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Hard Times Captions & Quotes To Inspire Strength

In the midst of life’s challenges, finding words that inspire and uplift can be a beacon of hope. Here are some powerful captions and quotes about hard times to help you find strength and resilience.


  1. Tough times never last, but tough people do.
  2. Rise above the storm and you will find the sunshine.
  3. When life gets tough, remember how far you’ve come.
  4. Strength grows in the moments when you think you can’t go on but you keep going.
  5. Every setback is a setup for a comeback.
  6. Keep going even when you’re tired, not when you’re done.
  7. Stars can’t shine without darkness.
  8. Hustle beats talent when talent doesn’t hustle.
  9. Your hardest times often lead to the greatest moments of your life.
  10. Everything you need to overcome the challenges is inside you.
  11. Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it.
  12. Strength doesn’t come from what you can do, it comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t.
  13. It’s okay to struggle. It’s not okay to give up.
  14. Remember why you started.
  15. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
  16. Sometimes when you’re in a dark place, you think you’ve been buried, but actually you’ve been planted.
  17. The pain you feel today is the strength you feel tomorrow.
  18. Tough times build strong people in the end.
  19. Stay positive, work hard, make it happen.
  20. Only in the darkness can you see the stars.
  21. When you feel like giving up, remember why you held on so long in the first place.
  22. Keep your head up. Keep your heart strong.
  23. The strongest people are not those who show strength in front of us but those who win battles we know nothing about.
  24. Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.
  25. Every struggle in your life has shaped you into the person you are today. Be thankful for the hard times; they can only make you stronger.
  26. Adversity introduces a man to himself.
  27. You have been assigned this mountain to show others it can be moved.
  28. After every storm, there is a rainbow. After every tear, a smile.
  29. Strength doesn’t come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t.
  30. The struggle you’re in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow.
  31. When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.
  32. One small crack does not mean that you are broken, it means that you were put to the test and you didn’t fall apart.
  33. Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.
  34. You are stronger than you know.
  35. Embrace the struggle and let it make you stronger.
  36. Life is tough, my darling, but so are you.


  1. “Hard times may have held you down, but they will not last forever.” – Unknown
  2. “When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what the storm is all about.” – Haruki Murakami
  3. “The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.” – Chinese Proverb
  4. “Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.” – Napoleon Hill
  5. “You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.” – Margaret Thatcher
  6. “We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.” – Kenji Miyazawa
  7. “The greater the difficulty, the more glory in surmounting it.” – Epicurus
  8. “Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.” – Helen Keller
  9. “Out of difficulties grow miracles.” – Jean de La Bruyère
  10. “Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.” – Albert Schweitzer
  11. “The darkest hour has only sixty minutes.” – Morris Mandel
  12. “Turn your wounds into wisdom.” – Oprah Winfrey
  13. “Some of the most beautiful things we have in life come from our mistakes.” – Surgeo Bell
  14. “Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  15. “In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.” – Albert Einstein
  16. “Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.” – Wayne Dyer
  17. “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” – Confucius
  18. “You’ve got to stay strong to be strong in tough times.” – Tilman J. Fertitta
  19. “The greatest glory in living lies not in never failing, but in rising every time we fail.” – Nelson Mandela
  20. “If you grow through what you go through, you will get stronger through adversity.” – Unknown
  21. “The oak fought the wind and was broken, the willow bent when it must and survived.” – Robert Jordan
  22. “You don’t develop courage by being happy in your relationships every day. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.” – Epicurus
  23. “A problem is a chance for you to do your best.” – Duke Ellington
  24. “The human capacity for burden is like bamboo – far more flexible than you’d ever believe at first glance.” – Jodi Picoult
  25. “The bravest sight in the world is to see a great man struggling against adversity.” – Seneca
  26. “Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.” – Robert Louis Stevenson
  27. “Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” – Robert F. Kennedy
  28. “He knows not his own strength who hath not met adversity.” – William Samuel Johnson
  29. “The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.” – Molière
  30. “Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body.” – Seneca
  31. “Problems are not stop signs; they are guidelines.” – Robert H. Schuller
  32. “Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.” – James A. Michener
  33. “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  34. “What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.” – Richard Bach
  35. “Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.” – Napoleon Hill
  36. “Do not be afraid of tomorrow, for God is already there.” – Unknown
  37. “Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records.” – William Arthur Ward

During tough times, it’s essential to find the strength within ourselves to persevere. Let these captions and quotes serve as reminders that even in the darkest moments, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Stay strong, keep pushing forward, and remember that challenges only make you stronger.