Show me someone who has done something worthwhile, and I’ll show you someone who has overcome adversity.” — Lou Holtz
Hard times don’t create heroes. It is during the hard times when the ‘hero’ within us is revealed.” — Bob Riley
We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations.” — Chuck Swindoll
It is only in our darkest hours that we may discover the true strength of the brilliant light within ourselves that can never, ever, be dimmed.”— Doe Zantamata
Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.” — Helen Keller
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.” — Walt Disney
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.” — Dr. Seuss
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.” — Michael Jordan
We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.” — Carlos Costaneda
The greater the difficulty, the more glory in surmounting it. Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests.” — Epictetus
Hard times are sometimes blessings in disguise. We do have to suffer but in the end it makes us strong, better and wise.” — Anurag Prakash Ray
Instead of worrying about what you cannot control, shift your energy to what you can create.” ― Roy T. Bennett
My scars remind me that I did indeed survive my deepest wounds. That in itself is an accomplishment. And they bring to mind something else, too. They remind me that the damage life has inflicted on me has, in many places, left me stronger and more resilient. What hurt me in the past has actually made me better equipped to face the present.” — Steve Goodier
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.” — Dale Carnegie
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.” — Khalil Gibran
We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.” — Frederick Keonig
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.” — Alexandre Dumas
The trick is to enjoy life. Don’t wish away your days, waiting for better ones ahead.” – Marjorie Pay Hinckley
Nobody can make you to feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
The greatest mistake you can make in life is to continually fear that you will make one.” – Elbert Hubbard
Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.” – Wayne Dyer
You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretzky
Just think how happy you would be if you lost everything you have right now, and then got it back again.” – Frances Rodman
Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” – Dr. Seuss
You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
A problem is a chance for you to do your best.”– Duke Ellington
I didn’t fail the test, I just found 100 ways to do it wrong.” – Benjamin Franklin
Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning how to dance in the rain.” – Vivian Greene
Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think and twice as beautiful as you’ve ever imagined.” – Dr. Seuss
Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.” – Marcus Aurelius
Don’t cry for a man who’s left you; the next one may fall for your smile.” – Mae West
You don’t have to control your thoughts; you just have to stop letting them control you.” – Dan Millman
Courage does not always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.”- Mary Anne Radmacher
Life isn’t about getting and having, it’s about giving and being.” – Kevin Kruse
Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” – Joshua J. Marine
Motivational Tough Times Quotes
Live each day like it’s your second to the last. That way you can fall asleep at night.”– Jason Love
Even a stopped clock is right twice every day. After some years, it can boast of a long series of successes.”– Marie Con Ebner-Eschenbach
People who wonder whether the glass is half empty or half full miss the point. The glass is refillable.” – Simon Sinek
Learn from the mistakes of others. You can never live long enough to make them all yourself.” – Groucho Marx
Luck is what you have left over after you give 100 percent.” – Langston Coleman
When you do not know what you are doing and what you are doing is the best – that is inspiration.” – Robert Bresson
Consider the postage stamp: its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing ’til it gets there.” – Josh Billings
Bad decisions make good stories.” – Ellis Vidler
Think like a proton. Always positive.” – Author Unknown
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” – Thomas Edison
I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific.” – Lily Tomlin
If you’re going to be able to look back on something and laugh about it, you might as well laugh about it now.” – Marie Osmond
Here is a test to find whether your mission on earth is finished: If you’re alive it isn’t.” – Richard Bach
When I hear somebody sigh, ‘Life is hard’, I am always tempted to ask, ‘Compared to what?’” – Sydney Harris
If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.” – Roald Dahl
You’ve got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was.” – Irish Proverb
When you know better, you do better.” – Maya Angelou
You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” – A. A. Milne/Christopher Robin
You have brains in your head, you have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go.” – Dr. Seuss
If they don’t like you for being yourself, be yourself even more.” – Taylor Swift
No one is perfect — that’s why pencils have erasers.” – Anonymous
I need to listen well so that I hear what is not said.” – Thuli Madonsela
We grow great by dreams.” – Woodrow Wilson
We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already. We have the power to imagine better.” – J. K. Rowling
Why fit in when you were born to stand out?” – Dr. Seuss
Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.”– William James
Choose to be optimistic, it feels better.” – Dalai Lama
Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, never completely forget about it.”– Jacques Prevert
In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life. It goes on.”– Robert Frost
It doesn’t matter how slow you go, as long as you don’t stop.”– Confucius
Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day-in and day-out.”– Robert Collier
The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.”– Anonymous
You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.”– James Allen
You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.”– George Lorimer
Encouraging Words for a Friend Going Through A Tough time
You may not believe in yourself, but you must know and remember that I believe in you. I always have and always will.
Who cares about the storm? Do not worry. I can’t make it stop, but I can always hold your umbrella.
Cheer up, friend. God gave you those problems because he knows you are strong enough to handle and overcome them.
If you fall, I’ll pick you up. If I can’t pick you up, I’ll lie down and rest with you. Let’s get back to the top together.
I realize that I am indeed a very lucky person. I have been blessed with the most amazing people in my life, and that includes you.
It is difficult now, but I believe that a better future awaits us. You will get over this. Trust me.
Your mistakes and failures do not define who you are. Believe you can, and eventually you will. I’ll be there to hold you.
Whatever you do, remember that you are not alone. No matter what happens, I always have your back.
My friend, always remember that you are important and worthy of all the good things in this world.
Rest if necessary; no hurry. You can’t always function the way people expect you to.
I won’t ask you to act now if you don’t feel like it. I will stay by your side and wait until you are ready and choose to fight again.
Did you know that you are like magic? Good things come when you’re around.
Here’s what to remember: You are enough and you are wonderful, even on those days when you feel broken and shattered.
It may seem like things are hopeless right now, but I know there is so much more in store for your future.
You’ve always been a fighter, so I know you’ll get through this. Don’t lose that strength; Don’t let go of that bravery.
Whatever you do and whatever you choose, I will always be proud of you. Do not despise yourself.
Do you know where I get my strength from? Of you. Your dedication is what encourages me to be the best version of myself.
You are bold and brave. You are important. No one can tell you otherwise.
You are the writer of your story and decide your own destiny. No matter what happens, I believe you will always have the power to resist.
Let go of what is hurting you. Don’t cling to something that keeps dragging you down. You have me, your other friends and your family. Hold on to us.
The best is yet to come, so sit up straight and stop crying. Whatever is happening right now is not the end.
I always knew you could do anything. After all, you are smart and ambitious. Cheer up, friend! Nothing can stop us now.
It’s okay to feel down today, and maybe even tomorrow. But always remember that you are a champion. You are amazing, never forget it.
Words cannot describe how proud I am of you. I am happiest when someone praises you, my friend.
Good things come to those who wait. This is just a chapter in your life and not the whole story. Wait a bit, I’ll be with you in everything.
Let me know if you can’t see the light anymore. I’ll buy you a bunch of light bulbs.
Friend, there are so many beautiful reasons to fight for life and happiness. Keep going. Let’s fight together.
We all experience bad days; we all have to deal with our inner demons. When you feel like there is nothing you can do about it, know that you can always count on my support.
Don’t lose faith. Sometimes it can be really hard to keep going, especially when you don’t have enough motivation. But despite that, we still have to keep our heads up.
Do not think that there is nothing to live for. Our friends, your family and you, just your existence, are worth living.
Hard times hit us all, but we survive strong. I don’t care about you, you are a strong and amazing person.
Think of this as one more lesson you need to learn. Life is hard, but so are you. You can’t let it defeat you.
We have been friends for a long time and I know that no one can stop you from winning. So don’t back down. I have your back.
Do not doubt your achievements. You were successful because you worked hard for it. You are here because you deserve it.
Best Inspirational Quotes For Difficult Times
We can’t all, and some of us don’t. That’s all there is to it. – Eeyore, A. A. Milne
It’s good to do uncomfortable things. It’s weight training for life.” – Anne Lamott, humorist, author, Bird by Bird
I’m starting with the man in the mirror. – Michael Jackson
Once you make the decision the universe conspires to make it happen. – Emerson
We don’t rise to our level of expectations, we fall to our level of training. – Archilochus, Greek stoic
Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light. – J.K. Rowling, author
I shall be telling this with a sigh. Somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I–I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. – Robert Frost, poet, author The Road Less Taken
Try not. Do. Or do not. There is no try. – Yoda.
Whatever you do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius and power and magic in it. – Goethe, 19th-century writer
To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders. – Lao Tzu, Chinese philosopher
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. – Aesop, Greek storyteller
The way to happiness is actually quite simple; the secret is to learn to want what you have and not want what you don’t have. – Buddha
When you walk with purpose you collide with destiny. – Bertice Berry, sociologist, author, Redemption Song
There is real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment. – Norman Vincent Peale
We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are. – Anaïs Nin, author
It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. – Professor Dumbledore, J.K. Rowling
It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so. – Mark Twain
What man actually needs is not a tensionless state but rather the striving and struggling for a worthwhile goal, a freely chosen task. – Viktor E. Frankl, Holocaust survivor; author of Man’s Search for Meaning
A ship in harbor is safe — but that is not what ships are built for. – John A. Shedd
Know your goal, make a plan, and pull the trigger. – Phil C. McGraw, TV personality, author
The best way to predict the future is to create it. – Abraham Lincoln
Give me a stock clerk with a goal and I’ll give you a man who will make history. Give me a man with no goals and I’ll give you a stock clerk. J. C. Penney
It’s never too late to be what you might have been. – George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans), author
Everybody has their own private Mount Everest they were put on this earth to climb. – Hugh Macleod, advertising copywriter, author Ignore Everybody
If you have more than 3 priorities then you don’t have any. – Jim Collins, researcher, author
A goal properly set is halfway reached. – Abraham Lincoln
Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. – G.B. Shaw
There is a difference between knowing the path and walking the path. – Morpheus, The Matrix
When you are hunting elephants, don’t get distracted chasing rabbits. – T. Boone Pickens, financier
You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf. – Jon Kabat-Zinn, professor, author, Wherever you go, there you are.
. It’s better to light a candle than to curse the darkness. – Chinese Proverb
Remember one rule of thumb: the more scared we are of a work or calling, the more sure we can be that we have to do it. – Steven Pressfield, author
“I am convinced that life is 10 percent what happens to me and 90 percent how I react to it. – Charles Swindell, pastor, author
There are two kinds of people: those who finish what they start, and so on. – Robert Byrne, author
Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising every time we fall. – Thomas Carlyle, British historian, and author
Mountains inspire leaders, but valleys mature them. – Churchill
If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop digging. – Will Rogers, humorist, actor
Success is never final, failure is never fatal. It’s courage that counts. – John Wooden
everything can be taken from us but one thing: the last of human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances – to choose one’s own way. – Victor Frankl
My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style. – Maya Angelou, poet, author, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it. – Salvador Dali
Words Of Comfort And Support For A Friend
Somewhere someone is thinking of you. Someone is calling you an angel. This person is using celestial colors to paint your image. Someone is making you into a vision so beautiful that it can only live in the mind” – Henry Rollins
“Just thought I’d let you know I’ve been thinking of you. So I thought I’d brighten up your day and bring a smile to you, praying God will touch your life in a more meaningful way and that you’ll feel the warmth of God, today and every day” – M.S. Lowndes
“May brooks and trees and singing hills join in the chorus too, and every gentle wind that blows send happiness to you” – Irish Blessing
“I just hugged you in my thoughts.. hope you felt the squeeze” – Unknown
“Maybe I can’t stop the downpour, but I will always join you for a walk in the rain” – Unknown
“You’ve got a friend in me” – Toy Story
“We are in each other’s life for a reason. Thank you for showing up” – David Avocado Wolfe
Just checking in on you and letting you know you’re in my thoughts
Thinking of you. When skies seem dark and times get tough, and you don’t know what to do, just know you have a friend right here to support and help you through
I just wanted you to know you’re in my thoughts. Stay strong
I’m thinking of only you at the moment and wishing I could do more to help. If you need me I’m right here for you
Sending hugs and best wishes your way. You will be in my thoughts
I just wanted to say that I am thinking of you at this difficult time. And if there’s anything you need I can be there for you, so don’t hesitate to let me know. Sending you all the love and hugs in the world
I know how difficult things have been for you recently and I’ve been thinking of you a lot. Please know I’m always here for you
You will begin my thoughts as you go through such trying times. I know you’ll come through stronger though
This is a hug from me to you, to let you know I am thinking of you. And although I have nothing to say, you know I have thought of you today
My thoughts are with you, no matter what
Sending you all my love and comfort now and always
I hope that knowing I’m thinking of you can provide some strength to get through such difficult times
I’m wondering how you are today. Hope things are going fine, thought that I would say hello cause you are on my mind
I’m holding you close in my thoughts and prayers
Mom, I’m so sorry things are hard right now. I’m thinking of you though and can be there if/when you need me to
We are family and so I’m always here for you. Whatever it is, don’t hesitate to ask. You will be in my thoughts
I’m sending my best thoughts and wishes to you and the whole family. We’ll get through this, I know
You’ve always been there for me, and now I’ll always be there for you
I’m so lucky to have you in the family. Thinking of you during these awful times
I haven’t see you in so long! I miss my big sis and think about you all the time!
Missing you mom and dad. Not a day goes by when I don’t think of you both, you mean sonics to me