152+ Best Overcoming Obstacles Quotes

These inspirational overcoming obstacles quotes will change how you see the world and will really get you thinking in a way you may not have thought about before.

What are the benefits of reading some powerful overcoming obstacles quotes? As we go through each day, there are many ups and downs. We all need a little wisdom to remember what really matters and possibly change our perspectives.

Motivational overcoming obstacles quotes have made an insightful positive impact in my life and I’m sure they will make a difference in yours as well. These short quotes about overcoming obstacles will open up your mind to see situations in your life with more clarity and understanding.

Inspirational Overcoming Obstacles Quotes

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

Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle. Napoleon Hill

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

Youth is a blunder; Manhood a struggle, Old Age a regret. Benjamin Disraeli

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

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

We develop our character muscles by overcoming challenges and obstacles. Stephen Covey

I have probably been very close to a complete breakdown on numerous occasions when all sorts of grief and sort of lies and misconceptions and everything are coming to you from every angle. Prince Harry

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Look at my success. I didn’t achieve it overnight. It has been the product of many years’ struggle, and every year, my times have shown gradual improvement. Mo Farah

You can’t really be strong until you can see a funny side to things. Ken Kesey

The hardest struggle of all is to be something different from what the average man is. Robert H. Schuller

I tend to get pretty depressed and I have some issues with anxiety and things like that … For me, it’s more psychological. Exercise is a means of expelling those demons. Ryan Reynolds

You’re imperfect, and you’re wired for struggle, but you are worthy of love and belonging Brene Brown

One who conquers the sea today is ready to conquer the ocean tomorrow. Matshona Dhliwayo

I disliked myself so intensely. It was just a mindset. I didn’t know how to love myself. I didn’t know how to love anybody. Anne Hathaway

For better or worse, our future will be determined in large part by our dreams and by the struggle to make them real. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

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It is okay to have depression, it is okay to have anxiety and it is okay to have an adjustment disorder. We need to improve the conversation. We all have mental health in the same way we all have physical health. Prince Harry

The struggle of life is one of our greatest blessings. It makes us patient, sensitive, and Godlike. It teaches us that although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it. Helen Keller

I really believe in the old expression that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. It’s through adversity that you find the strength you never knew you had. Christie Brinkley

You have power over your mind not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength. Marcus Aurelius

A child’s mental health is just as important as their physical health and deserves the same quality of support. No one would feel embarrassed about seeking help for a child if they broke their arm. Kate Middleton

Once all struggle is grasped, miracles are possible. Mao Zedong

Sweet it is, when on the high seas the winds are lashing the waters, to gaze from the land on another’s struggles. Lucretius

Struggle is strengthening. Battling with evil gives us the power to battle evil even more. Ossie Davis

The best part of life is to decide to make the journey through life like a best selling book. Tell a fantastic story when you are ready to tell others how you did it. Make sure life the best story ever written through a journey filled with overcoming obstacles, taking risks, and continuing to develop. Catherine Pulsifer

Motivational Quotes on Overcoming Obstacles

Being an actress hasn’t made me insecure. I was insecure long before I declared I was an actress. Amy Adams

Sometimes, life’s challenges are tough to deal with. You will succeed if you focus your thoughts on how to overcome the challenge. Catherine Pulsifer

The happiness we seek cannot be found through grasping, trying to hold on to things. It cannot be found through getting serious and uptight about wanting things to go in the direction we think will bring happiness. We are always taking hold of the wrong end of the stick. The point is that the happiness we seek is already here and it will be found through relaxation and letting go rather than through struggle. Pema Chodron

It’s in the ‘valleys’ of your life that you can drink from God’s sweetest streams. Richard Daly

I’m thankful for my struggle because without it I wouldn’t have stumbled across my strength. Alex Elle

My story is a freedom song of struggle. It is about finding one’s purpose, how to overcome fear and to stand up for causes bigger than one’s self. Coretta Scott King

Sometimes you don’t realize your own strength until you come face to face with your greatest weakness. Susan Gale

All life demands struggle. Those who have everything given to them become lazy, selfish, and insensitive to the real values of life. The very striving and hard work that we so constantly try to avoid is the major building block in the person we are today. Pope Paul VI

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Education comes from within; you get it by struggle and effort and thought. Napoleon Hill

Turn obstacles to your advantage, and move forward. Find a way to overcome these challenges. As Richard Bach said, “Every problem has a gift for you in its hands.” Byron Pulsifer

Develop a mind that is vast like space, where experiences both pleasant and unpleasant can appear and disappear without conflict, struggle or harm. Rest in a mind like vast sky. Gautama Buddha

It’s not the strength of the body that counts, but the strength of the spirit. J.R.R.Tolkien

I was born with a great awareness of my surroundings and other people … Sometimes that awareness is good, and sometimes I wish I wasn’t so sensitive. Scarlett Johansson

Life is essentially a cheat and its conditions are those of defeat; the redeeming things are not happiness and pleasure but the deeper satisfactions that come out of struggle. F. Scott Fitzgerald

Risk anything! Care no more for the opinion of others … Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the truth. Katherine Mansfield

The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just. Abraham Lincoln

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

Don’t struggle about the struggle. In other words, life’s full of ups and downs. So if you’re struggling, don’t worry, everyone else has or will at some point. Sean Covey

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

But instead of trying to avoid challenges, people should be learning how to overcome them. They should be learning how to defeat the obstacles that stand between them and their dreams. Coach Flanagan

If you have been brutally broken but still have the courage to be gentle to other living beings, then you’re a badass with a heart of an angel. Keanu Reeves

Life has meaning only in the struggle. Triumph or defeat is in the hands of the Gods. So let us celebrate the struggle! Stevie Wonder

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

What we all need to do is find the wellspring that keeps us going, that gives us the strength and patience to keep up this struggle for a long time. Winona LaDuke

Work and struggle and never accept an evil that you can change. Andre Gide

Deep Overcoming Obstacles Quotes

There is a saying in Tibetan, ‘Tragedy should be utilized as a source of strength.’ No matter what sort of difficulties, how painful experience is, if we lose our hope, that’s our real disaster. Dalai Lama XIV

Obstacles and challenges will arise no matter who you are or what you are trying to accomplish but it is only those who know there is a solution and keep digging until they find it that will conquer the day. Byron Pulsifer

The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places. Ernest Hemmingway

There are numerous examples of people throughout the world who have overcome handicaps to achieve great success. One thing separates these winners from those who fail: they disregard any and all obstacles. These people-and all winners-possess the will to win. Chris S. Salazar

Yesterday I dared to struggle. Today I dare to win. Bernadette Devlin

A truly strong person does not need the approval of others any more than a lion needs the approval of sheep. Vernon Howard

Don’t let obstacles stand in your way… develop the inner attitude of patience, persistence, and perseverance; and, defeat your own procrastination through action not dreaming. Catherine Pulsifer

Life is one long struggle in the dark. Lucretius

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

I’m not interested in passion and love for their own sake without the struggle of life, they’re just fluff. Mira Nair

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

I’m glad I’ve had to struggle. It’s made me the artist I am now. Jessie J

A challenge only becomes an obstacle when you bow to it. Ray Davis

Do not think of today’s failures, but of the success that may come tomorrow. You have set yourself a difficult task, but you will succeed if you persevere; and you will find a joy in overcoming obstacles. Helen Keller

Believe me, the reward is not so great without the struggle. Wilma Rudolph

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

If you’re absent during my struggle, don’t expect to be present during my success. Will Smith

If you are facing a new challenge or being asked to do something that you have never done before don’t be afraid to step out. You have more capability than you think you do but you will never see it unless you place a demand on yourself for more. Joyce Meyer

Out of all this struggle a good thing is going to grow. That makes it worthwhile. John Steinbeck

Life will throw many obstacles onto our life path that will make us sad or disappointed at times. Dealing positively with these obstacles is what makes the difference between them turning into worse states or being overcome. Jonny Oates

It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. Confucius

I disagree. I look at struggle as an opportunity to grow. True struggle happens when you can sense what is not working for you and you’re willing to take the appropriate action to correct the situation. Those who accomplish change are willing to engage the struggle. Danny Dreyer

A new challenge keeps the brain kicking and the heart ticking. E. A. Bucchianeri

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

Let your joy scream across the pain. Terri Guillemets

Short Overcoming Obstacles Quotes

The more you’ve struggled to heal and love yourself, the more inspiring your story will be to others when you come out the other side full of triumph, awareness, and honour. Don’t give up. Your struggle today is the source of your wisdom tomorrow. Vironika Tugaleva

If you fight you won’t always win. But if you don’t fight you will always lose Bob Crow

Find ways around the obstacles in your life. The power lies within you and your ability to change the way you think and act. Never forget that, and never give up. Mike Finley

You’ll never find a better sparring partner than adversity. Golda Meir

If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Frederick Douglass

In fact, stories of people of achievement often show that obstacles and struggles are the stepping stones to success. Michal Stawicki

Man has become great through struggle Adolf Hitler

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There’s nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you. Woody Hayes

No smile is as beautiful as the one that struggles through tears. Helen Keller

Take a limitation and turn it into an opportunity. Take an opportunity and turn it into an adventure by dreaming BIG! Jo Franz

Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin. Mother Teresa

Whether showing up is as simple as going to work or as complicated as starting a new business, we will never be able to face and overcome our giants until we learn how to show up. Leif Hetland

Victory comes only after many struggles and countless defeats. Og Mandino

He who doesn’t want to face his challenges shall always face challenges! Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

There are many people in the world who have succeeded in climbing the ladder of achievement. Some of these people have persevered throughout their career having met what appeared insurmountable obstacles yet overcame these challenges to keep moving forward. Byron Pulsifer

One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful. Sigmund Freud

Well I consider life’s obstacles my opponent. Whatever it throws at me, I find the courage and willpower to beat it. Andre Donegan, Overcoming Obstacles: When One Door Closes

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

We grow because we struggle, we learn and overcome. Robert G. Allen

Strength doesn’t come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t. Rikkie Rogers

There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly. R. Buckminster Fuller

You don’t have to have a small fortune to achieve your dreams. You simply must overcome the obstacles that get in your way and be willing to triumph over your fear and take a leap of faith. Alicia Garcia

If you give up at the first sign of struggle, you’re really not ready to be successful. Kevin Hart

We acquire the strength we have overcome. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Your willingness to overcome your obstacles inspires me. Munmi Sarma

Overcoming Obstacles in Life Quotes

Strength and courage aren’t always measured in medals and victories. They are measured in the struggles they overcome. The strongest people aren’t always the people who win, but the people who don’t give up when they lose. Ashley Hodgeson

Life to the great majority is only a constant struggle for mere existence, with the certainty of losing it at last. Arthur Schopenhauer

Curiously enough, it is through reclaiming our body that these and all our addictions can be treated. Christine Caldwell

Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering. Theodore Roosevelt

And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. 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

The reason why we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind the scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel. Steven Furtick

If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try. Seth Godin

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When you struggle to reach for something you don’t know, that’s where most of the interesting stuff is. Herbie Hancock

Always listen to experts. They’ll tell you what can’t be done, and why. Then do it. Robert A. Heinlein

Man owes his strength in the struggle for existence to the fact that he is a social animal. Albert Einstein

Some people will just go with the flow of things and sway in life, while others will fight against the currents and go upstream to reach their destiny. Anthony Liccione

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Wendy Mass

You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water. Rabindranath Tagore

The individual has always to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. Friedrich Nietzsche

When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not yet ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back. Paulo Coelho

The struggle alone pleases us, not the victory. Blaise Pascal

My mission was to overcome every obstacle that came thereafter to transform the nuclear winter into the spring of hope. Akemi Bailey

Obstacles are necessary for success because in selling, as in all careers of importance, victory comes only after many struggles and countless defeats. Og Mandino

Those who wish to sing, always find a song. Swedish Proverb

The most admired leaders are able to build and manage teams that can overcome the obstacles faced in creative projects. Scott Belsky

But there is suffering in life, and there are defeats. No one can avoid them. But it’s better to lose some of the battles in the struggles for your dreams than to be defeated without ever knowing what you’re fighting for. Paulo Coelho

It’s part of life to have obstacles. It’s about overcoming obstacles; that’s the key to happiness. Herbie Hancock

Every worthwhile accomplishment, big or little, has its stages of drudgery and triumph: a beginning, a struggle, and a victory. Mahatma Gandhi

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal. Henry Ford

Because some people see a wall, and assume that’s the end of their journey. Others see it, and decide it’s just the beginning. Angeline Trevena

Positive Overcoming Obstacles Quotes

Opportunity follows struggle. It follows effort. It follows hard work. It doesn’t come before. Shelby Steele

There is no 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

Unfortunately this earth is not a fairyland, but a struggle for life, perfectly natural and therefore extremely harsh. Martin Bormann

We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey. Kenji Miyazawa

I find my own pain and others’ difficult to tolerate, so I always want to try to shift things so they’ll be better. But in doing that, if I am coming from a place of ego, I often cause harm. So it’s a struggle for me to set my ego outside and find a softer and more compassionate way of approaching things. Danny Boyle

Adversity has the same effect on a man that severe training has on the pugilist: it reduces him to his fighting weight. Josh Billings

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We find after years of struggle that we do not take a trip; a trip takes us. John Steinbeck

Being challenged in life is inevitable, being defeated is optional. Roger Crawford

We become wiser by adversity; prosperity destroys our appreciation of the right. Lucius Anneaus Seneca

Those who do not move, do not notice their chains. Rosa Luxemburg

Achieving success is a challenge but so is struggling so you may as well choose success. Rob Liano

There is no education like adversity. Benjamin Disraeli

The most beautiful people I’ve known are those who have known trials, have known struggles, have known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. Elizabeth Kübler-Ross

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

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

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly. Robert F. Kennedy

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

The battle of life is, in most cases, fought uphill; and to win it without a struggle were perhaps to win it without honor. If there were no difficulties there would be no success; if there were nothing to struggle for, there would be nothing to be achieved. Samuel Smiles

Our very survival depends on our ability to stay awake, to adjust to new ideas, to remain vigilant and to face the challenge of change. Martin Luther King Jr.

The broken heart. You think you will die, but you keep living, day after day after terrible day. Charles Dickens

It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer. Albert Einstein

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

When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure. Peter Marshall

Worry never accomplishes anything. When you have a problem, it is best to concentrate on the solution to that problem, not the problem itself. Thomas D. Willhite

Success is sweet and sweeter if long delayed and gotten through many struggles and defeats. Amos Bronson Alcott

Fire is the test of gold; adversity, of strong men. Martha Graham

Don’t be distracted by criticism. Remember-the only taste of success some people have is when they take a bite out of you. Zig Ziglar

Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can’t ride you unless your back is bent. Martin Luther King, Jr.