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

Quotes About Life Being Hard

July 1st, 2019   |   Updated on April 10th, 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

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

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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

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

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

Robert H. Schuller


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

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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. “Don’t Pray For An Easy Life, Pray For The Strength To Endure A Difficult One.”– Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee


19. “To Be Tested Is Good. The Challenged Life May Be The Best Therapist.”— Gail Sheehy, Author

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20. “You Need To Spend Time Crawling Alone Through Shadows To Truly Appreciate What It Is To Stand In The Sun.”– Shaun Hick


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

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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

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

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30. “The Trick Is To Enjoy Life. Don’t Wish Away Your Days, Waiting For Better Ones Ahead.”– Marjorie Pay Hinckley


31. “Challenges Are What Make Life Interesting And Overcoming Them Is What Makes Life Meaningful.”-Joshua J. Marine


32. “Rock Bottom Became The Solid Foundation On Which I Rebuilt My Life.”– J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling


33. “Challenges Are What Make Life Interesting And Overcoming Them Is What Makes Life Meaningful.”-Joshua J. Marine

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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


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

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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

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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. “There Are No Great People In This World, Only Great Challenges Which Ordinary People Rise To Meet.”- William Frederick Halsey, Jr.

William Frederick Halsey, Jr.