46+ Inspiring Quotes to Get Through Hard Times!

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Inspiring Quotes to Get Through Hard Times

2020 has been a year quite like no other in modern history, that’s for sure. We can ALL use some comforting words of wisdom from people of all walks of life who have faced hardship, adversity, mistreatment, and failure time and time again. What makes these people stand out from the rest is how they faced failure and found success by NEVER GIVING UP! I put together this list of 46+ inspiring quotes to get through hard times that are designed for you to bookmark, repin, and come back to whenever you need a little boost with a sprinkling of hope to remind yourself how there are infinite possibilities all around you and within you!

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Inspiring quotes to get through hard times

Before we get into the 46+ Inspirational Quotes below….

Always remember these 4 major truths:

  1. This trying situation is temporary, as nothing lasts forever.
  2. Never compare yourself to others. Ever.
  3. Strive to learn from every experience, both good and bad, and allow yourself to blossom in ways only YOU can turn into reality.
  4. Happiness is not the destination, it’s a journey with periods of bliss you’ll otherwise miss if you’re not fully living in the present moment.
Inspiring quotes to get through hard times

46+ Inspiring Quotes to Get Through Hard Times

  • “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
  • “Learn how to be happy with what you have while you pursue all that you want.” – Jim Rohn
  • “Next to trying and winning, the best thing is trying and failing.” – L.M. Montgomery
  • “He knows not his own strength who hath not met adversity.”– William Samuel Johnson
  • “The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.” – Chinese Proverb
  • “The greatest glory in living lies not in never failing, but in rising every time we fail.” – Nelson Mandela
  • “Every adversity, every failure and every heartache carries with it the seed of an equivalent or a greater benefit.” – Napoleon Hill
  • ”Nobody can make you to feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  • “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” – Dr. Seuss
  • “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
  • “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
  • “Taking care of yourself makes you stronger for everyone in your life… including you.” – Kelly Rudolph
  • “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
  • “For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.”- Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “Once you choose hope, anything’s possible.” – Christopher Reeve
  • “You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” – Buddha
  • “Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.” – J.K. Rowling
  • “The best way to predict the future is to create it.” – Abraham Lincoln
  • “Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”—Christopher Robin to Pooh, A.A. Milne
  • “When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this: you haven’t.” – Thomas Edison
Inspiring quotes to get through hard times

“Don’t just learn, experience.

Don’t just read, absorb.

Don’t just change, transform.

Don’t just relate, advocate.

Don’t just promise, prove.

Don’t just criticize, encourage.

Don’t just think, ponder.

Don’t just take, give.

Don’t just see, feel.

Don’t just dream, do.  

Don’t just hear, listen.

Don’t just talk, act.

Don’t just tell, show.

Don’t just exist, live.” 

– Roy T. Bennett, ‘The Light in the Heart

  • “Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “Do not sit still; start moving now. In the beginning, you may not go in the direction you want, but as long as you are moving, you are creating alternatives and possibilities.” – Rodolfo Costa, ‘Advice My Parents Gave Me: and Other Lessons I Learned from My Mistakes
  • “Encourage yourself, believe in yourself, and love yourself. Never doubt who you are.” – Stephanie Lahart, ‘Overcoming Life’s Obstacles: Enlighten-Encourage-Empower
  • “If you feel like giving up, give up on that feeling and give into the realization there are endless possibilities waiting to be discovered before you.” – Tom Althouse
  • “The noble-minded encourage what is beautiful in people and discourage what is ugly in them. Little people do just the opposite.” – Confucius, ‘The Analects
  • “You need to be buried deep in the dirt before you can find your bloom.” – Roz Inga
  • “At the root of all misery is unfulfilled desire.” – Scott Hahn, ‘Hope for Hard Times
  • “…I’ve discovered that if you want to reach your true potential, it’s much more effective to ignite a new passion for life than to dwell on past problems.” – Neil A. FioreAwaken Your Strongest Self: Break Free of Stress, Inner Conflict, and Self-Sabotage
  • “Every goal first started as something in our mind. You have it all within you!” – Deborah Day‘BE HAPPY NOW!’
  • “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”—Confucius
  • “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill
  • “We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope.”– Martin Luther King
  • “You were given this life because you were strong enough to live it.” – Unknown
  • “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
  • “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
  •  “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”—Thomas Edison
  • “Tough times never last, but tough people do.”—Robert H. Schuller
  • “Let perseverance be your engine and hope your fuel.”—H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
  • “Hard times make you bitter or make you more compassionate.” – Jewel
  • “You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.” – Bob Marley
  • “Hard times arouse an instinctive desire for authenticity.” – Coco Chanel
  • “Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.” – Wayne Dyer
Inspiring quotes to get through hard times

Whether you’re facing anxiety from the pandemic we’re in with no end in sight or are facing struggles in life beyond the pandemic, sometimes, we just need a little encouragement to keep moving forward. The most important thing to remember when you’re feeling overwhelmed or deflated by an uphill battle you’re facing is to always remind yourself that you are not alone in this! Everyone is fighting his or her own battle, no matter what a person’s life may appear like from an outsider looking in.

During hard times, aim to lift one another up, become your best self (the person you know deep down you’ve always been capable of being), and know that with the right mindset, magic blossoms all around you! We’re in this life together, so let’s make the most of it in the here and now!

I hope you’ve found some inspiration in these quotes. Pin this post and refer back to it whenever you need some encouragement to face another day with your head held high and your dreams in sight!

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