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21 Uplifting Quotes to Help You Get Through Hard Times

Ever struggle to get through hard times? We have all been there. Throughout our lives we will inevitably experience difficult times, just as we will experience wonderful times.

When times get tough, you might buckle under the strain, wallow in self-pity, or even feel overcome with fear. While it’s normal to go through those emotions, these quotes for hard times will make your spirit soar again.

Because when despair, anxiety, and helplessness plague you, uplifting quotes let you know that you are not alone. Many others have endured these difficult moments, including me.

I didn’t just fight for my life in my battle with leukemia. I fought off a daily fear of death, with repeated images of my own funeral haunting me.

Yet, quotes lifted me up even in my darkest moments. They seemed to sprout everywhere – from my inbox, memories, and social feeds.

And each time, these aphorisms illuminated me on life’s deepest truths, shining a light on a path to inner strength that I didn’t know existed.

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Turn to These 21 Uplifting Quotes to Support You During Hard Times:

So, to build resilience and find light even in the gloom, raise your spirits on the wings of these 21 quotes for hard times.

1. The Force Is Already With You

You never know how strong you are

2. There Is Always Hope

“There is a saying in Tibetan, Tragedy should be utilized as a source of strength. No matter what sort of difficulties, how painful an experience is, if we lose our hope, that’s our real disaster.” – XIV Dalai Lama

3. Your Scars Create You

“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.” – Khalil Gibran


4. You Are More

“Always remember: you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” – A. A. Milne

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5. Let Go to Get Strong

“Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go.” – Hermann Hesse

6. Be Courageous

“One of the most courageous decisions you’ll ever make is to finally let go of what is hurting your heart and soul.” – Brigitte Nicole

7. Open Your Ears

Listen to the wind it talks

8. Just Dance

“Dance, when you’re broken open. Dance, if you’ve torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when you’re perfectly free.” – Rumi

9. You Control Your Mind

“You have power over your mind—not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.” – Marcus Aurelius


10. You Are Your Own Savior

“No one saves us but ourselves. No one can, and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.” – Buddha

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11. Feel More

“Get out of your head and into your heart. Think less, feel more.” – Osho

12. Doors Always Open

“When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one opened for us.” – Helen Keller

13. You Have the Strength

Strength does not come from physical_capacity. It comes from an indomitable will

14. Believe You Are Exactly Where You Need to Be

“We do not have to become heroes overnight. Just a step at a time, meeting each thing that comes up, seeing it is not as dreadful as it appeared, discovering we have the strength to stare it down.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

15. Accept the Challenge

“Mountains do not rise without earthquakes.” – Katherine MacKenett

16. Be Present

“Realize deeply that the present moment is all you have. Make the NOW the primary focus of your life.” – Eckhart Tolle

17. Take Control

“Take control of your destiny. Believe in yourself. Ignore those who try to discourage you. Avoid negative sources, people, places, things, and habits. Don’t give up and don’t give in.” – Wanda Hope Carter

18. Persist

“Fall seven times, stand up eight.” – Japanese Proverb

19. Never Be Reduced

I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.

20. Have Faith

“Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.” – Mother Teresa

21. Keep Moving Forward

“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the things you think you are unable to do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

Use These 21 Quotes for Hard Times to Persevere Through Adversity

There will always be challenging times, but how you deal with them changes your story. You can give up or face the challenges.

The sages here knew how to persevere through adversity. So, let their uplifting quotes fill you with the resilience to keep going despite your hard times. You, my friend, can survive and thrive.

Know someone going through hard times? Share this article with them and let’s continue to uplift and empower each other!

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Michelle Maiellaro

An American expat living in Italy, Michelle Grace Maiellaro is a leukemia survivor who helps dynamic women triumph over life challenges. You can discover your own resilience to survive uncertain times on her website, The Resilient Woman.

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