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248 Motivational Speech Quotes About Overcoming Life’s Challenges

As I look back on my life, I can see that some of my greatest achievements have come in the face of adversity.

It's during our most challenging moments that we often discover our greatest strengths, and this is a theme that's echoed in some of history's greatest speeches.

From Winston Churchill's "We Shall Fight on the Beaches" to Nelson Mandela's "I Am Prepared to Die," these speeches offer powerful messages of resilience, courage, and determination that can inspire us to overcome our own life challenges.

In this article, I'll be exploring some of the most inspiring and motivational quotes about life challenges from famous speeches throughout history.

Whether you're facing personal struggles, professional setbacks, or simply feeling overwhelmed by the demands of daily life, these quotes can offer valuable insights and inspiration to help you persevere.

We'll start with Winston Churchill's famous speech delivered on June 4, 1940, in which he rallied the British people to continue fighting against Nazi Germany, despite the overwhelming odds.

In the speech, Churchill declared, "We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender."

This quote has become an enduring symbol of the British spirit of resilience and determination in the face of adversity.

Another iconic speech that offers powerful insights into facing life challenges is Nelson Mandela's "I Am Prepared to Die" speech, which he delivered during his trial in 1964.

In the speech, Mandela declared his commitment to the struggle against apartheid in South Africa, despite the fact that it could cost him his life. He said, "I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die."

This quote serves as a powerful reminder of the importance of standing up for what we believe in, even in the face of great adversity.

In this article, we'll explore more motivational quotes about life challenges from famous speeches throughout history, and how they can inspire us to overcome our own struggles and persevere in the face of adversity.

70 Motivational Quotes To Overcome Life’s Challenges

1. “You see a mousetrap; I see free cheese and a fucking challenge!” – Scroobius Pip

2. “To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.” - Winston Churchill

3. “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” - Leo Tolstoy

4. “When you see an obstacle approaching, grab your courage and speed up.” – Angela Lynne Craig

5. "Success Is Due To Our Stretching To The Challenges Of Life. Failure Comes When We Shrink From Them." – John C. Maxwell

6. “I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” - Jimmy Dean

7. “There is nothing permanent except change.” - Heraclitus

8. “When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” — Viktor Frankl

9. "Being Challenged In Life Is Inevitable, Being Defeated Is Optional." – Roger Crawford

10. “If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude.” - Maya Angelou

11. “Play to your strengths. If you aren’t great at something, do more of what you’re great at.” - Jason Lemkin

12. "No dream is too big. No challenge is too great. Nothing we want for our future is beyond our reach." – Donald Trump


13. “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” - Nelson Mandela

14. "You can go slow. Allow your dreams and goals to change, but live an intentional life." — Kumail Nanjiani

15. “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new” - Socrates

16. "You cannot let a fear of failure or a fear of comparison or a fear of judgment stop you from doing the things that will make you great. You cannot succeed without the risk of failure. You cannot have a voice without the risk of criticism. You cannot love without the risk of loss. You must take these risks." — Charlie Day

17. “Since we cannot change reality, let us change the eyes which see reality.” - Nikos Kazantzakis

18. “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” - Mother Teresa

19. “Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It’s not a day when you lounge around doing nothing; it’s a day you’ve had everything to do and you’ve done it.” – Margaret Thatcher

20. “Change is the law of life, and those who look only to the past and present are certain to miss the future” - John F. Kennedy

21. "Be present. I would encourage you with all my heart just to be present. Be present and open to the moment that is unfolding before you because, ultimately, your life is made up of moments. So don't miss them by being lost in the past or anticipating the future." — Jessica Lange

22. “Our dilemma is that we hate change and love it at the same time; what we really want is for things to remain the same but get better.” - Sydney J. Harris

23. “I’d rather be a failure at something I love than a success at something I hate.” – George Burns

24. “If I’d asked my customers what they wanted, they’d have said ‘Don’t change anything." - Henry Ford

25. "I learned many great lessons from my father, not the least of which is that you can fail at what you don't want, so you might as well take a chance on doing what you love." — Jim Carrey

26. "Change before you have to." - Jack Welch

27. "I encourage you to live with life. Be courageous, adventurous. Give us a tomorrow, more than we deserve." — Maya Angelou

28. “Times and conditions change so rapidly that we must keep our aim constantly focused on the future.” - Walt Disney

29. “The measure of intelligence is the ability to change” - Albert Einstein

30. “You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don't try to forget the mistakes, but you don't dwell on it. You don't let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.” - Johnny Cash


31. “Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” - Harriet Tubman

32. “Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.” - Dr. Suess

33. “If you can’t fly, then run. If you can’t run, then walk. If you can’t walk, then crawl. But whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward” - Martin Luther King Jr.

34."The most important thing in your life is to live your life with integrity and not give into peer pressure to try to be something that you're not." — Ellen DeGeneres

35. “Change is inevitable. Growth is optional.” - John C. Maxwell

36. “In order to design a future of positive change, we must first become expert at changing our minds.” - Jacque Fresco

37. “Things change. And friends leave. Life doesn’t stop for anybody.” - Stephen Chobsky

38. “In order to change the world, you have to get your head together first.” - Jimi Hendrix

39. “Don’t let rejection create self-doubt. The founder of Starbucks was turned down by 217 of the 242 investors he initially spoke with.” - Elizabeth Galbut

40. "The trick is to listen to your instinct, grab the opportunity when it presents itself, and then give it your all. You will stumble and fall, you will experience both disaster and triumph, sometimes in the same day, but it's really important to remember that, like a hangover, neither triumphs or disasters last forever. They both pass and a new day arrives. Just try to make that new day count." — Helen Mirren

41. “If you know what you want to achieve in life, then you are more inspired to change for the better.” - Philip Vang

42. “A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.” - Margaret Mead

43. “Always, always break through the challenges.” ― Prof. Salam Al Shereida

44. “The price of doing the same old thing is far higher than the price of change.” — Bill Clinton

45. “How wonderful is it that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” - Anne Frank


46. “You've done it before and you can do it now. See the positive possibilities. Redirect the substantial energy of your frustration and turn it into positive, effective, unstoppable determination.” - Ralph Marston

47. “Things don’t have to change the world to be important” - Steve Jobs

48. "To me, being perfect is not about that scoreboard out there. It's not about winning. It's about you and your relationship to yourself and your family and your friends." — "Friday Night Lights"

49. “The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude” - Oprah Winfrey

50. “Every day the clock resets. Your wins don't matter. Your failures don't matter. Don't stress on what was, fight for what could be." - Sean Higgins

51. "Sometimes you find out what you are supposed to be doing by doing the things you are not supposed to do." — Oprah Winfrey

52. “Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” - James Baldwin

53. “Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they’re supposed to help you discover who you are.” – Bernice Johnson Reagon

54. “Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” - John D. Rockefeller

55. “If your startup builds a room full of pessimists and you have one optimist at the table, then I think you’re in the wrong business. But the other way around is invaluable and necessary” - David Cohen

56. “All the world is full of suffering. It is also full of overcoming.” – Helen Keller

57. “What's dangerous is not to evolve.” - Jeff Bezos

58. “Miracles happen every day, change your perception of what a miracle is and you’ll see them all around you.” - Jon Bon Jovi

59. “Change in all things is sweet.” - Aristotle

60. "To those of you graduates sitting out there who have a pretty good idea of what you'd like to do with your life, congratulations. For many of you who maybe don't have it all figured out, it's okay. That's the same chair that I sat in. Enjoy the process of your search without succumbing to the pressure of the result. Trust your gut, keep throwing darts at the dartboard. Don't listen to the critics and you will figure it out." — Will Ferrell


61. “Just take any step, whether small or large. And then another and repeat day after day. It may take months, maybe years, but the path to success will become clear” - Aaron Ross

62. "Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life." — Steve Jobs

63. “A comfort zone is the most dangerous area anyone can stay in. It is a place of no growth and no challenges.” – Brian Cagney, Fear: The 7 Laws Of Fear

64. “Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.” - Helen Keller

65. "Joy is always in process. It's always under construction." — Matthew McConaughey

66. "Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself." - Leo Tolstoy

67. “I have also worked with leaders who have a positive outlook, and the morale is so different. Even when faced with challenges, the people looked for solutions.” – Byron and Catherine Pulsifer

68. “The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.” – Chinese proverb

69. "Don't ever let somebody tell you that you can't do something. Not even me, alright? You got a dream, you gotta protect it. People can't do something themselves, they want to tell you you can't do it. If you want something, go get it. Period." — "The Pursuit of Happiness"

70. "The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude." - Oprah Winfrey

71 Life Changing Quotes After Challenges

71. "I've found that nothing in life is worthwhile unless you take risks. Fall forward. Every failed experiment is one step closer to success. You've got to take risks. You will fail at some point in your life. Accept it. You will lose. You will embarrass yourself. You will suck at something. There is no doubt about it. Never be discouraged. Never look back. Give everything you've got. And when you fall throughout life, fall forward." — Denzel Washington

72. "Empathy is a choice, and it's a vulnerable choice. Because in order to connect with you, I have to connect with something in myself that knows that feeling." — Brené Brown

73. "The measure of intelligence is the ability to change." - Albert Einstein

74. “A life filled with vicissitudes, uncertainty, and hard lessons provides us with skills to better approach new challenges that come along.” – Vivian Eisenecher, Recovering Me, Discovering Joy

75. "Every day the clock resets. Your wins don't matter. Your failures don't matter. Don't stress on what was, fight for what could be." - Sean Higgins


76. "Great moments are born from great opportunity, and that's what you have here tonight, boys. That's what you've earned here tonight. One game; if we played them 10 times, they might win nine. But not this game, not tonight. Tonight, we skate with them. Tonight, we stay with them, and we shut them down, because we can. Tonight, we are the greatest hockey team in the world." — Herb Brooks

77. “Part of the challenge that comes with striving for success is how the entire journey comes with its own fair share of failures and disappointments.” – Rupert Johnson, Build for Success

78. "Don’t let rejection create self-doubt. The founder of Starbucks was turned down by 217 of the 242 investors he initially spoke with." - Elizabeth Galbut

79. “By cultivating gratitude you eventually expand your internal sense of what is possible, regardless of seeming obstacles and challenges you go through.” – Veronica Smith, Loving Yourself

80. "Regardless of the situation, regardless of the scoreboard, you're going to be successful because you've put in all the time, all the effort, all the hard work, and you know that it's going to pay off." — Apollo Hester

81. “If you compared your troubles, or challenges, with those of others, you would surely find that there are those whose troubles make yours look like minor inconveniences.” – Catherine Pulsifer

82. "Play to your strengths. If you aren’t great at something, do more of what you’re great at." - Jason Lemkin

83. "The infinite player isn't playing to be number one…They're playing to outlast the competition." — Simon Sinek

84. “Understand that it is ok to be scared or uncertain, however right beyond those barriers ultimately lies your dreams.” – Josh Hinds

85. "Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world." - Harriet Tubman

86. “There are no great people in this world, only great challenges that ordinary people rise to meet.” – William Frederick Halsey, Jr.

87. “Change, like healing, takes time.” ― Veronica Roth

88. "Don't be afraid of fear. Because it sharpens you, it challenges you, it makes you stronger; and when you run away from fear, you also run away from the opportunity to be your best possible self." — Ed Helms

89. “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


90. “Believe something and the Universe is on its way to being changed. Because you've changed, by believing. Once you've changed, other things start to follow. Isn't that the way it works?” ― Diane Duane

91. “If I am not for myself, who will be for me? But if I am only for myself, what am I? And if not now, when?" - Hillel

92. "Motivation comes from working on things that we care about." — Sheryl Sandberg

93. "I know if I am going to have any life anymore, it is because I am still willing to fight and die for that inch, because that is what living is. The six inches in front of your face." — "Any Given Sunday"

94. “Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” ― Barack Obama

95. "It's easy to be positive when everything is working out. It's much harder, much much harder when nothing is working out. But that's when we need it the most…Everything is worth the prize." — "Fearless Motivation"

96. “Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” ― George Bernard Shaw

97. “Smiling is a wonderful way to get a boost of happiness. The next time life presents you with a challenging situation, take a deep breath and smile.” – Morris Pratt, The Secret of Positive Thinking

98. “The opportunity to develop resilience comes through difficult circumstances that both highlight and challenge existing mindsets.” – Devra Davis, Through Grief and Beyond: What We Don’t Get Told

99. "Passionately play your position no matter how bad things get. You are significant. Why we are here is not for our own glory. Ultimately, we're here to lead and serve everybody else. By doing that, we encourage others to do the same." — Vera Jones

100. “To change one’s life: 1. Start immediately. 2. Do it flamboyantly. 3. No exceptions.” ― William James

101. "The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows. It's a very mean and nasty place, and I don't care how tough you are, it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain't about how hard you hit. It's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That's how winning is done." — Rocky Balboa

102. “What we choose to do on a daily basis prepares us for the greater things God has in store; those faith challenges that will take us into our promised land.” – Lisa Cook, 30 Days of Strength for a Woman’s Heart

103. “Life is not merciful; it throws a challenge at you when you are least prepared.” ― Dr. Prem Jagyasi

104. “The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.” ― Albert Einstein

105. "Stop the crazy mind chatter in your head that tells you all the time that you are not good enough." — Oprah Winfrey

106. “We are not trapped or locked up in these bones. No, no. We are free to change. And love changes us. And if we can love one another, we can break open the sky.” ― Walter Mosley

107. “Fashion changes, but style endures.” ― Coco Chanel

108. “Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” ― Rumi

109. “Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.” ― Wayne W. Dyer

110. “Nothing is so painful to the human mind as a great and sudden change.” ― Mary Shelley

111. “Some changes look negative on the surface but you will soon realize that space is being created in your life for something new to emerge.” ― Eckhart Tolle

112. “Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoevsky, Crime and Punishment


113. “I don’t need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better” - Plutarch

114. “You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” ― Buckminster Fuller

115. “Certain things, they should stay the way they are. You ought to be able to stick them in one of those big glass cases and just leave them alone.” ― J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

116. “Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don't.” - Steve Maraboli

117. “I have accepted fear as part of life – specifically the fear of change… I have gone ahead despite the pounding in the heart that says: turn back….” ― Erica Jong

118. “You're always you, and that don't change, and you're always changing, and there's nothing you can do about it.” ― Neil Gaiman, The Graveyard Book

119. “Maturity is when you stop complaining and making excuses, and start making changes.” ― Roy T. Bennett

120. “And that is how change happens. One gesture. One person. One moment at a time.” ― Libba Bray, The Sweet Far Thing

121. “Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” ― Lao Tzu

122. “One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world.” ― Malala Yousafzai

123. “No matter who you are, no matter what you did, no matter where you've come from, you can always change, become a better version of yourself.” ― Madonna

124. "If you're in a bad situation, don't worry it'll change. If you're in a good situation, don't worry it'll change." — John A. Simone, Sr.

125. “You cannot change what you are, only what you do.” ― Philip Pullman

126. “When people are ready to, they change. They never do it before then, and sometimes they die before they get around to it. You can't make them change if they don't want to, just like when they do want to, you can't stop them.” ― Andy Warhol

127. “Every woman that finally figured out her worth, has picked up her suitcases of pride and boarded a flight to freedom, which landed in the valley of change.” ― Shannon L. Alder

128. "Faced with the choice between changing one's mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof." ― John Kenneth Galbraith

129. “I find the best way to love someone is not to change them, but instead, help them reveal the greatest version of themselves.” ― Steve Maraboli


130. “Much of life isn’t fair. It’s how you live that matters. It’s how you deal with the bumps in the road.” – Maya Banks

131. “Time takes it all, whether you want it to or not.” ― Stephen King, The Green Mile

132. “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says “I’m possible!” – Audrey Hepburn

133. “All that you touch, You Change. All that you Change, Changes you. The only lasting truth is Change. God is Change.” ― Octavia E. Butler

134. “Anger, resentment and jealousy doesn't change the heart of others-- it only changes yours.” ― Shannon Alder

135. “Just be prepared for a long and often uncertain journey. The good stuff doesn’t come easy.” – Tim Westergren

136. “The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways. The point, however, is to change it.” – Karl Marx

137. "Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.” – Benjamin Spock

138. “When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.” – Helen Keller

139. “The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it.” – J. M. Barrie

140. “No one can tell what goes on in between the person you were and the person you become. No one can chart that blue and lonely section of hell. There are no maps of the change. You just come out the other side. Or you don't.” ― Stephen King, The Stand

141. “It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.” – Vince Lombardi

54 Quotes To Change Life & Perspective

142. “To remain indifferent to the challenges we face is indefensible. If the goal is noble, whether or not it is realized within our lifetime is largely irrelevant. What we must do therefore is to strive and persevere and never give up.” – Dalai Lama

143. “We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things. Not because they are easy, but because they are hard.” – John F. Kennedy

144. “Life is tough, my darling, but so are you.” – Stephanie Bennett-Henry

145. “When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not yet ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back.” – Paulo Coelho

146. “We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.” – Maya Angelou


147. “The most rewarding things you do in life are often the ones that look like they cannot be done.” – Arnold Palmer

148. “Women, like men, should try to do the impossible. And when they fail, their failure should be a challenge to others.” – Amelia Earhart

149. “Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.” – Les Brown

150. “I like the challenge of trying different things and wondering whether it’s going to work or whether I’m going to fall flat on my face.” – Johnny Depp

151. “When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

152. “It’s too easy to walk away quitter never wins so you should better stay look challenges straight in the eye.” – Z. Vujcic

153. “It is not in the still calm of life, or the repose of a pacific station, that great characters are formed. The habits of a vigorous mind are formed in contending with difficulties.” – Abigail Adams

154. “Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.” – Tony Robbins

155. “Brave men rejoice in adversity, just as brave soldiers triumph in war.” – Lucius Annaeus Seneca

156. “Expect obstacles and face them head-on. They are going to come up so the way you handle them is what makes all the difference.” – Lance Dale

157. “To be successful you must accept all challenges that come your way. You can’t just accept the ones you like.” – Mike Kafka

158. “Life throws challenges and every challenge comes with rainbows and lights to conquer it.” – Amit Ray

159. “Change your thoughts and you change your world.” – Norman Vincent

160. “Life is about accepting the challenges along the way, choosing to keep moving forward, and savoring the journey.” – Roy T. Bennett

161. “Go make your mark on the world. Be a world changer! Live bold for Christ no matter the cost.” – Crystal Woodman Miller

162. “Be a bit of a challenge; not because you’re playing games but because you realize you’re worth the extra effort.” – Mandy Hale

163. “Successful people have fear, successful people have doubts, and successful people have worries. They just don’t let these feelings stop them.” – T. Harv Eker


164. “Comfort is your biggest trap and coming out of comfort zone your biggest challenge.” – Manoj Arora

165. “Some fish love to swim upstream. Some people love to overcome challenges.” – Amit Ray

166. “The further you get away from yourself, the more challenging it is. Not to be in your comfort zone is great fun.” – Benedict Cumberbatch

167. “The true test of a champion is not whether he can triumph but whether he can overcome obstacles.” – Garth Stein

168. “It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.” – Andre Gide

169. “You have come a long way and have won many battles. Whenever you’re faced with a difficult or challenging situation, you’ll overcome it. Yes, you can.” – Roy T. Bennett

170. “Nothing is impossible for pure love.” – Mahatma Gandhi

171. “In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” – Abraham Lincoln

172. “It is during the worst times of your life that you will get to see the true colors of the people who say they care for you.”― Ritu Ghatourey

173. “To love oneself is the beginning of a life long romance.” – Oscar Wilde

174. “I have a voice, I cannot remain silent.”― Nurudeen Ushawu

175. “You cannot change the past, but you can make a difference now.”― Avis J. Williams

176. “Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” – Joshua J. Marine

177. “Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground.” – Theodore Roosevelt

178. “The real winners I’ve met in life weren’t necessarily skilled or perfect. They just had the tenacity to never, ever give up.”― Curtis Rivers

179. “Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.” – Soren Kierkegaard

180. “The real gift of today is somehow finding the me I knew ought to exist but has not.” ― Gary M. Douglas

181. “Life is like that…sometimes you have to peel off the bitterness in order to get to the part that is sweet.” ― Ken Poirot


182. “We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.” – Sam Keen

183. “Why tomorrow when there is today?” ― Connor Franta

184. “Don’t gain the world and lose your soul, wisdom is better than silver or gold.” – Bob Marley

185. “Our life is all about personal choices we make. We choose the life we live.” ― Sanjeev Himachali

186. “The sorrow we feel when we lose a loved one is the price we pay to have had them in our lives.” ― Rob Liano

187. “Sadness taught me to let someone hurt me and yet still talk beautifully about them.” ― Harlrey Biala

188. “Sometimes it took death for me to see life, don’t live with regrets, keep your head high. In a world filled with beauty I don’t want to blink twice; soak up every moment because you can’t stop time.” ― Puerto Rican Princess

189. “The only way to get over a death is by seeing it as a life completed, instead of a life interrupted.” ― Anonymous

190. “Our existence comes with Death. And it comes with suffering, death alone is not enough and pleasure have consequences. Love comes with hurting. And having means losing.” ― Ira N. Barin

191. “Death is sometimes kinder than Love.” ― Rick Riordan

192. “It’s better to be a lion for a day than a sheep all your life.” – Elizabeth Kenny

193. No matter how bad we might think the world is, in my experience the vast majority of us want to rub along with our fellow men and very often buried beneath a gruff exterior, there is a generous spirit waiting to be revealed.” - Tony Clark

194. "There is nothing permanent except change." - Heraclitus

195. “What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” – Jane Goodall

53 More Sayings & Quotes On Challenges

196. “Do what is right, not what is easy nor what is popular.” — Roy T. Bennett, author

197. “Do one thing every day that scares you.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

198. “If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.” – Tony Robbins

199. "Change alone is unchanging." - Heraclitus

200. “People can do whatever they want if they just set their heart to it, and just never give up, and just go out there and do it.” – Bethany Hamilton, Surfer

201. “At any given moment, you have the power to say: this is not how the story is going to end.” — Christine Mason Miller, author

202. “I don’t think you’re human if you don’t get nervous.” – Sidney Crosby

203. "Things do not change; we change." — Henry David Thoreau


204. “Success is most often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.” – Coco Chanel

205. “By changing nothing, nothing changes.” — Tony Robbins, author and philanthropist

206. “If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.” — Toni Morrison, author

207. “Don’t be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

208. “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” — Arthur Ashe, American tennis player

209. “Don’t cry after my death, I won’t know it. Love me when I am alive.” ― Luffina Lourduraj

210. “Don’t search for the meaning of life. Simply be present for the people you love.” – Maxime Lagacé

211. “The trivial will be the evidence they provide to prove they are still right here.” ― Angie Corbett-Kuiper

212. “Memories is all that you have, which help you survive the storms and struggles of your daily life after you lose someone!” ― Nikita Dudani

213. “The greatest power that a human possesses is the power of pure love.” – Debasish Mridha

214. “Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.” – Albert Einstein

215. “What will be your death note?” ― Lailah Gifty Akita

216. “I don’t regret the things I’ve done, I regret the things I didn’t do when I had the chance.” – Unknown

217. “Live your life in such a way that you’ll be remembered for your kindness, compassion, fairness, character, benevolence, and a force for good who had much respect for life, in general.” ― Germany Kent

218. “Live life to the fullest, and focus on the positive.” – Matt Cameron

219. “You don’t love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or for their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear.” – Oscar Wilde

220. “Life often teaches us through our wrong turns and missed possibilities.” – Anne Wilson Schaef


221. “While it is impossible to forget the past, it is necessary that we leave the past where it was. We are not the same people that we was then.” – Quirky Grandma

222. “When life is too easy for us, we must beware or we may not be ready to meet the blows which sooner or later come to everyone, rich or poor.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

223. “Each of us experiences defeats in life. We can transform defeat into victory if we learn from life’s whuppings.” – Les Brown

224. “The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.” – Oprah Winfrey

225. “Each person must live their life as a model for others.” – Rosa Parks

226. “There is nothing brilliant or outstanding in my record, except perhaps this one thing. I do the things I believe ought to be done. And when I make up my mind to do a thing, I act.” — Theodore Roosevelt, 26th U.S. president

227. “Fear is forward. No one is afraid of yesterday.” — Renata Adler, author, journalist, and film critic

228. “We build too many walls and not enough bridges.” — Isaac Newton, mathematician

229. “You can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will.” — Stephen King, author

230. “If you’re serious about changing your life, you’ll find a way. If you’re not, you’ll find an excuse.” — Jen Sincero, author

231. “A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.” — John A. Shedd, author and professor

232. “The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.” — Helen Keller, author

233. “For every minute you are angry, you lose sixty seconds of happiness.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson, author

234. “Each life is made up of mistakes and learning, waiting and growing, practicing patience and being persistent.” – Billy Graham

235. “Life is not about how fast you run or how high you climb, but how well you bounce.” – Vivian Komori

236. “Love yourself first, and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” – Lucille Ball

237. “Some people are so poor, all they have is money.” – Jack Kerouac

238. “Everyone in life is gonna hurt you; you just have to figure out which people are worth the pain.” – Erica Baican

239. “Transformation is a process, and as life happens there are tons of ups and downs. It’s a journey of discovery–there are moments on mountaintops and moments in deep valleys of despair.” – Rick Warren

240. “The greatest chapters in history always begin with risk, and the same is true with the chapters of your life.” – Mark Batterson


241. “Every day is not a day to master but an adventure to experience.” ― A.D. Posey

242. “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill

243. “When you change your thoughts, remember to also change your world.” — Norman Vincent Peale

244. “The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.” – Vince Lombardi

245. “The road to success and the road to failure are almost exactly the same.” — Colin R. Davis

246. “Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” – Marcel Proust

247. “Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today.” — Will Rogers

248. “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” – George Bernard Shaw

How Can Reading Motivational Quotes About Life’s Challenges Help You?

Reading motivational quotes about life’s challenges from famous speeches can be highly beneficial in a number of ways.

First and foremost, these quotes can provide a sense of perspective and inspiration when we're facing difficult times.

They can remind us that we're not alone in our struggles, and that others have faced and overcome similar challenges throughout history.

These quotes can also offer valuable insights and guidance on how to navigate life challenges.

They can provide us with new perspectives on our problems, and help us to see them in a different light.

For example, a quote about perseverance may remind us that the key to overcoming our challenges is not giving up, but rather continuing to push forward even when things are tough.

Additionally, reading motivational quotes about life challenges can help to boost our motivation and confidence.

They can give us a sense of hope and optimism, and remind us that we have the inner strength and resilience to overcome even the toughest of obstacles.

Finally, reading these quotes can serve as a source of inspiration and guidance for developing our own resilience and determination.

We can learn from the examples of great leaders who have overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles, and apply their insights and strategies to our own lives.

Next Steps

Implementing motivational quotes about life challenges from famous speeches into daily life can be a powerful way to stay motivated and focused on your goals.

Here are a few ways to incorporate these quotes into your daily routine:

  1. Write Them Down: One of the most effective ways to internalize a quote is to write it down. You can keep a journal or notebook where you write down your favorite quotes, and refer back to them whenever you need a dose of inspiration. You can also write them on sticky notes and place them on your desk or around your home as a reminder.
  2. Repeat Them To Yourself: Another way to incorporate these quotes into your daily life is to repeat them to yourself throughout the day. You can say them out loud, or simply repeat them silently in your head as a mantra. This can be especially helpful during challenging moments when you need a quick boost of motivation.
  3. Share Them With Others: Sharing motivational quotes about life challenges from famous speeches with others can be a great way to inspire and uplift those around you. You can share them with friends, family, or colleagues, or even post them on social media to inspire your wider network.
  4. Use Them As Inspiration For Goal-Setting: Finally, you can use these quotes as inspiration for setting goals and working towards them. For example, if you're facing a particular challenge, you could choose a quote that resonates with you and use it as motivation to keep pushing forward towards your goal.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Are Motivational Quotes About Life Challenges From Famous Speeches So Powerful?

Motivational quotes about life challenges from famous speeches are powerful because they come from individuals who have faced adversity and overcome it.

These quotes offer insights and strategies that have been proven to work, and can serve as a source of inspiration and guidance for individuals facing similar challenges.

Can Reading Motivational Quotes About Life Challenges From Famous Speeches Really Make A Difference In My Life?

Absolutely. Reading motivational quotes about life challenges from famous speeches can help you develop a more positive outlook and build resilience in the face of adversity.

They can help you to see your challenges in a new light and offer valuable guidance and inspiration for overcoming them.

How Do I Choose The Right Motivational Quotes About Life Challenges From Famous Speeches?

Choosing the right motivational quotes about life challenges from famous speeches depends on your personal preferences and the challenges you are facing.

Look for quotes that resonate with you and offer insights or strategies that you can apply to your own life.

You can also consider the source of the quote and the context in which it was delivered to gain a deeper understanding of its meaning and relevance.

248 Motivational Speech Quotes About Overcoming Life’s Challenges