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50 Inspirational Quotes To Get Us Through Difficult Times


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Life is made of ups and downs. I don’t know why that is, but it’s just the way it is. I’m not complaining. In fact, I like it when sometimes I have to encounter a difficult time in my life. I mean, I like it when I could surpass it, but during that time, of course, there’s stress, there’s pain, and there’s self-doubt. But when I surpass it, it makes me stronger, more mature and be a better person. Have you also noticed that to yourself?


Q: What do you do during difficult times?


Eden’s answer: During difficult times, I make sure that I am surrounded by likeminded and supportive people. People who would understand me, support me by letting me know that they are there and that they accept my vulnerability. And of course, like many of you, I also turn to inspirational and motivational quotes to help me through difficult times.


Here are my favorite 50 inspirational quotes to get us through difficult times. I hope this will help you too.


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

  • 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. — Thich Nhat Hanh

  • 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 is only in the darkest hours that we may discover the true strength of the brilliant light within ourselves that can never, ever be dimmed. — Doe Zantamata

  • Learn how to be happy with what you have while you pursue all that you want. — Jim Rohn

  • 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

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

  • When everything seems to be against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it. — Henry Ford

  • Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb through it, or work around it. — Michael Jordan

  • It doesn’t matter how slow you go as long as you don’t stop. — Confucius

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

  • In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life. It goes on. — Robert Frost

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

  • 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

  • Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice. — Wayne Dyer

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

  • You don’t have to control your thoughts; you just have to stop letting them control you. — Dan Millman

  • Life isn’t about getting and having, it’s about giving and being. — Kevin Kruse

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

  • Taking care of yourself makes you stronger for everyone in your life… including you. — Kelly Rudolph

  • If you’re presenting yourself with confidence, you can pull off pretty much anything. — Katy Perry

  • For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • Once you choose hope, anything’s possible. — Christopher Reeve

  • After every storm the sun will smile; for every problem there is a solution, and the soul’s indefeasible duty is to be of good cheer.— William R. Alger

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

  • 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

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

  • One of the most important things you can do on this earth is to let people know they are not alone.— Shannon L. Alder

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

  • 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

  • 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • I don’t know a startup that hasn’t been through tough times.— Vinod Khosla

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

  • 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

  • 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

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

  • Hard times are sometimes blessings in disguise. We do have to suffer but in the end it makes us strong, better and wise. — Anurag Prakash Ray

  • 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

  • Every adversity, every failure, and every heartache, carries with it the seed of an equivalent or greater benefit. — Napoleon Hill

  • Hard times build determination and inner strength. Through them we can also come to appreciate the uselessness of anger. — Dalai Lama

  • In the midst of these hard times it is our good health and good sleep that are enjoyable. — Knute Nelson

  • In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. — Albert Einstein

  • Hard times sustain and strengthen others, inspiring them to strive toward personal growth. — Senora Roy


What are your favorite inspirational quotes? Share them down below!


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