27 Hopeful Quotes to Give You Strength in Isolation

27 Hopeful Quotes to Give You Strength in Isolation

I am writing this blog post in early April 2020, during the coronavirus pandemic. Schools are closed for the rest of the year, most of us are at home with our families, many have lost their jobs, and people are dying.

It’s a scary time.

While we understandably most worried about our physical health right now, we also need to consider our mental health. This is an incredibly stressful situation that few of us, if any, have ever been through. 

Here in the United States, it’s been 100 years since the Spanish flu, the last major epidemic to hit us. My grandparents were children during that period, so they barely spoke of it. Their parents are long gone. We don’t know how they persevered in the face of such a trauma.

So, we do the best we can. When the news becomes too much, I try to go for a walk or play with my children. Heck, watching Tiger King on Netflix has been cathartic.

I’m a reader, though, and I look to words to bring solace. I’ve collected some hopeful quotes below on resiliency, strength, and courage. These quotes bring me hope for the future and the realization that others have gone through such tough times before. 

We will get through this, friend.

27 Hopeful Quotes to Give You Strength in Isolation

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

Steve Maraboli

“The oak fought the wind and was broken, the willow bent when it must and survived.”

Robert Jordan

“If your heart is broken, make art with the pieces.”

Shane Koyczan
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May I be kind to myself in this moment.

“I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.”

Maya Angelou

“You never know how strong you are, until being strong is your only choice.”

Bob Marley

“If you’re going through hell, keep going.”

Winston Churchill

“My barn having burned down, I can now see the moon.”

Mizuta Masahide

“There are dark shadows on the earth, but its lights are stronger in the contrast.”

Charles Dickens

“She stood in the storm and when the wind did not blow her way, she adjusted her sails.”

Elizabeth Edwards

“You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.” 

Marcus Aurelius

“Sometimes carrying on, just carrying on, is the superhuman achievement.” 

Albert Camus

“Note to self: every time you were convinced you couldn’t go on, you did.”

“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.”

Robert Brault

“A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.”

Christopher Reeve
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 “Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.”

Helen Keller

“When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure.” 

Peter Marshall

“I don’t like to lose — at anything — yet I’ve grown most not from victories, but setbacks.”

Serena Williams

“It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.” 

Edmund Hillary
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“Forgive yourself for your faults and your mistakes and move on.”

Les Brown

“Be patient and tough; someday this pain will be useful to you.”


“Scar tissue is stronger than regular tissue. Realize the strength, move on.”

Henry Rollins

“Do not pray for an easy life. Pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.”

Bruce Lee

“Knowing what must be done does away with fear.”

Rosa Parks

“Courage isn’t having the strength to go on, it is going on when you don’t have the strength.”

Napoleon Bonaparte

“Kites rise highest against the wind – not with it.”

Winston Churchill

“He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.”

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“After a storm, comes a calm.”

Matthew Henry

I hope these hopeful quotes help you think a little more clearly. Reach out to family and friends, even if it’s virtual. We need those connections, more now than ever.

Which hopeful quote is helping you survive right now? Share with us in the comments below!

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