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To be truly successful in life there are times where we all have to be resilient.

Not everything will go the way we want it to. It’s in these times where we will succeed or fail.

Being resilient in the face of adversity is a skill that will help you to achieve all of your goals.

Quotes about resilience can help to make you stronger every day.

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Top 10 Resilience Quotes

Sometimes carrying on, just carrying on, is the superhuman achievement.

Albert Camus
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Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.

Henry Ford
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A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.

Christopher Reeve
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Only those who dare to fail greatly, can ever achieve greatly.

Robert F. Kennedy
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Success consists of getting up just one more time than you fall.

Oliver Goldsmith
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It’s during our very worst fall that we can either die or learn to fly.

Sira Masetti
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Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence.

Colin Powell
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The truth is that falling hurts. The dare is to keep being brave and feel your way back up.

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

Greg Kincaid
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Resilience is the ability to attack while running away.

Wes Fessler
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There’s no such thing as ruining your life. Life’s a pretty resilient thing, it turns out. Sophie Kinsella

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

Things do not change; we change. Henry David Thoreau

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

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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

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.

Mark Twain

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

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

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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. Unknown

Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for the Lord!


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

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The real opportunity for success lies within the person and not in the job. Unknown

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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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 

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

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

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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

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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

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


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

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

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Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong. Corinthians

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

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

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

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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,

Resilience is based on compassion for ourselves as well as compassion for others.

Sharon Salzberg

Turn your wounds into wisdom. Oprah Winfrey

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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

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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

Every adversity , every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal of greater benefit.

Napoleon Hill

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

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

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The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off. Gloria Steinem

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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

Motivating Resilience Quotes

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

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

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

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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

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

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

Jodi Picoult

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

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

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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

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Life doesn’t get easier or more forgiving; we get stronger and more resilient.

Steve Maraboli

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

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

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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

In order to succeed, people need a sense of selfefficacy, to struggle together with resilience to meet the inevitable obstacles and inequities of life.

Albert Bandura

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

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

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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

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


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

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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

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Fall seven times, stand up eight. Japanese Proverb

I am able to do all things through Him who strengthens me.


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

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

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

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

You must be the change you wish to see in the world. Mohandas Gandhi

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

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

Success is not final, failure is not fatal it is the courage to continue that counts.

Winston Churchill

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

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

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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

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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

Resiliency is the ability to spring back from and successfully adapt to adversity. Nan Henderson

Enthusiasm is common. Endurance is rare. Angela Duckworth

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Change is inevitable except from a vending machine. Robert Gallagher

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

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

I tried and failed. I tried again and again and succeeded. Gail Borden

It’s not what happens. It’s how you handle it. Jill Telford

Inspiring Resilience Quotes

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

As much as talent counts, effort counts twice.

Angela Duckworth

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

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

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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

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If you’re going through hell, keep going.

Winston Churchill

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

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

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

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

Dieter F. Uchtdorf

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

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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

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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

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

Kahlil Gibran

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

Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. Napoleon Hill

It may sound strange, but many champions are made champions by setbacks. Bob Richards

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

The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. Lao Tzu

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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

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

A good half of the art of living is resilience.

Alain de Botton

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

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

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

Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.

Winston Churchill

Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it. Helen Keller

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

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

A comeback is a setback that did its homework, learned the lesson, and then moved forward.

Eleanor Brownn

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

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You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it. Margaret Thatcher

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

If your heart is broken, make art with the pieces. Shane Koyczan

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

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 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

To Sum Up

Hopefully you have enjoyed this big list of resilience quotes.

There are lots to motivate and inspire you every day.

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