61+ 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

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

Because some people see a wall, and assume that’s the end of their journey. Others see it, and decide it’s just the beginning. Angeline Trevena

Those who wish to sing, always find a song. Swedish Proverb

A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles. Christopher Reeve

If you are facing a new challenge or being asked to do something that you have never done before don’t be afraid to step out. You have more capability than you think you do but you will never see it unless you place a demand on yourself for more. Joyce Meyer

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

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

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The broken heart. You think you will die, but you keep living, day after day after terrible day. Charles Dickens

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

In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer. Albert Camus

It’s part of life to have obstacles. It’s about overcoming obstacles; that’s the key to happiness. Herbie Hancock

There is no education like adversity. Benjamin Disraeli

A new challenge keeps the brain kicking and the heart ticking. E. A. Bucchianeri

Be strong. Live honorably and with dignity. When you don’t think you can, hold on. James Frey

You can’t really be strong until you can see a funny side to things. Ken Kesey

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

Take a limitation and turn it into an opportunity. Take an opportunity and turn it into an adventure by dreaming BIG! Jo Franz

Turn your wounds into wisdom. Oprah Winfrey

When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not yet ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back. Paulo Coelho

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

Some people will just go with the flow of things and sway in life, while others will fight against the currents and go upstream to reach their destiny. Anthony Liccione

I really believe in the old expression that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. It’s through adversity that you find the strength you never knew you had. Christie Brinkley

The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places. Ernest Hemmingway

Temper us in fire, and we grow stronger. When we suffer, we survive. Cassandra Clare

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

You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water. Rabindranath Tagore

You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength. Marcus Aurelius

Inspirational Overcoming Quotes

,Risk anything! Care no more for the opinion of others … Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the truth. Katherine Mansfield

There is a saying in Tibetan, ‘Tragedy should be utilized as a source of strength.’ No matter what sort of difficulties, how painful experience is, if we lose our hope, that’s our real disaster. Dalai Lama XIV

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

Always listen to experts. They’ll tell you what can’t be done, and why. Then do it. Robert A. Heinlein

Anyone can give up; it is the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone would expect you to fall apart, now that is true strength. Chris Bradford

I don’t run away from a challenge because I am afraid. Instead, I run towards it because the only way to escape fear is to trample it beneath your foot. Natalie Comaneci

There are many people in the world who have succeeded in climbing the ladder of achievement. Some of these people have persevered throughout their career having met what appeared insurmountable obstacles yet overcame these challenges to keep moving forward. Byron Pulsifer

Strength and courage aren’t always measured in medals and victories. They are measured in the struggles they overcome. The strongest people aren’t always the people who win, but the people who don’t give up when they lose. Ashley Hodgeson

There is no better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time. Malcolm X

He who doesn’t want to face his challenges shall always face challenges! Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

Sometimes you don’t realize your own strength until you come face to face with your greatest weakness. Susan Gale

There’s nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you. Woody Hayes

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

We acquire the strength we have overcome. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars. Khalil Gibran

Hang on to your hat. Hang on to your hope. And wind the clock, for tomorrow is another day. E.B. White

Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will. Mahatma Gandhi

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

Adversity has the same effect on a man that severe training has on the pugilist: it reduces him to his fighting weight. Josh Billings

To be tested is good. The challenged life may be the best therapist. Gail Sheehy

Be of good cheer. Do not think of today’s failures, but of the success that may come tomorrow. You have set yourself a difficult task, but you will succeed if you persevere, and you will find a joy in overcoming obstacles. Helen Keller

Let your joy scream across the pain. Terri Guillemets

Conquering any difficulty always gives one a secret joy, for it means pushing back a boundary-line and adding to one’s liberty. Henri Frederic Amiel

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

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

He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak. Strong convictions precede great actions. Louisa May Alcott

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

The most beautiful people I’ve known are those who have known trials, have known struggles, have known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. Elizabeth Kübler-Ross

Life keeps throwing me stones. And I keep finding the diamonds. Ana Claudia Antunes

A truly strong person does not need the approval of others any more than a lion needs the approval of sheep. Vernon Howard

Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others. Robert Louis Stevenson

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

Strength doesn’t come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t. Rikkie Rogers

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