16 Quotes to Encourage You through Adversity

Quotes to Encourage


Ever feel like your life is one giant storm that never ends? You feel battered and tossed from one thing to the next like a boat on the ocean?

Life isn’t always easy. And, though we look forward to calmer seas and clearer skies, it’s the not knowing that often makes it hard. How long will this last? When will things get better?

As you work on your stress-busting, anxiety-lowering plans like talking to someone about your feelings, exercising, meditating, praying, and eating a healthy diet, you may also want to read some encouraging words.

Try reading just one quote for the day. Think about what it means to you. Let it get inside your head just long enough to make a difference to you.

Above all, breathe. It will pass.


“Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations. The best is yet to come.” -Zig Ziglar


“The eagle has no fear of adversity. We need to be like the eagle and have a fearless spirit of a conqueror.” –Joyce Meyer


“Trust yourself. You’ve survived a lot, and you’ll survive whatever is coming.” -Robert Tew


“The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.” -Molière


“Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records.” –William Arthur Ward


“Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad.” -Proverbs 12:25


“Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” –Robert Kennedy


“Keep walking through the storm. Your rainbow is waiting on the other side.” -Heather Stillufsen


“Life keeps throwing me stones. And I keep finding the diamonds.” –Ana Claudia Antunes


“Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.” –Napoleon Hill


“Our ability to handle life’s challenges is a measure of our strength of character.” -Les Brown


“There is nothing better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time.” –Malcolm X


“We don’t develop courage by being happy every day. We develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.” –Barbara De Angelis


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


“Sometimes adversity is what you need to face in order to become successful.” –Zig Ziglar


“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you’re doing the impossible.” –Francis of Assisi



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