Have you ever noticed how life’s challenges come in gangs and strike you when you’re least expecting it? It is difficult to overcome barriers in life. However, life is full of personal problems that we must confront with bravery. However, you may be dealing with a slew of problems in your life – perhaps you’re stressed out after getting laid off, your teen’s relationship is a disaster, your best friend is dating your ex, and you’re behind on your payments. This post features the Best When Life Gets Tough Quotes to help you get through the ups and downs.
When Life Gets Tough Quotes
“Challenges are what make life interesting, and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” — Joshua J. Marine.
“All warriors of a free life share a hardcore mantel that brindles them through troubled times.” — Kilroy J. Oldster, ‘Dead Toad Scrolls’, 2015.
“The way I see it, hard times aren’t only about money, or drought, or dust. Hard times are about losing spirit, and hope, and what happens when dreams dry up.” — Karen Hesse, ‘Out of the Dust‘, 1997.
“I get it now; I didn’t get it then. That life is about losing and about doing it as gracefully as possible… and enjoying everything in between.” — Mia Farrow.
“The greater the difficulty, the more glory in surmounting it. Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests.” — Epictetus.
“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.” — Thisuri Wanniarachchi.
“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass; it’s about learning how to dance in the rain.” — Vivian Greene.
“If you are feeling low or trampled, unappreciated or forgotten, and you are reading this, realize it is an illusion. The hope is real, you are valued, and what lies ahead is brilliance.” — Tom Althouse.
“Man is fond of counting his troubles, but he does not count his joys. If he counted them up, as he ought to, he would see that every lot has enough happiness provided for it.” — Fyodor Dostoevsky, ‘Notes From Underground’, 1864.
“Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.” — Les Brown.
“When things are bad, we take comfort in the thought that they could always get worse. And when they are, we find hope in the thought that things are so bad they have to get better.” — Malcolm S. Forbes.
“Once you choose hope, anything’s possible.” – Christopher Reeve
“When you get into a tight place, and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hold on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.” — Harriet Beecher Stowe.
“The good life is not built on a foundation of ease… it’s the hard times that give us a rock-solid foundation.” — Richie Norton.
“In tough times, everyone has to take their share of the pain.” — Theresa May.
“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” — Thomas A. Edison.
“Life is tough, and things don’t always work out well, but we should be brave and go on with our lives.” — Suga.
“It’s hard at times, but it makes a kid strong in ways that most people can’t understand.” — Nicholas Sparks.
“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.
“Life is full of tough decisions, and nothing makes them easy. But the worst ones are really your personal loans, and tormenting ambivalence is just the sense of satori rising”. — Martha Beck.
“Nothing good comes cheaply, so we shouldn’t be surprised when we meet the hard while going for the best. Hard times are not quiet times.” — Terry Mark.
“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be a reality.” — Lao Tzu.
“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.” — Haruki Murakami, ‘Kafka on the Shore’, 2002.
“When you come to the edge of all that you know, you must believe one of two things: There will be ground to stand. Or you will grow wings to fly.” — O.R. Melling.
“To succeed, you have to be willing to do something and be very bad at it for a while. You have to look bad before you can look really good.” — Barbara DeAngelis.
“In life, I’m like Molly Brown. I’ve had tough times along the way and gone through experiences that many women have gone through. But I ain’t down yet.” — Debbie Reynolds.
“Prosperity is not without many fears and disasters, and adversity is not without comforts and hopes.” — Francis Bacon.
“Life has many ways of testing a person’s will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen all at once.” — Paulo Coelho, ‘The Winner Stands Alone’, 2008.
“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.
“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fail.” — Nelson Mandela.
“I learned there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead; others come from behind. But I’ve bought a big bat. I’m all ready, you see. Now my troubles are going to have trouble with me.” — Dr. Seuss.
“The trick is to enjoy life. Don’t wish away your days, waiting for better ones ahead.” — Marjorie Pay Hinckley.
“Be willing to be uncomfortable. Be comfortable being uncomfortable. It may get tough, but it’s a small price to pay for living a dream.” — Peter McWilliams.
“Life can be tough sometimes. But I think it just starts with admitting, ‘Okay, the world’s not perfect, how do we live our lives within that and not be miserable?'” — Amy Lee.
“Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way. And don’t pray when it rains if you don’t pray when the sun shines.” — Leroy Satchel Paige.
“Trying to run away is never the answer to being fully human. Running away from the immediacy of our experience is like preferring death to life.” — Pema Chödrön, ‘When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult’, 1996.
“Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you; they’re supposed to help you discover who you are.” — Bernice Johnson Reagon.
“We must meet the challenge rather than wish it were not before us.” — William J. Brennan, Jr.
“We face up to awful things because we can’t go around them. The sooner you say ‘Yes, it happened, and there’s nothing I can do about it,’ the sooner you can get on with your own life.” — Annie Proulx, ‘The Shipping News’, 1993.
“We all have an unsuspected reserve of strength inside that emerges when life puts us to the test.” — Isabel Allende, ‘Island Beneath the Sea’, 2009.
“A tough lesson in life that one has to learn is that not everybody wishes you well.” — Dan Rather.
“And hard times are good in their own way, too. Because the only way you can achieve true happiness is if you experience true sadness as well. It’s all about light and shade. Balance.” — Gabrielle Williams.
“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time, we fall.” — Confucius.
42.” Every adversity, every failure, and every heartache carries with it the seed of an equivalent or a greater benefit.” — Napoleon Hill.
“Have great hopes and dare to go all out for them. Have great dreams and dare to live them.” — Norman Vincent Peale.
“If things are going bad and life is tough, hang in there. Ride it out. Come out on top.” — Ashton Irwin, Twitter.
“Few things in the world are more powerful than a positive push. A smile. A world of optimism and hope. A ‘you can do it’ when things are tough.” — Richard M. DeVos.
“Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times. If one only remembers to turn on the light.” — J.K Rowling, ‘Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban’, 1999.
“No matter how tough things get, no matter how many times you lose, you keep trying to win.” — LL Cool J.
“If it’s not exactly like you thought it would be; you think it’s a failure. What about the spectrum of colors in between.” — Sara Evans.
“See your hard times through the spectacles of your experiences. They, too, shall pass away.” — Ogwo David Emenike.
“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” — Henry Ford.
“Progress comes at a price. You have to be willing to make tough calls and take the hits.” — Aja Brown.
“The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer someone else up.” — Mark Twain.
“If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.” — H.G. Wells, ‘The Wheel Of Chance’, 1896.
“Believe you can, and you’re halfway there.” — Theodore Roosevelt.
“Tough times never last, but tough people do.” — Robert H Schuller.
“Having the ability to activate your faith in the midst of hard times in life is a blessing.” — Angel Moreira.
“When I hear somebody sigh, ‘Life is hard,’ I am always tempted to ask, ‘Compared to what?'” — Sydney Harris.
“Just be prepared for a long and often uncertain journey. The good stuff doesn’t come easy.” — Tim Westergren.
“You’ve got to stay strong to be strong in tough times.” — Tilman J. Fertitta.
“If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today.” — Thich Nhat Hanh, ‘Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life, 1990.
“We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope.” — Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Do not pray for an easy life; pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.” — Bruce Lee.
“Every adversity brings new experiences and new lessons.” — Lailah Gifty Akita.
“Surround yourself with those who believe in you. Your life is too important for anything less.” — Steve Goodier.
“Let perseverance be your engine, and hope your fuel.” — H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
“Let yourself be gutted. Let it open you. Start there.” — Cheryl Strayed, ‘Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar’, 2012.
“Life is tough, and you have to be tougher than life to change the world.” — Sebastian Pinera.
“Learn to value yourself, which means: fight for your happiness.” — Ayn Rand.
“Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”—Christopher Robin to Pooh, A.A. Milne
“The only time you fail is when you fall down and stay down.” — Stephen Richards, ‘Cosmic Ordering’, 2009.
“When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.”—Franklin D. Roosevelt
“There is neither happiness nor unhappiness in this world; there is merely the comparison of one state to the other. Only a man who has felt ultimate despair is capable of feeling ultimate bliss.”—Alexandre Dumas
“To be tested is good. The challenged life may be the best therapist.”—Gail Sheehy, Author
“When the going gets tough, the tough get going.”—Joseph Kennedy
“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.
“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.”—Maya Angelou
“Don’t be discouraged. It’s often the last key in the bunch that opens the lock.”—Unknown
“Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.”—Joshua J. Marine
“The pain you feel today is the strength you feel tomorrow. For every challenge encountered, there is an opportunity for growth.”—Unknown
“Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.”—Carl Bard
“No one is going to hand me success. I must go out and get it myself. That’s why I’m here. To dominate. To conquer. Both the world and myself.”—Unknown
“Nobody trips over mountains. It is the small pebble that causes you to stumble. Pass all the pebbles in your path, and you will find you have crossed the mountain.”—Author Unknown
“The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough. They’re there to stop the other people.” —Randy Pausch
“Problems are not stopped signs; they are guidelines.”—Robert Schuller
“Don’t let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use.”—Earl Nightingale
“If you can’t fly then run if you can’t run then walk if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”—Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Remember that guy that gave up? Neither does anyone else.”—Unknown
“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow.”―Mary Anne Radmacher
“There are no great people in this world, only great challenges which ordinary people rise to meet.”—William Frederick Halsey, Jr.
“You need to spend time crawling alone through shadows to truly appreciate what it is to stand in the sun.” – Shaun Hick
“Faith is why I’m here today and faith is why I made it through.’ – Jonathan Anthony Burkett
“You start with a darkness to move through but sometimes the darkness moves through you.” – Dean Young
“Affliction is a good man’s shining time.” – Edward Young
“A sense of humor helps us to get through the dull times, cope with the difficult times, enjoy the good times and manage the scary times” – Steve Goodier
“We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.” – Kenji Miyazawa
“Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another.” – Albert Schweitzer
“A problem is a chance for you to do your best.” – Duke Ellington
“May your life be filled, as mine has been, with love and laughter; and remember, when things are rough all you need is … Chocolate.” – Geraldine Solon