75 Inspirational Quotes About Life And Struggles To Get You Through Difficult Times

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As the best inspirational quotes about life and struggles explain, life is beautiful, but not always easy. It has problems too, and the challenge lies in facing them with courage during trying times.

There is no human being on Earth — strong, powerful, wise, or rich — who has not experienced struggle, suffering, or failure.

No doubt, life is beautiful at every moment — a celebration of being alive, but one should be always ready to face adversity and challenges. A person who has not encountered difficulties in life can never achieve success.

Difficult times test the courage, patience, perseverance, and true character of being a human. Growth can come only after tough times and struggle.

As life offers so many wonderful ups and downs, it is great to get a new perspective to turn a frown upside down.

Knowing how powerful words can be, here are the most profound inspirational quotes about life and struggles to enhance your day.

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

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2. "Sometimes we can feel like we are not good enough, but it is important to remember that we have nothing to prove others. Love and respect yourself each and every day." — Lisa Lieberman-Wang

3. "You only live one but if you do it right, once is enough." — Mae West

4. "The mind is everything. What you think, you become." — Buddha

5. "If you truly want to be respected by people you love, you must prove to them that you can survive without them." — Michael Bassey Johnson

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

7. "Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today." — Will Rodgers

8. "The only person you should strive to be better than is the person you were yesterday." — Tony Robbins

9. "Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself." — Harvey Fierstein

10. "You may face defeats in your life, but never let yourself feel defeated." — Maya Angelou

11. "A comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there."

12. "If you want to fly give up everything that weighs you down." — Toni Morrison

13. "Life has no limitations, except the ones you make." — Les Brown

14. "Quit hanging on to the handrails. Let go. Surrender. Go for the ride of your life. Do it every day." — Melody Beattie

15. "There are better people in the world, do not let the worst do the worst to you, you deserve the best in life." — Michael Bassey Johnson

16. "It is during our darkest moments that we must focus on the light." — Aristotle

17. "You will truly never be good enough for anyone else if you are not good enough for yourself first."

18. "Believe in yourself. Have faith in your abilities. Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers, you cannot be successful or happy." — Norman Vincent Peale

19. "Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does."— William James

20. "There is no limit to what we can, as women accomplish." — Michelle Obama

21. "Believing in yourself can be hard, especially when no one else believes in you, just be proud of who you are, and believe anything is possible if you put your mind to it." — Rashida Rowe

22. "Turn your wounds into wisdom." — Oprah Winfrey

23. "Instead of wishing you were someone else, be proud of who you are. You never know who was looking at you wishing they were you."

24. "If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door." — Milton Berle

25. "Your willingness to look at your darkness is what empowers you to change." — Iyanla Vanzant

26. "It is important that we forgive ourselves for making mistakes. We need to learn from our errors and move on." — Steve Maraboli

27. "Out of the mountain of despair, a stone of hope." — Martin Luther King

28. "No matter what happens, no matter how far you seem to be away from where you want to be, never stop believing that you will somehow make it." — Brad Gast

29. "I know for sure what we dwell on is who we become." — Oprah Winfrey

30. "We don't know who we are until we see what we can do." — Martha Grimes

31. "The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be ignited." — Plutarch

32. "A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor." — Franklin D. Roosevelt

33. "Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself." — Coco Chanel

34. "Believe you can and you're halfway there." — Theodore Roosevelt

35. "Growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces working together." — James Cash Penney

36. "When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be." — Lao Tzu

37. "The great thing in this world is not so much where you stand, as in what direction you are moving." — Oliver Wendell Holmes

38. "Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." — Ralph Waldo Emerson

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39. "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

40. "Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do." — John Wooden

41. "I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions." — Stephen Covey

42. "We become what we think about." — Earl Nightingale

43. "What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals." — Zig Ziglar

44. "Whatever life gives you, even if it hurts, just be strong and act like you're okay. Strong walls shake but never collapse."

45. "I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination." — Jimmy Dean

46. "Limit your 'always' and your 'nevers.'" — Amy Poehler

47. "You do not find the happy life. You make it." — Camilla Eyring Kimball

48. "You must do the things you think you cannot do." — Eleanor Roosevelt

49. "It isn't where you come from. It's where you're going that counts." — Ella Fitzgerald

50. "It is never too late to be what you might have been." — George Eliot

51. "You get what you give." — Jennifer Lopez 

52. "Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open." — John Barrymore

53. "Happiness is not by chance, but by choice." — Jim Rohn

54. "You don't always need a plan. Sometimes you just need to breathe, trust, let go, and see what happens." — Mandy Hale

55. "Only you can make yourself stand again." — Neha

56. "Your every imperfection makes you the real you." — Suhanaa

57. "Be kind to yourself while you still heal from all that remains unsaid." — Shreya Maurya

58. "If it's out of our hands, it deserves freedom from your mind too." — Ivan Nuru

59. "How courageous you are to accept what is — and what will be." — Karlie Marie

60. "Don't grieve for what doesn't come. Some things that don't happen keep disasters from happening." — Rumi

61. "There are far, far better things ahead than anything we've left behind." — C.S. Lewis

62. "You're braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." — A.A. Milne

63. "Why do we fall? So we can learn to pick ourselves back up." — Christopher Nolan

64. "When you know your worth, no one can make you feel worthless."

65. "Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do." — John R. Wooden

66. "The beginning is the most important part of the work." — Plato

67. "You always pass failure on the way to success." — Mickey Rooney

68. "Why don't you focus on where you're going and less on where you came from?" — Amy Harmon

69. "In every single thing you do, you are choosing a direction. Your life is a product of choices." — Dr. Kathleen Hall

70. "Never believe that you are anything less than extraordinary." — Kaiden Blake

71. "My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive." — Maya Angelou

72. "No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world." — Robin Williams

73. "Motivation comes from working on things we care about." — Sheryl Sandberg

74. "Keep your face always toward the sunshine, and shadows will fall behind you." — Walt Whitman

75. "Be someone's strength. Be someone's inspiration. Be someone's reason to never give up."

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Lisa Lieberman-Wang is a relationship expert and creator of the neuroscience Neuro Associative Programming (NAP). If you need help finding your truth and living an authentic life, visit her website or reach out to her via e-mail.

This article was originally published at FINEtoFAB. Reprinted with permission from the author.