185+ Best Life Is Hard Quotes: Exclusive Selection

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Most Famous Life Is Hard Quotes

No matter how bad things are, you can always make things worse. – Randy Pausch

You need to spend time crawling alone through shadows to truly appreciate what it is to stand in the sun. – Shaun Hick

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

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on. – Dale Carnegie

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

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After every storm the sun will smile; for every problem there is a solution, and the soul’s indefeasible duty is to be of good cheer. – William R. Alger

You start with a darkness to move through, but sometimes the darkness moves through you. – Dean Young

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

The ultimate measure of a man is where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

Nothing good comes cheaply so we shouldn’t be surprised when we meet the hard while going for the best. Hard times are not quit times. – Terry Mark

You start with a darkness to move through but sometimes the darkness moves through you. – Dean Young

Don’t pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one. – Bruce Lee

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

We must meet the challenge rather than wish it were not before us. – William J. Brennan, Jr.

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

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

You don’t have to control your thoughts; you just have to stop letting them control you. – Dan Millman

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

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

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

Life is at its best when everything has fallen out of place, and you decide that you’re going to fight to get them right, not when everything is going your way and everyone is praising you. – Thisuri Wanniarachchi

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

Once you choose hope, anything’s possible. – Christopher Reeve

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

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

The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which to burn. – David Russell

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

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

You need to spend time crawling alone through shadows to truly appreciate what it is to stand in the sun. – Shaun Hick

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

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

Faith is why I’m here today and faith is why I made it through. – Jonathan Anthony Burkett

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

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

Life is at its best when everything has fallen out of place, and you decide that you’re going to fight to get them right – Thisuri Wanniarachchi

Faith is why I’m here today and faith is why I made it through. – Jonathan Anthony Burkett

We face up to awful things because we can’t go around them. The sooner you say ‘Yes, it happened,’ the sooner you can get on with your own life. – Annie Proulx

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

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

May your life be filled, as mine has been, with love and laughter; and remember, when things are rough all you need is … Chocolate. – Geraldine Solon

You start with a darkness to move through but sometimes the darkness moves through you. – Dean Young

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. – Gabrielle Williams

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

You need to spend time crawling alone through shadows to truly appreciate what it is to stand in the sun. – Shaun Hick

Life is hard for everyone. That’s why there’s such a nice reward at the end of it. – Aidan Quinn

If you would only recognize that life is hard, things would be so much easier for you. – Louis D. If Affliction is a good man’s shining time. – Edward Young

A sense of humor helps us to get through the dull times, cope with the difficult times, enjoy the good times and manage the scary times – Steve Goodier

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

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

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

Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity is a greater. – William Hazlitt

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

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

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

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

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

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

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My philosophy is: Life is hard, but God is good. Try not to confuse the two. – Anne F. Beiler

Life is hard. It is not too short, it is too long. But you have to learn how to live; you have to have a sense of humour. – Carolina Herrera

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

If 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

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

It always seems impossible until it’s done. – Nelson Mandela

I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship. – Louisa May Alcott

Luck is great, but most of life is hard work. – Iain Duncan Smith

Show me someone who has done something worthwhile, and I’ll show you someone who has overcome adversity. – Lou Holtz

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

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

Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. – Winston Churchill

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

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

The best way to get rid of the pain is to feel the pain. – Deepak Chopra

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

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

Life is hard. After all, it kills you. – Katharine Hepburn

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

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

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

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

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

I have found that if you love life, life will love you back. – Arthur Rubinstein

Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body. – Seneca

Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose. – Dr. Wayne W Dyer

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

I get it now; I didn’t get it then. That life is about losing and about doing it as gracefully as possible… and enjoying everything in between. – Mia Farrow

Life is like riding a bicycle, in order to keep your balance, you must keep moving. – Albert Einstein

When I hear somebody say ‘Life is hard’, I am always tempted to ask ‘Compared to what?’ – Sydney J. Harris

The trick is to enjoy life. Don’t wish away your days, waiting for better ones ahead. – Marjorie Pay Hinckley

When you stand and share your story in an empowering way, your story will heal you and your story will heal somebody else. – Iyanla Vanzant

Try as much as possible to be wholly alive with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell. And when you get angry, get good and angry. – Ernest Hemingway

If we don’t have the power to choose where we come from, we can still choose where we go from there; we can try to feel okay about it. – Stephen Chbosky

We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down. – Kurt Vonnegut

Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning how to dance in the rain. – Vivian Greene

The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it. – Moliere

Inside of a ring or out, ain’t nothing wrong with going down. It’s staying down that’s wrong. – Muhammad Ali

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

Courage does not always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow. – Mary Anne Radmacher

Sometimes the worst thing happens to you, the thing you think you can’t survive… it’s the thing that makes you better than you used to be. – Jennifer Weiner

Much of life isn’t fair. It’s how you live that matters. It’s how you deal with the bumps in the road. – Maya Banks

At times the world may seem an unfriendly and sinister place, but believe that there is much more good in it than bad. – Lemony Snicket

When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this: you haven’t. – Thomas Edison

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

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

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

If you would only recognize that life is hard, things would be so much easier for you. – Louis D. Brandeis

Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life. – J.K. Rowling

Pain is your friend; it is your alie. Pain reminds you to finish the job and get the hell home. Pain tells you when you have been seriously wounded. And you know what the best thing about pain is? It tells you you’re not dead yet! – G.I. Jane

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

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

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

Every time you are able to find some humor in a difficult situation, you win. – Unknown

In the midst of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer. – Albert Camus

Life is hard, but we make it much harder. – Ryan Holiday

You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you. – Walt Disney

Nobody can make you to feel inferior without your consent. – Eleanor Roosevelt

One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity. – Albert Schweitzer

Life is not always fair. Sometimes you get a splinter sliding down a rainbow. – Terri Guillemets

Nothing good comes cheaply so we shouldn’t be surprised when we meet the hard while going for the best. Hard times are not quit times. – Terry Mark

The last battle always seems the toughest and to give up will always bring the worst defeat. – Terry Mark

Don’t pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one. – Bruce Lee

Life is not always fair. Sometimes you get a splinter sliding down a rainbow. – Terri Guillemets

I am learning every day to allow the space between where I am and where I want to be to inspire me and not terrify me. – Tracee Ellis Ross

Your past is just a story. And once you realize this, it has no power over you. – Chuck Palahniuk

The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which to burn. – David Russell

If you’re already in a hole, it is no use to continue digging. – Roy W. Walters

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time. – Thomas Edison

To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom. – Bertrand Russell

It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves. – Edmund Hillary

It always seems impossible until it’s done. – Nelson Mandela

Anyone can hide. Facing up to things, working through them, that’s what makes you strong. – Sarah Dessen

Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy. – Leo Buscaglia

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

When I hear somebody sigh, Life is hard,’ I am always tempted to ask, Compared to what ‘ – Sydney J. Harris

Life is hard and it gets worse and worse and worse. – Cat Power

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

Don’t wait around for other people to be happy for you. Any happiness you get, you’ve got to make yourself. – Alice Walker

Learn to value yourself, which means: fight for your happiness. – Ayn Rand

That which does not kill us makes us stronger. – Friedrich Nietzsche

If you’re going through hell, keep going. – Winston Churchill

Just be prepared for a long and often uncertain journey. The good stuff doesn’t come easy. – Tim Westergren

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

Life is hard enough without someone walking into your life on purpose and making it worse. – Pauley Perrette

I’ll tell you something about tough times. They just about kill you, but if you decide to keep working at them, you’ll find your way through. – Joan Bauer

The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it. – Moliere

But that’s the challenge-to change the system more than it changes you. – Michael Pollan

The key to life is accepting challenges. Once someone stops doing this, he’s dead. – Bette Davis

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly. – Robert F. Kennedy

Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body. – Seneca

We all want things to stay the same. Settle for living in misery because we are afraid of change, of things crumbling to ruins. Ruin is a gift. Ruin is the road to transformation. – Elizabeth Gilbert

When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this: you haven’t. – Thomas Edison

Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life. – J.K. Rowling

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

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

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

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

Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice. – Wayne Dyer

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

We can’t be afraid of change. You may feel very secure in the pond that you are in, but if you never venture out of it, you will never know that there is such a thing as an ocean, a sea. – C. JoyBell C.

If you break your neck, if you have nothing to eat, if your house is on fire, then you got a problem. Everything else is inconvenience. – Robert Fulghum

You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you. – Walt Disney

In the midst of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer. – Albert Camus

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

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

If there is no struggle, there is no progress. – Frederick Douglass

Don’t cry for a man who’s left you; the next one may fall for your smile. – Mae West

I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed. – Michael Jordan

Most great people have attained their greatest success one step beyond their greatest failure. – Napoleon Hill

If I persist long enough I will win. – Og Mandino

Rise above the storm and you will find the sunshine. – Mario Fernandez

I’ll tell you something about tough times. They just about kill you, but if you decide to keep working at them, you’ll find your way through. – Joan Bauer

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

Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out. – John Wooden

It is under the greatest adversity that there exists the greatest potential for doing good, both for oneself and others. – Dalai Lama

The world is more malleable than you think and it’s waiting for you to hammer it into shape. – Bono

There is no education like adversity. – Benjamin Disraeli

All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make, the better. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity. – Albert Schweitzer

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

A difficult time can be more readily endured if we retain the conviction that our existence holds a purpose – a cause to pursue, a person to love, a goal to achieve. – John Maxwell

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

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

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