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hardships Quotes

40 of the best book quotes about hardships
  1. #1
    ‘NO MATTER how bad things are, you can always make things worse. At the same time, it is often within your power to make them better.″
  2. #2
    “The forces that moved our forebears to their great decision—the decision to leave their homes and begin an adventure filled with incalculable uncertainly, risk and hardship—must have been of overpowering proportions.”
  3. #3
    “Life is hard, Kid, you gotta be harder […] There is an anger and there is a hardness and there is a resolve.”
  4. #4
    “The forces that moved our forebears to their great decision—the decision to leave their homes and begin an adventure filled with incalculable uncertainly, risk and hardship—must have been of overpowering proportions.”
  5. #5
    “When the Khalils get arrested for selling drugs, they either spend most of their life in prison, another billion-dollar industry, or they have a hard time getting a real job and probably start selling drugs again. That’s the hate they’re giving us, baby, a system designed against us. That’s Thug Life.”
  6. #6
    “Green pine trees, cranes and
    turtles ...
    You must tell a story of your
    hard times
    And laugh twice.”
  7. #7
    “It’s dope to be black until it’s hard to be black.”
  8. #8
    “Life for both sexes—and I look at them, shouldering their way along the pavement—is arduous, difficult, a perpetual struggle. It calls for gigantic courage and strength. More than anything, perhaps, creatures of illusion that we are, it calls for confidence in oneself.”
  9. #9
    “Much-Afraid, don’t ever allow yourself to begin trying to picture what it will be like. Believe me, when you get to the place which you dread you will find that they are as different as possible from what you have imagined, just as was the case when you were actually ascending the precipice.”
  10. #10
    “And I bet she’ll be a stronger person because of what she’s lost today. I have a feeling that once you live through something like this, you become a little bit invincible.”
  1. #11
    “‘All relationships are tough. Just like with music, sometimes you have harmony and other times you have cacophony.’”
  2. #12
    “Every adversity brings with it the seed of an equivalent advantage.”
  3. #13
    “This year is a little harder than the previous. Maybe it’s because I’m eighteen now. Technically, I’m an adult. I should be leaving home, going off to college. My mom should be dreading empty-nest syndrome. But because of SCID, I’m not going anywhere.”
  4. #14
    “People say children from broken homes have it hard, but the children of charmed marriages have their own particular challenges.”
  5. #15
    “For, after all, every one who wishes to gain true knowledge must climb the Hill Difficulty alone, and since there is no royal road to the summit, I must zigzag it in my own way.”
  6. #16
    “Thus the first thing that plague brought to our town was exile.”
  7. #17
    “‘Send me out into another life lord because this one is growing faint I do not think it goes all the way.’”
  8. #18
    “We’d never have got through it if I hadn’t been so strong.”
  9. #19
    “She lent herself to immemorial human attitudes which we recognize by instinct as universal and true. I had not been mistaken. She was a battered woman now, not a lovely girl; but she still had that something which fires the imagination...”
  10. #20
    “Call a jack a jack. Call a spade a spade. But always call a whore a lady. Their lives are hard enough, and it never hurts to be polite.”

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  1. #21
    “And I did, I did so much, I did love you!—I even loved your hate and your hardness, Big Daddy!”
  2. #22
    “Am I scared of the horrible things I know will happen to my kid to hurt him? Absolutely. But would I stop those things at the risk of taking away joy and growth and the absolute embracing of life? Never. Because I love this child for being mine, but I also love him for being who he will be, and I can’t tell you how excited I am to watch him discover that for himself.”
  3. #23
    “We have no control over the reality that in this world we will have trouble, but we have control over whether we decide to allow our hearts to be troubled.”
  4. #24
    “The bad men on both sides brought about this trouble.”
  5. #25
    “I can’t remember the year we spent on the road, and I think that means I can’t remember the worst of it. But my point is, doesn’t it seem to you that the people who have the hardest time in this—this current era, whatever you want to call it, the world after the Georgia Flu—doesn’t it seem like the people who struggle the most with it are the people who remember the old world clearly?”
  6. #26
    ″ One of the most interesting and remarkable things Christians learn is that laughter does not exclude weeping. Christian joy is not an escape from sorrow. Pain and hardship still come, but they are unable to drive out the happiness of the redeemed.”
  7. #27
  8. #28
    “Now that we had survived a major rebel attack together, it felt like these small bonds had sealed into something unbreakable.”
  9. #29
    “I hadn’t even left my room and already my day had taken a U-turn straight to hell.”
  10. #30
    “I walked hand in hand with my enemy, allowed their kiss of death to linger on my lips while the world disintegrated around me. I couldn’t see through the smoke and mirrors; too consumed with fighting a destiny I didn’t want; too afraid to let go of a life I wasn’t meant to have.”
  1. #31
    “The war itself. How easy it was. How incredibly easy, even after all that we’d been through. Or maybe it was easy because of all we’d been through.”
  2. #32
    “Nobody will protect you from your suffering. You can’t cry it away or eat it away or starve it away or walk it away or punch it away or even therapy it away. It’s just there, and you have to survive it. You have to endure it.”
  3. #33
    “‘Dear little Dot, life is so damned hard.’
    She was crying upon his shoulder.
    ‘So damned hard, so damned hard,’ he repeated aimlessly; ‘it just hurts people and hurts people, until finally it hurts them so that they can’t be hurt ever any more. That’s the last and worst thing it does.’”
  4. #34
    “You are Britta, you survived Olana, Katar, two mountain winters, and a wolf pack of bandits. You might throw up, but you won’t die now.”
  5. #35
    “You will always go into that tent. You will see her scar and wonder where she got it. You will always be amazed at how one woman can have so much black hair.”
  6. #36
    “Hard times create strong men, strong men create good times, good times create weak men, and weak men create hard times.”
  7. #37
    “Discovering more joy does not, I’m sorry to say, save us from the inevitability of hardships and heartbreaks. In fact, we may cry more easily, but we will laugh more easily, too. Perhaps we are just more alive. Yet as we discover more joy, we can face suffering in a way that ennobles rather than embitters. We have hardship without becoming hard. We have heartbreak without being broken.”
  8. #38
    “The hardship of the exercises is intended less to strengthen the back than to toughen the mind.”
  9. #39
    “He saw how hard Jude tried…he saw how determined he was, he saw how brave he was being. And this reminded him that he, too, had to keep trying. Both of them were uncertain; both of them were trying as much as they could; both of them would doubt themselves, would progress and recede. But they would both keep trying, because they trusted the other, and because the other person was the only other person who would ever be worth such hardships, such difficulties, such insecurities and exposure.”
  10. #40
    “Eve is essential. She has an irreplaceable role to play. And so you’ll see that women are endowed with fierce devotion, an ability to suffer great hardships, a vision to make the world a better place.”
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