89+ Best Difficult Times Quotes: Exclusive Selection

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Famous Difficult Times Quotes

We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope. Martin Luther King, Jr.

There are certain life lessons that you can only learn in the struggle. Idowu Koyenikan

Learn how to be happy with what you have while you pursue all that you want. Jim Rohn

All of us might wish at times that we lived in a more tranquil world, but we don’t. And if our times are difficult and perplexing, so are they challenging and filled with opportunity. Robert Kennedy

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

You can make heaven out of hell, or hell out of heaven. The choice is yours. Shannon L. Alder

We have nothing to fear, but fear itself. Franklin D. Roosevelt

These black times go as they come and we do not know how they come or why they go. But we know that God controls them, as he controls the whole vast cobweb of the mystery of things. Elizabeth Goudge

Most great people have attained their greatest success one step beyond their greatest failure. Napoleon Hill

The night taught me never to fear the dark times, by giving way to the dawn of a new day. Michael Bassey Johnson

Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today. Thich Nhat Hanh

In any situation, there is a sacred solution. Lailah Gifty Akita

Have great hopes and dare to go all out for them. Have great dreams and dare to live them. Have tremendous expectations and believe in them. Norman Vincent Peale

On your darkest days do not try to see the end of the tunnel by looking far ahead. Focus only on where you are right now. Then carefully take one step at a time, by placing just one foot in front of the other. Before you know it, you will turn that corner. Anthon St. Maarten

We should always pray for help, but we should always listen for inspiration and impression to proceed in ways different from those we may have thought of. John H. Groberg

We don’t even know how strong we are until we are forced to bring that hidden strength forward. In times of tragedy, of war, of necessity, people do amazing things. The human capacity for survival and renewal is awesome. Isabel Allende

Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way. And don’t pray when it rains if you don’t pray when the sun shines. Leroy Satchel Paige

Feelings all your feelings is hard, but that’s what they’re for. Feelings are for feeling. All of them. Even the hard ones. Glennon Doyle

It is only in our darkest hours that we may discover the true strength of the brilliant light within ourselves that can never, ever, be dimmed. Doe Zantamata

All warriors of a free life share a hardcore mantel that brindles them through troubled times. Kilroy J. Oldster

Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success. Dale Carnegie

Contrast is the spiritual spice of life. It’s a foolish mistake to assume that when the going gets tough, the magic must stop. The darkest, most difficult times are the most powerful for manifesting miracles. Anthon St. Maarten

I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars. Og Mandino

We are always exactly where we are supposed to be for our inner growth. The important thing is to remember that we are in the right place even in difficult times. This way we will suffer less and enjoy our personal journey more. Diana Maria Georgescu

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly. Robert F. Kennnedy

It’s the difficult years that makes you ready for a phenomenal life. Hiral Nagda

Next to trying and winning, the best thing is trying and failing. L.M. Montgomery

A person who knows to withstand knows to stand. J. Nedumaan

Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement. Golda Mier

No matter what you’re going through, no matter the challenges that seem insurmountable whether personal or professional, you can get through it if you don’t give up. Miles Anthony Smith

Let perseverance be your engine and hope your fuel. H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

The moment you realize there is incredible beauty in not knowing. Azra Gregor

Believe you can and you’re halfway there. Teddy Roosevelt

It does not matter what the difficulties are, if we are of Christ the difficulties are only the fuel that drives us unto the loving arms of eternity. John M. Sheehan

In the middle of a difficulty lies opportunity. Albert Einstein

This trying time did take a toll on my mental bearing. I turned to classical music for the healing touch and to recoup. There were days when I would wake up in the wee hours and start practising vocal music vigorously. I never bothered if I sounded great or not; the very exercise gave me tremendous amounts of mental calmness. K. Radhakrishnan

Nothing I accept about myself can be used against me to diminish me. Audre Lorde

This will not last forever. One day soon it will be over and a week or a month after that it will seem as though it were no more than a dream. A nightmare, perhaps. But not something real. That’s the remarkable thing about humanity; our capacity to forget. T.M Cicinski

I ask not for a lighter burden, but for broader shoulders. Jewish Proverb

We are in difficult times but our determination to overcome depends on absolute reliance upon the Divine Being. Lailah Gifty Akita

Your dreams don’t have to be lofty; they just have to be lived. Kelly Bouchard

We come to you grieving and sorrowful because We know that you are concerned for the faith in these difficult times. Now is truly the time in which the powers of darkness winnow the elect like wheat. The earth mourns and fades away. And the earth is infected by the inhabitants thereof, because they have transgressed the laws, they have changed the ordinances, they have broken the everlasting covenant. Pope Gregory XVI

If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere. Frank A. Clark

Knowing how to lose is a very important skill to have. It changes the way that you respond to things and assists you with keeping your stress levels down when difficult times are present. Robin S. Baker

Just as despair can come to one only from other human beings, hope, too, can be given to one only by other human beings. Elie Weisel

Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations. The best is yet to come. Zig Ziglar

The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials. Chinese Proverb

Raindrops and teardrops have two things in common. Both fall freely, and yield abundance. The former leads to abundant harvest and the latter, abundant mercy. Martin Uzochukwu Ugwu

Once you choose hope, anything’s possible. Christopher Reeve

Sometimes the bad things we experience in life can teach us the greatest and most valuable lessons. The bad things we experience and the bad people we meet teaches us how to be stronger, how to learn to forgive how to have patience, how to keep a good attitude when things are difficult. Jeanette Coron

Light tomorrow with today. Elizabeth Barrett Browning

The treasures of life is hidden in troubles. Lailah Gifty Akita

Life has no limitations, except the ones you make. Les Brown

Strive through your adversities with a tenacious mindset and a sincere heart and there shall surely be a great end when you get to the end unrelentingly. You shall surely leave a noble mark when you endure to the end and you shall surely smile in the end and ponder over how the journey to the end was. Note; there is no sweet fruit that is not the product of the dirty soil. No matter what, keep moving on! Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

The oak sleeps in the acorn. The bird waits in the egg, and in the highest vision of the soul, a waking angel stirs. Dreams are the seedlings of reality. Napoleon Hill

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

Every adversity, every failure and every heartache carries with it the seed of an equivalent or a greater benefit. Napoleon Hill

Don’t stop breathing just because night has fallen! Don’t stop breathing just because you are sleeping. Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me. Ayn Rand

Doing the work to transform your dreams into reality is like walking across the earth. It can be that hard, and it can take that long. If you walk from the North Pole to the South Pole, at one point you will go through the desert. It is part of the journey. Dragos Bratasanu

Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor. Truman Capote

Our inability to imagine the length of the rest of existence magnifies our problems. Mokokoma Mokhonoana

All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination. Earl Nightingale

Some days are like folding fitted sheets. Nanette L. Avery

Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being. Albert Schweitzer

It’s getting tougher because you’re getting Closer to your Breakthrough and the things you’ve been praying for. When things get tough, you must toughen up. Jeanette Coron

Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact. William James

We cannot run away from our problems. We have to pray for strength to conquer. Lailah Gifty Akita

If you embrace your flaws, nobody can use them against you. Cara Alwill Leyba

He would have to get up sometime, he knew that, just as all life consists of having to get up sooner or later and then having to lie down aganin sooner or later after a while. And he was not exactly exhausted and he was not particularly without hope and he did not especially dread getting up. It merely seemed to him that he had accidentally been caught in a situation in which time and environment, not himself, was mesmerised; he was being toyed with by a current of water going nowhere, beneath a day which would wane toward no evening; when it was done with him it would spew him back into the comparatively safe world he had been snatched violently out of and in the meantime it did not much matter just what he did or did not do. William Faulkner

Never give in. Never, never, never. Winston Churchill

It is not by strength that one prevails. But by the grace of prayer in the spirit of perseverance. Lailah Gifty Akita

Use what you’ve been through as fuel, believe in yourself and be unstoppable! Yvonne Pierre

We are travelers in this journey of life. An important part of this journey is spent with our collegues, friends, acquaintances and family. This journey has good days and difficult days. As we celebrate the good days together in the same way we will face the difficult days together! And our journey will always remain inspiring and beautiful! Avijeet Das

The greater the difficulty, the more glory in surmounting it. Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests. Epictetus

The longer you remain distant, the deeper, wider, and darker the chasm becomes making it all the more difficult to bridge. Ken Poirot

The best way to get rid of the pain is to feel the pain. And when you feel the pain and go beyond it, you’ll see there’s a very intense love that is wanting to awaken itself. Deepak Chopra

When you meet the real problems of life, think of the real lessons of life for the real lessons of life are in the real problems of life. Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey. Kenji Miyazawa

The old idea is that when tragedy strikes or when an obstacle blocks us, there are only two possibilities. We either become a smaller person or we become a bigger person. If it’s a real life change you cannot come out the same. So therefore, you’re either going to come out smaller or you are going to rise up and ultimately come out of it a bigger person. Michael Meade

It’s not exactly like you thought it would be, you think it’s a failure. What about the spectrum of colors in between. Sara Evans

You can survive life by faith. Lailah Gifty Akita

It doesn’t matter how slow you go, as long as you don’t stop. Confucius

I can’t control the waves of the ocean, but I can learn how to navigate my ship. Debasish Mridha

If you don’t like something change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it. Mary Engelbreit

Whatever you went through in past equipped you for today. What you experience now prepares you for the future. Lailah Gifty Akita

People who wonder whether the glass is half empty or half full miss the point. The glass is refillable. Simon Sinek