35 Quotes About Beating the Odds


It can feel like there is no hope to prevail when barriers consistently come our way. These quotes about beating the odds will offer you the encouragement and inspiration you need to succeed.

“Always listen to experts. They’ll tell you what can’t be done, and why. Then do it.”

“Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you.”

“And how can man die better than facing fearful odds, for the ashes of his fathers, and the temples of his Gods?”

“Convince your enemy that he will gain very little by attacking you; this will diminish his enthusiasm.”

“Every skill you acquire doubles your odds of success.”

“He who doesn’t want to face his challenges shall always face challenges!”

“I do what I do because it is the right thing to do. I am a warrior, and it is the way of the warrior to fight superior odds.”

“I know of no higher fortitude than stubborness in the face of overwhelming odds.”

“If seeds saw dirt as their enemy, they would lose out on the opportunity to grow.”

“If you expect life to be easy, challenges will seem difficult. If you accept that challenges may occur, life will be easier.”

“If you fall behind, run faster. Never give up, never surrender, and rise up against the odds.”

“I’m just a kid that defied the odds. I’m just a kid that ignored the doubt.”

“It is hard to watch myself. I’m hypercritical, and it’s difficult to watch a performance when I may end up being at odds with it – wishing I’d done something differently or that they had edited it a certain way.”

“I’ve always been an underdog. I feel like I beat the odds.”

“Leaders are visionaries with a poorly developed sense of fear and no concept of the odds against them.”

“Life stories with themes of ruin can trap us. Life stories that are triumphant can transform us.”

“Life will throw all kinds of obstacles our way. It’s our job to scramble over them and hunt for the little miracles tucked away, then leave some reminders for the people that follow behind us.”

“Many times we are our worst enemy. If we could learn to conquer ourselves, then we will have a much easier time overcoming the obstacles that are in front of us.”

“Never give up, and be confident in what you do. There may be tough times, but the difficulties which you face will make you more determined to achieve your objectives and to win against all the odds.”

“Never trust someone that claims they care nothing of what society thinks of them. Instead of conquering obstacles, they simply pretend they don’t exist.”

“Some fish love to swim upstream. Some people love to overcome challenges.”

“Soon, when all is well, you’re going to look back on this period of your life and be so glad that you never gave up.”

“Sports is a metaphor for overcoming obstacles and achieving against great odds. Athletes, in times of difficulty, can be important role models.”

“Strength doesn’t come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t.”

“Take a limitation and turn it into an opportunity. Take an opportunity and turn it into an adventure by dreaming BIG!”

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

“The new always happens against the overwhelming odds of statistical laws and their probability, which for all practical, everyday purposes amounts to certainty; the new therefore always appears in the guise of a miracle.”

“The right choices over time greatly improve your odds of a long and healthy life.”

“There is strength in every struggle. Struggles create opportunities for you to become stronger, wiser and better.”

“Well, if it can be thought, it can be done, a problem can be overcome.”

“What is madness but nobility of soul at odds with circumstance.”

“When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.”

“You are no greater than the friends you keep, the books you read, the heroes you admire, and the obstacles you overcome.”

“You can kill ten of our men for every one we kill of yours. But even at those odds, you will lose and we will win.”

“You really don’t have to subscribe to the life that had been written for you.”

There are many ways you can find a way to achieve your dreams and prevail in life.

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