Life Is Tough Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old life is tough quotes, life is tough sayings, and life is tough proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

My life has been filled with terrible misfortune; most of which never happened. Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
One often learns more from ten days of agony than from ten years of contentment. Merle Shain
One of the secrets of life is to make stepping stones out of stumbling blocks. Jack Penn
Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you are good is like expecting the bull not to charge because you are a vegetarian. Dennis Wholey
The whole of life, from the moment you are born, to the moment you die, is a process of learning. Jiddu Krishnamurti
I view life as a series of training events building up to the big race and final finish line and I am always in training, always in the process of reaching the final goal. Matthew Shafner
When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on. Franklin D. Roosevelt
To be tested is good. The challenged life may be the best therapist. Gail Sheehy
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
Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful. Joshua J. Marine
Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you; they're supposed to help you discover who you are. Bernice Johnson Reagon
No matter how bad things are, you can always make things worse. Randy Pausch
You start with darkness to move through but sometimes the darkness moves through you. Dean Young
The way I see it, hard times aren't only about money, or drought, or dust. Hard times are about losing spirit, and hope, and what happens when dreams dry up. Karen Hesse
Every adversity brings new experiences and new lessons. Lailah Gifty Akita
Accept hardship as a necessary discipline. Lailah Gifty Akita
I've only been to jail a few times, but in several different countries, at that. No, I've only been to jail a few times. But I still claim the ability to write a 'serious' novel. Roman Payne
There may be no light at the end of the tunnel, but there's certainly enough air, enough oxygen for you to keep going. And you must keep going because that is your duty. Mani Ashwin
Sometimes you have to go through a very difficult place! All you need to know is that you have to go through it, and just knowing this will be the biggest source of power for you! Mehmet Murat İldan