80+ 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

Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. Arnold Schwarzenegger

What a weary time those years were to have the desire and the need to live but not the ability. Charles Bukowski

Loss and hardships are unavoidable in life, however, how we deal with our pain is what will make us or break us. Melanie Willard

Did you hear about the rose that grew from a crack in the concrete? Proving nature’s laws wrong, it learned to walk without having feet. Funny, it seems to by keeping it’s dreams; it learned to breathe fresh air. Long live the rose that grew from concrete when no one else even cared. Tupac Shakur

Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny. C.S. Lewis

Hollowness: that I understand. I’m starting to believe that there isn’t anything you can do to fix it. That’s what I’ve taken from the therapy sessions the holes in your life are permanent. You have to grow around them, like tree roots around concrete; you mold yourself through the gaps. Paula Hawkins

If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today. Thich Nhat Hanh

If a man cannot understand the beauty of life, it is probably because life never understood the beauty in him. Criss Jami

Gradually I learned to cease looking upon challenges as difficulties and began to see tense situations as opportunities to put my growing love to use. Eknath Easwaran

Don’t be too quick to draw conclusions from what happens to you; simply let it happen. Otherwise it will be too easy for you to look with blame at your past, which naturally has a share with everything that now meets you. Rainer Maria Rilke

At the end of hardship comes happiness. Charlie Gilkey

There are many who don’t wish to sleep for fear of nightmares. Sadly, there are many who don’t wish to wake for the same fear. Richelle Goodrich

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

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

The pine stays green in winter, wisdom in hardship. Norman Douglas

You are in danger of living a life so comfortable and soft, that you will die without ever realizing your true potential. David Goggins

Even cowards can endure hardship; only the brave can endure suspense. Mignon McLaughlin

Don’t know how I kept going. You just do. You have to, so you do. Elizabeth Wein

There is no success without hardship. Sophocles

To those who, in spite of everything, still choose goodness. Marie Lu

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

It’s easier to bleed than sweat, Mr. Motes. Flannery O’Connor

The obstacles of your past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings. Ralph H. Blum

No one is without troubles, without personal hardships and genuine challenges.  That fact may not be obvious because most people don’t advertise their woes and heartaches.  But nobody, not even the purest heart, escapes life without suffering battle scars. Richelle E. Goodrich

If suffering brings wisdom, I would wish to be less wise. William Butler Yeats

Fire tests gold, suffering tests brave men. Seneca

It’s an art to live with pain mix the light into gray. Eddie Vedder

Life keeps throwing me curve balls and I don’t even own a bat. At least my dodging skills are improving. Jayleigh Cape

To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain, and play with it. Charlie Chaplin

The pressure of adversity is the most powerful sustainer of accountability. It’s as though everything you do is multiplied by 50 in order to surpass those with a head start. I was never capable of slacking when at the threshold of failure. Criss Jami

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain. Dolly Parton

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

Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. Carl Jung

Nothing is predestined. The obstacles of your past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings. Ralph Blum

Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties. Helen Keller

So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past. F. Scott Fitzgerald

One who conquers the sea today is ready to conquer the ocean tomorrow. Matshona Dhliwayo

We love being mentally strong, but we hate situations that allow us to put our mental strength to good use. Mokokoma Mokhonoana

As with the butterfly, adversity is necessary to build character in people. Joseph B. Wirthlin

I didn’t care if he was a genius or a fucking idiot, he was rotting away, and it wasn’t fun to watch. Anthony Kiedis

We become wiser by adversity; prosperity destroys our appreciation of the right. Lucius Anneaus Seneca

Enclose your heart in times of need with the steel of your determination and your strength. In doing this, all things will be bearable. Lora Leigh

A challenge only becomes an obstacle when you bow to it. Ray Davis

Nothing was easy, and sometimes she failed, and sometimes she thought that the fairy stories were right, that there must indeed be easier ways of living happily ever after; but defeat is a poor ending to any tale, so she kept trying. Sonya Hartnett

If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try. Seth Godin

It is not an easy thing to be a woman and love with the whole heart which men do not understand  having many loves, and delighting in danger and war. M.M. Kaye

It’s part of life to have obstacles. Herbie Hancock

We need sometimes to escape into open solitudes, into aimlessness, into the moral holiday of running some pure hazard in order to sharpen the edge of life, to taste hardship, and to be compelled to work desperately for a moment at no matter what. George Santayana

Turn your wounds into wisdom. Oprah Winfrey

The worse the passage the more welcome the port. Thomas Fuller

Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible. Francis of Assisi

Usually, there is nothing more pleasing that returning to a place where you have endured hardship. Tahir Shah

I hated every minute of training, but I said, Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion. Muhammad Ali

To be a poor man is hard, but to be a poor race in a land of dollars is the very bottom of hardships. W.E.B. Du Bois

Opportunities do not come with their values stamped upon them. Maltbie Babcock

Scars prove that you’re still here. That you can move on. Maybe missing a chunk of yourself, but here, goddamn it, surviving. Ash Parsons

There is no education like adversity. Disraeli

Accept hardship as a necessary discipline. Lailah Gifty Akita

The hardships that I encountered in the past will help me succeed in the future. Philip Emeagwali

What I want to impart through our correspondence is that no matter what anyone may be going through, here’s the thing If you love each other, and if your relationship is worth the pain or the hardship, stay with it. The extraordinary treasure of sharing another person’s life is one of the most gratifying experiences of being a human being. Lorri Davis

Adversity is like a strong wind. It tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn, so that we see ourselves as we really are. Arthur Golden

There is a goodness in the world that got me through, that taught me it’s important to know who you are. Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar

I am hurt that some people criticize very harshly without even realizing the hardships which we go through. Hima Das

While many explorers like to endure hardship by traveling to remote inhospitable parts of the world, I prefer to explore from the comfort of my own home. Steven Magee

When it is dark enough, you can see the stars. Ralph Waldo Emerson

You can’t be a rebel without the scars that come with it. Truth is, some days scars are just as ugly as they are beautiful. Criss Jami

Pain can be endured and defeated only if it is embraced. Dean Koontz

I’ve only been to jail a few times, but in several different countries, at that. No, I’ve only been to jail a few times. But I still claim the ability to write a serious novel. Roman Payne

To be honest, I welcome those hardships. Hope Solo

I hate forcing myself to go to bed to avoid committing suicide. Phil Volatile

We don’t develop courage by being happy every day. We develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity. Barbara De Angelis

Good timber does not grow with ease. The stronger the wind the stronger the trees. Thomas S Monson

Adversity introduces a man to himself. Albert Einstein

The war had made some into libertines and some into serious, sober men. Charles Bracelen Flood

The struggle you’re in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow. Don’t give up. Robert Tew

Life has been here all along, however, some of us insist on making it difficult which is an abomination to us all. Wazim Shaw

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

Even if you are the very first one to reach new levels in your field and it feels alone, don’t worry, sooner or later in time someone will follow you there, because you are a leader. Manuel Corazzari

I hope you enjoy reading this collection of powerful hardship quotes. Let me know which one you like most.