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Inspirational Quotes for Hard Times, Tough Times, Adversities and Challenges


Purpose of Hard Times

1. Hard times produce your greatest Gifts. ~Robin Sherma

2. Hard Times define one’s character. ~Ken Poirot

3. Hard Times often prepare ordinary people for extraordinary destiny. ~C. S. Lewis

4. Perseverance and strength of character will enable us to bear much worse things. ~David Cooperfield

5. When you face difficult times, know that challenges are not sent to destroy you, they’re sent to promote, increase and strengthen you. ~Joel Osteen.

6. Tough times never last, but tough people do. ~Dr. Robert Schuller

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

8. Our most significant opportunities will be found in times of greatest difficulty. ~Thomas S. Monson, Pathways to Perfection: Discourses of Thomas S. Monson

9. Adversity and perseverance and all these things can shape you. They can give you a value and a self-esteem that is priceless. ~Scott Hamiliton.

10. We also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; 4 and perseverance, character; and character, hope. 5 Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us. (The New King James Bible, Romans 5:3-5)

11. Hard Times will always true friends.


12. When you begin to worry, go find something to do. Get busy being a blessing to someone; do something fruitful. Talking about your problem or sitting alone, thinking about it, does no good; it serves only to make you miserable. Above all else, remember that worrying is totally useless. Worrying will not solve your problem. ~Joyce Meyer

13. There are moments of frustration in life. You must build good relations to support you in these moments. You must also learn to courage yourself and decide to stay determined in life.”Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

14. Why worry about things you can't control when you can keep yourself busy controlling the things that depend on you?Handicaps can only disable us if we let them. If you are continually experiencing trouble or facing obstacles, then you should check to make sure that you are not the problem. Be more concerned with what you can give rather than what you can get because giving truly is the highest level of living. ~John C. Maxwell

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15. Relax, Refresh, Renew, Play, Sing, Laugh, Enjoy, Forgive, Dance, Love, Hug, share, Kiss, Create, Explore, Hope, Listen, Dare, Trust, Dream, Learn . TODAY!!! ~Steve Maraboli

16. Keep your Head up. The Toughest challenges can help us grow the most. Worry less. Appreciate more. If you want something, make it happen. ~Brooke Griffin

17. When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on. ~Franklin D. Roosevelt

18. Every struggle in your life has shaped you into the person you are today. Be thankful for the hard times, they can only make you stronger. ~Unknown


19. “Confidence, courage and determined spirit are vital for surviving hard times.”―Lailah Gifty Akita

20. One of the major keys to success is to keep moving forward on the journey, making the best of the detours and interruptions, turning adversity into advantage. ~John Maxwell

21. Don’t despise difficult days, I know they’re hard. Don’t hate them. God is at work in the mess. You have not been abandoned. ~Matt Chandler

22. It is your reaction to adversity, not the adversity itself, that determines how your life's story will develop. ~Dieter F. Uchtdorf

23. Sometimes adversity is what you need to face in order to become successful. ~Zig Ziglar

24. The circumstances and events we see as setbacks are oftentimes the very things that launch us into periods of intense spiritual growth. ~Charles Stanley

25. The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. ~Martin Luther Jr.

26. Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. ~Thomas Edison

27. Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you; they’re supposed to help you discover who you are.”—Bernice Johnson Reagon


More Helpful Hubs and Quotes


Janellegems (author) on April 03, 2016:

Hazeltos, I am glad that quote 22 was very helpful to you. Thanks for reading my hub and I appreciate your comment.

Susan Hazelton from Summerfield, Florida on April 03, 2016:

I also felt number 22 was the quote for me. All of them are terrific but that one stuck with me.

Janellegems (author) on January 27, 2016:

Absolutely true. Thanks for stopping by and for your comment.

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on January 27, 2016:

One needs to stand up for themselves. You can't achieve your goals if you live in the negative phase.

Janellegems (author) on January 25, 2016:

Thanks MsDora for stopping by and for your comment.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on January 25, 2016:

I like all the quotes; however, number 22 screams at me. Thank you very much.

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