60 Inspirational Quotes About Life and Struggles

Be encouraged by these 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 potholes of life. Share these inspirational words with those who are experiencing difficulties.


  1. Life is not a smooth road. If it was, there would be no way to test perseverance or resilience.
    Robert Rivers
    Short Quotes



  2. It seems to me the road called life,
    Is a windy, bumpy road.
    It's not easy like told in fairytales,
    Life can't be changed by kissing a toad...
    Julie Hebert, Bumpy Road Called Life
    Poems About Life Struggles



  3. 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
    Helping Hands



  4. 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
    God Inspirational Quotes



  5. 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


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



  7. Allow positive thoughts to shape your life.
    Christopher Michaels
    Short Positive Quotes



  8. Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.
    Marilyn vos Savant
    Never Give Up



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



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



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


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



  13. 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
    Independent



  14. First of all, self-care is not an indulgence. It is an essential component of prevention of exhaustion and/or professional burnout.
    Patrice Palmer, The Teacher Self-Care Manual
    Take Care Of Yourself



  15. 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
    Meaningful Friendship



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



  17. Don’t feel entitled to anything you didn’t sweat and struggle for.
    Marian Wright Edelman
    Poems of Encouragement



  18. It’s not realistic to expect yourself to have unshakable self-confidence. Everyone struggles with self-doubt and lack of confidence from time to time.
    Barbara Markway PhD, The Self Confidence Workbook
    Self Doubt



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



  20. Retirement is one of life’s significant transitions. Virtually everything changes.
    Larry Swedroe, Your Complete Guide to a Successful & Secure Retirement
    Retirement



  21. 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
    Overwhelmed



  22. In each problem lies an opportunity to make better, to resolve, or to commence positive change.
    Byron R. Pulsifer
    Quotes About Positive Change



  23. 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
    Success Poem



  24. 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
    Poems About Mistakes



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



  26. In prosperity, our friends know us; in adversity, we know our friends.
    John Churton Collins
    Best Friend Captions



  27. 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
    Strong



  28. 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
    Stress



  29. 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
    Respect Poem



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



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



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



  33. There is no value to life without purpose, nor is there any purpose worth pursuing without struggle.
    Byron R. Pulsifer
    Poems About Life



  34. 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
    Challenge



  35. 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
    Improvement



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



  37. Nearly everyone struggles with loneliness at some point; you'd be hard-pressed to find anyone who hasn't suffered at least a short stint of painful loneliness.
    Kira Asatryan, Stop Being Lonely
    Poems About Life And Love



  38. Improving your quality of life should not be a struggle; if you are not satisfied with your state of being, then throw your habits out the window.
    Thomas Matt, Maximize Your Quality Of Life
    Positive Thoughts



  39. Remember, you will not get any awards for struggling alone, or suffering the most.
    Fran Curcio, Simple Life Lessons from a Soul Sister now Grown
    Short Inspirational Quotes



  40. Just as the roots of trees take firmer hold when they are contending with the wind; so faith takes firmer hold when it struggles with adverse appearances.
    Robert Murray McCheyne
    Adversity



  41. 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
    Learning



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



  43. 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
    Stress Relief



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



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



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



  47. 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
    Opportunity



  48. 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
    Motivational Quotes



  49. 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
    Appreciation



  50. In fact, the best lessons you have to offer in life come from your struggles in the darkness and grit of life.
    Lashawnda Jones
    Poems About Life Lessons



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



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



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



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



  55. Believe me, the reward is not so great without the struggle.
    Wilma Rudolph
    Life Journey Quotes



  56. 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
    Patience



  57. A positive attitude is the resilience to life's tribulations.
    Theodore W. Higgingsworth
    Cheer Up



  58. 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
    Courage



  59. 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
    Difficult Times



  60. Christmas for some is a struggle, but others can help and bring the gift of giving to life.
    Victoria L. Adenson
    Inspirational Christmas Messages



  61. 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
    Trouble



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


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