110 Resilience Quotes

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By Maxime Lagacé maxime lagace small

Here are 110 of the most inspiring resilience quotes I could find. The goal? To give you a quick boost and help you endure a little more today. Enjoy!

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A good half of the art of living is resilience. Alain de Botton Click to tweet

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Action builds resilience. Inaction stokes fear. Shane Parrish Click to tweet

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Without commitment you’ll never start. Without consistency you’ll never finish. Denzel Washington Click to tweet

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The most obsessed becomes the most talented. Maxime Lagacé Click to tweet

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Sometimes carrying on, just carrying on, is the superhuman achievement. Albert Camus Click to tweet

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If you want better outcomes, learn to do the boring work when no one is watching. Shane Parrish Click to tweet

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Successful people share an uncommon persistence. Shane Parrish Click to tweet

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What looks like skill is often persistent revision. James Clear Click to tweet

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Don’t wish for a good life if you’re not ready to suffer. Maxime Lagacé Click to tweet

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The secrets are deceptively simple: consistency, patience. Jack Butcher Click to tweet

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Sometimes the bravest and most important thing you can do is just show up. Brené Brown Click to tweet

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

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If you think it is impossible, then it is… for you. Peter Diamandis Click to tweet

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Learning to be alone and enjoying it is a superpower. Naval Ravikant Click to tweet

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Resilience: the art of caring for the right things. Maxime Lagacé Click to tweet

Related quote topics: success, failure, hard work

The Best Resilience Quotes

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If you are open-minded enough and determined, you can get virtually anything you want. Ray Dalio Click to tweet

You can outwork 95% of people by just showing up every day. Jack Butcher

Don’t stop doing it until it stops working. Jack Butcher

A man’s got to lose more than money to be broke. John Graham

It’s better to do less than you hoped than nothing at all. No zero days. James Clear

Successes are revised mistakes. James Clear

Success looks a lot like consistency over a long period of time. Matthew Kobach

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Don’t aim for consistently heroic efforts. Aim for being heroic at consistency. Kelly Starrett Click to tweet

The first 1,000 hours are the hardest. Sahil Lavingia

The greatest secret in life is not giving a f**k what other people think about you. The sooner you figure that out, the better. Anthony Pompliano

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Whoever has the longest time horizon has the advantage. Anthony Pompliano

There is no downside to endurance. If you can endure more, you can do more. @TheStoicEmperor

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Boring progress today makes exceptional outcomes in the future. Shane Parrish Click to tweet

Visible outcomes are the result of years of effort applied in the same direction when no one is watching. It looks sexy, but it’s incredibly boring on a daily basis. Shane Parrish

Most results come at the end, not the beginning. Shane Parrish

Don’t quit because it’s hard or intimidating. Do quit when your best judgment deems you’re on the wrong path. And never let the former disguise as the latter. Johnny Uzan

Luck favors the relentless. Shane Parrish

If you go faster, you don’t go far. This is one of the biggest contradictions in life. Slow and steady gets your farther — over time. Darius Foroux

Things always, always, always, take longer than you think they will. Always. Alex Lieberman

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We win by forgetting to keep score. Jack Butcher Click to tweet

The longer the game you’re playing, the less short term losses matter. Jack Butcher

Unsexy work has the least competition and the most upside. Jack Butcher

Experience is about exposure to shock. Jack Butcher

It’s hard to be calm until you’ve won a lot and lost a lot. Naval Ravikant

The dumber you’re willing to look, the smarter you’re able to become. Ed Latimore

The secret for progress in anything is to come back tomorrow. Tim Tamashiro

Part 2. Resilience Quotes That Are…

The Most Famous Resilience Quotes

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Searching for a famous resilience quote? Check out those by da Vinci, Michelle Obama, Paulo Coelho, Dave Ramsey, etc.
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It doesn’t matter where you are, you are nowhere compared to where you can go. Bob Proctor Click to tweet

All things are possible when you believe. Rhonda Byrne

It is not the load that breaks you down. It’s the way you carry it. Lou Holtz

Life is never made unbearable by circumstances, but only by lack of meaning and purpose. Viktor Frankl

If we have someone who loves us – I don’t mean who indulges us, but who loves us enough to be on our side – then it’s easier to grow resilience. Maya Angelou

I’ve failed a million times on stage. Amy Poehler

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

The willow submits to the wind and prospers until one day it is many willows — a wall against the wind. Frank Herbert (Dune)

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Life doesn’t get easier or more forgiving, we get stronger and more resilient. Steve Maraboli Click to tweet

An expert is a person who has found out by painful experience all the mistakes that one can make in a very narrow field. Niels Bohr

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Everyone who wins pays a price. You have to give up something to get something. Dave Ramsey

An arrow can only be shot by pulling it backward. So when life is dragging you back with difficulties, it means that it’s going to launch you into something great. So just focus, and keep aiming. Paulo Coelho

I will prepare, and some day my chance will come. Abraham Lincoln

Grief and resilience live together. Michelle Obama

You have a right to your actions, but never to your actions’ fruits. Bhagavad Gita

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Be prepared. Be persistent. Be reliable. Be surprised at what can be accomplished. John Cena Click to tweet

A diamond is just a lump of coal that stuck to its job. Leonardo da Vinci

Every ounce of confidence I have is because I tried it over and over again. And then I started getting good at it. Barbara Corcoran

Every time you overcome yourself a little bit more, the side effect is that you love yourself a little bit more. Joe Dispenza

Failure isn’t final until you quit. Michael Hyatt

Champions keep playing until they get it right. Billie Jean King

Misfortune is virtue’s opportunity. Seneca

Inspirational Resilience Quotes

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There’s no growth in the comfort zone. Jocko Willink Click to tweet

People are resilient. Correction: survivors are resilient. Sam North

Shit will hit the fan, that’s for sure. Keep that in mind and keep going. Maxime Lagacé

Resilience: the art of remembering what we want. Maxime Lagacé

When your confidence shrinks, your future shrinks. Thibaut (@kpaxs)

Resilience is the maintenance of high levels of positive affect and well-being in the face of adversity. It is not that resilient individuals never experience negative affect, but rather that the negative affect does not persist. Richard Davidson

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

A man’s character is his guardian. Heraclitus

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The wiser you become, the more setbacks motivate you. Maxime Lagacé Click to tweet

If you are around resilient people, you’re far more likely to be resilient yourself. Eric Greitens

Get your mind to a level where you think everything is happening in your favour. Dan Go

Thick skin is a moat. Jack Butcher

Overtake everyone looking for the secret by realizing there isn’t one. Jack Butcher

Consistency is a competitive advantage. Anthony Pompliano

When something bad happens, smile for at least five seconds. Thibaut

The secret to outperform your competitors is to do it for long enough. @orangebook_

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No matter what your past has been, you have a spotless future. Tony Hsieh Click to tweet

If the only reason you’re not pursuing a dream is because of the length of time it will take to achieve it, you should start right now. Think long-term. James Clear

It is not in the still calm of life or the repose of a pacific station that great characters are formed. The habits of a vigorous mind are formed in contending with difficulties. Abigail Adams

Get used to doing things you don’t want to do and you will actually get somewhere. Gal Shapira

No one pays any attention to your mistakes. They are focused on their own. Sahil Lavingia

Breakthroughs follow breakdowns. Sahil Lavingia

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Your resilience is your humanity. Hannah Gadsby Click to tweet

See also: Resilience In Hard Times (2-minute YouTube video by The School of Life)

Wise Resilience Quotes

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The difference between bitterness, confusion, nostalgia – and resilience – is a plan. Alain de Botton Click to tweet

Be quiet, work hard, and stay healthy. It’s not ambition or skill that is going to set you apart but sanity. Ryan Holiday

The person who is not disturbed by happiness and distress and is steady in both is certainly eligible for liberation. Bhagavad Gita

Resilience has been described as the capacity for positive outcomes despite challenging or threatening circumstances. Byron Egeland

Be stubborn in principle, agile in execution. Jack Butcher

Doing it when you don’t feel like doing it is the behavioral equivalent of “buying the dip.” Jack Butcher

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Being resilient is so much easier when you’re surrounded by the right people. Maxime Lagacé Click to tweet

Flexible in the face of change, resilient in the face of confusion. All of these attributes are choices, not talents, and all of them are available to you. Seth Godin

A few people are born resilient. The rest of us need to work consciously at developing our abilities. Al Siebert

You don’t build psychological resilience by feeling good all the time. You build psychological resilience by getting better at feeling bad. Mark Manson

Don’t let success make you complacent. Don’t let failure be the reason you quit. Shane Parrish

Resilient people do not bounce back from hard experiences; they find healthy ways to integrate them into their lives. Eric Greitens (Navy SEAL)

Resilience is distinct from mere survival, and more than mere endurance. Resilience is often endurance with direction. Eric Greitens

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At the root of resilience is the willingness to take responsibility for results. Eric Greitens Click to tweet

When you think in decades and not days, you naturally avoid a lot of bad behavior and problems. Shane Parrish

Just because you failed doesn’t mean you can’t succeed. We all fail. Mentally resilient people realize that its not failure that defines your identity but how you respond. Shane Parrish

To get better outcomes, learn to do the boring work no one wants to do when no one is watching. Shane Parrish

Exceptional results require the rare combination of extreme patience and extreme decisiveness. The patience to say no to average opportunities, to delay the rewards, and to really understand. The decisiveness to swiftly go all in when the right opportunity arises. Shane Parrish

In a world obsessed with speed, never forget things of real worth and value take time. Thibaut

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Don’t get too high when you win or too low when you lose. Thibaut Click to tweet (Related quote topic: stoic)

The secret to winning is learning how to lose. That is, learning to bounce back from failure and disappointment — undeterred — and continuing to steadily march toward your potential. Your response to failure determines your capacity for success. James Clear

I used to spend a lot of energy trying to get further. I now spend a lot of energy trying to get better. Progress is a trajectory, not just a destination. Web Smith

Consistency compounds. Small steps repeated over time lead to big gains. Don’t aim to be consistently great. Aim to be great at being consistent. Steve Magness

Rowing harder doesn’t help if the boat is headed in the wrong direction. Kenichi Ohmae

The most resilient people are like playful, curious children. Al Siebert

See also: Evidence Mounts That Mindfulness Breeds Resilience (greatergood.berkeley.edu)

Part 3. Conclusion

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Risk more than others think is safe. Care more than others think is wise. Dream more than others think is practical. Expect more than others think is possible. Claude Bissel

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Never bet against someone who won’t quit. Jack Butcher Click to tweet (Related quote topic: never give up)

Call to action: Read Building Your Resilience (apa.org, What Does it Mean to Be Resilient?) or What Are The 7 Resilience Skills? (psychologytoday.com)

Hope you enjoyed these inspiring resilience quotes. If you did, please share them with a friend today!

Author Bio

maxime lagace

Maxime Lagacé started collecting quotes in 2004 after he lost his girlfriend in a car accident.

In search of meaning, he dived in the self-improvement world, psychology and trail running. His goal was to understand his pain, his depression, his fears, his lack of motivation and inspiration.

Books, blogs, quotes and nature became his guide.

He finished his software engineering degree in 2007 at the École de Technologie Supérieure de Montréal. He also studied at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. A few years later, he started his first website to share his passion for quotes.

Maxime is a father of two, INFJ and also loves running. His best 5k is 17 minutes 41 seconds and his best marathon (42k) is in 3 hours 33 minutes 11 seconds (with 1800 meters of elevation gain).

Other notable interests of Maxime are health (mental and physical), meditation, nutrition, bananas, SEO, human potential, education, learning, productivity and minimalism.

Finally, he is (very) far from being perfect.

You can find him on Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Quora, Strava, Sportstats, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube.

Creation Date

February 19, 2021

Last Update

July 14, 2021

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6 comments

  1. Thank you for your wonderful quotes Maxime.
    In these troubled coronavirus lockdown times they give a glimmer of hope and they are a daily inspiration to me and many others.
    Thank you

  2. Thank you for your inspirational quotes.
    Resilience is strengthened by riding the waves of the ocean of life. – me!
    It is one of my own self-help quotes that I have written and shared for motivation.

    1. Thank YOU Marlene for sharing with us.
      It’s a beautiful quote you just wrote, and it’s so true. Low tides help us appreciate high tides.

      Best,
      Maxime

  3. Thank you Maxime for this uplifting quotes. You are right, these would give a person something to hold on to during a difficult time as now.

    1. Glad you liked Genemarie.
      I think we all need, from time to time, a tap in the back (myself included) 🙂
      Best,
      Maxime

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