45 Inspirational Quotes That Hit Hard

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Quotes that hit hard often resonate because they reflect genuine emotions and moments in your life.

These quotes inspire, challenge, or even change your perspective. In this article, we’re diving straight into a collection of these hard hitting quotes that will offer a unique perspective on life.

Ready to be moved? Let’s explore.

Quotes That Hit Hard

“Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.” ~ Theodor Geisel

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

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“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

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

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“Always go with the choice that scares you the most, because that’s the one that is going to help you grow.” ~ Hey Fran Hey

“Once you hit rock bottom, that’s where you perfectly stand; That’s your chance of restarting, but restarting the right way.” ~ Justin Kanayurak

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“There are two days in the year that we can not do anything, yesterday and tomorrow.” ~ Dalai Lama XIV

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“Life is one big tug of war between mediocrity and trying to find your best self.” ~ David Goggins quote

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“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines and sail away from safe harbor. Explore, Dream, Discover.” ~ Mark Twain

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Hard Hitting Quotes About Life

“The day that you take responsibility for what happens to you is the day that will actually start controlling what happens to you.” ~ Grant Cardone quote

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“Remember that stress doesn’t come from what’s going on in your life. It comes from your thoughts about what’s going on in your life.” ~ Andrew J. Bernstein

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“Bad things happen to us to teach us how to look at good things in a whole new light.”

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“If you are insecure, guess what? The rest of the world is too. Do not overestimate the competition and underestimate yourself. You are better than you think.” ~ Tim Ferriss

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“It’s not what you look at that matters, but what you see.” ~ Henry David Thoreau

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

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“99% of people let others’ opinions and beliefs keep them from ever living the life they want.” ~ Andy Frisella quote

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“When you enjoy the moments, you’ll enjoy the day. When you enjoy the days, you’ll enjoy the years. One day you’ll look back and realize that you enjoyed life.”

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“Life and time are the best two teachers. Life teaches us to make good use of time and time teaches us the value of life.” ~ Jay Shetty quote

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“The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too low and we miss it but that it is too low and we reach it.” ~ Michelangelo

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“If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living.” ~ Gail Sheehy

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“Don’t sit around waiting for the perfect moment to happen. Take this moment and make it perfect.”

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“Always remember that you’re one decision away from a completely different life.” ~ Mel Robbins quote

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When Life Hits You Hard Quotes

“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.” ~ Robert Frost

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

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

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

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

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

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“If you are not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.” ~ Jim Rohn

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“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.” ~ Dale Carnegie

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“We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” ~ Joseph Campbell

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“Hard times are good in their own way, too. Because the only way you can achieve true happiness is if you experience true sadness as well. It’s all about light and shade.” ~ Gabrielle Williams

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Deep Love Quotes

“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.” ~ Maya Angelou

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“Distance doesn’t separate people. Silence does.”

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“The best kind of love is the kind that doesn’t walk away when things get tough.”


“What if you moved through the world as if you were easy to be loved? Because I promise you, you are easy to love.” ~ Sonalee Rashatwar

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“You’ll never be right for the wrong person. But with the right person, you’ll never have any doubts.”

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“The love worth dying for is the one that makes you want to live.”

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“If today I die, I will be at peace because I have known my soul mate and have understood the true meaning of life.” ~ Lora Joseph

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“You are the person I’ll never stop looking for in a crowded place.” ~ WTM

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I hope that you’ve enjoyed these deep quotes that hit hard!

Whether you’ve found a new favorite or simply reflected words you’ve already heard, all of these words contain lessons that you can learn from.

Until next time, let these hard hitting quotes continue to inspire and challenge you.

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