Quotes to get you through the tough times.


If you’re going through Hell, keep going.  Winston Churchill

There are two rules for living in harmony. #1) Don’t sweat the small stuff, and #2) It’s all small stuff.  Wayne Dyer

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.  Dolly Parton

Adversity reveals genius, prosperity conceals it.  Horace

Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers, but to be fearless in facing them. Let me not beg for the stilling of my pain, but for the heart to conquer it.  Tagore

The best is yet to be.  Robert Browning

Comfort and prosperity have never enriched the world as much as adversity has.  Billy Graham

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

What other people label or might try to call failure, I have learned is just God’s way of pointing you in a new direction.  Oprah Winfrey

Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born.  Dale Turner

When we are flat on our backs there is no way to look but up.  Roger Babson

I’ve never been poor, only broke. Being poor is a frame of mind. Being broke is only a temporary situation.  Mike Todd

The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart.  Robert Green Ingersoll

Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant.  Horace

When you come to a roadblock, take a detour.  Mary Kay Ash

You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have.  Jim Rohn

Men succeed when they realize that their failures are the preparation for their victories.  Ralph Waldo Emerson

Always look at what you have left. Never look at what you have lost.  Robert H. Schuller

Rise above the storm and you will find the sunshine.  Mario Fernandez

Promise me you will always remember – You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think.  Christopher Robin to Pooh

It is defeat that turns bone to flint; it is defeat that turns gristle to muscle; it is defeat that makes men invincible.  Henry Ward Beecher

There is nothing that wastes the body like worry, and one who has any faith in God should be ashamed to worry about anything whatsoever.  Mahatma Gandhi

We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival.  Sir Winston Churchill

Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.  William Ellery Channing

I believe that life is a journey, often difficult and sometimes incredibly cruel, but we are well equipped for it if only we tap into our talents and gifts and allow them to blossom.  Les Brown

Our real blessings often appear to us in the shapes of pains, losses and disappointments; but let us have patience, and we soon shall see them in their proper figures.  Joseph Addison

You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because thorns have roses.  Ziggy

If you will call your troubles experiences, and remember that every experience develops some latent force within you, you will grow vigorous and happy, however adverse your circumstances may seem to be.  James Russell Miller

Remember sadness is always temporary. This, too, shall pass.  Chuck T. Falcon

It isn’t the mountain ahead that wears you out; it’s the grain of sand in your shoe.  Robert W. Service

If you don’t think every day is a good day, just try missing one.  Cavett Robert

Happy is the man who avoids dissension, but how fine is the man who is afflicted and shows endurance.  Muhammad

People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.  Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

I will keep a smile on my face and in my heart even when it hurts today.  Og Mandino

Kites rise highest against the wind-not with it.  Sir Winston Churchill

Drag your thoughts away from your troubles… by the ears, by the heels, or any other way you can manage it.  Mark Twain

When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal  Napoleon Hill

Every evening I turn up worries over to God. He’s going to be up all night anyway.  Mary Crowley

When one door of happiness closes, another opens: but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.  Helen Keller

Never think that God’s delays are God’s denials. Hold on; hold fast; hold out. Patience is genius.  Georges-Louis Leclere De Buffon

Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy.  Leo Buscaglia

Never dwell on what you have lost, only on what you have left. Count your blessings. You’ll always find plenty. Your most prized possessions are your unexpired years.  Unknown

Be still sad heart, and cease repining, behind the clouds is the sun still shining.  Unknown

Some of God’s greatest gifts are unanswered prayers.  Garth Brooks

When the world says, “Give up,”  Hope whispers, “Try it one more time.”  Unknown

Don’t be anxious about tomorrow.. Live one day at a time.  Matthew 6:34

People are like tea bags – we don’t know our own strength until we’re in hot water.  Unknown

Don't fear change. It's always for the best.  Richard Bach

Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.  Winston Churchill

Worry, like a rocking chair will give you something to do, but it won’t get you anywhere.  Vance Havner

While there's life, there's hope.  Marcus Tullius Cicero

When things go wrong as they sometimes will,
When the road you're trudging seems all uphill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit
Rest if you must, but don't you quit.
Success is failure turned inside out,
The silver tint on the clouds of doubt,
And you can never tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems afar.
So, stick to the fight when you're hardest hit
It's when things go wrong that you mustn't quit.
Unknown

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

Walk on a rainbow trail; walk on a trail of song, and all about you will be beauty. There is a way out of every dark mist, over a rainbow trail.  Edward A. Navajo

Bad things are not the worst that can happen to us. NOTHING is the worst that can happen to us.  Richard Bach


Tough times never last, but tough people do.  Dr. Robert Schuller

If you will call your troubles experiences, and remember that every experience develops some latent force within you, you will grow vigorous and happy, however adverse your circumstances may seem to be.  James Russell Miller

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

Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out.  Unknown

I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.  Thomas Edison

A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties.  Harry Truman

We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance.  Harrison Ford

Life is not always what one wants it to be, but to make the best of it as it is,is the only way of being happy.  Jennie Jerome Churchill

It’s easy enough to be pleasant, when life flows along like a song, but the man worthwhile is the man with a smile, when everything goes dead wrong.  Unknown

When we are no longer able to change a situation... We are challenged to change ourselves  Viktor Frankl

The finest steel has to go through the hottest fire.  John N. Mitchell

How you think about a problem is more important than the problem itself. So always think positively.  Norman Vincent Peale

You will face many defeats in your life, but never let yourself be defeated.  Maya Angelou

We can't plan life. All we can do is be available for it.  Lauryn Hill

Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well.  Josh Billings

So long as there is breath in me, that long will I persist. For now I know one of the greatest principles of success; If I persist long enough I will win.  Og Mandino

You do not suffer because things are impermanent. You suffer because things are impermanent and you think they are permanent.  Thich Nhat Hanh

I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life's realities.  Theodor Geisel aka Dr. Seuss

Blessed is the person who is too busy to worry in the daytime and too sleepy to worry at night.

Fall seven times, stand up eight.  Japanese proverb

Life’s blows cannot break a person whose spirit is warmed at the fire of enthusiasm.  Norman Vincent Peale

Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn’t people feel as free to delight in whatever remains to them?  Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy

Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see the possibilities. Always see them, for they're always there.  Norman Vincent Peale

Our greatest glory consists not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.  Ralph Waldo Emerson

I am bigger than anything that can happen to me. All these things, sorrow, misfortune, and suffering, are outside my door. I am in the house and I have the key.  Charles Fletcher Lummis

I don't think of all the misery, but of all the beauty that still remains.  Anne Frank

Learn how to be happy with what you have while you pursue all that you want.  Jim Rohne

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

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.  Helen Keller

Be the change that you want to see in the world.  Mahatma Gandhi

The ultimate measure of a person is not where they stand in moments of comfort and convenience, but where they stand in times of challenge and controversy.  Martin Luther King, Jr.

The world will not change until we do.  Jim Wallis

Extraordinary people survive under the most terrible circumstances and they become more extraordinary because of it.  Robertson Davies

Our society is so caught up in winning, we forget that most of the great men and women in history have, at one time or another, failed at something. Often repeatedly, and discouragingly. But each failure is nothing more than a brick in the wall that forms the foundation of our success. We can't forget that.  Carlton Young

If patience is worth anything, it must endure to the end of time. And a living faith will last in the midst of the blackest storm.  Mohandas Gandhi

If you don't like something change it; if you can't change it, change the way you think about it.  Mary Engelbreit

Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.  Og Mandino

Our lives are not determined by what happens to us, but how we react to what happens; not by what life brings us, but by the attitude we bring to life. A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events and outcomes. It is a catalyst a spark that creates extraordinary results.

I am not afraid of storms, I am learning to sail my own ship.  Louisa May Alcott

A pearl is a beautiful thing that is produced by an injured life. It is the tear that results from the injury of the oyster. The treasure of our being in this world is also produced by an injured life. If we had not been wounded, if we had not been injured, then we will not produce the pearl.  Stephan Hoeller

Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.  Brian Tracy

As your faith is strengthened you will find that there is no longer the need to have a sense of control, that things will flow as they will, and that you will flow with them, to your great delight and benefit.  Emmanuel Teney

All who call on God in true faith, earnestly from the heart, will certainly be heard, and will receive what they have asked and desired.  Martin Luther

As you recognize that you already own the wholeness you seek, and no one outside you can give you more than you already are, dysfunctional situations will evaporate like bad dreams exposed to the morning sun.  Alan Cohen

When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.  Wayne Dyer

There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning.  Louis L'Amour
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