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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 your positive attitude back. 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.



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 an invincible summer lay 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.



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 into which you have invested a lot of time and work.

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.



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.



Quote # 71

Be yourself the change you wish for in this world.

Mahatma Gandhi


Quote # 72

Those who try great things are 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 Hammarskjöld


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 fiascoes.

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 it's just 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.



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.



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 need to accept all of 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.



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.



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

If you don't want to help yourself, nobody can help you.

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 be able to make those 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




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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