This collection of comforting quotes can inspire yourself and others through challenging and hard times.
We all go through adversity in life, but sometimes an unexpected event, a loss or a disappointment can feel like it’s knocked you down. If you, or someone close to you needs some encouraging words of comfort, then the following collection is warm and encouraging.
What are the best comforting words?
The best comforting words help give hope, something to strive for, and faith in a brighter future.
Nobody likes to feel alone, especially in troubling times, but we do need to choose our words carefully. Nobody wants to hear old cliches like ‘there’s plenty more fish in the sea’, ‘it’s part of the greater plan‘…..blah blah blah.
Instead, in trying times we need empathy, support, confidence and strength from those close to us.
We hope the following quotes can give you, or someone close to you, comfort during this difficult time.
“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life. It goes on.” Robert Frost
“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” Henry Ford
“Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” A.A. Milne
“Use what you’ve been through as fuel, believe in yourself and be unstoppable.” Yvonne Pierre
“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
“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” Nelson Mandela
“Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you; they’re supposed to help you discover who you are.” Bernice Johnson Reagon
“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
“To have a loving family is to feel afraid and yet believe you are going to be all right.” Dean Atta
“I think that if you live long enough, you realize that so much of what happens in life is out of your control — but how you respond to it is in your control.” Hillary Clinton
“There are no great people in this world, only great challenges which ordinary people rise to meet.” William Frederick Halsey Jr
“Sometimes it’s ok if the only thing you did today was breathe.” Yumi Sakugawa
“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.” Douglas Adams
“We only need to be one person. We only need to feel one existence. We don’t have to do everything in order to be everything, because we are already infinite. While we are alive we always contain a future of multifarious possibility.” Matt Haig
“Feelings are much like waves, we can’t stop them from coming but we can choose which ones to surf.” Jonatan Martensson
“The greater the difficulty, the more glory in surmounting it. Skilful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests.” Epictetus
“Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.” Michael Jordan
“Encourage, lift and strengthen one another. For the positive energy spread to one will be felt by us all.” Deborah Day
“Things turn out the best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.” John Wooden
“Just try new things. Don’t be afraid. Step out of your comfort zones and soar, all right?” Michelle Obama
“Problems are not stopped signs; they are guidelines.” Robert Schuller
“It is only in our darkest hours that we may discover the true strength of the brilliant light within ourselves that can never, ever, be dimmed.” Doe Zantamata
“Cure sometimes, treat often, comfort always.” Hippocrates
“Though no one can go back and make a brand-new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand-new ending.” Carl Bard
“Never give in. Never, never, never.” Winston Churchill
Some of the best lessons we have been taught in life come from others who have experienced difficulties and overcome them. That’s what makes the above quotes so inspiring and comforting. If you would like to read more on the topic, be sure to check out:
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