Hardships Quotes

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Criss Jami
“A poet should be so crafty with words that he is envied even for his pains.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Jean-Yves Leloup
“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. (109)”
Jean-Yves Leloup, Compassion and Meditation: The Spiritual Dynamic between Buddhism and Christianity

Alain de Botton
“You normally have to be bashed about a bit by life to see the point of daffodils, sunsets and uneventful nice days.”
Alain de Botton

Richelle E. Goodrich
“Nothing in this world compares to the comfort and security of having someone just hold your hand.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, and Grumblings for Every Day of the Year

“Times of great calamity and confusion have been productive for the greatest minds. The purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace. The brightest thunder-bolt is elicited from the darkest storm.”
Charles Caleb Colton

Tamora Pierce
“You know something? There are sandstorms that strip man and horse and bury them — I've seen them. I saw bones piled higher than my head for the folly of a bad king and those who wanted his throne. I lived through a blizzard that froze every other living creature solid. Against those things, you're only a man. I can deal with you.”
Tamora Pierce, Lioness Rampant

Shannon L. Alder
“Your strength will be found when you stop struggling with yourself, instead of thinking everyone is a struggle worth overcoming. Every obstacle in life is a lesson that teaches us, not others.”
Shannon L. Alder

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

Stephen King
“It's a hard life if you don't weaken.”
Stephen King

Jason Versey
“Friction is necessary. Ease of life leads to complacency and the atrophy of the human will and spirit. Within our struggles lives our strength, within our trials lives our triumphs. Friction creates a platform for change, generates heat and or fervor and creates a motivational charge that gives us an opportunity to be better. A gem cannot be polished without friction and so neither a person without hardships. Friction within and friction without sharpens our senses and revives our internal resolutions. Friction is uncomfortable, hardships are distressing but both are necessary. We cannot light a match without friction nor can we hone steal. Uncomfortable as it may be, our adversity ultimately lights a fire and sharpens our very will to flourish. Today, let us not be discouraged, let us not be bitter in our suffering rather let us be encouraged as we look to our trials as a medium that will eventually make us better.”
Jason Versey, A Walk with Prudence

Torrey Peters
“She's the type to turn hardship into hardness, like a shield for people she loves.”
Torrey Peters, Detransition, Baby

“Sorry, if I can't live upto your Expectations,
Because I am busy Living up to Mine!”
Somya Kedia

Richelle E. Goodrich
“Life is as hard as you are determined to make it.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Being Bold: Quotes, Poetry, & Motivations for Every Day of the Year

Richelle E. Goodrich
“Take a step back. Life gets distorted when you examine things from too close up.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Being Bold: Quotes, Poetry, & Motivations for Every Day of the Year

Richelle E. Goodrich
“Maybe who God wants me to be is the type of person born from sorrows. Maybe a life of hardships is the only way of becoming that remarkable person.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Being Bold: Quotes, Poetry, & Motivations for Every Day of the Year

Richelle E. Goodrich
“Dark feelings churn inside me, weighing my spirit as if gray clouds were emptying their cold, drenching contents into my being. I have endured such a storm for seasons now; it has blurred into years of miserable existence. I wonder a desperate thought: when will the rains cease? For surely they must. And if by some cruel twist of nature a forbidding storm can rage eternal, might an outside gust be powerful enough to blow it all past? Say yes. Oh please, say yes! Blow ferociously! Do not leave me doomed to a life drenched in the darkest feelings.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Being Bold: Quotes, Poetry, & Motivations for Every Day of the Year

“I Wished to Fly,
In Nights of Dusky Sky.
A lot was at Stake,
Me, Myself & I.

Yet my Will,
Enjoyed the vision above the Lake,
As I soared High!”
Somya Kedia

Richelle E. Goodrich
“Life is made up of challenges, trials, hardships, and problems. You may hope your trials will be removed if you turn to the Lord, but that is not so. Life was designed as a trial; it cannot be avoided. Nonetheless, divine aid and comfort will come when you pray, have faith, and are obedient to God’s laws. The Lord loves us all. He loves us enough that He allows us agency—the agency to choose how we face our trials, with or without assistance. We choose by either turning to God or turning away from God. Even so, the trials remain ours to face, to experience, and to master.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Being Bold: Quotes, Poetry, & Motivations for Every Day of the Year

Lailah Gifty Akita
“You may faced many hardships but do not get discouraged. Keep your hope alive, never stop dreaming.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

“When to see is to grieve
And to know is to suffer
When to live is a hell
And to breathe is tougher
Why should I not—
—stop the beast in me,
The desire to reproduce
What of the instinctual
Drive of having sex?”
Mubashar Nawaz & Khurram Shahzad

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Without hardships, the heart hardens.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Louis Yako
“When the room becomes too tight. When the world becomes too narrow like the narrow alleys of childhood. When you are surrounded by four walls to confront everything that has ever happened to you, everything that has ever been done to you. When even books, writing, cooking, and the people around you can’t provide any solace or explanations to what is happening. When you get really close to understanding that split second in which a heart attack takes place!”
Louis Yako

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Endure hardships with hope.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Lailah Gifty Akita
“The heavenly Father is our hope in hardships.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Lailah Gifty Akita
“If your faith is enduring, your life will be enduring.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Alice Walker
“Is Celie actually ugly?
Asks the charismatic star playing her
on Broadway.
How many times over the years
I have explained
Celie and her “prettier” sister Nettie
are practically identical.
They might be twins.
But Life has forced on Celie
all the hardships
Nettie mostly avoids....
Endless labor that would
demean and soon obliterate
the observable loveliness
of the most queenly slave.
I wanted us to think about
how superficial is our understanding
of beauty; but, also, how beauty
is destroyed.”
Alice Walker, Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart

Emily Henry
“I know feeling small gets to some people, he had once told me, but I kind of like it. Takes the pressure off when you’re just one life of six billion at any given moment. And when you’re going through something hard—at the time, Mom was doing chemo—it’s nice to know you’re not even close to the only one.”
Emily Henry, Beach Read

Thich Nhat Hanh
“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. But that is the most that hope can do for us--to make some hardship lighter. When I think deeply about the nature of hope, I see something tragic. Since we cling to our hope in the future, we do not focus our energies and capabilities on the present moment. We use hope to believe something better will happen in the future, that we will arrive at peace, or the Kingdom of God. Hope becomes a kind of obstacle. If you can refrain from hoping, you can bring yourself entirely into the present moment and discover the joy that is already here.”
Thich Nhat Hanh, Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life

Karl Kristian Flores
“After finishing his breakfast, Charlie decided to clean the kitchen, but wanted to do it entirely with one leg. He laughed his way through the cabinets, inside the sink, on the floor, under the table, and against the walls like a kid who gets a kick out of making things harder for themself. It was none other than the heart of sport, for what was a sport but a project made to be harder for a player? To pass the ball but only with your feet. To have three chances to bat. To play catch with a friend, but without gloves. The fun was to see if you could do it. But when non-athletic hardships come, the adults mysteriously run.”
Karl Kristian Flores, The Goodbye Song

“Life always keeps altering your meaning of Life.”
Somya Kedia

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