Its’ that day of week when things aren’t going your way. Things don’t seem to be falling into place and whatever you do only seems to worsen it up. All you have around is – crisis and you feel like giving up and going home.

This article is about those hard times when you are down in the dumps. You need a ray of hope, motivation and strength. Sharing with you a compiled list of the 25 best motivational quotes, for those days when you need to be strong.

  1. “Sometimes you don’t realize your own strength until you come face to face with your greatest weakness.”
    – Susan Gale
  2. “Tough times never last, but tough people do.”
    – Robert H. Schuller
  3. “Some of us think holding on makes us strong, but sometimes it is letting go.”
    – Hermann Hesse
  4. “When written in Chinese the word “crisis” is composed of two characters – one represents danger and the other represents opportunity.”
    – John F. Kennedy
  5. “Anyone can give up, it’s the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that’s true strength.”
    – Unknown
  6. “He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak. Strong convictions precede great actions.”
    – Louisa May Alcott
  7. “Make up your mind that no matter what comes your way, no matter how difficult, no matter how unfair, you will do more than simply survive. You will thrive in spite of it.”
    – Joel Osteen
  8. “Man can live about forty days without food, about three days without water, about eight minutes without air, but only for one second without hope”
    – Hal Lindsey
  9. “If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again.”
    – Flavia Weedn
  10. “Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.”
    – Dale Carnegie
  11. “When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.”
    – Harriet Beecher Stowe
  12. “When the Japanese mend broken objects, they aggrandize the damage by filling the cracks with gold. They believe that when something’s suffered damage and has a history it becomes more beautiful.”
    – Barbara Bloom
  13. “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow.”
    – Mary Anne Radmacher
  14. “Anyone can hide. Facing up to things, working through them, that’s what makes you strong.”
    – Sarah Dessen
  15. “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
  16. “Fall seven times, stand up eight.”
    – Chinese Proverb
  17. “Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of a greater or equal benefit.”
    – Napoleon Hill
  18. “Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.”
    – Og Mandino
  19. “Courage isn’t having the strength to go on – it is going on when you don’t have strength.”
    – Napoléon Bonaparte
  20. “Never say never, because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion.”
    – Michael Jordan
  21. “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’”
    Eleanor Roosevelt
  22. “Life is very interesting. In the end, some of your greatest pains become your greatest strengths.”
    – Drew Barrymore
  23. “A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.”
    – Christopher Reeve
  24. “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


And saving the best for the last! Has always been my favourite since childhood.


  1. “When things go wrong as they sometimes will,
    When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill,
    When the funds are low and the debts are high,
    And you want to smile but you have to sigh,
    When care is pressing you down a bit
    Rest if you must, but don’t you quit.
    Success is failure turned inside out,
    The silver tint on the clouds of doubt,
    And you can never tell how close you are,
    It may be near when it seems afar.
    So, stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit
    It’s when things go wrong that you mustn’t quit.”
    – Edgar A. Guest


So, choose one or maybe more for yourself and stick it around. What else can be a better dose of motivation than something that has been helping everyone make it through tough times from the last 1000 years!