150+ Inspirational Quotes About Life and Struggles

A challenge only becomes an obstacle when you bow to it. – Ray Davis


A constant struggle, a ceaseless battle to bring success from inhospitable surroundings, is the price of all great achievements. – Orison Swett Marden


A life filled with vicissitudes, uncertainty and hard lessons provides us with skills to better approach new challenges that come along. – Vivian Eisenecher


All life demands struggle. Those who have everything given to them become lazy, selfish, and insensitive to the real values of life. The very striving and hard work that we so constantly try to avoid is the major building block in the person we are today.                   – Pope Paul VI


All life is a struggle in the dark. – Lucretius


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


And in which we say that life is eternal but continue to struggle to survive.                        – Neale Donald Walsch


Appreciate the struggles as opportunities to wake up. – Jeff Bridges


Are you afraid to struggle in your life? If you are, then you’ll never achieve anything in your life. – Birister Sharma


Be proud of your struggles in your life. They bring you closer to greatness.                         – Oscar Auliq-Ice


Because I’ve lived a risky and unconventional life, I don’t often struggle for subjects to write about. – Poe Ballantine


Believe me, the reward is not so great without the struggle. – Wilma Rudolph


Challenges are our biggest teachers. Nothing teaches us more in life than challenges.         – Brenda Nathan


Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can’t ride you unless your back is bent. – Martin Luther King, Jr.


Change has to come for life to struggle forward. – Helen Hollick


Dare to overcome life difficulties to fulfil your dreams. – Lailah Gifty Akita


Difficult roads always lead to beautiful destinations. – Zig Ziglar


Do not fear the conflict and do not flee from it; where there is no struggle, there is no virtue. – St.John Chrysostom


Don’t feel entitled to anything you didn’t sweat and struggle for.                                        – Marian Wright Edelman


Don’t fill life with struggles, fill life with joy. A flower always struggles to survive, but it never forgets to bloom with joy. – Debasish Mridha


Don’t give up in times of difficulty. Persevere on as there will be an end to these.                – Edward Dunedin


Don’t struggle about the struggle. In other words, life’s full of ups and downs. So if you’re struggling, don’t worry, everyone else has or will at some point. – Sean Covey


Don’t take a giant leap to make your life better. Just enjoy every minute of your life.          – Tommy Fernandes


Even in the most difficult of times, there is always a hidden blessing that exists under all the superficial stuff that we so frequently see. There is always a rainbow waiting to burst forth after the rain. – Daniella Whyte


Every day of your life struggles. You are always struggling to achieve more and more. So one can never say, ‘I am not struggling.‘ – Bobby Deol


Every struggle in your life has shaped you into the person you are today. Be thankful for the hard times, they can only make you stronger.  – Unknown


Everybody’s gone through some kind of struggle in their life, and I’d like to be the type of voice who talks about it. – James Arthur


Everybody’s life has some mythical quality. You struggle against obstacles, you fight to get to a higher level and there are great loves. – Dolph Lundgren


Everyone at a point in their life is struggling to find out who they are and where they belong. – Shanice Williams


Gospel talks about life’s struggles, but you always feel like it recognizes these struggles and that you can overcome them. – Natalie Prass


Hatred is corrosive of a person’s wisdom and conscience; the mentality of enmity can poison a nation’s spirit, instigate brutal life and death struggles, destroy a society’s tolerance and humanity, and block a nation’s progress to freedom and democracy.             – Liu Xiaobo


Have your one good cry, pick your chin up, smile, and move on to the positive. – Auliq Ice


He who struggles is better than he who never attempts. – Swami Vivekananda


Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable… Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals. – Martin Luther King, Jr.


I am known for a life spent in the struggle for freedom, and freedom includes the freedom of religion. – Oriana Fallaci


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


I have struggled in life and this has made me sensitive towards the needs of others. Politics gives you the opportunity to really do something. – Roopa Ganguly


I know intimately the struggle of trying to live your life and be yourself while feeling the pressure of an entire community on your shoulders. – Janet Mock


I would vote for the man who’s lived life, who’s done different occupations, who’s been out in the real world and struggled to make a living, struggled to raise a family, struggled with life as it exists. So I’d vote for experience, honest experience. – Oliver Stone


I’m not interested in passion and love for their own sake – without the struggle of life, they’re just fluff. – Mira Nair


I’m thankful for my struggle because, without it, I wouldn’t have stumbled across my strength. – Alex Elle


If there is no struggle, there is no progress. – Frederick Douglass


If you are not in alignment with the moment, life is a struggle. Really, all you have to do is take responsibility for your inner alignment with now. – Eckhart Tolle


If you cannot understand that there is something in man which responds to the challenge of this mountain and goes out to meet it, that the struggle is the struggle of life itself upward and forever upward, then you won’t see why we go. – Edmund Hillary


If you give up at the first sign of struggle, you’re really not ready to be successful.             – Kevin Hart


If you’ve ever had anyone in your life who has been struggling with something, struggling with addiction or struggling with anything and it’s about the resilience of love and how much you’re willing to struggle with somebody to preserve your relationship and to try to preserve them as a person. – Sarah Gadon


I’m not interested in passion and love for their own sake – without the struggle of life, they’re just fluff. – Mira Nair


In a life and death struggle, we cannot afford to leave our destinies in the hands of failures. – Clement Attlee


In life, we all struggle and strive to make progress. When will you know you’ve reached success? A billion dollars is a good sign, but there’s a better one – humility. – Naveen Jain


In order to succeed, people need a sense of self-efficacy, to struggle together with resilience to meet the inevitable obstacles and inequities of life. – Albert Bandura


In the heart of every struggle lies an opportunity to grow. – Melanie M. Koulouris


In the struggle for survival, the fittest win out at the expense of their rivals because they succeed in adapting themselves best to their environment. – Charles Darwin


In everybody’s life, there’s a point of no return. And in a very few cases, a point where you can’t go forward anymore. And when we reach that point, all we can do is quietly accept the fact. That’s how we survive. – Haruki Murakami


It is in struggle and service with our brothers and sisters, individually and collectively, that we find the meaning of life. – Jesse Jackson


It is necessary to be strong, in order to become great: that is our duty. Life is a struggle, which we cannot avoid. We must triumph! – Pio of Pietrelcina


It only struggles that leads you to the golden opportunity in your life. – Birister Sharma


It is only struggles that make you strong and tough in your life. It is only struggles that make you successful in your life.  – Birister Sharma


It’s your sheer determination to struggle in your life that leads you to the ultimate goal in your life. – Birister Sharma


Just like gold, which has to weather very high temperatures to achieve the sheen and shine it finally gets, so also every person has to go through struggles in his life to achieve success. – Kailash Kher


Life has a way of broadsiding us with lessons that we need to learn but would rather avoid. – Craig Groeschel


Life has meaning only in the struggle. Triumph or defeat is in the hands of the Gods. So let us celebrate the struggle! – Stevie Wonder


Life is a beautiful struggle. – Talib Kweli


Life is a song, sing it. Life is a struggle, accept it. – Mother Teresa


Life is a struggle and a good spy gets in there and fights. – Louise Fitzhugh


Life is a struggle to elevate ourselves from nobody to somebody, not ever knowing the secret beauties of being nobody! – Mehmet Murat Ildan


Life is a struggle, but not warfare. – John Burroughs


Life is essentially a cheat and its conditions are those of defeat; the redeeming things are not happiness and pleasure but the deeper satisfactions that come out of struggle.             – F. Scott Fitzgerald


Life is life and there are always going to be struggling. But when you’re doing the next right thing it seems to make everything a little easier, a little bit better and a lot happier.   – Ryan Leaf


Life is not a struggle. It’s a wiggle. – Peter McWilliams


Life is not always easy to live, but the opportunity to do so is a blessing beyond comprehension. In the process of living, we will face struggles, many of which will cause us to suffer and to experience pain. – L. Lionel Kendrick


Life is one long struggle in the dark. – Lucretius


Life is struggle. Even to stand up is a struggle against the law of gravity and I think that the joy of life in the struggle itself – not the victory – because if it were we’d all lose. We’re all gonna croak. We all lose the battle of life so if you can’t find fun in the fight to live and to live to the fullest then you’re a failure already before you even start.                             – George Lincoln Rockwell


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


Life requires overcoming challenges and obstacles of many types. Battling our struggles and fears determines who we are. – David Weatherford


Life to the great majority is only a constant struggle for mere existence, with the certainty of losing it at last. – Arthur Schopenhauer


Life’s struggles are necessary for growth. – Auliq Ice


Life’s battles don’t always go to the stronger or faster man. But sooner or later the man who wins is the man who thinks he can. – Bruce Lee


Like everyone else in this world, I have had struggles. There are disappointment and obstacles in everybody’s life. I feel like I was writing ‘Second Chance’ not just for myself, but also for the people who have struggled. – El DeBarge


Man owes his strength in the struggle for existence to the fact that he is a social animal.     – Albert Einstein


Many men nourish a pride which urges them to conceal their struggles and show themselves only as conquerors. – Honore de Balzac


Meeting life halfway isn’t a one-time event. Meeting Life halfway is a daily struggle.           – Kevin Neece


Music is a mysterious phenomenon – it seems both to magically overwhelm and sublimate our suffering, but also to starkly dignify the struggles of our daily life. – Andrew W.K.


My family has equally suffered abductions, attacks and life threats, but I have continued my struggle for justice. – Asma Jahangir


Not many great things have ever been done without struggling, stand up for your dream, a definite plan and burning desire can get you there. – Okorote Emmanuel


Nothing is given to man on earth – the struggle is built into the nature of life, and conflict is possible – the hero is the man who lets no obstacle prevent him from pursuing the values he has chosen. – Andrew Bernstein


Once all struggles are grasped, miracles are possible. – Mao Zedong


Once you fully apprehend the vacuity of a life without struggle, you are equipped with the basic means of salvation. – Tennessee Williams


One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.              – Sigmund Freud


Our prayers can and should be focused on the practical, everyday struggles of life.              – Joseph B. Wirthlin


Out of all this struggle, a good thing is going to grow. That makes it worthwhile.                – John Steinbeck


‘Padman‘ was about my early life and struggles, including my wife calling me a psycho and leaving me. –  Arunachalam Muruganantham


Real difficulties can be overcome; it is the imaginary ones that are unconquerable.              – Theodore Newton Vail


Religious life is a struggle and not a hymn. – Madame de Stael


Sometimes when hardships knock, it’s just life. Do not take it personally.                           – Naide P Obiang


Sometimes, life’s challenges are tough to deal with. You will succeed if you focus your thoughts on how to overcome the challenge. – Catherine Pulsifer


Sometimes, struggles are exactly what we need in our life. If we were to go through our life without any obstacles, we would be crippled. We would not be as strong as what we could have been. Give every opportunity a chance, leave no room for regrets.                    – Friedrich Nietzsche


Stories hold conflict and contrast, highs and lows, life and death, and the human struggle and all kinds of things. – David Lynch


Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle. – Napoleon Hill


Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.                                       – Arnold Schwarzenegger


Struggles are a part of life but they are not the totality of what life entails so we must remember to discover all the other ingredients that make life worth living. – Unknown


Struggles make you stronger and the changes make you wiser and happiness has its own way of taking its sweet time. Life isn’t always lovely, but it’s a beautiful ride. – Gary Allan


Struggles not only make us into stronger, better and wiser people, they also let us learn more about ourselves and our purpose in life. – Auliq Ice


Success is sweet and sweeter if long delayed and gotten through many struggles and defeats. – Amos Bronson Alcott


Take up an idea, devote yourself to it, struggle on in patience, and the sun will rise for you. – Swami Vivekananda


The battle of life is, in most cases, fought uphill; and to win it without a struggle were perhaps to win it without honour. If there were no difficulties there would be no success; if there were nothing to struggle for, there would be nothing to be achieved.                         – Samuel Smiles


The daily struggle does not arise from a purpose or a program, but from an immediate need. – Albert Einstein


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


The greater the struggle the more glorious the triumph. – Nick Vujicic


The greatest things in life all require commitment, sacrifice, some struggle and hardship. It’s not easy. But absolutely worth it. – Robin S. Sharma


The important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle. – Pierre de Coubertin


The life of man is a struggle on earth. But without a cross, without a struggle, we get nowhere. The victory will be ours if we continue our efforts courageously, even when at times they appear futile. – Boniface Wimmer


The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of those depths.        – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross


The struggle alone pleases us, not the victory. – Blaise Pascal


The struggle has been a part and parcel of my life. – Mamata Banerjee


The struggle is good; it hardens us. The struggle is necessary; it toughens us.                   – Avijeet Das


The struggle is part of your life. You can’t live without struggle. Life means struggle. No life, no struggle. Only the person who is sleeping in the graveyard has no struggle.             – Birister Sharma


The struggle is the food from which change is made, and the best time to make the most of a struggle is when it’s right in front of your face. – Danny Dreyer


The struggle of life is one of our greatest blessings. It makes us patient, sensitive, and Godlike. It teaches us that although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it. – Helen Keller


The struggle you’re in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow. Don’t give up. – Robert Tew


The struggles, challenges, and obstacles that it takes to succeed in life are what makes success more valuable. Nothing great comes easy, and nothing easy can ever equate to greatness. – Edmond Mbiaka


The triumph can’t be had without the struggle. – Wilma Rudolph


The way I see things, the way I see life, I see it as a struggle. And there’s a great deal of reward I have gained coming to that understanding – that existence is a struggle.              – Harvey Keitel


There is good and there is bad in every human heart, and it is the struggle of life to conquer the bad with the good. – Susan Glaspell


There is no gain without a struggle. – Martin Luther King Jr.


There’s nothing wrong with struggle. Anytime I look back at a difficult phase of my life and see what grew out of it – the creative survival tactics – I think that the good is way better than the bad. – Esperanza Spalding


To create a fully formed character full of life, struggle, and humanity is tough.                    – Roberto Aguire


To live life, you need problems. If you get everything you want the minute you want it, then what’s the point of livin’? – Jake the Dog


To the nameless and unsung heroes of our freedom struggle, we offer our humble tribute. Their life-blood nourishes the body of independent India. – Rajiv Gandhi


Unfortunately, this earth is not a fairy-land, but a struggle for life, perfectly natural and therefore extremely harsh. – Martin Bormann


We all make mistakes, have struggles, and even regret things in our past. But you are not your mistakes, you are not your struggles, and you are here now with the power to shape your day and your future. – Steve Maraboli


We all struggle. Life is not fun. A lot of times, it’s really painful and hard. Sometimes it’s really funny. ‘Foxcatcher’ is kind of like a metaphor for that. – Mark Schultz


We cannot always control everything that happens to us in this life, but we can control how we respond. Many struggles come as problems and pressures that sometimes cause pain. Others come as temptations, trials, and tribulations. – L. Lionel Kendrick


We grow because we struggle, we learn and overcome. – R. C. Allen


What the life of Nelson Mandela teaches us is that life is full of challenges, hardships and misfortunes and we must forever strengthen our resolve to forge ahead and achieve our dreams in spite of the roadblocks erected on our paths. – Abraham Mutwol


Whatever life gives you, even if it hurts, just be strong and act like you’re okay. Strong walls shake but never collapse. – Unknown


Whatever the struggle, continue the climb. It may be only one step to the summit.                – Diane Westlake


When does life start? When does it end? Who makes these decisions? Every day, in hospitals and homes and hospices… people are struggling with those profound issues.        – Hillary Clinton


When I am struggling with my life I look up towards the sky and say; Lord you take over.   – Joan Disantis


When life is victorious, there is birth; when it is thwarted, there is death. A warrior is always engaged in a life-and-death struggle for Peace. – Morihei Ueshiba


When we are caught in a struggle with psychological problems we often put life on hold, believing that our pain needs to lessen before we can really begin to live again.                 – Steven C. Hayes


When we face a life storm, our faith is challenged most often by God’s seeming silence when we need him the most. Life storms help us to explore the reality of trust when circumstances challenge our faith and tempt us to doubt God’s promises.                          – John Krohn PhD


When you fear your struggles, your struggles consume you. When you face your struggles, you overcome them. – Unknown


When you struggle to reach for something you don’t know, that’s where most of the interesting stuff is. – Herbie Hancock


Who struggles can fail. Who doesn’t struggle has already failed! – Bertolt Brecht


With all our mastery over the powers of nature, we have adhered to the view that the struggle for existence is a permanent and necessary condition of life. – Frederick Soddy


Without life’s struggles, we cannot grow into the person that we are meant to become.      – Auliq Ice


Without struggle, there can be no progress. – Frederick Douglass


You are not alone in the struggles of life. Entire cosmos is with you. It evolves through the way you face and overcome challenges of life. Use everything in your advantage.                – Amit Ray


You can’t solve anyone else’s life for them. But then, if you see someone struggling with a heavy load, isn’t it forbidden to walk on without helping them? – Naomi Alderman


You should never look at somebody and say, ‘I wish I had their life,’ because you never really know what struggles they’re going through. – Keke Palmer


Your willingness to look at your darkness is what empowers you to change.                       – Iyanla Vanzant


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