105+ Best Life Struggle Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Struggle is to make strenuous or violent efforts in the face of difficulties or opposition. Profoundly inspirational life struggle quotes will encourage you to think a little deeper than you usually would and broaden your perspective.

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Famous Life Struggle Quotes

Our obsession with speed, with cramming more and more into every minute, means that we race through life instead of actually living it. Our health, diet and relationships suffer. We make mistakes at work. We struggle to relax, to enjoy the moment, even to get a decent night’s sleep. — Carl Honore

Your personal life, your professional life, and your creative life are all intertwined. I went through a few very difficult years where I felt like a failure. But it was actually really important for me to go through that. Struggle, for me, is the most inspirational thing in the world at the end of the day – as long as you treat it that way. — Skylar Grey

A journey is a person in itself; no two are alike. And all plans, safeguards, policing, and coercion are fruitless. We find that after years of struggle that we do not take a trip; a trip takes us. — John Steinbeck

For a believer, Christian faith is true to the human heart, not in the sense that any old thing we fancy believing in will become conveniently true – but because the complicated truth about our hearts, as we struggle to perceive it, tells us what we are and where we are, and consequently what we need. — Francis Spufford

Just when you think it can’t get any worse, it can. — Nicholas Sparks

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I hope that I’m always struggling, really. You develop when you’re struggling. When you’re struggling, you get stronger. — Andrew Garfield

Marxism is a revolutionary worldview that must always struggle for new revelations. — Rosa Luxemburg

Whether it’s someone struggling with mental illness, someone struggling with poverty or struggling with their own limitations in their social behaviors, for some reason, I’m drawn to characters like that. — Gbenga Akinnagbe

All judges have cases that touch our passions deeply, but we all struggle constantly with remaining impartial. — Sonia Sotomayor

Black men struggle with masculinity so much. The idea that we must always be strong really presses us all down – it keeps us from growing. — Donald Glover

I’m in this band to give volume to various struggles throughout the world. To me, the tension in this band is a minimal sacrifice. — Zack de la Rocha

Some struggle with medical issues – like insomnia – that make sleep hard. But for many of us, the quantity and quality of sleep come down to a matter of choice. Still, only a few enterprising economists have looked closely at this, and generally, those have assumed that we choose our hours of sleep optimally. — Sendhil Mullainathan

In fact that is the struggle that most Americans – As rich as this country is, most Americans are very limited in their interaction with the world, unless the world comes to us in a very shocking way. — Edwidge Danticat

Literature can allow us to experience the best side of humankind, where instead of giving up, we struggle desperately in the ruins for love, connection and hope. — Caroline Leavitt

May nothing entice me till I happily make my way to Jesus Christ! Fire, cross, struggles with wild beasts, wrenching of bones, mangling of limbs – let them come to me, provided only I make my way to Jesus Christ. — Ignatius of Antioch

If u can’t get along with Dravid, u’re struggling in life. — Brett Lee

I talk to women’s groups all over the country and see women struggling with this. The fear of not being accepted, of being different, of not having a man, all make it hard for a woman to do what she really believes is right for her. — Olympia Dukakis

Tell me about yourself – your struggles, your dreams, your telephone number. — Peter Arno

Yet the wonder of it all is that, while engaged in a seemingly endless struggle, the Israelis have managed to turn a desert into a garden. — George Ball

Woman must not accept; she must challenge. She must not be awed by that which has been built up around her; she must reverence that woman in her which struggles for expression. — Margaret Sanger

Well it seems to me, that all real communities grow out of a shared confrontation with survival. Communities are not produced by sentiment or mere goodwill. They grow out of a shared struggle. Our situation in the desert is an incubator for community. — Larry Harvey

My mum Margaret was a single parent, but though life was a bit of a struggle she gave me every encouragement. — Ashley Jensen

The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain. — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

In the past I have defended the right of the IRA to engage in armed struggle. I did so because there was no alternative for those who would not bend the knee, or turn a blind eye to oppression, or for those who wanted a national republic. — Gerry Adams

I saw courage both in the Vietnam War and in the struggle to stop it. I learned that patriotism includes protest, not just military service. — John F. Kerry

When you deal with a person who’s experiencing dementia, you can see where they’re struggling with knowledge. You can see what they forget completely, what they forget but they know what they once knew. You can tell how they’re trying to remember. — Walter Mosley

The worldwide, agelong struggle between fascism and democracy will not stop when the fighting ends in Germany and Japan. — Henry A. Wallace

Countries and states which have capital punishment have a much higher rate of murder and crime than countries that do not, so that makes sense to me, and the moral question – I struggle with it morally. — Charlize Theron

Like most struggling writers trying to get their scripts commissioned, I had to do something odd to pay the rent. So, aged 21, I started up my own small cheesecake company in Philadelphia. — Nancy Meyers

The concept that flourished during the most glorious periods of republican Rome and that appeared in the Twelve Tables of the Law as one of the first, though as yet imperfect, affirmations of the rights of man, inspired the struggle between patricians and plebeians. — Ernesto Teodoro Moneta

My dreams for the future are simple: work, a happy, healthy family, a lovely long motorcycle ride, and continuing the struggle to awaken people to the need for serious human rights reform. — Mike Farrell

Feminism, unlike almost every other social movement, is not a struggle against a distinct oppressor – it’s not the ruling class or the occupiers or the colonizers – it’s against a deeply held set of beliefs and assumptions that we women, far too often, hold ourselves. — Kavita Ramdas

There is a quality even meaner than outright ugliness or disorder, and this meaner quality is the dishonest mask of pretended order, achieved by ignoring or suppressing the real order that is struggling to exist and to be served. — Jane Jacobs

A community is democratic only when the humblest and weakest person can enjoy the highest civil, economic, and social rights that the biggest and most powerful possess. — A. Philip Randolph

The Christian community latched onto a lot of my music, because there were a lot of things about my struggle they related to. But I didn’t really want to come out and be identified as a Christian, because I didn’t want to be a hypocrite, because my life wasn’t right. — Scott Stapp

Those men and women are fortunate who are born at a time when a great struggle for human freedom is in progress. — Emmeline Pankhurst

Sometimes it’s a struggle to live in the moment. — Isaac Marion

I think we all strive to push ourselves, to overcome our struggles. And when we do, we get to know ourselves better. — Anne Bancroft

When people express what is most important to them, it often comes out in cliches. That doesn’t make them laughable; it’s something tender about them. As though in struggling to reach what’s most personal about them they could only come up with what’s most public. — Terrence Malick

Those who do not move, do not notice their chains. — Rosa Luxemburg

There are three major social issues that this country is struggling with: education, poverty, and drugs. Two of them we talk about, and one of them we don’t. — Steven Soderbergh

Struggle is strengthening. Battling with evil gives us the power to battle evil even more. — Ossie Davis

Inside each of us, there is the seed of both good and evil. It’s a constant struggle as to which one will win. And one cannot exist without the other. — Eric Burdon

You have to struggle to stay alive and be of use as long as you can. — Daniel Berrigan

Mathematics as an expression of the human mind reflects the active will, the contemplative reason, and the desire for aesthetic perfection. Its basic elements are logic and intuition, analysis and construction, generality and individuality. Though different traditions may emphasize different aspects, it is only the interplay of these antithetic forces and the struggle for their synthesis that constitute the life, usefulness, and supreme value of mathematical science. — Richard Courant

Art allows people a way to dream their way out of their struggle. — Russell Simmons

Anywhere the struggle is great, the level of ingenuity and inventiveness is high. — Eleni Zaude Gabre-Madhin

It’s definitely a struggle to prove yourself just as a good human being. I’m so proud of who I am and what I’ve become, the morals I have, and the people that I’m surrounded by. — Tina Yothers

There will always be men struggling to change, and there will always be those who are controlled by the past. — Ernest Gaines

Right now I am trying to be in a place of calm, a place where I can chill out and then handle the chaos of life better. You don’t just get it overnight; you have to work at it. It’s a daily struggle. — Jackee Harry

It’s a struggle for every young Black man. You know how it is, only God can judge us. — Tupac Shakur

The struggle is always worthwhile, if the end be worthwhile and the means honorable; foreknowledge of defeat is not sufficient reason to withdraw from the contest. — Steven Brust

Critical and liberating dialogue, which presupposes action, must be carried on with the oppressed at whatever the stage of their struggle for liberation. The content of that dialogue can and should vary in accordance with historical conditions and the level at which the oppressed perceive reality. — Paulo Freire

I love clothes but it’s a struggle for me to get out of jeans and a baggy jumper. — Lily James

I’ve always been very interested in the struggle for human rights, not just here but abroad, and I wanted to be an inside player in that struggle. I wanted to make the laws reflect our ideals and ideas in this democracy that is America. — Leah Ward Sears

Just when you think it can’t get no better, then it does. — John Hartford

Christ shared our experience; he suffered as we suffer; he died as we shall die, and for forty days in the desert he underwent the struggle between good and evil. — Basil Hume

There is a strange kind of human being in whom there is an eternal struggle between body and soul, animal and god, for dominance. In all great men this mixture is striking, and in none more so than in Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. — Alfred Einstein

You can’t relate to a superhero, to a superman, but you can identify with a real man who in times of crisis draws forth some extraordinary quality from within himself and triumphs but only after a struggle. — Timothy Dalton

Adolescence represents an inner emotional upheaval, a struggle between the eternal human wish to cling to the past and the equally powerful wish to get on with the future. — Louise J. Kaplan

It is fatal for any body of workers to have forever hanging from the fringes of its skirts other bodies on a level just below its own; for that means continual pressure downward, additional difficulty to be overcome in the struggle to maintain reasonable rates of wages. — Florence Kelley

I have drawn inspiration from the Marine Corps, the Jewish struggle in Palestine and Israel, and the Irish — Leon Uris

Everybody’s life has some mythical quality. You struggle against obstacles, you fight to get to a higher level and there are great loves. — Dolph Lundgren

I think the whole mission of being here on Earth is to accept what you have, and my journey was to accept my own life and not pretend anything else. I think that’s what we all struggle with. — Michael Nyqvist

The story of civilization is, in a sense, the story of engineering – that long and arduous struggle to make the forces of nature work for man’s good. — L. Sprague de Camp

Much has been accomplished during the last year in the campaign against terrorism. This struggle will require vigilance, perseverance and sacrifice for many years to come. — Paul Cellucci

Doubt is an uneasy and dissatisfied state from which we struggle to free ourselves and pass into the state of belief; while the latter is a calm and satisfactory state which we do not wish to avoid, or to change to a belief in anything else. — Charles Sanders Peirce

Human curiosity, the urge to know, is a powerful force and is perhaps the best secret weapon of all in the struggle to unravel the workings of the natural world. — Aaron Klug

Nothing is given to man on earth – struggle is built into the nature of life, and conflict is possible – the hero is the man who lets no obstacle prevent him from pursuing the values he has chosen. — Andrew Bernstein

Fate determines many things, no matter how we struggle. — Otto Weininger

The labour movement had the best opportunity in 50 years to transform not merely an industrial situation and win an important battle for workers in struggle, but an opportunity to change the government of the day. — Arthur Scargill

I tell my brethren in Palestine: be patient and continue your blessed struggle. We did not forget you. We are still healing another wound in the Muslim nation, which is the occupation of our land by the Americans. Your battle and ours are one and the same. — Mohammed Omar

You are just in the middle of a struggle with words which are really very stubborn things, with a blank page, with the damn thing that you use to write with, a pen or a typewriter, and you forget all about the reader when you are doing that — Guillermo Cabrera Infante

All species capable of grasping this fact manage better in the struggle for existence than those which rely upon their own strength alone: the wolf, which hunts in a pack, has a greater chance of survival than the lion, which hunts alone. — Christian Lous Lange

Paul and I were both struggling actors. One night he would serve me in a restaurant, and the next night I would serve him. It was what out of work actors did. — David Soul

The bad guys I play don’t want to be bad. It’s the struggle between the part of them that’s an animal and the part that’s the intellect that’s interesting. — Henry Czerny

I think the best part in going to the movies is you feel something and you relate whether its to family struggles or dimming your light for someone. I would say to never dim your light and to really, truly follow your dreams. — Tika Sumpter

As another has well said, to handicap a student by teaching him that his black face is a curse and that his struggle to change his condition is hopeless is the worst sort of lynching. — Carter G. Woodson

For me, half the joy of achieving has been the struggle and the fight, the pitting myself against the world and all its competition – and winning. — Conrad Veidt

I rejected the armed struggle because, as a Christian, I am committed to a nonviolent and peaceful struggle. But people take their own initiatives, because it is a Lebanon type of situation here. — Mangosuthu Buthelezi

Having achieved my own dreams, I want to give to kids who are less fortunate, who struggle with everyday obstacles. I want to give them something positive in their lives: support. — Kristi Yamaguchi

In order to succeed, people need a sense of self-efficacy, to struggle together with resilience to meet the inevitable obstacles and inequities of life. — Albert Bandura

Life ought to be a struggle of desire toward adventures whose nobility will fertilize the soul. — Rebecca West

It is wrong to try to avoid the struggle against imperialism under the pretext that independence and revolution are important, but that peace is still more precious. — Kim Il-sung

The Social-Democratic Federation took part in all the political and economic struggles of the English working class; it took pains to bring Socialist views home to them, not only through agitation and propaganda, but also by actions. — Karl Radek

I always say, dare to struggle, dare to grin — Wavy Gravy

I see myself as a creative being. My only fear is compromising my integrity. I guess that’s a constant struggle. — Henry Hopper

Struggle is a never ending process. Freedom is never really won, you earn it and win it in every generation. — Coretta Scott King

The last struggle for our rights, the battle for our civilization, is entirely with ourselves. — William Wells Brown

Everybody was in struggle, in the grind trying to make it. — Young Buck

I don’t find it a struggle to maintain a healthy diet now as my palate has changed. I don’t crave rich food. — Jennifer Ellison

Love is tested in so many ways. How do I articulate this? Two people are together. There are stakes, strife, struggles, all these things that make us fall for someone, love someone even more, leave someone. — Ian Somerhalder

Pop music provides not just the soundtrack to our lives, as the cliche goes; it releases our emotions and helps us to articulate them. This is why music is so important to adolescents, who are struggling with questions of identity and self-expression. — Sarah Churchwell

You need only reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in the struggle for independence. — Charles A. Beard

The goal, I suppose, any fiction writer has, no matter what your subject, is to hit the human heart and the tear ducts and the nape of the neck and to make a person feel something about the characters are going through and to experience the moral paradoxes and struggles of being human. — Tim O’Brien

Always remember that striving and struggle precede success, even in the dictionary. — Sarah Ban Breathnach

If you can’t get the wicket of Rohit Sharma, you are struggling in life. — Brett Lee

Struggling and suffering are the essence of a life worth living. If you’re not pushing yourself beyond the comfort zone, if you’re not demanding more from yourself – expanding and learning as you go – you’re choosing a numb existence. You’re denying yourself an extraordinary trip. — Dean Karnazes

I believe that we are all, openly or secretly, struggling against one or another kind of nihilism. — Ellen Willis

You have to struggle a bit, hustle a little, and be willing to go bankrupt. Once you’re willing to do that, everything opens up and you get the freedom. My joke is that next year, I’ll make the first film that costs zero dollars. — Nick Nolte

As history since Hiroshima shows, the best, perhaps the only, way to curb war is to deter it with such overwhelming force as to turn it from a struggle into suicide. — Martin Van Creveld

I am struggling to maintain the government, not to overthrow it. I am struggling especially to prevent others from overthrowing it. — Abraham Lincoln

The struggle of democratic secularism, religious tolerance, individual freedom and feminism against authoritarian patriarchal religion, culture and morality is going on all over the world – including the Islamic world, where dissidents are regularly jailed, killed, exiled or merely intimidated and silenced. — Ellen Willis

Families are struggling against a tide of junk information on junk food. — Diane Abbott

We are succeeding in Iraq. It’s a tough struggle with setbacks, but we are succeeding. — Ayad Allawi

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