Quotes About Resilience

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

Life doesn’t get easier or more forgiving, we get stronger and more resilient.
“Life doesn’t get easier or more forgiving, we get stronger and more resilient.”
Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

“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

Jodi Picoult
“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

Mike  Norton
“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.

Master yourself, and become king of the world around you. Let no odds, chastisement, exile, doubt, fear, or ANY mental virii prevent you from accomplishing your dreams. Never be a victim of life; be it's conqueror.”
Mike Norton

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

Henry Ward Beecher
“‎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

“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

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

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

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

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

Alain de Botton
“One's doing well if age improves even slightly one's capacity to hold on to that vital truism: "This too shall pass.”
Alain de Botton

“Strong people alone know how to organize their suffering so as to bear only the most necessary pain.”
Emil Dorian, Quality of Witness: A Romanian Diary, 1937-1944

Diane Glancy
“Solar Eclipse

Each morning
I wake invisible.

I make a needle
from a porcupine quill,
sew feet to legs,
lift spine onto my thighs.

I put on my rib and collarbone.

I pin an ear to my head,
hear the waxwing's yellow cry.
I open my mouth for purple berries,
stick on periwinkle eyes.

I almost know what it is to be seen.

My throat enlarges from anger.
I make a hand to hold my pain.

My heart a hole the size of the sun's eclipse.
I push through the dark circle's
tattered edge of light.

All day I struggle with one hair after another
until the moon moves from the face of the sun
and there is a strange light
as though from a kerosene lamp in a cabin.

I pun on a dress,
a shawl over my shoulders.

My threads knotted and scissors gleaming.

Now I know I am seen.
I have a shadow.

I extend my arms,
dance and chant in the sun's new light.

I put a hat and coat on my shadow,
another larger dress.
I put on more shawls and blouses and underskirts
until even the shadow has substance”
Diane Glancy

“Just because I face a defeat does not mean I am defeated.”
Jeffrey Fry

Joan D. Vinge
“Don't worry. You're safe now. You've got nothing left to steal.”
Joan D. Vinge, Catspaw

Jenny Han
“It's crazy, how similar we are. Here's both of us, working through our stuff, trying to make something positive out of something really bad.”
Jenny Han, Fire with Fire

W.P. Kinsella
“She had fouled off of the curves that life had thrown at her.”
W.P. Kinsella, The Thrill of the Grass

Dan Smee
“The “Warrior Ethos” emphasizes placing the mission first, not accepting defeat, and being disciplined physically and mentally. Why? Because an American Soldier is a “guardian of freedom and the American way of life.”
Dan Smee, Totally American: Harnessing the Dynamic Duo of Optimism and Resilience to Achieve Success

Elizabeth Cook-Lynn
“The journey through another world, beyond bad dreams
beyond the memories of a murdered generation,
cartographed in captivity by bare survivors
makes sacristans of us all.

The old ones go our bail, we oblate preachers of our tribes.
Be careful, they say, don't hock the beads of
kinship agonies; the moire-effect of unfamiliar hymns
upon our own, a change in pitch or shrillness of the voice
transforms the ways of song to words of poetry or prose
and makes distinctions
no one recognizes.
Surrounded and absorbed, we tread like Etruscans
on the edge of useless law; we pray
to the giver of prayer, we give the cane whistle
in ceremony, we swing the heavy silver chain
of incense burners. Migration makes
new citizens of Rome.”
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn

Itzhak Perlman
“This has been my vocation to make music of what remains.”
Itzhak Perlman

“Life ain't all you want but it's all you got. Stick a flower in your hat and be 'appy.”
Cockney saying

Steve Karagiannis
“When I encourage someone, I see it as an investment in their resilience.”
Steve Karagiannis

Lydia Millet
“Beyond aspects of pain that are physical, thought Oppenheimer, sickness or injury or privation, beyond the so-called obvious, suffering can be a work of art. It can be made of buried and rising things, helpless and undiscovered, song of frustrated want, silence after desire. It can be the test of the self falling short, constrained, distorted, disturbed or rebuffed, the vacuum left by longing, call without an answer.”
Lydia Millet, Oh Pure and Radiant Heart

“Now you'll sing a song of liberty for blacks and Paks and Jocks
And they'll take you from this dump you're in and stick you in a box
Then they'll take you to Cloughprior and shove you in the ground
But you'll stick your head back out and shout "We'll have another round!”
Shane MacGowan, Poguetry

“Defeat does not come when we lose, but when we give up on trying to succeed”
Zim Barnes

Ray Loriga
“Un dragón al que se le ve el final de la cola no es un dragón demasiado peligroso, y un tren de diez vagones puede pasarte por encima pero no puede estar pasándote por encima toda la vida.”
Ray Loriga

Baptist de Pape
“It turns out that there are many powers of the heart--among them intuition, intention, gratitude, forgiveness, resilience, and, of course, love.”
Baptist de Pape, The Power of the Heart: Finding Your True Purpose in Life

“here’s why I take comedies seriously: they present and celebrate the world in which we survive our own and others’ mistakes, follies, transgressions, and deep sins. However lightly, dimly, or bleakly, comedies revel in our survival—in the delaying of death and the staying of the curse. Comedies tell the story of ruined folk somehow avoiding ruin.”
Melissa Schubert

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