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Leadership quotes about resilience

Inspiring quotes about resiliency and leadership from psychologists, authors, executives, activists, political leaders, and motivational speakers. 

Resiliency is being a good leader in an imperfect environment, not trying to create the perfect environment to be a good leader. To do that, to be that consistent leader, you have to understand what’s going to knock you off your rails and not let it take you so far off that you can’t recover and self-correct. Read more about resiliency: Resiliency matters (because nothing in life is perfect)

Here are our favorite 10 quotes about resilience:


“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.”

–Helen Keller


“Enthusiasm is common. Endurance is rare.”

― Angela Duckworth

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

― Jodi Picoult


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

― Dieter F. Uchtdorf


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“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.”

― Harriet Tubman

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

― Nelson Mandela

“Rock bottom became the solid foundation in which I rebuilt my life.”

– J.K. Rowling

“Success consists of getting up just one more time than you fall.”

– Oliver Goldsmith

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”

– Winston Churchill

“Life doesn’t get easier or more forgiving, we get stronger and more resilient.”

― Steve Maraboli

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