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25 Quotes About Resilience to Remind You of Your Strength When You’re Struggling

25 Quotes About Resilience to Remind You of Your Strength When You’re Struggling

by | May 19, 2018 | Journaling + Quotes

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Resilience is the inner strength we all possess that allows us to make it through the struggles we face in life. And, yes, we are ALL resilient. It’s in you, and it’ll be there when you need it.

Not only does our resilience help us overcome obstacles in life, it can also help us cultivate a calmer mind, maintain our composure, provide a boost in our self-esteem, strengthen our relationships, and can make you a happier person. Use the quotes below to remind you of your strength and resilience when you’re struggling. 

“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

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“Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass. It’s about learning how to dance in the rain.” — Vivian Greene

“The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it.” — J. M. Barrie, Peter Pan

“I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence, but it comes from within. It is there all the time.' -- Anna FreudClick To Tweet

“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

“You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.” — Bob Marley

“Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.” — Maya Angelou

“Few men during their lifetime come anywhere near exhausting the resources dwelling within them. There are deep wells of strength that are never used.” — Richard E. Byrd

“The very things that hold you down are going to lift you up.” — Timothy Mouse, Dumbo

“Go within every day and find the inner strength so that the world will not blow your candle out.” -- Katherine DunhamClick To Tweet

“A truly strong person does not need the approval of others any more than a lion needs the approval of sheep.” — Vernon Howard

“As we advance in life it becomes more and more difficult, but in fighting the difficulties the inmost strength of the heart is developed.” — Vincent van Gogh

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“Scar tissue is stronger than regular tissue. Realize the strength, move on.” — Henry Rollins

“It is worth remembering that the time of greatest gain in terms of wisdom and inner strength is often that of greatest difficulty.” — Dalai Lam

“You really have to look inside yourself and find your own inner strength, and say, ‘I’m proud of what I am and who I am.’ “ -- Mariah CareyClick To Tweet

“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

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

“All things which greatly hurt me greatly teach me.” — Karen Salmansohn

“No matter what kind of challenges or difficulties or painful situations you go through in your life, we all have something deep within us that we can reach down and find the inner strength to get through them.” — Alana Stewart

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” -- Winston S. ChurchillClick To Tweet

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

“You have power over your mind―not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.”  — Marcus Aurelius

#HopeHealGrow | Our inner strength and #resilience is what gets us through the tough times in life. You're stronger than you realize. #quotesaboutlife #inspirationalquotes #motivationalquotes“A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.” — Christopher Reeve

“Success and failure come and go, but don’t let them define you. It’s who you are that matters.” -- Kamal Ravikant, Live Your TruthClick To Tweet

“The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.” — Anna Quindlen

Remember, you’re so much stronger than you realize!

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  1. Leah Elizabeth

    Oh man, that J.M. Barrie quote! Love this list!

    • Ali Michelle

      Hi Leah! That’s one of my favorites too! And it’s a great one to use as a learning opportunity when you’re watching Peter Pan with the kiddos. ? I stopped by your blog. Great articles! I’m glad you liked the quotes. Stop by again soon, Ali

  2. Samantha Amidon

    No matter how long you have traveled in the wrong direction, you can always turn around.

    • Ali Michelle

      I like that one too, Samantha! And it’s incredibly relevant. Life is what you make of it, regardless of where you are right now. Thanks for sharing! Stop by again soon, Ali ????

  3. Jalina

    “Scar tissue is stronger than regular tissue.” Brilliant! So simple. So true. And it appeals to my medical-worker heart ❤

    • Ali Michelle

      I’m so glad you found one that resonated with you and your medical-worker heart! ????

    • Ali Michelle

      You’re very welcome, Elizabeth! I’m glad you enjoyed them. ???? -Ali


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