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25 Motivational Quotes About Overcoming Adversity  


If there is one thing we learn early in life as humans, it is that adversity and challenges are part of life.  The good news is that every adversity we overcome serves to strengthen not only our resolve but also our confidence to overcome future challenges.

Moreover, there’s always a lesson to learn even in times when we don’t succeed in getting past the obstacles life sets in our ways.

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So, the next time you feel like you’ve reached your breaking point and can no longer advance, refer to these wise sayings and inspirational quotes to find the strength to carry on and remember why you started pursuing your goals in the first place.

  • “You need to be buried deep in the dirt before you can find your bloom.” – Roz Inga
  • “…I’ve discovered that if you want to reach your true potential, it’s much more effective to ignite a new passion for life than to dwell on past problems.” – Neil A. Fiore, ‘Awaken
  • “Every goal first started as something in our mind. You have it all within you!” – Deborah Day, ‘BE HAPPY NOW!’
  • “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”- Confucius
  • . “We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope.”- Martin Luther King
  • “Hard times don’t create heroes. It is during the hard times when the ‘hero’ within us is revealed.” – Bob Riley
  • “Inside of a ring or out, ain’t nothing wrong with going down. It’s staying down that’s wrong.” – Muhammad Ali
  • I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.’ – Muhammad Ali
  • “We don’t develop courage by being happy every day. We develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.”- Barbara De Angelis
  • Everyone here has the sense that right now is one of those moments when we are influencing the future. – Steve Jobs
  • Jumping at several small opportunities may get us there more quickly than waiting for one big one to come along. – Hugh Allen
  • “Never give up. Things may be hard, but if you quit trying they’ll never get better. Stop worrying and start trusting God. It will be worth it.” – Germany Kent
  • “When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.”- Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • “Fire is the test of gold; adversity, of strong men.”- Martha Graham

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  • “There is no better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time.”- Malcolm X
  • “We become wiser by adversity; prosperity destroys our appreciation of the right.”- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
  • “The most beautiful people I’ve known are those who have known trials, have known struggles, have known loss, and have found their way out of the depths.”- Elizabeth Kübler-Ross
  • “Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible, and suddenly you’re doing the impossible.”- Francis of Assisi
  • “Because some people see a wall, and assume that’s the end of their journey. Others see it, and decide it’s just the beginning.”- Angeline Trevena
  • “He who doesn’t want to face his challenges shall always face challenges!”- Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
  • “I don’t run away from a challenge because I am afraid. Instead, I run towards it because the only way to escape fear is to trample it beneath your foot.” – Natalie Comaneci
  • “If you are facing a new challenge or being asked to do something that you have never done before don’t be afraid to step out. You have more capability than you think you do but you will never see it unless you place a demand on yourself for more.”- Joyce Meyer
  • “There are many people in the world who have succeeded in climbing the ladder of achievement. Some of these people have persevered throughout their career having met what appeared insurmountable obstacles yet overcame these challenges to keep moving forward.”- Byron Pulsifer
  • “If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try.”- Seth Godin
  • “Always listen to experts. They’ll tell you what can’t be done, and why. Then do it.”- Robert A. Heinlein

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Samuel Okoruwa

My name is Samuel Okoruwa. I am an ardent researcher, reading is life and writing is fun.

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