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50 Uplifting quotes to help you get through tough times

Quotes To Help You Get Through Tough Times

During moments of sadness, it can feel like no one understands us, or that no one has gone through what we are going through. It is during these times that reading quotes of power, encouragement, or words of wisdom from others who have walked in our shoes before, can give us some clarity to fully understand that we will get through this difficult time.

Tomorrow is another day. Sometimes, even just the simplest encouraging word can be what we need to turn things around. Perhaps these quotes will provide encouragement when tough times hit.

 

Uplifting Sayings and Quotes To Help You Get Through Tough Times

 

Quotes To Help You Get Through Tough Times

 

1.) “All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.” – J.R.R. Tolkien, ‘The Fellowship of the Ring’

 

2.) “There are moments when troubles enter our lives and we can do nothing to avoid them. But they are there for a reason. Only when we have overcome them will we understand why they were there.” – Paulo Coelho, ‘The Fifth Mountain’

 

Quotes To Help You Get Through Tough Times

 

3.) “We can’t be afraid of change. You may feel very secure in the pond that you are in, but if you never venture out of it, you will never know that there is such a thing as an ocean, a sea. Holding onto something that is good for you now, may be the very reason why you don’t have something better.” – C. JoyBell C.

 

4.) “Don’t just learn, experience.

Don’t just read, absorb.

Don’t just change, transform.

Don’t just relate, advocate.

Don’t just promise, prove.

Don’t just criticize, encourage.

Don’t just think, ponder.

Don’t just take, give.

Don’t just see, feel.

Don’t just dream, do.  

Don’t just hear, listen.

Don’t just talk, act.

Don’t just tell, show.

Don’t just exist, live.”Roy T. Bennett, ‘The Light in the Heart

 

Quotes To Help You Get Through Tough Times

 

5.) “Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

6.) “You cannot expect victory and plan for defeat.” – Joel Osteen

 

7.) “Thankfully, persistence is a great substitute for talent.” – Steve Martin, ‘Born Standing Up: A Comic’s Life’

 

Quotes To Help You Get Through Tough Times

 

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

 

9.) “Do not sit still; start moving now. In the beginning, you may not go in the direction you want, but as long as you are moving, you are creating alternatives and possibilities.” – Rodolfo Costa, ‘Advice My Parents Gave Me: and Other Lessons I Learned from My Mistakes’

 

Quotes To Help You Get Through Tough Times

 

10.) “Encourage yourself, believe in yourself, and love yourself. Never doubt who you are.” – Stephanie Lahart, ‘Overcoming Life’s Obstacles: Enlighten-Encourage-Empower’

 

Inspiring Quotes To Help You Get Through Tough Times

 

Quotes To Help You Get Through Tough Times

 

11.) “If you always attach positive emotions to the things you want, and never attach negative emotions to the things you don’t, then that which you desire most will invariably come your way.” – Matt D. Miller

 

12.) “One of the most important things you can do on this earth is to let people know they are not alone.” – Shannon L. Alder

 

Quotes To Help You Get Through Tough Times

 

13.) “One word of encouragement can be enough to spark someone’s motivation to continue with a difficult challenge.” – Roy T. Bennett

 

14.) “Opportunity may knock only once but temptation leans on the door bell.” – Oprah Winfrey, ‘Oprah Winfrey Speaks: Insights from the World’s Most Influential Voice’

 

Quotes To Help You Get Through Tough Times

 

15.) “Connecting with those you know love, like and appreciate you restores the spirit and gives you energy to keep moving forward in this life.” – Deborah Day, ‘BE HAPPY NOW!

 

16.) “The greatest joys in life are found not only in what we do and feel, but also in our quiet hopes and labors for others.” – Bryant McGill, ‘Voice of Reason’

 

Quotes To Help You Get Through Tough Times

 

17.) “Who do you spend time with? Criticizers or encouragers? Surround yourself with those who believe in you. Your life is too important for anything less.” – Steve Goodier

 

18.) “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

 

Quotes To Help You Get Through Tough Times

 

19.) “So the next time you see a person with a compose face and a soft voice, remember that inside her mind she might be solving an equation, composing a sonnet, designing a hat. She might, that is, be deploying the powers of quiet.” – Susan Cain, ‘Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking’

 

20.) “Encouragement is like water to the soul, it makes everything grow.” – Chris Burkmenn

 

More Quotes and Sayings for When The Going Gets Tough

 

Quotes To Help You Get Through Tough Times

 

21.) “The noble-minded encourage what is beautiful in people and discourage what is ugly in them. Little people do just the opposite.” – Confucius, ‘The Analects’

 

22.) “But I’ve bought a big bat.

I’m all ready, you see.

Now my troubles are going

To have troubles with me!”Dr. Seuss

 

Quotes To Help You Get Through Tough Times

 

23.) “You need to be buried deep in the dirt before you can find your bloom.” – Roz Inga

 

24.) “At the root of all misery is unfulfilled desire.” – Scott Hahn, ‘Hope for Hard Times

 

Quotes To Help You Get Through Tough Times

 

25.) “…I’ve discovered that if you want to reach your true potential, it’s much more effective to ignite a new passion for life than to dwell on past problems.” – Neil A. Fiore, ‘Awaken Your Strongest Self: Break Free of Stress, Inner Conflict, and Self-Sabotage’

 

26.) “In life, we make the best decisions we can with the information we have on hand.” – Agnes Kamara-Umunna, ‘And Still Peace Did Not Come: A Memoir of Reconciliation’

 

Quotes To Help You Get Through Tough Times

 

27.) “Every goal first started as something in our mind. You have it all within you!” – Deborah Day, ‘BE HAPPY NOW!’

 

28.) “He worked with her as she was and not as he wanted her to be.” – Colin Clark, ‘My Week with Marilyn’

 

Quotes To Help You Get Through Tough Times

 

29.) “How can you love people without encouraging them? And how can you be loyal to people without educating them.” – Confucius, ‘The Analects

 

30.) “For the rest of his life, Oliver Twist remembers a single word of blessing spoken to him by another child because this word stood out so strikingly from the consistent discouragement around him.” – Charles Dickens, ‘Oliver Twist’

 

Uplifting quotes for difficult times

 

31.) “You’ve got to stay strong to be strong in tough times.” – Tilman J. Fertitta

 

tough times quotes on being strong

 

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

 

33.) “Every adversity brings new experiences and new lessons.” ― Lailah Gifty Akita

 

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

 

35.) “All of life is a test and we all have our challenges to meet.” ― Marjory Sheba

 

tough times quotes on life tests

 

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

 

37.) “Inside of a ring or out, ain’t nothing wrong with going down. It’s staying down that’s wrong.” – Muhammad Ali

 

38.) “You were given this life because you were strong enough to live it.” – Unknown

 

39.) “Never give up. Things may be hard, but if you quit trying they’ll never get better. Stop worrying and start trusting God. It will be worth it.” ― Germany Kent

 

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

 

tough times quotes on hanging on

 

Other inspirational tough times quotes

 

41.) “Never give up. There are always tough times, regardless of what you do in anything in life. Be able to push through those times and maintain your ultimate goal.” – Nathan Chen

 

42.)”Going through challenging things can teach you a lot, and they also make you appreciate the times that aren’t so challenging.” – Carrie Fisher

 

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

 

tough times quotes on embracing pain

 

44.) “I don’t know a startup that hasn’t been through tough times.” – Vinod Khosla

 

45.) “You start with a darkness to move through
but sometimes the darkness moves through you.” ― Dean Young

 

46.) “I like to use the hard times of the past to motivate me today.” –Dwayne Johnson

 

tough times quotes on past hardships

 

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

 

48.) “Hard times, when held with open hands and a tender heart, can prepare us for the future.” ― Cindee Snider Re

 

49.) “There have been some hard times, people around me supported me.” – Laure Manaudou

 

50.) “Hard times may have put you down sometimes but they will not last forever. When all is said and done, you will be wise and strong.” – Anurag Prakash Ray

 

Are you experiencing some tough times?

Don’t worry: there’s always light at the end of every tunnel. Tough times don’t last. You may experienced pain, sadness, or loss, but remember that they’re only there for a season. Often, no matter how hard life gets, it’s up to us to pick up the pieces and continue.

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  1. Chris Burkmenn

    March 8, 2018 at 11:42 pm

    Such a true honor to be quoted in this list! Thank you!!

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