Quotes For Getting You Through Tough Times

Prosperity makes friends, adversity tries them. – Publilius Syrus

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Show me someone who has done something worthwhile, and I’ll show you someone who has overcome adversity. – Lou Holtz

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

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

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

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

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


  1. Great quotes, and just what I needed today.

  2. inspiring quotes, I really needed them today.

  3. Inspiring quotes, keep posting...I really like them. Keep it positive, as usual.