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Resilience is the capacity we have as humans to survive the toughest situations and use them to become stronger. These quotes from great writers and thinkers show just how important resilience is in our lives.

“F-E-A-R has two meanings: ‘Forget Everything And Run’ or ‘Face Everything And Rise.’ The choice is yours.” – Zig Ziglar


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


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


“It’s your reaction to adversity, not adversity itself that determines how your life’s story will develop.” ― Dieter F. Uchtdorf 


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


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

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


“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 


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


“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is courage to continue that counts” – Winston S. Churchill


“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       


“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 


“A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles” – Christopher Reeve 


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


“I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship.” – Louisa May Alcott 


“We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all the power we need inside ourselves already.” – J.K. Rowling


“Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don’t fight them. Just find a new way to stand.” 
Oprah Winfrey 

“It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.”  – Epictetus 

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