Coping Sayings and Quotes

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

Every one of us is a minor tragedy. Most of us learn to cope.     

Elizabeth Bear

To overcome difficulties is to experience the full delight of existence.     

Arthur Schopenhauer

It is not a daily increase, but a daily decrease. Hack away at the inessentials.     

Bruce Lee

When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure.     

Peter Marshall

The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.     

William James

Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop.     


One of life's best coping mechanisms is to know the difference between an inconvenience and a problem.     

Robert Fulghum

Your ability to generate power is directly proportional to your ability to relax.     

David Allen

Two words will help you cope when you run low on hope: accept and trust.     

Charles R. Swindoll

It is what it is. Isn't that how these things always go? They are what they are. We just get to cope.     

Mira Grant

If you're going through hell, keep going.     

Winston Churchill

You do learn how to cope from those who are coping.     

Matthew Desmond

Pain moves us forward, changing us into something else, something we need to be.     

Michelle Moran

We can easily manage if we will only take, each day, the burden appointed to it. But the load will be too heavy for us if we carry yesterday's burden over again today, and then add the burden of the morrow before we are required to bear it.     

John Newton

Not everything that happens in your life has to hit you like a hurricane.     

Joyce Rachelle

In times like these it is good to remember that there have always been times like these.     

Paul Harvey

Think first of the action that is right to take, think later about coping with one's fears.     

Barbara Deming

Routine is part of coping.     

Lorene Scafaria

You never really know what's coming. A small wave, or maybe a big one. All you can really do is hope that when it comes, you can surf over it, instead of drown in its monstrosity.     

Alysha Speer

There are limits to coping, set by ones mind and heart.     

Rayne Lopez

Coping with the demands of everyday life would be exceedingly trying if one could arrive at solutions to problems only by actually performing possible options and suffering the consequences.     

Albert Bandura

We have two strategies for coping; the way of avoidance or the way of attention.     

Marilyn Ferguson

Problems are not the problem; coping is the problem.     

Virginia Satir

Somehow our devils are never quite what we expect when we meet them face to face.     

Nelson DeMille

Coping with injuries is always difficult for athletes because all we want to do is, basically, to have our best performances unhindered.     

Ashton Eaton

We're all broken in one way or another, some just hold the pieces together better.     


On some dimension or other, every event in life can be causing only one of two things: either it is good for you, or it is bringing up what you need to look at in order to create good for you. Evolution is win-win life is self-correcting.     

Deepak Chopra

Do not anticipate trouble or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.     

Benjamin Franklin

Facing it, always facing it, that's the way to get through. Face it.     

Joseph Conrad

When life's problems seem overwhelming, look around and see what other people are coping with. You may consider yourself fortunate.     

Ann Landers