Uplifting Quotes for Hard Times

Quotes to Lift You Up When You’re Feeling Down

As we strive to make it through difficult times, hearing the wisdom of those who have struggled, questioned and dreamed before us can make the journey easier.
When you feel the struggle is wearing you down, explore these quotations for the inspiration and hope you need to continue on.

"We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope."

Martin Luther King

"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

"Fall seven times, stand up eight."

Japanese proverb

"Prosperity is not without many fears and disasters; and adversity is not without comforts and hopes."

Francis Bacon

"Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines."

Robert Schuller

"The greater the difficulty, the more glory in surmounting it. Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests."


"The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials."

Chinese proverb

"The greatest glory in living lies not in never failing, but in rising every time we fail."

Nelson Mandela

"We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey."

Kenji Miyazawa

"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

"Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections but instantly set about remedying them -- every day begin the task anew."

Saint Francis de Sales

"A pearl is a beautiful thing that is produced by an injured life. It is the tear [that results] from the injury of the oyster. The treasure of our being in this world is also produced by an injured life. If we had not been wounded, if we had not been injured, then we will not produce the pearl."

Stephan Hoeller

"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."

Helen Keller

"The greatest degree of inner tranquility comes from the development of love and compassion. The more we care for the happiness of others, the greater is our own sense of well-being."

Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around."

Leo Buscaglia

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