148 Tough Times Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of tough times quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about through tough times.

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The Most Famous Tough Times Quotes (Best in 2024)

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Tough times go away, tough people do not. — Walter Payton

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Tough times never last, but tough people do. — Robert H. Schuller

Tough times don't last, tough people do, remember? — Gregory Peck

You have to go through good times and bad times to get where you're trying to go. — Allen Iverson

To bad times, a good face. — Mexican Proverbs

Bad times, hard times, this is what people keep saying; but let us live well, and times shall be good. We are the times: Such as we are, such are the times. — Saint Augustine

Hard times always lead to something great. — Betsey Johnson

If things are going bad and life is tough, hang in there. Ride it out. Come out on top. — Ashton Irwin

You can't appreciate the good times without the bad ones. — Beyonce Knowles

These are challenging times for all Americans. We face the specter of war abroad and a steady stream of bad economic news at home. — Robert Matsui

Short Tough Times Quotes

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  • Holding on to hope when everything is dark, is the greatest test of faith — Yasmin Mogahed
  • Dark clouds become heaven's flowers when kissed by light. — Rabindranath Tagore
  • Storms draw something out of us that calm seas don't. — Bill Hybels
  • You may be in a tough time but that setback is simply a setup for a greater comeback. — Joel Osteen
  • Behind the cloud the sun is still shining. — Abraham Lincoln
  • If you can't change it.. change the way you think about it — Mary Engelbreit
  • You are the sky. The clouds are what happens, what comes and goes. — Eckhart Tolle
  • When the going gets tough, the tough reinvent. — RuPaul
  • I love those who can smile in trouble. — Leonardo da Vinci
  • Every storm runs out of rain, just like every dark night turns into day. — Gary Allan

Top 10 Tough Times Quotes

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Holding on to hope when everything is dark, is the greatest test of faith — Yasmin Mogahed

There are moments when troubles enter our lives and we can do nothing to avoid them. But they are there for a reason. Only when we have overcome them will we understand why they were there. — Paulo Coelho

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Dark clouds become heaven's flowers when kissed by light. — Rabindranath Tagore

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Tough times never last, but tough people do. — Robert H. Schuller

Storms draw something out of us that calm seas don't. — Bill Hybels

You may be in a tough time but that setback is simply a setup for a greater comeback. — Joel Osteen

Behind the cloud the sun is still shining. — Abraham Lincoln

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If you can't change it.. change the way you think about it — Mary Engelbreit

You are the sky. The clouds are what happens, what comes and goes. — Eckhart Tolle

Tough times go away, tough people do not. — Walter Payton

Tough Times Image Quotes

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Tough times quote by Yasmin Mogahed

Holding on to hope when everything is dark, is the greatest test of faith — Yasmin Mogahed

Tough times quote by Rabindranath Tagore

Dark clouds become heaven's flowers when kissed by light. — Rabindranath Tagore

Tough times quote Your hardest times often lead to the greatest moments of you
Your hardest times often lead to the greatest moments of your life. Keep going. Tough situations build strong people in the end.
Tough times quote by Mary Engelbreit

If you can't change it.. change the way you think about it — Mary Engelbreit

Tough times quote by RuPaul

When the going gets tough, the tough reinvent. — RuPaul

Tough times quote by Leonardo da Vinci

I love those who can smile in trouble. — Leonardo da Vinci

Tough times quote by Gary Allan

Every storm runs out of rain, just like every dark night turns into day. — Gary Allan

Tough times quote Tough times dont last. Tough people DO.
Tough times dont last. Tough people DO.

Motivational Tough Times Quotes

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The hardest struggle of all is to be something different from what the average man is. — Robert H. Schuller

It isn't hard to be good from time to time in sports. What is tough, is being good every day. — Willie Mays

Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity is a greater. Possession pampers the mind; privation trains and strengthens it. — William Hazlitt

Tough times quote If you have been smiling through tough times, then that smile is really true.
If you have been smiling through tough times, then that smile is really true.

An Airplane takes off against the wind, not with it. — Henry Ford

Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it. — Michael Jordan

The bravest sight in the world is to see a great man struggling against adversity. — Seneca

It was a tough situation. A fight that nobody expected to end so abruptly for him because he was really a great fighter. I felt sorry for him and I knew it could happen to anybody. And it could happen to any of us at any time. So when I was in a position to help him, I did what I could to help him. — Roy Jones Jr.

Success in business requires training and discipline and hard work — David Rockefeller

Times of calamity and distress have always been producers of the greatest men. The hardest steel is produced from the hottest fire; the brightest star shreds the darkest night. — Andy Andrews

I feel that right from the start the players were prepared to experience catastrophic results with comments like: 'It's going to be tough and we are going to need time'. — Lilian Thuram

Through Tough Times Quotes

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Whatever you see you gotta keep a sense of humor; you gotta be able to smile through all the bullshit. — Tupac Shakur

When you have a tough loss, go through it and agonize. I had one loss that I still want to change, but at the same time I realize it is an important part of who I am. — Andrew Shue

Why bad things happen to good people — Harold S. Kushner

I should be grateful for the tough times because Allah chose me, thought I was good enough to go through it. — Nouman Ali Khan

When you love something as much as I love bodybuilding you don't have to do much extra to push yourself, it just happens. There were some tough times and when those came up I just used my mental strength to push through knowing that my mind controlled everything. — Ronnie Coleman

We all want things to stay the same. Settle for living in misery because we are afraid of change, of things crumbling to ruins. Ruin is a gift. Ruin is the road to transformation. — Elizabeth Gilbert

One thing you must never lose is courage. If you believe in the goal you are striving for, you will be courageous. There are many difficult times ahead, but you must keep your sense of humor, work through the tough situations, and enjoy yourself! — Shigesato Itoi

Ruin is a gift. Ruin is the road to transformation. — Elizabeth Gilbert

Anyone can hide. Facing up to things, working through them, that's what makes you strong. — Sarah Dessen

Everyone experiences tough times, it is a measure of your determination and dedication how you deal with them and how you can come through them. — Lakshmi Mittal

Friends In Tough Times Quotes

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We live in a society that likes to kick people when they’re down. Don’t be a fair-weather friend. Stick with people. They need you more in the tough times than they do in the good times. — Joel Osteen

The friend in my adversity I shall always cherish most. — Ulysses S. Grant

It's a tough time my friends. We need to make sacrifices to ensure our troops have the tools they need in order to get the job done. This budget will help us win the War on Terror. — Dennis Hastert

A career in sport is almost impossible to manage without the support, and guidance, and reassurance of family and friends. During tough times, and there always are, this is whom we go to. — Rahul Dravid

I went to the beach a couple of times in New York City. Tough summer out there, but I was pretty excited. I found what I thought at the time was a very rare seashell. And I took it to a friend of mine who works in a museum. And I was really disappointed. It turned out to be just a human ear. — David Letterman

Family In Tough Times Quotes

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Touring is tough. You're almost in a haze because you don't really know where you are half the time: You're in a hotel room one moment, and the next thing you know, you're onstage performing for 60,000 people, then you're back on an airplane. It's very hectic and I couldn't do it without my family. — Vanessa Hudgens

I can honestly say from my experience, my family and I had to start from scratch. We left Venezuela back in 1998 and sold the few things we had to come to America in search of the American dream. We went through really tough times. There were moments where we were wondering are we going to make it. — Wilmer Valderrama

People in Afghanistan want peace, including the Taliban. They're also people like we all are. They have families, they have relatives, they have children, they are suffering a tough time. — Hamid Karzai

I know well what faith really means to people in their daily lives, as there are many people in my family whose lives are permeated by their faith: it dictates the way they behave and sustains them in tough times, of which we've had too many lately. — Ron Currie Jr.

You know, every family and every business in California knows what it means to go through tough times. — Carly Fiorina

When I'm home, the heart and soul of our family is in the kitchen. Growing up, my parents both worked, so dinnertime was for family - the TV was off. I think it's important to grab that time and really make it special, even after a tough day. — Cat Cora

This is a government which is proposing to put at risk our manufacturing industry, to penalise struggling families, to make a tough situation worse for millions of households right around Australia. And for what? To make not a scrap of difference to the environment any time in the next 1000 years. — Tony Abbott

Keep in mind that part of growing up is dealing with difficult issues, and the benefits can be great if you have the courage to ask for help. Human beings are not designed to go through life alone. No one has to bear the burden of tough times all by themselves. — Jack Canfield

When Times Are Tough Quotes

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Character isn't who you are when life goes your way. Character is who you really are when the bottom falls out. — LeCrae

The brick walls are there to stop the people who don't want it badly enough. They are there to stop the other people! — Randy Pausch

when times are tough, the weak bail and the tough get creative. — Kelley Armstrong

I have a theory that women are generally given space and appointed to jobs when the situation is tough. I've observed that in many instances. In times of crisis, women eventually are called upon to sort out the mess, face the difficult issues and be completely focused on restoring the situation. — Christine Lagarde

Don't confuse drive and passion. Drive pushes you forward. It's a duty, an obligation. Passion pulls you. It's the sense of connection you feel when the work you do expresses who you are. Only passion will get you through the tough times. — Randy Komisar

I'm careful not to give into theatrics when times are tough, I don't like it when somebody gives into outside pressure and puts on a show for others. — Tony La Russa

This is a tough game. There are times when you've got to play hurt, when you've got to block out the pain. — Shaquille O'Neal

Instead of staying strong and working through when times are really tough, I usually quit this recipe for failure and start a whole new recipe. So if something is too challenging, I tend to chalk it up as not a good fit, and move on to something else. — Derek Sivers

I know that spinning sets me in a trance; it soothes me and charges my batteries at the same time. When times are tough I sit down to spin during the news-broadcasts, with therapeutic results. — Elizabeth Zimmermann

You're tough when you need to be, and you can charm the pants off men who have three times your experience. Well, yes. Although I try not to take advantage of that too often. Very awkward negotiating with people who are sitting around in their underwear. — Julie James

When Times Get Tough Quotes

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In Russia, we had tough times. Only one puck, I always wanted the puck, so I learn how to keep it and make space and get puck when other guy has it. — Pavel Datsyuk

Character produces endurance and persistence when the going gets tough, and life truly is an endurance race, not a sprint. — Zig Ziglar

And hey, it's okay to laugh at yourself sometimes, I do dumb things all the time (haha). But when it get's too personal, get your tough skin on and stand firm. — Christina Grimmie

When the going gets tough, the tough make cookies. — Erma Bombeck

When it’s too easy to get money, then you get a lot of noise mixed in with the real innovation and entrepreneurship. Tough times bring out the best parts of Silicon Valley. — Sergey Brin

When the going gets tough, the tough get a librarian. — Joan Bauer

When the going gets tough, the tough eat ribs. — Nora Roberts

When times get tough, at some point, people instinctively know they need to lighten up in order to get through it. — Allen Klein

When the going gets tough, the tough go drinking. — Bret Easton Ellis

Being optimistic is like a muscle that gets stronger with use. Makes it easier when the tough times arrive. You have to change the way you think in order to change the way you feel. — Robin Roberts

Getting Through Tough Times Quotes

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I hope you live a life you're proud of... — F. Scott Fitzgerald

I definitely use my music to kind of alleviate my stress and get me through specific moments in time where I'm just being really tough on myself. — Idina Menzel

When I see my own people going through the tough times, it's a wake-up call. I hope my influence can impact someone else's decision to get out here and vote. — Bow Wow

My secret to survival has been embracing life's challenges and not letting them dictate my frame of mind or determine my fate... Learning to stand strong in the face of challenge and adversity is the only way to get through the tough times. — Sandra Lee

I say find one true friend to help you get through the tough times. — Kelly Osbourne

I think that everybody needs somebody to really look up to and know that even though you're going through a tough time, you'll get over it. — Bella Thorne

Every one of us gets through the tough times because somebody is there, standing in the gap to close it for us. — Oprah Winfrey

I get through the tough times through prayer and meditation. And I have really good friends and family, and a great therapist. — Kerry Washington

I love writing. I love getting lost in creative projects when I'm going through a tough transition in life. I always keep in mind that it's not the first time something painful has happened, and just like I got through other troubles, the one at hand will pass as well. — Melanie Iglesias

It really ups your production value when you have one person that you can use as your avatar through a story, but I think everyone gets their moment in time. That other couple definitely has their moment too, and they have to make some tough decisions. — Zal Batmanglij

Tough Economic Times Quotes

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At a time of economic recession, the need for Medicaid and other safety net services is even greater. And we don't want to raise taxes on people who are having a tough time paying their bills. — James Douglas

Not surprisingly, troubled economic times often beget proselytizers of wacky, extreme ideas. — Steven Rattner

All too often in tough economic times, it is the environment that gets left on the cutting room floors of Congress as everyone scraps for limited federal dollars. — Debbie Wasserman Schultz

In tough economic times, we have to make every dollar count, and studies have shown a return of up to $17 for every dollar invested in early childhood. — Shakira

In these tough economic times, everybody has to cut back. I am down to three tabs of ecstasy a day. — Chelsea Handler

At a time of economic recession, the need for Medicaid and other safety net services is even greater. And we don't want to raise taxes on people who are having a tough time paying their bills. — James Douglas, Lord of Douglas

During these continued tough economic times, writing a sensible, fair budget that provides real opportunities for Washington families, workers and businesses is always a challenge. — Jeanne Kohl-Welles

We are going through tough economic times but things are looking up, and the indicators are improving not only for large corporations but also for small business. — George Pataki

Economic tough times are great times to be investing in the future. — Reid Hoffman

Oftentimes, misunderstandings and antagonism surfaces most strongly when economic times are tough. And that's not surprising. If everybody is working and feeling good and making money and buying a new house and a big screen TV, you're less worried about what other folks are doing. — Barack Obama

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More Tough Times Quotes

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You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it. — Maya Angelou

People talk about cold weather and it'd be tough to catch balls. But the greatest catcher of all time, Michael Crabtree, catches everything. It's unbelievable. In the northern snowlands, down to the tropics' sunny scenes, he's catching the football. Where they throw a football, he'll be catching it. — Jim Harbaugh

The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough. They’re there to stop the other people. — Randy Pausch

You've got to believe that God is in control of your life. It may be a tough time but you've got to believe that God has a reason for it and he's going to make everything good. — Joel Osteen

They saw it was working. And then they said, 'Okay, now we are going to do the same thing.' I think, really, they underestimate the difficulty. They underestimate the time required to make it successful. And my guess is that they will have a very tough time. — Bernard Arnault

A common misperception of me is... that I am a tough, rough northerner, which I suppose I am really. But I'm pretty mild-mannered most of the time. It's the parts that you play I guess. I don't mind it. I'm not a tough guy. I'd like to act as a fair, easy-going, kind man at some point. — Sean Bean

Of course you'll encounter trouble. But behold a God of power who can take any evil and turn it into a door of hope. — Catherine Marshall

The 14 8,000 meter peaks in six months project was something nobody could imagine was ever possible. It's tough just to climb one 8,000-meter peak, let alone 14 in such a short period of time. — Nirmal Purja

Tough times inspire you to rise up and become the heroine instead of cowering down and playing the victim. — Mandy Hale

When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this - you haven't. — Thomas A. Edison

I think it's a tough road if you're a stay-at-home mom, a working mom, if you have a partner, if you don't. It's the best job in the world, and the toughest job in the world all at the same time. — Angela Kinsey

A life-long blessing for children is to fill them with warm memories of times together. Happy memories become treasures in the heart to pull out on the tough days of adulthood. — Charlotte Davis Kasl

In tough times, that’s when you see true colours and personality. — Didier Deschamps

These things I wish for you-tough times and disappointment, hard work and happiness. To me, it's the only way to appreciate life. — Paul Harvey

I'm a little hoarse tonight. I've been living in Chicago for the past two months, and you know how it is, yelling for help on the way home every night. Things are so tough in Chicago that at Easter time, for bunnies the little kids use porcupines. — Fred Allen

Half of the troubles of this life can be traced to saying yes too quickly and not saying no soon enough. — Josh Billings

In tough times, communicate with your community more frequently, every few hours. — Changpeng Zhao

The drink? Yes, I've had tough times in my life, especially the last year, regarding my ex-wife, my kids, I nearly broke my neck, I was on death row with pneumonia. — Paul Gascoigne

A life-long blessing for children is to fill them with warm memories of times together. Happy memories become treasures in the heart to pull out on the tough days of adulthood. — Charlotte Sophia Kasl

My spirituality is more private. I've got my own personal relationship with god. I know that there's a god because I was able to survive everything that I've been through - all of the tough times - and I'm still at the top of my game. With all the rumors and all the hate, I'm still strong, still happy, still blessed. — Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

Difficult times you may face. Tough times you may encounter. But, dream you must. Dreams are the gap between where you are and where you will be. — Mahatria Ra

If you’re controlled by your circumstances, life is going to be a roller coaster with ups and downs. God wants you to be stable, consistent, not moved by any of these things. When you face an adversity, when you hit a tough time, one of the best things you can do is simply stay calm. Keep your peace. — Joel Osteen

All runners are tough. Everyone has to have a little fire in them, that even in tough times, can’t be turned off. — Shalane Flanagan

If only the sun-drenched celebrities are being noticed and worshiped, then our children are going to have a tough time seeing the value in the shadows, where the thinkers, probers and scientists are keeping society together. — Rita Dove

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