109+ Best Hard Day Quotes: Exclusive Selection

The phrase “a hard day” in general, means the person had (or is having) a very difficult day; with lots of hard work and pain, that might be physical, emotional or mental. Profoundly inspirational hard day quotes will challenge the way you think, change the way you live and transform your whole life.

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Famous Hard Day Quotes

Tough times are inevitable in life and in business. But how you compose yourself during those times defines your spirit and will define your future. — Richard Branson        

If you’re reading this … Congratulations, you’re alive. If that’s not something to smile about, then I don’t know what is. — Chad Sugg

Tough times never last, but tough people do. — Robert H. Schuller

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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. 

What lies behind you and what lies in front of you pales in comparison to what lies inside of you. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection. — Gautama Buddha

A lot of people don’t see, when we lose and go through tough times, how upset and disappointed we are. — Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain        

You make mistakes. Mistakes don’t make you. — Maxwell Maltz

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

The one law that does not change is that everything changes, and the hardship I was bearing today was only a breath away from the pleasures I would have tomorrow, and those pleasures would be all the richer because of the memories of this I was enduring. — Louis L’Amour

You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it. — Maya Angelou

It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up. — Babe Ruth

There are no great people in this world, only great challenges which ordinary people rise to meet. — William Frederick Halsey, Jr.

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

top hard day quotes

It’s just a bad day. Not a bad life. — Unknown

Someday everything will make perfect sense. So, for now, laugh at the confusion, smile through the tears, and keep reminding yourself that everything happens for a reason. — Unknown

Success isn’t permanent and failure isn’t fatal; it’s the courage to continue that counts. — Mike Ditka

If you push through the hard days you can get through anything. — Gabby Douglas        

Hard times don’t create heroes. It is during the hard times when the hero within us is revealed. — Bob Riley        

It’s better to be in the arena, getting stomped by a bull, than to be up in the stands or out in the parking lot. — Steven Pressfield

The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough. They’re there to stop the other people. — Randy Pausch

There’s nothing wrong or evil about having a bad day. There’s everything wrong with making others have to have it with you. — Neil Cavuto

Everybody has to deal with tough times. A gold medal doesn’t make you immune to that. A skater is used to falling down and getting up again. — Dorothy Hamill        

Tough times test your valor, persistence and ability to make decisions. They force you to fight for your dreams. — Paulo Coelho        

In tough times, everyone has to take their share of the pain. — Theresa May        

Tough times teach trust. — Mark Twain        

When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hold on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn. — Harriet Beecher Stowe

In tough times, we all hope for knights in shining armor, or the cavalry, to show up and effect change. — Dean Devlin         

Hard days are the best because that’s when champions are made. — Gabrielle Douglas        

famous hard day quotes

If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward. — Martin Luther King, Jr.

There were hard days but I never felt sorry for myself. — Chris Bosh        

Some days you tame the tiger. And some days the tiger has you for lunch. — Tug McGraw

You don’t develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity. — Epicurus

Don’t let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use. — Earl Nightingale

Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears. — John Lennon

By sticking it out through tough times, people emerge from adversity with a stronger sense of efficacy. — Albert Bandura

At the end of every hard day, people find some reason to believe. — Bruce Springsteen    

When tough times come, it is particularly important to offset them with much gentle softness. Be a pillow. — Vera Nazarian

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. — Confucius

If you are feeling low or trampled, unappreciated or forgotten and you are reading this, realize it is an illusion. The hope is real, you are valued, and what lies ahead is brilliance. — Tom Althouse

There will be beautiful times and tough times, as such is life, but if your heart is in it, then it is worth it all the way. — Irena A. Hoffman

Everyone experiences tough times, it is a measure of your determination and dedication how you deal with them and how you can come through them. — Lakshmi Mittal

Don’t be discouraged. It’s often the last key in the bunch that opens the lock. — Unknown

Hard times define one’s character. — Ken Poirot

Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. — Christopher Robin to Pooh, A.A. Milne

The pain you feel today is the strength you feel tomorrow. For every challenge encountered, there is opportunity for growth. — Unknown

Hard times produce your greatest gifts. — Robin Sharma

Hard times always lead to something great. — Betsey Johnson

Problems are not stop signs; they are guidelines. — Robert Schuller

The hard times make a true friend afraid to ask. — Tupac Shakur

And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about. ― Haruki Murakami

Hard times arouse an instinctive desire for authenticity. ― Coco Chanel

For every minute you are angry you lose  seconds of happiness. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Watch the sunrise at least once a year, put a lot of marshmallows in your hot chocolate, lie on your back and look at the stars, never buy a coffee table you can’t put your feet on, never pass up a chance to jump on a trampoline, don’t overlook life’s small joys while searching for the big ones. — H. Jackson Brown Jr.

Every strike brings me closer to the next home run. — Babe Ruth

Hard times always uncover the basic goodness and evil of the day. — Zig Ziglar

We know that in tough times, cynicism is just another way to give up, and in the military, we consider cynicism or giving up simply as forms of cowardice. — Jim Mattis        

uplifting hard day quotes

Hard times fall upon everybody. Whatever it is, we’re going to get out of it. — Mike Tyson

In the midst of these hard times it is our good health and good sleep that are enjoyable. — Knute Nelson

We all have to go through hard times. Tragedies. Those are given to us to see what we’re going to do with them. — Gwen Stefani

After a hard day, try to think of something good about it before you go to sleep. The result may surprise you. — John Avery        

Hard times may have held you down, but they will not last forever. When all is said and done, you will be increased. — Joel Osteen

In prosperous times, the marginal workers get by. But in tough times, they get the shaft. — Bill O’Reilly        

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

Only during hard times do people come to understand how difficult it is to be master of their feelings and thoughts. — Anton Chekhov

Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you; they’re supposed to help you discover who you are. —Bernice Johnson Reagon 

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

If you can wear the hard times of your life as furrows on your brow, you can wear the good times as a twinkle in your eye. — Robert Breault

Tough times are opportunities to prove to yourself that your mind is tougher than all challenges. — Edmond Mbiaka        

Tough times don’t last always. Your hard times are there to shape you and develop your character. It causes you to become more aware of life and you develop an attitude of gratitude. Don’t lose hope because it gets better. — Amaka Imani Nkosazana        

After a hard day scrambling to find your way around in the world, it’s assuring to come home to a place you know. God can be equally familiar to you. With time you can learn where to go for nourishment, where to hide for protection , where to turn for guidance. Just as your earthly house is a place of refuge, so God’s house is a place of peace. — Max Lucado

Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending. — Carl Bard

Tough times call for tough choices and pinching every penny. — John Hickenlooper        

I’m in a glass case of emotion. — Anchorman

Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow. — Mary Anne Radmacher

When you come to the edge of all that you know, you must believe one of two things: There will be ground to stand. Or you will grow wings to fly. — O.R. Melling

Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful. — Joshua J. Marine

You will go through tough times, it’s about getting through them. — David Beckham        

Sometimes a hard day’s work is easier than a lot of things you can meet in life. — Chris LeDoux        

Every day may not be good, but there’s something good in every day. — Unknown

You shouldn’t focus on why you can’t do something, which is what most people do. You should focus on why perhaps you can, and be one of the exceptions. — Steve Case

Once you’ve been through tough times, you can only become stronger. — Alesha Dixon        

Every single day is a good day no matter how bright or dark it is, because it always brings an opportunity to start a positive beginning in your life. — Edmond Mbiaka

We must meet the challenge rather than wish it were not before us. — William J. Brennan, Jr., Former Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

After a hard day, choosing to do something to help you feel better, as opposed to staying in a bad mood, is a healthy skill. — Amy Morin        

Being happy doesn’t mean you’re perfect. It just means you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections. — K.B. Indiana

There is neither happiness nor unhappiness in this world; there is merely the comparison of one state to the other. Only a man who has felt ultimate despair is capable of feeling ultimate bliss. — Alexandre Dumas

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

 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        

One hard day of work proves you have heart. But day after day is what proves you have maturity and commitment. — Dwayne Johnson        

When things are bad, we take comfort in the thought that they could always get worse. And when they are, we find hope in the thought that things are so bad they have to get better. — Malcolm S. Forbes

You have to remember that the hard days are what make you stronger. The bad days make you realize what a good day is. If you never had any bad days, you would never have that sense of accomplishment! — Aly Raisman        

Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever. — Lance Armstrong

To be tested is good. The challenged life may be the best therapist. — Gail Sheehy, Author

How we handle our tough times stays with us for a long time. — Max Lucado        

Going through tough times is a wonderful thing, and everybody should try it. Once. — Donald Trump        

When the going gets tough, the tough get going. — Joseph Kennedy

No one is going to hand me success. I must go out and get it myself. That’s why I’m here. To dominate. To conquer. Both the world and myself. — Unknown

The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer someone else up. — Mark Twain

Tough times should serve only one purpose in your life; to teach you how to be tougher on the inside than your circumstances are on the outside. — DeWayne Owens         

Nobody trips over mountains. It is the small pebble that causes you to stumble. Pass all the pebbles in your path, and you will find you have crossed the mountain.— Unknown

Never give up, and be confident in what you do. There may be tough times, but the difficulties which you face will make you more determined to achieve your objectives and to win against all the odds. — Marta        

The happiest people don’t necessarily have the best of everything, they just make the best out of everything that comes their way. — Unknown

Hard times build determination and inner strength. Through them we can also come to appreciate the uselessness of anger. — Dalai Lama XIV        

Things don’t go wrong and break your heart so you can become bitter and give up. They happen to break you down and build you up so you can be all that you were intended to be. — Samuel Johnson

Remember that guy that gave up? Neither does anyone else. — Unknown

The only time you fail is when you fall down and stay down. — Stephen Richards

Life is short. Smile while you still have teeth. — Unknown

If you fell down yesterday, stand up today. ― H.G. Wells

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