33 Overcoming Tough Times Quotes and Sayings

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Failure is the mother to success. You can learn a lot of lesson out of the mistakes you make. These overcoming tough times quotes and sayings serve as a testament to the many ways you can endure this period of your life.

“A difficult time can be more readily endured if we retain the conviction that our existence holds a purpose – a cause to pursue, a person to love, a goal to achieve.”

“A gem cannot be polished without friction, nor can we be perfected without adversity.”

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

“Hard times arouse an instinctive desire for authenticity.”

“Hard times may have held you down, but they will not last forever. When all is said and done, you will be increased.”

“History has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered heartbreaking obstacles before they triumphed. They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats.”

“I am grateful for all of my problems. After each one was overcome, I became stronger and more able to meet those that were still to come. I grew in all my difficulties.”

“I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship.”

“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.”

“I think the reward for conformity is that everyone likes you except yourself.”

“In the midst of these hard times it is our good health and good sleep that are enjoyable.”

“In times of great stress or adversity, it’s always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive.”

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

“It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”

“It is under the greatest adversity that there exists the greatest potential for doing good, both for oneself and others.”

“It’s being here now that’s important. There’s no past and there’s no future. Time is a very misleading thing. All there is ever, is the now.”

“Keep your face always toward the sunshine, and shadows will fall behind you.”

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

“Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they’re supposed to help you discover who you are.”

“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 it, go through it, or work around it.”

“Seeds of faith are always within us; sometimes it takes a crisis to nourish and encourage their growth.”

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

“Sometimes crying or laughing are the only options left, and laughing feels better right now.”

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”

“That which does not kill us makes us stronger.”

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”

“There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.”

“Things don’t go wrong and break your heart so you can become bitter and give up. They happen to break you down and build you up so you can be all that you were intended to be.”

“Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out.”

“Tough times never last, but tough people do.”

“What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.”

“Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy.”

“You were given this life because you were strong enough to live it.”

There are many ways you can make it through hard times. Don’t get discouraged when things seem tough.