Life is not a dress rehearsal, it’s the real thing and we have to muddle through it daily. Occasionally, we get kicked about and it makes us tired, angry and bitter. It is important to remember that setbacks, failures, and tragedy are but a temporary detour on this journey.
You can try to find joy and success in the daily struggle of life and it is largely dependent on your ability to persevere through even the toughest adversity without ever giving up.
If you are going through a rough time, reading some Inspirational Quotes for when Life Gets Hard can help you remember that life isn’t really that bad. These seemingly long stretches of fear, disappointment, pain, and heartache are just for a matter of time.
Inspirational Quotes for when Life Gets Hard:
“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)
“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” (Henry Ford)
“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life. It goes on.” (Robert Frost)
“Prosperity makes friends, adversity tries them.” (Publilius Syrus)
“Every adversity, every failure and heartache carries with it the seed of an equivalent or a greater benefit.” (Napoleon Hill)
“If you don’t like something change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.” (Mary Engelbreit)
“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day, saying, “I will try again tomorrow.” (Mary Anne Radmacher)
“Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.” (William James)
“Have great hopes and dare to go all out for them. Have great dreams and dare to live them. Have tremendous expectations and believe in them.” (Norman Vincent Peale)
“Things turn out the best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.” (John Wooden)
“The best way to get rid of the pain is to feel the pain. And when you feel the pain and go beyond it, you’ll see there’s a very intense love that wants to awaken itself.” (Deepak Chopra)
“To have darkness behind me, in front of me a bright sky, flickering lights on the water and to feel it on the stony face of the southern sun.” (Julia Hartwig)
“Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, never completely forget about it.” (Jacques Prevert)
Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating your-self.” (George-Bernard-Shaw)
“Man is fond of counting his troubles but he does not count his joys. If he counted them up, as he ought to, he would see that every lot has enough happiness provided for it.” (Fyodor Dostoevsky)
“It doesn’t matter how slow you go, as long as you don’t stop.” (Confucius)
“Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.” (Arnold Schwarzenegger)
Just keep our list of inspirational quotes for when life gets hard close and you will always see the sunshine behind any storm that threatens you.
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