"The most important thing I've learned is that we are all so much stronger and so much more resilient than we can ever imagine." — Monica Lewinsky iStock hide caption

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To Endure

What allows us to endure our darkest moments? What does it take to show resilience in the face of adversity? In this hour, TED speakers explore the outer limits of inner strength.

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"That I'm standing here telling this story is proof that we all can accomplish great things, through ambition, through passion, through sheer stubbornness." — Ben Saunders James Duncan Davidson/TED hide caption

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Break My Stride Simon Park / Matthew Wilder

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"When you keep the joy, you keep the laughter, you keep singing the song ... that is how women resist and show their resilience." — Zainab Salbi James Duncan Davidson/TED hide caption

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"We are very different from all previous species, and we have the power to endure. We also have the power to destroy ourselves." — Lord Martin Rees Ryan Lash/TED hide caption

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Stayin' Alive Bee Gees

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"Resilience is not something where we should just cross our fingers and hope we have ... it's a muscle we can build." — Monica Lewinsky James Duncan Davidson/TED hide caption

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