25 Inspirational Quotes for When the Going Gets Tough


We can always use a little inspiration once in awhile. And for many of us, hearing or reading something inspirational can be motivating and just what we need to get through some of life’s challenging times. We’ve all been down and out, and we’ve all needed a voice of inspiration at times, and especially when the voice in our own heads gets quiet from feeling down or defeated. Remember, shake off the past, let go of what was, and be happy with what is, while looking forward to what you hope to achieve in life. Here are some of my favourite inspirational quotes to help during difficult times. Let’s all get over the hurdle together, fight forward, and keep our chins up. Life is too short to let life’s challenges weigh us down.


1. “We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope.”


– Martin Luther King


2. “This too shall pass.”


– King Solomon


3. “There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.”  


– Beverly Sills


4. “When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this: you haven’t.” 


– Thomas Edison


5. “It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.”


– Aristotle Onassis


6. “A righteous man falls down seven times and gets up.”


– King Solomon, Proverbs, 24:16.


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


– Will Rogers


8. “Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.”


– Robert F. Kennedy


9. “Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.”


– Vincent Van Gogh


10. “Champions are not made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them, a desire, a dream and a vision.”


– Muhammad Ali


11. “If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”


– Martin Luther King, Jr.


12. “You can’t be brave if you’ve only had wonderful things happen to you.”


– Mary Tyler Moore


13. “When things are bad, we take comfort in the thought that they could always get worse. And when they are, we find hope in the thought that things are so bad they have to get better.”


– Malcolm S. Forbes


14. “That which does not kill us makes us stronger.”


– Friedrich Nietzsche


15. “A person is both wise and wealthy when you master the art of appreciating what you already have.”


– Rabbi Zelig Pliskin


16. “Even if you don’t feel happy, act happy, and then you’ll begin to actually feel happy.”


– Rabbi Zelig Pliskin


17. “There is a light at the end of every tunnel. Some tunnels just happen to be longer than others.”

– Ada Adams


18. “Failure isn’t fatal, but failure to change might be.”


– John Wooden


19. “Giving up is the only sure way to fail.”


– Gena Showalter


20. “Don’t close the book when bad things happen in your life! Just turn the page and start a new chapter!”


– LaToya Jackson


21. “I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.”


– Estee Lauder


22. “The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”


– Winston Churchill


23. “I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right. ”


– Albert Einstein


24. “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


25. “Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.”


– Michael Jordan

Anne Cohen

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Anne Cohen is a lifestyle and relationship blogger based in Los Angeles, CA. Her blogs are Anne Cohen and Anne Cohen Writes. She contributes to various publications including The Huffington Post, Elite Daily, and many more. She's passionate about love, writing, chess, and more than anything, her two kids.

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