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Motivational Quotes for Stroke Survivor Recovery

Updated: Aug 22, 2022

Reclaiming your life after a stroke requires a tremendous amount of physical work. It also takes a high level of mental fortitude to conquer multiple challenges that surface throughout the recovery process.

Survivors with a growth mindset focus on the process- not just the result. They believe that change is possible, and they are on a quest to reach their full potential even when odds are against them.

Neurolutions has assembled a collection of our most loved inspirational messages and quotes shared between survivors, caregivers, and healthcare practitioners. If the meaning behind the message resonates with you, write the phrase down on a piece of paper and place it in a visible location. Say your chosen message out loud, and repeat it often.

Top Stroke Survivor Quotes:

We chose our favorites, but we know there are plenty more! Feel free to send your favorites to!

Encouraging Quotes for Stroke Survivors

Celebrate every win, no matter how small.

Dear self, I know you are doing the best you can. I believe in you. Keep going. Love Me

When you can’t control what’s happening, challenge yourself to control the way you respond. That’s where the power is.

Keep fighting the good fight. - Randy W, brain injury survivor

Comforting Quotes for Your Recovery Journey

Note to self: when things feel overwhelming, remember…one thought at a time, one task at a time, one day at a time.

I thought faith would say, “I’ll take away the pain and discomfort,” but what it ended up saying was, “I’ll sit with you in it.” -Brene Brown

Quotes to Give Courage to Stroke Survivors

Everything you want is on the other side of fear. -Jack Canfield

We can choose courage or we can choose comfort, but we can’t have both. - Brene Brown

Quotes for When you Need a Push

If you can’t fly, then run. If you can’t run, then walk. If you can’t walk, then crawl, but by all means, keep moving.” - MLK Jr.

Show up for yourself- even when you don’t feel like it.

If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try.

Stop fighting yourself and start fighting FOR yourself.

Quotes for When You Need Validation

You can’t give a hug without getting a hug. - Sedonna, care provider for a stroke survivor

I can and I will. Watch me.

I will hold myself to a standard of GRACE. Not perfection.

You alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anybody. -Maya Angelou

“When someone asks how I’m doing, I always give the same response: ‘A little bit better every day.’ If you say it often enough, it becomes your reality. - Randy W., brain injury survivor

Quotes About Resilience

When everything seems to be going against you remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.

It always seems impossible until it's done. - Nelson Mandela

My strength didn’t come from lifting weights. My strength came from lifting myself up every time I was knocked down. -Bob Moore

THE MAN IN THE AREA. It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles., or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming but who does actually strive to do the deeds who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows at the end of the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worse if he fails at least fails while DARING GREATLY so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat. THEODORE ROOSEVELT

Quotes to Give Perspective

It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.

The meaning of life is not what happens to us. It is what we do with that which happens to us.

The stronger the WHY, the easier the HOW becomes. -Jim Rohn

The day you plant the seed is not the day you eat the fruit.

What we see depends mainly on what we look for. - John Lubbock

The things you take for granted, someone else is praying for. Practice gratitude.

Quotes for When You Need Renewal

Your journey begins with a choice to get up, step up, and live fully. - Oprah Winfrey

Because if you keep hope alive, it will keep you alive.

You have two choices: evolve or repeat.

Quotes for When You Need Discipline

Progress comes not to those that are necessarily the most motivated, but to those that are the most disciplined.

The distance between your dreams and reality is DISCIPLINE.

If you are tired, do it tired.

Discipline is choosing between what you want now and what you want most. - Abraham Lincoln

When You Need to be Heard

Sometimes we need someone to just listen. Not to try and fix anything or offer alternatives, but to just be there…to listen. An ear that listens can be medicine for a heart that hurts. - Steve Marabeli

Listen to understand. Not to say something back in return.

Listening is often the ONLY thing needed to HELP someone.

When You Need Prayers

God knows when to send you exactly what you need.

Pray when you feel like worrying. Give thanks when you feel like complaining. Keep going when you feel like quitting.

Every positive thought is a silent prayer which will change your life. -Bryant McGill

For with God nothing shall be impossible. -Luke 1:37

You’ve got someone standing beside you that’s stronger than the one standing against you. -Joshua 1:5

Quotes When You Need Purpose


Maybe you’ve been assigned this mountain to show others it can be moved. -UNKNOWN

Be brave enough to live the life of your dreams according to your vision and purpose, instead of the expectations and opinions of others.

The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away. -Picasso

Whether you are a stroke survivor or their care partner, you have the power to control your outlook. Neurolutions hopes that these messages help you move forward in your recovery journey.

You’ve got this.

For help and support after a stroke, be sure to vising the American Stroke Association's website.

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