80 Quotes Overcoming Adversity – Look Closer. They’re Brilliant.

80 Quotes Overcoming Adversity – Look Closer. They’re Brilliant.

Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors. African proverbEntrepreneurship is fun and exciting but like in other areas of life, it has its ups and downs too.

When everything goes well, you are happy and excited, right?

Then hard times come where you face all kind of obstacles. Fear and temptation to give up are common feelings then. What else you can do in those hard times, other than keep pushing on.

For these times, when the sea is rough, I collected these 80 motivational quotes about overcoming adversity and hardships. Just to keep

Just to keep you motivated to push forward and not give up.

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80 Quotes About Overcoming Adversity


1. „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


2. „The hardships that I encountered in the past will help me succeed in the future.“ – Philip Emeagwali


3.„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


4. „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


5. „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


6. „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


7. „There are hurdles, there are handicaps, hardships you have to face in life, but you hope for a great future,“ – Anil Kapoor


8. “You normally have to be bashed about a bit by life to see the point of daffodils, sunsets and uneventful nice days,“ – Alain de Botton


9. “Sometimes we must undergo hardships, breakups, and narcissistic wounds, which shatter the flattering image that we had of ourselves, in order to discover two truths: that we are not who we thought we were; and that the loss of a cherished pleasure is not necessarily the loss of true happiness and well–being.“― Jean-Yves Leloup


10. “You normally have to be bashed about a bit by life to see the point of daffodils, sunsets and uneventful nice days.“ – Alain de Botton


 

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11. “Times of great calamity and confusion have been productive for the greatest minds. The purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace. The brightest thunder – bolt is elicited from the darkest storm.“ – Charles Caleb Colton


12. “You normally have to be bashed about a bit by life to see the point of daffodils, sunsets and uneventful nice days.“ – Alain de Botton


13. “Times of great calamity and confusion have been productive for the greatest minds. The purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace. The brightest thunder – bolt is elicited from the darkest storm.“ – Charles Caleb Colton


14. “We are inspired by those who, despite unbelievable pain and hardship, have chosen to become victors.“ – Judge Glenda Hatchett


15. „If you’re going through hell, keep going.“ – Winston Churchill


16. „A bend in the road is not the end of the road… unless you fail to make the turn.“ – Unknown


17. „I know God will not give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish that He didn’t trust me so much.“ – Mother Teresa


18. „The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work.“ – Harry Golden


19. „You can’t run away from trouble. There ain’t no place that far.“ – Uncle Remus


19. „If I had a formula for bypassing trouble, I would not pass it round. Trouble creates a capacity to handle it. I don’t embrace trouble; that’s as bad as treating it as an enemy. But I do say meet it as a friend, for you’ll see a lot of it and had better be on speaking terms with it.“ – Oliver Wendell Holmes


20. „Do you think a champion is made out of thin air? It’s through the hardships you endure that you’ll gain real strength.“ ― Gail Tsukiyama


21. „Finding the reason to live doesn’t put you on top, it’s the hardships faced in process that get you there.” ― Sachin Kumar Puli


22. “Despite many difficulties and hardships, I’ve always liked my odds…“ – Ramses Atenosis Cea


23. “What a weary time those years were – to have the desire and the need to live but not the ability.“ – Charles Bukowski


24. “It’s easier to bleed than sweat, Mr. Motes.“ ― Flannery O’Connor


25. “Enclose your heart in times of need with the steel of your determination and your strength. In doing this, all things will be bearable.“ – Lora Leigh, Broken Wings


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26. “The worse the passage the more welcome the port.“ – Thomas Fuller


27. „Pain can be endured and defeated only if it is embraced. Denied or feared, it grows in perception if not in reality.“ – Dean Koontz, Velocity


28. „You have come into a hard world. I know of only one easy place in it, and that is the grave.“ – Henry Ward Beecher


29. „If you want to forget all your other troubles, wear too tight shoes.“ – The Houghton Line


30. „If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.“ – Frank A. Clark


31. „We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.“ – Kenji Miyazawa


32. „Adversity is like a strong wind. It tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn, so that we see ourselves as we really are.“ – Arthur Golden, Memoirs of a Geisha


33. „The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem.“ – Theodore Rubin


34. „When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.“ – Ralph Waldo Emerson


35. „Sleep, riches, and health to be truly enjoyed must be interrupted.“ – Johann Paul Friedrich Richter


36. „Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.“ – African Proverb


37. „There is no education like adversity.“ – Disraeli


38. „When written in Chinese the word “crisis“ is composed of two characters – one represents danger and the other represents opportunity.“ – John F. Kennedy


39. „There are some defeats more triumphant than victories.“ – Michel de Montaigne


40. „Adversity introduces a man to himself.“ – Unknown


41. „Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. If you don’t have any problems, you don’t get any seeds.“ – Norman Vincent Peale


42. „A problem is a chance for you to do your best.“ – Duke Ellington


43. „Suffering is above, not below. And everyone thinks that suffering is below. And everyone wants to rise.“ – Antonio Porchia


44. „I owe much to my friends; but, all things considered, it strikes me that I owe even more to my enemies. The real person springs life under a sting even better than under a caress.“ – André Gide


45. „Convert difficulties into opportunities, for difficulties are divine surgeries to make you better.“ – Author Unknown


46. „Have the courage to face a difficulty lest it kick you harder than you bargained for.“ – Stanislaus


47. „Yes, one must suffer, even in vain, so as not to have lived in vain,“ – Antonio Porchia


48. „Remember when life’s path is steep to keep your mind even,“ – Quintus Horatius Flaccus


49. „People are resilient. After all, every person born has recovered from nine months on life support.“ – Robert Brault


50. „When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry, show life that you have a thousand reasons to smile,“ – Author Unknown


51. „God uses suffering as a whetstone, to make men sharp with.“ – Henry Ward Beecher


52. „Everybody ought to do at least two things each day that he hates to do, just for practice.“ – William James


53. „Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.“ – Helen Keller


54. „The course of true anything never does run smooth.“ – Samuel Butler


55. „At times, challenges hit with the force of a roaring, rushing waterfall. The true test, however, is whether you can put your arms up and enjoy the feel of the water.“ – Aviva Kaufman


56. „People don’t ever seem to relate that doing what’s right is no guarantee against misfortune.“ – William McFee


57. „Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity is a greater.“ – William Hazlitt


58. „When life takes the wind out of your sails, it is to test you at the oars.“ – Robert Brault,


59. „If we will be quiet and ready enough, we shall find compensation in every disappointment.“ – Henry David Thoreau


60. „If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on.“ – Steve Jobs


61. „Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith.“ – Steve Jobs


62. „Like any creative process, any entrepreneur who wants to invent, innovate, or create must be willing to be imperfect and make mistakes in order to learn what works and what does not.“ – Peter Sims


63. „There is no better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time.“ – Malcolm X


64. „In times of great stress or adversity, it’s always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive.“ – Lee Iacocca


65. „Sweet are the uses of adversity which, like the toad, ugly and venomous, wears yet a precious jewel in his head.“ – William Shakespeare


66. „All the adversity I’ve had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me… You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.“ – Walt Disney


67. „If you live long enough, you’ll make mistakes. But if you learn from them, you’ll be a better person. It’s how you handle adversity, not how it affects you. The main thing is never quit, never quit, never quit.“ – William J. Clinton


68. „Life is truly known only to those who suffer, lose, endure adversity and stumble from defeat to defeat.“ – Anais Nin


69. „One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.“ – Albert Schweitzer


70. „Adversity makes men, and prosperity makes monsters.“ – Victor Hugo


71. „Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records.“ – William Arthur Ward


72. „Adversity is like a strong wind. It tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn, so that we see ourselves as we really are.“ – Arthur Golden


73. „When adversity strikes, that’s when you have to be the most calm. Take a step back, stay strong, stay grounded and press on.“ – LL Cool J


75. „My strength is made perfect in weakness.“ – 2 Corinthians


76. „I smile when I look back at the troubles that have strengthened me. What seems to be insurmountable struggles then are now beautiful ornaments illuminating my soul.“ – Dodinsky


77. „Mishaps are like knives, that either serve us or cut us, as we grasp them by the blade or the handle.“ – James Russell Lowell


78. “Let your joy scream across the pain.“ – Terri Guillemet


79. “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 the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.” ― Elisabeth Kübler-Ross


80. “You can’t be brave if you’ve only had wonderful things happen to you.” ― Mary Tyler Moore


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