Things Will Get Better: 60+ Inspirational Quotes for Resilience & Hope

Better days are coming. It might not always feel like it, but we're here with some positive quotes to encourage you to keep going.

Published January 4, 2024
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It can be hard to keep your chin up when things feel dark or gloomy. Some days you just want to stay curled up on the couch, doomscrolling, anything to give your brain a boost of dopamine. But there's sunshine just beyond those clouds, friend.

Find comfort in the lighter, brighter days, and find encouragement in these uplifting words. These quotes can be your lighthouse and help you see that life gets better. 

Unless otherwise noted, all quotes are original and written by LoveToKnow Staff.

Better Days Are Coming: Quotes for Looking Ahead 

It might seem as though you're stuck where you are, but that's far from the truth. Just as you wouldn't expect a tree to blossom every day of the year, you too need some time to rest, recuperate, and rally.

Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations
  • It's okay, try again tomorrow.
  • Good things are coming.
  • Tomorrow is a new day, filled with endless possibilities and opportunities for me. 
  • Every day, in every way, life is getting better. 
  • Growth is a process; the caterpillar didn't suddenly awaken as a butterfly. 
  • Take it day by day. 
  • Feelings are nothing more than visitors in my life. I'll let them come and I'll let them go.
  • We fall, we break, we fail. But then we rise, we heal, and we overcome. 
  • Hey little fighter, soon things will be brighter. 
  • Most bad days are only bad moments. I can turn each day around. 
  • Sometimes when things are falling apart, they're actually falling into place. 
  • Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.
  • Storms don't last forever.
  • Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations.
  • When the odds are against me, I prove them wrong. When all else fails, I succeed. When all turns to ash, from it I rise. So it doesn't matter what you throw at me or what you do, I will rise above it.
  • May you always have enough happiness to keep you sweet; enough trials to keep you strong; enough success to keep you eager; enough faith to give you courage; and enough determination to make each day a good day.

Uplifting Quotes to Remind You That Life Gets Better

Unlike the elephants in the La Brea Tar Pits, your life is going to improve with each passing day. Just because you might feel like you're sinking in tar now, these quotes can lift you out of the muck. Life gets better! 

The best view often comes after the hardest climb
  • I am not my current circumstances.
  • This is just the beginning, and my life is only going to get better from here.
  • Life doesn't need to get better overnight, just keep adding good things each and every day. 
  • Life might be anything but easy, but you are anything but weak. 
  • Nothing lasts forever — good or bad. 
  • Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning how to dance in the rain. 
  • You are doing better than you think you are. 
  • The best view often comes after the hardest climb. 
  • It's always darkest before the dawn.
  • It might take time, but things will always get better. 
  • It's just a bad day, not a bad life. 
  • In the darkness, look up to the stars to brighten the night. 
  • Even if you fall down face first, you've gone forward.
  • We can only appreciate the miracle of a sunrise if we have waited in the darkness.

Positive Sayings and Words of Encouragement

You can do this! Sometimes life can throw a few curve balls, but believe it or not, you're not far from success. Things will get better. They may not be better in an instant, but with a little patience, you aren't far from happier days. 

Being positive doesn't mean you're happy all the time — it means that even on hard days I still believe there are better days ahead
  • Fall down seven times, stand up eight.
  • Note to self: even if things get really hard, I'm doing great and I'm going to be okay. 
  • Being positive doesn't mean you're happy all the time — it means that even on hard days I still believe there are better days ahead. 
  • Dear Me, it's not about perfection, it's about being even better than yesterday. 
  • I've survived every bad day before this. 
  • When you focus on the good, the good gets even better. 
  • You will feel better again.
  • Setbacks don't equal failure. 
  • Don't be afraid to start over again. This time, you're not starting from scratch, you're starting with a wealth of experience. 
  • Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.
  • When you think you've come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on. 
  • So far, you’ve survived 100% of your bad days.
  • When it snows, you have two choices: shovel or make snow angels.
  • I may not be there yet, but I'm closer than I was yesterday.
  • Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.
  • Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly.

Famous "Life Will Get Better" Quotes to Inspire You 

Authors, writers, songwriters, and wise men and women have all been in the dumps. It's a natural part of life. We've all been there. Let their wisdom be a reminder that life gets better. 

  • "The sun'll come out tomorrow, bet your bottom dollar that tomorrow there'll be sun." - Annie
  • "Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I built my life." - J.K. Rowling
  • "What matters most is how well you walk through the fire." - Charles Bukowski
  • "You are not weak for needing time to sort through this." - Morgan Harper Nichols
  • "Breathe, darling. This is just a chapter. It's not your whole story." - S.C. Lourie
  • "It's okay if you fall down and lose your spark ... Just make sure when you get back up, you rise as the whole fire." - Colette Werden
  • "When you get into a tight place, and everything goes against you till it seems as if you couldn't hold on a minute longer, never give up then, for that's just the place and time that the tide'll turn." Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • "The violets in the mountains have broken the rocks." Tennessee Williams
  • "If you're going through hell, keep going." Winston Churchill
  • "Tough times never last, but tough people do." Robert H. Schuller
  • "I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails." Jimmy Dean
  • "Don't worry about the world coming to an end today. It is already tomorrow in Australia." Charles Schulz
  • "It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves." Sir Edmund Hillary
  • "Victory is won not in miles but in inches. Win a little now, hold your ground, and later, win a little more." Louis L'Amour
  • "The sunrise never failed us yet." Celia Thaxter

Looking on the Bright Side of Life

It might be hard now, but soon the days will be brighter, friend. Challenges are temporary hurdles and before you know it, life will be easygoing and smooth sailing. Tomorrow is only a day away. You've got this. 

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Things Will Get Better: 60+ Inspirational Quotes for Resilience & Hope