Yes, we’ve all been lost and confused at one point or another in our lifetime. For times like these, we’ve hand-picked inspiring quotes that will lift your spirits.
We’ve all been there – down in the dumps, rock bottom, pit of misery. You may be there right now as you read this. I send my prayers and blessings to you that you will make it through. Rowing gently down the stream isn’t how life actually turns out to be. When it comes to struggles and suffering – we’re in the same boat, clinging onto dear life as the inevitable storms rock us back and forth. You are not alone.
This American English Proverb by Knute Rockne never fails to make my day:
“When the going gets tough the tough get going”– Knute Rockne
It has always amazed me how words have the power to either lift your spirits or send you crashing down to dark depths. That’s the beauty and burden of the power of words. No matter what you, a close friend or a family member may be going through, know that there is always hope for better days. There are stories of great men and women who have endured rough waters in their life to become the great people they are. The better you is waiting for you on the other side of this storm, never back down till you become a better you.
We’ve collected quotes that will lift your spirits, inspire you in your dark times and help you build resilience. Feel free to come back to this article when you feel lost and confused as to where you’re headed in life. Like I’ve mentioned, words have the power to lift your spirits. I hope and pray that you will make it through your hard times and look back at this time in the future and be proud of yourself for pulling through. You’ll get there.
Related: Much like these quotes that will lift your spirits, you want to make sure that you make the most of your hard times. Here are 8 Ways To Cultivate Resilience In Yourself During Tough Times.
1. “Time has a wonderful way of showing us what really matters.” – Margaret Peters
2.“Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh since there is less cleaning up to do afterward.”– Kurt Vonnegut
3.“Difficulties break some men but make others. No axe is sharp enough to cut the soul of a sinner who keeps on trying, one armed with the hope that he will rise even in the end.” – Nelson Mandela
4.“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming ‘Wow! What a Ride!’” – Hunter S. Thompson
5. “If something is important enough, even if the odds are stacked against you, you should still do it.” – Elon Musk
6.“You’re only given a little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.”– Robin Williams
7.“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
8.“Whenever you leave behind failure that means you’re doing better. If you think everything you’ve done has been great, you’re probably dumb.” – Louis CK
9.“Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” – JK Rowling
10. “Where you are, is not who you are.” – Circumstances
11.“Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask yourself if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.” – Deepak Chopra
12.“If you’re going through hell, keep going.” – Winston Churchill
13.“Improvement makes strait roads, but the crooked roads without Improvement, are roads of Genius.”– William Blake
14.“The reality is we often become our kindest, most ethical selves only by seeing what it feels like to be a selfish jackass first.” – Cheryl Strayed
15. “He who conquers himself is the mightiest warrior.” – Confucius
16.“Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.” – Mahatma Gandhi
17.“The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong in the broken places.” – Ernest Hemingway
18.“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” – Albert Einstein
19.“Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes.” – Oscar Wilde
20. “What if… everything you are going through is preparing you for what you asked for?” – Barry Nicolaou