Best Inspirational Quotes For Difficult Times

A problem is an opportunity for you to do your best.
duke ellington

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 the difficulties today.
Thich Nhat Han

Never let your head hang. Never give up and sit back and cry. Find another way. And don’t pray when it rains if you don’t pray when the sun shines.
Leroy SatchelPaige

It is only in our darkest hours that we can discover the true strength of the bright light within ourselves that can never, ever dim.
doe zantamata

Learn to be happy with what you have while pursuing everything you want.
jim rohn

I will love the light because it shows me the way, but I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars.

After trying and winning, it is best to try and fail.
L. M. Montgomery

Just as despair can come to one only from other human beings, hope can also be given to one only by other human beings.
elie weisel

Have high hopes and dare to give everything for them. Have big dreams and dare to live them. Have tremendous expectations and believe in them.
Norman Vincent Peale

We should always pray for help, but we should always listen for inspiration and prompting to proceed in ways other than we may have thought of.
John H. Groberg

The friend in my adversity that I will always cherish the most. I can trust more in those who helped ease the darkness of my dark hours than in those who are so willing to bask with me in the sunshine of my prosperity.
Ulysses S. Grant

He does not know his own strength who has not faced adversity.
William Samuel Johnson

The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor can man be perfected without testing.
Chinese proverb

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

The greatest glory of living lies not in never failing, but in getting up every time we fail.
Nelson Mandela

Every adversity, every failure and every anguish carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.
Napoleon Hill

Hard times never last, but people do.
Robert Schuller

In times of great stress or adversity, it is always better to stay busy, to turn your anger and energy into something positive.
Lee Iacocca

Never give up. Never never never.
Winston Churchill

Prosperity is not without many fears and disasters; and adversity is not without consolation and hope.
Francis Bacon

We have nothing to fear but fear itself.
Franklin D Roosevelt

Problems are not stop signs, they are guides.
Robert Schuller

We must embrace the pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.
Kenji Miyazawa

Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you hit a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Find out how to climb it, traverse it, or get around it.
Michael Jordan

Use what you’ve been through as fuel, believe in yourself and be unstoppable!
yvonne-pierre

The higher the difficulty, the more glory for overcoming it. Skilled pilots get their reputation from storms and tempests.
epicet

Things turn out better for people who make the best of the way things turn out.
john wood

The best way to get rid of pain is to feel the pain. And when you feel the pain and overcome it, you will see that there is a very intense love that is wanting to awaken.
deepak chopra

No matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.
Confucius

If you do not like something, change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.
Maria Engelbreit

To be successful, you have to do something and be really bad at it for a while. You have to look bad before you can look really good.
Barbara Angelis

Sometimes our light goes out, but the encounter with another human being instantly turns it back on.
Alberto Schweitzer

It’s not exactly how you thought it would be, you think it’s a failure. What about the color spectrum in the middle.
Sarah Evans

I learned that there are problems of more than one type. Some come from the front, others come from behind. But I have bought a big bat. I’m all set, you see. Now my problems are going to have problems with me.
doctor seuss

In three words I can summarize everything I have learned about life. Keep going
robert frost

Courage does not always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day that says, “I’ll try again tomorrow.
Maria Ana Radmacher

To have darkness behind me, in front of me a bright sky, twinkling lights on the water and feel it in the stony face of the southern sun.
Julia Hartwig

Spiritual Inspirational Quotes For Difficult Times

We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the hateful words and actions of the bad people, but for the appalling silence of the good people. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones. And when you have finished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake. – Victor Hugo

We can walk without fear, full of hope and courage and strength to do His will, waiting for the endless good which He is always giving as fast as He can get us able to take it in. – George Macdonald

Beloved, I say, let your fears go, lest they make you fainthearted. Stop inspiring fear in those around you and now take your stand in faith. God has been good and He will continue to manifest His goodness…….. Let us approach these days expecting to see the goodness of the Lord manifest. Let us be strong and of good courage, for the Lord will fight for us if we stand in faith. – Francis Frangipane

Hope has two beautiful daughters Their names are anger and courage; anger at the way things are, and courage to see that they do not remain the way they are. – Augustine

Down through the centuries in times of trouble and trial God has brought courage to the hearts of those who love Him. The Bible is filled with assurances of God’s help and comfort in every kind of trouble which might cause fears to arise in the human heart. You can look ahead with promise, hope, and joy. – Billy Graham

I choose patience… I will overlook the inconveniences of the world. Instead of cursing the one who takes my place, I’ll invite him to do so. Rather than complaining that the wait is too long, I will thank God for a moment to pray. Instead of clinching my fist at new assignments, I will face them with joy and courage. – Max Lucado

I love that word “encourage” – when you do it, you literally put “courage in” to that person. Someone who may be more battered than you know, closer to going down or giving up than you could imagine. You never know when your encouragement might literally be the difference in that person’s life. When you’re bruised and hurting, it’s that person in your corner who can get you back in the ring for another round. – Ron Hutchcraft

Trust in yourself and you are doomed to disappointment;….but trust in GOD, and you are never to be confounded in time or eternity. – Dwight L. Moody

When you suffer and lose, that does not mean you are being disobedient to God. In fact, it might mean you’re right in the center of His will. The path of obedience is often marked by times of suffering and loss. – Charles (Chuck) Swindoll

“‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness’ 2 Cor 12:9” [Tweet this]

“He rescued me because He delighted in me. Psalm 18:19” [Tweet this]

“Do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9” [Tweet this]

“But forget all that – it is nothing compared to what I am going to do. Isaiah 43:18” [Tweet this]

“He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. Psalm 90:1” [Tweet this]

“My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. Psalm 73:25-26” [Tweet this]

“The Lord Himself watched over you. Psalm 121:5” [Tweet this]

“For the glory of Your name, O Lord, preserve my life because of your faithfulness, bring me out of this distress. Psalm 143:11” [Tweet this]

“Rejoice in our confident hope. Be patient in trouble and keep on praying. Romans 12:12” [Tweet this]

“Casting all your cares upon Him for He cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7” [Tweet this]

“Weeping may endure for a night but joy cometh in the morning. Psalm 30:5” [Tweet this]

“Let us fix our eyes on Jesus; the author and perfecter of our faith… Heb 12:2” [Tweet this]

“A heart at peace gives life to the body. Proverbs 13:40” [Tweet this]

“The battle is not ours, but God’s. 2 Chronicles 20:15” [Tweet this]

“It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you. He will not leave you. Deut 31:8” [Tweet this]

“God will bring you through the fire. Psalm 66:12” [Tweet this]

“I have opened a door for you that no man can close. Revelation 3:8” [Tweet this]

“Let tomorrow worry about itself. Matt 6:34” [Tweet this]

“Thou art great, O Lord: there is none like thee, according to all that we have heard. 2 Sam 7:22” [Tweet this]

“No eye has seen, no ear has heard and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love Him. 1 Cor 2:9” [Tweet this]

“I chose you. I wanted you. I appointed you. I set you where you are. John 15:16” [Tweet this]

“God has perfect timing. Habakkuk 2:3” [Tweet this]

“If God be for us, who can be against us? Rom 8:31” [Tweet this]

“I have made you. I will carry you you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you. Isaiah 46:4” [Tweet this]

Quotes About Going Through Hard Times And Staying Strong

“Be still and know that I am with you. Psalm 46:10” [Tweet this]

“The God who was and is and is to come. Revelation 1:4-8” [Tweet this]

“Fear not, for I am with you. I am your God. I will strengthen you. I will help you. Is 91:10” [Tweet this]

“The pain that you’ve been feeling can’t compare to the joy that’s coming. Rom 8:18” [Tweet this]

“And one has to understand that braveness is not the absence of fear but rather the strength to keep on going forward despite the fear.” – Paulo Coelho

“You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.” – Bob Marley

“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.” – Khalil Gibran

“Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” – A. A. Milne

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” – Socrates

“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.” – Dale Carnegie

“Be strong. You never know who you are inspiring.” – Unknown

“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired, and success achieved. ” – Helen Keller

“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.” – Maya Angelou

“Whoever you are, whatever your dream, you have to be strong in your head and strong in your heart. Be strong. There’s no quitting in the person who wants it bad enough.” – Carly Patterson

“He who conquers others is strong; He who conquers himself is mighty.” – Lao Tzu

“Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.”
Bruce Lee

“The world is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong.” – Swami Vivekananda

“Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they’re supposed to help you discover who you are.” – Bernice Johnson Reagon

“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 Schwarzenegger

“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, “I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along”. – Eleanor Roosevelt

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Anyone can give up, it’s the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that’s true strength.” – Evangeline Love

“Remember: Every champion was once a contender that refused to give up.” – Rocky Balboa

“The world breaks everyone, and afterwards, some are strong at the broken places.” – Ernest Hemingway

“Courage is looking fear right in the eye and saying, ‘Get the hell out of my way, I’ve got things to do.” – Unknown

“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

“Anyone can hide. Facing up to things, working through them, that’s what makes you strong.” – Sarah Dessen

“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.” –
Dale Carnegie

“Worry is a total waste of time. It doesn’t change anything. All is does it steal your joy and keep you very busy doing nothing.” – Lionel Willard

“Here’s to strong women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them. – Unknown ”

“If you’re going through hell, keep going.” – Winston Churchill

“Feeling fear is human, but conquering it will make you feel empowered, courageous, and proud.” – Alex Niles

“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

“No matter how hard the battle gets, or no matter how many people don’t believe in your dream, never give up!” – Eric Thomas

“If you believe it will work out, you’ll see opportunities. If you believe it won’t, you will see obstacles.” – Wayne Dyer

“Tough times never last, but tough people do.” – Robert H. Schuller

“Small minds can’t comprehend big spirits. To be great, you have to be willing to be mocked, hated and misunderstood. Stay strong.” – Unknown

“Be strong, things will get better. It might be stormy now, but rain doesn’t last forever.” – Unknown

“I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass.” – Maya Angelou

Appreciate The Hard Times Quotes

“The human capacity for burden is like bamboo – far more flexible than you’d ever believe at first glance.” — Jodi Picoult

“I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.” — Maya Angelou

“On the other side of a storm is the strength that comes from having navigated through it. Raise your sail and begin.” — Gregory S. Williams

“Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.” — Helen Keller

“Turn your wounds into wisdom.” — Oprah Winfrey

“My scars remind me that I did indeed survive my deepest wounds. That in itself is an accomplishment. And they bring to mind something else, too. They remind me that the damage life has inflicted on me has, in many places, left me stronger and more resilient. What hurt me in the past has actually made me better equipped to face the present.” — Steve Goodier

“Resilience is accepting your new reality, even if it’s less good than the one you had before. You can fight it, you can do nothing but scream about what you’ve lost, or you can accept that and try to put together something that’s good.” — Elizabeth Edwards

“A good half of the art of living is resilience.” — Alain de Botton

“Never say that you can’t do something, or that something seems impossible, or that something can’t be done, no matter how discouraging or harrowing it may be; human beings are limited only by what we allow ourselves to be limited by: our own minds. We are each the masters of our own reality; when we become self-aware to this: absolutely anything in the world is possible.” — Mike Norton

“It’s your reaction to adversity, not adversity itself that determines how your life’s story will develop.” — Dieter F. Uchtdorf

“Life doesn’t get easier or more forgiving, we get stronger and more resilient.” — Steve Maraboli

“We all have battles to fight. And it’s often in those battles that we are most alive: it’s on the frontlines of our lives that we earn wisdom, create joy, forge friendships, discover happiness, find love, and do purposeful work.” — Eric Greitens

“No matter how much falls on us, we keep plowing ahead. That’s the only way to keep the roads clear.” — Greg Kincaid

“Resilience is very different than being numb. Resilience means you experience, you feel, you fail, you hurt. You fall. But, you keep going.” — Yasmin Mogahed

“The oak fought the wind and was broken, the willow bent when it must and survived.” — Robert Jordan

“You must bear losses like a soldier, the voice told me, bravely and without complaint, and just when the day seems lost, grab your shield for another stand, another thrust forward. That is the juncture that separates heroes from the merely strong.” — Margaret George

“Strong people alone know how to organize their suffering so as to bear only the most necessary pain.” — Emil Dorian

“Some knowledge is too heavy…you cannot bear it…your Father will carry it until you are able.” — Corrie ten Boom

“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

“It may sound strange, but many champions are made champions by setbacks.” — Bob Richards

“No one escapes pain, fear, and suffering. Yet from pain can come wisdom, from fear can come courage, from suffering can come strength – if we have the virtue of resilience.” — Eric Greitens

“I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong… I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.” — Audrey Hepburn

“The difference between a strong man and a weak one is that the former does not give up after a defeat.” — Woodrow Wilson

“Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody else expects of you. Never excuse yourself. Never pity yourself. Be a hard master to yourself-and be lenient to everybody else.” — Henry Ward Beecher

“I hope you never fear those mountains in the distance,
Never settle for the path of least resistance.” — Lee Ann Womack

“Life is very interesting. In the end, some of your greatest pains become your greatest strengths.” — Drew Barrymore

“My barn having burned down, I can now see the moon.” — Mizuta Masahide

“If you’re going through hell, keep going.” — Winston Churchill

“Enthusiasm is common. Endurance is rare.” — Angela Duckworth

“Fall seven times, stand up eight.” — Japanese Proverb

“Listen to the people who love you. Believe that they are worth living for even when you don’t believe it. Seek out the memories depression takes away and project them into the future. Be brave; be strong; take your pills. Exercise because it’s good for you even if every step weighs a thousand pounds. Eat when food itself disgusts you. Reason with yourself when you have lost your reason.” — Andrew Solomon

“We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations.” — Chuck Swindoll

“Resilience is the ability to attack while running away.” — Wes Fessler

“You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.” — Margaret Thatcher

“Rock bottom became the solid foundation in which I rebuilt my life.” — J.K. Rowling

“That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” — Friedrich Nietzsche

“One’s dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but it can never be taken away unless it is surrendered.” — Michael J. Fox

“The harder you fall, the heavier your heart; the heavier your heart, the stronger you climb; the stronger you climb, the higher your pedestal.” — Criss Jami

“Successful people demonstrate their resilience through their dedication to making progress every day, even if that progress is marginal.” — Jonathan Mills

“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying ‘I will try again tomorrow.’” — Mary Anne Radmacher

Quotes About Hard Times

“You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.” — Marcus Aurelius

“Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.” — Og Mandino

“With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.” — Eleanor Roosevelt

“Resilience isn’t a single skill. It’s a variety of skills and coping mechanisms. To bounce back from bumps in the road as well as failures, you should focus on emphasizing the positive.” — Jean Chatzky

“I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ’Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.” — Thomas Paine

“Hard times don’t create heroes. It is during the hard times when the ‘hero’ within us is revealed.” — Bob Riley

“What helps you persevere is your resilience and commitment.” — Roy T. Bennett

“It’s a funny thing about life, once you begin to take note of the things you are grateful for, you begin to lose sight of the things that you lack.” — Germany Kent

“If your heart is broken, make art with the pieces.” — Shane Koyczan

“Happiness isn’t something that depends on our surroundings…it’s something we make inside ourselves.” — Corrie ten Boom

“Nothing is more beautiful than the smile that has struggled through the tears.” — Demi Lovato

“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.” — Khalil Gibran

“Hard times may have held you down, but they will not last forever. When all is said and done, you will be increased.” — Joel Osteen

“The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.” — Ernest Hemingway

“It is really wonderful how much resilience there is in human nature. Let any obstructing cause, no matter what, be removed in any way, even by death, and we fly back to first principles of hope and enjoyment.” — Bram Stoker

“Hard times are sometimes blessings in disguise. We do have to suffer but in the end it makes us strong, better and wise.” — Anurag Prakash Ray

“Persistence and resilience only come from having been given the chance to work through difficult problems.” — Gever Tulley

“Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.” — William Ellery Channing

“I have no regrets in my life. I think that everything happens to you for a reason. The hard times that you go through build character, making you a much stronger person.” — Rita Mero

“There is meaning in every journey that is unknown to the traveler.” — Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“Do not judge me by my success, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.” — Nelson Mandela

“Hard times arouse an instinctive desire for authenticity.” — Coco Chanel

“There is a saying in Tibetan, ‘Tragedy should be utilized as a source of strength.’ No matter what sort of difficulties, how painful experience is, if we lose our hope, that’s our real disaster.” — 14th Dalai Lama

“We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.” — J.K. Rowling

“No matter how bleak or menacing a situation may appear, it does not entirely own us. It can’t take away our freedom to respond, our power to take action.” — Ryder Carroll

“You never know how strong you are, until being strong is your only choice.” — Bob Marley

“Anyone can give up; it is the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone would expect you to fall apart, now that is true strength.” — Chris Bradford

“Like tiny seeds with potent power to push through tough ground and become mighty trees, we hold innate reserves of unimaginable strength. We are resilient.” — Catherine DeVrye

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” — Thomas Edison

“And one has to understand that braveness is not the absence of fear but rather the strength to keep on going forward despite the fear.” — Paulo Coelho

“She stood in the storm and when the wind did not blow her way, she adjusted her sails.” — Elizabeth Edwards

“Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.” — Maya Angelou

“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

“He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak. Strong convictions precede great actions.” — Louisa May Alcott

“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” — Confucius

“Hard times build determination and inner strength. Through them we can also come to appreciate the uselessness of anger.” — Dalai Lama

“Be patient and tough; someday this pain will be useful to you.” — Ovid

“Only those who dare to fail greatly, can ever achieve greatly.” — Robert F. Kennedy

“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

“A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.” — Christopher Reeve

“Grief and resilience live together.” — Michelle Obama

Quotes About Strength In Hard Times Death

“When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.”
Author unknown

“If tears could build a stairway,and memories a lane, I’d walk right up to Heaven and bring you home again.”
Author unknown

“Although it’s difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, May looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.”
Author unknown

“Grief is itself a medicine.”
William Cowper

“Memory is a way of holding on to the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lose.”
from The Wonder Years

“The risk of love is loss, and the price of loss is grief – But the pain of grief isonly a shadow when compared with the pain of never risking love.”
Hillary Stanton Zunin

“You cannot prevent the birds of sorrow from flying over your head, but you can prevent them from building nests in your hair.”
Old Chinese proverb

“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.”
From a headstone in Ireland

“No one ever told me that grief felt so much like fear.”
C.S Lewis

“Grief is not a disorder, a disease or a sign of weakness. It is an emotional, physical and spiritual necessity, the price you pay for love. The only cure for grief is to grieve.”
Earl Grollman

“Nothing that grieves us can be called little; by the external laws of proportion a child’s loss of a doll and a king’s loss of a crown are events of the same size.”
Mark Twain, ‘Which Was The Dream?’

“There’s a bit of magic in everything, and some loss to even things out.”
Lou Reed, ‘Magic And Loss’

“There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.”
Washington Irving

“There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief.”
Aeschylus

“Tears are the silent language of grief.”
Voltaire

“Happiness is beneficial for the body, but it is grief that develops the powers of the mind.”
Marcel Proust

“There is no grief like the grief that does not speak.”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“Grief can’t be shared. Everyone carries it alone; his own burden in his own way.”
Anne Morrow Lindbergh

“Grief is the price we pay for love.”
Queen Elizabeth II

“Given a choice between grief and nothing, I’d choose grief.”
William Faulkner

“Grief changes shape, but it never ends.”
Keanu Reeves

“If you’ve got to my age, you’ve probably had your heart broken many times. So it’s not that difficult to unpack a bit of grief from some little corner of your heart and cry over it.”
Emma Thompson

“You don’t go around grieving all the time, but the grief is still there and always will be.”
Nigella Lawson

“Grief is like a moving river, it’s always changing. I would say in some ways it just gets worse. It’s just that the more time that passes, the more you miss someone.”
Michelle Williams

“Grief knits two hearts in closer bonds than happiness ever can; and common sufferings are far stronger links than common joys.”
Alphonse de Lamartine

“The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living.”
Marcus Tullius Cicero

“Let no one weep for me, or celebrate my funeral with mourning; for I still live, as I pass to and fro through the mouths of men.”
Quintus Ennius

“Tears are sometimes an inappropriate response to death. When a life has been lived completely honestly, completely successfully, or just completely, the correct response to death’s perfect punctuation mark is a smile.”
Julie Burchill

“You can clutch the past so tightly to your chest that it leaves your arms too full to embrace the present.”
Jan Gildwell

“As long as I can I will look at this world for both of us. As long as I can I will laugh with the birds, I will sing with the flowers, I will pray to the stars, for both of us.”
Sascha

“When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.”
Kahlil Gibran

“There should be a statute of limitation on grief. A rule book that says it is all right to wake up crying, but only for a month. That after 42 days you will no longer turn with your heart racing, certain you have heard her call out your name. That there will be no fine imposed if you feel the need to clean out her desk; take down her artwork from the refrigerator; turn over a school portrait as you pass – if only because it cuts you fresh again to see it. That it’s okay to measure the time she has been gone, the way we once measured her birthdays.”
Jodi Picoult

“Grieving is a necessary passage and a difficult transition to finally letting go of sorrow – it is not a permanent rest stop.”
Dodinsky

“Tears have a wisdom all their own. They come when a person has relaxed enough to let go and to work through his sorrow. They are the natural bleeding of an emotional wound, carrying the poison out of the system. Here lies the road to recovery.”
F. Alexander Magoun

“Perhaps they are not stars in the sky, but rather openings where our loved ones shine down to let us know they are happy.”
Eskimo legend

“When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.”
Author unknown

“God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference.”
Author unknown

“Dying is nothing to fear. It can be the most wonderful experience of your life. It all depends on how you’ve lived.”
Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.”
Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

“Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.”
Dr. Seuss

“Although it’s difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.”
Author unknown

“If tears could build a stairway, and memories a lane, I’d walk right up to heaven and bring you home again.”
Author unknown

“We’ve shared our lives these many years. You’ve held my hand; you’ve held my heart. So many blessings, so few tears – yet for a moment, we must part.”
Author unkown

“A beautiful colourful rainbow could not exist if it were not for the rain of a grey day – it was born from the very droplets of it.”
Author unkown

“In times of grief and sorrow I will hold you and rock you and take your grief and make it my own. When you cry I cry and when you hurt I hurt. And together we will try to hold back the floods of tears and despair and make it through the potholed street of life.”
Nicholas Sparks ‘The Notebook’

“Without you in my arms, I feel an emptiness in my soul. I find myself searching the crowds for your face – I know it’s an impossibility, but I cannot help myself.”
Nicholas Sparks ‘Message In A Bottle’

Quotes About Smiling Through Hard Times

A simple smile. That’s the start of opening your heart and being compassionate to others.
Dalai Lama

Because of your smile, you make life more beautiful.
Thich Nhat Hanh

Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.
Dr. Seuss

The greatest self is a peaceful smile, that always sees the world smiling back.
Bryant H. McGill

“Because of your smile, you make life more beautiful.” ​– Thich Nhat Hanh

“Peace begins with a smile.” — Mother Teresa

“Life is short. Smile while you still have teeth.” — Unknown

“There is fear when frowning. There is love when smiling.” —Maxime Lagacé

“Nothing shakes the smiling heart.” – Santosh Kalwar

“Share your smile with the world. It’s a symbol of friendship and peace.”– Christie Brinkley

“The world always looks brighter from behind a smile.” — Unknown

“Smiling is definitely one of the best beauty remedies. If you have a good sense of humor and a good approach to life, that’s beautiful.”– Rashida Jones

“Smile, smile, smile at your mind as often as possible. Your smiling will considerably reduce your mind’s tearing tension.” – Sri Chinmoy

“Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.” — Mother Teresa

“Nothing you wear is more important than your smile.” – Connie Stevens

“I love those who can smile in trouble.”- Leonardo da Vinci

“A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.” – William Arthur Ward

“Before you put on a frown, make absolutely sure there are no smiles available.” — Jim Beggs

¨Smile at strangers and you just might change a life.¨- Steve Maraboli

“Just for today, smile a little more.” — James A. Murphy

“Gratitude paints little smiley faces on everything it touches.” — Richelle E. Goodrich

¨Use your smile to change the world but don’t let the world change your smile.¨ — Unknown

“People seldom notice old clothes if you wear a big smile.” ​– Lee Mildon

“If you see someone without a smile give them one of yours.” — Unknown

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” — Leo F. Buscaglia

“Learn to smile at every situation. See it as an opportunity to prove your strength and ability.” — Joe Brown

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” ― Dr. Seuss

“A smile is the chosen vehicle of all ambiguities.”​– Herman Melville

¨Smile is the beauty of the soul.¨- Lailah Gifty Akita

“A smile is the universal welcome.” – Max Eastman

“It is impossible to persuade a man who does not disagree, but smiles.” ​– Muriel Spark

¨If you smile when you are alone, then you really mean ¨- Andy Rooney

“A smiling face is a beautiful face. A smiling heart is a happy heart.”– Dr. T.P.Chia

A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.¨- Phyllis Diller

“Wear a smile and have friends; wear a scowl and have wrinkles.” ​– George Eliot

“Smile. Have you ever noticed how easily puppies make human friends? Yet all they do is wag their tails and fall over.” ​– Walter Anderson

“A smile is an inexpensive way to change your looks.” — Charles Gordy

“If you’re not using your smile, you’re like a man with a million dollars in the bank and no checkbook.” ​– Les Giblin

¨Science teaches to think but love teaches to smile.¨- Santosh Kalwar

“People who keep stiff upper lips find that it’s damn hard to smile.” — Judith Guest

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