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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


390. “A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him.” – David Brinkley


391. “It’s your reaction to adversity, not adversity itself that determines how your life’s story will develop.” – Dieter F. Uchtdorf (1)


392. “Resilience is the ability to attack while running away.”


393. “I’m inspired by people that are marginal. I’m excited by their resilience. ” —Mira Nair


394. “Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody else expects of you. Never excuse yourself. Never pity yourself. Be a hard master to yourself-and be lenient to everybody else.” – Henry Ward Beecher


395. “It is really wonderful how much resilience there is in human nature. Let any obstructing cause, no matter what, be removed in any way, even by death, and we fly back to first principles of hope and enjoyment.”


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


397. “Above all, cancer is a spiritual practice that teaches me about faith and resilience.”


398. “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 (1898-1993), minister, and author of The Power of Positive Thinking


399. “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.”


400. “Don’t be distracted by criticism. Remember–the only taste of success some people get is to take a bite out of you.” – Zig Ziglar


401. “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


402. “When we learn to deal directly with our complaints and difficulties, romanticized ideas about the spiritual path are no longer meaningful. We see that what is important is to take responsibility for ourselves, and to always be aware of our thoughts, feelings, and actions.” – Tarthang Tulku


403. “Resilience or hardiness is the ability to adapt to new circumstances when life presents the unpredictable.” Salvatore R. Maddi, Psychologist and author of Resilience at Work: How to Succeed No Matter What Life Throws at You


404. “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


405. When we meet and fall into the gravitational pull of a narcissist, we are entering a significant life lesson that involves learning how to create boundaries, self-respect, and resilience. Through trial and error (and a lot of pain), our connection with narcissists teaches us the necessary lessons we need to become mature empaths.” — unknown


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


407. To be rendered powerless does not destroy your humanity. Your resilience is your humanity. The only people who lose their humanity are those who believe they have the right to render another human being powerless. They are the weak. To yield and not break, that is incredible strength. — Hannah Gadsby


408. ... youngsters seem to own some sort of secret to resilience, inspiration, and happiness that most adults lack. Garret Kramer, The Path of No Resistance


409. “The last of human freedoms is one’s ability to choose one’s attitude in a given set of circumstances.” – Viktor Frankl


410. Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.


411. “Resilience is based on compassion for ourselves as well as compassion for others.” – Sharon Salzberg


412. “‎Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody else expects of you. Never excuse yourself. Never pity yourself. Be a hard master to yourself-and be lenient to everybody else.”


413. “In terms of fostering resiliency prior to the development of symptoms, current research suggests that certain aspects of military life, such as field training exercises, unit cohesiveness, physical fitness, and leadership may be beneficial as part of preparedness interventions.” – Cale Palmer


414. “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


415. “Cleaning the wound is often more painful


416. “Increasingly, researchers focused on identifying the characteristics of individuals, particularly young people, who thrived while living in difficult circumstances, such as poverty and parental mental illness.” – David Fletcher and Mustafa Sarkar


417. 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


418. “Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough. - Og Mandino


419. “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


420. “You can’t be that kid standing at the top of the waterslide, overthinking it. You have to go down the chute.” – Tina Fey


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


422. “The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.” Alan Watts (1915-1973), philosopher, speaker, and interpreter of Eastern philosophy


423. “Success consists of getting up just one more time than you fall.” –Oliver GoldsmithCLICK TO TWEET


424. “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


425. “You must bear losses like a soldier, the voice told me, bravely and without complaint, and just when the day seems lost, grab your shield for another stand, another thrust forward. That is the juncture that separates heroes from the merely strong.” – Margaret George


426. “Forgive yourself for your faults and your mistakes and move on.”


427. “The real opportunity for success lies within the person and not in the job.”


428. “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


429. “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” Confucius, Ancient philosopher


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


431. “Black Girls… Naturally resilient! We persevere, stand tall, and fight to the end. We don’t give up! We make moves and succeed. We’re go-getters by nature. We are stronger than most. We are unstoppable! Fearless and confident in our capabilities. WE are Black Girl Strong! #Incomparable


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


433. “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


434. “By no means change for the mainstream – keep in your lane, and for those who’re gifted and resilient sufficient the mainstream will come to you.”


435. “Survivors are not afraid to have feelings. You must be in touch with your body and its messages.” Bernie Siegel, MD, author of Love, Medicine & Miracles


436. “Spending time alone in your own company reinforces your self-worth and is often the number-one way to replenish your resilience reserves.” ― Sam Owen


437. “The concept of mental resilience is crucial to our understanding of how risks may be modified and disorders prevented.” – Dmitry Davydov et al.


438. “Flexibility is the key to stability.” - John Wooden


439. “If we want to help vulnerable youngsters become more resilient, we need to decrease their exposure to potent risk factors and increase their competencies and self-esteem, as well as the sources of support they can draw upon.” – Emmy Werner


440. “Successful people demonstrate their resilience through their dedication to making progress every day, even if that progress is marginal.”


441. “The behavioral component of resilience enables people to remain effective at home and work, able to focus on relevant tasks and goals and carry them out.” – Ivan Robertson and Cary Cooper


442. “Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.”


443. “I do believe in the old saying, 'What does not kill you makes you stronger.' Our experiences, good and bad, make us who we are. By overcoming difficulties, we gain strength and maturity.”


444. “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


445. “Being able to move on despite negative stressors does not demonstrate luck on the part of those successful individuals but demonstrates a concept known as resilience.” – Michele Tugade and Barbara Fredrickson


446. “Resilience is, of course, necessary for a warrior. But a lack of empathy isn’t.” —Phil Klay


447. “When body, heart and mind are trained and mastered, the lens of spirit is clear.”


448. “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


449. “Resilience is based on compassion for ourselves as well as compassion for others.”


450. “It also appears that coping and parenting skills and parent-child relations may be an important focus of resilience-based interventions following mass violence and disaster.” – Cale Palmer


451. “Resilience is the ability to attack while running away.” – Wes Fessler


452. “Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For, indeed, that’s all who ever have.” Margaret Mead (1901-1978), author and anthropologist


453. “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.”


454. “Internal locus of control influences responses to stressful events by improving coping strategies and reducing anxiety. Thus, perceived control is a key marker of stress resilience.” – Tonya Jacobs et al.


455. “Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.” Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), essayist, lecturer, and poet


456. 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.


457. “Resiliency is the ability to spring back from and successfully adapt to adversity.” ― Nan Henderson


458. “A good school teaches you resilience – that ability to bounce back.”


459. “Positive psychology poses important questions for resilience investigators about the differentiation of challenging experiences that undermine development versus those that promote development.” – Ann Masten


460. “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


461. Let’s face it, autism isn’t easy. On any given day, a parent dealing with an autistic child has to be strong and resilient. While it may seem overwhelming at times, stay inspired to keep going and to believe that your child can overcome their challenges.


462. “My barn having burned down, I can now see the moon.” – Mizuta Masahide


463. When we learn how to become resilient, we learn how to embrace the beautifully broad spectrum of the human experience. — Jaeda Dewalt


464. “Failure is a part of that whole process. You just learn to pick yourself up. And the quicker and more resilient you become, the better you are.” - Michelle Obama


465. “Never cease chiseling your own statue.”


466. “Success and failure come and go, but don’t let them define you. It’s who you are that matters.”


467. “Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.”


468. “It’s not what happens. It’s how you handle it.” – Jill Telford


469. 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


470. “It’s your reaction to adversity, not adversity itself that determines how your life’s story will develop.” – Dieter F. Uchtdorf (3)


471. "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


472. “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


473. “It’s not stress that kills us, it is our reaction to it. . . Adopting the right attitude can convert a negative stress into a positive one.” – Hans Selye


474. Resilience is based on compassion for ourselves as well as compassion for others. — Sharon Salzberg, author of several books including the New York Times bestseller, Real Happiness


475. “Everyone has the ability to increase resilience to stress. It requires hard work and dedication, but over time, you can equip yourself to handle whatever life throws your way without adverse effects on your health. Training your brain to manage stress won't just affect the quality of your life, but perhaps even the length of it.” – Amy Morin


476. “Change what you can, manage what you can't.” - Raymond McCauley


477. “Remember an arrow can only be shot by pulling it backwards; 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


478. “Father’s Day celebrations remind us of the resilient ‘Never give up spirit’ fathers instill in the world. You’re an amazing personality that deserves to be celebrated. Happy Father’s Day.”


479. “That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” – Friedrich Nietzsche


480. “Proactively working to develop mental strength increases your resilience to stress and reduces the toll it takes on you both physically and mentally.” – Amy Morin


481. “Women are like tea bags. We don't know our true strength until we are in hot water!”


482. “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 (1949-2010), attorney and author of Resilience: Reflections on the Burdens and Gifts of Facing Life’s Adversities


483. “Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.”


484. “The truth is that falling hurts. The dare is to keep being brave and feel your way back up.” Brene Brown, shame and vulnerability researcher, and author of Rising Strong: How the Ability to Reset Transforms the Way We Live, Parent, and Lead


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


486. “Boldness doesn’t mean rude, obnoxious, loud, or disrespectful. Being bold is being firm, sure, confident, fearless, daring, strong, resilient, and not easily intimidated. It means you’re willing to go where you’ve never been, willing to try what you’ve never tried, and willing to trust what you’ve never trusted. Boldness is quiet, not noisy.” – Mike Yaconelli


487. It is really wonderful how much resilience there is in human nature. Let any obstructing cause, no matter what, be removed in any way, even by death, and we fly back to the first principles of hope and enjoyment. ― Bram Stoker, Dracula


488. “Failure is an important part of your growth and developing resilience. Don’t be afraid to fail.”


489. “Resilience is fundamentally underpinned by the concept that it is not so much the hard times we face that determine our success or failure as the way in which we respond to those hard times.” – Rachel Jackson and Chris Watkin


490. “I am down. And that is okay. I may be down for a while, but I will rise again. And when I rise, I will rise higher than I’ve gone before, I will be stronger than I’ve been before. I will thrive.” – Brian Vaszily


491. “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” ~Maya Angelou (Submitted by Mari Alonso) Thanks Mari!


492. “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Mohandas Gandhi


493. “Never say that you can't do something, or that something seems impossible, or that something can't be done, no matter how discouraging or harrowing it may be; human beings are limited only by what we allow ourselves to be limited by: our own minds. We are each the masters of our own reality; when we become self-aware to this: absolutely anything in the world is possible.


494. “‎Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody else expects of you. Never excuse yourself. Never pity yourself. Be a hard master to yourself-and be lenient to everybody else.” – Henry Ward Beecher


495. “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.”


496. “It’s during our very worst fall that we can either die or learn to fly.” – Sira Masetti


497. Dear father, I’m sure you’ll never grow old. Due to your love of life, energy and an incredible sense of humour, you’ll be young and resilient forever. Your young soul and our endless love for you will never change. Happy Father’s day!


498. “My life has been one great big joke, a dance that’s walked a song that’s spoke. I laugh so hard I almost choke when I think about myself.” Maya Angelou (1928-2014), poet, memoirist, and civil rights activist


499. “What is the difference between an obstacle and an opportunity? Our attitude toward it. Every opportunity has a difficulty, and every difficulty has an opportunity.”


500. “Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.” – Bill Gates


501. “I am able to do all things through Him who strengthens me.” – Philippians


502. “The real test is not whether you avoid this failure, because you won’t. It’s whether you let it harden or shame you into inaction, or whether you learn from it; whether you choose to persevere.” – Barack Obama


503. “When we learn to deal directly with our complaints and difficulties, romanticized ideas about the spiritual path are no longer meaningful. We see that what is important is to take responsibility for ourselves, and to always be aware of our thoughts, feelings, and actions.” Tarthang Tulku, Tibetan teacher, and Buddhist


504. “We are what we are: a handful of dust, and although life remains a temporal enterprise, we recognize we have a mission. Through resilience and empathy, we can take a walk on the path of thought and wonder and brighten up the hazy remains of the day. (“A handful of dust”)”


505. Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life. ― J.K. Rowling, the author of the seven Harry Potter books, recently wrote The Ickabog.


506. “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” Mohandas Gandhi (1869-1948), leader of the Indian independence movement against British


507. The best people possess a feeling for beauty, the courage to take risks, the discipline to tell the truth, the capacity for sacrifice. Ironically, their virtues make them vulnerable; they are often wounded, sometimes destroyed. ― Ernest Hemingway


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


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


510. Resilience is the strength and speed of our response to adversity — and we can build it. It isn’t about having a backbone. It’s about strengthening the muscles around our backbone. — Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO, and co-author of Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy


511. “Resilience results from having the encounter at a time, and in a way, that the body can cope successfully with the noxious challenge to its system.” – Michael Rutter


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


513. “Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.” – Mark Twain


514. “I honestly think it is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate.” – George Burns


515. “What does not kill me makes me stronger.” Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844-1900), philosopher, poet, and Greek scholar


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


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


518. “I tried and failed. I tried again and again and succeeded.” - Gail Borden


519. “Fall down seven times, stand up eight.”


520. “Stress will break people altogether if they are in the beginning too weak to stand distress, or else, if they are already strong enough to take the stress in the first place, that same stress, if they come through it, will strengthen them, temper them, and make them stronger.” Abraham Maslow (1908-1970), psychologist, creator of Maslow’s hierarchy of need, and author of Toward a Psychology of Being


521. “Resiliency is the ability to spring back from and successfully adapt to adversity.” Nan Henderson, author of Resiliency in Action: Practical Ideas for Overcoming Risks and Building Strengths in Youth, Families, and Communities.


522. “If your heart is broken, make art with the pieces."


523. “When resilience is conceived as a trait, it has been suggested that it represents a constellation of characteristics that enable individuals to adapt to the circumstances they encounter.” – David Fletcher and Mustafa Sarkar


524. “My life has been one great big joke, a dance that’s walked a song that’s spoke. I laugh so hard I almost choke when I think about myself.” – Maya Angelou


525. “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” – Lao Tzu


526. “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


527. “Parker Palmer, in his masterpiece of a book on vocation, writes this: “The soul is like a wild animal — tough, resilient, savvy, self-sufficient, and yet exceedingly shy. If we want to see a wild animal, the last thing we should do is to go crashing through the woods, shouting for the creature to come out. But if we are willing to walk quietly into the woods and sit silently for an hour or two at the base of a tree, the creature we are waiting for may well emerge, and out of the corner of an eye we will catch a glimpse of the precious wildness we seek.”


528. “The truth is that falling hurts. The dare is to keep being brave and feel your way back up.” – Brene Brown


529. “Perhaps what matters when all is said and done is not who puts us down but who picks us up.” – Kate DiCamillo


530. “I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.” – Romans


531. “Things do not change; we change.” Henry David Thoreau (1817- 1862), essayist, philosopher, abolitionist


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


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


534. “Resilience can refer to positive adjustment in the face of adversity. Resilience has also been defined as the capacity of individuals to cope successfully with significant change, adversity or risk.” – Hyun Lee and James Cranford


535. “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas A. Edison


536. “Adversity reveals genius.” – Horace


537. “There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.” – Edith Wharton


538. “Spending time alone in your own company reinforces your selfworth and is often the number one way to replenish your resilience reserves.” – Sam Owen


539. “Resilience is knowing that you are the only one who has the power and the responsibility to pick yourself up.” Mary Holloway, Writer and Resilience Coach


540. “Resilience is experienced as a global process relating to psychological, social and behavioral qualities involving genetic, developmental and neurochemical mechanisms.” – Meetu Khosla


541. “Hang on to your hat. Hang on to your hope. And wind the clock, for tomorrow is another day.” –E.B. WhiteCLICK TO TWEET


542. “The bamboo that bends is stronger than the oak that resists.” – Proverb


543. “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.”


544. “Resilience has been described as the capacity for positive outcomes despite challenging or threatening circumstances.” – Byron Egeland et al.


545. “Life throws challenges but with patience and resilience you can convert every challenge into a new opportunity to grow.” – Amit Ray


546. “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” Maya Angelou (1928-2014), poet, memoirist, and civil rights activist


547. “Failure with reflective action is a stepping stone to success.” ~Carol Varsalona (Submitted by Carol Varsalona) Thanks Carol!


548. “It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” – Charles Darwin


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


550. "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


551. “I tried and failed. I tried again and again and succeeded.” – Gail Borden


552. “The very things that hold you down are going to lift you up.”


553. “Toughness is in the soul and spirit, not in muscles.” – Alex Karras


554. “Resilience is overcoming adversity, whilst also potentially changing, or even dramatically transforming, (aspects of) that adversity.” – Angie Har


555. “You must bear losses like a soldier, the voice told me, bravely and without complaint, and just when the day seems lost, grab your shield for another stand, another thrust forward. That is the juncture that separates heroes from the merely strong.” – Margaret George, The Memoirs of Cleopatra


556. “I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.” –Maya AngelouCLICK TO TWEET


557. Be cleat about your goal but be flexible about the process of achieving it. - Brian Tracy


558. “Self-compassion is like a muscle. The more we practice flexing it, especially when life doesn’t go exactly according to plan (a frequent scenario for most of us), the stronger and more resilient our compassion muscle becomes.”


559. “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


560. “Failure is not the outcome-failure is not trying. Don't be afraid to fail.” - Sara Blakely


561. “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


562. “Do the things that interest you and do them with all your heart. Don't be concerned about whether people are watching you or criticizing you. The chances are that they aren't paying any attention to you. It's your attention to yourself that is so stultifying. But you have to disregard yourself as completely as possible. If you fail the first time then you'll just have to try harder the second time. After all, there's no real reason why you should fail. Just stop thinking about yourself.”


563. “Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but of playing a poor hand well.” – Robert Louis Stevenson


564. “Someone I once loved gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this, too, was a gift.”


565. Only those who dare to fail greatly, can ever achieve greatly. — Robert F. Kennedy


566. “The person who is not hungry says that the coconut has a hard shell.” African Tribal Saying


567. “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 (1894-1984), novelist, playwright, and broadcaster


568. “A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination, and hard work.” – Colin Powell


569. “The road to success and the road to failure are almost exactly the same.” – Colin R. Davis


570. “When we meet and fall into the gravitational pull of a narcissist, we are entering a significant life lesson that involves learning how to create boundaries, self-respect, and resilience. Through trial and error (and a lot of pain), our connection with narcissists teaches us the necessary lessons we need to become mature empaths.” — Mateo Sol


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


572. “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” - Thomas Edison


573. “Be flexible, but stick to your principles.” - Eleanor Roosevelt


574. Giving up drugs and alcohol is one of the most difficult things a person can do when they are physically and emotionally dependent on substances. However, recovery is about much more than just getting clean and sober. In recovery, participants work to develop personal capacities, build life skills and confront challenges head on. Each day in recovery, one’s commitment and capacities are tested. Participants in recovery programs learn to break large goals down into small, achievable actions; to focus on change they can affect; to recognize when they need support and to ask for help when necessary. Inner strength accessed during this process serves a person in all facets of life. The persistence, commitment and resilience practiced in recovery can be applied to achieve one’s personal, educational and professional goals.


575. “Sometimes carrying on, just carrying on, is the superhuman achievement.”


576. “Resiliency is the ability to spring back from and successfully adapt to adversity.” – Nan Henderson


577. “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


578. May I have the serenity to accept things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference. — The Serenity Prayer by American theologian Reinhold Niebuhr


579. “Let no one think that flexibility and a predisposition to compromise is a sign of weakness or a sell-out.” - Paul Kagame


580. “Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


581. “Whereas some dwell on the bright side of life, enjoying an exciting spectrum of contingencies, and get all the breaks, others live in the confined inner court of their being, cramped within the fence of their mind. Only imagination may arouse a spark of expectation, stir up resilience and create an equitable prospect.”


582. “Adversity introduces us to ourselves.” – W. Mitchell


583. “La rebelión consiste en mirar una rosa


584. “All of us need to begin to think in terms of our own inner strengths, our resilience and resourcefulness, our capacity to adapt and to rely upon ourselves and our families.” – Steven Pressfield


585. “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, survivor of extreme parental abuse and author of A Child Called It: One Child’s Courage to Survive


586. “Resilient children tend to have parents who are concerned with their children’s education, who participate in that education, who direct their children’s everyday task, and who are aware of their children’s interests and goals.” – Linda F. Winfield


587. “Any psychological resilience training program should, as much as practically possible, consider the broader environment within which individuals operate.” – David Fletcher and Mustafa Sarkar


588. “I wouldn’t be where I am now if I didn’t fail … a lot. The good, the bad, it’s all part of the success equation.” – Mark Cuban


589. “Definitions have evolved over time but fundamentally resilience is understood as referring to positive adaptation, or the ability to maintain or regain mental health, despite experiencing adversity.” – Helen Herrman et al.


590. “Change what you can, manage what you can’t.” - Raymond McCauley


591. “Having high resilience does not mean it doesn’t sometimes sting.” – Aisha Mirza


592. “Resilience embodies the personal qualities that enable one to thrive in the face of adversity.” – Kathryn Connor and Jonathan Davidson


593. “Resilience is accepting your new reality, even if it's less good than the one you had before. You can fight it ... or you can accept that and try to put together something that's good.”CLICK TO TWEET


594. Sometimes, the risk of failing can hold us back from taking action and moving forward. It is easy to become parlyzed by a fear of failure. Some are so scared of relapsing, that they don’t fully invest themselves in the recovery process. Others have already relapsed and as a result, don’t believe they are capable of healing from addiction. Although using substances after getting sober can be extremely dangerous and increase the chances of overdose, like in the case of Demi Lovato’s relapse, when one does occur, it’s how you respond that matters most. Learning how to respond to losses in healthy ways is a big part of recovery. Empower yourself by getting back up instead of allowing failure to defeat you. Work on constructive ways to approach potential failures. If you are afraid of relapsing, educate yourself on how to recognize signs of relapse, build a system of support and learn what to do in case one occurs. Although we will all experience failure, it is our resilience that determines the outcome.


595. “Mental toughness can, therefore, be conceived as an individual’s propensity to manage the demands of environmental stressors, ranging from an absolute resilience to extreme vulnerability.” – David Fletcher and Jim Fletcher


596. “Leaders honor their core values, but they are flexible in how they execute them.” - Colin Powell


597. “The most transformative and resilient leaders that I’ve worked with over the course of my career have three things in common: First. they recognize the central role that relationships and story play in culture and strategy. and they stay curious about their own emotions. thoughts. and behaviors. Second. they understand and stay curious about how emotions. thoughts. and behaviors are connected in the people they lead. and how those factors affect relationships and perception. And. third. they have the ability and willingness to lean in to discomfort and vulnerability.”


598. “Sometimes carrying on, just carrying on, is the superhuman achievement.” –Albert CamusCLICK TO TWEET


599. “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” – Maya Angelou


600. “The strongest oak of the forest is not the one that is protected from the storm and hidden from the sun. It’s the one that stands in the open where it is compelled to struggle for its existence against the winds and rains and the scorching sun.” – Napoleon Hill


601. “The difference between a strong man and a weak one is that the former does not give up after a defeat.” – Woodrow Wilson


602. “Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.”


603. “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” – Isaiah 41:10


604. “Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” - Winston Churchill Click to Tweet


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


606. “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


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


608. “The best people possess a feeling for beauty, the courage to take risks, the discipline to tell the truth, the capacity for sacrifice. Ironically, their virtues make them vulnerable; they are often wounded, sometimes destroyed.”


609. “Rock bottom became the solid foundation in which I rebuilt my life.”


610. “To be successful, you have to be out there, you have to hit the ground running”


611. “Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.” – Anais Nin


612. “I didn’t give up. I am not a victim, and that is my proudest accomplishment.” – Suzanne Somers


613. “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.”


614. “Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for the Lord!” – Psalm


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


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


617. “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


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


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


620. “We all suffer, and we all triumph, and we all get to choose how we hold both.” – Demi Moore


621. “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


622. “Resilience can be viewed as a defence mechanism, which enables people to thrive in the face of adversity and improving resilience may be an important target for treatment and prophylaxis.” – Dmitry Davydov et al.


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


624. “The difference between a strong man and a weak one is that the former does not give up after a defeat.”


625. “I am down. And that is okay. I may be down for a while, but I will rise again. And when I rise, I will rise higher than I’ve gone before, I will be stronger than I’ve been before. I will thrive.” Brian Vaszily, author of The 9 Intense Experiences: An Action Plan to Change Your Life Forever


626. “Resilience is, of course, necessary for a warrior. But a lack of empathy isn’t.” – Phil Klay


627. “I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.”


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


629. “He’s a million rubber bands in his resilience.” – Alan K. Simpson


630. “Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.” – Kahlil Gibran


631. “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


632. “Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.” Anais Nin (1903-1977), diarist, and novelist


633. “The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them.” Albert Einstein (1879-1955), theoretical physicist


634. “Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.” Napoleon Hill (1883-1970), author of The Power of Positive Thinking


635. “The trouble with being in the rat race is that even if you win, you’re still going to be a rat.“ Lily Tomlin, comedian, and actress


636. “I will not be another flower, picked for my beauty and left to die. I will be wild, difficult to find, and impossible to forget.” – Erin Van Vuren


637. “All mentally tough individuals are resilient, but not all resilient individuals are mentally tough.” – Peter Clough and Doug Strycharczyk


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


639. “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 (1891-1964), composer and songwriter


640. Sometimes carrying on, just carrying on, is the superhuman achievement. ― Albert Camus, French philosopher, author, and journalist. His views contributed to the rise of the philosophy known as absurdism.


641. Here are some of our favorite sobriety and recovery quotes here at Beginnings Treatment Center. The words in these quotes are encouraging, hopeful and motivating. We hope you find a sobriety quote that resonates with you and will help you get through the day, gets you through a hard period or encourages you to push even harder towards your recovery and life. If you or a loved one who is struggling with addiction we hope that you find some words of hope & encouragement. It is nice to be reminded that we aren’t alone in our journey of addiction and that we all experience a lot of the same feelings, events & situations. It’s important to know that minor setbacks or mistakes are all apart of the process and it is what helps us grow into a stronger more resilient human. That’s why we are here, to help the struggling addict or alcoholic.


642. “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying ‘I will try again tomorrow’.”


643. “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.”


644. “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


645. “The danger of embracing the notion of paradoxical resiliency too readily is that it overlooks the suffering of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged.”


646. “I am not angry or sad or happy to see you. I could not give a shit. You don’t even ripple.”


647. “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.”


648. “It is really wonderful how much resilience there is in human nature. Let any obstructing cause, no matter what, be removed in any way, even by death, and we fly back to first principles of hope and enjoyment.” – Bram Stoker


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


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


651. “Failure is an important part of your growth and developing resilience. Don’t be afraid to fail." - Michelle Obama


652. “I really don’t think life is about the I-could-have-beens. Life is only about the I-tried-to-do. I don’t mind the failure but I can’t imagine that I’d forgive myself if I didn’t try.”


653. “Individuals who are exposed to moderately stressful experiences and who have the initial resources necessary to overcome those stressors may develop a resilience to the deleterious effects of later stress.” – Lisa Neff and Elizabeth Broady


654. “It’s not what you achieve, it’s what you overcome. That’s what defines your career.” – Carlton Fisk


655. “Never say that you can’t do something, or that something seems impossible, or that something can’t be done, no matter how discouraging or harrowing it may be; human beings are limited only by what we allow ourselves to be limited by: our own minds. We are each the masters of our own reality; when we become self-aware to this: absolutely anything in the world is possible.


656. “We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face… we must do that which we think we cannot.” – Eleanor Roosevelt


657. “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.”


658. “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


659. “Stable, healthy, and resilient physicians are also better equipped for the emotionally and physically demanding tasks of providing care, comfort and hope to patients.” – Laura Dunn et al.


660. “Each time we fall down, we gain new information, new learnings. Remember, pain and experience are the great teachers. When we fall down, we have just received a new lesson from our teacher. That’s it. But so often, we beat ourselves up, and punish ourselves with internal verbal abuse. Not helpful. I suggest you remind yourself to cultivate the four Essential attitudes: Gentleness, patience, a sense of humor and curiosity. These are super powers by the way. “


661. “Resilience can be defined as reduced vulnerability to environmental risk experiences, the overcoming of a stress or adversity, or a relatively good outcome despite risk experiences.” – Michael Rutter


662. “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


663. “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


664. “If I am not for me, who will be? If I am only for me, what is the point.” Hillel, fifth century Jewish Leader


665. “I hope you never fear those mountains in the distance. Never settle for the path of least resistance”


666. “Resilience needs to be judged, not in terms of superior overall functioning as judged in relation to the population as a whole, but rather in terms of functioning that is relatively better than that shown by others experiencing the same level of adversity.” – Michael Rutter


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


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


669. “All the trials you have gone through lately can help you to become a better person and more resilient one if you learn what you can from those setbacks.”


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


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


672. “Stress will break people altogether if they are in the beginning too weak to stand distress, or else, if they are already strong enough to take the stress in the first place, that same stress, if they come through it, will strengthen them, temper them, and make them stronger.” – Abraham Maslow


673. “My barn having burned down, I can now see the moon.”


674. "Children are our greatest teachers. From them, we can learn some of life’s most valuable qualities; patience, curiosity, kindness, determination, resilience, fearlessness, trust. And most importantly they teach us what it means to love and be loved unconditionally.” —Anonymous


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


676. “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.” – Chronicles


677. “Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.” Mark Twain (1835-1910), humorist and writer


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


679. “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


680. “If your heart is broken, make art with the pieces.” – Shane Koyczan


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


682. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill


683. “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.”


684. “The last of human freedoms is one’s ability to choose one’s attitude in a given set of circumstances.” Viktor Frankl (1905-1997), psychiatrist, Holocaust survivor, and author of Man’s Search for Meaning


685. “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, financial journalist, and author of Money Rules: The Simple Path to Lifelong Security


686. “Dispirited, unmotivated, unappreciated workers cannot compete in a highly competitive world.” ~Frances Hesselbein (Submitted by Sybil Stershic) Thanks Sybil!


687. “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


688. “If you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time.” – Steve Jobs


689. “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


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


691. “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 (1926-2004), psychiatrist, and author of On Death and Dying


692. “Firstly, it is unrealistic to expect pupils to be resilient if their teachers, who constitute a primary source of their role models, do not demonstrate resilient qualities.” – Qing Gu and Christopher Day


693. “Embrace everything you are as a woman. Even your flaws too. And the things that you want to fix, you make them better”


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


695. “Resilient children tend to have parents who are concerned with their children’s education, who participate in that education, who direct their children’s everyday task, and who are aware of their children’s interests and goals.” Linda F. Winfield, author of Developing Resilience in Urban Youth


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


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


698. “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 KellerCLICK TO TWEET


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


700. “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


701. “I am not angry or sad or happy to see you. I could not give a shit. You don't even ripple.”


702. “Intelligence is the handmaiden of flexibility and change.” - Vernor Vinge


703. “If you’re going through hell, keep going.” – Winston Churchill


704. “Good managers are expected. Great managers are respected.” ~Liz Weber (Submitted by Liz Weber, CMC) Thanks Liz!


705. “Don’t be afraid of solitary journeys. Being responsible for your successes and failures makes you stronger.”


706. “The study of resilience represents a special subclass of research on positive functioning as it applies to risk populations under adversity… one limitation of resilience research is the neglect of a large range of positive functioning beyond the absence of problems.” – Joseph Mahoney and Lars Bergman


707. 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.


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


709. “It is possible to define the property of resilience as a complex repertoire of behavioral tendencies that may be evoked or activated by environmental demands.” – Christine Agaibi and John Wilson


710. “As much as talent counts, effort counts twice.” – Angela Duckworth


711. “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


712. “We will either find a way or make one.” - Hannibal Barca


713. “Only those who dare to fail greatly, can ever achieve greatly.”


714. Be strong, be fearless, be beautiful. And believe that anything is possible when you have the right people there to support you.


715. “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


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


717. “You may write me down in history


718. “You must bear losses like a soldier, the voice told me, bravely and without complaint, and just when the day seems lost, grab your shield for another stand, another thrust forward. That is the juncture that separates heroes from the merely strong.”


719. “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


720. “The strongest oak of the forest is not the one that is protected from the storm and hidden from the sun. It’s the one that stands in the open where it is compelled to struggle for its existence against the winds and rains and the scorching sun.” Napoleon Hill (1883-1970), author of Think and Grow Rich


721. “All careers go up and down like friendships, like marriages, like anything else, and you can’t bat a thousand all the time.”


722. “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


723. “What would you do if you weren’t afraid?”- Sheryl Sandberg (Submitted by Executive Coach, Terri Klass) Thanks Terri!


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


725. “In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.”


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


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


728. “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, psychologist


729. “Compassion for yourself is fundamental, since if you don’t care how you feel and want to do something about it, it’s hard to make an effort to become happier and more resilient. Compassion is both soft and muscular. For example, studies show that when people feel compassion, motor planning areas in the brain begin preparing for action.” – Rick Hanson


730. “You are not born with a fixed amount of resilience. Like a muscle, you can build it up, draw on it when you need it. In that process you will figure out who you really are — and you just might become the very best version of yourself.”


731. “I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.” – Romans 8:18


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


733. When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves. — Viktor Frankl (1905-1997), psychiatrist, Holocaust survivor, and author of the evergreen classic on resilience: Man’s Search for Meaning


734. “I am able to do all things through Him who strengthens me.” – Philippians 4:13


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


736. “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” – Isaiah


737. “It’s not stress that kills us, it is our reaction to it. . . Adopting the right attitude can convert a negative stress into a positive one.” Hans Selye (1907-1982), endocrinologist and stress researcher


738. “Discipline equals freedom”


739. “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


740. Be resilient. Bounce back


741. “Resilience is distinct from mere survival, and more than mere endurance. Resilience is often endurance with direction.” – Eric Greitens


742. “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


743. “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


744. “The person who is not hungry says that the coconut has a hard shell.” – African Tribal Saying


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


746. “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.”


747. “Resilience can go an awful long way.” – Eddie the Eagle


748. “Success consists of getting up just one more time than you fall.” – Oliver Goldsmith


749. “Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill


750. “You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.” – Margaret Thatcher


751. “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” – Nelson Mandela


752. “If you have not confronted true horrors, understood evil, suffered hopelessness and despair, found faith, and made yourself completely accountable for your own choices, actions and outcomes, then I can guarantee that any acceptance you pretend to have will be as brittle and temporary as a snowball in the middle of summer.”


753. 31. “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!”


754. “A woman is like a tea bag — you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hotwater.”


755. That which does not kill us makes us stronger. — The most famous quote on resilience by the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche


756. “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


757. “It’s your reaction to adversity, not adversity itself that determines how your life’s story will develop.” – Dieter F. Uchtdorf (4)


758. “Resilience to the unsettling effects of interpersonal loss is not rare but relatively common, does not appear to indicate pathology but rather healthy adjustment, and does not lead to delayed grief reactions.” – George Bonanno


759. “Recognise suffering, Eliminate its source,


760. “If your heart is broken, make art with the pieces.”


761. “It’s your reaction to adversity, not adversity itself that determines how your life’s story will develop.” – Dieter F. Uchtdorf (8)


762. “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.’”

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