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Quotes About Overcoming

These quotes about overcoming adversity, tough times, and fear can strengthen your resolve during difficult times.

Life is about moving from one challenge to another and learning along the way. This is a core principle. You will never realize your full potential without taking on what life throws at you and still thrive.

Here are some quotes about overcoming life’s challenges from people who have some good insights on the matter.

Best Overcoming quotes.

Best Quotes About Overcoming Adversity

1.) The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.

2.) Never give in to the obstacles that lie in your path toward the achievement of your dreams.
Lailah Gifty Akita

3.) It’s part of life to have obstacles. It’s about overcoming obstacles; that’s the key to happiness.
Herbie Hancock

4.) A positive attitude can destroy every negative obstacle.
Terry Mark

5.) The mere fact that you have obstacles to overcome is in your favor.
Robert Collier

6.) The most effective way to do it, is to do it.
Amelia Earhart

7.) It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you don’t stop.

8.) Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven’t half the strength you think they have.
Norman Vincent Peale

9.) For every obstacle, there is a solution. Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. The greatest mistake is giving up.

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Overcoming Obstacles

10.) Some people need a superhero to save them, but I am my own superhero. All I need is myself, my strengths, and the fiery passions in my heart to overcome the obstacles in my life.
Imania Margria

11.) You will find joy in overcoming obstacles.
Helen Keller

12.) Many times we are our worst enemy. If we could learn to conquer ourselves, then we will have a much easier time overcoming the obstacles that are in front of us.
Stephan Labossiere

13.) Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
Michael Jordan

14.) If you have a big destiny, you’re going to have to meet and face some big demons. But the good news is that your strength and power is big enough to conquer them all. You are strong enough to overcome all obstacles in your way and to fulfill your Destiny.
Jeanette Coron

Quotes about overcoming adversity.

Addressing Adversity

15.) All the adversity I’ve had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me….You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.
Walt Disney

16.) Adversity is the diamond dust Heaven polishes its jewels with.
Thomas Carlyle

17.) Laugh in the face of adversity, and leap before you look. Dance as though EVERYBODY is watching—March to the beat of your own drummer. And stubbornly refuse to fit in.
Mandy Hale

18.) Adversity has the same effect on a man that severe training has on the pugilist: it reduces him to his fighting weight.
Josh Billings

19.) Adversity is like a strong wind. It tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn so that we see ourselves as we really are.
Arthur Golden

20.) Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.
Napoleon Hill

21.) Fire is the test of gold; adversity, of strong men.
Martha Graham

22.) If you live long enough, you’ll make mistakes. But if you learn from them, you’ll be a better person. It’s how you handle adversity, not how it affects you. The main thing is never quit, never quit, never quit.
Bill Clinton

23.) If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant. If it did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.
Charlotte Bronte

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Dealing with Fear Quotes

24.) Willpower is the key to success. Successful people strive no matter what they feel by applying their will to overcome apathy, doubt, or fear.
Dan Millman

25.) F – False
E – Evidence
A – Appearing
R – Real

26.) Fear echoes your self-defined limitations, not your actual ones. To change your self-image, you must face what scares you.
Vironika Tugaleva

27.) It’s okay to be scared. Being scared means, you’re about to do something really, really brave.
Mandy Hale

28.) Fear kills more dreams than failure ever will.

29.) What is the biggest thing that stops people from living their lives in the present moment? Fear – and we must learn how to overcome fear.
Brian Weiss

30.) Everything you have ever wanted is sitting on the other side of fear.
George Addair

31.) Courage doesn’t mean that you don’t get afraid; courage means that you don’t let fear stop you.

32.) Thinking will not overcome fear, but action will.
W. Clement Stone

33.) To escape fear, you have to go through it, not around.
Richie Norton

34.) There is no illusion greater than fear.
Lao Tzu

35.) He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

36.) Fear is a powerful enemy, but not one too strong to overcome.
Kiley Kellermeyer

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Handling Anxiety Quotations

37.) (Slow breathing) is like an anchor in the midst of an emotional storm: the anchor won’t make the storm go away, but it will hold you steady until it passes.
Russ Harris

38.) You don’t have to control your thoughts. You just have to stop letting them control you.
Dan Millman.

39.) I promise you nothing is as chaotic as it seems. Nothing is worth your health. Nothing is worth poisoning yourself into stress, anxiety, and fear.
Steve Maraboli

40.) If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.
Amit Ray

41.) Nothing diminishes anxiety faster than action.
Walter Anderson

42.) Do not let your difficulties fill you with anxiety; after all, it is only in the darkest nights that stars shine more brightly.
Hazrat Ali Ibn Abu-Talib A.S

43.) You must learn to let go. Release the stress. You were never in control anyway.
Steve Maraboli

Overcoming Depression Quotes

44.) Keep yourself busy if you want to avoid depression. For me, inactivity is the enemy.
Matt Lucas

45.) Noble deeds and hot baths are the best cures for depression.
Dodie Smith

46.) Depression, as far as I’m concerned, is just a waste of time.
Helen Reddy

47.) I’ve had some dark nights of the soul, of course, but giving in to depression would be a sellout, a defeat.
Christopher Hitchens

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Meeting Challenges Sayings

48.) Some fish love to swim upstream. Some people love to overcome challenges.
Amit Ray

49.) There are no negatives in life, only challenges to overcome that will make you stronger.
Eric R. Bates

50.) The key to life is accepting challenges. Once someone stops doing this, he’s dead.
Bette Davis

51.) The tests we face in life’s journey are not to reveal our weaknesses but to help us discover our inner strengths. We can only know how strong we are when we strive and thrive beyond the challenges we face.
Kemi Sogunle

52.) I don’t run away from a challenge because I am afraid. Instead, I run towards it because the only way to escape fear is to trample it beneath your foot.
Nadia Comaneci

53.) One thing about challenges in life is that through them, we learn how to overcome them.

54.) To be tested is good. The challenged life may be the best therapist.
Gail Sheehy

55.) Our very survival depends on our ability to stay awake, to adjust to new ideas, to remain vigilant, and to face the challenge of change.
Martin Luther King Jr.

56.) If you are facing a new challenge or being asked to do something that you have never done before, don’t be afraid to step out. You have more capability than you think you do, but you will never see it unless you place a demand on yourself for more.
Joyce Meyer

Working Through Struggles

57.) Do not fear the conflict, and do not flee from it; where there is no struggle, there is no virtue.
John of Kronstadt

58.) 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

59.) When we have struggles in this life, just knowing that God has a plan that is for our good can give us hope for the future.
Crystal McDowell

60.) What you are and who you are should provide greater clarity about where you have been and where you are headed. Although one distinguishes spiritual from physical nature, the ultimate unification of the two is the consequence of the struggle for internal, external, and eternal – peace.
T.F. Hodge

61.) Comedy is a necessity to get through life with the fewest scars. Humor is the best antidote to help relieve all struggles.
Suzy Kassem

62.) 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

63.) Those who overcome great challenges will be changed, and often in unexpected ways. For our struggles enter our lives as unwelcome guests, but they bring valuable gifts.
Steve Goodier

64.) Whenever you feel a little stricken down in pain, think about this. The knife has to be sharpened by striking and rubbing it against something strong before it can become useful! You are going to be great after the struggles.
Israelmore Ayivor

Good Overcoming Obstacles Quotes

65.) Overcoming my dad telling me that I could never amount to anything is what has made me the megalomaniac that you see today.

66.) A challenge only becomes an obstacle when you bow to it.
Ray A. Davis

67.) True success is overcoming the fear of being unsuccessful.
Paul Sweeney

68.) Be willing to have it so. Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune.
William James

69.) One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.
Albert Schweitzer

70.) There’s nothing like overcoming something that scares you so much. Nothing feels better.
Laura Wilkinson

71.) We all have obstacles. The feeling of satisfaction comes by overcoming something.
Marta Vieira da Silva

72.) The future will present insurmountable problems- only when we consider them insurmountable.
Thomas S. Monson

73.) I love overcoming challenges and fear.
Laura Wilkinson

Quotes About Overcoming Hardships

74) Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.
Arnold Schwarzenegger

75.) You will face many defeats in life, but never let yourself be defeated.
Maya Angelou

76.) The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
Nelson Mandela

77.) You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.
Marcus Aurelius

78.) Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.
Bruce Lee

79.) The moment we believe that success is determined by an ingrained level of ability as opposed to resilience and hard work, we will be brittle in the face of adversity.
Joshua Waitzkin

Quotes About Overcoming Fear

80.) We don’t develop courage by being happy every day.
We develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.
Barbara De Angelis

81.) When you come out of a storm you won’t be the same person that walked in. That’s what the storm is all about.
Haruki Murakami

82.) Being aware of your fear is smart. Overcoming it is the mark of a successful person.
Seth Godin

83.) It is your reaction to adversity, not the adversity itself, that determines how your life story will develop.
Dieter F. Uchtdorf

84.) The most successful people see adversity not as a stumbling block, but as a stepping-stone to greatness.
Shawn Ancho

Famous Quotes

85.) You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.
Wayne Gretzky

86.) I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.
Nelson Mandela

87.) Turn your wounds into wisdom.
Oprah Winfrey

88.) Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
Mahatma Gandhi

89.) Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.
Jack Canfield

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

Funny Overcoming Quotes

91.) A pessimist gets nothing but pleasant surprises; an optimist none but unpleasant ones.
Lord Dewar

92.) People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily!
Zig Ziglar

93.) You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.
Jack London

94.) When nothing goes right – go left!

95.) Wisdom comes from experience. Experience is often a result of a lack of wisdom.
Terry Pratchett

96.) A diamond is merely a lump of coal that did well under pressure.

97.) Even if you fall on your face, you’re still moving forward.
Victor Borge

98.) Shortcuts make long delays.
Dr. Samuel Johnson

99.) Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
Thomas Eddison

100.) Sometimes when I’m talking, my words can’t keep up with my thoughts. I wonder why we think faster than we speak. Probably so we can think twice.
Bill Watterson

Closing Thoughts

These overcoming quotes serve as powerful reminders of the human spirit’s resilience in the face of challenges.

They inspire us to believe in ourselves, keep moving forward, and persevere, even when the road ahead is full of obstacles.

As we all navigate on our journeys through life, these quotes can provide us motivation and strength. Setbacks are not conclusions, but rather growth opportunities.

We can overcome adversity. We will emerge stronger on the other side. (And bonus points if you can do it with a smile on your face!)

By Michael O’Halloran

About Michael O'Halloran

Michael O’Halloran founded Greeting Card Poet in 2014 and has worked as its publisher and editor ever since. He has co-authored four books on kids’ trivia and authored four books on coaching. Previously, Michael was the president of Magnetic Poetry. He has invented and brought over 75 new gift and toy products to market, most dealing with wordplay. Mike is married and a father of four daughters.


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