74+ Best Hard Times Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational hard times quotes will encourage you to think a little deeper than you usually would and broaden your perspective.

If you’re searching for uplifting quotes about strength and best pain quotes that perfectly capture what you’d like to say or just want to feel inspired yourself, browse through an amazing collection of top struggle quotes, inspiring darkness quotes and popular fear quotes.

Famous Hard Times Quotes

All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us. J.R.R. Tolkien

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

There are moments when troubles enter our lives and we can do nothing to avoid them. But they are there for a reason. Only when we have overcome them will we understand why they were there. Paulo Coelho

A problem is a chance for you to do your best. Duke Ellington

Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be. Ralph Waldo Emerson

You cannot expect victory and plan for defeat. Joel Osteen

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

Thankfully, persistence is a great substitute for talent. Steve Martin

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

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

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

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

The bravest sight in the world is to see a great man struggling against adversity. Seneca

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

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Do not sit still; start moving now. In the beginning, you may not go in the direction you want, but as long as you are moving, you are creating alternatives and possibilities. Rodolfo Costa

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

Encourage yourself, believe in yourself, and love yourself. Never doubt who you are. Stephanie Lahart

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

Inspirational Hard Times Quotes

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

If you always attach positive emotions to the things you want, and never attach negative emotions to the things you don’t, then that which you desire most will invariably come your way. Matt D. Miller

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

One of the most important things you can do on this earth is to let people know they are not alone. Shannon L. Alder

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

One word of encouragement can be enough to spark someone’s motivation to continue with a difficult challenge. Roy T. Bennett

Prosperity is not without many fears and disasters; and adversity is not without comforts and hopes. Francis Bacon

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

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

Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines. Robert Schuller

Opportunity may knock only once but temptation leans on the door bell. Oprah Winfrey

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

Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it. Michael Jordan

Connecting with those you know love, like and appreciate you restores the spirit and gives you energy to keep moving forward in this life. Deborah Day

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

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

Uplifting Hard Times Quotes

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

Things turn out the best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out. John Wooden

The greatest joys in life are found not only in what we do and feel, but also in our quiet hopes and labors for others. Bryant McGill

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

Who do you spend time with? Criticizers or encouragers? Surround yourself with those who believe in you. Your life is too important for anything less. Steve Goodier

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

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

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

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

The difference between stumbling blocks and stepping stones is how you use them. Unknown

So the next time you see a person with a compose face and a soft voice, remember that inside her mind she might be solving an equation, composing a sonnet, designing a hat. She might, that is, be deploying the powers of quiet. Susan Cain

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

Encouragement is like water to the soul, it makes everything grow. Chris Burkmenn

To succeed, you have to do something and be very bad at it for a while. You have to look bad before you can look really good. Barbara DeAngelis

Fall seven times, stand up eight. Japanese Proverb

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

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

The noble-minded encourage what is beautiful in people and discourage what is ugly in them. Little people do just the opposite. Confucius

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

You need to be buried deep in the dirt before you can find your bloom. Roz Inga

I learned there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead, others come from behind. But I’ve bought a big bat. I’m all ready, you see. Now my troubles are going to have trouble with me. Dr. Seuss

In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life. It goes on. Robert Frost

At the root of all misery is unfulfilled desire. Scott Hahn

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

…I’ve discovered that if you want to reach your true potential, it’s much more effective to ignite a new passion for life than to dwell on past problems. Neil A. Fiore

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

In life, we make the best decisions we can with the information we have on hand. Agnes Kamara-Umunna

Every goal first started as something in our mind. You have it all within you! Deborah Day

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

Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity is a greater. Possession pampers the mind; privation trains and strengthens it. William Hazlitt

He worked with her as she was and not as he wanted her to be. Colin Clark

How can you love people without encouraging them? And how can you be loyal to people without educating them. Confucius

Prosperity makes friends, adversity tries them. Publilius Syrus

The friend in my adversity I shall always cherish most. I can better trust those who helped to relieve the gloom of my dark hours than those who are so ready to enjoy with me the sunshine of my prosperity. Ulysses S. Grant

He knows not his own strength who hath not met adversity. William Samuel Johnson

For the rest of his life, Oliver Twist remembers a single word of blessing spoken to him by another child because this word stood out so strikingly from the consistent discouragement around him. Charles Dickens

Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day, saying, “I will try again tomorrow. Mary Anne Radmacher

To have darkness behind me, in front of me a bright sky, flickering lights on the water and to feel it on the stony face of the southern sun. Julia Hartwig

Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, never completely forget about it. Jacques Prevert

Man is fond of counting his troubles but he does not count his joys. If he counted them up, as he ought to, he would see that every lot has enough happiness provided for it. Fyodor Dostoevsky

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