55 Hard Hitting Quotes to Stir You Into Action

Life is inherently demanding and often stressful and is a series of alternating ups and downs.

In this journey, we face struggles and reality checks that surprise and test us.

Keeping up with commitments can become a challenging task. To tackle these facets of life, we often seek motivation to navigate the hard times.

In this context, the article presents a selection of powerful and hard-hitting quotes that emphasize life’s duality.


These quotes underline that life is not always sunshine and rainbows, but it can also be cruel and challenging, while simultaneously offering potential for forgiveness and life-changing experiences.

The quotes shared are designed to provoke deep emotions, stirring you into action, while providing a realistic perspective on the journey of life.

Best Hard Hitting Quotes


Life begins at the end of your comfort zone. ~ Neale Donald Walsch.

A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are for. ~ John A. Shedd.

I have never let my schooling interfere with my education. ~ Mark Twain.

He that can have patience can have what he will. ~ Benjamin Franklin.


Hit Hard, Hit Fast, Hit Often! ~ Halsey.

Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take but by the moments that take your breath away. ~ Maya Angelou.

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The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart. ~ Benjamin Franklin.


Whatever it is you’re seeking won’t come in the form you’re expecting. ~ Haruki Murakami.

You who suffer because you love, love still more. To die of love, is to live by it. ~ Victor Hugo.

Top Hard Hitting Quotes

It ain’t how hard you can hit. It’s how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. ~ Rocky Balboa.


What if I fall? Oh, but my darling, what if you fly? ~ Erin Hanson.

Time is a created thing. To say ‘I don’t have time,’ is like saying, ‘I don’t want to.’ ~ Lao Tzu.

Don’t let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was. ~ Richard L. Evans.


I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work. ~ Thomas A. Edison.

Tough times never last, but tough people do! ~ Robert H. Schuller.

The quieter you become, the more you are able to hear. ~ Rumi.


A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are for. ~ John A. Shedd.

Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. ~ John Wooden.

Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today. ~ Will Rogers.


It can only break you if you let it. ~ Unknown.

Memories have to be our most painful blessing. ~ Kanye West.

To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people just exist. ~ Oscar Wilde.


Where there is ruin, there is hope for a treasure. ~ Rumi.

You know who you love but you can’t know who loves you. ~ Nigerian Proverb.

Inspiring Hard Hitting Quotes

How do you spell ‘love?’ You don’t spell it, you feel it. ~ Winnie The Pooh.


Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing. ~ Benjamin Franklin.

One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again. ~ Abraham Maslow.

Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears. ~ Les Brown.


When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you’ll be successful. ~ Eric Thomas.

Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment. ~ Benjamin Franklin.

Never hit you can help it, but when you have to, hit hard. Never hit soft. You’ll never get any thanks for hitting soft. ~ Theodore Roosevelt.

Famous Hard Hitting Quotes

The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones. ~ William Faulkner.


You can’t put arms around a memory. ~ Guns N Roses.

In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on. ~ Robert Frost.

Spend your money on the things money can buy. Spend your time on the things money can’t buy. ~ Haruki Murakami.

You don’t love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or for their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear. ~ Oscar Wilde.


Instead of cursing the darkness, light a candle. ~ Benjamin Franklin.

Love had hit me hard that I fainted. ~ Fahi.

Experience is a brutal teacher, but you learn. My God, do you learn. ~ C.S. Lewis.

He who is untrue to his own cause cannot command the respect of others. ~ Albert Einstein.


No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt.

Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself. ~ Rumi.

Inspirational Hard Hitting Quotes

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all. ~ Dale Carnegie.


Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional. ~ Haruki Murakami.

If life gets too hard to stand, kneel. ~ Gordon B. Hinckley.

Be yourself; everyone else is already taken. ~ Oscar Wilde.


Never give up, and do your best to get up and Keep Going. ~ John Cena.

When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it. ~ Henry Ford.

You, me or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. ~ Rocky Balboa.

Many people die at twenty five and aren’t buried until they are seventy five. ~ Benjamin Franklin.


Never ruin an apology with an excuse. ~ Benjamin Franklin.

You are one decision away from a completely different life. ~ Mel Robbins.

He who knows, does not speak. He who speaks, does not know. ~ Lao Tzu.


Every strength is also a weakness. The opposite is true as well. ~ Neil Strauss.

Be where your feet are. ~ Tom Coughlin.

So these were the 55 top hard hitting quotes to put you into action.

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Chandan Negi
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