25 Quotes About Strength And Courage In Hard Times

Quotes About Strength And Courage In Hard Times

Courage and hope are necessary for every obstacle that we face. Moments of comfort seep in through words, sayings, and quotes about finding inner strength and overcoming hardship can help us get through our collective and personal tough times. Whether you’re writing a sympathy card filled with compassion, consoling someone, or just need to be reminded that we can get through these challenging times, let these quotes about strength and courage recharge you and help reclaim your inner strength when you need it most.

  1. “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
  2. “Courage is not limited to the battlefield or the Indianapolis 500 or bravely catching a thief in your house. The real tests of courage are much quieter. They are the inner tests, like remaining faithful when nobody’s looking, like enduring pain when the room is empty, like standing alone when you’re misunderstood.”  — Charles Swindoll
  3. “He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.”  — Muhammad Ali
  4. “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
  5. You gain strength, courage, and confidence through every experience in which you stop looking fear in the face…The danger lies in refusing to face the fear, in not daring to come to grips with it. If you fail anywhere along the line, it will take away your confidence. You must make yourself succeed every time. You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” — Eleanor Roosevelt
  6. “Calm mind brings inner strength and self-confidence, so that’s very important for good health.” – Dalai Lama
  7. “Don’t ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own.” — Michelle Obama
  8. “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
  9. “If you can’t fly then run if you can’t run then walk if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
  10. “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength while loving someone deeply gives y2ou courage.” – Lao Tzu
  11. “There are no great people in this world, only great challenges which ordinary people rise to meet.”—William Frederick Halsey, Jr.
  12. “For what it’s worth: It’s never too late to be whoever you want to be. I hope you live a life you’re proud of, and if you find you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start over again.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald
  13. “The greatest joys in life are found not only in what we do and feel but also in our quiet hopes and labors for others.” – Bryant McGill
  14.  “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” — Nelson Mandela
  15. “Connecting with those you know love, like, and appreciate you restores the spirit and gives you energy to keep moving forward in this life.” – Deborah Day
  16. “Try to look at your weakness and convert it into your strength. That’s success.” – Zig Ziglar
  17. “Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.” — Lucius Annaeus Seneca
  18. “You can kiss your family and friends goodbye and put miles between you, but at the same time you carry them with you in your heart, your mind, your stomach because you do not just live in a world but a world lives in you.” — Frederick Buechner
  19. “You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.” – Marcus Aurelius
  20.  “The love of family and the admiration of friends is much more important than wealth and privilege.” — Charles Kuralt
  21. “In our personal and professional lives, we are constantly hit with one adversity after the other, most of which we have no control over. But the four things we have total control over is how we react, how we adapt, how we breathe, and how we take action.” –  Diamond Dallas Page
  22. “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” — Confucius
  23. “You’ll never find a better sparring partner than adversity.” – Golda Meir
  24.  “Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.”
  25. “The greatest test of courage on the earth is to bear defeat without losing heart.” – R. G. Ingersoll