91+ 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.

Top Overcoming Quotes

I honestly think it is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate. ― George Burns

People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can’t find them, make them. ― George Bernard Shaw, Mrs. Warren’s Profession

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

I’ve come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy. ― Tony Robbins

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

The idea of overcoming is always fascinating to me, because few of us realize how much energy we have expended just to be here today. ― Maya Angelou

Success is often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable. ― Coco Chanel

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

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

Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure. ― George Edward Woodberry

The amazing untapped power you have within you is of a force and quality that you cannot fully comprehend. Therefore, do not let yourself be a victim of the dismal concept of self-assumed personal limitation. Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, Stay Alive All Your Life

Expect obstacles and face them head on. They are going to come up so the way you handle them is what makes all the difference. ― lance dale, A Shot of Positivity

Forget about the consequences of failure. Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success. ― Denis Waitley

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

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

Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers, but to be fearless in facing them. Let me not beg for the stilling of my pain, but for the heart to conquer it. ― Rabindranath Tagore

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

Our greatest fear should not be of failure but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter. ― Francis Chan

Thinking will not overcome fear but action will. ― W. Clement Stone

We acquire the strength we have overcome. ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it. ― Molière

You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you. ― Eric Hoffer

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

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

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 which you think you cannot do. ― Eleanor Roosevelt

Throughout our lives we are faced with a variety of challenges. It is in these moments that the wisdom of others who have walked the same dark valleys but have overcome prove to be invaluable and sometimes the catalyst for our own personal triumphs and victories. ― Russell and Sam Evans

You have the mental ability right now to set any goal and achieve everything you could ever want or hope for in life. By using your brain ― your ability to think, plan, and create ― with greater precision and accuracy, you can solve any problem, overcome every obstacle, and achieve any goal you can set for yourself. ― Brian Tracy, Get Smart!

You cannot run away from weakness; you must some time fight it out or perish; and if that be so, why not now, and where you stand? ― Robert Louis Stevenson

Every time you win, it diminishes the fear a little bit. You never really cancel the fear of losing; you keep challenging it. ― Arthur Ashe

I am more than my scars. ― Andrew Davidson, The Gargoyle

Fear can’t hold a candle to unswerving faith, much less muster up the guts to even attempt to blow it out. ― B.G. Jett

You can conquer almost any fear if you will only make up your mind to do so. For remember, fear doesn’t exist anywhere except in the mind. ― Dale Carnegie

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

Confront your fears, list them, get to know them, and only then will you be able to put them aside and move ahead. ― Jerry Gillies

When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers. ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom. ― Bertrand Russell

Fears are educated into us, and can, if we wish, be educated out. ― Karl Augustus Menninger

Curiosity will conquer fear even more than bravery will. ― James Stephens

Fear is only as deep as the mind allows. ― Japanese Proverb

It was so risky and so scary, and yet at the same time, so beautiful. Maybe the truth was, it shouldn’t be easy to be amazing. Then everything would be. It’s the things you fight for and struggle with before earning that have the greatest worth. When something’s difficult to come by, you’ll do that much more to make sure it’s even harder, if not impossible to lose. ― Sarah Dessen, Along for the Ride

Go back a little to leap further. ― John Clarke

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

Don’t cry to give up, cry to keep going. ― Eric Thomas

It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed. ― Theodore Roosevelt

I failed my way to success. ― Thomas Edison

Don’t obsess about the failures. Instead, investigate and close the successes. ― Chip Heath and Dan Heath

And even though things won’t always go your way, I have no doubt that you can overcome. Julie Hebert, Many Blessings

We learn wisdom from failure much more than success. We often discover what we will do, by finding out what we will not do. ― Samuel Smiles

Nothing in life is to be feared. It is to be understood. ― Marie Curie

There is no education like adversity. ― Benjamin Disraeli

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

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

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

Fight your fears and you’ll be in battle forever. Face your fears and you’ll be free forever. ― Lucas Jonkman

Do the thing you fear, and continue to do so. This is the quickest and surest way of all victory over fear. ― Dale Carnegie

Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out. ― Benjamin Franklin

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear. Except a creature be part coward, it is not a compliment to say it is brave. ― Mark Twain

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

Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it. ― Bill Cosby

Being your best is not so much about overcoming the barriers other people place in front of you as it is about overcoming the barriers we place in front of ourselves…. But it does have everything to do with having the vision to dream, the courage to recover from adversity and the determination never to be shifted from your goals. ― Kieren Perkins, Olympic Swimming medalist

When fear ceases to scare you, it cannot stay. ― Gary Zukav

Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold. ― Helen Keller

Try a thing you haven’t done three times. Once, to get over the fear of doing it. Twice, to learn how to do it. And a third time to figure out whether you like it or not. ― Virgil Thomson

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

Well, if it can be thought, it can be done, a problem can be overcome, ― E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly

When we understand why we want something, fear and doubt will still show up, but we have the courage, momentum, and reasons to overcome the resistance. ― David DeNotaris

Willpower is the key to success. Successful people strive no matter what they feel by applying their will to overcome apathy, doubt or fear. ― Dan Millman

Fear is healthy panic is dangerous. ― Chasing Mavericks

What is the biggest thing that stops people from living their lives in the present moment? Fear, and we must learn how to overcome fear. ― Brian Weiss

To escape fear, you have to go through it, not around. ― Richie Norton

He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life. ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

I have accepted fear as a part of life ― specifically the fear of change I have gone ahead despite the pounding in the heart that says: turn back. ― Erica Jong

Those who don’t know how to suffer are the worst off. There are times when the only correct thing we can do is to bear out troubles until a better day. ― Deng Ming-Dao, Everyday Tao: Living with Balance and Harmony

Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of every fear is freedom. ― Mary Ferguson

You will find it is necessary to let things go, simply for the reason that they are too heavy. ― Corrie ten Boom

Do what you fear most and you control fear. ― Tom Hopkins

Convince your enemy that he will gain very little by attacking you; this will diminish his enthusiasm ― Sun Tzu

There are four ways you can handle fear. You can go over it, under it, or around it. But if you are ever to put fear behind you, you must walk straight through it. Once you put fear behind you. Leave it there. ― Donna Favors

Feed your faith and your fears will starve to death. ― Max Lucado

You can overcome your anxiety if you allow yourself just a few hours of time to allow your spirit to be bolstered, to cleanse your soul, to openly talk about issues or difficulties without feeling that you cannot be totally honest. Give yourself an immediate anxiety fix, and add this sanctity into your life daily. ― Byron Pulsifer, Anxiety To Be Overcome

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

The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one. ― Elbert Hubbard

Don’t give up in times of difficulty. Persevere on as there will be an end to these. ― Edward Dunedin, Inspirational Quotes And Idioms On Life

A mind focused on doubt and fear cannot focus on the journey to victory. ― Mike Jones

The most important reason for your no is that you need your downtime so you won’t behave like a jerk because you’re depleted. And you don’t want to battle an appetite spiked by the stress of overcommitment. But that’s your secret; others don’t need that information. So just smile, say no, thank you, and keep moving. ― Holly Mosier

I will not die an unlived life. I will not live in fear of falling or catching fire. I choose to inhabit my days, to allow my living to open me, to make me less afraid, more accessible, to loosen my heart until it becomes a wing, a torch, a promise. I choose to risk my significance; to live so that which comes to me as seed goes to the next as blossom and that which comes to me as blossom, goes on as fruit. ― Dawna Markova

Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear. ― Ambrose Redmoon

We are more often frightened than hurt; and we suffer more from imagination than from reality. ― Seneca

One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn’t do. ― Henry Ford

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

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