Indeed, this life is a test. It is a test of many things –
of our convictions and priorities, our faith and our faithfulness,
our patience and our resilience, and in the end, our ultimate desires.
– Sheri L. Dew

Kandahar, Afghanistan

Resilience is accepting your new reality,
even if it’s less good than the one you had before.
– Elizabeth Edwards

Angkor Wat, Angkor, Cambodia

Zagreb, Croatia

..more than education, or training, and individual’s level of
resilience will determine who succeeds & who fails
– Harvard Business Review, 2002

Porbandar, India

Man never made any material as resilient as the human spirit.
– Bern Williams



Karelia, Russia

A good half of the art of living is resilience.
– Alain de Botton

Kathaluwa, Sri Lanka

Resilience is all about being able to overcome the unexpected…
– Jamais Cascio

Kabul, Afghanistan

Beirut, Lebanon


Obstacles, of course, are developmentally necessary:
they teach kids strategy, patience,
critical thinking, resilience and resourcefulness.
– N. Wolf


Human beings have enormous resilience.
– Muhammad Yunus

Kabul, Afghanistan


Kandahar, Afghanistan

In order to succeed, people need a sense of self-efficacy, to struggle
together with resilience to meet the inevitable obstacles and inequities of life.
– Albert Bandura


The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.
– Ernest Hemingway

United States Mexico Border

Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which in
prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant.
– Horace

Peshawar, Pakistan

Bombay, India

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36 Responses to Resilience

  1. You have nice photos. This post shows how resilient people are. Thank you for sharing

  2. Martina says:

    Great photos

  3. Niranjan R says:

    Lovely frames as always.

  4. trust48 says:

    Thanks for the post. I have learned from it.

  5. I am enlightened and inspired, thank you a lot

  6. Josseline Boisis says:

    I am in a difficult period to live so it helps me a lot to think resilience and survie ,and photos give me the sense of the beauty of life ,and yours show me how people are in our difficult world and can live and appreciate every moment

  7. Hao Hao says:

    Thank you for all those enlightening photos. I can feel there is one touching story behind each photo. They really make my day.

  8. Deep visual story as usual…

  9. hasmukh patel says:

    lovely lovely lovely no words to describe………………..thanks very much

  10. Wendy says:

    The photo of the young girl in Kabul has always been my favorite of yours. While so many of your photos are a testament to the human spirit, this photo, for me is deeply affecting.

  11. dawnwairimu says:

    these photos are stunning. absolutely gorgeous. so full of life and vitality. thank you for sharing your work.

  12. Rahul Goswami says:

    Very good…

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  14. rahbaeblog says:

    Lovely post. Thank you for this.

  15. apuntesdelahuerta says:

    I have always admire your work and the ability to match astonishing images with wise, powerful reflections. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

  16. Vivian Clark says:

    I always admire your work and the ability of matching astonishing photographs with powerful profound reflections. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  17. Struggling is strength. Wonderful images.

  18. writerinsoul says:

    Those who win are the ones who won’t quit.

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  20. fotospizarro says:

    Genial, como siempre, admiro tu trabajo.

  21. Ajay Kumar says:

    stunning captured moments

  22. Mansukh Shah says:

    Thank you Stevebhai for sharing these moving,heart breaking images from throughout the world
    These photographs show how resilient the human spirit is.

    ”Resilience is the ability to work with adversity in such a way that one comes through it unharmed or even better for the experience. Resilience means facing life’s difficulties with courage and patience – refusing to give up. It is the quality of character that allows a person or group of people rebound from misfortune, hardships and traumas.

    Resilience is rooted in a tenacity of spirit—a determination to embrace all that makes life worth living even in the face of overwhelming odds. When we have a clear sense of identity and purpose, we are more resilient, because we can hold fast to our vision of a better future.

    Much of our resilience comes from community—from the relationships that allow us to lean on each other for support when we need it.”

  23. uwall says:

    What a poignant and beautiful set.

  24. Anonymous says:

    What a poignant and beautiful set.

  25. Thanks for sharing these moving photos. Human beings have so much capacity for resilience. Amazing and humbling.

  26. Anna Rita Carrisi says:

    Very nice

  27. Tom Kostes says:

    Beautiful, haunting images & thouhtful quotes, as always.

  28. Amy says:

    Thank you for bringing such beauty & insight to this world 💗

  29. paula graham says:

    Seeing those photos, you feel you could never complain about mundane things again.

  30. Wonderful, heartbreaking, inspiring. Resilience matters, as does the awareness of those who break and how to help them find some purchase to rebuild from.

  31. Once again you have taught us a valuable lesson about the human spirit. As always, the quotes are profound, and the photographs stunning. Thank you.

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