Resilience quotes

  • When we tackle obstacles, we find hidden reserves of courage and resilience we did not know we had. And it is only when we are faced with failure do we realise that these resources were always there within us. We only need to find them and move on with our lives.
    -- Abdul Kalam

    #Moving #Resilience #Needs

  • A good half of the art of living is resilience.
    -- Alain de Botton

    #Art #Resilience #Half

  • Developing protectionism regarding trade and our reluctance to place fiscal policy on a more sustainable path are threatening what may well be our most valued policy asset: the increased flexibility of our economy, which has fostered our extraordinary resilience to shocks.
    -- Alan Greenspan

    #Resilience #Fiscal Policy #May

  • He's a million rubber bands in his resilience.
    -- Alan K. Simpson

    #Moving On #Resilience #Band

  • Folks differs, dearie. They differs a lot. Some can stand things that others can't. There's never no way of knowin' how much they can stand.
    -- Ann Petry

    #Survival #Resilience #Way

  • The longer we stay in a violating situation, the more traumatized we become. If we don't act on our own behalf, we will lose spirit, resourcefulness, energy, health, perspective, and resilience. We must take ourselves out of violating situations for the sake of our own wholeness.
    -- Anne Katherine

    #Perspective #Resilience #Energy

  • Resilience is woven deeply into the fabric of Oklahoma. Throw us an obstacle, and we grow stronger.
    -- Brad Henry

    #Oklahoma #Resilience #Stronger

  • 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.
    -- Bram Stoker

    #Resilience #Principles #Matter

  • Joy, collected over time, fuels resilience - ensuring we'll have reservoirs of emotional strength when hard things do happen.
    -- Brené Brown

    #Emotional #Joy #Resilience

  • Resilience is going to pay off.
    -- Cat Zingano

    #Mma #Resilience #Pay

  • Curiosity has ... proven to be a great ingredient in resilience, a trait particularly valuable in an extended economic downturn. Resilient people aren't made of steel; they just provide themselves with more options, and those options come from a curious mind.
    -- Chip Conley

    #People #Curiosity #Resilience

  • Developing a diet that is healthful, balanced, and appropriate for your particular caloric needs is easy enough and is absolutely critical to establishing a healthful lifestyle that incorporates proper nutrition, adequate fitness, and mental resilience.
    -- Daphne Oz

    #Resilience #Needs #Adequate

  • Switching to 'Renewables' generates jobs, skills, purpose, power, wealth, future, resilience, autonomy, freedom, unity: Sustainable Society
    -- Dave Hampton

    #Jobs #Skills #Resilience

  • I have a great faith in the strength and the resilience in the American people.
    -- David Halberstam

    #People #Resilience

  • You say you're 'depressed' - all i see is resilience. You are allowed to feel messed up and inside out. It doesn't mean you're defective - it just means you're human.
    -- David Mitchell

    #Healing #Mean #Resilience

  • Clinton's resilience became sort of the secret weapon of the campaign. He was never going to just give up and get out.
    -- Dee Dee Myers

    #Giving Up #Secret #Resilience

  • 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

    #Fighting #Reality #Resilience

  • Resilience is accepting your new reality, even if it's less good than the one you had before.
    -- Elizabeth Edwards

    #Reality #Resilience #Accepting

  • 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.
    -- Elizabeth Edwards

    #Resilience #Matter #Miserable

  • That which does not destroy, strengthens.
    -- Friedrich Nietzsche

    #Resilience #Doe

  • Resilience is based on the ability to embrace the extremes -- while no becoming an extremist. ... **Most companies don't do paradox very well.** (emphasis by author) [2002] p.25f
    -- Gary Hamel

    #Resilience #Becoming #Paradox

  • Why building self esteem?. The benefits of having self esteem are numerous. Self esteem is strongly associated with happiness, psychological resilience, and a motivating to live a productive and healthy life.
    -- Glenn R. Schiraldi

    #Self Esteem #Healthy #Resilience

  • Well, as you know, we're working through a difficult period in our financial markets right now as we work off some of the past excesses. But the American people can remain confident in the soundness and the resilience of our financial system.
    -- Henry Paulson

    #Past #People #Resilience

  • ...children have the resilience to outlive their sufferings, if given a chance.
    -- Ishmael Beah

    #Children #Resilience #Suffering

  • No matter what your current condition, how or where you grew up, or what education or training you feel you lack, you can be successful in your chosen endeavor. It is spirit, fortitude, and hardiness that matter more than where you start.
    -- Jack Ma

    #Successful #Training #Resilience

  • Resilience is all about being able to overcome the unexpected. Sustainability is about survival. The goal of resilience is to thrive.
    -- Jamais Cascio

    #Goal #Survival #Resilience

  • If everything was super easy and I didn't have to face the odd bump in the road or difficult time then I guess my 'resilience muscles' wouldn't be in such good shape.
    -- Jan Hellriegel

    #Resilience #Bumps #Shapes

  • I am extremely interested in how people negotiate catastrophe, not because I'm morbidly interested in it but because I'm interested in the secret of resilience; that's what I'm always exploring in the stories and the novels.
    -- Janette Turner Hospital

    #People #Secret #Resilience

  • Nature works with five polymers. Only five polymers. In the natural world, life builds from the bottom up, and it builds in resilience and multiple uses.
    -- Janine Benyus

    #Resilience #Use #World

  • Resilience is not what happens to you. It’s how you react to, respond to, and recover from what happens to you.
    -- Jeffrey Gitomer

    #Life #Attitude #Resilience

  • Strong lives are those that are marked by a sense of purpose, connectedness, resilience, and fulfillment.
    -- Jenifer Fox

    #Strength #Strong #Resilience

  • You're a Daniels and a Walker. That means you're 99% fine stubbornness, tenacity and resilience combined", Tara said. "And the other 1%?" Mia asked as they sat at the tiny galley table. Ford wrapped an arm around her neck and pulled her in close. "Perfection.
    -- Jill Shalvis

    #Mean #Perfection #Resilience

  • But hope has an astonishing resilience and strength. Its very persistence in our hearts indicates that it is not a tonic for wishful thinkers but the ground on which realists stand.
    -- Kathleen Norris

    #Heart #Persistence #Resilience

  • When you choose to connect with others under stress, you can create resilience,
    -- Kelly McGonigal

    #Stress #Resilience #Under Stress

  • Australia is a nation of compassion. Courage and compassion. And the third of these great values: resilience.
    -- Kevin Rudd

    #Compassion #Australia #Resilience

  • Anyone can love a perfect place. Loving Baltimore takes some resilience.
    -- Laura Lippman

    #Perfect #Resilience #Baltimore

  • The best antidote to stress is resilience... having the ability to respond to change or adversity proactively and resourcefully.
    -- Lauren Mackler

    #Stress #Adversity #Resilience

  • Learning, like love, death and eating, are fundamental human activities. It's at the core of human existence and its character has a resilience of continuity that is part of what makes up human nature. That is not fundamentally going to change.
    -- Leon Botstein

    #Character #Resilience #Fundamentals

  • When small towns find they cannot harm the strangest of their members, when eccentrics show resilience, they are eventually embraced and even cherished.
    -- Louise Erdrich

    #Resilience #Towns #Small Town

  • This ability to exist in pieces is what some adults call resilience. And I suppose in some way it is a kind of resilience, a horrible resilience that makes adults believe children forget trauma.
    -- Lynda Barry

    #Children #Believe #Resilience

  • After a cruel childhood, one must reinvent oneself. Then reimagine the world.
    -- Mary Oliver

    #Childhood #Survival #Resilience

  • I'm not sure if resilience is ever achieved alone. Experience allows us to learn from example. But 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, to grow belief in self, to grow self-esteem. And it's self-esteem that allows a person to stand up.
    -- Maya Angelou

    #Self Esteem #Mean #Resilience

  • Investing now in safe-guarding people by helping them to adapt to climate change, will help save money and lives while building resilience.
    -- Michael Franti

    #People #Resilience #Investing

  • My work requires acting at its most committed - it demands actors of enormous resilience, but also intelligence and wit. It doesn't work for narcissistic or selfish actors.
    -- Mike Leigh

    #Selfish #Resilience #Acting

  • Obstacles, of course, are developmentally necessary: they teach kids strategy, patience, critical thinking, resilience and resourcefulness.
    -- Naomi Wolf

    #Kids #Thinking #Resilience

  • Antifragility is beyond resilience or robustness. The resilient resists shocks and stays the same; the antifragile gets better.
    -- Nassim Nicholas Taleb

    #Resilience #Get Better #Resilient

  • We didn't get where we are thanks to the sissy notion of resilience.
    -- Nassim Nicholas Taleb

    #Resilience #Thanks #Sissy

  • My childhood gave me resilience - and there's little that can surprise me in life.
    -- Natalia Vodianova

    #Childhood #Resilience #Littles

  • It's one thing to show your love for someone when everything is going fine and life is smooth. But when the 'in sickness and in health' part kicks in and sickness does enter your lives, you're tested. Your resilience is tested.
    -- Patti Davis

    #Resilience #Doe #Life Is

  • I realized that I'm a soft person. I think I'm sensitive. I wanted very much to be tough and I think movie stars have a certain kind of resilience and toughness to them, but I'm quite a sensitive young lady in some respects.
    -- Rachael Taylor

    #Stars #Thinking #Resilience

  • 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

    #Adversity #Survival #Resilience

  • Complexity demands resilience, and that's what panarchy offers. Resilience in the face of complexity is a challenge even when you apply rigorous intelligence and integrity to develop a coherent and flexible strategy.
    -- Robert David Steele

    #Integrity #Challenges #Resilience

  • True will is quiet humility, resilience, and flexibility; the other kind of will is weakness disguised by bluster and ambition.
    -- Ryan Holiday

    #Ambition #Humility #Resilience

  • Life is a test. It is only a test--meaning that's all it is. Nothing more, but nothing less. It is a test of our convictions and priorities, our faith and faithfulness, our patience and resilience, and in the end, our ultimate desires. It is a test to determine if we want to be part of the kingdom of God more than we want anything else.
    -- Sheri L. Dew

    #Priorities #Resilience #Desire

  • Youth has the resilience to absorb disaster and weave it into the pattern of its life, no mater how anguishing the thorn that penetrates its flesh.
    -- Sholem Asch

    #Resilience #Flesh #Patterns

  • I always tell up-and-coming DJs you have to really love what you do and find that interest to drive you. It requires so much attention to detail, and it takes up a lot of your time. You hear a song, and there are so many little pieces that make that song work. It requires a lot of patience, diligence and resilience.
    -- Steve Aoki

    #Song #Resilience #Attention

  • Gloom and despondency have never defeated adversity. Trying times need courage and resilience. Our strength as a people is not tested during the best of times,
    -- Thabo Mbeki

    #Adversity #People #Resilience

  • Resilience is the ability to attack while running away.
    -- Wes Fesler

    #Running #Resilience #Running Away

  • Mastering the art of resilience does much more than restore you to who you once thought you were. Rather, you emerge from the experience transformed into a truer expression of who you were really meant to be.
    -- Carol Orsborn

    #Art #Expression #Resilience

  • Even with an assignment, I take over, I find a freedom and make the idea my own, and that's where you get the sense that the essays become something very different than the original subject. Assignments are great, though - they test your mettle, your spirit and resilience. All of sudden you drop in, you don't know anything, you're vulnerable and available.
    -- Charles D'Ambrosio

    #Resilience #Different #Spirit

  • If we're interested in the continuation of the human experiment we need to focus on resilience and coping with change (whether natural or anthropogenic) rather than living as if God or nature has given us a nice, orderly, calm, Babbit-like existence.
    -- Dale Jamieson

    #Nice #Focus #Resilience

  • The key to life is resilience....We will always be knocked down. It’s the getting up that counts.
    -- Dominique Browning

    #Keys #Resilience #Life Is

  • Persistence and resilience only come from having been given the chance to work though difficult problems.
    -- Gever Tulley

    #Persistence #Resilience #Chance

  • Our aim in the film ['Resilience'] is to make people understand that resilience is something you can create, build or develop, rather than just having as an inherent gift organically or thinking you are a special person. That's really important.
    -- James Redford

    #Thinking #People #Resilience

  • Resilience is not just a complimentary individual quality, but something that is built. And you build it through a number of things in your life, part of it being social fabric.
    -- James Redford

    #Numbers #Resilience #Quality

  • It's also important that I, or [Producer] Karen Pritzker, also say that this film [ "Resilience: The Biology of Stress & the Science of Hope"] is not going to singlehandedly solve crime and poverty, or make big changes.
    -- James Redford

    #Stress #Resilience #Important

  • We must not forget either that some of the system's resilience is due to its ability to coopt people with money and prestige. It is easy to get sucked right in. Those who grasp the system are also likely to be talented and capable of doing well within the system. Who will turn down a lot of money? Who doesn't have an ego? A compromise here, another one there, and pretty soon, you are sucked right in.
    -- Michael Yates

    #People #Ego #Resilience

  • I always say African American history is the quintessential American story. It's about perseverance and resilience - something everyone can relate to.
    -- Philip Freelon

    #Perseverance #African American #Resilience

  • I would say that the one incredible thing that Karachi has going for it is the unabated supply of new migrants that pour into it day after day. It could be a poor factory worker who simply wants a job, it could be an ambitious guy coming for an education - they all add hope and vibrancy to the city. Now, this is not something that is generally taken as positive in Karachi. But the hope is that the migration that comes into the city replenishes its stores of resilience and energy.
    -- Steve Inskeep

    #Taken #Guy #Resilience

  • Never be afraid to learn. Have a good amount of resilience and enjoy the journey.
    -- Willemijn Verkaik

    #Journey #Resilience #Enjoy

  • In my own life, there were many things that didn't happen for me in the outside world, but that gave me an opportunity to look inside to find my spirit, my courage, my confidence and ultimately, to find my heart. When I found those things, I felt liberated. I found resilience of spirit, realized I had much to offer and gained abundance.
    -- Agapi Stassinopoulos

    #Heart #Opportunity #Resilience

  • A sensible climate policy would emphasize building resilience into our capacity to adapt to climate changes - whether cooling or warming; whether wholly natural, wholly man-made, or somewhere in between.
    -- Steven F. Hayward

    #Men #Resilience #Climate

  • I've expressed concern about the assaults on our institutions, both from external sources - meaning the Russians - and internal sources. And I think this will be a real test of the resilience of our system and its pillars.
    -- James R. Clapper

    #Real #Thinking #Resilience

  • Perseverance is what I tell my students. It's important that you keep your dream alive, because you're going to encounter a lot of obstacles, and no one is going to dream big for you. You have to have the fortitude and the resilience to stick with your own dreams. That can be hard.
    -- Kasi Lemmons

    #Dream #Perseverance #Resilience

  • A good school teaches you resilience - that ability to bounce back.
    -- Kate Reardon

    #School #Resilience #Teach

  • I'm inspired by the resilience of people around the world.
    -- Kathy Calvin

    #People #Resilience #World