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950 Inspiring Leadership Quotes For Tough Times (2023)

1. “All of life is a test and we all have our challenges to meet.” ― Marjory Sheba


2. “The three ‘C’s’ of leadership are consideration, caring, and courtesy. Be polite to everyone.” Brian Tracy


3. “No matter how much falls on us, we keep plowing ahead. That’s the only way to keep the roads clear.” ~ Greg Kincaid


4. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” — Winston Churchill


5. “Leadership is not about titles, positions, or flowcharts. It is about one life influencing another.” –John C. Maxwell


6. Hard times arouse an instinctive desire for authenticity. — Coco Chanel


7. “There exist limitless opportunities in every industry. Where there is an open mind, there will always be a frontier.” — Charles F. Kettering


8. “Tough times never last, but tough people do.”—Robert H. Schuller


9. “Happiness isn’t something that depends on our surroundings…it’s something we make inside ourselves.” ~ Corrie ten Boom


10. “365 Days 365 Opportunities – every day, do something that will inch you closer towards a better tomorrow.”! ???


11. If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants. — Isaac Newton, mathematician, physicist, and author


12. “Energy and persistence conquer all things.” — Benjamin Franklin


13. “A leader is one who sees more than others see, who sees farther than others see, and who sees before others see.” — Leroy Eimes


14. “He knows not his own strength who hath not met adversity.” — William Samuel Johnson


15. “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”


16. “Only those who dare to fail greatly, can ever achieve greatly.” — Robert F. Kennedy


17. “Hard times and funky living can season the soul, true enough, but joy is the yeast that makes it rise.” ― Tom Robbins


18. “Never to suffer would never to have been blessed.” – Edgar Allan Poe


19. “Suffering can refine us rather than destroy us because God himself walks with us in the fire.” – Timothy Keller


20. “When the leadership job is finished, the people will say, “we did it ourselves” - Lao Tsu


21. “Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.” - Jack Welch


22. “I don’t know if I’ve had my share of drama, but I’ve definitely had my share of hard times.” — Serena Williams


23. “The kind of beauty I want most is the hard-to-get kind that comes from within strength, courage and dignity.” – Ruby Dee


24. “Success is very much the intersection of luck and hard work.” — Dustin Moskovitz, Co-founder and CEO of Asana.


25. “Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them become what they are capable of being.” –Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


26. “You’ve got to stay strong to be strong in tough times.” – Tilman J. Fertitta


27. “If you are patient...and wait long enough...Nothing will happen” — Jim Davis creator of Garfield


28. “You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.” –Nancy D. Solomon


29. “The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.” Bob Marley


30. “Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes.”


31. Hard times are sometimes blessings in disguise. We do have to suffer but in the end it makes us strong, better and wise. — Anurag Prakash Ray


32. “What helps you persevere is your resilience and commitment.” — Roy T. Bennett


33. “Prosperity is not without many fears and disasters; and adversity is not without comforts and hopes.” – Francis Bacon


34. “Leadership is unlocking people’s potential to become better.” —Bill Bradley


35. “The human capacity for burden is like bamboo – far more flexible than you’d ever believe at first glance.” ~ Jodi Picoult


36. “Thankfully, persistence is a great substitute for talent.” – Steve Martin, ‘Born Standing Up: A Comic’s Life’


37. “Remember that just because you hit bottom doesn’t mean you have to stay there.” — Robert Downey Jr


38. “When life takes the wind out of your sails, it is to test you at the oars.” –


39. “And one has to understand that braveness is not the absence of fear but rather the strength to keep on going forward despite the fear.” — Paulo Coelho


40. “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” – Thomas Edison


41. “A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.” - Lao Tzu


42. “People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision.” –John C. Maxwell


43. “If you’re presenting yourself with confidence, you can pull off pretty much anything.” – Katy Perry


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


45. “Just think how happy you would be if you lost everything you have right now, and then got it back again.” – Frances Rodman


46. “The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.” — Ernest Hemingway


47. “Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.” —Les Brown


48. “The key to success is action.” Brian Tracy


49. “Hard times, when held with open hands and a tender heart, can prepare us for the future.” ― Cindee Snider Re


50. “Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.” — Khalil Gibran


51. “There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.” – Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist


52. “Smile even when you’re going through some hard times.” ― Alcurtis Turner


53. “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning how to dance in the rain.” — Vivian Greene


54. “Thankfully, persistence is a great substitute for talent.” – Steve Martin


55. “You start with a darkness to move through but sometimes the darkness moves through you.” – Dean Young


56. “Every adversity brings new experiences and new lessons.” ― Lailah Gifty Akita


57. “The difference between a strong man and a weak one is that the former does not give up after a defeat.” ~ Woodrow Wilson


58. “Hard times and fake friends are like oil and water: they don’t mix.” – Nkwachukwu Ogbuagu


59. Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other. — Walter Elliot, British politician


60. “Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” —Napoleon Hill


61. “Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” – Dr. Seuss


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


63. “Certainly, there were tough times, but no, you can’t go back and change it. So, why dwell on it?” – Alex Smith


64. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius


65. “Attitude-flexibility is the mentality that helps us to smoothly persevere through turbulent times.”― Dr. Jacinta Mpalyenkana


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


67. “Learning to trust is one of life’s most difficult tasks.” ~ Isaac Watts


68. “Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.” –Margaret Fuller


69. “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


70. “Wise leaders generally have wise counselors because it takes a wise person themselves to distinguish them.” Diogenes of Sinope


71. “The world breaks everyone, and afterwards, some are strong at the broken places.” – Ernest Hemingway


72. “Failing organizations are usually over-managed and under-led.” - Stephen Covey


73. “If there is no struggle, there is no progress.” – Frederick Douglass


74. It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up. — Babe Ruth, former professional baseball player


75. “If you believe it will work out, you’ll see opportunities. If you believe it won’t, you will see obstacles.” – Wayne Dyer


76. “True heroes are made of hard work and integrity.” — Hope Solo, American former soccer goalkeeper.


77. “Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.” — Walt Whitman


78. “Success can cause people to unlearn the habits that made them successful in the first place.” — Satya Nadella, Indian-American business executive.


79. There will be obstacles. There will be doubters. There will be mistakes. But with hard work, there are no limits. — Michael Phelps, Olympic swimmer


80. “If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done.” – Bruce Lee


81. Hard times may have held you down, but they will not last forever. When all is said and done, you will be increased. — Joel Osteen


82. “Persistence and resilience only come from having been given the chance to work through difficult problems.” — Gever Tulley


83. “It’s your reaction to adversity, not adversity itself, that determines how your life’s story will develop.” — Dieter F. Uchtdorf


84. Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard. — Tim Notke, basketball coach


85. “To be tested is good. The challenged life may be the best therapist.”—Gail Sheehy


86. “She stood in the storm and when the wind did not blow her way, she adjusted her sails.” — Elizabeth Edwards


87. The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires. - William Arthur Ward


88. “Practice Golden Rule Management in everything you do. Manage others the way you would like to be managed.” Brian Tracy


89. “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” — Abraham Lincoln


90. “Whatever you are, be a good one.” –Abraham Lincoln


91. “Difficult times produce strong men and women. Keep on your struggle to achieve your dreams!”― Avijeet Das


92. “We are not a product of what has happened to us in our past. We have the power of choice.” ~ Stephen Covey


93. “You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt


94. “In hard times nothing is visible, life seems to beat you down, with courage hit the problems ball will be in your court.” ― Kishore Bansal


95. “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow.”―Mary Anne Radmach


96. “Don’t wait around for other people to be happy for you. Any happiness you get, you’ve got to make yourself.” – Alice Walker


97. “You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.”— Margaret Thatcher


98. “We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.” ~ J.K. Rowling


99. “A good half of the art of living is resilience.” ~ Alain de Botton


100. Management is about arranging and telling. Leadership is about nurturing and enhancing. - Tom Peters


101. “In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” — Albert Einstein


102. “I’ve got nothing to do today but smile.” – Paul Simon


103. “Elevate true productivity over the appearance of hard work.” — Scott Belsky, American entrepreneur and author.


104. “What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.”— Ralph Waldo Emerson


105. “The price of greatness is responsibility.” — Winston Churchill


106. “A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.” — Martin Luther King Jr.


107. “Enthusiasm is common. Endurance is rare.” — Angela Duckworth


108. “Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.” — Carl Bard


109. “After a storm comes a calm.” – Matthew Henry


110. “Don’t find fault, find a remedy.” — Henry Ford


111. “In times of great stress or adversity, it’s always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive.” – Lee Iacocca


112. “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” - Steve Jobs


113. “No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself, or to get all the credit for doing it.” — Andrew Carnegie


114. “Every adversity, every failure and every heartache carries with it the seed of an equivalent or a greater benefit.” — Napoleon Hill


115. “I walk slowly, but I never walk backward.” – Abraham Lincoln


116. “New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings.” – Lao Tzu


117. “There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.” –Edith Wharton


118. “Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.” — Maya Angelou


119. “Successful leaders see the opportunities in every difficulty rather than the difficulty in every opportunity.” — Reed Markham


120. “No matter how hard the battle gets, or no matter how many people don’t believe in your dream, never give up!” – Eric Thomas


121. “The supreme quality of leadership is integrity.” –Dwight D. Eisenhower


122. “What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


123. “I should be grateful for the tough times because Allah chose me, though I was good enough to go through it.” ― Nouman Ali Khan


124. “Leaders think and talk about the solutions. Followers think and talk about the problems.” –Brian Tracy


125. “Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.” – Michael Jordan


126. “The greatest glory in living lies not in never failing, but in rising every time we fail.”– Nelson Mandela


127. “Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” – A. A. Milne


128. “Be patient and tough; someday this pain will be useful to you.” — Ovid


129. “Hard times don’t create heroes. It is during the hard times when the ‘hero’ within us is revealed.” ~ Bob Riley


130. “The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.” John Maxwell


131. “Difficult times will come.” It’s a fact of life, isn’t it? There are good times and bad times in everybody’s life.”― Raj Kosaraju


132. “Tough times never last, but tough people do.” – Robert Schuller


133. “Tough times call for tough choices and pinching every penny.” – John Hickenlooper


134. Success is often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable. — Coco Chanel, fashion designer


135. “Let us all be the leaders we wish we had.” — Simon Sinek, Author and inspirational speaker.


136. “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader.” - John Quincy Adams


137. “Rock bottom became the solid foundation in which I rebuilt my life.” — J.K. Rowling


138. “On the other side of a storm is the strength that comes from having navigated through it. Raise your sail and begin.” — Gregory S. Williams


139. “I can give you a six-word formula for success: Think things through — then follow through.” — Edward Rickenbacker


140. “You can make heaven out of hell, or hell out of heaven. The choice is yours.”― Shannon L. Alder


141. “The greater the difficulty, the more glory in surmounting it. Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests.” — Epictetus


142. “The task of the leader is to get their people from where they are to where they have not been.” — Henry Kissinger


143. “Hard times don’t create heroes. It is during the hard times when the ‘hero’ within us is revealed.” — Bob Riley


144. “Grief and resilience live together.” ~ Michelle Obama


145. “The best leaders never stop learning.”


146. Raise your level of performance to meet your expectations.” – Ralph Marston


147. “I ask not for a lighter burden, but for broader shoulders.”~ Jewish Proverb


148. “Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.” – Wayne Dyer


149. “Hard times are sometimes blessings in disguise. We do have to suffer but in the end it makes us strong, better and wise.” — Anurag Prakash Ray


150. “Pettiness, spite, and vengeance are emotional reactions considered to be beneath the dignity of a leader.”


151. “Nothing is more beautiful than the smile that has struggled through the tears.” ~ Demi Lovato


152. “A leader is a dealer in hope.” — Napoleon Bonaparte


153. With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts. — Eleanor Roosevelt


154. “As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.” Bill Gates


155. “It’s true that no one ever said life would be easy, but it is also true that no one ever said you had to go through it alone.”― Jellis Vaes


156. “Hard times don’t create heroes. It is during the hard times when the ‘hero’ within us is revealed.” – Bob Riley


157. “Every goal first started as something in our mind. You have it all within you!” – Deborah Day, ‘BE HAPPY NOW!’


158. “Problems are not stop signs; they are guidelines.”—Robert Schuller


159. “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” –John F. Kennedy


160. “The greatest leaders mobilize others by coalescing people around a shared vision.” — Ken Blanchard


161. “If you have integrity, nothing else matters. If you don’t have integrity, nothing else matters.” Harvey Mackay


162. “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader.” — John Quincy Adams


163. “What helps you persevere is your resilience and commitment.” ~ Roy T. Bennett


164. “Management is about arranging and telling. Leadership is about nurturing and enhancing.” - Tom Peters


165. “Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.” –Robert Louis Stevenson


166. “You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.” – Oprah Winfrey


167. “Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations. The best is yet to come.”― Zig Ziglar


168. “Leadership is the capacity to transform vision into reality.” Warren G. Bennis


169. “He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak. Strong convictions precede great actions.” ~ Louisa May Alcott


170. “You never know how strong you are, until being strong is your only choice.” ~ Bob Marley


171. “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” — Steve Jobs


172. “Hard times may have held you down, but they will not last forever. When all is said and done, you will be increased.” — Joel Osteen


173. “The thing you fear most has no power. Your fear of it is what has the power. Facing the truth really will set you free.” Oprah Winfrey


174. “No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself, or to get all the credit for doing it.” —Andrew Carnegie


175. “A leader is a dealer in hope.” - Napoleon Bonaparte


176. “A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.” John C. Maxwell


177. “I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure, which is: Try to please everybody.” –Herbert Swope


178. “Don’t stop breathing just because night has fallen! Don’t stop breathing just because you are sleeping.”― Ernest Agyemang Yeboah


179. “I hope you never fear those mountains in the distance,


180. “Leadership is an ever-evolving position.” –Mike Krzyzewski


181. “Where there is no struggle, there is no strength” – Oprah


182. “Hard times are like thunder. They make a lot of noise but do little harm. Don’t fear hard times.”― Debasish Mridha


183. “Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.” – Bruce Lee


184. “In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life. It goes on.” – Robert Frost


185. “Even in hard times there’s a possibility to have fun.” ― Eyden I


186. “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, concerned citizens can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has.” — Margaret Mead


187. “A winner is just a loser who tried one more time.” – George M. Moore Jr.


188. “I am strong because I’ve been weak. I am fearless because I’ve been afraid.” — Unknown


189. “Fall seven times, stand up eight.” ~ Japanese Proverb


190. The oak fought the wind and was broken, the willow bent when it must and survived. — Robert Jordan


191. “Strong people alone know how to organize their suffering so as to bear only the most necessary pain.” — Emil Dorian


192. “Next to trying and winning, the best thing is trying and failing.” — L.M. Montgomery


193. That which does not kill us makes us stronger. — Friedrich Nietzsche


194. “Being a self-leader is to serve as chief, captain, president, or CEO of one’s own life” - Drucker


195. “A good leader leads the people from above them. A great leader leads the people from within them.” M.D. Arnold


196. “Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.” — Dwight D. Eisenhower


197. “There is meaning in every journey that is unknown to the traveler.” — Dietrich Bonhoeffer


198. “Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.” — Og Mandino


199. “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” Benjamin Franklin


200. “Real leadership is leaders recognizing that they serve the people that they lead.” - Pete Hoekstra


201. “There is meaning in every journey that is unknown to the traveler.” ~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer


202. “Anyone is free to judge me, but they weren’t there in my tough times.” — S. Sreesanth


203. “The person who can dominate during rough times is the person who can dominate, period.” ― Gary Vaynerchuk


204. “In my experience, people who don’t stick around during the hard times weren’t worth having around anyway.” – Kimberly Belle


205. “I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.” ~ Maya Angelou


206. “Become a happy memory collector. Live fully in the now, appreciating each moment. This is how you capture future memories.” – Karen Salmansohn


207. Every adversity, every failure, and every heartache, carries with it the seed of an equivalent or greater benefit. — Napoleon Hill


208. “There exist limitless opportunities in every industry. Where there is an open mind, there will always be a frontier.” —Charles F. Kettering


209. “Hard times lifts the seeking souls to higher spiritual realms.”― Lailah Gifty Akita


210. “When you delegate work to a member of the team, your job is to clearly frame success and describe the objectives.” Steven Sinofsky


211. “You never know how strong you are, until being strong is your only choice.” — Bob Marley


212. “The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority.” — Ken Blanchard, American author and motivational speaker.


213. “People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.” – Abraham Lincoln


214. “Do not get discouraged in times of difficulties.”― Lailah Gifty Akita


215. “In prosperous times, the marginal workers get by. But in tough times, they get the shaft.” — Bill O’Reilly


216. “No person will make a great business who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit.” Andrew Carnegie


217. “We are not a product of what has happened to us in our past. We have the power of choice.” — Stephen Covey


218. “Don’t follow the crowd, let the crowd follow you.” —Margaret Thatcher


219. “It doesn’t matter who you are, or where you came from. The ability to triumph begins with you. Always.” - Oprah Winfrey


220. “Every adversity, every failure, and every heartache, carries with it the seed of an equivalent or greater benefit.” ~ Napoleon Hill


221. “Become the kind of leader that people would follow voluntarily; even if you had no title or position.” Brian Tracy


222. If your heart is broken, make art with the pieces. — Shane Koyczan


223. “I think most art comes out of poverty and hard times.” — Willie Nelson


224. “Don’t tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results.” —George S. Patton Jr.


225. “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.”–Abraham Lincoln


226. “Hard times build determination and inner strength. Through them we can also come to appreciate the uselessness of anger.” — Dalai Lama


227. “That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche


228. “In tough times, one has to see if the fundamentals of the business are good or not.” — Naveen Tewari


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


230. Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible. —Tony Robbins, American author, and speaker


231. “Fruitful times are waiting those who are patient in the hard times.” — Jonathan H. Wilson


232. The only difference between success and failure is the ability to take action. — Alexander Graham Bell


233. “A leader is a person you will follow to a place you would not go by yourself.” –Joel Barker


234. You never know how strong you are, until being strong is your only choice. — Bob Marley


235. “A clear vision, backed by definite plans, gives you a tremendous feeling of confidence and personal power.” Brian Tracy


236. “Next to trying and winning, the best thing is trying and failing.” – Lucy Maud Montgomery


237. “Only during hard times do people come to understand how difficult it is to be master of their feelings and thoughts.” – Anton Chekhov


238. “Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.” Jack Welch


239. “Leadership is the art of giving people a platform for spreading ideas that work.” — Seth Godin


240. “I don’t know a startup that hasn’t been through tough times.” – Vinod Khosla


241. “Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.” —Dalai Lama


242. Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy. — Leo Buscaglia


243. “Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy.” ~ Leo Buscaglia


244. “Leadership is unlocking people’s potential to become better.” –Bill Bradley


245. “No man is good enough to govern another man without that other’s consent,”


246. “High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation.” — Charles F. Kettering, American inventor and engineer.


247. “The role of leadership is to transform the complex situation into small pieces and prioritize them.” — Carlos Ghosn


248. “Integrity is the most valuable and respected quality of leadership. Always keep your word.” Brian Tracy


249. “Let perseverance be your engine and hope your fuel.” — H. Jackson Brown, Jr.


250. “In difficult times, it’s so hard to look around and to see what to be grateful for.” – Alice Barrett


251. “Being successful is a choice and, therefore, being defeated is a decision.” — Jim Stovall, American writer.


252. If people knew how hard I worked to get my mastery, it wouldn't seem so wonderful after all. — Michelangelo, sculptor and painter


253. “As the worst comes to us when we are unprepared, so shall we Strive when the best in unexpected.” – Goitsemang Mvula


254. “Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.” —George Addair


255. “You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.” ~ Marcus Aurelius


256. “A good leader leads the people from above them. A great leader leads the people from within them.” –M.D. Arnold


257. “Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.” –Warren G. Bennis


258. “Don’t cry for a man who’s left you; the next one may fall for your smile.” – Mae West


259. “You’ll never regret what you do in life. You’ll only regret what you don’t do.”— Dr. Wayne Dyer


260. “In the midst of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.” – Albert Camus


261. Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul - and sings the tunes without the words - and never stops at all. — Emily Dickinson


262. “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” ~ Thomas Alva Edison


263. “A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.” –John Maxwell


264. “Successful leaders see the opportunities in every difficulty rather than the difficulty in every opportunity.” Reed Markham


265. “If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” — Dr. Wayne Dyer


266. “The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.” ~ Chinese Proverb


267. “Learn how to be happy with what you have while you pursue all that you want.” ~ Jim Rohn


268. “Resilience is based on compassion for ourselves as well as compassion for others.” — Sharon Salzberg


269. “Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results, not attributes.” –Peter F. Drucker


270. I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it. — Thomas Jefferson, American Founding Father


271. “You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.” — Nancy D. Solomon


272. “You don’t achieve success, you attract success.” — Farshad Asl, Entrepreneur.


273. “Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.” ~ Maya Angelou


274. “Teamwork is the secret that makes common people achieve uncommon results.” — Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha, Educator and bestselling author.


275. Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time. — Thomas Edison, inventor


276. “The highest of distinctions is service to others.” –King George VI


277. “Be strong. You never know who you are inspiring.” – Unknown


278. A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves. - Lao Tzu


279. “Only those who dare to fail greatly, can ever achieve greatly.” ~ Robert F. Kennedy


280. “There are no great people in this world, only great challenges which ordinary people rise to meet.”—William Frederick Halsey, Jr.


281. “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, concerned citizens can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has.” –Margaret Mead


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


283. “The bravest sight in the world is to see a great man struggling against adversity.”– Seneca


284. Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat. — F. Scott Fitzgerald, author


285. Whatever we believe about ourselves and our ability comes true for us. — Susan L. Taylor, journalist


286. “Be thankful for the bad things in life. They open your eyes to see the good things you weren’t paying attention to before.”


287. “I had a lot of tough times, and I know what it is. We must move forward, working equally and always strong.” — David de Gea


288. “In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” – Albert Einstein


289. The only thing standing between you and outrageous success is continuous progress. — Dan Waldschmidt, business strategist


290. “In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.” — Albert Camus


291. “It may sound strange, but many champions are made champions by setbacks.” ~ Bob Richards


292. Hard times build determination and inner strength. Through them we can also come to appreciate the uselessness of anger. — Dalai Lama


293. “We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.” —Kurt Vonnegut


294. “Remember: Every champion was once a contender that refused to give up.” – Rocky Balboa


295. My barn having burned down, I can now see the moon. — Mizuta Masahide


296. “Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” –Harold R. McAlindon


297. “There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.” — Edith Wharton


298. “You cannot be a leader, and ask other people to follow you, unless you know how to follow, too.” — Sam Rayburn


299. “What people have the capacity to choose, they have the ability to change.” — Madeleine Albright, American politician.


300. “We must meet the challenge rather than wish it were not before us.” – William J. Brennan, Jr.


301. “I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars.” ~ Og Mandino


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


303. “Doing what is right isn’t the problem. It is knowing what is right.” –Lyndon B Johnson


304. “I will always find a way and a way will always find me.” – Charles F. Glassman


305. “Turn your wounds into wisdom.” ~ Oprah Winfrey


306. “Becoming a leader is synonymous with becoming yourself. It is precisely that simple and it is also that difficult.” –Warren Bennis


307. If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader. - John Quincy Adams


308. “Sometimes adversity is what you need to face in order to become successful.” – Zig Ziglar


309. “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” - John F. Kennedy


310. “By sticking it out through tough times, people emerge from adversity with a stronger sense of efficacy.”- Albert Bandura


311. “If you’re not sure where you are going, you’re liable to end up someplace else.” –Robert F. Mager


312. “A failure is not always a mistake. It may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying.” – B.F. Skinner


313. “Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you. Never excuse yourself.” ― Henry Ward Beecher


314. “The only thing that’s keeping you from getting what you want is the story you keep telling yourself.” – Tony Robbins


315. “Love so joyfully and freely given can never be taken away. It is never truly gone.” – Cameron Dokey


316. “Hard times are purposeful, meant to refine and redirect us. They’re not arbitrary or random, and they’re definitely not cruel.” ― Liz Curtis Higgs


317. “Leaders think and talk about the solutions. Followers think and talk about the problems.”


318. “We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope.”– Martin Luther King


319. “If you’re going through hell, keep going.” – Winston Churchill


320. “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” – Thomas Edison


321. “When the going gets tough, the tough get going.” – Joseph Kennedy


322. “Just because I’m in the spotlight – I’m actually no better than anyone else. Everyone has hard days and tough times.” – Kyle Carpenter


323. “I like to use the hard times of the past to motivate me today.” –Dwayne Johnson


324. “One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.” Arnold Glasow


325. “Hard days are the best because that’s when champions are made.” – Gabrielle Douglas


326. “I don’t know if I’ve had my share of drama, but I’ve definitely had my share of hard times.” ― Serena Williams


327. “A problem is a chance for you to do your best.” – Duke Ellington


328. “To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift.” – Steve Prefontaine


329. “Falling down is how we grow. Staying down is how we die.” – Brian Vaczily


330. “Learn how to be happy with what you have while you pursue all that you want.” – Jim Rohn


331. “Be strong, things will get better. It might be stormy now, but rain doesn’t last forever.” – Unknown


332. “Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right thing.” –Peter F. Drucker


333. “One of the most important things you can do on this earth is to let people know they are not alone.” – Shannon L. Alder


334. “Look over your shoulder now and then to be sure someone’s following you.” –Henry Gilmer


335. “Leaders don’t inflict pain, they share pain.” — Max Depree


336. “Every champion was once a contender that refused to give up.” — Sylvester Stallone


337. “The most effective way to lead is to lead from within.” –(could not help myself) Lolly Daskal


338. “Turn your wounds into wisdom.” – Oprah Winfrey


339. “The effective leader recognizes that they are more dependent on their people than they are on them. Walk softly.” Brian Tracy


340. “I’m used to really struggling and facing a hard time to get things going, until I’m comfortable at all with them.” ― Seth Rogen


341. “Always choose the future over the past. What do we do now?” Brain Tracy


342. “Leaders never use the word failure. They look upon setbacks as learning experiences.” Brian Tracy


343. “I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars.”– Og Mandino


344. “Deciding what not to do is as important as deciding what to do.” Jessica Jackley


345. “If I persist long enough I will win.” – Og Mandino


346. “The difference between stumbling blocks and stepping stones is how you use them.” ~ Anonymous


347. “Do not judge me by my success, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.” ~ Nelson Mandela


348. “Take chances, make mistakes. That’s how you grow. Pain nourishes your courage. You have to fail in order to practice being brave.” Mary Tyler Moore


349. “Failing to fail will never give you the real joy and happiness of success” ~ Invajy


350. “Sometimes the tide is with us, and sometimes against. But we keep swimming either way.” – Charlie Munger


351. “Encouragement is like water to the soul, it makes everything grow.” – Chris Burkmenn


352. Leadership is an action, not a position.” - Donald McGannon


353. “That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” – Friedrich Nietzsche


354. “No matter what you’re going through there’s no pit so deep that God can’t reach in and get you out.” ― Joyce Meyer


355. “Imperfections are not inadequacies; they are reminders that we’re all in this together.” — Brené Brown, American researcher and storyteller.


356. “The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.” — Chinese Proverb


357. “When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


358. “Messages are more often “heard” when the communicator is honest, sincere, and succinct. In other words, say what you mean, and mean what you say.”


359. “Be passionate and move forward with gusto every single hour of every single day until you reach your goal.” — Ava DuVernay, American filmmaker.


360. “In the hard times everything will be revealed, stay watching.” – Gun Gun Febrianza


361. “Friends and family matter most during hard times.” ― Liz Miller


362. “Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.” ~ William Ellery Channing


363. “Most people fall upon tough times at some point.” – Esther McVey


364. “A problem is a chance for you to do your best.” ~ Duke Ellington


365. “A problem is a chance for you to do your best.”- Duke Ellington


366. “Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.” – Dale Carnegie


367. “A good half of the art of living is resilience.” – Alain de Botton


368. “The nice thing about teamwork is that you always have others on your side.” — Margaret Carty, American author and executive director of MLA.


369. “My barn having burned down. I can now see the moon.” — Mizuta Masahide


370. “You are what you do, not what you say you’ll do.” Carl Jung


371. “Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion.” - Jack Welch


372. “Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.” – Marcus Aurelius


373. “Leadership cannot really be taught. It can only be learned.” –Harold Geneen


374. “The true measure of the value of any business leader and manager is performance.” – Brian Tracy


375. If you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time. — Steve Jobs, co-Founder of Apple Inc.


376. “Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them become what they are capable of being.” — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


377. “When people talk, listen completely.” –Ernest Hemingway


378. “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretzky


379. Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out. — Robert Collier, author


380. “Difficult roads always lead to beautiful destinations.” — Zig Ziglar


381. “The bravest sight in the world is to see a great man struggling against adversity.” – Seneca The Younger


382. “Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”Harold R. McAlindon


383. “Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate and doubt to offer a solution everybody can understand.”


384. “Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.” –Dwight D. Eisenhower


385. “Fall seven times and stand up eight.” – Japanese Proverb


386. “Tonight we cry, we despair, and we fear. Tomorrow we get back to work trying to build the world we want.” – Sam Altman


387. “Difficult times don’t come your way just so you can survive them; God uses these times in your life to form and refine you.” – Joel Osteen


388. “The task of leadership is not to put greatness into humanity, but to elicit it, for the greatness is already there.” –John Buchan


389. “Hard times never last. Let your hope keep you joyful.” ― Lailah Gifty Akita


390. He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying. — Nietzsche, philosopher


391. Storms make trees take deeper roots. – Dolly Parton


392. “The only way round is through.” — Robert Frost, American poet.


393. “A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.” — Max Lucado


394. All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. — Walt Disney, founder of Walt Disney World


395. “The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant.”


396. Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it. — Charles R. Swindoll, author and educator


397. “Wise leaders generally have wise counselors because it takes a wise person themselves to distinguish them.” — Diogenes of Sinope


398. “Mastery is great, but even that is not enough. You have to be able to change course without a bead of sweat, or remorse.” – Tom Peters


399. “A diamond is a chunk of coal that did well under pressure.” — Henry Kissinger


400. “The greatest glory in living lies not in never failing, but in rising every time we fail.” – Nelson Mandela


401. “Hard times may have held you down, but they will not last forever. When all is said and done, you will be increased.” ~ Joel Osteen


402. “The last 10% it takes to launch something takes as much energy as the first 90%.” — Rob Kalin, American entrepreneur.


403. “A leader is best when people barely know he exists. When his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.” — Lao Tzu


404. “The oak fought the wind and was broken, the willow bent when it must and survived.” ~ Robert Jordan


405. “Everyone goes through a hard time in their life.” — Kirsten Dunst


406. “Leadership is the art of giving people a platform for spreading ideas that work.” –Seth Godin


407. “The greatest oak was once a little nut who held its ground.” — Author Unknown


408. The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials. — Chinese Proverb


409. “We’ve gotten through a lot of tough times, and we’re going to keep working to make them better. I wish the record was better.” – Mike Quade


410. “Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.” – Khalil Gibran


411. “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader.” John Quincy Adams


412. “A star wants to see himself rise to the top. A leader wants to see those around him rise to the top.” Simon Sinek


413. “A good objective of leadership is to help those who are doing poorly to do well and to help those who are doing well to do even better.” Jim Rohn


414. “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


415. “Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.” General Dwight Eisenhower


416. “We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.”– Kenji Miyazawa


417. “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples.” —Mother Teresa


418. “One’s dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but it can never be taken away unless it is surrendered.” — Michael J. Fox


419. “He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak. Strong convictions precede great actions.” — Louisa May Alcott


420. Confidence, courage and determined spirit are vital for surviving hard times. — Lailah Gifty Akita


421. “When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this – you haven’t.” – Thomas A. Edison


422. “The good life is not built on a foundation of ease…it’s the hard times that give us a rock solid foundation.” – Richie Norton


423. “With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt


424. “You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” – Buddha


425. “When you’re at the end of your rope, tie a knot and hold on.” – Theodore Roosevelt


426. “Leaders set high standards. refuse to tolerate mediocrity or poor performance.” Brian Tracy


427. “A company is only as good as the people it keeps.” — Mary Kay Ash, American businesswoman and founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics.


428. “The role of leadership is to transform the complex situation into small pieces and prioritize them.” –Carlos Ghosn


429. When you go through something, like, you learn to appreciate little things - the birds, trees, flowers. — Grizz Chapman


430. The secret of leadership is simple: Do what you believe in. Paint a picture of the future. Go there. People will follow. - Seth Godin


431. “To add value to others, one must first value others.” –John Maxwell


432. “Difficult roads always lead to beautiful destinations.” – Zig Ziglar


433. “Character is simply habit long continued.” - Plato


434. “Hard times arouse an instinctive desire for authenticity.” ~ Coco Chanel


435. “The task of leadership is not to put greatness into humanity, but to elicit it, for the greatness is already there.” — John Buchan


436. “The key responsibility of leadership is to think about the future. No one else can do it for you.” Brian Tracy


437. “One small crack does not mean you are broken, it means that you were put to the test and you didn’t fall apart.” – Linda Poindexter


438. “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow.”―Mary Anne Radmacher


439. “A leader is one who sees more than others see, who sees farther than others see, and who sees before others see.” –Leroy Eimes


440. “You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.” – Walt Disney


441. “A problem is a chance for you to do your best.”– Duke Ellington


442. “To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.” — Friedrich Nietzsche


443. “Things turn out the best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.” — John Wooden


444. “If someone is strong enough to bring you down, show them you are strong enough to get back up.”- A. Josland


445. “The things we fear most in organizations — fluctuations, distubances, imbalances — are the primary sources of creativity.” — Margaret Wheatley


446. “Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.” — Helen Keller


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


448. “Only during hard times do people come to understand how difficult it is to be master of their feelings and thoughts.” — Anton Chekhov


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


450. “Inside of a ring or out, ain’t nothing wrong with going down. It’s staying down that’s wrong.” – Muhammad Ali


451. You are your greatest asset. Put your time, effort and money into training. — Tom Hopkins, sales leader


452. “Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.” — Warren G. Bennis


453. “Entrepreneurial leadership requires the ability to move quickly when opportunity presents itself.” Brian Tracy


454. “A good leader takes a little more than his share of the blame, a little less than his share of the credit.” —Arnold H. Glasow


455. “As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.” — Bill Gates


456. “The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men, the conviction and the will to carry on.” — Walter Lippman


457. “Those who let things happen usually lose to those who make things happen.” –Dave Weinbaum


458. “Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself; do not look for a successful personality and duplicate it.” - Bruce Lee


459. “The signature of the truly great is not the absence of difficulty but the ability to recover from setbacks.”— Jim Collins


460. “The human capacity for burden is like bamboo – far more flexible than you’d ever believe at first glance.” — Jodi Picoult


461. We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope. — Martin Luther King, Jr.


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


463. “Happiness isn’t something that depends on our surroundings…it’s something we make inside ourselves.” — Corrie ten Boom


464. “I’m really out of touch with myself emotionally. I’ve always had a hard time talking about how I feel.” ― Sharon Van Etten


465. “Rock bottom became the solid foundation in which I rebuilt my life.” ~ J.K. Rowling


466. “Tough times never last, but tough people do.” – Robert H. Schuller


467. “Life doesn’t get easier or more forgiving. We get stronger and more resilient.” — Steve Maraboli


468. “Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.” –Jack Welch


469. “It’s your reaction to adversity, not adversity itself that determines how your life’s story will develop.” ~ Dieter F. Uchtdorf


470. “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” — William Arthur Ward


471. Grief and resilience live together. — Michelle Obama


472. “Unity is strength... when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.” — Mattie Stepanek, American poet.


473. “A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus, but a molder of consensus.” Martin Luther King, Jr.


474. “Courage does not always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.”- Mary Anne Radmacher


475. “Once I’ve learned all those things and gotten through the hard times, I come out feeling really powerful.” ― Skylar Grey


476. “If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.”―H.G. Wells


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


478. “I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.” Ralph Nader


479. “You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.” William Falkner


480. “On the other side of a storm is the strength that comes from having navigated through it. Raise your sail and begin.” ~ Gregory S. Williams


481. “Leaders think and talk about the solutions. Followers think and talk about the problems.” Brian Tracy


482. The greater the difficulty, the more the glory in surmounting it. ― Epicurus, Greek philosopher


483. “You don’t get any medal for trying something, you get medals for results.” – Bill Parcells


484. “Small minds can’t comprehend big spirits. To be great, you have to be willing to be mocked, hated and misunderstood. Stay strong.” – Unknown


485. “A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.” –Martin Luther King Jr.


486. “There is no investment you can make which will pay you so well as the effort to scatter sunshine and good cheer through your establishment.”


487. “The key to successful leadership is influence, not authority.” - Kenneth H. Blanchard


488. “You are not allowed to let the sadness ruin you.” – Karen Salmansohn


489. “My job is not to be easy on people. My job is to take these great people we have and to push them and make them even better.” - Steve Jobs


490. “A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” —Albert Einstein


491. “When you face any difficulty, do not panic but pray.” ― Lailah Gifty Akita


492. “With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.” – Eleanor Roosevelt


493. “Perseverance is the key to success. Never give up and keep making efforts. It’s often the last key in the bunch that opens the lock.” ~ Invajy


494. “Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.” — Robert Louis Stevenson


495. “It’s not exactly like you thought it would be, you think it’s a failure. What about the spectrum of colors in between.” – Sara Evans


496. “Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” — Harold R. McAlindon


497. “All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.” – J.R.R. Tolkien, ‘The Fellowship of the Ring’


498. “You don’t have to control your thoughts; you just have to stop letting them control you.” – Dan Millman


499. “The greater the difficulty, the more glory in surmounting it. Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests.” – Epictetus


500. “Identify your problems, but give your power and energy to solutions.” – Tony Robbins


501. “When the going gets tough, the tough get going.”—Joseph Kennedy


502. “Doug Conant is remarkable—and so is this work.“


503. “Never give up on something that you can’t go a day without thinking about.” — Sir Winston Churchill


504. “In my experience, people who don’t stick around during the hard times weren’t worth having around anyway.”― Kimberly Belle


505. “I believe most people in their life will fall upon tough times at some point.” — Esther McVey


506. “A leader is best when people barely know he exists. When his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.” –Lao Tzu


507. “Life is very interesting. In the end, some of your greatest pains become your greatest strengths.” — Drew Barrymore


508. “Don’t be afraid to challenge the pros, even in their own backyard.” General Colin Powell


509. “The greatest leaders mobilize others by coalescing people around a shared vision.” –Ken Blanchard


510. “A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.” ~ Christopher Reeve


511. Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it. — Helen Keller


512. “I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong… I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.” ~ Audrey Hepburn


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


514. “Confidence, courage and determined spirit are vital for surviving hard times.” ~ Lailah Gifty Akita


515. “Accept hardship as a necessary discipline.” – Lailah Gifty Akita


516. “If you’re going through hell, keep going.” — Winston Churchill


517. “The greatest mistake you can make in life is to continually fear that you will make one.” – Elbert Hubbard


518. “A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.” — Christopher Reeve


519. “Don’t tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results.” —George Patton


520. “Don’t bemoan your fate. Everybody’s not going to be dealt the same hand. Everybody’s going to go through tough times.”- Chuck Knox


521. “You’ll have bad times, but it’ll always wake you up to the good stuff you weren’t paying attention to.” – Robin Williams


522. “A diamond is a chunk of coal that did well under pressure.” – Henry Kissinger


523. “Champions keep playing until they get it right.” – Billie Jean King


524. “Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.” John C. Maxwell


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


526. “There have been some hard times, people around me supported me.” – Laure Manaudou


527. “Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.” — J.K. Rowling


528. “Don’t tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results.” George Patton


529. “Nothing will work unless you do.” —Maya Angelou


530. “You start with a darkness to move through


531. “Leaders don’t create followers, they create more leaders.” Tom Peters


532. “Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.” – Harriet Beecher Stowe


533. “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” —Theodore Roosevelt


534. “Energy and persistence conquers all things.” — Benjamin Franklin


535. “You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.” — Margaret Thatcher


536. “If you are being positive and strong in difficult times half of your problems will be solved automatically.” – Anurag Prakash


537. “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” John F. Kennedy


538. “Some knowledge is too heavy…you cannot bear it…your Father will carry it until you are able.” ~ Corrie ten Boom


539. “What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.” —Plutarch


540. “There will be obstacles. There will be doubters. There will be mistakes. But with hard work, there are no limits.” – Michael Phelps


541. “Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength.” — Corrie ten Boom


542. Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.— Stephen King, author


543. “It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.” – Seneca


544. “People in tough times – it doesn’t mean they don’t have a great attitude.” – Joel Osteen


545. “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.” —Henry Ford


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


547. “Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you; they’re supposed to help you discover who you are.” — Bernice Johnson Reagon


548. “Hard times always uncover the basic goodness and evil of the day.” ― Zig Ziglar


549. Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don’t turn up at all. — Sam Ewing, author


550. “An ounce of performance is worth pounds of promises.” – Mae West


551. “Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.” – Steve Jobs


552. “Courage is looking fear right in the eye and saying, ‘Get the hell out of my way, I’ve got things to do.” – Unknown


553. “Learn to value yourself, which means: fight for your happiness.” – Ayn Rand


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


555. “We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand.” — Randy Pausch


556. “Adversity is just change that we haven’t adapted ourselves to yet.” ― Aimee Mullins


557. “Leadership: the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.”


558. “The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.” -Ralph Nader


559. “The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves.” —Ray Kroc


560. “Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


561. “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” —William Arthur Ward


562. “The trick is to enjoy life. Don’t wish away your days, waiting for better ones ahead.” – Marjorie Pay Hinckley


563. “I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship.” – Louisa May Alcott


564. “Nothing is more beautiful than the smile that has struggled through the tears.” — Demi Lovato


565. If God sends us on strong paths, we are provided strong shoes.~ Corrie ten Boom


566. “He who has never learned to obey cannot be a good commander.” — Aristotle


567. “When life changes itself to harder. Change yourself to stronger.” –


568. “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” – Dr. Seuss


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


570. “Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody’s going to know whether you did it or not. Oprah Winfrey


571. “Great leaders are not defined by the absence of weakness, but rather by the presence of clear strengths.” –John Zenger


572. “Don't tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results.” - George Patton


573. “In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” ~ Albert Einstein


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


575. “In the dark times, if you have something to hold on to, which is yourself, you’ll survive.” ― Whoopi Goldberg


576. “I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.” - Ralph Nader


577. “Use what you’ve been through as fuel, believe in yourself and be unstoppable!”– Yvonne Pierre


578. “Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.” ~ Khalil Gibran


579. “The last of human freedoms – the ability to choose one’s attitude in a given set of circumstances. – Viktor Frankl


580. “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


581. “When we learn how to become resilient, we learn how to embrace the beautifully broad spectrum of the human experience.” — Jaeda Dewalt


582. “Efficiency is doing the thing right. Effectiveness is doing the right thing.” - Peter F. Drucker


583. “Every adversity, every failure and every heartache carries with it the seed of an equivalent or a greater benefit.”– Napoleon Hill


584. “Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity is a greater. Possession pampers the mind; privation trains and strengthens it.” ~ William Hazlitt


585. “Every generation has their challenge.” – Jon Stewart


586. “Think little goals and expect little achievements. Thing big goals and win big success.” —David Joseph Schwartz


587. “It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.” — Mark Twain


588. “Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.” — Publilius Syrus


589. “The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.” ~ Ernest Hemingway


590. “You need to be buried deep in the dirt before you can find your bloom.” – Roz Inga


591. “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” –Steve Jobs


592. “We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.” — J.K. Rowling


593. “Do or do not. There is no try.” —Yoda


594. “The human capacity for burden is like bamboo—far more flexible than you’d ever believe at first glance.” — Jodi Picoult


595. “Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.” —Albert Einstein


596. “Leadership is the ability to get extraordinary achievement from ordinary people.” Brian Tracy


597. “I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people.”


598. “The pain you feel today is the strength you feel tomorrow. For every challenge encountered, there is opportunity for growth.”—Unknown


599. “Strong people alone know how to organize their suffering so as to bear only the most necessary pain.” ~ Emil Dorian


600. “Our love is so big. It has room for everybody.” — Cari Tuna, President of the Open Philanthropy Project and Good Ventures.


601. “Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.” – Napoleon Hill


602. “By the darkness, stars are revealed.” — Evette Carter


603. “The bravest sight in the world is to see a great man struggling against adversity.” –Seneca


604. “There were good times, there were hard times, but there were never bad times.” – Steve Jobs


605. “Hard times can mean no friends, no job, no hope.” — Andrew Matthews


606. “Leadership is a choice, not a position.” —Stephen Covey


607. “Hard times are coming to your town / So stay alert, don’t let them get you down.” — Joseph Simmons


608. “One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.” ― Albert Schweitzer


609. “Anyone can hide. Facing up to things, working through them, that’s what makes you strong.” – Sarah Dessen


610. “We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations.” — Chuck Swindoll


611. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” — Eleanor Roosevelt, American political figure and former First Lady.


612. “The bravest sight in the world is to see a great man struggling against adversity.” — Seneca


613. “If only we’d stop trying to be happy we could have a pretty good time.”- Edith Wharton


614. “It’s funny how, when things seem the darkest, moments of beauty present themselves in the most unexpected places.” ― Karen Marie Moning


615. “When we learn how to become resilient, we learn how to embrace the beautifully broad spectrum of the human experience.” ~ Jaeda Dewalt


616. “We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.” — Carlos Costaneda


617. “Courage isn’t having the strength to go on – it is going on when you don’t have strength.” — Napoléon Bonaparte


618. “Even in the tough times, He’s still a good God.” – Victoria Osteen


619. “It doesn’t matter how slow you go, as long as you don’t stop.”– Confucius


620. People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it. — George Bernard Shaw, playwright


621. “You cannot beat hard time, but hard times bears fools and scatters their destiny.” — Chukwuemeka E. Onyejinduaka


622. “And one has to understand that braveness is not the absence of fear but rather the strength to keep on going forward despite the fear.” – Paulo Coelho


623. “The best leaders have a high consideration factor. They really care about their people” Brian Tracy


624. “If you can wear the hard times of your life as furrows on your brow, you can wear the good times as a twinkle in your eye.” ― Robert Breault


625. “A winner is a dreamer who never gives up.” – Nelson Mandela


626. Great companies are built in the office, with hard work put in by a team. — Emily Chang


627. “Good teams incorporate teamwork into their culture, creating the building blocks for success.” — Ted Sundquist, American football player.


628. “I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass.” – Maya Angelou


629. “Leadership is unlocking people’s potential to become better.”


630. “Do not judge me by my success, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.” — Nelson Mandela


631. “You manage things; you lead people.” — Grace Murray Hopper


632. “Failures are foundation stones of the Success Forts” ~ Invajy


633. “Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.” Stephen Covey


634. “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning how to dance in the rain.” – Vivian Greene


635. “The difference between a strong man and a weak one is that the former does not give up after a defeat.” — Woodrow Wilson


636. “I think an inspirational quote can get you through hard times.” ― Tuba marryam


637. “Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.” –Stephen Covey


638. “When people talk, listen completely.” — Ernest Hemingway


639. “A good half of the art of living is resilience.” — Alain de Botton


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


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


642. “We must meet the challenge rather than wish it were not before us.”—William J. Brennan


643. “We must meet the challenge rather than wish it were not before us.” — William J. Brennan, Jr., Former Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court


644. “Hard times arouse an instinctive desire for authenticity.” – Coco Chanel


645. “It’s your reaction to adversity, not adversity itself that determines how your life’s story will develop.” — Dieter F. Uchtdorf


646. “Become the kind of leader that people would follow voluntarily, even if you had no title or position.” — Brian Tracy


647. “All of life is a test and we all have our challenges to meet.”― Marjory Sheba


648. “We don’t develop courage by being happy every day. We develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.” — Barbara De Angelis


649. “Never give in. Never, never, never.” — Winston Churchill


650. “Your friends will believe in your potential, your enemies will make you live up to it.” – Tim Fargo


651. “Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.” Warren Bennis


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


653. “A good leader takes a little more than his share of the blame, a little less than his share of the credit.” — Arnold Glasow


654. “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson


655. “To be a leader, you have to make people want to follow you, and nobody wants to follow someone who doesn’t know where he is going.”


656. “In tough times, that’s when you see true colors and personality.” — Didier Deschamps


657. “Leadership is an action, not a position.” –Donald McGannon


658. The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary. — Vidal Sassoon, hairdressing business tycoon


659. “Hard times sustain and strengthen others, inspiring them to strive toward personal growth.” – Senora Roy


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


661. “I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.” — Maya Angelou


662. “Every time you have to speak, you are auditioning for leadership.” –James Humes


663. “If you're going through hell, keep going.” — Winston Churchill


664. “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.”– Albert Einstein


665. “Keep your fears to yourself, but share your inspiration with others.” - Robert Louis Stevenson


666. “Being challenged in life is inevitable, being defeated is optional.” — Roger Crawford


667. Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success. — Dale Carnegie, author and lecturer


668. “Ain’t a hard time been invented that I cannot handle.” — Michael Mann


669. “The greater the difficulty the more glory in surmounting it. Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests.” ― Epictetus


670. Without labor, nothing prospers. — Sophocles


671. “I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.” ― Michael Jordan


672. “When you go through something, like, you learn to appreciate little things – the birds, trees, flowers.” ~ Grizz Chapman


673. “In tough times, everyone has to take their share of the pain.” – Theresa May


674. “The human capacity for burden is like bamboo - far more flexible than you'd ever believe at first glance.” — Jodi Picoult


675. Be patient and tough; someday this pain will be useful to you. — Ovid


676. “One ceases to recognize the significance of mountain peaks if they are not viewed occasionally from the deepest valleys.” – Dr. Al Lorin


677. “I’m in a glass case of emotion.” – Anchorman


678. If your teacher, coach, or mentor believes you can do something, you’re more likely to do it. — Gwen Moran, FastCompany


679. You’ve got to Stay Strong to be strong in tough times. – Tilman J. Fertitta


680. “He worked with her as she was and not as he wanted her to be.” – Colin Clark, ‘My Week with Marilyn’


681. “We’re going to have tough times. We’re going to have five-game losing streaks. Everybody goes through it.” – Masai Ujiri


682. “No one is going to make you a leader. Take the reins, create your own opportunity, and build the career that you deserve.” Devin Bramhall


683. “Hard times have made me see / That the hard times ain’t where I wanna be.” — Christopher Bridges


684. “There are no office hours for leaders.” –Cardinal J. Gibbons


685. “Leadership is a series of behaviors rather than a role for heroes.” - Margaret Wheatley


686. “There have always been hard times. There have always been wars and troubles.” ― Louis L’Amour


687. “The hardest person you will ever have to lead is yourself.” – Bill George


688. “Turn your wounds into wisdom.” — Oprah Winfrey


689. “You cannot be a leader, and ask other people to follow you, unless you know how to follow, too.” —Sam Rayburn


690. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. — Albert Einstein


691. “To succeed, you have to do something and be very bad at it for a while. You have to look bad before you can look really good.”– Barbara DeAngelis


692. “You’re either remarkable or invisible. Make a choice.” — Seth Godin, American author and business executive.


693. “You always feel for your fellow players when they are going through tough times, losing and things like that.” — Sonny Bill Williams


694. “Each group and each youngster is different. As a leader or coach, you get to know what they need.”


695. I am who I am today because of the choices I made yesterday. — Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady of the U.S.


696. “One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.” — Arnold Glasow


697. “The important thing is this: to be able to give up in any given moment all that we are for what we can become.” –DeSeaux


698. “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”—Thomas Edison


699. “Instead of worrying about what you cannot control, shift your energy to what you can create.” ― Roy T. Bennett


700. “No matter how many goals you have achieved, you must set your sights on a higher one.” — Jessica Savitch, American television news presenter.


701. “The supreme quality of leadership is integrity.” — Dwight D. Eisenhower


702. “Be patient and tough; someday this pain will be useful to you.” ~ Ovid


703. “If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.” – Frank A. Clark


704. “Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” – Helen Keller


705. “No matter how much falls on us, we keep plowing ahead. That's the only way to keep the roads clear.” — Greg Kincaid


706. “Resilience is the ability to attack while running away.” — Wes Fessler


707. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill


708. “As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.” –Bill Gates


709. “It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent.”


710. “Taking care of yourself makes you stronger for everyone in your life… including you.” – Kelly Rudolph


711. “You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.” – James Allen


712. There are no traffic jams on the extra mile. — Zig Ziglar, author, and motivational speaker


713. “Respect is the key determinant of high-performance leadership. how much people respect you determines how well they perform.” Brian Tracy


714. “You need resilience not just for the hard times. You need resilience if you’re going to be happy.” — Eric Greitens


715. “I could endure hard times thanks to my fans that stood by me. I decided that I wouldn’t disappoint them.” ― Jay Park


716. “She stood in the storm and when the wind did not blow her way, she adjusted her sails.” ~ Elizabeth Edwards


717. “A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be.” –Rosalynn Carter


718. “A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way and shows the way.” —John C. Maxwell


719. “Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.”—Carl Bard


720. “I’m not prepared to give up just yet.”


721. “Through hard times. It puts your life into perspective. It will get you back on track.” — Andrew Matthews


722. All are architects of fate - Henry W. Longfellow


723. “It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.” – Edmund Hillary


724. “Real leadership is leaders recognizing that they serve the people that they lead.” — Pete Hoekstra


725. “Don’t find fault, find a remedy.” —Henry Ford


726. “The hardest struggle of all is to be something different from what the average man is.” – Charles M Schwab


727. When you do more than you’ paid for, eventually you’ll be paid for more than you do. — Zig Ziglar, author and motivational speaker


728. “Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.” –Publilius Syrus


729. “We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations.” ~ Chuck Swindoll


730. Enthusiasm is common. Endurance is rare. — Angela Duckworth


731. “What you do has far greater impact than what you say.” Stephen Covey


732. “See your hard times through the spectacles of your experiences. They, too, shall pass away.”― Ogwo David Emenike


733. “Don’t tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results.” — George S. Patton Jr.


734. “If your heart is broken, make art with the pieces.” ~ Shane Koyczan


735. Success is not final; failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts. — Winston S. Churchill, former Prime Minister


736. “Always keep an open mind and a compassionate heart.” — Phil Jackson, American former professional basketball player and coach.


737. “Anyone can hide. Facing up to things, working through them, that’s what makes you strong.” – Sarah Dessen


738. “You take people as far as they will go, not as far as you would like them to go.” –Jeanette Rankin


739. “Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.” — Mahatma Gandhi


740. Efficiency is doing the thing right. Effectiveness is doing the right thing. - Peter F. Drucker


741. “A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.”


742. There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure. — Colin Powell, first Black Secretary of State


743. “If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn’t need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around.” Jim Rohn


744. “There should be a science of discontent. People need hard times and oppression to develop psychic muscles.” ― Frank Herbert


745. “Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.” ~ Og Mandino


746. “Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.” – J.K. Rowling


747. “Life isn’t about getting and having, it’s about giving and being.” – Kevin Kruse


748. “Real leadership is leaders recognizing that they serve the people that they lead.” Pete Hoekstra


749. “And one has to understand that braveness is not the absence of fear but rather the strength to keep on going forward despite the fear.” ~ Paulo Coelho


750. “Enthusiasm is common. Endurance is rare.” ~ Angela Duckworth


751. “Conscience is the root of all true courage; if a man would be brave let him obey his conscience.” James Freeman Clark


752. “If you are going through hell, keep going.” – Winston Churchill


753. “The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” —Ayn Rand


754. “Resilience is based on compassion for ourselves as well as compassion for others.” ~ Sharon Salzberg


755. “Life is very interesting. In the end, some of your greatest pains become your greatest strengths.” ~ Drew Barrymore


756. “The secret of leadership is simple: Do what you believe in. Paint a picture of the future. Go there. People will follow.” - Seth Godin


757. “You never lose a dream. It just incubates as a hobby.”— Larry Page, American computer scientist.


758. “Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.”- John Lennon


759. Do or do not. There is no try. — Yoda


760. Impossible is just an opinion. — Paulo Coelho, Brazilian lyricist, and novelist


761. “He who knows when he can fight and when he cannot, will be victorious.” – Sun Tzu


762. “Hard times always lead to something great.” – Betsey Johnson


763. “Sometimes painful things can teach us lessons that we didn’t think we needed to know.” – Amy Poehler


764. “Leaders are innovative, entrepreneurial, and future-oriented. They focus on getting the job done.” Brian Tracy


765. “It is under the greatest adversity that there exists the greatest potential for doing good, both for oneself and others.” — Dalai Lama


766. “Stay connected to feel empathy, compassion, and understanding for yourself and others.” Vanessa Tucker


767. “A good leader takes a little more than his share of the blame, a little less than his share of the credit.” –Arnold Glasow


768. “He who conquers others is strong; He who conquers himself is mighty.” – Lao Tzu


769. “You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.” ~ Margaret Thatcher


770. “Leadership is not about titles, positions, or flow charts. It is about one life influencing another.” John C. Maxwell


771. “But I’ve bought a big bat.


772. “Scared is what you’re feeling. Brave is what you’re doing.” – Emma Donoghue


773. “Wisdom is knowing what to do next, skill is knowing how to do it, and virtue is doing it.” –David Star Jordan


774. “Everyone goes through a hard time in their life.” ― Kirsten Dunst


775. “Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.”


776. “For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.”- Ralph Waldo Emerson


777. “Leadership is not about titles, positions, or flowcharts. It is about one life influencing another.” — John C. Maxwell


778. “Earn your leadership every day.” –Michael Jordan


779. “The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves.” –Ray Kroc


780. “Leaders don’t inflict pain, they share pain.” –Max Depree


781. “His conviction that everything happened for a reason, and would come to good, gave him laughing equanimity even in hard times.” ― Laura Hillenbrand


782. “Real leadership is leaders recognizing that they serve the people that they lead.” –Pete Hoekstra


783. “Remember that guy that gave up? Neither does anyone else.”—Unknown


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


785. “Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you; they’re supposed to help you discover who you are.”—Bernice Johnson Reagon


786. “Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.” Albert Schweitzer


787. “What we think determines what happens to us, so if we want to change our lives, we need to stretch our minds.” – Wayne Dyer


788. On any given Monday I am one sale closer and one idea away from being a millionaire. — Larry D. Turner


789. “A leader is best when people barely know he exists; when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: We did it ourselves.” Lao Tzu


790. “Hard times fall upon everybody. Whatever it is, we’re going to get out of it.” – Mike Tyson


791. “In hard times, beauty can seem frivolous – but take it away, and all you’re left with is hard times.” ― Paul Madonna


792. “will pay attention to the role of stories [and] myths . . . .”


793. He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life. — Muhammad Ali, Black professional boxer and activist


794. “A leader is a person you will follow to a place you would not go by yourself.” — Joel Barker


795. “Going through challenging things can teach you a lot, and they also make you appreciate the times that aren’t so challenging.” ~ Carrie Fisher


796. “It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees.” — Emiliano Zapata


797. “Some people make a bad bed, they just have to lie in it.” – Virginia Euwer Wolff


798. “Nobody can make you to feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt


799. “It is a blessing to experience hardship. Not because we suffer, but because we learn to endure.”― Saim .A. Cheeda


800. “Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.” — Jack Welch


801. Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better. — Maya Angelou, American poet, and civil rights activist


802. “You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.” — James Allen


803. “The difference between stumbling blocks and stepping stones is how you use them.” – Unknown


804. “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” — Thomas Edison


805. “What’s money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.” —Bob Dylan


806. “Why worry? If you’ve done the very best you can, worrying won’t make it any better.” – Walt Disney


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


808. “The first step is you have to say that you can.” – Will Smith


809. “Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other.” – Walter Elliot


810. “Hard times make you bitter or make you more compassionate.” — Jewel


811. “All warriors of a free life share a hardcore mantel that brindles them through troubled times.”― Kilroy J. Oldster


812. “You cannot expect victory and plan for defeat.” – Joel Osteen


813. “With an enthusiastic team, you can achieve almost anything.” — Tahir Shah, British author, journalist, and documentary maker.


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


815. “If you are going through hell, keep going.” ~ Winston S. Churchill


816. “It’s easier to go down a hill than up it but the view is much better at the top.” – Henry Ward Beecher


817. “Without hope, how can we survive hard times?” – Lailah Gifty Akita


818. “Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes.” – Peter Drucker


819. “You walk around with a negative attitude and you’re just naturally going to bring trouble and hard times down on yourself.” — Charles de Lint


820. “You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do." - Eleanor Roosevelt


821. “You manage things; you lead people.” –Grace Murray Hopper


822. “The greatest glory in living lies not in never failing, but in rising every time we fail.” — Nelson Mandela


823. “Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.” – Dr. Seuss


824. “The world is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong.” – Swami Vivekananda


825. “I didn’t fail the test, I just found 100 ways to do it wrong.” – Benjamin Franklin


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


827. “Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.”— John R. Wooden


828. “Don’t be discouraged. It’s often the last key in the bunch that opens the lock.”—Unknown


829. “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” - William Arthur Ward


830. “Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice.” Bill George


831. “The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.” –Ralph Nader


832. “When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.” – Haruki Murakami


833. “All human beings are self-leaders; however, not all self-leaders are effective at self-leading” - Manz


834. “Don’t follow the crowd, let the crowd follow you.” — Margaret Thatcher


835. “I can give you a six-word formula for success: Think things through–then follow through.” –Edward Rickenbacker


836. “To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.”—Eleanor Roosevelt


837. “I know God will not give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish that He didn’t trust me so much.” – Mother Teresa


838. “I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people.” –Mahatma Gandhi


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


840. “I want little girls to grow up knowing they can do anything, even play football.” — Jen Welter, American football coach.


841. “An entrepreneur is someone who will jump off a cliff and assemble an airplane on the way down.” — Reid Hoffman, American Internet entrepreneur.


842. “Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” Ralph Waldo Emerson


843. “No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself, or to get all the credit for doing it.”


844. “If the wind will not serve, take to the oars.” — Latin Proverb


845. “My barn having burned down, I can now see the moon.” ~ Mizuta Masahide


846. “Worry is a total waste of time. It doesn’t change anything. All is does it steal your joy and keep you very busy doing nothing.” – Lionel Willard


847. “Never crush a man out, thereby making him and his friends permanent enemies of your organization.”


848. “We cannot win in team situations or in relationships by ourselves.” — Terry Orlick, Canadian professor.


849. “The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work.” – Harry Golden


850. “Leadership is an action, not a position.” - Donald McGannon


851. “The task of the leader is to get their people from where they are to where they have not been.” –Henry Kissinger


852. “A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be.” Rosalynn Carter


853. Hard times don't create heroes. It is during the hard times when the 'hero' within us is revealed. — Bob Riley


854. “If you really want to grow as an entrepreneur, you’ve got to learn to delegate.” Richard Branson


855. “Life keeps throwing me stones. And I keep finding the diamonds…”― Ana Claudia Antunes


856. “Truth is ever to be found in simplicity, and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things.” — Sir Isaac Newton, English mathematician.


857. “Wisdom is knowing what to do next, skill is knowing how to do it, and virtue is doing it.” — David Star Jordan


858. “It may sound strange, but many champions are made champions by setbacks.” — Bob Richards


859. “The things we fear most in organizations–fluctuations, distubances, imbalances–are the primary sources of creativity.” —Margaret Wheatley


860. Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about others. - Jack Welch


861. “One’s dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but it can never be taken away unless it is surrendered.” ~ Michael J. Fox


862. “Things turn out the best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.”– John Wooden


863. “Do what you feel in your heart to be right, for you’ll be criticized anyway.” –Eleanor Roosevelt


864. “I have found that if you love life, life will love you back.” – Arthur Rubinstein


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


866. “When hardships keep coming back, do not take it personal. It’s just life.”― Naide P Obiang


867. “Life doesn’t get easier or more forgiving, we get stronger and more resilient.” ~ Steve Maraboli


868. “Life will throw obstacles at you to make sure you truly want it.” – Maxime Lagacé


869. “The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves.” — Ray Kroc


870. “Remember that guy that gave up? Neither does anyone else.” — Unknown


871. “Fall seven times, stand up eight.” – Japanese Proverb


872. “We must meet the challenge rather than wish it were not before us.”—William J. Brennan, Jr., Former Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court


873. “Becoming a leader is synonymous with becoming yourself. It is precisely that simple and it is also that difficult.” — Warren Bennis


874. “I say find one true friend to help you get through the tough times.” – Kelly Osbourne


875. “Tough times never last, but tough people do.” — Robert H Schuller


876. “At the root of all misery is unfulfilled desire.” – Scott Hahn, ‘Hope for Hard Times’


877. If something is important enough, even if the odds are against you, you should still do it. — Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX


878. “I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship.” — Louisa May Alcott


879. “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.” –


880. “Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.”


881. “It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.” — Edmund Hillary


882. “Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength.” ~ Corrie ten Boom


883. “Persistence and resilience only come from having been given the chance to work through difficult problems.” ~ Gever Tulley


884. “Show me someone who has done something worthwhile, and I’ll show you someone who has overcome adversity.” — Lou Holtz


885. “Encourage yourself, believe in yourself, and love yourself. Never doubt who you are.” – Stephanie Lahart


886. “You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.” – Maya Angelou


887. “As a leader, you should always start with where people are before you try to take them where you want them to go.” Jim Rohn


888. “He knows not his own strength who hath not met adversity.”– William Samuel Johnson


889. “Fall seven times, stand up eight.” — Japanese Proverb


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


891. “To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.” –Eleanor Roosevelt


892. “It’s so freeing, it’s beautiful in a way, to have a great failure, there’s nowhere to go but up.” — David Lynch, co-creater of Twin Peaks


893. “Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.” — Ryunosuke Satoro, Japanese author.


894. “The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes.” –Tony Blair


895. “Anyone, anywhere can make a positive difference.” - Mark Sanborn


896. “Ninety percent of leadership is the ability to communicate something people want.” –Dianne Feinstein


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


898. “A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be.” — Rosalynn Carter


899. “The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work.” — Harry Golden


900. “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” ~ Thomas Edison


901. “It takes a lot of courage to push through hard times. Never give up. Good things are coming your way.”― Robert Tew


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


903. “Believe in yourself and you can be anything.” -Katy Perry


904. “Every champion was once a contender that refused to give up.” – Sylvester Stallone


905. “Let perseverance be your engine and hope your fuel.”—H. Jackson Brown, Jr.


906. “In the midst of these hard times it is our good health and good sleep that are enjoyable.” ― Knute Nelson


907. “Leadership is unlocking people’s potential to become better.” Bill Bradley


908. “Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.” — Mother Teresa, Albanian-Indian Roman Catholic nun and missionary.


909. “As president, Lincoln was an intelligent communicator. He was careful about what he said, and he thought before he spoke.”


910. “It’s hard work that makes things happen. It’s hard work that creates change.” — Shonda Rhimes, American television producer.


911. “My job is not to be easy on people. My job is to take these great people we have and to push them and make them even better.” —Steve Jobs


912. “They tried to bury us, but they didn’t know that we were seeds.” – Mexican Proverb


913. “Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.” ~ Helen Keller


914. “Here’s to strong women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them. – Unknown ”


915. “I think that little by little I’ll be able to solve my problems and survive.” – Frida Kahlo


916. “The best way to predict the future is to create it.” – Abraham Lincoln


917. “A great person attracts great people and knows how to hold them together.” –Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


918. “To be tested is good. The challenged life may be the best therapist.”—Gail Sheehy, Author


919. “It all starts with a great idea and teamwork.” — Garrett Camp, Canadian entrepreneur.


920. “To do great things is difficult; but to command great things is more difficult.” -Friedrich Nietzsche


921. “Some knowledge is too heavy...you cannot bear it...your Father will carry it until you are able.” — Corrie ten Boom


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


923. “Life has many ways of testing a person’s will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen all at once.” — Paulo Coelho


924. “How can you love people without encouraging them? And how can you be loyal to people without educating them.” – Confucius, ‘The Analects’


925. Never be limited by other people’s limited imaginations. — Dr. Mae Jemison, first Black female astronaut


926. “If we will be quiet and ready enough, we shall find compensation in every disappointment.” – Henry David Thoreau


927. “Man needs difficulties in life because they are necessary to enjoy the success.” – Abdul Kalam


928. “Confidence, courage and determined spirit are vital for surviving hard times.” — Lailah Gifty Akita


929. “No matter how much falls on us, we keep plowing ahead. That’s the only way to keep the roads clear.” — Greg Kincaid


930. “Resilience is the ability to attack while running away.” ~ Wes Fessler


931. “One word of encouragement can be enough to spark someone’s motivation to continue with a difficult challenge.” – Roy T. Bennett


932. “Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.” — William Ellery Channing


933. “Life will always be hard on you, but it doesn’t mean you should give up.” – Anurag Prakash Ray


934. “Faith is why I’m here today and faith is why I made it through.’ – Jonathan Anthony Burkett


935. “Don’t miss the blessing disguised as shit.”― Jennifer Ho-Dougatz


936. When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it. — Henry Ford


937. Going through challenging things can teach you a lot, and they also make you appreciate the times that aren't so challenging. — Carrie Fisher


938. “By sticking it out through tough times, people emerge from adversity with a stronger sense of efficacy.” – Albert Bandura


939. “Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul – and sings the tunes without the words – and never stops at all.” ~ Emily Dickinson


940. “It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.”– Albert Einstein


941. “The Universe may be stranger than we can imagine, but it’s going to have a tough time outdoing Egan.”- Greg Egan


942. “Everybody goes through some tough times in their life, no matter what you do. Man, I’ve had my tough times.” – David Ortiz


943. “When you delegate tasks, you create followers. When you delegate authority, you create leaders.” Craig Groeschel


944. “You don't need a title to be a leader.” - Mark Sanborn


945. “Lead and inspire people. Don’t try to manage and manipulate people. Inventories can be managed but people must be led.” Ross Perot


946. “I like to use the hard times of the past to motivate me today.” – Dwayne Johnson


947. “Once you choose hope, anything’s possible.” – Christopher Reeve


948. “If you can't swallow your pride, you can't lead. Even the highest mountain had animals that step on it.” - Jack Weatherford


949. “When someone is going through a storm…your silent presence is more powerful than a million empty words.” – Thelma Davis


950. “When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this: you haven’t.” – Thomas Edison

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