Quotes About Hard Times

Quotes tagged as "hard-times" (showing 1-30 of 227)
Randy Pausch
“No matter how bad things are, you can always make things worse.”
Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture

Henry David Thoreau
“However mean your life is, meet it and live it; do not shun it and call it hard names. It is not so bad as you are. It looks poorest when you are richest. The fault-finder will find faults even in paradise. Love your life, poor as it is. You may perhaps have some pleasant, thrilling, glorious hours, even in a poorhouse. The setting sun is reflected from the windows of the almshouse as brightly as from the rich man's abode; the snow melts before its door as early in the spring. I do not see but a quiet mind may live as contentedly there, and have as cheering thoughts, as in a palace.”
Henry David Thoreau, Walden

Shaun Hick
“You need to spend time crawling alone through shadows to truly appreciate what it is to stand in the sun.”
Shaun Hick

Nicholas Sparks
“It's hard at times, but it makes a kid strong in ways that most people can't understand. Teaches them that even though people are left behind, new ones will inevitable take their place; that every place has something good - and bad - to offer. It makes a kid grow up fast.”
Nicholas Sparks, The Lucky One

Thisuri Wanniarachchi
“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

Nick Hornby
“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, About a Boy

Jonathan Anthony Burkett
“Faith is why I'm here today and faith is why I made it through.”
Jonathan Anthony Burkett, Neglected But Undefeated: The Life Of A Boy Who Never Knew A Mother's Love

Annie Proulx
“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, The Shipping News

Dean Young
“You start with a darkness to move through
but sometimes the darkness moves through you.”
Dean Young

Geraldine Solon
“May your life be filled, as mine has been, with love and laughter; and remember, when things are rough all you need is ... Chocolate.”
Geraldine Solon, Chocolicious

Tom Robbins
“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, Still Life with Woodpecker

Jennifer DeLucy
“Let the darkness find you if it must. Throw off the quick and tempting escapes, and seek help only from those who would teach you to grow, feed your soul, embrace your heart, but would not steal away your journey.”
Jennifer DeLucy

Gabrielle Williams
“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, Beatle Meets Destiny

Elisabeth Elliot
“Our vision is so limited we can hardly imagine a love that does not show itself in protection from suffering.... The love of God did not protect His own Son.... He will not necessarily protect us - not from anything it takes to make us like His Son. A lot of hammering and chiseling and purifying by fire will have to go into the process.”
Elisabeth Elliot

“Affliction is a good man's shining time.”
Edward Young

Virginia Euwer Wolff
“Some people make a bad bed, they just have to lie in it.”
Virginia Euwer Wolff, Make Lemonade

Cecil Baldwin
“Sometimes you go through things that seem huge at the time, like a mysterious glowing cloud devouring your entire community. While they're happening, they feel like the only thing that matters and you can hardly imagine that there's a world out there that might have anything else going on. And then the glow cloud moves on. And you move on. And the event is behind you. And you may find, as time passes, that you remember it less and less. Or absolutely not at all, in my case.”
Cecil Baldwin

Steve Goodier
“Humor can make a serious difference. In the workplace, at home, in all areas of life – looking for a reason to laugh is necessary. A sense of humor helps us to get through the dull times, cope with the difficult times, enjoy the good times and manage the scary times.”
Steve Goodier

Tawni O'Dell
“She hated her job the same way I hated my jobs because she knew she was worth more, but she also hated herself so there wasn't much point in trying to do better.”
Tawni O'Dell, Back Roads

“Regardless of the situation, don’t let the bastards win … and have no regrets … for it will be a good day!

-Richard Wakinyan (Martian Fleet Commander)”
R.G. Risch, Beyond Mars: Crimson Fleet

Jennifer DeLucy
“Why wait? So precious is this life—this gift—this temporary blindness. Burn and drown and embrace the false dark, then grasp the unthinkable height of resulting joy. For in the end, in the light of truth when the flesh is cast off, there is nothing but this.”
Jennifer DeLucy

Jennifer DeLucy
“But there was a special kind of gift that came with embracing the chaos, even if I cursed most of the way. I'm convinced that, when everything is wiped blank, it's life 's way of forcing you to become acquainted with and aware of who you are now, who you can become. What is the fulfillment of your soul?”
Jennifer DeLucy

“sometimes your bff in life is all you got so hold on to the person forever.”
caitlynne crawford

Persia Woolley
“My voice was a bare rasp of fear. "In the weaving room, the women say it's never been this bad before..."
"They always say that when things get difficult," she answered softly. Then she sat up suddenly as though coming fully awake. Reaching down, she took my chin in her hand and tipped my face to look up at hers. "Remember, Gwen, no matter who says what, the important thing is to understand what needs to be done, and then do it. No matter how hard it is, or how much pain you feel. It's as simple as that, really. Once you know what you have to do, you just do it.”
Persia Woolley, Child of the Northern Spring

Ivo Andrić
“Kad naiđu teška, mutna vremena i učestaju sukobi i uzbune među ljudima, otvori se odjednom Biblija na njenim najtamnijim stranicama i naš užas ili naše nerazumevanje nađu drevne i poznate reči kao jedini izraz.
Gledajući vojnike i žandarme koji su do malopre bili i ubijali, video sam im u očima, duboko ispod spoljnjeg besa i drskosti, jedva primetno kolebanje u kom je bilo i životinjskog straha i neke želje da se ne bude na tom mestu ni u tom obliku. U tom drhtanju u dnu zenica pročitao sam odjednom jasan i nesumnjiv jadni, strašni i detinjski Kainov odgovor: - Zar sam ja čuvar brata svoga?”
Ivo Andrić, Znakovi pored puta

Roman Payne
“I’ve only been to jail a few times, but in several different countries, at that. No, I've only been to jail a few times. But I still claim the ability to write a "serious" novel.”
Roman Payne

Jennifer DeLucy
“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

Charles Haddon Spurgeon
“A sense of the divine presence and indwelling bears the soul towards heaven as upon the wings of eagles.”
Charles Haddon Spurgeon

Jaye L. Knight
“These are hard and uncertain times we’re living in,” he said. “You never know what will still be here tomorrow. That’s why we must take joy every day in what we do have, so it’s something we can carry in our memories when things change.”
Jaye L. Knight, Samara's Peril

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