Inspirational Quotes About Life and Struggles

Life has hills and valleys, challenges and struggles but it is by far not all doom and gloom. Amidst the vagaries of life is happiness, success, comfort, compassion and the joy as obstacles are overcome. Each person along the way can appeal to others for assistance, or guidance, or just a friendly discussion. These inspirational and motivational quotes serve to provide a resource to help you and others move over or around the hurdles and pot holes of life.
  1. Life is not a smooth road. If it was, there would be no way to test perseverance or resilience. Robert Rivers

  2. I have clawed my way up mountains, and I have muddied and bruised my body and mind on the way down into the valleys but, I have never been accused of ignoring any one in need on either side of the valleys of life. Theodore W. Higgingsworth

  3. If there is only one thing I've learned throughout the challenges and tribulations of life it is that God has always been with me to guide me forward no matter whether or in spite of any circumstance in life. Byron R. Pulsifer

    When you feel the reward of pursuing your passion is bigger than the risk, you may have found the magic combination of strength and courage. Dale Roberts

  4. Sound character provides the power with which a person may ride the emergencies of life instead of being overwhelmed by them. Og Mandino

  5. Defeat never comes to any man until he admits it. Josephus Daniels

  6. Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat. F Scott Fitzgerald

  7. What is defeat? Nothing but education; nothing but the first step to something better. Wendell Phillips

  8. Allow positive thoughts to shape your life. Christopher Michaels

  9. Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent. Marilyn vos Savant

  10. Positive people have positive expectations in their lives and most of their days are successful. Andrii Sedniev

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  11. If you feed your mind more positive self-talk than negative self talk you will create more positive results in your life. Ben Samson

  12. Remember, your attitude toward a situation can help you to change it - you create the very atmosphere for defeat or victory. Franco Harris

  13. One of the keys to attaining any goal is to figure out which actions will lead to the accomplishment of that goal and then enshrining those actions in a regular habit. Mike Buffington

  14. Worry is an energy sucker, creates stress, and has no positive effective! Catherine Pulsifer

    Concentrate on your strengths instead of your weaknesses, on your powers instead of your problems. Paul J. Meyer

  15. Life can be like a grave unless you choose to kick out an end and get moving. Robert Rivers

  16. It's easy to be independent when you've got money. But to be independent when you haven't got a thing - that's the Lord's test. Mahalia Jackson

  17. Keeping your judgment to yourself and simply accepting people as they are, you are able to make more friendships on a positive basis. Joanna Jackson

  18. You can learn a line from a win and a book from a defeat. Paul Brown

  19. It is better to be defeated on principle than to win on lies. Arthur Calwell

  20. Don’t feel entitled to anything you didn’t sweat and struggle for. Marian Wright Edelman

  21. No bird soars too high, if he soars with his own wings. William Blake

  22. Why be happy when you can be ecstatically filled with joy and love. Rosy Lee Anderson

  23. Seeing that a Pilot steers the ship in which we sail, who will never allow us to perish even in the midst of shipwrecks, there is no reason why our minds should be overwhelmed with fear and overcome with weariness. John Calvin

  24. Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way. Satchel Paige

  25. Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan. John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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  26. In each problem lies an opportunity to make better, to resolve, or to commence positive change. Byron R. Pulsifer

  27. Do not let defeat be a failure, let defeat be a means of moving on to better things with new knowledge - if you take that type of attitude you will find success even in defeat! Catherine Pulsifer

  28. Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat, for it is momentary. Mahatma Gandhi

  29. Unless I accept my virtues, I most certainly will be overwhelmed by my faults. Robert Coleman

  30. We all make mistakes, have struggles, and even regret things in our past. But you are not your mistakes, you are not your struggles, and you are here NOW with the power to shape your day and your future. Steve Maraboli

  31. Whatever you want the people in your life to become, treat them that way - not the way they are. Rick Warren

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

  33. Don't keep sitting in the audience of your own life. It is time to become the star of your own show. Rosemary Peck

  34. Quietly endure, silently suffer and patiently wait. Martin Luther King Jr

  35. Whether you realize it or not, your life has an objective, a purpose. Lilliet Garrison

  36. In prosperity, our friends know us; in adversity, we know our friends. John Churton Collins

  37. Always think extra hard before crossing over to a bad side, if you were weak enough to cross over, you may not be strong enough to cross back! Victoria Addino

  38. When I feel overwhelmed and my stress levels rise, I stop and step back from the situation and put the even in perspective. I always ask myself - what difference will this make in five years time? Catherine Pulsifer

  39. The basic need of the creator is independence. The reasoning mind cannot work under any form of compulsion. It cannot be curbed, sacrificed or subordinated to any consideration whatsoever. It demands total independence in function and in motive. Ayn Rand

  40. Life is very interesting. In the end, some of your greatest pains become your greatest strengths. Drew Barrymore

  41. Having beef with someone is unnecessary and avoidable. Whatever the issue, if not positive, it is an opportunity to cut the excess fat from an unhealthy dietary network. Simply excuse yourself from the table of negativity and lean forward in peace. T.F. Hodge

  42. 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

  43. Being the best version of yourself is the most important aspect of your life to master. Zac Dixon

  44. Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else. Les Brown

  45. Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, What’s in it for me? Brian Tracy

  46. As we journey on Life's way. It's the simple things that please us like a willing kindness done. John McLeod

  47. There is no value to life without purpose, nor is there any purpose worth pursuing without struggle. Byron R. Pulsifer

  48. The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now. Chinese Proverb

  49. The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched, they must be felt with the heart. Helen Keller Read

  50. Those who overcome great challenges will be changed, and often in unexpected ways. For our struggles enter our lives as unwelcome guests, but they bring valuable gifts. And once the pain subsides, the gifts remain. These gifts are life's true treasures, bought at great price, but cannot be acquired in any other way. Steve Goodier

  51. Look at my success. I didn’t achieve it overnight. It has been the product of many years’ struggle, and every year, my times have shown gradual improvement. Mo Farah

  52. You must be the change you wish to see in the world. Mahatma Gandhi

  53. The best way out is always through. Robert Frost

  54. Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom. George S. Patton

  55. Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify. Henry David Thoreau

  56. Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. George Bernard Shaw

  57. Life must be lived and curiosity kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life. Eleanor Roosevelt

  58. Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life. Mark Twain

  59. Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated. Confucius

  60. If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things. Albert Einstein

  61. Many, many men have been just as troubled morally and spiritually as you are right now. Happily, some of them kept records of their troubles. You'll learn from them—if you want to. Just as someday, if you have something to offer, someone will learn something from you. It's a beautiful reciprocal arrangement. And it isn't education. It's history. It's poetry. J.D. Salinger

  62. When I am struggling with my life I look up towards the sky and say; LORD you take over. Joan Disantis

  63. I think with my heart and love with my brain. Fernando Briceño

  64. I have realized that whatever good comes to me, comes from God, whatever bad comes to me, God has allowed it, and I choose to be thankful for both. Jeff Goins

  65. I have found that if you love life, life will love you back. Arthur Rubinstein

  66. Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free. Jim Morrison

  67. A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Lao Tzu

  68. When nothing goes right, you have to face forward and take it on head first. Kyo Shirodaira

  69. Memories are meant to serve you, not enslave you. A.J. Darkholme

  70. If you invest nothing, the reward is worth little. Richelle E. Goodrich

  71. Whether you choose to move on from your struggles and enjoy life or waddle in your misery, life will continue. Germany Kent

  72. There is strength in every struggle. Struggles create opportunities for you to become stronger, wiser and better. The moment you shift your thinking from "I cannot" to "I must," you will begin to see 'Beyond the Pain' and draw strength from within. Learn to see each obstacle as a stepping stone and watch your life change significantly. Kemi Sogunle

  73. Positive emotions give the child the motivation he or she needs to build up a set of useful skills, skills that will be valuable all through life. Zayne Parker

  74. By comparison to what others have done, I realize every day my goal is to live an intentional life, and I still have very far to go. Dr. Kathleen Hall

  75. The awareness that we are fragile human beings experiencing a finite lifetime on earth and appreciating our lives can be powerful motivators for us to take action on our goals each day. Steve Constantine

  76. If you are pursuing a goal that doesn't inspire you and isn't the one you truly want to achieve, then you will experience no joy from progress and accomplishment. Andrii Sedniev

  77. Solitude is good for a time, but not for all time. Don’t forget to come back and embrace a community. Build one, if you must. Don’t neglect the sharing of yourself. Even those parts that are not so clean have value. In fact, the best lessons you have to offer in life come from your struggles in the darkness and grit of life. Lashawnda Jones

  78. We must let go of the life we had planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us. Joseph Campbell

  79. Life is like photography. You need the negatives to develop. Author Unknown

  80. Obsessing over and being addicted to the concept of more and being driven to constantly strive for the next false summit can lead to stress, and can cause you to feel overwhelmed and perpetually unfulfilled. Cary David Richards

  81. You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try. Beverly Sills

  82. Life is essentially a cheat and its conditions are those of defeat; the redeeming things are not happiness and pleasure but the deeper satisfactions that come out of struggle. F. Scott Fitzgerald

  83. Get motivated, stay focused and work towards worthy goals each day with dogged determination. Matt Bishop

  84. Shadows never overtake the wisdom and attitude of those who see good rather than evil. Byron R. Pulsifer

  85. Believe me, the reward is not so great without the struggle. Wilma Rudolph

  86. You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. Eleanor Roosevelt

  87. It’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years. Abraham Lincoln

  88. Don’t worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don’t even try. Jack Canfield

  89. First comes action, followed by motivation, followed by even more action. Alex Altman

  90. What we all need to do is find the wellspring that keeps us going, that gives us the strength and patience to keep up this struggle for a long time. Winona LaDuke

  91. A positive attitude is the resilience to life's tribulations. Theodore W. Higgingsworth

  92. With some dedication, motivation and a good understanding of what habits are and why they happen, any unwanted habit can be replaced with something more positive that enables you to take control of your life. Romuald Andrade

  93. The strongest storms make the best sailors. The strongest games make the best players. Tougher challenges make the best leaders. Martin Luther King Jr.

  94. The courage to admit when you're wrong doesn't show weakness. It shows your strength. Your integrity speaks volumes about you as a person. Blaque Diamond

  95. 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

  96. 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

  97. It is possible to achieve the life you desire on your own, with nothing but motivational and instructional materials and your own wits. Tom Miles

  98. A truly strong person does not need the approval of others any more than a lion needs the approval of sheep. Vernon Howard

  99. There are better starters than me but I’m a strong finisher. Usain Bolt

  100. Reading personal development material keeps you motivated while giving you an education in new techniques and strategies. Scott Allan

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

  102. Nothing is more beautiful than the smile that has struggled through the tears. Demi Lovato



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