50 Inspirational Quotes About Life and Struggles for Moms

Hey mamas, as we all know life hits you with many ups and downs. For me, a dinner with a friend, an inspiring quote, or even an inspirational movie help t0 pull me through the struggles. Here are 50 of my favorite inspirational quotes about life and struggles. Also, check out our Rookie Moms Facebook Group for more inspiration and a community of moms who are there to support each other.

50 Inspirational Quotes About Life and Struggles

Powering Through the Struggle

1: “The struggle you’re in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow. Don’t give up.” – Robert Tew

2: “You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.” – Bob Marley

3: “Just because you are struggling does NOT mean you are failing. Every great success requires some kind of struggle to get there.” – Nicky Gumbel

4: “If there is no struggle, there is no progress.” – Frederick Douglass

5: “What we don’t need in the midst of struggle is shame for being human.” – Brene Brown

6: “If you let it, the struggle can become one of the most beautiful parts of the story.” – Whitney English

7: “Just because you’re struggling, doesn’t mean you’re failing.” – Jason Manford

8: “Strength comes from struggle. When you learn to see your struggles as opportunities to become stronger, better, wiser, then your thinking shifts from ‘I can’t do this’ to ‘I must do this.’” – Toni Sorenson

9: “The struggle of life is one of our greatest blessings. It makes us patient, sensitive, and Godlike. It teaches us that although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.” – Helen Keller 

10: “We grow because we struggle, we learn and overcome.” – R.C. Allen

Life Quotes About the Struggle of Parenting 

11: “Successful mothers are not the ones that have never struggled. They’re the ones that never give up, despite the struggles.” – Sharon Jaynes

12: “Parenting is the easiest thing in the world to have an opinion about, but the hardest thing in the world to do.” – Matt Walsh

13: “Say ‘no’ only when it really matters. Wear a bright red shirt with bright orange shorts? Sure. Put water in the toy tea set? Okay. Sleep with your head at the foot of the bed? Fine.” – Gretchen Rubin

14: “There are no perfect parents, and there are no perfect children, but there are plenty of perfect moments along the way.” – Dave Willis

15: “First and foremost, we need to be the adult we want our children to be.” – Brene Brown

Quotes About Overcoming Obstacles

16: “The most important work you will ever do will be within the walls of your own home.” – Harold B. Lee

17: “Children learn more from what you are than what you teach.” – W.E.B. DuBois

18: “Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.” – Benjamin Spock

19: “I believe that what we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments, when they aren’t trying to teach us. We are formed by little scraps of wisdom.” – Umberto Eco, Foucault’s Pendulum

20: “Your kids require you most of all to love them for who they are, not to spend your whole time trying to correct them.” – Bill Ayers

When Life is Challenging and You’re Struggling to See the Light

21:  “Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves come when life seems most challenging.” – Joseph Campbell

22: “You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.” – Maya Angelou

23: “It’s your road, and yours alone. others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.” – Rumi

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

25: “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” – Helen Keller

26: “Falling down is an accident. Staying down is a choice.” – Rosemary Nonny Knight

27: “Change is the only constant in life.” – Heraclitus

28: “Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans.”  – John Lennon

29: “I am thankful for my struggle because without it I wouldn’t have stumbled across my strength.” – Alex Ellie

Inspirational Quotes About Life and Struggles from Celebrities

30: “Life comes with many challenges. The ones that should not scare us are the ones we can take on and take control of.” – Angelina Jolie

31: “If life you don’t regret the things you do, you regret the things you don’t do.” – Hugh Jackman

32: “Every struggle in your life has shaped you into the person you are today. Be thankful for the hard times, they can only make you stronger.” – Keanu Reeves

33: “Worrying is like praying for something you don’t want to happen.” – Robert Downey Jr.

34: “However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do, and succeed at. It matters that you don’t just give up.” – Stephen Hawking

35: “The struggle ends when gratitude begins.” – Neale Donald Walsch

36: “My goal is not to be better than anyone else, but to be better than I used to be.” – Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

37: “I don’t want the fear of failure to stop me from doing what I really care about.” – Emma Watson

38: “What’s the point of being alive if you don’t at least try to do something remarkable?” – John Green

39: “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” – Nelson Mandela

40: “Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly.” – John F. Kennedy

Life and Nature

41: “Rise above the storm and you will find the sunshine.” -Mario Fernandez

42: “We are all broken, that’s how the light gets in.” – Ernest Hemingway

43: “A bird sitting on a tree is never afraid of the branch breaking, because its trust is not on the branch but on its own wings.” – Charlie Wardle

44: “I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning to sail my ship.” – Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

45: “Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.” – Alan Watts

46: “You cannot cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.” – Rabindranath Tagore

47: “Of all the paths you take in life, make a few of them are dirt.” – John Muir

48: “Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.” – Victor Hugo

49: “The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” – Confucius

50: “A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.” – Albert Einstein

Life is definitely full of ups and downs. Sometimes it might feel hard to live life to it’s fullest, especially as a new mom. Have faith, us mamas are all in this together. I hope you are feeling a little better after reading these 50 inspirational quotes about life and struggles. You got this. 

If you want more support, check out our Facebook Moms Group where a group of moms who share their best tips, ask for advice and more. It’s a great group and we hope you will be a part of it.

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