100 Inspirational Hard Times Quotes And Sayings

Need some quotes about hard times to encourage you? we compiled hundred of our Favourite hard times quotes and sayings of ALL time. If you are on Facebook or Pinterest, it’s likely you have read many of these quotes in the article, or at least seen some of them in your ‘timeline’. It’s also likely that you may not have paid too much attention to these quotes because you were busy flicking through your social media channels for other reasons.

Without further ado, here’s a collection of our top 100 hard times quotes. Many of these quotes were found via Pinterest.

Here are some quotes about hard times:

Hard Times Quotes

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

“Follow your passion. Stay true to yourself. Never follow someone else’s path unless you’re in the woods and you’re lost and you see a path. By all means, you should follow that.” – Ellen DeGeneres

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

“Stop looking at the past and all the things you can’t change. They’re done and over with. Now is the time for you to look to the future, grasp it by the hand, and decide where you want to go.” – Lacey Weatherford

“In my life I’ve gone through a lot of really hard times. I went through depression and had so many challenges that I overcame. And I overcame because I just decided to be happy.” – Lilly Singh

“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

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

“The difference between stumbling blocks and stepping stones is how you use them.” – Anonymous

“I think you need to go through some stuff to really appreciate life and understand what it means to persevere, overcome and have faith. I think those tough times make you a stronger person.’ – Judith Hill

“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

“It’s hard at times, but it makes a kid strong in ways that most people can’t understand. Teaches them that even though people are left behind, new ones will inevitable take their place; that every place has something good – and bad – to offer. It makes a kid grow up fast.” – Nicholas Sparks

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

“You need to be able to manage stress because hard times will come, and a positive outlook is what gets you through.” – Marie Osmond

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

“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

“One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.” – Albert Schweitzer

“I say find one true friend to help you get through the tough times.” – Kelly Osbourne

“Hard Times Are Like a Washing Machine, They Twist, Turn and Knock Us Around, But In The End we Come Out Cleaner, Brighter and Better Than Before.” – Anonymous

“There had been times when he knew, somewhere in him, that he would get used to it, whatever it was, because he had learnt that some hard things became softer after a very little while.” – Nick Hornby

“Dreams come true if you survive the hard times!” – Anonymous

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

“Difficult times have helped me to understand better than before, how infinitely rich and beautiful life is in every way, and that so many things that one goes worrying about are of no importance whatsoever.” – Isak Dinesen

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

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

“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

“Born through hard times, Ghetto child of mine. I wonder if you have to suffer for your father’s crimes.” – Tupac Shakur

“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

“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

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

“In hard times, gold is a good friend and good friend is gold!” – Mehmet Murat ildan

“Sometimes you go through things that seem huge at the time, like a mysterious glowing cloud devouring your entire community. While they’re happening, they feel like the only thing that matters and you can hardly imagine that there’s a world out there that might have anything else going on. And then the glow cloud moves on. And you move on. And the event is behind you. And you may find, as time passes, that you remember it less and less. Or absolutely not at all, in my case.” – Cecil Baldwin

“When you face difficult times, know that challenges are not sent to destroy you. They Are sent to promote, increase and strengthen you.” – Joel Osteen

“In tough times, everyone has to take their share of the pain.” – Theresa May

“Sometimes the best thing you do is not think, not wonder, not imagine, not obsess. Just breathe, and have faith that everything will work out for the best.” – Anonymous

“But there was a special kind of gift that came with embracing the chaos, even if I cursed most of the way. I’m convinced that, when everything is wiped blank, it’s life ‘s way of forcing you to become acquainted with and aware of who you are now, who you can become. What is the fulfillment of your soul?” – Jennifer DeLucy

“Strength grows in the moments when you think you can’t go on, but you keep going anyway.” – Anonymous

“I truly believe that it’s all of the hard times that make you step up to the next level, and that’s what makes you a champion.” – Caroline Buchanan

“You have to fight through some bad days to earn the best days of your life.” – Anonymous

“sometimes your bff in life is all you got so hold on to the person forever.” – caitlynne crawford

“When the dream is BIG enough, we find the motivation to get through the tough times.” – Anonymous

“I wouldn’t ever say if you’re having tough times then there must be something wrong with you or your attitude. Life’s a fight. It’s a good fight of faith. I encourage people to stay up, stay hopeful, stay faith-filled.” – Joel Osteen

“i have come to understand the world will have its way with us despite what we might wish or once believed.” – Ron Rash

“We have come here together so that you might know, through virtue of your own pain, your own hopelessness, your own fear, your own darkness and the lie of powerlessness, the very actual power of your own will, of the will of your soul.” – Jennifer DeLucy

“I’m not telling you it’s going to be easy – I’m telling you it’s going to be worth it.” – Art Williams

“The most important thing is that sometimes you have to go through hard times to get to the good stuff.” – Abby Wambach

“When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry, show life that you have a thousand reasons to smile.” – Anonymous

“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

“forget what hurt you but never forget what it taught you.” – Anonymous

“I’ve lived in many things – boats, caravans, and buses. I’ve been homeless, I’ve had no money: everything. But I believe in magic, and having a vision. The tough times made me a warrior. I work hard.” – Neon Hitch

“At the end of the day all you need is hope and strength. Hope that it will get better and strength to hold on until it does.” – Jazmin Whitmore

“Even in hard times there’s a possibility to have fun.” – Eyden I

“Until you’re broken, you don’t know what you’re made of. It gives you the ability to build yourself all over again, but stronger than ever.” – Anonymous

“There’s a lot of people out there who go through hard times, and they feel alone. They feel like nobody is there. But I’m in the same boat.” – Brandy Norwood

“You were given this life because you are strong enough to live it” – Ain Eineziz

“Soon, when all is well, you’re going to look back on this period of your life and be so glad that you never gave up.” – Brittany Burgunder

“Hard times, bad times, or tough times, I still have faith in God.” – Anonymous

“Everybody has to deal with tough times. A gold medal doesn’t make you immune to that. A skater is used to falling down and getting up again.” – Dorothy Hamill

“Growth is painful. Change is painful. But, nothing is as painful as staying stuck where you do not belong.” – N. R. Narayana Murthy

“It’s true that no one ever said life would be easy, but it is also true that no one ever said you had to go through it alone.” – Jellis Vaes

“The pain that you have been feeling can’t be compared to the joy that is coming!” – Anonymous

“Write what you love. Love will hold you through the hard times and hold the world during the good times.” – Mark Z. Danielewski

“Always remember that no matter how useless you feel you are someone’s reason to smile.” – Anonymous

“We all go through hard times in life. It’s a part of being human and it’s the reality we all have to deal with. There are times we forget how valuable we are and our purpose for the life we have been given. We must take joy every day in celebrating our blessings, so it’s something we can carry in our hearts during our life’s journey.” – Jesus Apolinaris

“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you.” – Anonymous

“I know that there’s a god because I was able to survive everything that I’ve been through – all of the tough times – and I’m still at the top of my game.” – Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

“The only people worthy to be in your life are the ones that help you through the hard times and laugh with you after the hard times pass.” – Anonymous

“See your hard times through the spectacles of your experiences. They, too, shall pass away.” – Ogwo David Emenike

“Hard times will always reveal true friends.” – Anonymous

“If we could all just laugh at ourselves, in hard times or good times, it would be an incredible world.” – Jena Malone

“I am thankful for all the hard times I’ve been through and all the tears I’ve cried because that has put me as closer to God and made me the strong woman I am today!” – Angela Merkel

“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

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

“Everybody goes through some tough times in their life, no matter what you do. Man, I’ve had my tough times.” – David Ortiz

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

“There never was, for all I could ever learn, a time when living was easy and peaceful.” – Ellis Peters

“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.

“My optimism has helped me through some hard times. If you try to send out good things, good things come back to you.” – Jan Brett

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” – Thomas A. Edison

“Don’t get discouraged by present hardships, They are the reason to your success in future. Easy Victory is less valued than a hard one.” – Jiten Bhatt

“There is only one success – to be able to spend your life in your own way.” – Christopher Morley

“People in tough times – it doesn’t mean they don’t have a great attitude.” – Joel Osteen

“Don’t be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“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

“I think most art comes out of poverty and hard times.” – Willie Nelson

“Sometimes you don’t realize your own strength until you come face to face with your greatest weakness.” – Susan Gale

“I believe that young people are looking for answers to the big questions just like everyone else, and that they respect intelligent comment to help guide them through tough times.” – Bill Kurtis

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Don’t depend too much on anyone in this world because even your own shadow leaves you when you are in darkness.” – Ibn Taymiyyah

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

“A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent in doing nothing.” – George Bernard Shaw

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

“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” – Lao Tzu

“It took me a while and a lot of hard times to figure out my purpose, I am so happy with my life. I just want to help make other people happy, too.” – Vanilla Ice

“If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again.” – Flavia Weedn

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

”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

“Success came to us at an age where we could enjoy it. We went through a lot of hard times, so we appreciate success all the more now.” – Matt Lucas

“Your journey has molded you for your greater good, and it was exactly what it needed to be. Don’t think you’ve lost time. There is no short-cutting to life. It took each and every situation you have encountered to bring you to the now. And now is right on time.” – Asha Tyson

“More than half of people who leave their jobs do so because of their relationship with their boss. Smart companies make certain their managers know how to balance being professional with being human. These are the bosses who celebrate an employee’s success, empathize with those going through hard times, and challenge people, even when it hurts.” – Travis Bradberry

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

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