30 Hardships Quotes: Why It’s Okay to Not Have It Easy


Nobody likes to go through hardships but we all have to go through them anyway. Struggles are a part of life. As exhausting and heartbreaking as they are, they’re crucial experiences that shape and strengthen our characters. Easy is bland, that’s why life never is.

In the end, getting through tough times is an achievement in itself. You realize you’re strong and you’re brave. You encounter hurdles along the way and you overcome all of them — eventually. The bottom line? Life’s sweeter when you’ve fought so hard for it.

Here are 30 hardship quotes that’ll inspire you to go on living even when it gets tough.

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

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

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

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

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Poverty entails fear and stress and sometimes depression. It meets a thousand petty humiliations and hardships. Climbing out of poverty by your own efforts that is something on which to pride yourself but poverty itself is romanticized by fools. – J.K. Rowling

The truth is, we all face hardships of some kind, and you never know the struggles a person is going through. Behind every smile, there’s a story of a personal struggle. – Adrienne C. Moore

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

hardships hell quotes

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

I think it’s my personality to overcome things, learn from them and become stronger, both personally and professionally. To be honest, I welcome those hardships. – Hope Solo

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

hardships trouble quotes

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

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

Sleep, riches, and health to be truly enjoyed must be interrupted. – Jean Paul

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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

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

Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors. – African Proverb

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

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

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

hardships problem quotes

You can be going through hardships sometimes, and you’re struggling, and then you’re wondering if you’re ever gonna make it. – Becky Lynch

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

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

hardships adversity quotes

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

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

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

hardships obstacles quotes

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

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

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I am hurt that some people criticize very harshly without even realizing the hardships which we go through. – Hima Das

To be a poor man is hard, but to be a poor race in a land of dollars is the very bottom of hardships. – W. E. B. Du Bois

Life’s troubles are temporary but the strength gained in the process is permanent. Share these 30 hardship quotes to remind your friends and loved ones that.

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