When life gets tough, it can be difficult to keep your head up and keep going. But it’s important to remember that you’re not alone and that others have gone through tough times as well. To help you get through tough times, we’ve compiled a list of 130 motivational quotes about tough times.

These quotes come from a variety of sources, including famous people, self-help books, and motivational speakers. We hope that these tough times quotes will give you the strength and motivation you need to get through whatever tough times you may be facing.

“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeeded.” ― Michael Jordan

 “On the other side of a storm is the strength that comes from having navigated through it. Raise your sail and begin.” — Gregory S. Williams

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

“It’s your reaction to adversity, not adversity itself that determines how your life’s story will develop.” — Dieter F. Uchtdorf

“No one escapes pain, fear, and suffering. Yet from pain can come wisdom, from fear can come courage, from suffering can come strength – if we have the virtue of resilience.” — Eric Greitens

“Going through challenging things can teach you a lot, and they also make you appreciate the times that aren’t so challenging.” — Carrie Fisher

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

“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

“The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.” — Chinese 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

“Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul – and sings the tunes without the words – and never stops at all.” — Emily Dickinson

 “Confidence, courage and determined spirit are vital for surviving hard times.” — Lailah Giftie Akita

“Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength.” — Corrie ten Boom

“When you go through something, like, you learn to appreciate little things – the birds, trees, flowers.” Graz Chapman

“When we learn how to become resilient, we learn how to embrace the beautifully broad spectrum of the human experience.” Jaida DeWalt

“A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.” — Christopher Reeve

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

 “He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak. Strong convictions precede great actions.” — Louisa May Alcott

“Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.” — Maya Angelou

“And one has to understand that braveness is not the absence of fear but rather the strength to keep on going forward despite the fear.” — Paulo Coelho

“Like tiny seeds with potent power to push through tough ground and become mighty trees, we hold innate reserves of unimaginable strength. We are resilient.” — Catherine DeVry

“No matter how bleak or menacing a situation may appear, it does not entirely own us. It can’t take away our freedom to respond, our power to take action.” — Ryder Carroll

“Do not judge me by my success, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.” — Nelson Mandela

“Persistence and resilience only come from having been given the chance to work through difficult problems.” Giver Tolley

“It is really wonderful how much resilience there is in human nature. Let any obstructing cause, no matter what, be removed in any way, even by death, and we fly back to first principles of hope and enjoyment.” — Bram Stoker

“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

“Happiness isn’t something that depends on our surroundings…it’s something we make inside ourselves.” — Corrie ten Boom

“It’s a funny thing about life, once you begin to take note of the things you are grateful for, you begin to lose sight of the things that you lack.” — Germany Kent

 “Hard times don’t create heroes. It is during the hard times when the ‘hero’ within us is revealed.” — Bob Riley

 “Resilience isn’t a single skill. It’s a variety of skills and coping mechanisms. To bounce back from bumps in the road as well as failures, you should focus on emphasizing the positive.” — Jean Chatzky

“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying ‘I will try again tomorrow.'” — Mary Anne Radmacher

“Successful people demonstrate their resilience through their dedication to making progress every day, even if that progress is marginal.” — Jonathan Mills

“One’s dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but it can never be taken away unless it is surrendered.” — Michael J. Fox

“The harder you fall, the heavier your heart; the heavier your heart, the stronger you climb; the stronger you climb, the higher your pedestal.” — Criss Jami

“We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations.” — Chuck Swindoll

“I hope you never fear those mountains in the distance Never settle for the path of least resistance.” — Lee Ann Womack

“No one escapes pain, fear, and suffering. Yet from pain can come wisdom, from fear can come courage, from suffering can come strength – if we have the virtue of resilience.” — Eric Greitens

“Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.” — Arnold Schwarzenegger

“Resilience is very different than being numb. Resilience means you experience, you feel, you fail, you hurt. You fall. But, you keep going.” — Yasmin Mogahed

“Life doesn’t get easier or more forgiving, we get stronger and more resilient.” — Steve Maraboli

“In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.” — Albert Camus

 “Show me someone who has done something worthwhile, and I’ll show you someone who has overcome adversity.” — Lou Holtz

. “Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.” — Khalil Gibran

“Prosperity is not without many fears and disasters; and adversity is not without comforts and hopes.” – Francis Bacon

“Learn how to be happy with what you have while you pursue all that you want.” – Jim Rohn

“Things are constantly in flux and changing, and as crazy-making as that can be, it’s also the thing that can get you through tough times, ‘Well, things change.’” — Paul Rust

“Some children are tackling tough times without the support that can help them because the adults in their life are scared to ask.” — Kate Middleton

“When I had older guys around me, I kind of leaned on them for advice and went through tough times.” — Rajon Rondo

“In prosperous times, the marginal workers get by. But in tough times, they get the shaft.” — Bill O’Reilly

“I believe most people in their life will fall upon tough times at some point.” — Esther McVey

“The Universe may be stranger than we can imagine, but it’s going to have a tough time outdoing Egan.”– Greg Egan

“You’ll have bad times, but it’ll always wake you up to the good stuff you weren’t paying attention to.” – Robin Williams

“Sometimes the tide is with us, and sometimes against. But we keep swimming either way.” – Charlie Munger

“Tonight we cry, we despair, and we fear. Tomorrow we get back to work trying to build the world we want.” – Sam Altman

 “Do not be concerned too much with what will happen. Everything which happens will be good and useful for you.” – Epictetus

“Don’t wait around for other people to be happy for you. Any happiness you get, you’ve got to make yourself.” – Alice Walker

“We’re going to have tough times. We’re going to have five-game losing streaks. Everybody goes through it.” – Masai Ujiri

“Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other.” – Walter Elliot

“Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.” – Dale Carnegie

“It is only in our darkest hours that we may discover the true strength of the brilliant light within ourselves that can never, ever, be dimmed.” – Doe Zantamata

 “Certainly, there were tough times, but no, you can’t go back and change it. So, why dwell on it?” – Alex Smith

“Next to trying and winning, the best thing is trying and failing.” – Lucy Maud Montgomery

“There were good times, there were hard times, but there were never bad times.” – Steve Jobs

“You’re going to go through tough times that’s life. But I say, ‘Nothing happens to you, it happens for you.’ See the positive in negative events.” – Joel Osteen 

“Don’t stop breathing just because night has fallen! Don’t stop breathing just because you are sleeping.”― Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

 “I think you need to go through some stuff to really appreciate life and understand what it means to persevere, overcome and have faith. I think those tough times make you a stronger person.” – Judith Hill

“All warriors of a free life share a hardcore mantel that brindles them through troubled times.”― Kilroy J. Oldster

“If you can’t fly then run if you can’t run then walk if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”—Martin Luther King, Jr.

“There are no great people in this world, only great challenges which ordinary people rise to meet.”—William Frederick Halsey, Jr.

 “Tough times call for tough choices and pinching every penny.” – John Hickenlooper

 “Everybody goes through some tough times in their life, no matter what you do. Man, I’ve had my tough times.” – David Ortiz

 “Become a happy memory collector. Live fully in the now, appreciating each moment. This is how you capture future memories.” – Karen Salmansohn

“Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.” – Harriet Beecher Stowe

“Difficult times will come.” It’s a fact of life, isn’t it? There are good times and bad times in everybody’s life.”― Raj Kosaraju

 “It’s true that no one ever said life would be easy, but it is also true that no one ever said you had to go through it alone.”― Jellies Vaes

“To succeed, you have to do something and be very bad at it for a while. You have to look bad before you can look really good.”– Barbara DeAngelis

“Things turn out the best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.”– John Wooden

 “It may sound strange, but many champions are made champions by setbacks.” — Bob Richards

“Strong people alone know how to organize their suffering so as to bear only the most necessary pain.” — Emil Dorian

“When someone is going through a storm…your silent presence is more powerful than a million empty words.” – Thelma Davis

“The greater the difficulty, the more glory in surmounting it. Skilful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests.” – Epictetus

“You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.” – James Allen

 “It’s not exactly like you thought it would be, you think it’s a failure. What about the spectrum of colours in between.” – Sara Evans

“Why worry? If you’ve done the very best you can, worrying won’t make it any better.” – Walt Disney

“In my experience, people who don’t stick around during the hard times weren’t worth having around anyway.” – Kimberly Belle

“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass; it’s about learning how to dance in the rain.” – Vivian Greene

“It takes a lot of courage to push through hard times. Never give up. Good things are coming your way.” ― Robert Taw

“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

“Every adversity, every failure and every heartache carries with it the seed of an equivalent or a greater benefit.”– Napoleon Hill

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”—Martin Luther King, Jr.

“I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars.”– Og Mandino

“We must meet the challenge rather than wish it were not before us.”—William J. Brennan

“Hard times, when held with open hands and a tender heart, can prepare us for the future.” ― Cinder Snider Re

“You start with a darkness to move through but sometimes the darkness moves through you.” ― Dean Young

“Inside of a ring or out, ain’t nothing wrong with going down. It’s staying down that’s wrong.” – Muhammad Ali

“Hard times don’t create heroes. It is during the hard times when the ‘hero’ within us is revealed.” – Bob Riley

“We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope.” — Martin Luther King, Jr.

 “How can you love people without encouraging them? And how can you be loyal to people without educating them.” – Confucius

“Every goal first started as something in our mind. You have it all within you!” – Deborah Day

“One word of encouragement can be enough to spark someone’s motivation to continue with a difficult challenge.” – Roy T. Bennett

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