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25 Quotes That Will Help You Through Tough Times

Joel Brown (Founder of Addicted2Success.com)

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I have compiled 25 of my favorite tough times quotes that I find has helped me through tough times over the years. Sometimes we need a few pointers on inner strength, this in turn makes us realize that we aren’t the only ones who have gone through hard times, that no ones an exception and that we can get through it with a little bit of positive hope and a handful of lines for guidance.

Enjoy! And Good Luck with overcoming your obstacles and facing hard times.

 Tough Times Quotes:

“Pain is your friend; it is your alie. Pain reminds you to finish the job and get the hell home. Pain tells you when you have been seriously wounded. And you know what the best thing about pain is? It tells you you’re not dead yet!” – G.I Jane

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

“What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“If you aren’t in over your head, how do you know how tall you are?” – Unknown

I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death.  – Thomas Paine

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

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

One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity. – Albert Schweitzer

Prosperity makes friends, adversity tries them. – Publilius Syrus

Adversity is a fact of life. It can’t be controlled. What we can control is how we react to it.  – Unknown

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

The hardest struggle of all is to be something different from what the average man is. – Charles M Schwab

The true test of a person character is how they stand during test of adversity – Unknown

“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

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

Prosperity makes friends, adversity tries them. – Publilius Syrus

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

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

I am the the Founder of Addicted2Success.com and I am so grateful you're here to be part of this awesome community. I love connecting with people who have a passion for Entrepreneurship, Self Development & Achieving Success. I started this website with the intention of educating and inspiring likeminded people to always strive for success no matter what their circumstances. I'm proud to say through my podcast and through this website we have impacted over 200 million lives in the last 10 years.

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36 Comments

36 Comments

  1. Zee Williams

    May 25, 2016 at 6:14 am

    Great Read! Pain is my friend….. was a life lesson I kept repeating until I finally got it. All 25 were awesome!

  2. Deepak Jain

    May 21, 2016 at 5:08 am

    Everyone can by pass tough time with these action quotes.

    EXCELLENT.

  3. Kathy Le

    May 11, 2016 at 1:24 pm

    Man!

    I just love these quotes!

  4. Anne Efi

    Mar 31, 2016 at 7:14 am

    Amazing…..it helps a lot.

  5. juliet

    Nov 1, 2015 at 12:12 am

    I’m out of words except –thank you! Everything you posted/wrote helped and inspired me.

  6. Mathews Chipofya

    May 31, 2015 at 2:58 pm

    I have appreciated to read these wonderful quotes.

  7. Somtochukwu okafor

    May 16, 2015 at 7:48 pm

    Comment:
    so inspiring, i love everything concerning addicted to success

  8. Indrajeet

    May 5, 2015 at 4:56 pm

    Its really awsme…!!!

  9. Cat Knott

    Jul 22, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    I just so love that the first quote is from G.I. Jane. That film had a massive impact on my life when I look back on things… never giving up… keeping tough against all the odds… so thanks for the reminder and the big smile. I’m never ringing that bell! (it’ll make sense if you saw the film).

    • isaac

      Aug 15, 2014 at 3:24 pm

      yea its so amaizing and inspiring

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