250 Uplifting Quotes To Make You Feel Better In Hard Times

In life, we all encounter tough times, but what makes the difference is how we deal with them. A lot of people give up while the rest hang on. It sounds ironic to find someone feeling better during hard times, but the truth still remains that one can actually go through hard times without much stress. Here are some uplifting quotes to make you feel better even in hard times.

Inspiring And Uplifting Quotes

1. “A year from now you may wish you had started today.” ~ Karen Lamb

2. “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” ~ George Eliot

3. “There are no traffic jams along the extra mile.” ~ Roger Staubach

4. “If you don’t like something change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.” – Mary Engelbreit

5. “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day, saying, “I will try again tomorrow.” – Mary Anne Radmacher

6. “Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.” – William James

7. “Have great hopes and dare to go all out for them. Have great dreams and dare to live them. Have tremendous expectations and believe in them.” – Norman Vincent Peale

8. “Do what you can, where you are, with what you have.” ~ Teddy Roosevelt

9. “The road to Easy Street goes through the sewer.” ~ John Madden

10. “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” ~ Gandhi

11. “Tough times never last, but tough people do.” ~ Dr. Robert Schuller

12. “Keep your face to the sunshine and you can never see the shadow.” ~ Helen Keller

13. “There is only one success: to be able to spend your life in your own way.” ~ Christopher Morley

14. “The best way out is always through.” ~ Robert Frost

15. “Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.” ~ Winston Churchill

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

17. “Dream big and dare to fail.” ~ Norman Vaughan

18. “What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

19. “If you aren’t going all the way, why go at all? ~ Joe Namath

20. “Try not. Do, or do not. There is no try.” ~ Yoda

21. “Just keep going. Everybody gets better if they keep at it.” ~ Ted Williams

22. “Choosing a goal and sticking to it changes everything.” ~ Scott Reed

23. “Obsessed is just a word the lazy use to describe the dedicated.” ~ Russell Warren

24. “Someday is not a day of the week.” ~ Denise Brennan-Nelson

25. “There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.” ~ Beverly Sills

26. “Very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scene.” ~ Arthur Christopher Benson

27. “If you can’t outplay them, outwork them.” ~ Ben Hogan

28. “Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better.” ~ Jim Rohn

29. “You`ve got to bumble forward into the unknown.” ~ Frank Gehry

30. “Even if you fall on your face, you’re still moving forward.” ~ Victor Kiam

31. “The purpose of our lives is to be happy.” ~ Dalai Lama

32. “I ask not for a lighter burden, but for broader shoulders.” – Jewish Proverb

33. “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

34. “He knows not his own strength who hath not met adversity.” – William Samuel Johnson

35. “If it’s not exactly like you thought it would be, you think it’s a failure. What about the spectrum of colors in between.” – Sara Evans

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

37. “Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, never completely forget about it.” – Jacques Prevert

38. “Man is fond of counting his troubles but he does not count his joys.

39. “I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars.” – Og Mandino

40. “The dreamers are the saviors of the world.” ~ James Allen

41. “The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.” ~ Henry David Thoreau

42. “To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.” ~ Elbert Hubbard

43. “The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work.” ~ Richard Bach

44. “The difference between stumbling blocks and stepping-stones is how you use them.” – Unknown

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

46. “To succeed, you have to do something and be very bad at it for a while. You have to look bad before you can look really good.” – Barbara DeAngelis

47. “The bravest sight in the world is to see a great man struggling against adversity.” – Seneca

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

49. “Do what you love and the money will follow.” ~Marsha Sinetar

50. “The harder I work, the luckier I get.” ~ Gary Player

51. “It doesn’t matter how slow you go, as long as you don’t stop.” – Confucius

52. “Learn how to be happy with what you have while you pursue all that you want.” – Jim rohn

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

54. “Use what you’ve been through as fuel, believe in yourself and be unstoppable!” – Yvonne Pierre

55. “I learned there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead, others come from behind. But I’ve bought a big bat. I’m all ready, you see. Now my troubles are going to have trouble with me.” – Dr. Seuss

56. “Change your thoughts and you change your world.” ~ Norman Vincent Peale

57. “Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you.” ~ Arnold Palmer

58. “Believe and act as if it were impossible to fail.” ~ Charles Kettering

59. “Don’t count the days, make the days count.” ~ Muhammad Ali

60. “Prosperity is not without many fears and disasters; and adversity is not without comforts and hopes.” – Francis Bacon

61. “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

62. “Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way. And don’t pray when it rains if you don’t pray when the sun shines.” – Leroy Satchel Paige

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

64. “You must not only aim right, but draw the bow with all your might.” ~ Henry David Thoreau

65. “Things turn out the best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.” – John Wooden

66. “Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.” – Albert Schweitzer

67. “We should always pray for help, but we should always listen for inspiration and impression to proceed in ways different from those we may have thought of.” – John H. Groberg

68. “A problem is a chance for you to do your best.” – Duke Ellington

69. “The best way to get rid of the pain is to feel the pain. And when you feel the pain and go beyond it, you’ll see there’s a very intense love that is wanting to awaken itself.” – Deepak Chopra

70. “To have darkness behind me, in front of me a bright sky, flickering lights on the water and to feel it on the stony face of the southern sun.” – Julia Hartwig

71. “Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” ~ Will Rogers

72. “When you come to a roadblock, take a detour.” ~ Mary Kay Ash

73. “Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.” ~ Babe Ruth

74. “Just as despair can come to one only from other human beings, hope, too, can be given to one only by other human beings.” – Elie Weisel

75. “The greatest glory in living lies is not in never failing, but in rising every time we fail.” – Nelson Mandela

76. “In times of great stress or adversity, it’s always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive.” – Lee Iacocca

77. “It is only in our darkest hours that we may discover the true strength of the brilliant light within ourselves that can never, ever, be dimmed.” – Doe Zantamata

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

79. “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt

80. “Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.” ~ Napoleon Hill

81. “The power of imagination makes us infinite.” ~ John Muir

82. “Make each day your masterpiece.” ~ John Wooden

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

84. “If there is no struggle, there is no progress.” ~ Frederick Douglass

85. “What we fear doing most is usually what we most need to do.” ~ Tim Ferriss

86. “The best way to predict the future is to invent it.” ~ Alan Kay

87. “Champions keep playing until they get it right.” ~ Billie Jean King

88. “Once you choose hope, anything’s possible.” ~ Christopher Reeve

89. “Every moment is a fresh beginning.” ~ T.S. Eliot

90. “Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.” ~ George Addair

91. “Light tomorrow with today.” ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning

92. “If you have everything under control, you’re not moving fast enough.” ~ Mario Andretti

93. “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

94. “The greater the difficulty, the more glory in surmounting it. Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests.” – Epicetus

95. “Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.” – Robert Schuller

96. “Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity is a greater. Possession pampers the mind; privation trains and strengthens it.” – William Hazlitt

97. “We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope.” – Martin Luther King

98. “The friend in my adversity I shall always cherish most. I can better trust those who helped to relieve the gloom of my dark hours than those who are so ready to enjoy with me the sunshine of my prosperity.” – Ulysses S. Grant

99. “We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.” – Kenji Miyazawa

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

101. “When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” – Henry Ford27

102. “The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.” – Chinese Proverb

103. “Action is the foundational key to all success ~ Pablo Picasso

104. “I will go anywhere as long as it is forward.” ~ David Livingston

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

106. “Prosperity makes friends, adversity tries them.”– Publilius Syrus

Quotes To Make You Feel Better 

107. “The distance between the dawns is far greater when one’s love is lost…”

108. “We don’t receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us”

109. “Winners are the people who see the future, where they are, what they are doing, what they have accomplished, and who is with them.”

110. We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of the dream

111. No one is listening until you make a mistake

112. “The guardian angels of life sometimes fly so high as to be beyond our sight, but they are always looking down upon us.”

113. “Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will; to strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield”

114. “Just living is not enough… One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.”

115. “Let us live so that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.”

116. “What do you call always, cause what you call it must be different than what I call it”

117. “Forgive those who wrong you, but remember how they hurt you when they want a second chance”

118. “Fear less, and hope more; Whine less, and breathe more; Talk less, and listen more; and hate less, so you can love more”

119. “Sometimes there are no next times, timeouts, or second chances. Sometimes its now or never”

120. “Death is all we know of heaven and all we need of hell”

121. “Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.

122. There is no way to peace; peace is the way

123. Columbus killed more Indians then Hitler killed Jews. But on his birthday you get shoes on sale

124. “The best thing about pictures is that they never change, even if the people in them do!”

125. “Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you’ll ever regret!”

126. “More tears are shed over answered prayers than unanswered ones.”

127. “The key is to trust people to be who they are. Instead we trust people to be who we want them to be, and when they aren’t, we cry”

128. “A stumble may prevent a fall”

129. “When you get in a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hold on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn”

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130. “The music is nothing if the audience is deaf.”

131. “When we think of failure; Failure will be ours. If we remain undecided; Nothing will ever change. All we need to do is want to achieve something great and then simply to do it. Never think of failure For what we think, will come about”

132. Peace cannot be kept by force, it can only be achieved by understanding! ~ Albert Einstein

133. Better to never have met you in my dream than to wake and reach for hands that are not there.

134. It’s so easy to laugh and so easy to hate, but it takes guts to be kind and gentle.

135. They say that before you die your whole life will flash before your eyes…make it worth watching.

136. There is always that right thing to do, the hard part is doing it.

137. “Catch a falling star. Cup it in your hands. Close your eyes. Make a wish, and let it go again”

138. “The world is a scary place man, you just have to learn to deal with it”

139. “Why can’t I just learn from other people’s mistakes instead of making the same ones myself?”

140. “Think BEFORE you act, don’t act and then think, after that it is too late”

141. “Telling the truth is not always the easiest thing to do, but it sure is a heck of a lot better if you tell the person instead of having them find out from someone else!”

142. “Don’t try to impress other people, you will just get hurt in the long run”

143. “A smile is nearly always inspired by another smile”

144. “Death is a challenge that tells us not to waste time”

145. “Heal the past; live the present; dream the future.”

146. Life is a tragedy when seen up close, but a comedy in the long shot.

147. The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem

148. If you always do what you always did, then you’ll always get what you always got.

149. “Opportunity doesn’t knock, and then ring your doorbell, and then call you and say, ‘I’m so sorry I missed you!”

150. “Only When its darkest can you see the stars.”

151. “Things do not change, people change”

152. “Faith is believing in things when common sense tells you not to”

153. “Remember, we all stumble, every one of us, that is why it is comforting to go hand in hand!”

154. “How come everyday I seem to make other people’s problems my own, just because I am trying to help them, but yet, I don’t want to get in the middle!”

155. “We should all feel lucky to have someone who will never let us go, but no matter how lucky we may feel, we all mess up”

156. Life is like a beautiful melody, only the lyrics are messed up.

157. Look for the rainbow in every storm!

158. “Do the things you don’t think you can do. That is the goal in life”

159. “And in the end it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.”

160. “It’s true that we don’t know what we’ve got until we lose it, but it’s also true that we don’t know what we’ve been missing until it arrives.”

161. “When fate closes the door, go through the window”

162. “Those who dance may be considered insane, but only by those who can’t hear the music”

163. “The higher you are, the harder you fall; the harder you fall, the higher you bounce.”

164. “The brightest future will always be based on a forgotten past; you can’t get on well in life until you get past failures and heartaches.”

165. “Always remember that in some way, you’re someones angel, even if you don’t know it.”

166. “Never regret any decisions, even if they may have been bad”

167. What we do in life echo’s in eternity.

168. Great Minds discuss Ideas, Average minds discuss events, Small minds discuss people.

169. When are you going to understand that “normal” is not necessarily a virtue? It rather denotes a lack of courage.

170. The ship is safer in the harbor, but no one built a ship to sit in a harbor.

171. Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.

172. Enjoy life. There’s plenty of time to be dead.

173. People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost

174. I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand

175. “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

176. “I will prepare, and some day my chance will come.”

177. “Death is a challenge. It tells us not to waste time… It tells us to tell each other right now that we love each other.”

178. “Don’t ever start a day with the broken pieces of yesterday”

179. “Do not let the pain of slamming your fingers in one door, scare you from opening another one”

180. “Live life to the fullest, so when you get old you can relive all the good moments”

181. The world is so fast that there are days when the person who says it can’t be done is interrupted by the person who is doing it

182. For some life lasts a short while, but the memories it holds last forever.

183. Always remember, others may hate you, but those who hate you don’t win unless you hate them

184. “Have a good cry and wash your heart out. If you keep it inside it will tear you apart!”

185. “How come it always rains the hardest on those who deserve the sun?”

186. Some people can’t believe in themselves until someone else believes in them first

187. We’re all pretty bizarre. Some of us are just better at showing it

188. You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.

189. “If you hear a different drummer — dream, take a chance. . . The road you choose to travel means the difference in the dance. “

190. Memories are a treasure chest for those who know how to pack it!

191. “We can learn a lot in life from crayons; some are dull, some are bright, some have funny names, and they are all different colors, but they have to learn to live in the same box”

192. The Greatest trick the devil ever pulled, was convincing the world he didn’t exist

193. “I guess that it’s better to be hated for who you are, then loved for what you are not.”

194. No matter how your heart is grieving, if you keep believing The dream that you wish will come true.”

195. “It is funny about life: if you refuse to accept anything but the very best you will very often get it”

196. “Waste no tears over the griefs of yesterday.”

197. “If your head tells you one thing, and you heart tells you another, before you do anything, you should first decide whether you have a better head or a better heart.”

198. Don’t be content with being average. Average is as close to the bottom as it is to the top

199. “Time will bring to light whatever is hidden; it will cover up and conceal what is now shining in splendor”.

200. “If you treat a person as he is, he will remain as he is. If you treat him for what he could be, he will become what he could be.”

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Quotes About Hard Times

201. “Life isn’t about getting and having, it’s about giving and being.” – Kevin Kruse

202. “Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” – Joshua J. Marine

203. “I have found that if you love life, life will love you back.” – Arthur Rubinstein

204. “There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” – Albert Einstein

205. If we could all just laugh at ourselves, in hard times or good times, it would be an incredible world. ~ Jena Malone

206. In the midst of these hard times, it is our good health and good sleep that is enjoyable. ~ Knute Nelson

207. We’re living in hard times. ~ Antonio Banderas

208. People need hard times and oppression to develop psychic muscles. ~ Emily Dickinson

209. You need to be able to manage stress because hard times will come, and a positive outlook is what gets you through. ~ Marie Osmond

210. There’s a lot of people out there who go through hard times, and they feel alone. They feel like nobody is there. But I’m in the same boat. ~ Brandy Norwood

211. “Don’t cry for a man who’s left you; the next one may fall for your smile.” – Mae West

212. “You don’t have to control your thoughts; you just have to stop letting them control you.” – Dan Millman

213. “Courage does not always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.” – Mary Anne Radmacher

214. “Believe in yourself and you can be anything.” – Katy Perry

215. “Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” – Dr. Seuss

216. “When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this: you haven’t.” – Thomas Edison

217. “Why worry? If you’ve done the very best you can, worrying won’t make it any better.” – Walt Disney

218. “Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think and twice as beautiful as you’ve ever imagined.” – Dr. Seuss

219. “Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.” – Marcus Aurelius

220. “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” – George Bernard Shaw

221. “Taking care of yourself makes you stronger for everyone in your life… including you.” – Kelly Rudolph

222. ”Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

223. “The greatest mistake you can make in life is to continually fear that you will make one.” – Elbert Hubbard

224.“Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.” – Wayne Dyer

225. I like to use the hard times in the past to motivate me today. ~ Dwayne Johnson

226. “Once you choose hope, anything’s possible.” – Christopher Reeve

227. “Learn to value yourself, which means: fight for your happiness.” – Ayn Rand

228. “You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” – Buddha

229. “After every storm the sun will smile; for every problem there is a solution, and the soul’s indefeasible duty is to be of good cheer.” – William R. Alger

230. “The trick is to enjoy life. Don’t wish away your days, waiting for better ones ahead.” – Marjorie Pay Hinckley

231. “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretzky

232. “Just think how happy you would be if you lost everything you have right now, and then got it back again.” – Frances Rodman

233. I don’t know if I’ve had my share of drama, but I’ve definitely had my share of hard times. ~ Serena Williams

234. The most important thing is that sometimes you have to go through hard times to get to the good stuff. ~ Abby Wambach

235. “If only we’d stop trying to be happy we could have a pretty good time.”- Edith Wharton

236. “We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.” – Frederick Keonig

237. “If you’re presenting yourself with confidence, you can pull off pretty much anything.” – Katy Perry

238. “For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

239. Hard times arouse an instinctive desire for authenticity. ~ Coco Chanel

240. Hard times make you bitter or make you more compassionate. ~ Jewel

241. What helps luck is a habit of watching for opportunities, of having a patient but restless mind, of sacrificing one’s ease or vanity, or uniting a love of detail to foresight, and of passing through hard times bravely and cheerfully.

242. Write what you love. Love will hold you through the hard times and hold the world during the good times. ~ Mark Z. Danielewski

243. “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” – Dr. Seuss

244. “You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

245. “A problem is a chance for you to do your best.”– Duke Ellington

246. “I didn’t fail the test, I just found 100 ways to do it wrong.” – Benjamin Franklin

247. “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning how to dance in the rain.” – Vivian Greene

248. I am passionate about football. My support for Celtic FC has got me through some hard times in my life. I still play regularly, too. ~ Rod Stewart

249. There have been some hard times, people around me supported me. ~ Laure Manaudou

250. Dark books do appeal to kids because they have nice, sheltered lives – and they also appeal to children who are going through pretty hard times themselves. ~ Melissa de la Cruz

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CJ Stanley
CJ Stanley
CJ is a voracious learner, especially when it has to do with infotech. He loves good food and when he is not surfing the web, he is trying out some strange but amazing food combinations.


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