Quotes to Entrepreneur By: Hard Times Edition

Joyance Partners
2 min readJun 28, 2022


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Given the current state of, well, almost everything, it seemed like a good time to offer up some deep thoughts on dealing with adversity and getting through challenging moments.

So, here is our collection of Quotes to Entrepreneur By — Hard Times Edition:

“We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope.” — Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning how to dance in the rain.” — Vivian Greene

“Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think, and twice as beautiful as you’ve ever imagined.” — Dr. Seuss

“Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way. And don’t pray when it rains if you don’t pray when the sun shines.”– Leroy Satchel Paige

“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

“The difference between stumbling blocks and stepping stones is how you use them.” — Unknown

“The friend in my adversity I shall always cherish most. I can better trust those who helped to relieve the gloom of my dark hours than those who are so ready to enjoy with me the sunshine of my prosperity.”– Ulysses S. Grant

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

“Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity is a greater. Possession pampers the mind; privation trains and strengthens it.” — William Hazlitt

“The greatest glory in living lies not in never failing, but in rising every time we fail.”– Nelson Mandela

“I ask not for a lighter burden, but for broader shoulders.” — Jewish Proverb

“The bravest sight in the world is to see a great man struggling against adversity.”– Seneca

“Tough times never last, but tough people do.” — Robert Schuller

“In times of great stress or adversity, it’s always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive.” — Lee Iacocca

“Never give in. Never, never, never.”– Winston Churchill

“Once you choose hope, anything’s possible.” — Christopher Reeve

By Managing Partner Mike Edelhart

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