QuoteLife has a terrible way of kicking us when we’re down. And just when we think we can’t fall any lower, we get kicked again. Here are some great quotes about how to overcome those difficult times. Please remember that setbacks, failures and even tragedy are a part of our everyday life. Finding joy and success in the daily struggle of our lives is hugely dependent on our ability to persevere through the toughest adversity without ever giving up!

Snakes & Ladders1. “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

2. “Recovery begins from the darkest moment.”
John Major

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

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

5. “Whatever has the nature of arising has the nature of ceasing.”
The Buddha

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

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

8. “When watching after yourself, you watch after others. When watching after others, you watch after yourself.”
The Buddha

9. “You have to think anyway, so why not think big?”
Donald Trump

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

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

12. “Nobody can make you to feel inferior without your consent.”
Eleanor Roosevelt

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

14. “Better three hours too soon than a minute too late.”
William Shakespeare

15. “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

16. “The lady's not for turning”
Margaret Thatcher

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

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

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

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

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

22. “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

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

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

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

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

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

28. “Should you find a wise critic to point out your faults, follow him as you would a guide to hidden treasure.”
The Buddha

29. “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

30. “It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.”
William Shakespeare

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

32. “Everything that has been made by mankind, good or bad, was once just a thought”
S Church

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

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

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

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

37. “We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender.”
Winston Churchill

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

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

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

41. “The world is afflicted by death and decay. But the wise do not grieve, having realized the nature of the world.”
The Buddha

42. “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

43. “It is time to return to core values, time to get back to basics, to self-discipline and respect for the law, to consideration for the others, to accepting responsibility for yourself and your family - and not shuffling it off on other people and the state.”
John Major

44. “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

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

46. “I've said I'll stand for a full second term, but I think after that it will be time for new leadership. Terms are like Shredded Wheat - Two are wonderful but three might just be too many.”
David Cameron

47. “Should a seeker not find a companion who is better or equal, let them resolutely pursue a solitary course.”
The Buddha

48. “I know the British people and they are not passengers - They are drivers.”
David Cameron

49. “Sometimes it is better to lose and do the right thing than to win and do the wrong thing.”
Tony Blair

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

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

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

53. “Human progress has never been shaped by commentators, complainers or cynics.”
Tony Blair

54. “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

55. “I do not dispute with the world; rather it is the world that disputes with me.”
The Buddha

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

57. “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

58. “There is nothing comparable to one who is Awakened.”
The Buddha

59. “Life is like the game of snakes and ladders - Sometimes you will lose and sometimetimes you will win”
Simon

60. “All experiences are preceded by mind, having mind as their master, created by mind.”
The Buddha

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

62. “I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.”
Jimmy Dean

63. “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

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

65. “To be, or not to be, that is the question.” 
William Shakespeare

66. “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

67. “Irrigators channel waters; fletchers straighten arrows; carpenters bend wood; the wise master themselves.”
The Buddha

68. “We know what we are, but know not what we may be.”
William Shakespeare

69. “Sometimes a simple idea can make a big difference - Like turning a 6 upside-down to make 9!”
Simon

 

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