41 Quotes About Life Being Hard


The most difficult times can end up proving to be some of our greatest blessings. These quotes about life being hard reminds us to have hope for what comes next.

“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.”

“For me, real life is hard work. Making movies is like a vacation for my soul.”

“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 believe that life is hard. That we all are going to walk through things that are hard and challenging, and yet advertising wants us to believe that it’s all easy.”

“I think just because life is hard, it does seem fun to have a break and laugh about things, so I think in the end, my instincts go there.”

“I think life is hard at the combat outposts, and anything that distracts us from supporting them, in my mind, is something that we shouldn’t do.”

“I think this life is hard without assistance from others.”

“I want to give kids that fall-off-the-bed-laughing feeling. Either that, or the sixth-grade feeling that life is hard – sometimes unbearably hard – and it is ultimately about death. But in the meantime, life can be really funny, too.”

“If you would only recognize that life is hard, things would be so much easier for you.”

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

“I’ve always hated criminals and crime. Life is hard enough without someone walking into your life on purpose and making it worse.”

“Life is hard and it gets worse and worse and worse.”

“Life is hard for everyone. That’s why there’s such a nice reward at the end of it.”

“Life is hard, but there are moments, sometimes hours – and, if you’re really lucky, full days – where everything feels just right.”

“Life is hard, but we make it much harder.”

“Life is hard, you know. If I can give someone on the radio three minutes to make them feel happier, that’s a cool thing.”

“Life is hard. After all, it kills you.”

“Life is hard. It is not too short, it is too long. But you have to learn how to live; you have to have a sense of humour.”

“Life is hard. Not great. Kind of tragic.”

“Life is hard. Then you die. Then they throw dirt in your face. Then the worms eat you. Be grateful it happens in that order.”

“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.”

“Luck is great, but most of life is hard work.”

“My philosophy is: Life is hard, but God is good. Try not to confuse the two.”

“Nowadays, manners are easy and life is hard.”

“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.”

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

“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.”

Life can be easier for us if we make the choice to change our approach and make decisions that will not complicate a difficult situation any more than it has to be.

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