When life gets tough, it can be easy to give up. But the people who manage to push through the hard times are the ones who often end up achieving the most. In this blog post, I will share 35 inspiring quotes about bending but not breaking, which will help motivate you to keep going even when things are tough.

Bent But Not Broken Quotes

We’ve all been there. We’ve had our share of knocks, setbacks, and disappointments. But that doesn’t mean we’re broken. In fact, it’s often these experiences that make us stronger and more determined than ever before. Let these quotes inspire you when you feel like you can’t go on.

  • I might bend, but I will NEVER break because it’s in my nature as a strong woman. — Angela Merkel
  • I bend, but I do not break. — Jean de La Fontaine
  • We just don’t give in. If you can bend and not break, you always got a chance. — David Blatt
  • The willow is my favorite tree. I grew up near one. It’s the most flexible tree in nature and nothing can break it – no wind, no elements, it can bend and withstand anything. —  Pink
  • Human relationships are primary in all of living. When the gusty winds blow and shake our lives, if we know that people care about us, we may bend with the wind … but we won’t break.  — Fred Rogers
  • As much as we might like to break, we’re really only made to bend. — Cody McFadyen
  • Fate is like a storm. You can let it bend you, or you can make it break you. One way or the other, the storm always has its way. — R. Lee Smith
  • When you encounter difficulties and contradictions, do not try to break them, but bend them with gentleness and time. Saint Francis De Sales
  • I marvel at the many ways we, as black people, bend but do not break. Kristin Hunter
  • He had been through hell and survived, and his reward had come in the form of a woman who could bend but not break, challenge but not conform, submit but not surrender. Naiya was his. Totally, utterly, and irrevocably. And he would never let her go. Sarah Castille
  • The bamboo that bends is stronger than the oak that resists. — Japanese Proverbs
  • I am the palm and this is only wind. I will bend, but I will not break.  Peter V. Brett
  • Learn the wisdom of compromise, for it is better to bend a little then to break. Jane Wells
  • We may bend sometimes, but we don’t break. There’s a lot of character in that room. David Blatt
  • Hearts are tough, Most times they don’t break. Most times they are only bend. Stephen King
  • Wisdom is knowing that if you bend, you don’t have to break. Sometimes it is necessary to go with the flow of life. — Frederick Lenz

Bent But Not Broken Quotes

  • You can bend but never break me. Cause it only serves to make me more determined to achieve my final goal. — Helen Reddy

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Bending Not Breaking Quotes

These quotes will remind you that no matter what comes your way, you can find the strength to keep going. So, don’t give up on yourself – read on and be inspired!

  • Those who are too rigid in their beliefs will break rather than bend with fortune’s blows. Jacqueline Carey
  • Either find a way or make one … You can bend but you can never break if you want to achieve excellence. Ziad K. Abdelnour
  • Blessed are the hearts that can bend; they shall never be broken. — Albert Camus
  • Sometimes you have to bend with the breeze or you break. Steve McQueen
  • Their closeness wouldn’t break, but it would bend and stretch into a new shape. Cassandra Clare
  • You have the heart one expects to see at the centre of a fire, bending and twisting like steel, but never breaking. If something happens to mine, yours would be stubborn enough to beat for both of us. Pam Godwin
  • An unbending tree is easily broken. — Lao Tzu
  • We are cooper, kanchi. They can bend us and twist us but they can’t break us. Sonali Dev
  • When a storm comes, bamboo bends. It doesn’t break. Michelle Moran
  • A bend in the road is not the end of the road…Unless you fail to make the turn. — Helen Keller
  • Change. Adapt. Bend so as not to be broken. Let opportunity guide your actions. Wayne Gerard Trotman
  • Bamboo is flexible, bending with the wind but never breaking, capable of adapting to any circumstance. It suggests resilience, meaning that we have the ability to bounce back even from the most difficult times. . . . Your ability to thrive depends, in the end, on your attitude to your life circumstances. Take everything in stride with grace, putting forth energy when it is needed, yet always staying calm inwardly. Ping Fu
  • Bending instead of breaking,” he repeats. “That’s probably always a better option if you can take it, isn’t it? C.K. Kelly Martin
  • That which knows how to bend will not break. Sadhguru
  • Be sure to bend but never break. Nikki Rowe
  • You should be proud of yourself for bending without breaking, falling but finding the strength to pick yourself up from a pit filled with broken hearts and dreams dismantled by the lies of those incapable of being honest your softness is not a weakness your kindness is your strength give all of the things that they’ve taken for granted to yourself because right now more than anything you deserve you it’s time to love yourself. R.H. Sin
  • No matter how our hearts break, we bend toward life, don’t we? We bend toward hope. Anonymous

Bending Not Breaking Quotes

  • Be flexible like trees; when life’s winds blow, bend but do not break. Matshona Dhliwayo

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Final Thoughts

As we age, we learn that life is full of hardships and challenges. However, we can also find strength and resilience in the face of these difficulties. Let these inspiring words motivate you to keep moving forward, no matter what life throws your way!

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Hermione M.

My name is Hermione. I am the founder of WomenH and I write about women's health, wellness, mental health, and personal growth. I created this platform to inspire women to take care of themselves mentally, physically, and emotionally to become their best selves. Thank you for stopping by.

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