15 Quotes For When The Going Gets Tough

15 Quotes For When The Going Gets Tough

Ciao tutti! 🙂

Today’s post is a collection of some special quotes that I turn to when I need a little extra help.  Quotes can seem cliché since they pop up practically everywhere now and can therefore lose their meaning a bit. But some can really strike a chord inside and help keep things in perspective, especially when you’re going through a tough moment.

Another thing I find comforting in quotes like these are that they remind me that someone else has experienced the same feelings I’m feeling.  No matter the specific circumstance, pain is pain and obstacles are in everyone’s story. So with that reminder that we are all in this together, here are my favorite quotes that help lift me through difficult moments. 🙂



 Each day,  live to elevate yourself. each day elevate one person. Make elevation your religion. – Yogi Bhajan



  Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny. -C.S. Lewis



 When we face the worst that can happen in any situation, we grow. When circumstances are at their worst, we can find our best. -Elisabeth Kübler-Ross




Although the world is full of suffering, it’s full also of the overcoming it. -Helen Keller




 There’s always going to be bad stuff out there. But here’s the amazing thing – light trumps darkness every time. You stick a candle into the dark, but you can’t stick the dark into the light. -Jodi Picoult




 When nothing is sure, everything is possible. -Margaret Drabble




At the end of the day, tell yourself gently: ‘I love you, you did the best you could today, and even if you didn’t accomplish all you had planned, I love you anyway.’ -Anonymous



I hope you guys got a little inspiration today from my collection here. 🙂 Let me know your favorite in the comments! (My favorite is the very first one 😉 )




  1. December 4, 2016 / 1:24 pm

    Definitely needed this today! I love the Roosevelt quote especially. Xx

    • December 4, 2016 / 1:33 pm

      I always feel like I come across a quote right when I need it too! 🙂 It was meant to be! 🙂

  2. December 4, 2016 / 1:57 pm

    Great quotes Belleza. Keep inspiring and helping us all grow.

    One Love!

  3. December 4, 2016 / 2:21 pm

    Brilliant post. I must admit the JK Rowling one hit a cord. Xx

    • December 4, 2016 / 2:25 pm

      I love that one too! Just as a person, she is insanely inspiring too. 🙂

  4. December 4, 2016 / 2:25 pm

    “A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor” I couldn’t agree with that more! (y)

  5. December 4, 2016 / 3:07 pm

    Love this!!! All so inspiring. Love the JK Rowling one. ❤️❤️

  6. December 4, 2016 / 3:35 pm

    This was a great idea for a blog post. I have so many quotes I use, I should do one like this. Also, the C.S. Lewis one is a keeper 🙂

  7. December 4, 2016 / 5:56 pm

    The Christian D. Larson quote! ❤️

  8. December 4, 2016 / 6:38 pm

    Thanks. I was looking at quotes today, as they were needed!! Then I saw you liked my post and I went to check you out and low and behold!! Love it. Where do you live in Italy? Kristin

    • December 4, 2016 / 6:44 pm

      Aw yay! I’m happy you came across my blog! I’m currently living in Chicago. I lived in Milan for three years and recently moved here 😊

  9. December 4, 2016 / 7:25 pm

    Christian Larson just spoke to my soul!! Thank you so much for sharing!

  10. December 4, 2016 / 7:46 pm

    Another great post. I really enjoyed reading this blog.They all are great but this one is my favorite At the end of the day, tell yourself gently: ‘I love you, you did the best you could today, and even if you didn’t accomplish all you had planned, I love you anyway.’ -Anonymous Thank you

    • December 4, 2016 / 7:50 pm

      thank you so much! 🙂 That is a beautiful one. And makes you think of starting up a little daily ritual 🙂

  11. December 4, 2016 / 11:05 pm

    Half of these are my go to quotes also ones I had saved on my phone forever! I love quotes!

    • December 4, 2016 / 11:36 pm

      Omg that’s funny that you have the same ones! I’m always saving them on my phone too 😊

      • December 5, 2016 / 9:09 am

        Quotes are very motivating to me and make me feel better!

  12. December 5, 2016 / 11:20 am

    Love the JK Rowling quote, and fully agree with other bloggers that quotes are very motivating and many times make you feel better 🙂

  13. December 5, 2016 / 1:59 pm

    Merci beaucoup thus was litt

  14. December 6, 2016 / 1:24 am

    You’re so cute! Love this post x

  15. December 6, 2016 / 11:22 am

    I love these quotes!!! My absolute favorite from the list has to be the second to last one; it really hits home! Also, I am in love with the layout of your blog. Wish I was tech savvy enough to figure out how make mine look the way I really want it 🙂 Love following your blog, btw!

    • December 6, 2016 / 11:49 am

      Aw thank you, that’s so sweet!! 🙂 If you’re trying to make things happen on your blog that you don’t know how to do, you can utilize the wordpress support team and ask as many questions as you want!

  16. December 6, 2016 / 5:50 pm

    Really enjoyed reading and pondering these quotes; very motivating and positive!!

    • December 6, 2016 / 5:55 pm

      Thank you!! Love what you’re doing too, you’re my workout inspo 🙂

  17. December 7, 2016 / 5:39 am

    My favourites are the J.K. Rowling and Lao Tzu ones! I particularly love the J.K Rowling one because once you hit rock bottom there is no other way but up. Thank you!

    • December 7, 2016 / 10:50 am

      I know I am always affected by that J.K Rowling quote every time I read it. 🙂

  18. December 7, 2016 / 10:26 am

    I love this!
    I just nominated you for the mystery blogger award- see my latest post, Blogging Award, if you’re interested.

  19. December 7, 2016 / 10:54 am

    You make a fantastic point about “striking a chord”. Thank you for the perspective.

      • December 7, 2016 / 12:56 pm

        Your pics of Italy are fantastic too. It really gives it a “local” perspective, like the hidden little beach, the shot from the motorcycle on the mountain road…very nice. Very authentic.

      • December 7, 2016 / 1:43 pm

        Thank you so much, that’s what I was going for. Trying to give a more real look into things than just the most famous places.

      • December 7, 2016 / 2:01 pm

        Sometimes it’s the little out of the way places that only the locals know about that make it worth while….buon lavoro!

  20. December 8, 2016 / 11:55 am

    lol need to read those everyday, 🙂

  21. December 15, 2016 / 4:50 pm

    I needed this! Thank you 😘 xxx

  22. December 16, 2016 / 9:48 am

    This is a great post. Thank you x

  23. December 23, 2016 / 10:26 pm

    The J.K. Rowling is my favorite. I hope it is true. 😉

  24. December 25, 2016 / 1:33 pm

    Thanks for sharing! My favorite is the last one

    You are very pretty

  25. livevigorously
    December 27, 2016 / 11:47 am

    Lovely and inspiring – several were new to me – many thanks, I needed those reminders to live up to my best self. : ) Appreciate you visiting my blog and liking my post “Honoring the Gift of Health”. The WordPress community is awesome for helping each other live better and “stay on the path”. We really are so much better together. Namaste

  26. December 30, 2016 / 4:25 am

    When nothing is sure, everything is possible. -Margaret Drabble This is my favourite and apt heading into 2017 – thank you! Happy New Year!

  27. January 1, 2017 / 9:53 am

    Love a good quote to perk me up. These are amazing finds 💗 Xxx

  28. January 29, 2017 / 2:33 pm

    nice one! i recently wrote a blog on ‘simple quotes by me’ do check it.
    thanks 🙂

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