29 Hardship Quotes

In life we all face hardship at one time or another. Let these hardship quotes encourage you during the trying times in your life.

When hardship occurs, it is easy to focus on hurt feelings attributed to the individuals you thought would show up that don't - but I encourage you to instead embrace all the individuals that come out of the woodwork and surprise you. Steph Gold, Now Is Your Time
Words of Encouragement  |   

No person can become strong without struggle, without the effort of pitting himself against trouble and hardship. And to meet and deal with life creatively we will always need to be alert and thoughtful and to think in a positive manner, constantly rallying personality forces into effective and desirable action.
Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, The Positive Principle Today
Quotes about being Strong  |    Positive

You cannot go through life without going through hardship, pain, failures, or challenges, but, you also cannot turn your life to point in the right direction unless you have a constant supply of positive influences as you can easily find through a daily inspirational or motivational quote. Start now and keep building.
Catherine Pulsifer, The Little Steps
Inspirational Quotes  |    Failure

Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time. Og Mandino
There is no better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time.
Og Mandino
Quote of The Day  |    Famous

But if the past is any indication, no hardship can really kill the unusual humor and world view of the Irish.
Robert Sullivan, Unusual Irish Quotes and Quotations
Irish Quotes and Sayings  |    Funny

Challenge is the defining context for leadership... dealing with challenge, with adversity, with turbulence, and with unexpected difficulties and hardships.
James M. Kouzes, Turning Adversity Into Opportunity
Challenge  |    Leadership

You know that the Scripture gives promise, that the Lord is aware of all things,
He knows the path you must travel, even the hardship that life brings.
Greta Zwaan, Be Patient
Inspirational Poems  |   

The more you read, the more you realize how important it is to help other people through hardship, rough times, challenging days or problems they currently experience.
Catherine Pulsifer, Inspirational People
Helping Others  |   

Some people see being forced to retire as a hardship, as life is not fair, but if your attitude is one of a new opportunity, a new beginning, the hardship turns into opportunity to work at your passion rather than working for the money.
Kate Summers
Retirement  |    Passion

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage - to move in the opposite direction.
E.F. Schumacker
Simplicity  |   

You are the friend, I could always count on. Without looking hard, you'd always be there. Through struggles and fights, some from you and of mine. No matter the issue, you'd always be there.
Catherine Pulsifer, You'd Always Be There
Friendship Poems  |    Friend

Blaming, whining, deflecting accountability, risk aversion, and resistance to change are but a handful of symptoms of the adversity-beaten individual and organization.
Paul G. Stoltz PhD, . Adversity Quotient Work: Finding Your Hidden Capacity For Getting Things Done
Accountability  |    Change

All of us need a bit of hardship, struggle, learning to overcome obstacles, understanding perseverance, and developing an attitude that speaks loudly about accepting responsibility for one's own destiny.
Byron Pulsifer, Flying With Struggle
Learning  |    Overcoming

Friendship makes prosperity more brilliant, and lightens adversity by dividing and sharing it.
Adversity  |    Friendship

What I know for sure is that there is no strength without challenge, adversity, resistance, and often pain. The problems that make you want to throw up your hands and holler "Mercy!" will build your tenacity, courage, discipline, and determination.
Oprah Winfrey
Determination  |    Discipline

Motherhood is full of seasons and as many of the seasoned moms said, 'This too shall pass.'"
Jennifer Roskamp, A Realistic Action Plan For the Weary Mom
Mother  |   

Courage is the ability to conquer fear or despair, to be brave or have a quality of mind or temperament that enables you to stand fast in the face of opposition, hardship or danger.
J. Baer
Courage  |   

Don't give up in times of difficulty. Persevere on as there will be an end to these. Edward Dunedin
Don't give up in times of difficulty. Persevere on as there will be an end to these.
Edward Dunedin, Inspirational Quotes And Idioms On Life
Perseverance  |    Inspirational Quotes for Kids

The fact that you are still alive and you have survived whatever challenges that came your way in that 10-year period should give you confidence about the future.
Garrett Kingston, How to Stop Worrying
Confidence  |   

There is no doubt that some people would refuse to think that life is an appealing adventure where they seem to prefer to think that life is either a real drag filled with hardship or feel that life is simply a whole bunch of routines repeated over and over again. Life is only what you make it and it is a choice that you make everyday not every month or every year.
Catherine Pulsifer, Life An Adventure
Life  |    Thinking

Through it all, we see Mary the Mother as an individual who was more than willing to be a servant of God through it all. This is testament to believers today to endure whatever hardship may come their way. Whatever is being faced today is nothing in comparison to what Mary had to endure, yet she came out victorious
Sarah Lawrence, Mary Mother Of Jesus: Understanding Mary a Bit Closer
Faith  |   

People who are appreciative of the gifts of life tend to bear experience with less anxiety, hardship with greater composure, and generally have happier lives and healthier relationships.
D.D. Tai, Mind: How To Pleasure Your Mind Everyday
Appreciation  |    Happy

Gradually I learned to cease looking upon challenges as difficulties and began to see tense situations as opportunities to put my growing love to use.
Eknath Easwaran, Patience: A Little Book of Inner Strength
Opportunity  |   

The best way to share your beliefs with others is to live according to your faith when you are under pressure, when challenges arise, and even when life seems to be piling one hardship upon another on you.
Nick Vujicic, Be the Hands and Feet
Poems about Faith  |   

You won't have to read many stories of successful people to know that they didn't accomplish a dream without hardship or difficulty. All you need to do is read about Thomas Edison, Walt Disney, or Abe Lincoln to have a bird's eye view of what it took to succeed. And, make no mistake. If you run across those who say it can't be done, this should be your clue to stay away from them. You don't need naysayers in your corner; you need those who can encourage, motivate and provide enthusiasm for your quest.
Byron Pulsifer
Motivational  |    Encouraging

If we choose to fill our minds with destructive limiting negative thoughts then our life will be less than it could be and most likely on a road filled with hardship, misery and worry.
Bernadette Dimitrov, The HoHOHo Factor - New Christmas Insights, Inspiration, Symbols, fun traditions & more!
Worry  |    Attitude

Love is a mighty power, a great and complete good. Love alone lightens every burden, and makes rough places smooth. It bears every hardship as though it were nothing, and renders all bitterness sweet and acceptable.
Thomas A Kempis
Love  |   

God is always with us and will bring us through every calamity and hardship ... Erol Woods
God is always with us and will bring us through every calamity and hardship if (and this is the key word) we remain faithful and process these difficulties correctly.
Erol Woods, Spirital Wisdom: Lessons for a Lifetime of Faith in Christ
God  |    Life Lessons

I am an ordinary person (much like you) who has had an ordinary life (much like you) complete with its assortment of ups and downs, ins and outs, highs and lows, moments of calamity and tranquility (much like you).
Mary White, ReSTYLEing your LIFE
Poems about Life  |   

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