43 Quotes About Overcoming Difficult Times

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Making it through the most challenging parts of life require some grit and grace. These quotes about overcoming difficult times are a reflection of the strength we use to surpass some of life’s biggest challenges.

“A problem is a chance for you to do your best.”

“Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.”

“Adversity is a fact of life. It can’t be controlled. What we can control is how we react to it.”

“Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.”

“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow.”

“He knows not his own strength who hath not met adversity.”

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

“I learned there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead, others come from behind. But I’ve bought a big bat. I’m all ready, you see. Now my troubles are going to have trouble with me.”

“I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death.”

“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”

“If you don’t like something change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.”

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

“Let perseverance be your engine and hope your fuel.”

“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”

“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.”

“Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way. And don’t pray when it rains if you don’t pray when the sun shines. ”

“No one is going to hand me success. I must go out and get it myself. That’s why I’m here. To dominate. To conquer. Both the world, and myself.”

“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.”

“One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.”

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

“Pain is your friend; it is your alie. Pain reminds you to finish the job and get the hell home. Pain tells you when you have been seriously wounded. And you know what the best thing about pain is? It tells you you’re not dead yet!”

“Problems are not stop signs; they are guidelines.”

“Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity is a greater. Possession pampers the mind; privation trains and strengthens it. ”

“Prosperity makes friends, adversity tries them.”

“The bravest sight in the world is to see a great man struggling against adversity. ”

“The difference between stumbling blocks and stepping stones is how you use them. – Unknown”

“The friend in my adversity I shall always cherish most. I can better trust those who helped to relieve the gloom of my dark hours than those who are so ready to enjoy with me the sunshine of my prosperity.”

“The hardest struggle of all is to be something different from what the average man is.”

“The pain you feel today is the strength you feel tomorrow. For every challenge encountered, there is opportunity for growth.”

“The true test of a person character is how they stand during test of adversity.”

“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.”

“There are no great people in this world, only great challenges which ordinary people rise to meet.”

“There is neither happiness nor unhappiness in this world; there is merely the comparison of one state to the other. Only a man who has felt ultimate despair is capable of feeling ultimate bliss.”

“Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.”

“To be tested is good. The challenged life may be the best therapist.”

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

“We must meet the challenge rather than wish it were not before us.”

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

“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.”

“When the going gets tough, the tough get going.”

“When things are bad, we take comfort in the thought that they could always get worse. And when they are, we find hope in the thought that things are so bad they have to get better.”

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

“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.”

Being mentally strong will encourage you to find solutions to some of the many challenges you face in life.

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