Challenges Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old challenges quotes, challenges sayings, and challenges proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.

George S. Patton

Our ability to handle life's challenges is a measure of our strength of character.     

Les Brown

Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.     

Robert H. Schuller

Challenges are meant to be met and overcome.

Liu Xiang

Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew.     

Cicely Tyson

Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they're supposed to help you discover who you are.     

Bernice Johnson Reagon

Only by contending with challenges that seem to be beyond your strength to handle at the moment you can grow more surely toward the stars.

Brian Tracy

It isn't the mountain ahead that wears you out; it's the grain of sand in your shoe.

Robert W. Service

The most rewarding things you do in life are often the ones that look like they cannot be done.

Arnold Palmer

Troubles are often the tools by which God fashions us for better things.

Henry Ward Beecher

To be tested is good. The challenged life may be the best therapist.     

Gail Sheehy

I have always grown from my problems and challenges, from the things that don't work out, that's when I've really learned.

Carol Burnett

The greatest challenge to any thinker is stating the problem in a way that will allow a solution.

Bertrand Russell

To be successful you must accept all challenges that come your way. You can't just accept the ones you like.     

Mike Kafka

There is nothing like a challenge to bring out the best in man.     

Sean Connery

Embrace each challenge in your life as an opportunity for self-transformation.     

Bernie S. Siegel

You have to meet all of the challenges, big and small. Because how you start is how you finish.

Bernie Mac

Challenge is a dragon with a gift in its mouth. Tame the dragon and the gift is yours.

Noela Evans

There is no challenge more challenging than the challenge to improve yourself.

Michael F. Staley

You will face your greatest opposition when you are closest to your biggest miracle.

Shannon L. Alder

A challenge only becomes an obstacle when you bow to it.     

Ray Davis

Challenges in life can either enrich you or poison you. You are the one who decides.

Steve Maraboli

If you compared your troubles, or challenges, with those of others, you would surely find that there are those whose troubles make yours look like minor inconveniences.     

Catherine Pulsifer

When faced with a challenge, look for a way, not a way out.     

David Weatherford

How you respond to the challenge in the second half will determine what you become after the game, whether you are a winner or a loser.

Lou Holtz

Accept the challenges of life and you'll continue to find that winning is the spirit of living . . . it's merely a state of mind.     

Mychal Wynn

Challenges cannot possibly be good or bad. Challenges are simply challenges.     

Carlos Castaneda

Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don't fight them. Just find a new way to stand.

Oprah Winfrey

The challenges in our lives are there to STRENGTHEN our CONVICTIONS. They are NOT there to run us over.     

Nick Vujicic

Sometimes the darkest challenges, the most difficult lessons, hold the greatest gems of light.     

Barbara Marciniak