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150 quotes that can give you courage and strength during a crisis

by Tim Reichel

Weak moments, difficult phases or persistent bad luck. Each of us goes through one from time to time crisis. It does not matter whether it is a personal negative situation or whether there is a global crisis - the effects are usually similar: You feel bad, your confidence fades and your motivation tends to zero.

Crises can paralyze. They take our eyes off the positive things in life, destroy our energy and block us. In the worst case, we get into a downward spiral that pulls us down further and further. To flip the switch on your own and to take countermeasures with renewed courage is then difficult - or is hardly possible anymore.

For this reason I have written this article for you and collected 150 quotes for you that can give you new strength during a crisis. Why quotes, of all things? Well, wisdom and sayings from outstanding personalities can open your eyes and bring back your positive attitude. The word becomes an impulse - and the impulse is followed by an action.

The quotes come from writers, politicians, scientists, actors, artists and other important personalities, among others. In short: about successful people who have achieved great things and have gone through difficult situations and overcame all kinds of crises. Learn from the best of the best and let words that have activated millions of other people also get you going.

 

 

These 150 crisis quotes will give you courage and strength

 

Quote # 1

In the crisis the character proves itself.

Helmut Schmidt

 

Quote # 2

There are no signposts at the crossroads of life.

Charlie Chaplin

 

Quote # 3

The path to the goal begins on the day on which you take 100 percent responsibility for your life.

Dante Alighieri

 

Quote # 4

Almost all of them Crises can be managed - provided
we train our inner strength and our self-confidence.

Siegfried Santura

 

Quote # 5

Your heart better guides you through them crisis than your eyes.

Marcel Baumert

 

Quote # 6

An expert is a man who can afterwards say exactly why his prognosis was not correct.

Winston Churchill

 

Quote # 7

The solution is always simple, you just have to find it.

Alexander Solzhenitsyn

 

Quote # 8

Even a heavy door only needs a small key.

Charles Dickens

 

Quote # 9

It is not the mountain that we conquer - we conquer ourselves.

Edmund Hillary

 

Quote # 10

Everyone crisis can only be countered with absolute honesty.

Franz Schmidberger

 

Quote # 11

Bravery doesn't get worse when it's a little difficult.

George Bernard Shaw

 

Quote # 12

No matter how difficult yesterday was, you can always start again today.

Buddha

 

Quote # 13

We don't need to go on living as we lived yesterday. Let's get rid of this view and a thousand possibilities invite us to new life.

Christian Morgenstern

 

Quote # 14

If we take the future seriously, then we have to stop leaving it to others and instead become active ourselves.

Jane Goodall

 

Quote # 15

We can only realize our dreams if we decide to wake up from them.

Josephine Baker

 

Quote # 16

Determination in adversity is always half the road to salvation.

Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi

 

Quote # 17

The word crisis is composed of two characters in Chinese - one means danger and the other opportunity.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

 

Quote # 18

You can also build something beautiful out of stones that are placed in your way.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

 

Quote # 19

The greater the difficulty one overcame, the greater the victory.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

 

Quote # 20

crisis is a productive state. You just have to take away the smack of the catastrophe.

Max Frisch

 

Quote # 21

Good insights can be gained even from poor prospects.

Ernst Ferstl

 

Quote # 22

Problems can never be solved with the same mindset that created them.

Albert Einstein

 

Quote # 23

Action is the antidote to despair.

Joan Baez

 

Quote # 24

If there is one belief that can move mountains, it is belief in one's own strength.

Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

 

Quote # 25

Worries are like plants, the more you fertilize them, the more they grow.

Leo Buscaglia

 

Quote # 26

There are flowers everywhere for whoever wants to see them.

Henri Matisse

 

Quote # 27

Hope is like a ray of sunshine that penetrates a sad heart. Open it wide and let it in.

Friedrich Hebbel

 

Quote # 28

In the depths of winter, I finally learned that I had an invincible summer within me.

Albert Camus

 

Quote # 29

Verily, no one is wise who does not know the dark.

Hermann Hesse

 

Quote # 30

It is better to light a single little light than to curse the darkness.

Confucius

 

Quote # 31

The tears let nothing win, whoever wants to create has to be happy.

Theodor Fontane

 

Quote # 32

If you want to fly, you have to let go of the things that are pulling you down.

Toni Morrison

 

Quote # 33

Do not face what comes your way with fear, but with hope.

Francis de Sales

 

Quote # 34

Courage is resistance to fear, victory over fear, but not absence of fear.

Mark Twain

 

Quote # 35

Courage is like a habit, a habit, a virtue: you get it through courageous deeds. It's like learning to swim. You learn to be brave by being brave.

Marie Daly

 

Quote # 36

Courage is a muscle. It only gets stronger if you use it regularly.

Ruth Gordon

 

Quote # 37

Who can laugh where he could have howled, gets the desire to live again.

Werner Finck

 

Quote # 38

From the ruins of our despair we build our character.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Quote # 39

Don't start today's day with yesterday's broken pieces.

Phil Bosmans

 

Quote # 40

Today's strength lies in yesterday's pain.

Paulo Coelho

 

Quote # 41

Courage isn't always roaring loud. Sometimes it's the calm, low voice at the end of the day that says: I'll try again tomorrow.

Mary Anne Radmacher

 

Quote # 42

If the others think you have reached the end, you have to really start.

Konrad Adenauer

 

Quote # 43

Don't wish it got easier Wish you could get stronger

Jim Rohn

 

Quote # 44

Belief in our strength can infinitely strengthen it.

Friedrich von Schlegel

 

Quote # 45

The future belongs to those who believe in the truth of their dreams.

Eleanor Roosevelt

 

Quote # 46

The optimist is no less wrong than the pessimist, but he lives happier.

Charlie Rivel

 

Quote # 47

Whoever does not believe in miracles is not a realist.

Ben Gurion

 

Quote # 48

It's always too early to give up.

Norman Vincent Peale

 

Quote # 49

Courage is nothing more than always going to the end.

Edith Piaf

 

Quote # 50

Paths are made by walking them.

Franz Kafka

 

 

With motivating quotes from the crisis

 

Quote # 51

Difficult times allow us to develop determination and inner strength.

Dalai Lama

 

Quote # 52

If you're going through hell, keep going.

Winston Churchill

 

Quote # 53

Courage is good, but perseverance is better.

Theodor Fontane

 

Quote # 54

Two things are necessary for our work: tireless perseverance and the willingness to throw away something that has invested a lot of time and effort.

Albert Einstein

 

Quote # 55

You have to die a few times to really live.

Charles Bukowski

 

Quote # 56

Some people don't like change, but you have to embrace change when the alternative to it is disaster.

Elon Musk

 

Quote # 57

Big changes in our life can be a second chance.

Harrison Ford

 

Quote # 58

It is never too late. Never too late to start over. Never too late to be happy.

Jane Fonda

 

Quote # 59

Give every day the chance to become the most beautiful of your life.

Mark Twain

 

Quote # 60

You have to wait for the future and enjoy or endure the present.

Wilhelm von Humboldt

 

Quote # 61

Those who do not learn from the past will be punished for it by the future.

Adele Elisa Countess von Bredow-Görne

 

Quote # 62

You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to ride them.

Joseph Goldstein

 

Quote # 63

You don't have to fear anything in life, you just have to understand everything.

Marie Curie

 

Quote # 64

I accept that any crisis is a chance, then I will take away a great deal of power over me from her.

Nina Ruge

 

Quote # 65

The future has many names: for the weak it is the unattainable, for the fearful it is the unknown, for the brave it is an opportunity.

Victor Hugo

 

Quote # 66

All dreams can come true if we have the courage to follow them.

Walt Disney

 

Quote # 67

Most great deeds, most great thoughts, have a ridiculous beginning.

Albert Camus

 

Quote # 68

Courage is at the beginning of action, happiness at the end.

Democritus

 

Quote # 69

A pound of courage weighs more than a ton of luck.

James Garfield

 

Quote # 70

Those who want to be happy all the time, must change frequently.

Confucius

 

Quote # 71

Be yourself the change you wish for in this world.

Mahatma Gandhi

 

Quote # 72

Anyone who tries great things is admirable, even if they fall.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

 

Quote # 73

Falling is neither dangerous nor a shame. Staying down is both.

Konrad Adenauer

 

Quote # 74

It is not how deep you fall that counts, but how high you bounce back.

Brian Tracy

 

Quote # 75

The trick is to get up once more than you get knocked over.

Winston Churchill

 

Quote # 76

Failure is the spice that gives success its flavor.

Truman Capote

 

Quote # 77

Out Crises New strengths always arise.

Rita Süssmuth

 

Quote # 78

Courage is when you are scared to death but still swing into the saddle.

John Wayne

 

Quote # 79

Life is like a movie: write your own script, believe in it and act on it.

Jim Henson

 

Quote # 70

You have to try the impossible to achieve the possible.

Hermann Hesse

 

Quote # 81

If you don't dare, you can't hope for anything.

Friedrich Schiller

 

Quote # 82

If something is important enough to you, you should give it a try, regardless of whether the most likely outcome is failure.

Elon Musk

 

Quote # 83

If the path seems endless and suddenly you don't want to go any more, then you mustn't hesitate.

Dag Hammarskjold

 

Quote # 84

Whoever fights can lose. Who does not fight has already lost.

Bertolt Brecht

 

Quote # 85

What does not kill me, makes me stronger.

Friedrich Nietzsche

 

Quote # 86

All the darkness in the whole world is unable to extinguish the light of a single candle.

Guy de Larigaudi

 

Quote # 87

What good does all sunrise do if we don't get up.

Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

 

Quote # 88

Crises are temporary downpours of the mind that nourish the growth of clear thoughts.

Christa Schyboll

 

Quote # 89

After suffering and loss, people become more humble and wiser.

Benjamin Franklin

 

Quote # 90

It is not the successes that one learns from, but the fiascos.

Coco Chanel

 

Quote # 91

There is no character without suffering.

Ernst Freiherr von Feuchtersleben

 

Quote # 92

Tears clean the heart.

Fyodor Michailowitsch Dostoevsky

 

Quote # 93

Life doesn't have to be easy if only it is rich in content.

Lise Meitner

 

Quote # 94

Don't be afraid to give up the good in order to achieve the great.

John Davison Rockefeller

 

Quote # 95

The best is never behind us, but always ahead of us.

Paul Hunter

 

Quote # 96

If we are in a crisis have to prove, then our strength will grow too.

Richard von Weizsäcker

 

Quote # 97

Art draws the most sublime inspirations from suffering.

Michelangelo Buonarroti

 

Quote # 98

I didn't fail - I discovered 10,000 ways that didn't work.

Thomas Alva Edison

 

Quote # 99

You cannot discover new continents without having the courage to lose sight of old coasts.

André Gide

 

Quote # 100

Most of the important things in the world have been achieved by people who have not stopped trying, even when help was in sight.

Dale Carnegie

 

 

Inspirational quotes for small and large crises

 

Quote # 101

Nobody can go back and start over. But anyone can start now and make a new ending.

Carl Bard

 

Quote # 102

I am more interested in the future than in the past, because I intend to live in it.

Albert Einstein

 

Quote # 103

I feel very adventurous. There are still so many doors that need to be opened and I'm not afraid to look behind them.

Elizabeth Taylor

 

Quote # 104

Detours also broaden our horizons.

Ernst Ferstl

 

Quote # 105

The slowest, who does not lose sight of his goal, still walks faster than the one who wanders around without a goal.

Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

 

Quote # 106

Only those who know their destination will find the way.

Laozi

 

Quote # 107

It is not the beginning that is rewarded, only perseverance.

Catherine of Siena

 

Quote # 108

You have to find your way through the small thoughts that annoy you again and again to the big thoughts that strengthen you.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

 

Quote # 109

Set aside 30 minutes for your worries every day and take a nap during this time.

Abraham Lincoln

 

Quote # 110

Three things help to bear the troubles of life: hope, sleep, and laughter.

Immanuel Kant

 

Quote # 111

Death smiles at all of us, the only thing you can do is smile back.

Marcus Aurelius

 

Quote # 112

The true art of living consists in seeing the wonderful in everyday life.

Pearl Sydenstricker Buck

 

Quote # 113

If I have a choice between nothing and pain, then I choose pain.

William Faulkner

 

Quote # 114

The grief that doesn't speak gnaws quietly at the heart until it breaks.

William Shakespeare

 

Quote # 115

Those who do not lose their minds about certain things have none to lose.

Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

 

Quote # 116

The happiness of life does not consist in having little or no difficulties, but in overcoming them all victoriously and gloriously.

Carl Hilty

 

Quote # 117

We can't change the wind, but we can set the sails right.

Aristotle

 

Quote # 118

Only the weak are sent in simple ways.

Hermann Hesse

 

Quote # 119

Do not let yourself go, go yourself.

Magda Bentrup

 

Quote # 120

Only the few who practice it believe in what is good.

Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

 

Quote # 121

Time doesn't transform us, it just unfolds us.

Max Frisch

 

Quote # 122

Is the time bad? Well. You are there to make it better.

Thomas Carlyle

 

Quote # 123

Any progress takes place outside of the comfort zone.

Michael John Bobak

 

Quote # 124

Those who tackle where the others talk first have a head start in life.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

 

Quote # 125

You only need one chance to succeed.

Jesse Owens

 

Quote # 126

If you give everything, you can't blame yourself.

Dirk Nowitzki

 

Quote # 127

One should seldom despair of impossible things, never of difficult ones.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

 

Quote # 128

Do not call yourself poor because your dreams did not come true; The only real poor is someone who has never dreamed.

Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

 

Quote # 129

Never start to stop, never stop to start

Marcus Tullius Cicero

 

Quote # 130

Our greatest glory is not never falling, but getting up every time.

Nelson Mandela

 

Quote # 131

To be successful, you have to accept all the challenges that come your way. You can't just accept those you like.

Mike Gafka

 

Quote # 132

Do not look for mistakes, look for solutions.

Henry Ford

 

Quote # 133

I am not concerned with what has been done. I am interested in what needs to be done.

Marie Curie

 

Quote # 134

You can't stop a flock of birds from flying overhead. But you can prevent it from nesting in your hair.

Martin Luther

 

Quote # 135

One principle will give you courage, and that is that no evil lasts forever.

Epicurus of Samos

 

Quote # 136

When I step on my unhappiness, I stand higher.

Friedrich Holderlin

 

Quote # 137

People do not stumble over mountains, but over molehills.

Confucius

 

Quote # 138

Being able to quit isn't a weakness, it's a strength.

Ingeborg Bachmann

 

Quote # 139

All of life is an eternal beginning again.

Hugo von Hofmannsthal

 

Quote # 140

Fortune is with the brave.

Virgil

 

Quote # 141

To be completely yourself can take some courage.

Sophia Loren

 

Quote # 142

You can change something - every day and at any time!

Jane Goodall

 

Quote # 143

Nobody can help anyone who does not want to help themselves.

Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi

 

Quote # 144

In three words I can summarize everything I have learned about life: It goes on.

Robert Frost

 

Quote # 145

Posture is easier to maintain than it is to regain.

Thomas Paine

 

Quote # 146

It is a great advantage in life to make the mistakes that can be learned from as early as possible.

Winston Churchill

 

Quote # 147

Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.

Stephen Hawking

 

Quote # 148

Courage and love have one thing in common: Both are nourished by hope.

Napoleon Bonaparte

 

Quote # 149

You don't have to be great to start something - but you have to start something to be great.

Zig Ziglar

 

Quote # 150

In the end everything will be fine. If it's not good, it's not the end.

Oscar Wilde

 

 

Conclusion

In a crisis, quotes can give you new courage and release inner blockages. Regardless of whether it is an economic crisis, a pandemic or a personal horror scenario: Sometimes a single sentence or even a single word is enough to bring back a positive attitude and break negative thought patterns.

Of course, it shouldn't stop at just reading the quotes! I don't want you to read the quotes, nod twice and then go back to the way you are. I wish for you that you tackle your life and change it in a positive way; I want you not to let yourself get down, but grow and overcome the current crisis.

Therefore, you need to interpret the quotes from this article and apply them to your own life. Just reading is not enough - you have to act. Not tomorrow, not later, but today. Now. The best thing to do is to pick out a single quote and implement it immediately. Take the first step right away. After that, all you have to do is hold on. Good luck with it - you will make it!

 

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