120+ Motivating Quotes About Being Strong in Tough Times

A man may fail many times but he isn’t a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.   – John Burroughs


A problem is a chance for you to do your best. – Duke Ellington


A strong person is not the one who doesn’t cry. A strong person is the one who cries and sheds tears for a moment, then gets up and fights again. – Unknown


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


Adversity is like a strong wind. It tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn so that we see ourselves as we really are. – Arthur Golden


All of life is a test and we all have our challenges to meet. – Marjory Sheba


All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us. – J.R.R. Tolkien


Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it. – Helen Keller


Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think and twice as beautiful as you’ve ever imagined. – Dr Seuss


An arrow can be shot only by pulling it backwards. So when life is dragging you back with difficulties, it means that it’s going to launch you into something great. – Unknown


At any given moment you have the power to say: This is not how the story is going to end. – Christine Mason Miller


At the root of all misery is unfulfilled desire. – Scott Hahn


Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful. – Joshua J. Marine


Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.                         – Richard Branson


Don’t be discouraged. It’s often the last key in the bunch that opens the lock. – Unknown


Don’t give up when dark times come. The more storms you face in life, the stronger you’ll be. Hold on. Your greater is coming. – Germany Kent


Don’t let these waves wash away your hopes. Stay Strong! – Unknown


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


Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better. – Samuel Beckett


Every adversity brings new experiences and new lessons. – Lailah Gifty Akita


Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit. – Napoleon Hill


Everything will work out in the end. You don’t need to know-how. You just have to trust that it will. – Unknown


Everything you need to go through hard times is always inside of you. Listen to yourself, and you will stay strong and invulnerable. – Unknown


Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.                – Og Mandino


God already knows what we’re made of, but perhaps He wants us to learn what we’re made of. I think we would all agree that we learn more from our tough times than from our easy times. – John Bytheway


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


Hard days are the best because that’s when champions are made. – Gabrielle Douglas


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


Hard times lifts the seeking souls to higher spiritual realms. – Lailah Gifty Akita


Hard times make you bitter or make you more compassionate. – Jewel


Hard times may have held you down, but they will not last forever. When all is said and done, you will be increased. – Joel Osteen


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


Hard times, when held with open hands and a tender heart, can prepare us for the future.   – Cindee Snider Re


He knows not his own strength who hath not met adversity. – William Samuel Johnson


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


Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today. – Nhat Hanh


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


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


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


I understand you’ve got to go through tough times to get better. – Dirk Nowitzki


I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars. – Og Mandino


If someone is strong enough to bring you down, show them you are strong enough to get back up. – Unknown


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.


If you don’t like something change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it. – Mary Engelbreit


If you fell down yesterday, stand up today. – H.G. Wells


If you’re going through hell, keep going. – Winston Churchill


In my experience, people who don’t stick around during the hard times weren’t worth having around anyway. – Kimberly Belle


In times of great stress or adversity, it’s always best to keep busy, to plough your anger and your energy into something positive. – Lee Iacocca


Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy. – Dale Carnegie


Inside of a ring or out is nothing wrong with going down. It’s staying down that’s wrong.    – Muhammad Ali


It can be tough sometimes. But you have to be strong to prove that you are even tougher than any problems. – Unknown


It is a common experience that a problem difficult at night is resolved in the morning after the committee of sleep has worked on it. – John Steinbeck


It is during the hard times when the “hero” within us is revealed. – Bob Riley


It takes a lot of courage to push through hard times. Never give up. Good things are coming your way. – Robert Tew


It’s not exactly like you thought it would be, you think it’s a failure. What about the spectrum of colours in between. – Sara Evans


Let perseverance be your engine and hope your fuel. – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.


Life has a way of testing a person’s will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen at once. The winner stands alone. – Paulo Coelho


Life is a circle of happiness, sadness, hard times and good times. If you are going through hard times have faith that good times are on the way. – Unknown


Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning how to dance in the rain.    – Vivian Greene


Life will always be hard on you, but it doesn’t mean you should give up.                            – Anurag Prakash Ray


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


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


Never give up, and be confident in what you do. There may be tough times, but the difficulties which you face will make you more determined to achieve your objectives and to win against all the odds. – Mar


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


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


Never say never, because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion. – Michael Jordan


No struggle, no success. The stronger the thunder, the heavier the rainfall.                        – Israelmore Ayivor


On the other side of a storm is the strength that comes from having navigated through it. Raise your sail and begin. – Gregory S. Williams


Once you have been through tough times, you can only become stronger. – Alesha Dixon


One small crack does not mean you are broken, it means that you were put to the test and you didn’t fall apart. – Linda Poindexter


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


One’s dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but it can never be taken away unless it is surrendered. – Michael J. Fox


Only during hard times do people come to understand how difficult it is to be master of their feelings and thoughts. – Anton Chekhov


Only your strength helps you to live; only hard times make you stronger! – Unknown


Our greatest glory is in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. – Confucius


People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be. – Abraham Lincoln


Problems are guidelines, not stop signs! – Robert H. Schuller


Problems are not stopping signs; they are guidelines. – Robert Schuller


Rock bottom became the solid foundation in which I rebuilt my life. – J.K. Rowling


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


Sometimes adversity is what you need to face in order to become successful. – Zig Ziglar


Spend eighty per cent of your time focusing on the opportunities of tomorrow rather than the problems of yesterday. – Brian Tracy


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


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


Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.             – Winston Churchill


The best way to get rid of the pain is to feel the pain. And when you feel the pain and go beyond it, you’ll see there’s a very intense love that is wanting to awaken itself.                – Deepak Chopra


The bravest sight in the world is to see a great man struggling against adversity.               – Seneca The Younger


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


The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it. – Moliere


The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fail.             – Nelson Mandela


The greatest mistake you can make in life is to continually fear that you will make one.       – Elbert Hubbard


The harder you fall, the heavier your heart; the heavier your heart, the stronger you climb; the stronger you climb, the higher your pedestal. – Criss Jami


The human capacity for burden is like bamboo – far more flexible than you’d ever believe at first glance. – Jodi Picoult


The pain you feel today is the strength you feel tomorrow. For every challenge encountered, there is an opportunity for growth. – Unknown


The trick is to enjoy life. Don’t wish away your days, waiting for better ones ahead.            – Marjorie Pay Hinckley


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.


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


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


Tough times never last, but tough people do. – Robert H. Schuller


We are not able to change the direction of the wind. But we are strong enough to adjust our sailboat. – Unknown


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


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


We must meet the challenge rather than wish it were not before us. – William J. Brennan


When adversity strikes, that’s when you have to be the calmest. Take a step back, stay strong, stay grounded and press on. – LL Cool


When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the aeroplane takes off against the wind, not with it. – Henry Ford


When life changes itself to harder. Change yourself to stronger. – Anurag Prakash Ray


When life gives you a hundred reasons to break down and cry, show life that you have a thousand reasons to smile and live. – Unknown


When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on. – Franklin D. Roosevelt


When you go through a hard period, when everything seems to oppose you, when you feel you cannot bear one more minute, NEVER GIVE UP!  Because it is the time and place that the course will divert! – Rumi


When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this – you haven’t.                           – Thomas A. Edison


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


Why worry? If you’ve done the very best you can, worrying won’t make it any better.         – Walt Disney


You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you. – James Allen


You can scream. You can cry. But then dry your eyes, and continue your fight! You`re strong enough to go through hard times. – Unknown


You cannot expect victory and plan for defeat. – Joel Osteen


You do not need any more strength. You only need to realize how strong you already are.   – Vironika Tugaleva


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


You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it. – Margaret Thatcher


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


You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.            – Bob Marley


You were given this life because you were strong enough to live it. – Unknown


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


Your strength doesn’t come from winning. It comes from struggles and hardship. Everything that you go through prepares you for the next level. – Germany Kent


You’re going to go through tough times – that’s life. But I say, ‘nothing happens to you, it happens for you. – Joel Osteen



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