Inspiring Quotes for Difficult Times

Everyone goes through difficult times in their lives at one time or another. Often, it takes a good friend's help to get through it. Sometimes, an inspiring quote on dealing with difficult times can help - either by reminding us that this will pass, or by encouraging us to focus on moving forward. It might even help to jot down an inspirational quote and stick it to a mirror or the fridge, as a reminder that life goes on, and that we can get through this. Take a look through our collection of the best quotes on dealing with hard times that we have found - hopefully, you'll find just the right thought among them.

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Bernard Baruch Quote on Overcoming Troubles:

"The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles than in growing with them."
~ Bernard M. Baruch
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Funny But True Quote on Suffering As a Form of Inspiration:

"When suffering comes, we yearn for some sign from God, forgetting we have just had one."
~ Mignon McLaughlin
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Famous Saying on Problems as Opportunities:

"Problems are only opportunities with thorns on them."
~ Hugh Miller
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Great Saying on Accepting Difficulties :

"If you don't like something change it; if you can't change it, change the way you think about it."
~ Mary Engelbreit
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Short Proverb on the Benefit of Difficulties:

"Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors."
~ African Proverb
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Henry Ford Quote on Perspective When Things Are Going Against You:

"When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it."
~ Henry Ford
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Interesting Perspective on the Reasons We Face Difficult Times:

"We have no right to ask when sorrow comes, "Why did this happen to me?" unless we ask the same question for every moment of happiness that comes our way."
~ Unknown
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Thoreau Quote on the Positive Outcomes of Setbacks:

"If we will be quiet and ready enough, we shall find compensation in every disappointment."
~ Henry David Thoreau
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Great Quotation on the Right Attitude Towards Problems:

"The problem is not that there are problems.  The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem."
~ Theodore Rubin
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Classic Motto on Difficult Times from Disraeli:

"There is no education like adversity."
~ Disraeli
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Beautiful Inspirational Quote on Adversity Sparking a Fire Within:

"There is in every true woman's heart a spark of heavenly fire, which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity; but which kindles up, and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity."
~ Washington Irving
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Voltaire on Moving On Past Life's Difficulties:

"Life is thickly sown with thorns, and I know no other remedy than to pass quickly through them.  The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us."
~ Voltaire
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Hard Times Quote on Shaking Up One's Life:

"There are times in everyone's life when something constructive is born out of adversity... when things seem so bad that you've got to grab your fate by the shoulders and shake it."
~ Unknown
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Mr. Positive Attitude, Norman Vincent Peale, on the Positive Aspects of Problems:

"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
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Classic Inspirational Quote on Trying Again from Thomas Edison:

"Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time."
~ Thomas Edison
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