Motivational Quotes for Stroke Survivor Recovery


Recovering from a stroke requires a tremendous amount of physical work. It also requires a high level of mental toughness to overcome several challenges that arise during the recovery process.

Survivors with a growth mindset focus on the process—not just the outcome. They believe change is possible and they strive to reach their full potential even when the odds are against them.

Neurolutions has compiled a collection of our favorite inspirational messages and quotes shared by survivors, caregivers and healthcare professionals. If the meaning behind the message resonates with you, write the phrase on a piece of paper and place it somewhere visible. Say your chosen message out loud and repeat it often.


Top Stroke Survivor Quotes:

We’ve picked our favorites, but we know there are many more! Feel free to send your favorites to!

Encouraging quotes for stroke survivors

Celebrate every victory, no matter how small.


Dear self, I know that you are doing your best. I believe in you. Keep going. Love me

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

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


Calming quotes for your journey of recovery

Note to self: When things are feeling overwhelming, remember this… 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 it ended up saying, “I’ll sit in it with you.” -Brene Braun


Quotes to encourage stroke survivors

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

We can choose courage or comfort, but we cannot have both. – Brene Brown


Quotes for When you need a nudge

If you can’t fly, then run. If you can’t walk, then walk. If you can’t walk, crawl, but make sure you keep moving.” -MLK jr.

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Show yourself – even if 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.

Offers in case you need validation

You can’t give a hug without getting a hug. – Sedonna, caregiver for a stroke survivor

I can and I will. Watch me.

I will adhere to a standard from GRACE. Not perfection.

You alone are enough. You don’t have to prove anything to anyone. -Maya Angelou

“When someone asks me how I’m doing, I always answer straight away: ‘Every day a little bit better.’ 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 the wind, remember that the plane is taking 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 picking myself up whenever I was knocked down. – Bob Moore

THE MAN IN THE REGION. It’s not the critic that counts, not the man pointing out how the strong stumble or where the doer could have done better. Credit goes to the man who actually stands in the arena, whose face is smeared with dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs, who keeps falling short, for there is no effort without flaws and flaws, but who really strives to do the deeds, who knows great enthusiasm, great devotion, who expends himself in a worthy cause, who in the end knows at best the triumph of high achievement, and at worst, when he fails, at least meanwhile, Daredevil fails lest his place be ever with those cold and shy souls who know neither victory nor defeat. THEODORE ROOSEVELT

Quotes that give perspective

We don’t conquer the mountain, we conquer ourselves.

The meaning of life is not what happens to us. It’s what we do with what 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 mainly depends on what we are looking for. -John Lubbock

Someone else is praying for the things you take for granted. Practice gratitude.

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Quotes for when you need renewal

Your journey begins with the decision to stand up, ascend and live fully. – Oprah Winfrey

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

You have two choices: evolve or iterate.

Quotes for When You Need Discipline

Progress does not necessarily come to those who are most motivated, but to those who are most disciplined.

The distance between your dreams and reality is DISCIPLINE.

If you’re 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 who will just listen. Not to try to fix something or offer alternatives, just to be there… to listen. An ear that listens can be medicine for an aching heart. -Steve Marabeli

Listen to understand. Not to say anything back.

Listening is often the ONLY thing it takes to help someone.

If you need prayers

God knows when to send you exactly what you need.

Pray if you want to worry. Say thank you if you want to complain. Keep going if you want to stop.

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

Because with God nothing is impossible. -Luke 1:37

You have someone by your side who is stronger than whoever stands against you. -Joshua 1:5

Quotes when you need meaning


Perhaps this mountain was given to you to show others that it can be moved. -UNKNOWN

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

The meaning of life is to find your gift. The meaning 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 these messages will help you move forward in your recovery journey.

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


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