110 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.

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  1. "Out of difficulties grow miracles." Jean de la Bruyere

  2. You can bury a lot of troubles by digging into the dirt. Unknown

  3. Difficult times are more easily faced through friendship with caring individuals. Sam Fickinsen

  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)

  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

  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

  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

  9. Life's trials we all know, but character formed with love will flow. Catherine Pulsifer, The Purpose

  10. When life gets hard, don't just stop and stall, believe that you can, that matters most of all. Catherine Pulsifer, Keep Moving

  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

  13. We can show that in spite of hardship, helping others does inspire. Catherine Pulsifer, Lending A Hand

  14. Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. John R. Wooden

  15. 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

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

  17. "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

  18. 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

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

  21. No man ever worked his passage anywhere in a dead calm. Kites rise against, not with the wind. J. Neal

  22. 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

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

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

  25. Most of the shadows of this life are caused by our standing in our own sunshine. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

  27. success is failure turned inside out - so these difficult times may be positive
  28. 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

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

  30. 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

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

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

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

  34. 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

  35. 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

  36. laugh and the world laughs with you; weep and you weep alone...
  37. 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

  38. 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

  39. Miracles are not the absence of difficulty, but the presence of God's power in the midst of difficulty. Tim Keller

  40. Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds. James 1:2 (NIV)

  41. 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

  42. Things can always get worse, but only quitters quit! Nina Sakura

  43. Difficult times can actually make us stronger! Catherine Pulsifer

  44. Things can always get worse, but only quitters quit! Nina Sakura

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

  46. 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

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

  48. 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

  49. Love God like a powerful being who will come to help you in times of difficulties, unlike Santa Claus, who only give gifts Criss Jami

  50. "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

  51. see difficulties as teachers
  52. 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

  53. Resilience is the ability to keep moving forward even when the way seems difficult. Tony Dungy

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

  55. 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

  56. 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

  57. 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

  58. 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

  59. Even though tomorrow will be dark for me, I thank you for trying to bring me to the light. K. Weikel

  60. 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

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

  63. Some of these days all the burdens will be lighter; hearts will be happier, souls will be whiter Unknown, Knowledge

  64. 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

  65. 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

  66. encouraging difficulties quotes
  67. "Every problem has a gift for you in its hands." Richard Bach

  68. 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

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

  70. Don’t forget: Beautiful sunsets need cloudy skies. Paulo Coelho

  71. 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

  72. 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

  73. inspirational difficulties quotes
  74. "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

  75. 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?

  76. 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

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

  78. There are many issues in life that we have absolutely no control over, but our own attitude is 100% within our control. Catherine Pulsifer

  79. 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

  80. 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

  81. patience and perseverance have a ....
  82. "Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish." John Quincy Adams

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

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

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

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

  87. 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

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

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

  91. I may not be where I want to be, but thank God I am not where I used to be. Joyce Meyer

  92. 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!

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

  94. difficulties increase the ....
  95. "Difficulties increase the nearer we get to the goal." Goethe

  96. 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

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

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

  99. learn wisdom from the ways of a seedling...
  100. "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

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

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

  103. 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

  104. the story of someone who hasw succeeded in spite of difficulty...
  105. The story of someone who has succeeded in spite of difficulty can stir our emotions. Jim Rohn

  106. 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

  107. 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

  108. 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

  109. do not lose your pep!
  110. 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

  111. Perspective comes from the appreciation and understanding that life can be difficult but we can get through it and that other people’s lives are way more difficult. Harvey Volson

  112. 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

  113. The real test of perseverance occurs at those times when the obstacles, issues, roadblocks or failure strikes the hardest. Byron Pulsifer

  114. Every person's life from the wealthiest to the poorest has issues and difficulties to confront. Byron Pulsifer

  115. brighter days will come...
  116. 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

  117. "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

  118. 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

  119. The greatest sympathy gift you can give a hurting friend or loved one is you. Your presence, compassion, patience and caring are the greatest gifts you could ever give to help them get through a difficult time. Michelle Pommells

  120. "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

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

  122. be never discouraged - look up and look on...
  123. Be never discouraged — Look up and look on;
    When the prospect is darkest, the cloud is withdrawn Daniel C. Colesworthy

  124. 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

  125. God help us in our struggle here, give us to see the reasons for all our cares; and wisdom grant to gladly take life's seasons. C. D. Barrett, The Seasons

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

  127. "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


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