Quotes on Life Struggles: This Too Shall Pass.
When you feel like life has handed you more challenges than you think you can possibly handle (and we all feel that way from time to time), it is important to realize what you can learn from quotes on life struggles. You are not alone! Billions of people throughout history have faced similar hardships. This article presents the collective wisdom of people throughout the ages who descended into the depths of adversity, and emerged victorious. Reading inspirational quotes on life struggles can help you find inner strength.
Quotes on Life Struggles Part 1: Oh great, another f—ing learning opportunity…
If that is how you feel when adversity comes your way, you might be in need of some reminders about the value of hardship. Not that you would seek it out, mind you, but you can at least have a better frame of mind when it comes your way, which is all but inevitable.
Adversity is the first path to truth. ~ Lord Byron ~
But the question remains, what truths will be revealed when your journey takes you through hardships and setbacks? There are quite a few things you might find. Here’s a sampling (with key points underlined):
Adversity is like a strong wind. It tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn, so that we see ourselves as we really are. ~ Arthur Golden ~
Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents,which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant. ~ Horace ~
When the Japanese mend broken objects, they aggrandize the damage by filling the cracks with gold. They believe that when something’s suffered damage and has a history it becomes more beautiful.~ Barbara Bloom ~
If I had a formula for bypassing trouble, I would not pass it round.Trouble creates a capacity to handle it. I don’t embrace trouble;that’s as bad as treating it as an enemy. But I do say meet it as a friend,for you’ll see a lot of it and had better be on speaking terms with it.~ Oliver Wendell Holmes ~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 ~
If good ol’ Uncle Walt could see the good that has come out of troubles and obstacles, surely we can all try to remember this when our luck seems to be going sour. We must actively seek out and claim the silver lining of each dark cloud that passes through our lives to avoid becoming mired in negativity.
Quotes on Life Struggles Part II: Practical Advice For Getting Through It
Now that you have a better frame of mind when setbacks come your way because you know that some good will come out of it, you probably still want to know how to get through the hardships when they do occur. Here is the sage advice from a variety of notable, quotable people: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 ~ If you’re going through hell, keep going. ~ Winston Churchill ~ In times of great stress or adversity, it’s always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive. ~ Lee Iacocca ~ I learned to put 100 percent into what you’re doing. I learned about setting goals for yourself, knowing where you want to be and taking small steps toward those goals. I learned about adversity and how to get past it.~ Kristi Yamaguchi ~
I contend that not only can you laugh at adversity,but it is essential to do so if you are to deal with setbacks without defeat. ~ Allen Klein ~
Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution.If you don’t have any problems, you don’t get any seeds.~ Norman Vincent Peale ~When written in Chinese the word “crisis” is composed of two characters – one represents danger and the other represents opportunity.~ John F. Kennedy, address, 12 April 1959 ~
If you’re thinking that much of this article was just a variation on the well-known saying, when life gives you lemons, make lemonade, you’d be right. It may be a cliché, but the reason it’s a cliché is because there is truth in it! Dale Carnegie, an early personal development writer who penned the famous How to Win Friends and Influence People, gets the credit for coining the lemon-to-lemonade phrase.
I’ve presented these quotes in this article to help you with two things: Remembering that there is value in experiencing hardship and offering you some practical advice when you’re in the thick of it. I hope these quotes on life struggles help you in your time of need!
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