43 Quotes About Resilience of The Human Spirit


The human spirit is resilient. From emotional distress to physical changes, staying strong requires focus and rest. The quotes about resilience of the human spirit will remind you of what your full capacity can be.

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

“Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape.”

“Competitive toughness is an acquired skill and not an inherited gift.”

“Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.”

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

“I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.”

“I don’t want to read what is going to slide down easily; there has to be some crunch, a certain amount of resilience.”

“I tried and failed. I tried again and again and succeeded.”

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

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

“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.”

“It may sound strange, but many champions are made champions by setbacks.”

“Man never made any material as resilient as the human spirit.”

“Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us.”

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

“Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.”

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

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

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

“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.”

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

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

“Resilience is not what happens to you. It’s how you react to, respond to, and recover from what happens to you.”

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

“Resilience is the ability to find the inner strength to bounce back from a set-back or challenge.”

“Resilience is very different than being numb. Resilience means you experience, you feel, you fail, you hurt. You fall. But, you keep going.”

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

“Stay committed to your decisions, but stay flexible in your approach.”

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

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

“The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.”

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

“The indifference, callousness and contempt that so many people exhibit toward animals is evil first because it results in great suffering in animals, and second because it results in an incalculably great impoverishment of the human spirit.”

“The wilderness and the idea of wilderness is one of the permanent homes of the human spirit.”

“The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.”

“There are no constraints on the human mind, no walls around the human spirit, no barriers to our progress except those we ourselves erect.”

“Things don’t go wrong and break your heart so you can become bitter and give up. They happen to break you down and build you up so you can be all you were intended to be.”

“To confine our attention to terrestrial matters would be to limit the human spirit.”

“Toughness doesn’t have to come in a pinstripe suit.”

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

“What ever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.”

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

“You never know how strong you are, until being strong is your only choice.”

Resilience is something that is learned through times of difficulty and trauma.

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