54 Quotes to Help You Get Through a Difficult Phase

Written by: OutofStress.com

Life is a beautiful collection of experiences. Some experiences are pleasant, some are neutral and some others are on the difficult side. And although we rejoice in the pleasant moments, it is important not to forget the importance of the difficult moments. It is the difficult moments that help us gain wisdom, build character and grow stronger. They help us realize what we are truly capable of.

No matter how negative the experience feels, it has a hidden message that when absorbed helps liberate our minds from the petty things and connects us with higher wisdom. If you look back at all the difficult moments in your life, you will realize how big a part they played in shaping your current reality and how much wisdom they helped your acquire.

When you pass through a difficult patch and come out on the other side, you have a feeling of elation unlike any. You feel how powerful you are and what you are capable of achieving. Difficult moments, test you and in doing so, help you unlock all the hidden treasures you hold within. Even though you feel like giving up, this inner power inevitably guides you ashore giving you a taste of what you are really capable of.

With that being said, here are some powerful quotes from some great thinkers that will give you strength and help change your perspective when you are going through a rough patch in life.

1. You alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anybody ― Maya Angelou

2. No matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow ― Maya Angelou

3. Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do – Benjamin Spock

4. Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do – John Wooden

5. Sometimes the best you can do is , not think , not wonder, not imagine , not obsess. Just breathe, and have faith that everything will work out for the best – unknown

6. Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations – unknown

7. You can be happy if you know this secret: Some things are within your power to control and some things are not – Epictetus

8. Nothing can dim the light which shines from within ― Maya Angelou

9. I finally figured out the only reason to be alive is to enjoy it – Rita Mae Brown

10. Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think ­- Dr. Seuss

11. What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

13. It’s Not Whether You Get Knocked Down, It’s Whether You Get Up – Vince Lombardi

14. We May Encounter Many Defeats But We Must Not Be Defeated – Maya Angelou

15. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection – Buddha

16. There is always someone better off than you, and there is always someone worse off than you ― C.L. Hall

17. Find a place inside where there’s joy, and the joy will burn out the pain – Joseph Campbell

18. I am a unique person and don’t need to make my life like anybody else – unknown

19. To be happy we need to come back and connect with ourselves again. To connect our mind and body together again. – Jon Jandai

20. Sometimes you need to step outside, get some air and remind yourself of who you are and who you want to be – unknown

21. When God closes a door, He always opens a window, Close your eyes and feel the breeze – unknown

22. Definitions belong to the definers, not the defined – Toni Morrison’s “Beloved”

23. If you can make it through the night, there’s a brighter day – Tupac Shakur

24. Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can – Arthur Ashe

25. Just because they say action does not mean you have to do anything – Marlon Brando

26. you don’t have to participate in every argument you’re invited to – Unknown

27. In three words I can sum up everything I have learned about life: IT GOES ON – Robert Frost

28. I realize there’s something incredibly honest about trees in winter, how they’re experts at letting things go —Jeffrey McDaniel

29. Wolves don’t lose sleep over the opinion of sheep – Unknown

30. Nothing in the universe can stop you from letting go and starting over — Guy Finley

31. I was thinking one day and I realized that if I just had somebody behind me all the way to motivate me I could make a big difference. Nobody came along like that so I just became that person for myself – Unknown

32. No one can make you feel inferior without your consent – Eleanor Roosevelt

33. You have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens – Louise L. Hay

34. We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are – Anais Nin

35. It took me a long time not to judge myself through someone else’s eyes – Sally Field

36. They can’t hurt you unless you let them – Unknown

37. It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop – Confucius

39. I think everybody’s weird. We should all celebrate our individuality and not be embarrassed or ashamed of it – Johnny Depp

40. As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

41. A bad attitude is like a flat tire, you can’t go anywhere until you change it – unknown

42. When we hit our lowest point, we are open to the greatest change – unknown

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

44. The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials – Chinese Proverb

45. Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines – Robert Schuller

46. It is during the hard times when the ‘hero’ within us is revealed – Bob Riley

47. Dreams come true if you survive the hard times! – Unknown

48. Every time you are able to find some humor in a difficult situation, you win – Unknown

49. Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning how to dance in the rain – Vivian Greene

50. We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have – Frederick Keonig

51. Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life – J.K. Rowling

52. It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default – J. K. Rowling

53. At some point you just have to let go of what you thought should happen and live in what is happening – Unknown

54. It’s only during the night that you can see the stars – Unknown

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