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101 Positive Quotes to Get You Through Stressful Times

     Secular Quotes
     Spiritual Quotes


"It is a fair, even-handed, noble adjustment of things, that, while there is infection in disease and sorrow, there is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good-humour."
        – Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

"Decide what a beautiful day it's going to be for you before checking the weather."
        – Mary Ellen Edmunds

"The only way to get through life is to laugh your way through it. You either have to laugh or cry. I prefer to laugh. Crying gives me a headache."
        – Marjorie Pay Hinckley

"Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them."
        – Leo Tolstoy

"[H]appiness is the birthright of every man. Moreover I have learned that behind the blackest cloud is a glory of sun, and beyond sorrow, joy. So do I rejoice that all is like to be well with thee."
        – Jeffrey Farnol, Beltane the Smith

"Where flowers bloom, so does hope."
        – Lady Bird Johnson

"Whenever we are inclined to feel burdened down with the blows of life, let us remember that others have passed the same way, have endured, and then have overcome."
        – Thomas S. Monson

"We are the trees, whom shaking fastens more."
        – George Herbert

"Each of us will face trials and tests, and … it is how we react to those difficulties that will determine our success and happiness."
        – James B. Martino

"The beauty of winter is that it makes you appreciate spring."
        – L. M. Montgomery, The Story Girl

"I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars."
        – Og Mandino

"You can't calm the storm, so stop trying. What you can do is calm yourself. The storm will pass."
        – Timber Hawkeye

"Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you."
        – Maori Proverb

"It's been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will."
        – L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

"The next time you're tempted to groan, you might try to laugh instead. It will extend your life and make the lives of all those around you more enjoyable."
        – Joseph B. Wirthlin

"Humor is a boon against adversity."
        – "Stanfield Hargraves," Granite Flats

"No misfortune is so bad that whining about it won't make it worse."
        – Jeffrey R. Holland

"Where, you tend a rose … a thistle cannot grow."
        – Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden

"There are some years in our lives that we would not want to live again. But even these years will pass away, and the lessons learned will be a future blessing."
        – Marjorie Pay Hinckley

"The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials."
        – Chinese Proverb

"If we approach adversities wisely, our hardest times can be times of greatest growth, which in turn can lead toward times of greatest happiness."
        – Joseph B. Wirthlin

"Tough times never last, but tough people do!"
        – Robert H. Schuller

"The principles of living greatly include the capacity to face trouble with courage, disappointment with cheerfulness, and trial with humility."
        – Thomas S. Monson

"As Mrs. Lynde says, 'If you can't be cheerful, be as cheerful as you can.'"
        – L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

"Every life has peaks and shadows and times when it seems that the birds don't sing and bells don't ring. Yet in spite of discouragement and adversity, those who are happiest seem to have a way of learning from difficult times, becoming stronger, wiser, and happier as a result."
        – Joseph B. Wirthlin

It is easy enough to be pleasant,
When life flows by like a song,
But the man worth while is one who will smile,
When everything goes dead wrong.

For the test of the heart is trouble,
And it always comes with the years,
And the smile that is worth the praises of earth,
Is the smile that shines through tears.

        – Ella Wheeler Wilcox, Worth While

"A cloudy day is no match for a sunny disposition."
        – William Arthur Ward

"Everyone can be discontented if he ignores his blessings and looks only at his burdens."
        – Thomas S. Monson

"Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses."
        – Alphonse Karr

"Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be."
        – Abraham Lincoln

"In all of living have much of fun and laughter. Life is to be enjoyed, not just endured."
        – Gordon B. Hinckley

"Everything you are learning is preparing you for something else."
        – Marjorie Pay Hinckley

"Our most significant opportunities will be found in times of greatest difficulty."
        – Thomas S. Monson

"Sometimes the very moments that seem to overcome us with suffering are those that will ultimately suffer us to overcome."
        – Joseph B. Wirthlin

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

"Gratitude is a mark of a noble soul and a refined character. We like to be around those who are grateful. They tend to brighten all around them. They make others feel better about themselves. They tend to be more humble, more joyful, more likable."
        – Joseph B. Wirthlin

"Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us."
        – Samuel Smiles

"Every day may not be good, but there's something good in every day."
        – Author Unknown

This world that we're a-livin' in
Is mighty hard to beat;
With every rose you get a thorn,
But ain't the roses sweet?

        – Frank L. Stanton

"We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures."
        – Thornton Wilder

"I had the blues because I had no shoes, until upon the street I met a man who had no feet."
        – Ancient Persian Saying

"If you don't like something change it; if you can't change it, change the way you think about it."
        – Mary Engelbreit

"He conquers who endures."
        – Persius

"Surely we can do for one day that which seems impossible for a lifetime."
        – "Ruby Pratt," Lark Rise to Candleford

"Learning to endure times of disappointment, suffering, and sorrow is part of our on-the-job training. These experiences, while often difficult to bear at the time, are precisely the kinds of experiences that stretch our understanding, build our character, and increase our compassion for others."
        – Joseph B. Wirthlin

"The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all."
        – "The Emperor," Mulan

"I know that into everybody's life must come some days of depression and discouragement when all things in life seem to lose savour. The sunniest day has its clouds; but one must not forget that the sun is there all the time."
        – L. M. Montgomery, Emily's Quest

"Hope is patience with the lamp lit."
        – Tertullian

"[O]ne makes better weather with hope than with doubt."
        – John Oxenham, Carette of Sark

"Come what may, and love it."
        – Joseph B. Wirthlin

"When life gets you down, you know what you gotta do? Just keep swimming."
        – "Dory," Finding Nemo

"I've got to keep breathing, because tomorrow the sun will rise. Who knows what the tide could bring?"
        – "Chuck Noland," Cast Away

"One of the challenges of this mortal experience is to not allow the stresses and strains of life to get the better of us—to endure the varied seasons of life while remaining positive, even optimistic. Perhaps when difficulties and challenges strike, we should have these hopeful words of Robert Browning etched in our minds: 'The best is yet to be.'"
        – L. Tom Perry

"Anyone who imagines that bliss is normal is going to waste a lot of time running around shouting that he's been robbed.
     "Most putts don't drop. Most beef is tough. Most children grow up to be just people. Most successful marriages require a high degree of mutual toleration. Most jobs are more often dull than otherwise. …
     "Life is like an old-time rail journey--delays, sidetracks, smoke, dust, cinders, and jolts, interspersed only occasionally by beautiful vistas and thrilling bursts of speed. The trick is to thank the Lord for letting you have the ride."
        – Jenkins Lloyd Jones


"I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me."
        – Philippians 4:13

"Please understand that what you see and experience now is not what forever will be. You will not feel loneliness, sorrow, pain, or discouragement forever. We have the faithful promise of God that He will neither forget nor forsake those who incline their hearts to Him. Have hope and faith in that promise."
        – Dieter F. Uchtdorf

"Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid."
        – John 14:27

"In the most difficult circumstances of life, there is often only one source of peace. The Prince of Peace, Jesus Christ, extends His grace with the invitation, 'Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.'"
        – Donald L. Hallstrom

"Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the Lord."
        – Psalms 31:24

"Don't you quit. You keep walking. You keep trying. There is help and happiness ahead. Some blessings come soon, some come late, and some don't come until heaven. But for those who embrace the gospel of Jesus Christ, they come. It will be all right in the end. Trust God and believe in good things to come."
        – Jeffrey R. Holland

"Hope is putting faith to work when doubting would be easier."
        – Thomas S. Monson

"Patience is not passive resignation, nor is it failing to act because of our fears. Patience means active waiting and enduring. It means staying with something and doing all that we can—working, hoping, and exercising faith; bearing hardship with fortitude, even when the desires of our hearts are delayed. Patience is not simply enduring; it is enduring well!"
        – Dieter F. Uchtdorf

"My beloved brothers and sisters, fear not. Be of good cheer. The future is as bright as your faith."
        – Thomas S. Monson

"Turn to the Lord. Exercise all of the faith you have in Him. Let Him share your burden. Allow His grace to lighten your load."
        – Donald L. Hallstrom

"We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair."
        – 2 Corinthians 4:8

"If there were no night, we would not appreciate the day, nor could we see the stars and the vastness of the heavens. We must partake of the bitter with the sweet. There is a divine purpose in the adversities we encounter every day. They prepare, they purge, they purify, and thus they bless."
        – James E. Faust

"And now, verily I say unto you, and what I say unto one I say unto all, be of good cheer, little children; for I am in your midst, and I have not forsaken you."
        – Doctrine and Covenants 61:36

"We should honor the Savior's declaration to 'be of good cheer.' (Indeed, it seems to me we may be more guilty of breaking that commandment than almost any other!) Speak hopefully. Speak encouragingly, including about yourself."
        – Jeffrey R. Holland

"For I the Lord thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee."
        – Isaiah 41:13

"At times some may think that no one cares--but someone always cares! Your Heavenly Father will not leave you to struggle alone, but stands ever ready to help."
        – Thomas S. Monson

"Faith is a bird that feels dawn breaking and sings while it is still dark."
        – Rabindranath Tagore

"Of course there are times of sorrow. Of course there are hours of concern and anxiety. We all worry. But the Lord has told us to lift our hearts and rejoice. … Cultivate an attitude of happiness. Cultivate a spirit of optimism. Walk with faith, rejoicing in the beauties of nature, in the goodness of those you love, in the testimony which you carry in your heart concerning things divine."
        – Gordon B. Hinckley

"These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world."
        – John 16:33

"Because Jesus Christ suffered greatly, He understands our suffering. He understands our grief. We experience hard things so that we too may have increased compassion and understanding for others."
        – Joseph B. Wirthlin

"Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness."
        – Isaiah 41:10

"We are inclined to view our own personal misfortunes through the distorted prism of pessimism. We feel abandoned, heartbroken, alone. If you find yourself in such a situation, I plead with you to turn to our Heavenly Father in faith. He will lift you and guide you. He will not always take your afflictions from you, but He will comfort and lead you with love through whatever storm you face."
        – Thomas S. Monson

"Verily I say unto you my friends, fear not, let your hearts be comforted; yea, rejoice evermore, and in everything give thanks."
        – Doctrine and Covenants 98:1

"The unthankful heart … discovers no mercies; but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and, as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings!"
        – Henry Ward Beecher

"The spirit of the gospel is optimistic; it trusts in God and looks on the bright side of things."
        – Orson F. Whitney

"No matter how bleak the chapter of our lives may look today, because of the life and sacrifice of Jesus Christ, we may hope and be assured that the ending of the book of our lives will exceed our grandest expectations. 'Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.'"
        – Dieter F. Uchtdorf

"Wherefore, be of good cheer, and do not fear, for I the Lord am with you, and will stand by you."
        – Doctrine and Covenants 68:6

"What does it mean to be of good cheer? It means having hope, not getting discouraged, not losing faith, and living life joyfully. 'Men are, that they might have joy.' It means facing life with confidence."
        – Adhemar Damiani

"Therefore, lift up your heads, and rejoice, and put your trust in God."
        – Mosiah 7:19

"God expects you to have enough faith and determination and enough trust in Him to keep moving, keep living, keep rejoicing. In fact, He expects you not simply to face the future (that sounds pretty grim and stoic); He expects you to embrace and shape the future--to love it and rejoice in it and delight in your opportunities.
     "God is anxiously waiting for the chance to answer your prayers and fulfill your dreams, just as He always has. But He can't if you don't pray, and He can't if you don't dream. In short, He can't if you don't believe."
        – Jeffrey R. Holland

"I will go before your face. I will be on your right hand and on your left, and my Spirit shall be in your hearts, and mine angels round about you, to bear you up."
        – Doctrine and Covenants 84:88

The Lord is my light; then why should I fear?
By day and by night his presence is near. …

He is my joy and my song.
By day and by night … He leads me along.

        – Hymns #89, "The Lord Is My Light"

"[P]eace be unto thy soul; thine adversity and thine afflictions shall be but a small moment."
        – Doctrine and Covenants 121:7

"The adversity and afflictions that are ours, however difficult to bear, last, from heaven's perspective, for 'but a small moment; and then, if [we] endure it well, God shall exalt [us] on high.' We must do everything we can to bear our burdens 'well' for however long our 'small moment' carrying them lasts."
        – L. Whitney Clayton

"Fear knocked at the door and faith answered. No one was there."
        – Old English Proverb

"The love of God and the power of the restored gospel are redemptive and saving. If you will only allow His divine love into your life, it can dress any wound, heal any hurt, and soften any sorrow."
        – Dieter F. Uchtdorf

"Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest."
        – Joshua 1:9

Fear not, I am with thee; oh, be not dismayed,
For I am thy God and will still give thee aid.
I'll strengthen thee, help thee, and cause thee to stand, …
Upheld by my righteous, omnipotent hand.

When through the deep waters I call thee to go,
The rivers of sorrow shall not thee o'erflow,
For I will be with thee, thy troubles to bless, …
And sanctify to thee thy deepest distress.

        – Hymns #85, "How Firm A Foundation"

"Walk by faith. God will open the way. When there is no way, He will open the way."
        – Gordon B. Hinckley

"In times of distress, we can hold tightly to the hope that things will 'work together for [our] good' as we follow the counsel of God's prophets. This type of hope in God, His goodness, and His power refreshes us with courage during difficult challenges and gives strength to those who feel threatened by enclosing walls of fear, doubt, and despair."
        – Dieter F. Uchtdorf

"Look unto me in every thought; doubt not, fear not."
        – Doctrine and Covenants 6:36

Dangers may gather – why should we fear?
Jesus, our Leader, ever is near.
He will protect us, comfort, and cheer.
We're joyfully, joyfully marching to our home.

        – Hymns #250, "We Are All Enlisted"

"Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning."
        – Psalms 30:5

"I testify that the Father and the Son live and that They are close, perhaps even closest via the Holy Spirit, when we are experiencing difficult times. I testify that heaven's kindness will never depart from you, regardless of what happens. I testify that bad days come to an end, that faith always triumphs, and that heavenly promises are always kept."
        – Jeffrey R. Holland

"[W]e glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; And patience, experience; and experience, hope."
        – Romans 5:3-4

"The furnace of affliction helps purify even the very best of Saints by burning away the dross in their lives and leaving behind pure gold. Even very rich ore needs refining to remove impurities. Being good is not enough. We want to become like the Savior, who learned as He suffered 'pains and afflictions and temptations of every kind.'"
        – Paul V. Johnson

"If thou be cast into the deep; if the billowing surge conspire against thee; if fierce winds become thine enemy; if the heavens gather blackness, and all the elements combine to hedge up the way; … know thou, my son, that all these things shall give thee experience, and shall be for thy good."
        – Doctrine and Covenants 122:7

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