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.
Life is not a smooth road. If it was, there would be no way to test perseverance or resilience. Robert Rivers
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
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
Sound character provides the power with which a person may ride the emergencies of life instead of being overwhelmed by them.
Defeat never comes to any man until he admits it. Josephus Daniels
Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.
F Scott Fitzgerald
What is defeat? Nothing but education; nothing but the first step to something better.
Allow positive thoughts to shape your life.
Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.
Marilyn vos Savant
Positive people have positive expectations in their lives and most of their days are successful.
If you feed your mind more positive self-talk than negative self talk you will create more positive results in your life.
Remember, your attitude toward a situation can help you to change it - you create the very atmosphere for defeat or victory.
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.
Worry is an energy sucker, creates stress, and has no positive effective!
Life can be like a grave unless you choose to kick out an end and get moving. Robert Rivers
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.
Keeping your judgment to yourself and simply accepting people as they are, you are able to make more friendships on a positive basis.
You can learn a line from a win and a book from a defeat. Paul Brown
It is better to be defeated on principle than to win on lies. Arthur Calwell
Don’t feel entitled to anything you didn’t sweat and struggle for. Marian Wright Edelman
No bird soars too high, if he soars with his own wings. William Blake
Why be happy when you can be ecstatically filled with joy and love. Rosy Lee Anderson
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
Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way.
Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
In each problem lies an opportunity to make better, to resolve, or to commence positive change.
Byron R. Pulsifer
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
Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat, for it is momentary. Mahatma Gandhi
Unless I accept my virtues, I most certainly will be overwhelmed by my faults. Robert Coleman
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
Whatever you want the people in your life to become, treat them that way - not the way they are. Rick Warren
If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn't lead anywhere. Frank A. Clark
Don't keep sitting in the audience of your own life. It is time to become the star of your own show. Rosemary Peck
Quietly endure, silently suffer and patiently wait. Martin Luther King Jr
Whether you realize it or not, your life has an objective, a purpose. Lilliet Garrison
In prosperity, our friends know us; in adversity, we know our friends.
John Churton Collins
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
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
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
Life is very interesting. In the end, some of your greatest pains become your greatest strengths. Drew Barrymore
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
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
Being the best version of yourself is the most important aspect of your life to master. Zac Dixon
Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else. Les Brown
Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, What’s in it for me? Brian Tracy
As we journey on Life's way. It's the simple things that please us like a willing kindness done.
There is no value to life without purpose, nor is there any purpose worth pursuing without struggle. Byron R. Pulsifer
The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now. Chinese Proverb
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
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
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
You must be the change you wish to see in the world. Mahatma Gandhi
The best way out is always through. Robert Frost
Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom. George S. Patton
Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify. Henry David Thoreau
Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. George Bernard Shaw
Life must be lived and curiosity kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life. Eleanor Roosevelt
Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life. Mark Twain
Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated. Confucius
If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things. Albert Einstein
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
When I am struggling with my life I look up towards the sky and say; LORD you take over. Joan Disantis
I think with my heart and love with my brain. Fernando Briceño
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
I have found that if you love life, life will love you back. Arthur Rubinstein
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
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Lao Tzu
When nothing goes right, you have to face forward and take it on head first. Kyo Shirodaira
Memories are meant to serve you, not enslave you. A.J. Darkholme
If you invest nothing, the reward is worth little. Richelle E. Goodrich
Whether you choose to move on from your struggles and enjoy life or waddle in your misery, life will continue. Germany Kent
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
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.
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
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
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
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
We must let go of the life we had planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us. Joseph Campbell
Life is like photography. You need the negatives to develop. Author Unknown
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
You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try. Beverly Sills
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
Get motivated, stay focused and work towards worthy goals each day with dogged determination.
Shadows never overtake the wisdom and attitude of those who see good rather than evil. Byron R. Pulsifer
Believe me, the reward is not so great without the struggle. Wilma Rudolph
You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. Eleanor Roosevelt
It’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years. Abraham Lincoln
Don’t worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don’t even try. Jack Canfield
First comes action, followed by motivation, followed by even more action.
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
A positive attitude is the resilience to life's tribulations. Theodore W. Higgingsworth
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.
The strongest storms make the best sailors. The strongest games make the best players. Tougher challenges make the best leaders. Martin Luther King Jr.
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
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
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
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
A truly strong person does not need the approval of others any more than a lion needs the approval of sheep. Vernon Howard
There are better starters than me but I’m a strong finisher. Usain Bolt
Reading personal development material keeps you motivated while giving you an education in new techniques and strategies. Scott Allan
Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict. William Ellery Channing
Nothing is more beautiful than the smile that has struggled through the tears. Demi Lovato