30 Quotes To Get You Through The Rough Times

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30 Quotes To Get You Through The Rough Times

These Inspirational Quotes Have Helped Me Along The Way

Life always has it’s ups and it’s downs.

Life (or your perspective of it) can sometimes seem a little rough.

I’ve found inspirational quotes and their powerful words can get you back into the right mindset, to get through the tough times, at least they have for me so I hope these help you or touch your heart.


Here’s My Top 30:

1. Life begins at the end of your comfort zone

2. Fear is a Prison

3. We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognising & appreciating what we DO HAVE.

4. The perfect time to start something never arrives

5. If people are trying to bring you down, it only means that you are above them

6. Remember the compliments you receive and forget the insults.

7. If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito ~ Dalai Lama

8. The best way to prepare for life is to begin to live. ~ Elbert Hubbard, 1856-1915

9. Stop letting people who do so little for you control so much of your mind, feelings and emotions ~ Will Smith

10. Change. Stop doing what you’ve been doing and get something different ~ Martin Cooney

inspirational quote for working out things

11. Your life doesn’t get better by chance, it gets better by change ~ Jim Rohn

12. There are two ways to live. You can live as if nothing is a miracle, or you can live as if everything is a miracle. ~ Einstein

13. Life is about trusting your feelings, taking chances, finding happiness, learning from the past and realising EVERYTHING CHANGES.

14. It’s not bout who is real to your face, It’s about who stays real behind your back.

15. It’s Darkness that teaches the beauty of Light

16. Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out. ~ Robert Collier

17. Never give up on anyone. Miracles happen every day

18. Forget all the reasons it won’t work and believe the one reason that it will. ~ Unknown

19. Life is short, live it. Love is rare, grab it. Anger is bad, dump it. Fear is awful, face it. Memories are sweet, cherish it. ~ Unknown

20. Being happy doesn’t mean that everything is perfect. it means that you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections. ~ Unknown

inspirational quote to shoot for the stars

21. The biggest failure you can have in life is making the mistake of never trying at all. ~ Unknown

22. My teacher once told me – ” No one is perfect……..that is why pencils have erasers. ~ Mahesh Bhatt

23. Don’t be concerned that things appear to be falling apart: this has to happen in order for something new and wonderful to emerge. ~ Marianne Williamson

24. Sometimes you face difficulties not because you’re doing something wrong, but because you’re doing something right. ~ Joel Osteen

25. Adversity is a fact of life. It can’t be controlled. What we can control is how we react to it.  ~ Unknown

26. The true test of a person character is how they stand during test of adversity ~ Unknown

27. I learned there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead, others come from behind. But I’ve bought a big bat. I’m all ready, you see. Now my troubles are going to have trouble with me. ~ Dr. Seuss

28. What I do is based on powers we all have inside us; the ability to endure; the ability to love, to carry on, to make the best of what we have – and you don’t have to be a ‘Superman’ to do it. ~ Christopher Reeve

29. That which does not kill us makes us stronger. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

30. It’s not whether you get knocked down; It’s whether you get back up. ~ Vince Lombardi


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Martin continues his quest to be the best he can be, in life and to those he loves. He loves his partner and soulmate-in-life and enjoys meditation, good conversation, a glass of red and helping others, in any way he is able.

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  1. wrote on May 1st, 2013 at 12:26 am


    I was actually searching for inspirational quotes for tough times when i found this page and actually i did not know that you write about these things also.
    Really great list, and thanks for compiling and sharing :)
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  2. wrote on April 13th, 2013 at 12:26 pm


    Hi Martin!
    Thank-you for the post. It’s amazing how a simple sentence can enable a shift in perception and make things clear. I especially LOVED #4. It’s come into play on several occasions for me.
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  3. wrote on March 21st, 2013 at 1:45 am


    Great quotes, Martin. We all have the ups and downs and reading is one thing that has really helped me a lot in overcoming things.

  4. wrote on March 15th, 2013 at 3:51 am


    These quotes are great. They are worth looking for when in tough conditions. One of my favorites here is ‘Adversity is the fact of life. We can’t control it, we can only control to how to react to it. Its true that we face so much and all depends on how we take life that is shaping infront of us. Instead of giving up, we can have hope because it is what keeps us going.

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      wrote on March 18th, 2013 at 11:21 am


      So glad you like them vicky.
      I know a lot of people, myself included, sometimes reach a point where doubts creep in. It’s at those moments that I reach into my bag of inspirational quotes so I can reignite my passion and positive energy to keep going.
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  5. wrote on March 13th, 2013 at 11:07 am


    Thank you so much for sharing these with us, Martin.
    I don’t know what you went through to gather them all up but they are very powerful words and I agree with you that words can certainly help us move through those touch times in life.

    I’ve got my own list that I often reflect on.
    “Never give up on anyone. Miracles happen every day” is a great one. We often seem to give up on the people we should be loving even more. Sound advice.

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      wrote on March 18th, 2013 at 11:11 am


      So glad you enjoyed and got something from them, Nicky.
      I know they have really helped me recently in getting through a few challenges and hope they help others too.
      Words can be powerful reinforcements in what we’re all trying to reach in today’s world.
      Martin recently posted..Exposing The Four Biggest Relationship SecretsMy Profile

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