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40 time quotes for difficult situations.

Young and old, everyone in the world faces challenges, major and minor. Accepting this can make it easier – for us, our friends, and our families – to draw strength from the hard times. One way to support loved ones in tough spots is with a hand-made Adobe Express greeting card expressing your understanding of their circumstances. Personalizing your card with a thought-provoking quote about time or an uplifting quote to motivate them through rough times could make all the difference to them.

Here, we’ve collected 40 sayings and quotes about time and hard times for your cards. They reflect the reality of what we go through when the going gets tough – as well as include motivation and inspiration that helps us see over the edge of the teacup when we’re caught in a whirlpool of angst. Or as another metaphor might have it, when we can’t see the forest for the trees. In any event, these 40 quotes range from uplifting to timeless. Finally, we’ve included some good night time quotes for helping end the day on a positive note.

Everyone knows the feeling of having months that go by fantastically – only to be followed by unanticipated periods of hard times. When times are difficult, it seems like the good times were never long enough – and of course, the hard times last far too long. Countless writers, philosophers, and well-known figures have left us their thoughts on how we can gain strength from hard times. This section includes 10 quotes illustrating this.

Storms make trees take deeper roots.”
Dolly Parton
Gray skies are just clouds passing over.”
Duke Ellington
We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope.”
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
He knows not his own strength who hath not met adversity.”
William Samuel Johnson
The greatest glory in living lies not in never failing, but in rising every time we fail.”
Nelson Mandela
When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.”
Henry Ford
Most great people have attained their greatest success one step beyond their greatest failure.”
Napoleon Hill
Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today.”
Thich Nhat Hanh
It is only in our darkest hours that we may discover the true strength of the brilliant light within ourselves that can never, ever, be dimmed.”
Doe Zantamata
I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars.”
Og Mandino

Timeless wisdom: Thought-provoking quotes about time.

Sometimes we feel that we never have enough time. Other times, we think we’re not doing enough with our time – that we’re just not “productive” enough. Time is the only thing all of us have, however we’re using it. The wisdom in one of these quotes about time might be perfect for someone who’s special to you.

Take time like the river that never goes stale. Keep going and steady. No hurry, no rush.”
Learn as if you will live forever, live like you will die tomorrow.”
Mahatma Gandhi
Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.”
Babe Ruth
Give every day the chance to become the most beautiful day of your life.”
Mark Twain
Time is a created thing. To say, “I don’t have time”, is like saying, ‘I don’t want to’.”
Lao Tzu
All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination.”
Earl Nightingale
Time isn’t the main thing. It’s the only thing.”
Miles Davis
You will never find time for anything. If you want time, you must make it.”
Charles Buxto
Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind.”
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Whether it’s the best of times or the worst of times, it’s the only time we’ve got.”
Art Buchwald

Resilience in adversity: Uplifting tough times quotes to motivate.

The saying “When the going gets tough, the tough get going” is famous – and not a bad image for how best to handle hardships. The following inspiring and motivating tough times quotes can help point the way to overcoming challenges.

There are certain life lessons that you can only learn in the struggle.”
Idowu Koyenikan
You can make heaven out of hell, or hell out of heaven. The choice is yours.”
Shannon L. Alder
The night taught me never to fear the dark times, by giving way to the dawn of a new day.”
Michael Bassey Johnson
We don’t even know how strong we are until we are forced to bring that hidden strength forward. In times of tragedy, of war, of necessity, people do amazing things. The human capacity for survival and renewal is awesome.”
Isabel Allende
Feeling all your feelings is hard, but that’s what they’re for. Feelings are for feeling. All of them. Even the hard ones.”
Glennon Doyle
We are travellers in this journey of life. An important part of this journey is spent with our colleagues, friends, acquaintances, and family. This journey has good days and difficult days. As we celebrate the good days together in the same way we will face the difficult days together! And our journey will always remain inspiring and beautiful!”
Avijeet Das
No matter what you’re going through, no matter the challenges that seem insurmountable whether personal or professional, you can get through it if you don’t give up.”
Miles Anthony Smith
Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations. The best is yet to come.”
Zig Ziglar
I can’t control the waves of the ocean, but I can learn how to navigate my ship.”
Debasish Mridha
People who wonder whether the glass is half empty or half full miss the point. The glass is refillable.”
Simon Sinek

Good night time quotes to end your day on a positive note.

Having a positive word handy for someone in a tough situation is almost always good. Ending the day with a good saying – whether when you say good night to friends after an evening together, or to your loved ones at home makes things special. We’ve collected some of the best good night time quotes that are certain to elicit a smile on someone’s face.

Good night, sleep tight, awake full of joy at the morning light.”
Theodore Higgingsworth
By night, beloved, tie your heart to mine and let them both in dreams defeat the darkness.”
Pablo Neruda
Man should forget his anger before he lies down to sleep.”
Mahatma Gandhi
There is a time for many words, and there is also a time for sleep.”
Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.”
Benjamin Franklin
The darker the night, the brighter the stars, the warmer the memories.”
Paulo Coelho
I wish for you a good night of sleep, sweet dreams, and a smiling morning.”
Debasish Mridha
As you end this day, before you sleep, remember to count your blessings, not your troubles.”
Catherine Pulsifer
If you go to bed at night and think about your day and you haven’t laughed very much, then you must jump out of bed and go do something fun.”
Marlo Morgan
Let the stars light the way to where your dreams can be found awaiting your arrival.”
Anthony T. Hincks

How to use famous quotes.

Here are some best practices when working with quotes about time:

When you use quotes by famous people, consider the source.
For example, Marilyn Monroe was quoted saying: “Keep smiling... life is a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about.” While it’s a lovely quote, some audiences might think about the tragic way Monroe took her own life. The quote doesn’t settle well with that conflicting association.
It’s important to learn a little about the context quotes were said in.
If you find a great quote by a U.S. president, look up the context it was said in. The source speech might not have used the quote the way you want to, and the context might change the meaning.
Always double check the source.
Whenever you do use an inspirational quote, it’s also a good idea to double-check who said it. Many popular quotes have been mistakenly attributed to other people.
Exercise: Target the emotion.

If you have a target audience for your inspirational quote, picking the right quote for the occasion is important.

To find the best inspirational quote, ask yourself: how do you want the audience to feel? What do you want them to be inspired by?

It’s different to be inspired by confidence, humility, work ethic, or by admiration.

Drill down to the exact kind of inspiration you’re working to evoke, then find a quote that fits it.

Design cards with famous quotes using Adobe Express.

Adobe Express lets you easily make a greeting card with a famous quote for any occasion – without any previous graphic design knowledge. After opening it, look through the many card templates and choose just the right one. You also have the option of using Generative AI to help. On the home page, under “What will you create today,” select the tab “Generative AI” and use words to describe exactly what you’d like. Then add the famous quote you’ve selected and adapt the fonts and colours as you wish. You can personalize your card with photos, graphics, effects, or any other design elements. It’s also easy to change the size of your layout. As soon as you’re happy with your card, you can share it on social media or WhatsApp or download and print it out in order to send it to your family or friends.

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What are the 10 best quotes to help people through hard times?

Hard times mean something different for every single person. It’s important you know the person and their situation as well as their attitude to life. The famous saying “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade,” might be just right for one of your friends who’s having a hard time, but bad for someone else. Thus, it might be a good idea to talk to others in your friend or loved one’s closer circle to get a good feel for what might inspire them or cheer them up.

What is the most thought-provoking quote about time?

Everyone experiences time differently. An abundance of timeless wisdom about the passage of our lives has been written and spoken. As wonderful as it is to be happy and content, this is never the only reality, and we must also deal with times that are bumpy and rough. Some of the most thought-provoking quotes about time acknowledge the hardships while pointing out that getting through them makes the good times all the more enjoyable. The 10 quotes about time we’ve included above are certain to include a sentiment that’s perfect for one of your projects.

How can you motivate someone who’s going through a tough time?

Just like helping people through hard times, you really need to know the person and their circumstances. Sometimes, motivation can be as simple as inviting someone to take a walk, go for a coffee, or get outside on a sunny day. Just looking at the blossoming trees in spring can get someone through a blue period. It’s obviously not always this easy, though. What about sending a card with a motivating quote to someone going through a tough time? Even a simple action like this can make a friend realize that others care about them.

What are 5 famous good night time quotes?

Good night time quotes range the gamut, from silly to sublime. An example of the sublime is in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet: “Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow, that I shall say good night till it be morrow.” On the other hand, there are the silly but loving saying that parents tuck their little ones into bed with: “Good night, sleep tight, don’t let the bed bugs bite!” – To which there’s the famous second line about what the kids should do if the bed bugs bite: “And if they do, take a shoe, and beat them till they’re black and blue!” Our article provides 10 quotes that are much more on the beautiful side of the spectrum.

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