Hard Times Sayings and Quotes

Unfortunately, life doesn’t always run as smoothly as we’d hoped. We experience some potholes, speed bumps, and hard times along the way. What matters is to keep going. Below you’ll find a collection of wise and insightful quotes about hard times.

Hard times don't create heroes. It is during the hard times when the 'hero' within us is revealed.     

Bob Riley

Hard times may have held you down, but they will not last forever. When all is said and done, you will be increased.     

Joel Osteen

Hard times are sometimes blessings in disguise. We do have to suffer but in the end it makes us strong, better and wise.      

Anurag Prakash Ray

And hard times are good in their own way, too. Because the only way you can achieve true happiness is if you experience true sadness as well. It's all about light and shade. Balance.     

Gabrielle Williams

You may go through very difficult time. Where you feel like a failure but remember one thing, struggle and hard times are the most inspirational thing in the world.     

Anurag Prakash Ray

Difficult times don't come your way just so you can survive them; God uses these times in your life to form and refine you.      

Joel Osteen

Every adversity, every failure, and every heartache, carries with it the seed of an equivalent or greater benefit.     

Napoleon Hill

The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.      

Chinese Proverb

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

Henry Ford

Hard times build determination and inner strength. Through them we can also come to appreciate the uselessness of anger.     

Dalai Lama

You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.     

Bob Marley

Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.     

Bruce Lee

The bravest sight in the world is to see a great man struggling against adversity.     

Seneca The Younger

If you are going through hell, keep going.     

Winston Churchill

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

Hard times arouse an instinctive desire for authenticity.     

Coco Chanel

In the midst of these hard times it is our good health and good sleep that are enjoyable.     

Knute Nelson

People need hard times and oppression to develop psychic muscles.     

Emily Dickinson

I like to use the hard times of the past to motivate me today.      

Dwayne Johnson

Hard times make you bitter or make you more compassionate.     


Confidence, courage and determined spirit are vital for surviving hard times.     

Lailah Gifty Akita

Only during hard times do people come to understand how difficult it is to be master of their feelings and thoughts.     

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

Difficult times always create opportunities for you to experience more love in your life.     

Woody Allen

Tough times never last, but tough people do.     

Robert H Schuller

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.      

Zahid Abas

Sometimes adversity is what you need to face in order to become successful.     

Zig Ziglar

In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.     

Albert Einstein

If you are being positive and strong in difficult times half of your problems will be solved automatically.     

Anurag Prakash

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

Hard times sustain and strengthen others, inspiring them to strive toward personal growth.     

Senora Roy