Sayings about Struggles

The future struggles against being mastered. ~ Latin Proverbs

To save oneself, one must take risks and struggle.~ Saying

The falcon does not struggle when he is caught. ~ Moroccan Proverbs

He alone is wise who can accommodate himself to all the contingencies of life; but the fool contends, and is struggling, like a swimmer, against the stream. ~ Latin Proverbs

Through struggle to the stars.~ Motto

Life has meaning only in the struggle. Triumph or defeat is in the hands of the Gods. So let us celebrate the struggle!~ Swahili Proverb

Quotations about Struggles

What really counts is not the immediate act of courage or of valor, but those who bear the struggle day in and day out.~ John F. Kennedy

We grow because we struggle, we learn and overcome.~ R. C. Allen

To win one’s joy through struggle is better than to yield to melancholy.~ Andre Gide

Yesterday I dared to struggle. Today I dare to win. ~ Bernadette Devlin

The struggle to learn to listen to and respect our own intuitive, inner promptings is the greatest challenge of all. ~ Herb Goldberg

Need and struggle are what excite and inspire us; our hour of triumph is what brings the void.~ William James

The difficulties and struggles of today are but the price we must pay for the accomplishments and victories of tomorrow. ~ William Boetck

Don’t ask me to give in to this body of mine. I can’t afford it. Between me and my body there must be a struggle until death.~ St. Margaret of Cortona

It is in struggle and service with our brothers and sisters, individually and collectively, that we find the meaning of life. ~ Jesse Jackson

Many who seem to be struggling with adversity are happy; many, amid great affluence, are utterly miserable. ~ Publius Cornelius Tacitus

Every worthwhile accomplishment, big or little, has its stages of drudgery and triumph: a beginning, a struggle, and a victory.~ Mahatma Gandhi

Youth is a blunder, manhood is a struggle and old age a regret.~ Benjamin Disraeli

Hope is the struggle of the soul, breaking loose from what is perishable, and attesting her eternity.~ Herman Melville

This struggle of people against their conditions, this is where you find the meaning in life. ~ Rose Chernin

Those who cannot tell what they desire or expect, still sigh and struggle with indefinite thoughts and vast wishes.~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

It may be that the most interesting American struggle is the struggle to set oneself free from the limits one is born to, and then to learn something of the value of those limits.~ Greil Marcus

The best education in the world is that got by struggling to get a living. ~ Wendell Phillips

I always try to turn my personal struggles into something helpful for others. ~ Henri Nouwen

Such is hope, heaven’s own gift to struggling mortals, pervading, like some subtle essence from the skies, all things both good and bad. ~ Charles Dickens

But are not this struggle and even the mistakes one may make better, and do they not develop us more, than if we kept systematically away from emotions?~ Vincent Van Gogh

To see what is in front of one’s nose requires a constant struggle.~ George Orwell

The hardest struggle of all is to be something different from what the average man is. ~ Charles M. Schwab

I have always fought for ideas — until I learned that it isn’t ideas but grief, struggle, and flashes of vision which enlighten.~ Margaret Anderson

Anyone who has struggled with poverty knows how extremely expensive it is to be poor. ~ James Baldwin

There is no sense in the struggle, but there is no choice but to struggle. ~ Ernie Pyle

All life is the struggle, the effort to be itself.~ Jose Ortega Y Gasset

Nothing should be permanent except struggle with the dark side within ourselves. ~ Shirley MacLaine

All art is a struggle to be, in a particular sort of way, virtuous.~ Iris Murdoch

A woman can look both moral and exciting — if she also looks as if it was quite a struggle.~ Edna Ferber

It isn’t until you begin to fight in your own cause that you (a) become really committed to winning, and (b) become a genuine ally of other people struggling for their freedom. ~ Robin Morgan

I’ve never forgotten for long at a time that living is struggle. I know that every good and excellent thing in the world stands moment by moment on the razor-edge of danger and must be fought for — whether it’s a field, or a home, or a country. ~ Thornton Wilder

Man errs as long as he struggles. ~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

No idea can succeed except at the expense of sacrifice; no one ever escapes without enduring strain from the struggle of life. ~ Ernest Renan

Creativity is essentially a lonely art, an even lonelier struggle. To some a blessing; to others a curse. It is in reality the ability to reach inside yourself and drag forth from your very soul an idea.~ Lou Dorfsman

Man’s creative struggle, his search for wisdom and truth, is a love story. ~ Iris Murdoch

Every action we take, everything we do, is either a victory or defeat in the struggle to become what we want to be. ~ Anne Byrhhe

I have always struggled to achieve excellence. One thing that cycling has taught me is that if you can achieve something without a struggle, it’s not going to be satisfying. ~ Greg LeMond

Men who want to support women in our struggle for freedom and justice should understand that it is not terrifically important to us that they learn to cry; it is important to us that they stop the crimes of violence against us.~ Andrea Dworkin

Education comes from within; you get it by struggle and effort and thought.~ Napoleon Hill

The bravest sight in the world is a great man struggling against adversity. ~ Marcus Annaeus Seneca

The struggle itself towards the heights is enough to fill a man’s heart. One must imagine Sisyphus happy. ~ Albert Camus

A revolution is not a bed of roses. A revolution is a struggle between the future and the past.~ Fidel Castro

Life is essentially a cheat and its conditions are those of defeat… the redeeming things are not “happiness and pleasure” but the deeper satisfactions that come out of struggle. ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald

Happiness is to take up the struggle in the midst of the raging storm, not to pluck the lute in the moonlight or recite poetry among the blossoms. ~ Ding Ling

Cushion the painful effects of hard blows by keeping the enthusiasm going strong, even if doing so requires struggle.~ Norman Vincent Peale

All the arts and sciences have their roots in the struggle against death.~ Saint Gregory of Nyssa
The struggle alone pleases us, not the victory.~ Blaise Pascal

The struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting. ~ Milan Kundera

If you forget you have to struggle for improvement you go backward. ~ Geoffrey Hickson

Emotional maturity is the ability to stick to a job and to struggle through until it is finished, to endure unpleasantness, discomfort and frustration.~ Edward A. Strecker

We see many who are struggling against adversity who are happy, and more although abounding in wealth, who are wretched. ~ Publius Cornelius Tacitus

In a serious struggle there is no worse cruelty than to be magnanimous at an inopportune time. ~ Leon Trotsky

We struggle with the complexities and avoid the simplicities. ~ Norman Vincent Peale

Originality and the feeling of one’s own dignity are achieved only through work and struggle.~ Fyodor Dostoevsky

There is no longer beauty except in the struggle. No more masterpieces without an aggressive character. Poetry must be a violent assault against the unknown forces in order to overcome them and prostrate them before men. ~ Tommaso Marinetti

The most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well. ~ Baron Pierre De Coubertin

In struggling against anguish one never produces serenity; the struggle against anguish only produces new forms of anguish. ~ Simone Weil

How base a thing it is when a man will struggle with necessity! We have to die. ~ Euripides

Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.~ Napoleon Hill

The way I see things, the way I see life, I see it as a struggle. And there’s a great deal of reward I have gained coming to that understanding — that existence is a struggle. ~ Harvey Keitel

Some of us might find happiness if we quit struggling so desperately for it. ~ William Feather

Success is sweet and sweeter if long delayed and gotten through many struggles and defeats. ~ Amos Bronson Alcott

It is the eternal struggle between these two principles — right and wrong. They are the two principles that have stood face to face from the beginning of time and will ever continue to struggle. It is the same spirit that says, “You work and toil and earn bread, and I’ll eat it.”~ Abraham Lincoln

Life is a struggle, but not warfare. ~ John Burroughs

History is made in the class struggle and not in bed.~ Alex MitchellStruggle and Survival in the Modern Middle East. ~ Book

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