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Motivational Quotes for People in Times of Trouble

Updated on April 25, 2011

Need some motivational quotes?

I am a big fan of motivational quotes, in fact, I am a big fan of any quotes. I love reading quotes and finding the perfect ones that are so relevant to me and the situation that I am in at the time.

Quotes can be very helpful and inspiring in times of trouble, and can really motivate people and help them along.

Those who have read motivational quotes before will know that just one simple quote - a few simple words - can mean so much. Just one quote in a time of trouble can change your day, your life and your world.

Dolly Parton

"If you're feeling low, don't despair. The sun has a sinking spell every night, but it comes back up every morning. The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain."

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

Dr. Al Lorin

"One ceases to recognize the significance of mountain peaks if they are not viewed occasionally from the deepest valleys."

Agatha Christie

"I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing."

Nothing lasts forever — not even your troubles. - Arnold H Glasgow

Catherine Pulsifier

"If you compared your troubles, or challenges, with those of others, you would surely find that there are those whose troubles make yours look like minor inconveniences."

"Pack up your troubles and take a step forward - The process of change can be tough, but think about all the excitement ahead." - from As You Travel Through Life

Ann Landers

"If I were asked to give what I consider the single most useful bit of advice for all humanity it would be this:

Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life and when it comes, hold your head high, look it squarely in eye and say, "I will be bigger than you. You cannot defeat me."


"If you're going through hell, keep going." ~Winston Churchill

Peter Marshall

"When we long for life without difficulties, remember that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure."

“In all things it is better to hope than to despair.” - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Jean de la Bruyere

"Out of difficulties grow miracles."


"If I had a formula for bypassing trouble, I would not pass it round. Trouble creates a capacity to handle it. I don't embrace trouble; that's as bad as treating it as an enemy. But I do say meet it as a friend, for you'll see a lot of it and had better be on speaking terms with it." ~Oliver Wendell Holmes

Jim Rohn

"The difficulties you meet will resolve themselves as you advance. Proceed, and light will dawn, and shine with increasing clearness on your path."

Saint Francis de Sales

"Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections, but instantly set about remedying them. Every day begin the task anew."

"All things are difficult before they are easy.” - Thomas Fuller

Thich Nhat Hanh

"Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy."

"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved." - Hellen Keller

Dr. Patrick Gentempo

"What you thought before has led to every choice you have made, and this adds up to you at this moment. If you want to change who you are physically, mentally, and spiritually, you will have to change what you think."

Reinhold Niebuhr

"Nothing worth doing is completed in our lifetime,

Therefore, we are saved by hope.

Nothing true or beautiful or good makes complete sense in any immediate context of history;

Therefore, we are saved by faith.

Nothing we do, however virtuous, can be accomplished alone.

Therefore, we are saved by love.

No virtuous act is quite as virtuous from the standpoint of our friend or foe as from our own;

Therefore, we are saved by the final form of love, which is forgiveness."

"We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope." - Martin Luther King


"We find comfort among those who agree with us - growth among those who don't." ~ Frank A. Clark

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      goldenrulecomics 4 years ago

      I have always leaned on Churchill's quote.

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      AnnaAdam LM 5 years ago

      These quotes really inspired me as I am facing very tough phase of my life.

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      sukkran trichy 6 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      nice collection of quotes. i love churchill's quote. thanks for sharing.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I'm with you on being a fan of quotes. My favorite? From WW1 by USMC Captain Lloyd Williams. When he was asked to retreat he sent back a message saying "Retreat? Hell we just got here."

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      Chris-H LM 6 years ago

      I find Churchill's quote to be the most direct and to the point.

      "If you're going through hell, keep going."

      Love it! :p

      Thank you for the lens. We share the same last name.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      From one quotes lover to another, you have a beautiful lens. :)

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      termit_bronx 6 years ago

      Great lens, nicely done. I love to read motivational quotes.

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      Karen 6 years ago from U.S.

      You selected some wonderful quotes, and I love the photos that you chose to accompany them.