Struggle Quotes

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Thomas Mann
“A writer is someone for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.”
Thomas Mann, Essays of Three Decades

Joseph Conrad
“It was written I should be loyal to the nightmare of my choice.”
Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness

Karl Marx
“The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways. The point, however, is to change it.

[These words are also inscribed upon his grave]”
Karl Marx, Eleven Theses on Feuerbach

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

Albert Camus
“There is scarcely any passion without struggle.”
Albert Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays

Deepak Chopra
“When you struggle with your partner, you are struggling with yourself. Every fault you see in them touches a denied weakness in yourself.”
Deepak Chopra

John Milton
“Long is the way and hard, that out of Hell leads up to light.”
John Milton, Paradise Lost

Jonathan Safran Foer
“She was like a drowning person, flailing, reaching for anything that might save her. Her life was an urgent, desperate struggle to justify her life.”
Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything Is Illuminated

Matthew Arnold
“Ah, love, let us be true
To one another! for the world, which seems
To lie before us like a land of dreams,
So various, so beautiful, so new,
Hath really neither joy, nor love, nor light,
Nor certitude, nor peace, nor help for pain;
And we are here as on a darkling plain
Swept with confused alarms of struggle and flight,
Where ignorant armies clash by night.”
Matthew Arnold, Dover Beach and Other Poems

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

Jasmine Warga
“I will be stronger than my sadness.”
Jasmine Warga, My Heart and Other Black Holes

Thomas Paine
“The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; it is dearness only that gives everything its value. I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress and grow.”
Thomas Paine

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

Audre Lorde
“There is no thing as a single-issue struggle because we do not live single-issue lives.”
Audre Lorde

Henrik Ibsen
“You see, the point is that the strongest man in the world is he who stands most alone.”
Henrik Ibsen, An Enemy of the People

Deb Caletti
“You've got to have someone who loves your body. Who doesn't define you, but sees you. Who loves what he sees. Who you don't have to struggle to be good enough for.”
Deb Caletti, The Secret Life of Prince Charming

Nelson Mandela
“A Nation should not be judged by how it treats its highest citizens, but it's lowest ones”
Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom

Joseph Conrad
“He struggled with himself, too. I saw it -- I heard it. I saw the inconceivable mystery of a soul that knew no restraint, no faith, and no fear, yet struggling blindly with itself.”
Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness

Carrie Ryan
“You stay safe, You love. You survive. You laugh and cry and struggle and sometimes you fail and sometimes you succeed. You Push.”
Carrie Ryan, The Dead-Tossed Waves

Kobayashi Issa
“O snail
Climb Mount Fuji
But slowly, slowly!”
Kobayashi Issa

Henry James
“Life is, in fact, a battle. Evil is insolent and strong; beauty enchanting, but rare; goodness very apt to be weak; folly very apt to be defiant; wickedness to carry the day; imbeciles to be in great places, people of sense in small, and mankind generally unhappy. But the world as it stands is no narrow illusion, no phantasm, no evil dream of the night; we wake up to it, forever and ever; and we can neither forget it nor deny it nor dispense with it.”
Henry James, Theory of Fiction: Henry James

Sarah Dessen
“Maybe the truth was, it shouldn't be so easy to be amazing. Then everything would be. It's the things you fight for and struggle with before earning that have the greatest worth. When something's difficult to come by, you'll do that much more to make sure it's even harder--if not impossible--to lose.”
Sarah Dessen, Along for the Ride

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

Dinos Christianopoulos
“They tried to bury us. They didn't know we were seeds.”
Dinos Christianopoulos

“You will never be entirely comfortable. This is the truth behind the champion - he is always fighting something. To do otherwise is to settle.”
Julien Smith, The Flinch

Aaron Lauritsen
“There is strange comfort in knowing that no matter what happens today, the Sun will rise again tomorrow.”
Aaron Lauritsen, 100 Days Drive: The Great North American Road Trip

Beverly Donofrio
“One day can change your life. One day can ruin your life. All life is is three or four big days that change everything.”
Beverly Donofrio

Tom Stoppard
“Be happy -- if you're not even happy, what's so good about surviving?”
Tom Stoppard, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

Aaron Lauritsen
“The struggles we endure today will be the ‘good old days’ we laugh about tomorrow.”
Aaron Lauritsen, 100 Days Drive: The Great North American Road Trip

Helen Keller
“Toleration is the greatest gift of the mind; it requires the same effort of the brain that it takes to balance oneself on a bicycle.”
Helen Keller

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