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33 Going Through Tough Times Quotes That Will Give You Hope

Last Updated on 2 years by Iva Ursano

Raise your hand if you’re going through a hard time right now. I mean seriously, who isn’t? This whole world has turned upside down and doesn’t care who it’s flipping over. I thought it was a perfect time to write a post filled with “going through tough times quotes” because, let’s face it, we all need some words of encouragement right now. Amirite?

You should check out this article from my sister site Women Blazing Trails. This article is filled with words of encouragement, also to help you get through hard times.

50 Words of Encouragement to Get Through Hard Times

It’s suffice to say that the last year and a half has really kicked us all hard in the butt. According to CTV news

225 million jobs were lost worldwide in 2020 thanks to the pandemic, report finds

Source CTV News

Ouch!!! That’s almost an unbelievable number but it’s true. So trying to blow sunshine to 225 million people who are jobless almost seems impossible.

But it’s not. Sometimes words of encouragement and quotes for going through tough times are needed and more helpful than you think! So without further ado here are, in my opinion, 33 of the best going through tough times quotes that will give you hope (I hope).

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33 Going Through Tough Times Quotes

In no particular order of importance because all of these quotes about going through tough times I think will give you some encouragement and help you to stay strong and stay the course of this storm or whatever storm you are going through in life right now.

You may also like these articles on positive quotes and happy quotes and life sayings:

10 Positive Life Quotes That Will Give You Hope

15 Happy Life Quotes and Sayings to Make You Smile

Here we go…

1 Turn your wounds into wisdom

Oprah Winfrey

2 The woman I am today would like to thank the woman I was 5 years ago for not giving up. You’re awesome.

Iva Ursano

3 Life doesn’t get easier or more forgiving, we get stronger and more resilient.

Steve Maraboli

4 If you’re going through hell, keep going!


5 Rock bottom became the solid foundation in which I rebuilt my life.

J.K. Rowling

6 Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.


7 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

8 The greatest glory in living lies not in never failing, but in rising every time we fail

Nelson Mandela

9 Tough times never last but tough people do

Robert Schuller

10 You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.

Bob Marley
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11 Be strong and don’t give up. You never know who’s watching


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

Arnold Schwartzenegger

13 You’ve already survived 100 % of the obstacles life has thrown you


14 Storms don’t last forever


15 When you come out of the storm you won’t be the same person who walked into it. That’s what the storm is all about.

Haruki Murakami
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16 Your hardest times often lead to the greatest moments of your life. Keep the faith. Don’t give up.


17 When everything seems to be going against you, remember the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.

Henry Ford

18 No matter what happened or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow

Maya Angelou

19 You have to fight through some bad days to earn the best days of your life


20 Never lose hope. Just when you think it’s over, God sends you a miracle


21 Breathe darling. This is just a chapter, not the whole story

S. C. Lourie

22 Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tip toe if you must but take the step

Women Blazing Trails

23 Stay brave, stay focused, stay courageous, stay ambitious, stay strong


24 Sometimes when you’re in a dark place you think you’ve been buried, but really you’ve been planted


25 You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.

C.S. Lewis

26 When we least expect it, life sends us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change

Paola Coehlo

27 I am not what happened to me. I am what I choose to become

C.J Jung

28 You are greater than any circumstance you might find yourself in

Iyanla Vanzant

29 Your wound is probably not your fault but your healing is your responsibility

Denice Frohman

30 There are some things you can only learn in a storm

Joel Osteen

31 God will carry you through the storm

Isaiah 43.2

32 One day you will tell your story of how you overcame everything you went through and it will be someone’s survival guide

Brene Brown

33 If you get tired, learn to rest, not to quit


Quotes for someone going through a hard time

I hope you enjoyed these quotes for going through hard times and if you know someone who is going through a really tough time in life right now why not share this post with them and give them some hope too!

This past year and a half has challenged us all and shaken us to the very core but we can’t fight it. The only thing we can do is adapt and make changes to our own lives so that we can be happy.

If you’re ready to make some drastic changes in your life, the 21 Day Challenge might be perfect for you! Find out more about this life changing challenge by clicking here or the image below. If you’re really really ready to start making changes to your life, use coupon code POSITIVETHOUGTS to take 50% OFF at checkout!

Here’s to having a better day tomorrow!

mad love

xo iva xo

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