Quotes For Difficult Times

Start here when looking for inspirational quotes for difficult times. Sometimes, difficult situations only need to be viewed in a different light to see your way through them. On other occasions, difficult issues may be just what you need to propel yourself out of complacency so that a spark is ignited. "Difficult times are just like gas; this too shall pass."
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"If you're feeling low, don't despair. The sun has a sinking spell every night, but it comes back up every morning. The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain." Dolly Parton

"To be tested is good. The challenged life may be the best therapist." Gail Sheehy

It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. Mahummad Ali

"Flow with whatever is happening and let your mind be free. Stay centered by accepting whatever you are doing. This is the ultimate." Chuang Tzu

You may not be responsible for getting knocked down, but you're certainly responsible for getting back up. Wally Amos

"I endeavor to be wise when I cannot be merry, easy when I cannot be glad, content with what cannot be mended and patient when there is no redress." Elizabeth Montagu



Bad things are not the worst things that can happen to us. "Nothing" is the worst thing that can happen to us! Richard Bach

"The part can never be well unless the whole is well."
Plato

"Mountains cannot be surmounted except by winding paths." Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Approach each new problem not with a view of finding what you hope will be there, but to get the truth, the realities that must be grappled with. You may not like what you find. In that case you are entitled to try to change it. But do not deceive yourself as to what you do find to be the facts of the situation. Bernard M. Baruch

"Challenges and difficult times aren't just those things that occur to someone else. The secret is in learning to turn problems into positives and attacking each issue with action not inaction." Byron Pulsifer

"Never underestimate your problem or your ability to deal with it." Robert H. Schuller

Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith. Henry Ward Beecher

"Impossibilities are merely things which we have not yet learned." Charles W. Chesnutt

When fate hands us a lemon, let's try to make lemonade. Dale Carnegie

Bless a thing and it will bless you. Curse it and it will curse you...If you bless a situation, it has no power to hurt you, and even if it is troublesome for a time, it will gradually fade out, if you sincerely bless it. Emmet Fox

You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you. Walt Disney

Every problem has a gift for you in its hands. Richard Bach

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow. Melody Beattie

Grief is the agony of an instant, the indulgence of grief the blunder of a life. Benjamin Disraeli

"Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they're supposed to help you discover who you are. " Bernice Johnson Reagon



If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. Dr. Wayne Dyer

"Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one." Bruce Lee

I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward. Thomas Edison

Obstacles are only insurmountable when you allow your goal to be placed in second position. Byron Pulsifer

You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty. Gandhi

There are no solutions when you are focused on the negative. Byron Pulsifer

Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed on an equal or greater benefit. Napoleon Hill

The real questions are the ones that obtrude upon your consciousness whether you like it or not, the ones that make your mind start vibrating like a jackhammer, the ones that you "come to terms with" only to discover that they are still there. The real questions refuse to be placated. They barge into your life at the times when it seems most important for them to stay away. They are the questions asked most frequently and answered most inadequately, the ones that reveal their true natures slowly, reluctantly, most often against your will. Ingrid Bengis

There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self. Aldous Huxley

The only people who find yesterdays satisfying are those who see no better tomorrows. Byron Pulsifer The easiest thing to do, whenever you fail, is to put yourself down by blaming your lack of ability for your misfortunes. Washington Irving

An inventor fails 999 times, and if he succeeds once, he's in. He treats his failures simply as practice shots. Charles F. Kettering

A great rock is not disturbed by the wind; the mind of a wise man is not disturbed by either honor or abuse. Dalai Lama

The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. Nelson Mandela

Don't take it on yourself. Forget now. Live. Arthur Miller

Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that. Norman Vincent Peale

Sorrows are like thunderclouds, in the distance they look black, over our heads scarcely gray. Jean Paul Richter

It's not what's happening to you now or what has happened in your past that determines who you become. Rather, it's your decisions about what to focus on, what things mean to you, and what you're going to do about them that will determine your ultimate destiny. Anthony Robbins

You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight. Jim Rohn

Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves. Henry David Thoreau

Don't dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer. Denis Waitley

We can throw stones, complain about them, stumble on them, climb over them, or build with them. William Arthur Ward

You can't let praise or criticism get to you. It's a weakness to get caught up in either one. John Wooden

Every one of us gets through the tough times because somebody is there, standing in the gap to close it for us. Oprah Winfrey

A problem is something you can do something about. If you can't do something about it, then it's not a problem. It's a predicament. That means it's something that must be coped with, endured. John C. Maxwell, The Difference Maker, Making Your Attitude Your Greatest Asset

The appearance of a problem of any kind in your life means that the time has come to take a step forward and the taking of that step will, of course, be signalized by the solving of the problem. Emmet Fox, Make Your Life Worth While

Think of dealing with problem people like going to the gym. They are giving you a workout of your communication muscles! Dr. Rick Brinkman and Dr. Rick Kirschner, Dealing with Difficult People

Never spend more than 10 percent of your time on the problem, and always spend at least 90 percent of your time on the solution. Anthony Robbins


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