A collection of inspirational and hopeful stay strong quotes to give you courage and help you stay resilient during tough times! 

We all go through tough times. When life just seems to hit us with one setback after another, without even giving us a chance to breathe. 

Hard times that test every ounce of strength left in us. Times, when we feel like everything, seems to be falling apart, leaving us feeling drained, exhausted, defeated, and hopeless. 

That’s when you need to stay strong, hold on and not give up. You must remind yourself that tough times never last.

You can keep fighting, you will get through this, stronger, braver, and wiser. Remember, that what lies in you is invaluable strength and immeasurable courage – hold on and stay strong. 

I’ve gathered a collection of positive stay strong quotes to help inspire you, awaken your inner strength and help you keep fighting. 

Here are 65 Inspirational Quotes to Help you Stay Strong

The strongest people find the courage and caring to help others, even if they are going through their own storm.

— Roy T. Bennett

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

Every challenge you face today makes you stronger tomorrow. The challenge of life is intended to make you better, not bitter.

— Roy T. Bennett

It’s hard at times, but it makes a kid strong in ways that most people can’t understand. Teaches them that even though people are left behind, new ones will inevitable take their place; that every place has something good – and bad – to offer. It makes a kid grow up fast.

— Nicholas Sparks

Never lose hope. Storms make people stronger and never last forever.

— Roy T. Bennett

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.

— Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

The one who falls and gets up is stronger than the one who never tried. Do not fear failure but rather fear not trying.

— Roy T. Bennett

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

Never to suffer would never to have been blessed.

— Edgar Allan Poe

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When the going gets tough, put one foot in front of the other and just keep going. Don’t give up.

— Roy T. Bennett

It isn’t as bad as you sometimes think it is. It all works out. Don’t worry. I say that to myself every morning. It all works out in the end. Put your trust in God, and move forward with faith and confidence in the future. The Lord will not forsake us. He will not forsake us. If we will put our trust in Him, if we will pray to Him, if we will live worthy of His blessings, He will hear our prayers.

— Gordon B. Hinckley

If the road is easy, you’re likely going the wrong way.

— Terry Goodkind

Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty… I have never in my life envied a human being who led an easy life. I have envied a great many people who led difficult lives and led them well.

— Theodore Roosevelt

Whenever something bad happens, keep calm, take a few deep breaths and shift the focus to something positive.

— Roy T. Bennett

Sometimes things have to go wrong in order to go right.

— Sherrilyn Kenyon

I love those who can smile in trouble…

— Leonardo da Vinci

Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body.

— Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Adversity is like a strong wind. I don’t mean just that it holds us back from places we might otherwise go. It also tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn, so that afterward we see ourselves as we really are, and not merely as we might like to be.

— Arthur Golden

Challenge and adversity are meant to help you know who you are. Storms hit your weakness, but unlock your true strength.

— Roy T. Bennett


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

Don’t let the muggles get you down.

— J.K. Rowling

We all make mistakes, have struggles, and even regret things in our past. But you are not your mistakes, you are not your struggles, and you are here NOW with the power to shape your day and your future.

Steve Maraboli

Your strength will be found when you stop struggling with yourself, instead of thinking everyone is a struggle worth overcoming. Every obstacle in life is a lesson that teaches us, not others.

— Shannon L. Alder

Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.

— Mahatma Gandhi

When I am struggling with my life I look up towards the sky and say; LORD you take over

— Joan Disantis

Life is, at times, tough. And all we need to do is to prove that we are tougher than it.

— Sanhita Baruah

Positive stay strong quotes

When nothing goes right, you have to face forward and take it on head first.

— Kyo Shirodaira

You are not alone in the struggles of life. Entire cosmos is with you. It evolves through the way you face and overcome challenges of life. Use everything in your advantage.

— Amit Ray

Show me someone who has done something worthwhile, and I’ll show you someone who has overcome adversity.”

— Lou Holtz

But if everything was always smooth and perfect, you’d get too used to that, you know? You have to have a little bit of disorganization now and then. Otherwise, you’ll never really enjoy it when things go right.

— Sarah Dessen

Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.

— Og Mandino

When things do not go your way, remember that every challenge — every adversity — contains within it the seeds of opportunity and growth.

— Roy T. Bennett

The best stories come from rock-bottom.

— Trevor Carss

Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.”

— Henry Ford



Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.

— J.K. Rowling

Instead of worrying about what you cannot control, shift your energy to what you can create.

— Roy T. Bennett

When you hit rock bottom, that is when you realize how much God loves you. Because when everyone walks away, He carries you.

— Gift Gugu Mona

Courage isn’t having the strength to go on – it is going on when you don’t have strength.”

— Napoléon Bonaparte

I think this is what we all want to hear: that we are not alone in hitting the bottom, and that it is possible to come out of that place courageous, beautiful, and strong.

— Anna White

There is no pillow, no comforter, no room for the night at rock bottom. Once you hit there, get up and get out!

— Toni Sorenson

There would be no cloud-nine days without rock-bottom moments left below.

— Richelle E. Goodrich

I like criticism. It makes you strong.”

— LeBron James

In the end, the only way you can appreciate your progress is to stand on the edge of the hole you dug for yourself, low down inside it, and smile fondly at the bloody claw prints that marked your journey up the walls.

— Ryan Holiday

Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.

— Robert Schuller

Quotes about staying strong on tough times

When you feel like you have been hit, dig deep and hit back. Rock bottom is not your end; it is your beginning.

— Christine Evangelou

There is no pillow, no comforter, no room for the night at rock bottom. Once you hit there, get up and get out!

— Toni Sorenson

You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.

— Margaret Thatcher

Sometimes it takes being left seemingly with nothing to realize that you are everything. To see that you held the key to your own happiness and self-worth and belonging and wholeness all along.

— Mandy Hale

Tough times never last, but tough people do.

— Robert H. Schuller

Sometimes we have to reach rock bottom before we’re willing to rise up and overcome our trials.

— Dana Arcuri

Sometimes we need to be knocked down in a place so dark that we have no choice but to trust our heart to illuminate the way.

— Brittany Burgunder

Rock bottom is the bedrock from which every good thing was ever built.

— Toni Sorenson

The beauty of adversity is that when we hit bottom, the only way to go is up.

— Dana Arcuri

When you hit rock bottom;

test your limits, compete with yourself and challenge your potential.

There is no greater glory than self achievement.

— Somya Kedia

Never give in.. never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never yield to force.. never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.

— Winston Churchill

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

— Christopher Reeve

Once you hit rock bottom, that’s where you perfectly stand; That’s your chance of restarting, but restarting the right way.

— Justin Kanayurak

Facing it, always facing it, that’s the way to get through. Face it.

— Conrad Joseph

Flexibility makes buildings to be stronger, imagine what it can do to your soul.

— Carlos Barrios

We could never learn to be brave and patient if there were only joy in the world

— Helen Keller

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

Quotes to help you stay strong when life is hard 1

Difficulties and adversities viciously force all their might on us and cause us to fall apart, but they are necessary elements of individual growth and reveal our true potential. We have got to endure and overcome them, and move forward. Never lose hope. Storms make people stronger and never last forever.

— Roy T. Bennett

You don’t drown by falling in the water; you drown by staying there.

— edwin louis cole

Our most significant opportunities will be found in times of greatest difficulty.

— Thomas S. Monson

Your strength doesn’t come from winning. It comes from struggles and hardship. Everything that you go through prepares you for the next level.

— germany kent

Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men.

— John F Kennedy

Which of these staying strong quotes inspired you the most to keep fighting?

Life can be hard, painful, and unfair that can lead us into thinking that the easiest thing to do is to give up but remember, regardless of what you’re going through or how low and defeated you feel right now, you will get through this. Stay strong, let go of negativity, hold on and keep moving forward.

Take it one day at a time. Things will get better. 





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