On Resilience and the Triumph of the Human Spirit

Some words of wisdom about resilience and the triumph of the human spirit…

Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe,

and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.

Christopher Robin to Pooh (by A. A. Milne)

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

Ernest Hemingway

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What lies behind you and what lies in front of you,

pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.
Helen Keller

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Life is not a matter of holding good cards,
but of playing a poor hand well.
Robert Louis Stevenson

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It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.

Sir Edmund Hillary

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

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In the midst of winter,
I finally learned
there was in me
an invincible summer.
Albert Camus

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There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.
Edith Wharton

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If you are going through hell, keep going.

Sir Winston Churchill

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In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.

Albert Einstein

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Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,

the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference.
Reinhold Niebuhr

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  1. stevie mack says:

    We are so blessed to have such wisdom to draw from when times are difficult. Thanks Kitty, for collecting these meaningful quotes to help us.

    Kitty Williams Reply:

    Thanks Stevie. There’s a great deal of wisdom contained in children’s books (as we see over and over again here at CRIZMAC). I found some wonderful quotes from Dr. Seuss, too (especially from “Oh, the Places You’ll Go”), but was trying to keep the list manageable!

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