100 Inspirational Quotes About Life Struggles And Challenges

100 Inspirational Quotes About Life Struggles And Challenges

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Everyone’s life has its own challenges. Some are more common, others are less. On this page, you’ll find a hundred inspirational quotes about life struggles that will give you the courage to overcome yours.

I believe that we are not given any challenges that we can’t handle. So if your life feels hard right now, I’m sure there’s something great waiting for you behind the corner!

Don’t give up, stay strong, and try to shift your focus from struggles and negativity to positive things that you have to be grateful for.

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Best inspirational quotes about life struggles

Here are 10 best life struggles quotes that are worth paying attention to. Share them with a friend who might need it at a time like this!

  1. Being challenged in life is inevitable, being defeated is optional. – Roger Crawford
  2. When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not yet ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back. A week is more than enough time for us to decide whether or not to accept our destiny. – Paulo Coelho
  3. Don’t fill life with struggles – fill life with joy. A flower always struggles to survive, but it never forgets to bloom with joy. – Debasish Mridha
  4. Some roses grow through concrete. Remember that. – Brandi L. Bates
  5. Just because those around you do not constantly tell you what they are going through in their personal life, it does not mean they are living in a fairytale. – Auliq Ice
  6. Life’s battles don’t always go to the stronger or faster man. But sooner or later the man who wins, is the man who thinks he can. – Bruce Lee
  7. There comes a time in your life, when you walk away from all the drama and people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh. Forget the bad and focus on the good. Love the people who treat you right, pray for the ones who do not. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is a part of life, getting back up is living. – José N. Harris
  8. People can have the best of intentions when they tell their loved ones how they should be living their lives. But often times, when we are in struggle, we are seeking to be supported, not solved. – Jaeda DeWalt
  9. And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about. – Haruki Murakami
  10. Once you get into the desert, there’s no going back. And, when you can’t go back, you have to worry only about the best way of moving forward. – Paulo Coelho

Quotes about struggle and pain

Quotes about struggle and pain

11. Persevere against all odds & struggles. They are nothing but a toughened pathway to your glorious shiny destiny. – Hiral Nagda

12. Those who overcome great challenges will be changed, and often in unexpected ways. For our struggles enter our lives as unwelcome guests, but they bring valuable gifts. And once the pain subsides, the gifts remain. These gifts are life’s true treasures, bought at great price, but cannot be acquired in any other way. – Steve Goodier

13. You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, who had ever been alive. – James Baldwin

14. The struggle of my life created empathy – I could relate to pain, being abandoned, having people not love me. – Oprah Winfrey

15. Whenever you feel a little stricken down in pain, think about this. The knife has to be sharpened by striking and rubbing it against something strong before it can become useful! You are going to be great after the struggles. – Israelmore Ayivor

16. When we are caught in a struggle with psychological problems we often put life on hold, believing that our pain needs to lessen before we can really begin to live again. – Steven C. Hayes

17. Each leaf tells us a story. The story of its struggle. The struggle against the storms that it faces in life. – Avijeet Das

18. Sometimes we hurt the ones we love but hurting ourselves to avoid it doesn’t make it better.

Shannon A. Thompson

19. If you are willing to be present on the good days, be ready to learn from the bad days. – Ian Osebe

20. It’s so hard to forget pain, but it’s even harder to remember sweetness. We have no scar to show for happiness. We learn so little from peace. – Chuck Palahniuk

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Quotes about overcoming life struggles

21. The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it. – Molière

22. Our scars show that we have lived through something difficult and come out on the other side of it. We are flawed, but we are better, stronger people for it. – Ann Omasta

23. When the storms do come; you can only allow them to slow you down, but don’t let them stop you, there will be delays, detours, and disappointments but you have to keep pushing through it. – Bernard Kelvin Clive

24. I think that little by little I’ll be able to solve my problems and survive. – Frida Kahlo

25. The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough. They’re there to stop the other people. – Randy Pausch

26. Once all struggle is grasped, miracles are possible. – Mao Zedong

27. Personal struggles, mistakes, and perseverance are part of every person’s life story. A proper mindset can turn failure into a gift. Specific human qualities such as intelligence and adaptive skills can be cultivated through applied effort to assist a person overcome a resounding failure. Each person would be wise to ask how does a person cope – grapple – with failure? We derive strength from our struggles. – Kilroy J. Oldster

28. Life throws challenges and every challenge comes with rainbows and lights to conquer it. – Amit Ray

29. Sometimes, life’s challenges are tough to deal with. You will succeed if you focus your thoughts on how to overcome the challenge. – Catherine Pulsifer

30. Happiness is not the absence of problems; it’s the ability to deal with them. – Steve Maraboli

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Inspirational life lessons quotes about life and struggle

Inspirational life lessons quotes about life and struggle

31. And I would find myself again. Not the same version of me that I was looking for, but a stronger version. A wiser version. A woman who knew that she was enough, just as she was. A woman who had been tried in the fire but instead of being burned by it, came out gold. A woman who finally, after doubting and questioning and striving and hustling for her worth for years… finally, finally came to the realization that she was and is and has always been… enough. – Mandy Hale

32. If all that you’re praying for is an easy life, what you’re really praying for is the absence of life. – Craig D. Lounsbrough

33. Some people are born with odds stacked against them in life. But they never give up on achieving their dreams. – Avijeet Das

34. The best moments in our lives, are not the passive, receptive, relaxing times — although such experiences can also be enjoyable if we have worked hard to attain them. The best moments usually occur when a person’s body or mind is stretched to its limits in a voluntary effort to accomplish something difficult and worthwhile. Optimal experience is thus something that we make happen. For a child, it could be placing with trembling fingers the last block on a tower she has built, higher than any she has built so far; for a swimmer, it could be trying to beat his own record; for a violinist, mastering an intricate musical passage. For each person there are thousands of opportunities, challenges to expand ourselves. – Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

35. The key is this: Meet today’s problems with today’s strength. Don’t start tackling tomorrow’s problems until tomorrow. You do not have tomorrow’s strength yet. You simply have enough for today. – Max Lucado

36. The wars you’ll wage aren’t decided when you fight them. They’re decided before that by the extent of your efforts and the substance of your sacrifices. – Evan Winter

37. Even if it seems as though our lives have been reduced to ashes, hope persists. New and more powerful life is still possible. “What does not kill me makes me stronger,” declared Nietzsche with his customary indomitable defiance of misfortune. In other words, if you’re still standing, if you’ve been thrown into a crucible of struggle and you haven’t perished, then, if you did but know it, you’re much stronger than before, a person who knows how to survive. Now you need only make that inner strength explicit. Dominate the world. Don’t let the world dominate you. – Michael Faust

38. Every woman that finally figured out her worth, has picked up her suitcases of pride and boarded a flight to freedom, which landed in the valley of change. – Shannon L. Alder

39. When I have been truly searching for my treasure, every day has been luminous, because I’ve known that every hour was a part of the dream that I would find it. When I have been truly searching for my treasure, I’ve discovered things along the way that I never would have seen had I not had the courage to try things that seemed impossible for a shepherd to achieve. – Paulo Coelho

40. No one is without troubles, without personal hardships and genuine challenges. That fact may not be obvious because most people don’t advertise their woes and heartaches. But nobody, not even the purest heart, escapes life without suffering battle scars. – Richelle E. Goodrich

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Positive encouraging quotes about life struggles

41. Sometimes I get so caught up in my own problems that I forget how amazing the world is. – Wendelin Van Draanen

42. When you think this pain is all you deserve, you are right. You are the only one that can decide how long you will walk in hell. – Shannon L. Alder

43. Positive thinking is powerful thinking. If you want happiness, fulfillment, success and inner peace, start thinking you have the power to achieve those things. Focus on the bright side of life and expect positive results. – Germany Kent

44. During your struggle society is not a bunch of flowers, it is a bunch of cactus. – Amit Kalantri

45. You may have suffered from many things, yet will not be defeated by your struggles, if you are determined to stay devoted to the fulfillment of your dreams. – Lailah Gifty Akita

46. I hope you find true meaning, contentment, and passion in your life. I hope you navigate the difficult times and come out with greater strength and resolve. I hope you find whatever balance you seek with your eyes wide open. And I hope that you – yes, you – have the ambition to lean in to your career and run the world. Because the world needs you to change it. – Sheryl Sandberg

47. When you have done your possible best and nothing seems to work, then work in patience – the invisible key that unlocks possibilities. – Martin Uzochukwu Ugwu

48. You were created for more than to bear the weight of your shadows – but you have to choose to no longer let them define you. You have to choose to let the light shine through the shattered pieces.

Kara Swanson

49. Many, many men have been just as troubled morally and spiritually as you are right now. Happily, some of them kept records of their troubles. You’ll learn from them—if you want to. Just as someday, if you have something to offer, someone will learn something from you. It’s a beautiful reciprocal arrangement. And it isn’t education. It’s history. It’s poetry. – J.D. Salinger

50. Everything is within your power, and your power is within you. – Janice Trachtman

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Emotional struggle quotes and sayings

Emotional struggle quotes and sayings

51. If a problem is fixable, if a situation is such that you can do something about it, then there is no need to worry. If it’s not fixable, then there is no help in worrying. There is no benefit in worrying whatsoever. – Dalai Lama XIV

52. Ah, kindness. What a simple way to tell another struggling soul that there is love to be found in the world. – Alison Malee

53. Life isn’t always lighthearted and happy and shiny, and it’s okay to admit that. Some chapters of our lives are going to be darker than others, and it’s okay to admit that. Sometimes you’ve gotta get a little lost in order to get found. And it’s okay to admit that. – Mandy Hale

54. Only by facing your demons can you stop them from having power over you. – Auliq Ice

55. One thing you can’t hide – is when you’re crippled inside. – John Lennon

56. You are not alone in the struggles of life. Entire cosmos is with you. It evolves through the way you face and overcome challenges of life. Use everything in your advantage. – Amit Ray

57. You fix what you can fix and you let the rest go. If there ain’t nothin’ to be done about it ain’t even a problem. It’s just an aggravation.

Cormac McCarthy

58. The more you cry today, the more stronger and happier you’ll be tomorrow. – Michael Bassey Johnson

59. Disappointments are healthy for us. They tame egos, deflate pride, and soften hearts while cultivating respect for the struggles experienced by all humanity. – Richelle E. Goodrich

60. The only real battle in life is between hanging on and letting go. – Shannon L. Alder

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“Thankful for my struggle” gratitude quotes

Sometimes we need to struggle first so that we can appreciate the next, positive phase of life more. I have a free 7 day gratitude challenge to help you be more thankful for what you have, especially when life is hard.

61. I’m thankful for my struggle because without it I wouldn’t have stumbled across my strength. – Alexandra Elle

62. All challenges are the opportunity for growth and I am thankful for the chance to evolve. – Alina Nimue

63. Be grateful for challenges because had there been no difficulties and no thorns in the way, then man would have been in his primitive state and no progress made in civilization and mental culture. – Anandi Gopal Joshi

64. Be grateful for your difficulties and challenges, for they hold blessings. In fact… man needs difficulties; they are necessary for health, personal growth, individuation, and self-actualization. – Carl Jung

65. Thank you for all the challenges that built my character. Thank you for all the hard times that made me appreciate the good times.

66. I’m grateful for past betrayals, heartaches, and challenges… I thought they were breaking me; but they were sculpting me. – Steve Maraboli

67. Be thankful for every new challenge. Each will give you more strength, wisdom, and character. – Kristen Butler

68. The satisfaction of struggling and achieving your goals is a beautiful feeling. – Avijeet Das

69. Be grateful for your challenges, setbacks, adversity, and disappointments. Be grateful for your opportunity to overcome every single one, because doing so contributes to your growth & your ability to help others overcome theirs. – Hal Elrod

70. Be thankful for all the struggles you go through. They make you stronger, wiser, and humble. Don’t let it break you – let it make you.

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Short inspirational quotes about life and struggles

Short inspirational quotes about life and struggles

71. Sometimes the darkest challenges, the most difficult lessons, hold the greatest gems of light. – Barbara Marciniak

72. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all. – Helen Keller

73. If in trouble, focus on where you want to be rather than where you are! – Somya Kedia

74. Great struggles have always preceded greater opportunities. – Richie Norton

75. Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body. – Lucius Annaeus Seneca

76. Struggle is good; it hardens us. Struggle is necessary; it toughens us. – Avijeet Das

77. Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. – Confucius

78. If you invest nothing, the reward is worth little. – Richelle E. Goodrich

79. If you are going through a lot, you are going to get a lot. – Amit Kalantri

80. She was nothing in particular. But at least she had a purpose. – Scott Westerfeld

Motivational good morning quotes about life and struggles

81. We all make mistakes, have struggles, and even regret things in our past. But you are not your mistakes, you are not your struggles, and you are here NOW with the power to shape your day and your future. – Steve Maraboli

82. Struggles are a part of life but they are not the totality of what life entails so we must remember to discover all the other ingredients that make life worth living.

83. If there is one thing I have learned through my struggles in life, its today’s trials will be tomorrow’s faded memories. – Angelique Bochnak

84. To say something great, you must first stop trying to say something great! Sometimes struggling is an obstacle to reach the target! Flow like a river, calmly, naturally, enjoying the present moment, without thinking of the ocean and finally you will be there! – Mehmet Murat ildan

85. Even in the most difficult of times, there is always a hidden blessing that exists under all the superficial stuff that we so frequently see. There is always a rainbow waiting to burst forth after the rain. – Daniella Whyte

86. No matter how much it hurts now, someday you will look back and realize your struggles changed your life for the better.

87. A good strategy of life is obvious: When the right path is found, it must be walked no matter how hard it is and the precious target this path destined to must be arrived at by defeating every difficulty encountered. – Mehmet Murat ildan

88. Be someone’s strength. Be someone’s inspiration. Be someone’s reason to never give up.

89. If there is no cure for all the issues and challenges in this life, what is one to do to counter all of these problems? One of the strongest defenses is the greatest offense. This offense is to counter all the issues pertinent to your world by spreading a heavy dose of positive thinking over and around everything that you encounter. – Catherine Pulsifer

90. Not many great things have ever been done without struggling. Stand up for your dream, a definite plan and burning desire can get you there. – Okorote Emmanuel

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Best quotes about the struggle to success

Best quotes about the struggle to success

In most cases, success in life doesn’t come easily. It’s a long process full of challenges but it’s always worth it in the end. Try to enjoy the journey and it won’t feel like a struggle so much!

91. Without struggles, could there be any success? – Lailah Gifty Akita

92. Once we get the things we are striving for, we rarely remain satisfied with them. The things are just the bait. Chasing after them forces us to evolve, and it is the evolution and not the rewards themselves that matters to us and to those around us. This means that for most people success is struggling and evolving as effectively as possible. – Ray Dalio

93. Don’t ever be discouraged with yourself because you have not arrived at success, but instead be pleased that you are pressing toward it. – Joyce Meyer

94. Achieving success is a challenge but so is struggling so you may as well choose success. – Rob Liano

95. Everybody is fighting a hard battle that you know nothing about, never give up with yours. – Auliq Ice

96. You don’t get to come and go when it’s best for you. You appreciate when it’s rough, when it’s easy and when it just doesn’t make sense. You strive. You work. You love. You learn. – Dominic Riccitello

97. People who laugh at your hustle or you hustling now, are the first people who will be asking for favors and help when you have made it. – DJ Kyos

98. The power of hope! Even a lack of ambition can, for a time, pay off as a necessary facet, as long as hope outweighs it. – Criss Jami

99. Most people are unhappy since they fail to get what they want in life. However, even when they actually get what they want, their happiness is short-lived because very soon they raise the bar to a higher level and again start struggling to achieve the next level. Their happiness level thus comes back to the original level as before. – Awdhesh Singh

100. Many of life’s failures are experienced by people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. – Thomas Edison

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Final words about struggling in life

Everyone has their own struggles. If you think you are alone in this, you are probably wrong, and there are lots of others feeling what you feel right now!

If you feel the need to talk to someone about your struggles, consider online therapy. These days it’s as easy as texting a friend. You absolutely don’t have to go through this alone!

Yes, life is full of struggles, but it’s also full of good positive things, which we wouldn’t appreciate if everything was always good. Be thankful for what you already achieved, for all the deep things you take for granted, and keep your head up until clouds dissolve and you see a beautiful blue sky.

Keep going!

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