100+ Quotes On How to Be Strong During Tough Times

You have all the strength you need within yourself.

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Today we will read inspiring quotes on how to be strong to remind us that resilience and determination are crucial for overcoming challenges and adversity.

In this blog post, we will explore the various ways in which we can cultivate and strengthen our inner resilience, and how we can use it to overcome obstacles and achieve our goals.

Whether you're facing a personal struggle or navigating a difficult situation at work, these insights and strategies will help you stay strong and keep moving forward.

Quotes on How to Be Strong

“The sun himself is weak when he first rises, and gathers strength and courage as the day gets on.”
— Charles Dickens

“The struggle you’re in today is developing the strength you need tomorrow.”
— Robert Tew

“The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.”
— Dolly Parton

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“If you want the light to come into your life, you need to stand where it is shining.”
— Guy Finley

“Embrace uncertainty. Some of the most beautiful chapters in our lives won’t have a title until much later.”
— Bob Goff

“Before you act, listen. Before you react, think. Before you spend, earn. Before you criticize, wait. Before you pray, forgive. Before you quit, try. ”
— Ernest Hemingway

Along with quotes, here are self-care affirmations to help support you as you deal with this time in your life. These affirmations can help you feel better, and more peaceful, and find the strength you need.

“If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.”
— Martin Luther King Jr.

“A ship is always safe at the shore – but that is NOT what it is built for.”
— Albert Einstein

“Next to trying and winning, the best thing is trying and failing.”
— L.M. Montgomery

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“Rise above the storm and you will find the sunshine.”
— Mario Fernandez

“Sometimes the bravest and most important thing you can do is just show up.”
— Brene Brown

“There are no great people in this world, only great challenges which ordinary people rise to meet.”
— William Frederick Halsey Jr.

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“Problems are not stopped signs; they are guidelines.”
— Robert Schuller

“The pain you feel today is the strength you feel tomorrow. For every challenge encountered, there is an opportunity for growth.”
— Anonymous

“You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.”
— James Allen

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“Sometimes it’s okay if the only thing you did today was breathe.”
— Yumi Sakugawa

“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life. It goes on.”
— Robert Frost

“The greater the difficulty, the more glory in surmounting it. Skilful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests.”
— Epictetus

“And one has to understand that braveness is not the absence of fear but rather the strength to keep on going forward despite the fear.”
— Paulo Coelho

“Courage is the most important of all the virtues because, without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.”
— Maya Angelou

I Am Strong Quotes

“You were given this life because you are strong enough to live it.”
— Ain Eineziz

“I am not what happened to me. I am what I chose to become.”
— Carl Gustav Jung

“Whenever you find yourself doubting how far you can go, just remember how far you have come. Remember everything you have faced, all the battles you have won, and all the fears you have overcome. ”
— N. R. Walker

“Hope is the only thing stronger than fear.”
— Suzanne Collins

“Never apologize for being sensitive or emotional. Let this be a sign that you’ve got a big heart and aren’t afraid to let others see it. Showing your emotions is a sign of strength.”
— Brigitte Nicole

“I am strong because I’ve been weak. I am fearless because I’ve been afraid. I am wise because I’ve been foolish.”
— Joker

“Sometimes you face difficulties not because you’re doing something wrong, but because you’re doing something right.”
— Joel Osteen

“When things go wrong, don’t go with them.”
— Elvis Presley

“Little girls with dreams become women with vision.”
— Scarlett Curtis

“You were never created to live depressed, guilty, condemned, ashamed, or unworthy. You were created to be victorious.”
— Joel Osteen

Inner Strength Quotes

“Hope never abandons you; you abandon it.”
— George Weinberg

“If you lose hope, somehow you lose the vitality that keeps moving, you lose that courage to be, that quality that helps you go on in spite of it all. And so today I still have a dream.”
— Martin Luther King Jr.

“I don’t think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains.”
— Anne Frank

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“We always kept in our hearts the noblest, beautiful feeling that sets human beings apart: Hope.”
— Manel Loureiro

“Hope itself is like a star — not to be seen in the sunshine of prosperity, and only to be discovered in the night of adversity.”
— Charles Haddon Spurgeon

“When you’re at the end of your rope, tie a knot and hold on.”
— Theodore Roosevelt

“Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future.”
— Robert H. Schuller

“I think it’s a mistake to ever look for hope outside of one’s self.”
— Arthur Miller

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“Hope is the only bee that makes honey without flowers.”
— Robert Green Ingersoll

“Hope is a waking dream.”
— Aristotle

“Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today.”
— Thich Nhat Hanh

“Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.
— Desmond Tutu

“All human wisdom is summed up in two words; wait and hope.”
— Alexandre Dumas

“Even if the hopes you started out with are dashed, hope has to be maintained.”
— Seamus Heaney

“We must rediscover the distinction between hope and expectation.”
— Ivan Illich

“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.”
— Dale Carnegie

“Hope is definitely not the same thing as optimism. It is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out.”
— Vaclav Havel

“Hope is not an emotion; it’s a way of thinking or a cognitive process.”
— Brené Brown

“Hope is like a road in the country; there was never a road, but when many people walk on it, the road comes into existence.”
— Lin Yutang

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“Hope is the ocean for the river, the sun for trees, and the sky for us.”
— Maxime Legacé

“If winter comes, can spring be far behind?”
— Percy Bysshe Shelley

“The difference between hope and despair is a different way of telling stories from the same facts.”
— Alain de Botton

Quotes about Strength

“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.”
– Marcus Aurelius

“If you can dream it, you can achieve it.”
– Zig Ziglar

“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.”
– Benjamin Franklin

“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the aeroplane takes off against the wind, not with it.”
– Henry Ford

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.”
– Lao Tzu

“Your imagination is your preview of life’s coming attractions.”
– Albert Einstein

“It’s time to start living the life you’ve imagined.”
– Henry James

“There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.”
– Aristotle

“Tough times never last, but tough people do.”
– Robert Schuller

“Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless.”
– Jamie Paolinetti

“I don’t regret the things I’ve done, I regret the things I didn’t do when I had the chance.”
– Unknown

“The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.”
– Jimmy Johnson

“Happiness cannot be travelled to, owned, earned, or worn. It is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.”
– Denis Waitley

“Be pleasant until ten o’clock in the morning and the rest of the day will take care of itself.”
– Elbert Hubbard

“The best dreams happen when you’re awake.”
– Cherie Gilderbloom

“For each new morning let there be the flow of love. Let there be the light of happiness in every direction.”
― Amit Ray

“In the morning, wonder and be generous like the sun. In the evening, meditate and be kind like the moon.”
― Debasish Mridha

“When you wake up every morning, let thanksgiving be your first thought.
― Lailah Gifty Akita

“Give every day the chance to become the most beautiful day of your life.”
– Mark Twain

“The best way to predict your future is to create it.”
– Peter Drucker

Stay Strong Quotes

“The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty.”
Winston Churchill

“Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today.”
Will Rogers

“You learn more from failure than from success. Don’t let it stop you. Failure builds character.”

“It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.”
– Vince Lombardi

“I think goals should never be easy, they should force you to work, even if they are uncomfortable at the time.”
Michael Phelps

“Today’s accomplishments were yesterday’s impossibilities.”
Robert H. Schuller

“You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.”
Zig Ziglar

“For every reason, it’s not possible, there are hundreds of people who have faced the same circumstances and succeeded.”
– Jack Canfield

“To see what is right and not do it is a lack of courage.”

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”
C.S. Lewis

“Do what you can with all you have, wherever you are.”
– Theodore Roosevelt

“Anyone who has ever made anything of importance was disciplined.”
Andrew Hendrixson

“Don’t spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.”
Coco Chanel

“Creativity is intelligence having fun.”
— Albert Einstein

“Optimism is the one quality more associated with success and happiness than any other.”
Brian Tracy

“Always keep your eyes open. Keep watching. Because whatever you see can inspire you.”
Grace Coddington

“What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.”
— Henry David Thoreau

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“You cannot save people, you can just love them.”
Anaïs Nin

“Take your dreams seriously.”

“There is no way to happiness. Happiness is the way.”
— Thich Nhat Hanh

“Genius is 1% inspiration, 99% perspiration.”
Thomas Edison

“If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or objects.”
Albert Einstein

“Don't settle for average. Bring your best to the moment. Then, whether it fails or succeeds, at least you know you gave all you had.”
Angela Bassett

“The battles that count aren't the ones for gold medals. The struggles within yourself—the invisible, inevitable battles inside all of us—that's where it's at."
— Jesse Owens

“First forget inspiration. Habit is more dependable. Habit will sustain you whether you're inspired or not. Habit will help you finish and polish your stories. Inspiration won't. Habit is persistence in practice.”
Octavia Butler

"More is lost by indecision than wrong decision.”
Marcus Tullius Cicero

"You can be the ripest, juiciest peach in the world, and there's still going to be somebody who hates peaches."
Dita Von Teese

"Worry is a misuse of imagination."
— Unknown

"A year from now you will wish you had started today."

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Aarushi Tewari

Aarushi Tewari

The writer and affirmations speaker at Gratitude, Aarushi believes that one of the most effective ways of feeling inner peace is by being grateful and having a loving self-relationship.

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