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70 Things Will Get Better Quotes to Get You Through Hard Times

Difficult times ― failures, setbacks, and tragedies are inescapable! These things don’t happen to bad people only; everyone has their fair share of life’s hard knocks.

Reading uplifting quotes when going through hell might not change the situation, but it can alter your perception of the situation. And isn’t perception everything?

Things will get better, no matter how difficult they appear to be. In the meantime, the burden can feel a lot lighter if you change how you think about your situation during tough times.

To help you in this regard, this compilation of quotes will help you build courage and hope ― two essential ingredients for getting through hard times.

While it is rare to find anyone oohing and aahing in their roughest moments, it is possible to be happy regardless of any situation when you have a positive attitude. This is why I’ve thrown in a few happiness-related quotes at the end to help you out if the hard times are beginning to eat away at your happiness.

Things Will Get Better Quotes to Develop Courage

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  1. “Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.” – Dale Carnegie
  2. “A problem is a chance for you to do your best.” – Duke Ellington
  3. “Challenges are what make life interesting, and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” – Joshua J. Marine
  4. “When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” – Henry Ford
  5. “Storms make trees take deeper roots.” – Dolly Parton
  6. “The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough. They’re there to stop the other people.” – Randy Pausch
  7. “Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you; they’re supposed to help you discover who you are.” – Bernice Johnson Reagon
  8. “I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life, and that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan
  9. “You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  10.  “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day, saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.’” – Mary Anne Radmacher
  11. “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
  12. “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” – Thomas A. Edison
  13. “The oak sleeps in the acorn. The bird waits in the egg, and in the highest vision of the soul, a waking angel stirs. Dreams are the seedlings of reality.” – Napoleon Hill
  14. “Every adversity brings new experiences and new lessons.” – Lailah Gifty Akita
  15. “The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.” – Chinese Proverb
  16. “If you’re trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I’ve had them; everybody has had them. But obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.” – Michael Jordan
  17. “We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.” – Kenji Miyazawa
  18. “You start with a darkness to move through, but sometimes the darkness moves through you.” – Dean Young
  19. “What lies behind you and what lies in front of you pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  20. “There had been times when he knew, somewhere in him, that he would get used to it, whatever it was because he had learnt that some hard things became softer after a very little while.” – Nick Hornby
  21. “Next to trying and winning, the best thing is trying and failing.” – L. M. Montgomery
  22. “Often, moreover, it is that aspect of our being that society finds eccentric, ridiculous, or disagreeable, that holds our sweet waters, our secret well of happiness, the key to our equanimity in malevolent climes.” – Tom Robbins
  23. “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
  24. “Every adversity, every failure and every heartache carries with it the seed of an equivalent or a greater benefit.” – Napoleon Hill
  25. “And hard times are good in their own way, too. Because the only way you can achieve true happiness is if you experience true sadness as well. It’s all about light and shade. Balance.” – Gabrielle Williams
  26. “Accept hardship as a necessary discipline.” – Lailah Gifty Akita
  27. “Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity a greater. Possession pampers the mind; privation trains and strengthens it.” – William Hazlitt
  28. “We face up to awful things because we can’t go around them or forget them. The sooner you say, ‘Yes, it happened, and there’s nothing I can do about it,’ the sooner you can get on with your own life. You’ve got children to bring up. So you’ve got to get over it. What we have to get over, somehow, we do. Even the worst things.” – Annie Proulx
  29. “The greater the difficulty, the more glory in surmounting it. Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests.” – Epictetus
  30. “We have come here together so that you might know, through virtue of your own pain, your own hopelessness, your own fear, your own darkness and the lie of powerlessness, the very actual power of your own will, of the will of your soul.” – Jennifer DeLucy

Things Will Get Better Quotes to Build Your Hope

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  1. “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
  2. “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass; it’s about learning how to dance in the rain.” – Vivian Greene
  3. “The trick is to enjoy life. Don’t wish away your days, waiting for better ones ahead.” – Marjorie Pay Hinckley
  4. “Don’t cry because it’s over; smile because it happened.” – Dr. Seuss
  5. “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” – Confucius
  6. “Gray skies are just clouds passing over.” – Duke Ellington
  7. “Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.” – Albert Schweitzer
  8. “I didn’t fail the test; I just found 100 ways to do it wrong.” – Benjamin Franklin
  9. “Once you choose hope, anything’s possible.” – Christopher Reeve
  10. “After every storm, the sun will smile; for every problem, there is a solution, and the soul’s indefeasible duty is to be of good cheer.” – William R. Alger
  11. “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
  12. “It’s not exactly like you thought it would be; you think it’s a failure. What about the spectrum of colors in between.” – Sara Evans
  13. “Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.” – J. K. Rowling
  14. “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
  15. “The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.” – Ernest Hemingway
  16. “When you get into a tight place, and everything goes against you till it seems as if you couldn’t hold on a minute longer, never give up then, for that’s just the place and time that the tide’ll turn.” – Harriet Beecher Stowe
  17. “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
  18. “When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this: you haven’t.” – Thomas Edison
  19. “Life is at its best when everything has fallen out of place, and you decide that you’re going to fight to get them right, not when everything is going your way, and everyone is praising you.” – Thisuri Wanniarachchi
  20. “Again, you can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backward. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something ― your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.” – Steve Jobs
  21. “We are all dealing with a challenge of some kind. Some of us are just better at hiding it than others.” – Karen Salmansohn
  22. “When you look deeply into your anger, you will see that the person you call your enemy is also suffering. As soon as you see that, then your capacity for accepting and having compassion for them is there.” – Thich Nhat Hanh
  23. “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
  24. “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
  25. “Have great hopes and dare to go all out for them. Have great dreams and dare to live them. Have tremendous expectations and believe in them.” – Norman Vincent Peale
  26. “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

Things Will Get Better Quotes for Sustaining Happiness During Hard Times

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  1. “Don’t wait around for other people to be happy for you. Any happiness you get, you’ve got to make yourself.” – Alice Walker
  2. Taking care of yourself makes you stronger for everyone in your life, including you.” – Kelly Rudolph
  3. “Learn to value yourself, which means: fight for your happiness.” – Ayn Rand
  4. “Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.” – Wayne Dyer
  5. “You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” – Buddha
  6. “For every minute you are angry, you lose sixty seconds of happiness.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  7. “Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.” – Marcus Aurelius
  8. “You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.” – James Allen
  9. “We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.” – Frederick Keonig
  10. “People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.” – Abraham Lincoln
  11. “Learn how to be happy with what you have while you pursue all that you want.” – Jim Rohn
  12. “Why worry? If you’ve done the very best you can, worrying won’t make it any better.” – Walt Disney
  13. “Things turn out the best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.” – John Wooden
  14. “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

You may not see any way out of your current situation for a better tomorrow, but you’ll get through even the roughest times if you don’t give up and practice positive thinking! Bookmark this “things will get better quotes” page, or write down the most striking famous quotes to read them over and over when you have a hard time and feel like throwing in the towel.

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