50 quotes to help you through your divorce

Words are powerful.  The right words, at the right time, can help shift your mindset and transform your mood.  Here is a list of 50 quotes to support you, to on the more difficult days.

1.       We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us - Joseph Campbell

2.       Don't be discouraged. It's often the last key in the bunch that opens the lock —Unknown

3.       Nothing is predestined.  The obstacles of your past can become gateways that lead to new beginnings – Ralph Blum

4.       Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending – Carl Bard

5.       Out of difficulties grow miracles - Jean de la Bruyere

6.       The human capacity for burden is like bamboo - far more flexible than you'd ever believe at first glance - Jodi Picoult

7.       The pain you feel today is the strength you feel tomorrow. For every challenge encountered, there is opportunity for growth - Unknown

8.        Someone said adversity builds character, but someone else said adversity reveals character. I'm pleasantly surprised with my resilience. I persevere, and not just blindly. I take the best, get rid of the rest, and move on, realizing that you can make a choice to take the good - Brooke Shields

9.       Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way – Viktor Frankl

10.   It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light - Aristotle Onassis

11.   When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves – Viktor Frankl

12.   Courage doesn’t mean you don’t feel afraid. It means you don’t let fear stop you – Unknown

13.   Don’t be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams – Ralph Waldo Emerson

14.   The only people who get upset when you set boundaries are the ones who benefited from you having none - Unknown

15.   With everything that has happened to you, you can either feel sorry for yourself or treat what has happened as a gift. Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose. – Wayne Dyer

16.   I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning to sail my ship – Louisa May Alcott

17.   I can be changed by what happens to me, but I refuse to be reduced by it - Maya Angelou

18.   Look forward with hope, not backwards with regret - Unknown

19.   Our job is not to deny the story, but to defy the ending—to rise strong, recognize our story, and rumble with the truth until we get to a place where we think, Yes. This is what happened. And I will choose how the story ends. – Brené Brown

20.   To be tested is good. The challenged life may be the best therapist.—Gail Sheehy, Author

21.   The irony is that we attempt to disown our difficult stories to appear more whole or more acceptable, but our wholeness—even our whole-heartedness—actually depends on the integration of all of our experiences, including the falls. – Brené Brown

22.   What we don’t need in the midst of struggle is shame for being human. – Brene Brown

23.   I do not fix problems. I fix my thinking. Then problems fix themselves. - Louise Hay

24.   No matter where we live on the planet or how difficult our situation seems to be, we have the ability to overcome and transcend our circumstances. ― Louise Hay

25.   Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. - Christopher Robin to Pooh, A.A. Milne

26.   Hold your head and your standards high even as people or circumstances try to pull you down. - Tory Johnson

27.   I choose to make the rest of my life the best of my life. - Louise Hay

28.   Life doesn't get easier or more forgiving; we get stronger and more resilient. - Dr. Steve Maraboli

29.   You are the one that possesses the keys to your being. You carry the passport to your own happiness. - Diane von Furstenberg

30.   The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any. - Alice Walker

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

32.   Do you want to meet the love of your life? Look in the mirror. - Byron Katie

33.   Tough times never last, but tough people do. —Robert H. Schuller

34.   Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you. Walt Whitman

35.   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

36.   Resilience is knowing that you are the only one that has the power and the responsibility to pick yourself up. - Mary Holloway

37.   The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. - Nelson Mandela

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

39.   Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying I will try again tomorrow. - Unknown

40.   Be strong now because it will get better.  It might be stormy now, but it can’t rain forever. - Unknown

41.   Until you are broken, you don’t know what you are made of.  It give you the ability to build yourself all over again, but stronger than ever. - Unknown

42.   I am not what happened to me.  I am what I choose to become. - Unknown

43.   At the end of the day, all you need is hope and strength.  Hope that it will get better and strength to hold on until it does. - Unknown

44.   Whenever you find yourself doubting how far you can go, just remember how far you have come.  Remember everything you have faced, all the battles you have won, and all the fears you have overcome – Unknown.

45.   Everything is going to be alright.  Maybe not today, but eventually. - Unknown

46.   Accept what is, let go of what was, and have faith in what will be – Sonia Ricotti

47.   Sometimes when things fall apart, they are actually falling into place. - Unknown

48.   A diamond is a chunk of coal that did well under pressure.- Henry Kissinger

49.   We all have an unsuspected reserve of strength inside that emerges when life puts us to the test. - Isabel Allende.

50.   On particularly rough days when I’m sure I can’t possibly endure, I like to remind myself that my track record for getting through bad bays so for is 100% and that’s pretty good.” – Unknown

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