. “Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.” – Corinthians


379. “If you surrendered to the air, you could ride it.” – Toni Morrison, Song of Solomon


380. “If you’re facing a problem, don’t tell yourself that you can’t do it. Convince yourself that you have the strength to deal with almost anything because of the way you were raised. And you do! Recognizing your core strengths is an important step toward having joie de vivre. You can count on better days to come because of the good days that came before. And you can find joy in the moment because you have the resiliency to overcome the problems that may be hanging over you.”— Ruth K. Westheimer


381. “You all know that I have been sustained throughout my life by three saving graces – my family, my friends, and a faith in the power of resilience and hope. These graces have carried me through difficult times and they have brought more joy to the good times than I ever could have imagined.”


382. “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


383. “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


384. Learn to embrace your own unique beauty, celebrate your unique gifts with confidence. Your imperfections are actually a gift.”


385. “There’s no such thing as ruining your life. Life’s a pretty resilient thing, it turns out.”


386. “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, author of Courage Doesn’t Always Roar


387. “Negative self-talk will weaken your self-concept and can lead to a self-fulfilling prophecy. People who think ‘I’m a loser’ or ‘I’m a failure as a manager’ tend to act in a way that confirms those beliefs. People who think ‘I’m adaptable’ or ‘I’m a good friend’ will tend to act in ways to confirm those beliefs.” – Al Siebert


388. “Cracked up by life with a laugh that’s known bitter but, past it, got better.” – Jayne Relaford Brown


389. “Because, you know, resilience — if you think of it in terms of the Gold Rush, then you’d be pretty depressed right now because the last nugget of gold would be gone. But the good thing is, with innovation, there isn’t a last nugget. Every new thing creates two new questions and two new opportunities.” – Jeff Bezos