33 Quotes About Overcoming Trials


Being fearless is just the beginning and the start of what is needed to overcome some of the biggest challenges in our life. These quotes about overcoming trials are encouraging for you to make it to the end goal.

“A pearl is a beautiful thing that is produced by an injured life. It is the tear [that results] from the injury of the oyster. The treasure of our being in this world is also produced by an injured life. If we had not been wounded, if we had not been injured, then we will not produce the pearl.”

“A positive attitude gives you power over your circumstances instead of your circumstances having power over you.”

“All the adversity I’ve had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me. You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.”

“Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.”

“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering the soul can be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.”

“Count the garden by the flowers, never by the leaves that fall. Count your life with smiles and not the tears that roll.”

“Don’t be ashamed of a failure. Those who have been there will understand you. Those who don’t, have not lived yet, and are in no position to criticize you.”

“Errors in the course of action could be wasted by dwelling on them, but wisdom is learning the lesson in the mistake.”

“Getting better from depression demands a lifelong commitment. I’ve made that commitment for my life’s sake and for the sake of those who love me.”

“Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a business asset. It attracts and keep friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment.”

“Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections but instantly set about remedying them — every day begin the task anew.”

“I see everything upside down, and my thoughts are the opposite of truth.”

“If you can change your mind, you can change your life.”

“If you’re going through Hell, keep going.”

“It has been my philosophy of life that difficulties vanish when faced boldly.”

“Keep yourself busy if you want to avoid depression. For me, inactivity is the enemy.”

“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning how to dance in the rain.”

“Man is fond of counting his troubles, but he does not count his joys. If he counted them up as he ought to, he would see that every lot has enough happiness provided for it.”

“Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.”

“Of all the things that matter, that really and truly matter, working more efficiently and getting more done, is not one of them.”

“Once you choose hope, anything is possible.”

“Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever.”

“People respond better to kindness than cruelty. Why, it’s even caught on in the workplace, that bastion of self-hatred and disrespect.”

“Seek not to change the world, but choose to change your mind about the world.”

“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.”

“The greatest degree of inner tranquility comes from the development of love and compassion. The more we care for the happiness of others, the greater is our own sense of well-being.”

“The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can change his life by changing his attitude of mind.”

“The people that really take risks in life are those that stay in jobs they hate and relationships that suck the life out of them.”

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.”

“Truly, it is in the darkness that one finds the light. So when we are in sorrow, then this light is nearest of all to us.”

“When one door closes, another opens. But we often look so regretfully upon the closed-door that we don’t see the one that has opened for us.”

“Work is love made visible. And if you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work…”

There are many ways to overcome adversity. Whether you are faced with a disease or a loss of an opportunity, there is always a way to overcome these set backs and embrace what life has to offer.

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