84+ Best Getting Through Hard Times Quotes: Exclusive Selection

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Famous Getting Through Hard Times Quotes

The human capacity for burden is like bamboo far more flexible than you’d ever believe at first glance. Jodi Picoult

However mean your life is, meet it and live it; do not shun it and call it hard names. It is not so bad as you are. It looks poorest when you are richest. The fault finder will find faults even in paradise. Love your life, poor as it is. You may perhaps have some pleasant, thrilling, glorious hours, even in a poorhouse. The setting sun is reflected from the windows of the almshouse as brightly as from the rich man’s abode; the snow melts before its door as early in the spring. I do not see but a quiet mind may live as contentedly there, and have as cheering thoughts, as in a palace. Henry David Thoreau

I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it. Maya Angelou

No matter how bad things are, you can always make things worse. Randy Pausch

On the other side of a storm is the strength that comes from having navigated through it. Raise your sail and begin. Gregory S. Williams

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

Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it. Helen Keller

Your friends will believe in your potential, your enemies will make you live up to it. Tim Fargo

Turn your wounds into wisdom. Oprah Winfrey

It’s hard at times, but it makes a kid strong in ways that most people can’t understand. Teaches them that even though people are left behind, new ones will inevitable take their place; that every place has something good and bad to offer. It makes a kid grow up fast. Nicholas Sparks

My scars remind me that I did indeed survive my deepest wounds. That in itself is an accomplishment. And they bring to mind something else, too. They remind me that the damage life has inflicted on me has, in many places, left me stronger and more resilient. What hurt me in the past has actually made me better equipped to face the present. Steve Goodier

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

Resilience is accepting your new reality, even if it’s less good than the one you had before. You can fight it, you can do nothing but scream about what you’ve lost, or you can accept that and try to put together something that’s good. Elizabeth Edwards

There had been times when he knew, somewhere in him, that he would get used to it, whatever it was, because he had learnt that some hard things became softer after a very little while. Nick Hornby

A good half of the art of living is resilience. Alain de Botton

Faith is why I’m here today and faith is why I made it through. Jonathan Anthony Burkett

Never say that you can’t do something, or that something seems impossible, or that something can’t be done, no matter how discouraging or harrowing it may be; human beings are limited only by what we allow ourselves to be limited by our own minds. We are each the masters of our own reality; when we become self aware to this absolutely anything in the world is possible. Mike Norton

It’s your reaction to adversity, not adversity itself that determines how your life’s story will develop. Dieter F. Uchtdorf

We face up to awful things because we can’t go around them, or forget them. The sooner you say Yes, it happened, and there’s nothing I can do about it, the sooner you can get on with your own life. You’ve got children to bring up. So you’ve got to get over it. What we have to get over, somehow we do. Even the worst things. Annie Proulx

Life doesn’t get easier or more forgiving, we get stronger and more resilient. Steve Maraboli

You start with a darkness to move through but sometimes the darkness moves through you. Dean Young

We all have battles to fight. And it’s often in those battles that we are most alive it’s on the frontlines of our lives that we earn wisdom, create joy, forge friendships, discover happiness, find love, and do purposeful work. Eric Greitens

Often, moreover, it is that aspect of our being that society finds eccentric, ridiculous, or disagreeable, that holds our sweet waters, our secret well of happiness, the key to our equanimity in malevolent climes. Tom Robbins

No matter how much falls on us, we keep plowing ahead. That’s the only way to keep the roads clear. Greg Kincaid

Sometimes you go through things that seem huge at the time, like a mysterious glowing cloud devouring your entire community. While they’re happening, they feel like the only thing that matters and you can hardly imagine that there’s a world out there that might have anything else going on. And then the glow cloud moves on. And you move on. And the event is behind you. And you may find, as time passes, that you remember it less and less. Or absolutely not at all, in my case. Welcome to Night Vale

Resilience is very different than being numb. Resilience means you experience, you feel, you fail, you hurt. You fall. But, you keep going. Yasmin Mogahed

Our vision is so limited we can hardly imagine a love that does not show itself in protection from suffering. The love of God did not protect His own Son. He will not necessarily protect us not from anything it takes to make us like His Son. A lot of hammering and chiseling and purifying by fire will have to go into the process. Elisabeth Elliot

The oak fought the wind and was broken, the willow bent when it must and survived. Robert Jordan

And hard times are good in their own way, too. Because the only way you can achieve true happiness is if you experience true sadness as well. It’s all about light and shade. Balance. Gabrielle Williams

You must bear losses like a soldier, the voice told me, bravely and without complaint, and just when the day seems lost, grab your shield for another stand, another thrust forward. That is the juncture that separates heroes from the merely strong. Margaret George

Affliction is a good man’s shining time. Edward Young

Strong people alone know how to organize their suffering so as to bear only the most necessary pain. Emil Dorian

We all go through hard times in life. It’s a part of being alive and it’s the reality we all have to deal with. There are times we forget our value as a person because we are so blinded with these thoughts of loneliness, emptiness and ego. Somewhere along the road we become numbed with all the frustrations and dissatisfaction. But life itself isn’t always about darkness and sadness, Life is also filled with colors and that makes it beautiful. Along this path of darkness there’s always light waiting to be seen by our daunted hearts. Our heart is gifted to see this light. It may be hiding behind those circumstances that we encounter; in a stranger we just met at an unexpected place; a family who has been always there but you just ignored because of your imperfect relationship with them; it might be a long time friend you have or a friend you just met. Open your heart and you will see how blessed you are to have them all in your life. Sometimes they are the light that shines your path in some dark phases of life. Don’t lose hope. Chanda Kaushik

Some knowledge is too heavy you cannot bear it your Father will carry it until you are able. Corrie ten Boom

Humor can make a serious difference. In the workplace, at home, in all areas of life looking for a reason to laugh is necessary. A sense of humor helps us to get through the dull times, cope with the difficult times, enjoy the good times and manage the scary times. Steve Goodier

Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength. Arnold Schwarzenegger

She hated her job the same way I hated my jobs because she knew she was worth more, but she also hated herself so there wasn’t much point in trying to do better. Tawni O’Dell

It may sound strange, but many champions are made champions by setbacks. Bob Richards

But there was a special kind of gift that came with embracing the chaos, even if I cursed most of the way. I’m convinced that, when everything is wiped blank, it’s lifes way of forcing you to become acquainted with and aware of who you are now, who you can become. What is the fulfillment of your soul? Jennifer DeLucy

No one escapes pain, fear, and suffering. Yet from pain can come wisdom, from fear can come courage, from suffering can come strength if we have the virtue of resilience. Eric Greitens

Some people make a bad bed, they just have to lie in it. Virginia Euwer Wolff

I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles. Audrey Hepburn

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

The difference between a strong man and a weak one is that the former does not give up after a defeat. Woodrow Wilson

My voice was a bare rasp of fear. In the weaving room, the women say it’s never been this bad before. They always say that when things get difficult, she answered softly. Then she sat up suddenly as though coming fully awake. Reaching down, she took my chin in her hand and tipped my face to look up at hers. Remember, Gwen, no matter who says what, the important thing is to understand what needs to be done, and then do it. No matter how hard it is, or how much pain you feel. It’s as simple as that, really. Once you know what you have to do, you just do it. Persia Woolley

Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody else expects of you. Never excuse yourself. Never pity yourself. Be a hard master to yourself and be lenient to everybody else. Henry Ward Beecher

We have come here together so that you might know, through virtue of your own pain, your own hopelessness, your own fear, your own darkness and the lie of powerlessness, the very actual power of your own will, of the will of your soul. Jennifer DeLucy

I hope you never fear those mountains in the distance, Never settle for the path of least resistance. Lee Ann Womack

Every adversity brings new experiences and new lessons. Lailah Gifty Akita

Life is very interesting. In the end, some of your greatest pains become your greatest strengths. Drew Barrymore

Accept hardship as a necessary discipline. Lailah Gifty Akita

My barn having burned down, I can now see the moon. Mizuta Masahide

It was the hardest time of my life, but the best part of my journey. Ellen DeGeneres

If you’re going through hell, keep going. Winston Churchill

Let the darkness find you if it must. Throw off the quick and tempting escapes, and seek help only from those who would teach you to grow, feed your soul, embrace your heart, but would not steal away your journey. Jennifer DeLucy

Enthusiasm is common. Endurance is rare. Angela Duckworth

These are hard and uncertain times we’re living in, he said. You never know what will still be here tomorrow. That’s why we must take joy every day in what we do have, so it’s something we can carry in our memories when things change. Jaye L. Knight

We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations. Chuck Swindoll

A sense of the divine presence and indwelling bears the soul towards heaven as upon the wings of eagles. Charles Spurgeon

Resilience is the ability to attack while running away. Wes Fessler

Today, as a result of the policy of Macmillan’s Government, Great Britain presents in the United Nations the face of Pecksniff and in Katanga the face of Gradgrind. Conor Cruise O’Brien

You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it. Margaret Thatcher

It was disconcerting to live in a time in which accepting reality required a suspension of disbelief. Dan Chaon

Rock bottom became the solid foundation in which I rebuilt my life. J.K. Rowling

More ominous the night, more spectacular the daybreak. Abhijit Naskar

That which does not kill us makes us stronger. Friedrich Nietzsche

I think there’s a pain somewhere in the room, said Mrs. Gradgrind, but I couldn’t positively say that I have got it. Charles Dickens

One’s dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but it can never be taken away unless it is surrendered. Michael J. Fox

Destiny is the name given to using one’s abilities, continuing one’s struggle with complete reliance on God and seeking to reach one’s destination. Dr. Khalid Hussain Mir

The harder you fall, the heavier your heart; the heavier your heart, the stronger you climb; the stronger you climb, the higher your pedestal. Criss Jami

Hard times are like each of the four seasons which comes around and goes away. Nkwachukwu Ogbuagu

You have power over your mind  not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength. Marcus Aurelius

I always knew I would survive, because the fire inside me was stronger than the fires they tried to destroy me with. Glenn Hefley

Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough. Og Mandino

We cannot control the winds of destiny, but we can adjust our sails. It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves. Through acceptance of hardship and suffering, we find the strength and resilience to weather any storm. And in embracing our destiny, we find the courage to persevere and the wisdom to grow. Sambou Lamine Diaby

With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts. Eleanor Roosevelt

There are only two roads in life. The one that leads to Hell and the one that is Hell itself. Nkwachukwu Ogbuagu

Resilience isn’t a single skill. It’s a variety of skills and coping mechanisms. To bounce back from bumps in the road as well as failures, you should focus on emphasizing the positive. Jean Chatzky

Like a communal sigh, all of us, us warriors, us soldiers, longed for better times. For times where death was a fear, not a constant. For times where a man’s life meant something, where blood was no allowed to pool among the weeds. For an end to hard times. Sean Morrison

What helps you persevere is your resilience and commitment. Roy T. Bennett

God allows the persecution of Christians from time to time in order to grow His garden to weed out the counterfeits who blend in and cower while, even if only visible from the heavens, the real ones stand strong and bloom. Criss Jami

It’s a funny thing about life, once you begin to take note of the things you are grateful for, you begin to lose sight of the things that you lack. Germany Kent