26 Inspirational Quotes On Strength & Courage For Hard Times

“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 is very interesting in the end some of your greatest pains become your greatest strengths."
-Drew Barrymore

"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage."
- Lao Tzu

"Make up your mind that no matter what comes your way, no matter how difficult, no matter how unfair, you will do more than simply survive. You will thrive in spite of it."
-Joel Osteen

"Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars."
-Khalil Gibran

"I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death."
-Thomas Paine

Tough times never last, but tough people do.
Robert H. Schuller

“Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.”
William Ellery Channing

“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow.”
– Mary Anne Radmacher

“Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out.”
– John Wooden

“Strength is the ability to break a chocolate bar into four pieces with your bare hands – and then eat just one of those pieces.”
– Judith Viorst

“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”
– Mahatma Gandhi

”Spend eighty percent of your time focusing on the opportunities of tomorrow rather than the problems of yesterday.”
– Brian Tracy

“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

“Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of a greater or equal benefit.”
– Napoleon Hill

“Someone I once loved gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this, too, was a gift.”
– Mary Oliver

“Persistence and resilience only come from having been given the chance to work through difficult problems.” 
– Gever Tulley

"She understood that the hardest times in life to go through were when you were transitioning from one version of yourself to another."
Sarah Addison Allen

"Your mess is your message! Your resilience comes from not giving up on yourself; figuring it out is the most beautiful adventure that you'll ever have."
- Misty Totzke

"You never know how strong you are, until being strong is your only choice."
-Bob Marley
"What makes you different or weird, that's your strength."
- Meryl Streep
"When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn."
-Harriet Beecher Stowe

"We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey."
-Kenji Miyazawa
"When the Japanese mend broken objects, they aggrandize the damage by filling the cracks with gold. They believe that when something's suffered damage and has a history it becomes more beautiful."
-Barbara Bloom
“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.”
Ambrose Redmoon
“Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.”
Nora Ephron

“Some people believe holding on and hanging in there are signs of great strength. However, there are times when it takes much more strength to know when to let go and then do it.”
Ann Landers


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