Getting Through Hard Times Sayings and Quotes

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

Use what you've been through as fuel, believe in yourself and be unstoppable!     

Yvonne Pierre

A problem is a chance for you to do your best.     

Duke Ellington

I learned there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead, others come from behind. But I've bought a big bat. I'm all ready, you see. Now my troubles are going to have trouble with me.     

Dr. Seuss

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

We all want things to stay the same. Settle for living in misery because we are afraid of change, of things crumbling to ruins. Ruin is a gift. Ruin is the road to transformation.     

Elizabeth Gilbert

When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this: you haven't.     

Thomas Edison

Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.     

J.K. Rowling

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure that you seek.     

Joseph Campbell

They tried to bury us, but they didn't know that we were seeds.     

Mexican Proverb

A bend in the road is not the end of the road... unless you fail to make the turn.     


In the midst of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.     

Albert Camus

The difference between stumbling blocks and stepping stones is how you use them.     


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.     

Richard M. Nixon

I ask not for a lighter burden, but for broader shoulders.     

Jewish Proverb

When things are bad, we take comfort in the thought that they could always get worse. And when they are, we find hope in the thought that things are so bad they have to get better.     

Malcolm S Forbes

It always seems impossible until it's done.     

Nelson Mandela

What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.     

Richard Bach

Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.     

Michael Jordan

This too shall pass.     


When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.     

Henry Ford

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

Joseph Conrad

I walk slowly, but I never walk backward.     

Abraham Lincoln

Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.     

Khalil Gibran

Fall seven times, stand up eight.     

Japanese Proverb

After all, tomorrow is another day!     

Margaret Mitchell

Out of difficulties grow miracles.     

Jean De La Bruyere

There was never a night or a problem that could defeat sunrise or hope.     

Bernard Williams

The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.     

Ernest Hemingway

When the going gets tough, the tough get going.     

Joseph Kennedy

Through all the heartaches and the tears, through gloomy days and fruitless years; I do give thanks for now I know, these were the things that helped me grow.     

David Lockett

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

Bernice Johnson Reagon

A hard beginning maketh a good ending.     

John Heywood

Hard times arouse an instinctive desire for authenticity.     

Coco Chanel

I can do ALL THINGS through Christ who strengthens me.     

Philippians 4:13

If we could all just laugh at ourselves, in hard times or good times, it would be an incredible world.     

Jena Malone

People need hard times and oppression to develop psychic muscles.     

Emily Dickinson

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

Looking back, we see with great clarity, and what once appeared as difficulties now reveal themselves as blessings.     

Dan Millman

Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.     

Helen Keller

You're a winner. The tests of life are not meant to break you, but to make you.     

Norman Vincent Peale

Look for the opportunities in the difficulties, not the difficulties in the opportunities.     

Victor Fiorelli

Real difficulties can be overcome; it is only the imaginary ones that are unconquerable.     

Theodore Newton Vail

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

Bernice Johnson Reagon

Difficult times have helped me to understand better than before how infinitely rich and beautiful life is in every way, and that so many things that one goes worrying about are of no importance whatsoever.     

Karen Blixen

Every problem has a gift for you in its hands.     

Richard Bach

Don't take it on yourself. Forget now. Live.     

Arthur Miller

Every one of us gets through the tough times because somebody is there, standing in the gap to close it for us.     

Oprah Winfrey

Never spend more than 10 percent of your time on the problem, and always spend at least 90 percent of your time on the solution.     

Anthony Robbins

You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. Please remember that your difficulties do not define you. They simply strengthen your ability to overcome.     

Maya Angelou

Don't dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer.     

Denis Waitley