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50 Hard Times Quotes About Life And This Too Shall Pass

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Our latest collection of hard times quotes to help you deal with the many difficult and tough times we all face throughout life.

Life is tough and unpredictable. No matter how well-thought-out your plans might be, they’re bound to be disrupted at some point.

When life knocks you down, you can either bounce back up and move on or you can stay down there and live the rest of your life with resentment and regret.

If you’re going through a hard time in your life, reading some words of inspiration can help you remember that both the ‘best and worst of times’ will soon pass.

Below are some uplifting hard times quotes that we gathered for you. Enjoy!


Powerful hard times quotes about life and this too shall pass


1.) “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


2.) “Tough times never last, but tough people do.” – Robert H. Schuller


3.) “We’ve gotten through a lot of tough times, and we’re going to keep working to make them better. I wish the record was better.” – Mike Quade


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


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


6.) “A problem is a chance for you to do your best.”– Duke Ellington


7.) “Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.”– Robert Schuller


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


9.) “No matter how bad things are, you can always make things worse.” ― Randy Pausch


10.) “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


11.) “It’s funny how, when things seem the darkest, moments of beauty present themselves in the most unexpected places.” ― Karen Marie Moning


Inspirational hard times quotes for when life gets tough


12.) “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”—Martin Luther King, Jr.


13.) “When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.”—Franklin D. Roosevelt


14.) “To be tested is good. The challenged life may be the best therapist.”—Gail Sheehy


15.) “Let perseverance be your engine and hope your fuel.”—H. Jackson Brown, Jr.


16.) “Seeds of faith are always within us; sometimes it takes a crisis to nourish and encourage their growth.” – Susan Taylor


17.) “If you are going through hell, keep going.” – Winston Churchill


18.) “Hard times don’t create heroes. It is during the hard times when the ‘hero’ within us is revealed.” – Bob Riley


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


20.) “I have no regrets in my life. I think that everything happens to you for a reason. The hard times that you go through build character, making you a much stronger person.” – Rita Mero


Quotes about getting through hard times


21.) “Hard times always lead to something great.” – Betsey Johnson


22.) “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill


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


24.) “New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings.” – Lao Tzu


25.) “It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.” – Seneca


26.) “When the going gets tough, the tough get going.” – Joseph Kennedy


27.) “Never give up on something that you can’t go a day without thinking about.” — Sir Winston Churchill


28.) “Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.”– Dale Carnegie


29.) “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.”– Albert Einstein


30.) “It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.”– Albert Einstein


Encouraging hard times quotes to help you stay strong


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


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


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


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


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


36) If God sends us on strong paths, we are provided strong shoes.~ Corrie ten Boom


37) “I ask not for a lighter burden, but for broader shoulders.”~ Jewish Proverb


38.) “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” ~ Thomas Alva Edison


39.) “Thankfully, persistence is a great substitute for talent.” – Steve Martin


40.) “I think that little by little I’ll be able to solve my problems and survive.” – Frida Kahlo


41.) “If you feel like giving up, give up on that feeling and give into the realization there are endless possibilities waiting to be discovered before you.” – Tom Althouse


Other uplifting hard times quotes


42.) “Encourage yourself, believe in yourself, and love yourself. Never doubt who you are.” – Stephanie Lahart


43.) “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


44.) “A problem is a chance for you to do your best.” – Duke Ellington


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


46.) “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


47.) “If someone is strong enough to bring you down, show them you are strong enough to get back up.”- A. Josland


48.) “Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.” – Bruce Lee


49.) You’ve got to Stay Strong to be strong in tough times. – Tilman J. Fertitta


50.) Storms make trees take deeper roots. – Dolly Parton


Did these hard times quotes inspire you?


All of us face difficulties or hardships at some points in our lives. But remember, if life wasn’t difficult, then it wouldn’t be worth living.

As Oprah Winfrey once said: “It doesn’t matter how far you might rise. At some point, you’re bound to stumble.”

Hopefully, these quotes have inspired you to never give up even when the going gets tough.

Did these hard times quotes inspire you? Which of the quotes was your favorite? We would love to hear all about in the comment section below. Also, feel free to share the quotes with your friends and fans to motivate them as well.


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