70+ Best Hard Times Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Hard is not easy to bend, cut, or break. Profoundly inspirational hard times quotes will encourage you to think a little deeper than you usually would and broaden your perspective.

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Famous Hard Times Quotes

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

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

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

Use what you’ve been through as fuel, believe in yourself and be unstoppable! – Yvonne PierreThe greater the difficulty, the more glory in surmounting it. Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests. – Epicetus

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

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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

Dreams come true if you survive the hard times! – unknown

Sometimes adversity is what you need to face in order to become successful. – Zig Ziglar

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

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

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

Hard times are sometimes blessings in disguise. We do have to suffer but in the end it makes us strong, better and wise. – Anurag Prakash Ray

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

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

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

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

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

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 WoodenThe 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

People need hard times and oppression to develop psychic muscles. – Emily Dickinson

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

Hard Times Are Like a Washing Machine, They Twist, Turn and Knock Us Around, But In The End we Come Out Cleaner, Brighter and Better Than Before. – Anonymous

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

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

Hard times are moments of reflection. – Lailah Gifty

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

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

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

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

Hard times always lead to something great. – Betsey Johnson

Difficult times always create opportunities for you to experience more love in your life. – Woody Allen

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

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

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

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

You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you. – James Allen

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

If you are being positive and strong in difficult times half of your problems will be solved automatically. – Anurag Prakash

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

Fall seven times, stand up eight. – Japanese ProverbSometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being. – Albert Schweitzer

You may go through very difficult time. Where you feel like a failure but remember one thing, struggle and hard times are the most inspirational thing in the world. – Anurag Prakash Ray

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

Difficult times don’t come your way just so you can survive them; God uses these times in your life to form and refine you. – Joel Osteen

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I like to use the hard times of the past to motivate me today. – Dwayne Johnson

Difficult times have helped me to understand better than before, how infinitely rich and beautiful life is in every way, and that so many things that one goes worrying about are of no importance whatsoever. – Zahid Abas

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

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

There have been some hard times, people around me supported me. – Laure Manaudou

In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. – Albert Einstein

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

Confidence, courage and determined spirit are vital for surviving hard times. – Lailah Gifty Akita

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

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

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

When the going gets tough – the tough get going! – John BelushiThe 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

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

Hard times make you bitter or make you more compassionate. – Jewel

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

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