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No Matter What Life Throws At You – Quotes & Encouraging Words

Oh yeah, life can be downright hard sometimes! But it can also be glorious.

This collection of quotes are inspiring and help to remind us that no matter what life throws us, that we should never give up. It’s not to gloss over what you might be going through right now (that would be unhealthy), but these quotes are to encourage you and remind you of your strength.

No matter what challenges or difficulties you face in life, you never know what might be just around the corner. Yes, things do get tough at times, but we eventually get through whatever it is that’s holding us back and we come out the other side.

The following quotes are encouraging and touch on the concepts of challenging times, failure, set-backs, disappointment and being tested in life, but they are inspiring and hopeful.

We hope they bring you encouragement and hope.

 

No Matter What Life Throws at You Quotes

 

“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.” Dale Carnegie

 

This too shall pass.

 

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” Thomas A. Edison

 

“Life has many ways of testing a person’s will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen all at once.” Paulo Coelho

 

“When a defining moment comes along, you can do one of two things. Define the moment, or let the moment define you.” Roy McAvoy

 

“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” Henry Ford

 

“You can’t calm the storm, so stop trying. What you can do is calm yourself. The storm will pass.” Timber Hawkeye

 

“Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.” Truman Capote

 

“Do what you can, with what you’ve got, where you are.” Theodore Roosevelt

 

“Courage doesn’t always roar, sometimes it’s the quiet voice at the end of the day whispering ‘I will try again tomorrow’.” Mary Anne Radmacher

 

“Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage.” William Ellery Channing

 

“I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul.” William Ernest Henley

 

“The best way out of a difficulty is through it.” Unknown

 

“Whatever life throws at me I’ll take it and be grateful for it as well.” Tom Felton

 

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” Nelson Mandela

 

“I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” Jimmy Dean

 

“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” Milton Berle

 

“There is no failure except in no longer trying.” Elbert Hubbard

 

“Human misery must somewhere have a stop: there is no wind that always blows a storm.” Euripides

 

“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.” Calvin Coolidge

 

“Not only does God play dice, but… he sometimes throws them where they cannot be seen.” Stephen Hawking

 

“The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” Confucius

 

“You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world’s problems at once but 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

 

“A time of disarray is also a moment of opportunity.” Frederick Ferre

 

“A failure is not always a mistake, it may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying.” B. F. Skinner

 

“You always pass failure on your way to success.” Mickey Rooney

 

“My beliefs are that good people who work hard get their rewards. There will be struggle at times and hurdles along the way – life throws up all sorts – but in the end, you will prevail if you stick to the right path.” Moeen Ali

 

“If you’re going through hell, keep going.” Winston Churchill

 

“You have to try to take what life throws at you with grace and equanimity.” Christina Baker Kline

 

“Obstacles can’t stop you. Problems can’t stop you. Most of all, other people can’t stop you. Only you can stop you.” Jeffrey Gitomer

 

“Sometimes the most productive thing you can do is relax.” Mark Black

 

“A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success.” Elbert Hubbard

 

“Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.” Napoleon Hill

 

“My philosophy is that not only are you responsible for your life, but doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.” Oprah Winfrey

 

“It is so easy to be pleasant and charming and positive when life is going swimmingly well. You are winning. You are healthy. You are happy. But what happens when life throws darts at you?” Julie Foudy

 

“Failure is the key to success; each mistake teaches us something.” Morihei Ueshiba

 

“Aromatic plants bestow no spicy fragrance while they grow; but crush’d or trodden to the ground, diffuse their balmy sweets around.” Oliver Goldsmith

 

“Greater dooms win greater destinies.” Heraclitus

 

“When an elephant is in trouble, even a frog will kick him.” Hindu Proverb

 

“It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.” Bill Gates

 

“Adversity reveals genius, prosperity conceals it.” Horace

 

“No man is more unhappy than the one who is never in adversity; the greatest affliction of life is never to be afflicted.” Victor Hugo

 

“The nearer the dawn the darker the night.” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

 

“Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.” William Feather

 

“Affliction comes to us, not to make us sad but sober; not to make us sorry but wise.” Harriet Ward Beecher

 

“Lessons often come dressed up as detours and roadblocks.” Oprah Winfrey

 

“If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.” Harry Truman

 

“Humanity either makes, or breeds, or tolerates all its afflictions.”  Herbert George Wells

 

“We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” Joseph Campbell

 

“You’ll never convince me there is a hopeless situation or there is any finality in any success or any failure.” Carlos Ghosn

 

“It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.” Babe Ruth

 

“Nothing diminishes anxiety faster than action.” Walter Anderson

 

“Fall seven times, stand up eight.” Japanese Proverb

 

“You don’t realize it at the time, but some of life’s roadblocks, detours, and rejections are answered prayers.” Steve Maraboli

 

“We make a lot of detours, but we’re always heading for the same destination.” Paulo Coelho

 

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