70 Inspirational Quotes About Life Struggles and the Challenges We Face

When you’re really struggling it can sometimes seem almost impossible that you’ll ever feel good again. The truth is, life is hard for everyone (and I mean EVERYONE) and you’re not alone in your struggles. Use these inspirational quotes about life struggles to give you hope and spark your light again, and to show you that things will get better and this too shall pass.

Life is like photography. You use the negatives to develop. - Ziad K. Abdelnour

“Life is like photography. You use the negatives to develop.” – Ziad K. Abdelnour

“We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope.” – Martin Luther King

“The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just.” – Abraham Lincoln




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

“Some roses grow through concrete. Remember that.” – Brandi L. Bates

“Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.” – Napoleon Hill

“We must meet the challenge rather than wish it were not before us.” – William J. Brennan, Jr.

Life becomes easier when you learn to accept the apology you never got. - R. Brault

“Life becomes easier when you learn to accept the apology you never got.” – R. Brault




“Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.” – Robert Schuller

“When life knocks you down, try to land on your back. Because if you can look up, you can get up.” – Les Brown

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

“I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship.” – Louisa May Alcott

“The triumph can’t be had without the struggle.” – Wilma Rudolph

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” – Albert Einstein




Life is a circle of happiness, sadness, hard times, and good times. If you are going through hard times, have faith that good times are on the way.

“Life is a circle of happiness, sadness, hard times, and good times. If you are going through hard times, have faith that good times are on the way.” – Unknown

“Everyone has inside them a piece of good news. The good news is you don’t know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is.” – Anne Frank

“Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.” – Stephen King

“It’s funny how, when things seem the darkest, moments of beauty present themselves in the most unexpected places.” – Karen Marie Moning

“Hard times always lead to something great.” – Betsey Johnson

“It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.” – Albert Einstein

“Life keeps throwing me stones. And I keep finding the diamonds…” – Ana Claudia Antunes

Life has taught me that you can't control someone's loyalty. No matter how good you are to them, doesn't mean that they will treat you the same. No matter how much they mean to you, doesn't mean that they will value you the same. Sometimes the people you love the most, turn out to be the  people you can trust the least. - Trent Shelton

“Life has taught me that you can’t control someone’s loyalty. No matter how good you are to them, doesn’t mean that they will treat you the same. No matter how much they mean to you, doesn’t mean that they will value you the same. Sometimes the people you love the most, turn out to be the people you can trust the least.” – Trent Shelton

“You’re going to go through tough times – that’s life. But I say, ‘Nothing happens to you, it happens for you.’ See the positive in negative events.” – Joel Osteen

“Attitude-flexibility is the mentality that helps us to smoothly persevere through turbulent times.” – Dr. Jacinta Mpalyenkana

“When hardships keep coming back, do not take it personal. It’s just life.” – Naide P Obiang

“Hard times don’t create heroes. It is during the hard times when the ‘hero’ within us is revealed.” – Bob Riley

“The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

“If you are going through hell, keep going.” – Winston Churchill

“If someone is strong enough to bring you down, show them you are strong enough to get back up.” – A. Josland

“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.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

“In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.” – Albert Einstein

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

“Press on – nothing can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Perseverance and determination alone are omnipotent.” – Calvin Coolidge

“I’ll tell you something about tough times. They just about kill you, but if you decide to keep working at them, you’ll find your way through.” – Joan Bauer

“New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings.” – Lao Tzu

“Why should you continue going after your dreams? Because seeing the look on the faces of the people who said you couldn’t… will be priceless.” – Kevin Ngo

“Never regret something that once made you smile.” – Amber Deckers

“Let perseverance be your engine and hope your fuel.” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

“The first step to greatness is believing that greatness exists within you.” – Channique Nathan

“When the going gets tough, the tough get going.” – Joseph Kennedy

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

“I have no regrets in my life. I think that everything happens to you for a reason. The hard times that you go through build character, making you a much stronger person.” – Rita Mero

“Life is at its best when everything has fallen out of place, and you decide that you’re going to fight to get them right, not when everything is going your way and everyone is praising you.” – Thisuri Wanniarachchi

“Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable… Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

“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

“I decided, very early on, just to accept life unconditionally; I never expected it to do anything special for me, yet I seemed to accomplish far more than I had ever hoped. Most of the time it just happened to me without my ever seeking it.” – Audrey Hepburn

“Difficult times will come. It’s a fact of life, isn’t it? There are good times and bad times in everybody’s life.” – Raj Kosaraju

“This too shall pass.” – Persian Sufi Poets

“Never give up on something that you can’t go a day without thinking about.” – Sir Winston Churchill

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

“It is a blessing to experience hardship. Not because we suffer, but because we learn to endure.” – Saim .A. Cheeda

“Thankfully, persistence is a great substitute for talent.” – Steve Martin

“Seeds of faith are always within us; sometimes it takes a crisis to nourish and encourage their growth.” – Susan Taylor

“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” – Hellen Keller

“Struggle happens when you do something which you don’t love.” – Kubra Sait

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

“Hard times lifts the seeking souls to higher spiritual realms.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

“I think that little by little I’ll be able to solve my problems and survive.” – Frida Kahlo

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

“It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.” – Seneca

“You need to spend time crawling alone through shadows to truly appreciate what it is to stand in the sun.” – Shaun Hick

“Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they’re supposed to help you discover who you are.” – Bernice Johnson Reagon

“All of life is a test and we all have our challenges to meet.” – Marjory Sheba

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

“Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.” – Bruce Lee

“Never give up. Things may be hard, but if you quit trying they’ll never get better. Stop worrying and start trusting God. It will be worth it.” – Germany Kent

“Somehow I can’t believe that there are any heights that can’t be scaled by a man who knows the secrets of making dreams come true. This special secret, it seems to me, can be summarized in four C s. They are curiosity, confidence, courage, and constancy, and the greatest of all is confidence. When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionable.” – Walt Disney

“Hard times are like thunder. They make a lot of noise but do little harm. Don’t fear hard times.” – Debasish Mridha

“Our biggest struggle as human beings is to project ourselves as something that society has deemed admirable or likable instead of being honest.” – Matthew Shultz

“Tough times never last, but tough people do.” – Robert H. Schuller

“No matter how bad things are, you can always make things worse.” – Randy Pausch

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