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65 Hard Times Quotes About Life And This Too Shall Pass

When the going gets really tough, these hard times quotes will keep you going.

Published on November 15, 2019 6:45 AM EST
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Life is not always easy. There are times when we must look deep within ourselves to push us past adversity and believe in our own everyday power within us to get us through. Our latest collection of hard times quotes will allow you to best manage the difficult roads you’re on with tenacity and grit.

Life is tough and unpredictable. No matter how well-thought-out your plans might be, they’re bound to be disrupted at some point.

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When life knocks you down, you can either bounce back up and move on or you can stay down there and live the rest of your life with resentment and regret.

If you’re going through a hard time in your life, reading some words of inspiration can help you remember that both the ‘best and worst of times’ will soon pass.

Below are some uplifting hard times quotes about life that we gathered for you. Enjoy!

We also have a collection of motivating determination quotes to keep you going towards your goals and dreams. Be sure to read that as well.

Powerful hard times quotes about life and this too shall pass

1. “You’re going to go through tough times – that’s life. But I say, ‘Nothing happens to you, it happens for you.’ See the positive in negative events.” – Joel Osteen

2. “Tough times never last, but tough people do.” – Robert H. Schuller

3. “We’ve gotten through a lot of tough times, and we’re going to keep working to make them better. I wish the record was better.” – Mike Quade

4. “We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope.”– Martin Luther King

5. “We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.”– Kenji Miyazawa

6. “A problem is a chance for you to do your best.”– Duke Ellington

7. “Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.”– Robert Schuller

8. “The greatest glory in living lies not in never failing, but in rising every time we fail.”– Nelson Mandela

9. “No matter how bad things are, you can always make things worse.” ― Randy Pausch

10. “Life is at its best when everything has fallen out of place, and you decide that you’re going to fight to get them right, not when everything is going your way and everyone is praising you.” ― Thisuri Wanniarachchi

11. “It’s funny how, when things seem the darkest, moments of beauty present themselves in the most unexpected places.” ― Karen Marie Moning

Inspirational hard times quotes for when life gets tough

12. “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”—Martin Luther King, Jr.

13. “When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.”—Franklin D. Roosevelt

14. “To be tested is good. The challenged life may be the best therapist.”—Gail Sheehy

15. “Let perseverance be your engine and hope your fuel.”—H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

16. “Seeds of faith are always within us; sometimes it takes a crisis to nourish and encourage their growth.” – Susan Taylor

17. “If you are going through hell, keep going.” – Winston Churchill

18. “Hard times don’t create heroes. It is during the hard times when the ‘hero’ within us is revealed.” – Bob Riley

19. “I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship.” – Louisa May Alcott

20. “I have no regrets in my life. I think that everything happens to you for a reason. The hard times that you go through build character, making you a much stronger person.” – Rita Mero

Quotes about getting through hard times

21. “Hard times always lead to something great.” – Betsey Johnson

22. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill

23. “Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they’re supposed to help you discover who you are.” – Bernice Johnson Reagon

24. “New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings.” – Lao Tzu

25. “It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.” – Seneca

26. “When the going gets tough, the tough get going.” – Joseph Kennedy

27. “Never give up on something that you can’t go a day without thinking about.” — Sir Winston Churchill

28. “Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.”– Dale Carnegie

29. “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.”– Albert Einstein

30. “It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.”– Albert Einstein

Encouraging hard times quotes to help you stay strong

31. “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” – Confucius

32. “We must meet the challenge rather than wish it were not before us.” – William J. Brennan, Jr.

33. “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” – Thomas Edison

34. “Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.” – Les Brown

35. “You need to spend time crawling alone through shadows to truly appreciate what it is to stand in the sun.” – Shaun Hick

36. If God sends us on strong paths, we are provided strong shoes.~ Corrie ten Boom

37. “I ask not for a lighter burden, but for broader shoulders.”~ Jewish Proverb

38. “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” ~ Thomas Alva Edison

39. “Thankfully, persistence is a great substitute for talent.” – Steve Martin

40. “I think that little by little I’ll be able to solve my problems and survive.” – Frida Kahlo

Hard times quotes to make you strong

41. “If you feel like giving up, give up on that feeling and give into the realization there are endless possibilities waiting to be discovered before you.” – Tom Althouse

42. “Encourage yourself, believe in yourself, and love yourself. Never doubt who you are.” – Stephanie Lahart

43. “Pain is your friend; it is your alie. Pain reminds you to finish the job and get the hell home. Pain tells you when you have been seriously wounded. And you know what the best thing about pain is? It tells you you’re not dead yet!” – G.I Jane

44. “A problem is a chance for you to do your best.” – Duke Ellington

45. “When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” – Henry Ford

46. “In times of great stress or adversity, it’s always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive.” – Lee Iacocca

47. “If someone is strong enough to bring you down, show them you are strong enough to get back up.”- A. Josland

48. “Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.” – Bruce Lee

49. You’ve got to Stay Strong to be strong in tough times. – Tilman J. Fertitta

50. Storms make trees take deeper roots. – Dolly Parton

Other uplifting hard times quotes

51. “All of life is a test and we all have our challenges to meet.”― Marjory Sheba

52. “It is a blessing to experience hardship. Not because we suffer, but because we learn to endure.”― Saim .A. Cheeda

53. “See your hard times through the spectacles of your experiences. They, too, shall pass away.”― Ogwo David Emenike

54. “It’s true that no one ever said life would be easy, but it is also true that no one ever said you had to go through it alone.”― Jellis Vaes

55. “It takes a lot of courage to push through hard times. Never give up. Good things are coming your way.”― Robert Tew

56. “In my experience, people who don’t stick around during the hard times weren’t worth having around anyway.”― Kimberly Belle

57. “Hard times are like thunder. They make a lot of noise but do little harm. Don’t fear hard times.”― Debasish Mridha

58. “Some roses grow through concrete. Remember that.”― Brandi L. Bates

59. “When hardships keep coming back, do not take it personal. It’s just life.”― Naide P Obiang

60. “I’ll tell you something about tough times. They just about kill you, but if you decide to keep working at them, you’ll find your way through.”― Joan Bauer

61. “Life keeps throwing me stones. And I keep finding the diamonds…”― Ana Claudia Antunes

62. “Attitude-flexibility is the mentality that helps us to smoothly persevere through turbulent times.”― Dr. Jacinta Mpalyenkana

63. “Never give up. Things may be hard, but if you quit trying they’ll never get better. Stop worrying and start trusting God. It will be worth it.”― Germany Kent

64. “Difficult times will come.” It’s a fact of life, isn’t it? There are good times and bad times in everybody’s life.”― Raj Kosaraju

65. “Hard times lifts the seeking souls to higher spiritual realms.”― Lailah Gifty Akita

Did these hard times quotes inspire you?

All of us face difficulties or hardships at some points in our lives. But remember, if life wasn’t difficult, then it wouldn’t be worth living.

As Oprah Winfrey once said: “It doesn’t matter how far you might rise. At some point, you’re bound to stumble.”

Hopefully, these quotes have inspired you to never give up even when the going gets tough.

Did these hard times quotes inspire you? Which of the quotes was your favorite? We would love to hear all about in the comment section below. Also, feel free to share the quotes with your friends and fans to motivate them as well.

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