There are many ways to cope with doubts and uncertainties. A short, powerful quote is one of them.

Here are five quotes that work for most of life’s challenges. These quotes won’t solve your problems, but they can give you a much needed morale boost when faced with setbacks.

“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.” — Reinhold Niebuhr

It’s easy to be happy when situations are favorable. However, keeping our chin up during difficult circumstances is an uphill battle.

The Serenity Prayer, often attributed to Reinhold Niebuhr, is amongst the most powerful and illuminating quotes, helpful across a wide variety of life challenges, especially during hardships and feelings of helplessness.

“Failure is only the opportunity to begin again, only this time more wisely.” — Henry Ford

Henry Ford’s quote is a stark reminder that failure should make, not break, us. Internalizing these words will help you manage disappointments with courage, determination, and hope.

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.” — Marianne Williamson

The fear of success can be as destructive and daunting as the fear of failure. This quote is a powerful confidence booster when you are feeling undeserving and not good enough.

“Never put off for tomorrow what you can do today.” — Thomas Jefferson

Regardless of our level of motivation and passion for a goal, there are days when we don’t want to do anything. Commit this quote to memory and refer to it whenever the weight of laziness and procrastination drags you down.

“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” — Lao Tzu

This quote is to remind you to be patient when your hard work seems fruitless. Mother nature doesn’t worry, neither should you.


I hope these quotes help you stay grounded on your journey toward success as they have for me.

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