14 Quotes For When The World Is Caving In On You

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There are times in life that the world feels like it is caving in on you. You try your best to stay positive and motivated, but it seems the world around you is continuously hitting you with boulders, holding you down, and suffocating you. There is a lot of pressure to be your best, to do your best, and to be positive in all circumstance, but that does not always seem possible. You know what, that is acceptable. It is okay to not be okay all the time.

Here are 14 quotes to get you through this valley of distress and disappointment. You need to have the faith to know that you will come out on the other side of these hardships, even better and stronger than you were before.


Life is amazing. And then it’s awful. And then it’s amazing again. And in between the amazing and the awful it’s ordinary and mundane and routine. Breathe in the amazing, hold on through the awful, and relax and exhale during the ordinary. That’s just living heartbreaking, soul-healing, amazing, awful, ordinary life. And it’s breathtakingly beautiful.

—L.R. Knost


The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.

—William James


Do you have the belief in you to move on, even when the whole world is against you, with swords in their hands?

—Swami Vivekananda


Give yourself a break. Stop beating yourself up! Everyone makes mistakes, has setbacks and failures. You don’t come with a book on how to get it right all the time. You will fail sometimes, not because you planned to, but simply because you’re human. Failure is part of creating a great life.

—Les Brown


We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.

—Dalai Lama


I think it’s time to be happy again.

—Karen Salmansohn


I don’t care if the whole world is against you or teasing you or saying you are not going to make it. Believe in yourself, no matter what.

—Michael Jackson


It always seems impossible until it’s done.

—Nelson Mandela


When my heart is overwhelmed, lead me to the rock that is higher than I.

—Psalm 61:2


Lie down for ten minutes and just breathe. Unplug from the chaos of life long enough to connect with whatever calms you. Claim the time it takes to be happy.

—Martha Beck


I am responsible. Although I may not be able to prevent the worst from happening, I am responsible for my attitude toward the inevitable misfortunes that darken life. Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious give I have – life itself.

—Walter Anderson


It can be exhausting and overwhelming to be in your own skin.

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Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.

—Theodore Roosevelt


The nicest thing about rain is that it always stops. Eventually.

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Jamie Kensinger

A millennial with a Framed Higher Ed degree, not working in Higher Ed.

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