Quotes About Being Tested In Life

This list of quotes are all about being tested in life. 

The trials and tribulations of life can sometimes feel like too much to handle.

Whether it’s a global pandemic, relationship issues, financial insecurity, work problems, or something else entirely, it can be tough to keep your head above water when life decides to continually test you. But even in the darkest of times, there is always hope.

Here are some inspiring words and quotes that help to encourage and inspire us:


Quotes About Being Tested In Life


“This is no time for ease and comfort. It is time to dare and endure.” Winston Churchill


“If you don’t stick to your values when they’re being tested, they’re not values: they’re hobbies.” Jon Stewart


“During the bus boycott, I was tested by fire, and I came to understand that I was not a breakable crystal figurine.” Coretta Scott King


“Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.” William Ellery Channing


“No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.” Buddha


“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.” Mahatma Gandhi


“Scar tissue is stronger than regular tissue. Realize the strength, move on.” Henry Rollins


“There is little that can withstand a man who can conquer himself.” Louis XIV


“Endurance is not just the ability to bear a hard thing, but to turn it into glory.” William Barclay


“As a cricketer – or any sportsperson, for that matter – you like yourself to be tested and get better all the time.” K. L. Rahul


“Before you’re given what you want, you’ll first be tested with what you don’t really want.” Constance Friday


“Your courage will be tested during the adversity as well as during the change.” Amit Kalantri


“A wife’s loyalty is tested when her husband has nothing. A husband’s loyalty is tested when he has everything.” Habeeb Akande


“When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure.” Peter Marshall


“When adversity strikes, that’s when you have to be the most calm. Take a step back, stay strong, stay grounded and press on.” LL Cool J


“Sometimes, I think, in order to get to something that we really want or we really love or something that needs to be realized, that we’re tested.” Joy Harjo


“My mother is a strong woman. Her strength comes from being tested by life’s unpredictability. It comes from soldiering on for her children, even when she might rather have given up. I know it hasn’t always come easily, but I also know it’s her greatest gift.” Matt Lauer


“Every man at some point in his life needs to be tested so he can find out if he’s a righteous man or an indifferent one.” Dannika Dark


“In life when you get tested, when you get rejected by everyone and when you get pushed aside, you actually get the best out of it. That has been a learning curve for me.” Sourav Ganguly


“I had a lot of adversity that kind of tested my maturity and things I was able to learn from and were put in my way for a reason, to make me a mature person and more experienced person.” Marcus Smart


“I don’t admire the person who hides from the world and claims enlightenment. To be purified you have to be tested and there is no better test of strength than dealing with other people.” Donna Lynn Hope


“In the moment we’re born, we’re drawn to form a union with others. An abiding drive to connect, to love, to belong. In a perfect union, we find the strength we cannot find in ourselves. But the strength of the union cannot be known until it is tested.” Emily Thorne



“I was raised with those principles and values and ethics that came out of the men and women that served. But this generation doesn’t quite know; they haven’t been tested.” Jack Scalia


“Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.” Arnold Schwarzenegger


“A single twig breaks, but the bundle of twigs is strong.” Tecumseh


“As long as we persevere and endure, we can get anything we want.” Mike Tyson


“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’” Eleanor Roosevelt


“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” Nelson Mandela


“Courage is grace under pressure.” Ernest Hemingway


“A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.” Christopher Reeve


“Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragements, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak.” Thomas Carlyle    


“Great works are performed, not by strength, but by perseverance.  Yonder palace was raised by single stones, yet you see its height and spaciousness.  He that shall walk with vigor three hours a day will pass in seven years a space equal to the circumference of the globe.” Samuel Johnson


“Water continually dropping will wear hard rocks hollow.” Plutarch


“All the adversity I’ve had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me… You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.”Walt Disney


“Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.” Napoleon Hill


“Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go.” Hermann Hesse


“I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death.” Leonardo da Vinci


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


“The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.” Ernest Hemingway


“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.” Martin Luther King, Jr.


“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.” Mark Twain


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