146+ Life is Hard Quotes

We all know that life can be tough, and we all go through difficult times at some point in our lives. Everyone needs a reminder that this too shall pass from time to time. It can be reassuring to remember that other people have gone through similar struggles. Inspirational life is hard quotes help you stay strong in tough times. And meaningful quotes about life being hard offer encouragement and advice on how to overcome them.

Best Quotes About Life Being Hard

Life is hard. Then you die. Then they throw dirt in your face. Then the worms eat you. Be grateful it happens in that order. David Gerrold

The human capacity for burden is like bamboo far more flexible than you’d ever believe at first glance. Jodi Picoult

Life is hard enough. Life is always going to be hard, so you need to push for what you want. Dizzee Rascal

I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it. Maya Angelou

No matter what job or industry you’re in, life is hard, but we’re all going through a difficult time and the best thing we can do is pick each other up and move on together. Eric Nam

On the other side of a storm is the strength that comes from having navigated through it. Raise your sail and begin. Gregory S. Williams

Life is hard and it gets worse and worse and worse. Cat Power

Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it. Helen Keller

Life is hard for everyone. That’s why there’s such a nice reward at the end of it. Aidan Quinn

Turn your wounds into wisdom. Oprah Winfrey

Life wasn’t easy growing up; it was frustrating. If I had been a better reader, then that would have come easily, sports would have come easily, everything would have come easily, and I never would have realized that the way you get ahead in life is hard work. Caitlyn Jenner

My scars remind me that I did indeed survive my deepest wounds. That in itself is an accomplishment. And they bring to mind something else, too. They remind me that the damage life has inflicted on me has, in many places, left me stronger and more resilient. What hurt me in the past has actually made me better equipped to face the present. Steve Goodier

Nowadays, manners are easy and life is hard. Benjamin Disraeli

Resilience is accepting your new reality, even if it’s less good than the one you had before. You can fight it, you can do nothing but scream about what you’ve lost, or you can accept that and try to put together something that’s good. Elizabeth Edwards

For me, real life is hard work. Making movies is like a vacation for my soul. Guillermo del Toro

A good half of the art of living is resilience. Alain de Botton

Life is hard. It is. And it’s like, I don’t want anybody feeling any pain. Bebe Rexha

Never say that you can’t do something, or that something seems impossible, or that something can’t be done, no matter how discouraging or harrowing it may be; human beings are limited only by what we allow ourselves to be limited by our own minds. We are each the masters of our own reality; when we become self aware to this absolutely anything in the world is possible. Mike Norton

It’s your reaction to adversity, not adversity itself that determines how your life’s story will develop. Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Some people have an easier road, a shorter road. I have a longer road. So, at the end of the day, life is hard for everybody. Marlon Vera

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Life doesn’t get easier or more forgiving, we get stronger and more resilient. Steve Maraboli

Life is hard, and a lot of people come home tired from work. If they’re gonna spend half an hour reading, they want some entertainment and a sense of achievement. So that’s what I give them. That’s all I’m trying to do. Is that really so wrong? James Patterson

We all have battles to fight. And it’s often in those battles that we are most alive it’s on the frontlines of our lives that we earn wisdom, create joy, forge friendships, discover happiness, find love, and do purposeful work. Eric Greitens

I don’t know anyone who has made it through this life with it being super easy. Life is hard. Jessica Long

No matter how much falls on us, we keep plowing ahead. That’s the only way to keep the roads clear. Greg Kincaid

Life is hard. There’s parking fines, PPI, the Kardashians it’s a marvel any of us manage to get out of bed. Joe Lycett

Resilience is very different than being numb. Resilience means you experience, you feel, you fail, you hurt. You fall. But, you keep going. Yasmin Mogahed

A dancer’s life is hard it is so physically demanding, and at any moment, you could have an injury that could end your career. Monica Cruz

The oak fought the wind and was broken, the willow bent when it must and survived. Robert Jordan

When I hear somebody say Life is hard, I am always tempted to ask Compared to what? Sydney J. Harris

You must bear losses like a soldier, the voice told me, bravely and without complaint, and just when the day seems lost, grab your shield for another stand, another thrust forward. That is the juncture that separates heroes from the merely strong. Margaret George

Life is hard. After all, it kills you. Katharine Hepburn

Strong people alone know how to organize their suffering so as to bear only the most necessary pain. Emil Dorian

Luck is great, but most of life is hard work. Iain Duncan Smith

Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength. Arnold Schwarzenegger

When I hear somebody sigh, Life is hard, I am always tempted to ask, Compared to what? Sydney J. Harris

It may sound strange, but many champions are made champions by setbacks. Bob Richards

Life is hard, but we make it much harder. Ryan Holiday

No one escapes pain, fear, and suffering. Yet from pain can come wisdom, from fear can come courage, from suffering can come strength if we have the virtue of resilience. Eric Greitens

If you would only recognize that life is hard, things would be so much easier for you. Louis D. Brandeis

I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles. Audrey Hepburn

Life is hard. Not great. Kind of tragic. T. J. Miller

The difference between a strong man and a weak one is that the former does not give up after a defeat. Woodrow Wilson

I believe that life is hard. That we all are going to walk through things that are hard and challenging, and yet advertising wants us to believe that it’s all easy. Jamie Lee Curtis

Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody else expects of you. Never excuse yourself. Never pity yourself. Be a hard master to yourself and be lenient to everybody else. Henry Ward Beecher

I think this life is hard without assistance from others. RuPaul

I hope you never fear those mountains in the distance, Never settle for the path of least resistance. Lee Ann Womack

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Any sort of major change we want to make in our life is hard. Change is not easy and true change takes time and takes thousands, millions probably, of failures along that path and that’s the interesting thing. Cory Barlog

Life is very interesting. In the end, some of your greatest pains become your greatest strengths. Drew Barrymore

I think most people have a general sense that when you’re released from prison, life is hard, but, you know, if you work hard and apply self discipline and stay out of trouble, you can make it. But that’s true only for a relative few. Michelle Alexander

If you’re going through hell, keep going. Winston Churchill

Not having a private life is hard. Amber Riley

Listen to the people who love you. Believe that they are worth living for even when you don’t believe it. Seek out the memories depression takes away and project them into the future. Be brave; be strong; take your pills. Exercise because it’s good for you even if every step weighs a thousand pounds. Eat when food itself disgusts you. Reason with yourself when you have lost your reason. Andrew Solomon

I think life is hard at the combat outposts, and anything that distracts us from supporting them, in my mind, is something that we shouldn’t do. Stanley A. McChrystal

We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations. Chuck Swindoll

Life is hard enough without being worried about the smallest interaction with a public servant. Tyler Childers

Resilience is the ability to attack while running away. Wes Fessler

I was one of those kids who thought I could be the president of England when I grew up if I wanted to. Then I started acting and realized life is hard, and people are mean. And there’s no president of England, and I’m not British. Riley Keough

You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it. Margaret Thatcher

Life is hard, you know. If I can give someone on the radio three minutes to make them feel happier, that’s a cool thing. Andy Grammer

Rock bottom became the solid foundation in which I rebuilt my life. J.K. Rowling

I enjoy doing comedy that is why I pursue it. I believe that life is hard enough already and full of drama so I find things that are funny to use as material. Kim Wayans

That which does not kill us makes us stronger. Friedrich Nietzsche

I think there’s nothing better than laughing in life, so that’s nice, to be thought of as someone who can make someone laugh. It’s cause I think life is hard. You know, my dad was a really silly man. A great Irish silly man. And that’s fine. Joan Cusack

One’s dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but it can never be taken away unless it is surrendered. Michael J. Fox

Life is hard. Life is difficult. Life is going to punch you in the gut. But when you change your attitude, you change your behavior. When your behavior changes, so do your results. Will Hurd

The harder you fall, the heavier your heart; the heavier your heart, the stronger you climb; the stronger you climb, the higher your pedestal. Criss Jami

Part of my act is meant to shake you up. It looks like I’m being funny, but I’m reminding you of other things. Life is tough, darling. Life is hard. And we better laugh at everything; otherwise, we’re going down the tube. Joan Rivers

Successful people demonstrate their resilience through their dedication to making progress every day, even if that progress is marginal. Jonathan Mills

My philosophy is Life is hard, but God is good. Try not to confuse the two. Anne F. Beiler

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

Life is hard, but there are moments, sometimes hours and, if you’re really lucky, full days where everything feels just right. Andy Grammer

Resilience isn’t a single skill. It’s a variety of skills and coping mechanisms. To bounce back from bumps in the road as well as failures, you should focus on emphasizing the positive. Jean Chatzky

We all want to be loved. We all want to feel accepted. We all want to feel content. And life is hard. Hayley Kiyoko

I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death. Thomas Paine

Life is hard. It is not too short, it is too long. But you have to learn how to live; you have to have a sense of humour. Carolina Herrera

Hard times don’t create heroes. It is during the hard times when the hero within us is revealed. Bob Riley

Life is hard so why does my relationship have to be hard at the same time? Rachel Lindsay

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It’s a funny thing about life, once you begin to take note of the things you are grateful for, you begin to lose sight of the things that you lack. Germany Kent

I think just because life is hard, it does seem fun to have a break and laugh about things, so I think in the end, my instincts go there. Joan Cusack

Happiness isn’t something that depends on our surroundings it’s something we make inside ourselves. Corrie ten Boom

I’ve always hated criminals and crime. Life is hard enough without someone walking into your life on purpose and making it worse. Pauley Perrette

Nothing is more beautiful than the smile that has struggled through the tears. Demi Lovato

Real life is hard. I’m sorry, but shopping at Tesco is not as much fun as writing jokes for TV shows, and I struggle with it. Russell Howard

Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars. Khalil Gibran

There are three things that I’m addicted to when it comes to entertainment. In no particular order, One, I’m addicted to the cheer moment. Librarians has plenty of them. Next, I feel that life is hard, and I want my entertainment fun, and Librarians is fun as a Christmas party. And third, I like to be moved. Dean Devlin

Hard times may have held you down, but they will not last forever. When all is said and done, you will be increased. Joel Osteen

I want to give kids that fall off the bed laughing feeling. Either that, or the sixth grade feeling that life is hard sometimes unbearably hard and it is ultimately about death. But in the meantime, life can be really funny, too. Kate Klise

It is really wonderful how much resilience there is in human nature. Let any obstructing cause, no matter what, be removed in any way, even by death, and we fly back to first principles of hope and enjoyment. Bram Stoker

Kids are meant to believe that their stepping stone to massive money is The X Factor. Luck is great, but most of life is hard work. We do not celebrate people who have made success out of serious hard work. Iain Duncan Smith

Hard times are sometimes blessings in disguise. We do have to suffer but in the end it makes us strong, better and wise. Anurag Prakash Ray

If I wasn’t dyslexic, I probably wouldn’t have won the Games. If I had been a better reader, then that would have come easily, sports would have come easily and I never would have realized that the way you get ahead in life is hard work. Caitlyn Jenner

Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict. William Ellery Channing

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

I have no regrets in my life. I think that everything happens to you for a reason. The hard times that you go through build character, making you a much stronger person. Rita Mero

When you encounter obstacles, don’t turn your back on them. Face them, confront them and you will see them dissolving in front of your eyes. Dr Roopleen

Do not judge me by my success, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again. Nelson Mandela

If life gets too hard to stand, kneel. Gordon B. Hinckley

Hard times arouse an instinctive desire for authenticity. Coco Chanel

When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about. Haruki Murakami

No matter how bleak or menacing a situation may appear, it does not entirely own us. It can’t take away our freedom to respond, our power to take action. Ryder Carroll

Don’t let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was. Richard L. Evans

Anyone can give up; it is the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone would expect you to fall apart, now that is true strength. Chris Bradford

Life has many ways of testing a person’s will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen all at once. Paulo Coelho

Like tiny seeds with potent power to push through tough ground and become mighty trees, we hold innate reserves of unimaginable strength. We are resilient. Catherine DeVrye

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

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time. Thomas Edison

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. Confucius

And one has to understand that braveness is not the absence of fear but rather the strength to keep on going forward despite the fear. Paulo Coelho

And so rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life. J. K. Rowling

She stood in the storm and when the wind did not blow her way, she adjusted her sails. Elizabeth Edwards

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently. Maya Angelou

Brick walls are there for a reason. They give us a chance to show how badly we want. Randy Pausch

All the adversity I’ve had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me. 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

Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful. Joshua J. Marine

He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak. Strong convictions precede great actions. Louisa May Alcott

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

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. Confucius

Every adversity, every failure and every heartache carries with it the seed of an equivalent or a greater benefit. Napoleon Hill

Hard times build determination and inner strength. Through them we can also come to appreciate the uselessness of anger. Dalai Lama

But I know, somehow, that only when it is dark enough can you see the stars. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Make up your mind that no matter what comes your way, no matter how difficult, no matter how unfair, you will do more than simply survive. You will thrive in spite of it. Joel Osteen

When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it. Henry Ford

A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles. Christopher Reeve

The greater the difficulty, the more glory in surmounting it. Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests. Epicetus

We are not a product of what has happened to us in our past. We have the power of choice. Stephen Covey

Get out of your head and into your life. Fight, Grind, Repeat. Bobby Bones

When we learn how to become resilient, we learn how to embrace the beautifully broad spectrum of the human experience. Jaeda Dewalt

If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere. Frank A. Clark

When you go through something, like, you learn to appreciate little things the birds, trees, flowers. Grizz Chapman

You’re going to go through tough times that’s life. But I say, Nothing happens to you, it happens for you. See the positive in negative events. Joel Osteen

Resilience is based on compassion for ourselves as well as compassion for others. Sharon Salzberg

Just because someone stumbles and loses their path, doesn’t mean they’re lost forever. Professor X

Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength. Corrie ten Boom

We can’t retract the decisions we’ve made. We can only affect the decisions we’re going to make from here. Nick Rice

Every adversity, every failure, and every heartache, carries with it the seed of an equivalent or greater benefit. Napoleon Hill

Oh yes, the past can hurt. But you can either run from it, or learn from it. Rafiki

Confidence, courage and determined spirit are vital for surviving hard times. Lailah Gifty Akita

Promise me you’ll always remember You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. A.A. Milne

Difficult times have helped me to understand better than before, how infinitely rich and beautiful life is in every way, and that so many things that one goes worrying about are of no importance whatsoever. Zahid Abas

If you don’t like your destiny, don’t accept it. Instead have the courage to change it the way you want it to be. Naruto Uzumaki

Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tunes without the words and never stops at all. Emily Dickinson

Sometimes it is the people who no one imagines anything of who do the things that no one can imagine. Alan Turing

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

You can’t just skip ahead to where you think your life should be. Lily Aldrin