Encouraging Words for a Friend Going Through a Tough Time

In the Words of Encouragement blog, you will find inspirational stories and quotes from around the world. The blog focuses on the power of words to inspire, console and uplift the reader.

 I’ll be sharing stories and advice on how you can make the most of hard times. Some of my posts will be about my own life, some will be about other people who have gone through hard times, and some will be about things I wish I knew about while going through hard times.

Encouraging Words for a Friend Going Through a Tough Time

“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

“Practice like you’ve never won. Perform like you’ve never lost.” – Bernard F. Asuncion

“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

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing’s a miracle. The other is as though everything is.” – Albert Einstein

“The only way to learn how to win is to try losing.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

“God must be an optimist because He thinks we can do this.” – Muhammad Ali

“I didn’t come here to make friends. I came here to change the world.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

“The only way through is through.” – Yogi Berra

“Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” – T.S. Eliot

“Hurt people hurt people, so that even if you fail in one situation you have tried and didn’t fail in another.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“The measure of your character is not how much you recover from adversity, but how you handle adversity when it comes along. The greatest challenge is to decide whether or not you will use the experience to grow stronger.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

“Just surrender to the fact that there’s just no way and try again next time.” – Unknown

“One thing I have learned over the years: The hardest part about being loved is loving someone else. Sometimes the person you care for most is the one person who can hurt you the most.” – Unknown

“You are important. Your life matters.”

 “I love you and I don’t want you to be sad anymore.”

 “It was a difficult time, but we’re here now.”

 “Let’s always be best friends because I never want to lose you again.”

 “It’s okay to cry, it means that you’re healing inside.”

 “Cheer up, my friend. God gave you those problems because He knows you are strong enough to handle and overcome them.”

“If you fall, I’ll pick you up. If I can’t pick you up, then I’ll just lie down and rest with you. Let’s get back to the top together.”― David Ray

“However, we can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation.”― The Apostle Paul

“Every problem is a gift, without it life would be boring.”― Quote from “The Secret” Movie

“Worry is a misuse of imagination.”

“Don’t let the past hold you back. The past can’t change the fact that today’s a brand new day.”― Neil Horan

“Remember that some things in life are so important, they should never be left to chance. Risking your happiness is not one of them. Everything you do in life is a choice.” ― Paulo Coelho, The Devil and Miss Prym

“There are no problems; only opportunities that we have yet to understand.”― Quote from “The Secret” Movie

“Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.” — Vince Lombardi

“The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change. Don’t ever be afraid to be wrong. No one is ever wrong all the time.” ― Tony Robbins

“The best leaders are always decisive and challenging. You either challenge their weakness or you let them fly free.” ― Dan Roam

“The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it.” — Thomas Edison

“Blaming today on yesterday’s problems won’t do you much good; they will still be tomorrow’s problems. But blaming yesterday’s problems on today’s will work because giving yourself a break from a present problem will have you feeling better today.” ― C.S. Lewis

“Pessimism is the only condition under which a man can be truly optimistic.” ― Albert Einstein

“Learn how to say no, and then learn how to say yes.” — Ernest Hemingway

“A leader can inspire loyalty, fire the people up and hold them accountable. He inspires the best in others while pushing them to be even better.” ― S.E. Shannon

Words of Encouragement for Hard Times

“If you’re not failing every now and then, you’re not trying hard enough.” ― William Feather

“It’s hard to climb the ladder, when the people at the bottom are pulling it away from you.” ― Jim Rohn

“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” — Walt Disney

“We achieve more by doing than saying anything.” — Frederick Douglass

“Just because something hasn’t happened to me doesn’t mean it won’t happen to someone else. I’m a good girl.” – Dawn Wells

“You will get what you want, when you want it.” — E.B. White

“Don’t let the sun go down on your anger.” ― James A. Michener

“A real person is someone who helps other people see the way to be happy, successful and fulfilled.” ― Tom Stoppard

“When you focus on your blessing, you will remember how good it feels.” — Unknown

“Beware of the person who says they have a plan to make a better future. Plans only work when they have a second draft.” — Unknown

“When the going gets tough, the tough get going.” ― Unknown

“For every problem there is a solution. You just have to find it. Keep your eyes open and your mind even more so.” ― Unknown

“Problems are not stop signs; they are guidelines.” — Unknown

“You can’t sit down and wish for success, you have to get up and work for it.” – Nancie J. Carmody

“Mistakes are stepping stones to success.” — Roy T. Bennett

“Life is not always going to be easy no matter how much we try. But knowing that the things we do are going to make a difference makes it all worthwhile.” — Roy T. Bennett

“If you think about a problem long enough, you’ll find an answer. Don’t be so quick to find fault with others.” — Unknown

“When there is no solution, don’t be afraid to admit it.” — Anonymous

“If you want something done right, do it yourself.” — Unknown

“We are not as strong as we feel.” — Unknown

“Worrying about today’s problems won’t help solve yesterday’s problems. Let them go and live in the here and now.” — Unknown

Getting Through Hard Times Quotes

“Sometimes, we need to smile, because what you don’t see is a lot of us are crying on the inside.” ― Unknown

“Don’t be afraid of tears. We are made tender by them. But if you let your heart become hard, it can easily break.” ― Unknown

“We all have our own problems, but coping with those problems is within our control. The important issue is how we respond. Don’t let them control you. Don’t let the problems get in the way of your happiness.” ― Unknown

“You’ll always be amazed at what you can do when you think you can’t do anything at all.” — Unknown

“Don’t worry about tomorrow, because it’ll come to those who worry about it today.” — Unknown

“We all make mistakes, but it’s how we bounce back from them that matters. Life is not a competition.” — Unknown

“Life is short. Get the most out of it you can.” — Unknown

“Don’t compare your life to others. You’re nobody in a crowd.” ― John Lennon

“Everyone has problems but how they deal with them is what separates people who live happy lives from those who don’t.” ― Edward De Bono

“We all have problems, but that doesn’t stop us from facing our problems and solving them together. We can stick together no matter what, even if it’s just beating them at Monopoly.” ― Unknown

“Sometimes we have to go through darkness before we can get to morning.” — Unknown

“It’s not how much something costs that matters, it’s what it costs you.” ― Unknown

“There are people who care about you, who love you and will help you if they can. There are also people who don’t.” ― Unknown

“When the going gets tough, the tough get going. Suck it up and let’s go!” ― Unknown

“If you can’t handle the bad times, you don’t deserve the good ones.” — Unknown

“When life knocks you down, get back up. Miracles happen to those who stand up.” — Unknown

“Saying goodbye to a person is harder than saying hello. Not because we want people to stay with us; it’s just when they leave, a little part of us goes with them. It leaves a hole in our heart.” — Unknown

“People will think you crazy if you tell them things that are true, but if you don’t tell them things that are true, they won’t know what’s true and nobody will have any fun.” — Unknown

“If the people who control your life can’t make you happy, then they’re not worth it.” ― Unknown

“The only person you can really change is yourself. If you are not happy with who you are, at least try to change a little bit each day. It all adds up.” ― Unknown

“Don’t waste your time or anyone else’s living someone else’s life.” — Unknown

“Curiosity is the beginning of knowledge, not the end. So don’t let anyone dull your sparkle.” — Unknown

“The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything. The man who makes mistakes makes them in the smallest of proportion and thereby conquers that which would otherwise enslave him.” ― John Ruskin

“Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” — George Bernard Shaw

“If you want other people to be happy, do what makes you happy. If you want to make other people happy, share your happiness with them.” – Unknown

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now. And the third best time is never. ” ― Chinese Proverb

“It is amazing what you can accomplish if you don’t care who gets the credit.” — Harry Truman

“The only person that can control your happiness is yourself.” — Unknown

“You’re a strong person, and one day you’ll be able to deal with this.”

“Difficult things take a long time, impossible things a little longer.”

“The day you give up on your dreams is the day you give up on yourself.”

“If I had to do it all over again I would, but I won’t.”

“I thought this would be easy and i was wrong. I think that most people will benefit from reading these words sometime in their lives.”

“You deserve friends who will love you, encourage you, and be with you through all of your ups and downs.”

Encouraging Words for a Friend Going Through a Difficult Time

“Encourage those around you.”

“You will discover that the best things in life aren’t things, but people.”

“Encourage yourself if no one else can.”

“You are not alone. No matter what you are going through this too shall pass.”

“Be strong for your kids so that they can be strong for yours.

“To my dear friend going through a tough time. You are holding the course, and you are strong.”

“You’re going through a tough time. It’s hard. So you need to be there for yourself first and foremost, because if you don’t take care of yourself, you’ll break down.”

“The other thing that I’ve learned is to tell myself the truth. That’s a hard one to do because we’d rather hear something that is positive than the truth.”

“I want you to focus on not letting this get in your way of accomplishing what it is that you want.”

“Think positive.”

“When you’re going through a bad time, it’s easy to lose sight of what you have ahead of you. So I don’t want you to focus on the fact that this is difficult.”

“Focus on the things that are good and what you feel like doing.”

“Focus on being happy as opposed to getting through your tough time.”

“I’ll be here for you, whatever happens.”

“Don’t let this get in your way. Hold on to what’s important.”

“I want you to know…that I am here for you. I love you, and I always will.”

“I’m tremendously proud of you. You are an amazing person, my friend. I know that this is hard, but it will get better. It is not the end of the world.”

“Your best days are still ahead of you. They might be a little longer than they used to be, but if you can manage to hang on through them, in time they will eventually come around again.”

“It will hurt for a long time, but it’s not your fault and nothing can take that away from you.”

“I promise I’m going to be here for you every step of the way.”

“I know this sucks right now, but someday it’s going to make you stronger.”

“Life gets better; I swear it’s true. You might not be able to see that right now, but it will get better. I promise you that.”

“I know you can do this.”

“Whatever you need to do, I am here for you.”

“Life can’t always be easy, but good things will come out of this.”

“You are more than a survivor; you are a fighter!”

“You don’t have to go through this alone.”

“I will always be here for you.”

“You are more than a survivor; you are a fighter!”

“This is a tough time but I promise that one day you’ll see how strong you really are.”

“It’s okay to be sad, because sometimes it makes you stronger.”

“You’re going to be okay.”

“I’m so proud of you.”

“It’s okay to be mad, it means that you’re healing on the inside.”

“It will hurt for a long time, but it’s not your fault and nothing can take that away from you.”

“I promise I’ll always be here for you every step of the way.”

“You’re a strong person, and one day you’ll be able to deal with this.”

“The pain will get better, I promise.”

“I know you can do this.”

“You are more than a survivor; you are a fighter!”

“You don’t have to go through this alone.”

“I will always be here for you.”

“You are more than a survivor; you are a fighter!”