100+ Best Hardship Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Hardship is something that causes or entails suffering or privation. Profoundly inspirational hardship quotes will brighten up your day and make you feel ready to take on anything.

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Famous Hardship Quotes

I remember people who’d had a lot of hardship during the war. They’d thought we’d won. – Barbara Castle

I think the long bus ride was a bit of a hardship last year. The trip out there included a snow storm and a rough drive through the mountains. By flying, the team will have a couple of days to practice, relax and get ready. – Steve Norton

Peak hunting periods coincide with dry season drought months, as vegetation is less dense and wildlife searching for watering holes are easier to hunt and locate. Hence supply peaks during times of hardship and constitutes an important drought and famine coping strategy for the majority in the rural areas surveyed. – Robert Barnett

Human behavior in the midst of hardship caught my attention very early on, and my first stories were all pictures, no words. – Wally Lamb

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The noblest people are those despising wealth , learning , pleasure and life ; esteeming above them poverty , ignorance , hardship and death . – Diogenes

The pay cut that the company is imposing on our members is significant and will inflict hardship on our members. But we welcome the additional time it provides us to secure a long-term contract with Northwest. – Joseph Tiberi

I mean, we are tribal by nature, and sometimes success and material wealth can divide and separate – it’s not a new philosophy I’m sharing – more than hardship, hardship tends to unify. – Colin Farrell

Unlike a strike situation, where hardship develops over time, many of our members barely escaped Katrina’s destruction with nothing but the clothes on their backs. – Joe Hansen

Our nation has paused to reflect on their special brand of courage in the face of almost unimaginable hardship and abuse, – Jerry Siegel

You deal. You survive. You grow up and you build a career. And you remember these big/little hardships. They make you human. – Miley Cyrus

Maybe it’s the music that enables them to function like that, to always take everything as it comes and never complain about the misery, hardship or injustice. – Wim Wenders

We are not taught that hardship is the anvil upon which we are beaten into beauty. We are not taught that some of our greatest moments are some of our most difficult. – Daniel Gillies

I think the people would unite behind their leadership – even those critical of the leadership now. They would be willing to live under all kinds of hardship to battle an invader. – David Albright

Money trials are not the hardest, and somehow or other, they are always overcome. – Amelia Barr

A hard life improves the vision. – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

The pine stays green in winter… wisdom in hardship. – Norman Douglas

My piece is a little bit about their courage, their hardship and their strength. I did a little bit of research at Puke Ariki last year. – Sharon Reid

The anti-suffragist talk of sheltering women from the fierce storms of life is a lot of cant. I have no patience with it. These storms beat on woman just as fiercely as they do on man, and she is not trained to defend herself against them. – Susan B. Anthony

There are hurdles, there are handicaps, hardships you have to face in life, but you hope for a great future. – Anil Kapoor

When you’re playing somebody who’s going through a lot – frustration and hardship – you’re just purging all your emotions, and it feels really good to do that. – Amanda Seyfried

We know the general strike will cause hardship to the people. But we urge them to bear with us and face four days of difficulties for the greater cause of democracy. – Subash Nemwang

Three’s a lot of economic impact that would be unfairly applied to other eating and drinking establishments beyond casinos if indeed it goes into effect on April 15. In anticipation of the jolt the industry would experience, we want to make sure nobody goes through any particular hardship from April 15 on. That’s really the motivation. – Deborah Dowdell

The real hardship here is that it will take at least three years before Pete will get his day before the legislature. How is he going to survive that long, working and caring for the children without his wife? – Sean Greene

We recognize the financial hardship that some people in our community face. Through products like our Secure Plan with Summer Savings, our education efforts around home energy efficiency and our CARE program, we believe that former LITE-UP customers in the Houston-area will have options to help them manage their bills through the hot summer months. – Glen Stancil

In Kurdistan, theres a lot of hardship – a lot of wars, a lot of bitter and difficult lifestyles. And witnessing all those made me a director. – Bahman Ghobadi

As I grew older, I came to feel more responsible for any hardship or trouble my career caused my family. – Annette Funicello

We will encourage him to stay, regardless of the personal hardship he would be put through (by a retrial). – Rolf Breuer

I’m not going to experience the reality of hardship that sometimes my characters live in. I’m very cautious about that. – Colin Farrell

All travellers who had preceded me into the Barren Grounds had relied on the abundant game, and in consequence suffered dreadful hardships; in some cases even starved to death. – Ernest Thompson Seton

To learn patience is not to rebel against every hardship. – Henri Nouwen

I’ve experienced many hardships‚ but mentally‚ I’ve always been older‚ and that reflects in my actions‚ too. – Kailash Kher

My prospects for life, though in a measure shaded with uncertainty, hardship and danger, are very animating and bright. My prospects for another life, blessed be God, are still brighter. – Adoniram Judson

The mayors fund for London will be a streamlined vehicle for getting money from the wealth creating sector to communities across London that are facing hardship and deprivation and are the victims of crime. – Boris Johnson

People had no tolerance for your particular hardship unless you knew how to entertain them with it. – Don DeLillo

severely compromised, causing undue hardship on livestock owners. – Frank Keating

Given the obvious hardship of having illegal aliens flooding in, we also know they are critical to the functioning of the U.S. economy. To be turning our backs on people who want to work is kind of silly in an environment where you’ve got tight labor markets and we’re getting older and need younger people to work. – Diane Swonk

Actuated by these motives, and apprehensive of disturbing the repose of an unsettled reign, Julian surprised the world by an edict which was not unworthy of a statesman or a philosopher. He extended to all the inhabitants of the Roman world the benefits of a free and equal toleration; and the only hardship which he inflicted on the Christians was to deprive them of the power of tormenting their fellow-subjects, whom they stigmatised with the odious titles of idolaters and heretics. – Edward Gibbon

You wouldn’t wish hardship on anyone, but when it comes, you would be crazy not to see the huge growth that will come from it. – Michael Leunig

I cared not where or how I lived, or what hardships I went through, so I could but gain souls to Christ – David Brainerd

The greatest hardship of poverty is that it tends to make men ridiculous. – Juvenal

Let me say no danger and no hardship ever makes me wish to get back to that college life again. – Joshua Chamberlain

The purposeful restriction of knowledge has been at the heart of untold misery and hardship in this world. Serfs were kept illiterate so as to not jeopardize the feudal system. Slaves were kept in the dark on a variety of subjects so as to not provide them the possibility of escape. – Niger Innis

I’m interested in that thing that happens where there’s a breaking point for some people and not for others. You go through such hardship, things that are almost impossibly difficult, and there’s no sign that it’s going to get any better, and that’s the point when people quit. But some don’t. – Robert Redford

I think we live in a culture that relentlessly pursues comfort. Ease is related to disease. We shouldn’t always be fleeing hardship. Hardship also brings people together. We should welcome it. – Dan Buettner

In war and in peace, in prosperity and times of economic hardship, America has no better friend or more dependable ally than the United Kingdom. – Louis Susman

Most of us have unhealthy thoughts and emotions that have either developed as a result of trauma or hardships in their childhood, or the way they were raised. – Steven Seagal

Hardships can harden even the best person. – Amy Tan

Poverty is relative, and the lack of food and of the necessities of life is not necessarily a hardship. Spiritual and social ostracism, the invasion of your privacy, are what constitute the pain of poverty – Alice Foote MacDougall

Hardship is vanishing, but so is style, and the two are more closely connected than the present generation supposes. – E. M. Forster

Hardship makes the world obscure. – Don DeLillo

The talk of sheltering woman from the fierce storms of life is the sheerest mockery, for they beat on her from every point of thecompass, just as they do on man, and with more fatal results, for he has been trained to protect himself, to resist, to conquer. – Elizabeth Cady Stanton

I’m often drawn to characters that are more obviously one thing. They’re passionate, and there is always an element of strength because I think every person possesses that in some way, even if they’ve experienced hardship in their lives. – Kate Winslet

Any man worth his salt has by the time he is forty-five accumulated a crown of thorns, and the problem is to learn to wear it over one ear. – Christopher Morley

Work is hard. Distractions are plentiful. And time is short. – Adam Hochschild

You may go through difficulty, hardship, or trial—but as long as you are anchored to Him, you will have hope. – Charles Stanley

We regret the hardship that this change will create for employees and the community. We have many fine workers at both locations and we plan to do everything we can to assist employees with the transition. – Catherine Misko

posterity who are to reap the blessings will scarcely be able to conceive the hardships and sufferings of their ancestors. – Abigail Adams

I survived this hardship for 20 years until I found out she had been abducted by North Korea. – Sakie Yokota

If you never know hardship, you can’t really support people around you. – Natalia Vodianova

I must thank my good friend Nigel Brennan. His strength of character in the midst of extreme hardship inspired me during the darkest days. Despite our separation, he always managed to find small ways to remind me that there are gentlemen in the world, even when I was surrounded by just the opposite. – Amanda Lindhout

Waiting is one of life’s hardships. – Daniel Handler

These reflections made me very sensible of the goodness of Providence to me, and very thankful for my present condition, with all its hardships and misfortunes ; and this part also I cannot but recommend to the reflection of those who are apt, in their misery, to say, Is any affliction like mine? Let them consider how much worse the cases of some people are, and their case might have been, if Providence had thought fit. – Daniel Defoe

In the modern era, our nation experienced constant hardship and difficulties. The Chinese nation reached the most dangerous period. Since then, countless people with lofty ideals to realise the great revival of the Chinese nation rose to resist and fight, but failed one time after another. – Xi Jinping

It is not the trials in your life that develop or destroy you, but rather your response to those hardships. – Charles Stanley

Nigerians have spoken their anger, hunger, hardship and frustration and if the government fails to listen, the responsibility and consequences of what follows lie squarely at its doorstep because we cannot guarantee peace and security in this kind of environment. – Adams Oshiomhole

I am certain that, however great the hardships and the trials which loom ahead, our America will endure and the cause of human freedom will triumph. – Cordell Hull

A key to strengthening spiritual muscles and enduring hardship is finding strength in the Word of God. – Walter Martin

Hardships and handicaps can … stimulate our energy to survive them. You’ll find if you study the lives of people who’ve accomplished things, it’s often been done with the help of great willpower in overcoming this and that. – Beatrice Wood

When God is going to do something wonderful, He or She always starts with a hardship; when God is going to do something amazing, He or She starts with an impossibility. – Anne Lamott

Most Americans have parents or grandparents who immigrated to this country, and we know the hardships they faced, from learning the language to dealing with prejudice. – Hank Johnson

McCain might have suffered hardships in his life, but what had happened to him had nothing to do with his background or his color; they were convenient excuses now. He had been a psychopath from the start. – Anthony Horowitz

Unless the owner can prove a hardship that prevents him or her from complying with zoning rules, a variance is certainly far from being a sure thing. – E. B. White

I would have been an archaeologist or something, maybe a historian. There are a lot of things I would have liked to have done differently, but everything that happened to me made me the person I am today. No matter how negative it seemed at the time or whatever hardship it seemed to have been at that time, Im just the sum of all those amazing experiences. – Chaka Khan

Life is full of hardships, pimp slaps, and sorrow. – Coolio

We assume that celebrities have it easy and so love to watch them having to endure a bit of hardship. – Shirley Jones

People who are poor enough to receive LIHEAP benefits, such as elderly widows living below the poverty line, are not in a position to absorb a big increase in home heating costs. If these households don’t receive more help paying their utility bills, many of them will face excruciating choices between heating their homes, paying the rent, having enough food to last through the month, and meeting other basic needs. Serious hardship is virtually certain to ensue. – Richard Kogan

I can take hardship. I can sleep on the cold floor anytime. I can also sleep on a feather bed, – Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Nature is trying very hard to make us succeed, but nature does not depend on us. We are not the only experiment. – R. Buckminster Fuller

Even when we have physical hardships, we can be very happy. – Dalai Lama

I interviewed dozens and dozens of African women who had endured more hardship and trauma than most Westerners even read about, and they ploughed on. I often openly cried during interviews, unable to process this violence and hatred towards women I was witnessing. – Lynsey Addario

It makes one a better person to have had hardships and to have overcome hardships and not to blame anybody else for your mistakes. – Maureen Forrester

We don’t want to create a hardship on anybody currently working. – Ken Crawford

I could do without many things with no hardship-you are not one of them. – Ashleigh Brilliant

The hardship of living in a refugee camp made me psychologically strong. – Philip Emeagwali

Many of these folks are in very difficult straits. There are several investments where the investor has used their entire life savings and incurred enormous hardship as a result. It’s truly heartbreaking. – Bradley Skolnik

There’s a way of dealing with hardships that are healthier than going out. That’s what I’ve learned. – Lindsay Lohan

The people who founded America, who fought for its freedom, did not look to anyone else to get them out of their troubles. They took matters into their own hands and answered only to God and their peers. In today’s world, sacrifice and hardship are not in the everyday language, and instant gratification is foremost. – Ann Rinaldi

It is hard to feel individually responsible with respect to the invisible processes of a huge and distant government. – John W. Gardner

People can live through hardship, but from hard feelings they perish. – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Anyone can live contentedly in circumstances of ease and comfort, health and well-being gratification and felicity; but to remain happy and contented in the face of difficulty, hardship and the onslaught of disease and sickness-this is an indication of nobility. – Abdu’l Baha

Readers will share in the environs of the author and her characters, be taken into the hardship of a pitiless place and emerge on the other side – wiser, warier and weathered like the landscape. – Antonya Nelson

This character matters so much to so many people. I want to get that right. I want to do it justice. I want people to believe in the character and have faith in the character and kids to grow up wanting to be Superman. Or, God forbid, there’s people who are going through hardship and wishing that this character would turn up and save them. – Henry Cavill

Our wives are home taking care of everything by themselves. It’s a hardship on the wives as well. – Pat Walsh

When I started‚ I faced a lot of hardships. People used to call me a Rafi clone because I used to sing my favourite singer’s songs. Then ‘Sa Re Ga Ma Pa’ happened. It gave me a good break. – Sonu Nigam

He will support the waiver if it includes a hardship provision. – Pamela Walsh

A mother deserves a day off to care for a sick child or sick parent without running into hardship – and you know what, a father does, too. It’s time to do away with workplace policies that belong in a ‘Mad Men’ episode. – Barack Obama

There seem to be many causes of depression. One cause is profound loss, grief. Economic hardship we know is linked to depression. We don’t have a full picture. – Irving Kirsch

Some folks believe that hardship breeds artistic creativity. I don’t buy it. One can put up with poverty for a while when one is young, but it will inevitably wear a person down. – David Byrne

To be around YB, you’d think he’s led the most charmed life. Without having walked a mile in his shoes, I’m afraid that, no matter what I say, I may shortchange the hardship he’s gone through to get to this point. His perseverance is remarkable. – Bill Bavasi

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