Life, as we have it, could be filled with gloom and despair, these refreshing inspirational quotes about life and struggle will help you understand the purpose of struggle in life and how to use them to your advantage. Do not be perturbed because you face struggles but rather, find meaning and solace in these inspiring quotes compilation. 

81 Refreshing And Inspirational Quotes About Life And Struggle

  1. “Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.” — Napoleon Hill
  2. “The world breaks everyone, and afterwards, some are strong at the broken places.” —Ernest
  3. We all make mistakes, have struggles, and even regret things in our past. But you are not your mistakes, you are not your struggles, and you are here NOW with the power to shape your day and your future. – Steve Maraboli
  4. Struggling is not the identity. You must learn to live while you struggle, such that anyone who sees you can separate the struggle from your life.
  5. In everybody’s life, there’s a point of no return. And in a very few cases, a point where you can’t go forward anymore. And when we reach that point, all we can do is quietly accept the fact. That’s how we survive. – Haruki Murakami
  6. “Look at my success. I didn’t achieve it overnight. It has been the product of many years’ struggle, and every year, my times have shown gradual improvement.” — Mo Farah
  7. “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
  8. Quietly endure, silently suffer and patiently wait. – Martin Luther King Jr.
  9. Don’t be stuck on the struggle that you refuse to be a part of life, there’s so many people waiting on you to show them that they deserve to live, so breath a bit and live life even in the struggles.
  10. You’re imperfect, and you’re wired for struggle, but you are worthy of love and belonging — Brene Brown
  11. Always think extra hard before crossing over to a bad side, if you were weak enough to cross over, you may not be strong enough to cross back! – Victoria Addino
  12. “There are two ways of exerting one’s strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up.” —Booker T. Washington
  13. Struggles are a part of life but they are not the totality of what life entails so we must remember to discover all the other ingredients that make life worth living.
  14. Those who overcome great challenges will be changed, and often in unexpected ways. For our struggles enter our lives as unwelcome guests, but they bring valuable gifts. And once the pain subsides, the gifts remain. These gifts are life’s true treasures, bought at great price, but cannot be acquired in any other way. – Steve Goodier
  15. “A truly strong person does not need the approval of others any more than a lion needs the approval of sheep.” —Vernon Howard
  16. When I am struggling with my life I look up towards the sky and say; LORD you take over. – Joan Disantis
  17. Once all struggle is grasped, miracles are possible. — Mao Zedong
  18. When nothing goes right, you have to face forward and take it on head first. – Kyo Shirodaira
  19. “I like criticism. It makes you strong.” —LeBron James
  20. Life’s struggles are necessary for growth. – Auliq Ice
  21. Those who struggle do it because they want to live so it’s only injustice if you struggle so much and pass up on opportunities to live life.
  22. Your strength will be found when you stop struggling with yourself, instead of thinking everyone is a struggle worth overcoming. Every obstacle in life is a lesson that teaches us, not others. – Shannon L. Alder
  23. “There are better starters than me but I’m a strong finisher.” —Usain Bolt
  24. Don’t feel entitled to anything you didn’t sweat and struggle for. — Marian Wright Edelman
  25. “He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak. Strong convictions precede great actions.” —Louisa May Alcott
  26. Struggles like life will not last forever, so you have to choose which you’ll devote your attention to.
  27. “Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.” —Napoleon Hill
  28. My story is a freedom song of struggle. It is about finding one’s purpose, how to overcome fear and to stand up for causes bigger than one’s self. — Coretta Scott King
  29. “Make up your mind that no matter what comes your way, no matter how difficult, no matter how unfair, you will do more than simply survive. You will thrive in spite of it.” —Joel Osteen
  30. As much as this will not be easy, it’s better to choose life even through the struggles.
  31. “Tough times never last, but tough people do.” —Robert H. Schuller
  32. Life is essentially a cheat and its conditions are those of defeat; the redeeming things are not happiness and pleasure but the deeper satisfactions that come out of struggle. — F. Scott Fitzgerald
  33. “Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.” —William Ellery Channing
  34. It’s so beautiful when you get the rewards for struggles and a chance to enjoy the life you are making so much sacrifices to get.
  35. “Nothing is more beautiful than the smile that has struggled through the tears.” —Demi Lovato
  36. The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just. — Abraham Lincoln.
  37. “I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.” —Audrey Hepburn
  38. Struggles are just as addictive as life so when you find yourself on that balance scale tilting towards one than the other, you’ll feel the withdrawal symptoms like you’ve been getting too little of one.
  39. “That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” —Friedrich Nietzsche
  40. Don’t struggle about the struggle. In other words, life’s full of ups and downs. So if you’re struggling, don’t worry, everyone else has or will at some point. — Stephen Covey
  41. “Sometimes you don’t realize your own strength until you come face to face with your greatest weakness.” —Susan Gale
  42. Maturity does not come with growth, it’s most times a function of perfecting that balance between struggles and life and learning to be yourself regardless of what life throws at you.
  43. “Be very strong… be very methodical in your life if you want to be a champion.” —Alberto Juantorena
  44. What we all need to do is find the wellspring that keeps us going, that gives us the strength and patience to keep up this struggle for a long time. — Winona LaDuke
  45. “Life is very interesting. In the end, some of your greatest pains become your greatest strengths.” —Drew Barrymore
  46. Without the struggles we face in life, we might be unable to tap into our deep crucibles of creativity and produce all the art that makes the world this beautiful place it is.
  47. “I like feeling strong. It keeps my mental floor higher.” —Pink
  48. To have striven, to have made the effort, to have been true to certain ideals — this alone is worth the struggle. — William Osler
  49. “Stay strong. Stand up. Have a voice.” —Shawn Johnson
  50. Decide always to accept your struggle and don’t compare yourself with others because everyone has the strength to live their own life and not other people’s life.
  51. Life has a way of broadsiding us with lessons that we need to learn but would rather avoid. – Craig Groeschel
  52. Yesterday I dared to struggle. Today I dare to win. — Bernadette Devlin
  53. I did not realize that saying good-bye would be the most difficult thing I had to do in my life. – Kay Duncan
  54. Hope is important for those struggling through life, without a sort of hope, man would just be a miserable creature suffering with no end in view.
  55. Even in the most difficult of times, there is always a hidden blessing that exists under all the superficial stuff that we so frequently see. There is always a rainbow waiting to burst forth after the rain. – Daniella Whyte
  56. Life is one long struggle in the dark. — Lucretius
  57. Not many great things have ever been done without struggling, stand up for your dream, a definite plan and burning desire can get you there. – Okorote Emmanuel
  58. Sometimes death is a release, some kind of relief from life. Yet we live on with all the strength we can muster because we choose the struggles of life over the unknown release that’s in death.
  59. My friend, you may feel that no one understands your struggles. Listen, while this may be true of man, it is not true of Jesus. – Joseph Prince
  60. I’m not interested in passion and love for their own sake — without the struggle of life, they’re just fluff. — Mira Nair
  61. If there’s ever anything you wanted so badly that you would never enjoy life without it, then let your struggles be for that thing or you’d spend life miserably pursuing things that would never make you come alive.
  62. In any situation, there is a sacred-solution. – Lailah Gifty Akita
  63. Life’s battles don’t always go to the stronger or faster man. But sooner or later the man who wins, is the man who thinks he can. – Bruce Lee
  64. The struggle you’re in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow. Don’t give up. – Robert Tew
  65. A life filled with vicissitudes, uncertainty and hard lessons provides us with skills to better approach new challenges that come along. – Vivian Eisenecher
  66. Life requires overcoming challenges and obstacles of many types. Battling our struggles and fears determines who we are. – David Weatherford
  67. I’m glad I’ve had to struggle. It’s made me the artist I am now. — Jessie J.
  68. She was nothing in particular. But at least she had a purpose. – Scott Westerfeld
  69. Be invested in your happiness no matter how much struggles you have to make living a happy experience, just be brave about it and take life head on.
  70. As I struggled to put together a life for myself – based on my terms and my needs, in other words, a life worth living, it all boiled down to building my self-confidence. – Bill Andrews
  71. Culturally, our view of adversity is pretty narrow, and most of us would go out of our way to avoid it. But, to be frank, based on my anecdotal evidence and my research, a life without challenges is not only a life not worth living but also a life devoid of meaning. – Nick DiNardo
  72. Communication skills are only half the battle in leadership and life. If we’re honest, the real struggle happens inside our hearts and souls. – Nancy Duarte
  73. Only then, invisible to everyone and with her curtains drawn, did she allow her tears to fall: in love, and for his hurts, and in terrible pride. – Guy Gavriel Kay
  74. You are not alone in the struggles of life. Entire cosmos is with you. It evolves through the way you face and overcome challenges of life. Use everything in your advantage. – Amit Ray
  75. Encouragement is the kind of expression that helps someone want to be a better Christian, even when life is rough. – Larry Crabb
  76. Struggles not only make us into stronger, better and wiser people, they also let us learn more about ourselves and our purpose in life. – Auliq Ice
  77. Whenever you feel a little stricken down in pain, think about this. The knife has to be sharpened by striking and rubbing it against something strong before it can become useful! You are going to be great after the struggles. – Israelmore Ayivor
  78. Believe me, the reward is not so great without the struggle. — Wilma Rudolph
  79. Your current situation is giving you an opportunity to re-evaluate what you want. – Unknown
  80. You need an immense amount of courage to stay the course and struggle even when you are almost ready to give up on life, so take courage and don’t let go till you win.
  81. “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
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