74+ Best Overcoming Quotes: Exclusive Selection

You may encounter challenges at any moment in your life. In any case, you must overcome a setback and motivate yourself. When you face obstacles, bite-size pieces of advice can help you fight without despair. Inspirational quotes about overcoming will make you stronger and encourage you to face difficulty, fear, pain, and adversity in hard times.

If you’re searching for motivational quotes about strength that perfectly capture what you’d like to say or just want to feel inspired yourself, browse through an amazing collection of perseverance quotes, pain quotes, and self empowerment quotes.

Famous Overcoming Quotes

In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Thomas Jefferson

The journey is never ending. There’s always gonna be growth, improvement, adversity; you just gotta take it all in and do what’s right, continue to grow, continue to live in the moment. Antonio Brown

Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan Press On’ has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race. Calvin Coolidge

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

The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; to be kind, but not weak; to be bold, but not a bully; to be thoughtful, but not lazy; to be humble, but not timid; to be proud, but not arrogant; to have humor, but without folly. Jim Rohn

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

The future rewards those who press on. I don’t have time to feel sorry for myself. I don’t have time to complain. I’m going to press on. Barack Obama

All the adversity I’ve had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me 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

Your fate has not been written until you pick up a pen. Dean Bokhari

No difficulty can discourage, no obstacle dismay, no trouble dishearten the man who has acquired the art of being alive. Difficulties are but dares of fate, obstacles but hurdles to try his skill, troubles but bitter tonics to give him strength; and he rises higher and looms greater after each encounter with adversity.  Ella Wheeler Wilcox

When times are good, be grateful, and when times are tough, be graceful. Dustin Poirier

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

Take one step in the direction of your dreams and watch the Universe perform miracles to help you. Alexandra Domelle

Fire is the test of gold; adversity, of strong men. Martha Graham

Some men see things as they are and say why. I dream things that never were and say why not. Bobby Kennedy

If you live long enough, you’ll make mistakes. But if you learn from them, you’ll be a better person. It’s how you handle adversity, not how it affects you. The main thing is never quit, never quit, never quit. William J. Clinton

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing you think you cannot do. Eleanor Roosevelt

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

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. Aristotle

Always seek out the seed of triumph in every adversity. Og Mandino

If you would not be forgotten, as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write things worth reading, or do things worth writing. Benjamin Franklin

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

Everything will be okay in the end. If it isn’t okay, it isn’t the end. Paulo Coelho

I’ve learned that everything happens for a reason, the yogi Krishnan told him. Every event has a why and all adversity teaches us a lesson Never regret your past. Accept it as the teacher that it is. Robin Sharma

Don’t just visualize success at the end. Visualize the process. Don’t just picture yourself winning. Picture the steps it takes to get there. Dean Bokhari

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

He who sweats more in training bleeds less in war. Greek Proverb

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

There’s never enough time to do everything, but there’s always enough time to do the most important thing. Dean Bokhari

In our personal and professional lives, we are constantly hit with one adversity after the other, most of which we have no control over. But the four things we have total control over is how we react, how we adapt, how we breathe, and how we take action.  Diamond Dallas Page

Don’t be afraid to do something you’re not qualified to do. Dan Carlin

There is in every true woman’s heart, a spark of heavenly fire, which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity, but which kindles up and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity. Washington Irving

A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do. Bob Dylan

What defines someone as a ‘man’ should not be the clothes they wear or how deep their voice is. It should be the content of his character, his strength in the face of overwhelming adversity, and his ability to still love and help others when the world has turned its back on him.  Karamo Brown

People will forget what you said and did, but they will never forget how you made them feel. Maya Angelou

Sometimes good comes through adversity. I would not be who I am today had it not been for the internment, and I like who I am. Ruth Asawa

Energy and persistence conquer all things. Benjamin Franklin

Everyone is handed adversity in life. No one’s journey is easy. It’s how they handle it that makes people unique. Kevin Conroy

Focus equals reality to the individual, even if it’s not reality in actuality.

There are uses to adversity, and they don’t reveal themselves until tested. Whether it’s serious illness, financial hardship, or the simple constraint of parents who speak limited English, difficulty can tap unexpected strengths. Sonia Sotomayor

Action is the foundational key to all success. Pablo Picasso

Just as we develop our physical muscles through overcoming opposition  such as lifting weights  we develop our character muscles by overcoming challenges and adversity. Stephen Covey

Haters are like crickets. You can hear all the noise they make, but you can’t see them. Then, right when you walk by them, they’re quiet. Dean Bokhari

You’ll never find a better sparring partner than adversity. Golda Meir

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat. Theodore Roosevelt

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

We cannot be sure of having something to live for unless we are willing to die for it. Ernesto Guevara

I learned to take those experiences that were difficult in my life and in the adversity that I had overcome to use it for a positive change. Dominique Moceanu

This is the true joy in life, being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; being a force of nature instead of a feverish selfish clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy. I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community, and as long as I live it is my privilege to do whatever I can. I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work, the more I love. I rejoice in life for its own sake. Life is no ‘brief candle’ to me. It is sort of a splendid torch which I have a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it over to future generations. George Bernard Shaw

Goals give you a mark to shoot for and keep you motivated when you face adversity. Benjamin Watson

Accept the presence of thorns, but let the rose inspire you. Steve Pavlina

And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about. Haruki Murakami

As you start to walk out on the way, the way appears. Rumi

It is your reaction to adversity, not the adversity itself that determines how your life’s story will develop. Dieter F. Uchtdorf

With enough courage, you can do without a reputation. Clark Gable

Any man can win when things go his way, it’s the man who overcomes adversity that is the true champion. Jock Ewing

Sometimes you’ve got to experience the ugly inside yourself to discover the beauty inside yourself. Dean Bokhari

Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves come when life seems most challenging. Joseph Campbell

No one can make me feel inferior without my consent. Eleanor Roosevelt

Adversity, similar to lava, appears to destroy everything in its way. But out of the ashes and smoke, new, better, and stronger things emerge that may have not been born in any other way.  Zoe V

Leaders think and talk about the solutions. Followers think and talk about the problems. Brian Tracy

Hang in there. Trust that those winds of adversity are blowing away what’s not needed while making you stronger

No one can take your self respect if you do not give it to them

Adversity introduces a man to himself.  Albert Einstein

Success is something you attract by the person you become. Jim Rohn

Your hardest times often lead to the greatest moments of your life. Keep going. Tough situations build strong people in the end. Roy T. Bennett

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. John Adams

Adversity is like a strong wind. I don’t mean just that it holds us back from places we might otherwise go. It also tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn, so that afterward we see ourselves as we really are, and not merely as we might like to be. Arthur Golden

A good plan executed violently now is better than a perfect plan executed next week. George Patton

I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination Jimmy Dean

Life grants nothing to us mortals without hard work. Horace

All the world is full of suffering. It is also full of overcoming Helen Keller