List of 30 Encouraging Phrases and Words for Hard Times

Looking for some exceptional encouraging phrases for yourself or someone close to you, to help them with moral support, well here we have made a list of encouraging words is surely going to be very helpful.

Life never has been a smooth ride for anyone no matter from which corner of the world person belongs to, what profession they are into, how financially well they are or not. Struggle is a part of everyone and we should embrace it with full grace as it’s the only tool to bring the best out of us.

I agree the level of difficulty and hard time can widely vary from person to person, but it’s not about a hard time, it’s all about how one deals with it.

Mind you, one can look happy and smiling all day but deep down they might be facing their own challenges and one might not have a slightest of an idea about it. Furthermore, there are people how on constant basis keep on complaining about the silliest of the thing that bothers them.

There are all kinds of challenges people face, but how one looks at it and handles it is important than anything else. It’s all about the mindset of a person to perceive a situation and act accordingly.

Below is the list of words of encouragement for hard times to provide one strength to overcome it.

Encouraging Phrases and Words

Following encouraging phrases for students, professionals, employee and likewise anyone looking forward for some encouragement.

Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think and twice as beautiful as you’ve ever imagined.

Always remember you are braver than you believe quote

The greatest tragedy is that people who are exceptionally talent self-doubt themselves a lot and people who lack skills are the one who are overconfident about themselves. There is a great fine line between being confident and overconfident, which one learns only through experience. Never stop to believe in yourself.

Learn how to be happy with what you have while you pursue all that you want

— Jim Rohn

Learn how to be happy with what you have while you pursue all that you want

Happiness comes to the person who looks for it and not to the ones who wait for it to arrive at their doorstep. Whatever you have currently trust is a dream for someone out there. Learn to appreciate what you have and be positive about it.

Next to trying and winning, the best thing is trying and failing.

— L.M. Montgomery

Next to trying and winning

Always give your 100% in whatever you do, but be humble enough to accept failure and defeat in case you face it, so always be prepared for it. Work for the best, give your best but accpet what you get. Work again and tweak things that didn’t work out and try again. Keep repeating this process again and again.

Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact

— William James

Believe that life is worth

The chances of one to simply exist is almost next to 0%, so everyone reading this I would say are the LUCKIEST people. Do what you love, think and analyse things and situation around you, keep exploring and soon or later you will find the purpose of your life, just don’t stop.

When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it

— Henry Ford

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Ever wondered why there are so few successful people, no one ever choose to be unsuccessful, it’s only because most people give up too early and switch to other things if even a single thing doesn’t work according to their plan. Let me remind you nothing is ever going to work perfectly as you plan, even if things go 70% of what is planned it’s a really big thing. This is true for even the most successful person of earth, they don’t have any secret, they just don’t know to quit.

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Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice

— Wayne Dyer

Situation are never going to be the same for you or anyone, it’s how you handle things is going to change or destroy your destiny. It’s all in your hands.

The trick is to enjoy life. Don’t wish away your days, waiting for better ones ahead

— Marjorie Pay Hinckley

Embrace the up and down in  life with equal enthusiasm so, you are ready for whatever comes your way. This sounds simple but in practice it takes a lot of courage to achieve it.

When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this: you haven’t

— Thomas Edison

Never ever give up, there is definitely something alternate, different or more you could do to achieve your goal. Just don’t give up the solution you are looking for could be just round the corner waiting for you to find it, keep hunting!

You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality in the mind next to honor

— Aristotle

Have the courage and make up your mind to achieve it and failure should never be an option for you.

If you will pump long enough, hard enough, and enthusiastically enough, sooner or later the effort will bring forth the reward.

— Zig Ziglar

Keep doing what you are doing with the same energy and mindset you started from day 1, don’t ever stop believing in yourself and soon you will taste success.


Below are few more encouraging phrases that will not fail to inspire you in low point of your life.


In the middle of a difficulty lies opportunity

— Albert Einstein

All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.

— Walt Disney

However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.

— Stephen Hawking

Nothing worthwhile comes easily. Work, continuous work and hard work, is the only way to accomplish results that last.

— Hamilton Holt

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

— Thomas Edison

The secret of success is to do the common things uncommonly well. 

— John D. Rockefeller

I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have. 

— Thomas Jefferson

Don’t wish it were easier; wish you were better.

— Jim Rohn

You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.

The expert in everything was once a beginner.

The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little “extra.”

Challenges are what make life interesting. Overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.

— Joshua J. Marine

Life has two rules: 1) Never quit. 2) Always remember Rule #1.

I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.

— Michael Jordan

The pain you feel today is the strength you will feel tomorrow. For every challenge encountered there is opportunity for growth.

Don’t let your victories go to your head, or your failures go to your heart.

It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up 

— Babe Ruth

A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work

— Colin Powell

No great achiever – even those who made it seem easy – ever succeeded without hard work.

— Jonathan Sacks

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