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65 Hardship Quotes to Inspire Strength (OVERCOME)

Top 10 Inspirational Hardship Quotes

“He who knows no hardships will know no hardihood. He who faces no calamity will need no courage. Mysterious though it is, the characteristics in human nature which we love best grow in a soil with a strong mixture of troubles.”

Harry Emerson Fosdick
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
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
A gentleman can withstand hardships; it is only the small man who, when submitted to them, is swept off his feet. - Confucius
A gentleman can withstand hardships; it is only the small man who, when submitted to them, is swept off his feet. – Confucius
If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today. - Nhat Hanh
If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today. – Nhat Hanh
Even when we have physical hardships, we can be very happy. - Dalai Lama
Even when we have physical hardships, we can be very happy. – Dalai Lama

“The truth is, we all face hardships of some kind, and you never know the struggles a person is going through. Behind every smile, there’s a story of a personal struggle.”

Adrienne C. Moore
When hardships come into your life it breaks you for a while, but when it is done with you evolve into a new person. - Madalsa Sharma
When hardships come into your life it breaks you for a while, but when it is done with you evolve into a new person. – Madalsa Sharma
The hardships that I encountered in the past will help me succeed in the future. - Philip Emeagwali
The hardships that I encountered in the past will help me succeed in the future. – Philip Emeagwali
If you find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn't lead anywhere. - Frank A. Clark
If you find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere. – Frank A. Clark
It makes one a better person to have had hardships and to have overcome hardships and not to blame anybody else for your mistakes. - Maureen Forrester
It makes one a better person to have had hardships and to have overcome hardships and not to blame anybody else for your mistakes. – Maureen Forrester

17 Encouraging Hardship Quotes to Help You Gain Strength

“There are moments when troubles enter our lives and we can do nothing to avoid them. But they are there for a reason. Only when we have overcome them will we understand why they were there.”

Paulo Coelho
We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope. - Martin Luther King Jr.
We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope. – Martin Luther King Jr.
No power in society, no hardship in your condition can depress you, keep you down, in knowledge, power, virtue, influence, but by your own consent. - William Ellery Channing
No power in society, no hardship in your condition can depress you, keep you down, in knowledge, power, virtue, influence, but by your own consent. – William Ellery Channing

“If you always attach positive emotions to the things you want, and never attach negative emotions to the things you don’t, then that which you desire most will invariably come your way.”

Matt D. Miller
There are hurdles, there are handicaps, hardships you have to face in life, but you hope for a great future. - Anil Kapoor
There are hurdles, there are handicaps, hardships you have to face in life, but you hope for a great future. – Anil Kapoor
I'm so grateful for everything I went through. We learn from the hardships. - Josie Canseco
I’m so grateful for everything I went through. We learn from the hardships. – Josie Canseco

“I think it’s my personality to overcome things, learn from them and become stronger, both personally and professionally. To be honest, I welcome those hardships.”

Hope Solo
If you feel like giving up, give up on that feeling and give into the realization there are endless possibilities waiting to be discovered before you. - Tom Althouse
If you feel like giving up, give up on that feeling and give into the realization there are endless possibilities waiting to be discovered before you. – Tom Althouse
Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny. - C.S. Lewis
Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny. – C.S. Lewis
Hardship is a blessing when it spurs effort and development; ease is a curse when it increases complacency and self-indulgence. - Muso Kokushi
Hardship is a blessing when it spurs effort and development; ease is a curse when it increases complacency and self-indulgence. – Muso Kokushi
You need to be buried deep in the dirt before you can find your bloom. - Roz Inga
You need to be buried deep in the dirt before you can find your bloom. – Roz Inga
At the root of all misery is unfulfilled desire. - Scott Hahn
At the root of all misery is unfulfilled desire. – Scott Hahn
In life, we make the best decisions we can with the information we have on hand. - Agnes Kamara-Umunna
In life, we make the best decisions we can with the information we have on hand. – Agnes Kamara-Umunna
Every adversity brings new experiences and new lessons. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Every adversity brings new experiences and new lessons. – Lailah Gifty Akita
I think that little by little I’ll be able to solve my problems and survive. - Frida Kahlo
I think that little by little I’ll be able to solve my problems and survive. – Frida Kahlo
All of life is a test and we all have our challenges to meet. - Marjory Sheba
All of life is a test and we all have our challenges to meet. – Marjory Sheba
You’ve got to stay strong to be strong in tough times. - Tilman J. Fertitta
You’ve got to stay strong to be strong in tough times. – Tilman J. Fertitta

10 Meaningful Hardship Quotes

“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.”

Norman Vincent Peale
A meaningful life can be extremely satisfying even in the midst of hardship whereas a meaningless life is a terrible ordeal no matter how comfortable it is. - Yuval Noah Harari
A meaningful life can be extremely satisfying even in the midst of hardship whereas a meaningless life is a terrible ordeal no matter how comfortable it is. – Yuval Noah Harari
At the end of hardship comes happiness. Don't dream your life, live your dream. If it matters to you, you'll find a way. - Charlie Gilkey
At the end of hardship comes happiness. Don’t dream your life, live your dream. If it matters to you, you’ll find a way. – Charlie Gilkey

“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
I believe it is the flaws that make us interesting, our backgrounds, the hardships. - Jane Green
I believe it is the flaws that make us interesting, our backgrounds, the hardships. – Jane Green
The pine stays green in winter… wisdom in hardship. - Norman Douglas
The pine stays green in winter… wisdom in hardship. – Norman Douglas

“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
I am hurt that some people criticize very harshly without even realizing the hardships which we go through. - Hima Das
I am hurt that some people criticize very harshly without even realizing the hardships which we go through. – Hima Das
I've experienced many hardships, but mentally, I've always been older, and that reflects in my actions, too. - Kailash Kher
I’ve experienced many hardships, but mentally, I’ve always been older, and that reflects in my actions, too. – Kailash Kher

“I’m very very happy for my hardships and misfortunes: they build character and make you a better person. Even if I think it’s something you have to carry with you, it’s definitely something that makes you more empathic towards other people, makes you understand people and relationships so much better.”

Jens Lekman

3 Hardship Quotes to Boost Your Endurance

A key to strengthening spiritual muscles and enduring hardship is finding strength in the Word of God. - Walter Martin
A key to strengthening spiritual muscles and enduring hardship is finding strength in the Word of God. – Walter Martin
Even cowards can endure hardship; only the brave can endure suspense. - Mignon McLaughlin
Even cowards can endure hardship; only the brave can endure suspense. – Mignon McLaughlin
The ability to endure and accept hardships became my mantra. - Abhinav Bindra
The ability to endure and accept hardships became my mantra. – Abhinav Bindra

2 Hardship Quotes on Poverty

“Poverty entails fear and stress and sometimes depression. It meets a thousand petty humiliations and hardships. Climbing out of poverty by your own efforts that is something on which to pride yourself but poverty itself is romanticized by fools.”

J. K. Rowling
To be a poor man is hard, but to be a poor race in a land of dollars is the very bottom of hardships. - W. E. B. Du Bois
To be a poor man is hard, but to be a poor race in a land of dollars is the very bottom of hardships. – W. E. B. Du Bois

2 Hardship Quotes on Nations

“Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.”

John F. Kennedy
The Chinese nation is a great nation; it has been through hardships and adversity but remains indomitable. - Xi Jinping
The Chinese nation is a great nation; it has been through hardships and adversity but remains indomitable. – Xi Jinping

3 Hardship Quotes on Spirituality

“What an encouraging thought that Jesus – our beloved Husband – can find comfort in our lowly feeble gifts! Can this be, for it seems far too good to be true? May we then be willing to endure trials or even death itself if through these hardships we are assisted in bringing gladness to Immanuel’s heart.”

Charles Spurgeon
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
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
Even during the worst hardships, when the other things in our lives seem to fall apart, we can still find peace in the eternal love of God. - Armstrong Williams
Even during the worst hardships, when the other things in our lives seem to fall apart, we can still find peace in the eternal love of God. – Armstrong Williams

2 Hardship Quotes on Sports

“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 succeed.”

Michael Jordan
You either lose your way or you break through the hardships and play well. There is a massive difference. - Shinji Kagawa
You either lose your way or you break through the hardships and play well. There is a massive difference. – Shinji Kagawa

2 Hardship Quotes on Leadership

“The true test of a leader is whether his followers will adhere to his cause from their own volition, enduring the most arduous hardships without being forced to do so, and remaining steadfast in the moments of greatest peril.”

Xenophon
Challenge is the defining context for leadership… dealing with challenge, with adversity, with turbulence, and with unexpected difficulties and hardships. - James M. Kouzes
Challenge is the defining context for leadership… dealing with challenge, with adversity, with turbulence, and with unexpected difficulties and hardships. – James M. Kouzes

2 Hardship Quotes on Immigration

“Immigrant parents dream that their children will find a place in their new home, and they willingly suffer hardships in service to that dream. That was certainly true of my parents.”

Gene Luen Yang

“Most Americans have parents or grandparents who immigrated to this country, and we know the hardships they faced, from learning the language to dealing with prejudice.”

Hank Johnson

2 Hardship Quotes on Families

“I’m trying to raise the awareness of the troops that, when they deploy and go to war, it’s not just them at war – it’s also their family. Their family is having to go through all the hardships and the stresses.”

Chris Kyle
It's hard for me to talk about a legacy or a mystique. It's my family. The fact that there have been difficulties and hardships, or obstacles, makes us closer. - John F. Kennedy Jr.
It’s hard for me to talk about a legacy or a mystique. It’s my family. The fact that there have been difficulties and hardships, or obstacles, makes us closer. – John F. Kennedy Jr.

10 Thought-Provoking Hardship Quotes

“Among the difficulties I encountered, economic problems were the worst. I found that financial hardships could limit one’s ability to realize one’s dream, no matter how desperate and earnest you are.”

Lee Hyeon-seo
But if the past is any indication, no hardship can really kill the unusual humor and world view of the Irish. - Robert Sullivan
But if the past is any indication, no hardship can really kill the unusual humor and world view of the Irish. – Robert Sullivan
In our most desperate times, people going through true hardships use humor to cope. - Sean Baker
In our most desperate times, people going through true hardships use humor to cope. – Sean Baker

“Our ancestors are totally essential to our every waking moment, although most of us don’t even have the faintest idea about their lives, their trials, their hardships or challenges.”

Annie Lennox
Most of us have unhealthy thoughts and emotions that have either developed as a result of trauma or hardships in their childhood, or the way they were raised. - Steven Seagal
Most of us have unhealthy thoughts and emotions that have either developed as a result of trauma or hardships in their childhood, or the way they were raised. – Steven Seagal

“I like doing a challenging class because it makes me more brave in life. My perception of hardships is now completely different. I’m not whining and moaning inside as much.”

Ione Skye
You can be going through hardships sometimes, and you're struggling, and then you're wondering if you're ever gonna make it. - Becky Lynch
You can be going through hardships sometimes, and you’re struggling, and then you’re wondering if you’re ever gonna make it. – Becky Lynch

“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
Maybe I'm a damaged man. I think we're all damaged in some ways. When I was younger I never thought I had any way of breaking through the hardships. - Aaron Pedersen
Maybe I’m a damaged man. I think we’re all damaged in some ways. When I was younger I never thought I had any way of breaking through the hardships. – Aaron Pedersen

“When I first started coming to Calcutta, it brought back a lot of memories… the hardships I went through, the situations I was placed in, and the possibilities of those situations becoming so hostile.”

Saroo Brierley

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