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20 Inspiring Quotes About Resilience

December 2, 2018

Wise words on the importance of resilience. 

Resilience is a essential part of growth as individuals. We will all experience challenges, obstacles and set-backs in our life. It is our ability to move forward in response to those negative experiences that proves our strength. It’s not always easy to find the will power to stand back up, but sometimes all you need is a reminder of what can be gained through not giving up. Stay motivated with some of these great quotes about resilience.

  1. “I walk slowly, but I never walk backwards.” – Abraham Lincoln
  2. “However long the night, the dawn will break.” – African Proverb
  3. “I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence, but it comes from within. It is there all the time.” ―Anna Freud
  4. “There are two ways of exerting one’s strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up.” – Booker T. Washington
  5. “Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.” – C.S. Lewis
  6. “It is worth remembering that the time of greatest gain in terms of wisdom and inner strength is often that of greatest difficulty.” ―Dalai Lama
  7. “The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.” – Ernest Hemingway
  8. “That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
  9. “Fall down seven times, stand up eight.” – Japanese proverb
  10. “I like criticism. It makes you strong.” – LeBron James
  11. “Do not judge me by my success, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.” – Nelson Mandela
  12. “I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.” – Maya Angelou
  13. “I’m inspired by people that are marginal. I’m excited by their resilience.” – Mira Nair
  14. “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” – Plato
  15. “Tough times never last, but tough people do.” – Robert H. Schuller
  16. “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas A. Edison
  17. “There are better starters than me but I’m a strong finisher.” – Usain Bolt
  18. “Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to win is.” – Vince Lombardi
  19. “Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass. It’s about learning how to dance in the rain.” ―Vivian Greene
  20. “Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.” – William Butler Yeats


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