45 Encouraging Quotes in Times of Crisis

As the situation worsens and we are thrown into the abyss, there is no place to go than up. We will rise and shine!

These are unprecedented times. Humanity as a whole has been pushed against the wall and there is no sign of respite in the coming future. Dark clouds hang above our heads and the storm is yet to come. Everywhere you see, there is despair. But, we humans have the capability to bounce back from any situation through the individual and collective will. This is the time to rise above everything and spread positivity.

We at the Hopinion have narrowed down to 45 quotes that will help you face the situation better. Every day affirmations help battle anxiety and despair. Make sure you share these quotes with loved ones, use it in your posts, blogs and status.

Let us begin:

  1. “Those living in an age of crisis must become pioneers of a better age.” Arnold J. Toynbee
  2. “Sometimes crisis triggers the genius within.” Bernard Kelvin Clive
  3. “Successful people recognize crisis as a time for change – from lesser to greater, smaller to bigger.” Edwin Louis Cole
  4. “Any kind of crisis can be good. It wakes you up.” Ryan Reynolds
  5. “Close scrutiny will show that most ‘crisis situations’ are opportunities to either advance or stay where you are.” Maxwell Maltz
  6. “Crises and deadlocks when they occur have at least this advantage, that they force us to think.” Jawaharlal Nehru
  7. “Crises are part of life. Everybody has to face them, and it doesn’t make any difference what the crisis is.” Jack Nicklaus
  8. “Crisis forces commonality of purpose on one another.” Michelle Dean
  9. “Crisis is what suppressed pain looks like; it always comes to the surface. It shakes you into reflection and healing.” Bryant McGill
  10. “Don’t wait until you’re in a crisis to come up with a crisis plan.” Phil McGraw
  11. “Every little thing counts in a crisis.” Jawaharlal Nehru
  12. “Faced with crisis, the man of character falls back on himself. He imposes his own stamp of action, takes responsibility for it, makes it his own.” Charles de Gaulle
  13. “Great occasions do not make heroes or cowards; they simply unveil them to our eyes. Silently and imperceptibly, as we wake or sleep, we grow strong or weak; and at last some crisis shows what we have become.” Brooke Foss Westcott
  14. “History reminds us that dictators and despots arise during times of severe economic crisis.” Robert Kiyosaki
  15. “I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts.” Abraham Lincoln
  16. “I understand that it’s hard for everyone, but one cannot give in to emotions… we’ll have to draw lessons from the current crisis and now we’ll have to work on overcoming it.” Boris Yeltsin
  17. “In a crisis, don’t hide behind anything or anybody. They’re going to find you anyway.” Bear Bryant
  18. “In a time of domestic crisis, men of goodwill and generosity should be able to unite regardless of party or politics.” John F. Kennedy
  19. “In crisis times, it’s actually not more difficult to motivate your staff, because everyone gets much more focused on how they control their own economic destiny.” Reid Hoffman
  20. “In every crisis, doubt or confusion, take the higher path – the path of compassion, courage, understanding and love.” Amit Ray
  21. “In prehistoric times, mankind often had only two choices in crisis situations: fight or flee. In modern times, humor offers us a third alternative; fight, flee – or laugh.” Robert Orben
  22. “Losing your head in a crisis is a good way to become the crisis.” C.J. Redwine
  23. “Maybe it did take a crisis to get to know yourself; maybe you needed to get whacked hard by life before you understood what you wanted out of it.” Jodi Picoult
  24. “Never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.” Rahm Emanuel
  25. “Something good comes out of every crisis.” Dave Pelzer
  26. “Sometimes you need a little crisis to get your adrenaline flowing and help you realize your potential.” Jeannette Walls
  27. “The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis.” Dante Alighieri
  28. “The most fortunate of us all in our journey through life frequently meet with calamities and misfortunes which greatly afflict us. To fortify our minds against the attacks of these calamities and misfortunes should be one of the principal studies and endeavors of our lives.” Thomas Jefferson
  29. “The power we discover inside ourselves as we survive a life-threatening experience can be utilized equally well outside of crisis, too. I am, in every moment, capable of mustering the strength to survive again–or of tapping that strength in other good, productive, healthy ways.” Michele Rosenthal
  30. “The wise man does not expose himself needlessly to danger, since there are few things for which he cares sufficiently; but he is willing, in great crises, to give even his life — knowing that under certain conditions it is not worthwhile to live.” Aristotle
  31. “There’s always an opportunity with crisis. Just as it forces an individual to look inside himself, it forces a company to reexamine its policies and practices.” Judy Smith
  32. “Through each crisis in my life, with acceptance and hope, in a single defining moment, I finally gained the courage to do things differently.” Sharon E. Rainey
  33. “When faced with a radical crisis, when the old way of being in the world, of interacting with each other and with the realm of nature doesn’t work anymore, when survival is threatened by seemingly insurmountable problems, an individual life-form — or a species — will either die or become extinct or rise above the limitations of its condition through an evolutionary leap.” Eckhart Tolle
  34. “When written in Chinese, the word crisis is composed of two characters — one represents danger, and the other represents opportunity.” John F. Kennedy
  35. “When you face a crisis, you know who your true friends are.” Magic Johnson
  36. “A crisis often brings out the best in you and you discover qualities that you never knew existed within”. Rajeev Siddhartha
  37. “Treat this crisis as practice for the next crisis.” John Parenti
  38. “We live in an interconnected world, in an interconnected time, and we need holistic solutions.” Naomi Klein
  39. “When it comes right down to it, the only way to face a crisis that makes any sense at all – is together. And the only direction to face – is up.” – Phil Callaway
  40. “The broader challenge is to lay down a longer-term strategy that endures after the crisis of the moment.” – Fareed Zakaria
  41. “History reminds us that dictators and despots arise during times of severe economic crisis.” Robert Kiyosaki
  42. “Reform is usually possible only once a sense of crisis takes hold.” Charles Duhigg
  43. “In a time of crisis, the peoples of the world must rush to get to know each other.”  Jose Marti
  44. “It is in times of crisis that good leaders emerge.” Rudolph W. Giuliani
  45. “Man is not imprisoned by habit. Great changes in him can be wrought by crisis – once that crisis can be recognized and understood.” Norman Cousins

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