Is life getting you or a loved one down?
Let these inspirational quotes about life’s struggles pick you back up!
Hard times are a given. Sometimes the only way to get through the difficult times is by improving your attitude.
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Let’s dive in and perk up.
Struggle Quotes About Life
Take on the struggles of life with this first group of quotes.
My experiences remind me that it’s those black clouds that make the blue skies even more beautiful.
~ Kelly Clarkson
In this life, to earn your place you have to fight for it.
All progress takes place outside the comfort zone.
~ Michael John Bobak
If you treat every situation as a life and death matter, you’ll die a lot of times.
~ Dean Smith
Step out of the history that is holding you back. Step into the new story you are willing to create.
~ Oprah Winfrey
Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out.
~ John Wooden
Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.
~ Napoleon Hill
Don’t struggle about the struggle. In other words, life’s full of ups and downs. So if you’re struggling, don’t worry, everyone else has or will at some point.
~ Sean Covey
The struggle of life is one of our greatest blessings. It makes us patient, sensitive, and Godlike. It teaches us that although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.
~ Helen Keller
Life is one long struggle in the dark.
The philosophy of life is this: Life is not a struggle, not a tension… Life is bliss. It is eternal wisdom, eternal existence.
~ Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Life is like photography. You use the negatives to develop.
~ Ziad K. Abdelnour
Your own life struggles are enough to motivate you.
~ Sonal Takalkar
Be proud of struggles in your life. They bring you closer to greatness.
~ Auliq Ice
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
Life doesn’t get easier or more forgiving, we get stronger and more resilient.
~ Steve Maraboli
When I am struggling with my life I look up towards the sky and say; Lord you take over.
~ Joan Disantis
My story is a freedom song of struggle. It is about finding one’s purpose, how to overcome fear and to stand up for causes bigger than one’s self.
~ Coretta Scott King
Struggles not only make us into stronger, better, and wiser people, they also let us learn more about ourselves and our purpose in life.
~ Auliq Ice
All life demands struggle. Those who have everything given to them become lazy, selfish, and insensitive to the real values of life. The very striving and hard work that we so constantly try to avoid is the major building block in the person we are today.
~ Pope Paul VI
Inside each of us, there is the seed of both good and evil. It’s a constant struggle as to which one will win. And one cannot exist without the other.
~ Eric Burdon
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Struggle Motivational Quotes
Achieve great things by keeping your momentum through life’s struggles. Now get motivated with these quotes!
Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
~ John R. Wooden
I don’t know the word ‘quit’. Either I never did, or I have abolished it.
~ Susan Butcher
When you feel like quitting, remember why you started.
If you are not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.
~ Jim Rohn
A ship is always safe at shore but that is not what it’s built for.
~ Albert Einstein
Stay consistent. Results are never instant.
Look at my success. I didn’t achieve it overnight. It has been the product of many years’ struggle, and every year, my times have shown gradual improvement.
~ Mo Farah
Yesterday I dared to struggle. Today I dare to win.
~ Bernadette Devlin
Some roses grow through concrete. Remember that.
~ Brandi L. Bates
When life knocks you down, try to land on your back. Because if you can look up, you can get up.
~ Les Brown
If there is no struggle, there is no progress.
~ Frederick Douglass
Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way. And don’t pray when it rains if you don’t pray when the sun shines.
~ Leroy Satchel Paige
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
If you don’t like something change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.
~ Mary Engelbreit
In the heart of every struggle lies an opportunity to grow.
~ Melanie M. Koulouris
The harder the struggle, the more glorious the triumph. Self-realization demands very great struggle.
~ Swami Sivananda
In order to succeed, people need a sense of self-efficacy, to struggle together with resilience to meet the inevitable obstacles and inequities of life.
I have seen good times and bad times, struggle and success.
~ MHimani Shivpuri
You can’t solve anyone else’s life for them. But then, if you see someone struggling with a heavy load, isn’t it forbidden to walk on without helping them?
~ Naomi Alderman
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Struggle Quotes About Love & Friendship
Keep your eyes on the important things in life – love and friendship!
One of life’s challenges is to decide whether the relationship struggles are worth it. These quotes provide food for thought.
If an apology is followed by an excuse or a reason, it means they are going to commit same mistake again they just apologized for.
~ Amit Kalantri
Every relationship goes through a struggle, but only strong relationships get through it.
A nagging spouse is like the drip, drip, drip of a leaky faucet; You can’t turn it off, and you can’t get away from it.
~ Proverbs 27:15-16 MSG
Things change, and friendships leave. Life doesn’t stop for anybody.
~ Stephen Chbosky
True friends stab you in the front.
~ Oscar Wilde
True friendship is never serene.
~ Marquise de Sevigne
As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend.
~ Proverbs 27:17 NLT
Stop looking for happiness in the same place you lost it.
If you love somebody, let them go, for they will return, they were always yours. If they don’t they never were.
~ Kahlil Gibran
Only a true friend would be that honest.
I struggle with insecurities. I struggle with forgiveness. I struggle with letting someone go that did me dirty without vengeance, which is an evil thing.
~ Jessie Reyez
You’re imperfect, and you’re wired for struggle, but you are worthy of love and belonging.
~ Brene Brown
Faithful are the wounds of a friend; profuse are the kisses of an enemy.
~ Proverbs 27:6 ESV
Your struggle is my struggle.
~ Abhijit Naskar
Sometimes we can feel like we are not good enough, but it is important to remember that we have nothing to prove to others. Love and respect yourself each and every day.
~ Lisa Lieberman-Wang
When you struggle with your partner, you are struggling with yourself. Every fault you see in them touches a denied weakness in yourself.
~ Deepak Chopra
Behind every happy couple lies two people who have fought hard to overcome all obstacles and interferences to be that way. Why? Because it’s what they wanted.
~ Kim George
The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of those depths.
~ Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
Love isn’t a perfect state of caring. It’s an active noun, like ‘struggle.’
~ Fred Rogers
Together we have traveled a long road to be where we are today. This has been a road of struggle against colonial and apartheid oppression.
~ Thabo Mbeki
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Inspirational Struggle Quotes
Let these quotes help get you through life’s darkest moments.
When everything seems to be against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.
~ Henry Ford
Fall seven times and get up eight.
~ Japanese Proverb
Everything you ever wanted is on the other side of fear.
~ George Addair
The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.
~ Bruce Lee
Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.
~ Henry Ford
Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.
~ Bill Gates
Once all struggle is grasped, miracles are possible.
~ Mao Zedong
To have striven, to have made the effort, to have been true to certain ideals — this alone is worth the struggle.
~ William Osler
The bravest sight in the world is to see a great man struggling against adversity.
We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope.
~ Martin Luther King
Use what you’ve been through as fuel, believe in yourself and be unstoppable!
~ Yvonne Pierre
The struggle you’re in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow. Don’t give up.
~ Robert Tew
Quietly endure, silently suffer and patiently wait.
~ Martin Luther King Jr.
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Struggle to Success Quotes
You can’t do great work without hard lessons. These quotes will help you beat your fear of failure.
There is no such thing as failure. Failure is just life trying to move us in another direction.
~ Oprah Winfrey
Nothing works unless you do.
~ Maya Angelou
Forget past mistakes. Forget failures. Forget everything except what you’re going to do now and do it.
~ William Durant
Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.
~ Richard Branson
Let no feeling of discouragement prey upon you, and in the end you are sure to succeed.
~ Abraham Lincoln
I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse.
~ Florence Nightingale
A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him.
~ David Brinkley
Don’t feel entitled to anything you didn’t sweat and struggle for.
~ Marian Wright Edelman
I’m glad I’ve had to struggle. It’s made me the artist I am now.
~ Jessie J.
The triumph can’t be had without the struggle.
~ Wilma Rudolph
The greatest glory in living lies not in never failing, but in rising every time we fail.
~ Nelson Mandela
I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.
~ Thomas A. Edison
Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.
~ Winston Churchill
Mistakes are proof that you are trying.
~ Samantha Snyder
The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just.
~ Abraham Lincoln
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Struggle Makes You Stronger Quotes
Could a daily struggle be a good sign that better things are coming? Consider these quotes.
Sometimes the bad things that happen in our lives put us directly on the path to the best things that will ever happen to us.
~ Nicole Reed
I really think a champion is defined not by their wins but by how they can recover when they fall.
~ Serena Williams
Every problem is a gift. Without problems we would not grow.
~ Anthony Robbins
Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.
~ C.S. Lewis
Let me tell you the secret that has led to my goal. My strength lies solely on my tenacity.
~ Louis Pasteur
Believe me, the reward is not so great without the struggle.
~ Wilma Rudolph
We must meet the challenge rather than wish it were not before us.
~ William J. Brennan, Jr.
You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.
~ Margaret Thatcher
No matter what struggles I come across, I will keep going, because I have the will and strength to overcome it all. All my greatest accomplishments, I once thought I would never achieve, but I keep on succeeding every challenge that faces me. No matter what is beyond my control, nothing will ever make me less than a woman. I am and will always be a powerful woman.
~ Victoria Enriquez
Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness.
~ Steve Maraboli
The women that inspire me to be honest are the women that struggle.
Sometimes you don’t realize your own strength until you come face to face with your greatest weakness.
~ Susan Gale
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.
Struggle teaches you a lot of things, and I am happy that I witnessed a roller coaster ride. The journey has improved me as a person and made me more mature.
~ Manoj Bajpayee
Just as despair can come to one only from other human beings, hope, too, can be given to one only by other human beings.
~ Elie Weisel
We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.
~ Kenji Miyazawa
100+ Very Short Struggle Sayings
Short and sweet to tweet. Also perfect for adding text to photos!
Dust off and get up.
You are enough.
Keep your chin up.
You can do hard things.
A bigger yes is around the corner.
You can do it!
Don’t let them stop you.
Don’t stop until you’re proud.
Try one more time.
Lift up someone else.
Tough times make tough people.
Never say die.
Good things take time.
No struggle, no progress.
Impossible is for the unwilling.
Keep your eyes on the stars.
Prove everyone wrong.
You can do anything.
Get through it.
Turn “can do” into “can did!”
Failure is not fatal.
Habit is persistence in practice.
Dare to believe again.
No regrets, just lessons.
Hard work pays off.
Nothing will work unless you do.
I can, therefore I am.
The best way out is through.
Show up, show up, show up.
The joy is in the struggle.
The show must go on.
Rise every time you fall.
Focus on the journey.
Resolve to succeed.
You got this.
Failure is part of success.
Do what you can.
You’ve survived tougher.
You got it in you.
Let’s hear your battle cry.
You can do it and you know it.
Bet on yourself.
Don’t give up on yourself.
Just do it!
Believe in yourself.
Now is the only moment.
Get your brave on.
Buckle down and push forth.
Trust the process.
Tough is your middle name.
Go get it!
Put your game face on.
Failure isn’t a tattoo it’s a bruise.
Stop worrying and start doing.
You are unstoppable.
Figure it out as you go.
Fire up those engines.
Fake it til you make it.
Get back in the game.
Today’s struggle is tomorrow’s strength.
You are in charge of your mood.
Get back in there, champ!
Go for broke.
Do it scared.
You can push back.
Go for it.
Live your purpose.
Focus on the positives.
Stop at nothing.
Failure isn’t fatal.
Fussing is futile.
Worry is a waste.
Believe you can.
Push through the fear.
Seize the day.
Change your thoughts.
Ask for what you need.
Stay the course.
Attempt the impossible.
Don’t lose hope.
It’s not over yet.
Be the one who endures.
Don’t stop now!
Be strong and courageous.
Take on new challenges and obstacles of many types by keeping your chin up.
I hope these quotes are your first step on the right path to better days!
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