There are many powerful and inspirational quotes out there that will help us remain positive during times of crisis like the world is going through right now with the coronavirus pandemic. If you are feeling anxious and worried about the coronavirus outbreak, don’t be scared! Listed below are 15 Inspirational Quotes To Get Us Through The Coronavirus Shutdown:
1. “Keep calm and carry on” -British Government in 1939:
One of the most famous and inspirational sayings of all time, the “Keep calm and carry on” quote was first used on motivational posters by the British Government in 1939 in preparation for World War II. These posters were intended to raise the morale of the public, as the British constantly dealt with the threats (which eventually happened) of massive air attacks on major cities.
Today, the poster has become recognized around the world and its popularity has lead to the creation of many variations and parodies of the original. “Keep calm and carry on” remains one of the most popular and inspirational quotes as its message of remaining calm in the face of adversity is still applicable beyond its original intent.
2. “Hard times may have held you down, but they will not last forever. When all is said and done, you will be increased.” -Joel Osteen:
This is one of those powerful and inspirational quotes that is meant to lift all of our spirits up during times of crisis. It is also one of those quotes reminding us to stay positive.
3. “Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.” -Marie Curie:
Of all the inspirational quotes featured in this article, physicist Marie Curie’s comes from a more scientific and analytical perspective. The main message of the two-time Nobel Prize winner’s quote is for everyone to calm down and that “fear” is not being able to understand something.
4. “Don’t panic.” -Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy:
One of the few Inspirational Quotes from books to make this list, this one from Douglas Adams’s The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy, reminds all of us to remain calm in times of crisis like we are going through right now with the coronavirus pandemic.
5. “Going through challenging things can teach you a lot, and they also make you appreciate the times that aren’t so challenging.” -Carrie Fisher:
This quote from the late Carrie Fisher is inspirational whenever we go through the rough times. While we don’t know when things will go back to normal, one thing you can in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic is to take some time to write three things that you grateful for in a gratitude journal every day.
6. “In times of stress, the best thing we can do for each other is to listen with our ears and our hearts and to be assured that our questions are just as important as our answers.” -Mister Rodgers:
Mister Rodgers’ timeless words of wisdom have been able to provide comfort to people around the the world. He has provided many inspirational quotes over the years that will help anyone get through any type of crisis.
7. “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, Before the World Intruded:
Another one of several quotes in this article that came from books, Michele Rosenthal’s quote from her book Before the World Intruded sends us an inspirational message that with every crisis, there is a silver lining and a chance to increase your future success.
8. “Listen to the people who love you. Believe that they are worth living for even when you don’t believe it. Seek out the memories depression takes away and project them into the future. Be brave; be strong; take your pills. Exercise because it’s good for you even if every step weighs a thousand pounds. Eat when food itself disgusts you. Reason with yourself when you have lost your reason.” -Andrew Solomon,:
One of the more lengthier quotes in this article, Solomon’s powerful statement can be used to help us get through the coronavirus outbreak as a reminder to be brave, strong, and positive during these difficult times.
9. “That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” -Friedrich Nietzsche:
In the fear on the unknown, the best thing that we can do right now is embrace that this time (as in being cooped up at home and practicing social distancing to slow the spread of the coronavirus) can have a positive impact on you.
10. “Optimism is a happiness magnet. If you stay positive, good things and good people will be drawn to you.” -Mary Lou Retton:
In general, athletes provide many inspirational and powerful quotes on a variety of topics, such as success, well-being, attitude and discipline, and overcoming adversity and obstacles, to name a few. The Olympic Gold Medal Winning Gymnast’s wise words are meant to remind us to embrace a more calmer state of mind in these tough times.
11. “With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.” -Eleanor Roosevelt:
The legacy and words of wisdom from the former First Lady still live on today. “With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts” is perhaps one of her most powerful quotes and definitely a motto to help us maintain positive thoughts in the wake of the coronavirus shutdown.
12. “If you’re going through hell, keep going,” -Winston Churchill:
This quote from the British Prime Minister sends the message that whatever happens, we just need to endure. As the coronavirus pandemic intensifies, the more things may fall apart and all we need to do is power through it.
13. “Hard times are sometimes blessings in disguise. We do have to suffer but in the end it makes us strong, better and wise.” -Anurag Prakash Ray:
This quote is just like some of the other inspirational quotes featured in this article as it reminds us that we have to keep going on, no matter what obstacles we face in life.
14. “Please remember to over – do it on gratitude this week – your own practice and with others. Stress increases our natural negativity bias making it even harder to get through this tough time. Gratitude reminds us of all that is good amidst the difficult.” -Nataly Kogan:
The speaker posted these inspirational words on her Twitter Account (see below). From all of the quotes included in this article, Kogan’s words are the most underrated.
15. “This too shall pass” -Rumi:
This quote is said to have originated from the writings of Persian Poet Rumi. It was famously used by Abraham Lincoln in a speech before he became the 16th President of The United States. Lincoln was a huge fan of this quote because it is “true and appropriate in all times and situations,” the former President once said.
In your opinion, which of these quotes was the most inspirational? Be sure to let us know which quotes in the comments section below!
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