37 Quotes About Going Through Hard Times and Staying Strong

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When times get tough, it can require a lot of focus and strength to keep moving through daily life. These quotes about going through hard times and staying strong is a reminder of what it takes to rise to any occasion.

“A river cuts through a rock not because of its power, but its persistence.”

“Anyone can give up; it’s the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone would expect you to fall apart, that’s true strength.”

“Be strong. You never know who you are inspiring.”

“Being strong doesn’t mean you’ll never get hurt. It means even when you get hurt, you’ll never let it defeat you.”

“Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.”

“Do not pray for an easy life; pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.”

“Don’t wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great. Weak men wait for opportunities; strong men make them.”

“Hard times don’t create heroes. It is during the hard times when the ‘hero’ within us is revealed.”

“I ask not for a lighter burden, but for broader shoulders.”

“If you are going through hell, keep going.”

“In three words I can sum up everything I have learned about life: It goes on.”

“It’s not the strength of the body that counts, but the strength of the spirit.”

“Look at life through the windshield, not the rear view mirror.”

“Most great people have attained their greatest success one step beyond their greatest failure.”

“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.”

“My strength did not come from lifting weights. My strength came from lifting myself up when I was knocked down.”

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

“Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”

“Sometimes you don’t realize your own strength until you come face to face with your greatest weakness.”

“Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.”

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

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

“Strength isn’t about how much you can handle before you break, it’s about how much you can handle after you break.”

“The task ahead of you is never greater than the strength within you.”

“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.”

“The will of the strong will never be shaken by doubts of the weak.”

“The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong at the broken places.”

“Throw me to the wolves and I will return leading the pack.”

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

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”

“When something bad happens, you have three choices: You can either let it define you, let it destroy you or let it strengthen you.”

“When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.”

“When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.”

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

“Worry does not empty tomorrow of its troubles; it empties today of its strength.”

“You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.”

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

Dealing with difficult times in life reminds us that nothing in life is easy.

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