Struggle Quotes

Most popular struggle quotes

Strength only grows from struggle.
If there is no struggle, there is no progress.
The struggle alone pleases us, not the victory.
A work of art is the trace of a magnificent struggle.

art

Who has a fiercer struggle than he who strives to conquer himself?

self-control

Do not feel entitled to anything you do not sweat or struggle for.

sweat

To win one's joy through struggle is better than to yield to melancholy.

joy melancholy

We take no delight in existence except when we are struggling for something.
One day in retrospect the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.
Need and struggle are what excite and inspire us; our hour of triumph is what brings the void.
Life ought to be a struggle of desire towards adventures whose nobility will fertilize the soul.
Success is sweet, the sweeter if long delayed and attained through manifold struggles and defeats.

success

The reward is not so great without the struggle....  The triumph can't be had without the struggle.
Nothing, I am sure, calls forth the faculties so much as the being obliged to struggle with the world.
The struggle itself toward the heights is enough to fill a man's heart.  One must imagine Sisyphus happy.
It is wrong to expect a reward for your struggles.  The reward is the act of struggle itself, not what you win.
Once you fully apprehend the vacuity of a life without struggle you are equipped with the basic means of salvation.

purpose of life life

I was never so naïve or foolish to think that if you merely believe in something it happens.  You must struggle for it.
The battle of life is, in most cases, fought uphill; and to win it without a struggle were, perhaps, to win it without honor.

life

I have always fought for ideas — until I learned that it isn't ideas but grief, struggle, and flashes of vision which enlighten.
What man actually needs is not a tensionless state but rather the striving and struggling for a worthwhile goal, a freely chosen task.

striving aspiration

It's better to lose some of the battles in the struggles for your dreams than to be defeated without ever knowing what you're fighting for.
I pick up favorite quotations, and store them in my mind as ready armor, offensive or defensive, amid the struggle of this turbulent existence.

quotations

I would never wish anyone a life of prosperity and security.  These are bound to betray.  I would wish instead for adventure, struggle, and challenge.
The struggle is to synchronize the potential being with the actual being, to make a fruitful liaison between the man of yesterday and the man of tomorrow.

potential

One time you smash a bug with no mercy.  Another time you find one helpless on his back with his legs flailing the air, and you flip him over and let him go on his way.  The struggle that touches the heart.

mercy

The constant struggle in mature life, I think, is to accept the necessity of tragedy and conflict, and not to try to escape to some falsely simple solution which does not include these more somber complexities.
I've never forgotten for long at a time that living is struggle. I know that every good and excellent thing in the world stands moment by moment on the razor-edge of danger and must be fought for—whether it's a field, or a home, or a country.
All life is a struggle.  Amongst workmen, competition is a struggle to advance towards higher wages.  Amongst masters, to make the highest profits.  Amongst writers, preacers, and politicians, it is a struggle to succeed—to gain glory, reputation, or income.

life

All struggles
Are essentially
power struggles.
Who will rule,
Who will lead,
Who will define,
refine,
confine,
design,
Who will dominate.
All struggles
Are essentially
power struggles,
And most
are no more intellectual
than two rams
knocking their heads together.
The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe.  To be your own man is a hard business.  If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.

individuality