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100 Uplifting Quotes That Will Give You Strength When Going Gets Tough

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July 1st, 2019   |   Updated on August 4th, 2021

At times, life can seem so hard. You lack strength, courage and everything that you must have to pick up the broken pieces of life. Life can’t be easy sometimes. But you can’t run away from it. When going gets tough, tough gets going.

Here are 50 uplifting quotes that will give you strength when going gets tough:

1. “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

 

2. “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”— Confucius

 

3. “Life is like riding a bicycle, in order to keep your balance, you must keep moving.”– Albert Einstein

 

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

 

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

 

6. “Nobody can make you to feel inferior without your consent.”– Eleanor Roosevelt


8.“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

 

9. “When I hear somebody say ‘life is hard’, I am always tempted to ask ‘compared to what?”– Sydney J. Harris

 

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

 

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11. “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

 

12. “Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.”– Robert Schuller

 

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

 

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

 

15. “Anyone can hide. Facing up to things, working through them, that’s what makes you strong.”– Sarah Dessen

 

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

 

17. “Inside of a ring or out, ain’t nothing wrong with going down. It’s staying down that’s wrong.”– Muhammad Ali

 

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

 

19. “To be tested is good. The challenged life may be the best therapist.”— Gail Sheehy, Author

 

20. “Don’t pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.”– Bruce Lee

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

 

22. “I ask not for a lighter burden, but for broader shoulders.”– Jewish Proverb

 

23. “When the going gets tough, the tough get going.”— Joseph Kennedy

 

24. “You don’t have to control your thoughts; you just have to stop letting them control you.”– Dan Millman

 

25. “Your past is just a story. And once you realize this, it has no power over you.”– Chuck Palahniuk

 

 

26.“The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which to burn.”– David Russell

 

27. “If you would only recognize that life is hard, things would be so much easier for you.”– Louis D. Brandeis

 

28. “Tf you fell down yesterday, stand up today.”― H.g. Wells

 

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


30. “Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.”– J.K. Rowling

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31. “Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.”-Joshua J. Marine

 

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

 

 

33. “Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.”-Joshua J. Marine

 

34. “It always seems impossible until it’s done.”– Nelson Mandela

 

35. “Life is not always fair. Sometimes you get a splinter sliding down a rainbow.”– Terri Guillemets

 

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

 

37. “When you stand and share your story in an empowering way, your story will heal you and your story will heal somebody else.”– Iyanla Vanzant

 

38. “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

 

39. “Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body.”– Seneca

 



40. “When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this: you haven’t.”- Thomas Edison

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41. “Luck is great, but most of life is hard work.”– Iain Duncan Smith

 

42. “I have found that if you love life, life will love you back.”– Arthur Rubinstein

 

43. “Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.”– J.K. Rowling

 

44. “Problems are not stop signs; they are guidelines.”— Robert Schuller

 

45. “You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.”– Walt Disney

 

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

 

47. “In the midst of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.”– Albert Camus

 

48. “Let perseverance be your engine and hope your fuel.”-H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

 

49. “Life is hard, but we make it much harder.”– Ryan Holiday

 

50. “Do something wonderful, people may imitate it.”- Albert Schweitzer

 

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51. “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.”- Charles R. Swindoll

 

52. “There are no great people in this world, only great challenges which ordinary people rise to meet.”- William Frederick Halsey, Jr.

 

53. “Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.”- Suzy Kassem

 

54. “It always seems impossible until its done.”- Nelson Mandela

 

55. “Love yourself first and everything else falls into place.”- Lucille Ball

 

56. “Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.”- Maya Angelou

 

57. “Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.”- W. Clement Stone

 

58. “You are your best thing.”- Toni Morrison

 

59. “Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.”- Audre Lorde

 

60. “If you can dream it, you can do it.”- Walt Disney

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61. “You’ve got to learn to leave the table when love’s no longer being served.”- Nina Simone

 

62. “If you prioritize yourself, you are going to save yourself.”- Gabrielle Union

 

63. “I have standards I don’t plan on lowering for anybody, including myself.”- Zendaya

 

64. “When you put love out in the world it travels, and it can touch people and reach people in ways that we never even expected.”- Laverne Cox

 

65. “Success is a journey not a destination.”- Ben Sweetland

 

66. “If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.”- Napoleon Hill

 

67. “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”- C.S. Lewis

 

68. “I realized that I don’t have to be perfect. All I have to do is show up and enjoy the messy, imperfect, and beautiful journey of my life.”- Kerry Washington

 

69. “You can’t be hesitant about who you are.”- Viola Davis

 

70. “Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.”- J.M. Barrie

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71. “Be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.”- Judy Garland

 

72. “Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day.”- Henri J.M. Nouwen

 

73. “Mistakes are a fact of life. It is the response to the errors that counts.”- Nikki Giovanni

 

74. “Give light and people will find the way.”- Ella Baker

 

75. “Yesterday’s the past, tomorrow’s the future, but today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present.”- Bil Keane

 

76. “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”- Mahatma Gandhi

 

77. “Miracles happen everyday, change your perception of what a miracle is and you’ll see them all around you.”- Jon Bon Jovi

 

78. “I was built this way for a reason, so I’m going to use it.”- Simone Biles

 

79. “Nothing is impossible. The word itself says, ‘I’m possible!'”- Audrey Hepburn

 

80. “Self-esteem means knowing you are the dream.”- Oprah Winfrey

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81. “To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.”- Winston Churchill

 

82. “Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.”- Thich Nhat Hanh

 

83. “It is better to travel well than to arrive.”- Buddha

 

84. “Wherever you go, go with all your heart.”- Confucius

 

85. “Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.”- Albert Einstein

 

86. “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”- George Bernard Shaw

 

87. “If you carry joy in your heart, you can heal any moment.”- Carlos Santana

 

88. “Be happy for this moment. This moment in your life.”- Omar Khayyam

 

89. “Things are never quite as scary when you’ve got a best friend.”- Bill Waterson

 

90. “Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.”- Nora Ephron

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91. “You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.”- Rabindranath Tagore

 

92. “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.”- Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

93. “Your talent is God’s gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God.”- Leo Buscaglia

 

94. “What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.”- Zig Ziglar

 

95. “Rise above the storm and you will find the sunshine.”- Mario Fernández

 

96. “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people just exist.”- Oscar Wilde

 

97. “If we give your children sound self-love, they will be able to deal with whatever life puts before them.”- Bell Hooks

 

98. “In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: It goes on.”- Robert Frost

 

99. “Encourage yourself, believe in yourself, and love yourself. Never doubt who you are.”- Stephanie Lahart

 

100. “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.”- Milton Berle

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