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Hardship quotes

Everyone faces hardships along their chosen path. What carries them through? Makes them
work and pray with no thought of quitting? Enthusiasm!
Conrad Hilton

A happy life consists not in the absence, but in the mastery of hardships.
Helen Keller

When the hardship is at its height, relief is near.
Philippine proverb

An optimist sees an opportunity in every calamity; a pessimist sees a calamity in every
opportunity.
Chinese proverb

He who puts his hands on his lap will suffer hardships in life.
Philippine proverb

Patience makes all hardships light.
Estonian proverb

One if the hardest things in life to learn are which bridges to cross and which bridges to burn.
Oprah Winfrey

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

The pine stays green in winter... wisdom in hardship.
Norman Douglas

There is no calamity greater than lavish desires. There is no greater guilt than
discontentment. And there is no greater disaster than greed.
Lao Tzu

There is no hardship that cannot be surmounted.
Philippine proverb

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

For love, we will climb mountains, cross seas, traverse desert sands, and endure untold
hardships. Without love, mountains become unclimbable, seas uncrossable, deserts
unbearable, and hardships our lot in life.
Gary Chapman

Most men ebb and flow in wretchedness between the fear of death and the hardship of life;
they are unwilling to live, and yet they do not know how to die.
Seneca

Happiness does not consist in amusement. In fact, it would be strange if our end were
amusement, and if we were to labor and suffer hardships all our life long merely to amuse
ourselves... The happy life is regarded as a life in conformity with virtue. It is a life which
involves effort and is not spent in amusement.
Aristotle

Love is our steady guide on this road full of hardships.
Rumi

My goal is to encourage you to overcome your own challenges and hardships so you can find
your own purpose and pathway to a ridiculously good life.
Nick Vujicic

The higher the position, the greater the hardship.
Vietnamese proverb

I cannot understand how anyone can be an Indian and not be proud - the richness and
infinite variety of our composite heritage, the magnificence of the people's spirit, equal to any
disaster or burden, firm in their faith... even in poverty and hardship.
Indira Gandhi

The mouth is the cause of calamity.
Japanese proverb

Rest comes only after hardship.
African proverb, Swahili

Where there is no hardship, there is no pleasure and happiness.
Philippine proverb

Do not tell of your past troubles of a financial nature, if you have had them, do not think of
them at all. Do not tell of the poverty of your parents, or the hardships of your early life; to
do any of these things is to mentally class yourself with the poor for the time being, and it will
certainly check the movement of things in your direction.
Wallace D. Wattles

I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies, for the
hardest victory is over self.
Aristotle

Someone else's calamity doesn't add to your own wisdom.
Russian proverb

I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.
Thomas A. Edison

There is no success without hardship.
Sophocles

I will not leave South Africa, nor will I surrender. Only through hardship, sacrifice and militant
action can freedom be won. The struggle is my life. I will continue fighting for freedom until
the end of my days.
Nelson Mandela

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

You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be
necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from,
how you can still come out of it.
Maya Angelou

With everything that has happened to you, you can either feel sorry for yourself, or treat
what has happened as a gift. Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to
keep you from growing. You get to choose.
Wayne Dyer

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of
adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.
Anne Bradstreet

Human happiness is defined by the hardships and conflicts you have been through. The
greater they are, the greater is your happiness.
Peter Deunov

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.
Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

Even cowards can endure hardship; only the brave can endure suspense.
Mignon McLaughlin

You must make a decision that you are going to move on. It won't happen automatically. You
will have to rise up and say, "I don't care how hard this is, I don't care how disappointed I
am, I'm not going to let this get the best of me. I'm moving on with my life."
Joel Osteen

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

Sometimes we must undergo hardships, breakups, and narcissistic wounds, which shatter the
flattering image that we had of ourselves, in order to discover two truths: that we are not
who we thought we were; and that the loss of a cherished pleasure is not necessarily the
loss of true happiness and well-being.
Jean-Yves Leloup

During the financial crisis and bailouts of 2008, it probably occurred to very few average
people that we were entering a period of hardship for billionaires.
Thomas Frank