Looking for inspirational quotes about tough times?

Everyone of us at some point of life has to pass through tough times. We have to face to challenges of life. Many of us give up and start living ordinary or average life but there are few who refused to give up, faced the challenges and now we call them greatest of all time. Anyone of us can be great, but to be great you have to act great. we have collected a list of inspirational quotes to help you be great during the tough time of your life.

Inspirational Quotes to get through hard times

“Hard times lifts the seeking souls to higher spiritual realms.”

Lailah Gifty Akita

“And hard times are good in their own way, too. Because the only way you can achieve true happiness is if you experience true sadness as well. It’s all about light and shade. Balance.”

Gabrielle Williams, Beatle Meets Destiny

“Be thankful to those painful moments of your life, because that has what shaped you to become who you are now.”

Pradeepa Pandiyan

Tough times never last but tough people do.

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

Robert H. Schuller

”I get it now; I didn’t get it then. That life is about losing and about doing it as gracefully as possible… and enjoying everything in between.”

Mia Farrow

“We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope.”

Martin Luther King

“We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.”

Kenji Miyazawa

“Your journey has molded you for your greater good, and it was exactly what it needed to be. Don’t think you’ve lost time. There is no short-cutting to life. It took each and every situation you have encountered to bring you to the now. And now is right on time.”

Asha Tyson

“An arrow can only be shot by pulling it backward. So when life is dragging you back with difficulties, it means that it’s going to launch you into something great.”


“When I loved myself enough, I began leaving whatever wasn’t healthy. This meant people, jobs, my own beliefs and habits – anything that kept me small. My judgment called it disloyal. Now I see it as self-loving.”

Kim McMillen

“When you stand and share your story in an empowering way, your story will heal you and your story will heal somebody else.”

Iyanla Vanzant

“We should always pray for help, but we should always listen for inspiration and impression to proceed in ways different from those we may have thought of.”

John H. Groberg

“Anyone can hide. Facing up to things, working through them, that’s what makes you strong.”

Sarah Dessen

“Tough times don’t define you, they refine you. ‪”

Carlos A. Rodriguez, Designed For Inheritance: A Discovery of Sonship

“The tough times we human beings go through, are meant to change us into better people.”

Ellen J. Barrier

“Great men do not experience small challenges. They face great challenge but that is what makes them great. That is what give them great story. That is what inspires them to live and leave distinctive footprints on minds. Though they face great challenges, they gather great momentum and strength to fight such challenges with fortitude and tenacity to the satisfaction of their inner man. Great men, though they face great challenges, they always come out of the challenges as great men with great stories. They live and leave distinctive footprints of life on minds”

Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

“Don’t let the situation say stop to your true purpose;say stop to the situation. Situations are situations and you are you”

Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

“Tough times are opportunities to prove to yourself that your mind is tougher than all challenges.”

Edmond Mbiaka


“You are stronger than your challenges and your challenges are making you stronger.”

Karen Salmansohn

“So, I guess we are who we are for a lot of reasons. And maybe we’ll never know most of them. But even if we don’t have the power to choose where we come from, we can still choose where we go from there. We can still do things. And we can try to feel okay about them.”

Stephen Chbosky

“All great beginnings start in the dark, when the moon greets you to a new day at midnight.”

Shannon L. Alder

“Sometimes it’s better to end something & try to start something new than imprison yourself in hoping for the impossible.”

Karen Salmansohn

“You don’t have to be strong to survive a bad situation; you simply need a plan.”

Shannon L. Alder

“All things which greatly hurt me greatly teach me”

Karen Salmansohn

“The truth is, I can choose to view tough times as growing times, I can choose to see aging as seasoning and I can choose to focus on whatever good there is to be found in living. I choose. After all, it’s my point of view.”

Steve Goodier

“We can’t control on how each day will fall, but we can control how we fall into each day. Learn to make adjustments to match the circumstances.”

Anthony Liccione

“Your mission: May you continue to shine no matter the storms you have been through.”

Karen Salmansohn


“When the going gets tough, the tough simply surrender”

Davidson Samuel

“If life doesn’t give up on you in good times, why then would you dare to give up on it in tough times?”

Edmond Mbiaka

“My goal now is to remember every place I’ve been, only do things I love, and not say yes when I don’t mean it.”

Sandra Bullock

“Don’t settle. Don’t finish crappy books. If you don’t like the menu, leave the restaurant. If you’re not on the right path, get off it.”

Chris Brogan

“We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down.”

Kurt Vonnegut

“Do your thing. Do it unapologetically. Don’t be discouraged by criticism. You probably already know what they’re going to say. Pay no mind to the fear of failure. It’s far more valuable than success. Take ownership, take chances, and have fun. And no matter what, don’t ever stop doing your thing.”

Asher Roth

“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.”

Steve Jobs

“Follow your intuition. Be smart, be brave. Tell the truth and don’t take any shit.”

Kelly Cutrone

“Stop looking at the past and all the things you can’t change. They’re done and over with. Now is the time for you to look to the future, grasp it by the hand, and decide where you want to go.”

Lacey Weatherford

“Since I was young, I have always known this: Life damages us, every one. We can’t escape that damage. But now, I am also learning this: We can be mended. We mend each other.”

Veronica Roth

“I am learning every day to allow the space between where I am and where I want to be to inspire me and not terrify me.”

Tracee Ellis Ross

“You can spend minutes, hours, days, weeks or even months over-analyzing a situation; trying to put the pieces together, justifying what could’ve, would’ve happened…or you can just leave the pieces on the floor, and move the fuck on.”



“Great people do things before they’re ready. They do things before they know they can do it. Doing what you’re afraid of, getting out of your comfort zone, taking risks like that – that is what life is. You might be really good. You might find out something about yourself that’s really special and if you’re not good, who cares? You tried something. Now you know something about yourself.”

Amy Poehler

“It is very important that you only do what you love to do. You may be poor, you may go hungry, you may lose your car, you may have to move into a shabby place to live, but you will totally live. And at the end of your days you will bless your life because you have done what you came here to do.”

Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

“Your past is just a story. And once you realize this, it has no power over you.”

Chuck Palahniuk

“Sometimes the worst thing happens to you, the thing you think you can’t survive… it’s the thing that makes you better than you used to be.”

Jennifer Weiner

“At times the world may seem an unfriendly and sinister place, but believe that there is much more good in it than bad. All you have to do is look hard enough, and what might seem to be a series of unfortunate events may in fact be the first steps of a journey.”

Lemony Snicket

“It’s a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you’re ready. I have this feeling now that actually no one is ever ready to do anything. There is almost no such thing as ready. There is only now. And you may as well do it now. Generally speaking, now is as good a time as any.”

Hugh Laurie

“I wouldn’t ever say if you’re having tough times then there must be something wrong with you or your attitude. Life’s a fight. It’s a good fight of faith. I encourage people to stay up, stay hopeful, stay faith-filled.”

Joel Osteen

“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.”

Leroy Satchel Paige

“The greatest glory in living lies not in never failing, but in rising every time we fail.”

Nelson Mandela

“Use what you’ve been through as fuel, believe in yourself and be unstoppable!”

Yvonne Pierre

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

Mary Engelbreit

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