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51 Best Quotes About Strength In Hard Times

Today’s collection of quotes about strength in hard times will offer insight and inspiration when life gets tough.

Whether you’re going through a major life change or just trying to deal with the day-to-day, we hope these words will help you find your inner warrior and give you the courage to stay strong and positive.

Encouraging Quotes about Strength in Hard Times

1. “Be strong now, because things will get better. It might be stormy now, but it can’t rain forever.”

2. “And one has to understand that braveness is not the absence of fear but rather the strength to keep on going forward despite the fear.” – Paulo Coelho

3. “Keep your head up. God gives his hardest battles to his strongest soldiers.”

4. “Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.”

5. “The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.” – Ernest Hemingway

6. “Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” – A.A. Milne

7. “If you are struggling today, remember this: You have survived everything you’ve gone through up to this point. The best day of your life is still yet to come. There are still people you haven’t met, and things you haven’t experienced. You can do this.”

8. “You must tell yourself, no matter how hard it is, or how hard it gets, I’m going to make it.”

encouraging quotes about strength in hard times

9. “You were given this life because you are strong enough to live it.”

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

11. “When you face difficult times, know that challenges are not sent to destroy you. They’re sent to promote, increase and strengthen you.”

12. “You’re allowed to scream, you’re allowed to cry, but do not give up.”

13. “If you can imagine it, you can create it. If you can dream it, you can become it.” – William Arthur Ward

14. “Sometimes the bad things that happen in our lives put us directly on the path to the best things that will ever happen to us.” – Nicole Reed

15. “You never know how strong you are, until being strong is your only choice.” – Bob Marley

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

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Powerful Quotes about Strength in Hard Times

17. Oh soul, you worry too much. You have seen your own strength. You have seen your own beauty. You have seen your golden wings. Why do you worry?” – Rumi

18. “There’s light even in the darkest places.”

19. “You are strong enough to face it all, even if it doesn’t feel like it right now.”

20. “If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place.” – Nora Roberts

21. “Sometimes when you’re in a dark place, you think you’ve been buried but actually you’ve been planted.” – Christine Caine

22. “You have to go through the worst to get to the best.” – Karen Salmansohn

23. “But when the strong were too weak to hurt the weak, the weak had to be strong enough to leave.” – Milan Kundra

24. “You wake up every morning to fight the same demons that left you so tired the night before, and that, my love, is bravery.”

25. “No one is you. That is your power.”

26. “The greater your storm, the brighter your rainbow.” – Milly Johnson

powerful quotes for finding strength in hard times

27. “Sometimes there is no next time, no second chance, no time out. Sometimes it is now or never.” – Alan Bennett

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28. “Perseverance. It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.” – Babe Ruth

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29. “Fall seven times, stand up eight.” – Japanese Proverb

30. “When you feel like quitting, think about why you started.”

31. “You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.” – Oprah Winfrey

32. “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it.” – Nelson Mandela

33. “Sometimes you gotta fall before you fly.”

34. “At the end of the day, we can endure more than we think we can.” – Frida Kahlo

35. “…throw roses into the abyss and say: ‘here is my thanks to the monster who didn’t succeed in swallowing me alive.’” – Friedrich Nietzsche

Inspirational Quotes About Strength in Hard Times

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

37. “Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations.” – Zig Ziglar

38. “Stay strong and be positive. We all struggle sometimes.”

39. “Human beings are made of water. We were not designed to hold ourselves together, rather run freely like the oceans.” – Beau Taplin

40. “What good are wings without the courage to fly.” – Atticus

41. “Never regret anything because at one time, it was exactly what you wanted.” – Marilyn Monroe

42. “What if everything that you are going through is preparing you for what you asked for?”

43. “You can you should and if you’re brave enough to start you will.” – Stephen King

44. “The pain you feel today is the strength you feel tomorrow.”

45. “Stand strong. Believe in yourself. Chase those dreams.”

46. “Embrace the glorious mess that you are.” – Elizabeth Gilbert

47. “For a seed to achieve its greatest expression, it must come completely undone. The shell cracks, its insides come out and everything changes. To someone who doesn’t understand growth, it would look like complete destruction.” – Cynthia Occelli

48. “I’m not giving up, i’m just starting over.”

49. Life is like photography. You need the negatives to develop.” – Ziad K. Abdelnour

50. “The depth of darkness to which you can descend and still live is an exact measure of the height to which you can aspire to reach.” – Pliny the Elder

51. “I always marvel at the humans’ ability to keep going. They always manage to stagger on even with tears streaming down their faces.” – Markus Zusak

Which quotes resonated with you the most?

Fight for something you believe in or want to accomplish. You’re stronger than you think and can endure any hardship on the path to your own success.

So take a deep breath, stay positive, and keep going! We hope these quotes about strength in hard times have helped give you some encouragement today as you carry on through your journey – it’s always darkest before dawn.

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