98 Difficult Times Quotes

Be encouraged by these difficult times quotes. Difficulties in your life will only last dependent on how you react to them, which, in turn, determines your ability to cope with the difficulties you are facing. It is our hope that you will utilize the wisdom within all of these problematic thoughts and sayings to reach for ways to travel forward.

Difficult times are not infrequent throughout life. The mainstay of forward movement rather than thinking that all is forever lost is to adopt the attitude that with action this shall pass. If you think you are immune from troubles, tribulations or problems you will be sourly disappointed. However, through challenges comes opportunities if we have the eyes to see, the ears to hear and the perseverance of a bird to fly in all kinds of bad weather. For those who are going through difficult times share these words with them. You may also be inspired by these poems of encouragement.


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  1. You can bury a lot of troubles by digging into the dirt. Unknown
    Garden Poems



  2. Difficult times are more easily faced through friendship with caring individuals. Sam Fickinsen
    Friendship Poems



  3. "Out of difficulties grow miracles." Jean de la Bruyere
    Christian Poems



  4. Happy is the person who can hold up under the trials of life. At the right time, he’ll know God’s sweet approval and will be crowned with life. As God has promised, the crown awaits all who love Him. James 1:12 (VOICE)
    Quotes About Being Happy



  5. In time of difficulties, we must not lose sight of our achievements.
  6. "In time of difficulties, we must not lose sight of our achievements." Mao Tse-Tung
    Inspirational Poems



  7. Books are good company, in sad times and happy times, for books are people – people who have managed to stay alive by hiding between the covers of a book. E.B. White
    Poems About Books



  8. It is when we notice the dirt that God is most present in us; it is the very sign of His presence. C.S. Lewis
    Poems About God



  9. Don’t give up in times of difficulty. Persevere on as there will be an end to these. Edward Dunedin
    Perseverance Quotes



  10. Scripture suggests that meditating on the Word of God can have an always-on effect of peace and strength in difficult times. David Jeremiah
    Quotes About The Bible



  11. we all have difficult times
  12. Life is not a series of triumphs without a series of obstacles or difficult times. What will make you different and stand out above so many others is your ability to turn these challenges or obstacles into something better, or a valued opportunity to be more of a person than you have ever imagined
    Catherine Pulsifer
    Difficult Situation



  13. Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. John R. Wooden
    Be The Best Quotes



  14. If all our path were smooth and fair, by no soft gloom enshrouded...should we not long for storms and showers to break the constant gladness? Unknown, The Joy Of Incompleteness
    Heaven Poems



  15. No matter how dark the night, sunrises after the dawn of new day. Lailah Gifty Akita
    Sunrise Quotes



  16. "Life affords no higher pleasure than that of surmounting difficulties, passing from one step of success to another, forming new wishes and seeing them gratified." Samuel Johnson
    Poems About Life



  17. Sure there is lots of trouble. Sure there are heaps of cares...But we must keep pursuing something, and see it through  Douglas Malloch, One Thing Is For Certain, Son
    Son Poems



  18. Heavy hearts, like heavy clouds in the sky, are best relieved by the letting of a little water.
  19. Heavy hearts, like heavy clouds in the sky, are best relieved by the letting of a little water. Christopher Morley
    Poems About Water



  20. No man ever worked his passage anywhere in a dead calm. Kites rise against, not with the wind. J. Neal
    Funny Poems About Life



  21. Life is a series of experiences, each one of which makes us bigger, even though sometimes it is hard to realize this. For the world was built to develop character, and we must learn that the setbacks and grieves which we endure help us in our marching onward. Henry Ford
    Quotes About Character



  22. Ain't no use in grievin' over these hard times...Ain't a bit o' good in it Unknown, No Use Grievin'
    Meaningful Poems



  23. success is failure turned inside out - so these difficult times may be positive
  24. Success is failure turned inside out - The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
    And when you never can tell how close you are, it may be near when it seems afar Edgar A. Guest
    Don't Quit Poem



  25. Reflect upon your present blessings -- of which every man has many -- not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some. Charles Dickens
    Quotes About Blessings



  26. There can be no truer instance of the darkest hour before the dawn than the dreariness and distress of the first so-called "Good Friday. Wm. Croswell Doane
    Good Friday Poems



  27. Scripture suggests that meditating on the Word of God can have an always-on effect of peace and strength in difficult times. David Jeremiah
    Quotes About The Bible



  28. Every adversity, every failure and every heartache carries with it the seed of an equivalent or a greater benefit. Napoleon Hill
    Adversity Poems



  29. When facing difficult times, a good laugh can help lift the feelings of disappointment and challenge. Kate Summers
    Laugh Quotes



  30. Words can't express how I feel - I feel like such a heel. Please accept this apology I caused so much difficulty. Catherine Pulsifer, How I Feel
    Apology Poems



  31. When you walk with friends it can make a challenging or difficult journey seem a lot shorter and a great deal easier. Iyanla Vanzant, Forgiveness: 21 Days to Forgive Everyone for Everything
    Meaningful Friendship Quotes



  32. laugh and the world laughs with you; weep and you weep alone...
  33. Laugh, and the world laughs with you; weep, and you weep alone, for sad old earth must borrow its mirth, but has trouble enough of its own. Ella Wheeler Wilcox
    Solitude Poem



  34. God knows our situation; He will not judge us as if we had no difficulties to overcome. What matters is the sincerity and perseverance of our will to overcome them. C.S. Lewis
    Bible Verses about Hope In Hard Times



  35. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about. Haruki Murakami
    Poems About Change



  36. Things can always get worse, but only quitters quit! Nina Sakura
    Quotes About Quitting



  37. Difficult times can actually make us stronger! Catherine Pulsifer
    The Oak Tree Poem



  38. Things can always get worse, but only quitters quit! Nina Sakura
    Quotes About Quitting



  39. When shadows and darkness hide glories that were, and hope flies the bosom, I'll never despair Daniel C. Colesworthy, I'll Never Despair
    Life Mottos



  40. In dark times of despair the wee still voice would whisper, “Work on and strive and dare.” David V. Bush, It's Worth The Price
    Be The Best You Can Be



  41. Whether we are going through hard times or we are just looking to the future we all need to cling to hope Catherine Pulsifer
    Poems About Hope



  42. There is a saying in Tibetan, "Tragedy should be utilized as a source of strength". No matter what sort of difficulties, how painful experience is, if we lose our hope, that’s our real disaster. Dalai Lama
    Lost Hope Quotes



  43. "Other people's opinion can easily be disregarded, but, that of our parents can be difficult. Parents are the first role model to every child, the sons always want to be like their dad and the daughters always want to be like their mum." Jide Adeniba, You Can Have It If You Really Want It
    Mentor Quotes



  44. see difficulties as teachers
  45. See difficulties as teachers. The path from victim to victor is through seeking out and embracing opportunities for growth. David J. Bookbinder, The Art of Balance
    Opportunity Quotes



  46. Though clouds of sorrow often fall...there still is sunshine for us all, with passing- of life's showers. Martha Shepard Lippincott, Sunshine Beyond
    Sunshine Poems



  47. I’ve learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow. Maya Angelou
    Poems on Life Lessons



  48. The only people worthy to be in your life are the ones that help you through the hard times and laugh with you after the hard times pass. Ziad K. Abdelnour
    Quotes For A Friend



  49. Where there is not community, trust, respect, ethical behavior are difficult for the young to learn and for the old to maintain. Robert K. Greenleaf
    Community Quotes



  50. Start where you stand and never mind the past, the past won't help you in beginning new, if you have left it all behind at last Berton Braley
    Start Where You Stand



  51. Even though tomorrow will be dark for me, I thank you for trying to bring me to the light. K. Weikel
    Thank You Friend Poems



  52. For This One Hour I can be forgiving. I can leave the lowlands of resentment, grudges and bitterness, and rise to the highlands of understanding, love and forgiveness. William Arthur Ward
    For This One Hour



  53. no matter what you face in life, things can appear more difficult than they truly are!
  54. The hills ahead look harder than they are. Douglas Malloch
    The Hills Ahead



  55. Some of these days all the burdens will be lighter; hearts will be happier, souls will be whiter Unknown, Knowledge
    Poems About The Future



  56. Tell Jesus when the burden seems too great for you to bear; go lay it at the feet of Christ, and know that he will care; D. Wesley Myland, Tell Jesus
    Poems About Jesus



  57. The glare of the sun is hard and hot; the road is dusty, the way is long; shift your burden, and heed it not...for the wind will wake and the stars be bright and the heart that sings is blest! Grace Duffield Goodwin, Gloom Of Night
    Poems About Night



  58. encouraging difficulties quotes
  59. "Every problem has a gift for you in its hands." Richard Bach
    Short Quotes



  60. When the burdens of life get too heavy and what should be sweet seems as gall, I go on a soul-cleansing journey that shows me the need of it all. Edgar Nye, The Silence
    Poems About God's Love



  61. Constant sunshine, howe'er welcome, ne'er would ripen fruit or flower Unknown, Learn To Wait
    Patience Poem



  62. Don’t forget: Beautiful sunsets need cloudy skies. Paulo Coelho
    Poems About Sunset



  63. Where there is not community, trust, respect, ethical behavior are difficult for the young to learn and for the old to maintain. Robert K. Greenleaf
    Community Quotes



  64. It’s not like I always wanted to work in Sales or that I flew to just landed on the top. I have had my share of ups and downs and I have tried to use each as a stepping-stone for better things. Chander Shekhar Sibal, 10X Your Sales Effectiveness Now
    Motivational Sales Quotes



  65. inspirational difficulties quotes
  66. "Optimists are persistent and believe that adversities can be overcome." Ian K. Smith, M.D., happy Simple Steps to Get the Most Out of Life
    Optimistic Quotes



  67. That in the dark, bleak days I'll know, You are there, beside me, no power on earth can change that fact, my God! I know You'll guide me. Greta Zwaan, How Does One Know?
    God Is In Control



  68. We are well advised to accept the reality that the great lessons in life often come to us through some form of extreme hardship. Robert White
    Life Lessons Quotes



  69. You've been our rock during the hard times, I owe you so much praise. Julie Hebert, My Husband, A Great Father
    Happy Fathers Day To My Husband



  70. There are many issues in life that we have absolutely no control over, but our own attitude is 100% within our control. Catherine Pulsifer
    Life is The Way It Is



  71. Square up your shoulders and set all your sail, for if you have the stuff, boy, you'll weather the gale. Hobart Benjamin, You're Never Licked
    The Key To Wants



  72. Tis well to feel there's one somewhere, as with life's struggles we contend, who can our joys and sorrows share, whom we may call a friend. Lillian E Curtis, A Friend
    Inspirational Friendship Poems



  73. patience and perseverance have a ....
  74. "Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish." John Quincy Adams
    Patience Quotes



  75. The challenge of saying goodbye to a special person, a friend is much different than a short-term "see you later". Catherine Pulsifer
    Saying Goodbye Poem



  76. "Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide." Napoleon Bonaparte
    Decision Quotes



  77. "God shall wipe away all tears" - His promise shall remain - and strengthened, healed and comforted - We face the world again. Patience Strong
    Comfort



  78. How we react during difficult times with evil enticements denied. Greta Zwaan, Our Capable God
    God Will Provide



  79. The bars of life at which we fret, that seem to prison and control, are but the doors of daring, set ajar before the soul. Henry VanDyke
    Door Of Daring



  80. "It is a good rule to face difficulties at the time they arise and not allow them to increase unacknowledged." Edward W. Ziegler
    Time Quotes



  81. famous words about difficulties by Willilam Ellery Channing
  82. "Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict." William Ellery Channing
    Discouragement Quotes



  83. You always encouraged me to dream, cheered when I succeeded, and urged me to try again when I failed. Sonny Melendrez, The Art of Living With Enthusiasm!
    Energy Quotes



  84. "It cannot be too often repeated that it is not helps, but obstacles, not facilities, but difficulties that make men." William Mathews
    Motivational Quotes



  85. difficulties increase the ....
  86. "Difficulties increase the nearer we get to the goal." Goethe
    Poems About Goals



  87. You got to have some trouble In this rough old world of ours, you got to fight the bumblebee, sometimes to pick the flowers Unknown, The Journey
    Life Journey Poems



  88. When I am wrong, Lord, courage me to own it; to say, "Forgive me for the wrong I did. Strickland Gillilan
    When I Am Wrong



  89. "Difficulties should act as a tonic. They should spur us to greater exertion." B. C. Forbes
    Action Quotes



  90. learn wisdom from the ways of a seedling...
  91. "Learn wisdom from the ways of a seedling. A seedling which is never hardened off through stressful situations will never become a strong productive plant." Stephen Sigmund
    Stress Quotes



  92. Anybody can point out difficulties; it calls for brains and courage to look beyond difficulties to the end. Author Unknown, The Man Who Does
    Motivational Poems



  93. Have to drown yourself in pity; life's a sad and doleful ditty. Precious minutes are misspent by this type of discontent. Wilhelmina Stitch
    Two Kinds of Discontent



  94. My teacher says, little by little to the mountain-tops we climb, it isn't all done in a minute, but only a step at a time Carlotta Perry, A Little Boy's Troubles
    Poems For Kids



  95. the story of someone who hasw succeeded in spite of difficulty...
  96. The story of someone who has succeeded in spite of difficulty can stir our emotions. Jim Rohn
    Experience



  97. Tomorrow is an opportunity to begin new opportunities to take in
    A good night sleep will help you decide the best opportunities to provide Catherine Pulsifer, The Day Is Over
    Goon Night Poems



  98. But you can brighten up my day when e're you send me flowers. I'll know that someone out there cares through all these lonely hours. Greta Zwaan, Give Me Flowers
    Flower Poem



  99. Everyone, at some point in their lives, feels overwhelmed by the challenges and obstacles that they have to face. In times of difficulty, we often look around to find a source of inspiration and hope. Sometimes the easiest and most powerful way to get a message across is through a story. Verusha Singh, Inspirational Short Stories About Success And Happiness
    Hope Quotes



  100. do not lose your pep!
  101. If blasting winds have blown your way. Do not lose your pep!
    No wind or storm can last for aye. Do not lose your pep! David V. Bush
    Do Not Lose Your Pep



  102. Laughing more often and feeling better about myself would have prevented many of the bruises to my fragile ego during those difficult days early in my career when I was trying so desperately hard to survive. Zig Ziglar, Ziglar on Selling: The Ultimate Handbook for the Complete Sales Professional
    Humorous Quotes



  103. The real test of perseverance occurs at those times when the obstacles, issues, roadblocks or failure strikes the hardest. Byron Pulsifer
    Never Say Fail



  104. Every person's life from the wealthiest to the poorest has issues and difficulties to confront. Byron Pulsifer
    Be A Booster



  105. brighter days will come...
  106. Brighter days will come to you, days that will be fair, if you only will have courage, and not give up in despair. Lillian E. Curtis
    Never Despair



  107. "Don't take things too personally, it's not always about you." I wrote this quote because of the endless drama I have created in my life before and the drama that I also see and feel everywhere. I have learned that this is a waste of energy and only adds to my difficulties in life. Elsa Mendoza, You Can Quote Me On This
    Quotations



  108. When you have a problem, one that is especially difficult and baffling, perhaps terribly discouraging, there is one basic principle to apply and keep on applying. It is simply This - never quit. Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, You Can If You Think You Can
    Quotes To Live By



  109. "If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome." Anne Bradstreet
    Adversity Quotes



  110. Though your life be a terror, and all constructions you have lain; fall a victim to despair, try, try again. J. J. Thorne
    Try, Try Again



  111. be never discouraged - look up and look on...
  112. Be never discouraged — Look up and look on;
    When the prospect is darkest, the cloud is withdrawn Daniel C. Colesworthy
    Be Not Discouraged



  113. We all go through ups and downs in life, but it is always comforting to know that a friend is near during the difficult times we all experience Byron Pulsifer
    All Poems



  114. Planning is a fundamental component of maintaining a business used to address potential difficulties before they surface. Scott Darley, Time Planning Tools and Techniques
    Planning Quotes



  115. "It is only through facing our fears and difficulties that we can find creative and effective solutions." Shakti Gawain, The Path of Transformation How Healing Ourselves Can Change The World
    Solutions Quotes



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