Positive Quotes for Tough Times

For Staying Positive During the Global Pandemic…

These past couple weeks have been a struggle for many, myself included. The lay-offs are continuing, the virus has not hit its peak, and summer is slowly but surely getting cancelled. I feel like I’m getting numb to all the bad news that keeps coming out in the news and on social media daily.

I am currently on the job hunt, along with millions of other people and have had little to no luck thus far. The next two concerts I had planned in May and June (1. Sleeping with Sirens and 2. Above & Beyond) were cancelled because of Coronavirus. I was supposed to be at Disney World today and don’t have much hope for my Disney World trip in July. Pretty much every Jeep or Truck Show I was looking forward to has been cancelled.

I know I’m not alone here with the bad vibes, but I also know that so many people have it worse. My bad news is nothing compared to what other people are experiencing. The stories I’ve been hearing about those who have been closely affected by Covid-19 are saddening. It breaks my heart knowing how many people have had their lives derailed in any capacity because of this virus.

The bad news may keep piling on top of more bad news with no end in sight, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel. No matter how tough the current situation is, it will get better. It’s tough keeping positive when everything around is so negative. I’ve put together some of my favorite positive quotes and mantras that are super applicable to the current state of our world. Remember, the comeback is always better than the setback. Save this post for later, you’ll want to keep these close by when you need a positive quote or two.

Positive Quotes for Tough Times

“When everything seems to be against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” – Henry Ford

“Do not lose hope, please believe that there are a thousand beautiful things waiting for you. Sunshine comes to all who feel rain.” – R.M. Drake

“Keep looking up… That’s the secret of life.” – Charlie Brown

Positive Quotes for Tough Times

“Today, I will not stress over things I can not change.” – Unknown

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

“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” -Confucius

“You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” – Christopher Robin

“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

“A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor.” -Franklin D. Roosevelt

Positive Quotes for Tough Times

“Once you choose hope, anything’s possible.” -Christopher Reeves

“Be the light in the dark, be the calm in the storm and be at peace while at war.” -Mike Dolan

“Choose to be optimistic, it feels better.” -Dalai Lama

“It makes a big difference in your life when you stay positive.” -Ellen DeGeneres

“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.” -Oscar Wilde

“The most beautiful people I’ve known are those who have known trials, have known struggles, have known loss, and have found their way out of the depths.” -Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Positive Quotes for Tough Times

“Positive anything is better than negative nothing.” -Elbert Hubbard

“Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.” -Robert Schuller

“You’re going to go through tough times – that’s life. But I say, ‘Nothing happens to you, it happens for you.’ See the positive in negative events.” -Joel Osteen

“Sometimes the bad things that happen in our lives put us directly on the path to the best things that will ever happen to us.” -Unknown

“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.” -Martin Luther King Jr.

“Always turn a negative situation into a positive situation.” – Michael Jordan

Positive Quotes for Tough Times

“People deal too much with the negative, with what is wrong. Why not try and see positive things, to just touch those things and make them bloom?” -Thich Nhat Hanh

“Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.” -Willie Nelson

“If you have a positive attitude and constantly strive to give your best effort, eventually you will overcome your immediate problems and find you are ready for greater challenges.” -Pat Riley

“Few things in the world are more powerful than a positive push. A smile. A world of optimism and hope. A ‘you can do it’ when things are tough.” -Richard M. DeVos

“Tough times don’t last. Tough people do. I preach that, and I guess you have to live to it.” -Julian Edelman

“Once you’ve been through tough times, you can only become stronger.” -Alesha Dixon


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